Fearrington House Restaurant
From partnerships with local farms, including Duckwood Farms and Heritage Farms, to vegetables and herbs harvested from gardens on property, to dishes that celebrate North Carolina’s four distinct seasons, The Fearrington House’s mission to provide Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service to guests has remained constant since opening in 1980.
Our menu is complemented by a beverage program featuring an extensive wine list, a fully-equipped bar, cocktails with local ingredient and beers celebrating North Carolina breweries. The beverage program is overseen by Beverage Director Paula de Pano.
The Barn at Fearrington offers an exceptional venue for large gatherings including weddings, holiday parties, and company events such as barbeques and team building and celebrations. The climate controlled Barn's rustic appeal always greets guests as an unexpected pleasure. The cobblestone entrance way, expansive dining and dancing space, magical twig chandeliers make the Barn one of the most desirable locations in the Triangle. The Barn at Fearrington accommodates groups from 125 to 300.
Overall we had a good experience at The Fearrington House, but it is certainly a splurge. This was actually our second time going and the service was much improved over the first time around. On our prior visit, the waiter came off as stuffy and each course took FOREVER to come out, but this time our server, Derick, was very personable and responsive and the sommelier was excellent; I originally ordered a 1/2 bottle of wine and she suggested a comparable full bottle within the same price range which was much appreciated. I was not overly excited with my first course of watermelon and crab and my fiancé ordered a chicken dish and it wasn't terribly exciting either, but my second course of black cod was very good and my third course of scallops in a curry sauce was amazing. This is definitely a restaurant that you come to for the experience and if you have an opportunity to stay at the Fearrington House Inn I encourage you to do that as well.
One of the best dining experiences anywhere. Highly recommended.
Exceptional wine list and service! Truely extraordinary!
Simply the best in the area for high end dining. Menu changes seasonally and is always creative and delicious. We go a couple times a year for special occasions and are never disappointed. Great wine list and pairings available. The chocolate souffle is not to be missed. Pricey, but worth it for a special evening of dining.
It was our 32nd anniversary! The menu was wonderful! They even personalized our menu with a happy anniversary note written on front. They put our menu in a bag to take home and then also brought a box of truffles for us to take home. They made our night so special
We had a wonderful time, and everything was outstanding! Thank you!
Service was great but very slow. Food was amazing g
Still the best gourmet restaurant in NC! Exquisite service, cuisine and ambiance.
For us this was a mixed experience and if you read through the negative reviews you will find a pattern - it was good but at the price point, it was a disappointment. I second that. We live in NYC so we get to eat a lot of very good food. And we travel. Our expectations are high. The restaurant itself is lovely and the staff is very professional and welcoming. The food is uneven and again, for what you are paying, it should not be. We were a party of four and opted for the three course dinner. The restaurant brings amuse bouche during the meal. They were all unexceptional. For a comparison, if you've ever been to Bouley in NYC, each amuse bouche is worth a moment when everyone looks at each other and says WOW. None of these were worth a wow let a lone a second comment. Textures were all similar. Bread was ordinary and in an era when great bread is everywhere that is just lazy. Two first courses hit the mark and two were misses. Same with the mains....Two were completely ordinary. You cannot charge these prices and serve ordinary! It is not a "bad" meal. It is just ordinary. Ordinary at NYC prices is not worthy of four or five stars. I would encourage the chef and owners of the restaurant to travel to NYC and dine at Via Carota, i Sodi, Daniel, Blue Hill to understand what standard they should be striving for. Bas Rouge in Easton MD is another one. There is great food out in the country now (just spent a week eating amazing food in Pittsburgh). FH should be held to a higher standard than the one it skating by on and diners should be a little less willing to give it a free pass.
Amazing food, wonderful place for a special occasion. A must visit for true foodies!
Everything was wonderful! We ordered the wine pairing menu. Don't come here if you are on a budget, but for a special occasion, it was fantastic!
Great experience, excellent food! Loved everything about this restaurant. The wine pairings were spot on and the food taste and presentation was to die for!
Outstanding! The chef created a vegetarian tasting menu just for us, and we enjoyed every bite. The service was wonderful, and the atmosphere relaxing.
Food was solid. Wine pairings were a joke. My wife and I each got the 3 course wine pairings. Each pour was about 2-ounces (I literally had 3-4 sips of wine with my main course before it was empty). Cost was $75 each ($150 total). Wines were very average; they tasted it and I checked by looking up after the fact on my wine app. We could’ve bought entire bottles of all three wines we had at retail for less than $75 total. Instead we got 6-7 ounces total (each) out of our pairings. Would’ve been much better ordering full pours of wine by the glass of our choosing or ordering one really nice bottle of wine for the two of us rather than paying $150 for skimpy pours of disappointing wine. In any other field, them marketing these wine pairings at this price would be considered a fraud. I guess it is OK if you’ve convinced people it is fine dining and send out a sommelier to make it look fancy. It is a ripoff. Don’t do it. Enjoy the great food, but don’t fall for their wine trap.
Just fantastic. From the outstanding
Been to the house on several occasions. Still outstanding.
Perfectly, quiet, quaint, beautifully romantic environment!
The food was also outstanding!
A semiformal dinning experience with excellent service. Unfortunately the food was not as spectacular as I would expect for the prices.
It was a fabulous experience and the service and food amazing. Loved it !
