The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful experience. Every course was delicious, the service was great, and the views topped it off perfectly. We’ll be back!
Fabulous and cannot wait to return. Going to book for next summer several dates as early as we can.
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.
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.
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!
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
Loved our meal and experience! Enjoyed our waitress Carmen, thanks for a nice evening and anniversary celebration!
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!
Great food & service. Limited menu but good! Great place for a special occasion.
The lamb lollypop appetizer and the lamb sirloin were both excellent.
Great food, fabulous setting. Sizing of sides un-necessarily skimpy.
Just wonderful as always!
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!
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 .
Awesome food and service
This place is absolutely perfect! Gorgeous view, fabulous food and impeccable service. Couldn’t imagine a more wonderful experience
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.
Always outstanding food and ambiance. Highly recommended!
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.
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!
Best food, service, and views in the High Country.
Everything there is fabulous! Best restaurant in town!
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!
Always the best food service and atmosphere. Second to none.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful outdoor seating with Mountain View. The food is spectacular and service is impeccable!
Fabulous! Food was wonderful and view spectacular!
Great food and service! Waiters are attentive and food was excellent.
Outstanding meal! Outstanding service and attention to detail. Perfect!
Always amazing from the time we entered till leavibg parking. Highly recommend this journey
Food was fabulous but the view is just incredible!!!
Get a reservation and go. Everything spectacular, food, service, ambiance, view. We will definitely be back!
Another wonderful meal at Gideons Ridge with well prepared creative food paired with exceptional service in a beautiful mountain setting. Without doubt the top dining destination in the Boone-Blowing Rock area.
Beautiful evening to be able to eat on the porch. Great food, as always.