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.Reservations: 919-447-4200
BREAKFASTMonday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
LUNCHMonday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
BRUNCHSaturday and Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm
DINNERMonday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Seating for 9 to 12 guests. Four course and five course Chef Tasting Menu available.
SEMI-PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Seating for 6 to 8 guests
Business Casual Shorts and sandals not permitted.
Complimentary Valet Parking 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. Select from the three- or four-course prix fixe menu or indulge in a special eight-course chef's tasting menu showcasing The Umstead's culinary farm and drawing inspiration from the art and nature theme of the property. Recently rated five stars by food critic Greg Cox, this unique experience begins with a ceremonial tea service followed by eight delectable courses, each showcasing Executive Chef Steven Greene’s approach to food and driven by his choice and presentation.
Herons has been recognized by Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Southern Living, in addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards, including five stars from Forbes Travel Guide and Five Diamonds from AAA.
To make a reservation at Herons, visit us on open table
or call 919-447-4200
From Our Kitchen to Yours
Enjoy one of our signature Recipes!Pimento Cheese Gnocchi
Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting *Fully Booked*
"The Dirt on Tuscany"
We’re starting Uncorked in 2020 with a visit to Central Italy! Featuring full bodied, earthy reds perfect for hearty winter fare, warm up in our Fireplace Room with a discussion led by Sommelier Hannah Barton.
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
Celebrate all the Mothers in your life with a special brunch in Herons. Join us Sunday May 10th for a delicious buffet featuring dishes created and prepared by four-time James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef in the Southeast, Executive Chef Steven Greene. Allow Chef Greene to show you why he was honored with his fourth nomination in 2020 through a beautiful display of delicious and artful offerings.