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About The Bistro at Childress Vineyards
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.
Lexington, NC 27295
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Hwy 52 & Hwy 64
$30 and under
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Banquet, Beer, 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 vineyard grounds are maintained beautifully. We were seated promptly but asked for another table away from the entrance way to a window table. Request a corner window table for a good view for at least 3 out of 4 guest. The service was very good and the food was served in a timely manner and was enjoyed by all. My choice was a Greek salad with rare tuna, my BFF chose shrimp and grits, our friends both had a Rubin. Very good to excellent was the reviews.
Very pleasant lunch. Pickle chips had the best breading I have yet tasted. Duck confit was well-presented (though I did not care for the blackberry sauce, just a personal preference). Salmon was near perfect. Portion size was very good.
Service was friendly and responsive. The atmosphere was enjoyable, with a table overlooking the vineyard. I would definitely recommend it and plan to visit again.
We have been here many times and have been very happy with the experience, however this time a little disappointed. Rueben was stringy, sweet potato waffle fries were hard and cold, one meal came out 20 minutes before the other 5. This should not be the case in any situation. The one thing that shocked us was that we were charged almost $80.00 more than we should have been. Double entry for two meals and two salads. Waitress stated it was her fault but it never should have happened in the first place. Will not stop us from coming, however will make us pay attention to details more.
We are "regulars" at Childress Winery, always a great visit, customer friendly service, great wine, great food, this time, we enjoyed the winery tour, tasting, and Bistro lunch with good friends who had never been to the winery...they are hooked. Thanks to Richard and the entire staff for giving us such a great winery here in NC!!
We came to Childress Winery 3 years ago on Admin. Day----we had such a good time then, we elected to do it every year since then----and we have. The food is good, the wine is great, the people are friendly and the service is outstanding. We look forward to coming every year. I have even suggested to numerous friends to venture to this beautiful place, as they will not be disappointed.
This is one of my favorite places to dine. In the past an A+. However, the food was not as good the day I visited. I love salads. The romaine lettuce was not chilled and crispy. The starters were okay. I am hoping the kitchen was having an off day. Service excellent.
I have reservations in May so we will see.
We were at Childress for Easter Brunch. Drink(primarily wine) service was more complicated then need, however, our excellent waitress work with us and made it easier for her almost 80 year old customers. The food was varied and tops as far as taste! Great vegetables, but the topper was the nice and rare roast Beef roast that melted in your mouth. A fine assortment of deserts roped off with bananas Fosters. Overall the value was there.
I have dined with The Bistro at Childress Vineyards, more than once. However, the food this year was extremely disappointing. Especially when I decided to invite a guest. I actually had to return home to cook. That was definitely not a planned event.
Also, we were a bit disappointed with the live music. There were sound checks taking place when we were suppose to be enjoying hearing them sing. Once they got started, they sounded great!! We were leaving after 2 songs.
Because of the beauty and the awesome customer service, I will visit once more. I hope that you will take the constructive criticism into consideration to make it a better experience next year as we were planning to invite more. As bad as I hate to admit, the guest that accompanied us, based the whole experience on the food.
Brunch was nice, over priced. I paid $8 for a 1/4 glass of bubbly, not impressed. The cheesecake bar was a joke as well as the bananas foster station. Really liked the venue, though. DO NOT WASTE TIME ON THE WINE CELLAR. The wine taster lady was rude to the point of becoming a carnival barker, trying to get ANYONE to move us out of her space. DID NOT WASTE MONEY ON WINE. Decided that other vineyards were way too much fun and tasters at other wineries were way more knowledgeable about their wine products. The behavior of our tasting lady was an embarrassment to Childress vineyard. Too bad how one really ugly person can spoil an entire business. I left and spent $120 at a winery in Michigan. I can at least say about Childress is, "BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!"
We visited for the Easter brunch buffet and were very disappointed. Usually we love the food here, but this buffet was mediocre at best. I've never been to Golden Corral, but I bet they had a better, more creative selection. Unfortunately, the quality of the food didn't make up for the lack of creativity. Every hot entree was cold -- and there is not much worse than cold mash potatoes. The carved beef was raw. I asked for an end piece and I needed a hack saw to cut it because it was so tough. It was inedible. I ended up eating the cheese (only cheap cheddar, swiss, and jalapeno jack. No creativity at all). The salad station was decent and they did have a lot of toppings. The best thing on the whole buffet was the ranch dressing. Dessert was store-bought carrot cake, cheese cake, and vanilla ice cream. Boring!!!
For the same price we could have eaten at many of the popular fine dining restaurants in Charlotte and we regretted making a special trip to Childress. Even so, I would recommend this restaurant, but never, ever for any type of buffet. Likewise I would stay away from this as a wedding venue unless you have a plated entree vs. buffet service.
One final note - I always rate restaurants on how welcoming they are to my Latino husband. On that note Childress gets 5 stars! We were treated with 100% respect and every single staff person was kind and welcoming. Many thanks for the hospitality.
A friend was in town from Florida, and I wanted to find something different to do while she was here. We enjoyed a late lunch at Childress and then enjoyed a short winery tour afterwards. Our table overlooked the beautiful grounds. The gift shop/tasting room was a great place to end our afternoon at Childress. We definitely want to return.
Always love visiting The Bistro at Childress Vineyards, the food and wine is always great!
The only reason I couldn't give 5 stars for service this visit was because the service was very slow this visit, the wait staff was busy the entire time, just seemed to me that they were understaffed for the day, we arrived at our scheduled 1 o'clock reservation and was promptly seated, it took the waitress 1/2-hour to take our order, we all ordered the trifecta, we didn't receive the last course until almost 3 o'clock, I certainly hope its better when I return next month!
Service was excellent. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Lauren, out server, made good recommendations, offered wine suggestions and samples. Even taking our order for bottles to go, allowing us to skip the tasting room and sip with a view. She was attentive on our food issues.
Atmosphere was OK. While the rest of the winery, tasting room and banquet rooms, were nicely done, the Bistro was a little spare, with no art and basic furniture. We did have a table next to the window with a nice view of the vineyards. Score one for having a reservation.
Food was mediocre. I expected better. My Shrimp & Grits was good, but just warm the 1st time out of the kitchen, but corrected by Lauren. My wife's salmon was hot, but the bed of couscous was not. The chocolate torte was good.
Food was excellent. Service was not so good. The server got one of the orders wrong; ordered a half sandwich, but was served a whole sandwich. Got charged for the whole sandwich because she couldn't take it back. Server never checked on us after serving the meal until we were done and she brought the bill.
First time there. Great experience. The only thing I didn't care for is that the Pinot Grigio that I ordered at the Bistro wasn't available afterward in the tasting room. It wasn't on their list and wasn't available , only in the resturant. Hopefully can but a bottle in the Resturant to go next time.
Everything was great as our friends were visiting from Connecticut. One comment re: the trifecta that day was they could have added a chutney to the barley and seared grouper. It didn't have enough seasoning or something that could have been added to the barley.
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