The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards

The Bistro at Childress Vineyards

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.childressvineyards.com/
  • Phone: 3362369463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Spencer Wright
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 52 & Hwy 64
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards promotes the celebration of food and wine. We take great pride in our ability to hand-pick the best ingredients locally and abroad. Our goal is to create the ultimate culinary experience for our guests, providing the finest food and wine in an extraordinary setting.

Our menu changes seasonally and can be viewed online at www.childressvineyards.com.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (157)great for lunch (151)notable wine list (109)special occasion (100)great for brunch (87)great for outdoor dining (75)romantic (65)fit for foodies (59)good for groups (58)neighborhood gem (39)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (15)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My daughter and I had lunch at the bistro for my birthday. The staff was super nice and the atmosphere was welcoming. The grounds were beautiful. We had a great afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls lunch
    joey
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    perfect setting. food was great, something for everyone. knowledgeable, friendly server helped with wine selections. A truly enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue for a business meeting
    Storkman
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Setting is a little noisy but not too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trifecta Swordfish
    ttag
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My friends and I eat often at the Bistro for the food. We never thought the Trifecta with the Swordfish would be anything as it was. It was outstanding and at what a great price! You can't beat the view, the service and quality of food not to mention great wines at such great prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Punkie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Took my mom for her 91st birthday. She thoroughly enjoyed the special attention she received from our waitress, Paula. We ordered two different entrees, one being the grouper, one was a chicken dish. Both were excellent but the grouper was a little spicy and that was not indicated on the menu. That additional information would have helped me in making a selection for her. The peach cream brulee was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • waitress
    cosmogirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we and our friends have visited the Bistro approximately 10 times for lunch, dinner and holidays. we have always been completely satisfied and had a waitress that was attentive and congenial. this is the first time we had a waitress with no personality at all. she seemed not happy at all to be there and it showed in the quality of service we were given. this did not stop us from enjoying our visit, although it did make us feel not quite as welcome. we love Childress and will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Afternoon
    TheOldones
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food and service make this an excellent luncheon facility- but the wine list puts it over the top.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscany in NC
    FeedMeNow
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Save yourself a lot of money by enjoying a bit of Tuscany right here in NC. A sliding glass door enclosed and air conditioned balcony-type dining area overlooking rolling fields of producing grape vines, a manicured lawn and a small pond. Simply beautiful. The food is creatively prepared and presented. Portions are of an appropriate size and exceptionally tasty. Never had a bad meal at this dining establishment. Enjoy the locally produced wine and tour the winery if you have the spare time. Add a few northern Italian style dishes and you would swear that you were dining in a Tuscan villa (minus the Italian language, of course.) NC Piedmont prices-$$-$$$ (Tuscany prices-$)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Regional Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I make it a point to go to the Bistro about once a month. It's a great location, service has always been great and the menu is seasonally prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great weekend
    Steve
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, view and music for lunch. Stay next to the vineyard at the Holiday Inn for the night on the third floor with a vineyard view for the perfect weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    sfrpfr
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lunch at the Bistro was the start of our winery crawl, though we were continuing on to Tabbacovill area you were the perfect first stop for lunch coming out of the Charlotte area. Food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is a great restaurant with wonderful food. A perfect place for a girls lunch out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Lunch
    Zoooms
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We always enjoy a trip to Childress Winery and lunch at the Bistro, great service by Ashley, great food as always and of course, great Childress wine...a superb getaway day trip from surrounding areas or if you are visiting NC - don't miss it, The Abbeys
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Experience
    hard2please
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was wonderful (cooked to perfection, still wanting more after leaving - had the Trifecta), the service exceptional (Brandon was our server...on top of his game). I would give it a 5-star rating...rates with the best restaurants. I would recommend to anyone who would like exceptional dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    ty2020
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been here twice and will be returning. The food is great and quick service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding.....
    Wine4sophie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    With great service!....and an outstanding bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Mc704
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Lovely view of vineyards from our table. Waitstaff very friendly and efficient and food is great & reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Childress Visit 8/9/14
    NCMetzDiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We took some out of town guests to lunch at Childress Winery and everyone absolutely loved it. The setting and surroundings are wondeful and our food and service was top of the line. Even though the weather wasn't ideal that day, you could still feel the ambience and imagine how gorgeous it would be on a beautiful sunny day. Everyone was pleasant and cordial. We also did the wine tasting and ended up joining the Childress Winery Fast Track Wine Club. I would highly recommend this place and plan to go back often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular time.
