We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Square Root

33 Times Arcade Alley, Brevard, NC 28712
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 58 restaurants in Brevard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Bar, Asian fusion, Fish & Chips
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in a beautifully restored historic building...down a quiet alley in the heart of Downtown Brevard, The Square Root Restaurant is as well known for its architectural and artistic decor as it is for its fabulous food. Whether you're hoping to enjoy the ambiance of our indoor dining room, our locally crafted wood bar top, or the fresh breezes of our covered outdoor patio - there is room for everyone. Our atmosphere is inviting for romantic evenings, cocktails with friends, and family gatherings. We pride ourselves on serving locally roasted coffee from The Brown Bean, and we offer several local brews on tap and by the bottle. Menu choices include options to please the young and the old, the adventurous and the picky eaters, and anyone who enjoys delicious fresh food at reasonable prices. We also offer a full bar with extensive wine and cocktail choices.
Write a Review

296 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Went here on a somewhat busy night, but it wasn’t full. First round of wine ordered took quite a while and when I queried the delay I was told my selection wasn’t in stock. Several couples who came in after us had finished their meals before we got ours? Had to ask another waiter to find our waitress to get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was in Brevard for a day trip with my folks, and this restaurant had come highly recommended by a friend. The Square Root is located about halfway down a lane/alley off of Main Street. It has a funky vibe with local artwork on the walls and recycled wooden floors. We were seated promptly just before noon - the restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped by yesterday for lunch around 2:15pm. We were told after we ordered that a large party (20plus) were waiting for their food and it would be 20-30 minutes. Since it was raining lightly, we decided to stay and ordered appetizers. Those came quickly and were good. From that point on it went downhill. It was 45 minutes before we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mills River, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Servers and cooks are willing to go the extra mile to accommodate special requests from customers - like me.- Love the decorations in the bar and paintings in general, including fancy frames. Seems the place itself used to be the printing room for a local newspaper many years ago and the floor still keeps it's original strong wood supports while... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
State College, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ordered fried green tomatoes and eggplant; both to our dismay had a thick greasy crust of a what appeared to be cornmeal batter (think: a really greasy hush-puppy). We also had zucchini fries, another big mistake. We couldn't taste any of the vegetables in this dish, leaving us to believe that the cook hates the taste of vegetables and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been coming to the Square Root for years. It a great lunch spot tucked away in a side alley in Brevard. A local gem for it's upscale and fresh food prep with an interesting interior to match it's uniqueness. Check out the wood tile floors and amazing bar, but don't forget the food here is also special. It's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Metter, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pros: Serving size, location Cons: Price, staff, food We arrived for an early dinner and there were many open tables. The hostess was quite friendly but the manager was quite pompous. The waitress was quite nice and the portions large, but neither could salavage the dinner. The drinks were bitter. The food looked nice but lacked any flavor and was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Square Root in February with several friends, and had great experience, so I returned today with 2 friends. We arrived shortly after 2:00 pm, and noted only a couple of tables on the porch were unoccupied. Inside we found that about half the tables were open. We found it strange, then, to be greeted (and by "greeted" I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm in love with Brevard and Square Root is part of the reason why. First, I love the setting, tucked away in an alley, across the street from a chocolate shop. Second, my server, Bobby, was attentive and pleasant even-though he was busy. The food was outstanding! It may have been the best pork chop I've ever had!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We've been visiting Brevard for years & have eaten at Square Roots quite a few times. Not sure we'll be back after tonight. We had made reservations and showed up on time. After being seated, we waited 20 minutes without anyone taking a drink order. My husband went inside to ask for a server and I asked one of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Square Root also viewed

Brevard, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Brevard, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Brevard, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Brevard, North Carolina Smoky Mountains

Been to Square Root? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Square Root, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing