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The Wine Cellar & Bistro

128 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5417
828-754-2829
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Ranked #3 of 59 Restaurants in Lenoir
Price range: $7 - $25
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Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A wonderful discovery!
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A wonderful discovery!
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food here is great! This is about the 3rd time I have eaten here. We had a person in our party who's has a food allergy and they accommodated us very well! My only complaint was the appetizer portion was small. Like 1 scoop small.

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Bethlehem,NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Recommended by a friend and proved to be a great evening with friends. Well prepared dishes and friendly service on a slow night for diners, but busy with a weekly "Brew and Grill Club" at the bar. Both the soup and crab cakes appetizers were tasty and unique. The entrees were delicious and well cooked and the flourless chocolate cake... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Knew nothing about this place before eating here. Had been hiking and stopped in on the way home. Was concerned that we may not be dressed well enough, but we were welcomed enthusiastically. My husband said that his salmon was some of the best he's ever had. My shrimp and grits were creamy and flavorful. Service was excellent. Ambiance very... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The food here was amazing! We really enjoyed everything we ate. What kept this from being a 5 out of 5 was the service. It took forever for us to get anything and when we tried to talk to someone about renting out the restaurant for a party we were completely ignored. We ended up having our party across the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this restaurant it is really nice and the food is wonderful. This is where I had my rehearsal dinner for my weddings and it was great! We went back on a Wednesday night they had someone playing the harp made for a delightful evening.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are VERY fortunate to have "The Bistro"! Lenoir is a small city (18K) and hard hit by much of the furniture manufacturing now being done overseas, as well as the economy which affects the whole country. Yet the owners of the Bistro have put heart,soul, knowledge and MONEY into an eclectic, modern American cuisine, fun, and attractive restaurant.We have... More

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went here for Valentine's Day, as a special treat. You can elect to be placed on their on line mailing list and get notices about special events like this. Reservations were easily obtained and confirmed on-line. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was polite and fairly knowledgable about all except the desserts, but he did get the... More

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Had dinner here on a weekend while on a trip to Lenoir. It's a nice restaurant in the old downtown district. The menu was a bit limited but the food (steak dish and chicken dish) was very good. The prices were also very reasonable. I would highly recommend it if you are in town.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Although the restaurant was busy (they were short-staffed), we simply could not believe the service we received. We had to ask for menu & silverware. All three of our orders were wrong. Corrections were not adequately addressed by the management. The server was nice but was poorly trained. The bread we got was inedible (hard as a rock...literally). Table was... More

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Lenoir NC
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for dinner this evening. Dont know if this was an abnormal evening but the place was very busy both inside and out. After we ordered it took an inordinate amount of time to receive service.Our entree's came out before the salad????. I got the Brandied pork chop and it was delicious and a very... More

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