Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant
It features a creatively prepared and presented Contemporary American menu with a Southern twist in the farm to table tradition. Fresh produce locally grown is hand selected and prepared by our Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Burson, whose entrees respect the natural flavors of high quality, humanely raised and locally harvested food. His kitchen produces cuisines from many regions including Classical French, Southern USA, and Mediterranean. Many guests describe the food at the Lake Rabun Hotel as "the best in the mountains."
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pecan-Crusted Mountain Trout
Peas, Watercress, Prosciutto, Quinoa, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Lake Rabun Hotel Breakfast Platter
Pancakes, Sausage Gravy, Buttermilk Biscuit, Scrambled Eggs, Local Grits, Home-Fried Potatoes, and Bacon
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
Roasted Corn Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Carrots, Grilled Green Onion Chimichurri
Amazing dinner and service!
I took my husband for Valentines Day thinking he would love it. I have been to Lake Rabun Hotel before and just loved the ambiance and food. For Valentine’s the ambiance was completely lacking! The lights in the restaurant were on full bore (my previous visits had always had dimmed lights and string lights to add to the mood/ambiance) and the music was set to a pop station that honestly was just not setting the mood for Valentine’s. The food was completely subpar regardless of how good I wanted it to be. My husbands lobster bisque was very watered down and fishy- no depth like a true bisque should have. My husband ordered a mushroom pasta dish that had absolutely no flavor and no sauce on it! It was basically moistened mushroom tortellini that didn’t even have a mushroom flavor. I got the filet which although was tender was also very dry and served room temperature. Needless to say I was embarrassed that I built the food up to my husband so much. He will never go back. I will return with my mother and give it another try since we are local and I really have had great experiences here before.
We apologize that your experience was not what you had experienced in past visits. Feedback, good and bad, is always welcome. We at the Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant strive to make every experience a good one. Thank you for making us aware of what we need to improve. We hope to see you in the future and make your next memory with us exceptional.
Had reservations but probably an hour before we received our food some of which was cold
We are so sorry your food took so long. I, the dining room supervisor, was not aware of the situation or I would have loved to have expedited this. We were working with a fairly new staff and I thank you for you review. We are actively working on the cold food situation and will have this resolved promptly. Without your feedback we cannot improve. I do hope you will try us again in the future.
We have eaten at LRH before and it was good. Didn't like the very limited Valentine menu. Food was ok this time, service was great but hated our table in the bar area. This is a high traffic area for everyone entering and leaving the restaurant. Would go back on a 'non' holiday and request a different seating location purely based on prior experiences.
We had the best dinner with our out of town guests who had never been. Cody was as always amazing, as were the food, drinks and other staff. We always love to come for special occasions or just cause...never disappoints, and this time was no different. The Halibut special and mushroom soup were amazing! We had a variety of entrees and salads from the menu as well...all superb! Thank you again for making a special visit even more special!
We were warm and toasty in the enclosed / outdoor seating area. Food was very good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Another wonderful dinner at Lake Rabun Hotel. We would highly recommend this jewel of a mountain retreat at the lake!
Thank you for your kind review, and we are happy that you enjoyed your experience!
Lake Rabun Hotel has a wonderful restaurant. We had a fabulous dinner and breakfast was delicious as well.
Thank you for five-stars across the board! We are blessed to have an amazing, creative staff!
It is a very beautiful and rustic hotel that has been there since the early 1920s. The food was very good and the service was exceptional.
Great meal and great service. The occasion was my sister's birthday and she loved it. Also, one member of the party is celiac (no gluten) and she was well taken care of with several options to pick from. We could tell by what our server said that they take great care. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for such a positive review! We are honored to have helped celebrate your sister's birthday and look forward to celebrating many more!
Quaint, charming restaurant. Food was delicious and loved the presentation. Will go back.
We had a wonderful stay and plan to go back when it’s warmer weather. The food was phenomenal in the restaurant. Service was great. Wish the rooms had balconies and bathtubs. But overall terrific place!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! For future reference: the Appalachian Room and Fish Camp Cottages 1-3 have bathtubs! The Garden Room has its own private balcony. The Innkeeper's Cottage and all 5 Fish Camp Cottages have private porches as well equipped with comfortable furniture and gas grills!
What a quaint wonderful hotel. While our room was small it was adequate. Bathroom could use a facelift. Breakfast was amazing! Best cheese grits I have ever had! Dinner was exceptional, 5 star restaurant and service. Staff was cheerful and helpful. We would go again and highly recommended the hotel and restaurant!
We are happy that you enjoyed the hotel and your dining experience, but most of all, we are happy that you found our staff to be accommodating. They are the lifeline of our business, and we appreciate your mentioning of their efforts!
My husband’s 75th Birthday!
Thank you for celebrating your husband's birthday with us!
Cozy hotel with rooms that are each unique. Breakfasts were just the right size and tasted fantastic, date night dinner was great, and cocktails afterwards were delicious. Definitely will be going back again for a couples weekend away.
We are happy that you enjoyed your hotel and dining experience! FYI...for a couple's weekend we offer massages, flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, and more to make the weekend extra special. Just give us a call when you are ready to treat your lady!
The atmosphere is wonderful and quaint. The food was very good and service prompt.
Thank you for you kind review and we hope to see you again soon!
Delicious food!! The staff were very friendly and helpful!!
Thank you for 5-stars and for mentioning our staff, as they are the heart and soul of our organization!
We have enjoyed this destination many times. Their Sunday brunch is a favorite!
Thank you for your continued patronage!
LRH Restaurant 2/15/20 We arrived early to our reservation and was offered table or bar seating. We were seated on an enclosed porch with stand up space heaters for diner's comfort. I had the brazano fish and my lovely wife had short ribs, both were good choices. We enjoyed the cozy rustic atmosphere and will definitely return.
We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to your return!
Wonderful setting, friendly staff, and food quality/preparation that are unbeatable; specialty drinks are creative and well prepared. Staff was a little busy (President's Day weekend, Valentine's Day) and thus could have been slightly more attentive on completion ... getting a bill delivered, taking/processing credit card. But, as typical, it was a great experience. We will, of course, return often
Thank you for your continued support! We are happy that you enjoyed the ambiance, staff, food, and drinks, however, I am disappointed that the "completion" of the evening wasn't a good experience. We are blessed to have a new point of sale system that has introduced a new training curve for closing checks, etc...We have now mastered it and I guarantee your next visit will be flawless!
Lively and relaxed atmosphere, even on a busy holiday (Valentine's Day). Awesome bartender, highly encourage arriving early for your reservation for a finely-crafted cocktail. We love opportunities for a finel meal here with a special focus on well cooked meats - short ribs and lamb shank are outstanding. The vibe of the place is simultaneously upscale and relaxed - you can enjoy a fine meal in jeans if you like, relax by the fireplace, strike up a tune on the piano and make new friends every visit. We are lucky to be fairly local and come several times a year.
Thank you for such a kind review! We look forward to your next visit!
Valentine’s Day Date
Thank you for celebrating Valentine's with us!
This was a wonderful choice for a special birthday dinner. The food was wonderful, moderately priced, and the ambiance was warm yet sophisticated.
We couldn't have asked for a better review! Thank you so much for choosing us as your birthday destination, and we hope to serve you again in the near future!
What an enjoyable evening. From the very beginning the host and then our server went out of there way to make us feel comfortable and welcome. The food was outstanding and came with wonderful presentation. We will be back.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!
We celebrated my husband’s birthday and also stayed over at the hotel. What a wonderful experience. Very lovely place.
I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Lovely dinner, as usual! We love to bring our friends here for dinner! The entire experience never disappoints.
We are glad that you enjoyed "the entire experience" and look forward to many more!
