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Palate

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308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-8870
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My husband and I decided to take in the new art exhibit at the Monte Vista Hotel and finish the evening at the Palate Restaurant. We had the pepper crusted ahi tuna steak with the best zucchini fries I have ever tasted. The tuna was prepared to perfection and lemon lumped crab buerre blanc was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Sandi E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take in the new art exhibit at the Monte Vista Hotel and finish the evening at the Palate Restaurant. We had the pepper crusted ahi tuna steak with the best zucchini fries I have ever tasted. The tuna was prepared to perfection and lemon lumped crab buerre blanc was a wonderful complement to bring... More 

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1 Thank Sandi E
Marietta, Ga
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night and had the salmon special Both my wife & I said it was Very, Very Good, while our friends had the pork chop + burger Very Good Too !

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Chef explained every item on the dish served, which was out of this world. grits w/smoked gouda & shrimp, white wine & chives + corn.

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Thank M L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Fantastic restaurant with up scale ambiance. While busy with two large parties, the staff graciously stepped up and took care of our order and needs. The chicken and mashed potatoes were excellent quality and taste. Fine use of herbs. Would return and enjoy a meal there again!!!!

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Thank 37922Kathy
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I live in Black Mountain and remember the old breakfast buffet from back in the day, so we went this past Sunday as I have never been to Palate since it opened. First off the service was just poor. The food was okay, but nothing great. I asked for over medium eggs and got hard rubbery eggs, the gravy was... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Poor service; pork undercooked; was never even told about the specials . It wasn't crowded and yet the service was slow and the food not good, especially for the price. Disappointed and will not visit again.

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Thank Kathy T
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was delicious. I had the beef special and it was tender and tasty and melted in mouth. The service was friendly and excellent.

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Thank gypsyred
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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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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Thank JHS524
Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank Sandi E

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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 Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-669-8870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International

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