While it had been a while
While it had been a while since we had last visited the restaurant, and the first time at the new location, it was just as great as we remembered. The perfect topping for those special occasions. Great atmosphere, great food, and a great experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bernardins is amazing! I would
Bernardins is amazing! I would recommend it to anyone. We started with the mussels and fried oysters and had the chilean sea bass for entree. Perfect in every way.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. We will definitely enjoy dinner there again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great date night dinner here
Food was perfectly cooked and the presentation was very nice. Chantal was our server and she was great, very knowledgable about the menu. We will be going back, for sure. One tip, sit away from the stairs if you are sitting upstairs, there is a lot of noise from people running up and down the stairs.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Bernardin's and we truely enjoyed our experience. We dined outside on the patio and the service was outstanding. I ordered the seafood pasta bouillabaise and was very pleased with the flavor as it was loaded with scallops, shrimp, mussels and clams. My wife's filet was grilled to perfection. This will certainly be added to our list of favorite restaurants.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bernardin's is located in a 100+ year-old house in Winston-Salem's historic West End. You'll find a menu unmatched elsewhere in town; there will always be "old favorites" such as an excellent ribeye steak or pasta with capellini, grilled shrimp and scallops - and a touch of the exotic such as kangaroo steak as a special of the day. The wine list - while not so long as to be overwhelming - offers an excellent variety of fine wines, including some local vintages. Desserts range from a simple bowl of ice cream to a banana walnut tart that is nothing short of amazing. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is memorable - dine outdoors if you can. Negatives? Parking can be scarce, especially on weekends.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My New Favorite!
Since moving to W-S from Chicago, we had found the restaurants somewhat lacking, but Bernardin's has improved my view of the restaurants here.
Bernardin's offered a unique selection of dishes. My husband ordered the kangaroo, which was a special the evening we went, and I had the grilled scallops. Both dishes were quite good, as were the appetizers we ordered. And the service was excellent. The location and historical building housing the restaurant are charming.
We had such a lovely experience, we were surprised the restaurant wasn't packed. Bernardin's is now my top choice for a fine dining experience in W-S.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Winston staple
Always great food and service! Never disappointed! Its fine dinning, so don't be in a rush and you will have an excellent meal.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful fine dining choice
We had a delightful dinner, with apps, entrees, dessert, and wine - all well prepared and presented. It was a pleasantly quiet weeknight, and we had much of the dining room to ourselves. Our food was promptly cooked and served, and the preparations were interesting and distinctive. We had foie gras and scallops appetizers, entrees of Tandori kangaroo and New Zealand venison with lingonberry sauce. Meats were perfectly prepared, tender, flavorful.
Certainly menu choices that are not really available anywhere else, and gave us a wonderful culinary adventure. Our server was attentive, friendly, and helpful with recommendations without being at all intrusive.
A terrific dining experience when looking for a distinctive, excellent meal.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful as always!
This is my "go to" restaurant in Winston-Salem when I want a really nice meal for a special occasion or just feel like something extraordinary. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny. I would definitely go back again and again and recommend it to all my friends. Food and service are consistently excellent. This is definitely the best restaurant in town.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Truly Talented Chef
Overall, our experience at Bernardin's was excellent, but the food especially stood out. Each and every course was full of rich and distinctive flavors. What a talented chef they have there. Thanks for a truly fine dining experience.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hitting on all areas. Beautiful
Hitting on all areas. Beautiful night to sit outside. Best calamari in town. Great shrimp dish, full of flavor. Perfect service.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in Winston Salem
My family's experience at Bernardins was outstanding! It was a beautiful evening so we chose to sit outside in the lovely garden patio. The menu is not your everyday choices as there is bison, kangaroo and my favorite lamb chops. There were several specials to choose from as well. Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. The presentation of the food was picture perfect and it tasted even better. It was by far the best gourmet meal I have ever experienced in the Triad and I have lived here my entire life. I will definitely return to Bernardins for the next special occasion my family has. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want something above and beyond your normal dining experience!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of nine appreciated
Our group of nine appreciated the friendly service upon our arrival and throughout our luncheon afternoon. The presentation of the food was quite appealing. We were entertaining a new arrival to our city from New York. Our new friend was impressed with the ambiance and quality of the luncheon meal all for under $12.00.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is the best in Winston-Sal
The food is the best in Winston-Salem! The Escargot in cognac sauce is outstanding! A brilliant alternative to the normal mudane presentation of mushroom caps and butter. I made a meal of two more appetizers while my wife had the special "Lobster on Lobster" which was 1.25 lbs of fresh Maine lobster served over lobster stuffed ravioli in a champagne butter sauce. The desserts were great as well; try the Warm Banana Walnut Tartlet with Whole Bean Vanilla ice cream; you will not be disappointed.
Through Open Table we requested private dining at a table for 2 if possible. We had just what we asked for. No one else joined us and we for the entire room to ourselves for our 2 hour culinary experience.
Impressive wine list; try the Silver Oak.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat Bernardin's
Excellent food, service and ambience. Had a group of 12 on a Monday night, and Bernardin's was very accommodating. Sat us immediately and the wait staff did not miss a beat. One of Winston's best restaurants, if not the best.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found the restaurant by coincidence while traveling in the area. We live in a nearby town. We liked the menu. The tandoori kangaroo and duck were fantastic! The staff was great. The wine list is complete and well-priced. Our only complaint Is that most of the music is pleasant but every 4th or 5th song was a drag. I was waiting for Carol King's "It's Too Late." :-( Some of the lyrics leaned towards "depressing." It can't be very romantic/peaceful with haunting lyrics about "giving up on life." The server was great and said she would ask if it could be changed it, but the well-priced bottle of Opus One and great food helped us to mostly ignore it. All around we thought the remainder of the restaurant was fantastic, and we will return.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely patio for outdoor dining. A varied menu that includes unique items like bison & kangaroo, but plenty of other selections to satisfy all tastes----seafood, beef, duck, etc. Our entrees were all perfectly prepared and delicious. Nice choice of appetizers and desserts as well. Service was friendly and efficient and the waiter was knowledgable and helpful with the wine list.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
This is a great restaurant for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food and service was superb as was the ambiance. Many of the entree choices are a bit exotic but my wife enjoyed her basic roast chicken and I enjoyed the lobster tail on lobster ravioli with a shrimp and champagne cream sauce. One of the better meals we have had anywhere. We will definitely return.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite place in Winston-Salem
We are never disappointed in Bernardin's. It is lovely to sit outside. Food is fantastic, especially the salad with fried oysters. Service is impeccable. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This special should be on the regular menu. A whole lobster, deshelled, and served over lobster ravioli and shrimp with a white champagne sauce. Outstanding. Best wedge salad around. Wonderful table for two (our 27th anniversary) and each course was excellent and Paige was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended for special occasions, unless you are on a business expense account :-)
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was ok but I felt it was not as good as I remember in the past the food was excellent love their salad there but there was not enough dressing on it to suit me and the steak needed flavor salt or something but they were occomadating they let us drink our own sparkling cider that we brought which I thought was nice of them.I still would eat there again.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife to Bernardin's for her birthday. We have consistently experienced high quality, service there and were not disappointed. My wife's goat cheese Napoleon was excellent and my clam chowder was strong. We both chose specials for our entrees, Bison short rib and "Lobster-Lobster". The rib was well prepared, fork tender and moist. The Lobster over lobster ravioli was a creative combination in Champagne Cream sauce. The whole lobster was cooked properly, the ravioli was tasty, though the pasta could have been thinner. Overall another excellent experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside on a perfect
We sat outside on a perfect early fall evening. The lobster on lobster was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with our server Paige. Great service.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Must Try This Restuarant
What a delightful experience! The staff was very professional, efficient, and courteous and the food was wonderful. The menu has something for everyone; those with a very adventurous palate, as well as those who love the standards. I would highly recommend this to any of my friends or family. If the weather permits, I do recommend the patio. It was lovely.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The food, drinks, service and outdoor ambiance were all "top of the line". Would highly recommend. Limited but relevant options for vegetarians as well.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting for Wake Forest family weekend. We had a group of 10 and were seated in a semi-private room - there was also a table of 4 - in a lovely space on the second floor. The restaurant is very pretty and has a really nice outdoor patio for dining. Everyone one loved their food and the service was wonderful - thank you Chantal!! We will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family weekend dinner
Ate outdoors and had a great time. Recommend the Buffalo and kangaroo. Wine list is excellent. Staff is attentive.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time any of our party had been to Bernardins. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and after viewing the menu. They asked me if I would like to eat on the patio and I agreed. What a great choice. We had a party of 15 seated comfortablly outside on a beautiful night. We were under an arbor lit with small lights. The food was delicious. The waiter was excellent. The filet mignon was outstanding. Everyone was pleased with the restaurant and I am sure they will return.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
The menu was amazing. It was hard to decide what to order because everything looked so good. We had the tuna appetizer which was excellent. For dinner he ordered the bison steak and I had grilled venison, both were unbelievably delicious. The restaurant is in an old house which makes for an intimate atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Atmosphere
This is a great choice for an upscale meal in Winston Salem. Outstanding food, creative presentation, excellent service and very high class atmosphere. The cost is a little higher then some other great restaurant choices in our city. However, you do feel like you have been some place special when you eat here. It is a great place to make a great impression. It is an excellent choice for special occasions.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Triad
We've been at a lot of restaurants in the Triad and were happily surprised that we finally found the best. Beyond serving organic menu choices, the prices were reasonable, the ambience was magical, and the waitstaff superb. My only negative thing would be that the playlist for the music was all over the place in 'musical taste' and just didn't match the ambience that was being presented.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Lovely Surroundings
Our dinner was a delightful experience from start to finish. Our server was energetic, attentive and knowledgable, and the food was all delicious! The decor was beautiful and serene, the only slight mar was the tables being fairly close together made it somewhat noisy, since the room was full. This was during Furniture Market so the talk was rather "energetic" and was a bit louder than normal, so I am sure on a regular evening, the atmosphere would be much quieter.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent evening for a celebration
Went to Bernardin's to celebrate my wife's birthday and my parents 33rd wedding anniversary. None of us in our party had ever eaten at Bernardin's so it was a completely new experience. I was very impressed by the wine selection and the menu offered items that we had never had before. I definitely recommend the Clam Chowder or the French Onion soup on those cold nights! Our meals were all excellent as we all got something different and got to taste a little of each. Everything was cooked to our specifications, which is something most other restaurants fall short of. The service was also excellent. Never felt rushed or forgotten. Great location for a romantic meal for two or a family celebration dinner.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
W-S Hidden Gem
I found this restaurant on the web since I don't live in Winston-Salem. What a pleasant surprise - we sat outside in a small courtyard area, the food was expertly prepared, the service was excellent, and they had a great selection of wine. Probably the best filet I have ever had - and I have traveled the world several times over. What more could you ask for!!!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out
I booked this restaurant for my close friend's birthday. We both enjoy trying new things and its rare to get a night out these days since we both have small children, we left them at home with the husbands and really enjoyed the food and wine. The menu had options to try new things which we also enjoyed.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food! Wonderful Evening!
The food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be back!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a late lunch reservation, but the staff did not rush us in any way, even though the kitchen closed at 2:00. The food was awesome!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just having come off a disappointin
Just having come off a disappointing experience Thanksgiving day, Bernardins was wonderful!! A great W-S find.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM