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Beechwood Inn
Ranked #20 of 56 Restaurants in Clayton
Price range: $75 - $95
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Dining Every Saturday Night: We are authentically Farm to Table, growing much of our produce with caring attention. We are as local as local gets and of the season to the moment. Beechwood Inn offers fine dining in the North Georgia Mountains almost every Saturday featuring Chef's Tasting Dinners paired to fine wines. Each menu is pre-selected by our chefs based on what is seasonal and available that day. Most of our seasonal foods are organic and natural, many from sustainable North Georgia farms, orchards, dairies and vineyards. Reservations are needed. The Inn features Northeast Georgia's only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We loved our breakfasts at the Inn. Had we been in town on a Saturday night I would have loved to try dinner!

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Reviewed May 13, 2010

The innkeepers, David and Gayle Darugh, are also the chef and pastery chef for the inn's dinners. My wife and I have dined at the Beechwood Inn on several occasions. Each time, the food was outstanding -- imaginatively and carefully prepared, mostly from local producers. David also has a superb wine cellar and always matches the courses with unusual and delightful wines. As David briefly introduces each course and the paired wine, you can see the pride and joy he puts into each selection. Our most recent dinner (last weekend) featured such delights as stuffed quail with wild cherry sauce, home-made rosebud sorbet to cleanse the palette, followed by wild salmon glazed with a balsamic vinegar reduction. Finally, Gayle had prepared for dessert a chocolate and peanut butter pate'--- think Reese's Cup, cordon bleu edition. Among the wines that David served, with generous pours, were a 2001 French Mourvedre and a top-end Beaux Freres pinot. Finally, dinner was preceded by a relaxed gathering of the inn guests and dining visitors on the veranda, with a spectacular view of Black Rock Mountain in the distance, during which everyone was served a great little Basque white, accompanied by garlic and goat cheese stuffed mushroom hors d'oeuvres. At $80 a person, dinner was not cheap, but it is a good value considering the extraordinary quality of the food and wine that David served. The same meal in Atlanta would likely have cost twice that much. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed December 16, 2008

I took my husband here for his birthday after reading all of the wonderful reviews. My husband and I, who are fairly well traveled, were very disappointed. In addition to the fireplace in our room being broken, the "wine-thirty" appetizer which I read so much about did not occur. The owners simply said they weren't having it that night. In fact, they charged us for the 2 glasses of wine that we had which were supposed to come with our stay as part of "wine thirty". Our room was nice and clean (great sheets), but certainly nothing special. I really am perplexed that so many people have raved about his place. Also, we chose not dine at the inn, but spoke with couples the following morning who did. They felt that the dinner was overpriced, too long, and good food, but not fantastic for the $250.00 per couple they spent.

5  Thank momofatl
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Reviewed July 8, 2017
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