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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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Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic
Description: Our food is prepared from scratch by Chef and owner Matt McGowan with fresh...
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 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
Hidden Gem of Restaurant

During a loop trip over the Horse Heaven Hills, along the Columbia River, and back over Satus Pass into the Yakima Valley, we stopped at the Glass Onion in Goldendale. I had heard about the restaurant, but we had not been able to go. It was worth every bite! I had a delicious salmon with French... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AngieMQ
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During a loop trip over the Horse Heaven Hills, along the Columbia River, and back over Satus Pass into the Yakima Valley, we stopped at the Glass Onion in Goldendale. I had heard about the restaurant, but we had not been able to go. It was worth every bite! I had a delicious salmon with French lentils and veggies and... More 

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Thank AngieMQ
Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The Glass Onion is a favorite place to visit. They always have superb seasonal choices on their menu. The prices are reasonable and the service is always great. My favorite sandwich when they have it on the menu is the Eggplant Sandwich, served on a crusty bread.

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Thank Shirley J
Goldendale, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Glass Onion - fine dining at it's best! This restaurant is located in the small rural community of Goldendale in south central Washington State, approximately 40 minutes from The Dalles, Oregon. Well worth the drive! Excellent food offerings, from appetizers, to entrees, salads, to desserts! My favorite by far in this region!

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Goldendale, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An excellent restaurant. I have been there many times and always been very pleased. The quality is the BEST, the menu is small which has forced me to choose things I might not have if my "usual" was there which has given me the wonderful experience of realizing that other things than my "usual" are spectacular.

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Thank Raymond D
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Went here while visiting goldendale, very very nice food, nice decor and top service. I would suggest sitting outside on a nice evening and booking in advance as it seems to be very busy on a weekend.

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Thank Dale C
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

6 for lunch, and what a pleasant surprise! Very tasty food, and a really great pizza! The mussels were particularly good, but everything was prepared and served beautifully; feather-light gnocchi (meant as a compliment) and excellent BLT. The wine selection is heavy on local producers...a real plus. What a great little spot!

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Thank idnomiar
Redmond, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Cute place, good service, yummy and eclectic food! Fantastic pizzas. A real unexpected gem of a restaurant in Goldendale. They are only open Thursday - Saturday.

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Thank GracielaS1953
marenmcgowan, Manager at The Glass Onion, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I just want to mention that we are open Wednesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner. More 

The Dalles, Oregon
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have been to the Glass Onion a couple times and have enjoyed the good food and interesting menu. We went again last Saturday with a group. We were served in a timely manner, but paying the bill was a nightmare. We were perfectly comfortable dividing up one check, but we were not allowed to pay separately. We had to... More 

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Thank Diane W
Asheville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food! Big surprise in the high desert. The food is to be praise . Roasted red pepper soup is excellent. Service good and quick.

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Thank Carol1942
Medford, Oregon
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend this place to any of my friends. Prices were most reasonable: two three-course meals for less than $70.

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Restaurant Details

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
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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