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Herons, Cary, NC

Herons

4.9
4.9
3017 Reviews
$50 and over
American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Fancy
  • Great for fine wines
One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the intimate, 98-seat dining room features a full-view kitchen, a meticulously curated private art collection and floor-to-ceiling window views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 447-4200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Devereaux Greene
  • Catering
    Please contact Kayla Turner of The Umstead Hotel at 919.447.4131 or at kayla.turner@theumstead.com for catering in the Hotel Event Space.
  • Private party contact
    Tammie Burdick: (888) 778-7425
  • Neighbourhood
    Cary
  • Cross Street
    Harrison Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking for Herons; self-parking available as well.
  • Entertainment
    Our sumptuous surroundings are enhanced by live music every day of the week at The Bar and Lounge of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu

    Multiple dates available
    One of only 64 Forbes Five-Star restaurants in the world, Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa and annually acclaimed among the best restaurants in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Features a full-view kitchen, a meticulously curated private art collection and floor-to-ceiling window views of the surrounding gardens and grounds.
  • Art Tour Tasting Menu

    US$320.63 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    The Herons culinary team masterfully redefines American cooking by infusing classic concepts translated with local, seasonal ingredients and precise technique, brightening each ingredient's flavor and purpose. Chef Steven Greene's Art Tour Tasting Menu showcases The Umstead's culinary farm and draws inspiration from the art and nature theme of the property. The Art Tour features 8-15 courses and cannot be adjusted to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies in order for our guests to experience the culinary vision in its entirety. Wine pairings are offered at the table for an additional $150, or $250 for Elevated wine pairings. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please contact reservations if you have any questions.

What 3,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambience

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambience

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Romantic

  • Raleigh

    American

3,018 Reviews
  1. vcsw01

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the staff at Herons are superior - very personable and attentive. The food was fabulous! Suzanna should be commended in her role as manager as the staffs desire to be so attentive is a direct result of her management style.

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  2. EveM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's nothing in the area like Herons. The experience is transcendent!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious meal, outstanding overall experience as always!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love dining here. Great food and excellent service.

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  5. DaveN

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best restaurant in Raleigh. Be sure to try it out if you are ever in town and in the mood for some fancy cuisine. I recommend getting one of the multiple courses meals that the chef prepares. Such an amazing experience!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had the privilege of dining at Heron’s several times recently and the service, food, & presentation is as good as any Michelin Star restaurant I have eaten in, including Gordon Ramsey’s flagship restaurant on Hospital Rd in London and Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Youngsville, CA.

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  7. SnowSun

    Raleigh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most impressive lunch in the Triangle. Our guest from Boston was wowed. And Cameron is a wonderful server.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so delicious! Loved every bite. The staff is amazing loved the whole experience!

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  9. AshleyM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A year ago I would have highly recommended the art tasting. I will say I am a bit frustrated from my experience last night. It was significantly less food since we never got the 3 bread offerings I got with my original experience. I emailed herons to ask if this was still offered and they said yes. When I said that I never received it with my meal, they replied and told me it was not offered? Waitstaff was amazing and the food I did receive was great but for $800 for 2 people I would like to feel full. Added this picture from their Instagrams art tasting post advertising bread lol

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  10. Christin

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the most lovely brunch with a new friend and we enjoyed everything. The service was anticipatory and kind and the food was refreshing and nourishing. Cannot wait to be back again soon and make my way through each breakfast item on the menu! Thank you team!

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FAQs

Herons is rated 4.9 stars by 3017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Herons

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harrison Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Cary
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complimentary valet parking for Herons; self-parking available as well.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steven Devereaux Greene
  • Entertainment
    Our sumptuous surroundings are enhanced by live music every day of the week at The Bar and Lounge of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 447-4200
  • Catering
    Please contact Kayla Turner of The Umstead Hotel at 919.447.4131 or at kayla.turner@theumstead.com for catering in the Hotel Event Space.
  • Private party contact
    Tammie Burdick: (888) 778-7425
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