Undercurrent Restaurant

4.6
1264 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
Owners, Susan and Ben Roberts partnered up with brothers Wes and Chris Wheeler in 2015 and we invite you to enjoy our Contemporary American Cuisine where we utilize Classical French cooking techniques with global influences.
Our beverage program includes a full bar, wonderful local craft beers, and a 150 bottle wine list with 50+ wines by the glass for which Undercurrent has been recognized by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. We have been rated consistently tops in our class of restaurants.
The ambiance is truly one of the nicest in the area with ample space for you while dining. We now have a truly fabulous patio area. We seat our patio on a "first come first served basis".
A comfortable bar area is available for dining from our full menu or to begin or end your dining experience with us.
Please join us and let the capable staff at Undercurrent make your lunch or dinner a wonderful experience.
Cheers,
From ALL the staff here at Undercurrent
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch hours are Monday – Friday from 11:30AM to 2PM
Dinner hours Monday-Wednesday from 5:30PM to 9PM
Sunday Brunch from 11AM to 2:30PM
Bar hours are 4PM to 9:30PM
Thursday-Saturday from 5:30PM to 9:30PM
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Phone number
(336) 370-1266
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Harkenreader
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Private party facilities
Undercurrent, a Piedmont Triad favorite for its New American Cuisine, offers some of the best private dining fare in the city of Greensboro. We have exemplary private dining for the most discerning of palates and work with all different budget levels.
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Private party contact
Ben Roberts, owner: (336) 370-1266
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Catering
We can but we look at each catering job as to whether we can or can not accommodate.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lindsey and Green Streets
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Parking details
Plenty of on-street parking. Available parking after 5pm at the Sun Trust building's parking lot across Battleground Ave.
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Special events & promotions
Sign up for our newsletter to find our all of the many special events we put on here at Undercurrent. www.undercurrentrestaurant.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HM
E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I has the salmon salad. It was delicious. Will be back.

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LU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably excellent food, wine, service. One of Greensboro's best.

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JK
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a perfect brunch with wonderful service and OUTSTANDING food. Undercurrent is a superb restaurant!

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OT
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are always very accommodating

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f
Greensboro
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Introduced a friend to Undercurrent and she loved it and will probably share with her family.

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t
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dining experience was fabulous as always. My sister was visiting so we took the opportunity to treat her there. She declared her duck dinner the best she had ever had. A terrific experience!

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BK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, imaginative ingredients and nice presentation. Service was excellent.

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d
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; exceptional service. Our favorite restaurant in Greensboro and the Triad. We had the duck and lamb as entries which are favorite staples, but prepared better than anyplace else in the area. Thanks again, Undercurrent.

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OT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! The servers were attentive and very personable. The food was outstanding!

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PS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food service both outstanding. Best restaurant in Greensboro!!

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great! Good service and amazing food! Most of the menu (if not all) is lovally sourced which is wonderful!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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O
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spring rolls appetizer was excellent, as usual. Trout dinner was interesting and a nice change of pace from what I have usually ordered. Restaurant is one of my favorites because it is consistently very good, the atmosphere is very pleasant and service is always top notch.

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MW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the duck breast dish with an Asian flair and my wife had the ribeye. The duck was fantastic and very well flavored and balanced with the sauces. The ribeye wasn't quite as tender as it should have been and a little underseasoned. Great beer selection with some local favorites. Service was top notch!

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C
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Thank you, Garrett.

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TB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Preconcert dinner with hubby and daughter. Couldn’t have been better. Creative, well executed dishes with nice setting and great service.

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AB
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food like always. Undercurrent is reliable for a great event every time

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A
Greensboro
71 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried oysters, strawberry soup, vegetable nosh & pork chop were our choices and all were excellent. Service was also very good!

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M
Greensboro
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again our dining experience was wonderful! Inventive and delicious dishes, attentive staff, and excellent ambiance. (Their offering free corkage on Friday evenings is a great extra!)

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MW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Our server was the perfect balance of attentive w/o hovering. Everything we tried was delicious. Will be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice! Food is above average

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MG
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was first rate. Great meal, atmosphere and staff. Not like a pricy place that is impersable. They were very friendly. It is a more pricy restaurant but highly worth it. Loved it!

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S
Greensboro
61 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Undercurrents for Sunday Brunch. Fabulous! All I can say.

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T
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Everything was excellent? Some new folks with our group loved it! Go there if you can!

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s
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb cuisine, nicely presented and piping hot. Comprehensive wine list, parking OK on a Saturday evening, but might be an issue on a weeknight. Ambient noise tolerable, attentive service.

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K
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time with friends in a great place.

