Restaurant 17

4.5
480 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Hotel Domestique's Restaurant 17 serves innovative cuisine sourced from local and regional producers. Executive Chef Nick Graves' overall style focuses on heirloom ingredients and classic preservation techniques in a comfortable setting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Cafe Hours Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-3pm
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5-9pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5-9:30pm
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(864) 516-1254
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Graves
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chinquapin Rd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This was our first visit and we were impressed by the location, food and service. Nice out of the way place that offers outdoor dining. While somewhat limited it was a very creative menu that should offer something for everyone. Great service in a quiet atmosphere.

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RE
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Fresh local ingredients.... delightfully prepared!! Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. A wonderful experience

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SL
3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Table 17 did not meet my expectations. What was I expecting? I am a George Hincapie fan, and it was curiosity about George and his storied career, more than anything that attracted me. I had this fantasy George would drop by the table during our meal, which is totally unrealistic, of course. But other than the restaurant's name (a reference to Hincapie's number of TDF starts) there was nothing about the venue/experience that evoked George's years in cycling or the Tour. While I didn't expect bicycles hanging from the ceiling, or jerseys on the walls; the beauty, grandeur and pathos of cycling and the Tour seem too compelling to ignore completely. The decor is dark hues and minimalist. It felt austere and worlds apart from the vibrant colors of the Tour I had watched earlier that day. The restaurant (and connecting hotel) is "out in the boonies"- a perfect jumping off point for some serious cycling. But, without the personal touches to make this a destination dining experience, the effort to get to Table 17 from Greenville or Asheville probably isn't worth it. With no real ambiance, to speak of, my experience depended entirely on the food and service- neither could bear the weight. We had an amiable and attentive waiter but there was only one other party in the restaurant so he was not overworked. He did try to upsell us on the $68 steak but we were more interested in the small bites, which were "hit or miss"- some were very good and others less memorable. We zeroed in on the tomato dishes as they are now at their best in the South and they proved to be our favorites. One of my dining partner's scallops (the only "large plate" we ordered) contained only two scallops and were just okay. Our wines were very good. For me, the hoped-for je ne sais quoi never materialized. But I've noted in the reviews that other diners had 4-5 star meals and I do sincerely hope Table 17 does well. But I won't be back anytime soon.

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BW
2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The heirloom tomato salad was quite good and generous. Wines were interesting and good. Main courses were a major disappointment

We had enjoyed this place a few years ago but were disappointed this time.

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CB
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Nice but cold. Not welcoming. Two scallops for $30 is a bit much. Our server, Elizabeth, was a delight.

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KG
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This is a nice place for a special occassion or just to drop in at the bar for a cocktail and appetizer. The view of the moungtains overlook a vineyard and outdoor patio. The food was great. My wife had the sea scallops and I had the lamb meatballs, lettuce wraps and roasted eggplant. Our server Ty was very attentive and expained everything on the menu very well. We were not disappointed with his recommendations. After dinner, we sat out by the firepit and took in the scenery.

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JC
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was excellent. The views were excellent.

Just hope you get a different server than the one we had.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Wonderful friendly staff. Food was amazing!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

View and ambience were great
Service attentive but allow you to enjoy the meal
Food was excellent, quality and presentation
wonderful evening

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MA
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We sat outside with a beautiful view of the Escarpment and the pool. Service was outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they brought two complimentary glasses of Prosecco (a nice touch). The peach salad and hot chicken were delicious and dessert was huge. We will be back!

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d
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Grossly over-priced for the quality of food and level of service. Beautiful setting, but bland and desolate when I was there.

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J
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

the food selection was unique, excellent and wondeerful portions.

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S
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great restaurant! Good food , fabulous views and great service. Would have given it 5 stars but music was way too loud. Music should create an ambiance not take over all you senses. Less is more...

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PJ
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We have tried to support R-17 since they opened. The best I can say is hit or miss. We love the facility and it’s close to home for us but the food is very inconsistent and half the time you go they don’t have what they say they are serving on the website. The wife wanted the scallop dish on the entree menu but all they had was an appetizer. I had the ribeye and the steak was so salty that it was almost inedible. The Brussel sprout side was over cooked,dried out and not appetizing at All. They really need to work on the menu and keep the advertising on the website up to date. Over priced for the quality. I still like their burger that’s on bar and restaurant menu now.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was my first experience at Restaurant 17. I came in with a completely open mind because I had heard both very good and very bad things about the restaurant. The positive feedback is our server was good and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The atmosphere is interesting and different from other restaurants. The food was good. Nothing spectacular but good.

The negative feedback I have is regarding details. When I made my reservation I explained that it was husband's 50th birthday and asked if we could we get a special dessert for his birthday. There was absolutely NO mention of his birthday the entire time we were there. The other comment I have is the location of the pool in relation to the outside seating area of the restaurant. I like sitting outside and the view was nice of the mountain IF you looked past the pool right below the patio of the restaurant. For my whole meal I was starring at two dudes sitting around in their bathing suits. For being an upscale restaurant I thought the outside ambiance could have been better. Lastly, we wanted to get a drink at the bar before leaving. The bar was full of used glasses and napkins but there was absolutely no one attending the bar. It was messy and unattractive.

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e
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Very difficult start of service from server standpoint. After he was changed out, things went well. Food was fantastic.

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GM
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Six of us went and five of us had the Austrlaian-themed dinner, which is why we were there. A prix-fixe dinner started out with excellent lightly-battered calamari, followed by an absolutely mazing lamb chop with very tasty couscous and then a really good pavlova for dessert - not overly sweet as they can sometimes be. An excellent meal. The other dinner had their Memphis-style hot chicken, which she said was excellent as well.

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TU
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Wonderful dinner on the patio in celebration of my wife’s birthday. Was our first visit; we both had the scallops which was prepared with English peas and morel mushrooms. Delicious. Wonderful desserts as well. The server,Brendan,was superb and genuinely concerned that all was Meeting our expectations and enjoyment. A wonderful experience; look forward to next time.

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CS
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This is the best food I have had in a very long time. Really top notch with local ingredients and a creative touch.

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S
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A great find with scenic views and amazing food. Love this place. Be sure to make a reservation.

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S
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have never had even an ordinary meal at Restaurant 17---it is always terrific.

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KM
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great service! Our server/bartender was s very knowledgeable young man and fun. Delicious food.

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AF
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

A lovely experience....service, food and ambiance all excellent!

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SH
3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We have been to Restaurant 17 three times. The first two times were amazing! We absolutely enjoyed the "experience". Our previous servers took the time to thoroughly explain the food, adding to the enjoyment and offered great recommendations. Our server on Friday was curt and even when prompted gave minimal responses. Unfortunately this took away from our overall enjoyment.

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j
4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Service was good but wait staff could be better educated about what they are serving.
There needs to be an elevated level of service for the elevated environment and food.
Every time (about 6) I have dinned I would have preferred more professional care from the front desk to the wait staff.

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LH
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Such great service and surperb food! This place is really a great date night find!

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BD
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Finally made it here for dinner. The menu and food were terrific. The staff was excellent. You cannot go wrong here...

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f
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Cheese board was fun and delicious for our group. Warm bread was exceptionally delicious and each of us had a different meal , all great!

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TQ
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First of all, Hotel Domestique, where Restaurant 17 is based, is a fabulous boutique hotel nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The rooms are great, staff extremely processional and super nice, and the views are spectacular. The hotel does cater to cyclists, and the support given to us as riders was superb. I can’t say enough positive things about the front desk staff, cycling support, and cycling guides. Truly top notch.

As for Restaurant 17, I think it just needs to work on its delivery. We were promptly greeted and seated right away. Shortly thereafter we ordered cocktails and appetizers. Our apps arrived before our cocktails which was disappointing. When our cocktails arrived, we went ahead and ordered our mains. Unfortunately, our mains arrived before we finished our apps. It seemed to us that the staff could use some training as it appeared they were all relatively new. I think service could be slowed down a bit to make the overall dining experience more memorable. Despite the somewhat disappointing service of Restaurant 17, the overall experience of Hotel Domestique was wonderful and we will surely visit again.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Went there for a 22nd anniversary. Enjoyed the atmosphere and music.

