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Laurel Room Restaurant

9239 Valley Blvd, Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828.414.9230
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Ranked #29 of 40 restaurants in Blowing Rock
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 7, 2013
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I should have trusted my gut and chosen another restaurant when I looked over the menu JohnnyO brought up to our room at the Green Park Inn. But I liked the idea of having a nice dinner with wine and not worrying about driving so we stayed in and dined at the Laurel Room. First of all, the dining room... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We went here for a over priced, not that good, Thanksgiving dinner. We knew we were in trouble when we walked in the front door and it smelled like 1 week old fish. The Turkey was so over cooked it was like saw dust, how can you screw up turkey on thanksgiving? The balance of the meal was not that... More

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry that you apparently don't enjoy fresh fish, prepared by a true gourmet chef, in fact, a James Beard nominate chef. The fish on our elaborate and extensive Thanksgiving buffet was excellent (as was our freshly roasted turkey) and was delivered by Fisherman's Catch on Wednesday. We served well over 200 dinner guests on that day and yours has... More

Lenoir, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We just wasted our tenth anniversary on a mediocre meal, a waiter who mumbled, hostess who couldn't take the time to notice us because she was on her phone texting, a bread lady who thought that a piece of bread was enough (how cheap not a loaf of bread, but a small piece), the specials we had were not special... More

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

You are quite right about the hostess having been on her cell phone. And, she has been reprimanded. This will never happen again in our restaurant. As to the balance of your review? Dear Ma'am? "A loaf" of bread is not what is served in fine dining, anniversary or no anniversary. More

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Chef James was so nice and warm made us feel like family taking care of our every needs, likes, and dislikes. We ate things we would not have ate before. It was that good.

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal, and experience! Sounds as though you must have dined at the Chef's Table, inside of his 3500 square foot kitchen, where all of the action takes place. That's a special, and unique experience, for sure. Thanks for joining us! More

Lincolnton NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Breaktast food was excellent. Seemed like the staff was a little "under"? Waiters/waitresses were also serving as bus-boys, so many were entering with tables uncleared. This didn't happen to US, but we saw it happen to a lot of guests who entered after us. These guests were told to take a seat and that their tables would be cleared shortly,... More

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Staffing is sometimes a problem, so we apologize to anyone who was not seated at a fully cleaned and set table. Seems as though, on this day, the hostess may not have been here, which is unfortunate. Generally, on busy weekends their is a breakfast hostess who will stay on top of directing staff as to when guests have left... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were blown away by our dinners at this restaurant in the Green Park Hotel. Every dish was unique - from the breads to the salads, entrees, and desserts - in presentation, ingredients, and taste sensations. Everything we ordered was excellent and memorable. It was an adventure and a delectable experience. We will remember our meals there for a long... More

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, we're so happy that you enjoyed your meal so much. It's great to hear from folks who understand that Chef James' food preparation is in no way "ordinary", and who can appreciate excellent and exciting flavor combinations, aromas, and visual appeal. We'll look forward to seeing you again! More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I travel from Charlotte to the Asheville/Boone on business every month or so. The hotel is geat. It's older, quaint and has a lot of character. I usually grab a drink and some food in the bar. The service is excellent, the staff is outgoing and the atmosphere is friendly. Most of the time that is. I've noticed that there... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I took my wife to Blowing Rock, near her hometown, for a long weekend to celebrate her 39th birthday. After lots of online research I decided to book a room at the Green Park Inn. For our first night dinner I opted for the convenience of the hotel's dining room, the Laurel Room-- in spite of its "14th Best in... More

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us and for taking the time to review us. Yes, Chef James is truly a culinary genius and it's so great to hear from guests who truly have broad culinary experience and an appreciate for food that is not "ordinary". We look forward to seeing you, again! More

Pinehurst, North Carolina
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Highly recommended. innovative menu. very good preperation and presentation. service was good and nice piano player. wine list was average at best.

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GPIOwners, General Manager at Laurel Room Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal and visit. Thanks for reviewing. We'll also take your comments regarding our wine list under advisement. Thanks again! More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My wife and I chose the Laurel Room at the Green Park Inn as our first "fine dining" meal during our week long vacation in Blowing Rock because Chef James Welch was one of number of Chefs highlighted in a book recently published by a friend of ours ("Chefs of the Mountains" by John Batchelor). We were not disappointed!! We... More

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