Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar
Best Blowing Rock Restaurant!We live in Boone and drive to Bistro Roca at least twice a month for lunch or dinner. This time we both had the beef filet special, and it was perfectly amazing! The wine selection is great, the atmosphere is the best, and the food is always excellent. Jenni took great care of us this last time, but all the staff are always friendly and professional. We recommend Bistro Roca to everyone!...By the way, we used OpenTable to set up a reservation on the way there, and we're so glad we did. While walk-ins were waiting for a table, we were treated like celebrities and directed to a table right away!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinner at BR!Bistro Roca is always our 1st choice fir dinning when in Blowing Rock.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMan all-time favoriteThis is our favorite restaurant. This time (lunch) I had my time-tested cuban crepe--very delicious. Husband had the pastrami sandwich with the twist being the pretzel roll. Always good wine, beer, and cocktail selections.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic All AroundThis restaurant is about 2 hours away from our home, so we are only able to make it out for special occassions, when we are in town for a visit or passing through. Honestly, it is worth the drive for the ambience, food and great service. The dishes are different, innovative and delicious and we love the atmosphere. You can get dressed up for a nice dinner or come in wearing jeans and a fleece and still feel just as special. If you haven't visited Bistro Roca, make plans to visit soon!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRoca Bistro and AntlersWhat a picturesque setting! I'm glad we asked the locals how to find it, as it's a block off of Main St. We decided to continue our reservation in the bar as opposed to moving to a table. If it had been wintertime, the inviting fireplaces would have drawn us into the cozy dining rooms. Mussels are outstanding, with a delicious white wine sauce! Enjoyed the friendly conversations with locals and travelers. A lovely afternoon!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMworth the moneyMy husband and I went to this restaurant last minute and weren't sure what to expect. Our waiter was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the food and drink menu. He made good suggestions to make sure that the entrees we ordered would be cooked for the best taste. I ordered the NC Pork Ribeye and my husband had the Sirloin which was one of the specials along with the Prawns which was also a special. All of the food was excellently put together, the flavors all went really well together and we were surprised by all the unique but flavorful combinations the chef had created. Highly recommend the place!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Find In Blowing RockHaving visited Blowing Rock many times, we have enjoyed really great food at a number of restaurants in town. However, I would rate Bistro Roca equal or above all of the other dining experiences. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great. I would definitely recommend to friends and we will be back on our next visit.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBlowing Rock FindSo happy that a local merchant told us about Bistro Roca!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest aroundWe live in Hickory and drive up to Blowing Rock at least once a month just to eat at this restaurant! They have some of the best steaks and mac n cheese I have ever eaten. I always order the ribeye and my wife usually gets the lobster mac n cheese. They also have great burgers and really good pizzas. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest wedgy I've ever hadBest wedge of lettuce I've ever had! Home made blue cheese with Applewood bacon - AWESOME!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro RocaWe have been a couple of times and the food has been great and the service is exceptional.
Great location and ambience. Will definitely be back.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe grouper was fantastic.The grouper was fantastic. Rock and Vine cab affordable and very good.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favoriteBistro Roca never disappoints! Sunday evening was exceptional. Being adventuresome, my husband ordered the buffalo tongue appetizer. Bobby our fabulous waiter said it was amazing. He was right! It was like a succulent brisket.
Wood fired trout & the crab cakes were equally good. Porch dining is so nice with the added windows & the firepit when there's a chill.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Always, Roca Rocks!We eat at Roca every time we come to Blowing Rock. It's just great and we feel at home every time we visit. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is always highly inventive. I had the lobster roll and a mimosa. Delicious! My husband had a smoked salmon and guacamole sandwich which was also great. They always have a great wine selection and the waitstaff is always knowledgeable and can help you choose a wine you will love. They also have great craft beers on tap. The atmosphere is cozy, elegant but casual. This really is the best restaurant in Blowing Rock in my opinion.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat "revised" menu.
A mustGreat "revised" menu.
A must for any visit to Blowing Rock for dinner or Sunday Brunch5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is great. Table serviceFood is great. Table service is good. Bartenders are bad and very unpleasant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite!One of our most favorite places to go to! Wonderful menu, food, service, and staff. And thank you Jenn for always taking a few moments to chat with us.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm, friendly - great food, drinkGreat martinis, interesting wine list, but most of all delicious food in a warm, relaxing setting. We keep coming back because of the quality and ambience.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong!The Cuban crepe was delicious. My husband had the crab/lobster sliders, which disappeared before I could taste one.
