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The Esmeralda Restaurant

910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 828-625-2999
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bison” (3 reviews)
“trout” (12 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Inn and we ate breakfast there three mornings and two suppers. We only had one negative experience during the entire trip and that was when I had ordered a well-done burger, and received a very medium well red burger that...More

1  Thank Kimkay7
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kim, Thank you for your review. I wish we would have known this while you were in our restaurant and I would have taken care of this matter. We hope that you will be back and we can make it up to you. We are...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Lovely Inn in Chimney Rock, we made reservations for the Thanksgiving Buffet. Dinner was at 4:30, we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated and then wait awhile to be able to go to buffet to get our meal. The turkey, macaroni and cheese,...More

Thank Tuxtails
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, Thanksgiving is our biggest day in the Restaurant for the year. We are glad you enjoyed, however, come back again in the near future when we are a little less busy. Thanks again for your business.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Dining offered inside and outside. Restaurant has heating lamps for outside dining. Extensive wine list.

Thank Mellowood
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

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

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Have eaten here 4-5 times. Food is very good and well presented. Probably best restaurant in area. Usually have locally trout on menu.

Thank Tom-H-USF
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Than k you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope that you will be able to return again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

1  Thank DougJones99
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed our breakfast at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We look forward to you returning and dining in our restaurant in the evening as well. Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

Thank Brian D
EsmeraldaInnkeeper, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad we meet your expectations at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We hope you will be able to dine with us again soon.

Reviewed 27 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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 31 July 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 October 2017

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. We hope you will visit with 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
19 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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