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308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-8870
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food & atmosphere

We had the opportunity to have dinner at the great restaurant while overnighting at Monte Vista Hotel. Although, a wedding was in process along with reception we received an flavorful & generous portioned meal. Seriously, so much food we could not clean our plates! We dined in the Garden Room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have dinner at the great restaurant while overnighting at Monte Vista Hotel. Although, a wedding was in process along with reception we received an flavorful & generous portioned meal. Seriously, so much food we could not clean our plates! We dined in the Garden Room which was simply beautiful. We loved the whitewashed bead board... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

To begin with, the place just oozes ambiance. We were there just before Christmas and there were 27 trees decorated by local merchants available for viewing. They also have an art gallery of sorts that runs throughout the place. The staff was very friendly and our waitress was excellent. She also provided us with directions to local highlights. But, the... More 

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Nebo, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I took friends to the Patate restaurant at the Monte Vista Hotel two weekends ago. All 6 of us said that it was the best meal we had had in quite some time. The steak was cooked to perfection and the presentation was lovely. The chef suggested a wine to pair with the meal and it was... More 

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

So this was the first time to the palate restaurant at the monte Vista. We are locals and this place has been bought and sold a few times so was not sure how the food would be. I'm glad whoever bought it this time did. The food was great. I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The... More 

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Lenoir, NC, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was an outstanding dining experience. Food is amazing, prices are very reasonable and the service was perfect. The owners and staff were warm and welcoming and the setting, inside or out, is beautiful. We thought the prices were very reasonable for food and wine. You will remember a wonderful dining experience at the Palate. I have not found any... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent the night at the Monte Vista Hotel so the restaurant was convenient for us. We sat on the patio and enjoyed some amazing weather. The menu wasn't large and the prices were on the high side but the food was good and the service excellent. I ordered the steak and it was a little fatty for my liking... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've never had a bad experience at Palate. It is pushing the pricey side for what you get, but the food is quite good and the atmosphere is great. I suggest dining on the patio when the weather is nice. Grab a cocktail from the bar and enjoy a great meal.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An elegant dining experience in Black Mountain! Great entrees prepared by Chef Polo with great wine pairings. You can dine in the main restaurant or on the patio. The bar is a great place to have a drink. Almost any evening you can meet local artists, authors and visitors.

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NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

excellent value and service. beautiful music provided on Friday evening & Sunday Brunch. best fried chicken anywhere around along with pepper pan gravy and creamy mashed potatoes. Nothing like a GOOD southern meal. My mouth is watering & I'm not even hungry. I don't want to slight the pot roast as it is good too but when you think of... More 

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New England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I enjoyed my meal here. The menu is not extensive, but there are enough items to please most people, and the food and service were very good. One important warning, though: on weekends they have live music even in the dinner hour. There was a pianist / singer who was good, but he used an amplifier. We were in another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-669-8870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

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