Trip Advisor has named The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge a top dining destination. In their 2022 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, the online travel review giant ranked The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge as #1 Date Night Restaurant and #2 Fine Dining Restaurant in the US. The restaurant also ranks as the #11 Date Night Restaurant globally. It is the only North Carolina restaurant honored in either respective category this year.


According to Tripadvisor, Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best is their highest honor. The award “takes into account the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings, and ranks the very best accommodations, destinations, beaches, attractions, restaurants, airlines, and experiences in specific categories and geographic areas, as rated and reviewed by travelers. Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winners are among the top 1% of listings on Tripadvisor.”


The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge has been a fine dining staple in Blowing Rock for many years. It is renowned for locally-sourced fare, artfully crafted with French influences. Views of stunning mountain sunsets surround the intimate dining area. Dining staff is always attentive and well acquainted with the flavors of each dish, able to offer friendly guidance on course selection and beverage pairings. Hunter Womble, Executive Chef of The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, even takes time to personally greet each table whenever possible, making each guest feel welcome.


Reservations are required for dining at The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, available at gideonridge.com on a rolling 2-week schedule.


October 2022


A dish of mountain trout at the Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, with a bright garnish of seasonal vegetables.
Couple dines outdoors in a mountain setting.