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About The Grille at Deacon Tower
The Grille at Deacon Tower, located on the fourth floor of Deacon Tower at BB&T Field, is a great place for casual work week lunches, family lunches or just a great spot to eat lunch and see the beautiful Deacon Tower and BB&T Field. Although located at Wake Forest’s BB&T Field, the restaurant is completely open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the Deacon Club to dine with us. In addition to dining, The Grille at Deacon Tower, Ovations offers a wide range of catering options and a great atmosphere for events like wedding receptions, awards dinners, non-profit gatherings and holiday parties. Ovations can cater off-premises as well. The Grille at Deacon Tower offers a delightful selection of freshly prepared American classics.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm. The Grille at Deacon Tower will be closed for Memorial Day Friday (May 22nd) and Memorial Day Monday (May 25th).
The Grille will be closed Friday March 25th 2016 & Monday March 28th 2016. We will reopen Tuesday March 29th.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
OVATIONS FOOD SERVICES is the exclusive caterer for Wake Forest University’s Athletic Department and manages the food, beverage, merchandise, and hospitality services at over 135 venues throughout the US and Canada. At Wake Forest University, Ovations Food Services offers a certified meeting, event and wedding planner, professional and uniformed staff and a crew of creative culinarians.
Please contact the Ovations Catering Sales Manager, Mark Noda at 336-896-1207 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin planning your next event.
Park outside of the Deacon Tower and look for the big Deacon statue. Enter the Deacon Tower through the GOLD lobby and take the elevator to the 4th Floor.
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grille at Deacon Tower Ratings and Reviews
Our department went for a holiday lunch break.
We all ended up having the buffet.
It was okay.
The salmon and chicken were dry and the rice was not cooked thoroughly.
The carrots were very hard and everyone left them on their plate.
Salad was good and the service was good.
It is a great experience to have lunch there. The service was fantastic; but, it did take us over an hour from the time we got there until we left. I understand that nothing is pre-cooked and everything is made to order. We had the time and had been there before so we knew it would take a while and it worked with our business lunch schedule that day. We would go more often for working lunches if it were a little quicker. All in all though, it is a great experience. It over looks a beautiful stadium, everything is clean and pristine. Thanks for a great job!
Our team had its Christmas business lunch here. It was a perfect option for the large group (14) as we virtually had the place to ourselves. The room is large and you can't beat the view (at least for a Wake Forest fan :) ). While there were a couple of issues with an order, the staff was very quick to attempt to rectify them and, in the end, everyone enjoyed their meals. Sizes are ample, so you'll also have leftovers for dinner.
Disappointing experience. Made the reservation for Mother's day for 4 people. We arrived and they wanted to seat us at a desk with a monitor, that faces the field. We would all be sitting in a row next to each other. While the view is nice, that is not generally how 4 people would want to sit. We were surprised with a 34.99 buffet menu. We had not been told until we were seated that there was a special buffet that was not optional. When you show up to a restaurant planning to pay around 80 bucks for 4 people's meal and walk out with a 160 dollar bill, that's kind of a big deal. They would not allow ordering off the regular menu. Service was terrible, simply among the worst service I have ever had. I don't know where the server would disappear to, but getting drink refills took 15 minutes after I went to find him and ask for them. I emailed management to express my frustration with the menu. I was asked to send them my contact info. I did, no response. I won't be back.
What a disappointment. We spent a fortune for a mother's day brunch. My husband and I took my mom--very sad. The buffet was stone cold & the burners were not even on. We did share with our waitress--she simply said they would turn on burners. A little late as food was probably cold to start with ... and no offer to discount our meal ... what an expense brunch .. $35 each .. not including tax and tip ... We felt robbed. Will not go again. Will not recommend. Sad for Wake Forest University property.
Service was super slow and inattentive , once we did receive out food, salads and burgers , the burgers were to be medium and they were tough and overdone. We were there for over 90mins and I had to get up and go to the register and beg to pay so we could leave. Doubt we will be back again.
