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308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people were all very friendly, the decor is great; the menu is "upscale" and we had expected exceptional food. It wasn't. I had crab cakes which were good but not wonderful. My husband had grilled trout with peaches and almonds - that should have been a wonderful blending of flavors but it all got lost in way too much... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New chef, new menu, fantastic food. The Fried Green Tomatoes with Tenderloin Medallions tasted great as did the Shrimp and Grits. We finished off the dinner with in my opinion the best desserts in Black Mountain. One of the best Creme Brule I have ever had. Add to it a Peach and Almond tart topped with organic vanilla bean ice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

There's a limited menu on Sundays, but the food and service were excellent. They had fried chicken or prime rib - $13 or $17 for a 3-course that included salad and dessert. My wife and I had the Prime Rib 3 course; entree came with delicious mashed potatoes and grilled squash (which I usually don't really like, but this was... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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479 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were seeking something sweet and were glad to have Fitz's Taproom open and the Palate restaurant. Since we only wanted dessert, we opted to sit at the bar and enjoy a delicious apple cobbler ala mode. Scrumptious. Always glad to stop in for a drink, dinner or dessert at Palate and Fitz's Taproom in Black Mountain.

Thank mixaconsulting
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our party of six were delighted by the dinners we ordered and the attention we received from the server. Two of us were from California and decided this dining experience compared favorably with all past experiences as to imagination of the menu and quality of the food.

Thank Jane C
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have to say I didn't expect a culinary delight from this place looking at the outside. It was in an old refurbished hotel, so I expected something that would be good, but not the beautiful courses that we all got. The plated food was very attractive, and the textures and spicing was perfection. This is one of those places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

A wine dinner was included in the price of the conference but this wine dinner was extraordinary. From the first course of scallop mousse to the arugula with a clam cake to the duck confit with cauliflower mashed potatoes ending with a chocolate panne cotta the meal was truly delicious and special. The coupled wines were so good I drank... More 

Thank Nancy M
Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Stayed at the hotel and had dinner there. My wife liked her chicken dish very much. My steak would put the Biltmore's Bistro to shame for a much better price. Full bar also. Our server was very good.

Thank MBNick
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take in the new art exhibit at the Monte Vista Hotel and finish the evening at the Palate Restaurant. We had the pepper crusted ahi tuna steak with the best zucchini fries I have ever tasted. The tuna was prepared to perfection and lemon lumped crab buerre blanc was a wonderful complement to bring... More 

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Marietta, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night and had the salmon special Both my wife & I said it was Very, Very Good, while our friends had the pork chop + burger Very Good Too !

1 Thank Jim007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 828-669-8870

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?