The Best Restaurants In Greensboro, North Carolina

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Chloe Hay

Greensboro in North Carolina is home to a fantastic dining scene. Local farmers and vineyards play a vital role in the city’s food landscape, with numerous restaurants making the best of the regional harvest. We list 10 of the best restaurants here for fork-to-table eating.

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Table 16

The go-to restaurant for fine dining in Greensboro’s downtown art district, Table 16 serves up creative and beautifully presented New World cuisine dishes. Stop by for an after-work drink on the pretty patio or indulge in a celebratory three-course meal in the elegant indoor restaurant. Giving classics an innovative, contemporary twist, dishes on offer include Hudson Valley foie gras with granola, nectarine and maple syrup, buffalo quail breasts, and goats’ milk cheesecake. Friendly staff are on hand to recommend the best bottle of wine to complement each dish and cheaper, fixed price menus are available to order from on Thursdays.

Green Valley Grill, Greensboro

Perfect for intimate dinners, Green Valley Grill offers visitors the opportunity to dine al fresco in the romantically lit courtyard. Serving seasonal dishes accompanied by an award-winning wine list, Green Valley Grill is open until late seven days a week and also for brunch on Sundays. For something special, go for the truffle fries with parmesan-lime aioli to start and follow with the pan-seared, smoked and paprika-dusted scallops. The chef’s specials change every few weeks so be sure to ask the waiter for their seasonal recommendations. For those in a rush, meals can be pre-ordered so that customers can have their lunch or dinner served within seconds of being seated.

Cafe Pasta

Fusing Italian and American cuisines, Cafe Pasta is a four-star restaurant open every day except Sundays. For something light, opt for the soup of the day or ask for a list of the chef’s weekly changing specials. A la carte menu options include breaded three-cheese ravioli, shrimp scampi, lasagne and parmigiana. Live music completes the casual dining atmosphere at weekends, while monthly wine and beer tastings draw big crowds so be sure to book ahead for these.

Liberty Oak

Liberty Oak, Greensboro

Renowned for its great cocktails and amazing food, Liberty Oak is situated inside the oldest building in the Old Greensborough Historic District making it an ideal restaurant for an intimate dinner. Liberty Oak prides itself on only using the finest quality ingredients and delivering dishes to the table with superb service. Meats are sourced from local farms and fruits from nearby orchards. If you want more choice, have two half portions of side dishes rather than one. And dine al fresco on the patio for a beautiful summer evening meal.

Sarah’s Kabob Shop

Sarah’s Kabob Shop, Greensboro

Sarah’s Kabob Shop is both a sit-down and take-away authentic Greek restaurant, and incredibly popular with locals. Diners can order succulent shawarma and gyro meat served with green peppers, onions, salad and pita bread or beef and chicken kabobplatters with hummus and fries. The perfect stop off for a quick, tasty and extremely cheap lunch or dinner, Sarah’s is loved by all ages from toddlers to adults and makes for a great choice for a family meal. Locals can order online and have their favourite dishes delivered to their door or pop in and pick up a take away to eat picnic-style in the local park.

1618 West Seafood Grill

Possibly the best seafood restaurant in the state, 1618 West Seafood Grill serves an eclectic menu of creative fish-based dishes. An award-winning restaurant, it takes its influences from Asia, Latin America and the South resulting in big flavours and unique dinner plates. For the optimum seafood experience start with either the wasabi-crusted ahi tuna or tempura sea scallop pops, follow with pan seared halibut or blackened grouper and finish off with a hearty helping of strawberry tiramisu trifle or peanut buttercup cheesecake. Both the fresh and saltwater fish are delivered fresh six days a week to the restaurant ensuring only the finest quality ingredients end up on customers’ plates.

Crafted, The Art of the Taco

Crafted The Art of the Taco, Greensboro

Not your average Mexican restaurant, Crafted, The Art of the Taco specialises in delectable tacos with unusual fillings. More elegant than the average grilled chicken or mincemeat taco, try blackened tuna, beer battered fish, falafel, pulled pork, chorizo, beef brisket and fried chicken. All tacos come with a choice of sides and toppings and can be turned into a burrito for an extra dollar. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options are also available and menu items can easily be adapted to suit dietary requirements as they are all made fresh to order.

Hops Burger Bar

Hops Burger Bar, Spring Garden Street

Hops Burger Bar prides itself on serving only hand-pressed, certified Angus beef burgers, locally grown veggies and the finest craft beers. All burgers are available as a six-ounce or a half-pound patty and the standard beef can be substituted for a vegetarian patty, turkey burger, grilled chicken or bison burger to suit each diner’s tastes. Stick with the traditional and order the Hops Classic topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon, pickles, onions, ketchup, mustard and mayo or for something slightly more original try the Asian Invasion topped with wasabi slaw, spicy mustard and sesame seeds.

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones, Greensboro

A restaurant that cares as much about sustainability and the environment as it does about the superb quality of its dishes, Sticks & Stones is a truly eco-friendly pizzeria. Wherever possible all of the ingredients used have been sourced from local, organic farms from the meat to the cream, to the flour and the herbs. The crisp, artisan pizza bases are made fresh daily in the restaurant and cooked inside a wood-burning oven to order. Each pizza has a playful name such as A Kiss Before I Go consisting of fried eggplant, mushrooms, mozzarella, caramelized garlic, parmesan and fresh herbs, and Let It Ride with its roasted shallot cream sauce, prosciutto, collards, mozzarella and fried chicken. For those ordering take away pizza, it will even come in a recycled and recyclable box.

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