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Frogs Leap Public House, Waynesville, NC

Frogs Leap Public House

4.7
4.7
1491 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was so professional and knowledgeable about the menu. The service was very quick, the decor was welcoming and comfortable, and the food! The food was so good. You could tell at the very first bite that the chef enjoyed making each dish. Will definitely return.
  2. G

    Granadagal

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After living here for three years, we finally discovered this gem. Several friends highly recommended it so we were able to sneak away for a quiet dinner. Tristan was an amazing server and bartender. The food was outstanding, both the small plates and the main courses. The wine parings were perfect as well. We are happy we found Frog's Leap and will definitely be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frog’s Leap never disappoints! The food is always fantastic and the servers are experts on the menu and ingredients. The ambience is perfect any day of the year but especially on cool fall days.
  4. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My wife and I went last night for date night and this was quite possibly the worst dining experience we've ever had. Especially for the price. I made a reservation online for 8:30. The restaurant called and asked if we could change it to 8 and I agreed. We then had to rush and get ready since it's about a 45 minute drive. We called ahead and said that we would be about 10 minutes late and we walked into the restaurant at 8:09. Our table for two was not ready. The hostess and 2 waitresses were bussing tables in a house of what I estimated to be about 20 tables. I understand the new normal of being short staffed but this was ridiculous. Why did they change our reservation to earlier and then not be ready for us? We ordered cocktails and did not get them until 8:28. My cocktail was decent if only about 3 glugs but my wife's pear pollywog was completely oversalted and just gross. My wife is diabetic and had done her insulin before going in. After the long wait just to get a drink I told the waitress and she said she would put part of our order to the front. When she passed by again, I asked if there was even some bread or crackers for my wife so that she could get something in her stomach. She flatly told me no. When the first two dishes arrived it was close to 8:45. We ordered the devils on horseback, pork belly, onion soup and sweet potato fritters. The stuffed figs were bad with no flavor of blue cheese, the bacon overdone, and with the texture of liver mush. The pork belly was good but not by any means "life changing" as the waitress had claimed, and probably only 3 ounces at that. The onion soup broth itself was good but the bread (which I was told they don't have any of) was solid as a rock and burnt. It was so hard I threw it on the table and it bounced. The sweet potato "fritters" were like deep fried strings and were completely burnt; this was inedible even though I was very hungry. I am so glad that we didn't take our kids. It would have been a nightmare.

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on November 9, 2022In answer to your review, the time change was done during the day, with the definite option to keep original time, this was NOT to inconvenience you!I was the last person you spoke with when you needed change.At that time you expressed your apologies in having to cut the meal short because your wife is diabetic and was not feeling well.There was NO mention of dissatisfaction in your meal or experience. In order to fix a problem you have to know there is one, you did not.We did try to call you.

  5. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is outstanding!!! There are no words to describe the magical way they meld flavors/spices. This is our go-to for special occasions. It is very pricey which is the reason for the 3 stars for value although it is “an experience”
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff. Would highly recommend.
  7. S

    Shep

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative. Fun. Fantastic.
  8. BH

    BrynH

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited for the first time this past weekend and we’re not disappointed! The food was absolutely delicious. I love the eclectic menu and the chef is very creative/talented! Our server was very knowledgeable of each dish and very pleasant.
  9. L

    Laurie

    Charleston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and it was our anniversary dinner. Our server Melissa was wonderful through out the evening! We ordered the 5-Course Tasting Menu and it was fantastic, generous portions artfully presented, and delicious. The Chef suggested wine pairing was well chosen and perfectly complemented each dish. We would highly recommend Frog’s Leap Public House!
  10. JR

    JulieR

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frogs Leap Public House is a class act all the way around. Our food was outstanding with flavor combinations that explode in your mouth. The service was excellent with our waiter extremely well versed in the menu options. The atmosphere is casual and cozy as we had a table for two celebrating our anniversary. The owner is welcoming and went above and beyond in making our special night memorable. Highly recommend this eating establishment!
  11. KH

    KathyH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived 20 minutes early for our 6 pm reservation. The restaurant was half full. They agreed to seat us, if we would have cocktail hour at the table for awhile, which we agreed. The Old Fashion and White Bordeaux were great. About 6:20 they took our food order. Devils horseback appetizer was very good. My husband had the fried chicken stuffed with pimento cheese and it was excellent. I had the short rib over grits. It was good however the grits were lukewarm as were the vegetables. The short rib was good but not “fall off the bone” as promised. It was average. They were very good to bring another side dish of grits, which were excellent,however still just not hot. The ambiance was nice, service was on the slower side from the kitchen. The bill including tip was over $200 for two. We would recommend for a special night out, just be prepared for a leisurely dinner.
  12. RM

    RonaldM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was wonderful!
  13. V

    Vivian

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    There was only one others table of customers which should have given us the first clue. We had the seasonal salad because that was the only salad offered. The steak , which I love well done how ever my husband asked it to be medium, it was so burnt you could not eat it even me . The French onion soup was terrible, like broth , raw onions. We did not finish our meals and told our server why . Sad because we went a few years ago and it was delicious, you could barely walk through the bar area .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Keep the pork chop on the menu and will have it weekly.
  15. NB

