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 Lunch, Dinner or Brunch. 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 - Friday: 11am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
$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.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Lauren Powell to book your Special Event.
Weathervane Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The best lunch place in Chapel Hill when ...
The best lunch place in Chapel Hill when you want to have a conversation and a civilized environment. The service is great and the food is good if predictable. Love the tablecloths in the backroom and the Southern flair for casual dining. Karen is an outstanding server, with a smile and a desire to please. Please don't change and go to loud and noisy, grubby and cheap. Thanks for being exactly what I need for business lunches.
We had a group of nine which included tw ...
We had a group of nine which included two children. We requested a table in a quiet area outside for a family gathering. The food and service were good everyone had a nice time. The Southern Season store was an extra bonus which is fun to brouse and purchase unique food products.
My husband and I enjoyed our Saturday am ...
My husband and I enjoyed our Saturday am brunch, as it was our 26th wedding anniversary. The only complaint I had was that we wanted a private table away from people traffic, and a party with 2 families, with young children was seated across from us. This happened immediately after we were seated. This was dissapointing.
Weathervane was a random pick based on o ...
Weathervane was a random pick based on online reviews, but our experience was even better than expected. Everyone's meal was absolutely delicious, and filling. The waiter was very nice, very funny. It's on the more expensive side, but definitely reasonable for the quality of the food, portions, and service. Will definitely go again next time I'm in Chapel Hill.
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with ou ...
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with our three boys that are in area colleges, and their girlfriends. The waitstaff was tremendously attentive and the food was, as is usual, varied in offerings and consistently delicious!
It was such a nice day that we were able ...
It was such a nice day that we were able to sit outside. My lunch was a lovely Salad Niscoise. It was delicious and the presentation was very appetizing. My friend had the salmon over fresh vegetables and it was very appetizing as well.Our server was very attentive We will be going back!
This restaurant appears to have changed ...
This restaurant appears to have changed the way it does things. A simple spinach salad is now half the size that it used to be, and the ingredients included in it have been cut quite a bit (for example: 2 toasted pecans when it used to include quite a few). One of the other dishes that we ordered (Shrimp & Grits) was so salty that it was almost inedible. Not sure what has happened to this kitchen, but we won't be returning unless we hear from other people that it has gone back to its former ways.
The food was good and priced well. Noth ...
The food was good and priced well. Nothing special. We had a $50.00 gift card given to us last Christmas. When we presented it with our additional payment, we were told by our server they were no longer honoring gift cards. She explained the ownership had changed three weeks ago and that the new owners were not honoring the gift cards. On our way out, we spoke to the manager, who told the same story and that there was nothing she could do. She said the former owners were bankrupt, and we could file a claim for our money in bankruptcy court. We had researched the restaurant both on their own website and on Open Table, and no mention was made of not honoring gift cards. We were extremely disappointed, not for the financial issue so much, but that a person very close to us wasted their money on a gift card that was not honored.
We went for dinner after seeing the coup ...
We went for dinner after seeing the coupon for "buy one entree and get one half off" for UNC employees recently. Unfortunately the atmosphere and service have suffered since the broader company filed for bankruptcy. Server told us that they were out of several choices, substituting alternate ingredients, not accepting gift cards anymore or american express. Food was still very good and plentiful, but it was a little depressing to start a meal with a list of everything they don't have. I felt bad for the staff working there.
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
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