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Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa

407 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(828) 295-5141
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tony Bates
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Cross street
HWY 221 South
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Parking details
Handicapped parking available
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Public transit
Private Transportation can be provided by Airhaven Limo.
Contact Dana at 828.963.0963
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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).
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Special events & promotions
Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, and Business Functions.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

jaybird (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Truly, a fine dining experience, unequaled ANYWHERE in the southeast. Pricey, but worth it!.

Jobet1 (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I had the sea bass and the kale salad and loved them. My husband was well pleased with his steak. The bread and amuse bouche were great. Our friends both ordered the meatball and found it too heavy, spicy...but they loved the truffled polenta served with it. The service was excellent and they gave us a seat by the fireplace which was perfect for a cold and blustery evening.

lisasimon (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband and I dined recently at Rowland's to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrived, our table was sprinkled with red rose petals and had a card from the restaurant thanking us for choosing Rowland's for our special occasion. The food was creative as well as delicious. The service could not have been more welcoming. The restaurant and inn are located in the 100-year old mansion of North Carolina artist Elliott Daingerfield, and the view is amazing. Roland's is adjoined by the Westglow Spa, named #1 destination spa for 2017 by Travel & Leisure. All in all, this is a very special place.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved it, really

vipDaniel (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Best Ever Anywhere!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  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.

vipbbbandit (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  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!

Suzy (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Bluegrass (Louisville)
5.0  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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  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."

Lori (Charlotte)
4.0  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.

Ann0618 (Austin)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 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.

Karen (Miami)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  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.

vipzebs (Orlando)
4.0  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

Mindy (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

vipTOMW1 (Western NC)
5.0  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.

Mike (Raleigh)
5.0  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.

Kenito (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 4, 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.

Z4couple (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 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!

OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  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.

Isitsoupyet (Western NC)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  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.