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“Do not miss it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Roca

Bistro Roca
143 Wonderland Trail, P. O. Box 1929, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-295-4008
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Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: French, Pizza, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Do not miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Food is excellent in every way. The ambience is lovely and the food was about as perfect as you can imagine. Our server , Edward, was attentive, informative and very professional. The cocktails were perfect too. This restaurant should be first on your list of places to eat in Blowing Rock!

Visited September 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner that featured an appetizer and dessert straight out of Food Network! The appetizer was a locally sourced lamb chorizo and roasted poblano egg roll that was both interesting and wonderful. A lemon semifreddo (which neither of us had eaten before) was a great ending. And Chelsey was very knowledgeable about both food and the wine she recommended. A delightful experience -- we highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, NC
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Easily became our favorite restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We have been here many times. It has a very nice atmosphere - elegant, but not snooty. You can wear jeans and a fleece or dress up and feel comfortable either way. They have some very interesting choices - a great break from the chain restaurants that offer the same old thing and the prices aren't outlandish either. The Coq Au Riesling is wonderful. We tried some eggplant frites on our last visit and absolutely loved them! I tend to eat healthier foods, but I couldn't resist these! The food is excellent and so is the service. When in Blowing Rock - check them out!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, ok food and menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, lots of wood and comfortable club seats, a nice outside deck and large comfy bar area. The menu doesn't actually suit me and the food is okay. The atmosphere would bring me back though.

Visited September 2013
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Delicious Pizza, Salad & Draft Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Hubby and I booked Bistro Roca for a friday evening at 6pm. We started off with the calamari, which was of generous portion, but soggy. They need to crisp the batter when frying. The two sauces served with it were good. But the real winners of our meal were the wood oven fired pizzas and the generous salads. Hubby had Caesar salad and pepperoni pizza; I had the pizza with proscuitto and manchego cheese. [My salad was good, but can't recall the ingredients now.] Local crafted draft beers were quite good. Service was good. Parking lot was full when we left, so we were glad we got there relatively early. Atmosphere was good, but I'd sit near a window next time. We would certainly return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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