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About Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar
Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar located in Winston-Salem, the Piedmont region of North Carolina, is a destination for New American cooking and artisan cocktails creatively prepared by Chef Timothy Grandinetti. The distinctive menu is inspired by the seasons and served with true Southern hospitality in a restored 1920's landmark residence. Spring House features gracious private rooms, outdoor patios, and a lawn terrace for celebrations and gatherings of all types.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Timothy Grandinetti, C.E.C.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining
Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Very nice atmosphere in what appears to be an old house but not sure. Attentive but unobtrusive service. Menu had many unique choices, everything we tried was very good. It was raining the evening we went but there is patio seating which I am sure is lovely on a summer evening.
We were on a date after having a new baby. Springhouse is a special occasion place for us. It was a very quiet and romatic evening to get away. We really enjoyed the oyster appetizer with pimento cheese. I had the pear and goat cheese salad with salmon while my husband had the salmon entree. We finished with coffee and dessert. We love Spring House and will definitely be back!
As usual our meal was delicious. We have been to Spring House a number of times. The only negative was the price for a drink purchased at the bar before dinner. We were charged $17 for a Manhattan made with bullit rye. We have never paid this much for a Manhattan ever. Even in Chicago. We initially thought it was an error
Our service was very good and so was the food. However when I arrived at the restaurant, I went to the bar to wait on my friend, and wasn't treated very friendly by the bartender. He did not appear to be extremely busy however he ignored me as I stood waiting for him to take my order. Just a brief acknowledgment would have sufficed until he could take my order. He also never cracked a smile....in fact he looked angry. Maybe he was having a bad day? I think when one is in the service business you just have to suck it up and put on a happy face!
I was really looking forward to finally eating at this restaurant. Unfortunately, while the food was delicious (with some constructive criticism), the overall service (with the exception of our server Leslie) was seriously lacking. My mother and I arrived well before our reservation and went to the very inviting bar for a cocktail. We both ordered one of their special cocktails, which we very rarely do (I'm straight bourbon and she's a gin & tonic). My mother did not think hers had enough gin, upon asking the bartender about this, she seemed offended and unconcerned and never offered to remake my mother's drink or make her something else. And at $13 a pop, a cocktail not enjoyed is hard to swallow. We made it to our table and our server, Leslie, was completely amazing and kind to our questions and requests. But that's where any great experience ended. We ordered bread service with pimento cheese, first course of fried green tomatoes, and 2 entrées. We waited a solid 20+ minutes for the bread to arrive. The pimento cheese, while good had way too much sugar and the bread was cold and dry. Within 2 minutes of the bread arriving (sadly, no exaggeration) our entrées arrived! No sign of our appetizer. My fried chicken was absolutely delicious, though the gravy (I asked for it on the side) had so much pepper in it (I am pepper lover) I couldn't eat it without wanting to sneeze. My mother's steak was wonderful and perfectly seasoned. The food itself, was delicious. Well executed and thoughtfully prepared. But I'd say that the kitchen has some work to do as far as timing. We weren't given the opportunity to enjoy the food that was presented. It's a beautiful restaurant, but the music they played was jumbled and inconsistent. One moment they were playing beautiful jazz classics, the next some strange current whiny tune. I found it distracting. While I'd like to try this place again, I'll do so with better expectations.
Wonderful restaurant in historic house , downtown Winston-Salem. Within walking distance of Stephens Center, Sawtooth Gallery, Hanesbrands Theatre and Aperture Theatre. Excellent wait staff. Delicious cocktails. Way above average food. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. They are very responsive to food preferences and willing to alter food to respond to these. Highly recommend.
An excellent experience with a well maintained history of the Winston Salem that" was" in history. A private residence( The Bahnson Family) in its origin, serving delightfully inspired well- portioned Southern progressive food. The Agnew Bahnson House at 450 North Spring Street was built in 1920. It now features a Cozy full service bar with a vibrant modern tone in the center of a multi-dining room beautifully preserved home. Complete with a fireplace when seasonally appropriate. Service is attentive and gracious . The menu is seasonal and even has a few delightful vegan options. Several dining experiences have exceeded anything that can be currently found within the area. In short , unique variety with great appeal for most.
I've been to Spring House many times and generally enjoy it. The food is good and the ambiance/set-up is nice. The wait staff always seems a little young and inexperienced...so the service can be hit or miss.
One of my pet peeves that I really wish they'd change is their fixed price menu policy. Either everyone at the table has to order it or nobody. This makes it very awkward for combinations of people...if some want to do it and some don't. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out the reason for the policy, either. They stuck to this policy even with the restaurant week $20 menu offering...and the 3-course fixed price was cheaper than any entree. Why would it have hurt the restaurant if someone at the tabled wanted a different (more expensive) entree?!?!
We went to celebrate Valentine's Day. The menu was crafted especially with a Valentine's theme, which was nice. Our server was good. However, the menu was limited to a few selections and for those who do not eat pork or beef, there were few choices.
The food was not good and was extremely overpriced. Likewise, the wine list was relatively limited to expensive wines. My partner's lobster tail was dry and stringy and most of the dish was very bland pasta. My fried chicken was nothing special and again, overpriced.
