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“Still our favorite in Blowing Rock” 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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463 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Still our favorite in Blowing Rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

It has been over 15 months since we ate here on our previous vacation. Overall - this is a great restaurant. Friendly staff, and great food.
Looks like the patrons are mostly "locals" as this place is not on the "tourist" route. You have to know about it or you would never "just find it by chance". It is well worth your visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ray Z
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Boone, North Carolina
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Local, residential setting with excellent food and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

If you are walking around downtown Blowing Rock as many tourists do this time of year, do yourself a favor and seek out Bistro Roca. Tucked away in a residential area but within short walking distance from the main street downtown, BR will be a waiting with quality food, wine and beer at reasonable prices with indoor or outdoor seating. The service is top notch as is the food. The Cuban sandwich as well as the Bistro Burger, Egg Plant fries and any of the flatbreads and salads are favorties.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mtnpainter
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Leland, North Carolina
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Worth hunting for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We thought we were on a driveway to a parking garage, turned a corner, & all of a sudden we were in a residential area & there it was - Roca Bistro. It was worth the hunt. Great selection of dishes on the menu & creative drinks from the bar made this a fun place for a special dinner. Our server was attentive & knew ingredients of the dishes we asked about. Our only down experience was that the meat loaf special turned out to be over-cooked & very dry, altho tasty. We'll definitely dine there next time we're in Blowing Rock. We made our reservations thru Open Table.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AuntyTay
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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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174 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Bistro Roca is hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This restaurant, just down a short, winding drive from downtown, offers their own twist on many favorites. Lobster Mac & cheese, the Cuban sandwich and the roast beef are my lunch faves. This is a place where local professionals take their clients.
The menu is not extensive, but everything I've tried has been scrumptious.
Staff is excellent and they have tables for large parties.
Look for it; you'll like it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Judy S
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food and Service Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Everything, from the moment we entered this attractive restaurant to our walk-through of the unique bar with its many dog photos, was top drawer. We liked the menu - interesting choices with a good variety of meat, fish and fowl - our dishes were beautifully plated, and our waiter Alex, was attentive and professional with excellent recommendations of food and wines. This has to be one of the best places to dine in Blowing Rock.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tarheel57
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