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GF
3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was good but could have been better. Service was good but could have been better. Ambiance was not good at all. It was as if we were dining in a cafeteria or a fast food restaurant. Very disappointing. Thankfully it wasn’t too pricey. Will not go back.

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SZ
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall experience was very good. The location and restaurant were beautiful and we were very pleased with the menu. Only downfall was the staff was not familiar with the menu/wine list and had a hard time giving recommendations and elaborating on the menu. However, we will be happy to recommend the restaurant and book again.

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AD
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed Restaurant 17! From our extremely knowledgeable waiter to every recommendation he made, we loved it! I had the oyster appetizer which was so different with all the interesting combination of flavors. My husband had the pork belly appetizer, which I tried, and it was also wonderful. The homemade bread and black truffle butter made me eat two pieces (and I don't usually like bread). My husband had the duck entree and I had the tuna and both were incredible. They were accompanied by wonderful side items that paired deliciously. But the best part was the chocolate sea salt caramel dessert with espresso ice cream! The combination of flavors was just amazing! We will definitely be back and highly recommend Restaurant 17!

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l
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing food. Being “food enthousiastes” from Paris, France, we are never sure what to expect while traveling. 17’s chef deserves a Michelin’s star. We loved it.

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T
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

It was fabulous!

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GT
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had not visited Restaurant 17 for several months, and I am sorry that we stayed away for so long! Our dinner was completely delicious! The menu was bursting with options that either of us would have enjoyed. We both ordered a green salad that was presented beautifully. The salad was fresh and made inventive uses of some local ingredients. For dinner, I chose the veal bolognese, and even though it was from the small plates menu, it was perfectly portioned for my entree. The bolognese was a tasty and cozy choice for a chilly night. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and made spot on recommendations for beer and wine. Our only complaint is with the reception service, which was slow, not as attentive, and a bit flustered. Overall, an excellent farm-to-table option.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious food/beverage and impeccable service!

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RH
1.0Dined on January 24, 2018

This may have been one of my worst dining experiences in ages. I ordered veal piccata and was served 2 pieces of breaded and deep fried (into oblivion) pieces of unrecognizable meat (?), spaghetti and a tasteless sauce. At best it was disgusting and inedible. When I told the waiter how bad it was, he countered with "we're still trying to get the chef in tune with the menu". WHAT!!! At least they didn't charge me. And, the waiter didn't even know what veal piccata looked like.

My wife ordered the "Italian Week" special. The salad arrived sans dressing and the meal was bizarre at best. When he brought the dressing, it was horrible. The bread however, was good as was the desert. I can do as well in a bakery. As far as I'm concerned, they should have "compted" the whole table of four for presenting us with such a poor dining experience

This had been one of our favorite restaurants but this was the third bad meal in the 18 months, and for the prices charged, that's inexcusable. If they don't correct their ways soon, they won't stay in business. It's time to set the ship back on the right course, and right now, it's far astray.

The net: that was their third strike. There are other GOOD restaurants in the Greenville/Hendersonville/Asheville area that offer excellent dining and we'll opt for them in the future.

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OT
1.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I was very surprised by the level of service and quality of the food. It was definitely less than on par with our past experiences at Restaurant 17.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We have always loved this restaurant but had not dined there in two years - not because we didn't want to but just because it is more suitable for date night than for a family with teenagers who are a little picky about the menu. We were very excited to go to the restaurant again for Restaurant Week but we were rather disappointed with the food. Perhaps it was just the choices that were given to us, but we found the appetizers to be "lack-luster", the entrees good -but not as "wow" as we had remembered from the past, and the famous doughnuts we remembered so fondly were dry and rather tough to eat. I'm hoping that it was just a not-so-great experience because of Restaurant Week and limited food choices - because this restaurant has always been a wonderful place to dine for a special evening - it has such a beautiful location and typically delicious and creative food preparation. In spite of our disappointment, we will give them a try again because the service was great and the staff was very attentive and caring.

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