    NoBSFromMe

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently top-notch! Dining here for over 5 years and always a fantastic dining experience Our server Ashley is informative, friendly and interactive and has the best sense of humor. A+! You will be delighted to have her as your server. She is outstanding and adds a lot to the overall dining experience! The food... Wow.... Inventive. Satisfying. Beyond delicious! The kitchen staff and Chef Kaighn really put together a well crafted, palatable adventure of flavors Never disappointed, and we always leave with leftovers (gotta save room for the incredible desserts!)
  16. DC

    DanC

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was overpriced, the skirt steak was remarkably small portion for the price and extremely salty. The sides that a company did we’re good, the waitress was excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing!
  18. D

    Dfar

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambiance were all flawless. Ashley was fantastic. Every dish amazing. One of our new favs.
  19. BS

    BradenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter named Tristan took good care of us & explained our dishes very thoroughly! We loved our sea bass & scallop meals!
  20. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was well done and the menu items are thoughtful, local and well done
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. What put it over the top was the excellent service we received from Tristan.
  22. RK

    RuthK

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tristan the waiter was outstanding. Great dining experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I very much like that the restaurant is spaciously laid out so you don’t feel like you’re part of your neighboring tables conversation. Nice service and quality food. Portion sizes were on point. The devils on horseback appetizer was my favorite part of the meal.
  24. DN

    DecaturNative

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food with wonderful flavors. Excellent presentation and service. Consistently very good; never disappoints.
  25. JE

    JESSICAK

    Tampa

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tristan is one of the best servers we’ve ever had. The staff is attentive and our food was delicious, as always. Our only wish is that you bring back THE Caesar salad and the Parmesan truffle fries! The menu isn’t the same without them. The new additions were delicious but those are classics! My scallops were so tasty and the corn chowder it was on was out of this world!

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022We will bring them back, as soon as we have someone to cook, them, and we will do the fries when we have time on request now. Thank you!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. This is our favorite restaurant in Waynesville!
  27. KK

    KathyKoz

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Everyone was so gracious and caring about our experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Left smelling like a camp fire though. They must cook with wood.
  29. GC

    GeorgiaC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Great atmosphere And main course of scallops and sweet corn delicious. Husband had them put the grouper with the sweet corn , also delicious 😋.

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you!

  30. VM

    VickiM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Devils on Horseback did not disappoint. Melted in your mouth greatness. Great wine selection (recommend the Red Schooner in whatever Voyage they offer). The chef accommodated my need to avoid sesame seeds in the tuna tartar which was awesome. I did expected the fois gras to be at least warm but it was served cold (still great). Lovely restaurant with a great menu and wonderful service.

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you Vicki, we spoke privately and we appreciate your concerns, I would like to say that the foie gras in question is a torchon and traditionally served chilled. "Foie gras terrine or torchon should be served chilled with slices of crusty peasant-style bread" We occasionally do not understand our guests seasoning preferences and are happy to adjust when we are notified. We hope that next time wee see you we can adjust and improve your opinion of us. Thank you for your kind review.

  31. PA

    PhilA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food! Just wish they would turn the bright spotlights down. Need to use some table lamps.

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022We will take a look at the settings, they must have not been adjusted for service, We apologize and thank you for your kind review.

  32. f

    familyfoodie

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid fine dining and transcendent flavor. Glad to see devils on horseback are still on the menu!

    Frogs Leap Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you!

  33. a

    angel2dine

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service.
  34. EB

    ElizabethB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner last night with another couple at Frog’s Leap and everything was top-notch!! Christian is an excellent bartender and Tristan is a wonderful waiter! The food was delicious and well-presented and we could not have been happier with our experience there
  35. ML

    MartiL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the Frog's Leap for years, but last night, the food was the best I have had in NC!
  36. KC

    KevinC

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frogs Leap consistently provides top quality locally sourced foods prepared with creativity, skill, and intention, that always creates a fantastic dinning experience.
  37. RS

    RebeccaS

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable meal! We made a reservation the day before and received a phone call to confirm on the day of our dinner; I'm so sorry I didn't call back. We were traveling the Parkway with spotty service. When we walked in we were warmly greeted by name (how did she know?!). Great menu. I have an allergy to pork and asked our wonderful server if he might ask the kitchen to leave that portion off my dinner of sea scallops and he was very gracious to do. The scallops and the accompanied corn chowder, fingerlings and herbs were perfect. My spouse had pork chops and said his meal was equally perfect. We shared a creme brulee that was a good finish. Best thing I can say is our server and the hostess who kept tabs on our drinks and water are in a good place to let their friendliness and graciousness be appreciated. Will highly recommend to friends traveling the area. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  38. GD

    GratefulDiner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and the food was fantastic! Never had a less than perfect dining experience here.
  39. KK

    KKWSC

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful elevated pub atmosphere but quiet & relaxed. Outstanding food choices from local sources. Very attentive servers.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.

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 4.7 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


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, 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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