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Vintage House - Hickory, Hickory, NC

Vintage House - Hickory

4.6
4.6
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Vintage House is the leading fine-dining establishment in the local area. Serving elevated American Bistro classics in Hickory's Historic Abernathy home which was built in 1915.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 324-1210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    With one semi-private and four private dining rooms, the Vintage House is your choice for remarkable celebrations. See below for information on our dining rooms.

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our occasion was a mixed one, a business dinner with friends wrapped around a birthday celebration. We weren’t very familiar with Hickory so I searched reviews and decided to book here. The Vintage House was fantastic, from the building itself to the decor to our server, and then came the food. As good as the ambiance was, the food was so amazing that all of us (10 people) were raving about it into the next week. Most in our group live hundreds of miles away but I’m less than an hour so I’ll be making another reservation very soon!
  2. JJ

    JuJu

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday dinner for 2. It was so nice. Food was delicious. Server was great. Very relaxed meal & felt like we stepped back in time 100 years but with a modern twist. Beautiful decor.
  3. t

    tomp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining will definitely be back Wine suggested was outstanding!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kennedy was attentive and personable without being intrusive.. Yes cargo was perfect. Sidecar was perfect. Short but nicely varied wine list. I highly recommend.
  5. DK

    DandK2

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years, but unfortunately, new ownership has made many changes and eliminated the consistency that we have always enjoyed. The updated decor is nice, but the real reason for a fine dining restaurant is great food, and it used to be superb. Now, the quality and quantity have declined, and the cost has increased. The extensive wine list has been replaced with only a few limited selections. Our order of bread was excellent, but the positive experience ended there. My entree of Crab Cakes appeared to have plenty of crab, but only tasted of strong lemon. The salmon entree which has always been a favorite was smaller and not well prepared. Vegetables with both entrees were disappointing as well. Our service was OK, but the poor quality of the food made this a much less than enjoyable experience.
  6. T

    Tulacat

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from the service to the food. Started with yeast rolls. Outstanding! The salads and entrees were excellent! The service was great! Definitely will return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant surprise and totally worth it. Loved the food, the service, the building itself was so sweet.
  8. S

    Steevo

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for business from Charleston, SC. If your a foodie, you know even the gas station food in Charleston can be excellent. The experience here is Charleston level. You could put this place in DT Charleston and never know it came from Hickory NC. The food prep/taste and presentation were beyond excellent. Our server Jennifer was very knowledgeable of her food and wine and treated us like she had known us for the past 10 years. Sincerely going back for a weekend just to have dinner there again. ABSOLUTELY a must if your in the areas.
  9. R

    Rrrrrr

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Wives had send food back. Steak was well done instead of medium well. Next ones came medium well but tough. My tea glass was empty for45 minutes even though the waitress was at our table twice and said she would be back with tea. Seated at 6:40 pm and after waiting on food to come back it was 8:45 pm. Left at 9:45.
  10. WH

    WilsonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant in a beautiful setting . Outstanding menu and our food was great . The yeast rolls were the best rolls I have ever eaten . The service was outstanding. The young lady who waited on us did an outstanding job. Very professional, very helpful and very pleasant .
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress provided excellent customer service & the food was very good.
  12. NC

    NCTraveler

    Greensboro

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming restaurant with great ambiance. Our server, Lori, was gracious and attentive. The food was delicious; well-seasoned and beautifully presented! We will definitely be back.
  13. MS

    MitchellS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very busy venue, the food, atmosphere, and ambiance were amazing! Definitely make reservations, as it’s almost impossible to find seating. Our waitresses, Emily was very attentive, and took good care of us. My wife and I both had the rack of lamb, with garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a salad, all of which were delicious! For dessert my wife had the cream brûlée, and I had their last piece of strawberry cheesecake with chocolate drizzle. These were also very delicious. We both enjoyed coffee with our dessert and I have to say, the aftertaste of that cup of coffee was excellent! I’m not sure where they get their coffee from, but having that smooth aftertaste was worth it! I highly recommend The Vintage House, you won’t be disappointed!
  14. AH

    AnnH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely special occasion venue, very pretty, good food, great service.
  15. KK

    KimberlyK

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was great but terrible with names. She was a teacher and was great
  16. LB

    LeninB

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service Steak are incredible drinks were great
  17. K

    Kate

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent. My fiance and I will definitely be returning!
  18. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening spent at Vintage House! Delicious food, excellent service. It was a special evening and the staff went out of their way to make it memorable for us.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck special was outstanding, as were the other meals had by our family. Atmosphere and service were exactly what we hoped. Look forward to returning!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar. Service, food, and atmosphere was top notch as usual
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. It felt cozy and warm inside. The food and drinks were delicious and well prepared. Our server Brittney was very attentive and kind. The yeast rolls were to die for!!
  22. MC

