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Herons, Cary, NC

Herons

4.9
4.9
2976 Reviews
$50 and over
American
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 pm


Booked 37 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
  • Area
    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

    USD 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 2,976 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for scenic views

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    American

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Food

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambience

  • Raleigh

    Innovative

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Romantic

  • Raleigh

    Great for scenic views

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    American

2,976 Reviews
  1. BrianP

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all, Cameron our server was outstanding! That is the only positive experience I had with dining at Herons. We were expecting so much from a brunch experience, and were extremely disappointed with our experience! All of the main dishes had absolutely zero seasoning! It was the most boring dining experience I’ve ever had! Unfortunately, we will never return to Herons! If you want a memorable brunch, or dining experience, go to Plates Kitchen in Raleigh! The restaurant is outstanding!!!

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  2. AngiR

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable! Service and food were amazing. Can’t wait to return with my husband.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here on the first evening of our honeymoon. It was an outstanding experience. The food was out of this world. The service was perfect. Can’t wait to go do it again. Thanks Casey for making our evening so special!

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  4. PhilA

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin level fine dining and one of the best restaurants in NC--and the southeast! Outstanding food, service and wine. Sommeliers were outstanding--great wine list. The poached oysters with charleston gold rice and champagne sabayon (with optional Krug pairing!) was one of the best seafood dishes I've had since Le Bernardin. The foie gras was amazing as was the two styles of beef. Bravo! Thank you for making our 40th anniversary so special.

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  5. JULIA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection as always. This is our yearly splurge.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for my daughter’s graduation celebration and it was a fabulous treat. Service was great and so was the food.

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  7. RobertL

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the most beautiful and amazing food and service ever. We eat here often and continue to be impressed with the creativity of Chef Greene and his team.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my 2nd time dining at Heron’s. It is a fabulous experience, an epicurean delight with phenomenal service. The wine pairings are perfectly paired and thoroughly explained by the sommelier. Mike was our waiter (both times). I would highly recommend requesting him. A 5-star dining experience!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve dined at many high end restaurants throughout the country and we believe this experience is one of the best.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch. It was exceptional. Food and service fantastic.

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FAQs

Herons is rated 4.9 stars by 2976 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Herons

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harrison Avenue
  • Area
    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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