Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

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$30 and under
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American
One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar.
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TC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were so disappointed in Bisteo Roca. For years this has been one of our favorite restaurants in Blowing Rock. The Black and Bleu which was a ribeye for years on the menu is now an inferior cut of meet. So disappointed.

T
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food and service were good. The atmosphere is family friendly and noisy. If you’re wanting a quiet romantic dinner, this is not your place.

k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The eggplant frites were great. But my best meal was the brisket over Mac n. Cheese with a fried egg. Outstanding

TC
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Emily was our waitperson and did a terrific job.

f
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had had such good experience on a visit 2 years ago we were eager to return, this time bringing friends. They are foodies and the whole experience received top marks from them too. The fig appetizer is as delicious as we remembered- the mussels, Mac and cheese, and lettuce wraps were outstanding. Lovely fire, attentive servers all added to experience. Love the bar dog photos and even you philanthropic approach to the community. We will be regulars on each trip to BR.

KB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant when visiting Blowing Rock...always pleased with both food & service. I had the Cuban crepe & was new for me but delicious. My husband had the filet of beef but also loves the burger sometimes. So one can see has a wide range of selections for any appetite. Also, a great place to take visitors for first visit to Blowing Rock to make sure everyone is pleased & happy. KatB, GSO, NC

RB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have frequented Bistr Roca occasionally during our 5 month stay during the summer and once in a while during our winter visits. Our last visit we were extremely satisfied with the food, food service, etc. our lone criticism was that our initial interview with our server was somewhat delayed.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food in the service were excellent. I had a really good time hanging out with my family. When the food came it was as requested and was prepared exquisitely . Also the lobster mac & cheese was to die for.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we have a great experience here, from the food to service to the atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with any meal here

JR
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu offers so many options. Bar service is outstanding. Very comfortable to be casual or dressy. Pricing is reasonable except the appetizers. Very tasty but small portions.

GM
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The' Brisket and Black & Blue were awesome. Mussels were small and underwhelming.
Yes, I'd definitely come back!

NL
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat on the screened in porch, great temperature. Had the veggie spring rolls and prosciutto wrapped figs for apps. Entrees were fish of the day (swordfish) pizza of the day (jerk chicken.) All very tasty. Good wines by the glass. $100 for 2. Pricey for the area but worth it for the ambience.

SV
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Roca never disappoints. The food is always delicious, I look forward to seeing what the nightly special dish will be. It's always creative. The service is outstanding and the ambiance is always delightful in that cozy mountain lodge feel. We highly recommend this restaurant and Antlers Bar.

BS
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to dine

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great dining experience at Bistro Roca. Sunday brunch is my favorite! Waiters are always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Don’t miss this fabulous restaurant when you visit Blowing Rock!

DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch! Will definitely return soon!!

A treasure in Blowing Rock.

HC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The figs are amazing! The brisket and Roca pizza are also absolutely delicious! Don’t pass up this restaurant on your next trip to Blowing Rock!

T
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant based on its rating on TripAdvisor. Boy were they right! The food was absolutely one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time with exceptional service. The portions were not overwhelming and simply perfect to enjoy the meal. Everything from the wine to the coffee and dessert was five star. Will definitely eat here as often as I can in blowing rock!

BR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were up there for parents weekend at App State, and I think they were overwhelmed (although it should have been expected). There were 9 of us dining, and all of our meals came out at different times, over a 20 minute period. One of the dinners, however, did not come out until almost everyone had finished eating. The waitress explained that the Chef had overcooked his meal, so they needed to start another one. But then when his (2nd) meal finally came out (salmon), it was basically raw. The food was generally good, except for the salmon meal. The waitress brought this to the attention of restaurant management, who gave us 3 free desserts for the table. But, given the amount we were about to spend ($350 plus for the table), the very poor timing of the meal delivery, and the raw salmon meal, I did not feel that was nearly enough.

PG
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Looks like a nice restaurant but the food was very disappointing. I had a small Caesar salad and pizza with Italian sausage. The salad was mostly soggy wilted lettuce. The pizza was doughy and unappetizing. It looked and tasted like it came from Costco.

d
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server John was great!!

LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting area on vacation. A wonderful meal.

NB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I chose Bistro Roca for our wedding anniversary dinner because we have enjoyed many meals there.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Second visit and will return every time we come to the mountains!

d
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous little place tucked away in Blowing Rock. I needed food prepared a different way due to medical issues and the server and chef were so understanding - the preparation exceeded my expectations. My partner said his meal was outstanding as well. 100% recommend!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Service was excellent. Food was delicious! Will mark as favorite and come back!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service with AMAZING food. Easily the best meal we’ve ever had in Blowing Rock.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic. The food was delicious and the atmosphere and service were both great.

NR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites - We come back again and again.

l
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend get away

e
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We have been strong supporters of Bistro Roca for many years but have had a few disappointments in the last year and a terrible meal this weekend. Our server was very good but service was terribly slow. After waiting sooo long for our entrees, one was significantly undercooked - the server offered to take it back to cook further and assured us it would be quick. Despite repeated requests, it never came out until the rest of us were done with our entrees. And, to make matters worse, was charred and inedible. Very disappointing, especially since it occurred to one of our guests visiting BR. The manager was less than empathetic and said she would make “an adjustment” to the bill. Obviously we did not pay for the inedible entree but have to say, I am looking for a new haunt...

JM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cuban crepe is amazing! Group was well-positioned too for a business meeting. Thank you so much!

OT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allison took amazing care of us as and made me feel comfortable regarding my life threatening food allergy. Awesome food as always! Thanks guys!

JS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the effort to find! Food was outstanding, service well paced, ambiance excellent! Go enjoy!

M
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I order a $10 dessert and I couldn't have a good Italian espresso.

How a Bistro doesn't have italian espresso machine?

Come on guys.

e
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bar has a great atmosphere with all the pictures. The drinks are very good and priced reasonably. The food has always been good as well.

ML
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th birthday celebration

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Date night with my wife

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there before, and go every year! GREAT food!

TE
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family in from out of town

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