Chef Warren's

4.9
761 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Neighborhood bistro that keeps you coming back to try the things you didn’t have room for .... Marianne’s organic garden supplies Warren’s kitchen with his beloved fresh produce and both are actively involved in the local food movement.

Chef Warren’s serves fusion cuisine - with a firm base in classic French.

The ambiance is fusion as well - bistro style rather than “fine dining” - that is at once classic French and comfortable with an open kitchen so foodies can watch the work in progress. Art work is a mix of Mucha prints and Warren’s photography. Music is eclectic, quiet to enable conversations in a high ceilinged room, and NEVER smooth jazz.

Marianne runs nightly wine by the glass specials that allow you to try lesser known wine varietals, and the staff serve up an inventive artisanal cocktail menu.

Warren and his wife Marianne have spent the last twenty-two years delighting diners with their worldly cuisine and genuine hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 761 people are saying
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vipGinny
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Chef Warren’s and it far exceeded my expectations. Excellent beverage options, including specialty cocktails and of course the food was beautifully plated, eclectic and delicious. Every detail has been well thought out - the owner and staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back!

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WorthyM
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing

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JoyceS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers very knowledgeable & professional, food was exceptional & they made my birthday celebration special. First time I had been there, and I'll definitely be back.

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jmm5
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

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Susiep
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our Valentines date here. Wonderful food and service

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SamanthaE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Every single staff member was kind and attentive. The most amazing, high class experience we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The elk was amazing! Every trip to chef Warren’s is exceptional.

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ErikaA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Warren’s is phenomenal every time I visit! The cocktails are the best I’ve ever had, and the food is elegant without being fussy. Large portions and always a unique special to try. Service is great, just the right amount of attentiveness, no hovering or constant interruptions. Social distancing and cleanliness practices are followed very well. The perfect spot for a nice date night!

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vipPatriciaO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner is phenomenal. Love to be greeted by her. Chef Warren always prepares a wonderful meal. Great wine specials. Service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to date night spot, always great.

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vipClaudiaR
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chef Warren’s ! One of our favorites! Chef always has unique, creative dishes . The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines . The atmosphere is very cozy and Warren and Mary Ann always make us feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food, Fabulous Server, off the charts!

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vipPhil
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Warren and his wife are an amazing couple who greet each patron and present an international cuisine. Their rich history of experience in DC and NYC are displayed in their menu and the overall experience. Book early as this place has a reputation and appeared busy. Obviously their secret is out ☺️

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PeterS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic meal and the place we go every time we are in the area. From the shrimp appetizer to the Pork Schnitzel main course, all sooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ordered a different meal from quail to seafood to pork. Each of us said it was the best meal they have had. We travel a lot and have eaten at many different restaurants . This was one of our favorite meals and so fortunate to have this restaurant in our “backyard”. We are planning our return soon! The service was impeccable and everyone was attentive and professional. Chef Warren’s lives up to its reputation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the Mango-Jalapeño margarita was perfect!

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LoisS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The red snapper dish I had was delicious! Large portion. The fish was seasoned and cooked to perfection. My first time having red snapper at Chef Warren’s. The side dish of Brussel sprouts was tangy with a touch of heat. Wonderful. And the lobster ragoons are a favorite.

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lauriehh
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Warren's has been my go-to since they first opened.
Marianne, Warren and their staff are the best!

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vipLora
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Jimmy!! Food always excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Warren never disappoints. Everything we had was amazing. The duck confit appetizer special was of particular note. I almost ordered another as my main. We tried the kangaroo appetizer for the first time, and it was surprisingly good. Everyone agreed that the kangaroo had not died in vain. My husband said the ribeye he had was the best steak he’s had in his life. Our waitress was delightful. Definitely a place to take anyone you want to impress with great food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blind folded my lady and entered CW’s as I was greeted by the hostess I help up my finger to represent the “be quiet” sign. She immediately took my lady and I to our table with the tulip on top just as requested. The appetizers, drinks, entree’s and desserts were all remarkable and the service was diligent and kind. Thank you so much!

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WorthyM
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always...amazing service and phenomenal food!

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JVKDF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, great atmosphere. Chef Warren runs a fine establishment. I recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an incredible time at Warren’s!

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ChanceD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around, fantastic. Friendly and attentive staff. High quality food and a romantic atmosphere

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PD18
Pinehurst
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aleays an outstanding experience!

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metalcellist
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was absolutely delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable in regards to their wines. The cocktails we had were dangerously good (couldn't even really taste the tequila in mine...) They were also very accommodating to my wife's gluten sensitivity. Chef Warren's is our favorite place to go in Southern Pines hands down.

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vipNickname
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Cheese board was excellent way to begin the meal with a cocktail. We love how they change the menu nearly on daily basis to take advantage of what's fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying chef Warren and his wonderful wife’s place for over 15 years. First introduced by a friend Ron Price ,that has a farm in southern pines. He’s traveled the word and loves the place best of all. It’s now become our favorite restaurant in North Carolina. The food is always perfect . The service is second to none. We highly recommend Chef Warrens ! Btw the Pecan Pie is as advertised...best in the USA! After our dinner I ordered 3 more pies for our family thanksgiving dinner ( well to be honest two for dinner and one tucked away for me at home!). We live in chapel hill and always enjoy the quiet countryside one hour drive. It’s our once a month special place!

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HollyM
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming outside tables, fabulous friendly service, and of course the food offerings were inspiring and delicious.

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Snake
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My bibb lettuce salad was just that -- lettuce. Not worth $10. I ordered scallops, which were cooked properly but the accompanying potatoes were too hard to eat. The sauce was tasteless and didn't cling to the scallops. I will not return to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great place, great servers. Really enjoyed it, celebrating our anniversary. Only recommendation would be to keep door open or remove bell as it was annoying to hear the bell every few seconds with servers going in and out to serve indoors and outdoors.

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KathyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! My new favorite restaurant!

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ChrisM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offered the game dish as a special. I hadn’t tasted elk before, but it, and the bison sausage, were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This was our first time here and we’ll definitely be back. A new favorite!

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Notforme
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We were seated next to the service area and under an air conditioning vent that was extremely cold on my neck and shoulders. Food was ok at best. Brussels sprouts were not flavorful at all. Also the meal we both ordered steak with bone in was not flavorful, the only redeeming part was the sauce that was over the steak. At $59.00 each I was very disappointed. We asked for salt and pepper and the waiter came out with a mechanical dispenser that he had control over it was a one shot deal where I would prefer to flavor my food as I go. Not worth the price!!!

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vipEvilIncarnate
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really eclectic and well thought out menu. Our red some temp could have been a little cooler. Service waned at the end, but I was told that was by design. Had some difficulty redeeming my OpenTable award.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
56 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner out with friends and family! Highly recommend anything on the menu. - the scallops and wine special were both excellent and reasonably priced for fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I don’t live in Southern Pines, I can never come through that part of the country that stopping for dinner at Chef Warrens.
The menu is always amazing. You can watch ship worn cook the food and prepare your meal in the back of the dining area and the service is impeccable. They have great wines and world-class entrées.

FAQs

Chef Warren's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 692-5240.

Chef Warren's is rated 4.9 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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