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“Love this Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Esmeralda Restaurant

The Esmeralda Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Black Mountain, NC
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love this Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We live in the area and love dining out on the patio by the creek....a truly gorgeous setting. The wait staff is attentive and friendly and the food is consistently excellent! One of the many things that pleases me is that they use fresh, local ingredients and support our regional farmers.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“World class service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of having Kim as our waitress. We were there visiting Chimney rock and decided to have dinner here. The Inn itself is beautiful, the restaurant, simple yet sophisticated. When Kim came to us, I noticed she was a very spirited individual, she was very personable, and made sure we were comfortable and happy. Kim's service to us was more than what you would expect from an average waitress, she gave us a world class service and experience. When we received our food, it was absolutely delicious. I had the shrimp and grits, and my girlfriend had the special of the day which was a white fish entrée. We also had the the duck wings as our appetizers. Everything was very presentable, professional, and exquisite.

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Thank Allen T
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SC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful wine, food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our family ate here on Friday, July 18th to celebrate a birthday and Kim was our server. It was amazing. Kim was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. We discovered a new amazing wine. The fried green tomatoes with homemade pimento cheese were delicious (I don't actually usually like pc!). Our family had steak, bison and a fish special that was incredible. Desserts were bourbon cheesecake, chocolate/oreo torte and a chocolate/caramel tart. Everything was absolutely delicious and we highly recommend it to others. The weather wasn't great but it looks like the outdoor patio would be a wonderful place to enjoy a meal or just a drink and app. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Kim (and the chef!).

  • Visited July 2014
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Newark, De
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Found a Chimney Rock gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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!

  • Visited July 2014
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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brunch before hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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!

Visited June 2014
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