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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (87)
Special Occasion (79)
Creative Cuisine (75)
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Good for Anniversaries (74)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Cozy (64)
Local Ingredients (60)
Casual (58)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Worth the Drive (54)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Romantic (47)
Fun (46)
Great for Lunch (45)
Bar Seating (42)
Comfort Food (39)
Authentic (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Hot Spot (32)
Great for Brunch (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Healthy (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Seasonal (24)
Business Meals (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Great Beer (13)
Scenic View (12)
Kid-friendly (9)
People Watching (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a classic Blowing Rock restaurant. Nice menu and a great atmosphere. We had a wonderful salad, pizza, and entree. The oyster appetizer was less than impressive due to the small size of the oysters. I literally could not taste any oyster. However, I should have known not to order oysters 300 miles from the coast. Go with the local trout dishes, meats, or veggies. Great place and will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food at reasonable prices.
Great menu and service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I must first say that this is one of our very favorite restaurants in the High Country. We visit two or three times a year and it's always a part of our trip to Blowing Rock. We've always been very happy with our experience. The food is creative, festive, and incredibly delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great meal. Service, food were both great. A real gem. We will definitely go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome place - very good food (we had pizza) - get a reservation as it was packed

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a good time. We were able to take the kids, 9 & 13, and find food they would eat plus have quality options for the adults. We are able to walk here from our place so that makes it super convenient. I love the atmosphere and the soft lighting. It’s a very comfortable place to unwind. It took awhile to get our food but it was a Saturday night so that’s very understandable. We made reservations and got set promptly which is great when you kids with you. We will be definitely be back time and time again!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Bistro Roca. An upscale rustic atmosphere with incredible food! Be sure to check out all of the dog photos in Antlers Bar!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our first visit in several years. The parking is very limited! The service was good. The menu could use some work. They really need another steak besides the ribeye on the menu. Two in our party got the ribeye, which was very chewy and stringy. The drinks were good as was the dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Birthday meal was wonderful!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Mixed drinks were terrible ... blamed on new bartender but who cares they used to be great. They were truly bad. We sent one back then were embarrassed to keep complaining. I dont know we will come back ... such a pretty Bar and restaurant too.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our server Luke was not very attentive. My husband ordered the flat bread with the sausage and he received two small pieces which is about half the size of one of the other times we had been there. I was particularly disgusted with my meal in the fat that I had a brussels sprout salad with total of five very small brussels sprouts cut in half with one slice of prosciutto and some roasted squash about 2 to 3 pieces. It was 14 freaking dollars. The salad also had a small amount of kale but a large three Muskateer bar could have easily covered the size of my portion for $14 and no Protein. This used to be one of our favorite places to go but the menu has changed to where it’s more funky and the portions have been cut dramatically and they have raise the prices. Can’t say that I’ll be coming back anytime soon.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of our very favorites. We ate there two days in a row this past weekend. Sat eve and Sunday brunch.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dined here with a date after having been a few times previously with family. Excellent service, excellent food, great ambiance at very reasonable prices. After I ordered trout for the entree and my date ordered a salad, the waitress helpfully suggested changes to the timing of bringing out dishes and sides so that neither of us would have to stare at the other one eating. Location features easy parking but is only 2-3 minutes away from main street downtown. Highly recommend to couples and families for a 'nice dinner' that won't break the wallet while visiting Blowing Rock.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband and son enjoyed their meals. I was disappointed in the combination of flavors in my choice but will order something different on our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a reservation at 1:30 on Saturday. Arrived a little early and got a table right away. we ordered within 10 min and then waited until 2:40 pm before we got our food. literally waited over an hour for lunch which consisted of two salads, a pizza and a bowl of mac and cheese. during that hour wait, the waiter came and refilled our water glasses once and never once offered any explanation about why meal was taking so long. finally after waiting an hour, we asked to speak to the manager - he said he apologized for the delay - it had been a busy day and they were just slow. crazy wait, poor service and average food. i would not recommend to anyone.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love Bistro!! From burgers to pizza to excellent entrees, it's wonderful!! The complimentary salad is awesome especially the sundried salad. The calimari app was the best calimari we've ever had!! Whenever we go to blowing rock we always go to Bistro.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always great food and service. Best in area , Many good choices !

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As usual, the meal was phenomenal. Service wasn’t quite up to its usual standards, but acceptable. This is one of my wife’s and my favorite place to go for a special getaway meal. I can honestly say that we have never had a bad meal here! Also, using Open Table we were able to avoid a lengthy wait!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent !!!!!!! Bar was wonderful friendly staff wait staff was fabulous great all around place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a first choice.We are seasonal residents & have been patrons for years.We are never disappointed. Lobster roll to die for.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Great Beer
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our first dining experience at Bistro Roca, which was referred to us by a good friend. We will definitely return on our next visit to Blowing Rock.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a great place for a special evening

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved it as usual!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great, as was the service! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

New menu was being tried. Not such a great idea on a Saturday night. Great waiter but waited a VERY long time for food and a full thirty minutes between when two orders came and the other three arrived. One order was wrong item. The manager comped us two desserts and took off the wrong order and a pizza that arrived so late. Just not a great experience and we felt bad for the waiter, he was trying his best.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. We requested a special table as we were entertaining friends. We were seated by the fireplace, which was nice. The food, was mediocre, good, but not seasoned enough for anyone's taste at my table. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but if a lady is at the table, she should be addressed first and her food and drink should arrive first, if all the food and drink can't arrive Together, which would be preferable.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Dinner was good, Osso buco was very good and tomato bisque , as well.
Service was slow due to having a large group arrive, just before us.
Bistro ,however is consistently a good place to dine.

Tags: Casual
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have visited Bistro Roca many time over the years and the last couple visits have felt that they are slipping in food preparation. We were satisfied with the appetizer spreads and the salad but the corneal crusted trout just tasted like heavy cornmeal. have had disappointments in the entries on too many recent visits.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The 3 of us loved the restaurant. We each had a different menu item and were each thrilled with what we ordered! I'm so glad we went and will definitely come again when we are in Blowing Rock!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a great experience, it's on our list every time we visit Blowing Rock!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall ambiance of the restaurant was, and is still, outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful experience. Best steak I have ever had. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary for me and my girlfriend.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never disappoints

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food very small portions and the flavor was not worth the price for the small portions. When doing small portions the flavor must be outstanding or the customer will feel ripped off and hungry.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding as always. Great food and service at a good price. One of my favorite restaurants in the High Country.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service. You better have a reservation though. Was intrigued by all of the dog pictures in the bar and would like to know more about those. Great thing for dog people.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great meal. Service great, food delicious, and atmosphere warm and cozy. Loved the antler chandelier. Didn’t quite get all the dog portraits in the bar, but we had an excellent time.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Probably the best meal we've had in Blowing Rock in the last year. Hangar steak was perfectly prepared - tender and tasty. Habi burger was large, juicy and spicy. Lobster mac-n-cheese was a meal in itself. Service was solid, wine selection was spot on and price didn't break the bank. Can't say enough about our experience. 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious creative food with excellent service. Need to reserve early

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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