Katharine Brasserie & Bar

4.4
484 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
The Katharine Brasserie will delight your senses with mouthwatering dishes, expertly crafted cocktails, and a beautiful wine list; in an atmosphere like no where else. Executive Chef Adam Barnett serves up Contemporary French Brasserie fare with an emphasis on the delights only found south of the Mason Dixon. Whether you are enjoying a glass of wine on our patio, indulging in a expertly crafted cocktail in our lively bar, or admiring the choreography taking place in our show kitchen, The Katharine is sure to have something to fit any occasion.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7am - 10am Daily
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am - 2pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Bar: 5pm-close
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Phone number
(336) 761-0203
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Barnett
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Catering
The Katharine Brasserie offers a private dining for up to 9 guests and semi-private dining for up to 75 guests.

For all information regarding private dining at The Katharine please contact us at info@katharinebrasserie.com. If you are interested in an event with the beautiful Cardinal Hotel please contact catering@thecardinalhotel.com.
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Parking details
The Katharine offers valet parking to ensure the easiest possible access and departure from our restaurant. Valet parking is complimentary with restaurant validation.

*If you prefer to self park street parking is also available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 484 People Are Saying
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JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with wait staff and menu will be returning.

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L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I want to love this place, and keep trying it, hoping it will get better, friends had told us to avoid it. But the menu sounds so much better than the execution—nothing was properly seasoned, the pastas arrived barely lukewarm, and none of the flavors in the salads or entrees lived up to the promise of the descriptions. On the plus side, it’s a good atmosphere, and the service was really great. Probably best as a place for drinks rather than dinner.

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SL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had great raw oyster and the foods taste amazing! Highly recommend this place.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. I stay at this hotel a few times a year and always make sure to eat here.

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JN
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant found on google. We were looking for a nice dinner nearby and found this place by Kimpton hotel. The service is 5 stars where the waitress and busboy were constantly refill out water glasses. The food was amazing except for my son’s steak frits where the steak was bit burn in the outside. My bouillaisse was delicious With nice pan sear fish, jumbo shrimps and some mussels, however it was lack of any sauce. My husband had a wonderful crunch roasted chicken entree. We had sorbet and cream Carmel with thyme infused plum. All delicious. I definitely would come back when we are back visit in the area.

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B
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Evening at the Kimpton for Anniversary

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CL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and tasty without being too overbearing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service along with a complimentary birthday champagne toast made for a perfect evening.

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GC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and were not constantly bothered with "How are we doing?"

Vina had the pork belly then the carbonara special with shrimp and I had 6 oysters (3 from VA and 3 from PEI; I prefer the PEI - saltier!) followed by the NY strip, all excellent!

We shared a flan for desert with cooked pear - wonderful.

All in all a great way to celebrate our 49th Anniversary.

Thank you,

Greg & Vina

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre, service was excruciatingly slow. Do not recommend this place.

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PG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The wait staff was very friendly and initial ordering for the holiday Thanksgiving meal went quickly but then it took nearly an hour for the food to come. It was good enough but not great. The turkey just was not the best ever and we were expecting a lot from this chef with his credentials. My turkey serving was mostly dark meat as was my husbands and my daughter got a heaping pile of just white meat. The drinks were very creative for those who had them and because of the slowness of service a bit of the meal was compted. For a holiday meal I did not have to cook it was a nice change.

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FB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time. We'll be back! Katherine's is a very special place.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first experience at Catherine’s but we will be back. Good appetizers, raw bar and salads. I was craving Bouillabaise. It was a great experience for my wife and me and the couple who joined us.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The aesthetic of the restaurant and the atmosphere is carefully curated and beautiful. The bartenders were very attentive. However, our dining experience was sub-par. When we were told our table would be ready in five minutes, it was actually twenty minutes later that we were seated. Although the restaurant was busy, it was still disappointing that gaining the waiter’s attention was so difficult. The steaks were unevenly cooked and the texture of the fries was off. Overall, our group was underwhelmed and won’t return soon.

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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was not good. Not even the salad. Tasteless. Restaurant smelled like dirty rags.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable wait staff. Good serving anticipation. Great appetizer and dinner selections

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CM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We have been to the Katherine a few times now and really love the food and vibe but every time the valet is terrible. They don't open your doors and they almost drove away with a door open because I errantly assumed they would shut it after me. Our yelling is the only thing that stopped this. This may be the hotels staff and not the restaurants staff but either way its unacceptable. Also for the 1st time our service wasn't great. Our server forgot drinks and didn't return for 30 minutes after taking our appetizers off the table to take our entree order. I hope this was just a one-off and not the new norm. As I said before we typically rave about this restaurant but last night was lack luster.

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VK
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter!

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, a nice place. I ordered the flat iron steak medium, but it came barely cooked. The inside was still red and gummy. It was raw enough the waitress noticed as she walked by without me even saying anything. The Borstch sauce on my wife’s salmon took over the plate because they poured so much on. But the salmon itself was delicious. For the most part the food was really good and the service was responsive and friendly.

