The Best "Date" Restaurants in Winston Salem, NC

Published: March 12, 2014

Looking for a special restaurant to impress a date, or to share a romantic evening with your loved one? Check out the recommendations below. These restaurants are tried and true. I have personally dined in each venue, and I give them a solid endorsement for intimacy, environment, and fine dining. 

  1. Fabian's

    Fabian's restaurant is a Winston Salem tradition. Founded in 1996 by renowned chef, Fabian Botta, this exclusive venue offers 5-course dining at its best. The intimate establishment has limited seating. This is no ordinary meal. It is formal dining with an artistic flair. The menu changes nightly, and reservations are required. Come experience the truly unique!

  2. Milner's Restaurant

    Milner's is a family-owned restaurant, headed by executive chefs and brothers, Buddy and John Milner. Experience Southern nouvelle cuisine at its finest. The Milner brothers meld Southern comfort food with contemporary flair. The wine list is extensive and offers both American and International selections. Don't forget to dine on a Sunday night; live entertainment with a jazz trio is available.

  3. Bleu



    This establishment exudes class, with a modern, upscale atmosphere. The offerings are quite ecclectic, ranging from Thai food, prime rib, steaks and pasta, to select seafood. Vegetarian friendly as well. Pricey, but worth it. Impress your date with your worldliness and sense of adventure. With sophistication and edgy elegance; Bleu is not to be missed.


  4. Village Tavern

    Looking for a restaurant that is both affordable, yet upscale? Village Tavern is the perfect spot. Excellent service with an extensive menu of beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. This venue is sure to please the pickiest diner on your list. The smell of the wood-fired kitchen is nearly as appetizing as the entrees. A patio is available for outside dining.

  5. Hutch and Harris

    If you are looking for a quiet place for date night, then look no further than Hutch and Harris. The restaurant is small and intimate. The menu is reasonably priced with classic American and ethnic cuisine. Located in the vibrant arts district, this is the perfect spot for dining after enjoying a play or symphony production.

Date night in Winston Salem is no dilemma.The city has a diverse offering of fine restaurants and ecclectic dining. Consider the atmosphere that you would like to share with your special guest. The venues range from intimate, to Southern hospitality, to urban edge. You really can't go wrong with any of the restaurants listed above, however, if you are looking for the ultimate in fine dining, I suggest Fabian's.