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“Surprisingly good food, exceptional service!”

High Point Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Monteagle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Built inside a 1929 mansion that presumably once was financed by Al Capone, the restaurant serves a menu of traditional gourmet dishes including Brie en Croute, Blackened Salmon Oscar and Black Thai Duck. The mansion that houses the restaurant was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and still features the original escape hatches and underground tunnels that were used by Capone to transfer liquor during the Prohibition Era. In 2001, High Point received the "Best Gourmet Meal in Tennessee" award from "Tennessee" magazine.
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food, exceptional service!”
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Four of us had a delightful dinner there one recent Saturday evening. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the mild mountain evening. My wife had their trout, I had a NY strp and we all enjoyed the varied salads. We had an exceptional wine from the extensive wine list, a Merioni which is a blended Pinot from California. Service was excellent but we were not rushed and there is something special in eating and relaxing over good wine out on the patio. All in all a delightful evening and meal!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Midway, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Beautiful historic home turned into restaurant. The food is good and there is variety on the menu. Will go back on our next visit.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Nancy V
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Cottontown, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice house, food and story”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Maybe I’m a sucker for Vetriano paintings and hardwood floors but I really liked this place. Nice for a high-end/romantic dinner, but if you get the table next to the fireplace, ask to be moved. It’s heavily travelled and not conducive to quiet conversation. The house/restaurant has an interesting story surrounding Al Capone, but you’ll have to ask your server about this. There aren’t any placards telling the story they obviously want told. If you didn’t want to be seen yet have a nice meal, there are private dining rooms upstairs; an accidental tidbit that keeps with the gangster theme really well.

My pecan-crusted trout was a nice ample serving but rather bland. The cheese grits were good. My wife’s filet and fried potatoes were both amazingly delicious. The bread is good.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank DaleS820
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georgia
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good but not worth the price”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Located in a house with connections to Al Capone, the house and location are unique. The grounds are lovely and outdoor seating is available. The indoor rooms can become noisy and overwhelmingly loud depending on the group size and how long it has been since the group has seen each other. The service was excellent and the food was good, but not great like one would expect for the prices charged. The meals did come with either soup which was a choice of either the soup de jour or lobster bisque or salad which included any salad on the menu which was a nice change over the usual iceberg lettuce salad or Caesar salad and a side item. The desserts were again good but not anything special. We had a variety of shrimp and steak dishes with appetizers and two desserts.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank travelbunnyngeorgia
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Mahomet, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Situated on the montain top,in an old house we found this place to have outstanding food. Southern comfort food, excellent steaks and seafood were enjoyed by our party. Must try Makers Mark Ribeye, and the grilled pound cake dessert. It was raining the night of our visit or we would have walked around the grounds of the property- looks like a nice place for large parties. If we are back in the area we will stop again.

Visited June 2014
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Thank JudyBeth2020
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