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.
Steak & Fries
Irish Hills Farm Butcher's Cut Hanger Steak. Spicy Cheese Fries, Chipotle Butter, Red Wine Sauce
Classic French Onion Soup
Slow Caramelized Onions, Herb Crouton, Glazed Emmenthal Cheese
Crispy Heritage Pork Schnitzel
Bacon Spiked Mac n' Cheese, House Made Kim Chee
Warm atmosphere, great service and food.
My Scottish Salmon was among the best salmon I've ever had. Very attentive service, but not intrusive.
Great menu. Excellent specials. We always enjoy Chef Warren’s. I love the fact he is selling bags of take out bolonase sauce
My server, Mary, was outstanding! My only suggestion is the wine by the glass selection is very limited and weak
Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary
Everyone was helpful happy and attentive
Great meal and plenty of selections
Excellent service, delicious and wonderfully prepared food, and great atmosphere.
Excellent. From the salad to the entree and then French pressed coffee everything was wonderful. The cheesy fries that come with their hanger steak are out of this world.
Food was superb, as always. Marianne and Chef Warren create an atmosphere that is at once intimate and convivial. Service is consistently excellent. You can’t go wrong with either Mary or Jess!
Appropriate distancing. Food was well prepared and seasoned appropriately. Service was prompt. Not intrusive. Fair wine list. Chocolate mousse for dessert or you are off the reservation.
Great food and wine!
Wonderful experience for a special occasion, pandemic and all. We loved this spot but it’s just as good now (five months in to corona virus). Menu still innovative, ingredients fresh, and excellent service. Nice wine list as well! Even though it was August we had to have the French onion soup and it did not disappoint. Entrees of Filet mignon were prepared at perfect temp and the accompaniments were delightful. Love the ambience of this spot and we will always return when in the area. Their new cookies you can get to go are also wickedly tempting!
Great service and food! We will be back!
Chef Warren was great ! The good taste wonderful .
Quaint semi-formal restaurant. Formal enough for a nice date, but nothing over-the-top. Food was delicious, and cooked perfectly. Staff was very personable and perfect level of attentiveness. Will definitely go back in the future. One of our local favorites now.
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.
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 720 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.