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“Found a Chimney Rock gem!”

The Esmeralda Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 15 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 July 17, 2014

Every once in a while you get lucky! We were recently vacationing in Lake Lure, NC and were in search of a nice place to have a 50th anniversary celebration lunch for my in-laws. My wife and I scouted the area a few days before and happened upon The Esmeralda! If you like cool places to go I recommend this highly! The lunch menu was extensive and they even allow you to choose off the dinner menu all day if you like. The portions were "for the hungry" sized which we were! Sara was our waitress and she did a remarkable job of handling the large group. Go there! Enjoy the views, hear the nearby water fall, and I am sure you will be writing your own review!

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Thank drunknmonkey
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well sure glad we hiked up chimney rock after this becasue we ate every single crumb of both our meals! Service was great, food excellent,views stunning and best of all the tourists were all down the road in front of the Chimney rock entrance! Definitely will stop again and looking into booking for fall!

Thank CelestialCrab
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had breakfast and dinner and were very happy with both. Service was exceptional and even gave me a special special (one not listed on the board). The chief's sample was fantastic as were the daily specials. The servers knew the menu well and could give good recommendations for a vegetarian diet. A must stop for a meal while visiting Lake Lure/Chimmney rock.

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Thank Walker S
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We attended a pre wedding dinner at the Esmeralda Restaurant on Friday the 20th. It was a large party. The restaurant is within the interior of the Hotel. The Hotel decor was quite nice, the restaurant interior was average, its just a large room off the lobby. The Staff service in the restaurant was very good, they attended to anything that was asked for. The main course of the dinner was chicken, vegetable and salad. The food for the most part was good, but I would say the chicken part needed some attention. The portion size was good, but it was dry and no taste. For desert there was a chocolate mousse, which I must say was very good.
All in All the visit was good, the food I must rate as average. The service was very good.

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3  Thank Jerry W
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Food and service is outstanding. Great for a special occasion. Special entertainment at times. The dinner comedy shows are well worth attending.

Thank Cindy H
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