You can always count on finding something unusual and very tasty here. We had a wonderful lunch on Sunday, although it was a little on the noisy side because it was so crowded, and finished it off with two mimosas. You may not like what we had, but they are bound to have something on the menu you will like. Eclectic Plates of her very well prepared meals. You can count on it.
The Winds USED TO BE such a great restaurant! We were all terribly disappointed. We waited 35 minutes for our lunch to arrive, when they were not all that busy, and the food was lackluster at best. "Pickled vegetables" were raw brussels sprouts and cauliflower in vinegar..."Caesar salad" was mostly an undressed slab of romaine with a couple of anchovies draped over it. And the prices were high, to boot! I expect to never return. What a loss.
The Wind Cafe was just plain wonderful. We went with friends for Sunday Brunch. Actually, both couples met at the restaurant after each driving an hour. Expectations were high and they delivered. We each had the omelet. The eggs were nice and fluffy and done to perfections. So many times omelets are either over or undercooked. Not the case here! These were perfect!
The other couple had the egg sandwich and pancakes. Both said that the food was wonderful.
It is an old re-done building with eclectic furnishings. It is nice. Noise level was low and the service staff was friendly and attentive. We had a very nice experience. Highly recommend the place!
Service was slow even for a busy time--waited about 45 minutes for food. Small portion sizes for the price, especially since sides are not included, not even a salad. Left hungry. Flavors were good. One entree was lukewarm.
Promptly seated on an early Saturday night. We like the mid-size wine offerings (quartino) as they are usually priced below $15 and we can easily get two very full pours vs 2 glasses of wine. They also allow us to sample more than 1 wine during dinner. The lamb shank was huge, and very tender and delicately spiced. Wine + salad + 2 entrees + tip = $100.
We had a reservation for 7:30 and didn't get seated until almost 8:00...completely unacceptable. Why use Open Table if you don't seated during your reservation!?
It was wonderful. It is a little pricy but so well worth it! This is our favorite place to go-
The food is always great; most meals we've had at the Winds fall into "best we've ever had" territory. However, the service is consistently pretty awful. The waitress came by 4 or 5 times over the course of a 3 hour meal, took 45 minutes to return with our drink order, and charged us for a drink that was offered as an apology for our wait. It's frustrating to pay $100+ for a special occasion meal for two and consistently get sub-par service. The exception is the maitre d', who is always super friendly and professional. We love the food but the service is getting harder and harder to swallow.
Enjoyed our meal and friendly staff.
The special menus for Fat Tuesday and Valentine's day were delicious!
I love this place and it is the best Yellow Springs has to offer. Menu is always innovative with lots of unusual ingredients and spices on it. Also, they focus on great local, seasonal items which I love. It's got a quirky atmosphere and can be noisy but don't miss it if you are in town. Also, they have a wonderful cocktail list and the wines are reasonably priced.
There were a lot of tables open and they sat us (likely the only people there with a reservation) next to the bathroom in the back corner. Really bad table location.
I find the Winds Cafe to be usual enough that being adventurous helps. My friend and I had excellent food - both vegetarian options. I loved the hot root vegetable "salad". The crunchy seeds in it gave it a balance - great tastes too. A bit pricey but good ambiance and good quality.
Not crazy about the artist currently showing - esp. liked the "spanish" inspired pieces. The "flag" pieces were not appealing to us...
The Winds has been a family favorite for over 35 years. If I had my druthers I would visit at least once a week. Alas, it is difficult to carve out the time to visit with family and friends and enjoy the warm ambiance and the overall fantastic experience that this unique little gem provides!
We had a very enjoyable evening the food was great the ambience in the environment is just what we needed
As usual, the food here is excellent. They do a good job changing the menu every couple of months. A little expensive, but I love the food here!
Food was delicious!
We went with friends and had a great time. The food is always good and we enjoy the ambiance.
Always a favorite!
Been enjoying The Winds over 40 years, since before it moved from across the street, since before our marriage and before our daughter was born…