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Ganache Bakery & Cafe
4.1 stars (4 ratings)

(336) 230-2253

403 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

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Restaurant Description

Ganache Bakery first opened the doors in 1989 on Westover Terrace in Greensboro and under the patronage of Dee Smith, we quickly grew to become the premier bakery in the Triad. With that growth, in 1995 came a move to a new downtown Greensboro location.

In 2002, the rising downtown revitalization program inspired us to build an entirely new building on Elm Street where we have created an atmosphere that is just as unique as the food we serve. We continue our sweet heritage in the baking and pastry arts and in addition, proudly serve our guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

From the scenic rooftop patio to the black granite bar, all adorned with local art from the Marshall Gallery , we now have the perfect place for you to watch the bakery artisans and chefs at work as you enjoy your one-of-a-kind cuisine, fine wine or martini and of course, a slice of Greensboro’s finest!
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
restaurant closed. but still is a good bakery
January 18, 2009 @ 4:27 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Winston Salem, NC
Let me begin by saying this might be a great dessert place or breakfast place. Dinner in my opinion left much to be desired unfortunately. Our party had four entrees, two good and two not so good. Let's begin with the positive. My daughter had the bone in rib eye with a twice baked potato and bean succotash. It was a tasty cut of meat but the potato couldn't have been smaller. The succotash was alright but nothing to write home about. My son had the maple glazed salmon medium with mashed potatoes and wilted spinich. His meal was the best of all of them. Everything was very flavorful from his plate. My husband got the roast duck with corn pudding. The duck was tender but the sauce just didn't seem to make a good combonation and the corn pudding was so dry and crumbly. Even if they called it corn bread it would have been considered dry. I was anticipating something creamy and light. That was very disappointing. My dinner was a disappointment as well. I got the Chicken Cordon Carolina. It was country ham stuffed inside a chicken breast rolled in vinegar potato chip crumbs. The ham had cheese with it and apparently it was some type of strong goat cheese which I didn't think paired well with this dish. The dish was salty and the cheese distasteful. It came with the worst pureed sweet potatos I ever had. Every ones dish seemed to come with wilted spinich so I guess they got a deal on spinich this week.

On top of the let down in the food dept, the service was mediocre at best. The wait staff seemed untrained and therefore everything was not going smoothly although they were very friendly. But in this type of restaurant with prices around $25 each entree, you would expect knowledgable servers and enough of them. Our waitress seemed a bit frazzled and over worked. When we came in we told the hostess we were a party of five with a baby and they only brought seats for the five of us. The hostess saw that we had three children with us but failed to give us children's menus. We didn't even know they existed until the waitress asked us if we wanted them, yes, duh! We had to put the babyseat on the floor (baby was in it mind you) for nearly five minutes before we could get someone's attention and ask for them to bring her a chair to set her on. That took another 5 to 7 minutes too. That wait was apologized for but why would they not seat the baby in the first place? Then once we finally ordered we were starving and had to ask someone other than our waitress (couldn't find her) to ask for some bread and butter. The bread was really good though- little round multigrain rolls with whipped butter. The waitress forgot to bring my young son an extra plate so I had to ask twice for that.

Finally, after dinner we were at least looking forward to some good sweets. The pecan brownie was good but tasted just like the one at Chick-Fil-A. I could have gotten that one for less $$. My son got the raspberry cheesecake which was sub par. Downtown Thai in Winston has a rockin' raspberry cheesecake, btw. My daughter got the key lime pie which was good except for the whipped cream. I think it was dream whip or something very pre-fab, definitely not real whipped cream. What's up with that? I don't know, this place seemed to have some good points but this evening the cons outweighed the pro by a majority so I think we'll stick closer to home next time. I might consider going back for breakfast, we'll see. I can recommend the chocolate dream cookie. It was fudgy and fresh but hardly worth the trip for one good cookie and for a $130.00 dinner I'm more busy licking my wounds than my lips.

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4  out of 5 stars
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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 4

3  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
restaurant closed. but still is a good bakery
January 18, 2009 @ 4:27 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Winston Salem, NC
Let me begin by saying this might be a great dessert place or breakfast place. Dinner in my opinion left much to be desired unfortunately. Our party had four entrees, two good and two not so good. Let's begin with the positive. My daughter had the bone in rib eye with a twice baked potato and bean succotash. It was a tasty cut of meat but the potato couldn't have been smaller. The succotash was alright but nothing to write home about. My son had the maple glazed salmon medium with mashed potatoes and wilted spinich. His meal was the best of all of them. Everything was very flavorful from his plate. My husband got the roast duck with corn pudding. The duck was tender but the sauce just didn't seem to make a good combonation and the corn pudding was so dry and crumbly. Even if they called it corn bread it would have been considered dry. I was anticipating something creamy and light. That was very disappointing. My dinner was a disappointment as well. I got the Chicken Cordon Carolina. It was country ham stuffed inside a chicken breast rolled in vinegar potato chip crumbs. The ham had cheese with it and apparently it was some type of strong goat cheese which I didn't think paired well with this dish. The dish was salty and the cheese distasteful. It came with the worst pureed sweet potatos I ever had. Every ones dish seemed to come with wilted spinich so I guess they got a deal on spinich this week.

On top of the let down in the food dept, the service was mediocre at best. The wait staff seemed untrained and therefore everything was not going smoothly although they were very friendly. But in this type of restaurant with prices around $25 each entree, you would expect knowledgable servers and enough of them. Our waitress seemed a bit frazzled and over worked. When we came in we told the hostess we were a party of five with a baby and they only brought seats for the five of us. The hostess saw that we had three children with us but failed to give us children's menus. We didn't even know they existed until the waitress asked us if we wanted them, yes, duh! We had to put the babyseat on the floor (baby was in it mind you) for nearly five minutes before we could get someone's attention and ask for them to bring her a chair to set her on. That took another 5 to 7 minutes too. That wait was apologized for but why would they not seat the baby in the first place? Then once we finally ordered we were starving and had to ask someone other than our waitress (couldn't find her) to ask for some bread and butter. The bread was really good though- little round multigrain rolls with whipped butter. The waitress forgot to bring my young son an extra plate so I had to ask twice for that.

