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“EXPENSIVE But WOW” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley

Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley
Lonesome Valley Road, Cashiers, NC
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Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Cashiers
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3 Miles East of the Crossroads on Hwy. 64
Description: Chef Fleer (James Beard finalist 2011) 5-star
Sapphire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“EXPENSIVE But WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Anniversary or special occasion. Great ambiance with roaring fireplace and outstanding service -- no rush or wait for the food, it just flowed to the table on time. Food was unbelievable but plan $100/person + wine.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Saved the Best for Last”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I celebrated his birthday at this restaurant nestled in the Cashiers valley of the western NC mountains. Each dish was not only prepared to perfection, but a creative use of flavors and presentation. The meal also featured seasonal, local foods. The setting is spectacular and the service was excellent. This was the last weekend for meal service of the season, but we will make this the first on our list when they reopen!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A Real Treat in the Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Wasn't sure what to expect given the fixed price menu with just a couple of items to choose from. Definitely one of the best meals we have had in the Highlands/Cashiers area. Service was excellent. Pricing differs between weekday and weekends by $10/person. Would suggest reviewing the menu online prior to making reservations to insure compatibility with your palette. Menu changes not only weekly but also during the week. All appetizers listed come to the table and although they are small they are ample enough for an appetizer. The entree is normal size and sufficient. We barely had room for the deserts. The only caution I would give is checking the menu before you go. The chef is very creative and that nights menu might not be your cup of tea.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“never again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

just got back from dinner celebrating friends anniversary at this place..the most disappointing evening of our lives..who ever said this place was great must be on drugs or is used to eating at burger king..every thing was terrible and we all have dined at some of the finest restaurants in our worldly travels..chef jon fleer has got the greatest scam going in the mountains..portions miniscule and nothing to rave about..like eating in a big barn..no atmosphere what so ever...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Guadalajara,Mexico
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“What a disappointment!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had heard good things about the chef here,John Fleer,so made a reservation.
The menu is fixed price ($58) for four courses..
Our first question is was the chef here last night; he never made an appearance and the food was very poor..
The surroundings are very beautiful, but on a cool October night, there was little warmth.
The first thing that we did not like was the attempt to rush us into ordering wine and our choices from the menu.
The wine list composed of relatively unknown wines,at high prices.
The wait staff were young students,with little training and poorly attired.
My partner had a very small fish dish and my lamb shank,though plentiful,lacked sufficient flavor.
The desserts were rather small.
So, overall, we were glad to get out but the 18% service charge on the bill was an insult.
Our advice, keep away!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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