Comfort Bar & Grill
Comfort Bar & Grill
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Comfort Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.comfort-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8288983461
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 6 days a week. Lunch Tuesday--Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner Tuesday--Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Tavern open until 12:00 Midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Grogan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Wine Room offers private dining for parties up to 38 at individual tables or up to 60 at banquet tables. With a stone fireplace, dark woods, and a visible wine cellar, this is the perfect setting for your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: David Berry 8288983461
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday night beginning at 7:00 PM. Fridays offer a mix of rock, folk, and contemporary favorites.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 184 and Hwy 105
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Comfort Bar & Grill
Reminiscent of an old mountain lodge with stone fireplaces, dark woods, and deep, rich colors, the Comfort Bar & Grill is a complete dining experience in the North Carolina High Country. Arrive early for cocktails in the Tavern before enjoying one of our chef's succulent meals. Our menu is classic American cuisine with a Southern twist. We offer hand-cut steaks and prime rib, the freshest seafood, New Zealand rack of lamb, Carolina shrimp and grits, as well as pastas, flatbreads, and salads. We have an award winning wine menu and a warm, inviting bar area. Come by and enjoy an extraordinary meal and discover memories you will savor for a lifetime.
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Comfort Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Last year dined at Hearthstone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Last year dined at Hearthstone and loved it. The name has changed to Comfort and enjoyed dining there as much this year. One of my favorites in Banner Elk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • food quality eroded considerably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    food quality eroded considerably since last summer if not improved soon will be out of business by end of year talked to other diners who were in the restaraunt who said they would not come back, several food items served cold my fried okra the breading did not even stay on the okra shame to waste such a beautiful venue
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant, renamed from
    Pooka19
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    This restaurant, renamed from Hearthstone Grill, has gone downhill rapidly. Although the food quality was maintained the service was poor - no silverware provided, had to constantly try and attract the server's attention, very slow service and care-less attitude.
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  • As often happens when we use
    Kate
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    As often happens when we use Open Table, we picked this restaurant due to proximity and availability. We struck gold. The food was awesome - we had trouble even picking anything, but it was all fantastic. (The one exception was an INCREDIBLY salty calimari.) The service was quite good, and the staff found (or at least pretended to find) our 2 year old very charming. We took dessert to go because there was no room, but oh, we wanted that dessert. No one was disappointed. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall: Comfort Bar & Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Overall: Comfort Bar & Grill provides a most enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were surprised to see Hearthston
    roberhartVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    We were surprised to see Hearthstone renamed "comfort," but we did enjoy some comfort food while there! Atmosphere was good with music coming from the bar area, and we hear that outdoor/patio dining is on the way (looking forward to that!). Wine selection continues to be really good and accommodates a number of price ranges.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You are wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Had a wonderful time there. Food was wonderful, wait staff was friendly and prompt. Prices were amazingly affordable for such a pleasant environment and quality of food. Will certainly refer friends (already have) and plan to get there again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Having eaten at Hearthstone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    Having eaten at Hearthstone many times, we were disappointed in the atmosphere and food at this visit. It seems there is a new chef and management. Wish they would return to the previous ones. Sad to say, we will not be going there again, as this was one of our favorite restaurants.
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was excellent and priced appropriately. The ambiance was refreshing. We did not feel rushed and enjoyed our meal with our guests.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Food was just ok, not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Food was just ok, not bad but certainly nothing to get excited about. Our waitress was ok at best. It took her a very long time to arrive at our table, she would disappear for long periods of time, and she was not very knowledgeable about the food or the wine list (which was surprising considering they claim to be a Wine Spectator restaurant of distinction). The location and atmosphere where good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice get away for the evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Have been to Hearthstone many time in 2011 and 2012. Excellent dinning experence everytime. I have taken many different friends and family and all agree. Fine dinning, great service, good atmosthere,and reasonable price range for the quality of food and service. Average cost ($25) per person. You can spend less, but save up and splurge, because it is worth it. Great for couples or larger groups, great set up and neat bar area also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came after a stellar recommendat
    bhorner3
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    We came after a stellar recommendation from good friends. We weren't disappointed, although for the price (very expensive) the portions could have been a bit bigger. We had lobster bisque (fabulous, but a very small cup) and blackened salmon (decent-sized piece, but not very blackened - but still tasty) and duck (great taste, TINY portion)and a small salad and a glass of wine - the bill was more than $70. The service was exemplary and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet dinner.
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  • Disappointing experience
    CLTDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Had friends in town over the weekend and took a group in for dinner. Took 10 minutes after we were seated to acknowledge us for cocktails. When dinner was served, 7 of the 10 received their meals and five minutes later the other 3 were served. One waiter worked the entire back room with 4 decent sized parties. Food was fair, but obviously the kitchen has timing issues. While the waiter was pleasant, he could not be attentive to us due to multiple tables. Have heard that this is the case from several who have dined there this year.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Excellent food and service. Trout and flatbread were fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a wonderful time. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    We had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed the live music and the food was delicious, especially the sides.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i thought it was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    i thought it was a little slow getting our entree after placing the order .There weren't that many people in the restaurant .Our waiter Jason was very good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu shows imagination...food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Menu shows imagination...food well prepared..waitstaff friendly and informative...we'll be back.
