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308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
+1 828-669-8870
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Black Mountain, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I wanted to treat myself and friends to some prime rib (the advertised special) for my birthday. Arrived at 5:15 on Sunday afternoon. The waitress returned to advise that all they had left was cooked medium well ( I had requested medium rare). We agreed to the menu change only to be told by the manager several minutes later that... More 

Thank Russ F
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I just had chicken and waffles at Sunday brunch in the Monte Vista. It was absolutely delicious - the best I’ve ever had! Please come try it. I hear there is a new chef and boy does he know how to do it right. If you need anything, ask for Ashley the events manager. She is very friendly and will... More 

Thank JohnandPat2016
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We just had Sunday lunch with a group of 16. This was the most disappointing experience we have had in years. 1. No menus, only three choices for lunch even though their website clearly has a decent Sunday Brunch menu. 2. No sugar or sweetener on the tables or offered. Ordered unsweetened tea which is generally drank with sweetener. 3.... More 

Thank Michele M
Gainesville, Florida
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This may become the great restaurant Black Mountain deserves, but it is not there yet. The menu is excellent, the dining-room staff too few and too inexperienced, and the preparation neither as refined nor as consistent as we hope it will become in future. Rather than a blend of flavors, salt tends to dominate dishes, although the appearance and presentation... More 

Thank Bokononer
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and get the Thursday, sweet tea brined chicken special. It came with mashed potatoes and green beans. Very delicious and was only $12.

Thank MichaelBMT
Ashfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Palate provided the best meals we had on the Western North Carolina segment of our trip. Looking forward to trying their prime rib on our next visit.

Thank RobertMass013
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249 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The people were all very friendly, the decor is great; the menu is "upscale" and we had expected exceptional food. It wasn't. I had crab cakes which were good but not wonderful. My husband had grilled trout with peaches and almonds - that should have been a wonderful blending of flavors but it all got lost in way too much... More 

Thank fotobug
Hickory, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

New chef, new menu, fantastic food. The Fried Green Tomatoes with Tenderloin Medallions tasted great as did the Shrimp and Grits. We finished off the dinner with in my opinion the best desserts in Black Mountain. One of the best Creme Brule I have ever had. Add to it a Peach and Almond tart topped with organic vanilla bean ice... More 

Thank Ray M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

There's a limited menu on Sundays, but the food and service were excellent. They had fried chicken or prime rib - $13 or $17 for a 3-course that included salad and dessert. My wife and I had the Prime Rib 3 course; entree came with delicious mashed potatoes and grilled squash (which I usually don't really like, but this was... More 

Thank thomassD7308YA
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,071 reviews
550 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were seeking something sweet and were glad to have Fitz's Taproom open and the Palate restaurant. Since we only wanted dessert, we opted to sit at the bar and enjoy a delicious apple cobbler ala mode. Scrumptious. Always glad to stop in for a drink, dinner or dessert at Palate and Fitz's Taproom in Black Mountain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 State Street, Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 828-669-8870

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?