    Winetastic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to eat at the bistro and ended up taking the tour. It was so fun to learn more on how they make the wine. We loved the bistro and the food was phenomenal!! We had the best time and will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting, great food.
    breakbread2gether
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The glass-enclosed dining area at the Bistro gives expansive views of the vineyards. The food is excellent, interesting combinations, and good selections. The meal was a little slow in arriving, but not a major problem. Plenty of good wine choices, and a pleasant and helpful staff are ready to assist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place. We're repeat customers
    nono
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great place. We're repeat customers. Great place. We're repeat customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trifecta Experience
    winendine
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our meal at the Childress Vineyard Bistro was fantastic. I say Trifecta both because we ate their Trifecta Lunch special wine with each course. Great atmosphere, food and wine. Enjoyed it so much my wife returned the following day with our daughter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Margo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything was great! We got there a little early so they let us walk around and explore the place. We had an hour before lunch which was perfect to get in a tour and wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My dad wanted to go to celebrate his birthday where he has been several times. The menu had changed a lot and wasn't what he was used to. Our server did the best that she could but did not seem to be knowledgable in the wine or of the menu. Overall, it wasn't a bad experience but we had higher expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Saturday lunch Spot
    Ukrainegurl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to bring family and friends for a causal Saturday lunch. We really enjoyed the fried chicken lunch special and the sangria special. The server was friendly and quick with our lunch requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Response to a dumb survey
    Noisyplace
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food and service were very good. Only negative was the noise. It was so loud that I could not hear my table mate and I had to shout for her to hear me. That should be corrected as it takes away from a pleasant dining experience. By the way this survey is one of the dumbest I have seen yet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Childress winery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch and loved the views and the winery.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have been to Childress for lunch several times. We like to bring out of town guest to experience the beautiful property, great wine and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had the chicken salad which was delicious. Hubby had a beef sandwich and friends ate salad and pimento cheese burger. We will definitely try this place again. It would be nice if it was open longer hours for those who would like to do tours and tastings before eating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bistro Lunch, as always
    Zoooms
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We travel to Childress Vineyards frequently and are never disappointed, vineyard tour, wine tasting, shopping and lunch in the Bistro makes for a perfect day trip, friendly staff, great service (and good wine!!), highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Place
    HungryBob
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had a very nice time at Childress and especially enjoyed lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Fabulous Dining Experience
    Ellis
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a great time...the staff was up and very cheerful, the food and wine great and the ambiance you couldn't beat. Thanks !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Dining Spot
    ChildressVineyards
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed dining at Childress Vineyards. It's a beautiful place to experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I guess the folks at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards don't read the special requests on an Open Table reservation. We mentioned that we were married at Childress Vineyards, and we were returning for lunch on our anniversary of being married there. NOT A SINGLE PERSON recognized us for being there on our anniversary. NO WORD was ever said about why we were there. THEN......we even filled out a comment card, stating the same....and STILL not a word. VERY disappointed. (even made reservations at another restaurant for dinner, and was greeted with a Happy Anniversary from the restaurant hostess, and then from our server....and even treated us to a complementary dessert.........excellent customer service from THAT restaurant
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A great place to take clients for lunch and the Ambience and scenic view are outstanding - food has always been outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    Auntie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Beautiful setting--but--had a reservation for party of 6 for 12:30pm on Tuesday. Seated on time, pleasant hostess and waitress--BUT, ordered our lunch by 12:45--our lunch was not served until 1:30pm---we were to have a relaxed lunch but by the time the food arrived we had to rush. Too nice to be so slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing and Beautiful
    mommyneedsatimeout2
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I decided to take a day trip to visit Childress Vineyards and have a "date day". Your winery lends the most relaxing, beautiful ambiance and couple that with a welcoming and friendly staff, it made for the perfect day. We enjoyed a quick tasting, then we took a bottle of our favorite from the tasting and enjoyed it out on your private gazebo in the comfortable chairs and enjoyed the beautiful weather and quiet (something you don't get much of when you have small children at home). We finished off the day with a tour of the winery and lunch in the Bistro. It was perfect and you can bet we will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Delightful afternoon- very relaxing and enjoyable plus a tour!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch with friends
    TheJosh
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great afternoon with neighbors, great meal and a nice wine selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A great meal at a very reasonable price. High quality meal at great price
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.