Boasting over 500 places to eat, Greensboro offers something for everyone, from fine dining and award-winning experiences to casual cafés and laid-back brunch spots. For fantastic Asian cuisine with Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes, head to the Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar; for traditional Italian fare and wines, Osteria Italian Restaurant and Salvino Cucina Italiana won’t disappoint; and Leblon Churrascaria serves traditional Brazilian rodizio-style meats served by Brazilian meat carvers known as gauchos.
© Undercurrent Restaurant
Located opposite the Marriot Hotel in Downtown Greensboro, Undercurrent Restaurant has been voted one of the best elegant dining restaurants in the city and has been serving discerning diners for more than 16 years. Ideally located, the restaurant boasts a stylish bar area that is open all day for drinks and appetizers in the afternoon through to pre-dinner drinks in the evening. Undercurrent’s seasonal menus feature New American cuisine with a global influence, prepared with local, sustainable ingredients and served in a classic French way. The beautifully furnished dining room is spacious and stylish with semi-private banquettes, large tables, and an outdoor seating area for alfresco dining under the stars. A private dining room is available for special occasions and other events.
327 Battleground Avenue, Downtown Greensboro, NC 27401, Phone: 336-370-1266
© 1618 Midtown
1618 Midtown is a casual, contemporary wine bar and bistro with a relaxed ambiance serving creative small plates of classically inspired modern cuisine accompanied by hand-curated wines, artisan cocktails, and microbrews. Signature dishes include Beef Teres Major with lump crab shallot risotto and broccolini, Beef Ramen with noodles, enoki mushrooms and a sunny-side-up egg, and Duck Confit with bourbon sweet mashed potatoes, blueberry demi. Small plates include Truffled Pomme Frites, Market Fish Tacos, Hot Chicken Tacos, Lamb Lollipops, and Seared Scallops, and the full-service bar offers an extensive list of handcrafted cocktails and easy-drinking wines from around the world. 1618 Midtown is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
1724 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-285-9410
© Boba House
Boba House is an elegant dining establishment that is renowned for serving creative Vietnamese and Thai-inspired cuisine with a 100% vegetarian and vegan menu. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant’s team of expert chefs prepare each dish from scratch with house specialties like the Hula Pot – an aromatic red curry made with lemongrass, bamboo shoots, and sweet potato; Hawaiian Stir-Fry with a selection of fresh vegetables; Woking Noodle with wok-seared uchoy and fresh cilantro; and Blackened Tuna simmered in a savory house sauce. Boba House is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
332 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403, Phone: 336-379-7444
4.Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
© Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
The Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar is a trendy spot that serves a creative menu of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, along with fresh sushi and California rolls. Boasting an elegant contemporary atmosphere and impressive panoramic window-side views of the surrounding areas, the restaurant presents a menu of starters of Asian Style Calamari, Chicken and Pork Gyoza, Classic Dim Sum Platter, Crab Rangoon, and sushi plates of nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, hand rolls, and imperial koi love boats. Signature dishes include Black Pepper Tuna, Yellowtail Jalapeno, and the Dragon's Nest featuring sesame-spiced tuna encased in a whole avocado and drizzled with ponzu sauce. The Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday.
1941 New Garden Rd #200, Greensboro, NC 27410, Phone: 336-286-3000
5.1618 Seafood Grille
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Overseen by proprietors Nick Wyatt and George Neal, the award-winning 1618 Seafood Grille offers a creative, flavor-driven menu with Asian, Latin American and Southern influences. Ingredients are locally sourced and always fresh, with fish being delivered daily, and innovative dishes include creations such as honey-glazed chicken breast, deep fried mahi-mahi, and pan-seared scallops. An elegant wine lounge boasts contemporary décor and a tranquil atmosphere, with an impressive selection of boutique wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails to choose from. 1618 Seafood Grille is open for dinner Monday through Sunday and brunch on Sundays only.
1618 West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro, Phone: 336-235-0898
© B. Christopher's
Located on the ground floor in Greensboro’s iconic Center Pointe Building, B. Christopher’s is an upscale restaurant with modern décor that serves prime steaks and fresh seafood in a refined ambiance. Boasting beautiful views of Center City Park through floor-to-ceiling windows along with interior woodwork, original artworks, and soft lighting, the restaurant serves an array of dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, grass-fed meats, organic dairy, and ocean-fresh seafood. Signature dishes include Blackened Salmon in red wine sauce, Seared Scallop Risotto with demi glaze and Reggiano parmesan, Oven Roasted Free Range Chicken with Garlic mashed potatoes, Herbes de Provence and green beans, and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portabella Mushroom. B. Christopher is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday.
201 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, Phone: 336-274-5900
© Cafe Pasta
Established over 35 years ago and still calling its original location on State Street home, Cafe Pasta is a charming neighborhood restaurant that has been serving casual, homecooked fare ever since. Owned by Ray Essa, the café serves a menu of all-American fare including prime steaks and other meat dishes, ocean-fresh seafood and catch-of-the-day fish, handmade pasta and sauces, farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, and decadent desserts. Signature dishes include Linguine Rustica, Chicken Parmigiana, Five Cheese Lasagna, and Italian Sausage, accompanied by easy-drinking wines from around the world, imported and local craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. The café hosts monthly beer and wine tastings, and live music on the weekends, and is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturday.
305 State St, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-272-1308
8.Europa Bar & Cafe
© Europa Bar & Café
Exuding an Old-World charm and a relaxed ambiance, Europa Bar & Café is a stylish cafe with a European flair located across the way from Center City Park in Greensboro that serves classic European fare and casual wines. The café has an elegant rosewood and mahogany bar, Brazilian cherry floors, mahogany walls with Portuguese tiles, and a charming open-air terrace with a limestone Italian fountain, which create a tranquil atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests can enjoy traditional European fare with dishes like French Bar Steak, Beef Bourguignon, Cote De Porc La Charcuterie, Spanakopita, and Choucroute Garnie. The cuisine is accompanied by wines from around the world by the bottle or glass, craft beers, and other libations. Europa Bar & Café is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
200 N Davie St #15, Greensboro, NC 27401, Phone: 336-389-1010
9.Fuji Sushi Hibachi Restaurant
© Fuji Sushi Hibachi Restaurant
Fuji Hibachi and Sushi Restaurant is an elegant restaurant that is renowned for its exceptional Japanese cuisine, fresh sushi, made-to-order hot and cold Japanese dishes, hibachi, and a selection of sake, beer, and casual wines. The menu features signature dishes such as Mix Vegetable Tempura, Chicken Katsu, Salmon or Steak or Shrimp Teriyaki, Japanese Red Snapper, Chicken Teriyaki, Asian Spiced Chilean Seabass, and Pan Seared Black Cod. Desserts range from Ice Cream Tempura and Mochi to Japanese Ice Cream and Fuji Fantasy of banana tempura with two flavors of mochi. Fuji Hibachi and Sushi Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
433 Pisgah Church Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455, Phone: 336-282-2281
© DiValletta Restaurant
Set in the luxurious Grandover Resort & Conference Center, DiValletta Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant and culinary tour de force that offers an unrivaled exceptional dining experience. Boasting breathtaking views of Grandover’s gardens and golf course through floor-to-ceiling windows and an elegant dining room, the restaurant serves seasonally changing menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Comprehensive menus feature Mediterranean and American with European influences, showcasing signature dishes such as saffron seafood chowder, steamed black mussels in a garlic-and-wine sauce, ravioli stuffed with portobello and Shiitake mushrooms, and roasted cedar salmon with asparagus and spinach. The cuisine is accompanied by a world-class wine list featuring vintages from around the world. DiValletta Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
