Storie Street Grille
Storie Street Grille

Storie Street Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.storiestreetgrille.com/
  • Phone: 8282957075x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Mid-Day Dining: Monday - Saturday 3pm-5pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Stan Chamberlain
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Storie Street Grille
Enter as strangers…leave as friends! Storie Street Grille is a contemporary American bistro serving an eclectic mix of distinctively crafted regional flavors. Our full bar, hand selected wines and micro-brewed beers, are a great compliment to our diverse menu which focuses on local meats, sustainably harvested seafood, and seasonal produce. Come join us in our warm comfortable dining room, or relax on our covered porch, and discover why we’ve been a village favorite of locals and visitors since 2000!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Storie Street Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (31)great for lunch (29)special occasion (17)romantic (9)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Enjoyable dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was great and food was very tasty! I would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    PGEG
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As always,good menu selection. Server was very congenial and provided exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad salmon dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I both ordered the salmon dish and were disappointed. The food was much better the last time we ate there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Blowing Rock Must
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We took friends for lunch on a busy leaf-season Saturday. Lunch was delicious with potatoe leek soup, tomatoe basil soup, asparagus quiche, turkey croissant sandwiches, and pimento cheese. Our guests enjoyed sitting at one of the spacious booths in front of the galley kitchen. While the restaurant was very busy, the waitress was cordial and helpfully. We ordered a bottle of SS Cabernet which was well priced and tasty. Reservations are a must during the fall, and parking is sometimes difficult. However, the trouble is worth the experience. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    ASUalumni
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lovely restaurant with yummy food. The service was fast. We had six in our party so we had to make reservations directly with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Disappointed to notice a 83 rating on an inspection 9/30/14.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This is a good restaurant, overpriced for some items, Especially wines. Good, reliable, solid, not outstanding.will return- one of better choices on a Monday night when most places are closed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    BRregular
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is our "go to " spot every time we come to Blowing Rock. We have ALWAYS had great service and wonderful food. You can't go wrong with this resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It's beginning to be leaf season in Blowing Rock, and visitors are flooding into our small village. SS is a premier dining experience for our visitors and locals! We eat here weekly and are never disappointed. Even on a very busy Friday night, we were treated extremely well by both our friendly waitress, Paige, and all the staff! We sat on the porch where we enjoyed salmon, trout, and the special beef stroganoff. The salads are excellent ~ both the house salad with poppyseed dressing and the Caersar which is tangy and not overdressed! Reservations are a must during the fall and parking can be tricky so just park in one of the village lots and walk! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • K Smith
    ksyuumyfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our food was delicious and the service was outstanding. what a fun place for lunch or dinner. There was a variety of very yummy things to choose from. We loved it. Very glad we made a reservation as it was busy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Food and Folks
    trekkerbon
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Appreciate the use of local/seasonal foods. Soups are wonderful. Also like the ability to make reservations!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must when in Blowing Rock
    stevereview
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a must when visiting Blowing Rock. This place has great unique food. They use Locally grown vegetables and meat. This makes everything fresh. The staff is what really makes this a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blowing Rock favorite
    NCtraveler
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Storie Street is consistently popular with locals as well as the many visitors who enjoy spending time in Blowing Rock. While it is a relatively small indoor space, the outdoor dining area adds options in good weather. The food is consistently good with some unusual options like a bacon, brie and Granny Smith apple sandwich, as well as the "usual suspects" in a typical lunch menu. All are well prepared and service is both friendly and efficient. If you are on a schedule be sure and make a reservation as tables fill very quickly and during high tourist season the wait can be lengthy. Be sure and take a look at the unique ceiling treatment in the dining room for a fun surprise!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As a Blowing Rock resident, we eat locally frequently. SS consistently consistently remains at the top of our list of great places to dine and enjoy a mountain evening. Both the food and atmosphere are excellent. We sat on the porch, and our table enjoyed my all time favorite Bernie's Meatloaf, as good as any Italian place Spaghetti and Meatballs, and the wonderful special, beach fresh lobster tails. The dinner was preceded by crisp fresh salads and well-priced wines. Our waiter, Zack, was funny, attentive, and friendly. On the way home, we received a call from Samantha, another favorite, who told me I left my sweater, and she would put it at the bar for me. We highly recommend SS food and staff! Enjoy and cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ReluctantCritic
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Storie Street Grille has been a favorite for years and we always make a point to go when in Blowing Rock. I was very disappointed this time...I felt like we were in a race to finish so our server could leave. Food was OK but they were sweeping the floors as we ate our entree. The whole meal took about 45 minutes from the time we got there until we walked out the door...server didn't bother to ask if we wanted dessert just asked if she could settle our bill so she could leave. It was 8:45 when we left. We had an 8:15 reservation and got there at 8:00 and immediately sat down. Maybe the reservation was a little too late but I thought on a Friday night it was fairly reasonable. Hate it but we probably will not go back next trip.
