South Mountain Grille is an all American restaurant that boasts a separate dinner, brunch, bar and taproom menu for a complete full course meal. The restaurant offers scenic views from the top of the mountain it sits on. The main courses and appetizers in the dinner menu include a range of beef, pork, poultry and chicken dishes which are made from farm-fresh ingredients.
South Mountain Grille also boasts a seafood section on the menu which include favorites such as seafood Jambalaya, catfish, crab and snapper to name a few. The bar menu offers lighter and spicier fare which go well with alcohol such as spiced pork skins, corn dodgers and buffalo style wings. The taproom menu at the South Mountain Grille offers similar dishes such as chili dogs along with a mixed salad that comes with a choice of dressing.
We had a wonderful experience at this fine-dining restaurant at the top of Snowshoe Mountain. The food was high-quality, beautifully presented; and the service was extremely kind and attentive. The edamame hummus was outstanding! And even though it was their last night for the end of ski season, everything on the menu was available which was impressive.
We enjoyed the adult atmosphere and the space around the tables. It gave a romantic feel to our dinner. The duck was a great choice; the short ribs were good. Steven, our waiter, was very attentive and made suggestions as we ordered. We moved to the bar after our meal, and found the staff there friendly and attentive as well. We will probably go back, as this is one of the nicest meals we had while at Snowshoe.
First, a shout out to our waiter Steven who was the best waiter I've ever had! He did not rush us, despite the crowd (though we did have a reservation). He was helpful with ordering suggestions that turned out good. And he was fun to talk to. The food was good. One person had the salmon special of the day, another the strip steak, and another the Mediterranean pasta. Everything was good, but being from a big urban area, I wouldn't say the best food I ever had. But that's not why you go to Snowshoe! I would definitely recommend going there if you don't mind a little higher prices than maybe other available places or are looking for a special occasion place. And, order the caramel crunch cake (I believe that was the name) for dessert.
We dined at the South Mountain Grille two years ago for the first time while vacationing at Snowshoe. We ate at the bar that time and ended up having a lovely conversation with the owner, who was very down to earth and made us feel so welcome. Our food was perfect too and we loved their craft beer selection. If you're more of a wine drinker, they had a very nice wine list, as well. This past weekend we were vacationing at Snowshoe again and remembering the great experience we had two year before, we made a reservation for Friday night when we were arriving. Our waiter was wonderful. Very polite and professional and took time to speak with us about the specials that evening and make sure we didn't have any questions. Our food was outstanding. My husband had the flank steak and I had the Louisianan shrimp. Everything came out cooked perfectly, as we requested. We also noticed that their craft beer and wine selection was even larger than we had remembered from two years ago. The entire experience from the time we walked in that evening until we got our check was top notch. In fact, we enjoyed everything so much that we came back Saturday night to dine there again. Our experience that night was just as good. They will blow your expectations away for mountain resort dining and we dine at various restaurants within ski resorts several times a year. None of them get it right as much as South Mountain Grille. Well worth the drive up to the top of the mountain or the short shuttle ride, if you're staying in the village, like we were. You won't be disappointed.
The best restaurant in Snowshoe! Great food. A hidden gem.
The food and service here were nothing short of amazing. Most of the restaurants on the mountain are mediocre at best, and somehow The South Mountain Grille has managed to excel. It's a little pricey. Not like Chicago steak house pricey, but much more than most things on the mountain. I had no problem paying for it, because everyone made the experience excellent.
Even though I had made reservations through Open Table, I had to wait 30 minutes to be seated while people who came in after me were seated. Food was good, but very slow to arrive.
The foodies dining with us thought the Duck was to die for! The night ambience was very nice. Steven was very knowledgeable and helpful in making those tough dinner selections when everything sounds delicious! A must when dining on the mountain.
Dinner was great, until the lodge staff rudely and steadfastly refused, after dinner, to let us wait for a shuttle back to the village in the lodge lobby. It was like they swiped our card and then booted us out into the freezing elements to stand and wait for the shuttle.
My wife and two children had dinner here on Friday night. Our reservation was honored and we were seated quickly. We were seated near a window and it was a bit cold at our table, but not sure that could be helped given it was 15 degrees outside.
Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. I wish I could remember his name, but he provided us with quality service.
I ordered the halibut special, my wife ordered the cod, and my oldest daughter ordered a salad with grilled chicken, and my youngest ordered linguine with butter and parmesan. We also ordered the fried green tomato appetizer. The fried green tomato was battered and fried. Had I known this I wouldn't have ordered it. I am used to fried green tomatoes that are not breaded, and I felt the breaded version was just too greasy.
The bread for the table didn't arrive until after the appetizer was almost gone. I found this a bit late.
The halibut was very good, and I generally don't love halibut. The cod however was very bland and didn't have much flavor. The salad and linguine were good but these are pretty simple dishes.
We ordered the berry tart and pistachio cake to share for dessert. This were both very tasty.
Total bill with tip was close to $200. Even with desserts and two glasses of wine, this I felt was very expensive, given the kids ordered very simple dishes. I am sure part of this additional expense can be chalked up to the fact that any restaurant on a "resort" is going to charge a premium.
My family will likely not go back to South Mountain Grille in future trips to Snowshoe. It's just too expensive I feel, though the food was good.