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Close-up of oyster inspired dish with smoke served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Herons

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
Ornament

Hours

  • Breakfast

    • Monday - Friday  7:00am - 10:00am
  • Brunch

    • Saturday - Sunday  7:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Lunch

    • Monday - Friday  11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Dinner

    • Tuesday - Saturday  5:00pm - 9:00pm 
    • Final seating for dinner is 8:30pm

Details

  • DRESS CODE

    Herons offers a luxury dining experience to all our guests; we request that you dress appropriately for the dining room at dinner time. Jackets are requested, but not required. Ripped clothing, shorts, casual sandals, and athletic wear are not permitted.

  • PARKING

    Complimentary Valet Parking Available

Close-up of fine dishes inspired with flowers in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Elegant dining area with a warm embrace in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish inspired with flowers in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish inspired with flowers in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish inspired with colors in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Elegant dining area with a warm embrace in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish served with wine in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a scallop dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fish dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Elegant dining area with a warm embrace in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a macaroon inspired dessert served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fine dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Variety of dishes & drinks served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a scallop dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a fish dish served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Close-up of a cherry inspired dessert served in Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Farm Fresh cucumber dish with greens on the vine

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 four-course prix fixe 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 showcases Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene’s approach to food driven by his high quality choice in product and expert 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.

 

Reservations
To make a reservation at Herons, visit us on open table

or call 919-447-4200

2024-06-17

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Hidden Vineyards of North America

Our July Uncorked series takes you on a journey beyond the familiar. We will delve into the lesser-known wine regions across North America, uncovering the hidden gems that lie off the beaten path, where you will have a chance to taste and learn about delicious wines from regions you never knew existed. Savor the flavors, learn the stories, and expand your palate. Join us on Wednesday, July 17th while Hannah Barton, Wine Director, guides you through a tasting of these delicious wines.

2024-07-30

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Hidden Vineyards of North America

Our July Uncorked series takes you on a journey beyond the familiar. We will delve into the lesser-known wine regions across North America, uncovering the hidden gems that lie off the beaten path, where you will have a chance to taste and learn about delicious wines from regions you never knew existed. Savor the flavors, learn the stories, and expand your palate. Join us on Tuesday, July 30th while Hannah Barton, Wine Director, guides you through a tasting of these delicious wines.