Herons

4.9
2310 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.

Experiences

  • Chef's Multi-Course Art Tour

    $250.00 per personPrepaid

    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. the Chef's multi-course Art Tour Tasting menu showcases The Umstead's culinary farm and drawing inspiration from the art and nature theme of the property.
  • 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.

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
  • 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 2310 people are saying
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPerfection
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was a bit stilted, the quality of the food was adequate the flavor was lacking and overall experience disappointing

JB
JanB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience. The desserts are especially lovely. I'd love to see Herons expand the vegetarian options for entrees. Perhaps add a veggie sandwich?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding

BC
BullCity
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just a great meal, but an lovely experience with excellent ambiance and top notch service. One of the more unique places to dine in the Triangle area.

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Did not care for the flavored iced tea.

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mist
Pinehurst
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a total surprise to me. I was wondering why I did not find such a nice restaurant earlier. The restaurant is located within the hotel, which has displays of huge porcelain jars and vases. We had four course tasting menu. The food is beautifully presented and the plates and containers are beautifully selected. The service is great. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Chef also gives customers complimentary food between courses. The dining experience is wonderful, and even better than that in some Michelin star restaurants. This restaurant deserves a Michelin star or two stars. This restaurant is definitely a choice for foodie. I will dine in this restaurant in the future to try different meals.

CT
vipCTfoodlover
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Herons is a five star event from the moment that you sit down until you leave the restaurant. We chose the four course menu and it was truly an experience. It wasn't just "dinner". It went above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined. The food selection, preparation and presentation was phenomenal. The service was the best of the best. The staff was so well prepared and served our food with such care and professionalism that we all felt that nothing could ever top our evening at Herons. I highly recommend Herons for dinner. You will not be disappointed. We can't wait to return!

CT
vipCTfoodlover
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and stellar service!

SR
ShilpaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience and vibe of herons was amazing. Wonderful brunch experience and food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Delicious. Top notch service. Classic Herons. 🙌🏽✅👋🏼

JY
JeanneY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went to celebrate our birthdays, which are just a week apart. We wanted a special experience because these are milestone birthdays this year and Heron's surely delivered. The food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. If you have a special event to celebrate, this is the place to go for a truly memorable experience.

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vipPeternc8
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughters birthday. The staff was amazing and I highly recommend the wine pairing.

Tory was great describing the wines and the story behind them.

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tonik
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of my life. I loved every minute and every bite. THANK YOU!

DD
vipDelightedDiner
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday lunch with friends. I love coming here! This is always a treat.

JW
JimW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous...each dish was a work of art

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Cameron was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. He never rushed me or made me feel like I was burdening him - I was there to relax (which is rare :)) and that is what I did. Food was phenomenal and the entire experience was top notch. Thank you Heron’s for another fantastic dining experience!

SG
SuzanneG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was yummy. They brought small extras like appetizers that were especially delicious. Our waiter was excellent. I will definitely do lunch there again.

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vipNancyD
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch.

DL
DeidreL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend brunch is awesome. Very attentive wait staff, excellent food. It was a great experience.

BG
BenG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We could not get a reservation for dinner so we took one for lunch. It’s not quite as extravagant as dinner but great nonetheless.
Very tasty. Impeccable presentation and service.
We’re looking forward to next time already!

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RickT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service! You can tell that the restaurant has high standards for both, so I would say it is a sure thing. I had the beef tenderloin, and it was outstanding!

SB
StacyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food, wonderful property.

DN
vipDateNightDiners07
Raleigh
118 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fine dining experience the service & food were exceptional.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review