Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House
901 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101Neighborhood:
ContinentalPrice: $30 and under
Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.bernardinsfinedining.com/
- Phone: (336) 725-6666
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm-until
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Freddy Lee
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
- Private Party Contact: Terry Lee, Freddy Lee 3367256666x
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- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (29)romantic (27)great for outdoor dining (24)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (20)notable wine list (16)good for groups (8)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (1)Show More
- Anniversary Dinnerlisa10VIPDined on 11/15/2014Great food. This was our first time there and we have no complaints. Even recommended it to our friends the next night. We will definitely be going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- GREAT FINE DINING EXPERIENCEluv2eatDined on 11/8/2014Bernardin's Restaurant is by far our favorite Special Occasion restaurant. You're always treated like royalty.Special Features:
- Excellent Meal and Service!AllabouttheexperienceDined on 10/28/2014We picked the right place for our VIP client dinner - service was outstanding, menu was interesting and fresh - offered options for all types of dietary preferences, and the food was EXCELLENT! Enjoyed the outdoor seating as it added to the evening's experience. The perfect spot place to WOW those VIP clients!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Reliable eateryWakemom427VIPDined on 10/25/2014Charming restaurant in a historic house; excellent service; food okSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/25/2014I was not real pleased with the parking or having to climb stairs to be seated the food was good service was good but I will not return not my cup of tea Liked the old floor plan betterSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A wonderful nightLRSCPADined on 10/22/2014Not being from the area, but quite familiar with the Zevely name, we looked forward to dining here and seeing the house. The food was prepared and presented to perfection. The service was both friendly and attentive. Hope to stop in again when we return to the area.Special Features:
- MehJniceVIPDined on 10/20/2014This place is supposed to be especially good. It wasn't. It wasn't bad but I was expecting better service and exceptional food when I took my husband out for his birthday. It just seemed like another of the neighborhood places and not the best.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 10/18/2014Food and presentation very very nice more than sufficient portion and the service was gracious and prompt.Special Features:
- wonderfulcwby13Dined on 10/4/2014Was a great spot for our 8 year anniversary. Food was great, service was excellent and atmosphere was laid back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing as alwaysMoondoggieVIPDined on 10/3/2014This is my "go to" place for the best fine dining in the area. This this was as wonderful in every way as all the previous.Special Features:
- A Mistake...OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 9/22/2014Poor food and bad attitudes best describes our dinner at Bernardin's. Wilted lettuce in my salad and pasta that should not have left the kitchen. The manager could care less about his customers. He was rude even on the phone. My mistake for taking my family there.
- Nice place for Special OccasionOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/19/2014The food was great. Nice for a special occasion. What would make the restaurant much better is to increase the quality of the wait staff. Need to be more knowledgeable about the wine list and the food and increase overall quality of service.Special Features:
- You Need To Dine HHerr!GreatFoodFanaticDined on 9/12/2014My first time and I will be back many more times. Everything I want in a nice restaurant. Food food, good service and foo ambiance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellenttwtwVIPDined on 9/10/2014Great food. Not terribly pricey. With drinks before, meal, wine, desert, tip expect to pay $125 per person.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellence rediscoveredpednephDined on 9/3/2014We had not been to Bernardin's for some time and that has been our loss. The ambience has always been good and dining outside under the grape arbor is special. The food was superb and the service equally good. We went with close friends for our anniversary and it was a great evening. We all agreed that we need to put Bernardins back into our dining rotation.Special Features:
- Garrett4Dined on 8/23/2014Haven't been there in years and food and drinks were delicious as well as wonderful service. Two of our party of 4 had chicken dishes, one had fish and one enjoyed the scallops. Three of us needed to go boxes for left overs since portions so large but all said the food was excellentSpecial Features:
- IrishDined on 8/23/2014Excellent food in quiet romantic surroundings. Not a large menu but what they do , they do extremely well. A different waitress would probably have made it 5 stars all roundSpecial Features:
- Everything Good!SqueakyDined on 8/19/2014On top of the food and service having been great, we felt very comfortable and though we lost track of time no one tried to rush us.Special Features:
- Fantastic MealInHocDined on 8/9/2014We've always had great meals and service at Bernardin's, and this dinner didn't disappoint. They have an innovative menu that's well executed. The beef carpaccio salad is one of the best salads in the Triad, but the lamb chops with fried sticky rice were the bomb this time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our favorite spotArjaynCathyDined on 8/2/2014Bernardin's is the wine list is fantastic. The service is a fabulous balance of knowledge, attentiveness, and wit. The ambiance is pleasant, quiet, and romantic. It's a perfect spot for anniversaries, big dates, or quiet birthdays. We love this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 359 reviews are from the Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House reviews archive.
- Huge PortionsLupeluDined on 7/17/2014Our appetizers were tasty (tuna tuna and gaspacho) but our entrees (lamb chops and brie stuffed chicken) were lacking in flavor and each of our portions were HUGE - enough to feed at least two people! For some this would be great, for others, not so much. The wait staff was nice but pretty confused throughout the evening. We sat outside which was lovely. There is a small parking lot for the restaurant but it was full (but not w/ patrons of the restaurant based on who we saw leaving when we left) so we parked on the street. This is a quaint area of town w/ several restaurants in the vicinity. Good vibe.Special Features:
- I keep hoping for greatjrchicago9Dined on 7/17/2014A caveat: I will return to Bernardins. There's just a part of me that keeps hoping to go and receive the best meal of the year. They have the potential. My biggest recommendation this visit is that while the food was very good, the menu is much more suited to the fall or early winter and not mid July. Chef should lighten things up in the summer. Go to Bernardins, sit outside (even if there's a light rain) and you will be pleased.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine dining... Not fine serviceLovelifebigtimeDined on 7/12/2014Sorry , sorely disappointed in the service..... I was a fine dining server at one time and NEVER acted as this waitress did in front of customersSpecial Features:
- Very good but not excellentdougiedDined on 6/28/2014Our waiter was more suited for Five Guys than fine dining.Special Features:
- dinerDined on 6/27/2014Disappointing. This used to be know as a very good restaurant. Food was okay, but nothing special and not very innovative.Special Features:
- Great meal and atmosphereChesVIPDined on 6/27/2014We made a reservation, and were seated immediately open arrival. We felt as if they expected us- very hospitable. Our waiter was charming- attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious! There were four of us, we all had something different. We all sampled one another's entree... And we all ordered well, but would've been happy with any of the other dishes! YUM! We look forward to going back soon!Special Features:
- Disappointment in Fine DiningfreqtravellerDined on 6/21/2014I should have known going in and the place was practically empty on a Saturday night. Granted this was an early reservation ; but the 2 other (not fine dining) places across the street were over flowing. The service was average. The food mixed. The gazpacho was good and my guest's Salmon we very good... The surf and turf was a complete disappointment. for my 6oz filet I was fatty and chewy (not what I consider the actual "filet mignon" ) .. Had to return it. The replacement steak was better, but I actually had a taste of someone's sirloin at an Applebees the next day and that was more tender and flavourful. The two other tables (not very busy) had issues with their meals as well.Special Features:
- Lovely (but a little lacking)CallistoVIPDined on 6/12/2014Our first dining experience at Bernardin's, and we chose al fresco due to the beautiful weather.(We peeked afterwards at the inside dining spaces - really quite lovely.) The food was quite good (generous portions of the duck and tuna, for sure), albeit not the extraordinary experience indicated by many reviews. The waitstaff was mixed - some people warm, helpful, and friendly, but disappointing our waitress seemed rather harried (and almost annoyed about something). A little more polish on the niceties, please, and it will be wonderful.Special Features:
- No rain on our paradeNordicgalDined on 6/9/2014We had a fun romantic dinner in the rain! We sat outside even though we saw some clouds rolling in. When it started to rain, we were adequately sheltered. The ambiance was great--quiet and intimate, surrounded by a lush garden setting. Our waitress was knowledgable and friendly, and the food was spectacular.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Down a notchdfriedmnDined on 6/6/2014We have been to Bernardin's many times. It's an exemplary restaurant. A fantastic setting and outdoor dining under the arbor a real treat. But, not so much the other night. Strangely, our biggest complaint was that the portions were way too big! Our waiter was attentive when at the table, but gone for long intervals. My duck was tough (the root veggies with it were to die for). The Heirloom tomato was tough and ordinary. The crème brulee was a bit watery (not that any was left over). Despite these complaints, we all plowed through our food and felt great at the end. We expect it score 95. This last meal was more like an 85.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Special place without the attitudeTweeterDined on 6/4/2014The staff, especially Alex, is very friendly and always able to suggest something that goes well with the evening! What a menu!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved itAgirlsgottaeatDined on 6/2/2014Went with 3 couples and sat outside, it was a lovely night. The food and service were great. I wish it stayed open a little later.Special Features:
- Dinner at Zevely HouselovetoeatDined on 5/31/2014Friendly staff. The outside seating was beautiful. Cocktails and wine great. I ordered a Caesar salad to be topped with filet mignon. Hubby ordered french onion soup and kangaroo. I was served the salad and him, the soup. served. I thought perhaps the waitress would serve it with my husband's entree. I was really surprised to be served the filet entree!!! When I questioned the waitress, she looked at her writing, admitted it was her fault, but made no attempt to rectify the cost of the meal. So, we spent about $25 extra. I was not happy about that.Special Features:
- Another splendid mealRandyT5194Dined on 5/24/2014We love Bernardin's, having eaten there many times before and since their move to West 4th Street. My party of 6 asked for and received patio seating, under the wisteria arbor. Perfect weather, service, ambiance. I had the "Roqueford" salad, with endive and spiced pecans. The endive was julienned and quite good, but the 1-2 ounce piece pf cheese was to die for. I also had the Goat Cheese Ravioli. Excellently prepared, and nearly as good as the salad ;-) My companions all enjoyed their filet, salmon, lobster, and can't remember.Special Features:
- Great food and serviceFoodloverDined on 5/19/2014The food was divine and the service was excellent. Very friendly and helpful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good Up Tiil Almost the EndBobCDined on 5/17/2014The Maitre D was surly to say the least. Not my problem - HIS, Saturday night notwithstanding! So unplesant on arrival we contemplated leaving. Food was good, service plesant but a bit overly chatty and not at all familiar with the wine list. Have no problem with a tip fixe on a 6+ dinner party - 20%. Do have a MAJOR PROBLEM when the 20% is calculated on the dinner bill +the sales tax. Didn't amount to much but the principle bothers me. Let it slide this time, but, next time, if there is a next time, it will be see called out BIG TIME!Special Features:
- Excellent food and great atmospheretota18VIPDined on 5/13/2014This place is a great local restaurant that has excellent food and superb service. The kangaroo was excellent and the steak was cooked to perfection.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/10/2014Wonderful dinner at a great spot. Lovely server. We did have to ask twice to be moved out of one room which was noisey due to a large party. They did finally move us. We would definitely go back and would love to eat outside. It was raining the night we were there.Special Features:
- Bernardin's at the Zevely HouseStevesreviewsDined on 5/10/2014My wife and I had a great time. The service was great, the food was excellent. This is one of the better restaurants here in the Triad.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of our go-to placesRunningbareDined on 5/9/2014Bernardin's is one of those special occasion places to which we go occasionally when we want a special dinner out or want to share a meal with another couple. The food is always excellent, as is the service, and we like the historical background of the building.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.