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About Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar

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.

143 Wonderland Trail
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon, Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 295-4008

Website:
http://www.bistroroca.com/

Executive Chef:
Seth Parker

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room for up to 14 at one table and up to 20 at multiple tables.

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

Bistro Roca and Antlers Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (56)
Creative Cuisine (54)
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Cozy (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Romantic (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Casual (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Local Ingredients (34)
Bar Seating (27)
Authentic (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Fun (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Business Meals (19)
Seasonal (16)
Great Beer (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Scenic View (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy our visits to Bistro Roca. Great food and atmosphere! Excellent place for any occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always love the Bistro Roca! A must for our Blowing Rock getaways!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s a cute place but the food was okay at best. I ordered the black and blue and the food was cold. The blue cheese on top of the steak was not even melting because the food was not warm at all. The potatoes were also cold. I sent it back and they threw the steak back on the grill (now over cooking it) and then brought the same plate back to me with the potatoes still cold. Someone at our table ordered a medium rare burger and received a very well done burger. Those that ordered salads enjoyed their meal but the salad was very small for a dinner portion and the piece of salmon on top looked like they cut the normal portion in half and then served it. The place was cute and our server was great but the food was mediocre at best.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always consistent food and service

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Visited on 2/8/18 for my husband's birthday. AJ, our server, was great...very attentive,
informed & friendly. Great meal & cocktails! Our favorite place in Blowing Rock to dine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our favorite spot in Blowing Rock!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated in a timely manner. Everyone from the hostess to the wait staff were very attentive. Food and drinks were served and spaced well. We live here locally and enjoy coming here very much.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a great meal and a great time . Service and food were top notch

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, great waiter, great place to relax and enjoy !

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely loved every part of our dinner.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for my Mother's birthday. Jameson was our server that evening and was friendly, fun and very generous with our time between appetizers and dinner. I made a note in the reservation that we were dining for a birthday and when we decided to order a dessert, Jameson stated it was on him! Such a lovely surprise! Food was phenomenal and drinks as well. We have always had a great experience at Bistro Roca and recommend often to friends. It's worth the commute from Banner Elk for us! Thanks for fantastic food and service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I'd heard about Bistro Roca from several people and thought we needed to try it. We have a vacation home in Blowing Rock and have eaten at many of the restaurants there, but Bistro Roca is kind of hidden away, so we hadn't stumbled on it yet. Wow, are we glad we made a point to go there! It was delicious, and beautiful, and charming, etc., etc., etc. I had one of the mac & cheese dishes and it was wonderful, as well as a salad. Everything looked just great.
We intend to return regularly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have eaten here before. Excellent , knowledgeable waitress. Answered all questions pertaining to menu. Food was Devine as well as dessert. All in all a great evening

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and cocktails....I would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this place! We go every time we are in Blowing Rock.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Mark was our server and did an outstanding job. We sat by the fireplace in the enclosed patio area and loved it. Will ask for that table again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful food and service!!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very cold evening and sat us next to windows on the covered porch area...there were plenty of open tables away from windows. Should only use those tables as last option, fill in middle areas first . It was so cold and drafty, took away from the otherwise superb experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A really great dining experience! I've been for both lunch and dinner previously, but never brunch. Everyone at our table was very happy with what they had to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I recently had brunch at Bistro Roca. The food and service were both excellent. We will definitely dine here again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always have been a fan of bistro, not this time. It was a negative experience from beginning to end. We are sad they have been so inconsistent, because the ambience is great. They need to make some changes and quickly . We got there special steak, which is always delicious. When he came to us this time it was 80% fat, and the server basically ignored the fact that we were unhappy

