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Hickory, at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, Bristol, VA

Hickory, at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards

4.8
4.8
103 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hickory at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards is the signature restaurant from acclaimed Chef Travis Milton, offering the finest dining in the region. The menu is inspired by his Appalachian heritage, culture, and traditions and uses
locally sourced produce to create the freshest and most unique flavors your tastebuds have ever experienced. Located on the ground floor of The Inn, a boutique luxury property with 28 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the rolling hills, lake, and vineyards, whether sitting at the vast bar enjoying a craft cocktail, in the private dining room for that special evening, being awed at the Chef’s Table, or being treated to a wine tasting in our wine cellar that boasts a 1700 bottle curated wine collection, including Nicewonder Vineyards’ own award-winning wines. From the breakfast meeting to start the day, midday snacks, or celebrating a special occasion for dinner, the Hickory team will make your experience unforgettable.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (276) 285-2400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Travis Milton

  • Neighborhood

    Bristol

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Light Bites & Snacks from the Bar Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Join us from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily for light bites and snacks from the Bar Menu, and enjoy wine from our amazing cellar, craft beers, or a curated cocktail, with amazing views of the vineyard, pond, and rolling hills.

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Overall

  • East Tennessee

    Best Food

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • East Tennessee

    Great for fine wines

  • East Tennessee

    Great for scenic views

  • East Tennessee

    Good for special occasions

  • East Tennessee

    American

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  1. HS

    HunterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had in the area in 12 years. Fantastic atmosphere and just a really neat property.
  2. CH

    CarlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The knowledge of the dishes by the restaurant manager is impeccable. It shows the passion he has not only for the restaurant but his passion for people and food. He made our 35th wedding anniversary extra special. I highly recommend not only the Hickory but the Inn at Nicewonder as well. Amazing!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anna was such a delight. We bonded instantly over the fine dining options and delicious wine. The birthday dessert was extra special!! Can’t wait to return
  4. L

    Layla

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Restaurant has a creative menu. Food was well prepared. Service was excellent. Somehow, it did not all come together. Given past reviews, I expected to be wowed. I was disappointed. Entrees were good but not great. Presentation was odd. One was served in what looked like a cereal bowl. The trout was served on a warped aluminum pan that I had to hold in place while eating. Just not what I expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
  5. DH

    DebbieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant atmosphere was very cozy and staff was very attentive. We tried four of the small plates and everyone at our table enjoyed them. We had the steak and beef ragu for our large plates and they were great! And of course the wine was amazing!!! Very enjoyable evening.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. It was beautiful and wonderful. It reminded me of the exceptional treatment I received when I was a member at The Virginian. We will be back and recommend your awesome facility. We also plan to spend a golf weekend there. Thank you for the hospitality. L. Matney
  7. PB

    PatriciaB

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never expected to find this culinary outpost in this location, but what a find! Worth the trip. Chef has kept the menu varied but not so extensive as to befuddle you. My husband had three starters, all good, but he especially liked the ribs. I had the trout which was PERFECTLY prepared. The house vineyard steel barreled Chardonnay was so good I bought two bottles to take home. Service was attentive but not intrusive and it is fun to watch the chefs work at the huge open grill. Decor is relaxed and yet elegant and while the whole operation is just 7 - 8 months old, it should have a bright future if people just discover it.
  8. JL

    JoshL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Will visit again...and again... :)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun take on Appalachian cuisine. Some of the best food in the area.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very Good. The food was outstanding
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at Hickory. Everything was perfect! My wife had the aged beef and it was incredible. My pork chop was very good as well, but if I had to choose I would take the beef. Our server was great! The ambiance was spot on. The grounds are gorgeous. Our reservation was just before sunset and we got watch the sunset over the vineyard from our table. Hats off to everyone! Very well done!
  12. TF

    ThomasF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We shared the small plates. The roasted beet salad was outstanding along with the ribs and wings. We dined here twice during our stay.
  13. CS

    CS987

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great! I wish the ambience was better. The lighting needs to be dimmer, other than that it was a good experience.
  14. KT

    KerstinT

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredibly beautiful place and wonderful dinner! Impeccable service, creative menu, lovely presentation and delicious food. One of the best “mocktails” I’ve ever had too.
  15. JA

    JimA

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was wonderful. The servers were very capable and friendly and the food was fabulous. We have already made reservations for our next visit.
  16. m

    maskk

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at Hickory and are wondering why it took us so long to find it and try it out. It's a "hidden" gem in Bristol. Our server was wonderful and attentive and informative, not just about the menu but about the venue in general. Everyone we came into contact with, from the door attendant, to the hostess, our server, and who I assume was a manager, went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. We had a couple of the small plates, and shared the steak, which was wonderful. The menu is creative, interesting, and everything was cooked perfectly. We will definitely return!
  17. r

    ralphr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleased with Brandon, our waiter. Very pleasant, knowledgable, and attentive. Food was very good but npt enough for the cost.
  18. DG

    DanyaleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Very attentive staff with great menu suggestions
  19. DW

    DonnaW

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the restaurant to lodging everything was amazing. We will be back for sure. Delightful in every way.
  20. MM

    MarkM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chef Travis gets high marks for creativity, presentation and high quality ingredients. He offers a very eclectic menu that is unique in the region. Service was impeccable,and the beautiful new building provided lovely surroundings. All in all a great dining experience.
  21. DP

    DennyP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently spent 11 days in Europe, so our dining out standard is currently very high. Hickory was outstanding! From starters to desserts, every course was delicious.
  22. P

    P2273

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not rushed, waitress explained everything and got answers for gluten free dishes, great service, chef came out greeted us. Overall, great dinner.
  23. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food very well presented. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Waitress was great. Table visits by Cheif Travis and Manager Tyler was excellent. NFV Merlot was a great red wine paired well with meal.
  24. LP

    LeisaP

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Inn at Nicewonder Farms has thought of everything to make your stay relaxing and easy. Hickory offers a edge on local cuisine and the result is delicious and new. The wine produced from the vineyard is very nice. We had a great stay and truly enjoyed every aspect they had to offer. Staff is super friendly and well trained.
  25. D

    David

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant continues to be outstanding. The portions on both the "small" and "large" plates are probably less than you would ordinarily expect, HOWEVER, the amazing combination of flavors more than compensate for what might be lacking in quantity. If you're still hungry, a solution is right at hand - order MORE!! I look forward to returning at the next available opportunity.
  26. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience from walking in through the end of the meal was absolutely amazing. Entire staff was professional and incredible.
  27. E

    Eric

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal location, view and food! Well Worth going!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, I had a steak and my husband had the chicken. Both were cooked to perfection and perfectly seasoned. Anna was our server. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and was quite helpful. We will definitely go back again!!
  30. BW

    BrianW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was excellent. Service was good, not great. Bartender very knowledgable and professional.
  31. D

    Deltasegmentfly

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Bristol! Chef Travis is amazing. Awesome location.
  32. SK

    SKaiser

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food, amazing drinks, quick service! Will definitely be back!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! Anniversary dinner excellent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience and the food was outstanding. We’ll be back.
  35. MW

    MichaelW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, superb service, amazing attention to detail. We will be back!
  36. TP

    TedP

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we've had in our 16 years living in this area. The grounds and main building are magnificent- it could be situated right in the vineyards of Napa/Sonoma or SoCal. Gorgeous at night. The wait staff are so wonderful, and they love their jobs and engage the guests. Truly a great experience. It is pricey but for a special occassion, so worth it.
  37. CS

    CharlesS

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Menu selections were very limited, too many items not available! Desserts- only one selection available No fish dishes. Food that was available was very good.
  38. RE

    RichardE

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and food. A side with the entree would be a great addition
  39. S

    Steven

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our overall experience was very nice. Our server was attentive and did a good job. Realizing she does not control the efficiency of the bar staff or the kitchen staff. The quality of the food was excellent overall. The fried chicken could have been more juicy. It wasn't dry, but it wasn't juicy either. The Chow Chow Pancake was delicious! The sauce took it over the top! Awesome!!! The two desserts were outstanding!
  40. KE

    KEVINB

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most amazing dining experiences I've ever had. My dear friend and I enjoyed the incredible tasting menu with wine pairings superbly put together by the chef

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Hickory, at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards is rated 4.8 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hickory, at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards

22010 Nicewonder Dr, Bristol, VA 24202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bristol

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Grill

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Travis Milton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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