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Heston Farm, Fairmont

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  • August 13, 2017
    I have visited this restaurant every summer for the past three years. I can't quite put my finger on it but this year's visit was a bit disappointing. My food was great (collard greens were excellent!...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I have to go back for Mason Jar's hamburger.....Best hamburger in Fairmont. Price is right and food is great.....People very friendly and very clean restaurant. Get a bottle of wine from winery and ha...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    Could not believe that the whiskey and moonshine sampling was free. Loved the inexpensive wine tasting of unique wines, specifically named for animals that inhabited the farm. Did not eat at the Mason...  more »
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  • May 8, 2017
    Formerly Foxfire Restaurant, The Mason Jar opened in May 2017 specializing in barbecue. Our visit to the restaurant was a disappointment. After looking over the menu I had it in my mind to order brisket. They were out of it. I decided after noticing how basic the menu items were (half chicken, wings, pulled pork) to order a burger. Though cooked as requested (medium) and topped with an appropriately cooked over easy egg, the mediocre burger was served on a hoagie bun that one can only presume had been sitting around for months, and topped with a Kraft Singles Slice. The side of smoked Mac N Cheese was good, however. I expected better considering how laudable the Foxfire Restaurant at Heston Farms was. This new establishment feels like a downgrade. I doubt we will be visiting again and that's a huge disappointment considering the dearth of higher end restaurants in Fairmont.
  • November 24, 2016
    Nice atmosphere but terrible food and slow service. Was there for thanksgiving dinner and stuffing was so dry it was not even edible mashed potatoes had large hard chunks of potatoes in it that were crunchy and pie was cold and tasted store bought not fresh. Great place for wine and moonshine but definitely do NOT recommend their restaurant. I definitely could have cooked a much better dinner with leftovers for a week (which is why I didn't want to cook because I'm not a leftover fan) for less money. Total cost was just over $59 for 2 and only thing edible was the stuffed turkey breast and green bean casserole (which was very basic). There was also NO toilet paper in bathroom at our visit (2pm) and only 2 paper towels, very disappointed with this location we chose to spend our thanksgiving meal at.
  • October 22, 2016
    What an great place to visit! Sure, sure there are plenty of wineries to visit - but THIS one - just fun! We first stopped into the tasting room and spent some time with Cathy and learn SO much about the place [and the wine, moonshine - of course] We enjoyed the names on the bottles, as each product is named after one of the farm animals from the family farm. - We walked out with arms full of great wine and other gifts for family and friends - then slipped over into the restaurant to a nibble! Wow! What great food! - Outside you can see that the place is family friends [from the pavilions below for weddings, to the small spots for kids and family to spend time outdoors. - We also enjoyed the adventure of the drive out through Fairmont to visit. Think you will too!
  • November 10, 2016
    I have visited the restaurant twice. The first time was in August 2015 and while I loved the outdoor setting, and the wine I ordered was delicious, the food was extremely expensive, and my fried green tomatoes were honestly awful. I again visited a few days ago, and was again dissatisfied with the food. We ordered spinach artichoke crab dip. The appetizer came out absolutely scorching hot with a nice layer of grease covering all of the cheese. After blistering the roof of my mouth even after blowing on my bite of the dip, I was disappointed to find very little crab or artichoke. It was mostly just very oily cheese. Finally our steak and potatoes came out and I was, once again, disappointed. My potato was small and dry and mine and my boyfriend's steak were medium-well to well-done despite ordering medium rare and medium steaks. The flavor MIGHT be on par with your every day steak restaurant. The service was just okay and for the price of the food and the quality we received, I would not recommend visiting.
  • August 27, 2016
    We will be going back but mostly because the owner was entirely gracious and kind about our bad food and service. Rusted lettuce, cold fried food , absent server, etc. Our server was nowhere to be found so we found a manager who turned out to really be the owner. She was incredibly understanding, explained it was a weird between- shift time, and apologized. Five stars for authentic customer care. Fewer stars for the food, but we'll be back at a less hectic time of day to see What the food's like when the chef is in.

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