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Graylyn, Winston-Salem, NC
Graylyn, Winston-Salem, NC

Graylyn

4.5
4.5
185 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Graylyn Estate Dining is now available for small groups.* Celebrate missed graduations, birthdays, and spend quality time with friends and family at Graylyn.
Graylyn Estate Dining will now be accepting limited reservations for small group dining.* Your group, family, or close circle can gather to enjoy a private dining experience complete with a chef selected four-course menu.

*Groups must meet a minimum of 2 guests, with a maximum of 8. Graylyn has a 20% Service Charge added to the bill that is going towards the hourly wage of our F&B employees. For social events more than 8 guests, please contact our Weddings & Special Events Manager at 336-758-2429.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (336) 758-2600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Mark Fortino
  • Private party facilities
    Graylyn Estate Dining is now available for small groups.* Celebrate missed graduations, birthdays, and spend quality time with friends and family at Graylyn. Graylyn Estate Dining will now be accepting limited reservations for small group dining.* Your group, family, or close circle can gather to enjoy a private dining experience complete with a chef selected four-course menu. *Groups must meet a minimum of 6 guests, with a maximum of 10. Graylyn is abiding to NC guidelines. Server interaction will be minimal to keep you and your guests safe. For social events more than 10 guests, please contact our Weddings & Special Events Manager at 336-758-2429.
  • Neighborhood
    Winston-Salem
  • Parking details
    Parking lot also available.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Romantic

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Great for scenic views

  • Winston Salem

    Best Ambiance

  • Winston Salem

    Great for brunch

  • Winston Salem

    Good for business meals

  • Winston Salem

    Good for groups

  • Winston Salem

    Great for fine wines

  • Winston Salem

    Romantic

  • Winston Salem

    Good for special occasions

185 Reviews
  1. CHARLESB

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been dining at Graylyn for years. Recently updated menu falls short of previous visits. Very limited choices and prices increased very noticeably. Then we were celebrating a birthday and didn’t get any recognition for our special event even after telling the host why we were there. I want return until choices increase. Very disappointing for such a great venue.

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  2. Doug

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful venue with equally as outstanding food and service. Can't wait to go again. Our out of town guests were quite impressed.

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  3. LovetoDine

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. Waitstaff needs additional training. Very nice people. However, they were not well versed on the menu or what the kitchen could or could not accommodate. Took several asks to find out correctly what some options were from the kitchen. Then when asking about the menu the waitstaff said “oh that’s here, it’s a French word” and pointed to an item on the menu. Not their fault. Management is not training well or going over the menu with staff. They were great people. More training is needed. They should be about to pronounce items on the menu and understand them. Service was also very slow and came with multiple apologies to tables in the room. We weren’t in a hurry and said not problem every time. A good place. Needs some tweaks.

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  4. Jeanne

    Greater Boston

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent hospitality from start to finish! Kindness all around us. Talented chef provided culinary delights and able to accommodate allergies. Servers very gracious. The Gray’s would be pleased! Cheers!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience of taking family for lunch at Graylyn was mixed. The ambiance was lovely but the service was a bit slow and off. The family reported that the salad was good, the hamburger was overcooked and not worth finishing, and the ravioli under seasoned. For the very expensive price, it was not a good value.

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  6. JayM

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic stay. Resturant was 1st class with food and service. Entire stay was one of our best travel experiences.

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  7. Splashykat

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner celebrating a birthday, anniversary and Christmas. I can not recall our servers name, but she was excellent as well as the staff supporting her. I have never ordered rack of lamb while dining out before and it was cooked perfectly!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Calm and relaxing. Just what we needed to kick off our holidays!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Graylyn every year for our anniversary and it never disappoints.

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  10. JenG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Graylyn is absolutely beautiful and the ambiance at Christmas is especially lovely. Staff was very attentive and friendly. The quality, portion sizes, and flavor of the dishes were somewhat mediocre compared to other comparable fine dining experiences in the area. Regardless, it is a memorable special occassion place to enjoy!

