Elliotts on Linden (Pinehurst, North Carolina; tel. 910/215-0775): Its fans deem this restaurant the best in North Carolina. Its chef is English-born Mark Elliott, who carefully prepares an inventive cuisine with market-fresh products.
Horizons (in the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, North Carolina; tel. 800/438-5800 or 828/252-2711): This is the most formal restaurant in western North Carolina, as befits its location in the city's grandest resort. Horizons is consistently rated among the top restaurants in the nation. Patrons are served an excellent array of Continental dishes -- including brook trout, bouillabaisse, and medallions of venison -- prepared from the freshest ingredients on the market.
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