Wow! Great new restaurant from Brandon Sharp that can be whatever type of restaurant you need it to be: a bar, a lounge, neighborhood restaurant or upscale dining experience. Great craft cocktails, wonderful wine and beer list and a stunning bar. Sleek dining room and there must be some soundproofing since it's not nearly as loud as many of the restaurants in the Triangle which is a big flaw that Greg Cox regularly ignores. Food is eclectic with many small plates and some interesting mains. The execution of the food is spectacular and the flavors and textures are bold. Service is attentive without being overbearing and is excellent. Parking is easy in the parking deck. Our new favorite since the unfortunate closing of The Lakewood.
Apr 24, 2019
We recently enjoyed a delicious, reasonably priced meal of delicate Red Snapper. The fish was excellently presented as well as prepared. Tender baby beet salad and hummus were the perfect starters and the warm fruit crisp covered with a sweet cream sauce could not have been better. We are looking forward to our return for an alfresco feast in their lovely outdoor patio. Awesome food, reasonable prices, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere - doesn’t get any better than that.
Jun 13, 2019
Chef and team bravo! Your creative flavors and textures were a journey of excitement. Kudos to Mitchell for reading a table and providing a night of service to remember.
May 13, 2019
Although I was initially hesitant about the lack of reviews, I was extremely pleased and impressed at how incredible the food was. Everything was on point. I would highly recommend trying this place out as it is probably the best food in the area. I am sure that over the next few months it will become very difficult to get a reservation. I will absolutely be coming back soon. Sommelier was very helpful with pairing and the waiter was helpful, nice, and very attentive. One of the best things is that the restaurant is rather small so they can actually give you the attention you need and food is prepared quickly even for a party of 6. There is an outdoor seating area that is nice and enclosed and there is a lounge for drinks and bar snacks prior to seating. Worth coming for just a drink.
Ophelia Rose de Papillon
Apr 18, 2019
An excellent start for this most welcome addition to E54. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and with the obvious creativity of a Michelin star chef. The staff was friendly and efficient with the desire to make sure your time there was fully enjoyed. We had a wonderful time, and we look forward to visiting again soon!
Jun 22, 2019
This place is amazing! The food is truly something special, and definitely worth a visit. It's a beautiful combination of fine dining while somehow twisting in elements of southern cooking that make it delicious, different, and comforting. The atmosphere has the same warm glow of gentle sophistication while also a kind welcoming staff. While I was there every server held the door for me, smiled and asked me how things were going. It was a perfect night. I would highly recommend, especially for a special date.
Jul 29, 2019
Perhaps the finest meal we've had in Chapel Hill... and for that matter, the Triangle. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. It's hard to pick a favorite dish, but the cold corn soup with blue crab was to die for. General Tso's fried cauliflower and the pastrami encrusted yellow fin tuna were simply outstanding. We're lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in Chapel Hill.
Aug 2, 2019
Everything we had was delicious....we shared our plates to taste a variety of bar snacks and first courses.
Atmosphere was very pleasant and servers were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
Only complaint was the price of a very small amount of an ordinary California wine.
But overall a welcome addition to the area.
Jul 15, 2019
Absolutely amazing food and drinks. The menu is fresh and imaginative, the drinks are on point, the staff is friendly, and the decor and ambiance is comfortable. I had the best tuna I've had in a long time, and the fresh peaches for desert were worth the trip. Do yourself a favor and eat here!
Jul 10, 2019
I loved the fresh ingredients and unique flavors! The peaches with the pork shoulder and the lavender parfait were so delicious. A really great experience, and I'll definitely be back.
Sep 2, 2019
Simply wonderful. I had such an amazing visit at Hawthorne & wood. The flavors in each dish we tried were stunning. The cocktails are down right delicious. The staff make you feel welcome and the atmosphere is inviting. Easily the best dinning experience I have had in the Chapel Hill area.
Aug 30, 2019
This was date night heaven. We ate a multitude of courses and several cocktails, and everything managed to capture inventive, fresh, and flavorful in everything that was served to us. Perfect portion sizes and large well functioning cocktails.
The venue itself is gorgeous with cozy large seating, ample traditional seating, wide cozy bar stools w/ foot rests and bag hooks, and finally comfortable outdoor furniture. The decor is modern but comfortable, and the entire place puts you at ease.
The service is impeccable from the host stand, the servers/ bartenders, and the back of house staff. Everyone is impeccable at their craft and simply pleasant people to speak with.
Can’t wait to go again and try more of the menu.
Oct 8, 2019
Hawthorne & Wood doesn't just live up to the hype, it exceeds it. Every bit of food and every drink is amazing, complemented by knowledgeable and professional wait staff. This was my wife and I's first visit, but it certainly won't be our last!
Oct 13, 2019
The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We will definitely be back soon.
Nov 3, 2019
Everything, I mean, everything, is top quality. The service, the place, the food, the presentation, you name it.
We started with the New Orleans barbecued shrimp and then we had the Tartare of grass-fed beef and the pan-roasted duck breast. Everything was so fresh, so well crafted and executed!
Definitely a place to go back. Highly recommended.
Oct 26, 2019
From the inviting atmosphere to the refreshing drinks to the impeccable food, you will NOT be disappointed with Hawthorne and Wood. This place is a gem and I plan on coming back MANY times. OUTSTANDING! It is the best place that I have eaten in North Carolina.
Dec 13, 2019
We had the cheeseboard, pork chop and apple tart. The cheese was excellent and the pork chop was huge. My only complaint was that the Chapel Hill iced tea was pretty small. Still rated 5 stars for quality of food and service.
Dec 13, 2019
Truly enjoyed our meal at H&W. We were buying gift certificates for someone that really likes the restaurant and decided to try it out for ourselves. We weren’t disappointed. Food was delicious and definitely done up with their own twist. It’s not the usual fare here. The menu changes a bit almost daily so don’t get wetted to a particular menu item before you go as they may have a variation of that item - not the exact menu item. Drinks were delicious and unique. From first to entrees to dessert it was a wonderful meal. Staff was helpful and attentive.
Feb 15, 2020
Cheeseboard was delicious. Scallops were amazing. Pork shoulder was tender and paired well with sauces. Butternut squash soup was savory and delish as well. Wish we could have had dessert but were too full! Great atmosphere, intimate. Highly recommend for both food and wait staff.
Feb 19, 2020
Call for a reservation and get ready. It really is outstanding. All around excellence from beverages through main cuisine selections to dessert. I was a happy relaxed person when I left and want to go back soon
Jun 14, 2020
Awesome experience yesterday at Hawthorne & Wood. Friendly staff, good food, and even better drinks!
Jun 19, 2020
Managed to communicate the complex flavors mentioned in other reviews during the age of Coronavirus take-out. Really neat to have this in CH. Only downside is throwing away single use packaging.