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About Fearrington House Restaurant
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 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.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the restaurant. Limousine parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
Fearrington's beautifully appointed dining rooms, banquet halls, and expansive grounds offer a variety of venues for weddings, private parties, and special occasions. Our dedicated event planners will custom design, coordinate and execute every last detail guaranteeing an event that will dazzle your guests. There are several private dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 8 to 50 and our Garden Terrace will accommodate parties of up to 120.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Fearrington House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
For the sixth time our family gather at the Fearrington House for a truly memorable New Year's Eve dinner. In a system where everyday dining spots commonly get top ratings, five stars is not nearly enough to recognize the outstanding service and amazing food that we have consistently experienced at this world-class restaurant. Having had the good fortune to dine at dozens of Michelin starred restaurants in the US and Europe, the Fearrington house is every bit their rival. We thank the entire talented staff for sacrificing their personal New Year's Eve celebration to create a remarkable dining event for us.
This was my second time at the Fearrington House Restaurant. I went once before probably 3+ years ago. This time, I enjoyed a lovely evening with a good friend for our respective birthdays. The food was delicious! I loved the foie gras, the atlantic char, duck breast, and chocolate souffle. My friend's food was equally as good especially the scallops! The sommelier selected a few pinot noirs that would complement both of our food selections. The one that stood out in description that we chose was perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves creative and delicious food experiences. I will return with others; thank you!
My longstanding favorite restaurant in North Carolina... but, some real disappointment with our last dinner at Fearrington House Restaurant. Discrepancies in the menu — accompaniments that were not on the plate, that’s not the restaurant that has impressed us. Very attentive service, and a very enjoyable setting, still true. We’ll return, of course — hoping that this was just a blip.
The atmosphere is elegant and quiet and great for a special occasion. The food was mostly excellent, though a little bit of a slip up on a friend's special dietary needs. Felt the service, while relaxed, was a little too slow -- took a long time to get our first course and then our main course. Overall really nice, but we felt a little too pricey for what you get.
It is rare for anything to live up to expectations nowadays. The Fearrington House has an impressive reputation, from Forbes, AAA, and La Liste, to name just a few. I am happy to say that they not only met my expectations, they exceeded them! Cody and his colleagues made our anniversary celebration unforgettable! I say without reservation that this was the best meal of our lives!
The Fearrington House is a very nice place to have dinner; most guests dress well and the servers are impeccably dressed. Reservations are probably a good idea.
You are taken care of by a staff consisting of one or more excellent waiters who will be able to recommend their favorite courses on the menu that evening or make suggestions depending upon what you feel like having; a knowledgeable sommelier who can recommend a wine that will match (or get close to) your dinner selections and who will decant your wine from sediments in the bottle after asking you; and several servers who take care of your water, dinner courses, pre-courses and post-courses. The food is delicious and, in many cases, will be new to your palate (keep in mind that sometimes the consistencies of new foods are not exactly what one expects; this might be a put-off to some while to others it might be fun). They usually have 3-5 selections to choose from for each course that you select. The portions are not as large as one usually would get at a more main-line or chain restaurant, but you do end up full at the end of the meal. That part is magic to me; although it might have something to do with my eating more slowly when each of the courses show up after a time instead of all appearing on the same plate at once. Dinner will take at least a couple hours; so I would recommend taking someone you know well so that you have a lot to talk about for the entire dinner, rather than taking someone who you feel less-inclined to share with; that might make for some uncomfortably long gaps in the dinner conversation.
As much as I enjoy the Fearrington House, it is not a place that I can afford to go for every-day occasions. I would save it for the very special occasions like a large-numbered anniversary, important decade birthdays, etc. I say this because ordering wine and two four-course meals will run you around $350.00 for the evening. On a Wall Street salary, that might be cheap, but not for me.
Perhaps my expectations were too lofty, but my main course was bland and the duck quite chewy. Although the waiter followed up promptly after the food was delivered to enquire about our satisfaction level, it wasn't until I was several bites into the duck that my disappointment grew. I left 2/3 of the main course unfinished on my plate and there was never thereafter one query by either the capitain or the waiter as to why. That is not what I would expect from such a highly touted restaurant.
The location and surroundings alone make Fearrington house well worth the effort! Add to it the farm to table, seasonal menu and this is one of the best places for a special date or special occasion. We had the 7 course vegetarian option and were BLOWN away! We will definitely be back for our next special occasion.
My husband and I had the Chef's tasting menu that was truly outstanding. In addition, the service was exemplary as well. We loved the surroundings of the lovely countryside and the shops of Fearrington Village. We will certainly go to the Fearrington House more often.
Dinner was delightful for a very special occasion. Service was fantastic. The food was good; presentation superb. Wine pairings were interesting. This was definitely not a “value” experience; a three course dinner with wine pairings and tip was $480, but for a special occasion was worth it.
