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Newman's Restaurant, Saluda, NC

Newman's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
363 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 ($84.00, tax and gratuity not included) and 3 course brunch menu ($42.00, tax and gratuity not included ) that changes monthly 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 monthly 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 for that week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Austrian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 749-5471

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Edwards

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to do private Lunches in our restaurant, where every table has a beautiful view. Minimum participants: 15 Please inquire within about pricing and special, personalized menus.

  • Private party contact

    Marc or Marianne Blazar: (828) 749-5471

  • Neighborhood

    Hendersonville

  • Cross street

    HIghway 176

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dicken's Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2022
    The holiday season is such a special time of year. Our Dickens’ Dinners are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and continue to grow in popularity. Enjoy the chef’s memorable four-course dinner with readings from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 and will end in candlelight by the roaring fire with a Smoking Bishop.

What 363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Special Occasion

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

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  1. BM

    BetsyM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as always. Very friendly and warm reception. Great food .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful location. Wonderful warm environment. Fantastic service.
  3. BL

    BaileyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 recommend Newmans Restaurant in Saluda, NC. The food and views were out of this world and the service was top notch- thank you Wyatt! This is definitely a special place that we will always remember and hopefully come back to!
  4. J

    Jocko

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for my wife's birthday dinner - excellent service, great food, delicious views!
  5. PS

    PeterS

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality and presentation is outstanding! Service is very attentive and our server was well versed on the menu. We have been here both for brunch and dinner and think that Newman’s is one of the best restaurants in the greater Hendersonville/Saluda areas.
  6. LG

    LG123

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine in this beautiful restaurant with wonderfully prepared dishes. It's our favorite place for a romantic evening and for special occasions.
  7. DK

    DaveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The limited choices, but four course meal, was fantastic. Very high quality food courses, fresh ingredients, right sized portions, and creative menu items made the dining experience one of the best we have had. It was a great evening at Neuman’s.
  8. NC

    NCTomY

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous outdoor porch with a view. Excellent service. Prix fixe menu with an nice variety of choices. Our group agreed that the standouts were the gazpacho, beef tenderloin, trout, and all the desserts.
  9. SC

    SharonC

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    What a lovely spot for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and served in a well timed way. We loved all the dishes and only wished for more of each "sauce" that garnished the food. Beautiful presentation too.
  10. BA

    BellsAll1

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely in every way. Magical dining experience!
  11. V

    Veech

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkably quiet, peaceful outdoors (yet protected) atmosphere - excellent food and service. Always a special meal.
  12. B

    Bill

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Brunch was terrific. Excellent food and dining on the patio was delightful.
  13. A

    Ashevillelocal

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Newman's at the Orchard Inn is a favorite of ours. The feel is of a New England Country Inn - and Inn with an exceptional restaurant. The ambience, the views, the dining areas, the service and the food are all exceptional. This is a family run Inn and it's been a joy to get to know them over the years. The dinner menu is a four-course Pre Fixe menu and every time we go, the flavors just get better and better. We hope to return soon and often as it's a one-of-a-kind in our area.
  14. AN

    AngelaN

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Sunday brunch for our anniversary. Our table was set with a small balloon and flowers recognizing our special event. The menu selection, food, atmosphere and service were excellent. This is a favorite location with friendly owners and staff. We return there as often as possible.
  15. J

    Joey

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Matt. He is a superstar & a former professional basketball player in Europe. Quite the gentleman. Not a bad dish on the menu!
  16. MT

    MoToDo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I have had in years. All 4 courses were delicious and beautifully presented. Location was wonderful.
  17. RL

    RobertL

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As expected. Great food, service and view. A place you can count on.
  18. LG

    LG123

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go for a romantic evening. The food, ambiance and service are wonderful. It's a little gem. Can't recommend it more highly.
  19. FC

    FunChef

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary and birthday celebration
  20. TG

    TimG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great menu that changes monthly and is worth the price. Ask to be seated on the porch for better views of the mountains.
  21. PC

    PatC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was memorable about this restaurant. The terrace was like a huge treehouse set in the midst of the mountains. Perfect soft music, relaxed and efficient staff. The food was inventive, delicious and satisfying. It is hard to think of a more pleasurable dining experience. A wonderful find.
  22. G

    Gipper

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff! And the food was so well prepared and tasty. Our party loved it!
  23. D

    Doodle

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had the rabbit because never had before. Menu showed jerk sauce and jalapeño in side. Didn’t taste either, no real spicy kick. Also didn’t expect so many bones in rabbit. That was my fault but I’ll never order rabbit again anywhere. The other members of party were extremely pleased with everything. The next day one even said that it was a dinner he’ll remember. Everything’s about experience was perfect. .
  24. PH