Finally, after dinner we were at least looking forward to some good sweets. The pecan brownie was good but tasted just like the one at Chick-Fil-A. I could have gotten that one for less $$. My son got the raspberry cheesecake which was sub par. Downtown Thai in Winston has a rockin' raspberry cheesecake, btw. My daughter got the key lime pie which was good except for the whipped cream. I think it was dream whip or something very pre-fab, definitely not real whipped cream. What's up with that? I don't know, this place seemed to have some good points but this evening the cons outweighed the pro by a majority so I think we'll stick closer to home next time. I might consider going back for breakfast, we'll see. I can recommend the chocolate dream cookie. It was fudgy and fresh but hardly worth the trip for one good cookie and for a $130.00 dinner I'm more busy licking my wounds than my lips.
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Winston Salem, NC
Wow what a nice restaurant to have a business meeting or to take a date on a romantic evening! The atmosphere definitely has a trendy feel and the decor is very nice. You won't be able to resist trying their desserts after looking at their refrigerated displays. I was here for lunch and I order the Shrimp and Grits. It was touted to be the BEST... and I would have to vouch that they are RIGHT! Now, don't order this expecting the Charleston style shrimp and grits because it is not that style. However, if you are looking for an awesome meal, look no further. The shrimp they put in here is amazingly large, fresh and tasty! Here is their description... "Old Mill stone ground yellow grits with smoked Gouda cheese, sauté of Jumbo shrimp, Tasso ham, Andouille
sausage and spring onion in a downtown Baton Rouge sauce."

Moving on to desserts... I couldn't resist and ended up ordering a bunch of croissants, cookies and yummy delicacy! I had to stop myself before getting to the cakes so that I don't order everything they had. I look forward to taking my wife out on a date here as it is one of the best restaurants I've been to in the Triad!
August 5, 2006 @ 6:23 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Clemmons, Nc
Its a very unique restaurant. The food and service are excellent, and it serves to all types of customers. It's nice but not too expensive, and always a wonderful experience. It never feels like your dining in dowtown Greensboro, but rather that you are transported to some other exotic location. A wonderful choice for dates and small party dinners or lunches.
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3  out of 5 stars
a diner from undisclosed location
restaurant closed. but still is a good bakery
January 18, 2009 @ 4:27 PM
3  out of 5 stars
a diner from Winston Salem, NC
Let me begin by saying this might be a great dessert place or breakfast place. Dinner in my opinion left much to be desired unfortunately. Our party had four entrees, two good and two not so good. Let's begin with the positive. My daughter had the bone in rib eye with a twice baked potato and bean succotash. It was a tasty cut of meat but the potato couldn't have been smaller. The succotash was alright but nothing to write home about. My son had the maple glazed salmon medium with mashed potatoes and wilted spinich. His meal was the best of all of them. Everything was very flavorful from his plate. My husband got the roast duck with corn pudding. The duck was tender but the sauce just didn't seem to make a good combonation and the corn pudding was so dry and crumbly. Even if they called it corn bread it would have been considered dry. I was anticipating something creamy and light. That was very disappointing. My dinner was a disappointment as well. I got the Chicken Cordon Carolina. It was country ham stuffed inside a chicken breast rolled in vinegar potato chip crumbs. The ham had cheese with it and apparently it was some type of strong goat cheese which I didn't think paired well with this dish. The dish was salty and the cheese distasteful. It came with the worst pureed sweet potatos I ever had. Every ones dish seemed to come with wilted spinich so I guess they got a deal on spinich this week.

On top of the let down in the food dept, the service was mediocre at best. The wait staff seemed untrained and therefore everything was not going smoothly although they were very friendly. But in this type of restaurant with prices around $25 each entree, you would expect knowledgable servers and enough of them. Our waitress seemed a bit frazzled and over worked. When we came in we told the hostess we were a party of five with a baby and they only brought seats for the five of us. The hostess saw that we had three children with us but failed to give us children's menus. We didn't even know they existed until the waitress asked us if we wanted them, yes, duh! We had to put the babyseat on the floor (baby was in it mind you) for nearly five minutes before we could get someone's attention and ask for them to bring her a chair to set her on. That took another 5 to 7 minutes too. That wait was apologized for but why would they not seat the baby in the first place? Then once we finally ordered we were starving and had to ask someone other than our waitress (couldn't find her) to ask for some bread and butter. The bread was really good though- little round multigrain rolls with whipped butter. The waitress forgot to bring my young son an extra plate so I had to ask twice for that.

Finally, after dinner we were at least looking forward to some good sweets. The pecan brownie was good but tasted just like the one at Chick-Fil-A. I could have gotten that one for less $$. My son got the raspberry cheesecake which was sub par. Downtown Thai in Winston has a rockin' raspberry cheesecake, btw. My daughter got the key lime pie which was good except for the whipped cream. I think it was dream whip or something very pre-fab, definitely not real whipped cream. What's up with that? I don't know, this place seemed to have some good points but this evening the cons outweighed the pro by a majority so I think we'll stick closer to home next time. I might consider going back for breakfast, we'll see. I can recommend the chocolate dream cookie. It was fudgy and fresh but hardly worth the trip for one good cookie and for a $130.00 dinner I'm more busy licking my wounds than my lips.