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  11. GSLS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience at Graylyn is excellent! The food, however, was somewhat disappointing. My wife and I came for our anniversary celebration and I ordered the steak. I’d prefer steak medium, but I’d rather it be too done than too raw, I ordered it well done. The steak came out nearly raw. After it took some time to find a server, I asked them to cook it up a bit. It came back looking identical to before. Because it seemed the steak wasn’t getting any more cooked, I told the server it would be fine and was able to eat nearly half of it. So, Graylyn is a good place to go if you want somewhere beautiful to eat, but keep in mind the cost is more for the value of the environment less than the food itself. We would return to stay in a room but likely not to eat.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The estate was very quiet when we were there, so we felt like royalty having a private lunch. The staff were very friendly and food was delicious.

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  13. BelindaW

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely. Good food, nice server, automatic 20% gratuity.

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  14. DonnaL

    Greensboro

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    No energy that your usual restaurant would provide. Understanding that it’s a conference center was hoping it would have been a better experience. Food was fine, pricey and no other diners. Server was new and trying really hard. I worry how he could make any money that night. Bar downstairs was nice.

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  15. Misol

    Greensboro

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nada and Lilian were very kind and made my birthday and father-in-law’s retirement special.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience on our first visit. Out server Jada was amazing!

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  17. LarryG

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We stayed overnight in the Manor House. It is a must see for sure. We visited the basement bar for drinks and had dinner in the dining room. The only wines available by the glass are the house wines. I'd have to say they are fair at best, and the reds are too warm, Dinner was good. We started with the scallop appetizer. The scallops were perfect. Next we ordered the sea bass and blackened salmon, both were good and prepared nicely. The plate overall was a bit bland and lacking seasoning. We had a bottle of Pinot Noir with dinner and again it was noticeably warm. The staff is very friendly and made us feel welcome.

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  18. GeorgeB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly greeted by hostess and Mr. Brown. The waitstaff was attentive and so pleasant while serving.

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  19. Jerry

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful, relaxing evening with excellent service and delicious food.

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  20. LeilahC

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were absolutely wonderful, but what really made our dining experience was the staff. Will and Catherine specifically were extremely attentive and kind. Both Will and Catherine offered their personal congratulations on our anniversary. They were absolutely great. Thank you Will and Catherine!!! Another staff member, Aaron, had the same warm disposition. He was incredibly knowledgeable about his job and extremely helpful. Overall, these three people made my boyfriend’s and my dining experience at the Graylyn. Thank you Will, Catherine, and Aaron for making our anniversary so special.

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  21. LindaL

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Katherine, did an outstanding job. She had a friendly manner and we enjoyed talking with her. My husband liked the chicken breast he ordered. I had the seabass which had a more of a fishy taste that I'm used to with seabass. The vegetables, rice and lentils were excellent. It felt a little awkward at first, as there was just one other couple in the (large) residential size dining room, and there was no music until late in the meal. Overall, the experience was very good, and I understand that sometimes a piece of fish is just a bit stronger than expected.

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  22. Jessa

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner was wonderful. Staff and room were great.

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  23. ELLISG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The beauty and ambiance throughout Graylyn are breathtaking. The lamb and beef filet main courses were exceptional as was the crab and asparagus appetizer. The negatives were having to wait over 20 minutes for an initial cocktail and ordering a table tossed caesar that never came. Ironically, we were charged for the caesar salad and when we advised our server we never got it, she simply stated it would be removed from the bill without any apologies.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a great experience. We asked to change our reservation to start 45 minutes earlier. The guy at the desk acted like we were asking for his right arm. Then we get seated and there’s 10 open tables. Food was incorrect for 2 out of 4 dishes and overall it was underwhelming. They forgot 1 side dish. Also, they sent us down to the tavern for a drink while we waited and there was no bartender there for 15 minutes. I would not recommend this restaurant or experience to anyone.

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  25. V35S

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff did great work making the evening special for daughter and son-in-law. Server Jada was excellent and recommendations were delicious.

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  26. MeganH

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing historic home to sit peacefully and have lunch in the formal dining room!

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  27. KarlaM

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The grounds were lovely and the house very elegant. The cocktails were slightly underwhelming. The food was very very good. Unfortunately, the real damper on my experience was the very puny dead rose centerpiece on our table. All the other tables had live flowers that were much more beautiful looking. I just didn’t seem to be able to get past that. I finally asked to have it taken away. I thought they might replace it with some fresh ones off another empty table, of which they were many, but no . Little things, and first impressions make a difference…

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Our waitress was amazing and so was the food!

