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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 - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
A big and very pleasant surprise

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Rickberlet
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Medford, Oregon
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  • Romantic
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Medford, Oregon
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

yum and yum cute atmosphere. very small community. nice surprise to find in the area. Will visit again if in area.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dined , here 15 August, 2015, and was delightfully surprised at the menu offered. There was something for everyone in our family, including the picky eaters. The menu is a large step above average, the wait staff attentive without being intrusive and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was pleasant. Definitely recommend dining here any opportunity you get!

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Yamhill, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing wide selection on the menu, friendly professional staff, large wine menu, and good atmosphere. Best fish tacos ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The kids loved the Mezzi platter and sticky rice in the Asian bowl! I had the Sicilian risotto ball which was solid. My wife liked the fish tacos, just wished the menu would have said the fish was deep fried. Good drink selection too!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped for lunch and so glad we did. We had the fresh ahi tuna with arugula and tomatoes couli. Also the watermelon, feta cheese, olive and mint salad. Possibly the best salad I have ever eaten. Sweet and salty with fresh ingredients. The risotto cakes were good but needed more salt. The homemade lemonade was refreshing and tart. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We strayed into this restaurant at the beginning of our 9 day trip, and went back again on the way home! It is a small place in a charming house on the main road in Goldendale. The food is from local sources and they have a great wine list, also from mostly local sources. Everything is fresh and made with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were very happy about this restaurant. Not sure how you could not love the food. Prices were great and food outstanding. A different kind of food for the location - felt like we were in San Francisco at a high end restaurant. Did not order a Cesar salad - but saw a couple go out of kitchen and they... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Super cute place, the drinks were great. The waitress was very rude. Food took longer that expected, very small portions and kind of pricy for what you get. They were out of most things on the menu and the menu was already minimal.

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Gap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped at the Glass Onion in Goldendale Washington this afternoon for lunch on our way to Walla Walla. We were heading east on highway 14 and made the 10 mile detour to the Glass Onion on the recommendation of a woman in the museum down the road, and we were glad we did. The restaurant opened in 2007 in... More 

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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
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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