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Herons

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

BREAKFAST‏
7
Granny Smith Apple, Strawberry-Vanilla
6
Orange, Grapefruit, Apple, Cranberry, Pineapple, Vegetable, Tomato, Pomegranate
11
Fresh Sliced Fruit
8
Berries & Whipped Crème Fraîche
6
Cold Cereal Selection
8
Oatmeal Gratin
Bananas, Raisins, Walnuts
8
House Made Granola
Yogurt, Blueberries, Almonds
7
Breakfast Pastries
Whipped Butter, Assorted Jams & Jellies
13
Spinach Salad
Poached Egg, Mushrooms à la Grecque, Bacon, Shaved Asiago
11
Buttermilk Pancakes
Butttermilk, Blueberry, Banana or Chocolate Chip
LUNCH
11.00
Potato Dumplings
Lamb Sausage, Arugula Pesto, Butter beans, Crispy Garlic
16.00
Sea Scallops
Avocado, Green Onion-Radish Salad, Shiitake, Lemongrass
12.00
Marinated Salmon
Green Apple, Celery, Watercress, Lemon Confit, Jalapeño
15.00
Carolina Shrimp
Tempura, Glass Noodle Salad, Baby Tomato, Pickled Ginger
9.00
Chilled Tomato Soup
Basil Seeds, Pepper Relish, Smoked Onion, Yuzu Juice
14.00
Summer Melon Salad
Goat Cheese, Pistachio, Beets, Mache, Mint Vinaigrette
13.00
Grilled Romaine
Feta, Black Olive, Boiled Egg, Red Onion Vinaigrette
12.00
with Chicken or Salmon 20
Young Lettuces
Tomatoes, Peach, Basil, Calvander, White Balsamic
18.00
Lobster Roll
New England Style Roll, Salt & Vinegar Chips
15.00
Soup & Sandwich
Corn Soup, Pork Belly “BLT”, Pickled Okra, Truffle Aioli
DINNER‏
Hamachi Tartare
Smoked Trout Roe, Buckwheat, Horseradish, Beets, Lemon
Tomato Salad
Elderflower Yogurt, Basil Seeds, Ricotta, Honeydew Melon
King Crab
Green Tomato, Finger Lime, Sweet Corn, Avocado, Green Shiso
Kusshi Oysters
Sake Poached, Yuzu Juice, Gazpacho Relish, Coriander Essence
Feta Dumplings
Carolina Shrimp, Bulgur Wheat, Watermelon, Buttermilk, Mint
Corn Custard
Pickled Huckleberries, Bourbon Caramel, Aged White Cheddar
Sea Scallop
Coconut, English Peas, Tapioca, Grapefruit, Tomato-Ginger Jus
Carolina Quail
Apricot-Lavender Lacquer, Hakurei Turnip, Green Onion, Bacon
Violet Potato Soup
Caviar, Lemon, Cracked Wheat, Brown Butter, White Chocolate
Foie Gras Torchon
Vanilla Glaze, Almond Toast, Sherry, Milk Crisp, Roasted Figs
WEEKEND BRUNCH
11.00
Fresh Sliced Fruit
Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes & Berries
8.00
Berries & Cream
Berries, Vanilla Crème Fraîche, Wildflower Honey
8.00
Yogurt & Granola
House Made Granola, Greek Yogurt, Blueberries
12.00
Young Lettuces
Tomatoes, Peach, Basil, Calvander, White Balsamic
13.00
Spinach Salad
Poached Egg, Mushrooms à la Grecque, Bacon,  Asiago
14.00
Two Farm Eggs
Crispy Potato Cake, Choice of Breakfast Meat
17.00
Crab Cake Benedict
Blue Crab, Country Ham, English Muffin, Hollandaise
14.00
Egg White Omelet
Spinach, Peppers, Cremini Mushrooms, Fine Herbs, Field Greens
15.00
Herons Featured Omelet
Roasted Potatoes, Seasonal Ingredients, Local Cheese
8.00
Warm Doughnuts
Spiced Sugar, Mascarpone, Seasonal Jam
About
Herons delivers a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed. Led by James Beard Semifinalist in 2016, 2017, and 2019, Executive Chef Steven Greene, the expertly trained staff warms the room, providing seamless service that helps guests enjoy the pleasures of an elegant meal. The main dining room offers a full view of the kitchen, while floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and overlook the terrace, lawn and wooded lake beyond. The neutral palette of the décor in Herons provides a sophisticated, yet understated backdrop to the bright and inspired flavor combinations artfully presented. The dinner menu changes seasonally and draws heavily on produce harvested from The
PRICE RANGE
$41 - $150
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best breakfast in Cary. I've probably been to their brunch a dozen or so times over the years, and it is always a treat. Service is consistently great as is the food. It isn't cheap, but prices are very reasonable for the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like gourmet cooking and enjoying a long relaxing dinner then this may be the place for you. You should plan on at least 2.5 hours for the four course pairing dinner. The food was unique, delicious, and perfectly prepared in every way. Presentation...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Stallone1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew cotton candy tacos could be life changing ? I am not a fancy or adventurous eater but this was an experience in eating . Everything was presented meticulously and in the most timely way . The food was excellent and very reasonably priced...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JenniferG890
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of very nice restaurants and never had a meal like this. The food is truly art and quite tasty too. Incredible service and unique experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank EJG4
Reviewed April 13, 2019

This is a lovely restaurant, great ambiance and service in a beautiful setting, especially if you eat on the patio; however, the food and wine were ridiculously overpriced for the small amount of tasty food that you got. $15 for a glass of wine, $14...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Wonderful lunch experience. Service beyond 99% of establishments. Food was incredible and not expensive. Well worth the visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lucycan
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Creative dishes that are so tasty. Service is outstanding too. Everything is fresh and the flavors of the dishes is exceptional. Beautiful room. Services is that found in the finest dining establishments. A bit pricey but OH so wonderful. Beautiful floral arrangements throughout Herons as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 972doloresm
Reviewed March 22, 2019

We stayed at the Umstead and had 2 meals at Herons- lunch on the patio and dinner in the bar area. Both meals were outstanding start to finish. The chef accommodated my requests for vegan meals and both were delicious.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JenCav_107
Reviewed March 20, 2019

We had a wonderful meal at Herons. The food was delicious and creatively prepared. The food was locally sourced and fresh. It was beautifully presented and the food combinations were original and The service was impeccable. We opted for the 4-course meal with wine pairings....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lex291
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Worth the price. Always best food service atmosphere. Highly recommend for special and any occasion with or without kids.

Date of visit: March 2019
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DMSanford
September 3, 2018|
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Response from qmiller1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and the beet salad (not on the menu) is delicious.
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Jacquelynn G
April 12, 2016|
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Response from crystal2mysoul | Reviewed this property |
We were there for my daughter's eighteenth birthday so we had the Eight-Course Kaiseki which was $140 each and was chef's choice. It was well worth every penny I spent and more. Can't wait til my 50th birthday to go back, in... More
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165JessicaG
January 20, 2015|
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Response from jchamber73 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with those who say that this is not a good restaurant for kids. It might be OK in a private room, but unless your children are unusual the food at Herons would be wasted on them. In all seriousness, you might... More
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