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Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar
Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.BistroRoca.com
  • Phone: (828) 295-4008
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Every Day: 11:00am - 3pm
    Dinner: Every Day 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Michael Foreman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room for up to 14 at one table and up to 20 at multiple tables.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar
One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Each meal presented as if it were a work of art."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is not only within a short walking distance of downtown Blowing Rock NC, but the food was fabulous and we loved the setting. We ate on the indoor porch which was quiet and very cute, rustic. We had the eggplant appetizer, the asparagus salad, the macaroni and cheese with pulled pork and the flan with berries dessert. All of the food was excellent. We will return there for sure."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great but our server was even better."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Bistro Roca is always the first place we come to dine whenever we return to Blowing rock. Great food. Great wine. Great service. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Still my favorite place. We especially like sitting on the back porch. Food is always good and the service is great."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Bistro Roca a few times for lunch, and once for Sunday brunch. This week we decided to try dinner service for her birthday. Every aspect of the dining experience was outstanding. Service was top notch. Though we had a waiter, other staff also attended to our table from delivering food to clearing empty dishes. This evening we started with the calamari with three dipping sauces. The calamari strips were lightly fried and so tender you could cut it with a fork. The portion was too large for one person, but perfect for sharing. My entree was a pork tenderloin and linguica sausage on a bed of boursin grits was fantastic. My wife chose the coffee-dusted flat iron steak for her entree and truly enjoyed every bite."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife and I choose your restaurant for the last three years to celebrate our anniversary. Once again you guys and your staff did a fine job. We enjoyed the meal and we do recommend your restaurant to our friends and family."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Loved our dinners here. We ate here three times during our week long stay. Highly recommend this restaurant...a must while in the area!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bistro Roca and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. The food was delicious. Our waiter was quite friendly and informative. We were surprised, but grateful that the restaurant had a kids' menu for our daughter. We would not hesitate to return to Bistro Roca."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice place. We go there often. However we find the menu lacking. Wish they'd come up with some new offerings that would be a little less complicated. They seem to be targeting foodies, but they need to also consider those with simpler palates."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Would love stemmed martini glasses chilled."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Repeat visitor. Brunch was excellent. Artisan pizzas a good deal. Out of lobster roll so we were a little disappointed . Better luck next time and there will be a next time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I usually have one if their fish entrees. This time I had one of their burgers. Delicious. Excellent meat and prepared medium rare, as I ordered. Quality service. Excellent Bloody Mary, made from scratch."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A favorite spot Sunday brunch to meet my son(s) and lovely granddaughters. They were very welcoming of the girls, and very accepting of their needs, e.g., disposable cups for their milk and straws to prevent spilling as well as crayons. The food and service were exceptional, with the server making excellent suggestions as well as keeping our coffee filled. The only disappointment was the absence of the magician, which my older granddaughter missed. Still a "come back" place for certain, for brunch, lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined here on a holiday weekend in July and had a perfect experience. An excellent server guided us through drinks and menu choices, and then brought all our selections out in a well-paced presentation. At the end we were stuffed, so he brought each of us a small class of club soda with a dash of bitters. Wonderful experience!! Cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable lunch here. I had the pork blt which was great. My wife had the crab cake sandwich. Best dining i've found in Blowing Rock although i admit I haven't been to a lot of places."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, the service was exception. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with selecting the right ones for our entrées. Tucked away in a quiet part of town. The whole experience was delightful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant from the TripAdvisor site. I just picked one and looked at the menu. It was a great choice. There were 4 of us. I loved the option of having 2 salad choices with the main entrees (we were there for dinner). Our table was ready at the reservation time. Would dine here again if we return to Blowing Rock."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Disappointing meal which is highly unusual. I can often get a vegetarian meal but each item I ordered this time came back to be unavailable and I was served a plate with items that I did not order. It would have been better if my server had come back and let me order a new meal vs piece mealing a plate together that was not what I wanted. We had guests in for weekend and had raved about this restaurant ; their meals were fine but my encounter left them questioning why we we liked this restaurant if they could not serve a regular customer better."