Chef Warren's
Chef Warren's

Chef Warren's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chefwarrens.com/
  • Phone: (910) 692-5240
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: Warren H Lewis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering provided for small events within a 10 mile radius of Southern Pines, Wednesday-Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East New Hampshire
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Chef Warren's
Neighborhood bistro that keeps you coming back to try the things you didn't have room for .... Marianne's organic garden supplies Warren's kitchen with his beloved fresh produce and both are actively involved in the local food movement.

Chef Warren’s serves fusion cuisine - with a firm base in classic French (due to Warren's Culinary Institute of America education).

The ambiance is fusion as well - bistro style that is at once classic and comfortable with the added feature of an open kitchen so foodies can watch the work in progress.

Marianne runs nightly wine by the glass specials that allow you to try lesser known wine varietals, and the staff serve up amazing mojitos.

Warren and his wife Marianne have spent the last thirteen years delighting diners with their worldly cuisine and genuine hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chef Warren's reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)special occasion (22)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (14)good for groups (4)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Charming
    RCsquared
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Being foodies, we decided to give this place a go. We ordered 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and a bottle of wine. The pork was of particular interest to my husband as he felt he had not had that good of a pork infused dish since we lived in Germany. Also notable were the desserts. I did feel the owner's wife approached us as if we did not have the budget nor the foodie mindset to order and suggested the appetizers were big enough to split as her first recommendation. I felt a touch put off by that as we are dual income, highly educated young people. Oh, and by the way, my husband is a professionally trained chef. My suggestion: please don't judge a book by it's cover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Warren's Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Entertained a group of clients at Chef Warren's and we had a wonderful time. As usual, the food was great, especially the pork ribeye, and the chocolate mousse desert. Already looking forward t omy next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was OUTSTANDING!!
    rzoquier
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Absolutely love the food and the staff was friendly and approachable. Our waitress did a fantastic job. I definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Chef Warren's never disappoints. Great atmosphere and the food is incredibly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious as usual
    notafoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Chef Warren's never disappoints. My wife and I love to eat here and always bring family when they come in from out of town. I tried the prickly pear mojito which was outstanding but a departure from my usual habanero margarita which is unique but tremendous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Mom's Night Out!
    Michaelle
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a group of 11 from our Sandhills MOPS group and we all had a fantastic evening that ended with an amazing meal at Chef Warren's! I chose the restaurant specifically bc of their sustainable and green practices which is extremely important to me and a lot of the other ladies. The food is always wonderful, the service welcoming and friendly, and the restaurant has also participated and supported my son's school, Sandhills Classical's biggest fundraiser, Taste of Southern Pines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MonaLisaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Reliably good. Nice touch to offer tastings of unfamiliar wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had not been to chef warrens in quite some time.i had a chance to review the menu when I was in town on other business. Our meal was probably the best we have had at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    jrandy2000
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to dinner with some friends for the first time. Food was absolutely incredible. Cooked perfectly, wonderful flavors...variety of choices for different palates. The service was fantastic! Our server was very knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry I waited so long...
    Smithfamily
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Just a perfect evening. Great food, wine and service. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Southern Pnes
    Olney88
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Grouper Putanesco was superb but the special Viea Schnitzel was a bit bland though the presentation was magnificent and the veal was tender and moist. The blonde brownie was absolutely to die for! Try it with some Tokaji and be amazed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special dinner
    BeforeSymphonyDiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a great restaurant for special occasions. Food and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 228 reviews are from the Chef Warren's reviews archive.
  • Fantastic Neighborhood Gem
    NicoleC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Why haven't we tried this sooner? Chef Warren's is exceptional! A smallish open dining and kitchen area serving fine fare with a French restaurant feel. Wait staff works in teams delivering exceptional service. The wine list is unique and varied and the food is exquisite. Other than the prices being a little high for everyday dining, we fell for this find in the downtown area of Southern Pines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner.
    BeforeSymphonyDiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our party of four, all of whom had different items on the main course menu, greatly enjoyed the dinner. The deserts were wonderful. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed it!
    PKDW
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time at Chef Warren's - the wine selection was good, and the food was exceptional. My husband had the Staff Spinich Salad - I had the roasted chicken. Both were really good. I thought it was attractive - liked the idea of seating overlooking the kitchen (although we were at a table). We were greeted nicely and expected. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Marty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is fantastic...service is friendly....wine list is veryy diverse and reasonably priced. Chef Warren's is a must stop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A find!
    CSKNC
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We will definitely be back to try more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An everything delicious restaurant
    Msfreshfoodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This restaurant is delicately delicious with freshness oozing from your plate of salad, entree, dessert. Chef Warren mingles among patrons and the wait staff is a cut above. Love fresh, not fussy food and this place has it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern treat
    goodeats
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We visit Southern Pines about twice a year and always go to Chef Warren's. Excellent food and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always!
    lauriehh