1000 Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, Phone: 336-834-4877
11.Green Valley Grill
© Green Valley Grill
Situated next to the O.Henry Hotel near the Friendly Center, the Green Valley Grill is an employee-owned restaurant that serves classic European fare, fine wines and traditional afternoon high tea in a sprawling, relaxed setting with an elegant lounge and charming courtyard. Guests can gather in the casual bar to enjoy a selection of artisanal cocktails, craft beers, and over 500 wines at the friendly bar, or relax the pretty courtyard garden while tucking into fresh seasonal Old World European and Mediterranean cuisine. The Green Valley Grill hosts events such as cooking classes, high afternoon tea, and cocktails and jazz afternoons through the year, and can be booked for private events and functions. Green Valley Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
622 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-854-2015
© Leblon Churrascaria
Leblon Churrascaria is a vibrant, traditional Brazilian rodizio-style steakhouse that is renowned for serving the finest cuts of meat where traditional Brazilian meat carvers known as gauchos roam throughout the restaurant serving endless meats on skewers. As an accompaniment to the meats, which are brought to the table and selected, there is an extensive buffet-style salad bar offering a variety of salads, cheeses, and Brazilian hot dishes, such as Salmon Moqueca and Feijoada. Guests can dine beneath the stars in the outdoor patio or enjoy a drink in the lounge from the restaurant’s extensive wine list and range of traditional Brazilian beverages. Leblon Churrascaria is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
106 S Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, Phone: 336-294-2605
Based in the historic Vernon Building, the oldest building remaining in the Old Greensborough historical District dating back to 1883, Liberty Oak is a high-end American dining establishment that serves contemporary American and European cuisine in an elegant setting. The seasonal menu features a selection of prime steaks and other meat dishes, ocean-fresh seafood and catch-of-the-day, fresh organic herbs and vegetables, handmade pasta and sauces, and mouthwatering desserts. Signature dishes include pan-seared Maryland-style lump crab cakes over warm Texas caviar and topped with a creole remoulade; Scallop Linguine with pancetta and parmesan in a lemon garlic cream sauce; and Danish Baby Back Ribs smothered in a house made barbecue sauce. Liberty Oak is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
100 W Washington St, Greensboro, NC 27401, Phone: 336-273-7057
14.Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
© Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen focuses on serving exceptional farm-to-table Southern cuisine, and fine wines served a relaxed setting with an outdoor veranda. Located on Westover Terrace, just off Wendover Avenue, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen has been serving the neighborhood for the past 20 years and delighting diners with their inventive menus of Southern fare. Prepared with locally sourced and organic ingredients, signature dishes include Cornmeal Crusted Carolina Catfish, Jambalaya, Salt & Pepper Ribeye, Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Livers, and Local Pulled Pork on Johnny Cakes. The cuisine is paired with a hand-curated selection of fine wines from around the world, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen offers both indoor and outdoor dining and is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1421 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-370-0707
15.MJ's Steak and Seafood
MJ's Steak & Seafood is a local family-owned and operated restaurant with a full-service bar and a casual dining room that serves a hearty surf 'n' turf menu in a bistro-style setting. Located on Dolley Madison Road in a charming rustic two-story home, the quaint little family-friendly restaurant has a charming dining room and a small bar area and has a lovely outdoor patio for alfresco dining beneath the stars. Guests can enjoy live acoustic guitar on some evenings as they tuck into delicious dishes of fresh seafood and fish, prime steaks and chops, fresh salads and vegetables, handmade pasta and sauces, and mouthwatering desserts. MJ's Steak & Seafood is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturday.
