Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro
Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro

Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mozelles.com/
  • Phone: 3367035400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Dinner: Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Serving Brunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm and Dinner Menu ALL DAY
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Serving Brunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm and Dinner Menu ALL DAY
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Janis Karathanas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Private Parties at Your Home or Office
    We will happily bring our yummy food to you and send our waitstaff to serve your guests. Call to schedule your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties at Mozelle's
    Why make a mess at your home or office when you can enjoy our atmosphere and food and not have to worry about the clean-up?

    On Our Covered Patio
    From a small intimate gathering to a feisty celebration with 30 people, the bistro's covered patio will comfortably accommodate. Heated in the winter, cooled in the summer, and open-air for spring and fall — the patio is perfect anytime.

    Reserve the Entire Restaurant
    Need the royal treatment? We will close our doors to everyone else and your event can use our main dining area, covered open-air patio as well as our sidewalk seating. (70+ seats)
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer, Janis or Tamara 3367035400
  • Special Events: For Special Events or for Parties more than 6, please call the restaurant and speak with a manager. Thanks!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brookstown Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: For dinner diners there is also a parking lot directly behind our restaurant that you may access on Burke Street in addition to street parking.
A word from Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro
Welcome to Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, a downtown Winston-Salem restaurant. The cuisine at Mozelle's is southern-inspired and comprised of the finest and freshest ingredients. In addition to great food, patrons enjoy our cozy and lively atmosphere. Come for lunch or dinner with friends and family, or reserve our open-air covered patio and allow Mozelle's to host your events. For parties larger than 6 please call the restaurant.
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Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (90)great for outdoor dining (78)fit for foodies (73)special occasion (52)great for lunch (49)romantic (36)great for brunch (32)notable wine list (15)hot spot (15)scenic view (7)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • A new meaning for "slow" food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was slow (it seemed very busy for a Wednesday evening), our table at the end of the indoor dining area was too warm, but the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tomato pie. Yum!
    Stoink
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had to let that tomato pie cool off a little before I could start chomping, but it was wonderful. My friend seemed to like the barbecue and the mac and cheese. I was not wild about the fried pickles, but I kept eating them. Compulsively.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing special entree
    NCDeaconVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My husband had the pork ribeye special and it was out of this world. The side of green bean casserole needs to be added to the regular menu. The whole restaurant was raving about it. My husband subbed mashed tomatoes for the Spanish rice (which didn't seem to fit). And he said it was one of the best meals he's ever had! Topped off with Mozelles bread pudding, he was a happy boy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your average fried chicken
    richinlove
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I am wary of "southern cuisine" because it is often too filling and heavy, but this was neither, and it was superb - familiar food with a fresh twist. We had fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and creme brulee, all of which were delicious. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Lit Spot
    Robin
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was the first time my husband ate at Mozelles and he loved it. My hubby is a finicky eater and I was hoping he would like the food and he did. The restaurant is a such a lit quaint restaurant with the most amazing food and the service is always good. It's a small restaurant with much character indeed. One would love the meatloaf and fried chicken. They are both succulent dishes with the spicy collard greens. It is a restaurant one should try for great southern eating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    Btob
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. We sat outside and had a nice view of 4th strret in Winston-Salem. As we wre outside, the noise level was very low. Just a few passinfg cars on a Saturday evening. The food was very food and well presented. It's a small place and the outside seating was a very nice touch. Since we did not dine inside I cannot comment on teh experience doing that. If I return in the winter months and dine inside I'll comment on that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie food
    TMendelsohn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fantastic brunch, be bold, but if you're reading this, I already know you are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best foodscallops and
    LoveToEatDowntown
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Scallops and flank steak were the best. And the bread pudding is to die for. Service is often hit and miss especially if Jennifer is not there
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Brenda
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I had lunch at Mozelle's last Sunday, and we'll definitely be back. The food was wonderful - I had fried chicken and my husband had the shrimp and grits. Out waiter was top notch! Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites
    NCDeaconVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Sitting at a sidewalk table, enjoying a bottle of wine and delicious food, on a beautiful late summer evening, dinner doesn't get much better than this. I had that evening's special which was NC Trout with roasted vegetables and a delicious cream sauce. My husband enjoyed the Scallop appetizer with risotto, and a house salad and was equally content. Will was our wonderful server. Pretty much a perfect dinner. Just sad we had no room for the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great date night
    foodlogicVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our food was awesome and our waiter new everything on the menu like the back of his hand. My boyfriend and I had a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite a find
    VinceKerrazzi
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A fantastic example of the phrase "Southern Bistro". This restaurant had fantastic food for reasonable prices, and exemplary service. I will certainly be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations Meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had heard about this place and finally got there to try it. It has a diner feeling and a good selection on the menu. Prices are also very reasonable. It is in a neighborhood which has a nice feel. Definitely a place to put on your list if you have not tried yet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved Mozelle's. Food was excellent. I had the BELT, Bacon Egg Lettuce and Tomato on a wonderful croissant. Delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food; go early
    WinstonGrandma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    small restaurant in high demand, so difficult to get in for dinner without reservations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware the collard greens
    Cindy48NC
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I got the collard greens with bacon, b/c they are good for you & I love bacon. They were rather greasy & WAY too hot. I have no idea what made them so hot, but my eyes were running & 2days later my tongue still feels burned.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Delicious Southern food, with a flare. Very tasty! I loved every minute of it. Service gracious enough
