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Canyon Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1107 Reviews
$50 and over
American

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. Our multi-course menu is offered a la carte and will change regularly, sometime daily, and is enhanced by a list of wines produced using only sustainable, organic, or bio-dynamic practices.. 20% service charge is added automatically to each party. A $40 corkage fee will be charged for bottles up to 750ml.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 743-7967

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ed Selle

  • Private party facilities

    Canyon Kitchen can be rented out for private functions and weddings.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Jennings: (828) 743-7696

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Cross street

    3 Miles East of the Cashiers Crossroads on Hwy. 64

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

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  1. CA

    CynthiaA

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Highly recommend! Everything was absolutely delicious.
  2. G

    Gary

    Birmingham

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canyon Kitchen never disappoints and tonight was no exception from the roaring fire in the grand dining room to the delicious cocktails and the fresh flavors of the trout, polenta and grilled asparagus. Always an escape to the finer things in 21st century life.
  3. A

    Alpharettagal

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated father-in-laws birthday and it did not disappoint. He loved the PSM drink and the food was equally amazing! Great ambience, roaring fire & outside scenery that is Insta worthy!!! Great evening!
  4. h

    heatherp

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Website says “open air” so we were a little wary of our late November visit. But they had a big fireplace and plenty of heaters, so we were very comfortable.
  5. TF

    ToniF

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely beautiful dining experience! Everything was perfect! We are from outside of New Orleans and we will be back again!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Dinner. Staff was very gracious and accommodating. It’s a lovely mountain setting with grounds and views worthy of a special occasion. We loved our dish selections.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food and experience. One of the heaters was out next to us, so the evening was chilly but still lovely.
  8. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Will be back again. Kara and the others all took good care of us!
  9. D

    Disappointed

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The staff and service were top notch, very nice folks. The restaurant and atmosphere are perfection. The food was ok, could be just what we ordered. But I would definitely give this place another shot 👍🏻
  10. JK

    JKJK

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Very small portions and not many menu options. Rather exotic food with little main stream choices.
  11. BL

    BrookeL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always beautiful, always delicious. We'll be back again and again!
  12. S

    Sara

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10 so so good! Words can’t describe an evening at CK, it’s too good.
  13. KD

    KevinD

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat, drink and be merry. We continue to go and recommend Canyon Kitchen.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Typically a very good experience. The food was just not on point last night. Servers need to anticipate needs better. We waited a long time to order dessert and then to get our check.
  15. ID

    InvisibleDiner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative menu, excellent food and the staff was very attentive. Cara went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had an enjoyable dining experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very friendly service all around, highly recommend.
  17. MW

    MjWilson

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were vacationing in the area and scheduled dinner to celebrate a birthday. Getting there early was well worth it - took the opportunity to enjoy the meadow. The food was fabulous and the staff were superb!
  18. RM

    RuthM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in a unique setup. Can’t wait to go again.
  19. C

    Christina

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Sitting next to a plastic zippered flap that several other customers went in and out of. Distracting, and cold. It might have been asking too much for people to consider others as they went in and out. Service was good, food was good.
  20. t

    timothyi

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent menu never felt rushed
  21. JH

    JamesH

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed another fine dining experience at Canyon Kitchen. The staff was superb and the atmosphere was absolutely awesome. See you all next spring!
  22. JB

    JBrooks

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely server and enjoyed the evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning restaurant inside and out. Although it is classified as fine dining, the environment is very inviting and cozy. The service was spectacular and food (filet and trout) was delicious! Highly recommend.
  24. WH

    WillH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    As always the food and atmosphere were top notch. However, the service leaved a bit to be desired for a 5-star restaurant. The hostess wasn’t very cordial, the bar tender was having an off color conversation with a co-worker right in front of patrons. All is fine if you are at a dive-bar, but we weren’t. I’ve been to Canyon Kitchen multiple times and have been pleasantly pleased each time. Maybe just an off night. Will be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing views with even better food! It’s a must when visiting Highlands/ Cashiers.
  26. A

    Aodonoghue

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most beautiful experience. Wonderful food and views. Special cocktails
  27. NB

    NatalieB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    They forgot to bring our side dishes and didn’t offer to comp them or comp anything. Also, catfish was horrible. Second time in a row that my service was below average. Probably won’t go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, efficient and attentive service and outstanding food.
  29. s

    slsp

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The setting is spectacular! We enjoyed walking the grounds and taking in the view. Our Server was very attentive and friendly. It was a wonderful way to spend the evening. I would highly recommend Canyon.
  30. ST

    SusanT

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal at Canyon Kitchen!! Loved every minute!!
  31. EL

    EricaL

    Key West

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and incredible wait staff!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting... great food and service
  33. M

    Marbar

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beautiful ambiance attentive and warm staff members and delicious cuisine made this an incredible place for a birthday celebration. Even for just a nice evening out/dinner it would be perfect. Chef preparers every item to perfection. Thank you Canyon Kitchen, we will recommend your restaurant and return in the future as well! 5 out of 5 stars !!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and food was outstanding as well as the service.
  36. JL

    JaclynL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canyon Kitchen is a picture perfect place to have a lovely meal. The ambiance is absolutely amazing, the food and drinks are excellent, and the service is spectacular. Thanks!
  37. JM

    JudithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted with the food , the view, the service!! We had a wonderful time and look forward to a return visit!
  38. G

    Greg

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Birthday. Grounds and facility were amazing. Menu was a bit too gourmet my lamb ribs way too fatty but Catfish was excellent
  39. G

    Gary

    Tallahassee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable dining experience
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection!

FAQs

Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

Canyon Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Google Map for Canyon Kitchen

150 Lonesome Valley Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3 Miles East of the Cashiers Crossroads on Hwy. 64

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Selle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 743-7967

  • Private party facilities

    Canyon Kitchen can be rented out for private functions and weddings.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Jennings: (828) 743-7696

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