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“Fine Dining in Area's Most Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Herons

Herons
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Ranked #3 of 456 Restaurants in Cary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Harrison Avenue
Description: 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.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Area's Most Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

The food lives up the the surroundings here: delicious while being works of art. The chef offers local and seasonal items, and pays tribute to southern traditions in the use of ingredients. First class and priced that way. Feeling is a bit formal but not too stuffy. Worth a visit to admire the hotel decor. My daughters and I waited too long to get Christmas reservations so we went for Brunch on Sunday prior to Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Fantastic food, beautiful environment, A-1 service - Lovely. They are also very accommodating to food allergies, etc...

Visited February 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“The best restaurant in NC.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

The service, food, atmosphere and menu we all over the top! It is a pricey place, but you will not be disappointed. The perfect place for a special occasion.

Visited January 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“High Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Beautiful restaurant
Service is a little formal for my taste, food is always excellent. Attention to detail is over the top. Go for high tea, it's awesome.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Casey B
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winchester, uk
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Outstanding breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Cornbeef hash is excellent, as is the 'bacon and eggs'. For a lighter option the Grainola was lovely too.

Visited January 2013
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