The Honey Pot

The Honey Pot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.honeypot-wsnc.com/
  • Phone: (336) 893 9471x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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The Honey Pot reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (45)romantic (34)notable wine list (32)hot spot (28)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (8)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fourth Street Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
  • 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.
  • Great Chef
    Carlotta
    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!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Food
    AandEBlackburn
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was just okay.
    wishfuldiner
    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.
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  • CybBncVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Very limited vegan options, mostly cheesy, meaty comfort foods.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality eats; disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MMN2014
    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.
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  • Good new restaurant in W-S
    WaldVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, service was not
    KellysVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your mama's fried chicken
    Church
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Kboy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, great service. Wow Kim Chee! Good selection. We will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Shaker
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We have eaten here several times and they have yet to fail to deliver a great meal and night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eclectic, Gourmet Deliciousness
    Southerngent
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've had in Winston
    WSNCtraveler
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little hidden spot
    WSHurricaneVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    WsncVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The new menue is wonderful The chef really puts thought in to what he is doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like Denver Colorado
    JessiCat
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    KCoxNC
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet