Katharine Brasserie & Bar

4.5
743 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 743 people are saying
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CareyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
175 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 !!

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October2020
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pretty good place to eat a nice meal with friends. Food was solid for standard French dishes, although the chef does has a free hand with the salt. Service was excellent. They do a good job of pacing dishes, refilling wine. Dessert was good too, perfect creme brulet; I think I ate the best frites I’ve ever had.

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rwilliamr
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meal was outstanding. Outdoor dining was comfortable. Service was a little slower than we would hope for, but overall a great experience. Would recommend.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely night out for my wife birthday. Will be back again for a nice night

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was delicious. Service top notch. Atmosphere lively and comfortable. Had a great evening.

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ChuckS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievably good but you pay for it.............

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DonnaL
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were meeting for a fundraising event and it was the perfect stop. Our server was very respectful as we discussed our plans while meeting our needs. Drinks and dishes were great. It was a beautiful evening, thou we sat just inside the patio it was nice hearing the musician in the background.

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vipRubsie
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Very respectable menu that’s well executed.

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BenH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and ambiance. Will go again for sure.

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MarthaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, extremely flavorful and creative. I had the chicken au poivre and my husband had the steak frites. Both were spectacular. The wine selection is good and the cocktails are delicious too. I miss French cooking....we don't have much in NC... and this was a treat.

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vipAlex
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and service not to mention the ambiance. The Brussel Sprouts are a must.

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Foodluva
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super Small braserrie type menu but executed perfectly

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable place to go for a night out. Beautiful atmosphere inside and out. Always a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I like this place. Maybe it was the B service team but it was really poor. Took 10 minutes to get the valet guy to acknowledge we were there (we were the only car), another 5 minutes to have someone seat us and another 10 minutes to have someone come to our table. Food was good. Limited menu but quality. Then it took 20 minutes waiting for the valet guy to get off his smoke break to get our car. Lesson learned, I will self park. Maybe it was just a bad night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Excellent Steak Frites & Roasted Salmon. Cooked perfectly. Truffle fries and Brussel Sprouts made great starters. Delicious meal . Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious food, and I highly recommend the Skinny Spice Margarita!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service on par with the amazing food. The art deco building providing the ambience was phenomenal.

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MeredithW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening out. Great waitress and food/drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The servers were great and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had eaten at the Katherine before for a family birthday celebration and had a wonderful experience. So, when great friends came in town we immediately made reservations at the Katherine. Our experience this time was the exact opposite of the previous evening. From beginning to end it was underwhelming. Our server was inexperienced, the service slow and the food average. Our sides were forgotten entirely. It was embarrassing since we had raved about our previous dinner there.
We had heard mixed reviews from others but since our experience had been so good we assumed the kinks had been worked out. Obviously not.

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Francoise
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty!! Very elevated finger food fun with the tartare, shrimp cocktail, truffled frittes and Brussels sprouts.

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VictoriaR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are looking forward to returning to the Raw Bar. Great food. Katherine's menu is appropriately limited. Our dishes were well prepared. Our waitperson was respectful, watchful, and invisible.

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ClaudineC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food , attentive to keeping customers appropriately spaced apart, staff all wearing masks , hand sanitizer available everywhere , and outdoor seating available . Overall great dining experience despite Covid.

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ToniT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Good drinks. A nice end to a day of travel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great. I’d recommend the ribeye steak & flat bread app to anyone. If you’re as luck as we were they’ll also have the grilled oysters special the day you decide to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I want to love this place SO bad! The space is beautiful, and it’s such a great repurposing of a beautiful building. BUT... we ordered three steak frittes, two medium-rare and one medium, and they were ALL medium well. Also, I ordered an oyster appetizer which was not turned in to the kitchen. I had to remind the server I’d ordered it so it came with my entree. I feel like this place is very good, but in order to survive, especially in these challenging times. It needs to be exceptional. They need a leadership team that can take them to o the next level.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was delightful. The beauty of this building is icing on the cake! We had a wonderful experience.

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vipJanetP
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Great outdoor area

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AJDeeBaw
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary with dinner at The Katherine. Everyone at the restaurant was extraordinarily nice and made every effort to ensure we had a wonderful experience. The manager, Erin, welcomed us and checked to be sure everything was to our liking. Our server was attentive, but did not hover. She was so friendly and pleasant. I wish I could remember her name! The food was excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had the New York Strip, with the roquefort au poivre sauce/butter and fingerling potatoes. Both of us could not remember having enjoyed a better meal. And then our server offered us a complimentary dessert since it was our anniversary! We chose the s'mores pot au creme, which was a brand new dessert, and we were the first ones to try it. It was amazing - chocolate mousse/pot au creme with sugary granola topped with marshmallow that had just a slight, smoky tinge to it. Our server told us that the executive chef had recently left and that the sous chef had taken over. I'm glad we came when the sous chef was in charge of the kitchen because everything was perfect! I cannot say enough about this dinner - the food was great, the service was wonderful, the ambience was pleasant, cheerful, and fun, and everyone in the restaurant seemed to enjoy ensuring that our experience was top-notch. I do not write many reviews, but The Katherine and its staff deserve more than 5 stars and every accolade possible. Thank you so much!

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Underthestairway
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice establishment. It was easy to obtain a reservation. Our wait staff was very nice and the food was good. It was a little hard to find using GPS and you’ll need to use the valet parking (it’s free). The food was very good but the brussel sprouts were undercooked and we had to remind them to bring one of the dishes we ordered. There were few people there when we were so it was relatively quiet but I can imagine that it could get loud easily in there. I would go again, but probably not my first choice.

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JenniferMao
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Katharine Brasserie she was extremely knowledgable and every recommendation was delicious. From our drinks, to our main course, there wasn't a minute that went by that we did not enjoy. It was a beautiful setting and a fantastic atmosphere. Definitely will go back again. Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful evening.

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StormL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very great. helpful and knowledgeable about the menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My trout was really good, wine selection was decent, and our dinner guests enjoyed their meals as well.

FAQs

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

Katharine Brasserie & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 743 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.