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The BEACON Butcher Bar, Boone, NC

The BEACON Butcher Bar

4.6
4.6
294 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
The Beacon Butcher Bar is a labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Café & Catering Co., established here in the High Country since 1999. The Beacon is located in the heart of Boone, NC adjacent to the iconic Water Wheel. Just as we value beautiful ingredients in our catering, The Beacon adheres to a similar message.

In the kitchen, we value the fashion from scratch details as small as the aiolis and dressings we use, to the housemade desserts and pastries, cured and smoked meats, and naturally fermented pickles. Behind the bar, we strive for innovation and discovery from our unique and inspiring cocktails. We work within the seasons of the Blue Ridge to present a deliberate and thoughtful menu. We love the intentional, the specific, the well-cared-for.

Respectively, our market offers a unique selection of local goods and treats. From our featured cloister honey to housemade single origin chocolates, we present the craft and exceptionality of local, artisanal talent.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 865-0087

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean McMullen

  • Neighborhood

    Boone

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 294 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. PM

    PhyllisM

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, beautiful setting & awesome service
  2. MB

    MaryB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambiance. Staff was extremely friendly. Food was good, but slow to show up to the table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and excellent service. Unique menu with great choice. Definitely on the list to go back to.
  4. CF

    ChristineF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband got the rack of lamb and it was so good. My risotto was a little watery and bland and the duck on the dry side but everything else - wings, kale and root veggie salad, sides- was stellar
  5. a

    alittleperuvian

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the drinks, ambience, and the food was elevated southern and local food. Our group loved it.
  6. S

    Sstrom

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Nice atmosphere for a relaxing evening.
  7. DR

    DRJ1

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was fine. The restaurant is cool and trendy inside. I would have preferred that they sat people further apart while they could. There were 3 open two tops side by side and they sat another couple in the open two top closest to us instead of the open tables on the other side. The cornbread was excellent, as was the arancini. My ribeye was good, but not $52 good. There's nothing wrong with Beacon, but for what we spent it would have been nice if our server was more available. Also, the cocktails were good but the bar took forever to get our two rounds of drinks out to us. Beacon isn't bad, they just don't justify the cost of dining there in my opinion.
  8. L

    Leigh

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and very well designed, welcoming, and great food and service!
  9. BM

    BryanM

    Greensboro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was overpriced and underwhelming. Chicken was dry and bland, collards were over vinegared
  10. J

    Johnnyw

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Ok experience for the first time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, and service was great. I felt that my steak was not worth the amount paid, was disappointed. The pasta got great reviews from another person in my party.
  12. DD

    DanD

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was not fantastic. Appetizers were good but bolognese was the size of a side dish and I actually stopped at Food Lion on the way home to buy more food cause I was still hungry. Seriously. Bathroom was larger than I would have thought, which was an unexpected bonus. Waitress was wonderful.
  13. K

    Kadin

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening spent for the first time at the Beacon. Live music was a tad too loud; however, the food and service were excellent. One caveat, our waitress never stated the specials (we over heard another waitress after we had already placed our order. Not a buzz kill. Highly recommend this place and Reid’s in Banner Elk!
  14. TC

    TaylorC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Showed up early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar. All the staff was welcoming and friendly! Had wonderful cocktails and dinner. Will definitely go back!
  15. JV

    JackieV

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and great drinks. Loved it. The chicken was the best ever.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was welcoming and on point Everything (service and food) was swift and well presented. Well staffed, didn't feel hectic. The charcuterie board was great, maybe could've used more meat, but I'm a vegetarian so to me it was perfect. Lots of meal options, Give Thanks pizza was unique and divine. Will return to try other fare and marvel at their pretty meat oriented entrees.
  17. KL

    KarenL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the music on Tuesday so much we wish you had them more than one night. We loved the music. The food was delicious but would like it if you could put some type of potato on the menu for one of your sides.
  18. T

    Terri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great . Our server was very pleasant and prompt. The cocktail were also point on!
  19. PC

    PfromCLT

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Unique. Creative chef. Enjoyed it ver my much.
  20. SD

