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!
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.
It was fabulous!
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.
Delicious food/beverage and impeccable service!
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.
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.
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.
The Restaurant Week Menu was an excellent value; some dishes were 5 star- some, not as great but certainly adventurous and creative. Location, view and service are excellent. Wine list quite nice.
Diner was amazing. I had she crab soup best in town my husband had duck, fall off the bone good. Desserts were amazing as always!!