The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
Eaten there many times andEaten there many times and will gladly return. Food and service is always fantastic.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch, Tour & Tasting...Perfect DayYou can't beat the atmosphere, view of the vineyards and some of the best food I have ever eating. The Trifecta with the skirt steak this week was fabulous!! From the dining room to the tasting room the staff is 2nd to none.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meeting placeThe Bistro is a great place for us to meet friends who live south of Charlotte (we live in the Triad). Excellent food and service and we enjoy the Chardonnay, too!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fabulous time - me andHad a fabulous time - me and my friend, who was celebrating a birthday, had the Trifecta and it was well worth it.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceHad a wonderful afternoon at Childress. Good food, great wine and great company.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLexingtonthe view of the vineyard made the dining experience even more divine! food and menu was excellent, the only complain was the after dinner coffee... order a cup of decaf to have with my delicious dessert and it was cold! I told the waitress, she offered to make a new pot but i declined.. You think one would notice that there was no steam coming from the cup. very disappointing.
this restaurant doesn't cater to a dinner crowd as we were asked to leave at 9:15 because the 'gates closed'... we arrived at 7:30 and enjoyed the food, etc. but I think this place could make it if dinner was marketed in the right way... very few nights that they are open for dinner....6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM40th Anniversary PartyChildress Vineyards is a great place for a party. We were able to have the best of indoor and outdoor fun. Beautiful outdoor setting with live music. Indoor for appetizers and luncheon for 26 people. The food was great, petite steak, grilled salmon... great wines. We did the trifecta for the meal, plus the Chef provided us with a low-sugar cheesecake with blueberries for desert. Very Special and excellent service from the wait staff and the Event Coordinator. We also eat there in the Bistro for lunch and have never been disappointed.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMChildress BistroFirst time visit - great experience and will definitely return!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM24lunchThe weather was dreary but the bistro made it cheery; both the service and food was wonderful!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as alwaysChildress never disappoints! This trip was my 3rd or 4th time at the Vineyards. Each time, the food was great and the atmosphere was impeccable!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dining with a Spectacular ViewWe went to the Bistro for lunch and enjoyed a great meal. The portions were not large but certainly ample. The dining area overlooks the winery creating a very relaxed atmosphere. Our server was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and did not make us feel rushed.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch venue..................Another great lunch at Childress. This spot is a favorite for a nice lunch and to linger over a glass of wine..............................6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPicture perfect setting.Beautiful surroundings, fantastic menu and wonderful wines made for a memorable day. The service was top notch and everyone at Childress made us feel like VIP's.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome day at Childress VineyardsAwesome day at Childress Vineyards ... lunch in the Bistro and Music on the lawn ... everything was perfect! The food was outstanding! Great service! Loved the beautiful view from the dining room! Grounds were gorgeous!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience with friendsAwesome way to spend an afternoon with friends. Nice view, delicious food and great service by Ashlyn. Our wine selections suited our palettes.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGem experienceThe food and wine were outstanding! I was not expecting quite that caliber of food. Great experience we will return.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally enjoyedThis was our second time there. We loved it both times. Food was delicious, wine was great and we had a very sweet waitress who gave us great service. We will be back. On my online reservation I asked for a good table at the window and we were given a great table. I wouldn't change a thing.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEasy run from Charlotte for lunchWe drove up to Childress Vineyard for lunch at the Bistro and found it was an easy run from Charlotte and well worth the time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous service from Katherine.Fabulous service from Katherine. Not our first visit. Service is always exemplary. We recommend Childress to all our SC friends who venture up for a wine country tour. Thanks!! We'll be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on the DeckI have eaten here 3 times and each time has been outside on the deck. The views are absolutely gorgeous. The arrangement of tables allows for privacy at your table even when another party is seated nearby. The choices on the menu are varied and offer something for all tastes. I love being able to rely on the wait staff for recommendation of wine based on my food choice. I have never been disappointed! I live in PA and look forward to visiting family a couple times a year in Hickory NC... the hour drive is worth it!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMwhenever we have out of stataewhenever we have out of statae visitors, we always bring them here and they are always very impressed.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial guestenjoyed lunch on the patio - great food, service and a great view. Would recommend to anyone5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful lunchThis was a wonderful lunch with a diverse menu. The wine was excellent and we really enjoyed the view of the vineyards and hillside.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM1800 miles to eat at the BistroThe Bistro is a real gem. The Bistro is a great place to enjoy the scenic view of the winery while having mid-day lunch. The food was both appetizing and delicious. This would be a great dinner location for a romantic evening.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMay 20, 2013The food on the Summer Seasonal menu was fantastic and there was something on the menu to satisfy everyone in our group. The wine pairings for the food were right on! Keep up the great work. Will definitely be back soon.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME FOOD AND WINEBeing from Wisconsin, we always come up the Childress Vineyard for lunch and wine tasting. It is one of the highlighted events of our vacations and I/we never leave disappointed! As usual, food, wine, service, tour, tasting was great. Had the cutest litle gal do our wine tasting tour. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Wish I could remember her name.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect setting. Nice familyPerfect setting. Nice family restaurant. Friendly crew.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the ViewThe view from any seat at the Bistro is delightful. The services was great. I recommend the olive and cheese tray before and a bottle of wine before your meal. We didn't feel rushed at all.