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Weathervane Restaurant

4.1
4.1
1413 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Weathervane restaurant is located within the Southern Season store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The restaurant has evolved from a few tables and chairs in 1978 to a full-service restaurant today. The outdoor garden patio is open all year. The patio space is large enough to hold parties and receptions. The staff at Weathervane prides themselves on Southern hospitality and delicious food. Executive Chef Benjamin Gill has created dishes that take traditional Southern cuisine and give it a modern twist using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Fried green tomatoes and okra or veggie benedict are two of the offerings for brunch at Weathervane. For dinner, choose from entrees such as buttermilk chicken or sweet tea glazed salmon.

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Menu

Small Plates

  • Ashe Co. Pimento Cheese Fritters$8.00

    peggy rose's pepper jelly, herb salad

    • Weathervane Deviled Eggs$8.00

      pickled haricots verts, smoked paprika coulis

      • Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra$9.00

        chèvre, house chow chow, smoky ranch

        • Oysters Weathervane$11.00

          fried oysters, bacon, spinach cream, parmesean

          • Ahi Tuna Poke$12.00

            toasted sesame seeds, scallions, garlic, ginger, avocado, cilantro, rice crackers

            • Mediterranean Meze$14.00

              hummus, smoked eggplant zaalouk, olives, tabbouleh, pita

              • Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie$14.00

                assorted bread and seasonal accoutrements

                Salads

                additions: blackened or grilled chicken $6, salmon or shrimp $8

                • Iceberg Wedge$12.00

                  black pepper yolk, bacon, tomatoes, crispy onions, blue cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing

                  • Spinach Salad$10.00

                    candied pecans, ricotta salata, brioche croutons, pear, basil balsamic vinaigrette

                    • Grilled Romaine Caesar$10.00

                      brioche croutons, parmesan, anchovy dressing

                      • Chilled Pesto Shrimp$13.00

                        tomatoes, arugula, haricots verts, lemon oil

                        • Summer Salad$11.00

                          mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted chickpeas, feta, deviled egg, balsamic vinaigrette

                          Large Plates

                          • Buttermilk Fried Chicken$21.00

                            green beans, potato croquette, bell pepper gravy

                            • Sweet Tea Glazed Salmon$24.00

                              arugula salad, wild rice, corn yogurt remoulade

                              • Shrimp and Grits$18.00

                                bacon, andouille, charred onion, cheddar grits, red eye gravy

                                • Carolina Catch of the Day$25.00

                                  chef's selection

                                  • Pasta Del Giorno$18.00

                                    chef's selection

                                    • Caprese Burger$15.00

                                      Tomato, balsamic reduction, mozzarella, basil aïoli, brioche. Sweet potato fries, french fries, or mixed greens

                                      • Grilled Hanger Steak$30.00

                                        peppercorn demi-glace, pommes frites, sautèed kale, horseradish compound butter

                                        • Roasted Moroccan-Style Lamb Leg$23.00

                                          petite vegetables, harissa, toasted couscous

                                          Sides To Share

                                          $6

                                          • Mixed Green Salad

                                            • Pesto Fingerling Potatoes

                                              • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

                                                • Cheddar Grits

                                                  with charred brussel sprouts

                                                  • Grilled Asparagus

                                                    • Soy Maple Green Beans

                                                      • Macaroni and Cheese

                                                        • Sautèed Kale

                                                          with garlic, currants

                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                          What 1,413 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.1
                                                          4.1 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                          • 4.1Service
                                                          • 4.0Ambience
                                                          • 0.4Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                          91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                          1. WR

                                                            WillRun4Food

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            45 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            45 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 28, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            The food was very good, and because we had a gorgeous day in late October, we were able to sit outside. Chris was our server and he was phenomenal. The food was very good, but the service was truly outstanding. He was attentive, but not pushy. Well done! We'll be back because of the service.

