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.
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, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Ratings and Reviews
The view & ambiance was superb. We sat o ...
The view & ambiance was superb. We sat on an open patio overlooking the mountains. Our waitress was very friendly and informative. There was no rushing. Our table was ours for the night. The chef came out and visited each table.
My wife have been to this restaurant on ...
My wife have been to this restaurant on just a dining night out as well as our last two anniversaries. There is not much more to say other then it is a Gem in the Mountains of North Carolina. Mountain ambiance , Great food well presented and great service.
We had dinner on the terrace on Saturday ...
We had dinner on the terrace on Saturday evening 7/16/16. A beautiful setting and an intriguing menu that had us debating the choices. Excellent, creative food and knowledgeable service, alerting us as to what was running low for the entrees.
Turn off of Hwy at the "The Blowing Rock ...
Turn off of Hwy at the "The Blowing Rock" sign and then make a left on to Gideon's Ridge Lane. You'll soon find your at a spectacular viewing spot of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the restaurant site, and a few of the outdoor tables offer this view. Other outdoor tables have a beautiful view of the naturally landscaped backyard with Koi pond. Rabbits and deer can be seen passing by to graze in the evenings. The restaurant is inside a B&B and has a lot of old school charm. The service there will make you feel at home and the food is worth the $$. Be prepared to spend around $130 for 2 without ordering a bottle of wine. The menu offers chicken liver pate, unique and very fresh salads and the fish entree is always fresh caught that morning. A truly special place that's worth visiting! My date and I both had the grouper, and it was cooked perfectly. Try the german chocolate cake for dessert - it's special. Wine list is impressive, and they also offer good wines by the glass. I had a glass of the red blend and it's velvety smooth. They also have a nice offering of homemade mixed drinks. Loved that the chef even stopped by our table to be sure we were happy. Can't wait to go back!
My wife and I have been coming to Blowin ...
My wife and I have been coming to Blowing Rock for many years. This year we decided to try Gideon Ridge for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. The service was outstanding, the drinks and wine were first class and the food was definitely some of the best we've ever had anywhere in the world. We will be back.
This visit was our fourth visit. We hav ...
This visit was our fourth visit. We have never been disappointed. This evening a bad wind storm struck just after we arrived. The staff had to make changes with the outside dining (which is wonderful when weather permits). The transition was very smooth...everyone working quietly and efficiently. We, thankfully, were seated in the first dining room. Another delightful evening at Gideon on the Ridge.. . love this place! Our waitress was wonderfully attentive. The Chef visited our table to make sure we were satisfied. Martha Bodie ..
An absolute must if you are in the Blowi ...
An absolute must if you are in the Blowing Rock area! This B&B has the entire package. Great location,views, indoor space, outdoor spaces both covered and open. Rooms are quaint and comfortable. The restaurant is superb in every way. The chef always has something interesting and perfectly prepared. Thanks again GR!
Service, food and views were awesome! Pr ...
Service, food and views were awesome! Pricey but well worth it.
Our server were great. Chief Hunter came out and met us as he does routinely I understand. Probably the deserts were our least favorite. The entrees and appetizers were unbelievable.
Will certainly return when in Blowing Rock. The food was absolutely wonderful!!!
We have dined at Gideon Ridge on at leas ...
We have dined at Gideon Ridge on at least 3 or 4 occasions, usually as part of a road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and usually to celebrate either our anniversary or a birthday. It is a very intimate dining scene, especially outside on the covered terrace! This visit, as it poured down rain, we enjoyed our dinner immensely ... as always! The menu is somewhat limited but so varied that we have never had a problem making a choice. The food preparations are beautiful and everything is delicious!! Portions are good-sized, to the point where this time, we finally ordered a single entree to share and had more than enough to eat! The Artisian Cheese plate is always a delight, and the soups or salads are always interesting, and utilize fresh local produce as well as some unusual additions that have been delightful. The chef comes out to check on your dinner, and is so nice to talk to!! The wait staff is always attentive. We stay at the Inn as a special treat to ourselves, and the dinners we have had there make our stay just that much more of a special treat
The chef's visit to the table, the eloqu ...
