2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro.
Cuisine: New Southern.
Prices: entrees more than $25.
Atmosphere: elegant Southern country estate.
Service: formal, but not intimidating.
Open: dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Reservations: strongly recommended.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar (outstanding wine list); smoke-free; get a sitter.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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