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The Bistro at Childress Vineyards

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Tue, 7/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Cup 4
Bowl 6
Seasonal Soup
Tomato Chèvre Soup
4 Cup‏ / 6 Bowl
Bang Bang Fried Shrimp
Sweet Chili Glaze, Scallions
Fire Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip
Chèvre, Flatbread
NC Local Cheese Board
Chef ’s Choice of Five Kinds of Cheese, House-Made Jam, Olive Tapenade, Orange Honey, Artisan Crackers
Add Charcuterie: 8
Honey Walnut Chicken Salad
Mixed Greens, Seasonal Fruit, Muffin
Romaine, Crispy Bacon, Onion, Parmesan, Croutons, Parmesan Crisps
Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Olives, Pepperoncini, Feta, Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato Caprese
Fresh Mozzarella, Aged Balsamic Reduction, Fresh Basil, Smoked Salt
Grilled Shrimp: 8
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Grilled Salmon: 9
Half & Half
Half of‏ Your Choice of Sandwich with Your Choice of Cup of Soup or Half Salad+
Honey Walnut Chicken Salad Croissant
Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Croissant
Judy’s Chicken Wrap
Bacon, Cheese, Chipotle, Tortilla Wrap
Fried Green Tomato BLT
Toasted Camino Bakery Sourdough, House-Made Pimento Cheese, Leaf Lettuce, Crisp Bacon
Richard’s Reuben
House Corned Beef, House Sauerkraut, Gruyere, Russian Dressing, Jewish Rye
Austin’s Italian Wrap*
Lightly Toasted Garlic Wrap, Sliced Ham, Salami, Provolone, Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomato, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Pepperoncini Peppers, Red Onion
Bistro Burger*
House-Cured Bacon, Cabot®   White Cheddar, Confit Onions, Roasted Tomatoes, Fried House Pickles
Grilled Cheese & Choice of Soup*
Texas Toast, Sharp Cheddar
All sandwiches come with your choice of House Cut Fries,
Sweet Potato Fries, Fresh Fruit, Cup of Soup, Caesar Salad or House Salad.
*Grilled Cheese‏ & Soup does not include a choice of side.  * These items are not available in the Half & Half.
Grilled Petit Filet of Beef
Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Crispy Shallots, Garlic Lobster Butte
Pan Seared U-10 Scallops
Fresh Spring Peas, Pancetta, Shaved Asparagus, Roasted Marble Potatoes, Caramelized Cippolini Onions, Lemon Buerre Blanc
Pan Seared Salmon
Orzo, Roasted Summer Squash, Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Sunflower Seed Pesto
House Braised Pork Tacos
Grilled Corn & Poblano Salsa, Corn Tortilla, Black Bean Aioli, Chipotle Sour Cream, Fresh Lime
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
*These items‏ may be served raw or undercooked or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients.
$4 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The Bistro at Childress is a great place to go for lunch. They gave a variety of salads and sandwiches. My favorite is their chicken wrap. They also have a cute shop where I always find something to take home. Spring and summer is my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tmb92762
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Lunch at The Bistro was great. We had a petit filet and a Ty's burger. Both were delicious. We paired that with a bottle of Cabernet Franc Reserve. WOW!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gina G
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved the drive in and grounds. The winery is on the hill and everything you’d imagine. Great shop and wine tasting bar. Lots of room and love the glasses. The bistro is a lovely “L” shape with great views . Nice menu selection. Food and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed May 18, 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed the Mother's Day celebration. The buffet was outstanding and really good service. The reservation process was great and they booked so there was no crowding at the buffet at any time. Great staff also

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ann S
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We stopped in for lunch before taking the winery tour and were impressed with the atmosphere, the service and the food. We had the Judy's Chicken Wrap with fries and the Ruben with a Caesars salad and we both thought they were great. Everything tasted...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Four of us had a nice lunch - two had the very good Reuben sandwich and the other two salads. We shared a bottle of wine - the wines have improved over the years. Service was friendly and prompt. We were seated at a table...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank genek277
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t give this high of a score if I could have, service was terrible, cost of wine and restaurant was not acceptable according to the items that were offered, horrible, horrible, horrible. Anyone reading this try thistle meadows winery, as far as the bistro...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tammy B
Childress V, Marketing Associate at The Bistro at Childress Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi Tammy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take all reviews seriously and would like to know more specifics about your visit. Excellent customer service and hospitality are at the forefront for every guest that enters the winery. If your...More

Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Great food, great wine, great story, beautiful atmosphere. I have been here a few time and the food is outstanding. Fish is fresh, beef is from a farm owned by Richard Childress. High end everything! Very unique for a town this small. Lexington is lucky!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The service is great. The wine is great. I have been eating here for several years now. It has always been great.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank myopen41019
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice experience to catch up on a visit in a lovely environment. Food (Judy wrap) was delicious and service was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Tiffany S
August 19, 2016|
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Response from JMJ024 | Reviewed this property |
It is suggested. We always make reservations
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Ask the Restaurant. It is on their website.
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Response from RayLorraine | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, they are open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon to 3 on Sundays.
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