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It is great to know that you can go to your favorite spot, even with the chef/owners absent, and get the same wonderful food. The waitstaff is always attentive, kind and fun. The best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CulinistaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    You better love COLD portabella tacos if you order them. Escargot not traditional and odd tasting. Bread stale. Fis bland. Soup not great either.
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  • Pinehurst/Southern Pines Find
    VinyardboundVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was fortunate to be in the Pinehurst are for the US Women's Open and checked out the local food scene to find a good spot to have dinner with a friend. I was fortunate to stumble upon Chef Warren's. Great find and wonderful fresh food. The crab tacos were delicious. I will definately go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    Court
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, great ambience. One note, the menu that was displayed on open table was not the same menu when we got to the restaurant. No matter, everything was delicious. My date and I ended up sharing a prosciutto, salami, and caprese appetizer, with a halibut entree. Both were exceptional. The chocolate mousse dessert was phenomenal - not too rich and you didn't feel stuffed after eating it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum, Yum. Like always.
    Tess
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love it, love it. Warren and Marianne make everything about this place exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Outstanding food and friendly service. We had 4 different choices at our table (2 seafood and 2 meat) and all diners said that their meal was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find in Southern Pines!!!
    alih
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    An enjoyable evening with great food beginning with the appetizers and all the way through dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the better choices in town
    hungry1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We like Chef Warren's - one of the better choices in town (and decent restaurants are seriously lacking in Pinehurst/SP). On a recent visit, the food was very good but there were a few simple things that a team of this caliber should've gotten right. Filet was way undercooked. The hostess/owner looked mildly appalled when I pointed this out (asked for medium and got rare) but she quickly rectified the problem (meat came back a tad "grey") and offered to "buy us dessert" which was much appreciated. The pork, on the other hand, was overcooked - on the upside, mashed potatoes and spicy mac and cheese that accompanied the main dishes were fabulous. Super friendly staff and stocked bar will keep us coming back. Interior could use a facelift.
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  • A review for Vegans
    Vegngrl
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Not a lot of options and those that are on the menu lack creativity. They advertise 1 Vegan entree on the menu, but to MAKE vegan you had to order without the yogurt. Why not make a vegan yogurt option? I would love to see non vegan restaurants have their chefs use the same kind of creativity they use on their meat dishes,on vegan dishes. Take a cue from restaurants like Plant, Fiction Kitchen and Luna's Living Kitchen for some creative and colorful dishes that are sure to please. The demand for vegan and vegetarian dishes will only continue to rise and even those who still choose to eat meat don't want it at EVERY meal. Until then looks like Charlotte, Durham and Asheville will be my favorite places to find amazing Vegan food!
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  • Great Food!
    RealFoodLovers
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have never had anything less than excellent food at Chef Warren's Bistro. And Marianne and all the staff always go the extra mile on service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats
    Fooddude
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I took my wife to chef warrens for her birthday. The food was amazing, well worth the longer than normal wait. Would recommend to anyone who wants great food on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining.
    BusiDiner
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food is always very tasty. Service is friendly and professional. They took back a special soup that was not to my liking and fid not charge me for it. Main dish - also a special - was superb.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Chef Warren's was a recommendation from a co-worker. My wife and I spent our 13th anniversary dinner there and were very impressed. We are both retired military and have dined at many restaurants all over the us and abroad. We would rate Chef Warren's in the top ten!! The salads and entrees taste and presentation were outstanding and the service was on point. Perfect blend of attentiveness without being pesky. Loved the dessert as well and th e staff was very personable. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A thank you to chef warren and his wife for making our trip to Pinehurst notable. Our first time in this area and we struck out on every meal but this one. A must do reservation for those used to the bigger city culinary choices. We will be back and hope Chef Warren may visit New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!!
    Amber
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My husband and I dined here on a date night. The atmosphere was intimate and the food was delicious! Our server was so much fun and we can't wait to go back to try more items on the menu. It is a green certified establishment which is a huge plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner for Adult Daughter
    bruce
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Had superb meal and service with 7 celebrating. We made my daughter's favorite cake and they graciously served it for us! Owners and staff were outstanding, many thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious!
    Cshepp
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We live out of town but always enjoy a dinner at Chef Warrens when we visit. Love the menu w favorites and new, yummy seasonal offerings!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Steve
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Overall, very friendly service, well prepared food, and great atmosphere. Will be returning again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently superior.
    Tess
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    innovative menus, beautifully prepared and presented food and Mary Ann's wine selections never miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and services
    Daisy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I went there the day after valentine day and we absolutely love the food we got, services was good as well. I recommend everyone to try the pecan pie was our favorite!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Downtonabe
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I took my sister, brother-in-law, wife and two young children here as a group belated Valentine's dinner. The meal was spectacular! We started off with tapas, had some salads and then entrees which included pate, bison, steak, and trout. The presentation was great and the flavors were perfect! Even though the restaurant isn't designed for young children and a toddler, they were more than accommodating and very friendly with my children. It was a great experience and we look forward to returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.