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Season's at Highland Lake

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$10 - $36
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International, American, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overpriced with small portions. Unless you aren’t hungry and have money to burn don’t eat here. My “Thai lamb shank” entree cost about $30 and consisted of one lamb shank with maybe an ounce of meat on it, about three tablespoons of a purée of...sweet potatoes and a small handful of raw greens. No starch, no cooked veggie and bread coat an additional 3$ per person. My husbands Entree was shrimp and lobster linguine with only two small bites of lobster and maybe three shrimp on top of a bowl of pasta. Another 27$ and bread also cost extra. A real rip off.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Season’s was excellent on many levels. We dined outside on the patio and the tables were appropriately distanced for these trying times. Each table had a bottle of sanitizer on it, menus were disposable, and all staff wore masks, as did the diners except when...eating. Our waiter Jay, handled us very professionally. Now onto the food… Bread service was excellent, and while the three dollar charge may put some off, we felt it was well worth it as there was a nice assortment of breads, all warm and tasty. Our appetizer of mushroom gnocchi was superb. Dinner entrées of North Carolina trout and pastrami spiced pork loin were both very good. One observation about the trout, was that we felt the chef overindulged in using butter, as it overwhelmed the accompanying vegetables. All in all we had a wonderful anniversary dinner, and look forward to a return visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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pfassbender, Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience on your special evening. Like you, many folks enjoy our patio dining and the precautions we take to keeping guests and our staff members safe. We are delighted to see your compliments and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with restrictions in NC due to Covid the management and staff at the Season’s Restaurant were wonderful and accommodating to work with for the rehearsal dinner for our son and his bride. We were a small party (30) and allowed to use two adjoining...dining rooms and the outdoor patio for our guests so that we were “social distanced”. The servers were very attentive and the food was excellent and everyone had a great time.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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pfassbender, General Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We really enjoyed having your group at Season's and we were so greatful on how coperative your group was with Covid protocols. Thank you again, and we hope we get to be at your service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us were really looking forwardTo our first time at Seasons. The atmosphere was charming, however a candle or a simple flower on the center of our table would have made it complete. It appeared to be “missing”. At these prices, anything would...have helped the ambiance. We each had a cocktail before our Potato and Gouda cheese soup arrived. We were never asked if we would like another cocktail. I’m sure we would have all had another, but the soup was in view. I Specifically asked forOur soup to be temperature hot. It was served to us all, barely lukewarm, which terribly flattened the flavor. We ordered Shrimp and Lobster Linguini, $27.00, which arrived... lukewarm with very little flavor and the search for lobster revealed 2 tiny pieces. I don’t know where the asparagus was? None of us saw any, although it was detailed on the menu. There was no salt and pepper to help pep up the dish and so bland it was. The Beef Borginone was quite small and very average. Wish we were brought some bread or a roll... nope. We discovered that it was an extra $3.00 per person for bread. REALLY? COME ON! The only thing we liked was the Bourbon ice-cream.served on a praline wafer. The chocolate lava cake was small and nothing special. We all agreed that this was a terrible disappointment and we will NOT be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Flyer55128761059, Other at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience. We find that our guest feedback is the best way to improve our standards. For our Covid safety precautions we have reduced the touch points for our guests and staff, one of those reductions...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to make reservations for dinner despite limited number of people in the restaurant. The waiter was excellent! Friendly and efficient. We had a highly trained service dog with us who didn't bother anyone and lay close to her master. Dinner was absolutely delicious!!! a...little pricey but worth it, except that they actually charged $3 for bread which consisted of 2 tiny pieces, and I mean tiny! In my opinion, that was tacky and unworthy of a fine restaurant. We loved the food so much that before leaving we decided to return the next evening and went to make a reservation. A staff person (female manager) then advised that the service dog should be placed "under the table", not fed from the table, and leashed at all times. No problem with the latter but it was clear that they really were not welcoming of service dogs. I advised them that I was cancelling the reservation due to a lack of hospitality! No, I would never return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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pfassbender, General Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We are looking into the bread service and will be making the necessary adjustments. As far as service animals goes, we welcome all guests that bring them...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for a craft cocktail after a day of exploring the area. After our drinks arrived we asked about the history of the place. We were given a printed summery which was very interesting. We also learned from the summery...that they have an award winning wine list. So, if you enjoy wine, skip the craft cocktail and check out their wine list!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Flyer55128761059, General Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your cocktail with us. We apologize for not sharing with you our wide range of wines available. We do have a wonderful specialty wine dinner every month, that is very popular. We hope to see you soon to give...More

Reviewed September 10, 2020

We visited this great restaurant after a recommendation from a girl friend. We’re new to the area and spent a very memorable evening here for dinner. They were short on service people but Tasha the hostess ran her tail off tonight and made sure everything...was just right. Our waiter Chris also did a great job. We ordered the heirloom tomato salad and the Beef Bourguignon. Excellent choices! Being a fan of this dish since spending time in a Paris, this was right up there with the French. Our first night in Flat rock was topped off by a wonderful dinner!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Flyer55128761059, Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2020

Thank you, for such kind words. Our staff members are committed to ensuring that each guest has a memorable and enjoyable experience while dining at Season's at Highland Lake Inn. Having a great rapport with each guest is the best way we can serve everyone's...More

Reviewed August 2, 2020

We sat outside on an August night and my wife wore a sweater! Menu was full of great options. Delicious food, great service!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Flyer55128761059, Other at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2020

Our Patio dining is the most sought after right now, with its beautiful ambiances. We are so glad to offer an innovative and exciting menu with service to match. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful on site dinner with my family in late June. We enjoyed appetizers, entrees, desserts accompanied by cocktails and wine. Appetizers included green tomato gazpacho and heirloom tomato salad. Entrees included Faroe salmon with beans, scallops with pork belly, shrimp with linguine, and...NC river trout. All were very well prepared and presented. Drinks and wine available were very good. Service was attentive and not intrusive. So glad we chose this restaurant for our first night out for dinner since the shut down!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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pfassbender, General Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed Season's and we can't wait to be at your service again soon!

Reviewed June 24, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after coming back from Bryson City for the day. The food was amazing. There were only 2 servers. Our poor guy was literally running trying to keep up. He was super sweet & doing his best but they were super...slow. We were told we needed to wear masks or walk around outside as they were only seating 10 people inside their huge dining area. I have a million bug bites. Only one person in the restroom at a time. And the pretentious old white people made us feel like we were in a scene from “Get Out.” Just sayin.... so if you like good over priced food with slow service & bug bites with an atmosphere of pretentiousness - this is your place!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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pfassbender, General Manager at Season's at Highland Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we are delighted to hear that you think our food is amazing, we are rather disappointed to hear bugs may have ruined your experience…well, them and the “pretentious old white people”. We welcome guests...More

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TiniDavis
October 7, 2020|
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Response from Flyer55128761059 | Property representative |
Hi there, we do a Chef served buffet, with plexiglass around the food, and we only allow so many people at the buffet at one time so we can guarantee social distancing. We also have specific traffic flows for the... More
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Response from laudetted2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had champagne mimosas while dining atSeasons for Sunday brunch!
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