Katharine Brasserie & Bar

4.3
438 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 438 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
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3.9
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great evening! Our waiter, Francis, was the best!! Food was great - the truffle fries and Brussel sprouts were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent food and the wait staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable in regards to the food. Very cool atmosphere too!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Another visit which was a combination of hospital colleagues and family! Food as always perfectly done. I stayed on script with The. North Carolina Trout. Another delicious fresh tasting experience. My wife had the scallops crude raw bar and vegetable medley Cote for the first time. Two great tasting and well sized portions for smaller appetites. The Scallops have a sooothing citrus taste and melt in the mouth. Another great night at our home away from home.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We had a wonderful date night for my wife and I. They have replaced the awful booth's and they not only look good but are comfortable ! Our server Kate did a fine job was attentive and did not rush us. The wine list was a little on pricey side so we chose a bottle of house Chard. that was good but still pricey at $11.00 per glass or $40.00 per bottle. We had the special and it was excellent. All in all we would go back. It has free valet parking with a two hour Maximum. Just right ! We will go back,nice people all over the place.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food and service were great! Very cool atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This was by far the best dining experience we have had since we relocated to Winston Salem. The food was excellent the staff was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Sound proofing is great improvement. Food quality improved. Service was friendly, but inattentive.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Another fantastic night! This time Mom joined two of the boys and me. Seated against the back kitchen booth (our request through Open Table). Kate, the server was wonderful and unobtrusive but ever ready. The boys has flat iron steaks and fries and ate them to completion. This after a course starting with Oysters and a cheese plate. I had the special Mussels Indochine. I miss the Basque mussels but this may be a new favorite. Layered with vermicelli in a curry broth. Amazing idea and product. Anna had the beet salad. Run and don't walk to this great Winston restaurant. By the way the Rose is delightful to start the palate with...

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great service fantastic atmosphere. Had the mussels, pate, flat iron steak. all delicious

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Another great experience at this family’s favorite restaurant. Wife and sons 2 and 3 out of town. Dad there with 1 and 4 at their request. Number 4, our 9 year old conducts the menu choices. We started with a dozen oysters all delicious and fresh accompanied by the Mac and cheese. We moved to a leisurely exploration of the Regional Cheese Plate. This is a high value dish that provides great taste experiences and is beautifully presented. For entrees, Number one had the Salmon and Number 4 and I split the Friday night special bouillabaisse. Leek and potato and carrot and mussels along with flounder. In a tomato based sauce. Both dishes absolutely magnificent. And of course frites normal with Mayonnaise.

Once again a bistro experience that values the family and food experience equally.
Finally thanks to our servers Kate and Raymond for a relaxing attentive dinner experience.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Kids at camp late date with the wife

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Friends traveling from different areas of country, meeting in Winston-Salem. Excellent experience from walking in door to leaving. Friendly team, fantastic food.
Thanks Katharine's

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We loved the food and the atmosphere. The staff was very attentive. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The food was not as good as I had hoped, but still good. Their fried Brussels sprouts are divine and they make a good cocktail. Pretty loud environment with a fairly aggressive choice in music, in my opinion. The waiter was not great - we seemed like an afterthought to him until the check was delivered. Service just seemed a bit haphazard for the price point of the restaurant. It would be a fun place to dine at the bar with friends, but I wouldn't go there for dinner again otherwise.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wonderful menu. We attempted to try a lot of items as this was our first time there. Food was amazing. Service was a little slow to start, but the time the first dish came, it picked up to standard speed. Overall, I will be back.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our waiter was amazing. The food was impeccable. I can’t say enough good things about this place. If you’re thinking of going....just go.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great setting in the classic Reynolds building. Valet parking. Quiet and very clean. The staff was great and very helpful with the wine selection. It was my daughter’s birthday and were offered complimentary champagne. Food was great. The appetizers very good. Reasonable prices and exceptional service. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Service was excellent! More than 5 stars. Francis was our main server and another gentle was sure to keep our waters topped off and our table clean. New silverware when needed. Extremely polite and so attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Anniversary dinner was excellent

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary here and we were not disappointed! The food was incredible as well as the handcrafted cocktails! Everyone who waited on us, from the hostess to the waitress who gave us our check, were so kind and attentive! The ambiance and aesthetic is stunning, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Also for how many people were there it was quiet, which is lovely for conversation.
We will definitely return!

