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Dine at JL Caspers at Roar - JL Casper's, Winston-Salem, NC

JL Casper's

4.6
4.6
17 Reviews
$31 to $50
Speakeasy
A Prohibition restaurant located on the Second floor of ROAR at 633 N.Liberty Street.
Join us for live music every Friday and Saturday!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Contemporary French / American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 917-3008

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Hot Spot

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Great for Lunch

  • Winston Salem

    Fit for Foodies

  • Winston Salem

    Great for Lunch

  • Winston Salem

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JA

    JAMIEP

    Greensboro

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had really high hopes for this restaurant, but was truly disappointed. Took way too long between appetizer to salad and even longer for dinner. 730 reservation and we left at 940. Ford hall seems like a nice option, but wanted a nicer meal. Maybe someone can convince me to come back, but it will be a while unfortunately
  2. d

    datenightjunky

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. Unique small plates and good wine.
  3. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food, and amazing atmosphere! Would love to go back!
  4. SB

    ShelB

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    JL Caspers is a relatively new restaurant, but from what I have experienced, they have it pretty much together. It can be a tad loud for my taste, but once a rather loud table left, it was more pleasant. Food was well prepared , presented well and served in a timely manner. Will be coming back.
  5. ET

    EricaT

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server was very pleasant, yet not very attentive. Water glasses remained empty for extended periods of time and we were only table for awhile. They were aware of gluten sensitivities that I submitted with reservation so that was great. Music was great, a tad loud at times. Food all had excellent flavor, prepared as ordered, fresh!
  6. L

    Lexi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great sever named Jennifer made our night!! Definitely coming back
  7. L

    Loveroffood

    Greensboro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We loved our server, Jennifer, who gave us the best recommendations. Everything she suggested was a 10/10. I look forward to dining here again.
  8. DM

    DorisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious! Service was inconsistent, seemed to be shortage of staff. A lovely lady was trying to sing but noise level made it impossible to enjoy her songs. Not a restaurant for a romantic dinner for two or a table of 4 who would like to hold a conversation.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Kate was wonderful!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I especially loved the duck and the salad that I had. The coconut icebox cake is to die for!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Heather was a wonderful, attentive, and helpful waitress. The food was impeccable. Highly recommend the scallop primavera. Definitely will be returning soon!!
  12. CR

    ChuckR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great experience at JL Caspers last night. I had scallops, which were grilled perfectly, and my wife had salmon, which we agreed was the best salmon either of us had eaten. The wine list was interesting and the cocktails were innovative. The live music was performed well but did not overpower with volume. We look forward to returning soon!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! The server (Heather) did an outstanding job. The food was very tasty, great value for the money. If you get a chance to visit please do. Ask for Heather, she will do you right on service and menu suggestions. We will definitely be back, love how each floor had a different vibe. The roof top had amazing views of the city.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the drinks to appetizers to entrees to dessert was absolutely delicious! Heather recommended different dishes and they were all fantastic (best pork belly app I've ever had)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place. The food, company and atmosphere was great! Those truffle fries were amazing and the pork was perfect! Definitely coming back!
  16. SW

    ShanekaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely amazing!! We ordered the pork y shareable, the pan seared pork chops, the Ribeye, and smores Brownie for dessert. We enjoyed every minute of it. Our waitress made great drink suggestions and was very attentive. We definitely recommend.
  17. BH

    BretteH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent! Can’t say enough good things. We’ll be back!
  18. The reviews below were submitted before August 18, 2022, when this restaurant changed its chef.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for a soft opening dinner, we tried quite a few small plates which all were excellent, our favorites were the Brussel Sprouts, Duck Spring rolls and Mushroom Arancini Balls. The Pork chop and sides were sooo delicious, no food left on that plate. The salmon was delicious as well! Almond Joy Ice Box Pie , Crème Brûlée, Bread Pudding and Blood Orange Keylime Pie we’re all amazing!!! Service was a little slow but to be expected with a new restaurant.
  20. JW

    JudyW

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant!! The food was AMAZING. The best salmon I have ever had. The truffle fries with parmesan and garlic aioli were addicting. My husband had the shrimp and grits and Almond Joy icebox cake for dessert. Fabulous!! Jennifer, our server was top notch. I ordered a whiskey sour and it was made with egg whites. Soooo good! We were visiting from Charleston SC and told the owner to join our city. It would be very successful!! Can't wait to visit family and friends and return!
  21. J