620 Dolley Madison Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, Phone: 336-852-4889
16.Osteria Italian Restaurant
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Located in The Westover Gallery of Shops, Osteria Italian Restaurant is a contemporary dining establishment serving traditional Italian fare that focuses on the world-renowned flavors of the Emilia-Romagna (Bologna) region. The charming, family-friendly restaurant’s menu features handmade pasta such as ravioli, strozzapreti, tagliolini, gnocchi and fettucini with thick, creamy sauces; prime meat and fresh seafood entrées with an array of sides, and antipasti plates of Italian staples of prosciutto, mortadella, Parmigiano and balsamic-dipped figs. The delicious cuisine is accompanied by a wine list of casual Italian wines and other labels from around the world, as well as craft beers and signature cocktails. Osteria Italian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1310 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-275-2550
Named after one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and offering casual Italian fare in a warm setting, Positano brings a slice of Italy to the heart of Greensboro. Located in the Lawndale Crossing Shopping Center, Positano is a casual, warmly decorated family-owned eatery that serves traditional Italian fare and fine wines. The menu features inspired Italian cuisine, such as Alla Primavera, Penne Al Forno, Lobster Ravioli, wood-fired pizza, calzone, and zucchini fritters. Positano also has a small selection of casual wines, beers, and other drinks, and is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
2605 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-288-4900
18.Print Works Bistro
© Print Works Bistro
Located next to the Proximity Hotel, Print Works Bistro is an employee-owned restaurant with a leafy patio that serves classic and modern French bistro-style fare, and an ample wine list. The family-friendly café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves a menu of inventive dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, fresh seafood, and catch-of-the-day fish, organic salads, vegetables and fruits, and handmade pasta and sauces. An award-winning wine list with more than 75 wines by the glass is offered to pair with the fare, along with a seasonally changing craft cocktail list. The full-service bar hosts live music every Wednesday and local DJs on Friday nights. Print Works Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
702 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-379-0699
19.Reel Seafood Grill
© Reel Seafood Grill
The Reel Seafood Grill brings a smack of the sea to Greensboro with a daily menu of fresh local seafood and a raw oyster bar offering freshly shucked oysters. Fresh fish, shellfish and seafood are locally sourced from Virginia and the Carolinas, while other dishes feature farm-raised meats, chicken, and dairy, salads, vegetables and herbs, and handmade pasta. Seasonal side dishes, house-made sauces, salad dressings, and desserts are all prepared from scratch daily and served fresh, and the cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines from around the USA, craft beers and house martinis. Unique wine pairing dinners are offered throughout the year, as well as special event catering and private parties. The Reel Seafood Grill is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday, and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
2002 New Garden Rd #208, Greensboro, NC 27410, Phone: 336-617-4200
20.Southern Lights Bistro
Southern Lights Bistro is a contemporary neighborhood bistro that has been serving the local community with fresh, innovative, seasonal cuisine for over three decades. The award-winning, four-star restaurant features a spacious dining room with comfortable seating and a charming patio where handcrafted cocktails can be enjoyed before or after dinner. The bistro serves a seasonally changing menu of new American cuisine including gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, meat, and seafood entrées, and pasta dishes along with casual wines and craft beers, and signature cocktails. Southern Lights Bistro welcomes custom orders, offers catering and special event accommodation and is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday.
2415 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-379-9414
Conveniently located between Greensboro, High Point, and Jamestown, Marisol is an upscale eatery with an unwritten menu of seasonal, internationally inspired dishes and a casual piano bar. Serving since 1997, Marisol is well known in culinary circles for its unique approach to fine dining using local and seasonal produce and the highest quality ingredients. The restaurant provides an air of mystery for diners when they arrive with no set menu but merely an array of dishes that have been freshly prepared using beef, lamb, duck, pork and on occasion veal, rabbit, or ostrich, and seafood sourced from the local coast and the rivers of Alaska to the Mediterranean Sea. Marisol is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.
