Chef Warren's

4.8
892 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
Neighborhood French-inspired bistro featuring an ever-changing fusion menu that keeps you coming back to try the things you didn’t have room for.
Marianne’s organic garden helps supply Warren’s kitchen with his beloved fresh produce & both are actively involved in the local food movement.
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 quirky.
Nightly wine by the glass specials, carefully curated wine list and a delightful cocktail menu round out drinks offerings.
Neither high chairs nor booster seats are available.
Reservations are for a two hour time period.
Classic Parisian style sidewalk seating available.
Warren and his wife Marianne have spent the last twenty-three years delighting diners with their worldly cuisine & genuine hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 892 people are saying
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Hobknobbob
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Bit pricey but they have some exotic choices. Overall I really enjoyed everything.

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Warren’s serves the best overall dining experience in North Carolina . We have an apartment in NYC and his food is comparable to the best restaurants in the city.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great high quality restaurant. Overall this wold be an excellent choice. They always have excellent vegetation options as well.

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HaileyS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and service . We will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals and outstanding service. The pork schnitzel was tremendous and that’s coming from someone who lived in Germany for seven years.

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just such great, friendly service and outstanding food choices...special touches to the sides and sauces, extremely tender cuts of meat and plenty of non meat options. The cocktails are generous and tasty and your water glass never sits empty. A five star experience all the way around!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would eat there again. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. Food was delicious. A little pricey but definitely good

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vipAngelat
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal, friendly staff, amazing casually upscale ambiance. I love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in the Sandhills for a special meal

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Halywood
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I agreed that we might have had the best meaI we have ever had in a restaurant. We were there with a Charlotte, NC restauranteur (and his wife), who is especially critical of almost every restaurant that we have ever frequented together. He absolutely loved every course that he ate. Very fresh, very different flavors. Unique menu that apparently changes almost daily. We were thoroughly impressed.

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rustyw
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town!

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vipJonathanA
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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SoPiCC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance are fantastic. The wine selection is varied, cocktails are delicious.

Our food choices were all specials for the evening: mussels in a white wine/tomato broth. The mussels themselves were great, the sauce was a bit lackluster. Our food arrived to the table before the appropriate forks and dishes for the shells did, however.

Our entrees were a mixed bag -- one dish was spot on, the other a total miss (and for a $60 entree it shouldn't have been). The chef promptly came to our table and spoke with us, kindly and graciously, about what wasn't correct and how could she make it right. A different entree was settled upon and it was delicious (the hanger steak).

Overall, it was an enjoyable evening but not enough to warrant the price tag.

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vipDerek
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Kangaroo was amazing and the pecan pie wasn’t bad either. The coq-au-vin was way to runny more like brothy soup. But overall worth a try.

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MWest
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it for dinner for the first time and I can see why everyone raves about this gem! The food was amazing (especially the Coq Au Vin) and our server (Liz) took outstanding care of us! We'll be back!

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vipxcurmudgeon
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Chef Warren's, and it is good to know it was just as good as the first. Their team service is superb, the food is fresh and well prepared, they have a good variety of nightly specials, and the atmosphere is festive. It can get just a little loud when the place fills up, because everyone is having such a good time! Make sure to leave room for dessert, though.

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vipMRicci
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most dishes were great but bread service to table was after we were half way done with soups and salads ( should accompany). Also, additional bread not offered till half way thru mussels . Savanna steak first undercooked and then overcooked (only ate 25% of it).

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RebeccaL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love chef Warren’s! Creative good, always delicious! The shitake mushroom soup special was divine!!

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience - very easy to make online reservation. Food and service could not have been any better! Setting beside the beautiful Christmas Tree was the icing on the cake!

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LoveToEat
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chef Warren's is a lovely place to eat. Good food, nice atmosphere, and good value.

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vipLove2Eat
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to have dinner at Chef Warren. From the warm welcome to the excellently prepared dishes, everything is perfect. We love to sit at the bar. So fun to watch the dishes prepared by the open kitchen staff. My husband had the veal flank steak which was very tender and flavorful. I had the French onion soup. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drink, and atmosphere. Love it every time we go!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder place to celebrate with good friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday waitress was cordial professional and prompt

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vipBurtManP
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job by all. Always a great meal. Expert advice on wine. Great time by our 6!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine and service were all excellent! We’ll be back!

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vipNcpiv
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Neighborhood gem.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently a great experience.
Not inexpensive but definitely worth the price

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MikeH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, comes to you table hot. Drinks very good. Service on par with quality of the restaurant. Great place for a special occasion. And you can talk to Chef Warren. Would like to see a pasta entree on the menu.
Go, you will enjoy it.

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ThierryD
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Chef Warren. Food was outstanding and service very friendly even when busy. Great place in southern pines.

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nathanq
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb 3 ways special was amazing. Best lamb dish I have ever had! Also had the sweet breads meal and the cheese board appetizer which were both excellent. They were very helpful with pairing a nice bottle of wine with our selections. Can’t recommend enough, we will definitely be back!

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vipDanA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always
Staff makes experience great

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Irishgolf
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, not rushed! Thank you! Celebrating birthdays, can not think of a better place to celebrate!

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vipxcurmudgeon
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good at Chef Warren’s—service and food superb. Just wish I had a bigger stomach!

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vipChooch
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was unique and everything was extremely delicious. Don't be afraid to try the kangaroo it was amazing! We go down to the area every year for a conference and it will be our new spot! The Chef and his wife are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Ask them about Iceland!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The jackfruit risotto had absolutely no flavor to the entire dish. We also requested a side of bacon and potato pie, and that was very bland as well, and only included about 4 small scalloped potatoes that were in about two pieces of bacon. My steak and fry dish was excellent as usual, but my husband’s dishes were very disappointing as we are usually blown away by the food. Service was great.

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KimL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Warrens is the best fine dining experience in the area. Every special occasion deserves to be celebrated there. Kim

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to celebrate with chef Warren’s!

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JEvans
Pinehurst
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my niece's birthday. Hard to pick just one thing for dinner. Her steak was done to perfection, our grouper was great. Love the attention.

FAQs

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

Chef Warren's is rated 4.8 stars by 892 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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