We expected a wonderful dinner at Fearrington House this past week. After all, it's one of only two Four Star restaurants in North Carolina, according to Mobil, and the only 5 Diamond resturant I know of according to AAA. That should put it right up there with other 4 Diamond restaurants including Bacchanalia in Atlanta, Emeril's in New Orleans, The Four Seasons and Bouley in New York and Masas in San Francisco.
It's not even close.
Food is ordinary at best. Service is fawning yet insincere. Room is pretty but cold. Off the top of my head, I can think of a dozen better restaurants in North Carolilna. And we easily could eat in two or three of them for the cost of a 3-course dinner for two at Fearrington House. I hate it when that happens.