Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

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3318 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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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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c
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Allison is an awesome waitress!

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TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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S
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant in Blowing Rock! Great food (best veggie burger I have ever had)

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!

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SS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

The chairs were sagged and uncomfortable, one spring touching the floor. The black and blue rib eye tough, grisly, and fatty.

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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

H treat friends to brunch! Drink we’re fantastic and the food was so good!

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Roca always delivers! Great food served in a delightful mountain vibe.

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k
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love coming when we’re in town!
Friday night everything was fabulous except the noise level!! We were between two parties that were extremely loud. Our conversation with our friends wasn’t what we would have wanted.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Price was a bit high for amount of food received without ANY bread.Salad "sampler" was a joke though.......come on.....lettuce with 4 croutons.Will definitely go back though.

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C
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely seating on the porch with cool air coming through the window. I had the steak with blue cheese butter and my mom got the scallops. They were both fabulous. Wonderful wine (and very reasonably priced wine). Will definitely be back again when we come to town next. Would definitely recommend.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this restaurant!! Food always excellent. Service attentive and personable. Of particular note last visit was server Jamison, the eggplant frites and the butterscotch bread pudding.

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Greensboro
53 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting on the great back porch and feeling the cool, night mountain wind! Lobster Mac and Cheese is great and eggplant frites are to die for also!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Bistro Roca is loaded with " come back sauce" - the food, the location, the ambiance and the service - especially the service. This was the best discovery of our mountain vacation.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy going to Bistro Roca every time we come to Blowing Rock! The service is great and the food excellent. We were disappointed there was no trout in our last visit...and the chicken was a little undercooked; however, we had an excellent young woman as a server.

We LOVE the fig appetizer...not to be missed!

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a
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was crowded at 7:30 when we arrived and though we had reservations we still waited a little. Service was somewhat slow. The ambiance is really nice- mountain rustic. The salad and eggplant fries were excellent. The chicken breast entree was a little strange (and I like inventive, creative treatments- this just did not work out!) I would give the chicken a below average score- small, not tender and a sauce that just did not compliment it. I WANT to love this place- we've had some good meals here but the last few have been disappointing.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice wait person took time to explain any item my party had a questions about. Wait time for food to arrive arrive was appropriate, especially for a business lunch which i didn’t have much more than an hour for it to last. We frequent Bistro Roca a lot, and it is always consistently good.

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have dined here before. We have always enjoyed it. This time was a Sunday brunch on Mother’s Day. Over all the service was ok. A bit slow. The menu was limited. I ordered Huevo Ranchero. It was more of a casserole. Layered with scrambled eggs opposed to eggs on top. Maybe should have read the description of their recipe. It was dry. Not a fan. If this was my first time I would def wonder whether to return

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J
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, terrific service. We’ve dined here multiple times for brunch, lunch, and dinner and have never been disappointed. It’s a terrific value given the menu choices, the excellently prepared dishes, and the attentive but understated service. The atmosphere is generally quiet, but was a little more raucous during the Mother’s Day brunch, with all of the family’s celebrating. It was terrific seeing all of the young children dining out with their Mom’s and Dad’s.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated right by the kitchen so continuously heard the servers yelling, corner! It was a busy night so I felt that we were often left without a server for a bit. Food is always good but it could have been warmer.

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed it. We've been coming for four years. The first two years we thought it excellent. These last two it seems to have slipped some. The food was outstanding our first 3 or 4 visits, the last several it has not been.

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JB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Presentation was very good. Tried the Cuban crepe and would definitely order it again. Brought my great grandson newborn and found the staff very accommodating on all levels.

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GH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The last 2 times we were seated on the porch near the dumpsters and the smell was notable.
The porch otherwise is lovely.

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BL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Roca is our go to place for fine dining in Blowing Rock. It serves up wonderfully crafted dishes and has a great bar that serves terrific drinks. Our favorite dinner is their signature black and blue rib rye. It is worth every penny. Also a treat is their roca salad sampler, which comes with the meal. You cannot go wrong with this place and I highly recommend it for that special dinner with your special person.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was actually much better than usual. Didn’t have to wait as long for our food. However consistency of portion is poor. Added chicken on salad for two orders was not the same quantity.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great salads, appetizers, sauces and dressings. Fish was overcooked, dry, and cut extremely thin. Good presentation.

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C
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite mountain escape! The food and beverages are delicious.

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MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

service was poor. she was an inexperienced server that got lost a ton!

They ran out of many things which is frustrating....so dont show them to the guest!

It was just ok.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Another great meal. This restaurant never fails to deliver. Great food and and exceptional service every time. Definitely a Blowing Rock favorite.

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Exceptional service. Only nit was the noise level was loud early on.

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JB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience!

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KC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always say that this is the best restaurant in the high country; and we will still say it after this visit. The food was fantastic, the service perfect, and the setting beautiful.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. As locals, we try to avoid most places in Blowing Rock. Bistro Roca will always be the exception.

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time. Dinner was terrific. The wine was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamison was our waiter, and he was excellent. He took care of us and also gave us plenty of time to catch up with our friends!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous, low-key dining and relaxing venue. Great place to gather with friends for a gustatory experience. The food is tops; service is excellent; the beer selection hops with choices; the wine list connects well with one’s discerning taste. One of our “go to” places in BR.

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