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Apr 28, 2012 06:52 AM

Glass Onion ---Weaverville,NC

A new restaurant has opened on Main St-where the Sunnyside used to be

i have heard mixed reviews-
Most comments were -Too Pricey

Pasta dishes mid to upper teens
Main dishes in the $20's plus sides

Way too expensive for Weaverville Folks (Company included) and the Economy
Anybody been?

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  1. Does this Glass Onion have anything to do with the well-known farm-to-table Glass Onion in Charleston, SC?

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    1. re: mikeh

      mikeh, I don't think so. The Charleston GO website mentions nothing about a place in (birthplace of my granddaddy) Weaverville. And the menu sounds very different.

      GO down here hasn't ever had pasta dishes when I've been over there. I had lunch there last week: shrimp and grits and a deviled egg. If you haven't been, you should put it on your (long) list.

      1. re: mikeh

        I stand corrected- they have mac and cheese, lol!

          1. re: ricebo

            I'm talking about the Glass Onion in Charleston.

        1. Have been and don't think these prices are out of line for Weaverville unless your idea of dining out is chain fast-food or pizza. The entrees were NOT $20 plus - I noticed vegetarian &pasta options that were $16 or less. My husband had a steak(which was EXCELLENT) for $24 which was one of the most expensive options. All entrees included vegetables . Sides and apps were priced very reasonably - most $5/$6. Overall prices are similar to Jack of Hearts and Stoney Knob, both of which are consistently busy. Let's be positive about new businesses and give them a chance!!

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          1. re: Foodher

            I beg to differ
            Jack of hearts and stoney knob
            offers so many less pricey options
            if you think$24 for steak is reasonable you must live at Rheems Creek Golf Course
            Even my rich friends in North Asheville thinks The Glass onion is overpriced for what you get

            1. re: mustardgirl

              it's Reem's Creek and no, we don't live there. We dine out regularly at Jack of Hearts and Stoney Knob so I think we are well qualified to compare them with the Glass Onion - where we have also eaten. Why don't you give Glass Onion a try and a chance. In this economy people opening businesses should be encouraged.

              1. re: Foodher

                not at these prices
                I do not want to get in a piss-- contest with you
                go look at the menus of each- you can eat very well at jack for $10
                compare to vinnies , piazza and nona mia for good quality of italian
                weverville is not downtown AVL
                , ie, Cucina 24

                1. re: mustardgirl

                  But how was the food, mustardgirl? Let people decide on their own how much they can afford to pay. I think a constructive comment would also mention the food and not just how much it cost. I'd love to hear about that - honest comments about the food not colored by outrage over the price.

                  1. re: Leepa

                    Leepa , Thank You for your comments.
                    The food was decent but not for the pricing
                    Shrimp and Veal dishes , but just came with veggies, Sides were additional
                    $5-6 that really adds up

                    Lunch included a $12 Hamburger

                    All I am saying is all of us in Weaverville were looking forward to the new restaurant - disappointed with the prices

                    I am confident that they will lower their prices -if they are to survive

              2. re: mustardgirl

                "As a resident of Weaverville and who has frequent Jack of the Hearts( 3 times), I disagree with your assessment of Jack of the hearts
                Basically overpriced, lousy food . Small portions and a disservice to the Weaverville community
                Ask anybody, it really sucks"

                -mustardgirl on November 6, 2011

                I'd rather pay $16 for something good than $10 for something that "sucks".

                1. re: carolinadawg

                  However, Jack has really improved their menu in terms of quality,portions and pricing since my comments back in November -2011
                  They Listened
                  but thanks for remembering

                  1. re: mustardgirl

                    You're welcome! Thanks for the update!

                  2. re: carolinadawg

                    The bottom line for those of us who live in Weaverville is that it is nice to have options and not have to drive in to Asheville/West Asheville etc to eat a nice meal that isn't picked up at a window. Don't we all want to encourage businesses to come to Weaverville? We definitely saw changes in Jack of Hearts menu,including their prices, over when they first opened and Stoney Knob changes their menu - and pricing - regularly. Mustard Girl - please understand that your "all of us in Weaverville" does not seem to include everyone- even here on Chowhound. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Opening a restaurant is a difficult and expensive business. Giving this brand new restaurant a chance in its first couple of weeks is important. I would encourage you to give the owner of Glass Onion your feedback.

                    1. re: Foodher

                      Foodher, I really appreciate your input and your suggestions
                      We do need new business in Weaverville-so many have closed.
                      Glad to see Maggie B at the new spot

                      I will give them my feedback

                      Tuesday-my birthday -I am going to my favorite place The Admiral

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