The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

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465 reviews
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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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LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service is top notch. The menu is always different and wonderful. Chef Hunter uses only the freshest ingredients procured from the local area when possible. Our meals were high quality and delicious! Thank you for making our birthday dinners special!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my husband for his birthday and we stayed at Gideon’s Ridge and had dinner with them. The food was absolute perfection! The escargots were tender and perfectly cooked. The duck was delicious but HANDS DOWN the skate was to-die-for delicious! The chef is very friendly and stopped to talk with each diner, and gave us tips on how he prepared the skate. We plan on making this a yearly ritual (preferably several times a year)!

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HJ
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! We are never disappointed!

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful property with a intimate atmosphere and awesome food !

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CG
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Great atmosphere. Great food.

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KE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a few minutes early, offered drinks and room to relax. The food preparation and presentation was out of sight. The taste could not have been better. We had a very nice evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent! The food was incredibly delicious and fresh and the waitress was so knowledgeable and attentive. Great wine and cocktails too! The restaurant is a beautiful inn with old world class, but not stuffy. Love the restroom as well. Very clean and well appointed.

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TM
Western NC
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants. Creative seasonal local options, perfectly prepared. Amazing experience.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful experience!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and great service.

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NP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 courses were all excellent Pate’ through Double Chocolate Poke Cake. Boom Count it. 5 stars

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and romantic!

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at the Gideon Ridge when we are in Blowing Rock. The food is incredible and it has a cozy atmosphere.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend l!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cozy spot. Great Chef. Don't miss it. You'll be glad you went.

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R
Western NC
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose between several tables, which is always appreciated. Service & cuisine are consistently excellent & the gifted chef is quite charming as he engages before & after the dining experience.
Whether visiting or residing in,
Gideon’s Ridge is a must dine destination!

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JO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent personal service by the staff. Servers had knowledge of a previous reservation cancellation due to weather.

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OT
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience and I loved it! The winter salad was amazing!!

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ML
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, good ambiance, top shelf liquours, good service. A great place for a special occasion dinner.

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RC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a wonderful meal for four longtime friends who have eaten at many restaurants together around the world. It will be one of our best memories

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LF
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best restaurant in Blowing Rock! Plan ahead, reservations are hard to get!

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J
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful evening! The service Sarah provided was professional and very comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious. We sat next to a cozy fire and enjoyed every minute of our evening. I can’t really say enough about how lively this restaurant is.

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KL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna and trout appetizer was fresh and tasty. The lamb sirloin was wonderful, cooked properly and we'll presented

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KA
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Liked the cozy ambiance and especially liked sitting in front of the fireplace. The service was very good. We thought the food was good, but not quite the wow we expected. We would definitely try it again.

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l
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch. Duck is amazing!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give this place 10 stars I would! I love this place. Every time we visit NC we HAVE to eat here. We call this place our special hideaway. The food is beyond amazing and the views of the sunset over the mountains is like no other. This place is very special. We always have the best time here and the service is excellent. It is a hidden gem in the mountains of North Carolina. Best food, best wine and best views. You feel special when you eat here because of their limited seating and exquisite food options. Fine dining at it's best! 10 stars all around.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic experience!! Everything was perfect! We arrived a little early for our reservation, so we had drinks in the library while waiting for our table. The food was phenomenal. My husbands lamb was a little undercooked for his preference, but it tasted great nonetheless. My duck entree was one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. Overall great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, relaxed atmosphere with superb food and an attentive chef

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m
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Definitely the best restaurant in Blowing Rock.

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner. The food was creative and beautifully presented. The service was excellent with very good timing between courses. The cocktails were delicious too.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nasty weather night... ended up being a truly quiet, romantic, dinner. Wait staff was very attentive and food was exquisite. The restaurant is tied to the Inn. It's at the top of the mountain next to "the Blowing Rock"

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VW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been repeat customers over the years. Never fails to meet our greatest expectations.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was the absolute best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food presentation and taste is some of the best we’ve ever had! Service was great as well!
Will definitely be going back!

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L
Atlanta
131 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 5th visit over the past 5-6 years when we visit Blowing Rock and they haven't missed a beat. Nothing better than watching the sun set over Grandfather Mountain while having a cocktail on the patio. The food and drinks are outstanding as well making this restaurant a must see when in the area.

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RC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time with interesting wait staff honoring pleasant presentation of food including well prepared Octopus salad and an excellent Mushroom fondue as appetizers followed by an exceptional brussel sprout salad with an entree of a great pork chop.

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RH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 1st time at the restaurant and the ratings that we read about it were on target. The food was outstanding. One reviewer said it was as good as the Artisinal, which is our favorite restaurant, so we had to go here. It is as good as the Artisinal. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back.

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PH
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not expecting to be so blown away by the food here! Made a last-minute overnight stop at Gideon Ridge, and managed to get a reservation for dinner. The food was absolutely outstanding, and Corey was such a friendly and knowledgeable server. Even if you are not staying there, I highly recommend eating there if possible! One of the very best restaurants in Blowing Rock.

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