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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: (336) 725-6666
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
We are regulars at Bernardin's, two times a month or more. We are not regulars at other restaurants in Winston-Salem, although there are many fine restaurants. The outdoor dining is gracious, the service is superior, and the food is the best we have encountered in W-S.
We have heard incredible reviews and comments on this W-S landmark. Nothing needs to be said about the history, quality and standard of such a great longstanding establishment. When we went this week the restaurant had apparently closed all rooms except the front room which is very small and was full therefore somewhat noisy. Our waitress failed to mention the lobster special in her discussion of the evening's specials. I would have ordered that for sure. I did get the emu and my wife got the duck which we found satisfactory but not to the standard of what we had expected. The service was good and I will return for another try.
Our food was good at Bernardin's, but not sure it's worth the cost. Our biggest complaint is that we were seated in a small room with 5-6 tables. There is nothing in the room to absorb sound, so you could hear everything the other guests were saying, and conversely, they could hear everything we said. It's very awkward trying to whisper the entire meal. One couple at another table asked to be seated outside, after they sat a few minutes in the room we were in. Wish we'd thought of that!
My son and his date enjoyed a lovely meal. The food was excellent. The service was great. Up until the end. They paid their check and left the tip on the table. The server approached them as they were leaving and asked them rudely why they only gave a .10 tip. My son told him the tip (20%) was on the table. At that point my son wanted to go back and take it off the table because he found that offensive. Not a good practice.
Very nice restaurant but service was a bit weird. Two waiters who seemed not to each realize the other was also waiting our table. Neighboring table talking loudly about medical issues--not the restaurant's fault, but definitely hampered the meal. Food was interesting and excellent.
A very nice surprise and hidden gem in Winston Salem. We've dined at most restaurants in the area over the years while visiting our daughter a WF University. We decided to try Bernardin's as it somehow stayed under our radar. We enjoyed the uniqueness of the menu with influences from Asia, India and other parts of the world. All the dishes were nicely portioned and full of flavor. The setting is quaint and unique as well as the restaurant is a converted house. The service provided by Alex was excellent... he knew the menu in detail, cared for the various allergies at the table, and recommended a nice bottle of wine that was reasonably priced.
We have been to Bernardin's several times but not in quite a while. This visit did not disappoint. The menu was wide ranging & offered dishes we had never tried before. Each one was fantastic. I wouldn't order camel (no kidding) just anywhere, but I was confident it would be good here, and it was. The server was comfortable describing it both in terms of preparation & taste, which made me more sure about it. (My husband had venison, which was less of a stretch for us.) All in all, it was great meal.
The one down side was that we were in the upstairs front room, and the floor shook noticeably whenever someone walked through the room. (It's an old house.) It's less noticeable if you sit on the wall-side. It certainly didn't keep us from enjoying our dinner. We just sat next to each other. ;)
Sharing a meal at Bernardin's is always a special occasion. The food is delicious, with some very unique choices available as well as beautifully prepared standard choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our server was prompt and attentive without being overbearing.
The restaurant is also in a very convenient location for us.
The food is excellent. The setting is attractive. We liked that the owner (or Maitre D) came by and asked us if everything was good.
The parking lot is tight. The lighting between the parking lot and the restaurant is dim. Service is good, but not quite at the level of the cuisine.
We had been really excited about going to Bernadin's. The meal was pretty good, but we have had better service at less expensive places. The food could have used a little more seasoning. I had the scallops, and she she had the salmon. We would we go back....maybe, but we have better meals overall at several other establishments in the area.
This is my first visit to this restaurant. I came here with my wife for her birthday. The food was great and they have a great menu. I had the Lamb chops and they were made perfectly, nice and tender and medium rare. My wife had steak and lobster and she loved it. It was a big filet, so big she had to take some of it home. the personnel were very friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is great as it is in an old house made into a restaurant near the center of Winston Salem. We are looking forward to coming back in the summer to see how it is to eat outside in their open area. Great food and a good time.
Great creative food and service. Always something uniques on the menu. I had the NC Emu which was delicious. First time I have had Emu and I would only try in a quality resteraunt like Bernardins. My wife had the lamb chops which were perfectly cooked and seasoned.
Bernardins is one of the best restaurants in town. The different types of food provided is a must for people who like a steak or different types of meat not traditionally eaten at restaurants. The staff is excellent and you walk out feeling like one of the most important people around.
My correct reservation via Open Table was not received by the restaurant and the man who intervened at the restaurant was incredibly rude. It was a busy night, i.e., a discount night, so he probably felt stressed anyway and now had to figure out how to accommodate two people who he couldn't account for in his seating plan. Nevertheless, he was inappropriately rude, accusatory and defensive -- especially for a restaurant of this stature. We were seated and enjoyed the rest of our experience at Bernardin's.
This was our second time at Bernardin's and the food was very good--as it was the first time we were there. I love the variety of meats (camel and emu not your standard fare at most places). Notable this time was the service--or maybe lack thereof. The guy was polite enough and we felt welcomed, but he was consistently "off" just a little bit with the order from start to finish. We had to remind him of the wine order..and later repeat the request for the chiller; didn't offer the right food to the right person when it finally arrived; didn't offer pepper when the food was delivered; had to ask about the dessert offerings. All minor things, but in quantity made the experience a little less than before. That said...the food is good enough to give it another chance down the road.
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