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About The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
Dining at The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is one of Blowing Rock's most elegant and relaxed experiences. The cuisine is a blend of fresh local ingredients artfully prepared by our award winning culinary team under the watchful eyes of Chef Hunter Womble. Dine Al-Fresco or in our intimate European styled dining room. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, then dine, from a light evening meal to a special celebration. Appropriate for children over 12 with sophisticated palettes.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
American, Contemporary European, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 - 9:00
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard
Private Lot and Valet available
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Ratings and Reviews
We were guests at the Inn so decided to eat there too. Food was fresh and local and delicious. Wait staff attentive but respected our privacy too. Beautiful view of the mountains. Best part was I ordered dessert but waited about an hour to pick it up and was able to eat it in our lovely room. I highly recommend this restaurant.
One of the best restaurants we have had the pleasure of dining at - My husband and I love to find small, privately owned, unique spots and chose Gideon Ridge Inn based on that. To our pleasant surprise this has been our favorite thus far and we've ate at dozens all across the Southeast. The Chef, Hunter, took the time to come to our table to discuss the menu and then returned to make sure that everything was top notch. The waiter, Rob, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Most importantly, the food was absolutely delectable. I had the Salmon and my husband had the Duck and I cannot rave enough about the taste. The chef has a wonderful way of pairing flavors that everyone must try! To top it all off, the view is stunning. The restaurant itself has a very calming aura and to dine while looking out over the mountains is an experience. We will be back!
Have been here on several occasions. First time was excellent. Last two were mediocre at best. With a meal total in excess of $200 for three diners (with no alcohol), GR is extraordinarily priced for meager portions, above average cuisine and polite service. They're off our list now in Blowing Rock. Many other fine dining opptys from which to choose.
My wife and I loved the meal, the service, food and it's presentation was outstanding. My only criticism was if we didn't ask the waitress to slow down the gap in between courses we would of finished in about 30 minutes. A restaurant of the quality of Gideon Ridge we would expect no to be in out the same as a fast food restaurant, however, we loved the meal and will return without hesitation
We couldn't have had a better time having dinner at Gideon Ridge! We were greeted by friendly and solicitous folks, served drinks in the library and spent some time on the porch watching the sunset. We were offered to sit at the chef's table which meant walking through the kitchen to get there. I love seeing a chef's working kitchen. The menu was delightful, hard to choose. The chef came in to explain how he prepares the dishes. We ordered 4 appetizers and then ordered our last course. I had the duck and it was spectacular. My friends all had the sirloin and they all loved it too. Needless to say, we were too full for dessert but next time we will plan ahead for that. I hope it will be soon.
Food was absolutely wonderful and the service impeccable. There was some confusion over the temperature of my steak order, but it was promptly fixed and re-plated. The server then gave me an after dinner cocktail on the house for the mix up. Highly recommended!!!!
Creative cuisine in warm and relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful location with a panoramic view of Appalachian mountains. Limited menu, prepared with care. The pate had been made that day, the soup was creative, the entree was good, the Sorghum cake with carmelized gelato was awesome, and the service was attentive without being intrusive or stuffy. Nice place for special occasions. Small dining area so reservations needed.
The meal was a 6 course set menu on New Year's Eve. The first two courses were outstanding.
The salad was iffy with a large piece of squash anchoring it. The fourth course was again outstanding. The main course was not as beautifully presented and seemed a bit heavy with beef and a thick risotto, some veggies thrown over it. The dessert was quite good and different--a stuffed cupcake with wonderful frosting.
Since it was New Year's Eve they included a glass of prosecco. Also since it was New Year's you plate was whisked away as soon as you put your fork down.
One other problem, the parking lot had a circular driveway. When we arrived the owner had parked his truck in such a way as to block the driveway and we had to back out past a stone wall and other cars to find a parking place. Evidently he was just going to be there a short while to fix something, but, really, on New Year's Eve, you block the driveway?
For what it cost it was a little disappointing, but, we live in Durham and we are spoiled with our great restaurants.
Restaurant G as we know it is a High Country Gem. We try to go monthly for a wonderful setting and outstanding food. The house is historic and has breath-taking views of the mountains around Blowing Rock. Drinks in the living room by the fireplace is always a favorite before dinner.
If you want fantastic food, great service and a view that's second to none there is no other option for many many miles. This is the best place to eat in Blowing Rock and it's not even close. Is it pricey? Yep. Our total meal with 2 cocktails, 4 courses and tip was exactly $200. But, I'd go right back and pay again tonight. It's that good and they treat you well. Honestly 2 people can eat here for about 100 bucks and be happy, but we pushed it about as far as you can without dipping into the wine list. This is the best scenery we've enjoyed since our trip in Spain. Couldn't possibly have been happier.
I've been to a lot of restaurants in a lot of towns but this is by far the best I have ever had the pleasure to experience. Everything from the fact that they called me to advise me that I should come early if I wanted to see the sunset. Which was breathtaking. The hospitality of the staff. The food. The wine. All excellent. We did not care for our dessert. But it was free since it was my wife's birthday.
This is the best restaurant within 100 miles of Blowing Rock and Boone NC. The food is always wonderful and the room is quiet elegance. This is a very small restaurant and you must make reservations at least a week in advance and probably two weeks during the summer. It only seats about 30 people at one time. It has a wonderful porch which over looks the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoying a drink before dinner to see the view there is a must. There are always little twists with the daily menu and even things you usually don't like are presented well and have a flavor you did not expect. If you are in the area you must try this restaurant.
The service and food surpassed our expectations. The menu changes often depending on the season and availability of local items. Try the brussel spout salad and wild mushroom bruschetta if it is on the menu. The view was amazing as well. I can't wait to go back.
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