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“Great Food , Great Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Willows Bistro

Willows Bistro
300 South Liberty Street, Suite 125, Winston Salem, NC
336-293-4601
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Ranked #34 of 570 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Food , Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I enjoy meeting friends and colleagues at Willow's Bistro. They are one of the few good restaurants that are open on Mondays and they happen to have half price bottles of wine on that day, so it makes it perfect for socializing. During warm days, the outdoor seating on the porch is very nice. It is in an old train depot, so the space is lovely and quaint.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Winston-Salem
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Restaurant close to downtown and Old Salem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our meal at Willows Bistro was good, but the noise level was so high that it took away from the enjoyment of our friends. Wait staff seemed indifferent.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always a good meal at Willows. it's busy so make reservations. Good atmosphere and service is good. I have never been disappointed here.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington,D.C.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Creative dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This small bistro is a hidden gem. The food is creative with some international flair (novel pastas, delicious asian-inspired dishes, innovative remakes of classic southern foods). The prices are extraordinarily reasonable for the quality and novelty of the food. The staff is reasonably attentive without being intrusive, offers suggestions of their favorites, and is knowledgable about the wine list.
Their homemade potato chips with the ranch dressing are delicious, their hummus platters are varied, interesting, and tasty. We had the cinnamon butternut squash hummus, served with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers,carrots, and toasted pita wedges. Our lunch entrees were the spicy soba noodles (rich, savory, and spicy), and the crab cake sandwich (mild, but spiced up with roasted garlic aioli and a sliced red onion). Both went really well by the unbaked chardonnay on the wine list.

Reservations recommended for evenings, and early arrival for lunch is a smart move.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Willows doesn't disappoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Southern hospitality from the friendly staff with a nice selection of delicious food: we will return!

Visited February 2014
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