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About Fearrington House Restaurant
The intimate dining rooms within the white-columned Fearrington House Restaurant welcome guests with exceptional service and a seasonally changing menu. Executive Chef Colin Bedford and his team’s commitment to exceptional farm-to-fork cuisine is woven throughout the dining experience.
From partnerships with local farms, including Duckwood Farms and Heritage Farms, to vegetables and herbs harvested from gardens on property, to dishes that celebrate North Carolina’s four distinct seasons, The Fearrington House’s mission to provide Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service to guests has remained constant since opening in 1980.
Our menu is complemented by a beverage program featuring an extensive wine list, a fully-equipped bar, cocktails with local ingredient and beers celebrating North Carolina breweries. The beverage program is overseen by Beverage Director Paula de Pano.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the restaurant. Limousine parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
Fearrington's beautifully appointed dining rooms, banquet halls, and expansive grounds offer a variety of venues for weddings, private parties, and special occasions. Our dedicated event planners will custom design, coordinate and execute every last detail guaranteeing an event that will dazzle your guests. There are several private dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 8 to 50 and our Garden Terrace will accommodate parties of up to 120.
The Barn at Fearrington offers an exceptional venue for large gatherings including weddings, holiday parties, and company events such as barbeques and team building and celebrations. The climate controlled Barn's rustic appeal always greets guests as an unexpected pleasure. The cobblestone entrance way, expansive dining and dancing space, magical twig chandeliers make the Barn one of the most desirable locations in the Triangle. The Barn at Fearrington accommodates groups from 125 to 300.
Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fearrington House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I have the great good luck to live in the Fearrington Village and the restaurant is less than a mile away from my house. I always use it for special occasions knowing that I and my guest(s) will have a great experience. My only suggestion, and it is a minor one, would be to have valet parking.
Keep up the good work!
My family and I celebrated my birthday here last evening. This was our second time dining here. One of the nicest restaurants I've ever been to. They didn't disappoint last night either. Service is attentive without being pretentious or overbearing. The clear, fresh flavors of the food are amazing. We indulged in the wine pairing for each course and loved everything that was poured for us. We learned so much from the sommelier. The Fearrington House should be saved for a special occasion and relished.
Fantastic dining experience! I took my fiance there for his birthday and we tried the chef's tasting. The food was creative, delicious, and perfectly prepared. They even gave us some house made strawberry jam and hand painted truffles to take home. I highly recommend them for a nice meal!
Wifey and I celebrated in style last weekend for our anniversary. Fearrington House is not for the penny pincher, except perhaps for Restaurant Week. We had an amazing meal, which can be tough to be had as a vegetarian. We got the vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings. That, plus a cocktail, set us back to what I paid for my first car. But, it was so worth it. Inventive, scrumptious, and simply fantastic! There were at least nine courses, if you count the amuse bouches. The wine pairing were delicious too.
We've been to a Michelin star restaurant, and Fearrington House is definitely on par. Superb stuff.
Awesome, never disappointed! Every dish is a culinary delight. Your taste buds will thank you, all the descriptions are experienced. We come every season to taste the most well crafted foods. From the muffins that melt in your mouth, the spinach soup with lemon custard- a perfect match, foie gras to close your eyes for, octopus so delicate, rabbit wrapped in prosciutto surprises you with the most delicious duck confit in the center, and never leave without having the best chocolate soufflé! Happy to know it's in my backyard!
I have been trying for over a year to get a reservation so was thrilled when we were able to celebrate our anniversary at Fearrington House. This place was worth the wait. We walked around the square and the service began as soon as we entered the grounds. Beautiful place. The food started with creative tapas and the menu provided so many options. I am lactose intolerant and the chef made sure to make my food without issue.
We cannot say enough good things about this place! But of course, you will pay a high price for this service, elegance and good food and wine.
The service and food at Fearrington Restaurant is always simply outstanding. It is an event for the mouth and well worth the money. The staff make you feel welcome from the very beginning. They always appear actually happy to see you. They are pleasant, unpretentious, and eager to please which makes dining so much more of a positive experience. All of the food is plated with meticulous care-eye appealing every step of the way. This time the spinach soup was superior and the small chef plates between courses were inventive and delicious. In fact all of our food was a 5, except the breads which were surprisingly a little tough and dry this time- still not bad ( a 4 maybe) but not as good as in the past. We always save room for the desserts -which were again outstanding. We just love love love the after dinner chocolates. As a fond farewell they presented us with to-go gifts of yummy homemade strawberry jams. We loved every minute of our dinner and will definitely be back !!
