This was the first time we
This was the first time we have been back since their move. Honestly loved the old feel to the restaurant. We loved the quant feel of the old place. The new location was cold feeling.
2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a great dining experience.
Was a great dining experience. We had treated another couple, and everyone just loved their meal!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit too noisy for conversation
The food was very good as usual. Unfortunately we were seated in the semiprivate room where a birthday celebration was happening with a large group. Our party of three had some difficulty carrying on a conversation because of the noise level. We asked to be reseated in the main dining room but no table was available. Will have to remember that the next time my college roommate comes in to town and we are trying to catch up over a quiet dinner!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is always well prepared.
Food is always well prepared. Good selection of daily specials and menu offerings change from season to season. Service attentive without being intrusive. Always one of my favorite dining experiences in Greensboro. Small portions available on week nights is added feature for those watching portion control.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Experience All Around
My kids and I went to Southern Lights Bistro for dinner. It's small and cozy with a fun decor. During busy times, a reservation would be a good idea. The staff was really helpful. There was a good selection of wines by the glass. The food was excellent. We will definitely go here again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit since
This was our first visit since Southern Lights had moved from their old location. The old location had more ambiance, warm feeling, terrific artwork by local artists, and wider menu choices. The food was still good and service was good. But we do miss the old warm close feeling.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
You MUST eat here!
This place was EXCELLENT!! It looked like such an interesting place to take a date, when I first drove by, and it didn't let me down! The food, service, and ambiance were perfect. Our server, Michelle, had a great knowledge of the menu, and had a great attitude throughout the entire service. The manager (sorry, I don't recall your name - beautiful blonde lady, and spoke with a lovely British accent) even came by the table while my date was away from the table, to inquire how the first date was going. Matthew, kudos to you and your kitchen staff. The food was so delicious, and the menu a nice variety of dishes. I will definitely be back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, and attentive
Excellent food, and attentive service. We always enjoy eating here.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Greensboro Favorite
Southern Lights offers delicious food and exceptional service. While we still miss the old location, John Drees has created a beautiful setting both inside and outside for an upscale dining experience. My husband had the shrimp and grits while I enjoyed the filet. Both were prepared with obvious attention to detail in taste and presentation. The outside patio is now open and will be great for spring dining.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 10---all
We had a group of 10---all from out of town for the furniture market. Everyone was impressed with the food and service. It was a most enjoyable night and I would reccomend this restaurant to anyone. Great time!!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been fans of SL from the very first and have always loved their food. Unfortunately, the last two times we were there, the food was so heavily salted that we couldn't finish dinner. We hope these were just temporary blips and that the chef will be more judicious in salting the food in the future. We'll give SL another try.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southern Lights Bistro
Great meal. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent date night!
My husband and I found ourselves "free" for the evening and decided to grab a date night. We were disappointed to find that reservations weren't available at our first choice so I decided to try Southern Lights. We had a fabulous evening!! We ate outside and had a delicious, slow-paced meal which was exactly what we were looking for. The tables are spaced out so you don't have to hear your neighbors' conversations. We will most definitely be back as this might possibly be my "new favorite restaurant" in Greensboro!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
The previous frustration concerning acoustics seems to have been eliminated with inconspicuous black tiles. Now I enjoy everything about this place.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Bird Specials/Thumbs Up!
We arrived early enough to choose from 3 early bird specials (anytime prior to 6:30). We had the salmon with mashed potatoes and green beans. A tremendous value for $15 with an ample salad included (best bleu cheese dressing in town!) The salmon was cooked just right, and the mashed potatoes were particularly yummy. We will be back!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as Always
Our dining experience was great as usual as we have learned that all we need to order is one entree and split it (because the portions are large) along with another salad.
The only disappointment was that the Sea Bass that we usually order was not offered and we had to settle for the Monk Fish which was good.
We'll be back
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a Mid Week Dinner
Went with a friend. Dined outside. Lovely. Will return.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I love coming here. The food is delicious and well presented, the wait staff is great, the atmosphere is serene (inside)
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scallops were the hit of the night. I had them for an appetizer then followed with a steak that I don't really remember, but man I am still thinking about the scallops. We went as a work group of three and had a lot of privacy to discuss work and have fun. It is a great place for foodies but the location is odd in a strip center.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great place
Great food and great place to sit and catch up with friends. Nice and relaxing.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great local gem!
We have loved Southern Lights for MANY years. It is a great local gem and we are so thrilled it is now closer to us than before. Can't wait for our next dining experience. The food and service are always above reproach! Keep up the great work! See you soon!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio dining at it's best!
We recently dined on the patio and it was a wonderful atmosphere for a cooler summer evening. It had been a while since we had been to Southern Lights and we had never dined on the patio before. I'm so glad that we came back to an old favorite. I very highly recommend the tuna. It was one of the best meals I've ever had in Greensboro.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The rib eye was a lousy cut. It was thin with gristle. I do not expect to get a plate full of fries and my below average steak on top of them when I go to a nice restaurant with your prices.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant for any occasion.
