About Fearrington House Restaurant
This romantic farmhouse restaurant, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is "exquisite from start to finish...indeed sublime...at once cleverly original and intelligently conceived, with a nod to tradition," wrote critic Greg Cox of the News & Observer. Chef Colin Bedford's menu is a symphony of the seasonal, local and exotic, carefully sourced and marvelous to taste. Select from an award-winning wine cellar or let Sommelier Max Kast expertly pair wines for each course. Arrive early for an aperitif in the bar, on the front porch of the white-columned farmhouse, in the chairs overlooking the pastures, or while touring extensive gardens. Intimate rooms with fireplaces and exquisite regional art join with the 2011 Gold Medalist menu (N&O) for an exceptional experience. North Carolina’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant is just a short drive in the countryside, near to Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh or Durham.
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:
Cheryl Kast: 919 542 2121
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fearrington House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
Wonderful and memorable dining. The en ...
Wonderful and memorable dining. The entire experience was peaceful, relaxing, and delicious! We arrived a little early and had cocktails in lounge before. Evening started with impeccable service in lounge. We had the four course offering. All of the dishes were delicious and well balanced. Service was excellent. People's dress ranged from business casual to jacket and tie, which we think is great. The focus is on serving great food with great service, not being stuffy.
We've eaten here three times in the last ...
We've eaten here three times in the last sixteen months. Twice we had very good meals, once it was disappointing. This seems to be the consensus among friends - service is excellent but the food is inconsistent. Considering that dinner for two with cocktail/wine and tip will be in the $275.00 and up range disappointment should not be on the menu. But when it's good, it's very very good.
As always, Fearrington House Restaurant ...
As always, Fearrington House Restaurant delivered the goods and "then some". My husband and I keep praying that Colin B. and staff don't move on to any other restaurants and so far, we (and the rest of the guest that visit) are VERY lucky. Seeing Maximilian and Joris always makes our visit. Our server Jason was new to us but very well trained and delightful. As usual, the food, service, cocktails, wine and atmosphere were SUPERB. We especially loved the wine pairings that Max chose for my husband and I and the salted and unsalted BUTTER (can we buy POUNDS of that for home????). The amuse-bouche, palate cleansers, jelly, special menu's and chocolates are SO much enjoyed and appreciated. We will be back in August!
we had forgotten to mention our friend's ...
we had forgotten to mention our friend's birthday but the staff put together a 'signature' menu and even had the chef sign it! it was a lovely, not-rushed, quiet evening with many little surprise 'between-courses' treats. wonderful location, good service and food for a special night! a creative, interesting and delicious menu well-presented.
My spouse and I came to Fearrington to e ...
My spouse and I came to Fearrington to experience fine dining together - I'd been a few times before but it was my spouse's first time. Recently we'd both been trying to develop our palates and Fearrington seemed like an appropriate local opportunity.
Compared to some of my past experiences, I felt a bit out of place for not being interested in meat or alcohol. While I do know choosing not to partake does constitute a difficulty for the restaurant, I was surprised by the degree to which my tastes were assumed. The food was, of course, excellent. Beyond, the commitment to sourcing and sustainability were clear, admirable, and much appreciated.
The food was great, Was a bit surprised ...
The food was great, Was a bit surprised that the waiter didn't ask about the occasion . It was our 25th wedding anniversary...no big deal. just felt the waiter was going through the motions. Not very personable, maybe was having a bad day...we all have those.
Quiet Sunday night Father's Day dinner, ...
Quiet Sunday night Father's Day dinner, for four, four courses with wine pairings. Relaxed evening with lots of interesting tastes to savor. Attentive and knowledgeable service (both food and wine), beautiful garden views. Very special food combinations and a good variety of menu choices. Overall, wonderful. The fine print: Yellow gazpacho fantastic. Roasted corn dish also really good. Compressed watermelon delicious. Among the four of us opting for different desserts, the cheese plate was the biggest hit. The other desserts did not seem as creative as the rest of the meal. Amuse bouche: chicken mousse (?) cute but blah. Vegetarian main dish option wanted more protein to be a main dish. Would it be nice to have at least one super spicy option?
The main courses were disappointing. Two ...
The main courses were disappointing. Two had fish and it was a bit overcooked. One had
beef tenderloin and it was overcooked. One had rabbit and said it was OK. The wine choices
were wonderful. The first and second courses were wonderful and would stand up to any
around the world. The desserts had too many choices with white chocolate.
I am a professional food scientist so fo ...
I am a professional food scientist so food is a passion of mine. I have enjoyed dining in several countries and all major cities of the U.S. in over 40 years of business travel. Our meal on Saturday night was the finest dining experience ever. Nothing could have been improved upon for our anniversary celebration. To top off the evening we heard "our song" played at the end of the meal. A very special serendipitous touch to an occasion we shall never forget.
Wonderful food and service. Unfortunate ...
