The Copper Door
The Copper Door

The Copper Door

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.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!
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The Copper Door reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)romantic (91)neighborhood gem (89)notable wine list (73)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (25)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Blackened anything.....great!
    Geezer
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My favorite place to dine........Dennis is the best chef......best veal chop ever.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    moneyman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A friend recommended The Copper Door. We made reservations for Saturday, November 8, 2014. My wife and I ordered the squash soup which my wife liked, but I thought it was just "ok". We then had a salad, which was very plain lettuce, warmer than we prefer, and we ate a small portion of it. Our main course was the rib eye steak, which we felt was good, but nothing special. We then had cream brulee which appeared to be just taken out of the refrigerator instead of warm, as we prefer. All in all The Copper Door was nothing special and quite pricey for the dining experience that we had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • owens
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We took our granddaughter there, her dad owns a restaurant in Atlanta area, and she works there when she is home. She goes to Young Harris College. She gave it a "thumbs up" as we always do when we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It is always great to eat at the copper door. It is very romantic and the food is wonderful. All the servers have been very attentive to all my needs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    KudzuliciousVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Copper Door is always perfect, from the ambiance to the service to the food to the prices. This is a special restaurant in a cozy location. If you're any where near the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Copper Door is worth the trip. Chef Dennis has perfected a restaurant that would be at home in any big city ... in the small mountain town of Hayesville. It is truly better than most restaurants in Atlanta. Try the daily special seafood. The ingredients are impeccably sourced and prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining at The Copper Door
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We took a group of six to The Copper Door with reservations at 7 p.m. We arrived on time and were seated within two minutes. The drinks were perfect, the service was excellent and the food was, well, one of the group who "took a chance" on a seafood dish said it was the best he had ever tasted. The other five diners agreed that The Copper Door ranked as one of their best dining experiences. It's a great restaurant and you can actually have a six-way conversation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding place!
    Jawclu
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at the Copper Door. Well managed and the type place you would never expect to find in rural Hayesville. Competes with any restaurant you would find in any major metropolitan location. If you have not been to the Copper Door, you don't know what you are missing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best within 100 miles
    lovethefood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Half of the reason we come to the Copper door is the professional service. It exceeds anywhere else we have eaten in NC. The other half of the reason, the food, is without a doubt worth every cent one could spend on it. The menu has been somewhat static, but the specials usually make up for that. We're the Copper door closer to us, we would be there every week.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Outstanding food, service and very friendly staff! Relaxed atmosphere, but fine dining for certain. Very accommodating for our special occasion! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A+ Dining in a small community
    Wonderful
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Our experience at The Copper Door was absolutely without fault! From the moment we entered the building until the moment we left, all of our needs, wants and request were given the utmost attention to detail. You couldn't ask for a better dining experience. The food was without question delicious, well prepared and tasteful. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the dishes being prepared as specials and on the menu. We were never without her attention when something was wanted or needed. Just an all around wonderful dining experience. Excellent evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lesmarmitons
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Copper Door is one of the best in North West Georgia. Wine list for food pairing is great Presentation diversity of menue presentation of lates is outstanding. If you are a fan of POT ROAST it is the best at a low cost. Do not leave without trying their bresd pudding. We have invited two groups of 10 people and they all say it is the greatest On weekends the plce is full so please reserve 2 weeks in advance not to be desapointed J P Jobin Founding chairman Les Marmitons (mens cooking club) www.lesmarmiton.org
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Always wonderful.........................................................
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • flygolf
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The occasion was my wife's 60th birthday. Service was EXCELLENT and the food was very good. The setting is very attractive and pleasing to the eye. Noise level is a little high for a person with hearing problems. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upscale in a small town
    1sttimevisit
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great spot for an intimate dinner. Our server was friendly, attentive but not overbearing. She knew it was our anniversary and made us feel comfortable. Food was delicious and amble. This was our first experience here but not our last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have eaten here several times since opening. The food is always well-prepared and meets or exceeds expectations. Service is great. I would suggest some more choices in sides, more specials, more frequent menu changes, and an NC craft beer on tap (or two).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • patandsteve
    pttsrg
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. We come up to north Georgia every summer, and this was the first time at The Copper Door. We will be coming here often in the future. Everything was great. Nothing to criticize
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Part of a Girl's Weekend...