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FO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch on Saturday ... limited menu but all good.. they do have a brunch bar but we were not that hungry.. surprised and pleased they had a jazz combo...also on Sunday

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! I gave them my choices and waiters decision was superb! My medium rare duck dish was beyond many restaurants in many states I have traveled to. Valet parking service was great as well, fast and friendly. I almost forgot... drinks are a must have! I went twice and I want to brag about a certain drink but every glass I have had took me for a surprise. Try a random one or ask for advice, you’re going to love it. Eat, have fun and be ready to come back!

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Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was awesome... great service and food was delicious. This restaurant has struggled to get all the elements in place and I this they have finally hit there stride. Definitely recommending my friends pay the Katherine a visit to see how they’ve improved on all fronts.

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LW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Delicious menu--classic French bistro food in an elegant setting. The wait staff was wonderful: attentive but not intrusive and very knowledgable. Even when the restaurant was almost full, it was possible to have a good conversation. And they offer two hours of free valet parking! We only wish we lived closer to Winston-Salem to be able to come more often.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Duck and the Salmon dishes were excellent. Portions are not large but the are fulfilling. Escargot was tasty. The Blackstrap Painkiller cocktail is better without the nutmeg which they used way too much of.

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R
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As a local, this was our first visit to The Katherine to celebrate a birthday. It's an above-average hotel eatery with very good service and delicious food. We asked for a quiet table for two, but due to the energetic nature of this restaurant/bar, that did not happen. If you want a bustling location that business people frequent, then The Katherine is just the place for you. However, not the place to go for a romantic dinner for two.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Love the ombisnce as you do not feel you are living in a small town like Winston Salem! Me and my guests all loved this part! But food needs to improve! Soetizers were good but steaks 👎🏻Was a No No! Overall needs improvement in the entree menus and quality!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO GOOD. An absolute must when in town for High Point! It’s such a treat- the interiors are amazing, the food is fabulous and it’s an all around great experience. Yay! Love this place.

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KB
Greensboro
123 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So so brunch. Nothing special. Food on the hot buffet was not hot. Service was very slow for drink refill and I asked for ketchup that never came. Maybe better if you ordered off the menu. This is my second visit here and I’ve not been very impressed either time. Probably won’t give it a third try.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

French food with a southern twist or southern food with a French twist, you decide! Katharine is a great place to dine, the service is stellar and the food nothing short of amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Parents Weekend WFU

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Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our first experience at The Katharine was outstanding! Unfortunately, this time it was well below expected. The fish entree was good but it was accompanied by fingerling potatoes (make that a small fingerling potato cut into thirds) and crispy artichokes that were unpleasant. The overpriced dessert lime custard was flavorless, served on a cardboard-like pastry and nowhere near the quality expected of a $10 dessert. While we would like to support downtown WS businesses, we will unlikely return anytime soon.

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ML
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was OK. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was not the same as the first time I was at the Katharine Brasserie. The first time I hosted a dinner, this time a lunch.

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T
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding! We were visiting Winston-Salem for two days. After dining there the first night, we looked at other menus on Open Table, but couldn’t find anything that could compete with Katharine’s, so we went back! The meal starts with the crispiest French baguette and salted butter - mmmmm! The French onion soup is better than any I’ve had in Paris. The spring vegetables in herb butter were so delicious we ordered them both nights! The spaetzle accompanying the schnitzel was sautéed to perfection. Don’t miss this gem!

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Katharine's for my wife's birthday dinner. It was one of the first cool nights of fall, so we were very comfortable sitting outside on the patio. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was quiet but not dead. I had the most tender short ribs and my wife had lobster gnocchi obviously homemade and delicious. The Reynolds Building is my favorite in downtown Winston Salem, and Katharine fits perfectly into the history and ambiance of the site.

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katharine’s is a great place to celebrate your anniversary or any special occasion. The food is excellent and the service was outstanding!

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FJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was delicious and the atmosphere was fabulous! Will highly recommend!!

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CM
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yet another great experience at the Katharine. Introduced a business associate from St. Louis and we both enjoyed the Trout (my favorite dish by the way). Started with the beet salad and my colleague had a green salad that the waitress happily offered up off the menu. Both fresh and delicious. I love this place and a great location for an early business dinner before the crowds come in...

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best food we have ever tasted. Staff was great and professional. Our satisfaction seemed to be the staffs priority. The food was amazing. Truly amazing.

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CM
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another great meal on a busy Saturday night. My colleague and I seated promptly with attentive servers who respected our desire for conversation but kept our water glasses full. I had the Trout again, simply put my favorite meal here. It is light and beautifully presented. My colleague had the Salmon. We started with the Cheese Plate which never fails to delight... All in all a productive and delicious two hours!

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P
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service and nice room. Price point a bit high for portion size (and we are not big eaters).

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