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Hilltop House Restaurant

3.9
329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
Perfect For:
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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

Private Dining

Whether you like things small & intimate or prefer a grand gala,plan your event at the Hilltop House. We have private rooms of various sizes to meet your needs. With personal event planning,custom menus & an elegant atmosphere, the Hilltop House offers you the ultimate private dining experience.

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What 329 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.6
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Entire experience from food to service was amazing.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Waiter was less than desirable. Food was terrible.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was amazing!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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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1.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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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2.0Dined on October 27, 2017

When we booked this venue there was only one available reservation, but when we arrived there were only three other tables seated . Instead of being seated in the nicer dining area we were seated in the bar area. Once seated the menu which was a sheet of paper was handed to us and it was not the available menu online. This was disappointing to me as this was part of the reason I chose this restaurant. My dinner tasted like the chicken had been freezer burned the potatoes tasted as if they had come from a box the wine tasted as if it had been open for weeks and the creme brûlée was not great either. The service was awesome and apologized for the discrepancy in the menus. For the quality of the meal the price was outrageous .

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good experience. Enjoyed the food as well as the environment.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Always love the Hilltop House! Great food and always completely comfortable

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2.0Dined on October 8, 2017

While the food was good, the mandatory 20% tip that is added automatically is kinda messed up. I could see that being the case with six or more people...but 20% gratuity on a buffet?? Seriously, someone must be high. I could see 15% but not 20%. Circa 1800 had better food and alcohol than this place and was worth 20% ...but they leave it up to the customer to choose based on the service they received. Seriously, you need to re-think a mandatory gratuity for a buffet.

Also, be nice of this place to update there menus on all websites they advertise or use and let potential customers know they no longer have bottomless mimosas or sangria for brunch...again, they weren’t that great and I for sure wouldn’t have paid $6.50 a piece for them.

The guy who finally came over to my table was patronizing and condescending who did nothing to help rectify the situation or at least try to do something to make up for their lack of false advertising after it was pointed out and shown to them. I will never go back...I’ll go somewhere and spend my money on a great brunch instead of mediocre one in the future.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Good service, great food, huge variety and nice ambience!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Went to celebrate a birthday, I took six first timers and they absolutely loved it!
As always the food was delicious, more than enough, and the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

Can't wait to go again!
Eunice

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent portions and taste great. Everyone should splurge an enjoy their elegant cuisine. The dining experience was a great way to begin our evening.

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2017

I had made a reservation specifically requesting a table tucked away due to our 2.5month daughter who naturally can sometimes get upset. We showed up on time and we're walked back to the dining area and due to the tables not being ready had to stand around in a corner waiting for our table. We weren't accommodated to and didn't say anything about it. But when our little one got fussy, the same lady who was supposed to be in charge of seating arrangements had the audacity to come and ask us if we wanted to be moved to the bar since no one had occupied it yet. Mind you we had already received our meal.... it was extremely frustrating. Aside from that the food was good.

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2017

They added 20% to the bill for gratuity. It wasn't a suggestion, it was part of the bill labeled "surcharge". When I looked into it, I saw "gratuity, 20%" printed on the bill.
Seems like a little much for the tip at a serve yourself type of meal.
I won't go back because of this.

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2.0Dined on September 3, 2017

That I know of,this is the only brunch buffet of its' kind in the Fayetteville area. Do yourself a favor and drive the extra time it takes to get to Raleigh and choose one of the many brunches there. It would be well worth it. Hilltop House is lack luster in quality, taste of food, and value to say the least. In short, overpriced establishment in an area with not many choices

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. Sunday brunch is terrific. From the prime rib to the crab legs to the great sides Hilltop House never disappoints. Service was just right.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Large choice of delicious food that is catered for all.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2017

It's expensive for brunch, especially when the buffet does not get replenished. We were there for almost 2hrs and never saw the food refilled. Therefore, food was cold. We didn't like that there was an Admin Fee that was not part of the gratuity.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2017

If airline food and hotel food had a baby, the outcome would be what you get served at Hilltop House. Though the menu seems promising, the execution falls short of anything worth while. Considering our check was over $100 for two people, I would expect excellence. Instead, we were served food that could have been found at Red Lobster - in fact, I think as much as I find that restaurant abhorrent, I am willing to be their cuisine would still have come out on top in a taste contest.
With three - yes three - executive chefs, the food should be excellent.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

We loved the food and Mimosas! The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable and our service was great as well!!

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1.0Dined on June 18, 2017

This was the worst dining experience EVER for me! I took my father and family to Hilltop for Father's Day. I noticed the sign upon entering that said gratuity charged for every meal. I was fine with that because I assumed this was because of the Father's Day Brunch. I also noticed that the brunch was 25.90. As we are seated I noticed how warm it was in the area. The waitress came over and asked our drink order. When we asked the options she gave us this odd look and simply said they were coke products. I knew from the website Hilltop was serving mimosas so I asked about other alcoholic beverages to which she replied we can make anything.. and then she walked off. She came back and took our drink order and left again - no mention of how to get to the buffet or what was being served. We figured it out and walked over. As I get to the first food station I was immediately repulsed by the flies. The deli meat tray was consumed with flies and the potato salad and fruit salad had flies as well. I wanted some crab legs but was turned once again because the server was putting fresh crab legs on the tray using his hands. The server at the prime rib carving station had an attitude because I asked for a slice that was well done. The fried chicken was raw and our waitress only came back to our table to take the plates. She never offered to refill our drinks. I paid almost 200 bucks for service and a meal that was beyond sub par. Do not dine at this establishment. I promise if you do you will be severely disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

The Sunday brunch buffet has excellent food options.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Salmon overcooked- Poor plate presentation.
This place has seen its day some time ago. We were there at 6 PM on a Friday and ONLY people there . That should tell you something

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