The chef's visit to the table, the eloquent presentation of food, the quality of the food, the lovely setting, the friendly wait staff were superb! I only missed a bit of bread and mire frequent attention to filling water glasses. I thought the sorghum cake was absolutely the best!
This restaurant was a best pick! The out ...
This restaurant was a best pick! The outdoor seating and the grounds are beautiful and offer an amazing view. Our server was very attentive and friendly. It is a very small dining area so reservations are highly recommended. We started with the escargot which was simply out of this world! My husband had the lamb shank which was fall off the bone and delicious! I ordered the pan seared salmon with a very light sauce. It was cooked to perfection! The chef comes out and goes to each table, which makes you feel very welcome. Gideon Ridge is truly a special dining option!! We will definitely return! Thank you for a beautiful evening!!
Blowing Rock is busy and hectic with tou ...
Blowing Rock is busy and hectic with tourists. Gideon Ridge takes you away from that.
We enjoyed sitting outside on the porch; it was very pleasant and relaxing. Everyone treated us as if we were guests in their home. Food was very good.
Wow! We almost cancelled our reservation ...
Wow! We almost cancelled our reservation because we didn't want to go to someplace that was stuffy and it turns out we had the best meal and nicest servers of our stay. The escargot was out of this world, nice to find them springy and earthy tasting. The squid was delicious, as well as the homemade pasta. The bone marrow appetizer was a great surprise to find on the menu and so well prepared. And the lamb shank was prepared perfectly, fall off the bone and moist. The wait staff was very friendly and well trained. This place is a gem. Oh and the view!
Wonderful ambience! If the weather coop ...
Wonderful ambience! If the weather cooperates, patio seating (covered) is outstanding! The menu is somewhat limited in choice but all items that we've had have been excellent. The personal service, even the visit by the chef, is warming. This is a great spot to celebrate a romantic special occasion!
We have been to dinner four times @GR wi ...
We have been to dinner four times @GR with friends and just my wife and I. Simply stated, each time has been simply superb; satisfying the most sophisticated palet. The succulent creations prepared by Chef Hunter and staff just cannot be surpassed!
This is a beautiful spot. The back porch ...
This is a beautiful spot. The back porch is idyllic for a drink, and probably dinner when it is a bit warmer. We generally enjoyed the dinner. We were the only table booked at 8 and by the end of the meal furniture was being rearranged around us! Since it was only 9.30 we did feel we could have been given a few minutes to finish our wine in peace!
We will return
We had a fine waiter, but our entrée was very disappointing. We had planned to order the lamb shank, mentioned on the online menu. We had pork that was hard to cut and hard to chew. For the price is was not a good meal. The coffee and dessert on the porch was special. Our waiter was very good.
Everything about the Gideon ridge restau ...
Everything about the Gideon ridge restaurant was terrific.
The chef prepared an outstanding special for the day with local ingredients.
Our server was attentive but not overly which allowed us to enjoy our time together.
The overall experience was excellent and made a great memory. We will be back.
I just had lunch with friends and the first thing I told them was about Gideon's Ridge. The staff makes you feel so welcome and appreciated. The food is outstanding. If offered, get the cheese plate as an appetizer. I will continue to recommend the restaurant to everyone I have the chance. We will be back again and again.
Took my wife hear as a surprise for our 32nd wedding anniversary. Couldn't have asked for a better evening. The food was wonderful and our server, David, took such good care of us. Even comped one of our desserts when he found out it was our wedding anniversary. Perfect evening out with my best girl! Would definitely go back again and ask for David!
Best of Blowing Rock!
From drinks on the varenda overlooking a perfect sunset view to a menu that changes weekly according to Chefs freshest possibilities, Gideon Ridge offers nothing but perfection. The wait staff are so knowledgable and can recommend dishes according to your individual taste as well as tell you the history of the recipe and where Chef Hunter discovered the dish? .....France....Italy? Wonderful surprises as well as local flavors delight your senses!
We arrived a few minutes early specifically to enjoy some back porch/huge views/comfy lounge chairs/warm-blanket-on-a-cool-evening time. A perfect beginning to our evening. Everything else fell right in line. The appetizer (pork belly - oh.my.word.), entrees, desserts, service, visit from the chef (which he does on a regular basis), were all perfect. One of my all-time favorite dining experiences at one of my favorite restaurants.
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