    John

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Where do I begin with this mess called a restaurant. I was in town on business and made a reservation five to six days prior to the night of my scheduled dinner. I provided the restaurant with all of my contact information and even responded to a follow up confirmation email from Open Table letting J L Casper’s know I was definitely coming. Keep in mind, this restaurant requires you place a credit card on file so they can charge you for a no-show situation. The night of our reservation we arrived about 10 minutes early. We proceeded to the host, I told her we had a reservation at 6PM. She gave us a blank stare as we then noticed the restaurant was empty. She went back and talked with someone and came back to us. She stated, “we’re closed for a private event tonight and we can’t accommodate you because we are also ‘reconstructing’ our menu’.” I asked why no one contacted me about this, since they had multiple means of contacting me? No response. She then proceeded to state ‘she just recently found out about the menu ‘reconstruction’ and it was new to her. Again, I asked why didn’t anyone contact me since I had already prepaid parking in a downtown city owned parking lot and had made a special trip to this location? No response from the host. I then asked if I was going to be charged by the restaurant because of their reservation requirements? She stated, “probably not….no defiantly not.” I then stated, “most definitely I better not be charged anything for this.” The host provided a half-baked apology. We immediately left. Never go to this restaurant. Their incompetence is conveyed all over the moment you walk through the door. Read the other reviews, they are also very telling of how this place ‘operates’. Don’t waste your time or money at this restaurant or at Roar’s other offerings at this location.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Do not waste your time or money. Went here for my birthday last night. Service was mediocre at best. For starters, I asked for a drink menu and was told they had Pepsi products… when I clarified I meant alcoholic drinks I was told they only had a wine menu. Which is great, that’s what I wanted. I said okay perfect, then was asked if I wanted to see it. Again I said yes. After we picked a bottle we were brought the bottle. And no glasses. Had to ask for glasses and specify wine glasses. Server seemed confused as why we would need glasses. We ordered 4 apps. Sriracha deviled eggs, Mac n cheese lollipops, charcuterie, and lamb meatballs. The deviled eggs and Mac n cheese lollipops were good. The charcuterie had only two small pieces of one kind of cheese. The prosciutto was gray and dry. The other meats were also greying. One of the lamb meatballs was so over cooked and burnt that it could not be cut through. Another one was straight up raw in the middle. We watched a man at the only other table in the restaurant pull a long hair out of his drink. When we informed the server the charcuterie and meatballs were not up to par she said she would take them off the bill. We then proceeded to ask for the check so we could just leave. She left, then later came back and asked if we wanted to order anything else. We again asked for the check. While my husband was signing the bill the server stood over us. For a restaurant that requires a card for a reservation and charges $20 PER PERSON for a missed reservation, you’d expect better service and food. Overall terrible experience. I should have listened to the other reviews.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Clearly understaffed. We actually walked out after waiting 20 minutes to be greeted by the server.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The environment was phenomenal, the unfortunate part of the service was no working air conditioning and poor wait staff service. Food and drinks were wonderful. Will go again, hopefully with better climate ☺️
  25. MH

    MarkH

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    First steak was over cooked but they fixed it quickly. Table was uneven and rocked, air conditioner was not working so it was quite warm, and it was a bit noisy. Otherwise it was a decent place. I would go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and decor are lovely. The food was just okay especially for the price. Everything needed a little more flavor. I would go back just for the venue and hopefully the food will be better next time.
  27. j

    jamesg

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and people, they just need help like all businesses
  28. J

    Jean

    Raleigh

    82 reviews

    vip

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The buffet on Mother's Day was very good. There were many selections to choose from including one table that just had desserts. Those desserts were wonderful and so fresh. One long table had the warm foods with metal covers to keep them warm. WE would suggest putting labels near the metal covers to tell your customers what each container had. Other than that, it was very good.
  29. CP

    ChrisP

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this new restaurant and the entire development of this space with theatre, game room, bar and restaurant. Joseph and the staff were super friendly and made it very comfortable. We were there for Mother’s Day brunch. Probably not the best way to visit for the first time. Food was overall good, not great, except the appetizer and desert tables. They were top notch and fresh. Look forward to trying JL’s again and eat from the menu.
  30. W