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  • Would never go back again.
    ssier002
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Would never go back again. Food was good, but over priced. We almost weren't allowed to use a coupon even though no where on the coupon did it say no holidays. We made reservations ad had to wait, and although I don't mind waiting at all, the fact that they ran out of food and didn't have a large choice of food was just not worth the wait, at all. Would not recommend it to anyone or would I return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything from the time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Everything from the time we arrived at Hearthstone until we left was perfect. Our waitress, Jessica, was excellent. Even though it was New Years Eve, we did not feel rushed. Jessica was very attentive to our needs. Our dinners were supperb. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others in the Banner Elk area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vibrant bar scene for 65 +
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    vibrant bar scene for 65 + new owners not doing a very good
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Reasonably priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Great food. Reasonably priced for lunch. Friendly and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This restaurant stands out
    joeb
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    This restaurant stands out in this area. No loud music, tables are set apart, not a place for unruly kids, nor loud talk. Great find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have a new menu since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    They have a new menu since the last time I was there. Very nice. Food was great. The only thing I can say on the down side is that the food comes out very slow. Plan on being there awhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice Staff Medicore Cuisine
    PixieguyVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    Nice American food in a beautiful setting. Especially by the fireplace. Service was impeccable in every way. Food was a bit hit and miss. Good tuna tataki but ice cold and tasteless. Rack of lamb nice but tough. Lively music coming from the bar. Staff extremely friendly. Chairs not too comfortable. Great wine list!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Great food and atmosphere! It was a slow night, so it may be a louder on a busy night. Nice wine list. The server wasn't amazing, but friendly enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Good selection of entrees.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    Good selection of entrees. Excellent service. Owner stopped by our table to introduce himself. Great ambiance in lovely restaurant. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made a reservation on Open
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2011
    Made a reservation on Open Table and got very very lucky to find such a great restaurant. Great meal. Great service. Excellent experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very popular dinner spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Very popular dinner spot. Food is consistently good. I go whenever I'm in Banner Elk, which is about twice a year. The waitress told us that they were about to change the menu since a new chef had come on board. Current menu offers dishes like cassoulet, so I'll be interested to see what new items will be added to the menu when I return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food, wine and dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Wonderful food, wine and dinning experience. Our waitress did a very good job and she was very attentive to our needs but did not rush us. Drinks and appetizers were wonderful, especially the fried green tomatoes with crawfish. EXCELLENT! My main dish was the BEST Shrimp and Grits that I have ever eatten. However, our wait for our main entre was right at 1 hour for a table of six. It seemed a little long...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first experience was great--we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Our first experience was great--we ate at the bar. The second was dismal. It was not at all crowded, but the service was terrible. The waiter cared more about the live music in the bar, than he did about our service. The food was so slow, we almost left. We were all disappointed in the quality of the food, the pasta tough and shrimp chewey. We will not return nor recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LeAnn and Dave Barry continue
    travellingbuffaloVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    LeAnn and Dave Barry continue to raise the bar at this restaurant with their nightly presence and personal attention to customers. The wide range of food is consistently good and adventurous. Our favorites are the Scottish salmon, brie and mushroom flat bread, Joe's fried chicken, duck confit and mussels. The service is consistently good although on Friday and Saturday evenings it is can be very busy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! Our visit
    CLTDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    Excellent food! Our visit on Saturday night was our first. They were very busy, and our service suffered. (We ordered another round of drinks when the meal was delivered, and they arrived as we were finishing our meals. The server said that they were "on the house," but upon review of the bill, we were charged. When we asked about it, she said that if we let our server know next time we're in, we'll get a complimentary drink...seriously? I thought that she had service recovery down pat, and then we got that response.) We will be back as our weekend home is closeby, and hopefully, that was just a blip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere at the Hearthstone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2011
    The atmosphere at the Hearthstone was warm and inviting. Great service without the snootiness of some places. Food was AWESOME!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everyone in our group really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2011
    Everyone in our group really enjoyed their food. Our waitress was attentive and the waitress we normally have even can by to say hello. It is a very relaxing and friendly place that we can depend on for good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten all over the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2011
    We have eaten all over the area, from high to low. This is the best food, service and atmosphere around. David and Leann make you feel as you are eating in their home. The food is exceptional. Never a bad meal and they actually serve you a good full meal. No "small" plates. Would recommend this over any resturant in the area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for our anniversary
    Florence
    Dined on 6/29/2011
    We went for our anniversary dinner and found the restaurant very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I just love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    My husband and I just love the flatbread and the fried chicken salad!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dave & Mitch - 11 th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    We had had a "dud" experience a couple of weeks ago and the owner's invited us back. WOW, what a night. The service was off the charts, and food was incredible. Steaks, tuna, and crab claws, could not be beaten. However good, we could not eat it all. Dave and LeAnn made sure all was well. Thank you for a wonderful 11th anniversay dinner, yes we've been together for 11 years. We will certainly see you guys soon in the near future. Dave and Mitch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a find! We celebrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    What a find! We celebrated my husband's birthday there and were treated wonderfully! The food and ambience was awesome! So was the wine list . . . great and all price points. Such a good choice of entrees, it was very hard to decide!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice menu....something for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Nice menu....something for everyone. Great local flair.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic