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Undercurrent Restaurant
Undercurrent Restaurant

Undercurrent Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.undercurrentrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (336) 370-1266
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch hours are Monday – Friday from 11:30-2:00
    Dinner hours Monday-Wednesday from 5:30-9:00
    Thursday-Saturday from 5:30-9:30
    Closed on Sundays except during Furniture MKT, Easter, and Mother’s Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Harkenreader
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can but we look at each catering job as to whether we can or can not accommodate.
  • Private Party Facilities: Undercurrent, a Piedmont Triad favorite for its New American Cuisine, offers some of the best private dining fare in the city of Greensboro. We have exemplary private dining for the most discerning of palates and work with all different budget levels.
  • Private Party Contact: Ben Roberts, owner (336) 370-1266
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sign up for our newsletter to find our all of the many special events we put on here at Undercurrent. www.undercurrentrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lindsey and Green Streets
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on-street parking. Available parking after 5pm at the Sun Trust building's parking lot across Battleground Ave.
A word from Undercurrent Restaurant
Owners, Susan and Chef Ben Roberts invite you to enjoy our Contemporary American Cuisine where we utilize Classical French cooking techniques with global influences. With our 150 bottle wine list with 50 wines by the glass, Undercurrent has been recognized multiple years by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. We have been rated consistently tops in our class of restaurants. The ambiance is truly one of the nicest in the area with big tables, nice chairs, and ample space for you while dining. We now have a truly fabulous patio area. We seat our patio on a "first come first served basis". Please comment in your reservation notes that you would prefer the patio if available and we'll do our best to accommodate, but it is best to come in early. A comfortable bar is available to begin your dining experience or to visit after you dine. Please join us and let the capable staff at Undercurrent make your lunch or dinner a wonderful experience.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I went to the Undercurrent for a lunch date and was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was quiet, with a great ambience. The food was amazing! My first time, but most definitely not my last."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Undercurrent is my new favorite dining spot in Greensboro. Always great food and great fun."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate my wife turning 50 years young. Great food, friendly staff, all around good time."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner at Undercurrent. Started with some wine (great bottle and half-bottle selections) and the lobster spring rolls. I had a double order of the Beef Tataki (small plate), and my partner had the Rainbow Trout. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I loved the tataki, it was an entirely cold dish, which I was expecting, but I could see how someone might be expecting something to be warm. We weren't too impressed with the dessert options; however, we had a perfected, chocolate martini. Our server, Perry, was very informative and was well aware of proper serving etiquette. We both agreed that the service was outstanding. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have eaten at Undercurrent for many years. We have attended private parties for birthdays, wine dinners and anniversaries. We have been happy with the food and service for all of these. The patio is lovely and well appointed."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The menu was creative and sourced from regional suppliers which was great to see. Flavors were perfectly balanced with great presentation."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. Nice setting and very solid service."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "food lacked seasoning and then my wifes entree was over seasoned, scallops so salty they were bitter, very forgettable experience, we eat out every friday and spend $100, but not again here. it was lobster night, the crowd seemed "dated"."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We have been coming to Ben's Restaurant for many years. We have never had a bad experience. Chef always keeps coming up with new ideas.S"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Undercurrent Restaurant never disappoints - whether I'm dining with close friends or having lunch with co-workers. There are menu items to please everyone's palette. I especially enjoy the seafood dishes such as the crab cakes and cornmeal dusted carolina catfish; not to mention the fried oyster salad. The other day my friends raved over the flavor of the pulled pork sandwich. And please, don't stop making that fabulous bread pudding dessert. As you can tell, I am a 'regular' because the menu selections are always on par. The recent renovations are impressive and the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We are greeted by the staff with friendliness every time we come. The food is well prepared. A favorite of mine is the fried oyster salad because the oysters are lightly breaded and very tender, there is an interesting variety of salad greens, and the salad dressing is light and refreshing. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and have a perfect balance between friendliness and professionalism."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went to The Undercurrent to celebrate several birthdays. The service was great and the food was amazing! All five of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and the desserts were to die for! We will definitely be dining here again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My husband and I have been spoiled having lived in Chicago for many years and like to consider ourselves "foodies." It has been difficult finding restaurants that match up to the quality we were used to. After going to Undercurrent we felt like we had been back in the big city and will certainly be back! The menu has unique twists like freekeh and quinoa stuffing and it was all wonderful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Undercurrent does it all well. The tables are far enough apart to have good conversation. The ceilings are high. The decor is understated. Menus change and are just the right size in terms of number of selections. Service is impeccable. Food is excellent. A sure thing."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food and ambiance at Undercurrent. Consistently good food and service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "One of the best interesting tasty healthy food selection we liked everything that we tried"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent as always. One of our favorites in Greensboro"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We've been several times - the atmosphere is quite nice, service very warm and friendly - this time the food just missed. We noticed a relatively new menu this time. It seems that at times there is the tendency to make food items that are overly 'foody/fancy', while paying too little attention to basic, good food. For example, the vegetable terrine didnt seem to work well - no 'fresh vegetables', everything pickled and molded together. Lobster spring rolls and entrée better, but a bit under-seasoned. After words I was thinking to myself, 'chef Ramsay could help'."