The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.honeypot-wsnc.com/
  • Phone: (336) 893-9471
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Tuesday-Friday 11:00-2:00
    (note: we do not accept reservations for lunch,just come on in!)
    Dinner
    Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-9:30
    Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off site lunches and catering available daily beginning in May. For groups larger than 8 please contact us at info@honeypot-wsnc.com or call us at (336)893-9471 in advance to ensure availability.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th St and Cherry St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public deck parking located on Cherry between 4th St and 5th St. Street parking also available for free after 6:00pm and on weekends.
A word from The Honey Pot
New Southern brasserie featuring a variety of hyper-seasonal chef inspired dishes and well executed comfort food.

We are not currently taking reservations for lunch but are more than happy to take call-aheads!

In order to book a reservation for a party larger than 8 please let us know!
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The Honey Pot reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (40)special occasion (29)hot spot (26)romantic (24)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (11)good for groups (10)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • great anniversary experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Joey the hostess is fantastic! She went over and beyond to make our Anniversary so special and nice! We felt like real VIPs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Lefty
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We always have a fabulous time. Fantastic food, great service, and a world-class bartender!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed
    singingtwin
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    When I called to move the reservation back 15 min. I was asked if this was my first time? If it was a special occasion? and are there any dietary restrictions or allergies that the chef should be aware of?....really impressed me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the new menue
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Always great. The effort to improve the variety of wines offered at good quality and fair prices is a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better each time
    WSMatt
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great, (relatively) new, local spot in the heart of downtown W-S (4th and Cherry). Food is always very fresh with a rotating menu (every 30-45 days). Service was improved over my last visit. Place was packed by 7:30. I will defintely be back soon to see what they add to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small but Mighty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I was surprised that Honey Pot wasn't larger but enjoyed our visit. The food was very good with interesting choices of sides to compliment the entrées. The wine was very nice. I would return for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zero stars for service
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Don't take the last reservation of the evening. You'll be delaying the staff's trip to the bar. Never felt so rushed in a restaurant--literally hovering over me while I ate. After we left, the server that claimed he had to work at the restaurant until midnight actually got a drink served to him at bar next door before I did. Tacky. It's unfortunate, because the food was good. Will not return, and recommend that they just stop taking reservations after 9 if you're going to treat people this way.
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  • Great!
    lorac6
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was delicious, wait staff was excellent and friendly with a nice atmosphere. I will be back next time in Winston-Salem. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining spot
    Martye
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a very nice dining experience here. They were very friendly and attentive. We shared a cheese plate, which was very tasty. Entrees were delicious and very well presented. Overall, one of the best dining experiences we have had in Winston Salem. There were 3 of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but there are better
    Mixed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A mixed bag -- some of our food was delicious, other entrees were either so-so or even pretty bad. Honestly we felt they tried to hard to be creative and we were just looking for great comfort food w a flair ... And it ended up not delivering. There are other spots that hit on all cylinders. Service was upstanding and the place was cute.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting and delicious menu
    wakeparent
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at The Honey Pot, our server was charming and the food really wonderful. They have a great wine list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dinner
    FoodonecanobieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic Dinner for two!! Excellent Food!! Wondeful service!! I will be dining at Honey Pot frequently.... Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful menu
    Spicyfoodlover25VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my first visit and I didn't really expect much. The pumpkin blossom app and sweetbread apps were outstanding. The farmers platter veggie entree was heaven with a wide assortment of local vegetables. Loved the music playing in the background ranging from Dylan to fleetwood mac. If you want to try something new and you are tired of the usual in the area, give Honey Pot a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Waste Your Time
    JennAndPete
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I had high hopes but was sadly disappointed. The hostess and server were nice. However the food was horrible. My husband had a $27 steak which literally was only 6 small slices of meat and had a weird tangy taste. My $19 selection was dark meat chicken (all they have) which was bland. The collard greens were gross and the Chef does not allow substitutes. Who wants to eat collard greens at a hippy downtown restaurant anyway? A fresh salad would have been nice. Maybe some people enjoy this, but we enjoy eating. We left this restaurant out $50 and starving.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food. Good Wine. Good place.
