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Willows Bistro

300 South Liberty Street, Suite 125, Winston Salem, NC
336-293-4601
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Ranked #30 of 557 restaurants in Winston Salem
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Reading, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We were impressed by the food selections. The grilled romaine salad hit the spot on this very hot and humid afternoon. It was very crowded, but our server was delightful and efficient. She even gave us complimentary cups of ice to take with us...wish we lived closer...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Willows is one of the area's best restaurants. Great food, great service, excellent wine list! I particularly like the grilled olive appetizer (ask for extra bread...I never have enough), the hummus and the scallop dishes. Some seasoning can be a bit on the robust side, so check if you are sensitive. The servers do a wonderful job guiding you to... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had not been to Willows in quite a while, but returned to try something a little off the "4th Street path". We were pleasantly surprised, and were planning a return visit while we were still there. The menu choices are varied, but not overwhelming by too many choices. Very creative. My husband got the bbq pork rib appetizer to... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I hope this restaurant stays around, because the food is great. It's located in an old building that looks like an old railroad depot and it has significant charm. I went early for lunch, which turned out to be a good thing. Seating is limited, and by the time the main lunch crowd hit, the line was out the door.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Father's day may not be the best day to go for brunch as this is a small restaurant, but the menu is varied and the food is local, fresh and well prepared. The pear salad was a knockout! Who would think of smoked peanuts?

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I could not resist going to Willows for dinner on the night before I was meeting a friend there for lunch. Creative menu and very helpful serving staff who even brought a small sampling of something I wasn't sure about ordering. Lunch or Dinner, this old train depot is a charming place with a talented kitchen crew. Oh - the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I would have given this restaurant another star but for the over-salting of the food and that they were out of a few menu items. That said, though, we enjoyed the meal. The gator appetizer and the shrimp cerviche were tasty, the salad was very fresh and the steak and fish entrees were almost done perfectly (my steak was a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We walked to this bistro from downtown and we made the right decision. The food at Willows is first class quality. The seafood is definitely the way to go. We got the mussels for an appetizer and they were amazing. The entrees did not disappoint either. I got the Wahoo and my wife got the scallops upon the recommendation of... More

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Kernersville, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dine at this restaurant often and have never been disappointed by the food or service. There were 4 of us who dined on this particular evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The server recommended his favorite wine and was knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The fish dishes that our friends ordered looked fantastic. The fish here is... More

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Hillsville, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Food was good. Service was prompt and excellent. Wine too pricey. Music volume could have been softer. Arrived early for lunch which was a good thing.

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