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.
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:
Erin Day: 919 542 2121x333
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
We've been coming here for special occas ...
We've been coming here for special occasions for years. It never disappoints. Colin is definitely one of the finest to run the kitchen. Always creative with great choices. Great staff and service. Quiet. Seasonal menus. Always a treat!
We decided to dine out for Thanksgiving ...
We decided to dine out for Thanksgiving this year, and the Fearrington House was the perfect spot. The service was excellent and the cuisine even better. We brought my 8 year old daughter along, and the restaurant was completely accommodating to her. Perfect for special occasions or simply a fantastic meal. Also, it is located in Fearrington Village ... such a cool spot - neat shops, farm, etc. It was a fun occasion, and we look forward to returning soon. Highly recommend.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary ...
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Fearrington House Restaurant this past Sunday night. We had a wonderful time sitting by the fire with Kir Royales and enjoying the ambiance of the drawing room for almost an hour (at out choice) before dinner. The bar tender was very pleasant and knowledgeable and made sure we had everything we wanted. Dinner was excellent and consisted of four courses for me and three for my wife with wine, of course. Following dinner we adjourned back to the fire for a cordial and to wait for transportation which the restaurant contacted on our behalf. All in all a very pleasant, romantic, delicious evening.
The Fearrington House is a beautiful din ...
The Fearrington House is a beautiful dining venue with exquisite service an wonderful ambiance; and under most circumstances would be worth the drive (3 hour round trip) and the very high cost of the meal.
I had chosen the restaurant because of the consistently high reviews given by other OT reviewers. I was, however, disappointed in the food.
While the menu was extensive, the presentation beautiful and service outstanding; it seemed the chef was "stretching" in an attempt to be unique. There was not a course -- from the bread to dessert that was really satisfying to the pallet. Sauces and accompanying sides involved unusual (strange) ingredients that distracted from the primary elements of the dish.
This failure in menu design is truly sad since everything else about the Fearrington House is so outstanding.
The Fearrington House is a great restaur ...
The Fearrington House is a great restaurent! The food and the service is outstanding! However, it is very expensive and not for the faint of wallet. Even though it was expensive I do think the overall experience was worth it.
This is one of the most amazing experien ...
This is one of the most amazing experiences in the area. It was 30 minute drive and worth every minute. They even branded had printed menues with happy anniversary. A very personalized experience. The prices are very expensive the food and level of services matches the prices. Highly recommended for any special night with a loved one.
This has been consistently the best rest ...
This has been consistently the best restaurant in the area for many years. The food is excellent as is the wine list- the service is always impeccable. A comparatively rare restaurant in this area where the sommeliers really know their wine. Not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. This time I particularly liked both the game consommé and the venison.
We were a party of seven. It was the f ...
We were a party of seven. It was the first visit for some and a repeat of more than once for others. Everything about the evening was as excellent as we expected. The food is marvelous. One friend has said it's the best food she has ever had in any restaurant in the world, and she has traveled extensively. The portions are just right; the flavors and textures and everything involved in each dish in each course complement each other beautifully. We had a grand time.
The drive is worth it. It is an outstand ...
The drive is worth it. It is an outstanding eating experience from the first bite to the last. The staff is extremely attentive to every detail. The menu selections are varied with something for everyone. I loved the quail. The courses are well thought out with delicate taste combinations that would please even the most refined palates. And the chocolate souffle was simply perfect!
We are now planning to make this our birthday clelebration place every year!
As always this restaurant delivers on ev ...
As always this restaurant delivers on everything one needs to have a great dinner. However, for the first time...and not the restaurant's fault, a near by diner was much too loud. Almost everyone in the room turned around to look at him at some time during the evening. At times it
was difficult to keep a conversation going. Staff did not appear to know what to do. Otherwise the food was excellent, the service top notch, and the general ambiance delightful.
We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. ...
We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. We selected the 3 course dinner option and we were also given an appetizer, wonderful selection of rolls, a pre-desert course, jellies to take home, and truffles, in addition to our selections. Each gourmet course was small and beautifully presented. We especially loved the smoked duck, and the Rasberry/Thyme mousse. The sommelier was a joy to speak with and recommended terrific wines.
Extraordinary in every regard. Everyone ...
Extraordinary in every regard. Everyone involved in the production of this meal works at the highest level. I have eaten there twice, and each time was unforgettable and inspiring about what individuals with knives and stoves can produce as art.
The place looks good. Its sophisticated ...
The place looks good. Its sophisticated but the food is not great. Its ridiculously expensive. They are very slow in service. I saw the reviews and was excited but it was just a fancy restaurant with bad to mediocre food .
Fearrington House continues to live up ...
Fearrington House continues to live up to its reputation. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a menu with our names and anniversary date on the cover. The food and wine were excellent, as was the service. We were pleased that they had a very good selection of wines by the glass which we like since we each prefer different kind.
The Fearrington House was our special oc ...
The Fearrington House was our special occasion dining choice during the 17 years we lived in Chapel Hill and much missed when we moved 10 years ago. We have traveled back to Chapel Hill just for dinner since our move - as always we greatly enjoyed the wonderful service and lovely atmosphere although the menu selections, though very good did not quite live up to our memories of past meals. We missed the lack of salad choices on the menu. Dropping salads seems to be an unfortunate recent trend at many restaurants.
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