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The Hidden Valley Tavern, Sapphire, NC

The Hidden Valley Tavern

4.4
4.4
280 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Owned and operated by the Senturk Family.
We serve Mediterranean inspired cuisine including seafood, steak, pasta, etc. in an upscale casual dining atmosphere. The Senturks' had a vision for the culinary profile: elevated comfort food with high quality ingredients, polished presentation, some Mediterranean flavors, and enough variety that locals and seasonal residents would have choices should they become regulars.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 866-3144
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Blades
  • Neighborhood
    Cashiers
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

280 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and David our waiter provide great service and conversation. Very attentive through out our meal.

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  2. Swallace

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    New chef and his menu was a very , very bad idea. Server, Shannon, was exceptional. Cordon blue tasted prefab. The “kab” menu listing was very misleading.

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  3. SharonP

    Coastal Georgia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant in Sapphire. Nice bar area and service was great.

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  4. KathrynB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just average but expensive. Meals did not arrive together.

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  5. MFC6

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and service was excellent! Miss some of the old items on the menu, but new items were also good.

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  6. RhondaB

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We drove from our cabin past highlands where we usually go for our anniversary dinner. Saw great reviews and Mediterranean which we love so decided to give a try. Was disappointed with the old decor and furniture. I don’t understand why they say it’s Mediterranean. They have hummus and baba ganoush for appetizers but that’s all I could tell. Expected nicer place. Food was fine but overpriced. Salad with toasted quinoa which I never tasted was $18- no protein! We ordered 2 desserts and thankfully, our sweet server deducted one for our anniversary because the crème brûlée was $15 and the one we paid $17 for was a tiny lava cake with a scoop of ice cream. $17! Wow! It really was tiny. Hubby's steak had good flavor but not worth $44. My Trout was good but asparagus was really tiny and only a few pieces. The rolls were the ones I’ve bought at store- frozen sister shuberts. They were not warm. Our server - I wish I could remember her name- was very sweet and attentive. Thank goodness for that! We did go early and the restaurant had one other couple, because we aren’t that familiar with cashiers, nc and there isn’t much to do in winter there. Highlands offers a lot more. We own a cabin in GA very close to NC line and takes us about 25 min to drive to highlands and another 20 from there to cashiers. We really had high hopes and wanted to branch out. I truly expected more based on reviews. Still had a nice evening but wouldn’t go back.

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  7. Teresa

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hidden Valley recently changed their menu. I was a real fan of their previous menu, but am not to thrilled with the current menu. We went for lunch with some of my family. I ordered the Mediterranean Flatbread and thought it was missing something to make it great. The previous version had artichoke hearts and was much more flavorful. My husband, however, got the Fusilli pasta in pesto sauce and thought it was pretty good and not as salty as his previous favorite (pasta with mushrooms). The service was great. Alison and her team took great care of us. We will have to go back and check out the dinner menu.

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  8. SteveS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 3rd or 4th time to Hidden Valley and we’ve finally decided that it’s just not worth the trip any more. The food was mediocre (my sea bass was decent but fairly bland and my wife’s chicken was very tasteless)…the final bill was about $100 which would be fine for a better meal but definitely overpriced here. For the same amount, I will always chose The Orchard in the future and even the Ugly Dog which isn’t as fancy but has excellent food with flavor. On a positive note, the decor is very nice. Just not worth it though imo.

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  9. CraigC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become one of our favorite restaurants. Friendly service and great food with comfortable surroundings! I love the beef tenderloin!

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  10. ScottS

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a casual dining place, but the quality of the food and the service is quite good. 

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  11. TomG

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dinner experience after one previous lunch. We had a party of eight and everyone enjoyed their meal. We frequently dine at The Orchard and Library Kitchen and Bar. I won’t attempt to compare the three in this space. I will simply say we will go back and make dinning here a part of our Cashiers dining rotation.

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  12. LynnH

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was mediocre. The service was ok but not exceptional. I was expecting a much better experience. I guess I set my expectations too high.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our time in Hidden Valley Tavern. The place is amazing, beautiful decorations and delicious food.

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  14. Buddy

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, grest people, you won’t go wrong here. Buddy and Marcie

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  15. Dhamilton

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the nicest dinner on a December night…heat lamps, roaring fireplace, and lap blankets made it cozy and toasty on the patio. Had a couple of excellent cocktails, and the middle eastern appetizers were delicious…great hummus, and I’m a hummus snob! Just a thoroughly pleasant evening, and dogs are welcome on the patio! 🍷

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  16. bethb

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience all around! The holiday decorating was spectacular!!!

