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The Wine Cellar & Bistro

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French, American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bistro
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128 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5417
828-754-2829
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A wonderful discovery!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Suprise

On a recent Thanksgiving trip to Lenoir NC, we decided to try one of the few restaurants downtown. The Wine Cellar & Bistro is a hidden gem rivaling the more expensive restaurants in Blowing Rock. When we arrived a classical harpist sat down to played for the duration of the stay....and he was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

On a recent Thanksgiving trip to Lenoir NC, we decided to try one of the few restaurants downtown. The Wine Cellar & Bistro is a hidden gem rivaling the more expensive restaurants in Blowing Rock. When we arrived a classical harpist sat down to played for the duration of the stay....and he was really good. The food was simple and... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

New to area & it was so refreshing to have such healthy choices that were so unusually delicious . I had spinach salad with a cucumber wasabi dressing. & a hummus veggie plate. Food is fresh & tasty. Prices very reasonable for the quality of menu & lovely setting. Thank you Tina, Andy & I will return again & again!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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 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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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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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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Additional Information about The Wine Cellar & Bistro

Address: 128 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5417
Phone Number: 828-754-2829
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lenoir
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: French, American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Main Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645-5417
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Lenoir
  • Phone Number: 828-754-2829

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Bistro

Description

A wonderful discovery!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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