Top 10 Romantic Restaurants In Winston-Salem

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It’s a date night or a memorable occasion with your special someone, and you want to enjoy a romantic atmosphere while dining. You want a place where you don’t feel crowded and can speak softly to each other and be heard. We found 12 restaurants that provide cozy, intimate spaces to create a perfect night for just you two.

600 (Six Hundred) Restaurant

The heart of Six Hundred is their wood-burning hearth, and their wish is to provide an unparalleled experience for guests. With views of Bailey Park through the huge windows in the dining room, an indoor fireplace, and the original board-formed concrete walls from the RJR power station, a wonderful atmosphere is created. Their locally sourced food cooked over oak and hickory coals is outstanding. They offer exclusive varieties of wine by the glass, some from local vineyards, and the service is great. They also have craft beer in cans and bottles and specialty cocktails. Reserve a table on the large outdoor patio to dine in the fresh air or under the stars.

600 Website

  • 450 N Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-283-6754
  • Hours
    • Monday-Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm
    • Thursday, 11am – 9pm
    • Friday & Saturday, 11am – 10pm

1703 Restaurant

1703 is an elegant restaurant with white table linens that provides an intimate atmosphere and flavorful cuisine. Chef de Cuisine Curtis Hackaday uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to influence menus that change each day and create artistry in plating. The outdoor dining area is very nice and enclosed and heated in the winter. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.

1703 Restaurant Website

  • 1703 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-5767
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Friday, Lunch – 11:30am – 2pm; Dinner – 5:30pm – 9pm
    • Saturday, 5:30pm – 9pm
    • Sunday, Brunch – 10:30am – 2pm; Dinner – 5:30pm – 9pm dinner

6th And Vine Restaurant And Wine Bar

6th and Vine has a casual atmosphere and good food. Their outdoor patio is perfect for a romantic meal. Surrounded by gardens and lit by tiny lights, the tables are well-spaced so that you can enjoy intimate conversation. They offer 20 wines by the glass and a full bar. Wine tastings happen each month, making for an interesting date night, and special themed wine dinners are also offered. Half-price wine is available on Thursdays and Sundays, and a Sunday brunch is available from 11 am to 3pm.

6th and Vine Website | 6th and Vine Instagram

  • 209 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-5577
  • Hours
    • Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 9pm
    • Friday & Saturday, 11am – 10pm
    • Sunday, 11am – 8pm

Bernardin’s Restaurant

Bernardin’s features Fine Dining in an elegant, romantic atmosphere. Enjoy soft, soothing music, succulent food with the best local and seasonal ingredients, and excellent service. They specialize in seafood, lamb, veal, and beef, as well as pasta and poultry, and they have an extensive wine list to complement the meals.

Bernardin’s Website

  • 901 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-6666
  • Hours
    • Monday-Saturday, 5pm – 9pm

Downtown Grill

Downtown Grill offers sophisticated, fine dining in a modern and comfortable atmosphere. It is a very popular restaurant that can be loud sometimes. Sure to impress for date night, they offer an extensive menu featuring the finest meats and seafood, a curated wine list, and excellent service. They also offer a Wine Dinner each month featuring different wines. That would be a unique romantic date.

Downtown Grill Website

  • 500 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-930-1485
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30pm – 9pm
    • Friday & Saturday, 4:30pm – 10pm

Founders Restaurant

Plan a unique daytime date starting with brunch in the historic Shaffner Inn, Founders Restaurant. Founders features antique decor and a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Serving their food on mismatched china adds a fun, whimsical touch to a fantastic meal. Enjoy a mimosa, bloody Mary, or any of Founders’ tremendous craft cocktails. It’s a great start to sharing the day with your special someone. Reservations are recommended, especially for the weekend brunch. Dinner is now being served at Founders, Thursday-Saturday, unless they are closed for a special event. Start with an irresistible appetizer, enjoy a fresh Watermelon and Feta salad, and choose from a selection of sandwiches and entrees like the Braised Pork Belly Asian Bowl or Salmon Steak. It is best to call ahead and make reservations for dinner.

