Hilltop House Restaurant

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347 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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The Hilltop House is a fine dining restaurant located in an elegant home built in 1908 and is situated in the historic Haymount district of Fayetteville.This home features several beautifully decorated rooms where you and your guests will enjoy your next dinner, lunch or special occasion surrounded by timeless elegance. We offer Southern Cuisine with French influences. Come experience a "Difference in Dining".


Sit back and relax as you savor our creative, inspired, yet classic cuisine. Relish the unmatched flavors of the delectable cuisine as a highly trained staff attends to your every whim. You will find that the Hilltop House provides the perfect balance of superb cuisine, exceptional service and ageless, elegant ambience which all culminate into an unforgettable dining experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(910) 484-6699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Beth Shearin-Smith
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Catering
The Hilltop House offers off~site catering at the venue of your choice. Simply meet with our catering coordinator to customize your entire event from the menu to tables and linens. We offer full service catering to meet any needs no matter how big or small. We have all off~site ABC permits to meet your catering needs as well. Contact us today and let us make your event a most memorable one!
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Special events & promotions
The Hilltop House offers private dining rooms for all types of special events. We offer special pricing for military functions. The entire house can be rented out for the evening for your special event. Whether you are having a company party, a wedding reception, or large military gathering the Hilltop House is the perfect venue for your special event. If you can dream it, we can do it. Contact us today for availability and pricing.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Pinehurst
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet was a home run. There was a good variety of very tasty, seasonal, farm fresh choices, along with a few southern favorites thrown in. The food was hot. The buffet room was a little small, but didn't feel cramped, even with several trays side by side. Server was very friendly and helpful.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Due to DST complications (LOL) I had to push out our reservation which was not an issue at all so thank you for that!! Our server though was not on the ball but was decent. It took her a while to greet us, did not explain anything about the buffet process (we missed out on the dessert table because we didn’t know it was in the other room), slacked on the coffee refills and didn’t know the liquor list but was a sweet girl. My only complaint about the noise was that they had the tv tuned on the football game which was fine... it was just that the noise level was right at that point where you couldn’t quite make it out but you could hear it... kinda like an annoying gnat right in your ear. (We were two tables away from it, to the right side so we could barely see the screen if we did want to watch) Otherwise the place was very quaint and cozy with a bit of a romantic feel even during the day. The food was top notch!!! I tried just about everything (that didn’t have grits) and enjoyed it all! My only reason for 4stars & not 5 was more regarding the “serving” process as the room became difficult to navigate when it was busy but everyone was very friendly so it wasn’t a big deal. (I do understand the pains of working a buffet, trust me! LOL) The price wasn’t extreme but was on the high side. Also, I was under the impression based on your website that there were mimosas as part of the price only to be told otherwise. (If they were I feel the price would be more on point)
All in all it was a fabulous experience and we will definitely be returning for a nice dinner next time I’m in town. Thank you!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly. The food was delicious and the waitresses were attentive.

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A
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steaks were not tasty at all. My husband felt his was almost boiled.

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The atmosphere is pleasant, decor coordinate with house eara, the service was not worth the 20% tip added to the bill. Didn’t keep Buffett replenished with main dishes such as shrimp, crab legs, prime ribs etc...... most of the reviews posted are true. Could have enjoyed the Sunday brunch if buffet was replenished. Only cooked two prime ribs manager asked the omelet cook and meat station person to go to the back and fine something to put on the buffet to replenish it. Remind you it was only 12:45 pm. Desserts came from Sam’s, not fresh made. Price $40.00 plus

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an awesome restaurant, great food! The price for brunch is definitely outrageous. Overpriced, should not be $24.95 per person + drinks + gratuity added in. At best, maybe $14.95 all inclusive. First time at brunch but my husband and I have been several times to lunch during the week, which is also very tasty.

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C
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food, service and ambiance. The variety of food choices is ahhhhmazing. Everything was fresh and seasoned to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The Beef was dry, potato's were clearly frozen, dessert bar was pretty lacking, and the buffet was to expensive for the price. The shrimp on the seafood bar and the shrimp and grits was horribly over cooked. All in all I can say I will not be going back.

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1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Nice setting but had a problem with the salad I ordered and asked for a new one. The chef scraped the toppings off the old one and put them on a fresh bed of spinach. I called the next day to let her know that my fellow diners and I thought that was poor service and she was not responsive. Sadly, I will need to find a different place to host luncheons.

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EF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch! Very nice buffet. Friendly staff and charming environment.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The temperature in the room with all the windows and attached to the buffet room is usually a little warm. Overall delicious food and friendly/attentive employees. 4 stars over all.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A cute locally owned restaurant, with great food!

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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The waiter was casual and friendly, with a throat beard and hair on his neck. The ribeye was not spectacular. They paid attention to our note about celebrating a birthday but did not give us a complimentary dessert. No military or student discount.

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

my sisters Birthday

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G
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a lovely place for brunch! We were visited by the owners several times who asked if everything was okay. The Southern-inspired food options were great; my favorite was the collards dish. If you’re looking for local foods in a quaint atmosphere with terrific hosts, this is the place to be on Sunday after church.

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Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! Great atmosphere amazing dining! Hidden gem of Fayetteville!

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1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu was different than online one. Filet Mignon was good and the shrimp appetizer was really good. Service was very good. I will go back for their Sunday brunch.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Not as good as the reviews would lead you but was good food but will not be my first choice.

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CN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother here for Easter Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and they had a wide variety of food.

