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Palate

308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-8870
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Cuisines: Eclectic
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- Jul 7, 2014
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English first
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the former restaurant at the Monte Vista Hotel several years ago. It is under new ownership and has been beautifully renovated. There are two huge dining areas, and also patio dining. We went on a Sunday afternoon after the brunch, and just ordered appetizers. We were especially excited about the fried green tomatoes since... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Went there for Valentines day. They have a very limited menu, maybe 6 entrees and one special. I had a steak which was cooked perfectly but had only average taste. It was served with a vegetable and mashed potatoes which were runny and tasteless. My wife had a salad which looked perfect and would have loved it except the dressing... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Having not been since the new owners remodeled we were pleasantly surprised. They did an excellent job remodeling the place and it is very nice. Our waiter while new did an excellent job and went back to the kitchen to get answers. Our food was served within a reasonable amount of time. All 4 meals were very well prepared and... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Tried the Palate with some unease since the "Yelp" reviews were not that good. Since me and my partner were staying here lazy won the day. Boy were we glad we did, The food was excellent! Service was great! Prices with in reason. The music very enjoyable. We will eat and stay here again on future trips. James and Kevin

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Loved loved loved the food. The bartender was nice, but unprofessional talking about her home life/problems to us. Another waitress also in on the conversation. Only several tables in there. The inside is beautiful! Seems like a nice place like this would have a full-time manager on staff overseeing the business. We sat at the bar, as the restaurant felt... More

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

What a treat to combine a lovely setting in a newly remodeled historic hotel, local music and wonderful food - all under one roof! Try the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich on parmesan focaccia bread. Everyone at our table raved about their food. The acoustic duo played music you just had to sing along or dance to.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My compliments to the chef at the Palate. We were there for Valentine's Day dinner with friends. Everything we had was outstanding. I loved the take on traditional chicken and dumplings -- using gnocchi. The shrimp and grits were terrific. And deserts? Perfect. It's a surpirse to find food this good in a hotel...but then the Monte Vista is no... More

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