Fearrington House Restaurant
Fearrington House Restaurant

Fearrington House Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fearrington.com/
  • Phone: 9195422121
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Colin Bedford
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fearrington's beautifully appointed dining rooms, banquet halls, and expansive grounds offer a variety of venues for weddings, private parties, and special occasions. Our dedicated event planners will custom design, coordinate and execute every last detail guaranteeing an event that will dazzle your guests. There are several private dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 8 to 50 and our Garden Terrace will accommodate parties of up to 120.

    The Barn at Fearrington offers an exceptional venue for large gatherings including weddings, holiday parties, and company events such as barbeques and team building and celebrations. The climate controlled Barn's rustic appeal always greets guests as an unexpected pleasure. The cobblestone entrance way, expansive dining and dancing space, magical twig chandeliers make the Barn one of the most desirable locations in the Triangle. The Barn at Fearrington accommodates groups from 125 to 300.
  • Private Party Contact: Cheryl Kast 919 542 2121
  • Special Events: http://www.fearrington.com/wedding/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Village Way
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the restaurant. Limousine parking available.
A word from Fearrington House Restaurant
This romantic farmhouse restaurant, a member of Relais & Chateaux, is "exquisite from start to finish...indeed sublime...at once cleverly original and intelligently conceived, with a nod to tradition," wrote critic Greg Cox of the News & Observer. Chef Colin Bedford's menu is a symphony of the seasonal, local and exotic, carefully sourced and marvelous to taste. Select from an award-winning wine cellar or let Sommelier Max Kast expertly pair wines for each course. Arrive early for an aperitif in the bar, on the front porch of the white-columned farmhouse, in the chairs overlooking the pastures, or while touring extensive gardens. Intimate rooms with fireplaces and exquisite regional art join with the 2011 Gold Medalist menu (N&O) for an exceptional experience. North Carolina’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant is just a short drive in the countryside, near to Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh or Durham.
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Fearrington House Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)romantic (76)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (66)scenic view (29)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • truly outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Fearrington Hotel and Restaurant is an incredible retreat. Service is superior!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The entire evening was an exceptional experience. I felt like royalty. The presentations were incredibly artistic and the tastes were very complex. The service was first class. We felt completely comfortable and stayed for three hours! The whole restaurant was charming and completely lived up to its reputation.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fabulous
    Linda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The evening was filled with little dining surprise treats. We loved every minute of this dining experience. Daniel was a wonderful waiter who patiently answered all of our questions about the menu and beyond. A meal at the Fearrington House Restaurant will be the perfect gift for our foodie son.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Reasonable splurge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outstanding gourmet experience. Great service, with intelligent and thoughtful expertise. GREAT place to make a memory.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Bad Start
    sattimaster
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Opentable's note from the restaurant invites you to come as early as 5 pm for appetizers and drinks. That was a mistake. The front of the house was still being prepped. We had to find someone when walked in to help us and the bartender....geez. He literally threw two drink menus at me, my father and mother who was there to celebrate her 65th birthday. Threw them. Let them just slide across the bar. Then was clearly unhappy and when we tried to make friendly conversation, he was just rude. After this poor start, the rest of the evening was excellent. Our server was incredible. The food was amazing. Just don't show up before 6 or you'll get the wrath of the rude bartender.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We couldn't have asked for more. Service was impeccable, food was amazing, well worth it!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal EVER -- EVERY time we go!
    lunchproVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary at Fearrington every year and we are never disappointed. The service is spectacular and the experience is top notch. We eat at fine restaurants all around the country and Fearrington is still our favorite. Max is a genius with wine and Colin is a genius in the kitchen. Our server Melanie was attentive and made us feel very special. Love it every time and every time we say "this time was the best ever" I don't think a restaurant could hope for anything better!
