Sometimes the magic of sharing a table with friends over fabulous food and wonderful wine can be elevated by a place. Sitting at the foot of the largest granite face on the East Coast in the Sapphire Valley, Canyon Kitchen has that impact. Canyon Kitchen uses local produce and organic selections from our own community gardens and the surrounding area for the foundation of his creative Southern cuisine. The fixed price, multi-course menu changes regularly, sometimes daily, and is enhanced by a list of wines produced using only sustainable, organic, or bio-dynamic practices.. 20% service charge is added automatically. A $45 corkage fee will be charged for bottles up to 750ml. An additional $45 will be charged per additional 750ml.
For parties of 8 or more, Canyon Kitchen has a 24 hour cancellation policy. The credit card on file will be charged $20 per person, if we have not been notified of cancellations.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- 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
The food was fantastic. Beautiful setting. Extra accommodating and experienced hosts, servers, staff.
Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!! Always an incredible experience here.
Very much a tourists trap. Felt very much taken advantage of and cheated. Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone
Great food! And drinks. Scallops were perfect and the cookies and ice cream are a must!
Great dining experience...you should make plans to go before they close for the winter!
Outstanding staff, service, ambiance and great food👏
My husband and I had brunch at Canyon Kitchen. Though the menu was small, we had heard good things and knew that whatever we ordered would be delicious. The restaurant did not disappoint ... especially the Fall Toast. What an unusual combination of flavors that worked so well! And the food is only half of the experience. The views from our patio table were breathtaking! We cannot wait to go back.
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere!
The setting for the restaurant is breathtaking! The problem everyone in our party had was with the food. Many of the selections we had were overcooked or dry. The portions are all small - from the micro-biscuits to the deserts. Even the quantity of condiments served was sparse (pumpkin butter, butter, etc.). Oddly some of the food items were already cut-up for you, i.e. the ribeye steak, as if they needed part of it for another person or dish. Small portions at steep prices!!! There are too many other good restaurants to chose from in the area.
It was our anniversary and our dinner was top notch. Our server, Hallie, was the best!!
OMG, the setting is beautiful, the food amazing and the service outstanding! Since we were early for our lunch seating, the hostess offered to let us explore the grounds or be seated. She checked our temperatures and we chose to sit outside on a gorgeous day and enjoy a drink. We were seated at our designated time. Tables are spaced apart and servers all wore masks. The quality of the food was super fresh. The servers all looked after each other, filling water glasses and clearing dishes if needed. The apple crumb a la mode for dessert was the exclamation point on a great meal. Highly recommend the experience!
Reservations are recommended.
Amazing food and view and service!
Wow!!! Seriously, this was a perfect meal...location...service...day!!!
Made a decision to travel to the Canyon Kitchen after reading a review in Garden and Gun magazine. We were not disappointed!!! The view of Sapphire Valley was breath taking. The restaurant building was magnificent. The staff were excellent, personable, and professional. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Just wish they still had trout on the menu. We enjoyed dinner on a Friday night and then returned for lunch the next day. We will certainly be returning to the Canyon Ranch in the future and will recommend to all of our friends.
We LOVE this restaurant. This was our second visit and we were joined by close friends who were traveling with us. They were blown away by the view as we enjoyed our drinks. Food was excellent, with enough variety that we all shared bites. This is a special occasion splurge for us, but we already can’t wait to go back. Not to be missed if you are in or near Cashiers, but you need to make your reservation in advance.
We have been here many times and have almost always enjoyed the experience. However, on this last occasion we were seated by an open area leading to the bar and meadow. It was a very cool evening. We asked to be moved twice and were refused. My wife was very cold, and could not enjoy the experience. At the time we were there there were 6 tables seated and 13 open tables! The outdoor temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit!
The most beautiful place to dine! The service was excellent, our lunch was fantastic, and we were treated like royalty! Appreciate this crew providing us with great dining options during such trying times.
10/10/29. Excellent dining experience!
Canyon Kitchen was one of my favorite places on our trip to NC. The food was fresh and delicious and the view was incredible. I've already recommended it to others.
Even during these trying and strange times, our experience was as good as it always has been. It was our 8th anniversary and to dine there, which is where we had our reception, makes it so special.
Hailey was a fantastic server!
Absolutely wonderful food with breathtaking views!
Have dined here many times, but with COVID, the menu was a la cart. Thought the dining experience was even better than previous times. Celebrated my birthday with family and friends! It is our overall favorite dining experience anywhere in the world.
One of the most fun, enjoyable, festive lunches we have had in a long time! The view is spectacular, food delicious and state of the art service!
It was our first time dining at Canyon Kitchen but we definitely will return! The views and ambiance were amazing and the food delicious! Service was wonderful also!
Vacation week in Cashiers - Highlands. Canyon Kitchen is always a highlight of the week and did not disappoint this 2nd day they were open after Covid tale out only for months. Fabulous!!!
The service was great and the food was not that good.
Wonderful view while enjoying a meal with family. Food was great and I will definitely be returning!
We had yet another fantastic meal at Canyon Kitchen. The attention to detail at CK is always phenomenal and we were not disappointed. We will be back!
They sat us on patio. Even though it was enclosed with plastic and they gave me a blanket for my shoulders, I was very cold the entire meal. Not fun. Legs were cold. For the amount of money I spent it was memorable for the cold evening, not the food.
Imaginative food. Excellent service.
Canyon Kitchen is a beautiful venue to celebrate any occasion. The food was amazing and the setting was pictureque.
This was our first visit to Canyon Kitchen but definitely won't be our last! I cannot believe that we haven't been here before! We love fine dining and dine out often while in the Highlands. The view is so beautiful and ambience is absolutely perfect for a romantic dinner for two or dining with friends/family! We arrived an hour early to relax and watch the sunset! I am so glad we did! It is a must do! The food was excellent from start to finish with both my husband and I having different dishes! Service was warm, friendly and perfect! Our table was on the back porch overlooking the mountains and moon high in the sky! We can't wait to return to this beautiful place!
Annual date trip to Lonesome Canyon Kitchen; outstanding 5 course meal.
Beautiful to have a drink outside with the gorgeous scenery. We have diner here many times before and it’s always “hit or miss” with the good. This last dining experience was average.
Entrees were not so good. Short ribs were very fatty. Dessert was pretty good. Steak tartare started was ok except it needed some kind of sauce on it. Sorta drab. Beet salad was good.
Probably will try it again next year. The ambiance is by far, the high point. Wish food could be more consistently good.
We had our wedding reception here 7 years ago and were celebrating our anniversary. Great meal and service as always in such a beautiful location.
Need to have at least a couple of seafood options on the menu (rather than only 1).
Amazing. First time, will definitely return. Unique and delicious.
I was called away on a serious family emergency...Kellie and Abby packed up my food with no problem and were very kind. I was there last night...Saturday...for drinks and appetizers and was treated impeccably by the bar manager who even made sure my drink was satisfactory this evening. Thank you to all! You’re amazing!!
We enjoyed the evening although it was chilly inside. Very pretty, friendly & food unusual. Expensive.
Canyon Kitchen is the best restaurant in Western North Carolina. The menu is imaginative; the food is flawless. Great wine list. And the ambiance is second to none.
Canyon Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 743-7967.
Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.
Canyon Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://lonesomevalley.com/cashiers-nc-restaurant/.
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.