Always Wonderful. We go to Fearington House about every other year and each time it is as exceptional as before. Our recent visit had everything: A unique menu with the food excellently prepared, beautiful setting inside and out and first class service.
The very best in the Triangle..
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 (excluding gratuity).
Nothing Extraordinaire. 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 have ordered at that time(a glass of wine for each of us).After opening another bottle,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, it just felt like an ordinary restaurant compared to other restaurants that we've been to that are deserving of 4 or 5 stars.
Superb service, Delicious food!. We had the best meal ever at the Fearrington house! I knew the menu would delight from reading it on the Fearrington website, but dining there we found each course was delicious and beautifully presented. True, it was expensive for this area, but the food really was not like any you can find in North Carolina. It was better than any of the best restaurants in San Francisco, New York or Paris. So we felt like we had stumbled on a bargin. The restaurant and the whole village is like an immaculate and romantic English village. My wife insisted we look at buying a house in Fearrington, because once you are there you never want to leave.
World class restaurant here in NC!. My husband and I travel quite a bit and enjoy dining around the world and we have found that the best dining experince can be had right in our backyard. The Fearrington House never fails to surpass our expectations. From the first rate staff, to the attention to perfecting the smallest detail. One truly feels like the evening has been personally tailored to fit your every desire. Each visit we feel privilaged to delight in the artistry and skill of Chef Fox. Visit the Fearrington House once and you will return again and again!
Unfortunately not worth the Drive or the money......
Very unsatisfied with the price/quality/service for a Restaurant in this price range.
Food ok, but not worth the price.
Dining room windows dirty covered with spider webs
The Bar area had a terrible old almost like mold smell
This aspects alone are unforgivable for a Restaurant which claimes to have a 5 star rating
Wrote a honest letter to the General Manager, not even got an answer or excuse....
Disappointing for what is advertised.
No parking space near the Restaurant, no valet parking either !!!
Ood not to identify smell in the bar
Dirty windows with big spider webs in Dining room
Food ok, but not worth the asking price
got 2 x invoice without asking !!!!
friendly knowable staff
Old-fashioned hospitality meets upscale nouvelle Southern cooking..
This renovated house sits in the picturesque Fearrington Village. Its four, small dining rooms drip with European antiques, Southern paintings and rich-colored fabrics. Well-heeled diners start with "amuse gueule," then refresh their palates with sorbet before the first course, such as skillet-seared foie gras. Next, they dive into one of the hearty entrees, including duck with a moonshine sugarcane glaze. To finish, the Armagnac shortcake with blackberries, clotted cream and sage ice is the popular choice.
Good, but not incredible. The restaurant itself is great. We really liked the atmosphere. The servers were attentive, but not overbearing. The food was not as original and extravagant as we hoped it would be, but it was good nonetheless. The better items on the menu cost an additional $25 on top of the fixed price of $65 per person for 3 courses. I would recommend this restaurant, but if you are a real food snob, you may be disappointed. Go for the whole experience, not just the food.
magical treat!. My husband and I make a point to come here at least once a year. The food is wonderful, very well thought out and prepared, and we find they are very helpful in choosing wines without pushing you to get the most expensive bottle. The staff is very attentive yet you never realize you have an army of servers orchestrating your meal. It's the perfect place to allow yourself to be pampered, well worth the value and the village and its gardens are like another world. Just a great way to relax and have great conversations.
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