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Second night I ate at the bar, where you can receive efficient service. The seafood plat de jour was good

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent service. Food was very good. Upscale dining.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Mussels were fabulous

Our server Catherine was excellent

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Thought that it was being in a Kimpton would mean a high level of quality and great food, we were sadly mistaken. Will think twice when going to another Kimpton restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Yet another perfect night at The Katherine. First off, great job on improving the noise level. This time accompanied by two of our four boys, our 25 year old and 9 year old. Francis, the server was spectacular (as always) in his attentiveness and knowledge of the menu and cocktails. We started with a dozen oysters on the half shell, split evenly between Blue Point, Virginia, Washington and a Cape Cod variety that was new to us called Big Red. So fresh and briny with a perfectly spicy mignonette to drizzle over them. Next, the cheese plate with crostini. Four nice triangles of cheese, hard to soft, tangy to mellow. For dinner the youngest had his standby, mussels in a lemon based white broth accompanied by frites normal with a side of mayonnaise. And he isn't even from Northern France : ). The oldest had a the burger with frites with truffle aioli. I had the Rainbow trout for the first time. Amazingly done with a butter sauce and olives. Fish so soft it seemed to be a taste melting in the mouth. The youngest ended the night with the Fruit accompanied Flan whiled Number one and I enjoyed a glass apiece of Port. Kudos again to the kitchen staff, always fun to see them working in unison! See you again very soon.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Dinner was good and so was the service. Love the ambiance but was sad that they have eliminated some of the best drinks off the menu!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were seated w/out menus and then we had to ask for someone to wait on us after 10-15 minutes. The server never came back to check on us after the meal was served and it took us flagging her down to let her know that one of the ingredients was missing from my wife's dish. The server brought the wrong check and then came back to the table with the correct check.
Unfortunately we have had other such experiences there and although we were hoping they would have improved the quality of the staff it appears that it is not going to happen. We will not be returning. Not a pleasant experience for a Mother's Day celebration.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch - it was lovely. The food was great, the service was very good. We will return!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were pretty disappointed with our Mother’s Day Brunch experience at The Katharine. Our waiter gave us no information about what was available at the buffet, and in fact barely acknowledged our presence. We were served our mimosas without being told that a Bellini Bar was available...but it didn’t end up making much of a difference, because I didn’t see anyone serving at the bar any time I passed by it. The coffee we ordered never came to the table. The omelets were good, as were many of the dishes at the regular buffet: bacon, link sausage, and potatoes. But the lamb from the carving station was overdone, dry...and that was when we were finally able to find someone to carve it. The pastries were pretty pedestrian. Better meals and experiences are available in this town for less than half the price.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for the mother's day brunch, it was setup as a buffet and some places just shouldn't do buffets. We have had breakfast here many times but this was subpar. It was also misrepresented that the "Bellini" bar was 11 dollars all you can drink. It was told to us until after several people of our party had made multiple trips that it was 11 dollars each trip. We have enjoyed the Katherine in the past. But this was a miss.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent as usually. They have the standard southern menu, but better prepared than most places around town. Historic accents and artful decor. I can eat in a hole in the wall, as long as the food is good... this is not a hole in the wall.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great value. The environment is quite stunning. While parking is not necessarily "free", it is located near the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The food was outstanding except the pork chop was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

This was our anniversary dinner on a Wednesday evening. Sat in a cozy booth. All our expectations were met. Food was delicious. Service was first class. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

What a lovely evening with friends. Top quality ingredients. Great atmosphere, service was okay. Some of the dishes where overly seasoned with salt.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My parents and I were really disappointed in our Sunday brunch experience here. It’s clear they just expect people to go for the buffet and I think we caught them off guard asking to order off the menu. My parents each got the chicken and waffles and I got the Cobb salad. I really wish I had taken a picture. The fried chicken came out looking burnt and soggy at the same time (seems impossible but true). The waiter seemed unfazed. My Cobb salad looked pitiful (think grocery bag salad) and had 5 small torn pieces of chicken on top. When asked how we were enjoying the meal, we expressed or disappointment and were met with disinterest and apathy.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very disappointed We went for brunch and the buffet looked terrible so we ordered from the menu My sister ordered Eggs Benedict and the english muffin was soggy and without hollandaise sauce Hamburger was literally raw in the center I sent back the French fries because they were soggy The waiter took them off my plate and when they came back were too hard to eat Live music was great

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great drinks, great meals, stellar company.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Ordered Piglet...delicious

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