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“Never going back” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The New Public House

The New Public House
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Ranked #9 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hill St.
Description: Big Flavors - Casual Dining. The New Public House restaurant offers reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment. The New food concept was created by-renowned chef Michael Foreman. He supports local purveyors, regional flavors and offers a "NC farm to table" experience. The restaurant's bar is available for meeting friends and enjoying a drink or a meal in more casual setting. Offerings include our small plates specialties, as well as local NC beers; great wines by the glass and exotic, specialty cocktails by our own mixologist
1 review
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“Never going back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Terrible food...cold....overcooked....over priced. We're never offered bread everyone else received. Waitress very condescending to us. Very loud, just like Crippens. Couldn't get reservations until late but when we arrived half the tables were empty. So disappointed. Trout cakes were only goof thing we had.

  • Visited September 2013
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Carrboro, NC
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

No reason to look anywhere else in Blowing Rock. Just go here. If you like food, you'll be happy! Local, veggies, great meats, very varied options. Tapas style. We couldn't order everything we wanted to eat!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jmay666
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great service!! Wine selection extensive & food was delicious. Wonderful atmosphere. Nice alternative to other restaurants in the area. Will definitely come back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cathy B
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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“Great food in a quiet setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Creative tasty small plates. Wine list organized in an intuitive manner that made it easy to select a wine we had not previously tried. Friendly knowledgable staff. Love the concept and we will definitely eat there again!

  • Visited August 2013
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“New Public House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Just recently opened. Tapas small plated were very good. Staff friendly and well trained. Good value for the money. Plan to go back when we are in Blowing Rock later this year.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Roe41
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