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  • Wow. Fearrington House Restaurant
    LAFoodieDcSfRtpChicago2
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Saw a few other parties there. Most were celebrating 20 year or more reunions. Others were here for a wedding. We were celebrating a birthday. Incredible service. Great other personalized service and items that I won't mention, so you can be surprised. Overall, incredible.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • orpinotfanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Overall, we were very pleased with our meal at the Fearrington House Restaurant. We had the 4-course dinner with each course paired with a wine from the impressive wine list. Each course was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Service was impeccable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Fab find for Foodies
    kat1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place has been around 40 years, and we've only just visited! The service was impeccable: attentive, knowledgeable but also warm and inviting. Our server, Derrick, attended to us for both afternoon tea and dinner. He was delightful. The food was exquisite. Each portion was meticulously prepared to entice the senses of sight and smell, and then the palate! Afternoon tea was a wonderful repast. Dinner was exceptional, from the amuse bouche to the handmade chocolates offered at the end. Everything here at Fearrington House is directed to the diner. Finely cooked and prepared dishes were heavenly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • What a treat
    ncnwi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My birthday friend declared it "The Best Birthday EVER!" It was such a delightful treat to revisit this longtime gem. The service is professional. The combinations and layers of flavor were awesome. A walk in the garden after dinner is perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your everyday experience
    Anhonestreview
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I booked Fearrington for our anniversary dinner, and was not disappointed. The service and atmosphere were amazing, and the food did not disappoint. We chose the three course dinner for $95 per person, and a very nice South African red wine for $50. The portions are small, but each dish should be consumed slowly anyhow to enjoy the variety of complex flavors and textures within. If I had one negative comment, it would be that we couldn't help overhearing some of the very pretentious conversations of some of the other diners. This, however, does not reflect poorly on my view of the establishment, it's just a fact you may want to be aware of when booking your table.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite!
    chrisnc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What an amazing dining experience! The service was superb and the food was exquisite. The whole experience was nothing like I had before. The prices are high but it is a 5 star restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Picapau
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I have been to your restaurant many times. Each time it seems to be getting better in all aspects. We are happy we live at a driving distance from you facility so that we can enjoy it from time to time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Eric
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been dining at The Fearrington House for 20 years. This is one of the best restaurants you will ever visit no matter where you may travel. The wait staff and sommelier are attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food is without peer. With each dish comes several different sauces and complements to the main selection, all meant to offset each other in a delightful way. This type of inventiveness is why this restaurant and chef have received numerous awards. The maitre d' is delightful and stopped by our table to ensure that we enjoyed our experience. The Fearrington is expensive but, in my opinion, well worth it; it is a gem and receives my highest recommendation.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Pricey but worth it!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The perfect place for a special event! A true five star restaurant, food and service were spectacular. Started our evening with a drink at the bar and walk through the beautiful gardens. Bartender, Rob, was professional and congenial. Our server, Derek, was as smooth as you would expect in a venue of this distinction, his recommendations were all perfect. Though tempted by the tasting menu, our party of four all went with the four course meal, and nobody was less than completely sated. Chef Colin Bedford's reputation for excellence is well deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal I've Ever Had
    adamandevesmith
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fresh. Subtle. Pops of flavor. Beautiful presentation. Excellent wine pairings. Magnificent staff. We have had meals in some fine restaurants, but agree that this was the best. There was a farm to table feel with the freshness of the ingredients. Flavor enhancers were expertly used, truly bringing out the best of what we ordered - not overpowering it. Every course was eye-catching. Our sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly. His pairings with our food choices were perfect. All of this occurred in a lovely country setting with extraordinary ambience. Service began with staff in the parking lot professionally directing us according to our needs, and didn't stop until we left with our gift bag. It is worth traveling a distance to reach.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I dine out dozens of times a year. This was among the best meals I've had in a long time. All three of us had a fantastic time. My compliments to the entire staff.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    gene
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Wonderful original dishes and great service. It is expensive but worth it for special dining occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • outstanding&Rare
    dostadog
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    A very warm & fun reception at the bar looking out on a perfect setting followed by an outstanding four course dinner with service to match.We will be looking forward to a return visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally overrated
    cocciVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I am a native Fremch and gourmet palate . I found this restaurant Pretentious, stuffy, trying too hard with too Many things Decor is depressing. I had tp try it, checked if off the list but way overpriced and unlikely I will return
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  • Fine dinning
    brg22brg
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Frearrington House is farirly expensive but is well worth the price. The food is excellent and the service was exceptional. It is truly fine dinning.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fearrington
    SPfoodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Superb and complex menu with complexity of tastes. Excellent wine list. This was a special occasion, and the staff went above and beyond yo make it memorable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after 30 years
    PSS57
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I first visited the restaurant 30 years ago. I went back for my honeymoon after an 18 year absence. I was as pleased with the restaurant as in any of my previous visits. If you have a special occation to celebrate, do not hesitate. you will not be dissapointed!
