About Fearrington Granary
A full-service restaurant, the Fearrington Granary is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh creative cuisine in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Executive Chef Colin Bedford's Contemporary American menus feature a delightful selection of salads, entrees, items from the grill and desserts. This vibrant restaurant provides seating on various levels with views of the charming village shops, surrounding gardens, and the rolling pastures filled with Belted Galloway Cows.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
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Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
Private Party Facilities:
The Fearrington Granary is an extremely versatile venue, providing a large open floor plan and surrounding multi-level, intimate dining spaces. The Granary’s main floor offers an open seating area adjacent to high top tables and full service bar. Great for casual meal options with friends. The Granary’s semi-private areas include: The Silo room is a second level area that offers versatile seating and overlooks the front pasture containing our iconic silo and Belted Galloway cows. Also located on the second level is the Beltie room that overlooks our pasture and grazing Belties. Galloways is a private downstairs area adjacent to the Gallery, allowing for a separate reception and dinner area. Finally, the Sunroom offers a more intimate dining area, also providing views over our front pasture. To learn more about this venue call us at 919.542.2121.
Private Party Contact:
Erin Day: 9195422121x333
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Fearrington Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Fearrington Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.
Fearrington Granary Ratings and Reviews
We always love it there, this time servi ...
We always love it there, this time service was a little sub par though. Cute, quaint area so definitely worth going to!
The Granary offers a very nice dining ex ...
The Granary offers a very nice dining experience. The menu is diverse, fairly-priced and reflects the talents of the chef. My only suggestion would be that diners who are hearing-impaired should ask to be seated upstairs since the first floor can be noisy during busy hours.
Outstanding food and service made for an ...
Outstanding food and service made for an enjoyable Father's Day.
Have had many great experiences at the G ...
Have had many great experiences at the Granary. This brunch (fathers day) was not one of them. Ordered the salmon on a shingle (salmon on shingle, asparagus, scrambled eggs, and garnish). I was expecting to see a cut of salmon on the shingle (bread), scrambled eggs on the plate, some asparagus, and garnish. What I got was a mix on the shingle with bits of salmon and failed to find the asparagus. Noted and waiter then brought some asparagus "tips". The taste of the plated meal bland. Service was also below par. Waited for biscuits (which were boggy), waited for coffee & tea refills. This was a special treat for fathers day and overall very disappointing.
Food here has been great on each visit a ...
Food here has been great on each visit and I do enjoy the wine list. I've been three times now and, while most of the table service is excellent (including the wine recommendations), the hostess stand can be less than welcoming, almost snobby. Two of my outings have been with family visiting the area for the first time so that welcome is very unfortunate as it is not characteristic of of the rest of the area.
The hostess was very cooperative, we arr ...
The hostess was very cooperative, we arrived early for reservation and was sited immediately.
Wonderful food, service, and in Triangle ...
Wonderful food, service, and in Triangle Restaurant Week, a fantastic value!
While the food was good (not impressive, ...
While the food was good (not impressive, but good), the service was lacking. Our waitress forgot to place my order for a beer to begin with, then after about 15 minutes when I asked about it, it took another 10 minutes to get the beer because she was not old enough to go behind the bar and pour it. The manager(?) came by once or twice, but seemed disinterested. Once our desert was brought out, we had to flag another wait staff down to get spoons so we could eat the dessert. The restaurant did not seem overly-crowded for a Saturday evening, so I have a hard time blaming the poor service on the restaurant.
As always ... 5 stars. We enjoyed the 3 ...
As always ... 5 stars. We enjoyed the 3 course lunch special (Raleigh restaurant week). The strawberry shortcake, lemon creme brulee, with white chocolate swirl was worth the meal price alone. Service great, attentive, without hovering.
We were very disappointed in the length ...
We were very disappointed in the length of time of the service. I know a table of 10 takes a while but this took much longer than we expected, especially as this was prior to a high school graduation that we had to go onto and couldn't get an earlier booking time. We did make it but were more rushed than we wanted to be with the meal arriving late.
The food has been quite good at our previous visits to the Granary. The Restaurant Week offerings that we selected on this visit were a big disappointment except for the dessert. The "Strawberry Shortcake" Crème Brûlée was excellent, truly yummy. The tomato soup could have been Campbell's. The Cheese Fingers were bland and devoid of flavor. The flank steak was unremarkable. The cornmeal on the catfish in the fried catfish sandwich was much too coarse and there should have been some kind of dressing such as a good remoulade on the sandwich to give it some taste. The toppings on it were equally flavorless. As prepared, the sandwich was utterly tasteless. My husband tried the half I didn't eat and agreed with my assessment. The Cucumber Salad was good except that the Feta cheese squares were much too big. Too bad because it's a unique and lovely place to eat and the service was excellent.
Long wait for food
Delicious food! We ate outside & it was a lovely setting. Only complaint was we waited an hour & 10 mins for our entree. It was not a busy night & there were quite a few empty tables.
We had a wonderful server but the food t ...
We had a wonderful server but the food took so long and they forgot an order. Our dining experience was over 2 hrs long. Most of it was spent waiting on food. Disappointed.
Outstanding food in a wonderfully rustic locale
From the moment we arrived until the time we left, we were welcomed and enjoyed a very delicious and relaxing meal. The food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding.
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch during Triangle Restaurant Week at The Granary. We tried everything on the special menu, and each item was presented beautifully and prepared deliciously! Thank you!
Food was excellent; but, service was awful.
I have been to the Granary many times. The food is excellent; but, the service is awful. We had to ask for bread while we were waiting -- already 45 minutes -- for our lunch to be served. There's no reason why lunch should take 2 hours when you've ordered from the menu.
Great place for lunch
I loved the atmosphere at this restaurant. The mood was relaxed and the weather was perfect! Even though I dined alone, I did not feel out of place. My server was attentive to my every need. The steak salad was to die for--and the crème Brulee with strawberry shortcake on top was exquisite! I will definitely dine there again!
I'm a regular
Food is very good, wines are great and service is top notch unless you decide to have dessert. I risked trying this again, go the pana cotta and waited 1/2 hour before I had an opportunity to speak to my server again and gave a 2 minute limit before we wanted it canceled. The dessert was huge and luckily we shared it for three people. Would have preferred just the panna cotta without the whip cream, crumble chocolate cake, and three sauces. Looked like a hot mess but was tasty. The trout was great. A new item and beautifully presented. Steak always need better seasoning but is lovely to dine at the restaurant so we go.
I was looking for a unique place for an anniversary dinner and found it. Nice size portions and reasonable prices
Delicious Brunch in Pretty Environment
Four of us had brunch at the Granary on a rainy Sunday afternoon. We were seated promptly and given the brunch menus to review. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive and took our orders once we were ready. We all opted for the Granary Breakfast which included eggs, bacon, sausage, grits or roasted potatoes. Our orders came promptly and everything looked great and tasted even better. We had a very nice time talking over coffee, tea and wine and were not rushed. We would have had brunch outside but the weather didn't cooperate. The outside dining is beautiful and I would recommend brunch outside if the weather is nice.
Great venue - but it was cold!
Service was diligent but distracted, the temperature was horribly cold on arrival so we asked for it to be raised and they did - great job..not easy to lift the temperature of a whole restaurant at the request of one table, but they managed. We dined on a Sunday, which is brunch day - so don't expect a full menu. Food quality was excellent as always.
We went for our anniversary! Food, service, and ambiance was great. We will go again just for great place.
Best brunch ever! crab kale and ricotta ...
Best brunch ever! crab kale and ricotta crepe & parmesan and asiago souffle & omg the chocolate hazelnut / strawberry panna cotta 😳❤️😭 Talk about foodgasm!
We have had brunch at The Granary many t ...
We have had brunch at The Granary many times. We lovethe food and the service. Also The Granary catered a 90th brthday party for us and everything was perfect.
We had eaten here before and enjoyed it. However, the service on this visit was awful. We were the first to enter the restaurant when it opened, but others around us had already eaten and left before we even received our food. The waitress was inattentive, we did not receive the salad we had ordered, and my salmon (which I ordered medium rare) was overcooked. All in all, not what I would expect from such a restaurant.
Great to get back to the Granary. Only c ...
Great to get back to the Granary. Only constructive criticism is that all the food left on the plate be put in a to go box, especially when the customer support specifically requests it.
The entrees vary in quality. When they o ...
The entrees vary in quality. When they offer their special entrée of the evening, you would expect that it would be a dish that the chef feels represents his culinary skill. we enjoy the atmosphere at THE GRANARY, but the quality of dishes is not consistent. Service can vary from fair to good.
The Granary is just a great place for a ...
The Granary is just a great place for a meal. I had the best meatloaf I've ever had. Simply amazing
Great lunch spot
Interesting menu and all selections were quite tasty and each had an unusual but interesting taste twist that separated them from run of the mill lunch fare. Service was cordial but slow...or since we enjoyed chatting one could also call it leisurely! We will definitely dine here again, and I would strongly encourage reservations.
salad had lots of brown on the greens... ...
salad had lots of brown on the greens....disappointing
Perfect place for Grad Dinner
I had a wonderful experience at Fearrington! I had myself and 11 family members for my graduation dinner there. The food and service was wonderful plus they had us seated upstairs in a private area which was perfect. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
I took my mom there- she loved it! Good ...
I took my mom there- she loved it! Good food selection and attentive staff. Too much high fat food though.
Good food; great atmosphere!
The Granary has great menu and charming atmosphere! Our family brunch was lovely and the walk through the village was enjoyed by all.
good food disorganized service/reservationsprocess
The food in general was very good. The wait for a table was too long. We had a 12:00 reservation and weren't seated until almost 12:30. We were promised a particular table and the table was given to someone else. We than sat at a different table and were told that we could have the original table we requested after all as the table had now become available. It took a long time for our drinks and orders to come out. The restaurant was definitely understaffed for a warm Sunday afternoon brunch.
Great place to get together with family
This was a wonderful, laid-back dinner. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and worked to fit our dietary needs (I'm celiac and my mom and aunt try to eat gluten-free). We all had wonderful food, the prices were appropriate and the drinks were tasty and original. Can't wait to go back!!
A lovely afternoon with girlfriends for lunch!
The food, service, shops & grounds were all beautiful! I felt like I was on vacation even though I live in Cary, NC.
This restaurant has gone downhill, big-time. It used to be a favorite of ours and we live in Fearrington Village, so it is doubly-disappointing. I will no longer bring our house guests here. The once great beet salad was a big disappointment with just wedges of beets in a small bowl. Blah.... I had the mussel dish for my mail course and many of them were gritty and some were even inedible. One of the other dinner guests also ordered the mussels and she had half the mussels that I had. Another dinner guest ordered the meat loaf and it was bland. We will not return.
We went on a Monday night
There are few options for dining on Monday, so we went to The Granary. We've been there many times before and the food and service are usually good, never terrific and frequently underwhelming. Great concepts not always well executed. Food is very hit or miss. Some courses wonderful and then the next can be created at home with similar or better results. I applaud the efforts but get frustrated with the "oh-so-close." Service was very slow. The restaurant missed a few opportunities to make a few more dollars on wine/liquor service.
One of the best restaurants in the triangle...
We've probably been out to the Granary for brunch five or six times, but this had to be the best of them, and that's a tough bar to get over. To keep it short, great and interesting food without being extravagantly priced, and they cook their eggs perfectly - the mark of a legit brunch/breakfast spot. Dinner is always great too, and it ends with a manageable bill. This is without question one of the best and most consistent restaurants in the Chapel Hill area, and I'd put it up there with the top restaurants in the triangle. Fearrington House is an incredible experience, but the Granary makes the experience accessible when it's not a special occasion (or even when it is).
Perfect for future special events
It was a first time for our family to The Granary. The location was just beautiful, quaint. It reminds me a of a little Biltmore Village. We were seated on the 2nd floor, shame that we didn't get seated close to the window, but nonetheless, it was still a beautiful section of the dining area. They had a full course menu for a reasonable price of $25 per person. I had the goat cheese beignets as a starter, followed by a duck sausage dish, and ending with the creme brulee. Every dish was great, tasty, and well-presented. Each dish might seem small, but after having all 3, the portions were just perfect. I wish I could have had a signature drink, but we had kids with us, so I decided to just have a non-alcoholic German beer. Our server was very sweet and patient (we had some late guests). I definitely would like to come back for dinner and even stay at their inn. The place is a perfect hideaway and it's just under 20 minutes from where I live.
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