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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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- Feb 14, 2014
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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Asheville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We live in Asheville, just down the road from Black Mountain. We've been to every good restaurant many times which is why you can trust my reviews of Cafe Azalea, Chef Mo's, Limone's, the Admiral, and all the rest. Just ate at Palate (okay, the name is idiotically pretentious) for the third time and I'm surprised that the place has... More

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