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4.8 (596) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: Modern cuisine with a local twist, served in an elegant setting.

Herons at The Umstead Hotel & Spa is a culinary haven, offering a sophisticated menu that highlights seasonal ingredients from local farms and its own garden. The venue boasts a comfortable yet elegant dining atmosphere, where guests can indulge in a four-course prix-fixe dinner or enjoy more casual lunch and weekend brunch options. With a focus on modern American cuisine, Herons provides an array of innovative dishes that showcase the culinary team's passion for farm-fresh meats, seafood, and locally grown produce. The dining experience is complemented by a stellar wine list, signature cocktails, and craft beer selections. Whether opting for a three-course meal, a chef's signature eight-course kaiseki dinner, or simply enjoying the sounds of live jazz in the background, Herons promises an extraordinary culinary journey infused with the hotel's themes of art, nature, and wellness.


5 Diamonds
5 Stars
James Beard
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2020
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2019
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2017
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La Liste
Score 82.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 862 in the World 2023
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The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

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