About Chef Warren's
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Neighborhood bistro that keeps you coming back to try the things you didn't have room for .... Marianne's organic garden supplies Warren's kitchen with his beloved fresh produce and both are actively involved in the local food movement.
Chef Warren’s serves fusion cuisine - with a firm base in classic French (due to Warren's Culinary Institute of America education).
The ambiance is fusion as well - bistro style that is at once classic and comfortable with the added feature of an open kitchen so foodies can watch the work in progress.
Marianne runs nightly wine by the glass specials that allow you to try lesser known wine varietals, and the staff serve up amazing mojitos as well as an inventive artisanal cocktail menu.
Warren and his wife Marianne have spent the last seventeen years delighting diners with their worldly cuisine and genuine hospitality.
Fusion / Eclectic, American, French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
East New Hampshire
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering provided for small events within a 10 mile radius of Southern Pines, Wednesday-Saturday.
Warren H Lewis
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chef Warren's Ratings and Reviews
my wife and I went for Vanentine's dinne ...
my wife and I went for Vanentine's dinner and the whole experience was great. The food was second to none! The staff was excellent and all of them made sure that you were well taken care of. Will be going back again soon!!
This is our special place to celebrate . ...
This is our special place to celebrate . We love the food, the ambiance, the chef and the staff.
Always something new to try. Feels like one big Happy Family.
Thank you for always making our special celebrations something to remember.
Never disappointed going on 10 years now.
Excellent meals were well presented incl ...
Excellent meals were well presented including Lamb Duets and Halibut. Terrific service with above average atmosphere. We dressed up for a pre-Valentine's day meal, and didn't feel out of place even though many were very casual. Very pleased overall.
Food was wonderful. Prices were reasonab ...
Food was wonderful. Prices were reasonable. Owner greeted us when we first arrived and continued to check back with us to ensure all was well. Cheerful and very relaxed atmosphere. Wait staff were very attentive. Numerous refills on water. Chef personally delivered desert and sat and chatted for several minutes. Could not have enjoyed the evening more. Would recommend to anyone for a special occasion.
I didn't walk in thinking pheasant but C ...
I didn't walk in thinking pheasant but Chef Warren suggested it and oh boy am I glad he had that on the menu. A delicious dish, often pheasant is overcooked and dry, tough...this was melt in your mouth....and the wild mushrooms were wonderful.
As a semi-regular I just ask what is the dish to try and I am NEVER disappointed. If you don't know this place, you should.
A very enjoyable evening of excellent fo ...
A very enjoyable evening of excellent food and drink. The kangaroo appetizer was phenomenal, as was the barramundi. Only negative was the dry pecan pie with a minuscule scoop of vanilla ice cream. This dessert is supposed to be famous. It was not gooey, it was close to over-baked, and it was, for lack of a better term, dry. Not a good way to end an otherwise excellent meal.
The only drawback to this wonderful plac ...
The only drawback to this wonderful place is the noise level. On several occasions I have been there when a group of women have also been there at a table of 5 or more and the noise was deafening. I know a restaurant can't really block regulars but I do wish they would put a curtain (thick velvet) and block off a group like that. In fact I wish most restaurants had more sound baffles period. No one wants to hear other conversations. Of course much of the fault lies with diners who have never learned about an "inside voice".
We live about three hours away from this ...
We live about three hours away from this restaurant. Whenever we are in the area visiting family we make it a point to dine here. The food is excellent, quality/fresh ingredients, excellent service, and a nice atmosphere. New Year's Eve is especially a treat because of the festive decorations! From your first cocktail to dessert- you can't miss a great dining experience.
Great dinner. Food was amazing and we we ...
Great dinner. Food was amazing and we were impressed with the variety. Owner took extra time at our table to explain and provide tastings of different wines. Wait staff was on the ball and very friendly. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
I was extremely disappointed. The food ...
I was extremely disappointed. The food was way under salted and they butterfly cut my wife's filet in order get it to temperature and it was still under cooked. The check came to 125 for the two of us but I could have cooked a better meal at home for a fraction of that.
Chef Warren's was great...as usual. Our ...
Chef Warren's was great...as usual. Our server Jim was great as was the hostess Lisa (I think). My wife had the filet special and I had the hangar steak and both were excellent. Love going to CW's and would recommend it to all.
Terrific food and great atmosphere. I h ...
Terrific food and great atmosphere. I had the tilefish, which I hadn't had before and loved its mildness. My husband had the pork rib eye, which looked really tender. He ate every bite. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. A very nice evening.
