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The Esmeralda Restaurant

910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2999
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (14 reviews)
“trout” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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11 - 20 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an old Inn rebuilt in 1999. We went for leisurely evening meal and it was perfect! We sat on outside patio, great atmosphere! The mountain trout with almonds was fresh and delicious!

Thank Leslie L
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great property. They have a nice dining room. Our party of 6 were a bit dismayed when they seated us back in a corner. Three of our group stared at the wall all dinner. We could've asked for a new table and considering they didn't...More

1  Thank Cheryl B
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We are a small establishment and we are only able to use our outdoor patio with weather permitting. So our space is limited and we hope you still had a great time. Next...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

we went tonight to have a great dinner. has beautiful table overlooking the gorgeous flowers waiter was right there we don't eat a large quantity of food and felt when we ordered an appetizer to split (2 huge delicious crab cakes with no filler )...More

1  Thank Andy S
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your thoughts. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We hope you will try us again. We work very hard to deliver quality food, good service and an over all wonderful dining experience. "We are sorry we failed". Please...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great food at a great price. Menu and chef are easy to appreciate. Ask about the chef's table. Everything was prepared with love and the outside seating is breathtaking with Chimney Rock in the backdrop.

Thank Michael W
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were initially greeted by a lack-luster lady at the check-in counter. Shortly after a congenial gentleman greeted and seated us. (We’re not sure if he is a host or manager. He acted more like a manager.) He was 1 of the best part of...More

1  Thank kitarodream
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thanks for your thoughts about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We pride our self in the qualify of our food and service. We hope you will try us again.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, lovely presentation and the food was outstanding!! The menu is diverse and well thought out, something or everyone. The service was outstanding as well. Hats off to the chef and his team for a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Deirdre_in_Maryville
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your visit at our restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed!!! We hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I would give The Esmeralda ten stars if I could! We just ate there last night to celebrate my sweetie's birthday. I had the shrimp and grits and it was to die for! I ordered the large portion and couldn't finish. Next time I'll order...More

Thank Marianne457
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words about your experience with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad you loved our food. We hope you will come back every visit to the area. Thanks again.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Had dinner here while we stayed at the inn, very good. Would recommend eating here. Service was outstanding and not bad prices.

Thank mountaincrazy
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your review on your last visit with us at our restaurant at The Esmeralda Inn and Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed, we hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

My husband & I stayed at the Inn and ate dinner here as well. Wonderful selection and it was very fresh and prepared beautifully.

Thank BennyB513
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed your dinner with us in our restaurant. We hope you will be able to return again soon.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Four of us were staying at Lake Lure for a week and noticed advertisements for the Esmeralda Restaurant. We had a delicious meal outside on the patio....great views of the mountains.

Thank Murrows
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our restaurant. We hope you will come back and visit.

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PJ G
20 July 2017|
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Response from Marianne457 | Reviewed this property |
We did not dine at the Chef's Table, but it sounds like an amazing experience.
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Travelnuts96
16 June 2017|
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Response from Marianne457 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I was actually recovering from surgery and using a cane when we ate there. I don't believe it's marked, but drive around the left side of the main building to the back. There are handicapped parking spaces there and a... More
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cengle07
20 April 2017|
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Response from EsmeraldaInnkeeper | Property representative |
Yes we have gluten free items on our menu. Our chef will be glad to prepare a dish for your needs. We will look forward to serving you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Chimney Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-625-2999
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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.
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