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  29. RichardJ

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered three different entrees and decided the lamb was the leader of the pack however all the entrees were excellent. Web opened with the scallops as an appetizer and while the larger were excellently done the smaller tended to be overdone by about one minute. the chocolate tort desert was small but divine. Unfortunately, there was a party seated in the adjoining room who were quite lively and at times it was difficult to carry on a conversation at our table. Otherwise, it was a very pleasant evening.

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  30. Treesh

    Greensboro

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The property is absolutely stunning. We had to park in the back but a very nice man drove us from the parking lot to the main building in a golf cart. The service started out OK. The first person told us our server would be with us shortly. She gave us menus and water. The bread was served immediately before we even had time to order drinks. That did not work for me. Our server stepped down into the room we were seated and looked a little surprised that we were there. She took our drink and appetizer orders. The first drink from the bar took forever so I ordered another one immediately to avoid waiting another 20 minutes. The appetizers, salad and crab/asparagus were delicious. The main entree' was disappointing. We both ordered salmon based on the sides that came with it. The salmon was cooked perfectly and at the perfect temperature. Unfortunately, the side on the menu, saffron rice pilaf, was NOT what came with the salmon. Instead we got risotto which neither of us wanted. In addition, one risotto was warm and the other was cold! Tasted it and didn't eat it. Told the server and she apologized and offered to heat it up, but it's not what I wanted in the first place. Never were we told the rice pilaf would not be available. Very disappointed. The decaf coffee tasted like instant. Never were we told about any coffee availability and we had to ask if there was decaf or cappucino. All in all, we loved the ambience, but will probably not put it on our list of places to return.

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  31. ArtB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service with lovely, much appreciated, classical music. No sign to indicate where to enter for dining and no noticeable valet or valet parking offered. My husband is disabled and has difficulty walking so it would have been a nice benefit. We were able to find the parking lot behind the main building and walked up to the back of the building and still no sign indicating where the restaurant was located. Our server, Jada, was exceptional. She was exceptionally well educated in her field and well versed in the menu selections. She was very attentive without being intrusive. She made our 49th anniversary very special. The food was delicious at a competitive price. The dining room was very clean and beautifully appointed. I would recommend this experience. We wish we had arrived earlier to tour the house more. If we return to the area; we will do this.

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  32. Eworden

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, it was just mediocre. We were looking forward to an exceptional meal. Our advice would be to eat off property or bring in pizza.

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  33. JaneH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small portions for a big price. The manor is beautiful to explore.

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  34. MBrown

    Greensboro

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a great birthday lunch in the Butler room. Graylyn went above and beyond to make it a very special day. The grounds are immaculate as is the Estate. Customer service was amazing.

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  35. JeffC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. We are looking forward to eating there again very soon.

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  36. TNTransplant

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grayln is a beautiful estate with an interior that is unmatched. The dining room is set with white tablecloths and wait personnel with gloves and a smile. The food was well prepared but had smaller portions than I expected. I am always amazed at Graylyn's beauty. Graylyn's personnel, from the gardener to your waiter, are remarkably friendly and attentive. I love the ambiance and my only negative response was the small menu and servings. Would encourage anyone to try it - at least once - for its historical beauty.

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  37. MeganH

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely afternoon in a quiet, historic, luxurious dining room with fresh flowers and delicious food. Our server was darling and attentive. Can’t wait to return!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought the food was fantastic. We enjoyed looking around Graylyn after our dinner,it is very beautiful.

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  39. ArchNDesigner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Graylyn makes for such a special evening out! Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Come early to have a cocktail at the bar downstairs or patio before you eat - all really wonderful parts of the home to experience!

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  40. SteveB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was also. The menu was somewhat what limited though.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Graylyn is rated 4.5 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Graylyn

1900 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Winston-Salem
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking lot also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Mark Fortino
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (336) 758-2600
  • Private party facilities
    Graylyn Estate Dining is now available for small groups.* Celebrate missed graduations, birthdays, and spend quality time with friends and family at Graylyn. Graylyn Estate Dining will now be accepting limited reservations for small group dining.* Your group, family, or close circle can gather to enjoy a private dining experience complete with a chef selected four-course menu. *Groups must meet a minimum of 6 guests, with a maximum of 10. Graylyn is abiding to NC guidelines. Server interaction will be minimal to keep you and your guests safe. For social events more than 10 guests, please contact our Weddings & Special Events Manager at 336-758-2429.
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