Winston's Grille
Winston's Grille

Winston's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winstonsgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9197900700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday, & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: They offer private and semi-private accommodations for 10-75 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Amber O'Neal 9197900700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Forest Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: ample parking
A word from Winston's Grille
Winston's Grille is a Raleigh tradition for over 26 years. A warm, friendly atmosphere with great food and exceptional service make Winston's Grille the ideal place for any occasion. We specialize in steaks, prime rib, fresh fish, and our famous baby back ribs. Make reservations for your next business lunch or business dinner, romantic dinner, anniversary celebration, or casual get together.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Winston's Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)good for groups (87)neighborhood gem (83)great for lunch (69)great for outdoor dining (61)great for brunch (50)fit for foodies (43)romantic (39)kid-friendly (18)notable wine list (15)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Food's great, service not so much
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It seems Sunday night is not well staffed. Even though we were seated immediately. Apparently our server was overwhelmed, and wait between courses was very long. The bar couldn't make frozen drinks "because their blender was broken," and the drink wasn't served until the main course arrived. Since drinks are typically very profitable, heads-up management would fix these problems right away. When our food arrived, however it was great. The restaurant interior was very attractive as always, and the staff at the desk was very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great
    johnmars12345
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Winston s is always great, and our go to place for brunch, lunch, special occasions, and any time we need a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • queenruby
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Reservation service was excellent. Reminder call appreciated. Friendly greeting. Prompt service. Food very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    CEMMEC
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always a great meal! The menu offers a great variety of options for every possible choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryAnn
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My first visit and can't wait to go back for dinner. Great menu. Took friend there for lunch for her birthday and she loved it too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LeeWc
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food was very good as always and the server was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could Have Been Great
    OffBook
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Was eager to try Winston's after being there 15 years ago. Lovey & gracious hostess staff....ambiance also lovely. Pleased to see reasonable prices on wine. Shared a crab dip. Cheese made it hard to "dip" but tasty. Our guests had a filet and Portobello medallions. They said it was excellent. My husband had pork chops, which I tried; too salty. My filet was good, but not medium rare as ordered. Waitress was absent when the server delivered the food, and not back for 10 minutes so I could not have it replaced. Overall service was too casual for such a nice place. Good food, wait staff needs more training.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovebbq
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Staff is always exceptional! They always remember your name, converse with you, remember what you like to drink as well as what your favorite dish is. Food is great and they always get it just right. I would highly recommend Winstons to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Experience!
    Meateater
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There were five of us in our party this past Friday night. Everyone ordered steaks and they were all cooked perfectly. The wine and beer selections were great as well. Overall a very enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great dinner. Food was super. Service was super. Atmosphere was super. I left my credit card there that night and have not been able to reach anyone there because their phone system does not accept messages.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandra
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food is well worth the money for brunch, lunch or dinner. They take pride in their customer service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Raleigh Classic
    1960Marine
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Always a special dining treat. Enjoyed many occasions at Winston's for over ten years. Such a benchmark for dining out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Dinner
    Carmen52
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were pleased to be able to get the table we requested. The waiter was attentive and the food was fabulous. We will certainly return to Winston's and using Open Table for our reservations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    browneyegirlinnc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Hadn't been in a while. Wait staff was on top of it, very attentive and quick and also knew the menu and specials well. Food, ehhhh not anything to write home about. Had the flank steak, asked for medium well and received rare to medium. Very tough and fatty. The rest of the meal was okay. Friend had the salmon, nothing spectacular. Shrimp and grits seemed to taste well as did the pork loin. Drinks are on the weak side for the price (even ordered top shelf - still watered down). Wouldn't call this a hot spot and you can definitely go somewhere else for a special occasion and get much better food for the price. But, it worked for a night for dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice decor, undistinguished food
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very nice decor, cloth napkins, unfortunately tarnished by diner-like "keep your fork" table setting. Generous portions, though seasoning is lacking or reminiscent of processed food. Service is always very good, but take special care about your reservation as the hostess is sometimes careless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Lunch Spot
    Pickydiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    With 2 friends we enjoyed food, (chicken quesadilla, crab cake salad, sesame tuna salad), favorite second floor dining table and excellent service. There is something for everyone between the gourmet specials and the regular menu, including vegetarian. The staff aims to please so the dining and social experiences are both very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    LwakeforestVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent menu choices and great service at moderate price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ribs!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great ribs and great service. Good for business dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great ribs
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Consistently great service, good food, nice setting -- love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service
    DateNights
