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About The Granary
Offering a casual dining setting, The Granary serves up lunch Wednesday through Sunday. Whether you’re grabbing lunch with friends or celebrating a special event, make every meal a treat.
“The Granary is a neighborhood gathering place,” says Chef Colin Bedford, who designs and updates the menu seasonally. “The Granary’s menu is full of comfort food and Southern classics with English influence.”
The menu is complemented by a full bar and wine list curated by Beverage Director Paula de Pano. Ask your sommelier for pairing recommendations for your next visit!
The Granary is located in Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the weekly specials.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
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Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
Private Party Facilities:
The Fearrington Granary is an extremely versatile venue, providing a large open floor plan and surrounding multi-level, intimate dining spaces. The Granary’s main floor offers an open seating area adjacent to high top tables and full service bar. Great for casual meal options with friends. The Granary’s semi-private areas include: The Silo room is a second level area that offers versatile seating and overlooks the front pasture containing our iconic silo and Belted Galloway cows. Also located on the second level is the Beltie room that overlooks our pasture and grazing Belties. Galloways is a private downstairs area adjacent to the Gallery, allowing for a separate reception and dinner area. Finally, the Sunroom offers a more intimate dining area, also providing views over our front pasture. To learn more about this venue call us at 919.542.2121.
Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (919) 542-2121
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.
The Granary Ratings and Reviews
We had a fine meal at the Granary, nothing too special. But unfortunately the tone was set when they brought us completely stale bread that was terrible. They responded quickly and baked us up a fresh batch which took at least 15 minutes so interfered with the pacing of the meal. How they could not know they were trying to pass off stale bread is beyond me. It was either deliberate or sloppy and neither one of them speaks well to the restaurant.
Several years ago, the Granary was a great place to get simple but nicely prepared food served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It was somewhat upscale, but unpretentious. While the atmosphere hasn't changed, over time, the menu has became increasingly more "gourmet," meaning the food has became fancier, but not nearly as good. For example, they used to serve a really nice slice of meatloaf. Not fancy, but very tasty and satisfying. Now the meatloaf is three small pieces with "rosemary potatoes" and "mushroom ragout" artfully arranged on the plate. They used to have a wonderful falling-off-the-bone tender lamb shank. Now it's several nearly-raw slices of lamb with a mountain of "tomato gravy." It seems that rather than being a top- notch neighborhood restaurant, The Granary is trying to be "Fearrington House Lite." We'll keep going because it's convenient and very pleasant, but I miss the simpler, tastier fare.
Unfortunately, the food and service were a bit lacking for this particular Sunday brunch - the salmon benedict was ordered with eggs poached hard but were served poached light - there was no visible hollandaise sauce and the sauce brought to table was salty and uninteresting - the biscuits had no flavor - the farmer's breakfast was ok and same for shrimp and grits but we expect more from Fearrington
We have been there a few times in the past, but was surprisingly disappointed this time round. Water for hot tea was slightly above room temp., coffee not hot and tasted weak, and the food, with exception of the eggs, was lacking in flavour. It seems as though something has happened at your establishment that is for the worse.
Setting was nice, waitress was pleasant, informed (although her recommendation was not up to expectation), and attentive; kitchen was SLOW, and food was generally disappointing. Brussel sprouts were very good; Ceasar salad was NOT - lettuce was chopped iceberg rather than romaine and dressing was unCeasar like, with no croutons or close relative; hangar steak was good and done as requested; 'fried chicken' was chicken fingers that were rubbery/overdone and not up to Arby's standards or any other food emporium - the chef could learn from some regular southern cooks what fried chicken should be.
Most disappointing particularly considering the upscale pricing. Would not return or recommend. Sorry.
We recently went to the Granary for dinner and were disappointed in the service. It took us about two hours to eat since it took almost an hour to get our entrees. Although it was a Friday night, I can't imagine that four entrees took that long. The food was great and we know this is not the typical service here. The waitress came by and blamed the kitchen but other tables around us got their food quickly.
Very disappointed. On their website the Triangle Restaurant Week menu showed scallops and beef wellington as main course. First we had to ask for the TRW menu it wasn't given to us or offered. Started was mushy vegetables and crackers, main course was tough brisket with overcooked, hard mac and cheese. Fish was ok. Desert was a plate of graham crumbs with a square of key lime pie and very small scoop of icecream or two tiny fudge pieces with two cookies. Whole experience was like they hardly tried to impress if it was someone's first time or last time as in our case. The waitress talked to us in third person the whole time. "Are we all done with our desert?" Oh, and drinks came with the appetizer. They were not crowded in our area either. Felt like anyone ordering TRW was second class food, make that third class.
I took a visiting friend to The Granary because it was "restaurant week" and The Granary was having $15 , three-course lunch. A good bargain! Unfortunately, that meant that the restaurant was crowded. Our reservation was honored immediately and the hostess responded nicely when we requested a table different from the one initially offered. After that, the service broke down a bit because they clearly were getting swamped. And the place was mighty noisy!
But the food was tasty and nicely presented. When they ran out of desserts on the fixed price menu, we were offered desserts from the regular menu. The dessert portions are huge. I had the coconut cake which had icing about an inch thick. Delicious, but much more than I needed. I'd recommend splitting dessert.
This is a nice place, with tasty food. I'll go back again on a day when they are less likely to be busy.
Final note: There is a great bookstore right next to the restaurant.
