Elevations Chophouse at SKYLARANA

4.2
198 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Located in beautiful, historic, Hendersonville, North Carolina. Elevations Chophouse @ Skylaranna Hotel and Resort is a casual, upscale dining experience to fit your palate perfectly.
Elevations brings in fresh fish and meats daily, and our menus change often.
Elevations also features and extensive wine collection of over 150 bottles. Or just relax at our cocktail bar. With a fresh, inspiring, crisp and clean cuisine, Elevations promises to bring your dining experience to new levels. Please join our Culinary Dream Team for a night that will certainly be beyond your expectations.
Please contact us directly for your large party needs of 8 or more persons.
Outside seating is handled on a first come, first serve basis.

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
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 198 people are saying
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KRB123
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This place is not as advertised. It is a low-end cafeteria at a campground in the middle of a construction site. I swear they had a picture of a castle and a really nice menu when I booked.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in from out of town and looking for a special occasion restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. We chose Elevations Chophouse based upon a friend’s wish list recommendation and were not disappointed in the choice. The food was exceptional, the ambience was lovely, the view was exquisite, and the attention from staff was top notch. The owner himself visited our table several times to check on how things were going and our server, Mark, made a point to share interesting tidbits about the area and the restaurant itself each time he visitEd the table. They had a special buffet menu for Thanksgiving, so the next time we are in town, we want to come back and try the regular menu. We also would like to come back and stay when the new construction is finished because the new villas look like they will be amazing once they are done. We enjoyed time down at the fire pit and our kids really enjoyed the outdoor games while we relaxed after dinner. This place was wonderful!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal!! Husbands steak was perfect. And salmon was best I ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both excellent. One of the best meals we have eaten in the area. The only improvement I would say is they need better outside lighting and signage getting into restaurant.

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Edwards
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and Grits were amazing! Waiter was super nice, helpful and so fast. It was beautiful and relaxing! Highly recommend!

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manarkis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon selection was extensive! Food was excellent. Small cozy atmosphere.

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karen
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had marked that this was our anniversary and anticipated a special evening. The server asked us if we were tourists at the inn or local. When we told him we were local he seemed to pay more attention to the other tables that were Inn guests.

We were looking forward to our appetizers since they have wonderful options. We ordered two of their most popular. As a main dish I ordered lamb and my wife ordered salmon. The main course came much faster than usual and they completely forgot our appetizers. We were very disappointed and they didn’t really offer to try to make it right in any way.

The lamb chops were cooked just right and were very good however the fingerling potatoes were not cooked through. The salmon was unusually thin,small and overcooked. We’ve had salmon there before and it’s usually fabulous. All in all we were very disappointed.

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vipGoodtimepete
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great view. Wonderful changing menu. Our second time and we enjoyed it once again. Knowledgable wait staff.

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vipPencilman
Western NC
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The ambience needs a tune up. Feels like an old fashion lunch room. The dining room was quite warm and we asked to be mixed close to a window. The food was good, but not extraordinary. We may try again once the resort is open. Interesting concept. Now proof of concept needs to be proven.

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Glenn
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

First time there and we were excited and based on reading about their chef in the past were expecting top notch to fit the chef and the price. BUT, that chef must be gone. Our meats were way over cooked and side dishes cold. We send them back for new chops and round two was worse - more overcook or completely raw sides still cold. Now an hour in, we decided to just leave. Manager was very professional and polite about it. The atmosphere was kinda like a very small and very loud high school cafeteria. Huge disappointment.

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vipDancer
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal was good but the appetizers came out at the same time as the entree. The appetizers were not hot, so probably had been sitting and not served when ready.

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PrestonR
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

The Kitchen has no flexibility in terms of sides, the food wasn't delivered at the same time, I asked for silverware and waited 10 minutes
overall had to wait for everything.
It's outrageous when you factor in the Price of the meal!! Four of us ate for $350.

GB
GerardB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait until the additional outdoor spaces are complete and the weather is better. Fantastic place is just going to get better.

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vipJennifer
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Everything start to finish was outstanding!

ED
vipElizabethD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent- however the selection of entrees were limited and we were informed by our waiter that the kitchen was inflexible with substitutions and special requests. Our waiter had bit of attitude throughout our dinner - perhaps the restaurant was short staffed during the night we dined. The wine selections are expensive.

KH
vipKHunt
Charleston
65 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was first rate as always. We have had Michaela twice and she has been very pleasant and attentive. We were also impressed with the new bartender... he made perfect Manhattans for us.

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Anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice surprise. We'd driven by and seen the signs, so we decided to have an anniversary dinner here. We ate on a patio with a nice view of the mountains and got to enjoy a beautiful sunset with our cocktails and appetizers (the pork belly was really good). Excellent service. Great selection of bourbon. Both entrees were delicious and properly cooked, we'll definitely be back.

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markc
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, bourbon flight and the filet was excellent!

PJ
vipPhillJ
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Has been on our go to list for some time now. This is a
Pretty good drive for us. Our meals there in the past have been pretty good. Last night I ordered the filet. Came out way overcooked. Sides were not very hood. The wife had the shrimp and grits. They were good. Our server, Mark, whom we’ve had I think every time we have been is very good and for the most part did well last night. He did get distracted by something and forgot to check on our drinks.

