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The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot Details

  • 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!)
    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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    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?"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I do not know his name, but I think the Honey Pot has the most creative Chef in Winston. I love that the Chef changes the menu often so his customers do not get bored. The Honey Pot is Foodie heaven!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at the Honey Pot to celebration our anniversary. It was one of the best meals we can remember having in recent memory. The food was artfully prepared and was delicious. We had pumpkin blossom rellenos for our appetizer (one of the best things I've ever ate), my wife had a feature lobster plate (never been a lobster fan, but my mind may have changed with the one bite my wife shared) and I had a jerk steak (very traditional Caribbean flavors) for our entries, and we had blueberry crème brulee for dessert. While enjoying dessert Honey Pot brought us a complementary champagne toast in celebration of our anniversary. The overall experience was extremely pleasant. We didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Glad that we tried the Honey Pot, but will probably not return. Food wasn't that good for how much we ended up spending. I don't mind spending money on food, but I want to walk away with a memorable dish. Mine was just okay (lobster), as was my husbands (bison bbq). Actually, no one at the table (6 of us) would probably go back. The service was definitely lacking in friendliness and helpfulness. I had heard such good things about this place, so I was pretty bummed out that it really wasn't that great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very limited vegan options, mostly cheesy, meaty comfort foods."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything that we ate, but were disappointed by the wait staff assigned to our table. The staff person overseeing the dining room was very attentive when we asked for help, but our waiter sadly seemed less interested in serving our table and more interested at checking himself out in the mirror...or some other distraction. Will return, and would recommend the food highly. Just hoping for more sincere table service upon our next visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was fair - did not live up to expectations from menu description. Service was fair - but very obviously better for those spending more by ordering wines & drinks. Will not go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant. We found the food well prepared and interesting....lots of local products from farms and dairies we like. The boiled peanuts hummus starter was a superb mix of contrasts in flavor, texture and color. My only complaint is that we were a two-some, had a reservation, came quite early, but were seated at a small table right in the traffic area between the bar and restaurant. Made for a lot of distractions as wait staff brushed by, and even congregated and talked next to our table. Despite that, the food is worth a second visit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "There didn't seem to be any sort of organization in terms of service. An hour in, a server came and told us our ticket had been lost but they would put another in right away. They comped wine and dessert and apologized. Not sure if we will go back. But.... The food was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I grew up in the South which means I grew up on fried chicken. I know my chicken. Honey Pot's buttermilk battered chicken is outstanding; it's cooked perfectly, the batter gives it a nice crusty texture, it's spicy without being overwhelming. Now my mama could cook chicken, and I'm not saying Honey Pot beats hers; I'm just saying to those who might avoid chicken because it is just a little too pedestrian, you might want to reexamine your position and head down Fourth Street to Honey Pot."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Wow Kim Chee! Good selection. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Loved this place. Small with nice ambiance. Kind of farm table meets haute cuisine. There were 4 of us and we got the poutine and little neck clams appetizers. Yummy!! My husband got the lamb belly entre, which was perfectly prepared, but he did not like the very fatty dish. I got the farmers plate with Mac n cheese, which was beautifully presented and delicious. Another friend got the catfish which had a great spice to it and was delicious. They had unique cocktails and beer choices. Definitely a gem on 4th street."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and they have yet to fail to deliver a great meal and night out."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I are big time foodies and this place left us both hesitant to order just one dish each for fear of missing out on their other tasty-looking dishes. Their Grit Puppies, phenomenal from the start, have gotten even better with the new presentation and condiments. The seasonal menu makes repeat trips new and exciting as different dishes appear each time. That said, I hope they never take their fried chicken and Texas Pete honey off the menu, because it is arguably one of the best plates of food I have ever eaten. Each dish offers a rather eclectic grouping of mains and sides and will leave anyone with a pulse and taste buds salivating. Delicious food. Friendly wait staff. Somewhat hipster vibe. