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Fearrington House Restaurant

1212 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 542-2121
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Colin Bedford
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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.
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Private party contact
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
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Cross street
Village Way
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Parking details
Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the restaurant. Limousine parking available.
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Special events & promotions
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
What 1212 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BBBC (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a four course dinner with wine pairing. It was delicious and a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding. It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed every moment of our evening on Valentine's day. Great service and food with a good selection of wines. This place is costly but the service is impeccable. Excellent selection of wines. My wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed this evening.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Chef Colin Bedford has ruined us for all other restaurants in the Triangle. Truly a fantastic experience with amazing food every time we visit.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I've been to Fearrington many times before, so did not hesitate to make a reservation to celebrate my engagement. I requested a quiet table and was seated at just that. The service was friendly and the food fantastic. My only complaint is that I told my server at the beginning of the meal that I have a gluten allergy and was brought two items that were not gluten free. I had to keep asking and having things taken back to be adjusted. This won't keep me from returning.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Just perfect

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, great service, a little too quiet. Also the crowd is pretty old, but that should be expected.

1969anniversary (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We were expecting a five star experience however the second course (acorn squash) was served with a consume which was not warm. When the server poured the consume over the food at the table it caused all of the food on the plate to be cooled causing the food to taste almost cold. We were very satisfied with the service provided by Jason. He said he would tell the chef about the problem with the acorn squash. Also we would have dinner at this restaurant more often if the chef would changed the vegetarian option more often.

vipTasty (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic service. Loved the little seating area by the fireplace - terrific for cocktails and unwinding. Food was adventurous and very flavorful. Loved the black truffle beignets! And the hot winter cocktails were delicious. Will definitely be back.

ChrisRhodes (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything from food to service was exceptional and made for a great anniversary dinner.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

For the sixth time our family gather at the Fearrington House for a truly memorable New Year's Eve dinner. In a system where everyday dining spots commonly get top ratings, five stars is not nearly enough to recognize the outstanding service and amazing food that we have consistently experienced at this world-class restaurant. Having had the good fortune to dine at dozens of Michelin starred restaurants in the US and Europe, the Fearrington house is every bit their rival. We thank the entire talented staff for sacrificing their personal New Year's Eve celebration to create a remarkable dining event for us.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Every dish was absolutely stunning in both presentation and flavor!

Georgina (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my second time at the Fearrington House Restaurant. I went once before probably 3+ years ago. This time, I enjoyed a lovely evening with a good friend for our respective birthdays. The food was delicious! I loved the foie gras, the atlantic char, duck breast, and chocolate souffle. My friend's food was equally as good especially the scallops! The sommelier selected a few pinot noirs that would complement both of our food selections. The one that stood out in description that we chose was perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves creative and delicious food experiences. I will return with others; thank you!

vipEnjoyable (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My longstanding favorite restaurant in North Carolina... but, some real disappointment with our last dinner at Fearrington House Restaurant. Discrepancies in the menu — accompaniments that were not on the plate, that’s not the restaurant that has impressed us. Very attentive service, and a very enjoyable setting, still true. We’ll return, of course — hoping that this was just a blip.

vipDukester (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The dining experience is wickedly good if you're into the white tablecloth 5-star dining experience. Wait staff is outstanding, ambiance great. Somewhat disappointed in menu selections and portion size, but fare was still tasty.

vipTXNCfoodie (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The atmosphere is elegant and quiet and great for a special occasion. The food was mostly excellent, though a little bit of a slip up on a friend's special dietary needs. Felt the service, while relaxed, was a little too slow -- took a long time to get our first course and then our main course. Overall really nice, but we felt a little too pricey for what you get.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

It is rare for anything to live up to expectations nowadays. The Fearrington House has an impressive reputation, from Forbes, AAA, and La Liste, to name just a few. I am happy to say that they not only met my expectations, they exceeded them! Cody and his colleagues made our anniversary celebration unforgettable! I say without reservation that this was the best meal of our lives!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I took my wife for her birthday. She was treated with great care and made to feel special by the staff. Food was excellent. Bar tender was awesome too.

Edward (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

The Fearrington House is a very nice place to have dinner; most guests dress well and the servers are impeccably dressed. Reservations are probably a good idea.

You are taken care of by a staff consisting of one or more excellent waiters who will be able to recommend their favorite courses on the menu that evening or make suggestions depending upon what you feel like having; a knowledgeable sommelier who can recommend a wine that will match (or get close to) your dinner selections and who will decant your wine from sediments in the bottle after asking you; and several servers who take care of your water, dinner courses, pre-courses and post-courses. The food is delicious and, in many cases, will be new to your palate (keep in mind that sometimes the consistencies of new foods are not exactly what one expects; this might be a put-off to some while to others it might be fun). They usually have 3-5 selections to choose from for each course that you select. The portions are not as large as one usually would get at a more main-line or chain restaurant, but you do end up full at the end of the meal. That part is magic to me; although it might have something to do with my eating more slowly when each of the courses show up after a time instead of all appearing on the same plate at once. Dinner will take at least a couple hours; so I would recommend taking someone you know well so that you have a lot to talk about for the entire dinner, rather than taking someone who you feel less-inclined to share with; that might make for some uncomfortably long gaps in the dinner conversation.

As much as I enjoy the Fearrington House, it is not a place that I can afford to go for every-day occasions. I would save it for the very special occasions like a large-numbered anniversary, important decade birthdays, etc. I say this because ordering wine and two four-course meals will run you around $350.00 for the evening. On a Wall Street salary, that might be cheap, but not for me.

vipJGrigston (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. This is an expensive restaurant, but it is worth every penny!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Perhaps my expectations were too lofty, but my main course was bland and the duck quite chewy. Although the waiter followed up promptly after the food was delivered to enquire about our satisfaction level, it wasn't until I was several bites into the duck that my disappointment grew. I left 2/3 of the main course unfinished on my plate and there was never thereafter one query by either the capitain or the waiter as to why. That is not what I would expect from such a highly touted restaurant.