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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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“bison” (3 reviews)
“steak” (13 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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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fruit and yogurt plus a fresh made biscuit egg and cheese sandwich. The breakfast is in the dining room and comes included

Thank DougJones99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful meal here, quality of cooking matching the food. And how refreshing to find a server who knows his wine. Recommended.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at the Esmeralda Inn. The Artisan Cheese platter was a family favorite. The goat cheese with cracked black pepper was great. I enjoyed the mountain trout and my father enjoyed the salmon special. My husband enjoyed the burger. The service was...More

Thank CrystalM7373
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us after dining with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you will be back soon to visit with us again.

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went to Esmeralda's based on its good reviews so we had high expectations. We arrived to see an attractive Inn and dining room with convenient parking. We had reservations and were quickly seated and given a nice and reasonably priced wine list. It sort...More

1  Thank FredfromRichmond
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review after dining with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We hope you will try us again.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Inn and enjoyed supper and breakfast in the restaurant. I knew I wanted dessert, so I just ordered an appetizer - pimiento cheese fritters - and they were absolutely delicious. They came with a spicy strawberry jelly, which seemed...More

Thank Whitley W
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review after staying with us and dining at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed our food and hospitality. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Esmeralda is an excellent restaurant. We dined on the patio since we weren't so dressed up after a day in Saluda, Green River kayaking, and strolling through Chimney Rock. So glad we treated ourselves to this dinner. Great wine and my salmon was excellent!...More

Thank DrivingAround2016
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. We hope you will visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best steaks ever! The food was great and we enjoyed our dinner tremendously. We wished, after the fact that we had stayed at the Inn. We definitely will eat gere again if ever in the area.

Thank Glenda M
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We would love for you to come back and stay with us as well and enjoy another wonderful meals with us. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Esmeralda Inn. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner in their dinning room. The food was excellent. Interesting menu selections. The wait staff is very gracious and personable. We were able to eat outside on the deck which was an...More

Thank haleytscc
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad your enjoyed your dining experience with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Because we were staying at the Inn, we had three breakfast meals there and chose to have dinner, there one evening. Each day's breakfast was different from the day before. Each evening we had a breakfast menu of two items, we could choose from. We...More

Thank cushing82
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Wow! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad you enjoyed, we hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband & I and another couple had a Saturday date night at The Esmerelda. The dining room has a lovely ambiance. They have a good wine list & incorporate a farm to table menu. This is also a B & B & the grounds...More

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

Thank you for your kind words about your visit with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and visit with us. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

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PJ G
19 July 2017|
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Response from InnkeeperOwner | Property representative |
I'm sorry I'm just getting back to you about your question about our Chef's table. It is a wonderful dining experience with our Executive Chef. He prepares a 5 course meal for you as well as pairs wine with each course... More
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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
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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