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I ate here to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We made reservations and when we arrived it was very busy but they had saved us a cozy booth near the fireplace. I loved everything about the restaurant but was very disappointed with my entre choice. I told the waitress I was debating on the Lobster Mac and Cheese or the Crab Carbonara with Pork Belly. The waitress highly recommended the Carbonara so I decided to try it. My husband ordered the steak and loved it. The steak was a good size and was delicious. The Carbonara was not what I was expecting for $28. The portion of the pasta was very small with very little pork belly and too much edamame. It definitely would not have filled up my husband and even left me still hungry. It tasted just ok. It was not delicious like I had hoped. We finished with a yummy dessert of a warm pecan brownie. If we ever try this restaurant again I would definitely order something different.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the Décor. The waiter was very helpful and checked on us. The food was outstanding.
A very nice evening. The only concerning matter was the lack of parking. My husband had to drop us off and then meet us when a spot opened up.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I always like coming here and like that they pay attention to the notes in the reservation. I always need to request a quieter location because my husband has severe hearing issues. Not every restaurant reads the notes but Roco Bistro always pays attention to it. Both of us ordered flatbread w/salad but different ones. We were both pleased with our choices. Our waiter (listed as Capps H on our receipt) was very attentive, informative and nice.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great , fast, friendly service. Food was amazing! Great wine list.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This review is based on the latter of our 2 consecutive dining experiences. The first was on New Year's Eve for lunch and the service and food was very good. We loved the ambiance so much the first time that we decided to go there again on New Year's Day for lunch. What a disappointment!! The service was absolutely terrible. The hostess was unfriendly and unaccommodating. We were seated on the back porch where it was very chilly. It took over 15 min to order drinks and over 25 min to receive all drinks. Two entree items on the menu were 86'd, as well as 2 children's menu items and the beer my husband ordered. When food finally came out, a black hair accompanied my macerated pickle and it took 10 minutes for ketchup. I could go on and on but I'll stop here. Server was very apologetic but seriously, just close down for New Year's Day!!! Overall, if I could make one point, I felt the staff was very much on the rude side.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent meal, warm friendly service, except for the hostess who was rude. Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for new years eve. By 930 pm they were out of almost all of their main dishes. Good thing their appetizers are excellent.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love it here! The menu changes regularly so there is always something new and delicious to try. They do run out of items occasionally on busy nights but that is to be expected. Everything is always cooked perfectly as ordered.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time at Bistro Roca, but it won’t be our last! Food and service were both exceptional! Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome lunch! Will definitely be back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent as always. Have been coming here for years. However our waiter was absolutely terrible. If you go and get Zack as your waiter ask for someone else or you will be disappointed in the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was unbelievably bad, and no one in he place seemed to care, and in fact we’re quite an arrogant group. If you get Zach as your server, leave immediately. Also had a quarter mile walk from where we had to park in the cold and icy conditions

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So we have a vacation home in the area and come to Blowing Rock often. Bistro Rock has always been on our favorite list and we normally frequent it when in town. Obviously our experience had been favorable until last night. We had a reservation and the restaurant was busy. We were sat at a booth while my husband was out for 10 Minutes looking for a parking space. The booth seat was not close to the table and I literally had to sit on the edge of the seat to reach the table. I asked the hostess if we could be moved to a two top (3 empty two tops were observed). She said no they were already reserved. What?!?? I reserved on open table and have never seen a space to reserve a two top. She was very unwilling to sit us there and while my husband and I sat at the booth, two of those tables remained empty! This unfortunately will be our last visit to bistro roca.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant that uses locally sourced products.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always delicious!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Cuban crepe was amazing. Lobster Mac n Cheese yummy. The Pho was disappointing. No flavor in broth or meat.. They were very busy and server was in the weeds . All In all, very good tho.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time! Our group was there for the NYE weekend and the accommodation and service was excellent. We had a big crowd and they were able to sit us close together, as you could tell it was peak season for them. Great food! Ramen Noodle pot was perfect for our cold snowy day :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious as usual! Great atmosphere & food! Love the Antlers Bar. Mark (our waiter) was great...as usual!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Family trip to the mountains, this is our second visit to Bistro Roca, and both times were stellar. Wonderful ambiance, service, and both standard and interesting menu choices for the picky and adventurous.

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