Great restaurant for any occasion. We always know we will have a good experience with great food and lovely service and this time was no exception. Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good meal. Always one
Very good meal. Always one of our favorites in Greensboro.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable. Good food, good service. Plan to return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can depend on it!!!!
This restaurant has been around for a long time. Love the new location...always enjoy it....good food good service...
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place to meet with friend
Had a very nice visit this week. Met with friends to catch up with things. Had several appetizers and wine, of course. Waitress was excellent. I have been to this restaurant several times as well as t the old location. Very beautiful, priced right and great people. Thank you!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Night at Southern Lights!
A small group of lady friends chose Southern Lights as our place to riunite. The location was convenient for all and the patio dining was a plus. We started with apps and drinks and we were delighted. Meals were ordered and served, pleased to know that we could order from the lunch menu as most of us preferred the lunch prices. I ordered the Beef Filet and had every intention of bringing half of it home to my daughter, it was too good! The crispy risotto patty and field blend of mushrooms were an excellent compliment to the beef! Loved the herb garden on the patio! Service was excellent!! Very attentive and helpful!!
Stayed on the patio until about 10pm chatting and we had a great time!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the gaspacho -- particularly
Loved the gaspacho -- particularly excellent. Pita sandwich needed more veggies -- there was LOTS of turkey, but not much else. Found the ambience indoors at lunch quite noisy -- hard to have a conversation with my two friends....
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Town
You always get the best service, food, and truly an enjoyable evening!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been a big fan of Southern
I have been a big fan of Southern Lights for over 25 years. They continue to serve high quality food at a reasonable prize. They have excellent dishes for both meat lovers and vegetarians. I often selected vegetarian at Southern Lights because they have great choices. While I miss them as one of our neighborhood, being able to sit outside is a big plus.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit
This was a very enjoyable lunch. The menu offered many choices-our waiter "Jason" very helpful and just enough attention that you did not feel "hovered over". We both choose a pita sandwich-both absolutely delicious. We will return!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fri Night Dinner
Our reservation was waiting...seated promptly...service & food were both excellent We will be recommending Southern Lights to friends
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My #`1 Pick
Southern Lights is my number one pick as the food is always the best. Their soups are outstanding no matter which one you choose. The staff is so friendly that you feel like family every time you go there.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, relaxing dining
We had a very positive experience. Everything we ordered was delicious with some unusual flavor combinations that we enjoyed. Our wine choice was aided by the waiter and we liked the wine very much. We had good conversation at our table of 4 with occasional trouble hearing each other but overall was a very acceptable level of noise.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly staff
We sat in the bar area at a high table with comfortable seating and a good view of the patio and the rest of the room. The space is attractive and filled with original art. We started with delicious drinks and sweet potato soup, not too sweet, with a dash of cinnamon. The sea bass, a fish that is easy to over-cook, was perfectly done. The filet mignon was tasty and also perfectly done. Sides were interesting and did not over-power or clash with the main's flavors. The maitre d' and wait staff were friendly but professional, making us feel comfortable and relaxed without being overly casual or chummy (for example, by calling diners "guys," which did not happen here.) We will definitely drive back to Greensboro for this one.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful dinner
The sea bass and the tuna dinners were outstanding. We ate outside and service (new person?) was unfortunately very slow throughout the meal. We waited for our checks almost 20 minutes, then finally got up and paid at the register. The hostess was very kind and apologetic.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A simple evening
The waitress was a delight, the the menu from personal taste. The portions were spot on for sharing a large if you felt like eating like a hungry man. The environment was charming no rush to move quickly.a wonderful quiet part of town, will be going again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great reserve wine list. Terrific salad idea. Great and exciting food choices and wonderful service. Need to figure out how to accept OpenTable Gift Cheques. It's like you are welshing out of the program. You shouldn't be an OpenTable spot if you don't honor the Cheques.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
a proven winner
I have eaten at this restaurant many times at both the old and the new. I like that one can order from the day menu as well as well as the dinner menu and my guests chose to do so. The table filled with a range of sea bass to Cobb salad, all delicious.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
Four of us dined while in the area on business. Loved the place and the food. We will be back!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food--a bit overpriced
the title says it all--although the steak was amazing!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally.... we made it to
Finally.... we made it to the new location. A wonderful dinner.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 1st Time
i finally made it to Southern Lights Bistro i was not let down. the scallops appetizer was AMAZING!!! and they were the biggest sea scallops I have ever seen! the salad was fantastic as well. i had the stuffed chicken breast ans is was very nicely prepared and the portions are very generous. My cocktail was strong and yummy.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM