Fearrington Granary
Fearrington Granary

Fearrington Granary

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fearringtongranary.com/
  • Phone: (919) 542-2121
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Colin Bedford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Fearrington Granary provides a wonderful, eclectic venue for dining, dancing and celebrating southern weddings and rehearsal dinners. The Old Granary offers your choice of any of our menus from a gourmet seated dinner, festive outdoor barbeque, or an elegant hors d'oeuvres reception. Breathtaking views of the gardens and belted cows add to the romance of this unique venue. Large groups are offered exclusive use of the Fearrington Granary allowing you to take advantage of the many options including the trellised patio, large dance-floor, and elegantly decorated dining rooms.
    The restaurant's open plan offers several different dining rooms and also a great outdoor patio and dining area for events large and small. The Fearrington Granary accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cheryl Jansen van Rensburg 9195422121x333
  • Special Events: The Fearrington Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Fearrington Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
A word from Fearrington Granary
A full-service restaurant, the Fearrington Granary is the perfect spot to enjoy fresh creative cuisine in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Executive Chef Colin Bedford's Contemporary American menus feature a delightful selection of salads, entrees, items from the grill and desserts. This vibrant restaurant provides seating on various levels with views of the charming village shops, surrounding gardens, and the rolling pastures filled with Belted Galloway Cows.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Fearrington Granary reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)fit for foodies (61)great for lunch (60)great for brunch (45)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (36)good for groups (35)scenic view (30)romantic (22)notable wine list (19)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • 30th Anniversary
    EmptyNest
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary at the Granary. Since it was Memorial Day and we ate early, it was quiet, but it was just right for us. The food was excellent - although the menu is limited. I highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits and the Salmon. The service was great. Several people enjoyed the outdoor dining. The regular dining room is small, but there were other rooms for groups. The scenery from the windows was pastoral and calming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major Disappointment
    Ryan12
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were shocked at quality and presentation of our meal. Additionally, our waiter was a disaster. Having eaten at the Fearrington Inn, also on the property and quite the opposite experience, we could not have been more disappointed. A terrible waste of $80. They offered to comp our meal...the next time we come in.
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  • Fearrington Granary
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We met friends we hadn't seen in 18 years for lunch and what a lunch it was! We had attentive but not intrusive service and sat comfortably outside for 3 1/2 hours and caught up. We all had good experiences with the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room for Improvement
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Restrooms were a mess. One of our guests fell on the brick walkway and all they offered her was a plastic bag with ice!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Beautiful upscale pub food in the beautiful fearrington complex. Outstanding service, good menu, and excellent execution Highly recommend for those looking for a little sophistication without the long draw out dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    KittyVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We really enjoyed out dinner at the Granary. We had had lunch there previously. Our entrees were exceptional. We will definitely be back. Half price bottles of wine on Mondays are also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We took our family including two boys (3 year and 1 year old) for an early lunch (11:30am), on arriving the restaurant staff were still preparing to open so were a little unprepared for us, however once we were seated the service was prompt, professional and efficient, our server was attentive and responsive. Food was also excellent and enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to dine!
    JimCin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Fearrington Granary is that special place for any occasion! Whether it be brunch at the corner table by the window, lunch with friends while enjoying the many things Fearington Village has to offer, or a romantic dinner with that special someone, the Granary is one of the best in the area. We love the food! We love the atmosphere and above all, we love the great service we get from the staff. The Granary is at the top of our list when we choose to dine out. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Praise for the Granary
    mdg1
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful meal for 5 to kick off graduation weekend at UNC-CH. The night was pleasant enough to dine outside and enjoy patio with family and friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • May 9th
    MargaretMaryVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've dined at Fearrington Granary a few times, overall good experiences - food, service and ambience. My entree, linguini chicken carbonara, had a tiny bone in it. While the waiter was pouring water, I showed him the bone. He took away the plate, fork and knife with apologies. I had no water and no utensils and when the maitre d' came to apologize, I asked for a fork so I could share some of my dining companions' food. He never returned with a fork, the waiter did not return with water. They offered dessert for my inconvenience and took the linguini off the bill. It was handled fairly and my companions were satisfied with their entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 201311Review
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We dined on: Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Cornish Hen, Meatloaf. All delicious with a beautiful presentation. Impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SATURDAY PANIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    UNEXPECTED GUESTS ARRIVE FROM COLORADO. WHAT TO DO? SATURDAY MORNING, MAKE INTERNET RESERVATIONS AT THE GRANARY. LUNCH AND ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON WANDERING THROUGH GARDENS, SHOPS AND THE FABULOUS BOOK STORE! PROBLEM SOLVED!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    A great casual spot on the grounds of an oasis of relaxation and pampering.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • serious foodi
    Grandpab
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We loved it Going back for mothers day.They placed us in a perfect setting for the grand kids and service was the best I've seen a while
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a good choice
    HungryHeart
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I know the Granary well. The food gets better and better. I brought out of. town visitors and they swerve delighted with everything. It made for a lovely day.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Daycation
    rodA
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wife and I came here from Raleigh for a daycation. We enjoyed the food and the environment
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Lunch
    TriangleDining
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Waiter was very knowledgeable and candid regarding the menu items. Fried oyster salad was excellent as was the roasted beet salad. Unfortunately, the Granary continues to serve bread that is not warm and butter that is cold.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and interesting food
    BillnBeth
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We stopped in for dinner last Friday on a whim, and loved the place. It is not too large and the ambiance is very nice; just loud enough to be festive. The wait staff were busy, but very attentive. Side salads with the meal were simple and fresh. I had the fried chicken and it was original and outstanding: freshly fried boneless breast pieces with greens on the side and probably the best mac and cheese (which I do not usually like) that I have ever had. My wife had home-made pasta with meat sauce made from short ribs: very interesting and delicious. The portions were good size for a reasonable, but not inexpensive, price. The draft beer and wine list were both excellent. We will definitely plan to meet friends there in the future!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor terrace
    Luvgoodeats
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We ate outdoors and that was nice. My companions had the shrimp & grits which they like. I had the hanger steak which was tough, though the vegetables were well prepared.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • golfs2s
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Several unusual items on the menu that make it an interesting place for my wife and I to dine. Good variety of beer and wine. Prices are reasonable. The waiter was professional in his delivery, but last night had perhaps more tables to cover than he should...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful Easter Brunch at the Granary! Food and service were excellent! We ate on the main floor and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Wonderful as always!
    GriffithCashVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We are regulars, but it is so nice to bring out of town guests here. They love seeing the Belties and exploring the Village. And then the menu offers a great variety so everyone is happy!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great birthday brunch
    enjoy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We celebrated an adult's birthday with brunch in this quiet, scenic setting. The food was excellent (oyster salad, goat cheese souffle, shrimp and grits, and yummy homemade biscuits) and then walked around the Fearrington gardens, which are really something special. It's worth the drive. We've taken out of town guests here often and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet food in casual setting
    CLZZ
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    First time at the Granary. Great way to enjoy gourmet food without getting dressed up. Comfortable, relaxed setting with wonderful food, great service. Our table even overlooked the cows! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining experience was lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dining experience was lovely and the food outstanding as always! Food choices were so memorable that we are trying to duplicate at home!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • One of our favorites
    ThePrices
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Not many eating establishments like this around, where you feel like it's more than a restaurant...but an experience. Hit the beautiful quaint bookstore first, another thing that is a dying breed and takes you back to a time before smart phones and iPads. Food was fantastic as well and fitted the atmosphere. Some of the best lamb and Mahi Mahi you will find with sides that are simple and delicious. If you are looking for simply good food made with fresh ingredients with great service, visit this place. I can't say enough how it's a dining experience that takes you back to a time before big chains that usher you in and out focused more on quantity rather than quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The surrounding area was well landscaped and cozy; interior was clean, quaint and nicely decorated. The bathroom was clean and pretty. The waiter was pleasant and responsive, but lacked charisma. My entree (goat cheese soufflé) was delicious but overpriced considering the tiny portion size. The table was cramped and the chair was hard, but both were very attractive. Overall, I will return, mainly for the atmosphere and location, but not the best restaurant ever. Good, but not "wow".
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB fish and chips with
    Butterdish
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    SUPERB fish and chips with peas! Excellent service in a relaxed venue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular brunch, as always
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Fearrington Granary hits the spot every time in taste, service, and hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I did not enjoy myself at all i felt judged and poorly taken care of. I should recommend this restaurant for someone like my high-class grandparents.
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    special occasion
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  • Outstanding!
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Great food with locally sourced ingredients - couldn't be better. Couple that with friendly hospitality and beautiful rural surroundings and Fearrington Granary is a real winner. Love eating there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • ok
    neve
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food was ok, but I expected excellence based on other reviews. Expected it to be expensive and it was. Kids got bad fruit and when I told the server he just said sorry for that. Very quiet. Great view.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    lisa10VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had a very good meal at The Granary. It was very casual and had great service. The view of the cows in the field was also nice. We ate upstairs which was definitely quieter than the downstairs bar area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued success
    CHillMom
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We frequent The Granary and are always happy with the level of service, and quality of food. The staff is always accommodating/patient with our three girls and we love eating out here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious beet and watercress salad
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Unusual and delicious dishes throughout the menu - all winners! Particularly enjoyed the twice baked goat cheese souffle and the Cornish hen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Spot
    wineandineVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Brunch is always delicious. Service and hospitality is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Granary
    DrGwilVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    An outstanding choice for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff, first rate food, reasonable prices, and good wine list. On occasion there may be a delay for drink orders if they run out, and they have to get new supply from the adjacent Fearrington House.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighbor hood eatery..
    Happy
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Good neighbor hood eatery.. Food good . Service slow.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Garden
    madjac
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Always enjoyable! And there is always something interesting on the menu, but the menu changed for this visit, fewer choices and our favorite chicken salad was gone. We liked the option of ordering several sides. But menus should change and the food is always good and the service is excellent. An enjoyable, elegant option for brunch, lunch and dinners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.