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Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen, Waynesville, NC

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen

4.4
4.4
129 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Elevated Southern cooking & cocktails presented in rustic surroundings.

We offer a humble selection of handcrafted creations from the finest locally and regionally sourced ingredients. Birchwood Hall passionately showcases a farm-to-table approach deeply rooted in Southern tradition. Each dish pays homage to the down-home warmth of Southern cuisine with an eclectic, modern twist. We’re honored that you’ve chosen our table and look forward to serving your meal with the utmost pride and care…

~ Nicolas Peek / Executive Chef

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 246-6111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicolas Peek

  • Neighborhood

    Waynesville

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 129 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was excellent. Great food. Great service. Excellent bar tender. He made a French 75 the rivaled the Philadelphia Ritz. Such a wonderful surprise. Highly recommend.
  2. DH

    DeanH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Slow to be seated with reservations. Items came off grill with long waits between categories. One customer was served his mac n cheese then a long wait before he received what was supposed to be the grilled portabella burger (it turned out to be a grilled hamburger and he is a vegetarian. We had to make the staff aware twice to get drinks and silverware. One member of the wait staff was throwing herself around the dining area at breakneck speed accomplishing very little and impressing no one. The duck wings were excellent.
  3. DR

    DonovanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and setting were amazing! This is a great date night spot!!
  4. MF

    MarciaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Would have preferred a classic wedge salad. This butter lettuce is all leaves and little wedge. Did not think your appetizers were appealing so ordered sashes for the table. Those were WONDERFUL!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation for my husband’s birthday and we were the second couple in line. First couple had been in line waiting for the hostess for awhile, we waited around 15 minutes for the hostess. Several people made eye contact with us but no one assisted us. Once the hostess showed up, she seated the couple at the bar then came back and said there would be at least a 20 minute wait. We said we had a reservation and there were several booths and tables open. She said that they were slammed and needed to give the waitress a break to catch up. We pointed out a booth and said no. Then we asked about a table, initially she said no and we said why and she seemed to get upset and grabbed a couple of menus and slapped them down on the table. Table was dirty and had spilled water on it. We got up and left.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very accommodating on time. Great service. Attentive and not intrusive. Food was good.
  7. LC

    LisaC

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and tasty. Also bartender made me the perfect dirty martini
  8. KW

    KevinW

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    people were friendly and accommodating. Menu was truly a southern take on comfort food. Chicken and biscuits was great as was the pimento cheese app. Menu didn't really offer much of anything for someone who may be trying to eat on the healthier side, but that is the nature of the genre. We'll go back for sure.
  9. F

    Faavaf

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A good combination of interesting dishes and excellent service. Slightly upscale with a sufficient variety of menu choices to please most pallets.
  10. KC

    KatC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We brought our parents visiting from Nevada because we had such a great experience last time. Our waitress seemed angry. It was awkward. Food was great as always though.
  11. AS

    AustinS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We had reservations at 7:00 PM. We didn’t get seated until 7:15 PM. We waited 20 minutes to get water. We had to wait even longer for silverware. Apparently they were short staffed. The food looked delicious and smelled very good.
  12. M

    Mike67

    Tampa

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a nice dinner at Birchwood Hall. The duck wings were delicious with their homemade hot sauce. The meatloaf was very tasty and the chicken fried portobello was awesome. The ambience could be improved by lowering the very bright lights in the dining room. It made the place feel a little cold and sterile. Overall, we would recommend Birchwood Hall for a nice dinner.
  13. T

    Toddy

    Charleston

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our second visit to Birchwood Hall. The restaurant is nice, very open, and inviting. The wine list is somewhat limited, but decent. I read a few reviews recently that mentioned the restaurant being out of menu items, but thought it was due to running out of specialty items during the course of a busier than usual evening. Wrong. Our reservation was at 6:30 and the restaurant was not busy. Our waiter had been to our table several times and never indicated that certain menu items weren’t being served. I ordered the Chicken and Biscuit from the menu and was then told they were out. I opted for the meatloaf which was very good. My husband had the pork chop which he also enjoyed. I also had the beet salad, which I really enjoyed. Service was a little lackluster, but unfortunately what we’ve all come to expect recently. There is little attention to detail- empty glasses aren’t filled without stopping a waiter to make a specific request for more, empty plates aren’t picked up, desserts aren’t offered before the bill, etc. it’s the little things. Not a bad meal- not a bad restaurant- not a bad experience- just wish things were handled with a little more care. This restaurant definitely has the opportunity to be outstanding! Great location settled in the quaint little town of Waynesville with a nice venue and beautiful bar.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruth’s Chris Monday night, here Tuesday night. If I had to do it over again, I would’ve skipped Ruth’s Chris for here. Everything was fantastic. Everything. *Dont forget the banana pudding!
  15. TW

