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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
buttermilk roll, celery, pickles, lemon aioli, house made chips
Steak & Eggs
filet, two farm eggs, herb fries, steak sauce
peaches, yogurt, bitter chocolate, carrots, roasted coffee
30th Wedding Anniversary
Wonderful from start to finish
It is always a delight to drive on up to Cary, from our Pinehurst homes, to have lunch at Heron's Restaurant in the Umstead Resort. Thanks for keeping up your always high standards even during this pandemic.
Always an incredible meal with great service. Looking forward to see what their renovation will be and the return of the 4 n 5 course menu. My berries n cream dessert was incredible.
great food - just not the right time to go out to eat at a nice restaurant and expecting an atmosphere that’s bundled into the price
I typically never write reviews but beware. My last experience was not good. When they pitch the special, make sure you ask how much it is. Got charged $75 (double the cost of any entree on the menu) for a "surf and turf" which included a tiny lobster claw and 6oz worth of steak. Complete and utter rip-off. I left feeling like I'd been robbed. Very poor business practice. This was my second time in the past 3 months...I will not be returning.
Amazing as always!
Great experience from beginning to end. Ambience was amazing.
Excellent presentations, beautiful decor, very attentive wait staff. It was our anniversary and it was well worth celebrating it at Heron’s.
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon brunch outdoors, under the building's awning. The staff was excellent, especially the hostess (who remembered talking to me the day before to confirm my reservation). As I had mentioned in the notes, we were there to celebrate my guests -- one had an anniversary to his Ordination to the Priesthood, and the other a birthday. The subtlety in the "written" chocolate brought with the espresso and sundae, respectfully was perfect. Dignified, yet not over the top. There were only two suggestions: 1.) the $30 steak should be larger 2.) have some good music playing lightly in the background!
This was our first time eating out since COVID hit and we felt so at ease. It was a wonderful experience! Everyone was wearing masks and practice safe measures and they spaced all of the patrons out accordingly. Service was amazing and wait staff were delightful!
Lunch was wonderful as always. The quality and service has not suffered from Covid-19
Herons remains a top restaurant with everything one needs for a fine dining experience.
Aloofness does not equal elegance. The wait staff was professional - in a cool, aloof and rather unengaging manner. The food was adequate - not bad, not great. I will not return.
Five star restaurant that serves top-notch food that is very pricey. I felt like it was fair value for the service in the ambience but portions were small. I would recommend it to those that have not tried five star restaurant like this before.
The best in the Triangle!
Wonderful service and delicious food
Once again, an amazing experience! House smoked salmon, gazpacho, caesar salad, herb"crusted" salmon. cod, pappardelle with lobster were some of the dishes our foursome enjoyed!!!
Amazing as always! Fine dining at its best, even through Covid.
It was a very lovely experience.
This was the first time I ate out during Covid19 , in 5 months. All staff were masks and tables were more than 6 feet apart.
As always, the Food, Service and the Ambiance was exceptional! Never had a bad experience there.
If you're looking for a dining experience like no other, you must treat yourself to Heron's!
We always enjoy Herons! The staff are so attentive and welcoming, and the food is always fresh, tasty, and interesting.