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Orchard Inn

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Austrian, Organic, European, Wine Bar
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100 Orchard Inn Lane, on rt 176 / .5 mi from Ozone Dr., Saluda, NC 28773-9706
828- 749-5471
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh local ingredients, many from our organic garden, combine with...
Fresh local ingredients, many from our organic garden, combine with European inspired cuisine to create a delicious and healthful fine dining experience. The seasonal menu changes daily. Save room for the amazing Viennese deserts. Our dining room with its stunning mountain views is open to the public year round Fri & Sat nights, Thurs-Sun in summer, and anytime for parties of 6 or more. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres served from 6:30-7:30, while you enjoy the mountain views from the terrace or by the fire in winter.We have an excellent selection of wine, beer, and champagne - by the bottle or by the glass.Casual elegant attire required. Jackets for gentlemen suggested. Call for reservations.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner!

We went for a birthday dinner for my Mother-in-Law. The menu was a four course prix-fixe menu. I had the asparagus soup, salmon pate, beef tenderloin and cake (that we brought for the event). Others had salad, salmon or duck as their entrée. Everything was wonderful! The view looking out over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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  • Romantic
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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We went for a birthday dinner for my Mother-in-Law. The menu was a four course prix-fixe menu. I had the asparagus soup, salmon pate, beef tenderloin and cake (that we brought for the event). Others had salad, salmon or duck as their entrée. Everything was wonderful! The view looking out over the valley was spectacular!

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you are like me and tend to read the bad reviews, please do not let the 1 or 2 bad reviews on this place keep you from going! Whoever made the comment that the food is average must have reviewed the wrong place because we ate one of the best meals of our lives at Orchard Inn! We were... More 

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Saluda, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service is excellent in a small dining room with a beautiful view. Nice ambiance and an excellent menu. And Saluda is a lovely small town with the emphasis on small.

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Chef extraordinare, Stuart Partin, has done it again! His weekly menus feature the very best of what the region and season has to offer, in a fantastic setting. If you're looking for a romantic getaway with world-class dining this is your "Go-to" destination! Absolutely breathtaking vistas, seasonal gardens, and a wait staff that anticipates your every desire, will keep you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our family wanted to put together a fabulous party for 50 for our Grandmother's 90th birthday. From the get go, the staff at Orchard Inn walked us thru putting everything together, from 1000 miles away all via the internet/email. They recommended and organized the entertainment, a wonderful jazz trio; An amazing choice of meals for each guest; A fabulous cocktail... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great service, great views, great atmosphere, and really great food. This is a hidden gem, near the quaint town of Saluda, North Carolina. We haven't stay at the Orchard Inn (yet) but we love the casual but elegant atmosphere. It's classy and cozy place.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We normally have breakfast and dinner at the Inn. They use local ingredients at much as possible. The meals are always excellent and the service is efficient and friendly.

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Parkland, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very pricey, and worth every dime! The wait staff, food and ambience are all excellent!! Great wine list, relaxed upscale homey atmosphere, great romantic evening!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Marianne, co-owner of this bed and breakfast, makes a fabulous breakfast for her guests. The meal is eloquently presented; the amount of food leaves one satisfied; the taste surpasses any restaurant in which I've recently dined; and service is top-notch. I look forward to returning!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed at the Inn for a get-away weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Our honeymoon was spent at Country Inns in New England so we wanted to find an Inn near our home in North Carolina that was more than a B&B - and the Orchard Inn was definitely that. We enjoyed a delicious four-course dinner with complimentary champagne for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Orchard Inn Lane, on rt 176 / .5 mi from Ozone Dr., Saluda, NC 28773-9706
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: 828- 749-5471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 49
  • Cuisine: Austrian, Organic, European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Fresh local ingredients, many from our organic garden, combine with European inspired cuisine to create a delicious and healthful fine dining experience. The seasonal menu changes daily. Save room for the amazing Viennese deserts. Our dining room with its stunning mountain views is open to the public year round Fri & Sat nights, Thurs-Sun in summer, and anytime for parties of 6 or more. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres served from 6:30-7:30, while you enjoy the mountain views from the terrace or by the fire in winter.We have an excellent selection of wine, beer, and champagne - by the bottle or by the glass.Casual elegant attire required. Jackets for gentlemen suggested. Call for reservations.

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