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Honeypot offers fantastic seasonal cuisine focusing on local ingredients, which is great. But leaving all that aside, the food is just plain delicious. My wife and I had the sablefish and lamb belly entrees and both were outstanding, on par with anything we've eaten in San Fran, Charleston, Chicago, Seattle, etc. The service was outstanding, too. I basically took my server's word on the best bets for much of the evening and was not even remotely disappointed. It's not inexpensive, but it's worth a splurge for an occasional night out. Great little space, too. One of the hipper spots in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Although the place is very small it delivers a large punch when you come to service and quality of food. A nice menu that changes seasonally, a decent wine list, and a excellent service makes The Honey Pot a great restaurant to go with friends or that special person in your life."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The new menue is wonderful The chef really puts thought in to what he is doing."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I love this place, the menu is limited & the portions aren't southern giant portions, but it's how your are supposed to eat ! The food is wonderful. The farmers plate is excellent !Great ambiance excellent service! A new fav!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Fantastic place for dinner for two - or a group. Wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about menu and wine list. Menu is seasonal, and based on local, fresh ingredients as available. Walk next door to Tate's Craft Cocktails for a pre- or post-dinner drink (or both!) where they often have great live music. Overall a great experience!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I went here due to the reviews on Opentable but I was underwhelmed. I had the steak which was satisfactory. The fries were awesome. My wife had the fried chicken with mac & cheese. The chicken was pretty good but the mac & cheese was way too creamy and lacked flavor. All in all, everything just lacked flavor and I felt they are overpriced for the type of food they are serving."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Tate's owners did a great job on extending the vibe and caliber of goods and services delivered. Top notch menu and service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went there on a Friday night. Had fancy-pants cocktails and probably the best lamb chops ever. I also liked, but did not love, the ceviche. I say like not love because I wanted it to be more fish-y, but that's a personal preference and not the fault of the chef. Also, sit in Kenny's section, if you know what's good for you. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We eat out quite a bit in WS, and I would say they are doing it as well out of the box as I have seen. The food is excellent and well crafted. Too many people think high quality meats or seafood require piles of sauces that eliminate any trace of what you were going to eat. These guys are about the food, and doing it well. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Being our first visit, we tried more items than we normally would in order to sample more things. We tried almost all of the cocktails on the list, and they were delicious. The foie gras appetizer--served as a torchon (new way for us)--was quite good. I had the scallop entree, and my husband had the lamb. Both were cooked perfectly, and all the flavors/sides added to the enjoyment of each dish. We will return, as I get the sense this is a reliably good place. The reason for the 4 stars (vs 5) for ambience is that I noticed some of the seating is banquette-style, with some of the tables close together, and that would not be our favorite way to dine. There are plenty of "regular" tables and booths, however. You need to eat here!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I LOVE this new restaurant right smack in the middle of downtown. This was my third time dining here, and each time has been a great experience. The food is fantastic, very fresh ingredients. Bring back the chilled asparagus soup!!! They had it on the menu for a short time and I was lucky enough to have it. I will keep coming back. Each friend I've brought here has loved the food and experience. The staff is well trained and excellent, very friendly, professional and prompt. Really happy to have such a great quality new restaurant downtown!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the ambience at The Honey Pot, the food was decent but on the smaller portion side for the price. The best part of the meal was the dessert and wine. If we go back I think we might just order small plates and such. Our waitress, although sweet and attentive, seemed to give me the vibe that she was trying to up sell everything. I appreciate pairing wine and food but please recommend a high and mid/low version of a bottle of wine to your guests. It makes people uncomfortable to have the highest priced bottle wine recommended so give options. The cocktails were amazing and I am craving one right now-The Brooklynite=Yum and Ben had the best table side presentation. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was great, yet the portions were a bit small. However, I think we had four servers and a manager attend to us throughout the course of our meal - I never quite knew who to speak to or who we were tipping when we got the bill. That was... strange."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It was a real treat to eat at The Honey Pot Saturday evening. Delicious food with some interesting combinations makes it an adventure when dining out. The service was great and the atmosphere very relaxing. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The atmosphere was upbeat and fun, and our meal was delicious with well thought-out flavor combinations. The waiter was well versed about the menu offerings. We had a reservation but had to wait 10 to 15 minutes. The staff was very apologetic and offered a glass of wine while we waited. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was great, not my favorite, but very good food. A bit overpriced. The restaurant was incredibly loud. Very hard to hold a conversation. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very good food, creative and well presented. The service was very attentive and your foods are not so over sauced that you know what you are eating. Had the Halibut and it was wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014