Fearrington House Restaurant

4.7
1567 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The intimate dining rooms within the white-columned Fearrington House Restaurant welcome guests with exceptional service and a seasonally changing menu. Executive Chef Colin Bedford and his team’s commitment to exceptional farm-to-fork cuisine is woven throughout the dining experience.

From partnerships with local farms, including Duckwood Farms and Heritage Farms, to vegetables and herbs harvested from gardens on the 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 ingredients, and beers celebrating North Carolina breweries. The wine and liquor program are overseen by Beverage Director Paula de Pano.

Fearrington House Restaurant is proudly a member of the Count on Me NC initiative.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1567 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMariaE
County Durham
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening- we all enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed the Tasting Menu. Extensive wine list and extremely attentive staff. Jason did a super job of looking after us and the sommelier had some great suggestions. Would highly recommend this amazing restaurant. Thank you. Maria

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LarryS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! We couldn't have asked for better on any score. It was my 70th birthday, and I will remember it with great fondness.

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night. Spent around 3 hours enjoying the tasting menu and wine pairings. Todd, our server was delightful and Bob, the sommelier was on point with the pairings and delivery of the wine descriptions and why they were selected was fun and interesting.

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Clyde
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as advertised. Looking forward to the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a special dining experience. The staff were incredible and the food is simply amazing! Highly recommended! One of the few AAA 5-Diamond restaurants in NC!

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MandyB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our visit was remarkable. We have dined in both the dining room and bar and the bar is our go to for a quick one hour dinner when we’re in the area. Excellent bar menu for both the meal and drinks. I am pregnant and they brilliantly recreated my favorite tequila cocktail on their menu as a mocktail. The best mocktail I’ve ever been served. A+ and a favorite place of ours in the area.

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JustinC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Great food and beautiful grounds - I was disappointed with the lack of atmosphere. There was intermittent music, but the volume was so low I felt I had to whisper to my wife as to not interrupt other guests, and the lighting was reminiscent of a doctor's office. I also had reserved our table over a month in advance and there was no offer of outdoor seating - instead, we got put in the back at a large circular table. It was just me and my wife.

For a meal that pricey I would expect a much nicer experience - we are unlikely to return for a dinner there.

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vipRobertJ
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. We will be back.

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vipBeckyA
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday- absolutely delicious

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BettyF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration for my husband's 75th Birthday! Food was excellent & our waiter Jason was exceptional!

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vipAnnabelle
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So much wonderful goodness going on here. And we highly recommend for an elegant and elevated dining experience--especially if you're celebrating a big event. (In our case, our 15th wedding anniversary.)

About the food
I had the omnivore tasting menu; my husband took the vegetarian option. Food was lovely--artfully prepared and delicious. Our only criticism is that some of the savoury dishes were sweeter than expected. This may be a regional preference.

Worth the visit. Come hungry and with time to dine in a beautiful setting.

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vipAriel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

This restaurant has beautiful ambience and a fantastic staff. The food leaves something to be desired. Over reliance on sweet components to savory dishes that did not compliment, some dishes had no salt while others were overly salted. The menu appears to need help figuring out how to balance flavors and what appropriate salt levels are. Though we did enjoy 2 of the 6 dishes. Also, they somehow put an entire wedding party ahead of our final course leaving us waiting for 40 minutes in between. They kindly comped us half the meal and a beverage for the wait without us asking but nevertheless it created an unfavorable dining experience.

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JGrigston
Raleigh
110 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, other than their wonderful Maître D of many years has retired. It is just not the same without him! He really set the tone for the experience, and that was missing in a very obvious way.

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vipHelen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent a memorable date night evening at Fearrington House. We chose a three course dinner with the wine pairing. Food was amazing - as were the amuse bouche and palatte cleansing pre-dessert. The wines were excellent and poured by knowledgeable sommeliers. And when I opted against a fortified wine with dessert they gave me a second glass of the rose pinot noir I had loved with my shrimp dish. Amazing night in a beautiful place; just beware the price tag!!!

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Luis
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Many exquisite flavors with each plate. Next time I will do the 3 course meal. 4 was too much even with fasting thay day. Maybe I got full from so many flavors but it was worth it.

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ToddB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is great for a "fancy" celebratory meal. The service is top-notch. The food is very interesting, but really not that tasty. I've been there twice in 40 years. That's enough for me.

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merf
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. The chief used a variety of spring vegetables in creative ways.

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Michael
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous event. Always a special outing.

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RonW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience. Excited about returning with different people

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DavidM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary here and it was wonderful! We each had the 4-course dinner and the food was outstanding. The service was excellent as well, and we even received a custom-printed menu congratulating us on our anniversary. I'm sure we'll eat here again some day!

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Putney
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a totally relaxing experience with food that was simply over the top.

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KatrinaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Very limited, intimate seating.

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DennisM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a class act! Food and service are always exceptional.

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seany
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was an excellent experience! You were so appreciative of the precautions taken by the staff.

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DuncanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting, welcome and wine choice was perfect. Perhaps one or two the dishes sacrificed a little on the perfection of delivery for an array of tastes, but many of them were also perfect.

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h77e
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Shallow pours on paired wine dinner.

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vipAlixandra
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lovely special occasion dinner. Great presentation. Knowledgeable sommelier.

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Trevor
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I went for our first anniversary, it was an amazing experience that we will cherish.

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ElizabethS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and always enjoy our visits to Fearrington House. Everything was excellent as usual.

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Maw5682
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Very accommodating with gluten sensitivities.

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vipKeelaH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason the head server was awesome and Safe (sp) the wine specialist was so helpful and patient. The food was the best we have ever had anywhere! We did the chefs tasting menu and was so thrilled we choose that and then the next night we choose the 4 courses, again fantastic!

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MarkR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we made the reservation we had been told we would be next to the fire and away from others (Covid). There was no fire going, and they had us at a table next to someone else.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best birthday celebration I have ever had. The staff was very friendly and I enjoyed the pageantry of it all. Very elegant and professional with a soothing and calm atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were great. But we did not enjoy the food. We decided to go with Tasting menu, the Goat cheese tart and main course were great but other meals not really

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vipbrulee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very talented chef. High quality food,
Service was excellent.

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vipMarie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

wonderful collection of tastes! very innovative dishes

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vipBritinnc
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Best restaurant in US

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BillT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, high class, a bit pricy, a once a year experience

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JohnH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wine pairings with our meal were excellent but the amount of each wine poured seemed skimpy considering the cost. Some of the food courses were served warm rather than hot. The food quality was excellent.

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LaurenS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way overpriced and super impressive on paper but not actually delicious. We've done some really nice dinners with wine pairings but this was really not very tasty (although plating was beautiful and service good). Wine pairings were miniscule and overpriced. Not a great experience.

FAQs

Fearrington House Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 542-2121.

Fearrington House Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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