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic gem
    lonestarcornhusker
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Daughter and I were doing the college tour--hitting Wake Forest. What a gem of a restaurant! Neat older area of Winston-Salem. Charming wait staff and interesting diners. Ate inside but had a beautiful view of the outdoors and the folks dining outside--one with a beautiful dog by their side. Entrees were top notch but the desserts were exquisite. We split a chocolate creme brûlée--subtle chocolate--and just perfect. The bread pudding with pecans, etc. was comfort food extraordinaire. The whole trip put Wake Forest at the top of my daughter's list to date---and this restaurant certainly could only have helped. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and good food
    westender
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were running late for our reservation but the restaurant called and they held our table for us. Very friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    winstongirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    All four in our party found our dinners to be delicious. Salmon was cooked perfectly, collards were nice and spicy, beet salad was a lovely new menu item. We were there on Thursday when Mozelle's offers four wines for $4 per glass. We found the wines offered to be to our liking and were impressed that they were good quality. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent!
    Localmammal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been a Mozelle's regular since it opened. The food and service are always perfect, I never hesitate to take anybody there because I know the visit will be a success! They keep the old standbys and favorites while always introducing new specials, etc., which I think is the right approach for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow down, please
    WaldVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have dined there many times., this time with out of town guests. The food is always great. This time we were eating our salads, when the entrees arrived. the restaurant was not full and there was no reason to rush us. Because there was not rally room on the table for all the plates, it was awkward and made us rush. Slow down, please!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints!
    LulaJ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We can always count in Mozelle's to deliver a delicious meal, and as usual we were not disappointed! We even took our kids (for the first time) and sat outside. We all enjoyed our food and left happy and looking forward to coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mozelle's Menu
    Foodluva
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was my second trip to this upscale Southern cuisine restaurant downtown Winston-Salem. The reinvention of these Dixie favorites has gotten me hooked on this little gem. I'm planning my way on working my way through the entire menu, but thus far the flat iron steak with collards and the fried chicken (amazing grits) have got me looking forward to our next visit. The restaurant is small and intimate so be sure and make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First-time guest - Birthday
    NorthernSouthern
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Recommended by a colleague and was a delight for my family and my 12 and 13 year old children. The southern entrees were familiar dishes, with appealing presentation and amazing taste. Fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    NCDeaconVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great food, but uncomfortable inside temp. Really warm inside, when temps are too hot to eat outside.Feel sorry for the cook staff, they must be sweltering. We got the Oso Bucco special, which was delicious. Also the Fried Chicken which is a trademark, always delicious. My husband says Mozelle's needs to revamp their seating/building conditions, inside and out, and the place would be perfect. I tend to agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best salmon ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We visited Mozelles for our anniversary. We had the salmon and the tomato pie. The salmon was cooked to perfection and was definitely the best salmon I've ever tasted! The bread pudding for dessert was incredible. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back to this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    hate2cook
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have had dinner here 3 times in the past 2 months, and each time everyone at the table loved their selection. It is difficult to choose just 1 entree as the best: chicken with peach chutney, tomato pie, meatloaf medallions…………We would like to see the chocolate cream pie there permanently!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    Greatlocalfind
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Freshly prepared! Perfection Meatloaf and Shrimp and Grits! Personable and attentive waitstaff.5
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its all about the food
    StevemVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I always love the neighborhood feel and smallness of the place. The star is is the food. From the creative dishes, wonderful flavors and southern feel theres no other like it anywhere. Lunch is equally as good as dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Outstanding
    samgood
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A hidden gem in downtown Winston-Salem. The food is always creative, the service great and flavors blend like thanksgiving at mom's. A great place to people watch but the view from the counter of the kitchen ballet is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops and Oso Bucco
    NCDeaconVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I had the scallop appetizer which had 2 nice size scallops, with a lovely little salad that was full of taste. Other side was a nice herb farro. Hubby had the nightly special of pork Oso Bucco. It was cooked nicely and fork tender. Just needed more sauce for more taste. Pea and corn salad light and tasty. Finished with vanilla key lime pie. Probably high light of meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    DashDiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This place does not disappoint. The gourmet meatloaf with cheese grits and spicy greens was amazing. I also had a bite of my girlfriend's scallops and they were probably that best that I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap & Cheerful!
    FredBloggsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A great little spot with great food! We enjoyed the dinner so much we returned the next day (we are from out-of-town).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    89Bob
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Visited for 30th Anniversary. Food was great! Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    GMK1
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Favorite spot for most any ocassion. Probably not the best place for kids, but kids who don't need a lot of space to move around or be active, would be fine. I'm sure there's a reason I should order something besides the tomoto pie, I just haven't figured that reason out yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration special
    Outadvent
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Went to enjoy a birthday and it was the right choice. Marvelous tomato pie, and solid entrees for the others. Flavorful, attractive presentation, and great service. Be warned that reservations are in order--there is limited seating and while we were there several groups were turned away. Mozelle's is one of our favorites for a casual dinner on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything at mozelles is impeccable. The food, service, and atmosphere are top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    Foodlover2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food and excellent service.It was our second visit and definitely we look forward to many others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Mozelle's has yet to disappoint, this is an amazing restaurant for great food, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate