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Nearby points of interest

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  3. Distance: 2.49mi
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About The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

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.

202 Gideon Ridge Rd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary European, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 - 9:00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

Phone Number:
(828) 295-3644

Website:
http://www.gideonridge.com/

Parking Details:
Private Lot and Valet available

Executive Chef:
Hunter Womble

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Scenic View (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day provided the motivation to finally visit Gideon's Ridge. Our expectations were high, but the evening exceeded them. We enjoyed a cocktail and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains sunset on the porch and one of the best dinners you could imagine. Even in February Chef Hunter stayed committed to local food sourcing and it lent itself to creative and delicious items. The clams were special; not the usual garlic, wine butter sauce but a subtle bacon flavored broth with edamame nuts. The clams got to stand out for themselves. The cauliflower soup was outstanding, and both our lamb and halibut entrees were memorable. Their pastries/desserts were on par with the meal. After all this raving, you may wonder how I could say that the service was even better. Our waiter Rob was charming, knowledgeable, helpful and engaged us at the perfect level of friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Chef Hunter must have visited our table at least twice (as he did to all the other guests). He was genuinely interested in our satisfaction, displayed his sense of humor and showed his pride in his work in the right way. All of this is in a quiet, cozy, beautifully rustic dining room. We will be headed back soon. If didn't already live in the area we would probably be planning to stay for a weekend this spring!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Wow, what an amazing meal. Some of the best food I’ve had. Loved talking to the chef and discussing why he chose certain menu items and how he puts flavors together. Amazing amazing view right at sunset. Totally loved everything about our evening here!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Just an amazing place. You will not be disappointed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They took our coats upon arrival and promptly took our drink order while we waited for our table in the "library". We met a wonderful couple while waiting and enjoying our beverages. The eating area was quaint, intimate and romantic. It is a small place, but we did not feel like we were too close to anyone. The food was terrific. We shared the meat and cheese board, the pate' and the lamb shank. The chef came out to greet the table and told us a little about the food. Definitely worth it and we look forward to coming back.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful spot. Food, service and space...first class! Intimate and personal attention to detail from pre dining drinks before the fire through perfect food pairings.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent setting and service. Lamb shank was awesome. Would recommend without hesitation

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Chef Hunter and his staff are amazing. Undoubtedly one of the best meals ever. This is our favorite restaurant and I have NEVER had anything I wasn’t satisfied with. Love this restaurant and lodging!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner and service!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely as always. Chef Hunter visted the tables and chatted with everyone. View is spectacular. Can't wait to go in summer to sit outside. Presentation is excellent. Grouper was perfectly cooked and easy to chew. Steak was cooked to perfection. Great blend of flavors.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was perfectly prepared and delicious! Great service and try to get a table near the windows, what a view.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and service with an unmatched atmosphere! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

....as always, the food was superb and the service was outstanding. Worth every penny.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We eat here every time we are in Blowing Rock. The meals are always incredible!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great atmosphere. Great service. Amazing food!! Wine was great toon! I plan to go again very soon!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of the best restaurants and dining experiences I've ever enjoyed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was fantastic! Service was great!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Brilliant!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Found this on Open Table and it sure was a gem!! All the reviews were right --- quaint, small restaurant with unbelievable food. Great service from the servers and the chef visited our table several times to explain how food was prepared and after we received it. Great little Inn that is very old and warm. It is a real find. Menu is specific and has around 10 appetizers, 3 salads and 5-6 entrees. We sampled several main courses and a couple of different salads and appetizers. All were excellent, but the lamb chops were incredible. I had the pork tenderloin and that was awesome too. I'll find an excuse to go to Blowing Rock to eat at this place again!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 2, 2017

was a wonderful evening. have been there several times and each time is special and unique

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Classy place. Somewhat pricey as portions are rather small and you will likely need an app and or salad. The tuna was excellent. Hunter the chef is great and comes out checking on guests. Deserts are very small and next visit I'll skip that. A great place for a special quiet evening. Beautifully decorated. The entrees are wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 24, 2017

