About The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
Lexington, NC 27295
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards promotes the celebration of food and wine. We take great pride in our ability to hand-pick the best ingredients locally and abroad. Our goal is to create the ultimate culinary experience for our guests, providing the finest food and wine in an extraordinary setting.
Our menu changes seasonally and can be viewed online at www.childressvineyards.com.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Hwy 52 & Hwy 64
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Bistro at Childress Vineyards Ratings and Reviews
The disappointment for the meal and expe ...
The disappointment for the meal and experience (third year in a row selecting them for Valentine's Day) was arriving for an 08:30 reservation (and remaining customers from earlier filled less than half of the tables) and being told that for the evening they were already out of the prime rib as well as the orange cheesecake. The special occasion menu only offers three choices each for appetizers, main course and desert. The remaining options for the main course were either linguine (seafood) or pork of which the pork was very good (and fortunate both my wife and I did not mind having pork). It is understandable that for a special meal there is a limited amount of food to be prepared, but for the cost of this meal it was disappointing that 1/3 of your choices are off the menu before you arrive. Given the name on the building I expected a little more and may have to think twice for a repeat next year based on available reservation times. Certainly if you get an early reservation menu choices will not be an issue. The appeal has been a quiet ambiance without the hassle of waiting for hours. On this note it succeeds.
The event was Valentine's day dinner whi ...
The event was Valentine's day dinner which promised your choice of 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 3 desserts. Well, my date and my entrée and dessert choice was not available because they ran out so we settled for other menu options. I settled for the pork which had a ridiculously high fat content and was just not edible by my or my dates standards. She went with the pasta option which was ok but not worth the cost not even close. The remaining dessert options were some shaved ice something and chocolate covered strawberries which were also nothing special. For $55 per person plus drinks, plus tip, I expected MUCH more. The table behind us complained about the experience nearly the entire time which of course, did not help me salvage the ruined evening.
Valentines Day. Very disappointed with o ...
Valentines Day. Very disappointed with our experience. They ran out of prime rib and cheese cake - two of their best offerings for the evening on their prix fixe menu. The food we were served was just OK. My first time there and I certainly was not impressed.
My ratings reflect a terrible experience ...
My ratings reflect a terrible experience for Valentine's Day. We had a reservation for 8:00 PM and they were out of Prime Rib and Cheesecake on their limited "feature" menu. Since my fiancé has specific food allergies we were unable to eat due to the lack of food. The place was amazing with decor and all, but we had to leave. We asked for the manager and never met her. We were not mad, but disppointed that she wasn't able to talk with us. Despite all of this, however, we are given a gift card for the inconvience. I definitely plan to come back.
Everything was very nice until we ordere ...
Everything was very nice until we ordered dinner. We are asked to reserve ahead of time with a CC. At that point we look at the menu ,and i knew what I wanted to order.
When we sat down we were told that you were out of Prime Rib - this was at 7:00. I ordered the pork and it was good , but not what I wanted.
Then at desert , out of cheese cake.............. When you know how many people are coming this should never happen. So I feel we over paid for an average meal , not very happy.
Disappointed with their Valentines Day D ...
Disappointed with their Valentines Day Dining Experience. We were seated at a Table with spots on the table linens. Apparently it was not changed from the prior seating. We later noticed the host would change some linens or simply reposition the table linen to move soiled part of linen to the opposite side for the next seating.
We were a 7:30pm seating for prefix menu. Waiter advised upon taking our order that they were already out of one of the three options. Only leaving a pork or fish option. Server was not attentive on pouring wine or refilling water.
When it came time for our dessert to come, we were informed that the dessert we ordered was also out.
Childress Vineyards is a nice place, we have bought wine from them and hosted a business related dinner in their barrel room years back.
Unfortunately this special Valentines Dinner/ Pre Fix was not so great. Table beside us was vocal about their experience and was asking for the manager as we left.
Very nice ambiance. The service was grea ...
Very nice ambiance. The service was great. The food was plated nice but for the price it was not worth it. It should have been a 4 course meal with more options. My husbands pork chop was 2/3 fat and the dessert was very mediocre. I had chocolate dipped strawberries at home, and the cheesecake was fair. The salad was good. The food is much better during the week. In the past we went to a local restaurant, Dion's which sadly is no longer in business. We were anticipating the same caliber of food.
As Childress Winery members, we have had ...
As Childress Winery members, we have had lunch at Childress Vineyards many times. It is always a place to take any family/friends that come to visit us in North Carolina. Love the atmosphere and scenic view. Menu is varied and prices are very reasonable. The outside accommodations for summer dining are fabulous. And the servers are always very friendly.
