The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

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502 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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PC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get a reservation and go. Everything spectacular, food, service, ambiance, view. We will definitely be back!

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening to be able to eat on the porch. Great food, as always.

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation stop

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, you owe it to yourself to experience this marvelous resturant and its service. Words cannot begin to describe your walk into the elegance of the past. The ambiance of sitting outside overlooking the mtn. tops, the beautifully arranged presentation of every mouthwatering bite, and service that is next to no other. Ask for Jessica, she is one you'll not forget.

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Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A charming restaurant with lovely surroundings. We love to have dinner there whenever we visit Blowing Rock. The food is very good and the service excellent. The friendly staff is very efficient and accommodating. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. We'll be back soon.

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d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must if visiting the Blowing Rock area, romantic 5 star dining overlooking a beautiful mountain view - simply amazing

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J
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu is getting a bit repetitious, but still delicious - love the Spotify playlist

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MA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter out does himself EVERY time we visit! The corn and crab fritters melted in your moth! The Asian flared soup with seafood was outstanding. Hunter and staff (we had Cory!) are professional and friendly, full of knowledge and on point! iIF you can GET a reservation... GO!! Until next visit! Michele A.

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Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a rustic setting. We had dinner outside on the porch, enjoyed the food and our conversation with the next table. The blankets worked wonders when it turned chilly. Moved indoors for desert and coffee. Great meal.

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b
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual.

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AB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience could not have been better!

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JJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything FAR exceeding expectation. It made our anniversary exceptional.

We can't wait to go back,

Judd

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PW
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Restaurant at Gideon Ridge. It was our first time there, but won't be our last time! The service and the food were outstanding. We also greatly appreciated the quiet atmosphere and the amazing view.

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MM
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best restaurant! They have found perfection in every detail and every dish. The location is also magnificent. We had the seafood salad and pate to start. The seafood salad was fresh and tasty and the pate amazing! We each had the pork tenderloin and it was out of this world. It was cooked to the perfect temperature and was tender and the black lentils and asparagus each had their own delicious seasoning, texture and taste. Truly a work of art! We had the flourless chocolate torte and it was the best we’ve ever had. Jessica was our server and helped us with every course selection, was attentive throughout the evening and made the experience wonderful! The Chef also came out twice to make sure everything and everyone was enjoying themselves. Gideon Ridge is perfection!

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Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Enjoyed outside dining.

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CU
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Inn here and enjoyed dinner on the first night. The chef came to our table and talked to us about the entrees, taking extra time to tell us where the ingredients came from and how they were prepared. The food exceeded our expectations! The lamb sirloin was wonderful and the bananas foster dessert was more than delicious. The service feels like a boutique experience, they are very attentive and accommodating. And the views are spectacular! Beautiful property, very private and peaceful with lots of flowers and landscape. Will definitely be back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants my wife and I have dined at in quite a while. Great view, intimate setting, and outstanding food and wine selections make this a must stop visit the next time we are in the North Carolina mountains.

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JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was over the top! Service was great, look forward to returning.

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience with outstanding views! The food is well presented with unique ingredients and a lot are locally sourced! Great interaction with chef and staff!!!!

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MD
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal with great food and great service. The wine list is overpriced and the only food glitch was that the crime brûlée we were served (citrus) was not what we ordered (coffee) and our server’s only comment was, “oh, I think they switched it out.”

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J
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is a treasure. Beautiful location and views, lovely dining area setting, friendly and attentive service, and truly exceptional food. The thoughtfully created menu was executed to perfection on every part of every course. This is one of those places where you'll dream of returning. Anyone visiting the Asheville NC area should make sure to dine here at least once - you will not regret it!

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GE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is beautiful, with a long-distance view of the mountains and the valley below Blowing Rock. We enjoyed a cocktail on the porch followed by a magnificent dinner in the beautifully restored old inn.

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Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant with amazing views of the mountains. Our server was friendly and helpful with our wine selection, and our salads, seared tuna, and lavender crepe dessert were all superb.

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AN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Even without the imaginative cuisine and excellent service, the ambiance and fantastic view of the mountains would make an evening there a special occasion.

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MA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter and staff do NOT DISAPPOINT!! I have been to Michelin Star restaurants, Gideons’s Ridge never fails to impress. The lamb sirloin melted in your mouth. The scallops? Perfection. Hunter is kind to come out to greet and ask if there is anything he can do to make you’re experience better. Joseph, our waiter was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and happy to help you decide on which choice would please your distinct tastes. From “ soup to nuts” you can not go wrong with Gideons’s Ridge; that’s if you can find a reservation. Hunter, keep being you, and thank you again for another superior dining experience.

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JR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing dining experience. Each dish is wonderfully creative, thoroughly satisfying in every way. Looking forward to the next visit.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved full time to BR four months ago. Gideon Ridge is on our regular calendar now, once a month. Chef Hunter is the best chef in the High Country. That is saying something because there are some really excellent chefs in BR, Boone, and Banner Elk. It’s the ambience, good service and perfectly flavored dishes that bring us back. You get to leave regular life for a while and ease on into mountain restfulness. All I can say, Chef, is thanks!

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, from the sunset view over cocktails to the fabulous menu (we loved the winter brussel sprout salad), to the most polite and efficient wait staff.

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Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest dining experience in Blowing Rock without a doubt. All 4 at our table ate every bite of each course without sharing! We were so pleased we immediately rebooked for the next weekend.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gideon Ridge has been and continues to be be the High Country's best restaurant. Great location, quiet atmosphere, beautiful views, but most importantly, fantastic Food. Chef Hunter Womble does an incredible job sourcing some of the freshest local items and styling them into remarkable dishes. The seasonal menus give you a great reason (as if you needed another) to come back again and again. The servers are knowledgeable and provide that perfect level of service -- just enough but not too much if you want to linger. To top it off, the library and porch are excellent locations for a before or after dinner drink. This is simply a wonderful restaurant.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience!

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d
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! It was our first time dining at Gideon Ridge and we can’t wait to go back again. It was the best meal Ever! Loved it! Service was exceptional with attention to every detail.

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LC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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
Western NC
2 reviews
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
73 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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