    StephanieD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and decor (albeit the cow modern print over the fireplace is a bit strange lol). We have not complaints except the music was a bit loud for comfortable conversation. We enjoyed ourselves, will definitely come again!
  21. FM

    FranM

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The $52 ribeye was VERY overpriced. It was ordered medium and came medium rare at best. It was supposed to be 12 oz and looked to be closer to 8. The meat was not a good cut and the fact that it was undercooked made it very chewy. The smoked chicken also came out undercooked Each entree came with an entire skillet of corn bread. Four times more than most people want with their meal. The okra was excellent and service was great. Atmosphere is great. May return to get a drink at the bar but won’t eat.
  22. JR

    JuliaR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great cocktails, great food and wonderful live music on Tuesday nights!
  23. AG

    AlanG

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate Birthdays. All of the good was really good, especially the Filet and smoked Chicken!
  24. r

    rudymable

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I were pleased to have an outstanding meal on our last visit to Boone. The decor is relaxed yet sophisticated; the food is amazing. We enjoyed live music and creative cocktails. It was great to be able to make a reservation. It’s easy to find off of 105 and away from the craziness of Kong St on parents weekend. If you like simple country cooking you won’t like it. The flash fried okra is light and crunchy, not greasy and heavy. The cheeseboard was generous and creative, loved the honeycomb!
  25. CF

    CharisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second meal here, and will be back on our next trip.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my son and his girlfriend to dinner on Parent’s weekend. This was our second time dining here. The food was FABULOUS, Service was top notch! We will definitely be back!
  27. BF

    BooneFungi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!! Live French jazz on Tuesday nights. Food and drinks top notch
  28. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    why only 3 pizza selections? love the pizza but not the selections
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  30. AG

    AlanG

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. The smoked 1/2 chicken and lamb chops were both excellent. We enjoyed all appetizers as well!
  31. D

    Dave

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 11th anniversary. Super nice staff, great food, good music. We left very pleased and will be back.
  32. LR

    LisaR

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Great food and great service. Would highly recommend!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious delicious!!
  34. JS

    JoshS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beacon is top notch. Crab cakes were our appetizer, which were slightly different from traditional, but very good. Wife had the beef tenderloin & I had the pork chop. Both were cooked exactly to our liking & flavor was outstanding. Sauces & finishes were wonderful. Would recommend asking for sauce on the side if you aren’t familiar with the taste. Sides complemented main courses extremely well. My sides were great, but my wife’s sides of okra & cornbread were out of this world good! I had side envy. Dessert of apple pie was very good as well. Wine was very, very reasonable for quality & paired nicely with meal. My gamay was just right & wife enjoyed the rose. Beacon does not have an extensive menu, but what they offer is done exceptionally well. Overall, it was a bargain for the type of food received. In many other places, the meal would have cost a multiple of what was paid. Compliments to the chefs & staff for a wonderful dining experience!
  35. CC

    CynthiaC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, professional and kind staff. We enjoyed our night out.
  36. SS

    SusanS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has great food plus live music. We really enjoy coming.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and really good food. Servers were very attentive. We returned on the 17th and also had a great experience until the staff decided it was time to close about 9:30 and turned up very loud music and started closing cleaning procedures. I understand they were ready to go home but we had a late reservation and shouldn’t have been rushed.
  38. C

    Chris

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were visiting from out of town and a friend of ours recommended The Beacon Butcher Bar. We could not be more pleased with decision to dine here. The food was quite flavorful and the drinks were creative and delicious. We had the Fried Eggplant + Okra as a starter. For entrees, I had the "Fish of the Day" and my wife had the 1/2 Smoked Chicken from the "Butcher Bar". It was a perfect date night!
  39. b

    benjamint

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    A simple misunderstanding of what makes quality food.
  40. C

    Chuckles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have enjoyed dining at The Beacon 4 times this past month and have enjoyed every meal. Superb wait staff! Our new go to spot!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

The BEACON Butcher Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 294 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 3 times today
Google Map for The BEACON Butcher Bar

125 Graduate Ln, Boone, NC 28607

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Boone

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean McMullen

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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