The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

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$31 to $50
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American
Dining at The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is one of Blowing Rock's most elegant and relaxed experiences. The cuisine is a blend of fresh local ingredients artfully prepared by our award winning culinary team under the watchful eyes of Chef Hunter Womble. Dine Al-Fresco or in our intimate European styled dining room. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, then dine, from a light evening meal to a special celebration. Appropriate for children over 12 with sophisticated palettes.
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vipliligabor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is wonderful and the staff and chef so friendly and happy. This is a special place. Thank you for helping me to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday with her!

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vipVivian
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

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vipMtnGolfer
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Several years ago, this was very good. This time, it appears they are going on past reputation and decided the food no longer mattered, especially in light of the charge. Examples: the Bananas Foster had two very small and thin slices of banana (each the size of a quarter) although the accompanying fritters were good (with no banana taste). The salads were very small which each may have filled the equivalent of a coffee cup. The swordfish was not warm and the accompanying greens were too hard to chew. The server who was nice seemed to hype everything. He did not seem to care about the tiny banana slices or the uneaten greens. No bread was served and the server said after the meal that the customer has to ask for it (but the server never stated that earlier). We wanted this to be a very good experience (and it was a special occasion) but, alas, this was not to be this time. Hopefully, this experience was an exception and others had a better one.

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Okay
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very nice restaurant with great food. My only issue was that on our initial reservation I said it was a very special birthday, so can we please have the table by the fireplace. I made the reservations months in advance when I booked the Inn as well. When I called to confirm I again mentioned it and was told they would make a note. Then again when they called the day before I mentioned it and was told they'd make a note. Then upon checking into the Inn I was again told they'd make a note. My thought was were are all of the other notes!! Then when checking in for our reservation we were a few minutes early and we were told they could NOT check us in as another couple was ahead of us. The tables were all literally empty, so not sure why we had to wait, but I again said we should have the table by the fireplace and only then did the woman (who was not very nice) said they don't do specific table reservations!!! I had been asking for 2 months and not one person said that before. Also, there was a couple with a private table in the library all by themselves, and the room is not part of the restaurant... Why were they treated to a special table when I had tried to request one for a couple of months... that started our dinner off very poorly and being a special occasion that put me off.

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Mamasfav
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely incredible dinner! My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary and this was the perfect place to dine. Weather wasn't too good that night in the mountains, but the atmosphere inside was lovely. Service attendants were wonderful; knowledgeable, friendly, etc. Everyone there made our dining experience wonderful. Definitely recommend for anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Every course was delicious, the service was great, and the views topped it off perfectly. We’ll be back!

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vipsusan
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and cannot wait to return. Going to book for next summer several dates as early as we can.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not sure where to begin. From the first sip of the specialty cocktails to the last bite of the trifle dessert, this was one of the best dining experiences we've ever encountered. Our waitress (Corrie, we can't thank you enough for making our 20th Anniversary meal so special) gave fantastic suggestions and was as in tune with the menu as the Chef was with the ingredients. We had a table with a fantastic view that was far overshadowed by the food. Definitely some of the most inspired and eclectic food pairings we've ever tasted. My wife and I had recently resigned ourselves to the fact that paying too much for slightly above average food was the new norm. Thank you to the staff, Chef and proprietors of The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge for reminding us that there are still establishments out there who are passionate about what they do. Do not wait until the last minute to get a reservation or you will miss out on an incredible dining experience.

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vipHeidi
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of the wait staff were so accommodating. Jessica, Carmen and Cory help each other out to make sure you have an excellent dining experience. The food is delicious and beautiful in the presentation of the food. The atmosphere is cozy, quiet and everyone seems to be enjoying there experience. The mountain views are beautiful too.

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vipAliciaG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gideon Ridge never fails to impress. As a party of five, we enjoyed a drink on the porch to watch the beautiful view and sunset. We opted to sit outside for our meal, but quickly realized it would be too cold. It was no problem - we were moved inside to a comfortable table immediately. Enjoyed excellent duck, tuna, fine wine and delicious desserts. A wonderful evening - highly recommended!

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vipPatriciaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my gosh!!!! It was wonderful one of the best restaurants I've ever been too. Love love love the staff and my hat off to the chef.😄 Trish and Hartley LeRoy

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal and experience! Enjoyed our waitress Carmen, thanks for a nice evening and anniversary celebration!

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vipToneymom
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! Our food was fabulous. Husband had the pork loin chop and loved it. Chef made me a vegetable dinner that was off menu. It was amazing! We always love everything we order when we come. I can’t recommend it enough! It’s a must visit when we’re in Blowing Rock!

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SSBeck
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

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JohnW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Limited menu but good! Great place for a special occasion.

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RogerL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb lollypop appetizer and the lamb sirloin were both excellent.

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LynnwoodB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous setting. Sizing of sides un-necessarily skimpy.

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vipDeborahM
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful as always!

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GordonM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant in a wonderful Inn. Staff is so friendly and makes you feel like it’s your home! Exquisite food presentation, wine list and service. Loved it!

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LindsayL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The Gideon Ridge restaurant was exceptional. Each course was perfection. It surprised us that our waiter had not been trained to serve from the left and remove from the right. It’s very , very awkward and disruptive to have a plate shoved across your face whilst you converse or sip your drink. There’s a very practical reason for these service rules. If they took time to train the staff then the experience would be perfect .

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vipphilm
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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PhyllisA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely perfect! Gorgeous view, fabulous food and impeccable service. Couldn’t imagine a more wonderful experience

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traveler
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Almost perfect.
Food absolutely delicious and perfectly presented and served.
Only flaw was having to ask for bread and then having to ask young inexperienced server for plates
View is why people come to this area. Ambiance and table on terrace were wonderful.

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vipJimP
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for the exceptional service, excellent food and amazing dining experience. We were there on Friday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our server was attentive, gave great recommendations and took amazing care of us. We loved the added touch of the glass of champagne when we were first seated. Also a great touch to have the chef visit our table.

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vipLarry
Charlotte
80 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come frequently and always find every appetizer and salad great and pretty creative and using local produce. The halibut is awesome well so are the desserts. Service is excellent. Abit pricey but so very very good and outdoor dining is so neat too!

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vipJoeD
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service, and views in the High Country.

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vipSherri
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything there is fabulous! Best restaurant in town!

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vipLarry
Charlotte
80 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here many times I’m sure I can say that you’ll never be disappointed here great service staff great food and really great views plan ahead if you’re coming because you’ll need reservations far in advance! It is worth the trip!

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food service and atmosphere. Second to none.

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vipDavidL
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect! Outstanding views from the terrace . Great service- kudos to Kat for making it a “purrfect” evening. Every dish we had was great- escargot, sashita peppers, strachiatella salad, duck breast and Halibut. Chocolate cake was divine. Chef checked in on us at the end which was a nice personal touch. The very best dining experience we have had in BR.

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MoniqueG
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful restaurant. The view is beautiful of the mountains and the food is fantastic. Very friendly and good service. The seats are super comfortable.

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lexi
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening in every way. Fortunately we were able to eat outside on a perfect evening. However the dining room looked lovely should we have had to eat there it also looked like it would be a wonderful atmosphere. Look forward to another evening and hopefully a stay there.

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vipSherri
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating with Mountain View. The food is spectacular and service is impeccable!

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vipSherri
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food was wonderful and view spectacular!

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vipfamilyof4
Charleston
55 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Waiters are attentive and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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Matt
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! Outstanding service and attention to detail. Perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing from the time we entered till leavibg parking. Highly recommend this journey

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous but the view is just incredible!!!

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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is rated 4.8 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.