The new menu is outstanding! The trout was delicious & I especially liked Chef’s choice of sides that he paired with it. My husband raved about the wedge salad & the beef special which was a New York strip. The flavor was incredible & cooked perfectly to his liking. The service was exceptional & we will be back soon!
We are happy that you enjoyed our NEW Winter menu and our service! We look forward to serving you again!
Lovely hotel, friendly staff, nice location, excellent restaurant
Thank you for such a kind review and for 5-stars across the board!
Brunch was terrific and we look forward to returning. To have this amazing restaurant and historic hotel in the forest - how lucky are we? Okay, we're locals. But if you're from Atlanta or anywhere that's a bit of a drive, book a room and stay the night. You won't regret it. The "where you are" can't be beat. The staff is always so welcoming and friendly. (Manager Josh, multi-tasker Kendall, barmeister - Cody).
The Benedict had perfectly cooked eggs with runny yolks (not all chefs get this right) and omlette had just the right amount of cheese and sauce, with a savory smattering of diced proscuitto and veg. Crispy, flavorful roasted potatoes were seasoned so well we ate them all. Biscuits, mmmm. Cleaned our plates. The best part of brunch though, was the Bloody Mary! Bacon and a blue-cheese olive...pickled okra (hey we're in the south). Way to go, Cody! See y'all soon...
Wow! What a detailed and wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to many more Bloody Mary's to come!
This was my third time there !! I have loved it every time !!
Nothing makes us happier than to know that you have "loved it every time!" Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to serving you again in the future!
The “new chef” they have had since May continues to do an excellent job. We both had special of bronzino. It was outstanding. Nice crisp on the skin side, moist but cooked all the way through. Flavoring and presentation great. Excellent roasted quash salad also very good. As always, the house focaccia was yummy. We continue to believe this and Fortify the best consistently good and innovative restaurants in the area.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed Chef Travis Cintron's cuisine, and we look forward to serving you again and helping lead the "innovative" movement to offer unique, healthy, and locally-sourced cuisine.
Great food, service and atmosphere
We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to serving you again in the future!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our first dining experience at the Lake Rabun Restaurant. The ambiance was very relaxing, our server Cody was knowledgeable, efficient and timely. We never felt rushed through our meal, our needs were met the entirety of our dining experience. I would recommend and will certainly return.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your first experience with us, and we look forward to serving you and your family again soon.
Consistently good food. The staff are outstanding.
We are happy that you "consistently" enjoy our food and staff! We love what we do and are honored by your continued patronage.
This place is a treasure. Unique, cozy and oh so good.
Thank you so much for such kind words. We are honored that our uniqueness and cozy feel are considered a "treasure" by our guests.
Never disappoints! Ambience so charming...their cocktail menu is so creative and unexpected...the Lake Queen gin coctail was deliciious flavored with cucumber and bitters. My filet was very good as was my husband's daily special featuring grilled scallops. Service was very attentive.
We are happy that you enjoyed our unique cocktails, our farm-to-table food, and "attentive" service. It is always our honor to serve our guests, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Let me tell you about Lake Rabun Hotel & restaurant, if you want an excellent meal, wonderful ambience, friendly wait staff and the best desserts come here as often as you like.. I just love this restaurant.. My husband just passed away 12/14/19 and this was our favorite restaurant in all of North Georgia, so Friday night I took two of my favorite Piedmont singers to dinner for Christmas. It did NOT disapoint! Excellent!! Thank you for keeping all of my memories alive. Blessings...
We love that our hotel and restaurant is a special place for you and your family, as our core values include bringing people closer to their loved ones and giving them a unique dining experience. We are honored that you brought your friends here to create new memories, and we look forward to serving you again soon!
Enjoyable indeed, as we have a place on Lake Burton. However the food was fair at best for the price.
I am disappointed that you didn't find our food exceptional, and I look forward to earning another opportunity to serve you.
Wonderful service and food in a beautiful location!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
A nice respite during the holidays or any time of the year.
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 782-4946.
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 964 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.