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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings


Add Chicken or Shrimp to any salad for $5
Soup du Jour
Created here, small batch fresh & seasonal
Cup USD 4
Bowl USD 6
French Onion Soup
Family recipe passed down generations
Cup USD 5
Bowl USD 8
Boursin & Fruit
House-made, herb cheese w/ seasonal fruit
Garlicky Shrimp
Delicious broth of garlic, EVOO, white wine & herbs
USD 12
Basket of Bread
USD 2.5
Caesar Salad
Classic hand-tossed w/ croutons, fresh tomato & parmesan
Side Salad USD 5
Grande USD 9.5
Spinach Salad
Blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries & pistachios
Side Salad USD 5
Grande USD 9.5
Country Greek
Feta, red onion, kalamata olives, carrots, fresh lemon & EVOO
Side Salad USD 5
Grande USD 9.5
Artisan Greens
Strawberries, red onion, shredded carrot, croutons & champagne vinaigrette
Side Salad USD 5
Grande USD 9.5
Daily Soup & Salad
1/2 Sandwich & Daily Soup
USD 10
Stuffed Portabella
w/ red peppers, garlic, artichoke hearts & topped w/ provolone cheese
USD 12
Grilled Chicken w/ Pesto Mayo
w/ lettuce & tomato
USD 10
Lemon-Zested Tuna Salad
Made to order w/ roasted red pepper, scallions, red onion, lemon-zest, an d a touch of mayo
USD 10
Tenderloin & Boursin
Slices of tender filet mignon smothered w/ homemade Boursin cheese
USD 14
All Entrees served w/ Fresh Fruit Garnish & Chefs Daily Side. Add daily soup - $4 or Artisan Salad - $3
Maryland Crab Cakes
w/ artisan salad OR seasoned basmati rice
USD 16
Fresh Mountain Trout
Your choice of Almandine or Meuniere
USD 15
Chicken Picatta
Francaised w /butter, fresh lemon, wine, capers & artichoke hearts
USD 16
Beef Bourguignon
Tender tips of beef sautéed in garlic with mushrooms in a red wine demi-glaze
USD 17
Quiche du jour
$24 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Healthy
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, Takeout, Private Dining
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All reviews filet duck fruits de mer scampi soup seafood sandwich make reservations cooked to perfection for special occasions every bite melt in your mouth thursday evening standard menu great choice chef helen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambiance. Was met by Bernie in the restaurant! Wonderful and caring service. Food was crafted with local and in season ingredients. Handcrafted, house made cocktails with ingredients such as cinnamon, thyme and cranberries. Wonderful experience

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 6, 2020 via mobile

Bernie’s is nestled in the Sautee Nacoochee village on Rt 17 between Helen and Clarkesville. We recently moved to the area and found Bernie’s restaurant to be an incredible find. The food is outstanding with a wide range of meals to choose from. I so...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 25, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful evening out! Food was delicious and we enjoyed everything from the appetizer to the main course and then dessert! Has become one of our favorites when in the area.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

At first glance this seems like an oasis of elegance in a desert of dining options. The menu is creative. Setting lovely. The food was average. The soup of the day was a spinach and chevre. The high spot of the meal. Should have quit...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 18, 2020

Everyone in our party enjoyed the excellent dinner---kitchen demonstrates in depth knowledge and service is always prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 17, 2019

This is a cozy restaurant off the beaten path and worth the trip. A standard menu item is duck, which is hard to find, and was prepared properly with a hint of fruit flavor. They had a nice wine selection and a modest bar. The...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

We suspected this place might be good when reservations were strongly recommended and we had to be put on a waitlist for Thanksgiving even when calling a month in advance! Husband and I opted to make a Saturday night reservation since, up until the day...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

All of the food is delish - we know because guests chatted from table to table and EVERYONE raved over their choices. Tips: 1. Have Rachel’s daily bar concoctions! We enjoyed an apple cider martini and a blood orange old fashioned. 2. Pay with cash...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Great service and amazing food. Very quaint environment in an older home. All items made to order so give yourself some time to relax and visit. It’s worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019

Melt in your mouth sea bass. Delicious sides. Lovely wines. Quaint setting with beautiful view of countryside. Indoor and outdoor seating. Super friendly staff and owner. What you see from the front is not at all what you will experience. Recommend reservations.

Date of visit: September 2019
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May 9, 2016|
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Response from Experienced83 | Reviewed this property |
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
December 12, 2015|
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Response from jimmyecon | Reviewed this property |
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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