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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The Bistro at Childress Vineyards reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (155)scenic view (144)notable wine list (104)special occasion (100)great for brunch (71)fit for foodies (67)good for groups (63)romantic (61)great for outdoor dining (61)neighborhood gem (41)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My lunch was quite good - but could have arrived a bit hotter. The center was warm but the edges were cool which led me to believe it was ready, but not brought out right away. The staff were very professional. My completed plate, however, was not cleared away even though I got an after dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    SEA4
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a very good Sunday lunch at the Bistro. We had an excellent table (booked in advance) with a wonderful view and enjoyed the menu's casual dining options and wine. The weather was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot in the country
    ncgrampy28
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    While there is an opportunity for wine tasting, the luncheon menu has excellent variety with well presented fresh choices. The view of the vineyards provides a peaceful scene to enjoy the food. Weekends can be pretty busy and there are often groups during the week so it is a good idea to have reservations. The staff is friendly and food good so it is worth the drive to the "country".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food is always fantastic, but takes a long time to prep...not great if you're trying to stay within a lunch hour!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific first visit!!
    n8song
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our first visit ... and it totally surpassed our expectations. Facility, service, food, and wine were excellent. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SueSue
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoy heading to Childress on a Friday for lunch. Good wine and great food. The food is always special. Definitely make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to CA in NC!
    HCB3
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have toured quite a lot of vineyards up and down the coast of CA over the years. Chrildress Vineyards is just like visiting one of those. Plus you can pick up NC B-B-Q on the way home! :-) Very well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded expectations
    LovedIt
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were traveling from PA to Charlotte for the NASCAR races. We couldn't pass at the chance to stop at Childress Vineyards for a tour/tasting. We made reservations for lunch at the Bistro, based on the menu we viewed on-line. We opted for the "trifecta", which was amazing broccoli cheese soup, crab cake salad, and key lime pie bar - all paired with with Childress wine. The price was very reasonable for such a fantastic meal and outstanding wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and great wine !!
    DineLocal
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visit The Bistro as often as we can and food and service is always excellent. A must stop if you are in the Lexington,NC area. By the way have a bottle of their excellent wine with your meal. You will not be disappointed !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining in and being out
    good2go
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Bistro is a very pleasant place to dine. The enclosed patio lets you sit in comfort while enjoying the view outside. The food was very good and had a good selection. We were not rushed, however the service was a little slow and a little forgetful. The whole experience was very good and we will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaveintheTriad
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was our third visit to the Bistro at Childress Vineyards and it didn’t disappoint. We had relatives in from Pennsylvania and thought this would be a great place to take them for lunch and the winery tour. The weather was fine and the service and food in the Bistro was wonderful. We will definitely come again and bring friends and relatives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Llinda
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards very much. The food and service were outstanding. The new Richard's Reuben was a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Dining
    Mindy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    If you're in the Lexington, NC area and DON'T want barbecue, this is your place. Enjoy the view of the vineyard and then grab some wine or other gourmet treats in the wine shop. You can even taste some wine if you like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DeeJ48
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We go to the Bistro quite often and just wish it were a little closer to us. We ALWAYS have excellent food and excellent service. Everyone is as nice as they can be...and the bonus is their wonderful wine tasting room and gift shop. And be sure to take the tour - it is only about 20 minutes and free. They also have special events such as concerts out in the "pavilion" area. We are club members and would recommend that if you live in the Charlotte area or right there in Lexington, it is well-worth joining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Not only was the view wonderful. Service! Food and Wine is great. The Peach Bellini was very tasty. Gift shop has nice items Overall very reasonable.
    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
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    dymicheleVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We come here once a month and it is always an excellent dining experience. The service is always great, very knowledgeable of the menu and pairings. We had the pimento crab dip which is a delicious favorite. We also had a the pinnacle bottle of red wine. Our meals were brought out in a timely fashion, and hot. We also had dessert which had a great presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freddie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and service were first class. Great view of the vineyard from our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Bistro!
