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Bistro Roca

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143 Wonderland Trail, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-295-4008
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves...
One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar
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  • 387
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb!!

Fantastic Food. From the appetizers to the main course. Read recommendations on the fig appetizer. It was great!! My favorite was the short ribs. You will not be disappointed. The inside. patio has a great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
KellyLove67
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Naples, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic Food. From the appetizers to the main course. Read recommendations on the fig appetizer. It was great!! My favorite was the short ribs. You will not be disappointed. The inside. patio has a great view.

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virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My sister-in-law had lunch there with her bridge group, and recommended it for the ambience and food (she had a burger then). So we went there for dinner with her and her husband plus my wife and me. It's set in an attractive wooded area just outside downtown Blowing Rock. The inside features handsome dark wood. We shared a salad... More 

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La Jolla, California
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were in Blowing Rock for one night and this was our innkeeper's recommendation. It is off the main road but a lovely walk and had a very good menu and wine list. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the asparagus and fava bean salad (warm), lamb pizza and the best was the pulled pork Mac and cheese. We recommend highly... More 

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Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We had a positive experience for a special family event last weekend. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and we had an excellent table, that was available prior to our reservation time. The only thing I would comment on was that we had to hold our reservation with a $100 charge to our credit card, weeks in advance of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After reading the reviews we decided to try it out. Hard to find. After being seated we took a look at the menu and decided perhaps this wasn't for us. The waiter prevailed, and we were hungry so we stayed to try some of them food he described as simply delicious. My wife's steak came atop a pile of mashed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

So I know you probably don't expect to hear that an upscale restaurant has the best burger ever. However, Bistro Roca has just that, an excellent burger. Brioche bun, crispy bacon, onion straws, juicy hamburger and crispy fries. Need i say more. I have never been disappointed with a dish at Bistro. It has a cozy and warm atmosphere, great... More 

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Manning, SC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's rare that we go to the same restaurant twice in one vacation but the Bistro Roca was worth two visits. Tops all the way. We were seated right on schedule, had great service and wonderful food.

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Garner, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

An appetizer I have never had--eggplant frites--was wonderful!! Their flatbread pizza was also outstanding. My husband enjoyed his entrée, as well. There were many other dishes on the menu that we would like to try. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely return the next time we are in the Blowing Rock area.

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North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There were 6 of us, we shared a plate of Prosciutto Wrapped Figs and 2 of the Roca Spreads: Pimento Cheese and Bacon Jam.YUM YUM Then our orders arrived. I got the BR Burger with Vermont Cheddar, lettuce, tomato with Bacon,Crispy Onions with a small Salada de Casa ( mixed greens, sundried tomatoes, bacon, Blue Cheese and Dijon Vinaigrette. Ask... More 

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Tabor City, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I ate at Bistro Roca three times during my stay in Blowing Rock. It was that good! While all the dishes I had were great, I recommend the bison short ribs. They were to die for!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Wonderland Trail, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 828-295-4008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Mediterranean, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?