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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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Montreal, Canada
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362 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The great people at Herons gave us great service during our anniversary lunch. Very friendly and attentive staff, delicious, beautifully presented dishes, great wine list and inventive cocktails. We'll definitely be back again and again.

Thank Rob B
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have traveled all over the country and beyond and I can count on one hand the number of places I would give a 5 to and Herons is at the top of that list! The food is incredible of course but the matching service it what puts it over the top for me. We have visited with family, friends,... More 

Thank nesbittq
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at Heron's for dinner and it was a very memorable experience. The food was excellent and the service was superior. I have an allergy to cow's milk products and the entire staff were keenly aware of the alternatives they could use so I would have a superior experience. Their choices were excellent.

Thank Mike C
Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy a good brunch, Heron's is not to be missed. Fresh ingredients, lovely environment and exceptional service. It's kid friendly too (if your kiddos are behaved). Reservations required.

Thank qmiller1
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible experience, fantastic sommelier (Hai Tran), attentive service, and fantastic food. Great view into the kitchen (picture included.) Located in the Unstead Resort and Spa. I've eaten here twice and both times were fantastic. Be sure to ask for the Chef specials for the day. Halibut and Sea Bass were my favorite food entrées. The also have a large... More 

Thank SurfWriter1
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1, (I forget her name) but our sommelier was MY FAVORITE EVER. Ok, now to the restaurant. Phenomenal. Just absolutely perfect. Menu, service, design, everything. We had a later dinner and were honestly expecting hotel burgers for dinner so our lil San Francisco Bay Area Foodie hearts sang with the sight of this menu. We only did four courses but... More 

Thank PilarJacqueline
Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Herons is well appointed and stylish. My family has had dinner and brunch here and have never had a complaint. The bacon at brunch was fabulous and my children really loved the turkey bacon. We also experienced a beautiful harpist on a Sunday morning while eating.

Thank Pamela B
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about my experience at the Herons... First of all I had the most pleasant experience making the reservation over the phone. Even though it was just a couple days out I was able to get a seating. We got there a little bit earlier so the hostess told us we could hang in the bar/lounge. We... More 

Thank Beverley C
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pricey but well worth it! Wonderful ambiance, perfect service and fabulous food. Great wine selection and a menu to rival any top restaurant anywhere. Entree's are served with an artistic flair.My filet was cooked to medium rare perfection and could be cut with a butter knife. It was a birthday outing and our dessert was served with a Happy Birthday... More 

Thank Donna S
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This reminded me of some of the very fine nyc restaurants but it was here in rtp The price fix menu with so many choices allows you to mix and match courses Lobster agnolotti app was excellent but the oysters steal the show. Part food part theater. Someone at your table must order this. Lamb entree was very good with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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