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“Friendly family run TOP notch restaurant”
Review of Chef Dion Sprenkle - CLOSED

Chef Dion Sprenkle
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chef Dion Sprenkle is a unique restaurant located in Lexington, NC. It is truly a New York dining experience, with creativity infused into each dish. Chef Dion is a classically trained chef with a passion for using local ingredients in deliciously unexpected ways. The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a quiet dinner with the family or a gala event. Yo are sure to enjoy your experience at DION. Chef DIon changes his menu each season, incorporating farm-fresh foods and creative inspiration.
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We tried Fresh Grouper, Crab Cakes, She-Crab soup and Bananas Foster.
Fish is purchased directly from the docks in NC each week via a restaurant purchasing coop. It's as fresh as can be. He receives his delivery on Thursdays.
The grouper was prepared Mediterranean style with tomato and caper base, artichokes and potato. Cooked to perfection !! The She Crab soup was excellent, plenty of lump and delicately spiced. The Meyers rum soaked Bananas Foster was delicious and inhaled very quickly with 2 spoons !!
This restaurant has a very personal touch. The proud owner is very welcoming and his staff are professionally trained. They deserve to be very successful. Note this is a dry county, but customers are welcome to BYOB. $10 corkage fee.

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1  Thank Vicar100
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Even though this restaurant is a little out of the way in Welcome, NC, it is worth the trip. The service from the staff and the owner was outstanding, probably the most attentive staff of any restaurant in the triad area. Food was excellent and priced accordingly for the menu items. We will make this a regular restaurant on our list!

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Thank pjkiss
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Very impressed with the menu and the service. We were a business party of 10. We typically go to Winston-Salem but someone at the office in Welcome recommended going here for convenience and we did. Everyone was pleased with what they got. The majority got the crab cakes and were satisfied a couple got the chicken cannolie (sp) and said it was very good. I got the basil crusted grouper. It was served over stewed tomatoes and new potatoes. For $18 price the cut of grouper was sufficient and I was satisfied with the amount of food. So there was no waste on anyone's plate. Would have preferred the tomatoes fresh. If I lived there I would go back to experiment with the menu and their specials.

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Thank rmdtmd
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

These folks have a vested interest in the success of their business - food was phenomenal. We were on bar b q overload and Dion's mediterranean menu was just the break we needed. Trout on jasmine rice with crab was out of this world delicious. Wish we lived closer!

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Went to Dion's for the first time last night with my wife. Heard some good things about this place so decided to give it a shot. Damn well worth the 20 minute drive from Winston-Salem to get to the small burg of Welcome. Seems like this place always has some special theme going in addition to the stock menu -- this time it was a French Riviera theme with classic foods from the region of Monaco, Nice, etc.

Executive summary -- the food was extremely good and tasty. We loved everything -- I had the french onion soup, but it had a twist -- black truffle cheese melted! Whoa! Tried the collard green "salad" with mango! Delish and unique. The greens were actually slice more like a cole slow. Imagine a mango cole slaw, but using collard greens instead. Num.

We also tried the Chick Pea French fries with olive tapenade -- this is the only miss. Don't get me wrong, they were executed just fine, but the flavor profile was just -- meh. IMHO if the tapenade was a bit more Moroccan (i.e. more spice) it may have worked better.

For mains -- Chicken Cannolini for her, and a small veal (by purpose) pallisaide for me. Both were excellent! Took one of the cannolini's home for lunch! They came with a wonderful braised spinach with lots of nutmeg/all-spice, great combo.

My veal came with all sorts of tasty morsels of potato, tomato, greens, etc. Perfectly cooked veal (medium) and juicy.

The wait staff was very courteous and attentive -- with both Chef and co-owner wandering the tables asking how everyone liked their food. Good sign.

The interior isn't high end snooty -- about mid-level -- just right for the atmosphere and vibe I think.

Note -- BYOB! They are in a dry county and have NO license for any libations. There is generally a $10/bottle corkage fee.

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Thank SJM-Weasel
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