Its been a few years since we've been to the Deacon Grille and they've changed ownership! And it shows! The service was very slow... and the food was mediocre at best!
Our department went for a holiday lunch break.
We all ended up having the buffet.
It was okay.
The salmon and chicken were dry and the rice was not cooked thoroughly.
The carrots were very hard and everyone left them on their plate.
Salad was good and the service was good.
It is a great experience to have lunch there. The service was fantastic; but, it did take us over an hour from the time we got there until we left. I understand that nothing is pre-cooked and everything is made to order. We had the time and had been there before so we knew it would take a while and it worked with our business lunch schedule that day. We would go more often for working lunches if it were a little quicker. All in all though, it is a great experience. It over looks a beautiful stadium, everything is clean and pristine. Thanks for a great job!
Our team had its Christmas business lunch here. It was a perfect option for the large group (14) as we virtually had the place to ourselves. The room is large and you can't beat the view (at least for a Wake Forest fan :) ). While there were a couple of issues with an order, the staff was very quick to attempt to rectify them and, in the end, everyone enjoyed their meals. Sizes are ample, so you'll also have leftovers for dinner.
The service was horrible and it took 35 minutes to get 2 salads that were ordered from the menu the rest of us had the Buffett which the chicken was dry and horrible plus the sanitation rate was an 81 and when asked about that we got lots of excuses
Took visiting family (high school athlete) to Deacon Tower because of the atmosphere/venue. The buffet was ample plus menu available. Prices were reasonable providing good value. Service was good. Venue is spectacular for sports minded customer.
Slow service from kitchen due to backup chef. Took 45 min before food is served. Wrong order on 2 out of 6. Our waiter Nick tried his best.
Disappointing experience. Made the reservation for Mother's day for 4 people. We arrived and they wanted to seat us at a desk with a monitor, that faces the field. We would all be sitting in a row next to each other. While the view is nice, that is not generally how 4 people would want to sit. We were surprised with a 34.99 buffet menu. We had not been told until we were seated that there was a special buffet that was not optional. When you show up to a restaurant planning to pay around 80 bucks for 4 people's meal and walk out with a 160 dollar bill, that's kind of a big deal. They would not allow ordering off the regular menu. Service was terrible, simply among the worst service I have ever had. I don't know where the server would disappear to, but getting drink refills took 15 minutes after I went to find him and ask for them. I emailed management to express my frustration with the menu. I was asked to send them my contact info. I did, no response. I won't be back.
What a disappointment. We spent a fortune for a mother's day brunch. My husband and I took my mom--very sad. The buffet was stone cold & the burners were not even on. We did share with our waitress--she simply said they would turn on burners. A little late as food was probably cold to start with ... and no offer to discount our meal ... what an expense brunch .. $35 each .. not including tax and tip ... We felt robbed. Will not go again. Will not recommend. Sad for Wake Forest University property.
Service was super slow and inattentive , once we did receive out food, salads and burgers , the burgers were to be medium and they were tough and overdone. We were there for over 90mins and I had to get up and go to the register and beg to pay so we could leave. Doubt we will be back again.
The entire experience was outstanding!
Our food was good and the waitstaff very friendly. However, getting the food was another issue. We ordered an appetizer that never came and it took a long time for our main meal to come out. Our waiter was very apologetic over the wait and not getting our appetizer - the Manager never spoke to us. We were compted 2 desserts for the issues. And the Manager,
I don't know what happened with one of the waiters to deserve a comment from a woman I'm assuming was the Manager, but it was a smart/short comment that should have been said away from the customers, not in the middle of them. There were several large tables because of the Holidays, and I haven't been since they changed Management/operators so I don't know if the slow kitchen is the norm now.
Great food. Had a conference downstairs, so we popped up for lunch.
I am always looking for unique dining experiences for my wife and I to try. This was one of the best. For my wife to say that the food was some of the best that she has had, Someone has accomplished something. The Spinach and Artichoke dip was an amazing appetizer. Would highly recommend the experience. The staff was great!
First time back since the change over. This place would be a lunch hot spot if the food quality only matched the setting. Not sure I will return.