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About Undercurrent Restaurant

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

327 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Lindsey and Green Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 370-1266

Website:
http://www.undercurrentrestaurant.com/

Catering:
We can but we look at each catering job as to whether we can or can not accommodate.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on-street parking. Available parking after 5pm at the Sun Trust building's parking lot across Battleground Ave.

Executive Chef:
Michael Harkenreader

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.

Private Party Contact:
Ben Roberts, owner: (336) 370-1266

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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Undercurrent Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Romantic (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant lives up to the hype for sure. My wife and I met some good friends here during a Romantic getaway for dinner.

We ordered the crab appetizer and it was excellent. For the main course she had the duck and I had the trout. I ordered the half plate. Both were excellent and had plenty of food for us to share and have our fill. For dessert we split the cheesecake, also excellent. I had a dirty martini and they got it perfect with my request of using potato vodka. One of the best martinis I have had in a while.

The only thing "lacking" (and this is purely opinion) was the wine list - the price didn't match the vintage/winery. Also, they should add a couple cabs / merlots from Alexander Valley by the glass (they only had one Alexander Valley selection; bottle only). This ended up being a good thing for me as I ordered the martini in lieu of wine.

The place was great for conversation, we never felt like we had to talk any louder than normal and we didn't notice anyone else's conversations. Parking wasn't a problem either. Our waitress was very attentive, and we lacked nothing when it came to water refills, timeliness of orders, and recommendations off the menu. We were a little concerned about dress code; I was wearing slacks and a sweater and she just looks good no matter what she wears. We noticed people in nice jeans and collared shirts, so it is a non issue as long as you don't show up in shorts, wear t-shirts, or ripped jeans.

Also, just my thoughts here, I don't recommend bringing little kids or crying babies. I think this is a place parents like us attend in order to get away from that. Give your kids to the in-laws / good friends for a night, LOL.

Thanks undercurrent, we will certainly come again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Quality food with creative presentation. Good value for money for overall package.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

A special date from Russia and I dined at the Undercurrent Restaurant for the first time in mid-February, 2018. Due to work conflicts, we were celebrating a belated Valentine's Day dinner. The staff were extremely helpful and the specials they related all sounded appetising. My date ordered the tuna special on a bed of couscous and I had the salmon in an orange ice cream sauce; both were cooked to perfection and incredibly tasty. Together with an always incredible sauvignon blanc with grapefruit highlights from Marlboro, New Zealand, the dining experience surpassed all expectations. We will return in the future to try other dishes and celebrate special occasions at the Undercurrent Restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

This was only our second visit but have been extremely pleased on both occasions; the food, friendly service and quiet atmosphere have definitely made this one of our top restaurants in Greensboro. We took advantage of free corkage Friday which makes it a more affordable experience. Our server, Ellie, was friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the menu and attentive but not lurking. The two appetizers and dessert was just the right amount of food for us and all was delicious! We will definitely come back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

We stopped for lunch. It was good, not as good as usual, but this still is my favorite restaurant in Greensboro!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Four of us met for dinner and all agreed it was one of the best dining experiences that we have had in a long time. We've dined in some of the finest restaurants in the world, so this is saying a lot for Undercurrent.
From the hostess asking if we preferred white or black napkins, to our server Calvin being excellent and of course the food which was fabulous our experience was truly great.
Our only issue is that this great restaurant is over and hour and a half from our homes so will be hard to go to on a regular basis.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service from Scott plus excellent food - an appetizer to share of crab, two of us had tuna with Israeli couscous and the other had green eggs and ham tart. Great food, great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I went to Undercurrent for Valentines Day. The staff were very friendly, our hostess seated us at a little corner table which was romantic and quiet. Our appetizer of lobster and shrimp spring rolls was elegant and delicious. My husband got the scallops and I got the trout. Each dish was exquisitely prepared and extremely tasty. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was Phenominal. Always a family favorite.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 7 days ago

Extremely satisfied. Food and service was excellent. Accommodations were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Great meal although the portion of snapper was small for the price.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I decided to do an early Valentine’s lunch vs dinner. The meal was very good, and though a limited lunch menu we were able to find several very good options. Well prepared, and very tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, great service, I appreciate you treating us so well even though we had to come in somewhat late

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a lovely dinner at Undercurrent. The food, wine, and desert were all amazing. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I found it odd that being the first patrons there at 11:30 AM that the parking lot was full. I mentioned this to the waitress and she stated that most of the employees park there since it's the only free parking. I think management should accommodate employees by providing parking that did not take parking away from paying customers. I had to pay for parking.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice, upscale restaurant with good atmosphere. Sunday brunch meals were very good - excellent omelette with spinach and mushrooms. Great place to go before Sunday afternoon theatre production!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time dinning at Undercurrent and we will definitely be back. The service was wonderful and the food exquisite .

