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About Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa

Come and join us for dinner at Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa a Relais & Chateaux property. Experience world-class culinary fare in our historic mansion, where the elegance of fine-dining can be rediscovered amid gracious hospitality and the comfort of home. Mountain views and romantic fireside dining create a magical setting where you can enjoy the flavors of new American cuisine prepared with a flare of Southern sensibility. Rowland’s features an indulgent menu with an array of eclectic dishes including fresh seafood, prime steaks and savory game meats. There is also a delicious gourmet spa menu for the health conscious. On the wine list, you will find bottles from all over the world, including rare wines and some little-known gems from North Carolina vineyards. Find out why Katherine Stefan of Charlotte Taste Magazine writes “no trip to Blowing Rock is complete for foodies” without a meal at Rowland’s.

224 Westglow Circle
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
HWY 221 South

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 295-5141

Website:
http://www.westglowresortandspa.com/15/rowlands-restaurant/

Entertainment:
Enjoy lovely piano music played on our Steinway M baby grand piano. Offered Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 until 9:00 (June through October, and special events).

Parking Details:
Handicapped parking available

Public Transit:
Private Transportation can be provided by Airhaven Limo.
Contact Dana at 828.963.0963

Executive Chef:
Tony Bates

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, and Business Functions.

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Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Westglow Resort & Spa is a top-rated luxury destination spa where personal service is an honored tradition. Our elegant Greek Revival mansion is a perfect place to find renewal of the mind, body and spirit.

Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Scenic View (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always, wonderful experience from the cocktails to the meal and especially the chocolate finale. Thanks for making my Mother’s 75th Birthday so special.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We dined at Rowland's based on a recommendation from a friend. We were not disappointed. The staff, ambiance, menu, drinks and our food was all excellent. By far the bast dinner during our stay in Blowing Rock. I would highly recommend Rowland's to anyone who enjoys fine food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Have been here several times before and service was always great. This time not so great, not sure if she was new, but she was very inattentive. Food and ambience was great as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love this restaurant so much! Not only for the incredible setting but the new chef Dustin hit several culinary homeruns ! I highly recommend Rowland’s!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great Food .... service slow since not crowded at all ....enjoyed a table side visit with Chef .... really good dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely place for dinner. Our server Tyler was excellent. Food was fabulous. Will come again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was outstanding from the valet parking through the dessert! Our waiter, Austin was attentive, answered our questions and made some outstanding recommendations. Make sure you save room for dessert--apple crisp and the chocolate cookie were our choices! The restaurant itself is beautiful!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I really wanted to love this place. The location and restaurant both are just a tad off from great...it’s this little things... attention to detail, knowledgeable wait staff, that cause this place to miss its mark!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Magnificent setting, elegant ambiance, impeccable service.

I am a world traveler (and old so I have been everywhere). I must say that starting with a glass of fine champagne on the classic veranda with open Blue Ridge views before you ranks among my Top 10 settings.

Yummy food - cooked perfectly with delicate yet proper seasonings, and presented with artistic flair. Creative appetizers, with our choices outstanding (tomatoes, pork belly). Entrées were more conventional - certainly gourmet yet just short of exciting a foodie. Because of that, I rated food 4 stars given "4 1/2" was not available. Maybe I was spoiled by everything else being perfect.

Can not summarize it better than "we will return."

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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food4
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and another couple had dinner here on Saturday evening. The service and ambiance was wonderful. The chef needs some help. My homemade noodles stuck together like glue. Three of us had caesar salads which were presented beautifully but only a small amount of dressing and store bought croutons This is a relais et chateau. The croutons need to be hand done not out of the box; the salad needs more dressing--not just lettuce with 1 Tablespoon on the plate--the spa salmon does not need so many vegetables. We were all disappointed with the meal. I am so sorry to say this but we expected a better dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food and ambience are way above average. Truly amazing. The service needs to be up to the level of the food and atmosphere, particularly for the price of the food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

We were there on a Monday: it must be difficult to maintain intensity 7 days a week. Owners/managers of successful businesses develop programs to insure maintainence of high levels of service to patrons. At all levels in the business there should be the clear understanding that the restaurant business is very competitive.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

When we arrived for a reservation, our table was not ready. We were sent to the bar in the meantime but there was no bartender in the bar. After waiting at least 15 minutes we are taking to our table. Service was poor throughout the evening . They had ran out of at least 3-4 things on the menu. A very pricey place for the service received.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sunday brunch, after church. If you see my Westglow Spa reviews you will see excellent. Rowland’s brunch was a less than positive meal. Grits were cold - the butter would not melt into them. A side portion of French Toast was also cool enough the butter would not melt. Eggs Benedict was offered w ham- whoops, out of ham. Service was very slow. It was the kitchen’s issue, not our server’s. Ambiance is lovely - it’s a shame.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The setting is beautiful, the staff is excellent, and the food is very, very good. Because the table was ours for the evening, we were able to start with drinks on the outdoor veranda watching the sun set over the Blue Ridge. The dining room was located within the beautifully appointed 100 year old mansion, and the seating was elegantly understated. Our waitress was a good combination of attentive and unobtrusive. All within our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed dinner and dessert. For a lovely dining experience, I would definitely recommend Rowland's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 15, 2017

the location and views are wonderful in these mts...the service was excellent however the food for both my wife and I came out cold the presentation was lovely and they took our dinners back and replaced them with a newly cooked dinner(not just warmed) they came to us after the meal with a check that removed the price of the entrees they requested we pay for the drinks, appetizers, etc but did not want to honor the $20 point redemption, which I did not dispute....I would recommend the restaurant to friends but unfortunately we were just visiting 700 miles away from our home in florida and will not be able to return in the near future

