Fearrington House Restaurant

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1274 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 542-2121
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Colin Bedford
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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.
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Private party contact
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Village Way
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Parking details
Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the restaurant. Limousine parking available.
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Special events & promotions
http://www.fearrington.com/celebrations/
Additional
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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Still the best gourmet restaurant in NC! Exquisite service, cuisine and ambiance.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, wonderful place for a special occasion. A must visit for true foodies!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding! The chef created a vegetarian tasting menu just for us, and we enjoyed every bite. The service was wonderful, and the atmosphere relaxing.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Just fantastic. From the outstanding

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Been to the house on several occasions. Still outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Perfectly, quiet, quaint, beautifully romantic environment!
The food was also outstanding!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

A semiformal dinning experience with excellent service. Unfortunately the food was not as spectacular as I would expect for the prices.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

It was a fabulous experience and the service and food amazing. Loved it !

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

One of the best meals I have had in the US in YEARS

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

First class food, service and venue; perfect for a special occasion. We greatly appreciated the chef offering a vegetarian tasting menu. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Not inexpensive but worth the cost! Lovely location.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great detail and gorgeous surroundings

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Very slow service but the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Fearrington house celebrating our 37th Anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Elegant and well executed.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is an amazing place. It preserves the principles of what good life is about. A place to spend an enjoyable evening for these who know how to enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food and service we're great. Small room with loud party of 3 in corner that echoed. No fault to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Plenty of delicious vegetarian options, wonderful wine, excellent (and not at all stuffy!) service. Loved our experience!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I was disappointed in the appetizer: poached chicken with morels. It was served cold and we really couldn't taste the flavor of the morels

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Superb in every way.

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