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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Groups (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Music (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Visiting relatives on the area and wanted someplace to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was delicious and our waitress was the best. Later was friendly and personable . Hope to vidir5 again on our next trip to Winston-Salem

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My daughter and I had a Mommy and me dinner date there. Great food selections, great Gluten Free options, and delicious food. I had the Bayou Shrimp and my daughter had the Gluten Free pizza, which she said was excellent. The server was very friendly and prompt. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a great time. As always the food was wonderful. I waitress did a great job.

Tags: Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We love this place. Food is awesome and made from scratch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant many times over many years; a goto restaurant for quality food. Something has really gone wrong... food was not good and the service was really slow. I knew something was wrong when the volume of customers was really light. I am very disappointed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I Love the Shrimp and grits here! I only come for this dish! Hiwever, now that I know they have $5 margaritas on Fridays I'll come more oftwn and tey something new!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Best place for Sunday brunch

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always great food and service! The service is always top notch professional. We've never had anything but excellant good. Great atmosphere. Our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Being Wake Forest graduates who visit Winston-Salem often for sporting events, we love going to the Village Tavern on occasion when we are in town. It is a favorite of our nephew at WFU Medical School, so we take him there whenever we meet him and go to the Reynolda Village location. With my husband's parents, we prefer to quieter Hanes Mall Blvd. location. The food is always excellent and the service generally excellent also. Highly recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We love this restaurant. The menu is extensive and delicious. The service is great and the prices are fair. EAT HERE.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The mountain Trout is consistently delicious.
The cheesecake was also fresh and exceptionally good.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Just the spot for a business meeting. The food was excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was great the food was delicious the desserts were awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our meal here was very good, the service was excellent. The waiter brought out a mini icecream sundae complete with candle for a birthday we were celebrating. The ONLY thing is - this place is too NOISY.

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great service. Decent food - some creativity. In a sea of not do good chains- this was a great choice.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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