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RA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Celebrated 45th wedding anniv with style!

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SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We chose the restaurant because we were looking for a local brunch. We liked the location and the feel of being in an older home converted to a restaurant. There is a good selection of food and the quantities are generous - you won't go away hungry! The staff was very friendly/efficient and kept things well cleared and stocked on the buffet. Our only disappointment was the actual food itself, the quality was average and nothing special. For example, the muffins in the eggs benedict were so overcooked that they were impossible to cut with a knife.
We had eaten here previously for a business dinner and the food was much better then.

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B
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is unbeatable. There is a great selection, from gourmet items like shrimp and grits to down home items like collards and fried chicken. The addition of a mimosa (now that laws have changed) was a treat. Our only disappointment was being near a table of babbling babies. The restaurant, in my opinion, is not well-suited for families with small children, due to the closeness of tables.

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JW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place! My husband and I enjoyed the scenery, service, and the food. It was very romantic.

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JW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Well prepared food. The.staff members were knowledgeable about menu items. The portions of food are large.

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NT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entire experience from food to service was amazing.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Waiter was less than desirable. Food was terrible.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The staff seemed overwhelmed with Valentine's day despite there being several empty tables. There was no drink menu which is okay if there's a very capable bar but the wait staff was making the drinks and the bar was stocked about like most chain restaurants. The rotisserie duck was amazing and a good value for how it tasted. I didn't appreciate the 20% service fee. A table of two shouldn't be charged gratuity in my opinion.

Overall I think the place has the potential to be great but it fell short the night I was there.

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BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Odd pairing of main/side dishes. The "chef" was adamant about not mixing. Ordered the roasted duck and it came with presumably powdered mash potatoes and collard greens. The duck was covered in a brown gravy. Tasted like a KFC dinner which would have been a lot cheaper and without the 20% included gratuity (standard regardless of party size). I didn't bother to test the dust bowl that was the fish on a bed of rice my date was eating, but I could tell by the fork pushing technique of an 8yo that it was not all that she was hoping for. Restaurant was ~70% full and though we were literally sitting in the same room as the bar, my glass of wine took 30min to pour.

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Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was adequate. The food was OK.....I had the lobster ravioli. I sent it back to be reheated. I’m just not keen on having “warm” anything if it’s supposed to be hot. I doubt we’ll do another visit anytime soon.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good and the service was good. I didn't appreciate the fact that my reservation was mishandled and we were all bundled together in this little room. If I called and spoke with you directly the smart thing to do is write what we said down so you won't guess or try to remember incorrectly. Which is exactly what occurred! Then we asked for more bread you server gave me an excuse that one room has 50 people the other 36 and us (28). If you can't accommodate the guest you have maybe take less guests so you will be able to accommodate those that are there. I don't want to hear your excuses about something you should have been prepared for just like you don't want to hear how I can't pay my bill! It goes both ways! The atmosphere for what we were doing for couples was great. Tyler is a huge asset to your business, be grateful because things almost went a different direction than expected! A little frustration from the female server but it comes with the territory when you get flustered! Good help is hard to find and you guys have just that good help.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The only thing I would change is the " suggested gratuity". If it is suggested then it is isn't required. However, they always charge me this. Then ask for additional tips. I do not agree with this.

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Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

They were kind to accommodate our change in time. The restaurant was not busy. The hostess was a bit condescending. The waitress was kind but suggested "signature chicken" which was dry and lacked flavor. I almost considered it previously frozen. My guest's meal was good by her account.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great along with atmosphere. My friends from out-of-town loved it. Will definitely be coming again.

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Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu is not the one posted on Open Table. The restaurant gives you a much smaller piece of paper.

We ordered bruschetta (bread was soggy like it sat too long on the counter, but the flavor was decent), tomato bisque (really good), mushroom ravioli with chicken (the sauce & ravioli were great-the chicken was horrible!!!!! Completely overcooked and dry), and the filet (decent). It took an incredibly long time to receive the main courses. In addition, our server did not come and check on us after food was delivered. We had to flag him down to get the check to leave. The house looks great for Christmas, but I will probably not be back.

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EG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Fayetteville's gems. Excellent food and atmosphere.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Food was great. Very festive atmosphere. We loved it!

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving buffet was amazing!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The house was beautiful with all the Christmas decor. The waitress was very polite and courteous. Answered all our questions . I was a bit disappointed at the food selection. I had my appetite for shrimp cocktail and a filet mignon. But the chicken was good. Of course it will be a long time before we will be able to afford to eat there again. But all in all it was a treat. I did feel out of place and tried to be on my best behavior. This is me Cynthia talking not my husband, David. I did have to stop him from asking for ketchup for the fries and steak. Oh well.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Wine was stale, food cooked to wrong temperature, crab cakes were all filler, but put in back corner of house near view of restrooms and an unexplained large ugly curtain on the wall. Table candles not lit and a cheap fake flower on table.

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Pinehurst
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very impressed with the way this stately house was restored into a restaurant. There are several rooms, and, they all have their own personality. I was seated in the bar area, still very nice, although I would have preferred one of the other stately rooms. Sunday brunch was quite a nice variety of choices, and not necessarily all breakfast foods. They did have an omelet bar, but with one person and a single pan, so expect a wait. This person also took care of the carving station. My waiter was very friendly, but not very attentive. The food was tasty, but pretty standard preparation... nothing special. The prime rib from the carving station was very good. The desserts were not very appetizing. I chose a few cookies, but they were pretty bland, and hard as rocks.

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