Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar
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.
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.
The eggplant frites were great. But my best meal was the brisket over Mac n. Cheese with a fried egg. Outstanding
Emily was our waitperson and did a terrific job.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The' Brisket and Black & Blue were awesome. Mussels were small and underwhelming.
Yes, I'd definitely come back!
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.
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.
Always a great place to dine
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!
Lovely brunch! Will definitely return soon!!
A treasure in Blowing Rock.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Our server John was great!!
Visiting area on vacation. A wonderful meal.
My husband and I chose Bistro Roca for our wedding anniversary dinner because we have enjoyed many meals there.
Fabulous! Second visit and will return every time we come to the mountains!
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!
Awesome experience. Service was excellent. Food was delicious! Will mark as favorite and come back!
Wonderful service with AMAZING food. Easily the best meal we’ve ever had in Blowing Rock.
Brunch was fantastic. The food was delicious and the atmosphere and service were both great.
One of our favorites - We come back again and again.
Weekend get away
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...
The Cuban crepe is amazing! Group was well-positioned too for a business meeting. Thank you so much!
Allison took amazing care of us as and made me feel comfortable regarding my life threatening food allergy. Awesome food as always! Thanks guys!
Well worth the effort to find! Food was outstanding, service well paced, ambiance excellent! Go enjoy!
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.
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.
40th birthday celebration
Date night with my wife
We have been there before, and go every year! GREAT food!
Family in from out of town