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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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“trout” (13 reviews)
“bison” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
910 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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11 - 20 of 215 reviews

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.

Reviewed 29 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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 17 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 10 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 17 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.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were staying right at the Inn and after a long drive from PA, decided to have dinner right at the Inn's restaurant. We ate out on the deck with the magnificent view of Chimney Rock! Both of our meals were amazing and really enjoyed...More

1  Thank ciresas
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for dining and staying with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed. We hope you can return again soon.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

To start we are definite foodies. We reserved and ate at the Chef's table on 6/22/17. This is a prefixed menu decided on by the chef. When our reservations were made they did take note of any allergies or dislikes. This was a Wonderful experience...More

2  Thank fallybear
InnkeeperOwner, Owner at The Esmeralda Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. The Chef's table is a WOW! We are so glad you enjoyed!! We hope you can visit us again soon.

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 17 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 17 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 21 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 17 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

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Questions & Answers
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
15 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, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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