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Reid's Cafe and Catering, Sugar Mountain, NC

Reid's Cafe and Catering

4.8
4.8
281 Reviews
$31 to $50
American


Reid’s Cafe is located in beautiful Sugar Mountain, NC. We love the intentional, the specific, and the well-cared-for. We work closely with our local farms and purveyors to curate fresh, seasonal menus that feature regionally sourced meats, a rotation of fresh oysters and select seafood. All of our breads, pastas, and pastries are prepared in-house daily. Our Bar offers local beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and a well chosen wine selection. We are currently operating under all Covid-19 restrictions and following all CDC and local guidelines. The health and safety of our guests and our staff is our #1 priority. Outdoor reservations are by phone only. We look forward to seeing you.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 898-9200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alek Schober

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Cross street

    NC HWY 105 S. / Tynecastle HWY

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Warm Rosemary Focaccia$3.00

    compound butter

    • Cheese + Charcuterie$18.00

      pickled vegetables, fruit, honey comb, sourdough

      • Broiled Artichoke$15.00

        preserved lemon aioli, Looking Glass sbrinz, boquarones

        • Scallop Saint Jacques$16.00

          creamy mushroom velouté, ramps, puffed Carolina gold rice

          • Grilled Asparagus Tartine*$14.00

            soft boiled egg, house ricotta, pickled green strawberry, sourdough

            Soups + Salads

            • Soup of the Day

              • Cup$4.00
              • Bowl$7.00
            • Farmers Salad$12.00

              chefs choice of local seasonal ingredients

              • Strawberry Salad$14.00

                poached rhubarb, black walnut, bleu cheese, salanova greens, evoo, honey

                • Charred Baby Carrots + Watercress$12.00

                  radish, buttermilk dressing, sumac popcorn

                  Oysters

                  • Daily Oysters (6 or 12)*

                    choice of raw or grilled, lemon, hot sauce, sourdough

                    • MP
                  • Roasted Oysters (6)*$20.00

                    nduja, Looking Glass sbrinz

                    Plates

                    • Grilled Cheshire Pork Chop*$30.00

                      ramp + ricotta fritters, charred apricot, watercress, rhubarb gastrique

                      • Lamb Tenderloin*$36.00

                        Lusty Monk rubbed, favas, gnocchi, rhubarb butter, crispy mint

                        • Pasta of the Day*

                          chefs choice of local seasonal ingredients

                          • MP
                        • Ham Wrapped Quail Breast*$32.00

                          farro, preserved lemon, spring peas, velouté

                          • Steak + Roasted Spring Vegetables*

                            steak of the day, boquerone butter, mushroom bordelaise

                            • MP
                          • Fish of the Day*

                            chefs choice of local seasonal ingredients

                            • MP

                          Last updated: March 30, 2022

                          What 281 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                          4.8
                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.9Food
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.7Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          Loved For

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Best Overall

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Best Food

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Best Service

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Best Value

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Great for Lunch

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            Neighborhood Gem

                          • Asheville / Western North Carolina

                            American

                          • Boone / Banner Elk

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                          1. NO

                            NicoleO

                            Charlotte

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic vibe, food and 5 star service. We will definitely return on next visit and tell our friends not to miss this place on visit to BannerElk!

                          2. KH

                            KathleenH

                            Jacksonville

                            4 reviews

                            2.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                            Dined twice in one week & had TOTALLY DIFFERENT experiences. We were so impressed by our first time we brought another couple several days later & the food we were so anticipating was disappointing. Our fish was very dry & the roasted veggies were tasteless. Our cocktails were very good as was the focaccia but the crime brûlée was also very bland. So sad - thought we’d found our “go to” place.

                          3. v

                            vinum45

                            New Orleans

                            37 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            37 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service. Nicely prepared food Great presentation

                          4. NC

                            NCMom

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a business lunch. Great ambience and great food. Good service.

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We love this restaurant- excellent service and staff, and the food is so delicious! They always have the best oysters and their menu is one-of-a kind!

                          6. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Fort Lauderdale

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was delicious. Service was great.

                          7. s

                            schrs

                            Wilmington

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          8. PP

                            PaulP

                            Raleigh

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely wonderful dining experience all the way around. The menu was creative. The presentation was beautiful. Every dish we had was delicious.

                          9. r

                            rinabine

                            Savannah

                            37 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            37 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall4food4service2ambience4

                            We enjoyed the meal, drinks were good. The service was not up to par. Our waitress did not tell us the specials, should have been able to describe items better and not attentive as should be. We over heard the specials when another waitress was telling the table beside us. Which I would have ordered.

                          10. SB

                            SallyB

                            Wilmington

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food and our server Jess is great! Such a great place

                          11. CT

                            CaryTraveler

                            Greensboro

                            21 reviews

                            5.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Reid’s is excellent for both lunch and dinner. Inventive menu, fresh food, good service.

                          12. LY

                            LisaY

                            Raleigh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            By far my favorite place for date night. Summer, our server was awesome!

                          13. KS

                            KSig

                            Western NC

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Reids is my favorite restaurant period ! Everything is amazing! The salads are a must especially the farmers salad , typically there is a seafood and steak special nightly and I believe the chef puts a lot of thought into these and they are always very creative and delicious! The normal menu has lots of great options as well . Not only is is food amazing but the owners and management seem to treat the employees well which make for a great environment.

                          14. LC

                            LizC

                            Exclusive

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Our favorite restaurant in the area - would even say one of our all time favorites, Reid’s never disappoints!

                          15. LP

                            LaraP

                            San Francisco

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Charming place with delicious food. Portions are small but not ridiculously so.

