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Frogs Leap Public House, Waynesville, NC

Frogs Leap Public House

4.8
4.8
1458 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
We are now open Tuesday-Saturday for Dinner with a limited a la carte menu.
Please watch our website for current hours and menus.
Just off Main Street in historic Downtown Waynesville: FLPH is a dinner only modern farm to table restaurant celebrating the food, culture, beer and art of Western North Carolina.
The FLPH kitchen, under Chef Kaighn B. Raymond prepares a new, seasonal menu every few days featuring local, sustainable, natural and organic foods. We strive to offer an exciting, diverse, ingredient focused menu combining Southern flavors with modern techniques combined with exotic dishes from around the world.
Sample the best local craft brews, a carefully curated wine list, or a unique hand crafted cocktail from our seasonal drink list in a relaxed but elegant setting surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. Please call 828.456.1930 for assistance.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 456-1930

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kaighn Raymond

  • Catering

    Vist<br />http://frogsleappublichouse.com/events/<br />for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    FLPH will work with you to design a unique package and menu for each event.FLPH is ideal for smaller private events under 24 seated guests and larger cocktail parties.Over 24 seated guests will require a buy out of the restaurant for the dining period.Tonia Raymond for more event information: 828-456-1945http://frogsleappublichouse.com/events/

  • Private party contact

    Tonia Raymond: (828) 456-1945

  • Neighborhood

    Waynesville

  • Cross street

    Montgomery

  • Parking details

    Everything is street or public parking. We do apologize for any inconvenience if there are special needs please call restaurant directly for further assistance. 828.456.1930.

  • Public transit

    Downtown Waynesville on Church &amp; Montgomery.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Asheville

    Best Overall

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Best Service

  • Asheville

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Asheville

    Healthy

  • Asheville

    Special Occasion

  • Asheville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to FLPH since it opened and we have never been disappointed. We had the Foie Gras appetizer and it was perfect! We also had the best presentation of Tuna Tartare ever, just brilliant and delicious. If that wasn't enough, the scallops entree was a hit and the chicken breast stuffed entree with white pimento cheese and then deep fried gave a whole new and wonderful meaning to "fried chicken". Tender, juicy, cheese filled and crispy. Chef hit it out of the ballpark and we were delighted to be there and throughly enjoy the home run.
  2. BC

    BarbaraC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Tasting 5 course meal was Michellin standard
  3. KH

    KatyH

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu this past week and it was superb. The attention to detail in each course as well as the seasonality of ingredients was spot-on and I know we will be returning. Our server Tristan was delightful- very knowledgeable and personable and we would certainly seek him out again. I cannot recommend this enough!
  4. CL

    CindyLT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother, sister and I had reservations at Frogs Leap on 7/30/2022. We had the 5 course meal and some cocktails. I cannot say enough about this place. The atmosphere was relaxing. The food and drinks were phenomenal. I absolutely adored our server Tristan C. It was the best dining experience I’ve had in a while. I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends and returning the next time I visit the area.
  5. OC

    OfeliaC

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!! Service and food outstanding!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Son’s Internship
  7. TW

    TWFL

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Frogs, and the new menu Rocks, so many great items to taste and you get a wide variety. Add the wine paring to it and it is an awesome value. The menu will be changing frequently but if you have a chance to get their version of the Gazpacho, it is to die for.. #Eatlocal #Frogsrocks
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently excellent dining. For us, just special occasions. Always a pleasure.
  9. PP

    PierreP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please come back. There are so few good restaurants in Haywood. We don’t want to lose one of the best.
  10. SC

    SuzanneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the layers of flavor with every bite was Iron Chef worthy! The cocktails were spectacular! The service was outstanding! Cannot wait to go back again.
  11. JE

