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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

4.9
4.9
531 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 295-3644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Hunter Womble

  • Neighborhood

    Blowing Rock

  • Parking details

    Private Lot and Valet available

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. l

    liligabor

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 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!

  2. V

    Vivian

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful!

  3. MG

    MtnGolfer

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 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.

  4. O

    Okay

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    3.0

    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.

  5. M

    Mamasfav

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  7. s

    susan

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.

  8. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  9. H

    Heidi

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  10. AG

    AliciaG

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!

  11. PL

    PatriciaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  13. T

    Toneymom

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!

  14. SS

    SSBeck

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great dining experience!

  15. JW

    JohnW

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. RL

    RogerL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  17. LB

    LynnwoodB

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  18. DM

    DeborahM

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just wonderful as always!

  19. GM

    GordonM

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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!

  20. LL

    LindsayL

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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 .

  21. p

    philm

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service

  22. PA

    PhyllisA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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

  23. t

    traveler

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 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.

  24. JP

    JimP

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always outstanding food and ambiance. Highly recommended!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  26. L

    Larry

    Charlotte

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 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!

  27. JD

    JoeD

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. S

    Sherri

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything there is fabulous! Best restaurant in town!

  29. L

    Larry

    Charlotte

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 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!

  30. KL

    KellyL

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. DL

    DavidL

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  32. MG

    MoniqueG

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.

  33. l

    lexi

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  34. S

    Sherri

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. S

    Sherri

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Food was wonderful and view spectacular!

  36. f

    familyof4

    Charleston

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband’s birthday

  38. M

    Matt

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  40. PC

    PaulaC

    1 review

    5.0

    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 4.9 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Blowing Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot and Valet available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

  • Executive chef

    Hunter Womble

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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