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.
Great time with friends celebrating wife’s birthday
Best food in Southern Pines!
The food and service are ALWAYS great. The owners saw that we had left our dog in the car (windows down, end of day, not scary hot) and she offered to bring him in! He chilled in the office with a water bowl, servers pet him...
The Jeep is his safe space, but he just got concierge doggy care while we ate.
Awesome food, I had the bacon wrapped filet mignon. It was cooked to perfection. Great place for a date night
Chef Warren’s is fully back. We lived off of them during the COVID shutdown...both for take out and “raiding their pantry.” It was nice to see them open again as a restaurant. For those worried about dining out in this environment, Chef Warren’s does a great job of keeping distance between tables and having staff wear masks. The food itself was excellent as usual, and they even had bacon bourbon chocolate chip cookies to go. So nice to see Chef Warren and Marianne again!
The food was delicious. The wine special was perfect for everyone’s meal. Also loved the cookies they had. They made for a perfect piece of sweet after our meal. We especially enjoyed their French press coffee.
The food was amazing. The service was top notch. Everyone was so friendly and using appropriate safety measures.
We love Chef Warren’s. It’s totally worth the easy drive down from the Triangle.
One of the very best restaurants in Southern Pines! Always the best service and food...we’ve never been disappointed.
Chef Warren has presented a delicious and creative menu in a beautiful and inviting atmosphere for nearly twenty years in Southern Pines NC. A restaurant does not survive that long without consistently offering inventive and delectable cuisine. Absolutely include a reservation with Chef Warren during your visit to Southern Pines!
In town visiting. It was my son’s birthday and Chef Warren’ s had the table decorated for us when we arrived. The greeting, to the food and wine recommendations, to the birthday dessert. Wonderful and worth going back! Thank you for a great evening!
Outstanding as always!!!!!
One of our favorites. I often order fish there as I believe they have the best selection in the area, but I had the rib eye special which was excellent: perfectly cooked to my order. The wine list is very good also but I usually end up ordering one of the off-the-list nightly offerings. Sit at the bar if you want to watch your food prepared, or at any of the very comfortable tables.
Our new favorite restaurant to visit when we’re in town
Every thing was perfect! Could not have asked
For a better dining experience!
My husband and I went here for dinner while in town. The ambiance and service was great. The cocktails were also delicious. The food left much to be desired - it was so so.
Great food, Great service , Great cocktails
One of the Best
We’re always in for a great meal, start to finish, at Chef Warren’s. Food is great, service is great, ambience is great!
Early Valentines dinner. Had corner table at window. Great food and service on a surprisingly slow night.
Always enjoyable to have dinner here! If noise is a problem, go early before the crowd. And ask for a quiet table location, too.
Best restaurant in Southern Pines hands down
Chef Warren stopped by our table to chat for about ten minutes. Menu was outstanding, bone in Ribeye done to perfection.
Was Outstanding food!!!!!
Fantastic! Friendly staff and wonderful food. Can’t wait to go back!
Chef Warren’s was a fantastic dining experience. The hostess was friendly and welcoming, the waiter very professional and knowledgeable, mojito was just right, and the food was simply delicious. The pecan pie is a must! The best I’ve ever had. Will definitely be visiting again and recommending to everyone who passes through.
The food was amazing. They allowed us to make special request as needed. I would recommend Chef Warren’s to anyone!
Great food, and very willing to consider individual diet restrictions.
Excellent experience and food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for
Wonderful first visit to this outstanding restaurant. From our greeting at the door to our fabulous dessert, I could not recommend a better spot for wonderful Cuisine and lovely setting. The mussels were outstanding, just to name one of the fabulous things we enjoyed.
Wonderful place to celebrate my husband’s birthday!!
Excellent service, outstanding food.
Enjoyed time chatting with restaurant owner and her suggestions were spot on! The duck was amazing!
We have eaten at Chef Warren's several times and the service and food is always great.
Once again, excellent food. The wine recommendation from our waitress really described the wine special perfectly and we enjoyed it. Also excellent service; we weren't rushed and we also were not waiting for our meals.
Wonderful evening -- exquisite food -- wait staff are very attentive and excellent -- perfect way to bring in the New Year --- and we love the atmosphere!!
We had dinner at Chef Warren's on New Year's Eve for my mother-in-law's birthday. We had six adults and one three year old (my nephew) in our party. I was a little nervous when we first arrived and the hostess mentioned that they didn't have specific accommodations for children, but that basically only meant that they don't have high chairs. They could not have been MORE accommodating in other ways- they brought over crayons and stuff to color on, had a children's menu and covered paper drinkware, and generally just fawned over my nephew (luckily, he was well-behaved all night!). The rest of us had drinks and amazing entrees- I had antelope (first time- YUM!) while the others got scallops, steak, sea bass, etc. It was absolutely delicious. We can't afford this place for a "regular old Tuesday night" out, but it is one of our favorite places in town for a special occasion. We will be back! (My husband and I particularly enjoy sitting at the counter when we are there by ourselves! You get to watch all the action happening in the kitchen...)
This was our fifth time eating at Chef Warren's restaurant. Per usual, the restaurant never disappoints! Jess was our server tonight and *wow* is she amazing! There were four people in our party and every detail from cocktails to dinner was absolutely fantastic! We had the lamb meatballs and wild boar appetizers. For dinner two of us had the snowy grouper, one had salmon and our other guest had the pork chop meal. I did notice one new positive that was great! The bar service was especially fast this time which is a major bonus - thanks for another wonderful experience, Chef Warrens! And thank you Jess for being an amazing human - never let anyone dull that beautiful sparkle of yours!
Wonderful place with awesome food🙌
Visited here to celebrate my Son's 21st Birthday. Food was very good and well thought out. Floor manager was at our side to ask about any needs. Would visit here again.
This was our second year in a row to enjoy Christmas Eve dinner here. The filet special was prepared perfectly and the soups to begin were delicious. Even on a busy holiday night the service was prompt and attentive and, best of all, friendly and sincere. Thanks for a memorable Christmas Eve dinner!
Totally worth the drive from the Triangle!
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 705 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.