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The Chestnut Grille
The Chestnut Grille
  • Address:
    9239 Valley Blvd
    Rte 321
    Blowing Rock, NC 28605
    Blowing Rock
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

The Chestnut Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://greenparkinn.com/Divide_Tavern
  • Phone: (828) 414-9230
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Chestnut Grille
We're proud to announce the opening of our Fine Dining Restaurant, The Chestnut Grille, under the direction of award winning Chef James Welch. Chef James is a James Beard Foundation nominee, and has won multiple awards including Best North Carolina Dish, North Carolina Pork Council Best Dish, and Fire on the Rock (2 time winner). Chef James is no doubt one of the finest Chefs in the High Country.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We want the Green Park and Chestnut Grill to succeed. We are so thankful that the inn is being slowly brought back to life as it is a much needed return to mountain elegance in Blowing Rock. However, the restaurant needs attention. Recently we dined on a Sunday and ordered the advertised Green Plate Special. The meatloaf was bland and served less than warm. The accompanying veggies, mashed potatoes and steamed spinach, tasted ok but were served cold. The accompanying salad was wilted and served with watery dressings. Our waiter, while he tried, was obviously not trained well for his work. The Sunday evening music events are the perfect vehicle to build support for the restaurant. Sadly, the CG is missing a wonderful opportunity."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Chestnut. it was a cold winter evening, and unfortunately the restaurant was basically empty. Nonetheless, we had a delightful meal. The bruschetta appetizer was fantastic - warm and with a wonderful cheesy taste on very crisp bread. Our server was very knowledgeable and steered us to great selections. My Caesar salad was superb. I had the New York strip, which was cooked to perfection. My wife had a wonderful chicken entrée with roasted carrots and red onions. Both were delicious. We topped off the evening with a chocolate mousse dessert and some chocolate and cherry ice cream. The mousse was great! The chef here has a wonderful menu, and it needs more community support. Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went of a very cold foggy night and were the only diners. Crispy Fish and Chips were very good, crispy and tasty. The Peppercorn NY Strip Steak was excellently prepared but a little chewy. Accompanying Onion Rings were excellent. The layered vegetable lasagna was good and made for a very filling meal. Would try them again on a busier night when the kitchen is in their groove."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Very good choice in the Blowing Rock area. A little pricy, but worth it."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Good food, good service, good value Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I really wanted to like this restaurant. . .Love the old dining room and history of the place BUT it did not live up to any of the positive reviews I read. Maybe the award winning chef was off Friday night, but it was one of the busiest weekends in the High Country and even so, the dining room was maybe a little over half full during prime dining hours. So being hugely busy was not an excuse. I ordered the salmon medium rare. It was overcooked but worse than that, it tasted "off." I had my friend try a bite and she agreed. We notified the waiter and ordered something else which came fairly quickly. My friends had pulled pork and the steak--steak was "tough" and the pork was average. Too much competition out there doing a much better job. ."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2013