About Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House
Continental, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm-until
between Summit & Brookstown
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Terry Lee, Freddy Lee: 3367256666x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful dining experience at ...
We had a wonderful dining experience at Bernardin's. We were celebrating both our birthdays and had a fabulous and romantic meal with impeccable service. We highly recommend Bernardin's and can't wait to come back!
The menu was really nice with great entr ...
The menu was really nice with great entrée selections. I had the lamb and my husband had the prime rib. It was hard to decide what to order and we weren't as adventures this first visit. We will go back soon however to try the Camel and Kangaroo dishes. The servings were plentiful and we felt satisfied. Service was friendly and average. The only thing I didn't care for was the sticky rice cake that came with my lamb but the Coconut Flan dessert more than made up for it.
Overall we would recommend this restaurant and found the separate intimate and privte dining area that could easily accommodate 16-20 perfect setting for hosting a future dinner party here!
After reading the reviews, we were excit ...
After reading the reviews, we were excited about experiencing this restaurant. Upon entering the rooms were relatively dark and somewhat uninviting. We asked to change our table because the floor vent was blowing directly on us. About 10 minutes after being served our entree, the server came by to check on our meals. I told her that mine was very chewy and somewhat tough (ostrich - medium rare). The server said she had "heard that one before" and would I like something else. I refused based on the timing and knowing that it would probably take 10-15 minutes for another meal. That was the last we saw her until we received our check.
We dined on the patio outside the histor ...
We dined on the patio outside the historic house. A perfect spot for a warm summer night, with a gentle breeze. The service was excellent, not rushed or overbearing. The food was equally excellent, well prepared and presented with more than adequate portions. If I am again visiting Winston-Salem I will be sure to put Bernadin's on the top of my list.
Our food was well prepared and delicious ...
Our food was well prepared and delicious, from tuna-tuna appetizer down to cobbler for dessert. The outdoor dining area is sexy and sophisticated. Our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Great overall experience!
My wife and I chose Bernardin's at the Z ...
My wife and I chose Bernardin's at the Zeverly House to celebrate our Anniversary. This was our first visit to the Zeverly House, but certainly won't be our last. Incredible ambiance in a cozy, romantic setting. My wife chose the ribeye while I went with a lobster dish which was a special feature for the evening. Both were wonderful with very generous portions. The young lady who was serving us that night was very gracious and helpful with our questions. This is an ideal setting for any special occasion...
Very expensive for the quality. My food ...
Very expensive for the quality. My food had to be sent back because the chicken was still pink and rubbery. They brought a new one out that had the same problem again. Beautiful place but the food was not up to par.
Just a few things.
The servers were good. They were nice and answered our questions professionally though I feel the service was pretty slow. Took a while to get our entrée and when we were done it took forever to get our bill. In fact, I got up to pay it when they finally came back around. The food was good. Not great but good, needed just a bit more seasoning, then again maybe it would have tasted better had it came to the table hot. Our steaks were colder than they should have been. Witch leaves me to believe they were waiting to come out for a while. Witch would go hand in hand with how long it took to get it to our table. We dined here on our anniversary. We certianly were full after but we had high hopes and they weren't met. We left feeling kinda "ehh" about it.
Have always had impeccable service there. Our waitress, while adorable, friendly, and apologetic was stretched so thin that we had riduculous wait times before ordering, during dinner, ordering dessert, and waiting for bill. It was not a relaxing night to celebrate our anniversary waiting as we did.
For the price, it unfortunately was just not worth it. Very very expensive for mediocre food. Had a party of 6. Everyone ordered something different- the steak (just ok), seafood pasta (seafood cooked well, but flavor was nothing exciting), shrimp (simple but decent), salads were ok. Bread was nothing special. Service was great. Waitress was attentive and kind. Wine list was good. Food was nothing exciting. Felt it was very, very overpriced for what it was. Did like the old house that it was in, liked the decor. Have no plans to go back. For the money, we all agreed we would rather go to Spring House, Quanto Basta, Noble Grille, Hutch & Harris, or Mozelle's instead next time.
A little bit inconsistent
This was so much better than most other "fine dining" I have experienced. Even though....The host staff is not friendly, the manager only talks to who he wants to. The servers seemed very busy. The restaurant was sooooo cold and it was 50 degrees outside. This made the food cold. Positives: Creative food, well seasoned and cooked. Downside: Temperature was horrid, bread was tasteless. I love that this isn't the Winston Salem menu which seems to be standard downtown. They actually have some creative dishes!!
Unimpressed by the food
My husband and I were both displeased with our meals. His duck was tough and undercooked. My Ahi tuna was over cooked and covered with wasabi sauce. I love wasabi but want to taste some of the tuna without it. The noodles and baby boc choy were not well cooked either.
My husband asked for VO and Coke. They said they didn't have VO but it was front and center on the bar when we left! Not a big deal but that's a very basic thing for them not to know.
Won't go back...too many good choices elsewhere in town.
It wonderful restaurant with a fun and e ...
It wonderful restaurant with a fun and exciting menu. The wine is perfect for the menu. I have never had bad service here or a bad meal. Every time has been a delightful experience. If you're in Winston-Salem and looking for a great meal look no further than Bernardins.
Took advantage of their participation in Winston-Salem Restaurant Week and cannot wait to go back again. The sooner the better. The food was amazing, appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Service was solid and the Zevely House is a neat little spot for a fine dining establishment. Highly recommend.