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  • Storie Street Grille
    Ernie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food and its presentation were excellent. I would particularly recommend the pork tenderloin
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!
    wdbjlb
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Simply put our lunch experience here was GREAT; food, staff, atmosphere were top notch. 8/26/14
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unbelievably disappointed.
    wolfpackgirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After looking at the tempting menu selections, and seeing the appealing ambience of this restaurant, the food was one of the biggest disappointments of our entire trip. I ordered salmon and asked for pink center, not rare, but not overcooked in any way either. What I received was dry as a bone, overcooked, no moisture to be found. Even mashed potatoes where inedible, dry as well. Only ate a few bites, server was good and quickly noticed, comped my entire dish. My date ordered ravioli that was obviously frozen, as it was overcooked on outside an still frozen in center. It should have had a light sauce to accompany, but again, dry dry dry. Service and drinks were good, atmosphere good, food very substandard. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trending the wrong direction
    regular
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is our third time to Story Street in 11 years. Our first was 11 years ago and it was fabulous. Things have changed and the first notice was the atmosphere; brighter and more open given a less romantic feel. Our waiter was obviously managing too many tables, given us that rushed feeling with his touch of anxiety while talking to us. The food was good but the tuna was slightly over done; none of our dishes became the topic of the breakfast conversation the next morning because of how terrific they were. This has always been one of our favorites and we hope to see it trend in the other direction soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Blowing Rock Trasition
    CarolinaGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We dine at SS frequently and never leave disappointed. On a busy Friday night, we arrived on time for our 7:30 pm reservations. We were greeted warmly with, "Welcome. Your table is ready." From that point, the evening only got better! My favorite entree is Bernie's Meatloaf, and I never tire of the the lean meatloaf covered in Cheerwine (Yes, Cheerwine) barbeque sauce. I had the creamed kale which was delicous and the wonderful brussel sprouts with pancetta. My husband enjoyed the salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The reasonable house wines are good. During the summer, reservations are a must. We like sitting on the covered porch in the summer where tables are spaciously arranged. Kudos to the Keeles and their staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative menu
    gfDiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The menu choices were creative and well crafted. An inventive kitchen staff and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL
    jayinnc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were there for our 45th wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Storie Street
    PhillyvisitorVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Dinner on Thursday night was great as usual. The service and the food were wonderful. Only complaint was the noise level. There were several loud tables that seemed to take over the restaurant and made it hard for my mom and I to enjoy our meal. But the food is always amazing - best pork tenderloin around!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BigD
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Well established restaurant with a good menu.We enjoyed excellent service and cheerful attitude of Sanantha. Fine dining at reasonable price. Reservations are strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Blowing Rock Establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food here is excellent and the service is very efficient. The only reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is that they brought the wrong dish to me. I ordered the duck, and it was the best I have ever had - very tender. My wife ordered a chicken dish, and also was well prepared. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The wine list has a good variety, and reasonably priced. Overall, this was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    charlotteans
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went here for lunch during the Blowing Rock House Tour so we made reservations ahead. There were 4 of us and we all had different entrees. Each one delicious. Fried Green Tomato BLT, Curry Chicken Salad, Caprese Panini, Trout Sandwich. Restaurant was very busy, yet the service was very good. Will definitely go back for more meals.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    jfkbikeVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We just had lunch and everything was good. Nothing super special but very good and we would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On main street
    MHCFIIDA
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Nice place but noticed right off that it was easy to slip on the wood floors. I had to be careful walking to and from the table. We opted to eat out side so had to go past the back part next to kitchen. Once on the porch seating was great and open. The door back into the building seemed to cause the workers problems and created lots of noise. The selection was OK would have liked to seen more offers. Food was good and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    SCJean
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our first visit to Blowing Rock and we so enjoyed the Storie Street Grille! Every course was delicious as was our wine! And our server was very attentive. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and amazing service!
