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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House Ratings and Reviews
It was an outstanding experience all aro ...
It was an outstanding experience all around. The only negative I have is that the firepit wasn't working as it was a bit chilly outside. I warmed up once I started drinking my delicious Grenache wine. The menu is varied for everyone's tastes which is always a concern. Our waiter was very helpful from choosing wine to our desserts. If I'm ever in NC and nearby Winston Salem, I would run back!
We visited with my brother from FLa. to ...
We visited with my brother from FLa. to celebrate three birthdays. It was a beautiful evening and we dined outside. Menu was varied and interesting. Salads particularly were hard to decide on as there were many good offerings. Excellent experience and all were pleased.
Dining in available in a series of small ...
Dining in available in a series of small rooms in a renovated house in downtown Winston-Salem. The menu was adventurous and flavorful. I could have easily chosen from about 5 or 6 dishes that sounded amazing. The small dining room can be a little awkward especially at an early seating since the tables are so close together that it's easy to feel like your eating with the table next to you. The waitress had friends seated at a table shortly after we arrived and our service became noticeably less attentive after that. However the food was good enough on its own to bring us back.
The once proud Zevely House has crashed ...
The once proud Zevely House has crashed as it is now a shadow of its former self. To start the staff were combative as to the requested table--special occasion--not a good way to begin. The french onion soup was laughable as broth was substituted for what should be based off of caramelized onions. The Duck was uneatable by the two persons in our party who ordered it; it was sent back only to see upon its return that the fix was a sauce addition versus being properly cooked--did the stove break down?? With each problem came less and less qualitative service as the night progressed. Dessert? Are you kidding me? We'll cut our losses--very heavy losses indeed. How do you repair a special occasions' poor choice for dinner? Well we ask for the 'reward' of a yet again extremely rude and combative manager who basically told me I was in the wrong to protect my family from a scene at the Zevely House by calling in the complaint instead. Sorry but we already can't get this time back--why would I ask my family to wait at the Zevely House while I 'discuss' this situation with the manager; I was further instructed that there is a 'protocol' to handling such difficulties at our Zevely House. Well, my protocol or process--you ask? To walk out the door of the Zevely House never to return. Katherine's...here we come...not walking but running!!
ENJOYED DINNER HERE PRIOR TO THE THEATRE ...
ENJOYED DINNER HERE PRIOR TO THE THEATRE, AND IT WAS LOVELY FROM BEGINNING TO END. EXCELLENT SERVICE AND PERFECTLY EXECUTED MENU. GREAT OPTIONS, INCLUDING HEALTHY CHOICES. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECTLY SEASONED WITH "NOT TOO MUCH, NOT TOO LITTLE". INTERESTING VARIETY AND SOME VERY DIFFERENT CHOICES. SERVER GAVE EXCELLENT RECOMMENDATIONS (AND GREAT PLEASANT PERSONABLE SERVICE). GOOD WINE LIST. COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE. WE'LL BE BACK!
Service was close to perfection, the fo ...
Service was close to perfection, the food was exceptional, best either of us could remember in a long time! The most miserable time we can ever remember having was because of 4 LOUD MOUTH Bragging, unconcerned, rude, individuals beside us! We were squeezed beside the hearth upstairs - which I understand allowed all of their slamming voices blast us even harder! We literally could not hear each other say a thing and the poor waitress had to repeat over and over and it was pretty much she saw what we needed and just brought it! So disappointed since it was our 40th anniversary we would liked to have been able to communicate! One thing, my husband forgot to put his phone on silent and the weather alarm blasted 10 minutes after we were sitting and amazingly it got quiet for about 2 minutes after that, but then the OUTSIDE COACH-like voices started back! Unbelievable!!! Not Bernardin's fault, although I was hoping the manager would offer to move us, because he was in there quite a bit.
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.
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