                                                          2. JP

                                                            JPD2014

                                                            Greensboro

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 26, 2016

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            We had some folks in from out of town for an annual business meeting and we wanted to have dinner with them beforehand. They had not been to The Weathervane before. They were delighted with the butternut squash soup and fried green tomatoes for their meal. My husband and I had the same soup and the salmon which was very good as well. The portions were generous and so we did not have any dessert. As the sun set the lights were lowered giving more ambiance and warmth to the room. Our wait staff was great and paid just the right amount of attention to us and did not hover. This is a very nice place for either lunch or for dinner. It is hard to believe it is located in a mall. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a fun dining experience.

                                                          3. PS

                                                            PeterS

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 23, 2016

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                            Food was delicious but it was freezing cold in the restaurant. So cold we got blankets from our car to cover our arms inside. Other diners complained as well. We asked multiple staff if they could adjust the temperature and were told yes but it never changed. Then we were given sarcastic answers from the hostess when we inquired again. After that our waitress and all other staff seemed to avoid our table except to provide the bare minimum of service. Very disappointing. This used to be a favorite but I may not return.

                                                          4. CW

                                                            CelticWriter

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            26 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            26 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 21, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The best lunch place in Chapel Hill when you want to have a conversation and a civilized environment. The service is great and the food is good if predictable. Love the tablecloths in the backroom and the Southern flair for casual dining. Karen is an outstanding server, with a smile and a desire to please. Please don't change and go to loud and noisy, grubby and cheap. Thanks for being exactly what I need for business lunches.

                                                          5. A

                                                            Adventuresome

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 19, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            We had a group of nine which included two children. We requested a table in a quiet area outside for a family gathering. The food and service were good everyone had a nice time. The Southern Season store was an extra bonus which is fun to brouse and purchase unique food products.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 18, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We love to go to the Weathervane for lunch to celebrate our co-workers birthdays.

                                                          7. C

                                                            Cabernet

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            18 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 16, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            we ate inside for brunch on sunday but, next time, i would be sure to book outside on a gorgeous day like it was! the inside dining rooms are nice but the terrace is lovely on a perfect weather day!

                                                          8. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                            My husband and I enjoyed our Saturday am brunch, as it was our 26th wedding anniversary. The only complaint I had was that we wanted a private table away from people traffic, and a party with 2 families, with young children was seated across from us. This happened immediately after we were seated. This was dissapointing.

                                                          9. MK

                                                            MatthewK

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 14, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Weathervane was a random pick based on online reviews, but our experience was even better than expected. Everyone's meal was absolutely delicious, and filling. The waiter was very nice, very funny. It's on the more expensive side, but definitely reasonable for the quality of the food, portions, and service. Will definitely go again next time I'm in Chapel Hill.

                                                          10. LR

                                                            LeeR

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 9, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Reasonably priced, good food. Takes reservations for Sunday a.m. Good handicap accessibility.

                                                          11. RH

                                                            RebeccaH

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 2, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Good brunch menu. They're also very good at working with you to get you exactly what you want even if it's not necessarily on the menu. Great Service as well.

                                                          12. JL

                                                            JLatzMD

                                                            Charlotte

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 2, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with our three boys that are in area colleges, and their girlfriends. The waitstaff was tremendously attentive and the food was, as is usual, varied in offerings and consistently delicious!

                                                          13. AW

                                                            AnneW

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was such a nice day that we were able to sit outside. My lunch was a lovely Salad Niscoise. It was delicious and the presentation was very appetizing. My friend had the salmon over fresh vegetables and it was very appetizing as well.Our server was very attentive We will be going back!

                                                          14. P

                                                            Perfect

                                                            Atlanta

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            1.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 27, 2016

                                                            overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                            This restaurant appears to have changed the way it does things. A simple spinach salad is now half the size that it used to be, and the ingredients included in it have been cut quite a bit (for example: 2 toasted pecans when it used to include quite a few). One of the other dishes that we ordered (Shrimp & Grits) was so salty that it was almost inedible. Not sure what has happened to this kitchen, but we won't be returning unless we hear from other people that it has gone back to its former ways.

