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The Copper Door
The Copper Door

The Copper Door Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecopperdoor.com
  • Email: info@thecopperdoor.com
  • Phone: (828) 389-8460
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Mon - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm CLOSED SUNDAY
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Barber
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hiawassee Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample public parking adjacent to restaurant.
A word from The Copper Door
Fine dining in Historic Hayesville, NC. We feature the finest steaks, fresh seafood and signature dishes to please the discerning palate at prices that won’t break your budget. Come enjoy the intimate atmosphere. Our attentive staff will anticipate your needs and insure that your dining experience is exceptional. We are one block west of the old Clay County Courthouse, next door to Square One Interiors by Design. The Hayesville Square is one of the few remaining old town squares in NC with unique shops and beautiful mountain scenery. We are two hours west of Asheville, two hours north of Atlanta and two hours east of Chattanooga. We look forward to your visit! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Copper Door is outstanding in all regards. The food and service make for a world class dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "After having a less than stellar experience, I returned to try the Copper Door once more. The food from beginning to end was absolutely superb. We could not have asked for a more perfect meal and we both declared it as such. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I have a place on Lake Chatuge and we love the Copper Door. This is as good as any upscale restaurant in Atlanta. We have been dining at the Copper Door on special occasions for the past 3 years and love the place. The food is outstanding and the owner and staff make you feel welcome the minute you enter the establishment. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this as a special occasion meal. It's out of our price range to eat here regularly, but the food was wonderful and well worth what we spent."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service, great food and excellent staff. We are very lucky to have such a quality restaurant and our small community. It's definitely a must, worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Copper Door is our go to place for fine dining. The staff is great. Food is always top notch. You can not go wrong dining at the Copper Door."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Four of us went here on the recommendation of fellow travelers at Brasstown Valley Resort. We were made to feel welcome and valued. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our table was ready on time. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Although everyone recommended the steaks, all four of us opted for a different seafood dish. We were all extremely pleased with our selection. The Mushroom Bisque soup was fabulous and the hot, fresh popovers were an original alternative to bread on the table. We did not have dessert but will next time. My husband already knows what he will order for the next three visits and this restaurant is a two hour drive for us. I will definitely have a steak next time."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. Great food, prepared and presented very well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have eaten there a number of times and the food is always excellent. The only complaint I have, is our server took to long to approach us. He stated he didn't see us."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This was a special occasion and Copper Door really did make it special. Big Kudos to our server, Andrew. I couldn't fill in everything in the above recommendation section because it was our first time here. But it will definitely not be our last!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We arrived at our scheduled time, were promptly seated at the table we requested, Mark our server was quickly at out table and took our drink orders and the rest of the meal was just what we expected."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and we were staying at Henson Cove Place Bed and Breakfast who recommend the Copper Door to us. It was everything they said it was and more. From the professional staff to the excellent dishes."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is by far the best fine-dining restaurant within 100 miles. It is on-par with Capital Grill, Shula's, Ruth's Chris, etc. Simply outstanding."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was discussing The Copper Door with a colleague, and we concluded the chef just really likes sharing good food. It's preparation, presentation, and even wine pairing all demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fine food. We so appreciate being able to enjoy a top-class restaurant without having to drive to the city. I was completely surprised to find Pappy Van Winkle whisky being offered. And even when I ordered it, I expected to be told it was no longer available. It was a nice treat. I was impressed by your glasses and even though I wouldn't typically have ice in my whisky (I usually have scotch if I'm going to imbibe) our server was so proud of the presentation I had to go with it."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The improvement on the mushroom soup now makes it outstandingly excellent. The duck was good but there was a lot more fat than usual. Disappointed that there was no smoked salmon for the appetizer. overall everything else was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We took some friends with us to The Copper Door. The food was awesome as always. Our friends, who enjoy great food, were impressed as well. The Craw fish Tortellini is excellent. We were seated right away. The ambience is always very nice. The only complaint I had was about the waiter. He was very knowledgeable about the food and he has a great memory, but little personality. That is always something I look for in a waiter or waitress, but this particular waiter, seemed depressed or preoccupied. But this little thing, would never keep me from coming back. The food is just way too good. Maybe he was just having a bad day, we all do:)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a delightful time and a delicious meal on Fat Tuesday. The NOLA food was extremely well-prepared and the seasonings were authentic based on our limited knowledge of NOLA from arecent trip. Best Sazeracs and Hurricanes ever!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Caesar salad is the best anywhere. Specials are a real treat. They know how to do swordfish. Vegetables are very tasty. The whole experience makes you want to come back soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have eat at least 1-2 times a month. Very consistant - never a bad meal or service. A real value for what you get."