    PatrickH

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We had very high hopes, but we’re disappointed. Filet was over cooked. Service was ok. But $300 meal with tip, should have been so much more.
  25. RD

    RickD

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a true value, this is the place. It is pricy, but the food, ambience, and service were excellent. The four of us had a variety of the offerings and nary was heard a discouraging word. It was our first visit since Covid and it was a wonderful evening. i
  26. LT

    LaurensT

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and wonderful 4 course gourmet meal.
  27. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbeatable views and wonderful food. It was a very relaxing evening.
  28. NB

    NoBSFromMe

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Honestly, I am not sure what the hype is all about with this restaurant? Even if you choose it for a special occasion, because you know this is a splurge night out, there are better places where there is no need to splurge a week's pay. Nothing spectacular at all. Mediocre- at best. All courses are very small. Tasty, but again, mediocre. We dined here on a Friday night, on the "patio" - again, what is the hype about with this patio. The Terrace area looked much nicer. Sure the patio is open and you see the trees, smell the fresh air and interact with the moths and flying bugs, but there is no big "OMG" moment that warrants the cost of this dining experience. It is a really beautiful view of the trees and the mountains, but not so beautiful that you go delirious and think your total experience is worth it. The "OMG" moment is when you add the tip into the bill and without alcoholic beverages you pay $225 for 2 people to dine here. Our friends did have alcoholic beverages, and they paid (with tip) $285-ish! We were expecting SO MUCH MORE. Not only based on the reviews, but also based on the price - $84/person, for a 4 courses. When you monetize your food and service at a set price, there is an expectation the amount set forth is more than a bland experience. And, the whole pretentious dress code along with the $84/person really leaves one to think this is going to blow your socks off! There were more than 6 men with jean-type pants or casual wear, and 1 had tennis shoes on. The whole dress code is a ruse to evoke dining grandeur in your mind. The $84/person for 3 courses and dessert isn't the complaint here. The complaint is that the reality of this dining experience is not worth it - at all. Sorry. I know prices of supplies and food and employees is up, but at least make it worth the price we diners pay to support you. 4 of us dining, and we all left feeling underwhelmed, and overspent.
  29. AB

    AnnieB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch as always. Great service. Each course was excellently curated. The view is breathtaking. 10/10 recommend
  30. SE

    SaraE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for a special occasion. The host and servers all made sure to acknowledge the occasion and really made it feel like a celebration. Food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back
  31. P

    Paul

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Superb location. Must eat in the patio. Great, knowledgeable service. Filet mignonette and vichyssoise were a bit salty. Otherwise the food was very good. Be prepared for the bill - two meals, two cocktails, one glass of wine, tax and tip = $275.
  32. SF

    SiegfriedF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great presentation. Excellent service from Ashley as well!
  33. N

    Nancy

    Charleston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous brunch at our favorite Asheville restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. f

    foodiefun4us

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful birthday celebration complete with a special table decoration and birthday dessert decor provided by the restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Good foot and good service. However, excessively expensive
  37. AM

    AngelaM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic view! Delicious food! Excellent service! Perfect for a romantic anniversary or birthday celebration. We had a great time!
  38. RF

    RenoFoodie

    Tahoe

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed dining at Newman’s. The scenery is lovely and the birds at the feeders provided entertainment during dinner. We both had the duck confit which was prepared nicely and was fall-off-the-bone tender. I was disappointed they did not have the branzino. The lobster tail second course was a miss though as it was a bit chewy and tough. Service was very good but seemed a bit rushed. The chocolate cake dessert was a nice finish. The mousse was frozen and I thought it was ice cream, but tasty nonetheless.
  39. JH

    JaHe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Newman’s was extraordinary. We had a largish party of 8 & thru handle is as easily as if we were a party of 2. The wait staff was so good that I never even realized they were there while everything got done in a timely fashion. Thank you so much!
  40. G

    Germanfoodlover

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful Easter brunch at Newman’s. The Easter decoration on the table was absolutely lovely. We were a group of 5 people and experienced different dishes. All the meals were tasty and nicely presented. We also had a great wine from Austria and finished with the must to have Espresso Martini. Our server Rob was very pleasant. Overall, it was another great experience at this special place!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Newman's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Newman's Restaurant

100 Orchard Inn Lane, Saluda, NC 28773

Additional information

  • Cross street

    HIghway 176

  • Neighborhood

    Hendersonville

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Austrian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Edwards

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 749-5471

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to do private Lunches in our restaurant, where every table has a beautiful view. Minimum participants: 15 Please inquire within about pricing and special, personalized menus.

  • Private party contact

    Marc or Marianne Blazar: (828) 749-5471

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