About Providence Restaurant

Providence Restaurant is a farm-to-fork New American concept with a unique social mission. Tied to the successful Triad Community Kitchen Culinary School, this restaurant's mission is to serve the finest cuisine while empowering our community, our staff, and our guests.

5790 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–10:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
US Hwy 52

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 744-3456

Website:
http://www.providencerestaurantws.com/

Catering:
Contact our catering team for the most comprehensive catering options in town 336-3-744-3456 ask for Tina

Executive Chef:
Vanessa Lanier-Executive Chef

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Providence Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Fun (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We took our family (six adults and 4 children) to Providence for the Thanksgiving Buffet. It was amazing! The food was delicious, the wait staff very attentive and admisphete upscale and festive. Special attention was given to accommodating our grandson with food allergies. The only thing that was a bit bothersome was that they charged $10.00 each for our two toddler (age one and two) grandchildren. We will definately go back and highly recommend it to other families looking for a kid friendly upscale meal for special occasions and holidays with family.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Providence for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was delicious and price was good at $30 for adults and $10 for kids. Problem was the service. The dinner was a buffet so not a lot is expected...we were not greeted by anyone other than the hostess who sat us. Servers were very slow to take plates away so our table was quickly cluttered. Then when they did start taking plates she would have her hand on your plate and leaning over us BEFORE asking if we were done. One time she even placed a dirty plate from another table down on top of a plate that was still being eaten from! The food was removed from the buffet line without alerting anyone in the dining area, offering a "last call" would have been appropriate. We received our bill as everyone was just starting their first plate of food (rude) and it was wrong, there were 4 adults and 2 kids but we were charged for 7 guests. All in all, the food was very good, well seasoned, good traditional selection for a Thanksgiving meal (although no pumpkin pie....really?!?) but the service left a lot to be desired. Disappointing for all the hype of this restaurant. Really wanted to support their cause. With such terrible service not sure I would want to go back for an actual sit down, full service meal.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ate at Providence at the Thanksgiving buffet. Couldn't have been more pleased. Food, Service and Atmosphere were all conducive to a wonderful way to celebrate with family without the cooking or cleanup!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I had Thanksgiving lunch with my family. The food was great, the atmosphere very nice and best of all I didn't have to do the dishes. I might try the carry out next year. Wonderful concept.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good Thanksgiving lunch!!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Exceptional

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful meal. Great cause. Do not pass up an opportunity to experience this great restaurant.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

the food was great. the service and price was great as well. we will go back. we went for dinner and enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A creative menu with excellent choices that change with the season.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome restaurant, food, waiters, staff. Just an awesome place. Can't believe I just now find it! We'll be back soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Organic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful food and great cause. Much attention shown to each entrée. Will definitely return next time we are in town!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Providence is always a great experience from the food to service and ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing!! What a talented staff! Highly recommend for any occasion!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 14, 2017

outstanding food in taste, preparation, and creativity!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nothing special - adequate service but food was C- at best.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great experience at Providence! Every bite was delicious. We shared the salumi & cheese platter, then had the osso buco and harvest salad with salmon as entrees. Everything was beautifully plated and tasted every bit as good as it looked. Our server, Kaje, always approached with a beaming smile. He was delighted to talk about the menu with us. All-around solid experience and we will be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were fortunate to be there for their Octoberfest selections. The beef rouladen was as good as I have ever had. The apple tart was was delicious with a crust that melted in your mouth. The beer flight had great selections. All of the wait staff was very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Awesome experience! Dinner was ON POINT. We will be going back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Lazarus was an exceptional waiter. His recommendations were spot-on, and he was a careful attendant. The food was delicious; my steak was cooked perfectly. I will be back!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We very much enjoyed this dining experience. The staff was wonderful, the food was excellent and I have already recommended this restaurant to friends. I will recommend to my book club and to members of my church as well as other family members. Will definitely go there again in the near future.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious food served by helpful and professional staff in a contemporary and upbeat dining room.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Fantastic food, and great wait staff - very attentive!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 28, 2017