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  • Excellent fine dining experience
    GreekFoodCritic
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My out of town friend wanted to try this place. I think it was featured in a magazine of some sort. We went on a weeknight. The food is amazing. I don't know how chefs come up with such creative dishes and ingredient combinations. I have never tried foie gras before; it was delicious. The salmon and chocolate soufflé equally so. Definitely try it if you want a unique experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My friend and I get together once a year for a weekend and choose an upscale restaurant for dinner. This was a excellent choice. The grounds are beautiful and the setting is in an old home. It is a very expensive restaurant but worth the experience. The menu is inspiring with multiple choices for diffent palates. Our waiter was helpful and extremely good at his job. I would highly recommend for a special occasion.
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  • Outstanding as Always!
    AndieP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took our parents there to celebrate my Mom's 80th Birthday. We are regulars and it never ceases to amaze us how fabulous that restaurant is ALWAYS! Each time we leave, we are just glowing from the entire experience! Thank you Fearrington! We'll be back again!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, some rough edges
    Inanityman
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food here is really good - imaginative, good flavor combinations and a good selection of wines. Up there with the better big city restaurants and certainly exceptional for North Carolina. At this price point, though, they shouldn't be making basic mistakes like forgetting to provide us with silverware until they are serving up the appetizers or leaving me to give up on waiting for our glasses to be refilled up after 10-15 minutes and having to get up and do it myself.
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  • Outstanding!
    escapingwork
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic dinner - everything was well paced, and the food was combined with very interesting and complementary flavors on the plate, that both delighted the palate and provided occasional pleasant surprises. We had the 3 course meal, which was perfect for us. The duck with pecan roasted cauliflower provided a nice starter - the cauliflowers were small, but very tasty, and the duck was perfect. The salmon and halibut plates were both great! The rhubarb and vanilla mouse desert was refreshing, and again provided a contrast of different flavors. One of the best meals we have had in a long time!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    PDS77
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Amazing food, impeccable wine list, excellent staff all in a beautiful setting. I’m still thinking about the asparagus with 62 degree egg and the chocolate souffle which more than worth the wait with a great glass of tawny port!
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Overall a wonderful dining experience. Food was incredible and service was outstanding.
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  • outstanding
    unnamed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we have eaten here many times. the food continues to be the best we have had anywhere.
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  • VERY Expensive but worth it
    JaniMc
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our party of 4 ate here for a birthday dinner. We each had the 3-course option and shared 3 bottles of wine - the cost was $700 before the tip. I expected the evening out to be pricey, but this was more than I expected. However, I believe the dinner was worth it - the service was great (attentive but not pushy) and the food was delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional in Every Way!
    Bill
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 28th anniversary this week at Fearington House and it certainly didn't disappoint. The service was impeccable and the food some of the best I've ever had. The wine sommelier was helpful but not pushy. He listened to our preferences and recommended wines that met our tastes and our budget. I've eaten in some of the finest restaraunts in the country including and Fearington House is right up there. We had the four course meal and ended up with eight courses when you include the surprises in between. While everything from the exceptional including the snow crab, fois gras, pork tenderloin and salmon, I'd be sure to save room for chocolate soufflé. Many thanks for a dining experience to be remembered.....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ddjr
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    A truly unique dining experience all around: lovely atmosphere, outstanding food (superb desserts!), friendly attentive service, absolutely wonderful from start to finish, and we couldn't have asked for more.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Delicious and extravagant food and selections! We thoroughly enjoyed it! Definitely recommend it, though it was pricey.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just...perfect
    Jnry
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We had a lovely, romantic, and delicious meal. We started with drinks outside -- strong and tasty gin and tonics. Then, our delightfully goofy waiter walked us through the Chef's Choice menu. Each course brought new treasures -- spectacular presentations and incredible flavors. Fearrington House Restaurant was a special treat and we would go back anytime we're in the area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the three course dinner. The food and service were excellent (thank you Daniel!)
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  • WOW, Did I mention wow?
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've eaten at upscale restaurants all over the country and was very pleased with our visit on our anniversary. The extraordinary attention to details. The relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere (I hate snobby restaurants). The menu was a pleasure to browse and had a good variety of choices. I came with high expectations and left broadcasting our experience with our friends. We'll be back in force. Well done!
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  • Expensive and worth every penny
    frosty1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    What a delightful and rustic setting for a most savory meal. Your taste buds will exploded with every mouthful. Portions need not be large but the taste is. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and not overbearing. They are very well versed about the food ingredients and preparation. An outstanding evening enjoyed by all in our party of four. You'll want to share just to sample the different tastes.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.