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“June 20th visit for party” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Esmeralda Restaurant

The Esmeralda Restaurant
910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(828) 625-2999
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Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Tampa Bay FL
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“June 20th visit for party”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We attended a pre wedding dinner at the Esmeralda Restaurant on Friday the 20th. It was a large party. The restaurant is within the interior of the Hotel. The Hotel decor was quite nice, the restaurant interior was average, its just a large room off the lobby. The Staff service in the restaurant was very good, they attended to anything that was asked for. The main course of the dinner was chicken, vegetable and salad. The food for the most part was good, but I would say the chicken part needed some attention. The portion size was good, but it was dry and no taste. For desert there was a chocolate mousse, which I must say was very good.
All in All the visit was good, the food I must rate as average. The service was very good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Food and service is outstanding. Great for a special occasion. Special entertainment at times. The dinner comedy shows are well worth attending.

Visited May 2014
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“Md dee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

So I had been to esmeralda couple of years ago we had the best time and dinner. This time there were 10 of us 2 under 12. We were celebrating 3 birthdays. When I made the reservation after looking at the website thought great looks good food wise snd according to the website at the time could still bring ur own alcohol beer or wine. Stopped at the abc store on out way got some adult beverages and wine. Walk in was told you can't bring ur own beverage anymore. Told them they needed to update website.
Food was blah service was ok. Server kept forgetting things had to wait not all dinners came out st the same time food was very under cooked. Bottom line was very disappointed.

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“Anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Fantastic meal tonight. I had the special which was a steak dish. Came perfectly cooked and was very tasty. Wife had the veal which she said had excellent taste and texture. We both had desert which is unlike us, I had a pecan pie with chocolate and the wife had Crème Brûlée. Both were excellent.

Before the meal, the waitress came out with fresh bread and a red pepper based oil which was delicious! Then a complimentary shrimp dish was was also great.

On the way out we spoke to George who is the head chef. A lovely guy who was even nice enough to share his recipe for the red pepper oil. Great atmosphere and I would recommend.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Such good food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Gourmet food at an affordable price! The chef is so friendly and quite skilled. The staff is very kind and welcoming. And the food was to die for!

Visited May 2014
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