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“Fine food”
Review of Palate

Palate
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I enjoyed my meal here. The menu is not extensive, but there are enough items to please most people, and the food and service were very good. One important warning, though: on weekends they have live music even in the dinner hour. There was a pianist / singer who was good, but he used an amplifier. We were in another room and could barely hear each other talk. Are you running a restaurant or a bar? You don’t have room for both.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

My husband and I went to the former restaurant at the Monte Vista Hotel several years ago. It is under new ownership and has been beautifully renovated. There are two huge dining areas, and also patio dining.
We went on a Sunday afternoon after the brunch, and just ordered appetizers. We were especially excited about the fried green tomatoes since we had heard they were wonderful. Unfortunately, we were disappointed, because the tomatoes were in between green and ripe.
The breading was probably good, but it disintegrated when we tried to cut them, so we tried picking them up, only to experience the same problem. They were also very tough to chew.
Our next choice was the flatbread, and it was excellent. It had a good sauce, lots of mozzarella cheese, bacon chips, and other ingredients.
Although we were a bit disappointed, we would go back and try the Sunday buffet.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Went there for Valentines day. They have a very limited menu, maybe 6 entrees and one special. I had a steak which was cooked perfectly but had only average taste. It was served with a vegetable and mashed potatoes which were runny and tasteless. My wife had a salad which looked perfect and would have loved it except the dressing was not very good. She also had a chicken sandwich as she could not find a suitable entree. Had it not been for the recent snowstorm we would have went to Asheville for Valentines dinner. The place is nicely decorated and the service was good, just disappointed in the limited menu and cost for average food.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Having not been since the new owners remodeled we were pleasantly surprised. They did an excellent job remodeling the place and it is very nice. Our waiter while new did an excellent job and went back to the kitchen to get answers. Our food was served within a reasonable amount of time. All 4 meals were very well prepared and tasted great. With the exception of the omelet,the portions were a little on the small size.

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Tried the Palate with some unease since the "Yelp" reviews were not that good. Since me and my partner were staying here lazy won the day. Boy were we glad we did, The food was excellent! Service was great! Prices with in reason. The music very enjoyable. We will eat and stay here again on future trips.
James and Kevin

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