Someone, a Yankee, once told me that a Southerner's idea of a great meal was "$4.99 all you can eat ." Fearrington House is at the other end of that spectrum in both price and quantity. My memory of the Fearrington House goes back to the late 40's when I would sleep upstairs while my parents would play bridge with the Fearrington's.
This is the finest meal I have ever had. Over the last 50 years, I have had the pleasure of working in sales with companies that had relatively high entertainment budgets. I have entertained clients coast to coast and border to border. The uniqueness of the Fearrington House menu and the service of the wait staff is obvious when you place your order. Even the bread choices are wonderful and different.
We did not have wine but overheard a nearby table who had an appreciation for fine wines commenting that the wine selection was unequaled in their experience.
Just so you will not be surprised by the food selection or price, download the menu from the Fearrington House website. Even with the high prices, you will pay to enjoy a meal at Fearrington House, you will leave pleased with your investment.
Great restaurant for a special occasion. Relaxed courses so allow ample time for dinner. Chocolate souffle is one of the best desserts I have had in recent memory. Personalized menu for anniversary dinner and truffles at the end of dessert was a very nice touch.
This restaurant is extremely expensive and we could only think about eating here for a very, very, very special occasion. Be prepared to spend at least $150 per person and this is the 4 course dinner WITHOUT the wine pairing (you can add another $105 per person to have this included as part of your meal.) . The dinner was nicely prodded and the restaurant itself is in a very nicely preserved old 2-story home, but my wife and I agreed that the whole experience was not worth anything near what the cost was. It's unlikely we'll eat there again, but we had to try it.
As in the past, the food was imaginative, well prepared and served. Each course was special ( we had the three course dinner.; don't miss the chocolate souffle) The wine list is exceptional and and we matched our meal with a half bottle of Brunello. They sent us home with a small box of superb truffles.
We were a bit disappointed.
It was our second visit and we expected great service and food. We got great service but food was not on par with the service. Food was slow to come out. I ordered cod fish as second course and lobster as third course. Both were undercooked. They brought out another fully cooked second. Then came the lobster. Took 2 bites before I realized the thicker section of tail was not cooked through. By then it was 2 hrs since we sat down and dessert was not served yet.
The restaurant earns its five-star rating in countless little ways, as well as by its excellent food. The staff is very attentive, but does not hover. The chef is very creative and the food is meticulously prepared. The wine and cocktail menus are impressive. We enjoyed a four-course anniversary meal that was simply sumptuous. It is not inexpensive, but the price seemed appropriate for the level of quality dining and service.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Fearrington, and had a wonderful meal! The beef tenderloin entree was incredible, and the chocolate souffle was absolutely amazing! Service was excellent, atmosphere was fantastic, it was the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion!
We had an amazing dinner here! We choose the Chef's tasting dinner for two along with the wine pairings and it was truly a night to be remembered. They add all kinds of special touches to the meal including courses they don't tell you about until they bring them to you. They made sure everything was 100% gluten free for me, and we enjoyed every bite! They even send you home with your personal printed menu and home made chocolates. Wonderful restaurant and experience!
A delightful restaurant and hotel in a semi rural spot yet within easy access of Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham. The food is beautifully presented and delightful, the service was impeccable and the wine list very extensive. The Chocolate Soufflé, which was excellent, I was told had been on the menu continuously for the last 36 years! A restaurant for a special occasion; we visited for our wedding anniversary and there were some very nice touches including a Menu with our name on to take home together with some home made jam and chocolates.
Everything was delicious and beautiful. I had said it was our anniversary when making the reservation and they printed a special menu for us. All of he food was delicious and the wine pairings were amazing.
They even do extra things like aperitif and boxed chocolates after dessert.
A bit fancy and expensive for us on the regular, but perfect for a special occasion.
We were extremely impressed with our experience at Fearrington House Restaurant. We live just a few minutes away but had never been. Went for my wife's birthday and we were both truly blown away by the entire experience -- most notably the food itself. It was out of this world. I had no idea such fine dining could be found so close to home in Chatham County, NC. Outstanding! We will be back for sure -- I haven't been able to stop thinking about some of the new flavors we experienced. And the wine and cocktails are also off the charts. Never had a sazerac outside of NOLA that I liked, but they nailed it here.
I have the great good luck to live in the Fearrington Village and the restaurant is less than a mile away from my house. I always use it for special occasions knowing that I and my guest(s) will have a great experience. My only suggestion, and it is a minor one, would be to have valet parking.
Keep up the good work!
My family and I celebrated my birthday here last evening. This was our second time dining here. One of the nicest restaurants I've ever been to. They didn't disappoint last night either. Service is attentive without being pretentious or overbearing. The clear, fresh flavors of the food are amazing. We indulged in the wine pairing for each course and loved everything that was poured for us. We learned so much from the sommelier. The Fearrington House should be saved for a special occasion and relished.
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