Lunch at 1pm was far better than the las ...
Lunch at 1pm was far better than the last visit we had at Childress. The wait staff was prompt and very friendly, the food was fantastic, and aside from a small bill discrepancy that we didn't even ask them to fix (it was that good), it was perfect. Wine tasting before lunch made it all the better. Highly recommended.
We checked in with hostess and being tol ...
We checked in with hostess and being told we had time we went on the 20 minute tour of the grounds. Upon arriving back they had given our table to another group. Had to wait a little longer (not much) for another table. The service was very slow, they did not seem to have enough staff on hand to cover all the tables. Our food was pretty good and reasonably priced. We enjoyed the time with our friends and the atmosphere.
I made reservations for an early Valenti ...
I made reservations for an early Valentine's Day lunch! It was perfect! The food was quite tasty. I had the chicken pot pie and my boyfriend had the honey almond chicken salad sandwich. We were both pleased. Our favorite part of the meal was the berry cobbler cheesecake! It was light and fluffy. It wasn't too sweet, it was literally perfect! I would have liked to have a second piece.
I had such a wonderful experience at the ...
I had such a wonderful experience at the Bistro at Childress Winery this past Saturday! Great atmosphere, food, and service! I will be back for sure and I will highly recommend it to friends!
Thank you for a great time!
The attention of the server could have b ...
The attention of the server could have been much better. She did not fulfill my requests and when the food arrived she did nothing to apologize for her mistake. The food was well prepared, and the space was lovely. Better attention should be given to training service.
Food, wine and service were all excellen ...
Food, wine and service were all excellent as they typically are. Only issue I had was that the trifecta they serve and advertise for the week they had run out of less than two hours after opening which was not a welcome revelation to our party where the majority of us were there to have that. Nevertheless, I tried the meatloaf which was excellent and the rest of the party's food appeared to be well received.
Been to the Bistro for lunch several tim ...
Been to the Bistro for lunch several times and would go back. Their dinner was awful. The she crab soup was gritty. The prime rib was sold out so they replaced with ribeye. It was super chewy and almost inedible. The lobster Mac and cheese shells were undercooked. The sea bass was super fishy and plain gross. We were highly disappointed in the food. Waste of money.
Had a great time celebrating a friend's ...
Had a great time celebrating a friend's 88th birthday. Requested a corner table to enable him to hear better. Request was fulfilled. Some patrons, however, do not realize how loud they are "enjoying" themselves and that was distracting to our enjoyment of our celebration.
We brought out of state relatives to the ...
We brought out of state relatives to the bistro, they loved everything about it. The service, food and of course the wine! This place never disappoints, at all. We always bring our family and friends here and everyone loves it.
We frequent The Bistro at Childress Vine ...
We frequent The Bistro at Childress Vineyards frequently. My husband & I like to do date lunches there. During the week, it is really quiet, but the weekends can be somewhat louder. The Bistro overlooks the vineyard and a small lake. The food is always perfect, as ordered, picturesque, and the staff is friendly and helpful. It is a small place, so if you want to go, reserve early. Go early, or after eating, spend a few moments wine tasting and exploring the shop. Lots of good picnic type items such as apple salsa and of course wine. There are a few short trails to stretch your legs and a walk around the lake is perfect as well. Often, there is a band under the gazebo outdoors with patio tables for relaxing with a glass of wine. You won't be disappointed here. Richard Childress has done a great job sharing his "other" passion with us.
We had a great experience visiting the v ...
We had a great experience visiting the vineyard, touring the facility and eating a very delicious meal at The Bistro. The entrance welcomes you into the open entryway with warmth as a beautiful fountain in the entry provides soothing sounds of trickling water, and a wonderful aroma fills the air. Lee, our tour guide, was friendly and eager to offer his knowledge of the vineyard. We were seated early for our reservation by the gracious hostess and the friendly waitress shortly took our drink order. The wait was short and the food order followed shortly thereafter. We both had the Trifecta with romaine salad, fried chicken with snaps and cornbread, and chocolate pie with the suggested wines. Everything was cooked to perfection and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal , the view, great service and the atmosphere. We will definitely return to The Bistro at Childress Vineyards to try additional items from the menu.
We had another wonderful experience at T ...
We had another wonderful experience at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards! The entire staff and our waitress was extremely nice and attentive to our needs. The food was delicious as always! Can't wait to come back!!
Food and setting were excellent. Unfort ...
Food and setting were excellent. Unfortunately the kitchen was EXTREMELY slow. However, our server Megan more than made up for the delay with her attention (and of course the glasses of wine made the wait acceptable).
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