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The New Public House & Hotel

4.6
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Brunch
Welcome to The New Public House and Hotel located in historic Downtown Blowing Rock. Our food is a wonderful selection of local seasonal entrees and small plates.

We serve breakfast Monday through Saturday from 8 until 11, Sunday from 8 until noon. We serve lunch Saturday from 11 until 3 and brunch Sunday from noon until 3.

Breakfast items include fresh home made biscuits as well as fresh sausages that are all made in house.

Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday nights from 5 until 9
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Café
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am
Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Lunch
Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 295-3487
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Dean
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great menu and service

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sunday brunch accepts reservations as well as dinner reservations are suggested.
Nice casual atmosphere-----menu changes seasonally----fresh local ingredients----
Great brunch items from eggs benedict, amazing beignets, loose leaf hot tea, cathead biscuits, chicken sausage and the list goes on!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our breakfast was great! We all enjoyed our selections and our server Sidney was great. We always eat here when we are in town.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I've always loved The New Public House, but today disappointed a bit. I hope it was just an off day, but I won't know until the next time we go. Overall the food was good (minus the runny grits), but the service was just not great. We always felt like we were a second thought to our waitress who just didn't really seem to want to be there. She was distracted and spent little time out on the dining floor, but even without her being attentive, we were never without anything we needed. The servers in general seemed to be running all over the place, even though the restaurant wasn't super busy, so things just seemed unsettled and it wasn't the relaxing dining environment it's been in the past. Again, we'll return, but maybe not for a special occasion in case there has been a shift in the overall service of the place. It just wasn't the Easter Brunch we were hoping for.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our service was excellent and the food was terrific!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great family dinner on a Wednesday night. Love this restaurant. One of our favorites since buying a home nearby.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Way to noisy! Looking for quite dinner but could hardly hear my wife over the noise!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We ordered cocktails with our appetizer. Evidently bar was backed up and no drinks arrived. Otherwise, the food was very good and well presented. The staff was very friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The interior design was very nicely done, food was great. Service was friendly and prompt.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a delightful dinner on Saturday night and were surprised at the ease of obtaining a reservation. Drinks, appetizers, main courses and dessert were well presented and delicious. Lots of variety. Ambiance was cozy and fun.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Consistent with great service and amazing food. Even the bread and butter is amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal. We had an early reservation and were alone in our little area most of the time, which was nice. The ambiance is rustic and I don't think I'd call it romantic but it was very cozy. The food was delicious, especially the meatloaf and the mashed sweet potatoes, and our server was excellent. She recommended the wine I ordered and it was very nice. The menu has lots of choices so I can definitely recommend this restaurant for both couples and families.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Sunday brunch. New item - Chesapeake Seafood Omelet. Lobster, scallops, shrimp, spinach, cheese omelet with side of breakfast potatoes - rich, healthy portion. Also, seafood enchiladas with two eggs served over a bed of red beans. Wow! Excellent and for a big boy appetite. Love the new menu additions. One of our local favorites.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was very good! Loved the bartenders and the managers! Our sever for dinner was horrible to say the least.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good all-round restaurant; everything from burgers and hot dogs to upscale Southern cuisine. Nice interior. Average bar. Family friendly. Near center of town. Casual dining. Recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The staff was great. Love the menu. Wine list is not the best but did enjoy their cocktail and beer selections.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Really nice place. Clean and quaint. Wait staff seem to be informed college types, working hard to please and make you feel welcome. Gumbo was excellent. Wednesday is half off wine!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful Sunday Brunch during Winterfest weekend in Blowing Rock. This place is so charming!!! Food was excellent and our waiter (Fish) was so pleasant and helpful. Definitely want to go back!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great, service was pretty rough.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We are always well taken care of when we dine at The New. I let them know in the reservation that I would be having a business meal and that they may want to seat us away from other tables as to not disturb them. We were seated in a cozy separate room with a fireplace. It was wonderful. Food is always lovely as well as the staff!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food, service, & atmosphere!! Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite location for New Year's Eve each year. But book it early in the year or you may find that there are no reservations available.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great fun and wine at a very good price point for a special Mom and daughter night out.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food and menu but dining is crowded and loud especially in the front rooms. The front dining room is at the front door and directly across from the bar. Very cold and noisy.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful time, waiter was super nice and efficient
Food was very good, Very happy they had open table during a busy ski weeekend. Other places had 1-2 hour waits

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We were able to spend an enjoyable snowy evening with the team at the New Public House. The food was quite good and the server was very attentive. They had some interesting menu items that were good on the palate. We tried their nachos and were happy happy. Their mainstay is the meatloaf which was delightful. All in all a very good meal!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was fantastic! The service was great, quaint and quiet.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great find....I had only been here for local's night which brought me back and I was not disappointed. Great menu, friendly staff and good atmosphere! I will definitely be adding this to my go-to list of great spots in Blowing Rock!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointing and not nearly as good as in the past. Seems like menu has been "dumbed down."

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We wanted to love this since we have a home in the area. The food was solid but not outstanding. Our server was attentive but overall the restaurant was not what we had hoped. Smoke from the kitchen greeted us as we arrived- just one example. There are no personal seats in the room.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Cute place with friendly, welcoming staff

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Visiting on vacation from Florida.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Great follow up and a potential miscommunication. That’s The New we thought we knew!
Thanks guys!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

All was very good except for the service. Our waitress had another table that was a large group. Our group of 4 (2 couples) were an after thought. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at the New Public House while visiting Blowing Rock. We started with the Chicken Livers, and I ordered the crawfish enchiladas and my husband had the lamb burger. Everything was prepared perfectly and was delicious! Service and cocktail list was good as well. We will return.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The new lunch menu is mostly burgers. First experience was good so we returned with out of town guest. Not so great second time. Burgers were over cooked and dry. We all order medium rare except for one rare. The rare was delivered to the wrong person and might have passed for medium, others were well done or more. The fries also disappointed being tepid. We love the night menu and always come about once a week so this was a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Consistently great food. Service is top notch. Local’s Night (Thursdays) has some great wine and beer deals - even if you’re not a “local”!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great menu (I had a lamb burger) and service! Bar area is cozy while waiting for your table.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Menu is different so check it out before you dine.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service. Loud atmosphere. Food comes out very quickly. Good spot for a decent dinner in town.

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