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vipDennis
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the outdoor patio with great views, good food and wonderful service. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view was amazing & the food was Great!

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RickH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were short handed like most businesses and did a great job anyway.

ML
vipMarkL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is truly awesome! Food was great and ambience was even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Rude waiter. Overcooked steak. Horrible dessert — don’t order the chocolate “soufflé”; it tasted like a freezer burnt brownie.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

New restaurant has potential. Food was overpriced and lacking quality. Poor signage and parking is limited.

KH
vipKHunt
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming restaurant, great cocktails, and excellent service! Despite being short-handed, the staff worked tirelessly to make the experience great.

EJ
ElizabethJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We got the chocolate soufflé which is the reason we came to this restaurant and it’s not a soufflé, it’s just a brownie with ice cream on top. It was still really good, but just disappointing because we wanted a soufflé and chose to go to Evevations because their menu had chocolate soufflé… don’t get me wrong. It was delicious, but it wasn’t what we were there for and it’s false advertisement.
The bread and butter was amazing (I want to buy that butter).
The view is amazing!
Servers were very kind.
Drinks were good.

CB
CoyB
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was wonderful. The bourbon selection is AMAZING!! Hard to find treasures like Elmer T Lee, and other Trace products. Not to mention the Old Forester Birthday Edition. And the bar tender, he knows his stuff, especially when bourbon was involved.

The service was kind of slow at first, but our waitress explained they were down two staff members that night. She then rose to the occasion and served us like we were the only four people, my wife and our best friends, in the restaurant. We think her name was Makayla, and she was awesome. I highly recommend requesting her.

The only thing I would rate less than 5 stars were the side items. They were good, but they could have been a little stronger/tastier to match the phenomenal main courses. Also, the fried green tomatoes needed a little more flavor and more pimento cheese.

Between the two nights we had:
- The lamb pop-cycles, cooked med rare of course, and oh so tasty with the mint jelly.
- The pork chop, full of flavor and juicy with nice pan seared edges.
- The fillet, very tender and flavorful.
- The rib-eye, not too fatty but had a great char and flavor.

Now for the Banana Fosters Bread Pudding... this could be the best dessert I'll have until I get to Heaven. Once it hit the table and we had our first bites, it was shared by all, it was gone in less than two minutes. I swear angels were singing as we devoured this thing.

Normally I would regret leaving my sunglasses somewhere but, since they're closed on Sunday and Monday, the remaining days of our trip, we had to swing back by and get out take-out meals for one more night. Of course, this included Banana Fosters Bread Pudding for the second night in a row.

Overall, I highly recommend Elevations at Skylaranna. We didn't stay at the hotel, but the restaurant was more than worth it.

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vipCody
Western NC
42 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our evening out here. We dined on the outdoor deck at sunset and the view was amazing. The shrimp ceviche is the best!! Our server, Makayla was friendly and and we enjoyed talking to her. Great for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two years in a row now we have had a lovely dinner for my mother’s birthday. The dinners are spectacular every time. Current menu, the airline chicken with bread pudding was one of the best chicken preparations I’ve ever had. We will do our best to return for next year too!

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RDNLOCKS
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at this lovely new restaurant. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed an incredible sunset dinner. The construction comments in other reviews refers to a new pool being built below the restaurant deck. It did not in any way affect our enjoyable evening as there were no workers during our visit. We both enjoyed our meal very much!

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beerguy
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a cool little spot. Everyone is so friendly and the food is very good quality and fresh. It was a great spot for a nice date night. The sunset is amazing. If you like bourbon you have to do the flight of bourbon. Check it out.

CT
ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time, very enjoyable, excited to see the renovations come to life. Nice atmosphere, great food. need more options on the draft list maybe 8 to 10...

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LAWRENCES
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed in the rack of lamb. Very little lamb on the order. Broccoli not tasty as prepared. Salad and raison bread were good. Overpriced for the quality. Never go back.

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KEast
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed dinner...food was very good and the sunset view was amazing! We had friends from Flat Rock that wanted to try Skylaranna and lived it! We live about 2 miles away so definitely like having Elevations nearby!

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vipScott
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Obviously brand new!!! Beautiful location! Will lively improve with time.

JM
JMWS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Elevations. Food and service were great! Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although this was an isolated incident, it totally ruined what my wife and I had hoped for a nice dinner after enjoying our day in Hendersonville. My wife had tempura battered mushrooms with her entree. Her first bite was not mushrooms but the medium they grow in. Mulch, bark, etc. it was awful. The chef came out to apologize and even though they fixed her another meal, the evening mood was obviously changed.

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Robert
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service

CC
CCBNYCNC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This will be a lovely setting, but it’s still under construction (I wasn’t aware of this when booking our dinner party; a little embarrassing). Parking was limited and in the construction area. That writ, everyone was happy with the food, presentation, service and restaurant interior- we look forward to coming back on completion!

FAQs

Elevations Chophouse at SKYLARANA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 919-7000.

Elevations Chophouse at SKYLARANA is rated 4.2 stars by 198 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.