Katharine Brasserie & Bar

4.7
777 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
The Katharine Brasserie + Bar in downtown Winston Salem blends traditional brasserie fare with southern cooking along with a noteworthy daily happy hour.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 777 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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RobertZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and the selection. We would recommend it.

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OliviaW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous brunch, highly recommend the French Toast!

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vipLisa
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed The Katharine! Very tasty cocktails and food, as well as wonderful service, in a beautiful Art Deco setting.

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LisaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katherine's has a most pleasant atmosphere. It is a gorgeous place to have dinner.
The food was excellent.

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Bombay66
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice place good food. I would go back. Went while staying at the hotel

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, service and ambiance. We loved dining at Katharine and we’re honestly shocked when the bill came. Would have paid double. Amazing place!

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review from your experience. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we would be thrilled to host you again super soon! Cheers!

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NMurWS
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had made a reservation several weeks ago and could only get bar seating. However, when we were sat at the bar it wasn’t exactly bar seating. They had tried to use their server station as bar seating. We were crammed in a corner below bar level with their stash of extra chairs. Obviously, this is not what we had in mind. That being said the moment we complained about the less than favorable conditions they sat us at a very nice booth.
Our server gave fantastic service, attentive & friendly. Cocktails took a little while but they were very busy so understandable. The French soup was delicious as was the Chicken au Poivrè Flambé & Crème Brûlée. The cheeseburger was fair at best. Overall, it was a good experience but a bit overpriced. $15 cocktails and $26 chicken weren’t worth the price tag.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review from your experience. The Katharine apologizes and takes full responsibility on the mix up of your first seating arrangement. We will definitely take your feedback about pricing into consideration moving forward, but are happy to hear you were pleased with our staff and dishes! We would be grateful for the opportunity to host you again in the future!

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JimmyM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to go for a once a year special occasion.

I think they need to reevaluate the pricing. I mean seriously the bill should not have been $159.00 for two people. 2 before dinner cocktails and 2 salads, 2 main entrees and 2 waters and 1 dessert. We went to Village Tavern the week before and had appetizer, 2 salads, 2 main entrees, dessert and two cocktails and two drinks with the meal for $83.00 less and the food was just as good if not better.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We will definitely take your feedback about pricing into consideration moving forward. We hope to host you again in the near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I’ve dined at the Katharine many times and always enjoy the fantastic staff, delicious food, and beautiful ambiance. However, we were disappointed in our most recent visit. I made a reservation on open table about 2 months ago, noting that this was an anniversary occasion. We arrived a couple minutes prior to the reservation and were asked to wait by the bar. We were sat 15+ minutes after our reservation time at the bar area instead of in the restaurant, despite noticing some empty tables moments later in the restaurant. Our table was shared with another group at the other end of the table, without being asked if we were okay with a shared table. It look ~25 minutes for someone to take a drink order, and 45+ minutes for someone else (no staff ever introduced themselves as our server for the evening) to stop by to see if we needed anything ( at which point we ordered dinner). To be honest, I was considering asking to get takeout and leave at that point. Due to COVID restrictions in North Carolina, including alcohol and dining curfews, the delay in service hindered our ability to pursue the rest of our evening according to plans. I’m hesitant to even leave this review because I love dining at the Katharine and have done so many times, but I hope the feedback can be helpful. While I still enjoyed the evening and the great food, the service experience overall was not at all what I’d expect from this restaurant.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We are disappointed to hear how your time at The Katharine went. We clearly missed the mark on service and take full responsibility. We would be grateful for the opportunity to host you and your partner again in the future.

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JLowry3402
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good service, good food, and good drink. This was our first visit to this establishment and we were very pleased. Our party tried their escargot, French onion soup, veal, duck, and salmon. Each dish was esquisite. We had their Bordeaux wine which was tasty. Our server gave us just the right amount of attention. We really enjoyed ourselves and will surely come back.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a variety of our dishes. Our culinary team is the best! We would be thrilled to host you and your party again super soon!!

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EyannaL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoey was our waiter for the night and she went over and beyond our expectations. The food was amazing.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Eyanna, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and give one of our servers an awesome shoutout! We would love to host you and your group again very soon. Cheers!!

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MichaelMelinda
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perhaps not as French as it used to be but quality remains outstanding.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration moving forward, but are happy to hear you still were pleased our quality. We would be thrilled to host you again in the future! Hope to see you soon!

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KatherynK
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had an amazing date night here. The menu is intriguing and each thing we tried was absolutely delicious.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 11, 2021

Katheryn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our menu and dishes. We would love to host you and your husband again very soon!

