Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

4.6
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3591 Reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 295-4008
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Seth Parker
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Private party facilities
Private dining room for up to 14 at one table and up to 20 at multiple tables.
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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at this Blowing Rock treasure. The staff is incredible! The food, terrific!

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Emily our server was so sweet professional and on top of all the things that make a great dining experience out, truly great!!

C
Charlotte
131 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our go to/always recommend to friends/neighborhood bistro. We are seasonal residents and this is always our #1 choice whether it is the two of us or with friends. The BR Team is so well trained and accommodating.
A must do for all travelers to the Village.

t
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place within walking distance of downtown Blowing Rock. We arrived an hour before our reservation and they graciously accommodated us.

DJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always enjoyed your restaurant my wife came here back in the mid 70 when she was student at App.
Will be back next year.

VI
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Fun atmosphere. Excellent choices that cover a variety of tastes. Highly recommend for a date night or a group.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, varied menu, prompt service-nice atmosphere.

RU
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and diverse menu. A great place to entertain a diverse group.

o
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dinner spot in Blowing Rock. Back room is a little cold, especially if you're seated by the door - it doesn't close well unless you lean over and push it closed EVERY TIME someone goes out. Food is very good.

HH
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant restaurant. Great atmosphere, excellent food. Our only complaint is that several items on the menu were not available the evening we were there.

TC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
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 on October 11, 2019
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 on October 10, 2019
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
33 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
8 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