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Glass Onion

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37 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 540-3730
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 254
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy restaurant, excellent food

The food is certainly creative and superbly prepared, and the service is very good (no clearing of one plate before everyone at the table is finished), if a bit too quick (our amuse bouche arrived even before water did). But is the experience worth a 60-90 minute wait if you come at a reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
MaggieNeedlefish
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food is certainly creative and superbly prepared, and the service is very good (no clearing of one plate before everyone at the table is finished), if a bit too quick (our amuse bouche arrived even before water did). But is the experience worth a 60-90 minute wait if you come at a reasonable dining time, or arriving at 5pm,... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited at 5 at opening because of the other waiting comments. Not an issue but could see seating as an issue later in the evening. Appetizer was oyster with cucumbers and with oil and lemon. Entre was lobster and Shrimp w risotto was outstanding as was swordfish w lentils, asparagus, in cream sauce. Service was superb. Very attentive but allowed... More 

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The service is excellent. The food is top-notch. A grand place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, the choices are elegant and the presentation creative. Not inexpensive but worth every penny.

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Garden City, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Right near the very top of our New England summer getaway dining experience was The Glass Onion. Being a huge Beatles fan , I had to see if they were worthy of their moniker. I approached this with a "Don't Let Me Down" attitude and "Do you Want to Know A Secret?"...I am so glad I was singing :"Got to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

As others have noted, you cannot make a reservation, but my husband walked over from our Inn, gave our names and cell number, and they called us within half an hour. We enjoyed the most amazing meal with friendly, attentive service. Definitely worth the wait.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was shocked to read some recent reviews about what I consider to be one the finest, most comfortable, most delicious and laid back fine dining establishments I have been to in my life. I have been going to the Glass Onion for years and continuously say to my husband and my children that there is no better meal from... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were told at 6 pm on Saturday that we would have to wait 1 hour (this is a no reservations restaurant). We were istrcted to wait in the entryway/porch/hallway. We took two of the four chairs, avoiding the bench seating. We were allowed to order drinks (which we didn't) but nothing to sate our hope for something to eat.... More 

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Boston, MA
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We tried the glass onion after reviewing the menu online. We were told there was an hour long wait, but were handed drink menu immediately. They have a nice spot on the porch to wait, we ended up only waiting for about 35 minutes. I had a great cucumber gin drink, super refreshing! We had already picked out meal while... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family was staying at the hotel across the street. We made plans to walk across the street to the Glass Onion to eat since everyone was tired. But before that could happen I needed to do some laundry and the hotel did not have any quarters. I walked quickly across the street to change $4.00 into quarters. The man... More 

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I visited here on a Monday night just after they opened. I was seated immediately and offered drinks. My waiter, Scott, was very pleasant and service minded. All of the staff were friendly and very responsive. Food - outstanding. The bread is made in-house and served slightly warm. I ordered the peach salad special (something different and done very well),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 North Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: (508) 540-3730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?