    SEASHORE
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food, wine and scenery are wonderful!!! I have been there at least 6 times. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at the Vineyard
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for lunch with friends and it was wonderful. The Bistro overlooks the vineyard and the view is lovely. The food was plentiful and delicious. We started with a pimento cheese crab dip served with pita points. Two in our party got the "Trifecta" which consists of 3 courses each paired with a specialty wine. The selection was salad or soup, mahi mahi on a bed of vegetables, and cherry ice cream. One friend got the "special" which was pork shoulder on a bed of vegetables. I got chicken soup and a Cuban sandwich. All of our selections were delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drove from raleigh
    Eataly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took 45 minutes to get our food. A band was playing outside. Couldn't hear the music - only the bass - a constant thump, thump, thump. It was like eating next to a car playing rap music for an hour.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wineries around the country
    PinotGris
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoy great wineries in our home state, and love to find the best in the states we visit. I came across Childress Vineyard’s while doing a web search. I don’t put much credence in most online reviews but I was intrigued enough to visit their web site, and was happy I did. I made a reservation as suggested, and would recommend you do the same. Childress Vineyards is a must to anyone who loves good food and wine. I have added them to my list of favorite vineyards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash Bistro
    ggposserocks
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Have had multiple birthday luncheons here - old friends who worked together in the day - we just seem to keep coming back - service is always friendly, food delish and who doesn't always need a little something in the pretty shop - Linda
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We come from detroit mich to visit my son n we make sure we come for lunch. Love the food n the store n the grounds. It was a perfect day to just relax after a fantastic lunch. The food is always been great! We will see u in October again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You will not whine at the winery
    Nowhine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Bistro is a first class restaurant. The food is excellent, I have never been disappointed. I love the scenic view and always look forward to eating there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The setting is beautiful with a fantastic view from the dining room. The menu, which is seasonal, has a good variety and very reasonable prices. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided excellent service. The only issue was one burger that was ordered medium came to the table very rare, still cool in the middle. The server immediately took it back to be replaced with a new plate and the hostess apologized for the problem. However, it took 20 minutes for the replacement to arrive by which time the others at the table were close to done eating. That dish should have been comped. The replacement order should have been expedited by the kitchen; the server checked on it frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I didn't like the fact that our group could not have separate checks. I had to pay by my credit card and then get reimbursed from the other 12 people in my group. I plan lunches for that group every month and Childress Bistro has been the only one I have encountered in 3 years that wouldn't offer separate checks. Also, the restaurant will not take a reservation for a group larger than 12; this could have been an inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    GarbageLady
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Enjoyed the food, atmosphere, was able to have a working lunch in a pleasant environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Childress Bistro
    3winefans
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated wife's birthday. Could not have been better!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    Rookie2vineyards
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I visited the vineyard to celebrate a birthday, and it was worth every bit of the drive. This was my first time visiting a vineyard and I hope every other one lives up to this expectation. Great friendly service and wonderfully flavored food to compliment the extensive wine list. My only wish is to return on a clear day to be able to enjoy the Bistro outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    RBofLexington
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great. Overall the place is a nice place to take clients and guest.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch spot
    Lunch
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place for lunch, nice view and reasonably priced wines from their vinyards. Service was very good, friendly wait staff. Menu is limited but still a nice selection of tasty food, salads and sandwiches. Great views over the vinyards grounds. Gets crowded on weekends. Reserve ahead to get a table by the windows. Music and box type lunches outdoors are an alternative to the bistro. Makes for a pleasant afternoon outing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome lunch and beautiful winery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Childress Vineyards was a beautiful location to taste wine and enjoy a delicious lunch. Staff was extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend for anyone in NC Triad Area to visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Lunch
    eatwell
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were visiting from New York and this was our second time eating here and just like the first it was wonderful. We were very early for our reservation but the hostess seated us right away. The tables overlook the lawn and vineyard. The food was excellent with all fresh ingredients and the wine by the bottle is a bargain. We were never rushed and the waitress was very cheerful and helpful. We can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the only restaurant I know
    AncientBrit
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    of in the Triad that always has a cooked vegan option. Usually I am offered either a salad or a selection of uninteresting side dishes. The Bistro shines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our party of 4, had a great time.
    Seashell
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The trifecta was very good. Our compliments to the chefs and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Always enjoy eating at The Bistro. Service and food continue to be excellent. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    Lunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nice spot for an outing for the day. Wine is very reasonably priced, food was good. The lunch trifecta with wine is a great deal, 3 courses with a different wine for each for $25. Service was good, food delivery was prompt and the view out over the winery is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Khairston
    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