About South Mountain Grille
The South Mountain Grille is the place for fine dining in the West Virginia Highlands. The South Mountain Grille offers exciting New American Cuisine in a casual and relaxing atmosphere. The Grille offers something for everyone from light bites to delicious entrees. Our eclectic menu is regionally inspired and locally sourced, in season. Chef Kim and the entire South Mountain Grille staff welcome the opportunity to provide you, your family and guests with a memorable dining experience. Whether you’re looking for après ski, a great meal, or a late night cocktail, the South Mountain Grille is your place for a little West Virginia hospitality, gracious service, and excellent cuisine.
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fridays, Saturdays, special events. Please check our entertainment calendar on www.southmountaingrille.com
The South Mountain Grille offers onsite and offsite catering for 20-200+ guests. Please check our website for details: www.southmountaingrille.com
It"s easy to get to the SMG ! Free Parking is available, the Snowshoe Shuttle provides convenient access and we're located at the top of the Soaring Eagle Lift !
Take the Snowshoe Shuttle to Soaring Eagle Lodge !
Private Party Facilities:
The South Mountain Grille offers a private dining experience for 24-26 guests. Please check our website for details: www.southmountaingrille.com
Private Party Contact:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
We had a wonderful experience at this fi ...
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.
Great for a ski resort
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.
Best of 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.
So good we dined there twice in one weekend!
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.
Amazing food considering the area
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.
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.
Food was good, but a bit pricey
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.
Could be way better...
The night we were there they were slow so there wasn't much ambient sound. A song came on about a helpless bird...the music continued to be a downer. I'm sure it's less noticeable when they're busy but when you're fine dining you shouldn't feel like you're at a dive bar slamming back Jack to drown your sorrows. Our server was very good and the food was what we expected.
Best food on the mountain
A group of us decided to visit Snowshoe since we had never been there to ski. We were so impressed with the entire village and all of the food was very good to excellent! After reading online reviews, we knew South Mountain Grille had to be on our list for dinner. Everything on the menu looked so delicious, we ordered numerous dishes for each course and we were not disappointed. The duck wontons, brussel sprout salad, and shrimp dip were standouts. Prices were a bit high but it is worth it to get great food at a ski resort. We will definitely be back and South Mountain will again be one of our stops!
Great dinner again
Ate here last year and again the food was outstanding. Sat at the bar and had an entertaining evening. The only two negatives were the wine inventory was severely depleted and how long it took to get our food in spite of it not being particularly busy. Neither would keep us from returning, though.
Nice dinner - host staff not that great
The hosts forget about us.. twice. We sat at the bar waiting for them for 30 minutes to get our table ready. They came up to use after 30 minutes and asked "did you have a reservation". I said yes - you saw my last name on the screen when we first walked in and then I showed them the email. We were really hungry so we told them we would just eat at the bar. The host said "oh cool." and walked away.
The bartenders Kasie and another gentlemen from Ohio were great. He really knew the wine list and was quite helpful. Dinner turned out to be pretty good. Just wished we would have sat at the bar immediately.
Another delicious diner
Our annual tradition with another couple end the season with diner at South Mountain Grill, also birthday celebration for the wives. We have been doing this since 2005, all agree South Mountain Grill the best on the mountain since Red Fox Inn. Good thing we did have diner there as tradition this past Saturday night as Snowshoe announced not going to reopen for first weekend of April yesterday morning (3/31) on facebook. 7 months till next ski season! Will be up over the summer for at least one diner out.
Premium price, average food
I don't know why there can't be a great restaurant around SnowShoe. My daughter's fish was overcooked and extremely dry. My wife's chicken wasn't very good. My rack of veal wasn't hitting on much. Great atmosphere though and probably the only place you can book reservations on the mountain. Our server was great.
Pretty bad food / rather expensive
Quality of the food varied from mediocre to poor. The $43 lamb loin was the worst part. Ordered it medium rare, it was well done. The flavor was a bit gamey (and I love lamb) and it was a poor cut of meat - tough and seemed to be cut along the grain. The flatiron steak was okay and the twice baked potato it came with was good. I don't mind the high prices since it's a resort restaurant but they really need to bring up the quality of the food if they want to maintain this kind of menu.
