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$24 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Healthy, American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining
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Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

Out of this world !!!! I had the steak special and my son had the chicken Marsala. So delicious!!! Out Beautiful table near the window was spectacular!!!!! I’m so sad to hear Bernie’s is closing, but very grateful we had the experience before their final...day. Bravo 👏🏻 for all the amazing years of success !!!! I understand way ! Thank you for your recommendation of the Hardman Trail… I LOVED it!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

Some of the best escargot I have ever had. Filet and quail special was out of this world. Lemon pound cake with fresh whipped cream was outstanding. Service was great. Very reasonably priced. Will be making trips back to the area just for this restaurant....Charming atmosphere perfect for a date night. Thanks so much!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022

We made a Saturday reservation and found, to our delight, Bernie's already bustling with energy provided by superb staff and happy patrons. Such a refreshing ambience amidst the ever-lingering you-know-what pandemic. It was great to reacquaint with Bernie, who took the time to come over...and see how we were getting along. The answer was, "fine...as usual...when we are with you at your lovely getaway." Nick was in the chef's role and he delivered a perfect sea bass and my fave chicken piccata prefaced with delicious crab cakes. They know of my affectation for an ice-cold Peroni beer...and once again had one ready upon arrival. The setting of Bernie's is "country casual-elegant, cozy and comfortable" defined. Worth the trip from anywhere!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

We have been dining at Bernie's on and off for years (in fact I saw a review I did here in 2015). This is the first time we spent a couple of nights in the guest house and it was everything we had hoped for....The staff was wonderful and treated us like family. The breakfasts and dinner were amazing! Best of all was getting a bit of a behind scenes opportunity to how the team makes the magic happen. We also had a chance to hear the Bernie's story of how she came to Nacoochee Valley. This is our go to for dining in the area and may also be an annual weekend away.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

We have been in the hospitality industry for more than 50 combined years and we were absolutely blown away by the attention to detail and fabulous flavors of the evening we spent at Bernie's. Celebrating an anniversary AND a birthday on the same day always...seems to be a challenge for us as a couple but this year we were told by some new friends that Bernie's was a MUST and Sharon who works the front of the house got us in and made the magic begin. From the time we arrived for our reservation we were feeling special and appreciated. Donna has such a great customer service focus and it continued from Matt to Jillian to Rachel for our wine and food needs. Chef Monda and her Executive Chef Nick were putting food out of that kitchen that was out of this world amazing. We both enjoyed a french onion soup that rivaled any french onion soup we have ever enjoyed. Then we both moved on to our own entrees. The crispy duck that my partner enjoyed was beyond amazing - thanks to the orange sauce that Jillian recommended. I have worked with Bern's Steak House group out of Tampa as the GM of their sister restaurant SideBern's and I can tell you that the Hangar Steak entree and accouterments were by far the best I have experienced in YEARS. Bernie's has an atmosphere of fine dining with a casual and kind feel. Sitting outside after dinner for drinks and dessert was so special with friends. Bernie, the owner, stopped by to share stories of food & wine which made things even more magical.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

My wife and I had dinner here on a recommendation from Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa front office. Everyone was so friendly we felt like family, Bernie was great to talk to, Food was great, we had the grouper special which was delicous and...nice size portion. Wide selections of adult beverages to choose from, Excellent atmosphere with this old family house setting. I highly recommend this place for dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021

Lovely meal. Good service. Perfect end to a great day. I recommend the fruits of the sea, also the salads are excellent Service is professional. No complaints. Go if you can.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

I am usually not at a loss for words. But coming back to Bernie's after about a 18 month hiatus due to the pandemic, and having the great staff remember us - and what we usually order...well, speechless was I. We returned to a wonderfully...renovated interior, and an ambience that cannot be outdone anywhere. We were thrilled to learn that Bernie's has come through the calamity of COVID with a tangible robustness of friendliness...and superb cuisine. Crab cakes and chicken piccata as I remember. And a chilled Peroni beer per the old request. Bernie, Monda, Sharon, Rachel and everyone -- we are over the Moon with good feelings upon our overdue return. Our next visit will be sooner than later! Did I say usually not at a loss for words? Gladly, as it applies to our recent dinner at Bernie's, guilty as charged.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

If you want a very friendly owner and staff PLUS an incredible restaurant, you cannot go wrong. We had a wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2013 and returned August of 2021 to stay for 3 nights 4 days. Owner Bernie and her daughter are hands-on...in the daily operation and take great pride in their establishment.The staff is incredibly hospitable and caring. They show care and concern in each detail of their food and service. The food is exceptional, the lodging is quaint & comforting, & the staff are top notch. You feel like you are part of a loving family. This is a must do for any traveler wanting an exceptional experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

Our family was on the hunt all week for a “fine dining” experience near Helen and this was amazing. We highly recommend Bernie’s. The atmosphere, service, and food were all wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 4, 2021

Bernie's is a lovely restaurant in a country-style home in Sautee-Nacoochee. The wait staff are friendly and professional. Overall the foods I've tasted are good to very good. We were there for dinner with one other couple and were seated immediately. I enjoyed the Fruits...de Mer and Asparagus as my entree. It tasted very good, the portion was sufficient and the food was served warm. I also tasted their Mushroom Ravioli with Cream Sauce and their Chicken Marsala, both of which were delicious. It's a lovely dining experience for this area, although it's a bit pricey for what it is. I do recommend it if you want and upscale dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021

Food was okay, not what I would expect for fine dining. We popped in for dinner and didn't know we needed reservations, but they accommodated us which was nice. We also weren't exactly dressed for fine dining, but based on other reviews, we didn't realize...it was fine dining or we would have dressed the part. My biggest complaint is that I wrote the amount on our card receipt wrong and had to fix it. However, when we saw the charge on our bank account, due to the mistake that I DID fix, they didn't give our server her tip. They only charged us for the meal, which made it look like we didn't leave a tip. We won't be back for this reason.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021 via mobile

This has been not just a wonderful evening but a total “dining experience”. From the time we walked in the door until we walked out we had the most pleasant experience ever. Bernie the owner is just an amazing woman. The staff is exceptional and...hats off to the chef. We had the most delicious food that we have had in a very long time and we have traveled the world. If you’re in this area, please you need to put this on your radar. Don’t miss dinner at this wonderful establishment you will not be sorry. I wish we didn’t live so far away it would be our go to restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021

Came to Bernie's for the first time on a Friday about 3:30. Have seen the place for years but usually the parking lot was full. Learned they have another parking lot in the back. Only a few customers this time of day. Service was excellent...and the staff were very friendly. Wife and I ordered the Chicken Piccata which was the best we have ever had. We have put Bernie's on our must visit each time we are in Helen which is frequently during camping season.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed December 28, 2020

The food was amazing! This little hidden gem should be a 5 star restaurant! The service was on awesome! We will definitely go back the next time we are in Helen.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Bernie's menu may change according to what is freshest in the market. If having Italian is that important, I suggest you call ahead to whatever restaurant you pick. There is a good Italian in Dahlonega; see reviews... More
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I do not understand why I received this comment to respond to. But it was only Friday evening that my wife and I were at Bernie's for a Soque Garden Club holiday celebration. There were 46 people there and as far as I... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5