Not bad. The food was very
Not bad. The food was very good and the staff tried hard. They just seemed a little out of sorts. I wanted it to be better. The dining room lighting could use a closer look.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent location / ambiance. Hostess was very helpful, knowledgeable of location history. Service was attentive / excellent. Unique presentation of local food selections. Food preparartion good/ very good. Worth additional visits.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
50 th anniversary
This is a quite romantic place to go for a
nice quite meal.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Evening in the Mountains
The restaurant is in the historic Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock. I ordered the mushroom soup and Caesar salad, both of which were outstanding. I really enjoyed my seared tuna with an Asian influence, but our friend had the best entree of the evening---pecan crusted trout. Most of the diners were on the main floor. We requested a half-level up, which gave us more privacy. Overall, our meal, service and evening as a whole were superb. (BTY, Marilyn Monroe, Henry Fonda, Henry Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt have been guest at the Inn.)
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Excellent Evening!
The hostess invited us to enjoy the outdoor terrace, but a walk thru the dining area revealed a comfortable setting which we look forward to on another visit. The wait staff was great, with the right combination of attention and friendly advice regarding menu and drink selections. Our party of four sampled two different appetizers which were large enough to easily share among us. We each chose different entree's including one of the evening's specials. Our bar drinks and wine selections were quite good and enjoyed with an assortment of 3 different breads. All entree's were well presented and absolutely wonderful! Delicious desserts completed the meal perfectly, and we are now excited to have a great new restaurant in Blowing Rock!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
I honestly didn't know what to expect and was hesitant about the reservation. But I am so glad that we went. The food was great and so was the service. I will definitely go back and especially to support such a landmark in Blowing Rock! Well done.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well on their way (-:
Our first visit to CG was good. The food was excellent~oriechetti with beef, trout, and pork chops~ and presented well. The breads were delicious with a wonderful spread included. While the wait staff is somewhat inexperienced, they will get to the level expected at a restaurant of this quality. The manager is friendly and checked on our table frequently. She is an asset. The restaurant is a much needed addition to the list of eateries in Blowing Rock. It is well on its way to being a favorite as we live in the area. We will return and have already booked reservations for a second visit.
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Finding such extraordinary
Finding such extraordinary combinations, everything FRESH & sensational !
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef continues to excel
Our second visit to CG provided excellent food once again. However, the wait staff continues to need seasoning. We had guests who both enjoyed the steak, saying flavor and preparation were both excellent. I had the chicken with bruschetta, and my husband ordered the pork chop. Both were delicious with grilled asparagus. The waitstaff is friendly, but they confused the orders and served soups and salads in an odd sequence. Continued training will improve the service, and Sharon (the manager) seems to be on top of the development of her staff. The breads are delicious with different kinds arriving with a bean spread. I suggest offering butter along with the breads for those patrons who do no care for a hummus type accompaniment.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even better than expected.
We used to eat at Green Park from the 50's to the 70's and very much enjoyed our return. We shall undoubtedly be back again.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back!
This was our first visit to The Chestnut Grille but will not be our last! The setting in the historic Green Park Inn was lovely, location very convenient, food delicious. We were very pleased with our experience.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
You Should Try It
The menu has been revised and the restaurant is much less "fancy" than last year. Food is very good with reasonably priced items. They do have some "fancy" specials, but they are pricey. The regular menu is great. This is a very historic place and it needs to succeed! Try it and I think you will go back and it may become one of your "regular" spots in BR.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent in preparation
Food was excellent in preparation and presentation. Staff was responsive and attentive. Definitely worth a visit
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Wonderfully diverse menu, reasonable prices, generous portions, extensive wine list. Service, including drink refills, replacing used utensils, table visit from manager and prompt food presentation.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Surprise in Blowing Rock
We had 6 people and that ordered a variety of offerings ranging from salmon to pork chops. Each entree was fresh with flavorful sauces and nice side items. The shrimp cake appetizer was also excellent. There was live piano music that was very enjoyable. Service was excellent. The ambience was somewhat formal, but were dressed fairly casually and we felt comfortable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at Chestnut Grille
We enjoyed the food at Chestnut Grille very much. I have never had a better restaurant pork chop...ever! My wife loved her trout. The bread and spread was a good start, the salad and dressing was very good, and the main course absolutely delightful. The dining room is well managed with plenty of service staff, but it appears some are a bit "new at this..." Our wine was a slight disappointment...for several reasons, but overall an adequate glass. We had a prime seat; it was quiet in a busy dining room...one of those islands of calm. The dining room is at the same time dark (wood) and too bright (lighting glares a bit)...but the total effect is a very nice place to have a dinner for two or for a larger group. Moderate $$ and good value
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service.
Absolutely delicious. Flavorful but not too heavy on sauces, etc. Highly recommended!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found Chef James again. I am ecstatic to have founfd where Chef has brought his culinary expertise. I had the signature chocolate steak and it brought me back to the days when he was at Crippens. Same delicious taste, in a new location. He has expanded the menu and has a wide variety of choices. Two in our party broke our no mountain seafood rule and ordered the seared tuna. It was perfect. My wife didnt want me to post because she is worried we will have a harder time getting reservations. I'm taking the chance because these guys deserve all the accolades they recieve.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, good value Will definitely go back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good choice in the Blowing
Very good choice in the Blowing Rock area. A little pricy, but worth it.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem inside of a gen.
The Chestnut Grille is tucked away inside of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn. To get to the restaurant, you have to see the Inn---so you get a double treat. Both are wonderful. Great chef and excellent wait staff. These folks do "dining" right. Quiet, romantic and historical setting.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM