Hidden at the corner of Glenwood Ave and Oberlin Road, shaded by large oaks and accompanied by an ancient yet homey Harris Teeter, you will find this gem of a restaurant. Go. Eat. Drink. Be Satisfied. The food tastes delicious, and stays delicious well after the fact. By this I mean you won't feel like you've had a belly bomb two hours after the meal or the morning after. Some chefs just love to load up the fats and butter, the better to bring out the flavor my dear.
There are no wolves in the kitchen, just a very talented Chef and his crew, and the service is exquisite. I have been here solo, twice, and most recently with my professional culinary trained friend, Kim. We let our server, Evan, know we wanted a long leisurely experience so we could catch up, and he gave us one.
Our mutual aperitif was a martini, in which Kim requested blue cheese stuffed olives in hers. We shared the Poached Prince Edward Island Mussels in a sumptuous lobster sherry broth. She really wanted to talk, and so we held off on our entrees. While she enjoyed the permesan bread that comes with the mussels, I ordered an a la carte arugula salad. To me, the nuts had oxidized and gone rancid, and I sent it back. Very graciously & promptly, I was served the dish sans nuts, and enjoyed every bit of it.
Eventually we ordered our entrees, and they arrived with the exact timing we had requested - leisurely. My dish was the satisfying Organic Seared Salmon on the dinner menu, and it was perfect. My friend had the very popular Carpet Bagger that includes fried oysters - also served as an appetizer - and two filets. (You can get that dish with one filet if you want.) Her meat was undercooked, and when they redid it, it was not overcooked. Having worked professionally as a chef's apprentice, and knowing what goes on in some kitchens, she commented, "It could have come out as shoe leather."
Eating out, and the enjoyment of it, involves clear communication of what you want. Glenwood Grill delivers it to you - great food, great service - satisfying and clearly integrous.
Out-of -towners should know this is worth finding and those who live near Raleigh owe it to themselves to dine here, at least once. FYI, there are a few outdoor tables, should you so desire to dine outside.
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