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TAVO Restaurant and Tavern
TAVO Restaurant and Tavern

TAVO Restaurant and Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavonc.com/about.html
  • Phone: (336) 285-7360
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from TAVO Restaurant and Tavern
Experience a unique fine dining experience of American cuisine at TAVO Restaurant & Tavern in Greensboro, North Carolina. We offer innovative signature dishes that empower the new life in downtown Greensboro with a great selection food served with an ambiance that is a unique and decorated in a timelessly chic environment that sets the stage perfectly for any occasion. We offer lunch, dinner, and special events throughout the month to always offer you a great reason to visit us.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I went to this location for a romantic dinner for 2. The food portions were not well proportion. I faced the mounted tv which was playing cartoons at 9pm. We hoped for at least live entertainment or at least soothing music. The only vibes to be heard was our own voices in conversation. I will say our waitress was very cordial and the hostess was very welcoming."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to TAVO in connection with our visit to the Civil Rights Museum. Great to eat in another historic building with ties to the sit in. Pleasant wait staff, good food--although a little over seasoned, but it took 30 minutes to get our meal and the restaurant (lunch time) was basically empty."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was my first visit to TAVO, and overall, it was a good one. There weren't many people in the restaurant while we were there, which was nice. The waiter was personable, and he answered our questions well. There were a few specials that night that he failed to tell us about (we overheard the waitress telling the guests next door about them). The decor and the lighting was nice, and made the atmosphere feel intimate, although there is a lot of open space. The bar area is small, but attractive. Our meals came out quickly, and they were hot and fresh. We did not order dessert this visit, but they had a few nice selections on the menu. I used a coupon, which was graciously accepted. I look forward to my next visit to TAVO."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have dined here several times and each time is amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful. Food is beyond compare. Best fried chicken in the world! Live music and half priced wine on Thurs. 5 stars!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our last experience at Tavo but not as bad as the last, however, not better than the first. The food was improved, yet a few problems still remain. We went on Sunday, Father's Day. Ironically the restaurant was quite empty. Yet again we are told the kitchen is out of food we wanted. This time it was sweet potato fries. I'm not sure how a restaurant is ALWAYS out of some type of food. Bewilders me. The only other negative experience about Tavo is how slow they are. Again, the restaurant was quite empty and despite a sign that says you only have 90 minutes after your reservation to eat, we didn't get out food until 60 minutes later. That gave us 30 minutes to eat with a group of 8. Not cool at all."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was a nice atmosphere and the food was good but it took so long to get the food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation, it took almost an hour to be seated. There was a lot of confusion at the hostess station & several hostesses kept asking about our reservation. We understood that it was a busy night, but we did not understand why other parties of 2 who arrived after us were seated before us. Once we finally got a table, it was badly located & wobbly, and the menu was limited because of the celebrity chef. No real apology was given for the delay. Only the explanation that the hostesses were new & sometimes customers sit too long even though there was a sign posted that table time is 90 minutes from the time of your reservation."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was great. The table set up or seating area was awful for a party of 12. The restaurant was empty so I couldn't understand why we wouldn't be seated in a better area. Ordered chicken wings as appetizer and they were not done had to send them back, and when they came back they still were not done enough. Our entrées were all good, no one had any complaints. The atmosphere was awesome. Probably won't return unless someone else invites me there. Not on my top 10 of favorite restaurants. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was one of the worst experiences I've had. We arrived and where seated immediately and the waiter came to take drink orders we order amaretto sours which happen to be the special only to find out that they were out... its Friday night at 8:00 pm and you are located in downtown Greensboro and you are out... ok so then we get water and the waiter takes our order an hour pass and there is no food or refills on our drink the food finally comes out but once again they are out of more stuff at this point i am annoyed and i want to speak to the manager and that took another 45 minutes for him to come to my table with no solution!!!! I will never go back there again... Word of advice for management please make sure you have inventory and staff"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I dined with my four year old daughter and I wasn't offered a menu for her. I was seated with no silverware and after I asked serveral times my food was cold before silverware was brought to the table. My sever was very rude and snappy. Not a good experience at all"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been here three times. The first two times the food was ok, but the service was very slow. The third time however, my chicken and shrimp pasta was so soupy I had to send it back. Prior to receiving my food, our server had already told me that it would take my pasta 18 minutes to cook so my food would be comoing out late. The restaurant was not very crowded, yet the service here is always slloooowww..... The food is average priced, not too expensive but I definitely would suggest if you want quality food for the same price, go somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our prom started at 8. We arrived for our reservation at Tavo at 7:20. It was poor, bad service and we also didn't leave until 10. Also, after we got our food.. Many of us had a wrong side on our plate. I thought Tavo was entirely better than this "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is great and Well prepared. Though this is one of my fav places to eat, you get horribly pope service If there were larger groups before you or after you. Me and my date has to wait an hour to recieve our food because they were too busy tending to the VIP group. Then another group came in abd they recieved their starters before our food arrived. When our food did arrive the fish and fries tasted like it was cooked in ld grease. The waiter rarely checked up on our tablebut literally sat waiting on the larger table. In short, the service is great...If you are the larger group (which I guess means larger top) or there arent any large groups."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Made reservations for a friday night because we personally knew someone in the band that was the entertainment. Our server was excellent even though he was too young to open a bottle of wine. Took about 30-40 minutes for each round of drinks to come to the table. The wine we ordered took 45 minutes to come. Our entrees were finished by the time it came, even though we ordered it with our meal. Salads came with our entrees. After dinner we were told there was no coffee and they were out of most of the sides that went with their entrees. Not very good planning for a full house. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Tavo's was recommended as downtown restaurant for a pre theater meal. I am now reccomending Tavo's anytime you want a delicious meal, in a delightful setting, with good service."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "TAVO offered a great menu selection. I ordered the Ribeye. The steak was cooked perfectly and was prepared quickly. Perfect food experience. I was slightly thrown off by how dim the atmosphere was. The restaurant is a giant spacious room that needs more light. I can appreciate mood lighting, but it was uncomfortably dim. I would suggest about 15% more light in the room. This seemed achievable by the large decorative lights on the ceiling which were turned off. All in all, great food, and the service couldn't have been better. Just needs more light."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Let us start by saying the food here is amazing!!! Soo soo good, like something that was made with love. So definite props to the chef. However, please teach your servers they are there to serve. Meaning refill waters, make sure I always have another drink if I'd like one. We also ordered another basket of your wonderful corn muffins and never saw them. We literally saw our server every twenty minutes at the most. If you guys hired more staff I would gladly come back and pay your prices for decadent and delicious food. Until then we won't be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nestled in downtown Greensboro, this restaurant offers an incredibly diverse southern fusion menu. The fried chicken and ribeye specials were delicious and the cucumber martini is my new favorite drink."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my third time dinning and I can say the first two times was great but this time I dine on a Friday night I made reservations and didn't get seated until an hour and a half later the food took long to come out and the restaurant wasn't even packed. I ordered one thing and the waitress fail to let me know at the time I placed order that they didn't have item I ordered and didn't say any thing until food came out. I would dine again but it will be a while before I do"
    Dined on 3/22/2014