About Weathervane Restaurant
Located at Southern Season in University Mall.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and weekend Brunch.
Weathervane's seasonal menus highlight local ingredients in contemporary American fare with a Southern flare. Our devoted staff and special setting within the convivial atmosphere of Southern Season have helped propel the restaurant to its acclaimed status. It is an integral partner in what has become a one-of-a-kind marketplace that remains unique to Chapel Hill.
On beautiful Spring, Summer and Fall days come sit on our famous outdoor patio for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Our elegant indoor spaces and garden settings are perfect for for receptions, parties, and meetings. We're also sporting a very cool coffee and wine bar, and a cozy mezzanine level if you want to head upstairs to sit, sip and gaze out on the scene below. Call or click to make your reservation. We look forward to serving you!
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 am-6 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(919) 929-9466 ext. 2
We offer off-site catering through our Southern Season Deli and Prepared Foods department. Visit www.southernseason.com and click on catering for information.
Chapel Hill Transit, UNC Game Day Park and Ride
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining Space and outdoor space is available. Visit www.southernseason.com for full details.
Private Party Contact:
Lauren Powell: 919-913-1221x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Lauren Powell to book your Special Event.
Weathervane Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed the atmosphere as we dined wi ...
We enjoyed the atmosphere as we dined with friends. The service was great. The soup and sandwich combo was very small in comparison to the price. The "cup" of soup was so small I could barely fit the spoon into it. We enjoyed browsing through the store after brunch.
The menu interesting varied. But greenT ...
The menu interesting varied. But greenTom BLT toooo much bread, need interesting sauce.
Banana Fr toast - just thick OK banana bread lacking 'eggy' texture or flavor. Not Frenchy.
Plain old syrup. Shrimp grits fine; quiche light delicate rather than cheesy and
firm. Nothing though was overpriced. Attractive. Service slow but pleasant staff.
An elegant and pleasant atmosphere - Southern charm.
Brunch at the Weathervane is an elegant ...
Brunch at the Weathervane is an elegant way to meet with friends. Service is attentive whether the group is large or small. Breakfast is a little pricey but has added extras like fresh fruit and yummy preserves for the toast/biscuits. Eggs Benedict are great, as are the omelettes.
We have not been here since last Summer. ...
We have not been here since last Summer. Things are not the same. Several of our favorites (we loved the mac n cheese ball appetizers) are gone from the menu.
The service was poor. We were seated outside and it was not busy at all. Inside there were a few filled tables although the bar area was crowded.
We waited a long time for our appetizer- abut 20 minutes or so. Then when our meal came, the order wasn't correct. The burgers had the wrong toppings on them.
Our server never came back to check on anything.
When we were ready to leave, we had to ask a busboy to find our server to get our check.
We used to enjoy eating here and walking around in the store afterwards. However, the store is lacking some of the merchandize it used to sell. Prices of candy/bakery/food bars are outrageous.
We will not come back.
Sad that bankruptcy is hurting restauran ...
Sad that bankruptcy is hurting restaurant performance. We visited WV for a dinner with out-of-town friends on Sat 8/13. The waiter informed us that several items were not available because of Ch. 11. A long-time waiter who has served us many times over the years didn't even ask if our guests wanted drinks before dinner. We have eaten at WV many times over many years, and we've never been served food (catfish replacement for Ch. 11 grouper, salmon, and veggies, esp. grilled lima (replacement for butter) beans) that tasted as bad. We really hope this was a one-off experience, but we'll wait to go back until the dust clears around the bankruptcy sale.
Love the Weathervane! Inside the restau ...
Love the Weathervane! Inside the restaurant is very nice but if it had not been so hot I would have preferred to sit outside. Even though the restaurant is in the parking lot, the retaining wall buffers noise and allows one to concentrate on the atmosphere. It goes without saying that the food is always very good. I had the spinach salad which the chef puts his signature on by making it a little unusual.
Usually enjoyable - but lunch disturbed ...
Usually enjoyable - but lunch disturbed by screaming child that it took parents half an hour to take out. One of the salads had dark wilted, spoiled lettuce pieces in it.
Service was fine but the spoiled lettuce was off putting.
Brunch at the Weathervane is definitely ...
Brunch at the Weathervane is definitely a treat! Many dishes to choose from ~ the fried green tomatoes with calacky sauce and the banana bread french toast were both declicious. Service is always good and who can resist a stroll through Southern Seasons when you are done?
I normally have always enjoyed the Weath ...
I normally have always enjoyed the Weathervane when dining there, but they were definitely off this evening. When we went to order our food we were told that almost half the menu wasn't available. After adjusting our orders, our food came. Visually it was appealing, but my dish was very over salted, to the point I could not eat half of it. We ordered dessert, and again, I was not impressed. The Peach mousse tasted nothing of peach. Usually they have great desserts that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I think the recent fall into bankruptcy has them cutting back, and unfortunately it is showing in the food, availability and lack of correct seasoning and flavor.
I should add the service was great and our waitress was accommodating, I was just disappointed in the unreliability in the food quality that has now surfaced at this establishment.
You must fix the air conditioning. This ...
You must fix the air conditioning. This has been going on for 2 months. When I go, especially after having walked in the heat, it's a big problem. It's unfair to those who work there, on their feet and moving around for so many hours. I am a regular, but I won't return until I hear that the AC is fixed.
Have had dinner twice in last month. Bot ...
Have had dinner twice in last month. Both times the food was
uneatable. The salmon was over cooked the first time and this time the chicken was burned and not able to eat most of it. I spoke to the manager each time and she apologized and made an excess.
I will not be eating there again
There was no air conditioning and it was ...
There was no air conditioning and it was warm despite temporary portable units being brought in. I also learned that this problem has been going on since the end of June since a friend had been there and. Had the same experience.
I used to like the Weathervane. It is qu ...
I used to like the Weathervane. It is quiet and convenient to the new movie theater at the mall. I understand that Southern Season is in some bankruptcy reorganization which most likely hurts the restaurant. But the last two times that I have been there they had some special event that made part of the restaurant off limits. In addition, this past weekend the AC was broken - for NC in July this is a problem. They had a portable unit but it was still hot in there. I was surprised that they did not contact me to tell me this. I would have chosen to go elsewhere. I ordered the fried green tomatoes and okra because I had enjoyed them last time. There was no okra and the disk has not nearly as good as last time. And I ordered the poke salad which has raw tuna which came at room temp.This would seem to violate the food safety principle of keeping gold foods cold. It is too bad that the Weathervane has slipped. I hope they can recover and stay in business.
The AC was out the day that I was there ...
The AC was out the day that I was there for lunch. Given the announced bankruptcy, I did wonder if they had paid the bill! We were told that it was being fixed but it did not happen while I was there for a lengthy, business lunch.
After several recommendations from local ...
After several recommendations from local women, I decided to give Weathervane a try for Brunch. The inside was very nice, and the hostess was polite.
The brunch selection was not super impressive, as one would think and a bit overpriced for what you get. I decided to go with the Quiche Lorraine and a side salad. The quiche was cheesy and cooked well. The crust wasn't great, and overall for $12 it was subpar. The salad had brown lettuce in it as well.
I would not go back as it was overpriced for the quality of food.
Avoid if you have kids. We had a group ...
Avoid if you have kids. We had a group of 6 adults and 3 infants in which the they figured a booth next to the outside entrance was an appropriate spot to put us. The 3 infants ended up sitting in the booth as we couldn't get 3 highchairs around the table (which I made sure to note that we would need 3 high chairs in our reservation). Not the first time we had a terrible experience with our baby. The last time we dined they didn't have a car seat holder, so we ended up holding her throughout our meal. Food isn't that great to put up with deplorable service.
AMAZING. Every single thing was great, b ...
AMAZING. Every single thing was great, but the service & ambiance were incredible: we were dining out for our wedding anniversary, and every staffer in the restaurant (hostess, manager, server) warmly wished us a happy anniversary. We sat on the patio in a round brick booth : it was surprisingly cozy and comfortable (I'd always assumed that the patio would be loud because of how it is situated by the parking lot; in fact I would have thought there was a garden on the other side of the brick wall based on how quiet & private it was). There was also live music on the patio, which was a nice surprise. We were not surprised that the food was excellent : good menu variety, interesting, delicious.
We chose Weathervane for our night out because we wanted something special but not stuffy. I was simply amazed by how great every element was-- this is definitely going to be a top choice for date nights, birthdays, and group dinners much more often. It's easy to imagine that we'll be back many more times, especially when there's music on that great patio.
This is the Restaurant attached to A Sou ...
This is the Restaurant attached to A Southern Season store. We typically enjoy going there for brunch. The food is fine it is convenient. However, there restaurant is beginning to look a little tired. There are some things that could be done at very low cost to spruce up the place. We were seated a table with hanging lamp that had been dusted in a long time. You would visibly see the layers of dust on the surfaces of the lamp shade.
Also a circular bench leatherette was starting to fray at the edges and the seam had come out. This needs repair and fixing, nothing big but an easy fix to prevent it from getting worse and the needing a bigger more costly fix. The bathrooms also could use a freshening up with a fresh coat of paint.
The air conditioning was not working and ...
The air conditioning was not working and so it was very warm. Several items on the restaurant week menu were not available. We chose what was described as a carrot salad and what we were served was an order of roasted whole carrots on a plank. A disappointing evening.
We reserved for 5 adults and 2 toddlers ...
We reserved for 5 adults and 2 toddlers but were seated at a table which did not
allow us to pull the high chairs up to the table. We asked to move to a free-standing table (rather than a booth) but were told that was not possible. The kitchen was out of several key ingredients, including milk for the toddlers, fried green tomatoes (which were featured on the menu) and any fruit other than cantalope. This was a special family occasion and we expected a better experience.
This was my second trip to the Weatherva ...
This was my second trip to the Weathervane. The food was absolutely delicious. The cocktails (mimosa and Bloody Mary) were yummy as well. The service was great too. Our only complaint was that it was 85 degrees and extremely humid yet the AC was not on! There was two doors open, which provided a slight breeze, however two older couples complained of the breeze. We will be back, however they need to get that AC ON!!! It's summertime in North Carolina!!
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