Made reservations for "triangle restaurant week" for off the routine menu options. The Granary is in our top 5 listing of places we favor for special dining. Highly disappointed. If the entree I selected (Cherry Beef Brisket) was to entice folks to return .. it would fail. First: the bread and dessert .. wonderful (typical items). The tomato salad with warm brie cheese - cold salad as well as brie (but still tasty). Cherry Beef Brisket, Melted Onion, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese. Well! Rare to have beef brisket cut with grain vs. across so not fork friendly. Onions were "melted in cherry mixture" I mean to unrecognizable. I thought they were over cooked red beets until tasting (scraped off). Left some brisket on plate because it no longer tasted like beef. Mac & Cheese. Taste and texture really good. But, had 3 pounds of cheese in a 1 pound bag getting forks of nothing but gummy cheese. Again.. tasty but should be listed as "Cheese & Mac". Coleslaw .. OK.
This is the 2nd restaurant where we have noted that the "Triangle Restaurant Week" menus items were FAR substandard to normal offerings. If our assessment of the evenings dinner rested on that night. We would never return. So all .... stick with the restaurants proven menu selections. We still plan to return to The Granary for special nights out. Noise level was moderate because of the volume of the music.
We went to the Granery for a Dinner date and we were pleasantly surprised!
Great service, delicious local food with a farm on the property!
I had a side salad, the Shrimp Ravioli and an Ice Cream Sandwich. Everything tasted fresh and flavorful!
I highly recommend!
Came in for a friend's birthday, sent them
An email during reservation if they can provide a slice of cake for the celebrant, told the waitress on arrival but did not get anything of that slice of cake for the birthday celebrant, when we got our bill, the waitress just said happy birthday, so disappointed to have drove for 35 minutes for a friend's birthday but was so disappointed for ignoring my request.
We dine here about twice a week. It's conveniently located in Fearrington Village where we live.
We find that the quality of the food and the service has improved under new management and chef. I always order the grilled salmon as it is perfectly prepared and very delicious. It comes complimented with grilled asparagus and seasoned sweet potatoes. A perfect light meal for Spring. My husband is more adventurous and this time had the fried chicken with Mac & Cheese and Broccolini. Judging by his plate, the meal was scrumptious. He couldn't finish the Mac & Cheese and the Broccolini but was able to take them home and enjoy them for lunch the next day. Since the Granary has a special of 1/2 priced bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays, we make a point to visit on those days. We are going to try the Brunch on Sundays soon as they use to be delicious and with the new chef they will probably be even better.
Once suggestion I would offer is to have a few bottles of wine on the menu that are above average. Especially in the Cabernet category.
The brunch was overpriced. The selection for Mothers Day on fixed price menu was very limited. The restaurant ran out of asparagus and the signature ice cream sundae. My son and I were very disappointed. We were dining with my family of 6- my husband, daughter and husband, and two sons, one of whom graduated from UNC in the morning. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
A delicious and very filling Mother's Day brunch! Our waiter was fantastic! He was very attentive and was right on top of everything. I am sorry that his name escapes me. In addition, the manager provided outstanding customer service and made sure that customers were happy. Mother's Day brunch at The Granary has been our tradition for over ten years. As in the past, this year's dining experience was awesome!
This was our second evening dining at the Granary since our return from Florida. We started with a bottle of wine, half price on Monday and Tuesday evening! Our waiter was welcoming and helpful answering the questions we had about the menu. I had the Trout with asparagus and sweet potatoes and my husband had the Shrimp & Grits. Both dishes were well prepared and delicious. We very much enjoyed our evening out at the Granary and will return often.
Celebrated a family birthday with Sat. lunch at the honoree's favorite restaurant. We began with a round of George's famous Bloody Marys while we checked out the new menu offerings, mostly more burgers with tempting add ons including pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. We ordered the shrimp and grits and the cheese souffles with asparagus, tomatoes and artichokes. The shrimp and grits were warm, creamy and not at all spicy. The light and fluffy souffles melted in your mouth and were served atop the perfectly roasted veggies lightly sauced with pesto. Since it was a birthday celebration we finished with the moist coconut cake with a very creamy, not at all sugary, frosting and delicious Fearrington coffee. George, our server, was very knowledgable about the menu and timed our service so we did not feel at all rushed although the restaurant was very busy. Overall it was a very Happy Birthday lunch. We'll be back to try some of those new burgers.
The Granary has a new menu and it's wonderful. Much larger number of offerings than in the past. Great fish, seafood, pasta, and American favorites. Several great fish items. The other night their special was halibut on a bed of sweet pea hummus with little pasta pockets filled with ricotta and sweet pea shoots on top. Just fantastic! They also have crowd-pleasers like fried chicken, meatloaf, and a great looking burger. The atmosphere is quieter than many local restaurants (which have become noise-producers) but still casual and fun. Craft cocktails and a nice wine list. Highly recommend the New Granary!!
Great atmosphere, service with a smile. Portions for the price were a bit smaller than expected, as we dined during the dinner hour. Favorite dish was the brussel sprouts appetizer, which was excellent, but I would have toned down the sweetness a bit. The other dishes, calamari appetizer, salad entree with oysters, and rigatoni & meatball entrees were satisfactory. I would give it another try and venture to order something totally different than on this trip.
We had friends visiting from out of town and wanted them to see Fearrington and our house. I believe that the village and restaurants are a great asset to Fearrington and thus wanted to take them to brunch at the Granary. The service, menu selections and food were very good; however, the crepes (my favorite brunch item) could have been warmer. Under most circumstances, I would have sent them back to be heated up; however, our guest's food was excellent and I didn't want to point out the flaws in the otherwise excellent dining experience.
We had guests with us for Easter Sunday Brunch. It took over an hour to get the food. And then the food was cold or overcooked. We have been going to The Granary for over 15 years and this was the worst service and food we have ever experienced. We were embarrassed in front of our friends.
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