5834 High Point Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, Phone: 336-852-3303
22.White and Wood
© White and Wood
Named for the white walls and wood tables, White and Wood are a contemporary restaurant that delivers an exceptional dining experience that highlights the rich diversity of the community. Featuring modern artworks, a large mirror and long bar overlooking an open kitchen, the restaurant has an intimate and tranquil ambiance which is ideal for romantic dinner dates. Signature dishes feature fresh seafood and shellfish, prime steaks, chops, and other meats, organic vegetables and herbs, and handmade pasta and sauces. The cuisine is accompanied by an extensive wine list with both familiar and rarer labels, many of which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle. White and Wood is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
215 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, Phone: 336-638-1216
© Village Tavern
Located in Westridge Square, the Village Tavern is based on the original Village Tavern which opened in Winston Salem NC in 1984 and serves a seasonal menu of new American cuisine and a wide variety of libations. Boasting a sleek and spacious interior with stylish décor, the popular eatery serves a menu of American favorites such as Maryland crab cakes, flash-fried calamari, bacon-wrapped scallops, shrimp tacos, grilled meatloaf, and Bayou Shrimp. The food menu is paired with an extensive selection of fine wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, and imported spirits. The Village Tavern is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1903 Westridge Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, Phone: 336-282-3063
Gia is a contemporary eatery with an open-plan kitchen that serves refined, Italian-style tapas and craft cocktails in a casual, laid-back setting. Boasting chic, modern interiors, a massive red wood-fired oven used for grilling bread and meats, and an open kitchen where diners can watch the chefs at work, Gia also has a charming balcony where guests can dine beneath the stars. The eatery serves a variety of small plates and tapas, including Schiaciate Sicilian Flathead with Aged Pepperoni, Shrimp Cake Sliders, Petite Filet Mignon, and charcuterie and cheese boards. Signature cocktails are made from scratch, and small plates are paired with craft beers from around the world, easy-drinking wines, and imported spirits. Gia is open for lunch Monday through Friday, brunch on Sunday, and dinner Monday through Sunday.
1941 New Garden Rd Suite 208, Greensboro, NC 27410, Phone: 336-907-7536
25.Salvino Cucina Italiana
© Salvino Cucina Italiana
Salvino Cucina Italiana is a classic family-friendly, white-tablecloth Italian eatery that serves traditional Italian fare and casual drinks. The vibrant restaurant boasts a spacious dining room with comfortable chairs and tables, an open kitchen where diners can watch the chefs at work, and a full-service bar that serves a selection of fine wines, beers, imported spirits and more. The menu offers an array of rustic and traditional fare such as heaving platters of antipasti, steaming plates of homemade pasta with thick sauces, fresh and crisp garden salads, and hearty entrées of meat, chicken and fresh fish. Salvino Cucina Italiana is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.
2917 -D Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408, Phone: 336-540-8663
25 Best Romantic Restaurants in Greensboro
- Undercurrent Restaurant, Photo: Undercurrent Restaurant
- 1618 Midtown, Photo: 1618 Midtown
- Boba House, Photo: Boba House
- Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, Photo: Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
- 1618 Seafood Grille, Photo: Brent Hofacker/stock.adobe.com
- B. Christopher's, Photo: B. Christopher's
- Cafe Pasta, Photo: Cafe Pasta
- Europa Bar & Cafe, Photo: Europa Bar & Café
- Fuji Sushi Hibachi Restaurant, Photo: Fuji Sushi Hibachi Restaurant
- DiValletta Restaurant, Photo: DiValletta Restaurant
- Green Valley Grill, Photo: Green Valley Grill
- Leblon Churrascaria, Photo: Leblon Churrascaria
- Liberty Oak, Photo: pavlofox/stock.adobe.com
- Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Photo: Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
- MJ's Steak and Seafood, Photo: PhotoElite/stock.adobe.com
- Osteria Italian Restaurant, Photo: Mat Hayward/stock.adobe.com
- Positano, Photo: Positano
- Print Works Bistro, Photo: Print Works Bistro
- Reel Seafood Grill, Photo: Reel Seafood Grill
- Southern Lights Bistro, Photo: lilechka75/stock.adobe.com
- Marisol, Photo: Marisol
- White and Wood, Photo: White and Wood
- Village Tavern, Photo: Village Tavern
- Gia, Photo: Gia
- Salvino Cucina Italiana, Photo: Salvino Cucina Italiana
- Cover Photo: Kevin/stock.adobe.com