    Wesley

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, food was excellent! Look forward to trying dinner here!
  31. AJ

    AliciaJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Went for Mother's day brunch buffet. The food offered was good. Not all items advertised were available, my husband was especially disappointed that the advertised omelet station wasn't available - this would have impacted our decision to dine here this day. There wasn't clear communication, when it was time to pay the bill we were very surprised that the drinks were not included since there was no pricing given upfront and the drink station was set up buffet style. This was also a disappointment and would we likely won't go back since we greatly dislike places that are not upfront with pricing. There was pretty great disorganization with the flow of things, confusion among the staff, and they weren't completely set up at our 11am reservation. My husband got a bloody mary that didn't even have vodka in it due to the disorganization of the drink area, yet we were charged for an alcoholic beverage as that's what the pay attendant saw on the table. They have some sort of issue with the payment software that was frustrating. The building and the restaurant area are really cool and have a great vibe. I hope this restaurant can pull things together to thrive for other diners. JL Caspers is likely a one and done for us unless we find out there is new management.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I went to this restaurant looking forward to their steaks and they were out of all of their meat including chicken and only had fish. This was not told to us until after appetizers were served and so we ordered Caesar salads which were completely dry and voided from our check. I haven’t been to such a poorly managed restaurant in a while. Worst dining experience I have ever had. This is the first time I have been compelled to write a Yelp review.
  33. KB

    KirkB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Here’s the thing. We had a reservation for 745, we show up a 735, had to wait 5 minutes before the hostess shoes up. She ask us to go to the bar until the table is ready. No problem, we go have a drink at the bar and chill, we’re almost done with our drinks and the hostess tells us our table is ready. Now we can see the whole place while at the bar and that table was empty. No problem we take a seat , we still have our drinks from the bar. She pours us some water, apologizing for the wait and says your server will be with you shortly. We finish our drinks and for 20 minutes every server the had walked by us without saying a word. So we left..
  34. ST

    SabrinaT

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a loaded baked potato and fried green tomatoes It was delicious. The woman singing jazz in the back ground made the experience a great one also.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nothing was “amazing”…just good. Seems like the place has potential, they just need more time to get it together.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly congenial waitstaff. Will definitely recommend to others.
  37. PM

    PatrickM

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    We loved the set up nice atmosphere!! Poor service from start to finish. Our server was GREAT!! They don’t have enough help!! One server doing the work of 2 people!! Food was awful, we didn’t get what we wanted plus ! ITS BRUNCH AND NOOO COFFEE CUPS!!! Means NO COFFEE WOW!! But our server can only control what she can control!!! Never again for brunch!! But we will try the evening events looks pretty cool!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love the place but it was clearly understaffed. Our server was great but you can tell she was doing the work of two servers. Thank goodness the food was good and the people watching even better. I will be back. Hope their staffing issues improve.
  39. DW

    DydraW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Service was really slow, might not have had enough wait staff. Great music and the rooftop is really nice. Food was average.
  40. DM

    DrMax

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the understanding the this was their opening foray into the Sunday brunch melange, their not having our two menu choices was but a minor speed bump. After the owner took us on a personal tour of the entire facility, we had a wonderful brunch meal. This is truly an eclectic, unique facility that effectively bridges the gap between entertainment and exceptional dining options. Enjoy a piadina while bowling a string? Sure. How about a Nashville hot chicken sandwich after finishing the front 9? Absolutely! If you can’t find the perfect meal, the tastiest beverage (I think each beer wall has good 30 choices), or be entertained by the live music, the amazing decor, or the truly amazing view from the rooftop bar, you’re in the wrong city.
  41. PW

    PamW

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was our first time trying ROAR. It has an energetic, fun vibe to it that even these 60 year olds enjoyed. Our table was comfortably spaced from others and our waiter was great - friendly and knowledgeable. I had crab cakes, another had salmon, and another had filet. All were good - not outstanding, roll your eyes in joy - but good.

FAQs

JL Casper's is rated 4.6 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for JL Casper's

633 N Liberty St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2912

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Winston-Salem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Contemporary French / American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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