Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House

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689 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm-until
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Phone number
(336) 725-6666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Freddy Lee
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Private party contact
Terry Lee, Freddy Lee: (336) 725-6666
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Summit & Brookstown
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 689 People Are Saying
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service
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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Overall tasty and innovated. It took a while for the waitress to find a personality but would recommend to a friend / client

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

This restaurant is always top notch in good, service and ambiance. We always recommend it to our friends.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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)🤗

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This restaurant is one of the best in the county. Always been great food. Waitstaff are outstanding. Chef is spectacular

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Enjoyed eating outside. Food was ok this time, but our last two meals here were much better.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Fax, very cool

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Birthday dinner great place for special occasions

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Food was amazing and service was excellent. Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great dinner in garden environment. Excellent food and very pleasant service

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food! My food was a little spicier than was advertised, but was still enjoyable. Love the ambience!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I come to Winston Salem on Business, and always try to find time to eat here...

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great food and great environment. The filet was cooked perfectly and the lobster lobster was outstanding. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing service, exquisite food! Thanks so much!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent food, would like some improvements to the wine list.

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food and service was Fantastic, varied menu something for everyone all has a twist which is very different and great!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Enjoyed it very much, pleasant setting, prompt service and food was top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hands down my favorite in town.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Mother/son dinner. We enjoyed our meals very much and the service was very good.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Worst service of any restaurant I’ve been to in Winston
I dine out a lot and will NOT go back here
Had to keep asking other servers to send our server
Food was brought out late and cold
Horrible service

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A surprise to find in downtown Winston Salem. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Corey our waiter was outstanding! The setting is fantastic and the food is delicious! We traveled 75 miles to dine at Bernandin’s and it was most definitely worth the trip!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We love going there. Food is always so delicious. The wait staff is unreal. Wonderful. Very friendly.

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