Vidalia's serves excellent food every day. Beautiful plating; delicious salads; terrific fish; tasty specials. Wine and atmosphere are consistently pleasant -- delicious and fun at lunch and romantic and special at dinner. Every time has been delightful - which is frequent to say the least.
I have to say that this restaurant is a welcomed change of pace for the mountains of North Carolina. The small space is not only inviting and warm, but also aesthetically pleasing. The artwork by a local man is stunning and adds much to the room, but subtracts nothing from the cozy feel. But, now for the best part, of course the food. My wife and I are not easily impressed by food, and, more often than not, enter a restaurant very skeptical. Of course, having never noticed that Vidalia even existed, let alone eaten there, I was almost apprehensive. Let me tell you, we were both taken bak by the flavors that were harnessed with the small amount of ingredients that were apparent in each dish. I very rarely order beef or chicken in a new restaurant in order to see what the Chef and cooks can do with something more challenging, so I asked for the special. A pork-chop with a perfectly seasoned citrus barbecue sauce, which was amazing, but incredibly, the sides were just as good, or possibly better. Very fresh vegetables and wild rice of some sort. The portions were enough to fill a stomache, but not so big as to give one that uneasy feeling of having overeaten. My wife had tuna that was presented gorgeously, almost appearing like stained glass on a plate. It too was delicious. I have eaten all over the country and have spent far more on dishes that were not nearly as well done and overall less appeasing to the eye. I highly suggest anyone in the area stop in, if for nothing else, a drink in a nice enviroment and the smell of a wonderful meal.