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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
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2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (92)
Special Occasion (83)
Neighborhood Gem (81)
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Creative Cuisine (81)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Cozy (70)
Casual (69)
Local Ingredients (67)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Worth the Drive (60)
Bar Seating (56)
Great for Lunch (53)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Fun (48)
Romantic (46)
Comfort Food (44)
Authentic (39)
Hot Spot (36)
Great for Brunch (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Healthy (26)
Seasonal (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Happy Hour (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Scenic View (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Great Beer (12)
People Watching (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Tapas (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 21 hours ago

Always a great place for a special evening

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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it as usual!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious creative food with excellent service. Need to reserve early

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love Bistro Roca. The atmosphere is cozy and casually elegant. I prefer eating in the main dining room rather than the back porch but both offer the same food and service. Make reservations early if you plan to spend time in the Blowing Rock area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Celebrating an anniversary at this restaurant was s fun experience! Our waiter made the evening even more special! We had different items from the menu...he described each item in detail, answered questions in a fun way! Dessert was great as well! All plates were spiffy clean after we dined!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food we had was fantastic! Steaks grilled to perfection, great taste. Our waitress was excellent, and knowledgeable. Dessert was delicious and we would definitely visit again if we are in town. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always eat here when we come to Blowing Rock - it is a favorite

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood spot in Blowing Rock. We’re always sure to have a good meal and a fun time!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was amazing, as was the ambiance and service. Highly recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food, service and relaxing time we have there is always worth the drive. It's nice to count on this restaurant time and time again for a great time.. thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic food and service.....as always! Never disappoints......one of our favorite Blowing Rock spots!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Husband would like to see a better wine selection. Otherwise, very consistent food and service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Seated next to door to outside and it was 26 outside. Very cold at table and even colder when someone went outside. Pizza was so bad could not eat it. Dough undercooked and could not find waiter to ask for it to be sent back. Will give it another try next time we are in the area. Had a meal there before and it was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Another wonderful visit to Bistro Roco’s Brunch!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great, restaurant and atmosphere were amazing. Wish there was prime or certified cuts, but the cookery was outstanding. Great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our meal was delicious!!! The lobster Mac and cheese was to die for!! Our server, Steve was outstanding!! When we return, we will ask for him.
Look forward to returning!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food. There were five women dining and we all loved the food. Will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is always excellent and the ambience inviting.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bistro Roca was not on its game Saturday. The food was good but the portions were incredibly small. The crab cake on the crab cake sandwich was tasty but quite small. The portion of the sweet potato fries was also very small. I had the bison flat bread and there was one small piece of bison on each piece of flat bread. Bistro Roca can do better and I sure hope they were just having an off day.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were looking for a local restaurant that was kid friendly and this place checked all of the boxes. The server was familiar with gluten allergies and helped accommodate our family needs. The atmosphere was exactly what you would expect while in the mountains and the food was locally sourced. Will definitely be going back next time we are in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The location is a little off the Main Street but we were so glad we found out about.it. The atmosphere is fun, the menu is inventive, service is good and the food is delicious and photo-worthy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Even though our server was told of a food allergy one of us had, she served him a dish he couldn't eat. She lacked knowledge of the ingredients. We asked if there was cayenne in the calamari and she said "no," but we weren't sure we could trust her and asked that she talk to the chef - which she then returned and said, "actually there is cayenne in the calamari." So we didn't order that, but he then ordered the pork crepe and found out when he started eating it that it HAD CAYENNE IN IT!! "Sorry," she said, "can I get you something else?" -after his stomach was burning and everyone else was well into their entrees.
Major fail on her part, and shame on management for not training her better. My boyfriend had a really rough night from eating something we clearly warned them about.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful dinner!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. Great waiter and very good food.

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