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“a long standing local bistro continues to serve up goodness”

Southern Lights Bistro
Ranked #86 of 885 Restaurants in Greensboro
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Markland Dr.
RVA
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“a long standing local bistro continues to serve up goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wow, I have been eating lunches and dinners at this place since its original location. In the new location there are some welcome changes: easier parking, a more spacious interior, and a patio! The owner, a clean cut kitchen staff, knowledgable bartenders, seasoned waitstaff, and a great patio make this an easy A! For lunch I had a wonderful Mediterranean chicken salad with pesto pasta and a glass of fresh brewed tea- sweetened of course. On a seperate visit I had a cup of the Turkey & Sausage curried lentil soup- DELICIOUS! Their desserts are homeade and are worth leaving room for. Don't read about it, just go there and let your taste buds enjoy a greensboro staple.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“very nice atmosphere / wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had a wonderful meal, super-charged with flavor. Place was hard to find (being from out of town), but once we did we were very pleased. Elegant sort of interior.

Visited August 2013
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Stoney Creek NC
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just average for price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Southern Lights used to be in another location very casual and great food for fair prices. Since they have moved to more upscale, the prices are much higher and the atmosphere just so-so. The food was just average, service good and desserts excellent. Prices for this type of restaurant were too high and menu limited. Probably won't go back

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jhammer3
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Summerfield, NC
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A little pricier than we normally spend but worth it for our anniversary.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The food and the service was absolutely wonderful. I had the Grilled Monk Fish with Red Potatoes and Green Beans and my son had the Shrimp and Grits and both were excellent. My wife and daughter had the Filet Mignon and one was medium rare and the other medium well. Both we done just right and we couldn't have had a nicer evening.

After dinner we decided to try the Key Lime Shooters because that is all that we had room for and none of us were dissappointed.

We were also impressed by the decor and the "spoon" light fixture.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Nice wait staff but well not return”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

The food was cold we waited 30 minutes for our food the owner not begin nice to customers he comes in the restaurant with shorts doing business hour's

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank icema4040
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