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I love the menu here. We come time after time and have yet to be disappointed. They are honestly interested in raising the standard for wine here, and doing a good job of it. Love they are beginning to focus on the wines of France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in Winston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Glad to see a downtown establishment with local foods and flair. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so so this time
    Kboy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Still like this place but the shine is off. Wines not available that are on the menu. Need another red meat option. We will be back...but it will be awhile as we explore other options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we wanted to like this restaurant
    nate
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    decor is great. the hostess lovely,,,, but the service was not great and the menu was also disappointing. There are no safe bets for someone who wants salad and inventive but satisfying fish or chicken entree. It felt like the chef was trying a bit too hard to be daring. And the food that that was inventive was only so-so. The waiter seemed genuinely confused that we ordered some appetizers to share and was urging us to order entrees althought the restaurant did not seem crowded.... Would like to try again... Please add some staples grilled fish, chicken or beef....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK
    4dining
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant but were not impressed. There was no flexibility in the menu - i.e. substitute one vegetable for another. The mushrooms in the Farmers Choice plate were odd - almost slimy, and there was very little to the entre. The decor is upscale and the wait staff is very pleasant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fourth Street Find
    jeepster3
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Honey Pot is tucked beside Tate's on Winston Salem's "Restaurant Row". Indoor dining for "early birds" is pleasant. We sat in the window and watched the world stroll by between courses. If you are up for a more rambunctious scene, ask for outdoor seating next to Tate's Patio! The food was beautiful and tasty. I recommend the melon salad. It was sweet with just a touch of savory. Our entrees and sides were well seasoned with a smoky heat without overpowering the natural flavor. I wish they served the breast or whole Poulet Rouge, although the leg portions were generous. This is a nice addition to the row.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Honey Pot finds another gear
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This season's menu showcases the growingly impressive work of the line cooks. This still young foodie haven is growing up to fulfill the vision of the chef. He gives credit to the confidence and growing skill set of the ones who brave the heat alongside him. The new menu is their latest showcase. The tasting with pairings bears repeating. An amuse bouche started the sea/water celebration.Carolina pickled shrimp paired with avocado and champagne. Next a house-smoked salmon terrine. Next succulent scallops sourced by local favorite Sea Products. Next crisp duck on coconut rice on house green curry paired with a wonderful chateauneuf. Dessert was a riff on peanut butter and jelly but grown up with a generous serving of foie gras. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Some great new dishes, love the almost monthly seasonal updates. Best thing going downtown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love this place. Great food delivered by good people. An important step up for the WS food scene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Disappointing
    PreppyDiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Suggested we dine here for friend's birthday based on the "rave" reviews for the fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.....Mac and cheese was wet, not very cheesy, and had an interesting flavor. Fried chicken was very disappointing because you could only order a leg quarter (dark meat), which is ridiculous considering the cost ($18). Flavor of batter was good but the leg quarter was so fatty (skin) underneath the batter, it was disgusting! Positive note, the corn fritters were delectable. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her ranch pork ribs. They were delicious and were falling off the bone. Her main complaint was you can not do substitutions on side items.
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  • Always good
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Staff is excellent and attentive. Love the food here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honey Pot
    encurtido
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Really tasty, sophisticated execution, and a great "farmer's plate" of fresh and inventively prepared vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter was awesome. He was smart and provided us details about each dish. He even was aware not to bring two appetizers at one time but to bring them as seperate courses. Food was great very different and dynamic. Wine's by the glass were also a good selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks For The Meal
    dfurst
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had been looking forward to this meal for awhile, and Honey Pot did not disappoint. It is a small, tucked away restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem. The service was spot on, food was adventuresome, and the ambience was quite lovely. Add this to your list of nice places to eat while in Winston-Salem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Honey-licious at the Honey Pot
    whatworks
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner at the Honey Pot is a delicious, but LOUD, experience. Ambient noise makes dinner conversation challenging. Food was very good, with excellent fresh ingredients. Be sure to save room for dessert. The Grilled Pound Cake should not be skipped!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu, not the noise
    OpenTableFanVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our second time dining at the Honey Pot. We started with the cheese plate (outstanding!), a curried corn pureed soup (amazing!) and the spicy shrimp (fantastic!). My husband had the fried chicken for the second time and it was just as good as the first time. I had the lobster tasting; while the lobster salad was tremendous, especially with the brioche, the tail was a tad overcooked. My son's catfish was delectable. The wine selection is limited but with very good options. The only drawback of the Honey Pot is that we literally had to shout to hear each other - it's that loud. It's in a small space with tables close to each other and a bar area right next to the dining room. Great food, though!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chef's choice? Jump on it.