    Bokchoybritt
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The starter was a crawfish crepe and it was very good. For the main, I had the filet with lobster & vegetables. The steak was the best I have ever had. The lobster was okay, but the cream sauce the lobster was smothered in, wasn't. I believe food should be allowed to stand out and stay true to their original flavors. The sauce did not do a thing for this lobster. BUT the steak was awesome! The veg was clearly an afterthought. My friend ordered the filet with crab. Same thing here. Crab was more like a crab salad and was placed on top of the steak. The wine list is comprehensive and diverse. Pros: Nice atmosphere, Diverse wine list, decent on service, GREAT steaks! Cons: Undereducated staff, a little pricey, not so great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    RosalieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything we ordered was excellent! Our drinks from the bar were perfect. The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious but could use a few more bread crisps with it. 3 is not enough. 6 would be perfect. The mushroom soup is still the best soup anywhere. The duck has been our favorite and still is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    MtnGal09
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent restaurant in an area without many options for this kind of dining. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Celebrating my mom's 90th birthday so wanted everything to be nice. I have dined at Copper Door many times and this was the first time I was disappointed. We were seated and we waited 10 minutes and no one even acknowledged we were there after being seated by the hostess.My husband had to go back to the lobby to tell the hostess that no one had come to our table. The hostess was very apologetic and gave us our cocktails on the house which was appreciated. I ordered one of the specials-a prime rib. The meat was tough and flavorless. This is the first time I have not enjoyed my meal. Just did not have a good experience that night. The waitress was very nice and not her fault. I guess it was just an off night for them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mountain Gem
    Gloria
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a lovely restaurant nestled in a charming town in the mountains. This is truly a mountain gem fit for any city with style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Russell and Gail Young
    Usyoungs
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We enjoyed our night at the Copper Door on October 2nd. The food was terrific, the atmosphere was wonderful and the service was the best! David is a terrific waiter!! We would recommend The Copper Door to anyone who enjoys fine dining and everything that goes with it!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It was a very pleasant dining experience but then it always is at The Copper Door. It is one of our favs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • aisleofview
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    our filet steaks were cooked to perfection...exactly medium rare and my husband's rare. The vegetables were crisp tender, the potatoes nice and hot and the service was excellent. We came for my husband's birthday and were very pleased with the desserts , too. Thank you for a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful meal..great service!
    rltmd41
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our third visit to The Copper Door and all have been fantastic. My filet was like butter and melted in your mouth! I told my husband it was the best steak I had ever eaten. We will be back next month with friends from Denver. Thanks also to David, our server, whom we requested. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great recommendations
    Youngharrisparents
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The copper door was recommend to us by our hotel It did not disappoint
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited vegetarian menu
    veggielover
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The menu was well-crafted and explored a number of classic and new flavor combinations, although the vegetarian (non-pescatarian) will find options to be very limited, especially for entrees. That being said, the vegetable plate was good and the mushroom bisque lived up to its hype (WONDERFUL).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful venue in a small town.
    Wolfie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were visiting relatives in the area and we're told they had heard only rave reviews on Copper Door so we went. Mark our waiter was fabulous. The food was extraordinary and couldn't have enjoyed our evening more. We will certainly return to Copper Door if we're in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the mountains
    HappyTrails
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was first-rate, eloquently presented by a professional staff, well versed in menu and extensive wine list. Mells sophistication with the innocence of small town Americana. Such a variety of entrees! Must haves: baked Brie and the wild mushroom soup. One of the many reasons we love mountain life. A true gem!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ARBTRAVELER
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Outstanding. Best in North Georgia. My ribeye was the best ever. My wife's cod was superb. Andrew Smith was an outstanding server. Have already made reservations to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    momoftwirls
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner on an anniversary trip in the N. Ga mountains. It was a wonderful experience. Everything we ate was fantastic and our service was outstanding as well. We loved the ambiance within the restaurant, quite the gem in Hayesville, NC. The chef even wrote a card for our anniversary and had it sitting on our table when we arrived! Thankful that my parents recommended this place to us!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in WNC
    Jcooper
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and great service, without question the best in western North Carolina. Highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit
    mkko
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    At the servers' recommendation tried the salmon on bed of spinach with caramelized onions and sun dried tomatoes - lightly sauced and hubby had cesar salad entree with blackened salmon. Both perfectly prepared. Love the ambiance with traditional dark paneled walls and large stone fireplace. Facility is impeccably clean and staff is knowledgeable and welcoming. On our first visit had a beef tenderloin filet and it was a quality filet prepared as requested. My new fav place in this neck of the woods
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    RinaK
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion or when we just want to feel special. The service is excellent and so is the food. Always an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Copper Door - Best in Area
    ShandyBear
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for a special birthday dinner. Service was terrific, (Andrew). Food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Foodie8687
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our server, Kari, was outstanding, the food divine, and the atmosphere cozy. If you are looking for a place with exceptional service and food, The Cooper Door is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 20Rick
    RJenk
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent meal! Group of 8 with many different meals, ALL fantastic. Had all 7 of the deserts and none disappointed. Great service and just a great evening. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    ATLgirlkd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was an amazing find for a date night in the mountains on our away-from-the-city mini-vacation. They had great food, service, and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful surprise
    Durness98
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We made reservations at The Copper Door on the recommendation of friends and were so pleasantly surprised to find such a quality restaurant hidden in a small NC town. We would rank this restaurant with any of the quality restaurants in Atlanta with one wonderful difference: it was missing the noise and crowding of tables. We ate much more than we should have because the food was so well-prepared and flavorful. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 55th birthday dinner
    birthday
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Staying at Brasstown Valley Resort for my husband's 55th birthday. I looked for a nice restaurant for his birthday dinner and decided on The Copper Door. We were not disappointed! The service was excellent and the food was the best!!!!! We were treated like royalty. Everyone greeted is and said Happy Birthday to my husband. A birthday card on the table from the chef. Thanked us for coming and again wished my husband a Happy Birthday when we left. We stay in this area several times a year. We will come back to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.