Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

4.7
3353 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.
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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always a wonderful meal and great service! Our server Sidney was very helpful and attentive- thank you to all for a great meal!

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

Bistro Roca was outstanding as usual. The service is awesome and food is always creative and delicious. This is our favorite "go to" restaurant in Watauga County where we live.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved everything about this visit EXCEPT the music! They were playing MOTOWN...and playing it loudly. This place would be SO much cooler if they had jazz or just about ANYTHING but POP music playing. It just didn't fit.

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LP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their lobster mac 'n cheese.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary

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Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were immediately seated at a table for 2 with very comfortable leather chairs. Our friendly waiter came over almost immediately and gave us time to choose drinks and food. Both my husband and I chose the salmon dish which was prepared exactly to our liking (I like medium and he likes well done). The waiter explained that the main dish came with a salad. We were then delivered a big plate with 2 types of salad, both very good. Our chocolate strawberry bread pudding was delicious. It really is chocolate bread pudding with a strawberry on the side. We'll definitely go back when we are in Blowing Rock.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The shared salad option with the entree is a great addition. The new summer menu is excellent....swordfish is awesome. This is our favorite place when we visit the area!

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JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We will be going back. Great food, great atmosphere.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Interesting menu. Friendly servers. Great food. It’s so popular that you need more parking. We will be back

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, very enjoyable meal! Will definitely go back.

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L
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but the service was poor. The server basically ignored us until we asked for something; water, drinks, order, check, etc. We will definitely go again but avoid his section.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great eclectic menu!! Love the porch area!!! Nice wine by the glass list!

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at Bistro Roca. We were celebrating a retirement and can't think of a more festive place for a special occasion. The service was great and the food delicious. We will definitely be coming back soon.

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to Bistro Roca we are never disappointed...….great food....great wine/beer….great atmosphere and fantastic service. Our favorite place to eat when in Blowing Rock.

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JB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new menu! We had a wonderful evening with friends and enjoyable service!!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was hands down best in town! Great food and priced fairly.

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M
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Restaurant in Blowing Rock. We are there often however, the steak was rather tough and mostly fat. The soup and salad were delicious, and Dustin was a wonderful waiter.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting mix of foods. We enjoyed our meals!

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k
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Fabulous ambiance. Always nails it!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - Great drinks & attentive wait staff!

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing worse than having a reservation and having to eat outside and fight off swarms of bugs to eat. Bugs landed in the food and it was repulsive. On the positive the calamari “fries” were outstanding the rest of the food was average at best, with the pizza being the worst item we tried.

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DW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

After visiting this restaurant many times in the past I was disappointed in the food. I got the dinner special. It was a king clip fish. It was described as being similar to Grouper which is a very tasteful white flaky fish. It was awful. It had no flavor and it was mushy. The portion size was very small especially for the $32.00 price but I could not eat it anyway. I do love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the service but I will make sure I am very familiar with the menu items before I order there again.

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L
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was excellent. Love the new menu for summer.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing .. we went back on day 2 for more and was even more thrilled with our choice.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great food great service, great ambiance. Will definitely go back!!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I do not drink wine or craft beers, wanted a Bud, Miller or Coors. Don’t under stand why one of those beers was not available. I had to drink water.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had exceptional service and a very delicious meal. Best ribeye and macaroni & cheese I’ve had!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous as always and our waitress was top notch!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Have never had a bad meal here, but some have been better than others. This time the chicken breast was good, but not exceptional; the Local Burger was, however, exceptional. The House Salad is ALWAYS exceptional though.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal in the back porch area over looking the woods. It may have helped that we had a 5:15 reservation so it wasn't yet busy. Service was great and food was good.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch on a busy MD weekend. Guys play golf. I bring their wives here for lunch and to shop in charming Blowing Rock. Never disappoints. Service, food, ambiance on the porch was the best. Thanks again and see you soon with more summer visitors to our great mountains.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blowing Rock is our favorite, quick get-away and Bistro Boca is a regular reservation. We are never disappointed in the food, staff and setting. Wonderful restaurant and highly recommended.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Lobster Mac best I have ever had...very nice but still mid-casual.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch. BR was perfect! Drinks, Caesar Salad and a Roca flatbread and a wonderful server. You can’t go wrong. I love their burgers,too!

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c
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy lunch there. It has the ambiance we like very much.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Allison is an awesome waitress!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was recommended to us… the food was amazing…we hope to return again when visiting the area.

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TG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted warmly. Seated quickly. Service was some of the best we have experienced recently. Very knowledgeable about the drink and food menu. Didn’t rush us. Courses arrived in a timely manner. The quality of food and preparation was also outstanding. Salmon dish was excellent. My husband and I were in town for fly fishing. We have never dined in Blowing Rock and found this recommendation on Trip Advisor. Will definitely fine here again if we are in the area. Reservations highly recommended. Parking can be packed so maybe use Uber.

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GM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is not as good as it used to be!!! But we still love the atmosphere so we continue to go. Hopefully, the food will get better; back to the quality that made us return again and again in the past.

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Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's not to love about Bistro Roca in Blowing Rock? Every meal is prepared with love and attention so that it's not just plain food, but a creative presentation both pleasing to your taste buds and your eyes. The best! Service is exceptional, too.

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