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“Semi-casual with exceptional food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Roca

Bistro Roca
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Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: One of Blowing Rock's most popular restaurants, Bistro Roca serves inventive American Bistro cuisine from Chef Seth Parker in a rustic yet elegant setting. Bistro Roca's superb staff combines efficient service with gracious hospitality and will delight you with a great selection of wines and mixed drinks from Antlers Bar
Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Semi-casual with exceptional food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were looking for a more casual dinner place and had this recommended to us. It was perfect for what we were looking for. It had a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. The three-season room on the back was nice to dine in with the windows open. The food was truly exceptional. The beer selection was great as well.

Visited May 2014
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NC
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“They never disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We dined here on a Thursday night and loved it, as we always do. My must have dish is the trout, accompanied by creamy grits which are to die for! The mixed berry bread pudding is delish! Don't visit Blowing Rock and miss this jewel hidden off of the beaten path.

Visited May 2014
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Summerfield nc
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Close to perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I like excellent food, and especially so in an atmosphere which is fun and relaxing.
I have dinned at Bistro Roca for several years for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed.

Several reason for "close to perfect";
Wide selection from gourmet pizza to superb burgers to fantastic entrees.
Terrific and unusual appetizers
GREAT BAR
Usually very good wait staff
Terrific atmosphere.

Atmosphere: feels like an old hunting lodge, weather permitting outside seating, a paneled Bar area with pictures of dogs ,visiting the bar, lining the walls (they support humane society).

Food: Wide variety, just depends what one is in the mood for. My favorites include calamari appetizer, hummus plate appetizer (just excellent), Habi burger (just outstanding), French style roasted chicken, Black and Blue Ribeye and oddly their homemade ketchup is wonderful.

About the only negatives after an excess of 20 visits are it can be very crowded in season for dinner and when busy, service in the bar area can be spotty.

We often want to try other very good restaurants in the area but alas we opt to return to our favorite.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relax and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I live in Blowing Rock and Bistro Roca is my "go to" place to go for great food, good service and just a great place to feel at home and comfy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elizabeth s
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Terrific lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We ate lunch at 11:30 today and I am still stuffed at 3:15! I had a basic cheeseburger that was the best one I have ever had in Blowing Rock! My wife had a veggie sandwich that was excellent and very filling. Our outstanding waitress,
Brooke, answered all of our questions about the menu. [We had a lot , since this was our first time seeing the new menu.] A lot of items have different spices or sauces, but since everything is made from scratch, they are more flexible than some places.

They have a terrific lunch club discount for locals, that we will be taking advantage of at least once a week from now on. Also, when the weather is
nice, the open air porch is great.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pat C
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