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very friendly staff and great food and ambience. Would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    kehoejfk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We come to Raleigh once a year in August and always plan a trip to the Winston Grill. I have a gluten problem and love their shrimp and grits
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant, always great service
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I have dinner at Winston's often, usually on a weekday. This time we went on Friday night, and although the place was jammed, service was better than ever (thanks Holly!) Food was tasty, though a touch of seasoning on the broccoli would be good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for business lunch
    Rachacha
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Three of us who work together met here for lunch and were able to cover a lot of business. The server was very good at navigating when to interrupt us and when to let us focus on the business at hand. The hostess was also very accommodating at switching the start-time of our reservation, as we had some delays. The food was good, price was right, noise-level not too loud so we could hear each other -- overall, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad birthday at Winston's
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I specifically asked for a table in the front dining area when I made my reservation and again when they called , they were completely unaware of this when we arrived and after waiting 15 minutes for a table ( what's the point of a reservation) They did not honor that request . My husband did not get what he ordered. My daughters meal was not as discribed on the menu . They were not attentive with drinks. My Cosmo was mostly cranberry juice. Overall it was very disappointing . They seemed understaffed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FINE
    rooster
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great Rest -- do our Christmas Dinner for company there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Cheeks
    thewalker
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Winston's is probably one of the best restaurants in Raleigh! The food is always great, friendly staff, and very accommodating. We always get the feeling that they appreciate our being there. Zoe took care of us on our last visit. Very friendly, engergetic, and provided fast service with a smile. Zoe is typical of their wait staff but she was very engaging. We have favorites, black and blue salad, cashew encrusted salmon, ribs, pork. Could go on! Wide menu selections and always a hit. The Manager, Roger Carter is a treat to meet and talk to. We look him up on each visit and enjoy his friendly nature. You will never regret selecting Winston's as your dining choice. Overall, SUPERIOR! Give them a try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time limit on dinner
    FoodvilleVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We experienced a first at Winston's upon checking in for our 6:00 reservation. The hostess informed us there was another reservation at 7:30 for this table and asked if we could be done within that timeframe. A but shocked I said sure. Keep in mind this is the table they selected for us not a requested table. Which I have to say set the tone for the dinner. We were out in plenty of time but will probably not return. The food was fine but not special. First impressions set return visits.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Quality and Good Service
    MrPeanut
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Never have had a bad experience @ Winston's and this visit was no exception. Food was excellent and the service matched up to it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our first time at Winston's and it was absolutely wonderful! I definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant dinner
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I had dinner with a friend, and were very glad that we could converse easily because of the low noise level. Food was very good, and service was great (thanks Mare!) Prime rib and london broil were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love everything about Winston's - food, wait staff, prices, ambience, music- and the fact that you can make reservations for a booth, tableetc!! Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent food --- the baby back ribs were terrific, and my wife love the salmon. The service was great too (thanks Chrissey!) Beautiful spacious setting, with attractive bar and low noise level. Winston's also has Gluten Free menu which is very good --- thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I'll be back!
    truthname
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It's been a while since I had been to Winston's. I scheduled lunch there to celebrate my Mom's birthday. I'm a foodie, and everything was excellent. Our waitress was outstanding as well--funny, responsive, and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service from Rude Waitress
    WaitressNightmare
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Rude waitress (older southern accent lady). Actually threw rolls on the table and marched away at one point. Also, upon being reminded about wife's sweet tea was told to worry about my Diet Coke and that she was sure I was good at "whatever I did". Not enough characters here for a thesis paper. Screwed up appetizers that were ordered told us she wouldn't charge but still did. Put part of our items on other couples check. Had an over-confident attitude but was incompetent. Turned off the other couple who asked "Why would you ever come here"?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winston's Fan
    Champ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    No one does it better than Winston's when you have a special event! The staff is hospitable, friendly, and eager to host you to a memorable dinner. The menu is well rounded and straight forward.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably very good
    chromium54
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Have dined here for more than 25 years; even so the restaurant does not rest on its laurels. Inventive and well prepared entrees, casual elegant atmosphere, great service, and prices are reasonable. Very rarely disappointing- usually really glad I made the choice to dine at Winston's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • misskittyroxVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was good, yet not as good as it was last time we ate here. The service has also been better. Maybe we just caught them on an off day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winstons
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You can always count on winstons for excellent service. They are one of the few places in town that can serve multiple large groups, yet at the same time, serve tables of only 2 with no delays. They will also adjust any meal to your needs. We have always had a great experience at Wintsons, but you better make a reservation for weekend dinning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Footbraker
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The chicken stuffed with crab meat was outstanding. The half chicken was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rodA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Enjoyed coming here with my wife for a date night. Great food (healthy dishes available) and very attentive staff; including the people that weren't waiting us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet