The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

5.0
486 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. Enjoyed outside dining.

Report
Helpful
CU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
W
Raleigh
12 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!!!!

Report
Helpful
MD
Richmond
36 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.”

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
l
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
MA
New York Area
24 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
D
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!

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
S
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.

Report
Helpful
ST
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.

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

Fabulous dining experience!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
DI
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)!

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

Amazing food!! We are never disappointed!

Report
Helpful
GB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful property with a intimate atmosphere and awesome food !

Report
Helpful
CG
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Great atmosphere. Great food.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend. Most accommodating, with finally a location that people aren't rude where talking so loud that everyone can hear their conversations. The customers actually used great manners and etiquette.

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

Great food, great service, wonderful experience!

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

Excellent meal and great service.

Report
Helpful
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

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

Always delicious and romantic!

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

Outstanding service and food

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

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

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend l!

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love, Love this restaurant! The food is always great and we love the atmosphere overlooking the NC Mountains.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
13