Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House
It took a very long time to get our food and when it finally came my fish was raw inside. They had to take it back and cook it. By the time it came back, everyone else in my party had finished their meal. Also, my husband’s utensils were dirty. The second glass of wine he ordered was not correct but at that point we didn’t want to bother our very nice waitress with another issue. That said, the food is excellent and the ambiance wonderful. Just seemed to be a bad night for them.
Birthday celebration. Enjoyed an outside table. Food was fantastic and our server very attentive and knowledgeable. Great night out!
Delightful dinner. The lobster special is outstanding!
The food is fantastic and the atmosphere lovely. Would highly recommend it for a friend's get together or special occasion.
It was delicious and a cool setting
I think people go to bernardins for the unique food and a supposedly quite atmosphere. That’s what it is probably 90% of the time.
I’ve never liked the food and this particular visit the noise level was terrible which is pretty funny considering that there were only two tables taken in the room.
An intimate date in an intimate house/restaurant. My wife had the emu and it was fantastic. I resisted the kangaroo for venison and was sufficiently pleased. This is fine dining. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Old house charm with a beautiful vine-covered patio.
Meals for 4 people were variable: pasta average, rib steak angus very tough, excellent calamari and sauce, scallops appetizer average. Corkage was $20 which we considered high for this city. Service straight forward but not friendly.
Waitstaff in front porch smoking as we exited restaurant.
Overall tasty and innovated. It took a while for the waitress to find a personality but would recommend to a friend / client
Great food and great service. Excellent wine menu. Have been there many times and never disappointed. Looking forward to when cooler weather arrives and can dine under the covered patio.
Tofu on wife's vegetarian plate had too much char but my tandoori kangaroo was cooked perfectly rare. The restaurant was a little more noisy that I expected because of a business meeting in a side room close to us. One detractor was that on the open table reservation we put it was a special occasion because of my wife's birthday. I don't expect free stuff from the restaurant but an acknowledgement of the occasion would have been nice. Bread pudding and creme brulle was some of the best I have had in town.
Just a good place to enjoy a meal. The service is good. A good choice of wines available from moderately priced to expensive. Servers are knowledgeable about the menus and attentive.
This restaurant is always top notch in good, service and ambiance. We always recommend it to our friends.
The food was really good
I was expecting a little better service from the waitress but overall was a good, my husband and I we enjoyed that time together (away from ur kids)🤗
This restaurant is one of the best in the county. Always been great food. Waitstaff are outstanding. Chef is spectacular
Excellent meal. Chose Bernardin's for our monthly date night and was not disappointed. We started the night with calamari that was perfectly prepared - light batter with the whole calamari not just the rings. I got the "signature dish" (which was limited in number of servings available) of lobster on lobster; 1--1/4 lb lobster served over lobster ravioli with a champagne sauce. It was excellent! My husband had the brie stuffed chicken, which too was excellent. Everything was cooked perfectly. We shared a berry cobbler for dessert. Our server, Corey, was attentive and knowledgeable in the menu - answering all of our questions about the menu and offering great recommendations based on our questions. I would highly recommend Bernardin's.
Enjoyed eating outside. Food was ok this time, but our last two meals here were much better.
Fax, very cool
We always enjoy ourselves when we go to Bernardin's. While the food is really wonderful, I feel like it could sometimes be better. I would like them to change their recipe for Escargot. It is prepared uniquely but the escargot is usually tough. This particular night, I got the special with was Bass prepared with a crab topping. The flavors were wonderful, but I felt the fish was a bit overcooked and the vegetables on the side were very sparse and just a touch underdone. One of our friends got the lamb. It was amazing! The kangaroo was also good. Another friend got the Emu and I felt that it was underdone and a bit chewy. But again, the flavor was great. We will continue to visit Bernardin's. We love the atmosphere and the creative food.
Birthday dinner great place for special occasions
Food was amazing and service was excellent. Would highly recommend!
We have been here to dinner twice in the last three weeks......both meals were superb! And I am a real foodie and a very hard grader.
Felt it was an okay experience. My husband and I try a new place every week. Felt the prices were a hit high for the portions.
Great dinner in garden environment. Excellent food and very pleasant service
My wife and I went on a date and decided on Bernardin’s at Zeverly House, great ambience, great food, reasonable prices, had a nice date night.
Great food! My food was a little spicier than was advertised, but was still enjoyable. Love the ambience!
I come to Winston Salem on Business, and always try to find time to eat here...
Service and ambiance were excellent. Wine was very good. Proteins in our entrees were good, my mushroom risotto felt and tasted like it had sat for quite some time her side was also largely ho-hum. Overall experience was good but there are better places in Winston for the price. We did go mid-week, perhaps weekend food is better.
Great food and great environment. The filet was cooked perfectly and the lobster lobster was outstanding. Will be back.
Amazing service, exquisite food! Thanks so much!
Pricey menu but extremely good. Food was great. Sat outside and it was windy. Staff put down screen for us which helped a lot. Will definitively go back. Great dining.
My wife had grilled salmon and it was wonderful. I had pepper crusted shrimp. The name is misleading. There were a few flakes of pepper on the shrimp and not much pepper flavor. The dish was very good but the name does not represent the actual dish.
The ingredients at this restaurant are top notch. Unfortunately the rest of the experience was lacking. My husbands food was very flavorful and well balanced. Mine was not. I had the Emu for an entree and the dish was very sweet, no balance to the flavors at all. For a first course, I had the foie gras, which was delicious, but was supposed to be paired with a pecan peach compote and instead came with walnuts. I know this seems rather trivial, but it is the attention to detail in a plate that makes a dish stand out.
The service was mediocre. Our dinner was rushed. Each course coming out almost instantaneously with no time between. The dinner took less than 40 minutes from ordering to our entrees being cleared. We had to ask them to wait to bring the desert menu until we had finished the wine from dinner. I’m not used to feeling rushed at any fine dining establishment. Oddly, the couple two tables away were informed on arriving that dinner usually lasted and hour and a half, and the wait staff wanted to ensure this would be okay. I’m not sure wether our waiter was in a hurry but we would have appreciated a more relaxed dining experience.
It was also a little concerning that on arriving one of the waiters was slumped in a chair by the front door playing on his cell phone. He did not even look up as we entered. Just unprofessional.
The bar service is oddly lacking at this restaurant. We asked for a cocktail menu on arrival and were informed that they had a full bar, but no signature drinks. Good wine selection though.
The seating was also a little odd. We were the first guests to arrive and were sat in the main dining room. If you are familiar with the restaurant, their is a main room and two smaller ones off the side. They then proceeded to seat an 8 tip and another two top in the same room. It seemed silly to crowd everyone into the same room when they had plenty of available space. We spent the evening listening to an interview.
Excellent food, would like some improvements to the wine list.
We were happy with the service and the taste of our food.
But, the menu did not reflect the same prices as our dining ticket.
The server was to inquire, and the manager didn't seem approachable.
My husband called Monday evening to discuss this with the manager & he
said, "Sorry", "Yeah you got a whole lobster tail, instead of 1/2 lobster tail".
The menu didn't reflect 1/2 or whole, just one price. We weren't that concerned
about $6. His steak was also priced $1.00 higher than the menu price. So, we want to
know what we are paying and be able to choose our value for money spent. Not see one
price and be charged for another.
Good food, nice place, but the service made it hard to enjoy. I'm sure it was just an off night, but it was way off. Mac12 on the rocks arrived as a dribble of Glenlivet served in a brandy snifter neat. Wine didn't go any better. Appetizers and salads came after the entrée, which was cold. The server and manager were very kind and apologetic. Just an off night i'm sure.
Food and service was Fantastic, varied menu something for everyone all has a twist which is very different and great!
We were late getting there and closing the kitchen but accommodated us and we were so grateful. As it turned out it was the best meal I had the entire week I was in North Carolina trying new places.
I very much enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant. However, I will not return because dining is on the second floor and rest rooms are down a flight of stairs. Due to age related physical problems, this put an edge on the dining experience.
The filet was amazing as was the emu. We stayed for dinner and dessert. It was all noteworthy. The wine list was exceptional and we had a great bottle of red to complement everything. I would highly recommend this restaurant