Newman's Restaurant

4.8
259 Reviews
$50 and over
American
We are a farm to table fine dining restaurant in an elegant setting with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The 4-course price fixed dinner menu ($74.00 tax and gratuity not included) and 3 course brunch menu ($35.00 tax and gratuity not included ) that changes weekly and focuses on regional seasonal ingredients many of which come from our organic garden. Aaron Edwards is extraordinarily gifted in the culinary arts. Each item on every plate is uniquely prepared in an innovative way to deliver maximum sensual pleasure in both taste and appearance. With our friendly professional servers, incredibly beautiful setting and amazing food this is way more than fine dining. It's a true dining experience! Our Menu changes weekly based on what is available and in season at the time feel free to call us anytime and we can tell you exactly what is on the menu the week of.

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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 259 people are saying
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LiaO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences of my life. Everything and everyone was perfect.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever!! Everything was just perfect! Thank you we will be back!

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vipJimm
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been lucky to travel extensively and I have sampled restaurants far and wee, but Newman’s is always a delight for my palate. The ambiance is terrific and the staff friendly and welcoming. The expanded terrace seating is lovely and warm and the perfect addition during the pandemic. Special occasions are always more special at Newman’s.

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iOWNspartanburg
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Def be back!

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FrankS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First experience for husband & I
Actually celebrating 68 B-Day.
Seldom do we go out to eat due to pandemic. You addressed all concerns and made going out a
beautiful experience. One humble
suggestion needs to be made...
Do all possible to hold onto the Chef
Amazing! Feel fortunate to have fine dining available in our hometown Saluda 💜 thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Excellent service, food, noise level and ambience.

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MaraleeM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newman’s new outdoor seating area is absolutely lovely for a Covid safe dining experience. Outside temperatures were in the high 20’s, but with the overhead heaters, we were comfortable. The food and service were impeccable as always. It’s a treat for these difficult times.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved spending Christmas Eve here fir a very special meal and experience. The food was magnificent and everyone made us feel very cared for and comfortable. Highly recommend this wonderful place!

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal and evening at the Orchard Inn.
But Christmas is very special there..wonderful decorations, the
readings from Dickens, and of course the menu.

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Cowboy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific brunch there Thanksgiving weekend. Great fixed price menu with something for every taste. The entrees were all so inviting that we had trouble deciding on just one. Ended up with the Pork rib eye steak, the Salmon and the pasta Bolognese. All were perfectly prepared and beautifully served, just what one would expect from a Chaine des Rotisseurs restaurant. The wine list was also first class and we selected a Oudinot brut rose Champagne from Epernay. The brunch was served in their brand-new outdoor pavilion which was perfect on even a cool morning. This restaurant is a must visit when in the Saluda area!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A stellar experience throughout. Due to the pandemic, we’re laying low and very rarely eating out. The COVID protocols were excellent and we felt very confident and SAFE throughout the experience. Exquisite food, cordial and efficient service, and a charming ambience are all on the menu at Newman’s restaurant at The Orchard Inn. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, intimate dinner. Perfect place to spend a night out with your spouse.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining level food, everything was fresh, entrees were all unique and delicious. It’s not often I don’t have any complaints, but Newman’s took care of us good. About 20-30 min from Hendersonville

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Austin
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

what a great bday evening!! Service and food was wonderful. Staff was exceptional.
Ready to come back for brunch and the view!! )Missed the view coming in the evening).

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goodfood
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere located in Saluda, NC. Highly recommend.

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vipDeb15
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very pleasant brunch a couple of weeks ago at Newman's. We took a long weekend trip to Saluda for a late anniversary getaway, and due to the timing of our trip, brunch was our only option for a meal.

Due to COVID, we decided to stay at an AirBnB property, but we wanted to also visit the Orchard Inn. We've stayed several times over the years, but never during the current owners' proprietorship. The Inn was much like we remembered it (it's been over 10 years since our last visit), but there have been many improvements. It was great to see the Inn doing well and brunch was quite busy.

We mentioned our anniversary in our reservation information and they had a small balloon at our table to mark the occasion. We were seated just inside the door to the dining porch at a very private table, but we were still able to look out over the valley. Brunch is a three course prix fixe meal with four choices for a starter and dessert and six courses for the entree. Hubby and I got completely different dishes and they were all delicious.

We started with drinks and a fabulous jalapeno biscuit with onion jam for the amuse-bouche. Our server was very familiar with the menu and was able to help with all of our questions. Hubby had Caprese Salad, Crab Cake for an entree and Apple Butter Ice Cream with shortbread for dessert. I had Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Duck Confit for my main and Espresso Creme Brulee with biscotti for dessert. All around a wonderful meal with excellent food and service.