We will not go back.
Was nice, food was ok, bread was superb. I just thought it was a little lackluster food wise for the pay. Paid almost 20 dollars for my salad and you only get 4 pieces of shrimp and barely anything my romaine and heavy dressing. Wasn't bad or anything just not something I'd feel worth going for again. My boyfriend felt the same.
We went with a group of 6 for a Wednesday night dinner. The service was awful and there were several mishaps. I will not be returning or recommending this place to anyone. We were seated promptly and then immediately ignored by the server. When she finally appeared she told us their Wednesday special "any glass you can get by the glass is 1/2 off" so we all ordered a glass instead of a bottle like we planned. There was a much too long wait for our food. It was not a busy or crowded at all since it was a cold Wednesday night. Everyone's food was delivered except one with the explanation that it had been dropped by the kitchen and a bowl of soup was offered while he waited. The gumbo was bland and the rice was uncooked and crunchy. After everyone has finished eating, and then 13 minutes after that, his food arrived. We just asked for it to be boxed up to go. The checks arrived and none of the wine was marked down and when pointed this out the server nonchalantly replied "well except for what you ordered". This made us furious because no exclusions were mentioned or printed on the menu. They even made us pay for the dinner that did not arrive until everyone was sitting there awkwardly waiting for the last person to eat. They had the gall to charge gratuity to our bill. We were so ready to get out of there and will not be returning. Bernardins located down the street is a far superior option.
Service was slow, took fifteen minutes for us to be told a gin was 86ed. Took longer for the martinis to come out. Food took forever. The menu looked good but preparation was lacking. We didn't feel value for the money for this restaurant. Wine list was lacking as well, very one-dimensional. A good menu needs to be supported by a good wine list.
Very very good food! My lamb was a tiny little bit too salty but other than that is was absolutely fantastic. A little more pricy than other places in Winston-Salem, but for sure worth it! Southern food but with a very creative touch to it. Excellent service!!
I so wanted to enjoy an experience that has given this restaurant so many high ratings. The house is impressive, less so upstairs where we were seated. But the bar & rooms downstairs looked wonderful. Our problem started when we were given a table upstairs, and assigned a server who was tending to a very large party (20+) in an adjoining room. 15 minutes went by before she was able to take our drink orders. (The server herself was good when she could be with us; I blame management for stretching her too thin.) She recommended a local gin for me; otherwise we ordered a glass of wine, scotch on the rocks & a water. 10+ minutes later the drinks arrived, minus the gin which was out of stock. I don't blame her for not knowing that, but one would think she could have come back immediately for a replacement order. And why 10 minutes for wine & scotch? I ordered an alternate gin. We also ordered starters. 15 minutes went by before I went downstairs to speak to the manager. My drink arrived shortly thereafter, 45 minutes after we were seated. Of course, the food came at the same time. Ugh.
All that could be excused if we had a wonderful food experience, but it was very hit & miss, with more misses than hits. Starters: shrimp beignets - light and tasty. General Tso sweetbreads - why bother using sweetbreads? Completely overwhelmed by the sauce and over fried. Bread service: (yes, they charge) Fine, but not worth the extra cost. Not enough butter for half the bread choices. Entrees: Pan roasted lamb loin: far & away the winner of the night. Lamb was cooked perfectly, the flavorings in the couscous were intense. Cauliflower wonderfully roasted. Everyone said they should have ordered it. Grits and Greens: ok. Slash and Burn chicken salad: bizarre. The menu said it was served over wilted southern greens, but it came out over chopped lettuce. The plate literally looked like a super sized version of a McDonald's chicken salad. Tasted like it too. Overall, a real disappointment.
Celebrated my 73rd birthday and overall was very pleased with my dinner - venison was tender and delicious as were the accompanying seasonal vegetables. Best venison dinner in years. My son had salmon which was very good. My wife had the 3 course price fix dinner which was not well done. She did not like 2 of the 3 courses. Oysters were overpower by pimento cheese. Soup was tasteless. Scallops were good but only 2 were on the plate. My summary: excellent skilled chef with very creative menu. Most dishes are well done with superb taste and quality ingredients. Occasional misses such as the 3 course dinner. I would happily return to this superior restaurant which is reasonably priced for the caliber of food. Thanks for a nice BD dinner.
Went to Spring House as part of the Big Eat. Excellent food, good-sized portions and tasty. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Only down-side is the parking lot. It is extremely small and a tight fit--after dinner, I had to wait 30 minutes to leave because another car had blocked me in. In the future, if I return, I will definitely park elsewhere, and walk to the restaurant.
Three of us went to the Spring House during Winston-Salem's Big Eat and had the featured entree, Bison Meatloaf. It was fantastic. I would love to have the recipe. It came with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and a fried cheese ball. All three of us were very pleasantly surprised. We did also order a bread plate and when it came, there were several very generous helpings of four kinds of bread, all of them were delicious and fresh. We also ordered bacon-honey jam, which was rich and thick. It was a terrific meal and we will all definitely return. I would also like to mention that the wait staff is probably the best in Winston-Salem.
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