About The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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.
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
The meal was a 6 course set menu on New ...
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 Co ...
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 servic ...
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 l ...
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 m ...
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 expec ...
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.
We had a great time here for our anniver ...
We had a great time here for our anniversary. Everything we had was very good, from appetizer to entree. Service was great and the atmosphere was definitely good for a quiet date night. We will definitely go again and will recommend it to friends.
We have always had wonderful meals at t ...
We have always had wonderful meals at the restaurant at Gideon's Ridge. This dinner was excellent, enough so to make us book in again the next evening! The mushroom bruschetta was divine, the fruits de mer appetizer was delicious (use your spoon to get every drop of the yummy broth!) , and both of our entrees were outstanding. The duck breast was crisped on the outside, tender and tasty. The grouper was fresh, tasty, and a nice thickness. All of the accompanying sides were also delicious. The pomegranate cheesecake was the perfect finish. Service was attentive, and we enjoyed a visit from the chef. An outstanding meal; we will be back!!
This is our second time eating at the Gi ...
This is our second time eating at the Gideon Ridge Inn. The chef and food are amazing! The location and view is intimate and breathtaking. Our only minus this trip is that we felt somewhat abandoned by our server. Felt like we got more attention from the chef who comes out to visit and check on everyone (nice touch!), that we did our wait staff. Once the food was delivered to the table we didn't see her again until we had to flag her down to get the check. Perhaps they were understaffed that night . . . but it still wouldn't stop us from coming back on our next trip to Blowing Rock!
Pretty much a wonderful dining experienc ...
Pretty much a wonderful dining experience this evening. Attentive yet not overbearing service, truly top-notch food and cocktails, and excellent desserts to top everything off. Do not miss the mushroom bruschetta appetizer! Not inexpensive but certainly worth the investment. We live 5 hours away but we shall return.
Simply great. The food was fresh and we ...
Simply great. The food was fresh and well prepared. Arguably the best restaurant in WNC and I've been in most of the choices. Chef Womble told us, during one of his two visits to our table, that he ordered my striped bass that morning and it was received at 4 pm. It was just outstanding in preparation, presentation, and taste. My wife had the lamb shank and loved it. Every course was top notch. Excellent wine list as well. Looking forward to a future visit to Blowing Rock and the Ridge.
Perfect evening for patio dining to cele ...
Perfect evening for patio dining to celebrate husband's birthday. Patio spot was ideal for quiet conversation and beautiful views on woodland garden. Wait staff was excellent. Menu was creative; prep and presentation followed the lead.
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