    JESSICAK

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We have been to Frogs Leap many times and the food is always outrageously good. Though I can’t remember her name, our server this time wasn’t as friendly as others we’ve had, and unfortunately that can make or break an experience, especially when you are spending hundreds of dollars on dinner. Also, I’m not sure if this is meant to be a family restaurant or not, but we came with our baby and there are no high chairs and also no changing station in the women’s bathroom, so I had to change my baby next to a toilet on paper towels. I wish a few things would change to make it an optimal dining experience. Other than that, food gets 10/10, and the owner is very accommodating and friendly!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, FLPH was on point. I love walking in to the smell of a wood burning oven. The food was impeccable. Service friendly and genuine. We love having this restaurant in our neighborhood!
  13. o

    overstuffed

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and all well done.
  14. RW

    RobertW

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect place after a long drive. Luckily, we did not get delayed any longer than we did, otherwise, we would have missed out. Perhaps cocktails taste better after driving almost 700 miles, but the Boreal Chorus bourbon cocktail was outstanding. It was a perfect balance of sweet, sour, bitter, and even heat. I will be attempting to hack that recipe for a long time. The Berkshire pork chop was the best pork chop I ever ate. My wife’s stuffed chicken breast was the best one she ever ate. I love Asheville, but I am glad I decided to take the scenic route on to our next destination instead of through Asheville, otherwise, we would not have had this awesome dining experience.
  16. PK

    PKRaymond

    Orlando

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We started at the bar where Neal was fantastic as our bartender. Friendly. Fast service. Great guy. Martinis were great as well as the dates and pork belly were the best. Made our way to dining room. Server Kyle was attentive and friendly. Burrata was fresh and homemade. Creapella with scallops and NY Strip both did not disappoint. We come here every year! $250 for 5 drinks and food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding not too stuffy but definitely one of the best restaurants in the area.
  18. SH

    SamH

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the waiter did a good job.
  19. AS

    AllieS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great wine. Good atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
  20. E

    Emseal

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a nice dinner without having to feel you should dress up. The service was great and the food superb. There’s a nice bar area while you wait for your table.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Waynesville, by far! The food is excellent, the wait staff, the bar. The appetizers are great for sharing. My favorite is the burrata and tomato salad and the shrimp and grits are the best i’ve ever had
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night. Outstanding dinner, service, ambiance…makes for the perfect evening. We never have had a bad meal/dish here. Love ourselves the Leap!
  23. D

    Debi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was wonderful as always. Food was fantastic and our service the absolute best. Our server was attentive, very knowledgeable and made sure we had everything we wanted. And at one point she was tied up with a large table, so the bartender brought our wine to the dining room, so we wouldn't have to wait. The service was top notch. The chef was very considerate to look out for my husband who is allergic to tree nuts... Checking every ingredient in the dish to be sure. The plate presentation was beautiful. Perfect service, perfect food and a perfect evening. What could possibly be better.
  24. LT

    LivingTheDream

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    A very limited confusing menu. Just a list of ingredients used to make a concoction. I really struggled to find something that i could order. And the prices where crazy high. $62 for a NY strip steak. Be sure to check out the menu before you go so as to not be disappointed or to not have to make the decision once you get there to stay or go.
  25. MC

    MichaelCynthiaT

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I had the pork chop with grits and collards. It was excellent. My husband got the New York strip medium and it was completely red in the center. He asked if they could cook it a little more to medium and they tried. Steak came back rare as before. We didn’t make a big deal about it but we will not return. There was no apology or offer to make it right.
  26. GC

    GaryC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience. Excellent service. Food was too notch
  27. NB

    NoBSFromMe

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love dining here. Great menu from the appetizers to the desserts. Truly wonderful food. One Note: It is NOT a place a child would enjoy. This is a dining experience meant to please the grown-ups. We appreciate that after dining here multiple years there has never been a surprise of an unhappy child dining next to us
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were excellent. My husband started with the foie gras and a glass of Sauternes. We both had the halibut entree, as recommended by our server, with the recommended wine. The fish was moist and tender, not overcooked as so frequently happens. The flavors of the food with the wines were very well-balanced and complementary. All in all, this was a lovely dining experience. I would highly recommend Frog’s Leap.
  29. BP

    BruceP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, wonderful atmosphere, great selection of bourbons. Neil our bartender was a pleasure to talk with. I'm sorry I don't remember our waitress's name, but she was wonderful. She suggested the fried green tomatoes, which were wonderful, and she was very personable, easy to talk to. We both had the New York Strip steak which was so flavorful. We will definitely be back.
  30. EP

