Valentine's Day provided the motivation to finally visit Gideon's Ridge. Our expectations were high, but the evening exceeded them. We enjoyed a cocktail and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains sunset on the porch and one of the best dinners you could imagine. Even in February Chef Hunter stayed committed to local food sourcing and it lent itself to creative and delicious items. The clams were special; not the usual garlic, wine butter sauce but a subtle bacon flavored broth with edamame nuts. The clams got to stand out for themselves. The cauliflower soup was outstanding, and both our lamb and halibut entrees were memorable. Their pastries/desserts were on par with the meal. After all this raving, you may wonder how I could say that the service was even better. Our waiter Rob was charming, knowledgeable, helpful and engaged us at the perfect level of friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Chef Hunter must have visited our table at least twice (as he did to all the other guests). He was genuinely interested in our satisfaction, displayed his sense of humor and showed his pride in his work in the right way. All of this is in a quiet, cozy, beautifully rustic dining room. We will be headed back soon. If didn't already live in the area we would probably be planning to stay for a weekend this spring!!
Wow, what an amazing meal. Some of the best food I’ve had. Loved talking to the chef and discussing why he chose certain menu items and how he puts flavors together. Amazing amazing view right at sunset. Totally loved everything about our evening here!!
Just an amazing place. You will not be disappointed.
They took our coats upon arrival and promptly took our drink order while we waited for our table in the "library". We met a wonderful couple while waiting and enjoying our beverages. The eating area was quaint, intimate and romantic. It is a small place, but we did not feel like we were too close to anyone. The food was terrific. We shared the meat and cheese board, the pate' and the lamb shank. The chef came out to greet the table and told us a little about the food. Definitely worth it and we look forward to coming back.
Wonderful spot. Food, service and space...first class! Intimate and personal attention to detail from pre dining drinks before the fire through perfect food pairings.
Excellent setting and service. Lamb shank was awesome. Would recommend without hesitation
Chef Hunter and his staff are amazing. Undoubtedly one of the best meals ever. This is our favorite restaurant and I have NEVER had anything I wasn’t satisfied with. Love this restaurant and lodging!!
Wonderful dinner and service!!
Lovely as always. Chef Hunter visted the tables and chatted with everyone. View is spectacular. Can't wait to go in summer to sit outside. Presentation is excellent. Grouper was perfectly cooked and easy to chew. Steak was cooked to perfection. Great blend of flavors.
The food was perfectly prepared and delicious! Great service and try to get a table near the windows, what a view.
Excellent food and service with an unmatched atmosphere! Highly recommended!!
....as always, the food was superb and the service was outstanding. Worth every penny.
We eat here every time we are in Blowing Rock. The meals are always incredible!
Great atmosphere. Great service. Amazing food!! Wine was great toon! I plan to go again very soon!
One of the best restaurants and dining experiences I've ever enjoyed.
Food was fantastic! Service was great!
Found this on Open Table and it sure was a gem!! All the reviews were right --- quaint, small restaurant with unbelievable food. Great service from the servers and the chef visited our table several times to explain how food was prepared and after we received it. Great little Inn that is very old and warm. It is a real find. Menu is specific and has around 10 appetizers, 3 salads and 5-6 entrees. We sampled several main courses and a couple of different salads and appetizers. All were excellent, but the lamb chops were incredible. I had the pork tenderloin and that was awesome too. I'll find an excuse to go to Blowing Rock to eat at this place again!!!
was a wonderful evening. have been there several times and each time is special and unique
Classy place. Somewhat pricey as portions are rather small and you will likely need an app and or salad. The tuna was excellent. Hunter the chef is great and comes out checking on guests. Deserts are very small and next visit I'll skip that. A great place for a special quiet evening. Beautifully decorated. The entrees are wonderful.
What an amazing place! The restaurant is part of a bed and breakfast (which itself is amazing). It's small, quaint and cozy -- maybe 10 tables although in nice weather they do have patio seating. The view of the mountains is breath-taking. The staff was very attentive, and even the chef came out to check on us. What really stands out about this place is the food. Even though we were staying at the inn, we were hesitant to eat at the restaurant because the menu just didn't sound that good. We're so glad we gave it a chance. It was probably the best meal each of us have ever had. We started with the artisan cheese plate, which had some fantastic pickled vegetables included -- and we don't even like pickled vegetables). I had the pork loin with farro risotto, roasted squash, carrots, and green beans with a bourbon maple glaze -- tender, flavorful, and a beautiful presentation. My wife (vegetarian) had the basil tomato soup and brussel sprout salad with pickled onions (those pickled veggies again) and balsamic reduction. She liked it so much she wanted to order it again! We split a dessert that was great too. Earlier in the afternoon we had also enjoyed some wine on the outside deck. (They have an afternoon tea with some on-site made baked goods. We timed our wine to take advantage of those baked goods.) Overall - great place. Great food. Great service. We'll be back!
Food, ambiance, service at Gideon Ridge was absolutely AWESOME! We have traveled and dined internationally and not been treated as well as at Gideon Ridge!
simply fabulous. could not ask for better food, service and ambience.
A stunning, intimate dining experience and would recommend to stay in the inn.
The staff cater to your every need to make it a stress free, enjoyable, memorable visit!
I have lived in Blowing Rock for more than 27 years. I was extremely pleased with food, ambiance, and service at the Gideon Ridge! This restaurant is now on my annual dining schedule.
Food and Service was great.
real nice setting.
Food and service were excellent!
Very attractive dining room. Very private tables in a cozy setting. Excellent service, stunning sunset views, and superb food. It’s a real special and unique dining experience. Very talented chef and staff.
Our 4th visit to Blowing Rock with a dinner dining reservation on each occasion. Wonderful for our anniversary weekend. We’ll return again on our next visit.
A beautiful space, with an elegant yet comfortable feel. The views are incredible. Service was attentive but not intrusive. And the meal was amazing. Pumpkin farro risotto with pork tenderloin was stunningly flavorful. Roasted duck with goat cheese polenta and onion braised kale was equally delicious. We were not bowled over by the dessert (chocolate torte), but honestly, it would be tough to have impressed us more than the entrees. We visit the area often and will be adding this to our “must go” list for all future trips.
Took friends for a b'day celebration cause this restaurant NEVER disappoints!