                                                          15. J

                                                            Jamessusan

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 25, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                            Simple, elegant surroundings with an intelligent wait staff. Great choice for brunch.

                                                          16. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Charlotte

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on September 19, 2016

                                                            overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                            The restaurant seemed clean and tastefully decorated. The waitress was nice, but not a good server. The food was subpar for a food store. The food was overpriced for its quality.

                                                          17. WR

                                                            WeekendRegular

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 17, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            My mom and I come regularly to weathervane for weekend breakfast. The food is high quality, the service attentive, and the experience mindful.

                                                          18. RK

                                                            RKPSLP

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 15, 2016

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                            Many visits and never disappointed. Very nice spot. Food is always excellent and a creative menu. Next door to A Southern Season so convenient to shop there before or after eating.

                                                          19. PI

                                                            2PeasInAPod

                                                            Greensboro

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            1.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 8, 2016

                                                            overall1food3service3ambience3

                                                            The food was good and priced well. Nothing special. We had a $50.00 gift card given to us last Christmas. When we presented it with our additional payment, we were told by our server they were no longer honoring gift cards. She explained the ownership had changed three weeks ago and that the new owners were not honoring the gift cards. On our way out, we spoke to the manager, who told the same story and that there was nothing she could do. She said the former owners were bankrupt, and we could file a claim for our money in bankruptcy court. We had researched the restaurant both on their own website and on Open Table, and no mention was made of not honoring gift cards. We were extremely disappointed, not for the financial issue so much, but that a person very close to us wasted their money on a gift card that was not honored.

                                                          20. SC

                                                            SuzetteC

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 7, 2016

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                            Items selected from the menu (Quiche Lorraine and a chocolate dessert) did not match the descriptions on the menu. Recommend that this is remedied ASAP for future diners.

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 4, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent service, and good food overall, but limited gluten free options and the day we went they were"out" of gluten free bread which left the gluten sensitive folks in our party very disappointed.

                                                          22. P

                                                            Paisley

                                                            Los Angeles

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 27, 2016

                                                            overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                            We went for dinner after seeing the coupon for "buy one entree and get one half off" for UNC employees recently. Unfortunately the atmosphere and service have suffered since the broader company filed for bankruptcy. Server told us that they were out of several choices, substituting alternate ingredients, not accepting gift cards anymore or american express. Food was still very good and plentiful, but it was a little depressing to start a meal with a list of everything they don't have. I felt bad for the staff working there.

                                                          23. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on August 24, 2016

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                            Fire alarm went off 4 times during lunch.Sweet potato fries were cold.They should have stayed in bankruptcy.

                                                          24. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 21, 2016

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            We enjoyed the atmosphere as we dined with friends. The service was great. The soup and sandwich combo was very small in comparison to the price. The "cup" of soup was so small I could barely fit the spoon into it. We enjoyed browsing through the store after brunch.

                                                          25. D

                                                            Dede

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 21, 2016

                                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                            The menu interesting varied. But greenTom BLT toooo much bread, need interesting sauce. Banana Fr toast - just thick OK banana bread lacking 'eggy' texture or flavor. Not Frenchy. Plain old syrup. Shrimp grits fine; quiche light delicate rather than cheesy and firm. Nothing though was overpriced. Attractive. Service slow but pleasant staff. An elegant and pleasant atmosphere - Southern charm.

                                                          26. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 21, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            John took great care of us a party of six celebrating a birthday.

                                                          27. BW

                                                            BillW

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 20, 2016

                                                            overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                            Service was slow, appetizer was late, quiche was dry and the wrong one, burger was overdone. Not good. They have gone down hill since the last time we were there.

                                                          28. C

                                                            Chapelhill2

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            32 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 18, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Brunch at the Weathervane is an elegant way to meet with friends. Service is attentive whether the group is large or small. Breakfast is a little pricey but has added extras like fresh fruit and yummy preserves for the toast/biscuits. Eggs Benedict are great, as are the omelettes.

