Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House

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Welcome Bernardin's Restaurant @ The Zevely House, Walk-in's Are More Than Welcome during Lunch!
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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not even close to a five star experience, food is just ok.

r
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening with friends.

WD
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must have written a half dozen reviews on Bernardin's and am always happy to do it because the Lee family owns several restaurants in Winston Salem and the same high standards are always on display. They are a genuine asset to Winston-Salem. We happen to prefer Bernardin's at Zevely House because it is a block from our home, has the best outdoor dining I have experienced in urban America, a friendly and knowledgeable service staff and simply the best food in town. We have eaten at any number of good restaurants in Winston-Salem, but there is just something about Bernardin's at Zevely House that appeals to us over all the rest, as good as they might be. Now if they would just open a truly French restaurant, my life would be complete. Otherwise we will have to travel to Wilmington, about a four hour car trip, to eat at Caprice.

n
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Drumfish special was so delicious. I am still dreaming about it!

j
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite. Everything about this restaurant was even better than expected. Will definitely return.

CA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Brooke was amazing! The food was phenomenal as always and the drinks where fantastic. Such a great spot in town.

C
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy everything about it!

t
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of a couple of things on the menu but what they did have was excellent. Server was great. Small martinis but excellently made

OT
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Showed up for or 8.30 pm. Hostess was great. Sat next to the bar and after a few minutes had to ask for somebody to help us.
Then, very quickly we were informed that the kitchen was closing at 9.00 and would be better for us to sit and order our food.
Being a Friday night, we didn’t want to be rushed and decided to pay for our drinks and go somewhere else to eat.
I wouldn’t say the service was rude but it was rushed and careless. For a restaurant like this it is unacceptable.
I don’t think I’ll be back.

PL
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flexible seating and accommodating staff. Top quality food and wine offerings. Cooked to perfection. Flavorful but never overbearing dishes that delight the palate and satisfy.

BG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beyond my expectations we were greeted with a welcoming smile and hello, the service was outstanding and the food was delicious (amazing) me and the ladies said we have to come back.

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service; this restaurant continues to excel!

MB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in the Greensboro area. Excellent menu, flavor and ambiance.

J
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting outside for dinner. It was quiet, beautiful, and of course, the food was delicious. This was our second time at Bernardin's, and we will go again!

IF
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food very good but wait-staff not personable. Will give it another try sometime.

G
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was extremely slow. Everything from beginning to end was a waiting game for service. I had planned on leaving a minimal tip for the bad service, but when I got the bill, a twenty percent tip had been handwritten in by Bernardin’s. So there is zero incentive for the waiter to do a good job. If you don’t mind hanging out at Bernardin’s a long, long time, and having a waiter that looks like his hates his life, this place might be alright.

TV
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food!

s
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is not handicapped accessable. My party included two people with limited mobility who were forced to navigate over a treacherous path leading to the entrance, climb rickety steps to enter, and then climb a long flight of steep stairs to get to our table. (You can imagine how they felt after finally sitting down.) In this day and age, that is unconscionable! I shouldn't have to ask if a restaurant is ADA compliant -- in 2019, I should be able to assume it is. As my party's host, I was humiliated a chose a restaurant so unwilling to accommodate two special needs diners. This was a very bad experience.

P
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, cool environment, but certainly a little overrated.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent!

s
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely historic house, excellent food and service. The restaurant is divided into several rooms. both upstairs and down, so that you have a good chance of a quiet meal Because the house is old, restrooms are down some winding, uneven brick stairs, so be careful.

WW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner celebrating graduation (small group). The servers were helpful and the right amount of attentive. Atmosphere great. Food was wonderful! My chicken was far above what you might think when you say ‘I’ll just have the chicken’. Per my companions the emu was excellent and the beef as well. Scallop entree top notch. Goat cheese tart was very good - just not as much of a standout versus other items. Already thinking ahead to next time we can visit.

JO
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bernardin's is, and remains, one of our favorite restaurants in Winston-Salem. It is a go-to for anniversaries, Valentines, and other special occasions. The prices are on the high end for Winston, but it is white-table cloth dining and few (if any) restaurants here have such an interesting and exotic menu. There are other restaurants in the same or higher price range that may be considered "better" but they have very narrow menus.

The service was very well-paced; not too fast and not too slow. Drinks/refills came out with good timing.

The cocktails were good (made as they should be) but nothing exotic. It's not a craft cocktail bar, so that's fine. The escargot appetizer was amazing; the best I've ever had. The goat cheese app was great.
The main courses which we had (duck, emu, ribeye, and venison) were all great. For what it's worth, across several visits I have noticed that Bernardin's tends to cook things a little on the rare side compared to many other restaurants; Bernardin's medium rare is like rare at other places; medium here is like medium-rare. That's fine for us but you may want to revise your doneness preference. The wine is a little over-priced (I get it, that's where the margins are), but the foie gras was overcooked.

Will undoubtedly return.

NR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner for my husband. Great service and amazing food!

PG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience. Excellent setting, friendly, attentive staff, sublime cuisine.

TR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant in historic Winston Salem. The setting was lovely and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

HH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and distinctive dishes not readily found at other restaurants in our area.

KQ
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of THE BEST meals I have ever eaten! The "Lobster Lobster" special was exquisite. First time here in 3 years. Both meals were among the best I have EVER had!

p
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect outdoor spring meal. Fabulous service, fabulous location, Bernardin's does an amazing job.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great patio.

V
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside in the beautiful courtyard. Everything was fantastic: the food, the evening, the atmosphere. Monica was great! Loved it.

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If your craving first class and many American cuisine favorites prepared at a higher level of skill and detail then this is your place

JS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. We sat outside which was very nice.

CG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've lived in Winston Salem for almost 5 years. My wife and I agreed on the way home, this is officially our favorite restaurant. The food was amazing. I hesitate to write this because I may not be able to get a table in the future but it is just too good not to write this review.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Our waiter Corey was amazing!

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

so yummy get the scallops and risotto! it was unreal! outdoor dining area looks amazing

JH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special was great. There actually is a parking lot, but be careful. Service was good too.

M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was excellentat Bernardin's but we felt that the management & staff were not as well schooled on the menu and wine selection and how to treat patrons.
My friend from the DC area was visiting and he said he would not want to revisit the restaurant when he returned in a few weeks. In fact he never wanted to go there again.
It all started when we had asked for a table on the first floor and the greeter/receptionist said I have nothing noted on your reservations for first floor. At that point we should have left because the receptionist & the manager basically called us liars and were very rude. I explained that I made the reservation online and I called once during the week and then again on Saturday and spoke with the receptionist/greeter to confirm first floor seating. It only got worse from then on.

We were seated on the 2nd floor and it was very noisy and hot. There was a large party behind us that made conversation at our table difficult.
My friend and I said all the management had to say was we are so sorry about the mix-up etc. Please accept our apologies let's find a solution to the issue. In stead we were basically called liars and insulted. Not a good way to start a lovely meal with friends and family.

When we had finished our meal. The manager appeared after he realized we weren't the $29 special meal deal crowd, and apologized. He gave us a free dessert.
All in all a little too late for the embarrassment experienced.

Being a local my husband and I had first come to know the Zeverly House some 30 years ago and were excited to see and enjoy the new Bernardin's Restaurant. You can imagine our disappointment.
Sunday we went across the street to Mozelle's and it was a delight!!

KB
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent good as always but pace of service is too slow, even for a leisurely Saturday night dinner out with friends

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