Everything was great (food, service, ambiance) except portion sizes are very small for the tasting menu. We realize it is called "tasting" for a reason. We expected small portions for the many exquisite courses served but were surprised when the main course had only one 3 " (or smaller) narrow strip of duck. Although we liked the tasting menu, next time we will order a la carte as from looking around to see what other diners were eating, they seem to be more usual size portions. The chocolate souffle was very memorable.
Grew up in the area and always dreamed of trying this place but not on a student budget. Came back after a 20-year absence and decided to tick another box on the bucket list. Was sadly disappointed. Portions were microscopic (even for a tasting menu--we left still hungry) and bland both to the palate and the eye. Service was amazing, though, and the sommelier offered a quirky pairing option that was interesting (but not delicious). Two people with one having wine. Bill was almost $600 with tip. Plus another $20 for the pizza afterwards.
Our whole evening was wonderful! Their service was far above 5star! Attention to detail, menu review, atmosphere including the scenery was all impeccable! We felt like we were taken to another world, we just really slowed down and enjoyed the whole dining experience. Thank you!
Fearrington House is our go-to choice for a special occasion dinner and it did not disappoint for this trip. We were welcomed by Joris and shown to our table immediately even though we were a few minutes early for our reservation. Our server was very attentive and readily answered any question about the items on the menu. As usual, we left with chocolates for later and a special additional treat.
Dined here for a graduation celebration and was underwhelmed. We waited about 45 minutes between our 1st and 2nd course, which seemed a bit excessive for how few other diners there were. The dishes were also not explained to us and were very vague on the menu, so we had no idea what we were ordering. Even when we asked the server for clarification, he didn't seem to know. Food was average at best, I think the most "memorable" part was the bread. I am an experienced diner and for this price point I expect much much more.
We had our 16th anniversary here at the same place we ate the first meal as a married couple. Then as now everything was close to perfect. The only thing I noticed is the room in which we were dining had a musty smell and I am allergic to mold spores. I had difficulty breathing and was stopped up most of the night. I know it's an old house, but on our wedding night we were set in a more open area upstairs and it was fine. The seating arrangement was three tables for two quite closely set into the alcove. It was hard to concentrate on just our own conversation. Not very romantic when the Sommelier and waiters were standing at other table. But overall we enjoyed ourselves. The parsnip soup was my favorite dish of the evening and the beet crêpe with bébés goat cheese was superb. Baked potatoes gelé was not something of ever want to eat again.
Easter Sunday at the Fearrington House was outstanding. This was a four-course meal with fairly small portions and perfectly presented with gourmet touches. Even the rolls were housemade with different choices - delectable ! Each course was unique , and we especially loved the dessert - a chocolate souffle - and then filled with additional chocolate sauce with a dollop of whipped cream. The service was wonderful and well-timed too.
The Fearrington House Restaurant lived up to it's excellent reputation. The food was excellent - don't know how they come up with the combination of ingredients that generate the delicious flavors. The portions are sized perfectly so that you can get through multiple courses feeling comfortable. And as usual, the service was friendly and knowledgable. This is definitely the place for those special occasions.
Arrived early for dinner and walked around the charming small village. Live music on a Friday night- nice feel to the area. Had a drink at small bar before dinner- bartender was a bit slow but drinks were very well done. Nice wine list but bit expensive compared to other restaurants for bottles. Amuse bouche of salmon wonderfully done with just the right amount of heat. Foie gras ok but we like a warm steak cut more. Ono and wooly pig were both heavenly. Desserts were well done and artistically presented. Breads were very good with multiple unusual choices. Service was attentive and friendly without being overdone. Probably the best waitstaff service we have had for a while.
This is a fine up-scale restaurant that lives up to it's reputation. The preparation is perfect. The presentation ( which doesn't mean much to me, but to my wife and many others it's part of the deal) was impressive. The attention and information from the waiter was informative, human (not robotic), and helpful without being hovering or intrusive. Oh and the food was unique, tasty, and perfectly prepared. This is in what looks like an old inn in the setting of what was once a family farm. Again, the reputation is deserved and preserved.
This was one of the best meals I have ever had and certainly the finest I have had in North Carolina. The menu was creative and the food fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding. The restaurant was quiet and intimate allowing for a lovely and relaxing evening. The historic home and pastural views make for a wonderful ambiance. Each course was better than the one prior. Finishing with a selection of fantastic desserts. I highly recommend for a special occasion on anytime you want to make dining an experience.
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