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Fine Dining in Cary

Indulge in Fresh Dishes Made with Locally Sourced Ingredients

A passion for locally grown fruits and vegetables and farm-fresh meats and seafood is evident in the exquisite food and beverage offerings throughout The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina. Led by four time James Beard Semifinalist and celebrated chef, Steven Greene, these fresh flavors, surprising food combinations and striking presentations are the trademarks of every appetizer, meal or signature cocktail that we offer. Our restaurant proudly uses ingredients locally sourced from over 14 nearby farms, including our very own two-acre culinary plot - One Oak Farm

At The Umstead, a sublime culinary experience isn't limited to within the well-appointed walls of Herons restaurant. Rather, guests can taste spectacular, locally sourced seasonal delights in a cabana by the pool or at a cozy table in The Umstead Bar while savoring Afternoon Tea or simply by ordering room service. 

Close-up of bartender pouring a cocktail on The Bar & Lounge counter at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Bar & Lounge

The Bar & Lounge at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to begin or end a memorable evening. Our wine cellar is stocked with an extensive collection representing the world's most renowned regions/ Furthermore, our signature culinary inspired cocktails offer a truly unique taste that incorporates the season's best flavors. With live entertainment in the evenings, you'll find that the fare on our bar menu is impressive and imaginative in the spirit of Herons.

The Bar & Lounge operates under limited availability and is unable to accommodate party sizes larger than 8 in the dining area. Please contact us for further information.”

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Culinary Team

Under the direction of Executive Chef Steven Greene, our culinary team masterfully takes food from seed to plate. Working with Culinary Farmer Daniel Holloman to carefully plan the crops at our One Oak Farm, our chefs envision the creative and tasteful menus of seasons ahead. The Culinary Team takes each harvest and crafts plates that emphasize the nuances of each season with meticulous preparation and presentation. Their imaginations and our native soil create progressive American regional cuisine in an intricate and artful form.

Close-up of crops grown in the garden at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Culinary Farm

The Umstead is pleased to offer homegrown vegetables and herbs from our nearby dedicated farm.

2024-06-25

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Discover New Zealand

Explore the many varietals of New Zealand! This gorgeous country may be known for their Sauvignon Blancs, but you might be surprised to find that this cool climate region is currently responsible for some of the most exciting Pinot Noirs in the world. Come and join us on Tuesday, June 25th while Hannah Barton, Wine Director, guides you through a tasting of delicious New Zealand wines. To enjoy this experience call 919 447 4050 or reserve online.

2024-06-18

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Discover New Zealand

Explore the many varietals of New Zealand! This gorgeous country may be known for their Sauvignon Blancs, but you might be surprised to find that this cool climate region is currently responsible for some of the most exciting Pinot Noirs in the world. Come and join us on Tuesday, June 18th while Hannah Barton, Wine Director, guides you through a tasting of delicious New Zealand wines. To enjoy this experience call 919 447 4050 or reserve online.