Another wonderful experience at Bernardin's
A group of ten of us went to Bernardin's during the first annual Restaurant Week this past weekend, and we were all blown away with the wonderful food and service. I have visited Bernardin's previously, but some of our group were new to the restaurant. Everyone was definitely converted by the end of the evening. The food was fresh, flavorful, and inventive. I personally had the ahi tuna starter, the curried lamb shank, and the creme brulee, which were all amazing. It was worlds better than my experience at another high-end W-S restaurant that I visited a few days prior (also for Restaurant Week). Across the group, we ordered almost everything on the restaurant week menu, and everything was raves - with additional special shoutouts to the blue cheese mashed potatoes, the salmon, and the bread pudding.
Everyone truly enjoyed their meal, and Bernardin's was wonderful accommodating the gluten-free needs of two of our party. The service was attentive and never rushed, despite a scheduling snafu on my part that resulted in a last-second change to our reservation time, which Bernardin's graciously accommodated. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for anyone's fine dining needs.
The start of the night was a little rough. I stood at the door by the hostess desk and the young lady walked up and never acknowledged my presence. She actually sat down at a table and never said a word to me. However, when the owner (I presume) returned he was apologetic and got me seated along with my party. From there the service was great and the food was fantastic. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.
One of our favs!
Great location and ambience. This was our second visit to Bernardin's and the food was excellent each time. The only drawback is that the tables are close together (quaint old house) so not the best place for a conversation you don't want fellow diners to overhear or chime in on!
Nice Date Night Spot, special occassion
Unique menu items and everything we ordered was really good. Mid range pricing, great service. Only downside was seating was a little tight and we had large group beside us that was quite talkative. Chocolate Mousse Cake a definite buy!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bernardin's. The food was great, the service was outstanding, and what a wonderful ambience. It's pricey so we will not return regularly, but will when anytime we have something to celebrate. I highly recommend it.
We have enjoyed quality food and a pleas ...
We have enjoyed quality food and a pleasant ambiance at Bernardin's for many years at both locations. Our Valentine's Day dinner featured entrees that were tasty and well prepared but were accompanied by disappointing side offerings including soggy Asian noodles and a greasy rice cake. Our dishes were presented in record time; this expediency no doubt in keeping with the written request on the menu to confine our dining experience to 1 1/2 hours. Never before have we been asked to limit our time at our table nor have any acquaintances been presented with such a request even in exalted culinary centers like New York City. Though phrased politely, we found this request off-putting, rude, and not worthy of a pricey restaurant that seems to want to process customers cafeteria style when faced with a busy night.
We have searched high and low for fine dining in the Winston Salem area, and finally found it. Bernardin's is marvelously creative and worthy of more than five stars. When you open a menu and can't decide among the offerings because you want to try them all, that's the sign of an inventive hand in the kitchen.
The arugula salad was daringly garnished with fried sweet peppers and the best blue cheese I have tasted. The braised escargots were on a bed of various mushrooms that perfectly complemented the snails.
The New Zealand venison was cunningly presented and perfectly seared medium rare. The Maine lobster with lobster ravioli was incredibly fresh for being prepared outside of New England.
The strawberry shortcake and coconut flan were elegant and light, just as you'd wish after two previous courses. Can't wait to return to try other menu offerings.
Service was efficient but not intrusive. The restaurant needs somewhere to store coats, but that was our only complaint!
Evening at Bernadin's-
Food was excellent, and always is in my experience.
The entire event was 2 hours and not because we lingered, in part due to long time for entrees to come out, and they gave our dessert to someone else. When delivered, we just took it as a take home.
Just an off night. We'd go back.
We are regulars at Bernardin's and have never been disappointed. We eat out frequently and, while there are many good restaurants in Winston-Salem, such as Spring House, we are prepared to say that Bernardin's has one of the most interesting menus and is consistently satisfying.
Great food, a little noisy.
The food was really good (I had the tuna) and the overall ambiance was also really good; however, we were in a small upstairs room which was full upon our arrival. I literally could not hear my dining companion's conversation until one of other tables left. It wasn't that they were particularly loud, but that there was nothing to absorb the noise. This seems to be a new trend in restaurants. I've been told it's so you'll eat and get out so they can turn over tables quicker. However, I go out to nice restaurants to have a good meal and to enjoy my companion's conversation. If this trend continues I'll have to find another method of spending time with my friends. This particular meal was a business dinner to go over some issues with a client. This made it particularly difficult when we couldn't hear each other speak. Otherwise, a very fine dining experience.
First of all, I must say that the service at Bernardin's is outstanding. The wait-staff is always very attentive and courteous. The food is a little on the high side, but still well worth the price. The entrees are very flavorful and always well accompanied. The noise level can be a little high at times due to the small rooms, but never too overpowering. Great place.
Truly a gem!
I live in Georgia, but Bernardins is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. No matter what you choose, you will love it! And their wine list, while not huge, is very good. The owner, Terry, is friendly, interactive, and extremely knowledgeable. Overall, this is a great experience whatever the occasion (from a special occasion to your regular night out)!
Long fond of the Zeveley House property
First visited this site more than twenty years ago, and enjoyed dining in the old Zeveley house, one of the many notable early, Moravian era structures in Winston-Salem. Food was great then as well. Bernardin's has kept the dining experience at the site, exceptional, and we will indeed return (1200 miles away) again for a dinner experience.
The Special Occasion
Whether it's relatives in town or a birthday, Bernardin's is our family go to restaurant for the Special Occasions in our lives. The menu always has a wide variety of new and exotic choices and the service is always great. After the main entree of Kangaroo or Emu, there is also a perfect dessert menu to finish off the evening. Highly recommend them for that Special occasion in your future.
We were seated immediately upon arrival. The crab appetizer was enough for the 4 of us to split- the crostini was much better than the plain bread basket. Three of four of us had the seafood pasta, my husband had steak, we all enjoyed our meals. We had a wonderful bottle of wine that was recommended by our server, who was very attentive, and we all split the warm chocolate pecan pie (fabulous). I would highly recommend Bernardin's-
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