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The Glass Onion

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American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
+1 509-773-4928
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with...
Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with fresh local ingredients. We have fresh seafood, brick oven pizza, hickory smoked barbecue and also vegetarian cuisine. The beer and wine list features wineries located here in the Columbia River Gorge and microbrews on tap, as well as specialty cocktails. We are available for private parties, catering and also feature special events such as wine dinners and artist receptions hosted by local photographer and owner, Maren McGowan. We offer fine dining in a casual and comfortable environment. Come visit us today!
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I stumbled upon this restaurant during a business trip and had a great meal. I will definitely eat there again during my next trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this restaurant during a business trip and had a great meal. I will definitely eat there again during my next trip.

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eugene, Or
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My compliments to the chef Our pizza vanished so good. Creme brulle was exquisite Great wine list too! We enjoyed the artwork too. We wiil recommend to our friends

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Did not expect a restaurant of this quality in Goldendale of all places. Very casual place, but the food is out of this world. Had pizza one night and the crust was fantastic as well as the toppings. Our next visit we started with the fried cauliflower, drizzled with a sweet reduction and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Yum. The spinach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Excellent dinner. Had the Asian rice dish as well the spring pea soup. Both were very good. The Asian rice had just the right hotness. If you don't want any, either don't order or ask if they can tone it down. Dh had the steak medium done. It was very tender. We're just sorry we didn't know about them earlier... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The Glass Onion was at Maryhill Winery Memorial Weekend.. the food smelled really good so we got some dirty fries to share. This could have been a meal in itself with pieces of pork and generous amout of fries which was all nicely seasoned. I'd like to try their full menu sometime.

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Saint Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This chef-run restaurant was an unexpected find in the small town of Goldendale, WA. I had fresh pea soup, bibb lettuce salad, and crispy chicken over kale. Each dish was nicely seasoned. A lovely assortment of photographs graced the walls, all for sale. It bills itself as a gallery and restaurant.

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Goldendale, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great use of local fresh ingredients. Everything is cooked to order, no precooked food. The down side is a-la carte, making the meal more expensive.

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Goldendale, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is always fresh, locally sourced, and the service is prompt and friendly. Having moved to Goldendale from Portland, Oregon I was happy to find a restaurant that served food that is as good as you can find anywhere. Situated in a converted house the setting is intimate and the walls covered with rotating local art works. The chef/owner... More 

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Marlborough, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My sister remembered having been to a great restaurant in Goldendale and with the help of the internet we found it again. It was hard to decide because everything on the menu was tempting, I ended up choosing several appetizers and a cup of soup and I was delighted with my choices. The portions were so generous that I took... More 

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Goldendale Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food is always good. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Always get good service. Try the ribs if you get there on a night they do them. Had a friend who said it was too expensive but I thought it was fairly priced.

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Additional Information about The Glass Onion

Address: 604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
Phone Number: +1 509-773-4928
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Goldendale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 S. Columbus Ave, Goldendale, WA 98620-9257
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Goldendale
  • Phone Number: +1 509-773-4928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with fresh local ingredients. We have fresh seafood, brick oven pizza, hickory smoked barbecue and also vegetarian cuisine. The beer and wine list features wineries located here in the Columbia River Gorge and microbrews on tap, as well as specialty cocktails. We are available for private parties, catering and also feature special events such as wine dinners and artist receptions hosted by local photographer and owner, Maren McGowan. We offer fine dining in a casual and comfortable environment. Come visit us today!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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