Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant - 35 Andrea Lane, Lakemont, Georgia 30552 - 706 782-4946 - 800-398-5134
Wake Up to Gourmet Southern Cooking and Farm to Table Cuisine
Our North Georgia Mountain Bed and Breakfast Inn features a delicious complimentary gourmet breakfast served in the restaurant for guests which is included with your stay. The breakfast menu changes daily. All breakfast, brunch, and dinner menu items are prepared with locally grown, organic produce throughout the season.
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant:
Award-Winning, Farm-Fresh Dining
Cuisine prepared at the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant is American, brushed by world influences that range from French and Middle Eastern to down-home Southern. It’s unique and adventurous, with ample selections for even a vegan vegetarian.
The Lake Rabun Hotel introduced the Farm to Table dining movement to the mountains of North Georgia several years ago. It maintains a close working relationship with regional farms and farmers throughout the entire growing season. Featured Farmer Thursdays bring a selected farmer into the restaurant with his or her produce to acquaint our guests with uses and growing practices, while the chef prepares small plates featuring delicious recipes that use a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as other produce supplied by the farmer.
The restaurant also features an outstanding wine list that offers select wines including local vineyards, choice micro-brews, and a full bar with specialty seasonal drinks.
OUR FOOD PHILOSOPHY
Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant works closely with local farms and farmers to provide our guests with only the freshest, most nourishing and healthy ingredients, prepared in a way to bring out their natural flavors.
Private Tree Top Deck Dining is available for groups of 20 to 40. Inquire with our Special Events Coordinator for available scheduling, menu options and prices.
From our kitchen we offer a range of catering and take out options. View some of our menu examples for weddings and special events.
Restaurant Hours are:
OFF-SEASON RESTAURANT HOURS
(December 1 - April 30)
Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Local regulations prohibit serving alcohol before 12:30 on Sundays)
The restaurant also offers Wedding and Special Event catering services.
EXECUTIVE CHEF RYAN SPRUHAN
Honored as a Best Chef America in 2013, Chef Ryan Spruhan is an outstandingly talented and creative young chef. Though classically trained and experienced in French cooking, he also draws on and uses a wealth of culinary expertise garnered from cooking with three James Beard chefs to now create his own unique flavors and style. When you talk to Chef Ryan,he will tell you first and foremost that he cooks for the complete satisfaction of his guests.His work history bears that out.He was Chef De Cuisine at Flight Restaurant, voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the country,Chef De Cuisine at the only 4 Star/4 Diamond French restaurant in Memphis, Chez Philippe at the Peabody Hotel, voted one of the“most romantic” restaurants in the country.
Though he’s worked all over the country and traveled as far as Bangkok, Thailand cooking and learning other cultures and cuisines, many of his fondest food memories come from a childhood in Louisiana. Expect to see a number of southern favorites on our menu.
At the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, having the opportunity to work with local farms and farmers in and around Rabun County, to have fresh, organically grown produce as the basis for the meals he prepares, and to serve people in a setting so naturally beautiful as Lake Rabun and the Blue Ridge Mountains is a dream come true.
Chef Ryan’s approach to creating memorable meals is to let the natural flavors speak for themselves. He believes that knowing how to enhance but not disguise what nature gives us is the job of a great chef. This is what you’ll experience with his food and as a certified Sommelier from the British Master Sommeliers he’s always able to make suggestions for wonderful wine pairings to give that extra spark to your meal.
CATERING SERVICES The Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant offers a variety of special party and catering menus. A few are listed below as PDF documents that you can easily read or print for your review. We offer an ideal setting in which you and your guests can experience the true flavor of the mountains. From a family reunion to a corporate Christmas party, we can help you plan the perfect event. Contact Jenna Tucker at 1-800-398-5134 to schedule a time to meet and plan your event.
We have consistently received Open Table's DINER'S CHOICE AWARD for "Best Food, Best Service, Best Overall Best Ambiance and Great Place for Brunch in Georgia" since 2011. Thank you to all of our loyal patrons!
Atlanta Magazine, in its annual BEST OF ATLANTA 2009 issue, named the Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant as "The Best Use of a Tank of Gas" and "A1 List of Best New and Noteworthy Restaurants."
Southern Living Magazine named the hotel one of Georgia’s Six Best Winter Escapes and “one of the best small stays in the state.”
Our Executive Chef, Ryan Spruhan, was named a Best Chef America honoree in 2013.
Quotes from Our Guests “This is our favorite restaurant in Georgia! Food is consistently delicious, service is always friendly, and you can’t beat the atmosphere. Plus, you can spend the night in a quaint and charming inn...”
“What a special find! A wonderfully evocative 1920s inn with original furnishings, a beautiful mountain setting at North Georgia’s lovely Lake Rabun, a renowned chef with a commitment to locally grown, healthy and delicious cuisine, and a staff that can’t do enough for you. Don’t miss the shrimp and grits, local greens salad, pumpkin seed encrusted mountain trout, and stuffed chicken special.”
During the spring, summer, and fall, outdoor dining is available and often preferred, because guests love to take advantage of the views and the wonderfully fresh mountain air.