Came there 24 years ago and it was outstanding. 24 years alter, the food is amazing, the wine was simply excellent and the atmosphere was really welcoming and friendly. When you resist time, this is really when you make a real difference and distinguish yourself from others. The Fearrington House deserves the amazing reputation it has build over the years. I have always recommended this place to friends visiting the area and will continue. Thanks a lot for this wonderful experience.
One of the best meals I have had in the US in YEARS
First class food, service and venue; perfect for a special occasion. We greatly appreciated the chef offering a vegetarian tasting menu. Highly recommended.
This was my third visit to the Fearrington House over the past 15 years and this time was good, but not quite like the prior two times. The service was excellent, but the food was not at the same level.
Absolutely the best restaurant in the state. Elegant, unique, stellar service, it can’t be beat. We had a Derrick as our server and he did a splendid job.
We went for my fiancées birthday and stayed at the inn. Top notch. Our server, John, was phenomenal. He made 5-Star recommendations from the beginning but wasn’t pushy; not even a little. The food was great, especially the soufflé and the lamb. Wine recommendations were spot on although we did not do the sommelier recommendations, just our own paired with John’s. John was so nice to chat with us a while about chapel hill nostalgia and send us home with the AMAZING coffee beans (buy them, seriously). All in all a great experience!
Beautiful place to visit. Walk the gardens before or after dinner. They make you feel important as soon as you arrive. Staff was kind helpful. Waiter took great care of us without hovering. Food was delicious, and also beaitiful. Great date night. Will return.
Not inexpensive but worth the cost! Lovely location.
Everyone greeted us and wished us happy anniversary. The menu was printed with our names. The food courses were exceptional in flavor and presentation. The between course treats were a surprise and added to the elegance of the meal. The soufflé is a MUST. The meal was extended with delightful candies, very unexpected. We were sent home with menu, our cork wrapped and another elegant box of chocolates. It was truly a memorable evening and dining experience
From start to finish my birthday celebration was amazing. The waiter handed me a menu with a sweet message of "Happy Birthday Ms. Edwards." nice touch. The food and the wine were delicious and showed the creativity of the chef and the sommelier. Truly a magnificent evening. Thank you
I tried very hard to like this place. As it is highly recommend to try. However, I was not impressed. The chicken tasted exactly like cheap chicken out of a can that was compressed, placed on a plate and tried really really hard to make it look fancy...honestly disgusting. The beef was a small portion of cold meat. The dessert was good.
It’s one of those places you should try because everyone should blow $400 and learn a very hard lesson.
What an embarrassing dinner with my wife on our anniversary. Thank goodness she has a great sense of humor. I asked for a redo and made reservations at Bin54 for the next day.
Just because a place is over priced and serves small portions doesn’t make it a quality restaurant.
But if your a mellinial you should definitely try it out. Because spending an absurd amount of money on chicken out of a can will make you look super cool and hip.
This place is so elegant and memorable! The food and everything else was nothing less than spectacular. They made my husband’s birthday dinner one we’ll talk about for years to come.
Great detail and gorgeous surroundings
The Fearrington House provides a fabulous dining experience. Every aspect of the menu, food preparation, food design and service is planned out to the finest detail. There are wonderful surprises throughout the meal. It is likely one of the most expensive meals that you will buy anywhere in the RDU area, but The Fearrington House does deliver an elite experience for any special occasion.
Very slow service but the food was amazing!
Food, wine and service expectations were all met! But there were additional gems, the ambiance was lovely, and the chef's amuse bouches were delightful. We also had the bonus of a seat at the window overlooking the garden! Highly recommend.
This restaurant is more than just having a meal, it was an experience! The food was as delicious as it was pretty. We really loved the ambiance and garden setting too, such a beautifully and tastefully decorated place.
This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for us. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and enjoyed a spectacular, intimate, gourmet experience. The food was simply amazing, service friendly and impeccable, truly one to remember.
We were thanking a dedicated colleague for her friendship and service. We enjoyed the exquisite food and warm service. Everything about the meal added to a memorable experience from the creative cocktails to the host’s invitation to take some of the gorgeous peonies home that our guest sniffed and appreciated as we were leaving. Thank you for helping to make a positive memory for our dear friend as we part ways to move on to a new job and geography.
Fearrington House is always a treat. Their exceptional and knowledgeable staff provides friendly, semi-formal service in a lovely dining room and on one of our favorite properties. I love their options of three or four courses with or without wine pairings, as well as a five-course chef's menu, also with or without pairings. We each enjoyed the three course menu with pairings and ended by sharing their beautiful Valrhona Cœur de Guanaja Soufflé paired perfectly with two ruby ports by Laura, our super-friendly and helpful sommelier. We started with Poached Chicken with Morels with Vegetable Ash, Asparagus, Basil, Lemon and the Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Strawberry, Black Truffle, Balsamic, Green Almond. Second courses were White Asparagus with Caviar, Fearrington Farm Egg, Brown Butter, Meyer Lemon and the Roasted Garlic Agnolotti with Kale, Ricotta, Fines Herbs, Parsley Root. Mains were Dry Aged Duck Breast with Cipollini, Green Onion, Green Peppercorn and the Diver Scallops with Curry Cream, Fava, Tapioca, Basil. Seriously, no favorites here. Every bite was amazing and beautifully presented and every sip perfectly paired. Be sure to stop at the bar for a cocktail first. Bartender Watson Fitts is knowledgeable and friendly as he mixes up beautiful cocktails from the freshest of ingredients.
Our anniversary dinner was a very special evening at Fearrington Village Restaurant. The service was exceptional and the setting was quiet and intimate. The food was delicious and fun to experience. The gardens around the restaurant were beautiful.