The Winston Group had its beginning in the early 1960′s when Charles Winston, Sr. and Thad Eure opened a steak house in Raleigh named The Angus Barn. It went on to become one of the premier steak houses in the United States. Charles Winston, Jr. and his friend Wil O’Neal opened Winston’s Restaurant in 1986, a white table cloth, fine dining establishment widely regarded as the most innovative and beautiful restaurant in the Triangle area at the time. While Winston’s Restaurant was successful, Wil and Charles saw the trend of the industry going toward a more casual, moderately priced menu that would be a departure from the special occasion restaurant. They developed Winston’s Grille, a casual fine dining concept that has been incredibly successful since it’s debut in 1989. In the summer of 2001, we decided to take Winston’s Grille to a new level. We closed during August and September, completely redesigning the interior and much of the exterior of the building. The employees stayed on to help with the construction, and the result is the beautiful restaurant you see today.
Our restaurant philosophy is that you, as our guest, receive the best food, drink and hospitality offered by any food service establishment. We want you to leave Winston’s deciding when you’ll be coming back, not where you’ll be going next. We will accomplish this by doing three simple things consistently. We will provide you with a clean and pleasant atmosphere. We will serve you promptly and courteously. We will strive to use the best quality products and the best preparation methods to make our food stand above the rest in our industry. You should be our best source of advertisement. We want you to return to Winston’s Grille time and time again. The only thing that can top our food and service is our excitement about the restaurant business. We take great pride in Winston’s and we want you to enjoy dining here as much as we enjoy serving you.
Management Team of Winston’s Grille
Charles Winston, Jr. & Wil O’Neal
Roger Carter (18 years)
Gillian Lineman (7 years)
Adam Hoffman (6 years)
Jamar Bryson (5 years)
Dining Rooms and Available Seating
Winston’s Grille is comfortably decorated with solid mahogany wood tables and mahogany paneling. Our walls display the private and eclectic art collection of Charles & Flo Winston, Sr. Winston’s Grille is a non-smoking establishment.
— Our bar offers a variety of seating at the counter, booths or tables. Enjoy a cocktail, appetizer, a meal or coffee and dessert.
Table #23 or The Sun Room
— Our sun room is the perfect setting for your private meeting while you dine. It is surrounded by French doors overlooking our patio. This private dining room can be booked for small groups of 7-11 guests. This table is very popular and gets booked quickly. Book it today for your private event.
— Enjoy the sights, the smells, our friendly staff—this is where the action happens! Join us at The Grille where eleven bar stools give you a front row seat. You have the opportunity to watch our team cook up fantastic entrées, plate and serve them. The Grille is a great place to dine or if you just want a dessert, try a bowl of our homemade ice cream.
— Our beautiful outside patio wraps around three sides of the restaurant. Enjoy your meal when the weather is nice in the sun or shade. Our patio can accommodate parties up to ten guests.
Other Dining Areas
— Winston’s Grille has a large seating capacity with various dining rooms with booths and tables available. We can accommodate parties up to 82.
Many people drive by and are curious as to what the silo is beside our building. That is our water collection cistern.
Today everyone is making a bigger effort to recycle! Winston’s Grille already recycles trash and we knew we could do even more. After the drought in the summer of 2007 our landscaping looked like everyone else’s, scorched! The decision was made to build a large water collection container that would collect the runoff of water from our rooftop. The cistern is eye pleasing, fits in with our architecture and resembles a wine barrel. The cistern holds up to 18,000 Gallons of water that we use to irrigate our landscaping.