Our food was good and the waitstaff very friendly. However, getting the food was another issue. We ordered an appetizer that never came and it took a long time for our main meal to come out. Our waiter was very apologetic over the wait and not getting our appetizer - the Manager never spoke to us. We were compted 2 desserts for the issues. And the Manager,
I don't know what happened with one of the waiters to deserve a comment from a woman I'm assuming was the Manager, but it was a smart/short comment that should have been said away from the customers, not in the middle of them. There were several large tables because of the Holidays, and I haven't been since they changed Management/operators so I don't know if the slow kitchen is the norm now.
I am always looking for unique dining experiences for my wife and I to try. This was one of the best. For my wife to say that the food was some of the best that she has had, Someone has accomplished something. The Spinach and Artichoke dip was an amazing appetizer. Would highly recommend the experience. The staff was great!
Sadly this place is not like it was under the new management. Service was so slow and food was truly awful. I wanted this to be great because its right by our building but sadly its not even good. Only positive was the location was great but I'd just have to say don't waste your money or your time (they are so slow.)
I was so excited to hear the Deacon Tower was open again because it was one of my favorites before their "renovation." The only food choice was a fixed price buffet for $20 pp with carved ham, fruit, yogurt, eggs (had been out awhile, very dry) and an omelet station with people who didn't seem familiar with how to make omelets without sticking to the pan and falling apart. Had I known the food options, I would have made a different choice for a Mother's Day brunch restaurant. I would not recommend nor will we go back.
The venue is beautiful, especially for Deacon fans. We used to love coming here for lunch, and the occasional dinner. But since the change of management and food source, it has declined. Proof being that hardly anyone was there during the peak hour of Friday lunch. The place used to be packed, especially on a Friday. The positive - we got to eat at a high top outside overlooking the football field. Beautiful! Service was slow and not sure our server even had another table, at least the 1st 15 min. we were there. Finally ordered and food came in a reasonable amount of time. My husband got the chicken pot pie (curiously placed under starters on the menu?) He loved it! and for $6 quite the bargain. I got the caprese chicken sandwich. Very disappointing. It was very bland. Not at all as described on the menu. No pesto, and bland balsamic. Who knew that was even possible? Just a bland chicken sandwich for $9. Can see why no one hurries back anymore. Such a shame.
I was a former WFU Staff Member and this was my going away party. The staff was all new but there weren't enough of them to be able to handle the 8 or so tables. The food was nothing to write home about, but I know that the previous management struggled here as well. Maybe a different concept would be better, I wish I could share better news. I have always thought it was a unique location with great potential.
I want to LOVE this place because the ambiance is great. Great place for a business lunch. Here are the issues I hope can be corrected. General service was very good, but we waited a very long time for our food and we were almost the only people in the restaurant. if it's going to take that long to prepare, maybe a bread basket should be provided. Food was just OK. Pimento cheese wasn't melted on a burger, fried green tomatoes were heavily breaded things that barely resembled a tomato. Fries were good. Last thing, the downstairs elevator area has a VERY weird smell, not at all appetizing. Something should be done about that.
There were 8 of us in a group. The waitress was very nice & accommodating. The delivery time for the all 8 meals food was very, very long.. 2 of the orders were insufficient. One meal was prepared incorrectly & had to be totally redone. The other meal took forever to be served. Most of the group was finished eating before this particular meal was delivered to the table.
The food was tasty, once it was delivered. The location & view is excellent. The wait staff tried hard. Not sure exactly what the problem was, but it appears to be in the kitchen..
The group has been to the grill before and we will return soon. Hopefully the issues will be addressed.
THIS WAS A GOOD PLACE TO HAVE DINNER ON THE GO.PROBLEM ITS JUST OUTSIDE OF HOTEL LOBBY AND FEELS LIKE THAT. ITS NEEDS TO BE REVAMPED,A LITTLE LONG IN TOOTH. FOOD WAS ACCEPTABLE,WAIT STAFF WAS ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL. THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT PLACES TO EAT IN OUR TOWN,THAT TO GET OTHER THAN JUST HOTEL TRADE THEY NEED A REVAMP.