                          16. DW

                            DWandz

                            Western NC

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Started with cocktails and Lobster Tartine which were both outstanding. Please keep the smoked cocktail on the menu! Followed by Braised Beef Shortrib and Pasta of the Day. Elevated comfort food and very, very good. It's a half hour drive for us but definitely worth it. We'll be back!

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Houston

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Okay, the food was fabulous! We had grill oysters and had to order more. We also shared the short rib and the pork. The waitress brought us extra plates to let us share our entrees. Both meals were very flavorful and different from your typical restaurant. Flavors were very sought out and wonderful. Highly recommend this place.

                          18. KV

                            KatieV

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            I went here for my birthday celebration, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! The food and cocktails were amazing, and the service was fantastic. It was expensive, but totally worth it!

                          19. JH

                            JimH

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            As always the food was excellent with lot's of different dishes to choose from. Service was very prompt and courteous.

                          20. PU

                            PUpton

                            Naples

                            90 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            90 reviews

                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                            The server was "having a bad day" and I was on my lunch hour. I had to ask to have her take my order - the hostess brought me a drink until the server could get there. I ordered Chicken & Waffles. 20 minutes after I ordered, the hostess came over and apologized, saying that they would make my food right away, but the server had no idea what I had ordered. When I told her, I explained that I had to get back to work for a conference call, and if there was something that would take less time, that would be preferable. I ordered the Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich instead. That was delivered fairly quickly, and my bill was drastically reduced because of the long wait. The hostess apologized again, and said this was not their standard of service. She hoped I would visit again, which I will. Reid's has always been quite good, and this was clearly an anomaly. A bad situation was handled well, and I left knowing that I will give them another chance, and hoping the server gets past whatever was disrupting her day.

                          21. B

                            Bails

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Oysters on the half shell and a truly delicious chicken entree. Great service and cozy quarters.

                          22. RF

                            RobertF

                            Atlanta

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on February 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Reid’s is fabulous.

                          23. AB

                            AllenB

                            Western NC

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Fine food, great presentation. Extremely friendly staff. Will go again.

                          24. L

                            Lori

                            Raleigh

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Always a treat! Never disappoints!

                          25. H

                            Harleyrdr

                            Western NC

                            4 reviews

                            4.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Very good evening. Oysters were delicious but a bit higher price than other area local places. $36/dozen. Short rib and shrimp & grits were well prepared. Peach tart desert was okay. One ‘issue’ - ordered bottle of wine priced at $36 on the list. Was told the list was wrong when it was brought to the table - charged $48. Should have honored the wine list & corrected it afterwards. Definitely worth a visit - all in with 25% tip = @ $250 for a party of two.

                          26. CC

                            CarolC

                            Charlotte

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was amazing and delicious craft cocktails in a charming ambience! Will definitely be back!

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Raleigh

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Birthday dinner- everything on point

                          28. GS

                            GScheider

                            Raleigh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food, service was excellent. Overall a really great dinner and I would highly recommend stopping in.

                          29. S

                            Suj2

                            Charleston

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience5

                            Maybe it was because the reviews were so good I expected a lot. Ordered from the lunch menu. But the food was just okay. Plating was awkward which made it difficult to eat. Ordered the beet salad- there were only 4 small beets and a whole lot of cabbage. The chicken and waffles were dry. I had the steak which was super tough to eat. The curry chicken sandwich was just okay. All in all the ambiance was nice, but would not consider going back for the food.

                          30. m

                            markp

                            Miami

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Food and service was excellent as usual. Love the oysters. Entrees are limited but that is do to their exquisite preparation.

                          31. WZ

                            WilliamZ

                            Western NC

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            New Year’sEve

                          32. SB

                            SallyB

                            Wilmington

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food and service are always incredible. One of our favorite spots!

                          33. BG

                            BrianGGG

                            Raleigh

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            44 reviews

                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food and great service. Small cozy venue. Two drinks, soups, and entree were $150 after tip ... but great value in return.

                          34. LM

                            LeslieM

                            Atlanta

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Always have a great experience at Reid’s, unique and fabulous food.

                          35. LH

                            LaurelH

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Warm and welcoming is the best way to describe Reid's. Although the menu is limited, selections change daily and everything is delicious. I have dined there for both lunch and dinner. Service is excellent and prompt. The background music is very pleasant and the restaurant isn't noisy. Tables are spaced nicely apart. A few tables provide outside seating as weather permits.

                          36. JB

                            JamesB

                            E. Tennessee

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always great food and service at Reid’s. One of our favorite mountain restaurants.

                          37. C

                            Cassbradley

                            Jacksonville

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            As always, Reids did not disappoint. We had family in from NY and all loved all of our entrees. But. Definitely do not miss the charcuterie and cocktails and dessert too;-)

                          38. LC

                            LizC

                            Exclusive

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on November 24, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This place is one of our all time favorites!! Top notch!

                          39. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Charlotte

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 21, 2021

                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                            Food and service was good. The room was a little loud but overall a very enjoyable meal.

                          40. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Western NC

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Everything was great! (You guys catered my daughter’s wedding in October at Westglow too and it was awesome!) Server was great but unfortunately I can’t recall his name :( The butternut squash soup was amazing. Thanks again!

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                          • 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

                          FAQs

                          Reid's Cafe and Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 898-9200.

                          Reid's Cafe and Catering is rated 4.8 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.

                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                          Make a reservation

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                          Booked 10 times today
                          Google Map for Reid's Cafe and Catering

                          4004 NC 105 Suite 8 Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            NC HWY 105 S. / Tynecastle HWY

                          • Neighborhood

                            Banner Elk

                          • Hours of operation

                            Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            American

                          • Dining style

                            Fine Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Public Lot

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Alek Schober

                          • Additional

                            Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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