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“Among the best around”

The Fearrington House Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $95 - $115
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Village Way
Description: The intimate dining rooms within the white-columned Fearrington House, a member of Relais & Chateaux, have welcomed guests for thirty years. It’s here that Executive Chef Colin Bedford continues a commitment to exceptional regional cuisine.
Reviewed October 15, 2009

Fearrington House provides a romantic setting surrounded by quiet gardens. The food is consistently excellent and features interesting combinations and ingredients. Calamari salad and butter-poached lobster were stand-outs at our last meal there. We'll happily return, and we're considering it for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner.

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Reviewed June 24, 2009

I've eaten here three times and it was more than a meal, it was an memorable and pleasurable experience each time. The menu is sophisticated but not ridiculously challenging or snobby for the sake of eclectic choices. The wine pairings for the prix fixe menu are fabulous. The environment is wonderful with exceptional european staff.

It's expensive but worth it, in the way a vacation or trip can be when it does more than provide you with time away, but enriches you.

1  Thank bluedevilkiwi
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

I can only say that I'm kicking myself for not having visited here sooner.

Chef Graham Fox will dazzle you with an incredible array of tastes, smells and platings. His short stint at the French Laundry seems evident with several Thomas Keller influences.

We opted for the Chef's Tasting Menu, an eight-course, three-hour tour (plus a box of sweets to take home). We also decided to let Sommelier Max Kast pair each dish for us, and the result was very generous pours of some wonderful wines and an informative, brief chat with Max about each. Since most plates are very small portions, we almost felt as though we were on more of a wine tasting tour than a food tasting jaunt, but we were not about to gripe about it.

I won't bore you with a description of each dish. Let's just say they were all astounding (see image of menu).

One very small negative: we felt the lone chandelier in our room was too bright. We talked to two different members of the staff about it, but they must have felt the lighting was just fine the way it was.

Regardless, the only meal I've had which comes remotely close to this was at the Inn at Little Washington. That meal was a full hour longer, but it takes four hours to drive there. To have a dining experience of that caliber--- so much closer to home--- is truly gratifying.

The restaurant at the Fearrington House represents the very best culinary expertise offered in The Triangle. My humble recommendation does not do it true justice.

$340 for two, wines included (excluding gratuity).

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Reviewed March 25, 2008

Easter lunch was good but service wasn't great for a restaurant w/ 4 or 5 star criteria rate.When we ordered our glasses of wine,our server poured wine in each glass,only 1/4 of a glass.He just basically emptied out what's left of an opened bottle.My husband asked him to pour an adequate amount for what we ordered at that time(a glass of wine for each of us).After opening another bottle,he poured more wine,making sure to stop at an imaginary line he had.As we are making our toast & started on sipping on the wine, he interrupted by asking,"So, are you ready to order?!" I can't help but notice how the next table from us have received a better service from a young lady who seemed to know good restaurant service-using a table scraper,not reaching over the table w/ her arms. Overall, this restaurant has a sub par service to be considered a 5 star restaurant.

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