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Herons

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100 Woodland Pond Dr, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2131 (Harrison Avenue)
+1 919-447-4200
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gastronomic restaurants are the "creme de la creme". Herons is one of 2 restaurants, rated 5 star by Forbes in North Carolina. We went there for a special celebration dinner and had the 4 courses menu with Paired wines. In short great food, nice wines, very good service, deserved the gastronomic status!! The wild boar and Monkfish were both very... More 

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Thank Herve B
Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed at Herons for our third overnight staycation. From the moment we exited the car everything was taken care of for us. Our room was perfect for our getaway as were the drinks down at the bar. Room service the following morning was the perfect way to wrap up our time at Herons. As we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing food, fresh different and leverages the local produce and meats. Great place to take business associates. Service is 5 star

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't hesitate to come here. Lunch/Dinner here is always excellent. We even came here for a holiday Brunch and it was the best such experience we have had. HIGHLY recommended.

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Thank SteveD36red
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and presentation is great....if you want a great romantic dinner and the ambiance and service is most important to you, I would highly recommend Herons. My wife and I, however have been there and done that....if/when we go out, we want to have a culinary experience that challenges both our senses of taste and smell in addition to... More 

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Thank David R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once in a lifetime experience for us folks that can't afford restaurants at this price level on a normal basis. It was crazy good.

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my birthday dinner here, what a treat. Nothing is simply served here, it all has a twist; my Oysters arrived with smoke (liquid nitrogen). Likewise with food served from flat rocks, or made to appear like a garden, every course item was a surprise (what is it? Eat it he says). The staff are excellent, they put on... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great brunch options. The fresh juices are worth the price tag. Dinner was too steep for my price range so brunch was a great way to still enjoy Herons. Service was outstanding.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous dinner here. We really liked our server, Scott. We did a wine pairing and 4 course dinner. There were lots of surprises and exquisite presentations. If you want a truly fine dining experience this is the place to go! My only advice would be to ask your server for descriptions of each item.... More 

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Cary, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of lunch items in a very fancy atmosphere. .. great service and huge high quality wine selection. Fair prices for such ambiance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Woodland Pond Dr, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2131
    (Harrison Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-447-4200
Description
Herons delivers a dining experience that is both refined and relaxed. The expertly trained staff warms the room, providing seamless service that helps guests enjoy the pleasures of an elegant meal. The main dining room offers a full view of the kitchen, while floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and overlook the terrace, lawn and wooded lake beyond. In addition to the 98-seat main dining room, a semi-private dining room seats up to eight, while the private dining room accommodates 12 and showcases pottery by North Carolina artist Ben Owen. Outdoor seating invites al fresco dining in the spring, summer and fall. The neutral palette of the décor in Herons provides a sophisticated, yet understated backdrop to the bright and inspired flavor combinations artfully presented. The dinner menu changes seasonally and draws heavily on produce harvested from The Umstead’s own sustainable farm. The exceptional quality of Herons’ wine list been recognized with a prestigious “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?