Reid's Cafe and Catering

4.7
154 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Reid’s Cafe and Catering is located in beautiful Sugar Mountain, NC. We love the intentional, the specific, and the well-cared-for. We work closely with local farms and purveyors to curate fresh, seasonal menus. Reid's Cafe features regionally sourced meats, and a rotation of fresh select oysters and seafood. All of our bread, pastas, and pastries are prepared in-house daily. Our Bar features local beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and a well chosen wine selection. Walk-ins are welcome anytime.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back inside and it was great. Food and service are as good as ever. Surprisingly good Pinot Noir on tap!

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vipskdfsjksfdkfdsgiuaweo
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!!!

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EileenD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Reids and was impressed with the food. Everything we ordered was delicious and very flavorful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reid’s always shines!

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible oysters, cocktails, appetizers, and entrées. We loved everything, felt welcome and safe. Sourcing of ingredients is local and top notch. Best food in the high country.

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BrendaD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always fantastic at Reid’s!

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vipthescbaguy
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place for breakfast or brunch. Everything is local and fresh. They're masters at preparing eggs.

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ShellyH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and extremely polite. She took good care of us. The food was good, nice presentation and quality.

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KatherineO
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reid’s Cafe is our favorite spot for date night. It has become our tradition for celebrating accomplishments, anniversaries, or birthdays. The team make us feel welcome and at home. The food is excellent, a delicious and creative showcase of local farms’ seasonal harvest. I love to see how a seasonal ingredient is incorporated through the rotating menu. The fresh cocktails and desserts are amazing! Always look forward to coming back.

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ShellyH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was excellent. Food was great and we enjoyed a quiet dinner. It is one of our favorite spots!

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vipCGTracy
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Well this place doesn’t quite live up to its Charlotte roots. Let me say that the food is overpriced to begin with $12 for lettuce with almost nothing on it! And the chicken is another six… Wow the sandwich chicken salad sounds good. I guess it was big enough for an adult cutting it in half made it seem to go slower but really for $16… Our waitress was decent. It did take her about 10 minutes to come back for order after putting down my water since there are only three other tables in the place I was wondering what took her. Where is the service nowadays?

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BillR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service was well executed, especially considering COVID protocols. Highly recommend dining here.

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vipDish
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The highlight is their beet salad and Alex, the chef! He’s a hard working young man. Lots of talent and aiming to please.

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PegD
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! So happy Reid’s back open! Loved the pork chop.... cooked perfectly! Husband’s fish delicious also! We had lovely evening..... many thanks Reid’s!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience in every way. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Prices on the high side. Enjoyed it overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am obsessed with this place, and so is everyone I’ve gone with. The charcuterie board and the focaccia are particularly divine.

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GarlandH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reid’s never fails to impress with their seasonal specials. Delicious food with a gorgeous presentation!

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vipDoctors
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food great. Overpriced: 6 oysters, ribeye steak, 2 glasses of wine =$149. It’s a cafe-no table cloths Would expect to pay that for finer dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, seams the cost of entrees has risen in the last couple of months. Also, was disappointed that you have discounted bread service.
Service was good as well.

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viptravellingbuffalo
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small pizzas are great as is the grilled Romain salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was fair!

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Lulu
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food quality, creative cuisine, ability to sit outside, the best rose I've been able to find anywhere. Service staff is good but varies in friendliness and some portions can be on the small side (they are charging for bread).

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SaraS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

In a COVID world where many restaurants are closed to indoor dining in this area, Reids is a gem. Its small, sophisticated menu is exceptional and its chefs do an amazing job. The server we have had the last few times has tried to steer us to spend more money (ie recommending the top shelf vodka, the $55 lamb entree and bringing me a bowl of soup instead of asking whether I'd just like a cup) and her attitude was a bit cold, dismissive. But the food more than makes up for a lack of friendly service in this case. I always recommend their oysters. Healthy eaters should exercise caution as the food can be heavily salted and rich. Wonderful bartenders!

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QueenCuisine
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As usual the food is excellent and perfectly seasoned. Our server was attentive and accommodating to special requests.

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triadfoodiesKristiM
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love supporting Reid’s and they never disappoint. The entrees are always creative and there’s always a delicious soup of the day to get you warmed up. Highly recommend.

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kermitS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was our first visit to Reid's and won't be our last. Dishes and presentation were excellent as were the wine and mixed drink offerings. We were seated promptly and service was very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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vipRandy
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reid’s is always a good choice. We make a point to go there anytime we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! They have a great menu!

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vipBella01
Tampa
124 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. Just wish you had regular ice tea and plan ole coke.

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Dano
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is the reason to go... not much more to brag about. I could list all the service flaws for a restaurant of this caliber, but why? If you expect service commensurate with the cost of this restaurant, you might be disappointed.

The NC Burrata was outstanding! Shout out to their supplier...

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JuliannR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks was delicious! I highly recommend. My husband and I will be back in the future.

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ShaunF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and high quality dining experience. Food and cocktails were outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely return.

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ReedP
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding food and service. One of the best restaurants we have enjoyed in WNC. The only minor negative was that the portions were a bit on the small size.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore Reid's - delicious food, marvelous wine, lovely personnel, delightful decor. While they are not the cheapest restaurant in town, the food is definitely worth it. We always get an order of their chicken wings - and that may sound mundane but theirs are amazing. We have never been disappointed.

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Kapy
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The acoustics were not very good. At times in was difficult to hear dinner table conversation.

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BadExperience
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bottom line, they charged us $45 for a piece of bone-filled fish and no sides. Nearly $50 for a fish dipped in fried grease. We left hungry after eating mediocre food. The cheese tray that we ordered as an appetizer was awful! Hands down the worst cheese board we've ever ordered. The poor hostess cleared tables as she attempted to manage a line of guests coming in the door. We had a 8:15pm reservation and still waited several minutes before being greeted by any staff member. Once seated, we couldn't even enjoy our time there because the music was so loud. We will not be going back.

Reid's Cafe and Catering
Responded on September 10, 2020

WOW! 1 star. We certainly wish we could have resolved any issues during your visit. Our "whole" fish special is something our community greatly looks forward to. We will continue to provide the freshest ingredients, the highest level of service, and continue with our rigorous cleaning regimens, excessive hand washing, 14 hour shifts {with a mask on}, and keep everyone's health and safety as our top priority. We appreciate the feedback. Stay safe.

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vipSandyL
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent spot for lunch

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 4.7 stars by 154 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.