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is an awesome restaurant. Every element of this dining experience is special. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. We also capped off the experience by going out on the front porch and enjoying "glow time" which is the beautiful sunset over the mountains. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This was an outstanding experience. Ambiance was absolutely delightful; we shared a glass of wine on the beautiful grounds before seating for dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The service was excellent as was our meal. The restaurant and the views are stunning. My wife and I wondered why we had never eaten here before. We had brunch and walked out on the veranda and enjoyed the views afterwards.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Beautiful setting, high expectations which fell really short. Service was way too chummy for the price and setting. Food was a big disappointment, filet was way overcooked after clarifying with the server what temp we were talking about. First course was also a disappointment, mushroom tart was really dry, not as described. My wife's pork tenderloin was cooked and presented well. For the price, it was at best fair. They need to review their food quality and cooking process.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We enjoyed the time we spent at Rowland's , the building was interesting and the food and service was great . We will teturn the next time we are in the area!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Live Music, Healthy
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Wedding anniversary celebration for our friends. We all were impressed with our food and the ambiance of the restaurant. Built in the early 1900's and last remodeled in 2005, a lot of the original character of the building is still there. Great place for special occasions and a romantic evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

This is a wonderful venue but the service was painful. It was not the fault of tbe server as there did not appear to be many diners on the building.

By the time the entree was served i had forgotten what i had for a first course. Like most things in life, timing and rhythem are the keys to a plrasant experience. You can only live on your reputation for so long.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Been to Rowland's for a group luncheon, Mother's Day Brunch and Sunday Brunch. Brunch prices very reasonable and food was delicious.
Cocktail prices a little high. Will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It was our first visit for brunch. it was excellent and a very nice way to enjoy a Sunday brunch.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Exceptional world class food with spectacular views in elegant setting. Be sure to ask for Sandy, a terrific server with bubbly personality who will definitely help make your dining experience a lot more enjoyable!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Beautiful setting, presentation and food.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The location, scenery and atmosphere was wonderful. The restaurant has a porch where you can enjoy the sunset and cocktails. The food and service was exceptional. Fabulous restaurant! We will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Unique presentation and perfect preparation makes Rowland's a dining experience, not just a meal. This is a personalized resort treat not to be missed on a visit to Boone, NC. The converted mansion and grounds elevate the spirit and expand the appreciation of the better side of mountain life. If price is no object, this is the best of Boone.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Absolutely beautiful view and ambience. The food was delicious and the presentation breath taking. The polenta fries are incredible. Our server, Carl, was excellent. His suggestions and descriptions were perfect. My only complaint was no one in our party saved room for dessert.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Unbelievably wonderful! The food was outstanding, as was the service and the setting. It easily exceeded our expectations. We look forward to our next visit.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 17, 2017

WOW! I booked this restaurant for friends that were coming to visit Boone. They were first time visitors to our home. First of all, I chose it because it was open on a Monday evening and that alone is a rare thing here in our part of the mountains. Then, it also had wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor and Open Table. There are some spectacular restaurants in our area and I was hoping this would be one of them. It is! Not only did we have a cozy table for four in the library but the hostess gave us the history of the resort. Dinner was almost ready to be served when we were invited to witness the sunset behind the mountains. They held our dinner while we basked in the glow of the setting sun. The food was spectacular. I had the NC snapper and my husband had the capon and one of our guests had the pork. We splurged and had dessert too. I had the lemon tart special and my husband had the chocolate cake and milk. This was a very special evening. We all left feeling quite sated, both in body and spirit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This place is fabulous. Great atmosphere in a unique setting (we dined in the library). Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Although it's a very high-end restaurant, it's still fairly casual and definitely welcoming. The food is fantastically prepared.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Fantastic dinner in a lovely setting - amuse bouche was incredible (would have loved an entire platter of those little morsels for my dinner!) My husband had melt in your mouth bison and I had lamb. Dessert was perfect, service was exceptional (Erin) and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal on the pretty porch. Would definitely return. Yum.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Their Sunday brunch is fantastic with many offerings at surprisingly reasonable prices. I had the country breakfast (10 dollars) and my wife had the fresh, seared tuna BLT (16) and both were excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Roland's was excellent! Beautiful atmosphere , superb service from our server Carl, and delicious wine and food. It was a perfect evening. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Normally I do not leave reviews, but I have had run of absolutely wonderful meals at Rowland's this year. The staff has been efficient and attentive to every detail and the food is very special. We really enjoy being greeted by Gary upon arrival. He gets us started with a pre-meal visit to the parlor or porch for cocktails. Rowland's is much more than a meal. It is an experience like none other in the Blue Ridge.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A fantastic experience. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable. As an added touch, the manager came around and told everyone inside the restaurant that it was about sunset, if we all wanted to go outside to watch. The pace of the dinner was just perfect.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch, very quiet. I had the seared tuna sandwich and the hubby had the crab cake and fried green tomato Benedict. All was very yummy! Drinks were a little pricey, $10 bucks a pop. Ended up spending 72.00 so not for every Sunday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We love eating and the experience of being at Roland's. The food is wonderful and the service is friendly and excellent. The setting is perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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