Spring House in Winston-Salem, NC
Anyone been? I'm pretty good at knowing what restaurants are good simply by looking at the website and menu, and if it's my guess, this one looks to be among the best in the Triad.
Would like to hear some early reports, though I'll be making my way over there soon.
I had dinner there a week ago and overall I was impressed.
We had the gumbo, Gen Tso Sweetbreads, shrimp and grits, ceasar salad and the pork and grits. While the gumbo desperately needed more seasoning, the sweetbreads and pork and grits were true standouts. The sweetbreads were perfectly fried on the outside and meltingly tender on the inside. The accompanying Gen Tso's glaze was truly addictive. ANd who can go wrong with pork belly. The belly was cooked until falling apart and had a spicy glaze.
Meanwhile the Shrimp and Grits and Ceasar salad were just average preparations of those dishes. I had a terrific Ceasar salad at Bleu off of Hanes Mall Blvd the other day.
I would only have two complaints: Parking is great in the evening though I would imagine it would be a nightmare during the day and most of the appetizers were meat/pork centric. Many had pork sprinkled in where one would expect it. You see so many people through baon gratuitously these days. Not an issue for me but I can see these menu choices limiting the friends I can/would visit Spring House with.
The building has been a beautifully renovated, if you ever saw it when it was a county office building you will be truly impressed.
Hey quazi, thanks for the review. I haven't been there yet, but it sounds like a good addition to the W-S restaurant scene. One of my son's friends is a waitress there, and she gave me some idea of what it's like. I'm looking forward to trying it soon. She mentioned that they have a chef's table...pretty cool. I'm not aware of any other restaurants in the area that have one.