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint RestaurantWith a scenie, relaxing atmosphere and excellent, fresh food, this is an quaint lunch spot to wine and dine. Although the menu is sparse, there are excellent choices to suit everyone's taste. The house-made Honey Walnut Chicken Salad served on croissant is outstanding and my husband gobbled up the meatloaf entrée which was paired with mashed potatoes and topped with crunchy fried green beans - a nice touch. Dessert choices were limited and the peach crème brulee and chocolate cake were adequate, but not notable. Since this location is a winery, plenty of diners were taking advantage of the wine specials and wine flights which included three different wines paired with three different courses of a pre-planned menu for one price.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth Traveling ToI leave in Danville Va, and this is a great place to meet friends from Lexington and Salisbury. We love to meet at the Bistro for lunch, lingering over a bottle of wine. It is especially nice when the weather is nice and we can sit outside or on the lawn. We love the music you have in the summer.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMgood lunchenjoyed the food, service and general view of the vineyards. Great spot with exceptional food.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMlunchThe environment was extremely peaceful and enjoyable. Lunch was busy, therefore, service was not immediate. Overall, the experience was wonderful.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable 2 daysWe visited the Bistro both Saturday and Sunday for Mothers Day. Everything was perfect. A special thank you to the restaurant manager who made sure we were taken care of promptly as well as recognizing our name. Sorry I forgot her name but she is defiantly a customer service manager. We had no problems, she just made sure our day was perfect. I highly recommend this Bistro. The food, service and scenery is excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Great place for a lunch or casual dinner. Also, a good pace to meet business clients5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious!Nice atmosphere, delicious food. Found it odd that a winery was "out" of a common wine (Malbec) and our service was slow eventhough it wasn't busy. Our server forgot to put in our appetizer order but did offer to comp it, so that was nice. I would eat here again as the atmosphere and food were very good.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch at The BistroThis was my fourth experience at The Bistro and as always, it was outstanding. The scenery, service, staff, and amenities were all exceptional. The food was delicious and reasonable priced; which was impressive when you consider the additional cost of wine.. Overall, I would recommend The Bistro to all of my friends, family, and business associates.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite placesOne of our favorite places to visit for a nice lunch. We can share a bottle of wine and a nice gourmet lunch for less that $40.00.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu...Everything about the Bistro is amazing except the menu! There really is not an appetizer fit to share. Not sure why there isn't a cheese plate available. Use to love the crab cakes now those are gone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMenjoyableWe always enjoy lunch here. It is a change of pace and relaxing.
Over looking the vineyard is peaceful and good for quiet conversation.
This gift shop and wines are an added bonus.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty goodThe food was amazing and the seating and view were wonderful. The service was decent but our waitress was a little slow but not mentally ;-). All around a great brunch experience and the wine list is expansive.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe would returnA lovey spot for lunch. Enjoyed a quiet, delicious lunch at the Bistro before enjoying ourselves at the wine tasting. Our server was new and a bit slow and nervous but she was friendly and polite so that made up for it. Nice selection to choose from for lunch and a beautiful view of the vineyard from almost any vantage point inside. The grounds are lovely and I would recommend trying it at least once if you are in the area or live nearby. There is not much to do or see and it would be more of a relaxing day trip for lunch, a wine tasting (extremely) short tour and a stop in their gift shop. Was not very crowded for a Saturday. We will definitely return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic. TheThe food was fantastic. The chicken salad is the best I have ever had. It was the first time my husband dined there. He couldn't say enough about it.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bistro is a place whereThe Bistro is a place where you can relax, have great food and luscious wine.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBob in NCThis is our favorite lunch restaurant. The chef is well known and exquisitely prepares the food. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. If you make a reservation be sure to let them know if you are celebrating an event. Prices are moderate. A party of four with desert and wine cost about $75. And, of course, you should have wine since this is a winery.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit Childress severalWe visit Childress several times a year and drive 2 plus hours to get there just to enjoy lunch and atmosphere. Our servers are always tops! Can't wait to visit again soon.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very pleased withWe were very pleased with the service we received at The Bistro. We got turned around in our directions to the Vineyards, so called to change our reservations. The lady we talked to was very helpful, telling us that if were no more than fifteen minutes late from our reservation we would be seated. She offered help in directions, but our "navigator" found the correct directions at that time. We arrived right a our fifteen minute mark and the hostess seated us right away. We were very pleased with the quality of the foods and the friendliness of the servers.
We would certainly visit again if the opportunity arises.
Have a good day!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very impressed withWe were very impressed with the welcoming attitudes of everyone we encountered at Childress. We were also pleased that bottles of wine served in the Bistro were priced at their retail prices and not marked up.
Everyone enjoyed their meal and although the menu is relatively small there were ample choices for our group of 6.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine was excellent.Food and wine was excellent. Two ladies at our table ordered a white wine that was not cold when the waitress brought it. They did not bring wine bucket chiller. We asked her why when other tables had them. She said they didn't have enough. Really? A winery and they didn't have enough wine chillers!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious every time we go!Delicious every time we go! Well worth driving to visit!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had an amazing time! EverythingI had an amazing time! Everything was amazing! Haven't had service like that in years. I recommend the Bistro to everyone! I went with a few of my girlfriends. The prices were very reasonable. Thank you for the wonderful service! Food was amazing! Can't wait to come back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM