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Bernie's Restaurant at Nacoochee Valley Guest House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

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

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Add Chicken or Shrimp to any salad for $5
Cup $4.0
Bowl $6.0
Soup du Jour
Created here, small batch fresh & seasonal
Cup $5.0
Bowl $8.0
French Onion Soup
Family recipe passed down generations
Boursin & Fruit
House-made, herb cheese w/ seasonal fruit
Garlicky Shrimp
Delicious broth of garlic, EVOO, white wine & herbs
Basket of Bread
Side Salad $5.0
Grande $9.5
Caesar Salad
Classic hand-tossed w/ croutons, fresh tomato & parmesan
Side Salad $5.0
Grande $9.5
Spinach Salad
Blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries & pistachios
Side Salad $5.0
Grande $9.5
Country Greek
Feta, red onion, kalamata olives, carrots, fresh lemon & EVOO
Side Salad $5.0
Grande $9.5
Artisan Greens
Strawberries, red onion, shredded carrot, croutons & champagne vinaigrette
Daily Soup & Salad
1/2 Sandwich & Daily Soup
Stuffed Portabella
w/ red peppers, garlic, artichoke hearts & topped w/ provolone cheese
Grilled Chicken w/ Pesto Mayo
w/ lettuce & tomato
Lemon-Zested Tuna Salad
Made to order w/ roasted red pepper, scallions, red onion, lemon-zest, an d a touch of mayo
Tenderloin & Boursin
Slices of tender filet mignon smothered w/ homemade Boursin cheese
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
Fresh Mountain Trout
Your choice of Almandine or Meuniere
Chicken Picatta
Francaised w /butter, fresh lemon, wine, capers & artichoke hearts
Beef Bourguignon
Tender tips of beef sautéed in garlic with mushrooms in a red wine demi-glaze
Quiche du jour
Please be aware that Bernie's Restaurant is a small family operated business. We do have seasonal hours as well as certain occasions that Bernie's Restaurant is CLOSED to the general public for small/private functions both on and off premises - we don't like to disappoint anyone who would like to dine with us. "Imagine" a quaint southern cottage, nestled in the hills of beautiful north Georgia. A peaceful setting, delicious fresh food, and a warm friendly atmosphere. The tables are set with linens, sterling silver and fresh flowers to enhance your dining experience. Bernie's is about the lost art of personal service.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
American, International, Contemporary
Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Takeout, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

February 8th we celebrated our birthdays at Bernie’s. The atmosphere was casual but sophisticated and cozy. Our server was Rebecca and she provided us with great service. I had the salmon and my husband had chicken Marsala. Both were outstanding!! We will definitely go back👍

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank karmia51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere of this restaurant is like no other. Not only does it feel cozy, but it feels like you're in a southern belle romance movie. Above all the food was delicious and exquisite..by far the best filet mignon I have ever put in my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mamachancey03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing dinner at the recommendation of Patsy, from Lucille Mountain Inn. The food is cooked to order, so there is a little wait. That was quite fine, as there is so much to enjoy viewing in the dining room of Bernie’s. The service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dolphindee
Reviewed December 17, 2018

The ambience was over the top. Well decorated old home mad to a very quaint restaurant.. Very clean. We were greeted by very friendly staff. Our server was excellent. The meals we both had were excellent This is a place you want to go back...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Herb V
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food You can tell everything is homemade. Only problem we had was my friends filet was not cooked to her liking and they should have just made her another filet She was asked but my feeling is for that price just...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patriceconlon
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The chef/owner was fabulous and stopped by to visit with all customers. Lunch was amazing and very filling. Beef sandwich on homemade breads and incredible chicken piccata. They even brought a surprise slice of cake for my birthday. December celebration!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brittmlee
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Best restaurant in Helen/Sautee area. We both had Filet and it was cooked to perfection. The vegetable medley was fresh and tasty. This place makes you feel like your eating at your grandmother's house and I mean that in a good way. The smell, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott O
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Food was very well done! Worth going back! The building is obviously older and has a musty smell to it so if that bothers you it might be best to pick a different place. Overall very good!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank U4057AUandreaw
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Although Bernie's restaurant had just finished serving lunch and was closed we went to check it out for our next trip to the area. We were warmly invited in by Bernie and she personally offered to make us lunch even though she was closed.I have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We really enjoyed a birthday celebration for my 90 year old mom here and it was just right. Bernie and the staff served up a wonderful meal to order and provided great service with a personal touch. This is lovely spot in the valley which...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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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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