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Winston's Grille
Winston's Grille

Winston's Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winstonsgrille.com
  • Phone: (919) 790-0700
  • 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 (919) 790-0700

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Great ribs and great service. Good for business dinner"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Consistently great service, good food, nice setting -- love it!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Very friendly staff and great food and ambience. Would dine there again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great Rest -- do our Christmas Dinner for company there."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Never have had a bad experience @ Winston's and this visit was no exception. Food was excellent and the service matched up to it."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was our first time at Winston's and it was absolutely wonderful! I definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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"?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The chicken stuffed with crab meat was outstanding. The half chicken was delicious."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Winston's is doing something right. It has been here for decades and still people come daily to fill all the tables. Their food is consistantly good. You know if you are going to get the "black & blue salad" for the umteenth time that it will be just as good today as it was 10 years ago...very fresh and oh so delicious!!! Also, Winston's is wonderful about accomodating their guests with substitutions. Once I went and my guest (who was celebrating her birthday) did not see the crab cake dinner on the menu so we asked if the chef could accomadate our wishes and he did!!! The only reason I didn't give my review 5 stars is because our waitress did not tell us about the daily specials."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "After being served I think our waitress may have forgotten us. Her trips to check on us were very limited."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our first time @ Winston's & we will be back ! Clean, professional & friendly staff ! Appetizers and entrees were prepared to perfection!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I've had the pleasure of dining at Winston's Grille numerous times, and every time it is amazing. I've been with just my girlfriend, family, and even a party of 50! Every time was special in its own way! Best brunch, not just in the Triangle, but any where."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We LOVE Winston's! I eat there regularly with friends, and our son's rehearsal dinner was there, and we go there at night for special occasion's and recently had a birthday celebration there. The staff is excellent and Roger and Jamar go out of their way to make sure we have an enjoyable time, and for me a safe time as I have Celiac Disease, and Roger takes special care of me."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Winston's serves great food in a timely manner so that you can dine there during your lunch hour. Service was friendly but not intrusive."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our daughter, Kathryn, is a student at NCSU. She has dined at Winton's on several occasions, including for our oldest daughter's bachelorette weekend in April. She chose your restaurant as a place she wanted us to take her for her birthday. We enjoyed our food and the service was impeccable. Thanks for helping to make her birthday special. We now have another favorite restaurant in the Raleigh area. The shrimp and grits were some of the best I've ever tried. What made the grits so creamy good?"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My grilled chicken salad had sad dried up burnt chicken on it, our waitress never came back during our meal, I flagged her down for tea and for our check. I love Winston's and was very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Winston's is a great all around restaurant, that is on the regular rotation for many of us in North Raleigh. Great facility, and wonderful staff that make you always feel special and welcome. Food is always fresh, consistently good, and reasonable. Wine, and beer options are somewhat limited. I highly recommend Winston's for any occasion."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our food was delicious, but my steak was a bit over cooked. Our server was very friendly, informative, and attentive (without hovering). The ambience was nice, but I would not sit at a booth again - we all kept kicking each other because there was not enough room for four sets of feet, and my feet barely touched the floor (I'm 5'5" tall and my legs are not short). We will go back, but will make some changes in our seating preference, and I'll send my food back if it's not right."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Bread was boring; appetizer of seared tuna was not top grade tuna. Meat was fine."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at Winston's and very impressed with the food and service - My only complaint is that it was very noisy and not easy to carry on a conversation. The tables were so close together!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Winston's Grille has always been a good choice for dining (It's been in Raleigh since 1986, so that should tell the story) Quality food, reasonable price, polished service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Winston's is a great choice for upscale casual dining. Food and service is consistently good, and even when the restaurant is full, it doesn't feel crowded. While not the trendiest choice in town, it does not disappoint for times when you are looking for a nicer dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Winston's is a great place! Gluten Free menu and good service. Does have a higher noise level, but was told that the "mezzanine" level offers a quieter venue for small groups to enjoy conversation better. Food ordered from our group was above average and flavorful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "--Best ribeye I've ever had, really that good. --Great blue cheese iceberg wedge. Aah, the dinner rolls! I could make a meal just out of the wedge salad and the rolls with whipped butter. Attentive, professional, friendly service. There is no perfect restaurant, but this place does many things very well."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Staff great, always feel welcome. Good service. Plenty of menu choices for everyone. Desserts, Key Lime( one of top 3 in triangle area)Pie and Ice creams delish."
    Dined on 6/20/2014