    TrishW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My sisters were visiting from out of town. I made reservations for a birthday celebration and we arrived on time. There were 4 tables empty and still waited 15 mins to be seated. Noise level was so high it was hard to chat with my sisters. The fried chicken .. way too much bland crust. 4 green beans with the meatloaf. Just all around disappointing. Not my first time there and I’ll go back but hope it is better next time.
  16. j

    jrpmrp

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Everything delicious. Good service as well.
  17. RH

    RichardH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the unniqneas of the menu items. Excellent experience.
  18. GB

    GlennB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding . Everything was fresh and was absolutely delicious. Would eat there again when in Waynesville
  19. EN

    EricNYC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Totally enjoyed our excursion to Waynesville for dinner at the Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen. We started with the goat cheese fritters, which though there were only three, they were delicious. The Birchwood Burger was a surprise, with the patty covered in pimento cheese spread and tomato jam. Then the meatloaf came with bacon jam and bourbon BBQ sauce. A bit off the interstate but worth a trip!
  20. LW

    LaurieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Staff friendly and warm (and apologetic) but very overworked and wait time on everything from drinks to the meal was remarkably slow.
  21. GW

    GWTW

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Realize it was the fall week but they had some trouble handling the crowd and getting food out in a reasonable time. Too few waitresses as we see in many places now. Not a large choice in menu. We had a lunch reservation and seated fairly quickly. Not allot of choices in restaurants in that area so would say yes to recommend among local choices
  22. JE

    JustinE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our favorite place in Waynesville. A nice blend of menu items.
  23. j

    johna

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my meal here. Has to be one of the top 10 restaurants in NC!
  24. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get. The. Duck. Everything about that dish absolutely slapped. The root vegetable purée was perfectly seasoned and had an unctuous consistency. The sautéed kale was similarly perfectly seasoned and I am convinced the chef imbued it with some sort of magical juju. I wanted to bathe in the mushroom bourbon sauce, and the duck itself was so juicy and tender, you could spread it on toast (but not in a gross pate kind of way). The duck skin was somehow still perfectly crispy. I’m pretty sure the chef is a wizard. 10/10 would recommend. Fried chicken was very tasty. Pimiento cheese was…fresh. I don’t know how else to describe it. It was not that neon orange I’m used to, but actually looked like cheese. The pork rinds were satisfyingly CRUNCHY, and the toasts were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Jessica was our server and was an absolute delight. Only thing I could possibly take issue with was the price of the cocktails—slightly higher than what we’d see in a posh bar in downtown Tampa ($16-$17 per drink). I imagine it has to do with supply chain issues which can’t be helped; so we opted for the wine/beer selections which did not disappoint. Seriously. Go to this restaurant.
  25. L

    Luv2dine2

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was great. Food was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to visit here again. We will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service- I wish they had small cornbread while waiting on food
  27. KC

    KatC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The next day and I'm still raving about last night's dinner! It was absolutely delicious. So beautifully presented also. Our waitress was spot on with everything! We had the Apple Cider Brined Pork Chop & Country Fried Portabella, and we finished every last bite. The red blend was also fantastic, and the ambience was very relaxing. Thank you for a great date night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food
  29. AR

    AllenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. A nice variety of menu items. Good service and atmosphere too. Their banana pudding (old family recipe) is fantastic.
  30. K

    Katt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was ok not the best ever Pricey wanted to try but won’t go again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was very good, but we had a bad experience with our waitress. Waited for over an hour for our dinner to be served after being seated. Hopefully a one time issue and not indicative of normal service.
  32. DC

    DanC

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, from the tomato pie to the ribeye for myself or the flounder stuffed with crawfish for my wife., Could not have been better
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating there.
  34. ES

    EstherSister

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Interesting tasty twist on Southern comfort food,; like meatloaf, fried chicken and trout. Make sure to dine early to insure getting a table.
  35. PB

    PatsyB

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress and Bartender were great. Food was amazing!
  36. CW

    ChristinaW

    Western NC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All around solid experience. Good service, good food, great location.
  37. AP

    AlP1865

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, great food. Fun date with hubby. Goat Cheese Fritters for appetizer, shrimp perloo (shrimp, sausage, chicken) for our entree, along with creamed collard greens.
  38. M

    Maggiec

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise! Menu choices were varied; service fast; and pleasant surroundings.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Extremely disappointed with the slow service. Food was lacking as well….
  40. CC

    CharlesC

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had an early dinner with another couple. The beet and goat cheese salad was excellent and too big to finish for two of us. Had two trout dinners, country fried portobello, and fried chicken. Large portions, very tasty, and interesting sides. Everyone was very happy with their meals. Service was friendly and good. We've been before and we'll definitely go again...

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 246-6111.

Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 129 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 8 times today
Google Map for Birchwood Hall Southern Kitchen

111 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786-3809

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waynesville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicolas Peek

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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