About Bernardin's Restaurant at the Zevely House
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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
Historic home in downtown Winston Salem. ...
Historic home in downtown Winston Salem. Excellent food. Small dining rooms make for an intimate feel. Only negative is the restrooms are on the bottom floor which means if you need access to a restroom more than once during visit it can be difficult, especially if you are in one of the top floor dining rooms.
Hands down, the BEST meal I have EVER ha ...
Hands down, the BEST meal I have EVER had. We chose the crab cakes as our appetizer, and they were absolutely delicious. What a crab cake SHOULD be. I had the surf and turf with goat cheese, spinach and potato cake. Everything was cooked to perfection. The lobster was tender and cooked perfect as well... which is hard to find. My fiancée, (he proposed downstairs in the romantic lounge area!!!!), had camel with a bone marrow truffle sauce... absolutely incredible. I will definitely go back while they have the camel! I also had the most amazing glass of Argentinian Malbec. Smooth and perfect. It drank as smooth as water. Our server, Brittany, was charming and knowledgeable without being stuffy. Timely without rushing us, and a very skilled and professional server. Everything was just so wonderful. Besides the fact that we got engaged there! ;)
My boyfriend and I dined here for New Ye ...
My boyfriend and I dined here for New Year's Eve. He had never been and really enjoyed it! The food was great - he took a risk and ordered the Emu and loved it. I tried it and it was very very tasty. I had the lamb which was wonderful. Delicious wine. Good service. We had a great NYE dinner!
Our 1st visit & it was New Year's Eve so ...
Our 1st visit & it was New Year's Eve so any 'problems' I would attribute to this. But,man, the place was noisy. In fact, I refused to eat dessert there as I was just too uncomfortable. My guess that on a 'normal' night it would not be like this. We were at a small table & next to us was a party of 8 & they were really enjoying themselves. We enjoyed our food, tho. :)
This was my first time and we were celeb ...
This was my first time and we were celebrating New Year's Eve with some dear friends. It was everything I had hoped for. The food was delicious (I ordered surf and turf) and it was reasonable priced for a higher end restaurant. My filet was cooked to perfection and I could cut it with a fork if I wanted but used my knife like a big girl should, ha. I would love to take my parents here when they come in from Augusta, GA but my mother has trouble with stairs. One definitely has to do some climbing up in down, especially if you need to stop by the ladies (or gents) room which is located in the basement down a really old but super cool brick stairwell.
My wife and i were celebrating our 46th ...
My wife and i were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary and every thing was great. We have been going to the Bernadrin Zevely House for 40 years. Always been a great restaurant. Outstanding cuisine . We have always loved going there.
Superb cuisine,expertly described and de ...
Superb cuisine,expertly described and delivered by our server. Wonderful menu and specials, wish we could have tried more. A bit pricey,but, reasonable for our special occasion. Chef was responsive to our requests. A minor problem was the noise level due to nearby obnoxious vacuous Wake Forest students who celebrate end of exams at a five star restaurant routinely. I celebrated end of exams with a whopper, with fries when I could afford it. Oh well. So, superb memorable cuisine and we will be back.
I usually LOVE this place so I'm hoping ...
I usually LOVE this place so I'm hoping that Saturday night was a "Saturday night during the holiday season anomaly." I order the SAME dinner each and every time we go: RARE tuna, soba noodles and bok choy. What a disappointment. My tuna was MR-M, soba noodles a pile of mush, and wasabi sauce all over the place - totally took away from the delicate flavors and overwhelmed the dish. I didn't recognize the plate and I've eaten it a least 5 times before. My husband had the surf and turf and said it was just "OK". But we'll be back. 1/5 are still good odds. We'll just wait 'til the holiday season is well-past.
Food and our waiter Alex were great how ...
Food and our waiter Alex were great however, the Receptionist was not pleasant. Got there right before reservation and was greeted with "I just called you" as if we were late. No "Welcome" or "Nice to see you".
Had requested a smaller room due to hearing problems with one friend. Owner/manager told receptionist to move us so they could close down the room we were in. We wanted to stay where we were since there was not as much noise. Waiter kindly said for us to stay. Apparently that did not set well with management. Food came, side dish of broccoli was cold. Requested to have it heated up. Owner/manager came back with side dish and just tossed it on the table with no apology.
We were finishing up our wine and apparently the last table. Owner/manager cuts off the music promptly at 10:00 to run us out. We were almost done and it wasn't like we were going to linger.
I like Bernadine's cuisine, and have been there on several occasions however, we will not be going back anytime soon do to the bad attitude some individual's exhibited. Patrons of a restaurant should not be treated this way and especially when one is paying good money for a meal.
The sophisticated fusion cuisine along w ...
The sophisticated fusion cuisine along with the excellent wine list is a palate pleaser. The wait staff is welcoming and attentive. The finest dinning I have experienced in Winston-Salem... Bar none. Bernardin's has been and always will be a frequent dining spot for me.
Fantastic food and wonderful service. B ...
Fantastic food and wonderful service. Beautiful location with a lovely outdoor seating area. Dining area in the house is cozy but we chose to eat outside since the weather was perfect. Close to the Steven's Theatre. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
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.
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