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BrookeE
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The frisee salad and french onion soup were great. I had a filet and my husband had the NY strip. My steak was cooked perfectly, but a little tough. His NY strip was way overcooked. We both ordered medium rare, his was medium to med well. He ate 1 bite. The waitress asked if it was ok and he said it was over cooked, but it was still on our bill. We didn't complain, but I was a little disappointed that we still paid full price for a meal he didn't eat. Also, I was slightly unimpressed with a side of french fries. I understand they call them frites so you can charge more, but they seemed like frozen french fries. They didn't even taste like homemade fries. I expected more from a high end restaurant.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 16, 2021

Brooke, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We clearly missed the mark on service during your time at The Katharine and take full responsibility. We would be grateful for the opportunity to host you and you group in the future.

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ToniaM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was SO NICE!! Our server on the 14th was a lil more personable & attentive than this gentleman.

We always enjoy seeing and talking with Raymond! Such a gentleman!

Food was outstanding, as is custom!

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on February 11, 2021

Tonia, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We would be thrilled to host you and your group again super soon!

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vipWizardOfBalance
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is without exception one of the best restaurants in the region. We love going and will return as often as we can. We even enjoyed watching the hotel guests (and their dogs) come and go as we ate.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such an awesome review from your experience! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We would be thrilled to host you again soon for some more dog watching and delicious dishes - cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!! Will definitely revisit :-)

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience! We hope to host you again soon!

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was good but slow. They may have been short staffed that evening. Food was good and the prices were a value. The restaurant is beautiful and clean. Restrooms were very nice and clean as well. Would definitely go again.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Angie, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience! We're so happy you enjoyed our dishes and interior. The Katharine will definitely use the feedback you provided to improve our service moving forward. We would be thrilled to host you again in the future. Hope to see you soon!

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vipAmandaD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bar seating is situated such that the door to the patio remains in use and creates an exceptional gust of freezing cold wind that hits every table in the bar area. Additionally, the bar tables are set up against a wall of drafty exterior doors. You cannot sit at these tables without wearing a winter coat. The hostess acknowledged that it’s “a bit cool” in the bar, but was unable to seat us elsewhere. Therefore, we left, rather than try to enjoy an expensive dinner in such cold, uncomfortable conditions.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Amanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We clearly missed the mark on service during your time at The Katharine and take full responsibility. We would be grateful for the opportunity to host you and you group in the future. Thank you again for the feedback.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service And food were both excellent. Due to Covid, restrictions were in place, But that did not affect the overall enjoyable dining experience. I would highly recommend Katharine’s to all my friends.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Julie, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience! As we navigate our service industry during the pandemic, we're happy to hear you had a positive experience while also feeling safe. We would be thrilled to host you and your friends super soon!

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vipSarahT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to The Katharine since it first opened. At first it was really really good. Then it was not that good at all. But we kept coming. Since that time, it has had a lot of changes and transitions. What made me want to write a review a few days later is that our experience has stuck with me.

Our New Year’s Eve dinner was fantastic from start to finish as far as food and beverage —this restored our faith in this beautiful venue and its culinary talent. This was the first time we can recall every single thing we ordered was on point. The service was prompt and polite, but....wWould have given this 5 stars for service if our server was engaged in the food she was not, and that is ok. But if she had been—we would have given 5 stars.

My husband and did a split menu with intent to share everything—-so we ordered one NYE menu and one regular menu. Started with escargot with herbed puff pastry—-excellent. NYE menu we chose was the scallops and then off the regular menu the French-inspired half chicken. Excellent. Wine pairings were great. Will go back again based on food alone. If the server scould seem excited as well—it would elevate the experience of those of us who go out to eat for a next level experience.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and thank you for your continued loyalty. We're so happy you enjoyed a variety of our dishes. The Katharine will definitely use the feedback you provided about our server to improve moving forward. We hope to host you and your husband again soon!

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vipATL30309
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent. I enjoyed the North Carolina trout and escargot. My date enjoyed the pork chop. All dishes were tasty. When I paid for dinner with my IHG platinum card I was told that I could have had a special dish made by the chef. Wish I had known that before dinner was over.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review from your experience! We're so happy you enjoyed our dishes. The Katharine will definitely take the IHG platinum card feedback into account moving forward. We hope to host you and your date again in the future!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner and drinks with friends. Friendly and very accommodating staff and servers. Always my favorite dining experience in Winston-Salem.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We would be thrilled to host you and your friends again in the future. Hope to see you soon!

