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The Appalachian, a brand-new restaurant featuring chef-inspired Appalachian cuisine opened last week on Feb. 4 in downtown Sevierville, Tenn on Bruce Street.
According to The Appalachian’s website, The restaurant is a collaboration between developers and entrepreneurs Austin and Katie Williams and co-owners David and Cara Rule.
David Rule will also serve as executive chef at the Appalachian. He has previously served as a veteran chef at other popular fine-dining establishments in East Tennessee including Blackberry Farm and The Dancing Bear Lodge.
He also served as both partner and executive chef at the Walnut Kitchen in Maryville, Tenn.
The restaurant features a modern and elevated approach to traditional Appalachian ingredients.
“We are bringing a contemporary Southern Appalachian culinary experience to Sevierville while honoring the past,” says Rule on the Appalachian’s website. “Our hope is that the restaurant provides Southern hospitality at its finest, while presenting the greatest reflection and flavors of this amazing region.”
Smoky flavors will be a signature of the restaurant’s menu, thanks to a large wood burning hearth located in the heart of the kitchen.
Ingredients are all fresh and locally sourced for the restaurant’s many partners including Mossy Creek Mushrooms, Cruze Farm Dairy, Sugar Tree, Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Ham, Mountain Roots Farm, White Oak Pastures, Blackberry Farm, Iberian Pastures, Springer Mountain Farms, J.Q. Dickenson Saltworks, Georgia Olive Farms, Joe Jurgelwitz & Son, Zavel’s Farm, Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork and Anson Mills.
Main menu features include chicken, duck breast, pork, burgers, fish and a variety of steaks.
While some menu items may change seasonally, current menu items are listed below.
Appetizers on The Appalachian’s menu currently include:
- Fried Chicken Skins ($12)
- Butterbean Hummus ($10)
- Buffalo Frog Legs ($12)
- Roasted Peanut Soup ($10)
- Smoked Trout Dip ($14)
- Ham and Eggs ($12)
- Mixed Baby Greens ($10)
Entrees on The Appalachian’s menu currently include:
- Duck Breast ($30)
- Hanger Steak ($28)
- Pan Roasted Chicken ($24)
- White Cheshire Pork Tenderloin ($26)
- Grouper ($34)
- White Oak Burger ($16)
- Rainbow Trout ($30)
Steak offerings at The Appalachian include:
- 10 oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon ($45)
- 20 oz Prime Cowboy Ribeye ($70)
- 24 oz Prime Porterhouse ($60)
- Dry Aged 32 oz Tomahawk Ribeye ($88)
- Dry Aged 18 oz Kansas City Strip ($65)
Steaks are wood grilled on the restaurant’s hearth. A variety of al la carte desserts and shareable sides are also available. For the most up-to-date menu and pricing, visit The Appalachian’s website.
A look inside The Appalachian restaurant
The interior of the restaurant features a romantic, high-end yet country aesthetic with dark tones, brass, stone and wood.
A spacious bar serves up local favorites specialty cocktails.
Hours and reservations at The Appalachian
The Appalachian is also unique in that it is one of only a handful of local restaurants that actually take reservations.
Reservations can be made online using the Resy app. Resy can be used in any major web browser online or downloaded to your phone using the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The Appalachian is located in the heart of historic downtown Sevierville at 133 Bruce Street and is open from 4 pm-9 pm Tuesday-Thursday at 4-10 pm Friday and Saturday. Dining reservations start at 5 pm.
The Appalachian restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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