Upscale locavore New American dining
American · $$$
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location 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513, USA phone +1 919-447-4000 website www.theumstead.com directions Get Directions
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Outdoor seating
Google Reviews
My entire brunch meal experience wowed me. I made a reservation online and was greeted by name when I arrived. The atmosphere was very upscale though not too stuffy. The interior decor resembled that of the Peninsula hotels. Cotton table cloths, weighty Sambonet cutlery, washroom towels, and just in time service showcased the 5 star experience. I had the tuna rich bowl ($13) and the smoked salmon ($16). Both dishes were prepared to perfection. The portions were not too large but that is to be expected for a fine dining experience. Overall Herons is a great value for money.
Jason Schwartz · February 10, 2018
Fantastic food & with an exceptional staff. The facility is beautifully appointed. Small but excellent art gallery
Rebecca Pender · December 27, 2017
This was my second trip to Heron's. My first trip to Herons, about 3 years ago, was amazing. One of the best meals I've ever had. My most recent trip was a bit...disappointing. The chef made plenty of interesting items, but none of them jumped out at me. I ordered the duck. Three years ago it was the best duck I ever ate. This time? Not so much. Fat was not properly rendered off the duck, the duck was bit too chewy and it arrived luke-warm. The dessert for our latest trip was the biggest disappointment. The "autumnal" dessert is a mish-mash of chocolate, fruits, and other items on the plate. A complete miss. Service during my latest trip was still top-notch. For three years I considered Heron's the best restaurant in NC. Now? Not so sure. The food simply isnt as tasty as it use to be. Nothing I ate on my latest trip to Heron's makes me want to quickly return.
Todd MacLeod · January 4, 2018