First time at this relatively new restaurant in Winston-Salem. Dinner was outstanding and we were very impressed with the variety on the menu as well as the evening specials. Even though this is part of the newly remodeled Doubletree Hilton, it is impressive as a standalone local restaurant. And, it is part of Second Harvest Food Bank's culinary program, providing experience to new graduates of that program. Jeff Bacon does an award-winning job with the overall program and this "real" restaurant is just a great extension. Winston-Salem locals --try it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We went for the second time. It was a great dining experience. I would go back.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Went with friends from work for lunch on my birthday. The staff was great and the salad bar was fresh and very good. It was very nice. The tables and decor was excellent. Can't believe that I haven't bee here before. And their program with the culinary school at the food bank is very impressive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were very happy with the experience. The food was very good and the fried green tomatoes are tied with one other place for the best in town. The wait service was very pleasant and solicitous of a party member with a broken arm. Most dissapointing was the lack of other diners, perhaps resulting from newness or lack of an advertising budget for an apparent semi non-profit venture.
We really hope it succeeds, as north Winston needs good dining, with reasonable prices. Going back soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was fabulous as was the service. I highly recommend.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The presentation of the food and the physical space always makes me feel like I've gone somewhere special. Our server was friendly and the food was good - especially the beet salad.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Love this restaurant's concept and mission statement. The food was very good and extremely reasonable. The only down side at all was our (3) courses came out way too fast. A few minutes in between would be welcome to savor each dish and perhaps have time for conversation.
Maybe the reason that our courses were too fast was because the restaurant was very quiet on this particular night.
Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 29, 2017

As I said before this is one of the three best fine food places in Winston-Salem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always plan on twice the time here. Regardless of learning environment when service industry is not tip based I find the service lags. Overall good service. Waited at stand for 10 minutes. Really disappointed in the flavors of this menu. Fall was good, this was not. We probably won't be back at these price points. I wish I could support this but it's proven too inconsistent for me.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for mother's day and the food was really good. We were disappointed that they ran out of some of the items that we were expecting to get and thought that for the price, they should have prepared for the number of patrons that they had coming. Everyone had a reservation so they knew how many people to prepare for and it was very disappointing. It is a great restaurant I just wish they had planned for the crowd better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Chasity & her team provided EXCELLENT SERVICE from beginning to end!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wife and I went for Mother's Day brunch. Food selection, taste, and service were outstanding. Still feel Providence is one of the three best fine restaurants I've been to in Winston-Salem in the over 30 years I've been in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Has potential.

First of all, I booked for brunch on Mother's Day, and the only menus listed on-line were for breakfast or lunch. There was no mention of a fixed price Mother's Day Buffet, which I would have avoided due to the cost and having had gastric surgery, which makes buffets a waste of money for me. We arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled seating and no one was at the hostess desk. A hotel employee seemed confused (actually asked a co-worker "What do I do?") Finally someone arrived and told us the buffet was still being set up and we had to wait.

Eventually seated and buffet was ready 15 minutes later. No offer of water, coffee or drinks. Eventually we were told lunch buffet was ready in another room; no one told us there was also a breakfast buffet available in the room where we were seated; we had to figure out there were 2 buffet stations with different items at each on our own.

Food was actually quite tasty and there was a good variety of items, once we figured out the 2 buffet issue.

When check came, waitress charged our party for 5 adult buffets at full price. I asked if there was a price for our 2 children and she said "no". I then had to go find the hostess, who informed me that there WAS a children's price, and she re-did our bill. I could have wasted $30.00 dollars if I had not persisted.

I think this restaurant could be very good, and I like the cause it works toward, but staff needs some serious training in customer service. Simple things like a friendly greeting, an offer of drinks while one has to wait, fully informing customers of the food choices available, knowing the correct charges, and staff not hurrying around so much they nearly knock over the patrons!

Little things could make a huge difference.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wound up here as travelers to Winston-Salem for Wake Forest Graduation weekend when the town was mobbed. The food was excellent, the service attentive and friendly (if a tiny bit slow), and the atmosphere was most enjoyable. We really had a wonderful dinner for the five of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We love the environment and the good food. Just need to work on small points of service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles - two authentic dishes done right. The shrimp were wild-caught and the produce was local. Service was excellent and accomodating. My wife has had lunch there a couple of times and has found it to be reasonably priced and fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We have lived in Winston-Salem since 1985. Providence is one of the three best restaurants we have ever eaten at. The food was outstanding and so was the presentation. The wait staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. I have already made another reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 19, 2017

This was my first time dining at Providence. The food was wonderful! The drinks were excellent and fairly priced. The service was fantastic!! The icing on the cake was the mission of the restaurant!! They help good people find a career and get back on their feet!!

I highly recommend!! I look forward to my next dining experience there!!

Tags: Business Meals
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