    2fromNC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved our meal at Storie Street Grill! It was our first visit, but we would definitely go back. The restaurant is casual enough for tourists stopping by, but nice enough for a date-night out. The menu has upscale southern fare that is well-prepared and delicious. It was so nice to find something other than the same-old predictable food. The wedge salad was perfect to share as an appetizer. Our entrees were top-notch and served promptly. The wine list was sufficient, but we were disappointed that there was no beer on-tap. Our server, Joanna, could not have been better. She was knowledgable and personable... she made our night perfect!! This place is worth trying again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SuePat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My brother-in law & sister-in-law had been to Storie Street before and recommended it. Four of us had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed it so much we came back for lunch later that weekend. Would come again when we return to visit Blowing Rock.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    MJBVA
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was our annual trip to Blowing Rock. We have had dinner at the Storie Street Grille on a number of occassions. We always find excellent service and great food. We enjoyed our dinner on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    SusieqVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have enjoyed most menu items here. They should, however, remove the lasagne as it does not begin to match up to all their other dishes. We are not the only diners who feel this way. I wish they would bring back their spaghetti bolognese as a regular item. We would also like to commend the off-season staff and management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tybeefoodie
    tybeefoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    While we have eaten at Storie Street many times in the past and have always enjoyed our food, this visit was less satisfactory. Our salads were delicious but the main courses including my husband's filet and especially the side dishes were ordinary and lacking flavor. Some judicious seasoning and work on presentation would have helped tremendously. With many excellent, including some wonderful new, restaurants to choose from in Blowing Rock and the surrounding area, I would not place Storie Street anywhere near the top group. Perhaps they were having an off night or have changed chefs but I was particularly disappointed since I was treating a group to an evening out. I will not return until I hear that they have stepped up their game.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 307 reviews are from the Storie Street Grille reviews archive.
  • Good Time
    parisigirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were in Blowing Rock for the weekend and were excited to go to Storie Street Grille. After looking at their menu on their website I had already decided what I would be eating. Unfortunately, the menu at the restaurant did not include the ahi appetizer and the quinoa and lentil salad. I was so bummed. Most of the other appetizers and salads were not the healthiest options. I did enjoy my Roasted Vegetable Gratin and everyone else loved their meal. Our server, Kate, was outstanding as was the rest of the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Goose
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My wife and I ate here and had a wonderful experience. We dined on the outside patio which was very comfortable and offered a nice view of the mountains. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    DRGx
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My dining partner and I went here for lunch. The menu selections had a wide variety. We started with duck wing drumettes and crispy fried shrimp in Thai chili sauce. Both of these items were excellent, and they were very generous portions. My partner followed that withe the arugula salad with grilled salmon, which got a good review. I had the chopped curry chicken salad, which was okay, but not great. The service was very good without being rushed, which we appreciated. We would definitely visit here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Carync6VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my son there for a nice dinner. He ordered the steak special and I ordered trout. My fish was good. His meal was ok and the portion size was tiny for the $$. The service was really slow. The tables around us got their food well before we did.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The real deal
    Wolfpackpilot
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent meals, fresh local ingredients, and a solid wine list. Even their own wine label Cabernet is an excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main street find
    Foodfocus
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This was my best trip yet to this wonderful restaurant. Do not miss the Brussels sprout and creamed kale sides! The meatloaf with Cheerwine BBQ sauce was a big hit at our table and the beer selection, though small, was very selective and appropriate. Try the "moonshine" carbonara if you are hungry...it is a large portion. The service was superb - very relaxed atmosphere for a place with such high quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet