The Glenwood

I’ve been to East Atlanta Village’s The Glenwood a few times now, but was waiting to have their brunch before writing a review. My first meal there was during the week it opened. I had a portobello mushroom burger. It was good, but not great. I was completely impressed with the service and the space itself, though. I spoke with the owner, Gabriel, who told me that he really wanted to meet the needs of East Atlanta, and that speaks volumes in a neighborhood where, at times, the servers are a little too cool to remember that they are supposed to be serving the customers of their establishments. The space is very pub-like, with dark booths, cellar-like stone walls, and a substantial wooden bar. Seating is very comfortable, even at the bar. I haven’t used it yet, but they also have a patio.

They have a great t.v., and seem open to patrons watching sports. I went there for the UGA/Bama game and dinner – a standard Philly cheese steak. I also tried my friend’s Carolina-style BBQ. Pretty good for a pub.

They had a large, warm crowd when I went there Friday night. I have heard locals complain about the loud music, but at 1 a.m. on a Friday night when they were playing Suicidal Tendencies, I had no problem with it. In fact, the music hasn’t been too loud for me any of the times I have been there, including yesterday, when we finally had their brunch.

Oh.My.God. The grits are fantastic! I had the Fried Oysters, served on a bed of baby lettuce, along with 2 eggs, grits, and a biscuit. For $7 – Nope, not kidding. Where else in Atlanta are you going to get something like that for $7? My husband had the shrimp and grits, which also included onions, mushrooms, and red eye gravy. Very yummy. We will be back for brunch.

The other complaint I have heard is that the Glenwood is too smoky, but rumor has it they are opening a non-smoking section after the new year.

One thing I am not too impressed with? Their incomplete website. I like to look at menus online.

Definitely check out their brunch, though. Note that on Sunday, they don’t open until 11:30 am, which is pretty late for old folks like me. That being said, there was no wait whatsoever, and it is a brunch worth waiting for.

The Glenwood
1263 Glenwood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30316

4 Comments so far

  1. Jim V. (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    I ate there for the first time Saturday, and I thought it was great. The She Crab soup was amazing…reminded me of Charleston. I had a great, perfectly cooked burger, and an awesome dessert: poached apples with a pumpkin ice cream.

    I sort of hate the term gastro-pub. This happens to be a really relaxed restaurant, with great food and a great beer menu.

  2. gretagretchen (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

    They have good food too?

    And I thought it was just a really good bar!

  3. weremonkey (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    I like the Glenwood. The food has improved since they’ve opened. The patio is groovy. My only real complaint is the music being too loud to hold a conversation over – even on the outside patio. Maybe it’s not always like that. I have been there mostly on the weekends.

    This makes it a good place to meet with people you don’t particularly care for or like. When it’s too loud to talk during dinner, you’re virtually eating alone.

  4. Will (unregistered) on November 15th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    I’ve been just once, and am waiting to go again (when I have a job again) before I write my review. What I can say is that I agree whole heartedly with any praise of the service, and that the patio is fabulous. We were there on a chill (double-meaning intended) autumn night and with the heaters and the quiet vibe, it was delightful. Recommended.

    The beer selection is certainly rad. The Delerium Nocturnum I had was great (never had that one before), though they didn’t have the Rasputin I was after. (It’s like a cold glass of peppery espresso, in good ways.) Still, with half-a-kajillion other beers on the menu, I’m sure I’ll finding something ‘ere long.

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