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100 Woodland Pond Dr, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2131 (Harrison Avenue)
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Made a point of coming back in August after a wonderful experience in February. The food is prepared ideally and it is presented in a creative fashion--quality and interesting tastes with a fun, whimsical vibe. My halibut with green asparagus, spring onions, heirloom grits, radish and buttered nage was outstanding. The strawberry dessert--strawberry-basil cremeaux, alpines, garden herbs & strawberry sorbet... More 

Thank adalbert3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be one of the only two Forbes 5 star restaurants in NC is impressive to say the least- not to mention backing it up with superior food and service. The lunch menu has something for everyone and it all looks delicious. For me, the BLT with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese and savory bacon hit the proverbial gastro... More 

Thank lewwjr
Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate twice during our visit. Excellent presentation and superb food choices! Fresh local ingredients prepared in unique style. It's a great experience! Breakfast is a real treat as well.

Thank Frank R
Provo, Utah
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202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved my dining experience. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Dining room is gorgeous. Service was thoughtful and not overwhelming when I asked for a slow-paced evening.

Thank Jack H
Cary, North Carolina
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157 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, everyone is so friendly. Had the crab eggs Benedict . Egg was cooked perfect. Enjoyed everything about the meal

Thank headed2dabeach99
Houston, Texas
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heron's simply is outstanding!!! It is a five star restaurant nestled in the Research Triangle Park area that has unique and wonderful cuisine and lovely wine pairings--and a nice wine list. I had the beet salad, quail, halibut, and peaches in a four course pairing. And all I can say is wow!!! The presentation of each dish, as well as... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The server was so friendly and professional. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was awesome. This service is top notch.

Thank jamchick
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

that place is so my style the hotel worth is five star and the food at this restaurant is just soooo good. We took the tasting menu and its was all good .Was that one of the best meal i had ...mmm yes because i was overwhelm by the decor the service the ambiance so was the food the best... More 

Thank nathlav
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Let me just start by saying: I am a meat-and-potatoes type of girl. My husband, however, is a foodie and he treated me to an exquisite meal at Heron's last night to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We have been there previously for brunch but not for dinner. The ambiance is very upscale, quiet, low lightening but not too low.... More 

Thank BronzeQT
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is truly a fine dinning experience. My wife and I entertained friends from Albuquerque at Herons and they raved at the food and service. We walked away having had a wonderful evening. Our friends are wine experts and were very complimentary of the wine selection.

Thank WA0LSH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Woodland Pond Dr, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2131
    (Harrison Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: 919-447-4200
Herons delivers a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed. 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. In addition to the 98-seat main dining room, a semi-private dining room seats up to eight, while the private dining room accommodates 12 and showcases pottery by North Carolina artist Ben Owen. Outdoor seating invites al fresco dining in the spring, summer and fall. 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 Umstead’s own sustainable farm. The exceptional quality of Herons’ wine list been recognized with a prestigious “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?