They come for the décor, they stay for the food. Opened four-and-a-half years ago in Brevard, The Square Root is exquisitely stylish, marked by original Art Deco bar cabinetry, a medieval-chic lancet arch separating the dining areas, 6,000 squares of hand-laid parquet tiles and a famous bar top recycled from a fallen spalted maple tree.
Five months ago, the restaurant changed hands. The new owners — a culinary family including Rick and Linda Wilson, their executive-chef son Adam and Adam’s wife Cindy, an Indian-curry specialist — knew not to tamper with the delightful interior. However, “the menu has changed tremendously,” reports Rick. “And hopefully the service has as well.”
He highlights such new offerings as local beef from Everett Farms, the aforementioned curries and a steady production of fresh creations. On the day Xpress called, butternut-cheese ravioli topped the list of specials. Tourists and locals alike are eating it up, according to Rick, who says: “We are getting a great response from folks in the Lake Toxaway and Connestee Falls communities.” The win, he says, “is very exciting. I have to give great kudos to all the people who work in the back. We’ve really stepped up our food, and that’s the most important part.”
— Melanie McGee Bianchi