    EddieP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding evening our waiter was fantastic the food was over the top as always this is my favorite place in Waynesville to go to celebrate a special occasion
  31. M

    Manny1

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Waynesville hands down. Fresh and unique farm to table offerings. Great service!!!
  32. MB

    MannyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best high end restaurant in Waynesville. Local and organic food.
  33. B

    Batgirl

    Fort Lauderdale

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, very creative and delicious. Service was also fabulous, friendly and attentive. The hush puppy appetizer was amazing as was the buttermilk fried Nashville chicken. And the salted caramel brownie sundae was the perfect ending. Highly recommend this establishment.
  34. ED

    EvanD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A meal so nice we enjoyed it twice, by going back a second night. My wife and I were traveling as a way to relax and there were no worries about how good this meal is. From spot on recommendation to pairing of food and drink, after our 1st meal…there was no way we could go anywhere else. They had a wide range of apps, entrees and desserts to satisfy anyone’s palate. Also it is great to know where the ingredients come from. Would highly recommend.
  35. MN

    MikeN

    Birmingham

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very innovative and as usual, our favorite is the truffle fries appetizer. Their staff is caring and cheerful.
  36. RW

    RobertW

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. A must’nn
  37. SF

    SueFood

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our food was delicious and plated beautifully. Our waiter was able to give us appropriate information on the menu items. Those who had cocktails thought they were delightful. Our food was serve at a correct temperature. The restaurant was able to make adjustments and add three people to our party. We were seated immediately and served quickly. It is a good place to eat a beautiful meal. It is rather expensive for our area. The Halibut was $45. No bread or salad was served. I appreciated having high quality food.
  38. TM

    TreyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove out from Asheville and the food and our waiter were all perfect.
  39. T

    Toni

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Our fourth time here Very disappointing - seated at two top smashed next to another two top by service door despite only two other tables in the entire restaurant… When we asked the waitress, she was rude and said this is all we have every other table is booked. From then on it only got worse. The wine pour was maybe 1 ounce for a $15 malbec We had to ask if there was specials, which she said no unless you would like trout and I asked the’ one on the menu?” She responded well if you don’t like that you don’t need to hear about the other one. We ordered an appetizer and when she saw me sharing it with my husband, I quote “ wow she’s sharing!” This is all true. At that point we decided not to pay $60 for lamb chops.. Got the bill and left we went to a fabulous Italian restaurant in Haywood ,’ Amici’ where they could not have been nicer. We are fine with paying exorbitant prices for food in Waynesville North Carolina but you better have exemplary, respectful service. I would never refer this restaurant to anyone again and I had referred it to many. Horrible

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on April 15, 2022I do apologize for the misunderstanding of where you were seated and how that was handled. I also called to try to open communication in regards to your take on our pricing and other issues you mentioned, but got NO response. WE DO strive on a daily basis to meet ALL guest request and needs. Should you allow US the opportunity to turn your thoughts around, I am quite confident that your next review would be more like all others that you can see posted.

  40. DW

    DonnaW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Christian, was amazing. The whole dining experience was great. We’ll be regulars.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Frogs Leap Public House is rated 4.8 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Frogs Leap Public House

44 Church St, Waynesville, NC 28786

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Montgomery

  • Neighborhood

    Waynesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Everything is street or public parking. We do apologize for any inconvenience if there are special needs please call restaurant directly for further assistance. 828.456.1930.

  • Public transit

    Downtown Waynesville on Church & Montgomery.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kaighn Raymond

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 456-1930

  • Catering

    Vist<br />http://frogsleappublichouse.com/events/<br />for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    FLPH will work with you to design a unique package and menu for each event.FLPH is ideal for smaller private events under 24 seated guests and larger cocktail parties.Over 24 seated guests will require a buy out of the restaurant for the dining period.Tonia Raymond for more event information: 828-456-1945http://frogsleappublichouse.com/events/

  • Private party contact

    Tonia Raymond: (828) 456-1945

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