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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
My husband and I had the Chef's tasting menu that was truly outstanding. In addition, the service was exemplary as well. We loved the surroundings of the lovely countryside and the shops of Fearrington Village. We will certainly go to the Fearrington House more often.
Dinner was delightful for a very special occasion. Service was fantastic. The food was good; presentation superb. Wine pairings were interesting. This was definitely not a “value” experience; a three course dinner with wine pairings and tip was $480, but for a special occasion was worth it.
Someone, a Yankee, once told me that a Southerner's idea of a great meal was "$4.99 all you can eat ." Fearrington House is at the other end of that spectrum in both price and quantity. My memory of the Fearrington House goes back to the late 40's when I would sleep upstairs while my parents would play bridge with the Fearrington's.
This is the finest meal I have ever had. Over the last 50 years, I have had the pleasure of working in sales with companies that had relatively high entertainment budgets. I have entertained clients coast to coast and border to border. The uniqueness of the Fearrington House menu and the service of the wait staff is obvious when you place your order. Even the bread choices are wonderful and different.
We did not have wine but overheard a nearby table who had an appreciation for fine wines commenting that the wine selection was unequaled in their experience.
Just so you will not be surprised by the food selection or price, download the menu from the Fearrington House website. Even with the high prices, you will pay to enjoy a meal at Fearrington House, you will leave pleased with your investment.
Great restaurant for a special occasion. Relaxed courses so allow ample time for dinner. Chocolate souffle is one of the best desserts I have had in recent memory. Personalized menu for anniversary dinner and truffles at the end of dessert was a very nice touch.
This restaurant is extremely expensive and we could only think about eating here for a very, very, very special occasion. Be prepared to spend at least $150 per person and this is the 4 course dinner WITHOUT the wine pairing (you can add another $105 per person to have this included as part of your meal.) . The dinner was nicely prodded and the restaurant itself is in a very nicely preserved old 2-story home, but my wife and I agreed that the whole experience was not worth anything near what the cost was. It's unlikely we'll eat there again, but we had to try it.
As in the past, the food was imaginative, well prepared and served. Each course was special ( we had the three course dinner.; don't miss the chocolate souffle) The wine list is exceptional and and we matched our meal with a half bottle of Brunello. They sent us home with a small box of superb truffles.
We were a bit disappointed.
It was our second visit and we expected great service and food. We got great service but food was not on par with the service. Food was slow to come out. I ordered cod fish as second course and lobster as third course. Both were undercooked. They brought out another fully cooked second. Then came the lobster. Took 2 bites before I realized the thicker section of tail was not cooked through. By then it was 2 hrs since we sat down and dessert was not served yet.
The restaurant earns its five-star rating in countless little ways, as well as by its excellent food. The staff is very attentive, but does not hover. The chef is very creative and the food is meticulously prepared. The wine and cocktail menus are impressive. We enjoyed a four-course anniversary meal that was simply sumptuous. It is not inexpensive, but the price seemed appropriate for the level of quality dining and service.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Fearrington, and had a wonderful meal! The beef tenderloin entree was incredible, and the chocolate souffle was absolutely amazing! Service was excellent, atmosphere was fantastic, it was the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion!
We had an amazing dinner here! We choose the Chef's tasting dinner for two along with the wine pairings and it was truly a night to be remembered. They add all kinds of special touches to the meal including courses they don't tell you about until they bring them to you. They made sure everything was 100% gluten free for me, and we enjoyed every bite! They even send you home with your personal printed menu and home made chocolates. Wonderful restaurant and experience!
A delightful restaurant and hotel in a semi rural spot yet within easy access of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham. The food is beautifully presented and delightful, the service was impeccable and the wine list very extensive. The Chocolate Soufflé, which was excellent, I was told had been on the menu continuously for the last 36 years! A restaurant for a special occasion; we visited for our wedding anniversary and there were some very nice touches including a Menu with our name on to take home together with some home made jam and chocolates.
Everything was delicious and beautiful. I had said it was our anniversary when making the reservation and they printed a special menu for us. All of he food was delicious and the wine pairings were amazing.
They even do extra things like aperitif and boxed chocolates after dessert.
A bit fancy and expensive for us on the regular, but perfect for a special occasion.
We were extremely impressed with our experience at Fearrington House Restaurant. We live just a few minutes away but had never been. Went for my wife's birthday and we were both truly blown away by the entire experience -- most notably the food itself. It was out of this world. I had no idea such fine dining could be found so close to home in Chatham County, NC. Outstanding! We will be back for sure -- I haven't been able to stop thinking about some of the new flavors we experienced. And the wine and cocktails are also off the charts. Never had a sazerac outside of NOLA that I liked, but they nailed it here.
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.
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