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The Chestnut Grille

93 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Casual dining inside the 125 year old Blowing Rock legend, The Green Park Inn, an atmosphere inspired by the American Chestnut from which the hotel was built. Our unique interpretation of classic and local ingredients delights the pallet; gluten free and vegetarian diners alike will be pleasantly surprised. Crispy Braised Pork, Mountain Trout with a wilted baby Kale trio, Garlic and Herbed Shrimp served with Stone White Grits, and sumptuous house made desserts are just some selections. An eclectic wine list, specialty cocktails, and local craft beers will round out your dining experience. Come join us soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–9:30 am
Sat, Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 414-9230
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jason Clay
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Piano in Lobby Friday and Saturday evenings.
Music on the Veranda Sunday Nights
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 93 People Are Saying
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Todd (Western NC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice experience! Would highly recommend this place for any occasion.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We at at Chestnut Grill during Blowing Rock's Winterfest. We chose it due to the fact that they had a Jazz band. It was a fun evening and the food was great!

OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the farm to table idea, and that most of the menu comes from the Green Park Inn garden. The night I went was very quite but I hope that business picks up for the hotel and restaurant. It was a very lovely experience.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The steak I had and the trout that my husband had were outstanding. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The restaurant was also quiet and had low lighting with a very nice Christmas tree to enjoy while we ate.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was average. Extra charge for every drink refill including soda and ice tea.

viprockmeister (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

The service is spotty; however the food and prices are excellent. The trout was particularly outstanding - very fresh and crispy-skinned. Our friends also enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the vegetarian dish as well as the tomato stack appetizer. I've also had the strip steak here before, and everything is a great value. They just need to train their staff better, though they are pleasant.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was mediocre except for the grilled grouper. That was excellent. Waiter tried hard but seemed overwhelmed at times. He was a nice young man. Decor of restaurant was very very outdated. It needs a total remodeling. Food grade was high (97.5) which is good.

vipKristine (Jacksonville)
1.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Don't waste your time and money. Poor service, bad ambiance, ok food = don't go back. We'd heard that the chef was good but we were not prepared for the really bad service and low level ambiance. The Chestnut Grille is simply a small white room with really old fashioned wall paper at the top, bad lighting, fake small candle on the table and bad acoustics. Our waitress was either very new & badly trained or just incompetent (sorry Karla); couldn't pour out our martinis out of a shaker without spilling it all over the table; didn't offer to pour our wine; never refilled our water; brought the entree before we were finished with appetizers; didn't replace used silverware that she took away with our appetizer plates....and on and on. The food was actually not bad but it just couldn't make up for all the rest.

JAMM (Charleston)
1.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Due to hosting a banquet that evening, the experience for those with individual reservations was terrible. They need to decide whether they are an event venue or a public restaurant - not try to do both. Length of wait was unacceptable for the number of tables being served. Food was mediocre.

Flash (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

The low county shrimp and grits were excellent. In addition, the fried green tomatoes were tasty. However, be very patient. Reservation at 6:00 pm, did not receive starters until 6:50 am. Main course arrived at 7:20 pm.