Canyon Kitchen

4.7
809 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. 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 809 people are saying
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere. Cameron was a great waiter & everyone that assisted were awesome. Looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Ambience and very pleasant staff

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LuluS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, perhaps due to pandemic didn’t feel crowded or noisy at all. Chef and other staff stopped by to inquire about our meal- always a nice touch. Elise our server was wonderful- we really enjoyed her!

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vipJlgonzo
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Chef Ed’s food was fantastic! We loved everything we had. The atmosphere and view is always amazing! Look forward to returning in June.

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Kelleysea
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place with excellent food!

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CristinaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service. Best meal we've had in a very long time. Cannot wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Beautiful setting. Extra accommodating and experienced hosts, servers, staff.

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MelissaW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!! Always an incredible experience here.

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vipDave
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very much a tourists trap. Felt very much taken advantage of and cheated. Would never recommend this restaurant to anyone

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SherriE
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And drinks. Scallops were perfect and the cookies and ice cream are a must!

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vipBrookhavenLocal
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience...you should make plans to go before they close for the winter!

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JohnR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff, service, ambiance and great food👏

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BethG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJoeJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere!

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vipRipshin
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and our dinner was top notch. Our server, Hallie, was the best!!

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Bills2Pay
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and view and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!! Seriously, this was a perfect meal...location...service...day!!!

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Pressly
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RossB
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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!

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vipElizabethS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10/29. Excellent dining experience!

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TeresaR
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJlgonzo
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BreighH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food with breathtaking views!

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KathyA
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWillemH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipntb1
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful view while enjoying a meal with family. Food was great and I will definitely be returning!

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CourtneyA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NoviaL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.
Boo.

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viptomg
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food. Excellent service.

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Debra
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canyon Kitchen is a beautiful venue to celebrate any occasion. The food was amazing and the setting was pictureque.

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vipRebeccaE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

Canyon Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 743-7967.

Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 809 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.

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