Founders Restaurant Website

  • Shaffner Inn, 150 S Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-6875
  • Hours
    • Friday-Sunday (Brunch), 8am – 2pm
    • Thurs-Sat (Dinner), 5pm – 9pm – unless closed for special event

HakkaChow – Asian Eats

If you and your date like Asian Food and Sushi, HakkaChow is the place to go for a great date night. Low lighting and a romantic atmosphere create a wonderful ambiance, especially if you request booth seating. The menu offers many exciting dishes made from scratch inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, or Indian cuisines. Enjoy one of the weekly drink specials with your meal and have a relaxed, pleasant evening.

HakkaChow Website

  • 615 Saint George Square Ct, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-8178
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30am – 9:30pm
    • Friday, 11:30am – 10pm
    • Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
    • Sunday, 12pm – 9pm

Jeffrey Adams

Jeffrey Adams is a fine-dining restaurant with a calming and soft ambiance in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. It is a contemporary restaurant with a bold and innovative modern menu featuring regionally sourced beef, poultry, and seasonal produce. There is a warm and inviting atmosphere, with seating available on the first or second floor or the more intimate Barrel Room. Take an after-dinner walk downtown to complete the night.

Jeffrey Adams Website

  • 321 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-1714
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm – 9pm
    • Friday & Saturday, 4pm – 10pm
    • Sunday, 4pm – 9pm

Milner’s

Milner’s features a comfortable dining room with a warm ambiance, soft music, and a perfect setting for conversation. They serve American Southern food with a modern twist. You could start your evening in their bar, which has an at-home feel. Sit in club chairs and enjoy a cocktail or craft beer near the fireplace. Dinner offers delightful dishes using only the freshest local ingredients. Fantastic, friendly service makes the evening perfect.

Milner’s Website

  • 630 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-768-2221
  • Hours
    • Tuesday-Thursday, 4pm – 8:30pm (last seating)
    • Friday & Saturday, 4pm – 9pm (last seating)
    • Sunday, Brunch, 11am – 1:45pm (last seating); Dinner 4pm – 8:30pm (last seating)

Ryan’s

Ryan’s is an exceptional choice for a romantic dinner. Tucked away in a wooded area, it offers an intimate atmosphere with views of giant oaks and a stream from the windows or dine out on the Starlight Deck. In the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace sets the mood. The setting is quiet and perfect for conversation. Entrees include steaks, prime rib, grilled fresh fish, and live Maine lobster.

Ryan’s Website

  • 719 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-6132
  • Hours
    • Monday-Thursday, 5pm – 9:30pm
    • Friday & Saturday, 5pm – 10pm

Spring House

Step back in time with a visit to the 100-year-old Spring House. Voted Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Date Night, a couple can enjoy the grandeur and atmosphere of dining in one of the many dining rooms throughout the house or on the garden patio. For something more romantic, make a reservation in the Spring House Library Bar and Lounge, where you can enjoy dinner in the corner on their blue velvet lounge, or cozy up to the fireplace with a cocktail and appetizer. The Library Bar opens at 5pm.

Spring House Website

  • 450 N Spring Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-4797
  • Hours
    • Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm – 9pm

The Katherine Brasserie And Bar

The Katherine, located downtown in the historic former RJ Reynolds building, offers the charm of a traditional French Cafe and the beauty of the landmark location. It is an open split-level design with pockets of intimacy, perfect for a romantic evening. The soft background music and elegant ambiance allow for private conversation even though the tables are close together. With its Parisian Brasserie-style menu and excellent service, dinner at The Katherine will be a night to remember.

The Katherine Website

  • 401 N Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-761-0203
  • Hours
    • Daily Breakfast, 6:30am – 10am
    • Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 10am – 2pm
    • Monday-Friday Lunch, 11am – 2pm
    • Daily Dinner, 5pm – 10pm
    • Daily Bar, 3pm – 11pm

Best Cocktail Lounges & Drink Specials

Before a dinner date, or instead of dinner, why not enjoy a drink in one of Winston-Salem’s best cocktail lounges where you can sip, talk, and get to know each other? You can even find some locations with drink specials on different nights. Pick a place that sounds fun or romantic.

Where do you enjoy going for a romantic evening? Tell us in the comments.

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