                                                          29. I

                                                            Irene

                                                            Greensboro

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            2.0

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2016

                                                            overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                            We have not been here since last Summer. Things are not the same. Several of our favorites (we loved the mac n cheese ball appetizers) are gone from the menu. The service was poor. We were seated outside and it was not busy at all. Inside there were a few filled tables although the bar area was crowded. We waited a long time for our appetizer- abut 20 minutes or so. Then when our meal came, the order wasn't correct. The burgers had the wrong toppings on them. Our server never came back to check on anything. When we were ready to leave, we had to ask a busboy to find our server to get our check. We used to enjoy eating here and walking around in the store afterwards. However, the store is lacking some of the merchandize it used to sell. Prices of candy/bakery/food bars are outrageous. We will not come back.

                                                          30. TH

                                                            TarHeelFan

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            71 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            71 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 13, 2016

                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                            Sad that bankruptcy is hurting restaurant performance. We visited WV for a dinner with out-of-town friends on Sat 8/13. The waiter informed us that several items were not available because of Ch. 11. A long-time waiter who has served us many times over the years didn't even ask if our guests wanted drinks before dinner. We have eaten at WV many times over many years, and we've never been served food (catfish replacement for Ch. 11 grouper, salmon, and veggies, esp. grilled lima (replacement for butter) beans) that tasted as bad. We really hope this was a one-off experience, but we'll wait to go back until the dust clears around the bankruptcy sale.

                                                          31. S

                                                            Sher

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 9, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Glad the Air Conditioning is back, so I could return to being a regular!

                                                          32. DD

                                                            DurhamDamsel

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 2, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Good food, great wait staff, dining area got noisy and made it hard to hear. The bar area is quieter.

                                                          33. KM

                                                            KimberlyM

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            80 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            80 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 31, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Love the Weathervane! Inside the restaurant is very nice but if it had not been so hot I would have preferred to sit outside. Even though the restaurant is in the parking lot, the retaining wall buffers noise and allows one to concentrate on the atmosphere. It goes without saying that the food is always very good. I had the spinach salad which the chef puts his signature on by making it a little unusual.

                                                          34. TC

                                                            TerryC

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            First Class menu, service & ambience. Highly recommendable!

                                                          35. PS

                                                            PriscillaS

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            Usually enjoyable - but lunch disturbed by screaming child that it took parents half an hour to take out. One of the salads had dark wilted, spoiled lettuce pieces in it. Service was fine but the spoiled lettuce was off putting.

                                                          36. b

                                                            bobbyg

                                                            Greensboro

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 24, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Awesome brunch menu & service. We really enjoyed the menu selections & prompt service. It was fantastic that you offer gluten free bread-really hard to find. Thanks!

                                                          37. S

                                                            Stephanie

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            15 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 24, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Brunch at the Weathervane is definitely a treat! Many dishes to choose from ~ the fried green tomatoes with calacky sauce and the banana bread french toast were both declicious. Service is always good and who can resist a stroll through Southern Seasons when you are done?

                                                          38. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                            I normally have always enjoyed the Weathervane when dining there, but they were definitely off this evening. When we went to order our food we were told that almost half the menu wasn't available. After adjusting our orders, our food came. Visually it was appealing, but my dish was very over salted, to the point I could not eat half of it. We ordered dessert, and again, I was not impressed. The Peach mousse tasted nothing of peach. Usually they have great desserts that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I think the recent fall into bankruptcy has them cutting back, and unfortunately it is showing in the food, availability and lack of correct seasoning and flavor. I should add the service was great and our waitress was accommodating, I was just disappointed in the unreliability in the food quality that has now surfaced at this establishment.

                                                          39. S

                                                            Sher

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            You must fix the air conditioning. This has been going on for 2 months. When I go, especially after having walked in the heat, it's a big problem. It's unfair to those who work there, on their feet and moving around for so many hours. I am a regular, but I won't return until I hear that the AC is fixed.

                                                          40. G

                                                            George

                                                            Raleigh

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great outdoor seating

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