Dine at One of the Best Saluda, NC Restaurants

Newman’s Restaurant, located at our top-rated North Carolina Bed and Breakfast, is far more than one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants. It’s one of the best restaurants in the state – and that’s saying something, given the vast array of exquisite restaurants in nearby Asheville! Our award-winning restaurant features seasonal farm-to-table menus and overlooks the dramatic scenery of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. 

But the fantastic menus are just part of what makes us one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants. The food is exquisite, and much like the southern hospitality you’ll enjoy at our Inn, you can expect impeccable service, too. Dining at Newman’s Restaurant is so much more, though. Here, we treat you to a true fine dining experience that meets and often exceeds the expectations of even the most discerning palettes. 

Why limit yourself to a singular meal at Saluda, NC restaurants? We also offer a beautiful mountain retreat where couples can relax, unplug, and enjoy more than one breakfast and dinner at our exceptional restaurant – or one of the other great restaurants in Saluda, NC. Treat yourself to indulgent massages, stretch your legs on our onsite nature trails, and take the time to truly get away. You won’t regret it for a second. Book your room at our top-rated North Carolina Bed and Breakfast today! 

Filet Mignon, one of the many things served at Newman's Restaurant, one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants

The Best of Many Saluda, NC Restaurants

For such a small town, there are quite a few great Saluda, NC restaurants. None, however, offer quite the same experience as Newman’s Restaurant, the exquisite onsite restaurant found at our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast. 

It’s hard to argue with a menu crafted from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, but when it’s done with unmatched attention to detail, the result is a truly unforgettable dining experience. The menus at Newman’s are prix fixe and change weekly based on what’s available. Many of the ingredients in our seasonal menus come from our own 4,000 sq. ft. organic garden and mini-orchard – it doesn’t get more local than that! 

Though few things compete with the delicious dishes brought to your table, the view of the North Carolina mountains just might. We offer an indoor dining room and an outdoor terrace – both exceptional places to savor a glass of wine or two with your meal. These views are just another reason so many guests rave about the dining experience here and rate us as one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants.

Guests who choose to stay in our overnight accommodations are also treated to a delicious, made-to-order breakfast at Newman’s – a fantastic amenity that’s included in the cost of your stay. On Sundays, we also offer a 3-course brunch service. Finally, we can’t talk about what makes Newman’s one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants without mentioning the year-round events and special dinners we host. These events are truly part of the experience!

We regularly host holiday meals, such as Easter Brunch and Valentine’s or New Year’s Eve dinners. But we also go one step further in providing our guests with unique dining experiences and host themed dinners and celebrations, many of which are coupled with immersive entertainment.

Take, for example, our upcoming themed dinner, An Evening on the Titanic. This meal, held every April, celebrates the historic journey of the Titanic in 1912. The dinner features a menu that closely replicates what was served on the final night of the ship’s journey and includes a performance from a local actor who recounts each day’s activities and interesting factoids about the ship and its passengers.

With exquisite dinner opportunities like these, not to mention our regular fine-dining experience, it’s easy to see why Newman’s is consistently rated as one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants. 

Grilled salmon and wine at other Saluda, NC restaurants

Other Great Restaurants in Saluda & Beyond

You don’t have to be a guest at our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast to enjoy a meal at Newman’s Restaurant – but with so many other things on offer at our exquisite mountain retreat, why wouldn’t you? Our Inn is a true nature-lovers paradise and the perfect place to unplug and enjoy some uninterrupted time with your sweetheart. 

We hope you spend a few nights enjoying the restorative beauty of the North Carolina Mountains – and, of course, at least one meal in our top-rated restaurant. However, there are some other great Saluda, NC restaurants worth considering, not to mention some further afield in Asheville.

We’ve listed three of our other favorite Saluda, NC Restaurants below.

  1. Aside from Newman’s, one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants to try this year is The Purple Onion. It’s a great place to visit on Mondays when Newman’s is closed! Here, you’ll find a fantastic menu of Mediterranean and other ethnically-inspired dishes. The restaurant also features regular weekly live music. 
  2. For fantastic southern food with a French twist, head to Azalea Bistro. The Chef here has been nominated for a James Beard Award and is one of the best chefs in the Southeast.
  3. If you’re looking for a casual lunch spot, don’t miss Wildflour Bakery in downtown Saluda. 

If you’re up for driving into Asheville and/or exploring this thriving food city for a day, here are five must-try Asheville restaurants!

  1. If you’re looking for a meal of fresh and artfully prepared seafood in Asheville, don’t miss Jettie Rae’s Oyster House
  2. Vegan and vegetarian diners won’t want to miss Rosetta’s Kitchen & The Buchi Bar. The most talked about menu items are the veggie burger and peanut butter-baked tofu, but everything here promises to be delicious. 
  3. If you like to dine at James Beard Award winners, don’t miss Asheville’s Chai Pani – winner of the 2022 Outstanding Restaurant Award. The ambiance is casual, but the Indian flavors are out-of-this-world delicious. 
  4. For a fantastic Italian meal, head to Cucina 24, one of the best restaurants in Asheville. 
  5. Finally, enjoy another locally sourced farm-fresh menu focused on southern cuisine at Rhubarb.

There are far more Asheville restaurants worthy of mention, but when you have a restaurant as great as Newman’s at your fingertips, why do you need more? Experience one of the best Saluda, NC restaurants this year – and make sure to stay for an unforgettable guest experience at our North Carolina Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!