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Easy to find and good parking on site a real plus for Blowing Rock area. Bar was big enough to allow most to find a seat to have a drink and wait until the time of reservation. The menu selection was very good and the prices were reasonable. Please save room for coffee and desert!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and great service - what more can one expect!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Great Service and the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bistro Roca and we were thrilled with the experience. The atmosphere was inviting, the service from Steve was fantastic and the food was some of the best we've had. We were not rushed and were able to enjoy the dinner. My wife had a glass of Cloudy Bay and I had a Maker's Mark. For an appetizer we had the calamari. Couldn't get enough it was so good. Love the concept of a sampler salad with the entrees. That way you could try two salads with your dinner. In this case both were excellent. We both had specials, my wife had the Pork Tenderloin and I had the Harissa Tuna. Both were just right and the presentation was a delight. Unfortunately we didn't have room for desert. A must visit. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The menu is quite varied -- from pizza to more difficult entrees. We arrived at 6:45 and they were out of one of the two specials. Then they were out of one of the two special desserts. Service was slow but probably because of the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food. Attentive waiter. Very noisey. Loved the ease with which I could make our reservation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Outstanding service, outstanding food, and excellent ambiance! We will return."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "It is always a wonderful experience to go and dine at the Bistro. Friendly staff and wonderful food and drink. I tell everyone to dine here."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great experience at this restaurant. We had a reservation and were seated promptly when we arrived. The chef's choices for the evening were delightful. We sampled one of the appetizers and I had one of the entrees. For a local restaurant in the mountains, it had a great wine list. Our meal was topped off by a delicious cheese cake made on the premises. The service was outstanding and we will return for another great experience the next time we are in Blowing Rock."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Once again we returned to Bistro Roca and were not disappointed. Unlike many restaurants that come and go or whose quality ebbs and flows, BR is consistently top notch. Tha salads were fresh and delicious. I had lobster mac and cheese and it's the best I have ever had. My wife enjoyed a wood fired pizza: always a delectable delight. It is so nice to have a place like BR where you know the food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We dine here for lunch and dinner nearly daily when come to our mountain home in the summer. Thus is by far the best food in bloepwing rock. Had crab cakes last night....best meal I've had in years....we never tire of their creative cuisine and non pretentious atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I can t remember when I had a better dinning experience. All aspects of the night were wonderful. Haden was a superb server!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As always, our experience dining at Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar was a very enjoyable experience. Even thought the restaurant began filling up soon after our arrival, the noise level was never an issue. Food was served promptly and was hot as it should be. Great meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed another nice evening and dinner. Thanks"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been to Bistro Roca many times but this was my husbands first visit. As always, it did not disappoint. The staff is well trained, friendly and knowledgeable. Our server was extremely helpful in selecting a wine to pair with our meal. We both chose specials which were delicious. My husband had the duck breast and I went with the Wahoo. We would order them again if they were on the menu. Bistro Roca is a must when visiting Blowing Rock and I love Antlers Bar with all the dog photographs!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Found this restaurant at the last minute. Loved the food and especially the ambiance. Will be a go to every time we visit Blowing Rock."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "looking forward to revisiting at a later date...especially in the Fall when the leaves are starting to change"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love this Restaurant! Comfortable seating and excellent food served by a wait staff that aims to please. We dine there often and have never had a bad meal. I highly recommend this one!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The venue is very nice, the service was good but the menu selections were poor and the food was awful. The salads tasted limp and made ahead, very stale. The eggplant fries did not have any taste. We left without finishing our food. It is a shame they don't have food to match the venue and service. We will not return and do not recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great setting by a garden. It was recommended by a local. Nice menu and some unusual items delighted us: figs with honey and balsamic and Manchego. The lobster macaroni was delicious. It took 45 mins to get lunch. When we complained we were told that there are two sides to the kitchen and one was especially slow. The manager covered our lunch which was a nice gesture!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Great service. Would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014