We had a lovely anniversary dinner. They even had a special table set up for us. The service was wonderful and the food delicious.
Unfortunately, we were not able to enjoy our wedding anniversary dinner at Pine Needles. Upon arriving, we were told our reservation was for the "Bar & Grill" area, not the main dining room. (as NO ONE was eating in the main dining room...essentially, it was closed) My wife and I entered the bar & grill area only to find a small number of tables, all filled with patrons. So, we sat at the bar expecting to have a drink and wait until a table became available. After waiting several minutes at the bar and receiving NO service, not even eye contact from the bar tenders, we left and had an enjoyable dinner at Southern Prime Steakhouse in Southern Pines. This was very disappointing to me, in particular because I know the Pine Needles Golf Course is fantastic....guess not so much for their dining services.
When we got to the restaurant they had no record of our table. They sent us to the bar where they also had no record of our table. They never offered us seating in the dining room and we had to squeeze into a 8 people into a table for 6. The menu was simple bar food, and not what we came there for. I hear it is really nice, but I would not recommend going through Open Table. They clearly didn't have it set up properly.
The food and service are always excellent here. The only issue was the resort did not receive our Open Table reservation. They accommodated us anyway, in their true southern way.
Excellent food, attentive staff, very good value. We were there with another couple celebrating the wives birthdays. Quiet, cozy. A very nice evening.
Very good dinner at a reasonable price. Large portions. Excellent use of wine, herbs and spices.
Pine Needles is worth the trip. Great I mean Great burgers and a nice bar atmosphere. Multiple tv's to watch sports especially during football season. Nice dining room for a more formal dinner . All the food was great and service excellent too. We will return when we are in the Pinehurst area.
I was disappointed in my lunch. I got the special which was a very small cup of tomato bisque soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was very average. The sandwich was very mediocre. It seemed very pricey at $10. The others at my table did say their burgers were good.
We chose to have our meal in the bar restaurant because there was a large group in the main dining area, same menu provided. We were the only group in the bar except for a group of 4 men, not dining. I had filet with asparagus and mashed potatoes, steak was poor quality and vastly undercooked for what I ordered. My husband had a ribeye, again poor quality meat and not cooked as requested. He ordered broccoli and sweet potatoes, he got asparagus and mashed potatoes. (same as my order) This restaurant was deserted, there was no reason for poor service and poor preparation of food other than laziness.
Wonderful evening! Everything perfect.