Mark's Restaurant

4.5
479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Owner & Executive Chef Mark Freedman, formally of his critically acclaimed “Mark’s on Westover”, returned to the Triad's fine dining scene with "Mark's Restautant" in June of 2011, and has since forged Greensboro's best kept culinary secret. His lavish seasonal menu-featuring a diverse spread of unique small plates, distinctly crafted Entrees, and a wonderful selection of housemade desserts-reflects his French classical training; but, where Chef Mark distinguishes himself is through his heavy use of locally sourced & produced ingredients, and 30+ years of eclectic culinary experience.

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MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good all-around fine dining experience. However, no one item was particularly memorable. Still, a great option for a quality meal.

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KB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful & deliciously prepared food. My husband & I decided to have my Mother’s Day lunch here & so glad we did! My husband had the salmon & we both thought was perfectly prepared & some of best we have had. I had the crab cake Benedict & also thought was wonderful! Great Wine & cream brûlée as well! Definitely will return! KatB

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WS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Scallops salad was tender, delicious, generous portions.
Shrimp and grits had a sauce that was more like gravy than anything else—overwhelmed any taste of the shrimp.
REALLY noisy group of 8 near us—wish they could have eaten outside.
Our server was only OK—a little confused during our initial ordering, didn’t top up water, didn’t check by after food was served.
Above all, this otherwise classy place needs to tell staff to lose the term “you guys” when addressing older clientele.

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HM
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in to Mark's for a Mother's Day meal. Quick summary: Mom said that she felt "Very Special" after dining there. Excellent food, and prompt, courteous service. Outstanding value. I have paid twice as much for half the taste. Mark's has a good variety on their menu to meet a variety of tastes.

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R
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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TB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The steaks were well prepared and very tasty. I had the lobster stuff ravioli with shrimp. The shrimp were excellent, the ravioli were still cold in the middle. The escargot were interesting (very good) especially if your looking for something different than the usual garlic and butter. Nice atmosphere being in a converted house. Wait staff very helpful. Good specials (Wild Boar; Chilean Sea Bass).
Would definitely go there again and I would want to try the chef specials.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was good. I was VERY disappointed with the food. My "crispy" duck breast was rubbery and the skin was undercooked. I paid WAY too much for poorly cooked food.

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S
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Over all a solid 4.5

Best duck I have had in several years, the mix of flavors in the total presentation coupled with the marinade of the skin = creative

Service team was professional and extremely nice

Location is great...Mark did a good job with the finishout of a cool house + next time I'll try the back patio dining.


Mark was a pleasure to visit with at the end of the evening

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DC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent in preparation eclectic & comfy ambience.

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RS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great date night there
Thanks to open table for my reservation
Enjoyed some wine and a romantic dinner
Had the shrimp and lobster raveoli and the NY strip steak...yum and had left overs

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N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was very disappointing. Service just fair. Not going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. We really enjoyed our visit.
Food-wise, escargot tasted canned or frozen and although duck was cooked to the temperature of my liking, seared implies crispy and when duck is served skin-side down in its own juice, skin will always be soggy; such was the case with my plate.

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G
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated early...quickly were asked whether we wanted drinks. Waiter was very attentive. Food was delicious...I had the lamb chops, so good. Would come here again. A little pricey, however.

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J
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoyable

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PI
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. I had the sea bass special and my wife had the grilled shrimp with lobster ravioli, both were outstanding. Don't miss the mac and cheese with crab or the tiramisu.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, even better food and ambience. Will be back!

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a welcome break from all the chain restaurants in Greensboro near our hotel. We were at the High Point market.

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NV
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service!
Best Manhattan I had this trip and Aaron was an exceptional engaging server.
Typically dine here twice a year on our twice a year business trip

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R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised to discover Mark's when visiting High Point Market this Spring. It is certainly a cut above your typical 'good restaurant' in Greensboro and one we will frequent when in town. It caters to a discriminating palate and has the staff to follow-through. GO!

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Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Mark's and the food and service were amazing.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

2 out of 3 meals were good I had to send my plate back twice, they removed the charge from my check because I didn’t end up eating . Cute restaurant!!

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c
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be very good. Moderately expensive, but worth it for excellent food, choice, service, ambience. We consider Mark's to be one of the best restaurants in Greensboro. And mind you, we do have several excellent restaurants in our town.

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c
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal as always. Food excellent, service attentive. Then got home to an email asking why we didn’t keep our reservations! Hope this gets straightened out.

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AF
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a nice evening and enjoyed the food. However, for the overall cost Marks does not stand up to other fine restaurants in the area.

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BJ
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Food is delicious! Attractive dining room with windows overlooking private, outside patio dining area. Can’t wait to eat outside after pollen season! I recommend Mark’s!

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OT
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The calamari was the only part of meal and I would say was not good. Everything else was just okay, or average. I just don't feel the meal lived up to expectations and did not match the price level. However the handcrafted cocktails where delicious.

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MC
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is charming, with what seems to be a thoughtful menu and drink list. Our service was good, and our waiter did a good job of providing recommendations to us. However, the food was pretty underwhelming, particularly at the price point. Perhaps our expectations were heightened because of very strong reviews seen here and elsewhere, but we found our food to be little more than adequate (with the exception of a delicious curried cauliflower soup.) Specifically disappointing was the presentation of the tenderloin bruschetta small plate. Requested at medium rare, it was served at medium (or even a little more), and the crostini, rather than crispy as described, was soaked through with juices. Not that that would have been awful in and of itself, but soggy≠crispy. Finally, the cocktails were not worth their $12-14 price tags. They were good, to be sure, but for that price in this market, I'm expecting close to a life-changing experience.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here, not only because the food is great but also because of the quality people they hire. Erin has been “our guy” every time we go. We highly recommend checking Mark’s out!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! Very professional service, and the food was delish!

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice food but owner and the chef himself (Mark) wasn’t very nice

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d
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal and look forward to going back.

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Greensboro
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely. Drinks were fabulous and food was the best. Loved the blueberry jalapeño cocktail.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing!!! A little expensive but well worth it!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative, great food, friendly, and good service.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the experience we had in your restaurant.

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J
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wanted to try something different for Valentine's. Sat beside a very loud group of 16. Could not enjoy a conversation with my wife. Took away from the experience. Calamari appetizer ok at best. Carolina shrimp raveoli pretty good. Wife's filet better than Ruth Chris. Would try again, but not a great experience this visit

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our experience. Considering it was Valentine's Day, we expected great service. It took our waiter 15 minutes to deliver our drink order, and 30 minutes before he took our appetizer/ dinner order. We overheard our waiter explaining to another table that they were understaffed, as their bartender had quit two weeks ago (seems reasonable they might have hired someone by this time). Our food was satisfactory, but nothing special, and certainly not as good as the reviews had suggested. We won't be returning.

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D
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Greensboro. My scallops were done to perfection, served hot, and nicely complemented by a coulis of lentils. My wife's ambitious Ostrich steak was delicious and medium rare as requested, a unique and well appreciated deviation from G'boro's usual steaks and burgers. Unfortunately, it had cooled by the time it was served. The service was attentive and polite. The atmosphere was cordial and serene and perfect for our Valentine's day lunch. A winner.

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HF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fresh meal selections were amazing. The appetizer was delicious. Service was speedy. Will definitely go back.

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LF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we ate from start to finish was impeccable. Highly recommend!

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