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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'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!
The setting is beautiful with views of mountain ranges. The restaurant is very small with about 10 tables indoors and another 10 or so on an outdoor patio. The best views are out on the patio, but the nights are chilly. It's in an Inn. Next time we'll stay at the Inn. The food is very good. The desert was underwhelming. We had 3 drinks, 2 appetizers, 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 deserts and one coffee for $180. So, it's expensive. Very nice for a special occasion. Stay at the Inn if you can.
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.
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