What an amazing place! The restaurant is part of a bed and breakfast (which itself is amazing). It's small, quaint and cozy -- maybe 10 tables although in nice weather they do have patio seating. The view of the mountains is breath-taking. The staff was very attentive, and even the chef came out to check on us. What really stands out about this place is the food. Even though we were staying at the inn, we were hesitant to eat at the restaurant because the menu just didn't sound that good. We're so glad we gave it a chance. It was probably the best meal each of us have ever had. We started with the artisan cheese plate, which had some fantastic pickled vegetables included -- and we don't even like pickled vegetables). I had the pork loin with farro risotto, roasted squash, carrots, and green beans with a bourbon maple glaze -- tender, flavorful, and a beautiful presentation. My wife (vegetarian) had the basil tomato soup and brussel sprout salad with pickled onions (those pickled veggies again) and balsamic reduction. She liked it so much she wanted to order it again! We split a dessert that was great too. Earlier in the afternoon we had also enjoyed some wine on the outside deck. (They have an afternoon tea with some on-site made baked goods. We timed our wine to take advantage of those baked goods.) Overall - great place. Great food. Great service. We'll be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food, ambiance, service at Gideon Ridge was absolutely AWESOME! We have traveled and dined internationally and not been treated as well as at Gideon Ridge!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Afternoon Tea
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

simply fabulous. could not ask for better food, service and ambience.
A stunning, intimate dining experience and would recommend to stay in the inn.
The staff cater to your every need to make it a stress free, enjoyable, memorable visit!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I have lived in Blowing Rock for more than 27 years. I was extremely pleased with food, ambiance, and service at the Gideon Ridge! This restaurant is now on my annual dining schedule.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and Service was great.

Great view!

real nice setting.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food and service were excellent!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very attractive dining room. Very private tables in a cozy setting. Excellent service, stunning sunset views, and superb food. It’s a real special and unique dining experience. Very talented chef and staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our 4th visit to Blowing Rock with a dinner dining reservation on each occasion. Wonderful for our anniversary weekend. We’ll return again on our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A beautiful space, with an elegant yet comfortable feel. The views are incredible. Service was attentive but not intrusive. And the meal was amazing. Pumpkin farro risotto with pork tenderloin was stunningly flavorful. Roasted duck with goat cheese polenta and onion braised kale was equally delicious. We were not bowled over by the dessert (chocolate torte), but honestly, it would be tough to have impressed us more than the entrees. We visit the area often and will be adding this to our “must go” list for all future trips.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Took friends for a b'day celebration cause this restaurant NEVER disappoints!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant did not disappoint. We go to Blowing Rock frequently and had never tried Gideon Ridge but had read the great reviews. So we decided to give it a try. Outstanding!! The food was "melt in your mouth" delicious, service was wonderful, and the view is breathtaking. We will return again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hidden gem!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

an outstanding dining experience! spectacular view of surrounding mtns. Food very good---sauces great!!! We were not rushed through our meal but were given time to enjoy the food and each other's company. Would recommend Gideon Ridge to anyone. We were treated like royalty from our arrival to our departure. You won't regret making this your dining choice, especially if the weather is good and you can sit outside prior to and for your actual meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This is an absolute must when visiting the mountains. The ambiance inside and outside is magnificent. The food and service are excellent. Always a great value.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A hidden gem: Gideon's Ridge Restaurant
Small, charming atmosphere. If you can dine outside--do it! A most fabulous view.
Menu is divided into First, Second and Third courses. You can order any one thing (or more!) from each or one of the categories.

Great wine list: good value and good wine, too. Service is fabulous; you are never left waiting to order, to ask for something or have your water glass replenished. The chef came out twice to our table. He was gracious and happy with our response to his dishes. Presentation of each dish was lovely. NOT a "stuffy" place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is the greatest restaurant in Blowing Rock!
Get a reservation and don't miss it!
Get the Lamb. Go early or late the view is incredible!
Don't tell your friends because it will become too crowded!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had dinner there to celebrate our one year anniversary. We had an excellent experience. Food and service outstanding. The chef came out to say hello and ask how everything was. Beautiful setting.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best dining experience we had on our fall mountain trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Gideon restaurant and inn was suggested to us for our anniversary celebration and it was absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Waitstaff is excellent and attentive, Chef adds new items daily and the food is prepared from local fare. Scenic views of the mountains especially spectacular sunsets.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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