Good food, bad experience
I made a reservation over a month in advance for a Valentine's Day celebration (on 2/15). We arrived on time and were promptly seated right by the bathroom and the front door (which opened every 30 seconds or so, blasting cold air onto our table; why they refuse to close the curtains they have hanging there is beyond me!; we did ask that they be closed, and were granted our wish, for about 30 seconds, when the cranky hostess opened them again). How romantic!
We did ask to be reseated, but were not accommodated by the cranky hostess. Fortunately our server was excellent, as was the food. As one might suspect, the door/bathroom tables are somewhat lacking in ambience. Not exactly what we had in mind for celebrating Valentine's Day.
Best food Snowshoe has to offer
We lived this place so much on our first night that we decided to come again for our last dinner. The food far exceeds any other restaurant at Snowshoe. It is priced accordingly but the portions are quite substantial. The wait was very reasonable unlike the restaurants in the village. Unless you are staying at the south mountain you will need to drive or shuttle.
Top of the World Dining
We recently dined at the South Mountain Grille for our Valentine's dinner while skiing at Snowshoe. We had reservations and were seated immediately. However, we were placed at a high-top, two person table that was against a side wall in the bar section. It felt very out of place and being in the bar area made for a noisy meal. Our food was good and was served promptly but with good spacing between our appetizers, main courses and dessert. Our waitress forgot to offer us bread and we had to ask for some once we saw another waiter bringing it out to his tables of guests. If we go back to Snowshoe in the future, I would not hesitate to make reservations at this restaurant again. (Although I would ask for a better table position.)
Anyone who misses the Red
Anyone who misses the Red Fox Restaurant you will be very happy with the menu and food here. We were told the chef was the sous chef at the Red Fox. Yes on the higher side price wise but we find it well worth it, have been twice this season with friends and family just the other night, all agree much better than the previous restaurant. Now our two favorite places to eat on special occasions while at Snowshoe are South Mountain Grill and the Elk River restaurant.
Gourmet on the mountain
We have to make 2 reservations at SMG every trip to Snowshoe Mountain Resort. I had the potato gnocchi in cream sauce with crumbled blue cheese and walnuts, hubby had the filet, both delish! Good size portions as well. Desert is a must - the chocolate banana cake is perfect with coffee. Also a MUST is the cottage cheese bisque! YUMMo! See you next year SMG!
Inconsistent / New bartender needed
We've eaten at this restaurant many times over the last 5 years. We can only describe its quality as inconsistent. This last and final visit (we won't be back) required me to send back my mojito as the lime juice appeared to be missing. They brought the drink back with some Roses' lime juice added. Since the lime slice on the side of the glass was embarrassingly old, I can only assume that someone forgot to order limes. I sent it back with a request for an old fashioned instead. It was acceptable but nothing special. The Greek bruschetta was actually very good. The gnocchi was too heavy to finish. The bill came to nearly $250 for four people. Overpriced for the quality. The bright lights over the table next to us was annoying.
Great dining in the mountain
I took my girlfriend on a ski trip for her birthday and we enjoyed her birthday dinner here. I had pork tenderloin in a cherry balsamic reduction sauce and she had the filet mignon. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. The only complaint we had is our food was served a bit cold. The only parts of our meal that was warm enough were the potatoes. Clearly the meat station and veggie station were waiting on the potatoes to get done. Other than that, the food was very flavorful and welleexecuted.
Oasis on the Mountain
Heard about this restaurant from a friend......and am happy I tried it. Was at Snowshoe for several days and ate here twice/ drinks one night. 1) Make reservations! This is the only truly "nice" restaurant on the Mountain....and it does get crowded. I even noticed the management doing everything they could to accommodate very large groups that did not make reservations....
2) I'm not sure what I was expecting "food wise" but I was truly surprised by the quality and variety on the menu! Very high end. But then, the Brunch was just what we needed in "Comfort Food".... 3) if you can't get reservations, you can get food at the bar....which is fun too. For a new-ish place, it is making a positive mark on the Mountain!
could have been...
The food was good. We had reservations and had to wait for our table that was set up in the foyer of the restaurant. Our waitress had a broken arm and was very confused with our group of 12. If they could step up their service and management, it would be a great place overall.
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