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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    December 17, 2013
  • Last Review
    February 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Noted by Condé Nast Traveler as a "culinary gem," The Umstead Hotel and Spa's signature restaurant Herons features the refined American cooking of Executive Chef Scott Crawford and Chef de Cuisine John Childers. The extensive 2500-bottle wine selection complements the sophisticated dining experience. Guests will enjoy the elegant setting and exquisite art collection indoors as well as dining on the terrace, with panoramic views of the lake. The Umstead’s Bar is also available to local diners and hotel guests for a more casual experience. Herons, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, serves breakfast and lunch daily, weekend brunch and dinner Monday - Saturday.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
5 Star rated
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Its like dining in the being in Hawaii without being in Hawaii. Food is amazing, service is the best I have ever seen, prices are reasonable."
Dined on 02/16/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the North Hills - Raleigh, NC region a uniquely authentic Italian restaurant with made from scratch, simple, rustic cooking with friendly service, fair prices, & farm to table ingredients.<br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Just overall a bad experience
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2011
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We made our reservation for our 20th anniversary a long while in advance. Due to weather the restaurant ended up closing and canceling our reservations twice. The third reservation, we checked in an hour early and were not seated until well after our reservation time. We then waited 30 minutes to get WATER and a gluten free menu. Our server was not knowledgeable about the wine menu and was unable to make recommendations. The salad was overdressed, and the lettuce far beyond its prime. The Secondi course was ok, however overall my stuffed pasta was cold in the middle, and by cold I mean fridge cold & and was missing various ingredients. Desert was a train wreck brulee was undercooked and tasted like pudding. Overall, a grand disappointment."
Dined on 02/15/2014
 2011
Special Features: hot spot
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TRIBECA TAVERN is a casual grill and bar that just so happens to have a state of the art audio/visual system. Great for the big game? Sure. Great for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch? Absolutely. <br />Our specialties are burgers, taken to the next level, accompanied by 20 North Carolina brewed draft beers. TRIBECA is more than burger joint though, with a fresh fun menu including appetizers, salads, soups, brick oven pizzas, steaks, seafood, pastas and fresh desserts.<br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/19/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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Urban Food Group presents a classic brasserie serving casual French food in a stunningly beautiful environment. The area's only pewter bar is surrounded by temperature controlled wine cases, marble top tables and dark wood. Service is crisp, professional and friendly. Dress is city casual.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Foodies take delight
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/29/2013
 2011
Dined on 04/29/2013
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Its like a trip to Paris. Love the food and the experience. Always love the wine menu."
Dined on 04/29/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Urban Food Group presents a classic brasserie serving casual French food in a stunningly beautiful environment. The area's only pewter bar is surrounded by temperature controlled wine cases, marble top tables and dark wood. Service is crisp, professional and friendly. Dress is city casual.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A trip to Paris
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2013
 2011
Dined on 12/06/2013
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"If you cannot afford RT to Paris, you should try Coquette as a good substitute. Also note, this is totally a foody place, with a great bar scene, etc."
Dined on 12/06/2013
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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