Wonderful food and service. Unfortunately, the price of wine for the amount served is outrageous! I am more than willing to pay for value-added things like food & service, but there is very little value-added in opening a bottle of wine (even taking storage & refrigeration into account). $12 to $14 for a 3 oz. glass of "featured" (house?) wine is beyond gouging. Unfortunate, since it really puts a damper on an otherwise excellent dining experience. Howard Horton
We dined at Fearrington House a couple o ...
We dined at Fearrington House a couple of months ago and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it, from the ambience, to the service, to the food. We were worried that another visit would not live up to that experience, and we were pleased to have this visit be as wonderful and perfect as the last. This truly is a five star restaurant. The chef does not treat the vegetarian menu as an afterthought to the meat menu. There is so much thought put into flavors and textures complementing and contrasting each other. Every course is a delight, and the service is perfect. We will go back again with every season, and hope to enjoy the chefs seasonally inspired creations for years to come.
We dined at Fearrington's for our fourth ...
We dined at Fearrington's for our fourth wedding anniversary and it was fantastic! The service was really spectacular, they even went to far as to print a special menu for us once they learned it was our anniversary. Truly an experience we will remember and hope to return for future special occasions.
As always, fabulous in every way. The n ...
As always, fabulous in every way. The new Spring menu is wonderful. It was very difficult to make choices with so many wonderful options. The wine pairings were very nice. The only thing that marred our visit was a young couple who were seated around our the time of our entree who were dressed in jeans, T-shirts and were pretty annoying talking on the cell phone, etc.
We celebrated a graduation and family gathering; food was excellent, ambiance gracious, staff made us as comfortable as we could be! It was a lovely culmination of a big trip and we departed, relaxed, not overstuffed, rested and feeling embraced. A legitimate credit to its name and reputation.
Special place to go for a great meal, es ...
Special place to go for a great meal, especially to celebrate. Can't go wrong on any of the menu choices, hardest part is deciding between the 3 course or 4 course menus. Save room for dessert and the complimentary petit fours afterward.
My sweet family treated me to dinner here on Mother's Day. We have dined in some very nice restaurants in various places, but this was by far the best. Your table overlooks the lovely gardens that surround the restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and plush. Attentive service. The food is inventive, beautifully plated and delicious. Amazing fresh combinations of favors; plated in a way that is a feast for the eyes. A very special occasion. Oh, and delicious cocktails!
We had an exceptional experience at Fear ...
We had an exceptional experience at Fearrington House! We've dined here several times in the past but this was by far the best ever. We really challenged the Sommelier with wine pairings, we all ordered something different and on person in our group wanted only red. He was amazing and hot it out of the park every time! Service was perfect and the food was spectacular! Worthy of several multi Michelin star establishments I've dined at in the past. Can't recommend it enough!
Great dining experience
My wife and I had the 4 course dinner which we both loved. My wife had the tenderloin filet and I had halibut. Immensely enjoyed the signature chocolate soufflé. Chefs samplers were unique and well appreciated. Food presentation was artful. Atmosphere is just wonderful. Timing of courses was at a leasure pace giving us time to enjoy our time together. Wine prices on the high side. Only critique was that 2 business men sat near us and were a bit loud in their discussions. Overall, a very pleasing experience for our 54th wedding anniversary.
very nice, elegant restaurant
I am a vegetarian and i think the vegetarian menu could be expanded to include pasta and meat substitutes. the drinks were over priced. the 62 degree eggs were just a bit undercooked for my taste.
the music was not loud and nerve-wracking which i appreciate immensely. i often have to ask that it be turned down. the glasses, dishes and silver ware were very elegant.
Great restaurant and lovely, well presented food. Service was excellent and exceeded expectations with personalized menu and chocolates for our anniversary. Ideal venue for a special occasion and to pair wines with courses. British chef so what more can you ask for!
The location is very charming and welcom ...
The location is very charming and welcoming. The restaurant is very nice with great service. The food is outstanding, with great presentation and flavor. I will certainly go back on special occasions and the price is high.
Beautiful and attentive
Beautiful restaurant within the gorgeous village/hotel grounds. Wine waiter was attentive and incredibly helpful. Regular waiter equally attentive to our needs. We had the taster menu which started with a first dish which was outstanding. Next 3 dishes were beautiful but the chef had clearly not anticipated our taster menu requests and may have run out of ideas so while they were fantastic, they were somewhat similar. Desserts - what can I say? Wonderful.
For absolutely fabulous food in a beauti ...
For absolutely fabulous food in a beautiful setting, Fearrington House has no peer. It has truly earned its 5 stars. The amuse bouche is incredibly flavorful, as are the meals.
Honestly, Chef Bedford, Joris, and the rest of the staff are really outstanding. The food is exquisite and the wait staff appropriately attentive. By the way, you do not want to miss the Valrhona Coeur de Guanaja Chocolate Soufflé.
I have been going to the Fearrington house for years and it has never... ever disappointed. I am quite certain you will feel the same!
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