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Chef's Table

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30 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
+1 828-452-6210
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent if noisy

This restaurant is trendy, small, and noisy. Tables crammed together to fit as many people as possible. Excellent wine list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard B
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is trendy, small, and noisy. Tables crammed together to fit as many people as possible. Excellent wine list.

Thank Richard B
Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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272 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent food and ambiance in a small town and small restaurant! I had Deconstructed Lasagna and my wife had Bourbon Pecan Crusted Chicken both of which were delicious. We had Merlot with the meal which was an excellent choice from Swanson Vineyard ! Our wait staff was very attentive and helpful which made this a terrific culinary experience! Highly recommend!... More 

Thank scot1ru
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Food is great but the location is so small it's hard to carry on a conversation without thinking tables next to you can hear everything

Thank Sarah M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place is worth going to Waynesville for if you are from out of town. We have enjoyed this town before, but will definitely be returning just to eat here. The staff was wonderful, and the food amazing. You can actually see them making fresh pasta to order. We especially loved that we had time to enjoy our wine and... More 

1 Thank Amy V
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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463 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant continues to be the premiere dining experience in Waynesville. Others may try, but none nail it every time. Chef Josh does an amazing job in the kitchen, and with his staff of assistants and servers, dining here is a must if you enjoy great food that is fairly priced. Full house tonight for New Years Eve and still... More 

1 Thank OpinionGuru
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Chef's Table and I couldn't have asked for better food or service. The ambiance is well suited for a special occasion with it's limited seating and dim lighting. I ordered the crab cake special and it was good, but my boyfriend ordered the deconstructed lasagna and he said it was the best meal he'd... More 

Thank Bee L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Excellent food. So many tasty looking dishes on the menu, we'll definitely be back to try out more! I had the Red Snapper Picatta which was very tasty, with perfectly cooked risotto. No room for dessert, but the wine and beer we had with dinner were also perfect accompaniments.

Thank caryjohncary
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Loved the Chef's table . It was a great find in Waynesville. The food was fresh and unique. The restaurant is small and service was wonderful. We had 9 people and the dinners all came out together, hot and so amazingly good. We have eaten in fine restaurants all over the US and this one is quite the contender. We... More 

Thank Charlotte D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Words can not describe how truly wonderful this place is. It is a MUST every visit for my husband and I. Excellent food and wonderful service! Josh is s true chef and takes pride in his menu. Reservations are needed , because the locals are here every night. That should speak volumes to any one wanting to dine here!!! We... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It was my husband's birthday, although the restaurant didn't even offer him dessert or a free glass of wine, but the dinner was awesome. Wait staff was very friendly and as the dinner hour started you could see that locals came to this restaurant often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-452-6210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?