About Village Tavern (Hanes Mall Blvd) Winston-Salem

Village Tavern the neighborhood gathering places for all occasions serving great food, attentive service and an unbelievable value. We are taking simplicity to the next level.

2000 Griffith Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 760-8686

Website:
http://www.villagetavern.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in the summer on Wednesday evenings on the patio.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Bonner

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Village Tavern (Hanes Mall Blvd) Winston-Salem Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (30)
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Casual (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Business Meals (25)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Romantic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 10 hours ago

Food was perfect as always. Everything done as ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious and the waitress was really nice and accommodating.

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·Dined 5 days ago

THE REASON FOR OUR VISIT WAS CELEBRATE OUR 29TH ANNIVERSARY.
The waitress gave us happy anniversary when she seat us which is fine, we expected a little detail at the end of our diner (may be a visit from the manager or a little cake with a candle or something).
My baked potato was cold, I call the waitress and she heat it up and then was fine.
we always order the apple glazed pork shops, before you served 2 now is just one
we don't know if you changed the recipe but the previous one was better

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

Our party had a wonderful time
Food and service was great!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

I love coming here after church for their Brunch. Service is always great!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The dinner entrees of salmon and crab cake sandwich were very good but the warm butter cake with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream was the Best!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was good, as usual. However, we substituted a salad instead of beans and were charged over $5.00 extra. This possibly was in the menu, but neither of us noticed it. I think the server should have made sure we were aware of this surcharge so that we had the option. Ten extra dollars to the bill for salad (although good) was quite unexpected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The waitress was exceptional. Her service was really better than the food. The food was delicious as always. I tried the fried chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries while the rest of the party tried the salmon special. No complaints or problems.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great experience at Village Tavern. Great food and great service!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ate at bar. Awesome food! Aaron was excellent at the bar.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had 6:15 reservations (Sunday )and arrived about 6:10. Our table wasn’t ready so we waited at the bar. It was about 7:00 when the guy waiting on us at the bar suggested we sit at a booth in the bar since our table still wasn’t ready. The wait aside, everything was wonderful! Our server, David, was extremely helpful, pleasant and accommodating. He even gave us a free appetizer. Loved the food! Once we were seated (at the bar), it was a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The place where you can have a great steak with the right ambiance and service.
I've been there several times, I was never disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything there was exceptional as usual. This establishment is worth visiting. I am just amazed at how great the wait staff is there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food. Like the ambiance. Had a reservation and was seated and attended to immediately.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have eaten at Village Tavern many times and the food has never disappointed. The service is always excellent and special requests are handled with grace. When the restaurant is very busy, we will eat at one of the tables in the bar. The servers there are fun and attentive. One aspect that management needs to address are kitchen workers who smoke. Somehow the odor wafts into the bar and is unpleasant. Otherwise, our visit was perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Disappointing experience. Reserved for a friend’s birthday. Indicated on the reservation. Waited long time for food some of the hot items arrived cold. No one knew about the birthday. Awkward to have to explain to our waiter for dessert.
Have celebrated many birthday lunches at Nobles. Table is decorative, waiter clued in, etc.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

More vegetarian options please, the bathrooms need more attention

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our family frequently eats at the Greensboro location with great results. This was our first visit to this location. We were not surprised with the outstanding food quality and superior service. We will be back to this restaurant in Winston-Salem many times.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Amazing service from the Hostess, Waitress ,Bar and Kitchen, we love this dining experience every time we come in.

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Live Sports
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My wife and I dined here for dinner. I had a pork chop. It was excellent. My wife got the shrimp and grits. She has had this before and liked it. Tonight it was so salty as to be almost inedible. Probably just a mistake, but we were surprised no compensation was offered for the salty dish.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great place to celebrate a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of our favorite local eateries. Always good food and drinks, nightly specials and very popular, better to make a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I asked someone at work to recommend a place that was a little nicer than Applebee's, etc (which we like anyway, we just wanted something a bit nicer) to celebrate our son's birthday. He recommended the village tavern; I'm so glad he did! The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable even though it was very busy. Our server was very attentive. The service was one of the best things about the place. The only reason that I didn't give full marks for this restaurant, is that although most of the food was wonderful, I couldn't eat the onions in my entree because they were raw.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The garlic mashed potatoes were pretty tasteless ,no hint of garlic. The prime rib was made medium by bringing up to temp by putting it on the griddle. My wife's salmon was over cooked leaving it with a lot of charred crust and mostly dry. Her green beans were quite limp and over cooked. I was expecting much better from this place. The garden salad was the best part of the meal. After telling the waiter and manager we were comped a carrot cake and coffees. The cake had a syrup on it that saturated it and made it a soggy mess. We will not be going back there. I don't often choose to spend $60.00 for lunch for the two of us and I won't be spending it there.The Reynolda Village location has much better food.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing as usual! Loved the shrimp and grits.. best I've ever had. Service and this always amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

You will pay a little more, but it is a step or two above the typical resturant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Enjoyed our recent dinner with college kids and dads. Same great food as Reynolda Village but they take reservations. The menu has everything you would want so there is something for everyone.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Casual, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Martini cocktail glasses served half full.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

very disappointed. Shave eaten here before and everything was fine. this night was a mess. serving staff didn’t know menu, drinks too forever, entrees came before we were done with apps, my salad was missing ingredients like chicken. the food was dull.
was a very busy weekend in Winston-Salem but restos know in advance and this one should have been prepared.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We are loyal VT customers, have been going there for over 15 years. Usually great service and food -- it's one of my favorite restaurants in town. I think (hope) this dining experience was an isolated incident but our dinner on Sunday evening was marked with extremely unremarkable service. I will say, the food was good. Our entire party arrived by 6pm. It took another 15-20 minutes for a waiter to even show up to take drink orders -- we had toddlers with us so we asked to go ahead and order their meals. Another 20-25 minutes go by before anyone ever returned to take our orders (actually I had to flag a server down and insist on placing orders). Finally at 7p I couldn't wait any longer and had to inquire about the status of at least the kids meals, which then appeared a few minutes later. The adult food came after another 10 minutes. A beer that was ordered at the beginning of the night wasn't even brought or acknowledged that it hadn't been brought until the end of the meal. It was extremely disappointing and certainly was an occasion where no tip would have been warranted, but we felt bad so we tipped 20% anyway. The original server came at the end of the night to thank us for our patience, but there were no attempts to make amends (like a discount, free desert for kids, something to appease a table that had to wait too long for their food). The table next to us was sat about 20 minutes after us and was waited on immediately and got their food without much delay. We didn't want to make a fuss because we have had such great experiences there throughout the years, but the fact that a manager didn't even come over to express any sort of regret about the poor service we had received was disheartening.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Karen was a great server. She realized when we wanted to be alone and yet showed up when we wanted service. Kudos

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent prime rib, great service, wine menu is updated

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome! Great food great service. Our go to for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

When I made the reservation, I requested a booth in a less noisy area of the restaurant as I'm very hard of hearing. On arriving, our reservation was spotted immediately and the host gave us choices about seating in a quieter area. The wait service was perfect -- not so much contact as to annoy but just the right amount of attention when it was needed. The food was wonderful. My filet mignon was the best I've had in a long time. All in all, a perfect meal in a delightful place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Dine here often, another great experience. Sat at table 52 by the windows of the patio - was a bit loud because of the band playing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was very good and the service was spot on. The decor was uninspiring and the lighting was bright. Nothing to draw you in, nothing interesting. Cavernous and cold feeling. Too bad, because I could see myself making this a regular dining spot as the food and service were great but the atmosphere diminishes the whole experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious food. Fun and friendly staff.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 27, 2017

All was great! It’s just hard to converse with noise level.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fabulous as always!!! This is our go-to place for entertaining out of town guests

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our favorite rplace in the Triad area. There is no other place like it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Spicy, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vegan, Live Music, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy
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