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308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-8870
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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
Yummy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
gypsyred
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
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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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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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: International

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