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Chef's tasting menus are not offered by Chef every evening. I jump on it when he does. I do not need to know what will be next until it arrives at my table. I know the food will flow beautifully from one dish to the next, sometimes with surprises which do not disappoint. Wine pairings with each plate were equally surprising this Friday night. When we arrived at 7:30, the dining room was slammed. Diners lingered. The excitement of the evening was palpable. At the end, after many generous portions, we opted for cheeses instead of always-good dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    MelissaNC2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a true find!! I had an out of town friend visiting, and this was a perfect dining choice. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    MrsGoldy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were excited to try the Honey Pot but found the food over priced for what it was: a good attempt with mediocre execution. The flavors lacked the "wow" factor which is what we expected for the price. Plus the room was so noisy that we had to practical tell across the table. Not exactly the romantic date night we had in mind. I doubt we will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a try- but a bit pricey
    biggieb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good local foods when available. Very small, limited space so make reservations. Even so, enjoy a cocktail by Beau at the bar until the table is ready. Prob skip the dessert. First was cheesecake- Yucky- hard, no flavor. They brought out creme brule next. Right consistency, but no flavor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Best restaurant in WS. Hands down Staff is considerate and knowledgeable Chef has updated the menue 4 times in 6 moths to meet the season and offer creative new dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Hostess and wait staff were fabulous - helpful but not intrusive. Very flexible as we had young children with us. Awesome staff. Cocktails are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Presentation...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    ... and very creative pairings. Our first visit. We dined on the cheese plate (YUM - must try. Loved the presentation, the onion chutney and almond butter that accompanied), salmon and tuna dinners. Again, loved the presentation and creativity of pairings. Tuna was med-rare (ordered it rare but still good) and a nice sized portion. Unfortunately, the salmon is farm-raised and it was apparent. Tasteless and over-cooked. And the potato cake IMHO was raw and inedible. Cute place. Loved the dish towels as napkins. Not romantic but it doesn't claim to be. My dinner date complained the entire time about a "musty smell". It didn't bother me. But perhaps it smelled this way b.c of recent deluge?
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  • Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm!
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Yes, the ingredients, flavors and plating are wonderful. The umami that makes The Honey Pot special to me is Enthusiasm of those who prepare the meal. Saturday night, Chef Matt was in the kitchen. He sends out plates with such energy as if to say, "Try this!" Sommelier Beau, as in bow tie, offers pairings with verve. Our server Saturday, Kenny, was all about, "How did you like it?!", invoking, delighted, in thankful affirmative responses. I am fortunate to travel broadly in this country and truly blessed to have food sometimes offered by people who care. The Enthusiasm ingredient is special. Two spots where I can count on it are Sons and Daughters in San Francisco, and, usually, FIG in Charleston. Now, The Honey Pot in Winston-Salem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food attentive staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went on a Wednesday. We were in a bit of a rush and our server made sure we had a great meal in a timely fashion. I'll be going back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the The Honey Pot reviews archive.
  • Wonderful food and service
    NCAggie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our second time dining here and had a wonderful experience. The cocktails, appetizers and entrees were all delicious and the service was very attentive and excellent. The catfish on the current menu is amazing and we would like to go back before they switch their menu again. I think they have had four menus since they've opened so always something fresh and new but be warned, old favorites may not be on there the next time you visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.