There is no doubt that Heron's makes quality food, has excellent service, and is generally a great fine dining restaurant. I is / has all of those things. And I do think our waitress was the best part of our meal. She was really fantastic.
However, maybe it's just me and my poor to lower middle class upbringing and adulthood, but $280 for a meal for 2 people - without drinks - is just too much for me. We came here after our wedding, so it was a nice treat for that... but even for that I balked a little. And I also felt that I had a hard time choosing something off the menu that didn't seem like it had almost too many competing flavors (trying too hard) or didn't have something on it that knew I wouldn't enjoy. There were probably 6-8 choices for each 4 courses offered, and I think I ordered the only 3 things on the menu that looked appealing.
It was somethin I consider an enjoyable experience, but not one that I need to repeat.
Courd Mann · April 13, 2018
Went here for my anniversary. Fantastic good and service. The chef(s) put a lot of work into making the food both delicious and visually stunning. I highly recommend the 8 course experience. Easily one of the best restaurants in NC.
Kyle Thomas · May 26, 2018
Great service and ambiance, in a resort like spa. The environment and setup is nice, modern and clean without pretense. We had reservations for weekend brunch and our table upon arrival was not ready, yet was handled well. After seating, we ordered drinks and coffee which was served quickly. The first cup of coffee for our table was luke warm but actually good. Subsequent refills were hot as expected. Two of our guests at the table ordered fresh juices and only one of them actually recieved it. When it did finally arrive it had been about 20 minutes after ordering but was delicious. The food options were all excellent and arrived as expected. They also only charged us for one juice. Overall a good solid example of good execution with some minor forgivable errors. Without the errors our rating would have been a 5.