    MichaelC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have risen to the occasion with every level of the dining experience. This is my family's favorite dinning outing yet again!
  23. HB

    HalB

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list! Highly recommend the crab cakes, yeast roles, and baby spinach salad. The special dessert is delightful.
  24. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    338 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Friday night dinner in Hickory. What a wonderful welcoming staff! We began with a bottle of Pendulum cabernet sauvignon after consulting with their wine manager. The yeast rolls are incredible — be sure to order them. Salads were super fresh! My wife’s steak was tasty especially the accompanying sauce. The lamb chops were equally as delicious. Chocolate torte and Bourbon Manhattan for dessert rounded out a terrific dining experience in this beautiful older home. Look forward to dining here again on next trip back in Hickory
  25. RB

    RayBolick

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took friends from out of town. They loved everything they ate. We are looking forward to our next visit.
  26. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks, appetizers, & dessert were phenomenal, but they dropped the ball with the main entree. They came with mashed potatoes & vegetables. Both were very bland. Potatoes looked like they came from a box. No flavor. Definitely room for improvement.
  27. w

    wenevrmissameal

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon with grilled shrimp - ooh la la!
  28. LT

    LauraT

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious. I had a steak that was cooked to the perfect medium rare. They have a great wine list, and if you are interested, the owner will come to your table and help you pair a wine with your meal. Best escargot that I have ever had. Order the bread!!! Easy to book here on Open Table. Plenty of parking either on the street or in the back of the home. Beautiful older home. The ambiance is perfect. We go here over and over again.
  29. CK

    CKNC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall a nice experience, our starter course and salads were very good. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. My fiancé’s main course was good but my main course was slightly underwhelming. I ordered the NY stip special and for 53 dollars my steak shouldn’t have been as tough as it was.
  30. M

    Mckrapp

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best restaurant in Hickory! Cant Wait to go back.
  31. SA

    SteveA

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    To begin, the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the new additions to the menu. Now for the negatives. The cocktails were not good. The Whiskey Sour was SOUR!!! The Mojito was just really not good!! It tasted as if it had been topped with either seltzer or club soda, the mint was not muddled, and there was hardly a taste of any kind of alcohol. The Vesper was okay at best. It tasted slightly watery. The duck entre' was delicious, but could have used a sauce. It was a bit dry. The pasta was delicious and the trout was delicious. It would have been nice if my glass of wine would have arrived before I finished my meal. Dessert was fantastic! The wait time between the salad and main course, was a bit long. But, as I said to start, the food is fantastic!
  32. SM

    SteveM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal. Food and ambiance were far above usual. Will definitely go again.
  33. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was extraordinary and the whole experience is one we hope to repeat soon.
  34. LM

    LindaM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vintage House never disappoints! Food is always delicious. Very crowded on a Friday evening and the noise level was a bit high, but tolerable. Excellent service.
  35. k

    karll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we entertained another Couple who are very successful Caterers. So its a little dicy to take them to a restaurant. Both of them fell in love with the food, service and decor. So I give you 5 stars because you made me look good. Thanks.
  36. PW

    PamW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were seated 20 min late. A party near us was loud and obnoxious. The restaurant was understaffed. Still, all in all, our waiter was pleasant and the food was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    49th anniversary!
  38. MM

    MelissaM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service, and such a cute environment! We were delighted to be seated at what appeared to be a cozy booth in the bar area. Unfortunately, the bar was very noisy that evening. Also, the table across from us had lots of friends stop by to chat (loudly). The server even apologized without us complaining. Overall, we had a good experience, but will opt for the standard dining area next time.
  39. MH

    MHPate

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    I have been going to this restaurant for four years now. Up until Saturday night it was our go to venue. I won't be going back. From the time we were seated until the time we were served was an hour and 16 minutes. Further my order of Prime Rib (one of the specials for the night) was brought to my table as a cold medium well to well done portion. I had ordered medium rare. To be fair the server tried to make everything right but at that point the evening (a birthday celebration) was ruined. The excuses that came back to the table was they had a big party. My only comment regarding that is they accepted the reservation and didn't employ the Ps to success-Prior Planning Prevents P___s Poor Performance. I don't see the customer service orientation that the previous ownership/management displayed. We drive 45 minutes each way to dine at this establishment, but no more. I hope they wake up before they lose enough customers to kill the business.
  40. GH

    GlennH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Our experience, my wife and I hosting five special friends took Vintage House from local favorite to scratched. Food was mediocre; service simply the worst ever experienced in “fine dining.”

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Vintage House - Hickory is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hickory

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 324-1210

  • Private party facilities

    With one semi-private and four private dining rooms, the Vintage House is your choice for remarkable celebrations. See below for information on our dining rooms.

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