Once things slowed down with the brunch crowd, we were able to have a nice conversation with the owners. They both have extensive hospitality backgrounds and they have done a wonderful job of maintaining and improving the Inn. If you are ever in the area, you can't go wrong with choosing the Orchard Inn for your lodging or Newman's (named for one of their cats) for a special meal!!!

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TedB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful views! Outstanding service. I highly recommend it!!

Newman's Restaurant
Responded on November 15, 2020

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GailH
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. We enjoyed an awesome romantic brunch. It couldn't have been better. The staff had gone out of their way with anniversary wishes and service. Thank you! Can't wait to come back. Compliments to the chef!

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PaulF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a warm and rewarding experience at Newmans. The secluded Orchard Inn takes you back in time and allows you to slow down and enjoy the ambiance

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Ernest
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance food and service outstanding and the views beautiful

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BethW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, creative food and beautiful presentation. Lovely setting as well.

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TerryW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in an awesome atmosphere!

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Jill
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are near, or planning to visit Saluda, NC, you MUST dine at Newman’s! We drive an hour from Greenville, SC 2-3 times a year for this special treat of culinary delights, elegant but warm and friendly service, and beautiful ambience. Marc, Marianne, and all the family and friends who give their time and love to the Orchard Inn make every visit a joy.

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vipSonny
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the back patio; great news. Also great brunch. Have been there several times and would definitely recommend...

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Will
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were spectacular. Wonderful wine selection. All 4 courses were very well prepared and presented. A first class experience. We will dine there again.

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DocMac
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner in a romantic country inn. All due diligence performed because of COVID. Varied 4-course menu to suit all tastes. Nice wine list. Attentive service without hovering. Tucked away in Saluda, NC, and a great find!

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Alexis
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect! Beautiful views, incredibly yummy food, fantastic presentation of food, super friendly and attentive staff, and a great selection of wines. It’s a family-run place and the owners are very friendly, professional, caring, and experienced - and love cats and dogs, which was a huge bonus! It is very upmarket and cozy, and we celebrated my dad’s birthday there. They made the evening very special for him and we had a great time. The food was outstanding (and we’ve been to quite a few Michelin star restaurants so know our way around food!). Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

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LisaB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is really good but I don’t want too many people to find out about it. The owners run an excellent dining experience that is reminiscent of memories from my European travel. No detail is spared.
I took my sister in while visiting from Atlanta and she loved it as well. A new find for me but I love it!
Friendly owners and staff.

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vipFoodgirl
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, service, and ambiance. Always consistent and been there many times over the years . My favorite place of anywhere I have ever been !!!

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vipTonyM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, fantastic service, and spectacular view! We will be back with friends and family.

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GaleJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were set up beautifully. The view out of the floor to ceiling windows was as pretty as a picture with the mountains & flowers. The meal was divided into four courses. Each course had five choices to choose from. And I can speak for my husband & myself that the food was wonderfully good. It is a restaurant to go to for a special occasion...a celebration of some sort. It was a dinner to savor & remember for my birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view, the setting and an amazing service. Our watermelon salad was fresh and delicious - we had the risotto and the lobster, which were both great. And the desserts were the perfect ending.

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ClarkS
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance were perfect. We go there once or twice a year and are never disappointed with the quality of the experience. My only wish is that they put a little more food on the plates. I always leave wanting more....

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mikem
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting on the back deck is breathtaking. The food rivals any I have had. Service is 5 star.

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Traci
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great dining experience. Service was excellent. Very nice Inn with view of the mountains.

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OfeliaL
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newman's is a place for a slow leisurely dinner with an ambiance conducive to conversation. The tables were spaced apart to comply with the Covid-19 safety standards and all the staff was wearing safety equipment. There is an extensive wine list but unfortunately, they do not have cocktails. However, this did not detract from the quality of the restaurant. The menu is creative and with plenty of choices for all. This is not a child friendly establishment. The restaurant is located inside The Orchard Inn and there are antiques and beautiful objects throughout that sets the mood for quiet reflection and nostalgia.
The excellent food and ambiance make for a memorable experience.

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JeanT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, the service is perfect, and the setting is beautiful. Newman’s is one of our favorite places for an elegant dinner. We highly recommend it!

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vipthomasr
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

special place for a special event expensive so best for someone who appreciates different and specially prepared food

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foodE1964
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful presentation, nicely timed.

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GeoffG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud and music kept turning on & off.....very aggravating. Otherwise, quite a nice experience. Food was very good.

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Newman's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 259 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.