Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Courtyard Restaurant


Let's do lunch!

Today, I'd like to tell you about another great place to have your noon-time meal (Monday through Friday, 11:00AM-2:00PM).  The place I'm referring to is The Courtyard Restaurant in Kingsport, Tennessee.  At first glance, you might think you're entering a tea room, but it is actually a restaurant.

It is beautifully decorated, Mediterranean style, both inside and out by the owner, Kathy Gilliam, including the artful painting of the interior walls (with the exception of a couple of birds).  You know for certain that it is spring with the lovely flowers that abound throughout the restaurant.  There are also whimsical touches, from the pint-sized chef that greets you at the door to the charming, cuddly-looking bear inside.

You feel serene as you sit at your table and enjoy the easy-listening music, mingled with the peaceful sound of water cascading in the nearby fountain.

The menu is sure to delight anyone, from business people to the whole family.  It includes chicken salad croissant, Kathy's quiche or casserole creation of the day, the hardy roast beef hogie, soup, and Mandarin orange salad, to mention a few.  Be sure to top it all off with coconut cake (their best-seller!) or some other "sweet ending."  ( Kathy and her son do all of the cooking.  The restaurant has been there for eleven years, so they must be doing something right!)

A couple of weeks ago, when my mother and I ate there, we enjoyed the chicken pecan quiche with garden salad (Mama) and the vegetable wrap with potato soup (me).

                                                      Kathy Gilliam, Becky, Jean Botts

Just for a while, you can leave the busy world behind as you relax and enjoy a delicious meal.  On the front of the menu it says, "Fine Dining in a Relaxing Atmosphere."  With that, I would have to agree.

Carry-outs, ranging from individual meals to whole cakes, etc. are available.
The Courtyard is available for parties, showers, business meetings, etc. after hours and on Saturday. (Their meeting room holds 50 people.)

The Courtyard Restaurant
201 E. New St. (on the corner of Commerce and New Streets)
Kingsport, Tennessee

Positive Thought: Have fun this week!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time (Sunday, May 29), Becky

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