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
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 the Art Tour Menu, a special chef's tasting menu inspired by The Umstead's art collection. 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
Herons White Truffle Dinner
Join us the month of December for a special White Truffle Tasting Menu available only in Herons. Called the "white diamond of Italy," this menu boasts eight courses featuring the most delicate and rare truffle in the world, providing a sensory experience unlike any other. Full menu available soon.
Christmas Dinner in Herons
Celebrate the holidays with friends and family this year at The Umstead. Join us in Herons for a four-course dinner with choices created by James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene, as you surround yourself with loved ones this season. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request. Reservations are available from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and can be made at 919-447-4050 beginning September 16th.
New Year's Eve Dinner in Herons
Whether you are beginning your 2020 celebration or enjoying an intimate evening, let Herons be your destination this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the new year. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.
Valentine's Day Dinner
Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of Herons this Valentine's Day as you celebrate with someone special. Indulge in a four course dinner with choices created by Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene designed with romance in mind.