on the Verandah

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1536 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, USA
www.ontheverandah.com - (828) 526-2338

on the Verandah Highlands Reviews

TYoungTX TYoungTX
53 reviews
Fine Dining in Highlands, NC Apr 30, 2008
On the Verandah is the best restaurant in Highlands, and is definitely situated in the most scenic spot in town. Overlooking Lake Sequoyah, the setting is absolutely breakthtaking.

On the Verandah features a fantastic wine list, and has won numerous awards from the Wine Spectator for its collection over the years. The owner has a penchant for chiles and hot sauces, and part of his collection of hot sauces collected from all over the world is on display here (more than 150 bottles of his 1200 bottle collection!).

The chefs do a lot of what I call "fusion" cuisine -- bringing different cooking influences and styles together. Here there is a huge Asian influence, as well as chiles, and American cuts of meat.

The menu has various specials that change often, but always includes chicken, seafood and steaks. The meats are served with amazing sauces created here by OTV's chefs. One of my favorites was a veal chop served with a wild blueberry red wine reduction sauce. OTV is also famous for its spicy Thai coconut ginger shrimp.

I am always on the hunt for the perfect creme brulee. OTV's creme brulee is one of the best I have found in the US -- definitely in my top 3!
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