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in Greensboro for special occasions. We've always been pleased with our entree and recently had the red snapper and trout which were prepared with perfectly balanced seasonings and sides. The blueberry bread pudding is the best, anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Undercurrent is our favorite Greensboro restaurant. We go there often and are always delighted with the delicious, innovative food and the attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Undercurrent is hands down my favorite restaurant in Greensboro. Every meal I've had has been spectacular and I especially like that they'll cater to my special food preferences, creating amazing dishes when I ask for "vegetarian, gluten free". Fantastic service, great place for business meetings, great spot for date night!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We made reservations online weeks in advance. I made a note we had never dined there before and we are celebrating our wedding anniversary. We we're sat at a small table for two in an alcove of seating with a table across for four. Our seating was perfect until the restaurant was bare and they sat a family of four next to us. The alcove echoes so we heard their whole conversation. The food was excellent. The service was sparse. The restaurant made no effort and no mention of us celebrating our anniversary. An acknowledgement that we chose to spend our special night in their establishment. We will not be returning.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Undercurrent is my favorite restaurant in Greensboro. I have never been disappointed they seem to have it all together. The no corkage fee on Friday nights is by far the best deal in town.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always amazing food and service. Chef Michael simply makes the most tremendous dishes. The Undercurrent is simply the most enjoyable restaurant in Greensboro.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I'm never disappointed with Undercurrent. The food is always perfect. The wine recommendation (lovely Colene Clemens pinot noir) was exactly right for our food choices. The staff is friendly and welcoming. It's simply the best upscale dining in Greensboro.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Greensboro.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Just an amazing brunch. We had not been to the Undercurrent in several years. The manager/brothers have hit on a well balance and inventive menu as well as stellar service. Dont neglect the Undercurrent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic meal and great service. Will definitely be returning.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was fabulous, as usual. Our server, Eleanor, was knowledgeable, friendly and always attentive. It was a very positive experience, as it always is. The nest restaurant in Greensboro!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Deb and I went there for our anniversary. The Undercurrent came to mind because I had received a coupon (which I couldn't find). I had never been to the restaurant - though Deb had been there twice for lunch. Not many people were there on a Wednesday night. The restaurant would be more enjoyable if more people were there. On the other hand I appreciated the fact that it was easy to talk. I liked the snazzy style of the restaurant. I liked the blown-up photo of
part of the fountain in front of the Palais Garnier (the old Opera) in Paris. I appreciated the small plates: enough to eat and good for the wallet. The egg rolls we ordered as an appetizer were especially tasty. I thought that the manager should be wearing a necktie, even in 2017. The server managed to seem not very intrusive - even though he kept checking on how-we-were-doing (snore). I prefer the Undercurrent to Mark's - both for setting and food (though we like Mark's). We'll be returning to the Undercurrent, perhaps with another couple. Heck I found the $10 coupon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going to Undercurrent for years and never disappointed until New Year’s Eve.
They took our 9:00 PM Reservation, but from the moment we got there they were in a hurry for us to order, eat and leave..... cleaning tables while we were eating....

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and good food! Small plate options are nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had not been back to the Undercurrent in over two years. The food and service had definitely improved. My wife had a soup and a beef appetizer, while I had a salad and beef entre. All were very good to excellent. The service was friendly and attentive. We will go back in the near future.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was served hot and delicious. Service was great. Kelsey our waitress was very attentive to our needs. Will definitely be back.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Greensboro. We love everything about this place. We have been there often enough that the hostess knows us. The ambiance suites us very well, and the service is always excellent. Two things stand out: the chef and Brandon, the sommelier. The food is outrageous, and it is hard to pick one thing that we like the best. The wine choices are creative and unusual and are spot-on for what we are eating. We always end of buying a mixed case of wine from the choices we had for dinner, since the wines that Brandon selects come from smaller vineyards that cannot supply Total Wine or Costco.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

From beginning to end our experience was delightful .. food was amazing .. I had the scallops which I would absolutely order again .. they tasted fresh and the sauce gave my senses that I was in the tropics on a beach ... loved !!! My friend had duck and enjoyed .. another nice thing was being able to talk and hear each other .. will return to enjoy another evening !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time for brunch at Undercurrent. The selection was great and I had the Breakfast Plater. Plenty of food (2 eggs, 3 pieces of bacon, 3 sausage links and hash browns and all very good. My wife had the omelet and it was very good. Definitely a nice place for a Sunday brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed the evening! The whole crew did a fine job!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Although it was a very busy night service was very attentive to our party of four. Trout and vegetable plates were our choices and they were very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service with great food. All of the courses were made with care and tasted fantastic. No one rushes through dinner or even sitting at the bar for a drink. Get in now. When the new hotel, condos and apartments are finished this place will need a bigger building. My fourth time here and like a good wine it gets better with age.

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food very good although I’ve had better. I had the crab cake salad. Th service was a bit slow.....they were very busy.

We visited after church on Sunday.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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