My husband and I have been to Chef Warre ...
My husband and I have been to Chef Warren's a couple of times for dessert only (they have amazing desserts!) and decided to give it a go for dinner. For a starter we got their lobster rangoons - so delicious. Bread is also brought to the table and served HOT with olive oil or butter. I ordered a bacon wrapped filet over mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables and my husband ordered a pork ribeye over spicy mac-n-cheese with avocado salsa - both were delicious! You get what you pay for - quality food, quality ingredients. The wine was very reasonably priced. For dessert get their famous pecan pie or chocolate mousse - both are amazing!
The waitstaff is very attentive and very ...
The waitstaff is very attentive and very friendly! The hostess makes you feel completely at home and catered to. The chef makes your experience personal and tends your table occasionally with a wonderful charisma. Great for any occasion!
We made reservations here on our mini ba ...
We made reservations here on our mini babymoon vacation and had a wonderful time! Chef Warren personally greets customers. The staff is excellent on keeping water glasses filled. The food was delicious and filling. We enjoyed the kangaroo with grit cakes as our appetizer. I had the Chicken entree with roasted tomatoes and it sounds simple, but the tomatoes were the best I've ever tasted. It is served in a bowl with lots of the broth/juice so it is very tender and tasty. My husband had the filet wrapped in bacon special with horseradish whipped potatoes and green beans. We both cleaned our plates! For dessert, we each got the pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. It was a very generous serving so we could have easily shared but I heard so many great reviews, we splurged and got 2. It was the perfect end to a great meal. I could not partake in any adult beverages since it was our babymoon, but my husband enjoyed a few cocktails. The whiskey sour was his favorite. We would go back! I definitely recommend reservations since it is small and popular.
once again, a truly enjoyable experience ...
once again, a truly enjoyable experience.....everything was absolutely perfect....our waitress was tremendous and the food was out of this world delicious.....it is always a special treat to dine at chef warren's
For our "girls night out x4" it was perf ...
For our "girls night out x4" it was perfect, everything was excellent, service was awesome, food delicious, good wine/beer menu, several food specials, comfortable, could not have been more outstanding. (as always, Chef Warren's never disappoints).
Outstanding service and fresh, well prep ...
Outstanding service and fresh, well prepared, and sometimes quite unique specials. Friend had the quail stuffed with foie gras, I had the salmon with quinoa risotto. We both enjoyed different but DELICIOUS craft cocktails and shared some beautifully prepared escargots.
Friendly, attentive service and perfect pace to the meal. Every visit has been lovely.
Everything was absolutely delicious! At ...
Everything was absolutely delicious! At first I was somewhat put off - menu is somewhat limited and very pricey. There were some interesting specials in addition to the menu though. And once our food came we were very impressed. For dessert we chose chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce - fantastic! I will definitely return for a special occasion.
the waitress Erin was awesome but your t ...
the waitress Erin was awesome but your trade off to the others was poor, not coordinated and we sat for long periods without service - such as after everyone had finished and plates were empty but not removed. Waitress surprised we did not have dessert menu's & other times. Bill was rung up under wrong waiter and had to be redone. Waitress was doing double duty as bartender ? Should not take 3+ hours for a dinner. We are full time residents but I am hesitant to bring guests.
Wife and I eat at a lot of restaurants i ...
Wife and I eat at a lot of restaurants in NY area and elsewhere. This one was unexpectedly good: Creative menu and specials. And the food was served immediately when ready (thus hot), which reminded me how regularly other restaurants have plates sitting under heat lamps too long before serving.
Way too noisy...unacceptable in a place ...
Way too noisy...unacceptable in a place this expensive...$200.00 for two Incliding the tip, which was deserved by Michael, who was superb.
I hope to never end up here ever again. We cook way way better at home.
Skip this place.
Spot on in every way! A true display of ...
Spot on in every way! A true display of hospitality and exquisite food. Seamless service, great menu, atmosphere, wine selection, noise levels allowed for conversation yet still being a lively place to dine. Fantastic!
Dinner with my wife on a Saturday evenin ...
Dinner with my wife on a Saturday evening. Overall, food was quite good. Though I will say the lobster Ragoons left a lot to be desired especially at $15 and the pecan pie needs a little attention. Everything else we ordered was well prepared and delicious. Service was excellent and the place has a great vibe. Already looking forward to our next visit!
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