About Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa
Come and join us for dinner at Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa a Relais & Chateaux property. Experience world-class culinary fare in our historic mansion, where the elegance of fine-dining can be rediscovered amid gracious hospitality and the comfort of home. Mountain views and romantic fireside dining create a magical setting where you can enjoy the flavors of new American cuisine prepared with a flare of Southern sensibility. Rowland’s features an indulgent menu with an array of eclectic dishes including fresh seafood, prime steaks and savory game meats. There is also a delicious gourmet spa menu for the health conscious. On the wine list, you will find bottles from all over the world, including rare wines and some little-known gems from North Carolina vineyards. Find out why Katherine Stefan of Charlotte Taste Magazine writes “no trip to Blowing Rock is complete for foodies” without a meal at Rowland’s.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
HWY 221 South
$31 to $50
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Enjoy lovely piano music played on our Steinway M baby grand piano. Offered Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 until 9:00 (June through October, and special events).
Handicapped parking available
Private Transportation can be provided by Airhaven Limo.
Contact Dana at 828.963.0963
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Westglow Resort & Spa is a top-rated luxury destination spa where personal service is an honored tradition. Our elegant Greek Revival mansion is a perfect place to find renewal of the mind, body and spirit.
Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant is an amazing place with outstanding food and service. It is a bit pricey but well worth an evening of fine dining. The embiance is perfect if you are looking for a quiet evening of dining with your mate. The personnel were helpful and friendly. The cook even provided his/her recipe for an item that I want to try at home. This was a surprise for my wife and she was blown away with the excellence - I think we'll have to go again. Thanks to Rowlands Restaurant! We recommend the experience!
The food here was fine. Beautiful, impressive setting and beautiful restaurant. Attentive staff. Host a bit smug. Menu was average and food was above par. This restaurant seemed way below the ratings that overs give it, probably because it is such a beautiful location. There are many places in the area where the food is better, definitely less expensive. Biggest gripe is that place has zero energy (on the night we were there). Probably would not return, since I left with no real reason for ever coming back.
This was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Service was very good although they missed out on selling us more wine as the server was not as attentive to our table as she could have been. Food was very good. We were sorry to have the table next to us passing around their cell phone as they face timed with a small child. It was very disruptive in this small intimate venue. Our server was equally distressed but there wasn't much she could do.
We just loved this restaurant. A special gem in Blowing Rock. It was pricey but worth it. The food was wonderful and the mansion is beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a special evening. It has class and a genuine welcoming ambiance. The sunset out on the veranda is spectacular.
This was a special occasion for my wife. I chose this restaurant because of the high ratings reported on OpenTable. The facility is attractive, with much better than average ambience. Service to the table was extremely poor, with water glasses going empty several times. The bread course was offered one time to our table, but multiple times to other surrounding tables. White staff was changed for our table at least twice. The staff appeared distracted. The food itself was wonderful, and I would highly recommend the chef. The apparent manager of the restaurant greeted us only as we were exiting the front steps to pick up our vehicle. I described our poor experience, and he said he was sorry and will discuss it with the serving staff. He returned to the restaurant. Overall, great food, poor service, inattention by the staff.
Our meal at Rowland's was the best we had during a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a bit off the beaten path and well worth the drive. The setting, service and food preparation were really top notch. The wine list was extensive and surprisingly eclectic. They had a marvelous pinot noir from the Otago region in New Zealand that was close to the price I had paid right at the winery during a trip last January. Truly, a fine dining experience worthy of a visit for that special occasion!
This is an outstanding restaurant. Each course, including a pre-appetizer course from the chef and two chocolate samplers after the dessert, was superb. The service was great and good wine selections were available and were well paired with the food. This is a pricey place; we were aware of this through a look at the menu before the visit. However, this restaurant is one of the top in the state and well worth the price for a special visit. The setting is quite unique and very nice.
Rowland's have captured the essence of elegant dining. The appointments in the dining room are lovely and pleasing, the food is really good with a lot of imagination, and the service is impeccable. We always feel very pampered when we are there and enjoy it very much.
From the time they greet you at the door, take you to a perfectly set table and your server introduces himself, every detail is perfect. Then they present a fabulous menu with several selections to chose from, start by taking your drink order and then when you make your selection, it is prepared to perfection. Also, Gary will "pair" the wines with your food for you
making it a perfect dining experience. You eat with your eyes first, so what is placed before you is spectacular, and you will enjoy every bite....and the desserts are equally satisfying...
I cannot think of a more pleasant and satisfying dining experience than at ROWLAND'S
We had chosen this lovely restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We were seated between the bar and the kitchen which was high traffic and noisy. The side porch with open tables would have been ideal seating for this advance reservation. Wait staff was pleasant but not well informed about wine list. We felt rushed to order although the restaurant was not busy. Food presentation was beautiful and portions were adequate....though we did not swoon over flavors.
We always try to dine at Rolands when in the area. While it is a little more formal and a little more expensive, the meals are perfection. Wonderful menu (including healthy options), great wine list and cocktails, excellent service. Can't beat the location and views, but you come for the food and it doesn't disappoint. Save room for coffee and dessert.
We loved the elegant and relaxed feeling of this restaurant. The menu is superb....everything has great appeal! The fois gras was incredible, and main course Tazmanian Salmon was perfectly prepared! We felt unhurried and relaxed with the service. Can't wait to go back to this beautiful spot!
This was easily one of the best dining experiences I have every had. As we drove up to the restaurant, we were completely amazed by the beautiful property and building, which is a grand old mansion. The waitress seated us in the dining room which had only 6 tables, and she told us to take our time because the table was ours for the evening. We ordered a bottle of wine, which was well presented. The salad and entrées that followed were delicious and perfectly prepared. After dinner, we elected to have dessert on the patio and watch the sunset. Our waitress, Savanah, was absolutely outstanding. I was pleasantly surprised when I got the bill, as a bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrées and 2 desserts cost well under $200. This is a memorable dining experience that I highly recommend.
Rowland's ranks as the best special occasion restaurant in the high country because of the ambience. The food matches up with the best restaurants in the area as well as the salads are excellent and the sea bass entree is outstanding. Nicely done, enjoyable, and not ridiculously expensive when compared to Best Cellar, Gamekeeper, and the like.
This was a realy great find in Boone NC. We had great service an the food was amazing. The server was very helpful. I didn't know many of the foods and our patience server taught me every thing I needed to make the rite choices. The desert was so good I wish I had ordered it first.
Randomly found Rowland's online when looking for a place for a graduation dinner. Had an amazing experience. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was amazing from the garden salads, to the entrees (I had the lamb), to the delicious dessert. Even their sweet tea was amazing. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience that goes above and beyond.
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