The Glenview House, a historic landmark in Glenview, has always been an establishment where the community could get together—for more than 130 years. Now, it has reopened with a little city style thanks to Steve Podjasek (co-owner of Bar Buena) and his brother Michael Canning. The goal was to create an establishment that kept the historic charm, but added in modern amenities. Artifacts and photos of the past are found throughout the restaurant.
The restaurant seats 180, with the first floor housing the bar area with dark wood accents and flat screen TVs. Adjacent to that is the family-oriented dining room with comfortable booths and small TVs at each table to occupy the kids. The second floor is dimly lit with vintage chandeliers and will be used for private dining and special events. There are also two patios for al fresco dining in the warmer months.
Chef Grant Slauterbeck (Keefer’s, One North Kitchen & Bar) created the menu of upscale American food with French, Italian and Asian influences. He uses locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible. Duck quesadillas; pot roast nachos; lobster roll and seared scallops with grilled polenta are some of the items on the current menu.
The bar boasts an extensive beer and cocktail list with over 100 whiskey choices, and over 100 different varieties of bottle or draft beer. The Glenview House is open 7 days a week; visit the website for hours and directions.
· The Glenview House [website]