The BEACON Butcher Bar

4.5
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Beacon Butcher Bar is a labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Café & Catering Co. which has been established here in the High Country since 1999. The Beacon Butcher Bar 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 procures the highest quality ingredients for their seasonal menus.

We value the handmade and fashion from scratch details as small as the aioli and dressings we use, to housemade focaccias and pastries, slow-roasted meats, and naturally fermented pickles. We avoid industrially grown and processed foods. We love the intentional, the specific, the well-cared-for.

The Beacon Market offers hand-cut meats, in-house charcuterie, house-cured bacon, marinated olives, imported cheeses, hand-baked bread and so much more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 37 people are saying
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DurhamFoodie
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was very fresh especially the beet salad and local greens. Excellent. The Pasta Nero was unusual in color, but they did tell us, but light and tasty. The Chicken Piccata Pizza was a nice change with no heavy sauce. The crust was delicious. The dessert of chocolates, was a nice choice to go with some Americano coffees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Just nothing special. Not very much food to choose from and over priced for the experience.

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KelseyH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. My husband and I loved everything we had. We will definitely recommend The BEACON Butcher Bar to our friends.

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DonB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everyone's food was excellent. Our server was delightful. A bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything!!!

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vipLynnusa2000
Western NC
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had never been so we wanted to try it. Food was pretty good. We did a mixed meat and cheese appetizer tray. All of that was pretty good, especially the crackers.

My lamb rack was excellent. Cook was right on. Husbands pork was a little dry. For the price, that was a little disappointing.

Our server was excellent. She checked on us throughout the meal. Not enough to be annoying, but enough to feel cared for.

Ambiance is a little cold. Cement floors, a kind of warehouse y feel. Some may find that cool. We just felt like it was a little cold.

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vipsingingdancingdiva
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEACON Butcher Bar was a delightful dining experience for my family. Since we are in the midst of a pandemic, proper spacing is essential. The restaurant had every table spaced well apart from the others. Along with very high ceilings and mandatory mask wearing as you move around the restaurant, we felt safe.

We all chose the Beacon Bolognese for our entrees. I believe it is the best I have ever tasted! We had the hibiscus tea to drink - again, delightful! And the most amazing Tiramisu for dessert. I highly recommend The BEACON Butcher Bar. One thing - we sat close to the window and it was cold. So, wear extra layers when you go!

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KevinL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service. Food was outstanding. Only negative is wish the selection was greater but maybe it was a limited menu due to covid?

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viptravellingbuffalo
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Meats are a bit pricey but delicious. Lamb was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal after a day of shopping and wandering around Boone. Cozy atmosphere and delicious food, with great friendly service. The focaccia was so good we bought two loaves from the kitchen to take home!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Great food. Great experience! Will definitely eat there again

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place

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CharlieI
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent service. Grilled Caesar Salad was possibly the best salad I've ever had. The fish special was incredible. Everything had a ton of flavor. Will definitely return.

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vipOnemansopinion
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good service but kitchen was a little slow. Food was creatively prepared and plated. Fish, pork and Bolognese entre's were generously portioned and well prepared and plated. The pasta aglio e olio was a bit disappointing. I was expecting a simple classic preparation. This was neither simple nor classic. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Interesting cocktails and a thoughtful wine list. Will go back.

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vipEman
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Pizza was excellent...but they left bacon out of one dish and the pompano was fishy tasting.

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DurhamFoodie
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service from the Hostess, our server Paige and everyone there were so friendly and warm. The food was so fresh and tasteful. The farmers greens were so fresh and crisp, along with the eggplant. The penne Bolognese was so tasteful and had a nice kick. The ricotta beet ravioli was a great combo. The ricotta just oozed out of the ravioli and mixed so well with the beets and lemon. Dessert was the Tiramisu, incredibly soft and fluffy. The special, coconut macaroon with ice cream was loaded with flavor and and great combo texture wise being more dense. The music was a nice modern folk mix. Lighting was a little on the bright side, can use some dimming. The noise level was low, very nice. Definitely worth a visit. We’ll be back.

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vipXavier
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, socially distanced setup and good for any occasion.

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vipMimi
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience. All of the staff were super friendly and accommodating. The place was beautiful. Drinks and food were all delicious. So happy to have a new nice place to dine in this area.

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vipjimh
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent menu with fabulous food options. Food was well prepared and excellent!

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vipSpinner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Wait staff very professional. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipmomsview
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! we will go back
beautiful decor, great drinks, food and dessert

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gjat
Charleston
39 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decent food, great service, ambience just ok. Kind of cold and sparse.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local food, great service and great ambience. Love a place that incorporates local seasonal food! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience enjoying our anniversary. The food was exceptional. As was the service. We will definitely be back to explore the changing menu.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Overpriced considering the extremely small portions you get.

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vipyawadrah
Western NC
36 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is large which allows for the tables to be spaced very far apart (important now in 2020). It is decorated very well. The service was fantastic from host to waiter. The staff took note that it was our anniversary and helped us celebrate with bubbly! Food was delicious. We had a fried okra appetizer that was great. Entrees of pork chop and whole fried fish were really excellent. The fish had a pickled veggie topping (I think that is what is was called) that I really loved. Pork was on a Caesar salad bed. Both were very good. Portions were ample and we had some leftovers to take home. I'm eating those for lunch today. We will definitely be back.

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vipAppGirl
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised! Not appealing from the outside but nicely done inside and service and food were excellent! Have added it to my list of recommendations for my rental guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. Size of the table for 4 was a little small. Otherwise very nice evening.

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WH1SKEY
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This is a new restaurant so I really wish not to be too critical. The food over all was very good. My husband and I shared the farmers salad platter. The crouton were huge and hard. We would rather have had some of their fresh baked bread on the side. Both our entrees were spectacular. I had the pork chop and my husband had the bucatini pasta. My only criticism would be that we were just about the first ones in and they sat us near the kitchen. Had it been busy or gotten busy that is the worst place to seat anyone as the servers are constantly in and out. To be fair I don’t think any restaurant should put a table near the kitchen doorway. Secondly we were seated at a very small table because it was just the two of us. Again, no restaurant should have such tiny tables that your entrees are almost hanging off the side of the table because it’s so small. The waitstaff are definitely green as they could not explain all the dishes, but our wait person was very polite and attentive. I definitely look forward to going back in the future.

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vipKristinaB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we have ever had in Boone! What a great job they have done here. We told friends about it and will definitely be returning.

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Markd
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We could not have been happier with our decision to visit Beacon for dinner on our only night in Boone. It was delicious. Can’t recommend enough!

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vipDiane
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were all set to eat outside. We have not eaten inside a restaurant since February. However when we looked inside, the tables were spaced far apart & the atmosphere was so welcoming & charming that we couldn't resist.

My husband had a specialty drink that was delicious & I thoroughly enjoyed my wine. Then we were served a huge salad that was very fresh & tasty. My pasta special was also delicious, with homemade pasta & fresh vegetables in a light sauce that was exactly how I like it.

We will definitely return when our family comes to town.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

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vipBarbaraR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Lots of shareables

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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CatherineM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday with delicious unique cuisine and wonderful service. We all enjoyed our food from snapper to beet ravioli. The food was creative and tasty. We look forward to coming back. Tables are very well spaced, ceilings are high and all the staff are wearing masks.

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Beastie
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive staff, interesting decor, fun menu, delicious modern/Italian food, great wine list. Who wouldn't want to go?

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The BEACON Butcher Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 37 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.