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D
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Underwhelmed. The server was green and confused our drink orders to start, could not comment on the salmon appetizer we wanted to try (which was mediocre). He had been excited about the lobster spring rolls, so perhaps we should have gone for those. There was a good deal of confusion over glasses and plates and what needed to be on the table when (we had to instruct the server who admitted he was new). The two wines we ordered were delicious (though the server neglected to charge us for one of them, we had to have him put it o the bill). The halibut special featured tasty greens with bacon and a nice rice accompaniment, but the fish itself was bland. Similarly the trout. While cooked to a nice texture (I’d never been asked how I wanted my trout cooked before), there was little flavor aside from the guacamole garnish—disappointing. The scallops garnered no comment from our guests. We did enjoy the strawberry tiramisu and the chocolate tart. No decaf espresso was available. We are from Minneapolis and were in Greensboro to visit family. Perhaps we should have gone a meat route, but we’d already had our fill of barbecue. As it was an anniversary celebration, we appreciated the ambiance, but for $350.00, I’m afraid the experience was less than we’d hoped.

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S
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrate our wedding anniversary. Great ambiance and food! Loved the pan seared duck and the pan seared scallops. This place is a hidden gem!

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KN
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special lunch with my aunt for my birthday. I taught Wesley and Chris, and I found that the restaurant was somewhat a mirror image of their character - friendly, kind, and always ready to make things just the way they should be. Enjoyed it immensely.

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. Perfect for a business lunch!

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JA
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday luncheon for dear friend- her first time at Undercurrent- good, service and setting on point as usual! My friend is now a fan!

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RE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been coming to Undercurrent for years, and it (almost) never disappoints. Wednesday night was no exception - all the dishes were cooked perfectly, in terms of doneness, flavor, and blending of elements. One of our party admitted that she may not have had as consistently excellent a meal in Greensboro for five years (and we try most of the high-end restaurants). Service was exceptional (Scott is knowledgeable and effective without being pushy). All in all a five-star experience.

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KW
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Undercurrent is always a great choice. They offer great food selections that support the local farms at a great value. The service is always exceptional!

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KS
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Undercurrent several times during the past year and have not been disappointed.

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L
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for Mother's Day brunch. I had the seared salmon. It was served on freekah with aspargus on a lemon 'crema' with a touch of strawberry compote. The salmon and the asparagus were fine, the freekah had no taste at all and the 'crema' was sweet and I did not care for it at all. There was about a tablespoon of strawberry compote on top of the seared salmon; the taste combination of the fish and the crema/compote just did not work at all for me. Way too sweet.

My mother had the crab cake biscuit. She asked for the egg to be scrambled and they nicely complied. She liked the biscuit and the crab cake, but the eggs were sweet and the sauce was too, overly so. That, for her, ruined the dish.

Husband had one of the two specials; seared tuna with mushrooms, some pasta and a sauce. Again, the sauce was heavy on the sweet side. He liked the tuna, but not the sweet sauce. What's with all the sugar??? We all found it so odd.

Service was excellent. The welcome as we arrived lovely. Decor, clean and attractive.

We each ordered a dessert. I had the carrot cake, sans the ice cream as I don't like rum raisin ice cream. The cake was fine, nothing special and I would not order it again. My mother had the chocolate silk pie. Chocolate silk was very good, but the tarte like crust was extremely thick for the filling. Tasted good though.

Husband ordered the blueberry bread pudding with caramel sauce. He wanted me to taste it. It was very difficult to swallow the small bite I scooped. It was sickeningly sweet, to the point of wanting to remove it from my mouth. I have no idea how anyone could eat anything that gooey sweet. He ate a few bites and left it. He likened it to drinking from a bottle of syrup.

I guess we just aren't fans of highly sweetened foods. None of us could recall ever dining in a restaurant that seemed to sweeten main courses to this degree and could never recall any place serving a dessert so awfully gooey sweet.

Not likely to return.

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m
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Greensboro. Great food, great service. We are regulars for Sunday brunch and special occasions.

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C
Greensboro
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice! We had heard good things about Undercurrent and our experience lived up to what we had been told. Wait staff attentive and professional. The chicken and salmon dishes were prepared creatively with wonderful blending of flavors. Portion size was just right. The wine list offered plenty of variety. While we didn’t have dessert, the options looked quite appealing. We’ll be back soon, for sure!

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l
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I took my Mum here for a Mother’s Day lunch. We were highly disappointed with the awful waiter. He was aloof and rude. The food was good but nothing to run back too. We walked by the waiter as we were leaving and he turned his back on us and didn’t even say goodbye. Very surprised because of all the other rave reviews. So, with graduation and other special occasions coming up, we’ve decided to pick other restaurants.

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t
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, perfect portions.

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MS
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More & more this is becoming one of our favorite Greensboro restaurants!

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