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“Top notch food in a spectacular setting”

The Esmeralda Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Known as one of the best Chimney Rock restaurants, The Esmeralda Restaurant is the perfect place to dine during your stay with us at the Inn. Our menus reflect our exceptional attention to detail through carefully crafted dishes and combinations. We take pride in providing our guests with the very best service, ingredients, and overall atmosphere as they dine in our Chimney Rock restaurant.
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Chef is a young genius, uses fresh herbs and greens straight gardens on the hotel grounds. Bold mix of local southern cuisine (fried green tomatoes not to be missed) and high quality dishes like seared tuna salad that rivaled anything I've had anywhere. Every dish I tried was a homerun. Breakfasts for business meetings included fresh yougurt served straigt up in Mason Jars (love it) and homemade pastry that is quickly addicting. Fresh fruit abounds. Bring your own wine/ beer. Waiters and waitresses were outstanding as well. Rustic setting, but sophisticated cuisine and high quality service - unbeatable combo.

Thank John B
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

What a delicous experience! The food was excellent, the setting superb and the service did not disappoint. There are even vegetarian entrees available. When (not if...!) you go, be aware you must brown bag because of the local laws. This is the one restaurant in the area you should not miss.

Thank Notall_Business
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The food at this Inn is to die for. We ate breakfast here twice. The pancakes and grits are FABULOUS!!!

Thank Yvette H
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I just had a late lunch. The service was excellent, but the food was a bit overdone and dry, and not a lot of flavor. Judging from the other reviews, we may have just arrived at a bad time. The server did offer a discount. Also, would have been nice to have a podium to greet guests. If there was one, we missed it. Possibly it was at the front desk for the hotel.
Very nice hotel facility!

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3  Thank mattj70
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We only ate breakfast there, but found out that Dirty Dancing was made in the area, and their floor in the lobby, was actually used in the finale scene.

Thank Carol S
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