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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
Gideon Ridge is an excellent restaurant with a great staff and excellent views. The chef came out a couple of times to answer any questions we had, and of course receive our compliments on the excellent food! Several vegetarian options were available, and we were very satisfied with the entire experience.
This was a delightful dining experience. Gideon Ridge Inn has beautiful mountains views, lovely setting in old home, and we enjoyed dining alfresco. Service was friendly and competent. Food was artfully presented and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed chanterelle bruscetta and melon, mint, cucumber salad and duck breast and salmon entrees - highly recommend.
Can't say enough about how much we love Gideon Ridge.We live not far away in the foothills and it's a favorite now for us.We like to arrive a little early and have a drink and enjoy the spectacular view.Always seated exactly at reservation time and from the Chef,to the servers and of couse the food could not be better.Already looking foward to our next visit.
We stayed 2 nights at the Inn eating both breakfast and dinner. The staff were warm and informative and the service was exceptional. Only one main course was not as tasty as everything else. I teach culinary arts so while we were celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary it was an additional treat for me to be served by well trained staff and explore different locally grown and unique combinations at each meal. We will return in the future.
We went to the restaurant at Gideon Ridge for my birthday. I saw mixed reviews and was hesitant but I am glad I made the trip! The food was creative and delicious from the appetizers to dessert, and we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and attentive. The view of the mountains was absolutely beautiful! We will be eating there again!
The best meal we had while staying in the area. I had the sea bass and my wife had the NY strip. Both of us were very pleased. Met the chef. He's a pro and very personable with the guests. My fish was pan seared, very light, juicy and well seasoned on a bed of vegetables. We had a bottle of wine and cocktails. The bill was $180 not including the tip. I will go back for sure.
In our opinion, Gideon Ridge is the best of High Country dining. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and helpful. Our waiter, Tyler, made our guests and us feel like he enjoyed his work and wanted us to enjoy our dining experience. Hunter, the chef, is creative and uses local ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. My husband's sea bass was extraordinary and the key lime pie and strawberry shortcakes were also 5 star! Reservations are a must! Book early if you are planning to be in Blowing Rock in the summer or fall.
Neat setting, all stone building. Absolutely incredible view. The appetizers (escargot and soft-shell crab) were fabulous. Soup (white gazpacho) and salad (farmers's) were excellent. The main courses (snapper & veggie tempeh) were let-downs after the the appetizers/salad courses. The vegetarian dish was very bland, and the snapper was overcooked and chewy. The dessert (mocha bread pudding) was so-so because the bread was dry. We didn't even finish it....for my wife and I to not finish anything chocolate says something. The normal exec chef was not cooking the night we were there, so maybe that is the reason the food was not up to the level we had been told to expect from friends who have been there a number of times.
Gideon's ridge was by far one of the best meals from start to finish my husband and I have ever experienced. The customer service was spot on. The food was delicious. The chef came out and spoke to each guest genuinely and engagingly. Thank you for an unforgettable 6 year anniversary. We hope to be back again!
I love this restaurant. The food is amazing! There is not one bad option on the menu. The chef Hunter is the nicest most talented chef!!! He makes his diners feel so welcome and makes sure he speaks with all of them. His dishes are a work of art. He finds local produce and locally produced items to use in his dishes. The servers are all so very nice and make each diner feel so special. Emily was our server this time and she was so very helpful and nice. The servers are all very knowledgeable about all the dishes and will help you make a selection. This was my second time dining there and it was just as special as the first time when Hunter fit us in without a reservation and treated us like we were long time friends. This place is one of the best restaurants in the area. The young woman who checks guests into the inn was beyond helpful by finding us a very nice inn to spend the night during a very busy graduation weekend in that area.
Gideon Ridge Restaurant has a nice rustic feel with terrific mountain views. Their menu, while somewhat limited, has a nice variety, and the food innovation and quality are the best. Service was top notch. We were a little disappointed in the wine recommendation, although it was acceptable.
This was so highly recommended that we had to try it out. Get your reservations way in advance, but the food is worth it. The weather was lousy, so I can't say for sure what the view is like or if you can eat outside, but we had a very nice dinner nonetheless. My husband had the tilefish over curry rice and he enjoyed it very much. (I'm not a fan of curry, but I did try the tilefish and it was tasty.) The NY strip was very tender and I would definitely get it again. For dessert, GET THE RISOTTO FRITTERS, unless you don't like crispy deliciousness with a hint of sweetness drizzled with caramel and adorned with raspberries. I cannot emphasize enough how good those were. We already have reservations for the next time we are in Blowing Rock.
Gideon's Ridge is a fabulous find. Tucked away, on a quiet cut-de-sac, just off the busy 321 Hwy--this is a little piece of heaven. A small, intimate dinner spot (which is part of the Gideon Ridge Inn--although open to the public.) Service was friendly, personable yet impeccable. Menu offered something for everyone: my foodie husband and my own not-so-adventurous (mostly vegetarian) palate. The food was lovely to look at and delicious to taste. We enjoyed an appetizer each, an entree and shared a fabulous dessert. We also quite enjoyed a rather inexpensive (for a restaurant) bottle of Pinot Noir. The wait staff was superb: our water glasses never got low and we were checked on frequently. Due to the intimate nature of this place, the chef visited every table, several more than once--a nice touch! The VIEW here is superb; looking out over the Blue Ridge mountains. Outdoor dining is offered in warmer weather. We will return!
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