Starting this year, I’ve been hearing students rave about the restaurant Print Works Bistro in Greensboro, North Carolina. From the atmosphere to the food, it was said to be both elegant and delicious. But to be honest, I never even knew this place existed. Nevertheless, I knew that I needed to eat here.
Aside from writing this article, I really wanted to find out if this restaurant was as mind-blowing as it was made out to be. Or maybe it was just another place hyped up to be something greater. Either way, I didn’t want to leave dissatisfied.
From the outside, it doesn’t look like much. With a simple, rustic feel, I didn’t know what to expect on the inside. All I knew was that it was pretty fancy-schmancy, so I wore a dress and made my boyfriend dress up a little too.
I definitely didn’t expect the interior to look like this. Each placement was arranged with perfection and was accompanied by fresh flowers. If you have the option to dine inside or out, I highly recommend staying inside to enjoy the ambient environment.
Print Works Bistro is a busy place, especially on the weekends while brunch is being served. And the only reservation available was at 2 p.m., so we took it without a second thought. By the time we were seated, we were starving.
One appetizer that we ordered was the Creme Filled Warm Beignets. C’mon, you know these sound delicious, and they were. Drizzle your choice of chocolate or honey (or both, which we did) and bon appetite.
And we may have ordered a second starter (if you couldn’t tell we were really hungry). A little healthier, the Strawberry Bibb Salad had a perfect balance of flavors. Containing feta cheese, strawberries, toasted pecans, and strawberry vinaigrette, this was hands down one of the best salads I’ve had.
And if we didn’t have enough to eat already, we each ordered a brunch entrée. As a classic breakfast girl, I got the Bistro Breakfast, which consisted of scrambled eggs, potatoes, toast, and bacon (but as a vegetarian I skipped out on that).
On the other hand, my boyfriend enjoys his meat and ordered the PWB Benedict. Did he like it? That’s an understatement. He wolfed this dish down within minutes, so it’s safe to say that he’ll be getting this again later on down the road.
After two appetizers and a main course, the meal extravaganza came to a close. Both satisfied and full, Print Works Bistro excelled my expectations. While the menu can seem a bit pricey, it wasn’t as much as I thought it would be. Visually aesthetic plating, great-tasting food, and excellent service made this dining experience worth the drive and money.
I will definitely be hitting up this restaurant again soon. But be sure make a reservation a day ahead of time, especially if it’s on the weekend. And next time we’ll be getting dressed up for dinner.