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Eager to try several dishes, my husband and I shared each course. The main dish was placed before us with an extra plate. As I attempted to divide the meal, I burned both of my hands on the super hot plates. Only after, did the waiter bring a napkin to move the plate. When I asked if he thought the plates weren't too hot (he gave no warning) he explained that he was a professional waiter with 20 years of experience and he was accustomed to this! I am not! The remainder of our meal, he and another waiter stood in a corner 10 feet away from our table, listening, chatting and pointing like school girls. It seemed likely we were the topic of their conversation, and I was most uncomfortable."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were told by neighbors in Blairsville, GA this place was definitely worth the 30 minute drive to Hayesville, NC and they were right! Everything we ordered was excellent from the salads to dessert. I was unsure about the honey lavender dressing on my spinach salad, but they brought me a little to taste first. Husband had the Chipotle Chicken and loved everything about it saying the chipotle had just the right amount of kick. I had the Fruits de Mar & if you love seafood, that's the dish to order. It has shrimp, scallops, salmon & mussels. Normally I'm a bit iffey on mussels, but these didn't have a gritty fishy taste at all. Friend raved about the Bananas Foster for dessert. Husband had it & agreed. Chocolate Flourless Cake, great too."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had one bad meal (Prime rib) out of about 20....The rest were fantastic!...Must have been a bad night for Prime rib!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent evening, great food and server was super."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I first had contact with the Copper Door at the Hiawassee Taste of Highlands fundraiser. The food was way above everyone else. I don't get to Hayesville often but the experience I had at the Copper Door will make it the place to go when ever I am there. I was able to make reservations on line at the last minute and get a conformation. The staff were very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the service was very enjoyable I highly recommend this restaurant. ."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Copper Door is our favorite place in Western North Carolina for fine dining. The food is OUTSTANDING. The service is OUTSTANDING and there are not a bunch of screaming kids."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Simply outstanding. The go to restaurant for any occasion. Best restaurant in 3 counties - by far."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The perfect meal for my wife and me on our anniversary. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch. There is not a restaurant this good within at least a 70 mile radius."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Saturday evening was the second time we had been to the Open Door. When we arrived we were comfortably seated near the open fire place and our young server immediately came and welcomed us and took our drink orders. We had already reviewed the menu online and knew about what we wanted to try. Everything was properly prepared, served as you would want it and we both enjoyed the complete meal. I would highly recommend the Open Door for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was not bad but not as good as before. Server was different than any we have had previously."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you want an upscale evening in a little mountain town, at reasonable rates, The Copper Door is for you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had heard how good the restaurant was and were finally able to try it. We are from a coastal town in Florida with many high end restaurants. The food, service and atmosphere at Copper Door is as good as any and better than most. Menu is very original with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Our server Andrew was very knowledgable and attentive. Only problem is it is not always easy to get a reservation, too many people have discovered this gem."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Recommend trying special. Great service and good food in quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience, dinner at the Copper Door in Hayesville, NC, is an affordable indulgence. There, meal preparation is high art, service is impeccable and the atmosphere is so very comfortable!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at numerous restaurants throughout the world with The Copper Door consistently being at the TOP of the list in all categories. The food, ambiance and customer service is second to none. It is very refreshing to see the Owner/Chef personally involved while cooking our food. This family business IS the standard by which ALL restaurants should be held accountable for! We are honored to have such a fine dining experience close to our home here in Hayesville, N.C."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversary at The Copper Door and loved it. The food and service was amazing. This is a very nice restaurant for special occassions in a romantic setting. Everything was excellent and we will return again. Thank you Copper Door staff for making our special evening a memorable one!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening service and food were very good will come back"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The service was very good starting with the hostess and continuing throughout our dining experience. The wine list is good for the area and has one of our favorites. The food is the product of careful and experience preparation and high quality ingredients. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The portions were just right and the meals were served quickly so they were at the correct temperature. We were not rushed nor were we left ignored. The server did a very good job. We will return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "If you're looking for top of the line food and service you'll never be disappointed with The Copper Door. I've had an exceptional experience dining here on intimate dates as well as dining with parties larger that 20 people."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a party of 9 for a birthday dinner. Should only have had a party of 6 as we just could not converse across a gap in the tables. Food and service was great."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been to The Copper Door. The first time with a party of 8; this time with a party of 6. Both times everyone in the group had an excellent meal. I highly recommend the mushroom soup and fruits de mer!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014