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I visit the area often and love great food with a great wine list-any ieas?

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  1. Hi Bubblegirl,
    I used to live in greensboro fo 10 years but now I live in NJ. The restaurants I love to go to when I visit NC include the following...
    Rearn Thai- first thai place I hve ever tried and the best ever, and I have tried alot in the US. They are very authentic and not dumbed down for the american palate. they brought alot of people to their cuisine, not catering to the locals and have quite a following. If you like hot and spicey food, ask for the spice tray. It has chilli peppers in different forms to put on your food. Crispy fish(flounder not snapper) is excellent and i don't even like fish. Pad thai is great and I also love the ginger chicken. The steamed dumpling appetizer, and the satay are good appetizers. I'm sorry I don't know much about their wine list but the food is excellent.Located on market street between Spring garden st. and Meadowwood or meadowview, i forget which.

    Lucky 32- has great wines and part of the menu changes every 6 weeks based on a theme such as southern crescent, southwest, etc. I love to go here with friends. It is located on Westover terrace near wendover avenue.

    Alot of people love Liberty oak restaurant in downtown. I would say it is an american bistro. I have been 2 times and I don't care for it much but give it a try , you might like it. it is very popular.

    Google all these menus and see if you like them. The thai place is my favorite though.
    Good luck

    1. Undercurrent
      223 South Elm
      Bert's Seafood
      Southern Lights
      Bistro Sofia
      Liberty Oak
      Stamey's
      Cook Out
      Yum Yum

      I've lived in GSO 60 years. These are my favorites.

      1. Saigon on High Point Road- Vietnamese food.
        There is also a chain, biscuitville, I love to get a scrambled egg biscuit with hot sauce and a sweet tea. YUM.

        1. 1618 should be on anyone's "A" list for good food and good wine. Also, Revival Grill and Green Valley Grill. Pastabilities is good too with a nice wine selection.

          1. Revival Grill has closed. Also, be aware that many of the suggested restaurants don't serve wine. Another restuarant to consider is Bianca's, a hidden gem on Spring Garden Street.

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            1. re: carolinadawg

              I second yum yum's cook out and stamey's. They don't serve wine but they are great. Cook out has the best burgers with chili slaw onions an mustard. Wonderful! On returning to NC, I love me some stamey's bbq. I love their hushpuppies as well.
              You have some great choices here so good luck

              1. re: carolinadawg

                when did they close?

                lets face it, these are tough economic times and and there will probably be more fallout in the coming months for stand alone restaraunts, especially the higher priced ones.

                1. re: webvanman

                  In the last 60 days

              2. Oh, I forgot, also there is a place on state street if it hasn't closed called Napoli. They have the best bruchetta I have ever eaten. It has a store in the front and a place where you can eat(very informal and few seats) but in the back they have a nice dining room. Everything is made fresh.

                1. check triaddiner.com many of the upscale resty have decent winelists. I am usually a beer drinker so i can only be of limited help. I will second the recs for Saigon, Undercurrent, berts and bistro sofia

                  1. House of Prayer on West Market and Dudley has the best soul food in town. It is a cafeteria in the basement of the church. If you havent been, it is a must!

                    1. I ended up at Grappa Grille-great apps, loved the beggar's purse (I've seen that at a number of restaurants-new trend?) and the beef carpaccio, the steak we ordered wasn't the best but I was full by then anyway. Also tried Sweet Basil's and was very impressed-they are doing a "dinner and a movie" special on Fridays this summer-looks like fun.

                      1. Table 16, on South Elm, in the old Undercurrent location -- fabulous!

                        1. I do agree with quite a few suggestions of great restaurants in Greensboro, but there are a few that have been a bit sketchy. I have been to Napoli Restaurant and Pizzeria a few times within a 3 month period, and the food was not good at all. I actually felt queasy after having lunch there one of those times. It is a feeling that something in the food was definitely not kept well. Cookout is really good....I wish they offered fries. I would also go for Fuddruckers and the burger and fries that Green Valley Grill has. I am a huge Green Valley Grill fan! There food is very consistent and the service is excellent. Liberty Oaks Restaurant is decent, but I have found during lunch the menu is limited. I would choose South Elm 223 to get a better variety and price value. South Elm 223 has a good lunch special, but i do wish that one of their weekly specials included a good burger. I believe that every American style/American bistro restaurant should have a good burger and fries on their lunch menu. But, to be honest, I make the best burgers because I add a good mixture of seasoning in the meat. Now the House of Prayer is good, but if you can not deal with greasy food, you probably should pass.

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                          1. re: merric28

                            Cook out does, and always has, served fries. Really good fries too. I'm surprised you didn't know that.If you like green valley, have you been to lucky32? it's great!

                          2. Table 16 is hands down the best restaurant in Greensboro. The food is always fresh and seasonal, and the wine list is great. The chef is extremely creative, and the staff is knowlegeable and friendly. We are always blown away.
                            1618 West Seafood is another excellant spot. The tuna is unbelievable.

                            1. Try the Iron Hen for casual local food. I'm going there again tomorrow :)