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vipGeoffM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We hope to host you again in the future!

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JaneW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was leisurely and very pleasant, including the downtown view.
Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and the food is outstanding. Two of my favorites are the French shrimp cocktail and the pork chop. Highly recommend this brasserie!

Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Responded on January 20, 2021

Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit feedback from your experience. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the French shrimp cocktail and the pork chops - our culinary team is the best! We would be thrilled to host you and your group again in the future. Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few GO-TO spots that I *know the meal will be amazing. Perfect for date night, celebrations or when you want a PERFECT quality meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Excellent service.

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AnnaT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Everything was delicious and the drinks were just as tasty!

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JackD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great visit to Katherine. Food and service always great.

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BrianB
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Katherine Brasserie is located in downtown Winston Salem NC at 401 N Main St (27101) inside the historic R.J. Reynolds building. Fun fact: this 314-foot Art Deco skyscraper was the inspiration for the Empire State Building in NYC. My wife and I had lunch at Katherine's on Thanksgiving day (I don't believe they are usually open for lunch). They offered traditional Thanksgiving food and nontraditional fare on the big day. We choose the latter and were not disappointed in any way. We shared (there is a small splitting fee) the Mussels (amazing) and North Carolina Trout (even more amazing) paired with a bottle of Metairie Chardonnay. I really wish I could adequately describe the flavors. Everything worked well together. Each and every bite was incredible. The service was great. Since the restaurant is downtown, parking can be hard to come by. We parked a half a block away but they do offer valet parking. This was truly wonderful experience in a warm, clean, safe and inviting environment. We can't wait to go back!

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vipWizardOfBalance
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food and service I've had this year. I'll most definitely go again and this time I won't wait for a holiday.

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Renjammin
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was a great! Large portions.

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CareyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We heard great things but we’re disappointed with the food. It was decent but nothing we’d ever go back for.

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Karmamama
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My low rating has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with our service, which as always, was exceptional with the entire staff being welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive.

Our disappointment began with the 6 oysters for $18 which were so tiny that they were honestly no bigger than my husband’s thumbnail, if that. They could barely be tasted as they were so small. Note please that I am not one of those people who enjoys large raw oysters either, and I have ordered oysters in many restaurants and only occasionally had one this size in a half dozen, these were all not much more than microscopic.

Our guests ordered the filet mignon and were happy, my husband however ordered the ribeye and while it was cooked to his medium rare request, he found for the price that it was unremarkable. This was not our first time at The Katharine and had this been, we would not have returned as he is a true steak lover and very choosy about where he goes for “steak night!”

I had the trout which was nice, but again, not particularly “special,” which we have come to expect from Katharine Brasserie. In fact this night, Brasserie, described the restaurant best, the food was “pub” fare but unfortunately the prices where not pub prices so the imbalance was disappointing. I will pay dearly for the opportunity to dine well and knew the menu and pricing before we went so please don’t confuse my review with those who want huge, overflowing plates for low, low prices. I love ambiance, lovely service and a meal I can remember. On this visit, I did get 2 out of 3.
Next time it may need to be just drinks in their beautiful bar with dinner plans to follow elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at The Katherine! Went to celebrate my husbands birthday!

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vipJenniferC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Dinner took over an hour to come to the table, they didn’t even realize it until I put my mask on got up from the table and told the manager. We had to ask for water and they never asked if we wanted more wine. Our steaks arrived luke warm and fries were cold. Salmon was delicious but also not hot. Wont recommend. It’s a shame at it had potential to be a great spot in a cool hotel.

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vipKatherineB
Greensboro
189 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brasserie fair. Enjoyed French onion soup. Beef tartar was really nice. Frisée salad was good but it said with lardons , there were no lardons but the egg was delicious so they get a pass. Thanks for a good meal.

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vipnycaimee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service here is always great - very friendly and accommodating. Food is pretty consistently good and the ambience is nice, quite, good lighting, pretty bar area. It's our go-to Sunday or Monday night restaurant when visiting Winston-Salem because most other restaurants are closed those evenings.

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vipPurple
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was an outstanding server. Every bite was delicious. Not too crowded. Drinks well made. Had a wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were staying the night at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel and made dinner reservations for The Katharine. It’s was the best meal out we have had in quite some time. The French onion soup is a must have and the chicken dish my husband got was amazing! Do not hesitate !! Go and eat there. You will love it !!

FAQs

Katharine Brasserie & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (336) 761-0203.

Katharine Brasserie & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 777 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.