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Herons

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.

Reservations: 919-447-4200
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Hours

  • Breakfast

    • Monday - Friday  7:00am - 10:00am
  • Brunch

    • Saturday - Sunday  7:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Lunch

    • Monday - Friday  11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Dinner

    • Tuesday - Saturday  5:00pm - 9:00pm 
    • Final seating for dinner is 8:30pm

Details

  • DRESS CODE

    Business Casual, shorts and sandals not permitted.

  • PARKING

    Complimentary Valet Parking 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. Select from the four-course prix fixe menu showcasing The Umstead's culinary farm and drawing inspiration from the art and nature theme of the property. Recently rated five stars by food critic Greg Cox, this unique experience showcases Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene’s approach to food driven by his high quality choice in product and expert presentation.

Herons has been recognized by Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Southern Living, in addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards, including five stars from Forbes Travel Guide and Five Diamonds from AAA.

 

Reservations
To make a reservation at Herons, visit us on open table

or call 919-447-4200

farmland with produce

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Enjoy one of our signature Recipes!

Pimento Cheese Gnocchi

2020-01-22

Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting *Fully Booked*

"The Dirt on Tuscany"

We’re starting Uncorked in 2020 with a visit to Central Italy! Featuring full bodied, earthy reds perfect for hearty winter fare, warm up in our Fireplace Room with a discussion led by Sommelier Hannah Barton.

2021-07-13

"Art Tour" Tasting Menu Returns

Beginning July 13th, Herons Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene welcomes you to the highly anticipated return of his "Art Tour" tasting menu. Each course is it's own work of art inspired by pieces found in The Umstead's permanent collection. Chef Greene's full talents shine as he manages to make each course visually stunning, while allowing the flavors of each season to shine in the process. Available nightly, the menu will feature seasonal ingredients from "One Oak Farm", The Umstead Hotel & Spa's sustainable farm meticulously attended to by our Resident Gardner Alyssa Campo The Umsteads resident gardener, and local suppliers when possible. 

2021-12-01

Herons White Truffle Dinner

Join us the month of December for a special White Truffle Tasting Menu available only in Herons. Called the "white diamond of Italy," this menu boasts six courses featuring the most delicate and rare truffle in the world, providing a sensory experience unlike any other. 

2021-12-24

Christmas Dinner in Herons *SOLD OUT*

Enjoy more time with your loved ones while celebrating Christmas this year, leaving dinner to Herons Executive Chef and four-time James Beard Semifinalist Steven Greene. Allow Chef Greene and his wonderful culinary team to showcase their talent through a four course dinner with choices. Featuring holiday classics and a few surprises, all with artful and elegant presentations, guaranteed to please even the most discerning of palates. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request. 

2021-12-31

New Year's Eve Dinner in Herons *SOLD OUT*

Whether you are beginning your 2021 celebration or enjoying an intimate evening, let Herons be your destination this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with choices prepared by Executive Chef Steven Greene as you look ahead to the new year. Full menu available soon, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.
 

2021-12-31

Champagne & Caviar

Celebrate New Year's Eve in luxury with an amazing meal based on one of the finer culinary pairings in history: Champagne and Caviar. Allow our exceptionally knowledgeable sommelier, Troy Revell to take you on a true epicurean journey through five courses of caviar dishes paired with the most exceptional bottles of Champagne from our cellar.