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  17. PETEM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent except the pork chop was very hard to cut with a knife. However, it was fairly easy to chew and very tasty.

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  18. DickB

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    FOOD, SERVICE, WINE ADVICE WAS ALL GOOD AND MADE FOR AN ENJOYABLE EVENING…

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  19. Suz2816

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New chef, new menu, good food, beautifully decorated- great night

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  20. MikeB

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ambiance with Christmas decor. Service was exceptional. Pumpkin soup was tasteless Sea Bass well prepared and delicious Pork dish used canned mushrooms; meat was tough Generally the food is over priced

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  21. macsteak

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don't care for the new menu. Got to get some of the old items back please

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  22. Aurelie

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the flaming cheese, bread and hummus with an excellent bottle of Bordeaux. Kudos to the new chef! We were seated in front of a crackling fire in a beautifully decorated holiday setting, with entertainment from Doug Ramsay...doesn't get much better than this!

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  23. KellyB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time we’ve eaten here and we will be back.❤️

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  24. FrankH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was absolutely fabulous. Jordan was a wonderful server and stayed on top of our drinks. We will definitely so back

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  25. CaroleS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food new chef everything was better than expected.

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  26. TTLBL

    Fort Lauderdale

    146 reviews

    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting outside in front of the fireplace.Some good food options but pricy for portion size and lacked appealing presentation. Food tasted good but price, portion size and presentation did not coordinate with price point.

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  27. RonA

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as usual. We love the waitstaff, especially Summer. The new menu is a treat.

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  28. Luvit

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance in this restaurant was amazing with multiple fireplaces that were lit, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, and beautifully grand seasonal decorations throughout the place. There were several small sitting areas for dinner near the bar in addition to the larger dining room with baby grand piano in the center and outdoor dining spaces with heaters and an additional fireplace. We were told that the owners are actively seeking a pianist to play in the main dining room during meals on certain nights which will further add to the amazing atmosphere. Our waitress Summer took care of us and told us that the restaurant had had a change in multiple key personnel (including the chef) on the very day that we visited with the flow of the evening notably impacted. We found the food to be significantly less than expected at such a beautiful place but were told that the new chef had not received many of the ingredients he needed for his dishes which required a lot of "punting" with use of "what was available" on the part of the chef and staff on the first night. The overall staff willingly sought to please the guests and requested input for improvement of the situation with their overall attitudes very good in spite of what was most likely a stressful situation for them. We will definitely return as the food should improve to match the ambiance once the new chef and staff have the time to acclimate to this beautiful place.

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  29. BrianM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the restaurant. Our last visit, was a little off due to a new chef and menu. We are glad this quality establishment is available in Cashiers. We look forward to many visits in the future.

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  30. KennethD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, great menu, waitress was awesome (Shannon).

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  31. AlinaD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! We went for an early dinner, at 5 pm, so the place was not yet busy. Great experience!

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  32. CatherineP

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious and the service is always outstanding!

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  33. RobertC

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat there almost every week. They always have a great special. The regular menu is excellent! Love the people and the service!

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  34. SarahH

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome meal. Loved it enough to go back two days later.

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  35. JulieG

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and loved the Halloween decorations. I got the calamari appetizer and the Penne al Vodka which were delicious! Will definitely be back!

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  36. KellyB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio and it was great. This is my second time eating at HVT and we will be back.

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  37. RAFE

    Tampa

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The name tells you where it is. The food is delicious. The decorations were seasonal cute.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and the owners are so hands on and lovely. Food great, service great, outside patio lovely - not noisy and great music too!! Go there!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We at at Hosden Valley 3 times this last week. Our servers were great! Last night Gary served us. He was excellent and so so funny! Highly recommend!

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  40. Gatorgal

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I am not reviewing for 10/20. We were at this restaurant last night (11/15) with friends and I can honestly say we will not be going again until they change their menu. No side salads, very little apps to choose from, not much to pick from entree wise. VERY disappointed.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Hidden Valley Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 866-3144.

The Hidden Valley Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 280 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Hidden Valley Tavern

3638 US-64, Sapphire, NC 28774-6617

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cashiers
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Blades
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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