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Herons, Cary, NC
Herons, Cary, NC
Herons, Cary, NC
Herons, Cary, NC
Herons, Cary, NC

Herons

4.9
4.9
2947 Reviews
$50 and over
American
One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the intimate, 98-seat dining room features a full-view kitchen, a meticulously curated private art collection and floor-to-ceiling window views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 447-4200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steven Devereaux Greene
  • Catering
    Please contact Kayla Turner of The Umstead Hotel at 919.447.4131 or at kayla.turner@theumstead.com for catering in the Hotel Event Space.
  • Private party contact
    Tammie Burdick: (888) 778-7425
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Cross street
    Harrison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking for Herons; self-parking available as well.
  • Entertainment
    Our sumptuous surroundings are enhanced by live music every day of the week at The Bar and Lounge of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Art Tour Tasting Menu

    $320.63 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Herons culinary team masterfully redefines American cooking by infusing classic concepts translated with local, seasonal ingredients and precise technique, brightening each ingredient's flavor and purpose. Chef Steven Greene's Art Tour Tasting Menu showcases The Umstead's culinary farm and draws inspiration from the art and nature theme of the property. The Art Tour features 8-15 courses and cannot be adjusted to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies in order for our guests to experience the culinary vision in its entirety. Wine pairings are offered at the table for an additional $150, or $250 for Elevated wine pairings. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please contact reservations if you have any questions.
  • Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu

    Multiple dates available
    One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Features a full-view kitchen, a meticulously curated private art collection and floor-to-ceiling window views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.

What 2,947 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for scenic views

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Romantic

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    American

2,947 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is beyond describable. Mike, Laurence, Josie, and the team were amazing and very polite. The food was beyond exceptional. Truly the best experience ever!

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  2. AndyC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was exquisite and service was excellent from all we encountered. The food and wine were delicious. The extra attention we received because it was our anniversary made it special. Thank you!

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  3. Sandra

    Greensboro

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our luncheon was excellent! The food, the service, and the setting. Can hardly wait to go back. Hotel staff members were also friendly and accommodating. As we were leaving, we stopped to admire the floral arrangement in the foyer. The concierge overhead us discussing what the plant might be and came over to answer our questions. First rate establishment!

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  4. ScottD

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Herons and the Spa. You can have a conversation without raising your voice while dining. The decor, the staff, food, the overall place is awesome!

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  5. AmyJ

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have enjoyed Herons numerous times and this visit was the best. The various courses were phenomenal, presentation exquisite, and staff were outstanding.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful birthday lunch adventure, with food beautifully prepared and served. Starting with a delicate Vichyssoise and small blueberry and zucchini bread rolls with butter, we graduated to entrees of flounder and the Umstead burger, finishing with a chocolate Sunday dessert. We enjoyed our lunches so much that we promised ourselves to return more frequently. Our server was Cameron, and his attention and sense of humor helped make the celebration special.

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  7. SJfromAI

    Raleigh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at Herons for breakfast, brunch, lunch and late night many times. The service is always of the highest quality with a knowledgeable staff who seem to know just how much to interact without being intrusive. The food is excellent and the menu ranges from cutting edge to comfort. A new find for us at the bar: the potato chips are amazing, really thin and utterly crisp. Yes, everyone became very excited about them. A final word: the breakfast experience (Staff and food) is simply perfect.

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  8. Luvgoodeats

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch choices were very good: 2 special omelettes; croke madame; & crab cake benedict. Service, especially Pam, was outstanding.

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  9. Allie

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service, and ambience. Would recommend for a special occasion

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Herons is always a fantastic experience. The food is worth the price—meticulously chosen flavors, local ingredients, and artful presentation are the hallmarks of this restaurant. Don’t forget to book well in advance!

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FAQs

Herons is rated 4.9 stars by 2947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Herons

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harrison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Cary
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking for Herons; self-parking available as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steven Devereaux Greene
  • Entertainment
    Our sumptuous surroundings are enhanced by live music every day of the week at The Bar and Lounge of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 447-4200
  • Catering
    Please contact Kayla Turner of The Umstead Hotel at 919.447.4131 or at kayla.turner@theumstead.com for catering in the Hotel Event Space.
  • Private party contact
    Tammie Burdick: (888) 778-7425
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