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had not been to the Undercurrent since its move, and the restaurant is really very nice; however, the tables are pretty close together. The food was good but too many different sauces, etc. for one presentation. No-one can make a real Perfect Rob Roy cocktail. Overall, this was good but not as nice or as enjoyable as Print Works!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the ambience and service, and the food was delicious. The lobster and shrimp spring rolls were the best spring rolls we've had. The crab cake was almost all crab - and paired with delicious sauces and sides. The lamb was prepared well. We also appreciated the diverse wine list, which includes by-the-glass, half-bottle, and bottle options. Undercurrent would be fabulous for special occasion dining, but I'll also be back anytime I'm in the mood for a creative menu, featuring fresh, in-season food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. The restaurant was warm and welcoming and the food and service were outstanding. It is our new favorite place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The dinner was fabulous! Thank you and the entire staff, especially the chef, very much for an awesome dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "As ALWAYS, my wife and I had a delicious meal, magnificently prepared, professionally served, in a wonderful setting!! The tilefish special and the crab cakes were superb !! (As usual, I should add . . . )"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When I first walked in the dining area wasn't crowded at all. My guest and I were greeted by the friendliest waitress (Lynn) and we struck up a conversation immediaetly. Lynn made some suggestions and I was very pleased especially with the fried green tomatoes. The overall dining experience was fantastic. If I travel to Greensboro in the future I will definitely be going back to Undercurrent."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I was visiting my dad in Greensboro, looking for a really nice restaurant for a belated Father's Day dinner. We decided to give Undercurrent a try. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was really quiet (it was Monday night), but the staff was ready to serve. We were shown to a nice table, and our server - Lori - came by to introduce herself and tell us about the specials. Lori was great - attentive without being intrusive. There is nothing worse than the server who stops by the "check on you" every 30 seconds! The food was delicious. My dad had the ribeye. He said it was prepared perfectly. I had grilled salmon - also wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My wife took me out for my birthday and I chose the Undercurrent because I love it and I know she does too. The food is always excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable of the the food and the great number of fine wines. We love that they change their menu often so you get a chance to try various dishes. Service is very friendly and just the way you want it. My wife just loves the duck and I love their fish. I had their rainbow trout this time. The atmosphere is romantic and quiet for intimate conversations. We never have had a disappointing meal there."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Took my hubby here for his Fathers Day dinner and we thought everything was great. Our server was on top of everything and had great menu recommendations. The table we sat in was pretty close to another table so we could hear their conversation and I'm sure they could hear ours. That's my only complaint."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Undercurrent, and will certainly not be my last. The service was great. The food was awesome. It was three days ago that I had the meal, but I am still talking about it as I encounter my friends and family. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We went to Undercurrent to celebrate a graduation. Glad we picked this restaurant. Great food, our server, Lynn, was outstanding. I highly recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our dinners at Undercurrent are consistently outstanding. We visited Undercurrent on this occasion to share this wonderful dining experience with family who had never been. They also had to being their 6 year old daughter along with us. Undercurrent did not have a kids menu, but were able to create something for their daughter on the fly that she thought was just as amazing as our dinners were to us. The White Chocolate Blue Berry Bread Pudding is exceptional, and it is a must on your visit. Thanks Undercurrent for being an amazing local gem. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Love having lunch and dinner at Undercurrent! It is a favorite that never fails to please. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate a graduation, and when they confirmed on the phone, they said they couldn't add space for two more people because they were fully booked. When we got there, half the tables were unoccupied, and they didn't become occupied. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful meal. The decor was tasteful, the service competent and friendly, the food was excellent as was the bottle wine the server suggested. They were flexible about making some changes to our dishes, and we were neither kept waiting nor rushed through the meal. I would be happy to go there again if I am ever in Greensboro."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was my first time and hopefully, not my last. It was very good and so different!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A long time patron for many years. The magic is gone. The restaurant is clean, as are the rest rooms. The service (this time) was good. I honestly believe they are trying! I ate lunch there this time and it was 2/3 full. On a Tuesday! But, the restaurant has Always been loud. I believe it's the exposed ceiling. I had the fried chicken sandwich. It was burnt and tough. I ate half of it and the side of browned fruit. Over the many years, I have always noticed the over-salting of the food. I have even asked (at dinner) to go easy on the salt. I have no problem with salt. Just the extreme use of salt. After lunch, I couldn't get enough water. I give them an A for effort, but a C- for food. Shame, Really do like the place and it's owners. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great food, great wine, great service. We've never had a bad meal at Undercurrent."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Loved the food! Will definitely go again. The dessert was great. Especially the bread pudding. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Undercurrent probably has the best lunch in downtown Greensboro. The food and ambience are much better than Nattys or Greys, and the price is the same. I recommend the fried chicken sandwich. The tasty bread basket makes a nice, free appetizer."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Had dinner here with a colleague while on business in Greensboro. Ordered the Bison flank steak. Very good. Server was helpful and recommended a great wine to compliment. We are early and it was not busy on a Thursday. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "As usual, the food was outstanding. My friend and I were seated promptly, but we waited for 20 minutes before a server spoke to us or even acknowledged our presence. The restaurant was not overly crowded, so don't know why it took so long. After the wait, our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food and service are wonderful, but you will pay for it."
    Dined on 4/25/2014