This is a favorite local spot, a little off Main St.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BestWe go to Bistro Roca a couple of times a month and always find the food, service and atmosphere wonderful. If you have not tried it, you should.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experiencethis restaurant is tucked away in Blowing Rock. I have been in this area for years and did not know it was there. We brought friends with us and everyone of us proclaimed this as one of the best restaurants we have eaten in while visiting Blowing Rock. Food and service were A+++++5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCan see why it is so busy!Reasonably priced, perfect portions, and they use local foods :) Made a reservation but still had to wait 15 minutes in the bar. Not to worry the drinks were great and the bartenders attentive.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat gathering spot withGreat gathering spot with great food. Woodsy atmosphere. Everybody goes there. Inventive menu with good price range.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemI was pleasantly surprised to find impressive cuisine and great ambiance in Blowing Rock. This is a "must go" for travellers.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find!I went here the night of my graduation with my parents mainly because they took reservations. I am so glad we found this place! Excellent food, great atmosphere and our waiter was superb. The chefs really know how to put a variety of flavors together and make it an amazing dining experience. This is more of a fine diner but well worth the visit!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as alwaysTook my girlfriend and her mom for Mothers Day. Everything was awesome as always! Keep it up!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for brunch/lunchWe had a delicious lunch again at Bistro Roca. I had the croque madame for the first time--filling sandwich! Cocktails/wine/beer are always good. Service is always warm, friendly, knowledgable, and efficient.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DinnerMy husband and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Bistro Roca. The entrees were very creative, the salad sampler was tasty and the bread pudding was the best ever! I love all the dog photos in the bar.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accomadating with lastVery accomadating with last minute reservations, thanks to Open Table. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the service was over the top. Had something different for everyone to try and all of four of us enjoyed everyting. Would didinately recommend to others and would return to try other items on the menu.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsWe haven't been in the past year and were excited to come back to Bistro Roca. I had the special and the usual fig/honey/proscutto app and it was absolutely perfect. Likely the best pork chop I have ever had, they called it the Pork Ribeye. It was wonderful. We have been eating Paleo and I was afraid we wouldnt' be able to find anything and I was wrong. I knew they had lots of fresh options but it was easy to stick to fresh foods! Love Bistro Roca!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, wine and helpful staffI have numerous food allergies and sensitivities. The waiter was very helpful in making sure everything on my plate worked for me. Fabulous food and wine, comfortable chairs.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy A Mountain Gem!BR is among the best of some mighty fine restaurants in the High Country. The menu constantly offers interesting specials that are unique and tasty. The service is friendly and competent. The wine by the glass list offers great choices that are reasonably priced. The backporch is open, but you should request to be seated there when you make a reservation on Open Table. The parking can be tricky, but I suggest you park in the village lot and walk down by the lake. It is a quick walk that is especially lovely in the spring, plus you can eat more with a little exercise. Don't let the less than comfortable parking scare you a way from this culinary gem. If you want a lively, happy bar then go early or stay late and enjoy the Antler Bar.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal and excellentAlways a great meal and excellent service! Our favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been coming to your restaurantI've been coming to your restaurant since you opened and it is the only place I dine when in the mountains. Keep up the grand work!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of the meals, all steaks,Three of the meals, all steaks, were very good to excellent. My duck was bland and will not be ordered again. The service was attentive and appreciated.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe trout, which was alwaysThe trout, which was always good, has been improved, and is GREAT.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just love the casual eleganceWe just love the casual elegance of the Bistro. I have enjoyed it with my group of girlfriends after a day at the spa and with my husband and his family when they have come up to visit us in the mountains. I personally love the many unique ways they prepare different veggies, that I always have to get the veggies plate, but they have a very nice variety of entres.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe iceing on the cake!We can't rave enough about our lunch at Bistro Roca. My sister and I and our spouses came to Blowing Rock for a foodie weekend and this was the icing on the cake before we left town. The service was wonderful and our meal was outstanding. The mac & cheese, which is normally off the list for us was to die for! I had the perfect Cod special and my husband had a fabulous flat bread. My sister and her husband shared a buffalo burger and were equally pleased. We were especially thrilled by the desserts - the chocolate and the lemon - sorry I forgot what they were actually called - but they were both fantastic!! Served with candles and comped too. The best meal we've had in a long time.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBistro Roca is one of ourBistro Roca is one of our favorite dinning spots. My wife and I dine there frequently. The food and service is always outstanding, as is the ambiance.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as home cookingI love this place. THe prices are moderate and the food cooked with sensitivity. As a cook, I feel I can tell when food is made by someone interested in cooking.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was warm andThe atmosphere was warm and cozy. The wait staff was attentive and the food was outstanding.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVE going to Bistro RocaWe LOVE going to Bistro Roca when we visit Blowing Rock. The chef's specials are always delicious, as well as the pizza's, gourmet Mac-n-Cheese, to the salads, and desserts. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great birthday dinnerWe had a great birthday dinner here. This is our fourth time at Bistro Roca, and we've had a good experience each time. We'll definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner at the hot spotwe enjoy our dinner very much, we come here when are in town4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to this restaurant severalWe go to this restaurant several times a month. We love everything about it. The food is great and original, the wait staff is friendly and efficient and the chairs are actually comfortable! We love the wood burning fireplace, too.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our experience. LookingEnjoyed our experience. Looking forward to our next visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate there for lunch. TheWe ate there for lunch. The menu had a nice variety. The food was excellent4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite!We've been coming to Blowing Rock for years, but this was our first time dining at Bistro Roca. It's a new favorite! The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food was wonderful and creative, and the staff was very attentive. Our kids liked it , too. Great find! We'll be back!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt'll be your favorite, too.Bistro Roca is one of my favorites. I have always been delighted with the food. Their menu has a Southern flair and there is truly something for everyone. The prices of entree's are congruent with the quality of cuisine and presentation...but there is enough diversity on the menu that you could get out of there having had a very scrumptious experience for under 35 bucks for 2. The service is spot on and the ambience is classy and cozy! With a stellar beer and wine selection as a bonus, Bistro Roca is on top of the High Country's Highly Recommended list!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant. ConsistentlyWonderful restaurant. Consistently good food, service, and atmosphere3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM