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Trade Street Diner

4.4
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
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  • Creative Cuisine
Chef John Tharp creates entrees that offer a lot of the same familiar flavors of Southern diner fare, but with a creative twist.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(336) 999-8977
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Wine
What 30 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant had a very cute and cozy atmosphere. Food was delicious and the service was very nice. Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First time visitor. Food excellent, very tasty with a pleasing presentation. Menu choices had a good variety. Waiter spoke very fast and was difficult to understand at times. But overall kept us informed on our food arrival. Our experience was great and I will go back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was good. We really enjoyed the pimento cheese appetizer. All of our meals were good. I had the chopped steak which was fabulous. They were a bit behind but they kept us well informed and the service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This place, open since October 2017, is owned by the same folks who own Bernardin's and Bleu. So we expected great food, and we sort of got it.

I had the Short Ribs + Brisket Chop Steak. She had the Crispy Salmon with some sort of pot sticker/ravioli/dim sum thing.

The food was good, sort of a cross between Sweet Potatoes and Bernardin's. The wine sauce on my Chop Steak was nice and deeply flavored, and there was a gracious plenty of food.

I'm marking it as only Fair in value. I spent about $90 for two, including one upscale beer and 2 glasses of wine, and we split a dessert (berry cobbler a la mode). Not a screaming hot deal. For another $20 I would rather have had Bernardin's.

The wait staff (thank you Danielle) was extremely knowledgeable and able to talk "foodie." The kitchen was slow, it seemed to me. Perhaps they were short handed; the weather was iffy that night. But we weren't in a hurry, so the waiting for our food wasn't a problem.

Bottom line, I'll go back, but I won't rush back.

PS... the pickled zucchini strips and carrot juliennes were to die for. For me, they were the most interesting part of the meal.

PPS... I've since read the review complaining of skimpy wine pours. We did not have that issue at all. A generous glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything was great except for the noise level. It was hard to have a conversation. Some fabric in the ceiling would tamp down the hollow sound and make it a little more comfortable.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Another fabulous dinner! My NJ sister had a cup of of dumpling soup & the trout & both were delicious. For appetizers we tried the tuna tartare and crab cakes. Both were excellent. I couldn’t have the fried chicken skin served with the tartar & our server substituted some naan bread which worked just as well. My husband and I had the Black Sea Bass special & we were not disappointed... all seasoned & cooked to perfection. These guys have it going on!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We really enjoyed Trade Street Diner! Our party of four had the mixed greens salad with salmon, filet medallions, and catfish, along with a group share of fritters and mac ‘n cheese. The filet medallions were not as hot as we would have liked but they had a great taste. Everything else was perfect and yummy. The Kansas Buck cocktail was interesting. Two of us in the party like Old Fashioned cocktails so we tried the Kansas Buck but the Ginger Beer was a bit overpowering. Next time (and we will be going back) we will stick with the traditional cocktail.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Had the salmon special, it was very good. This is the 4th time I have been to Trade St diner, really unique menu and very good every time!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Brought my brother and sister in law for the first time. They loved it!!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good value. Delicious special.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Tired this restaurant for Restaurant Week and was very pleased. The food was quite tasty and a fantastic value. I would highly recommend and will return.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went to celebrate the Downtown Restaurant Week and a co-worker’s birthday. Had the salmon special with mustard sauce. Excellent! Will definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent food, great service, and cozy ambiance!

The menu at Trade Street Diner has a pretty sizable selection, so it was easy to find something for both the adults and children in our party.

I had the filet medallions, which were cooked perfectly and seasoned well. My y husband enjoyed the risotto with cauliflower steak, and our daughter enjoyed her burger. We took home a couple of single serving pies and they were delicious!

We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great experience and I will defiantly be back.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Love the food. Service can be "spotty". Will go back for sure & recommend to others

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had the mahi-mahi special. Small piece of fish (1/2 size of woman’s palm). Fried risotto balls were not tasty at all. Staff were pleasant and ambience nice.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our first time there. We’ll be back! Overall service and food were really good. Maybe the best collard greens I’ve ever had.....

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was pretty good but kind of cold. Our server was nice but food and drinks were super slow coming out. A new place so maybe it just needs some kinks worked out.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Have had 2 visits and both were excellent. The service was phenomenal and the food was spot on.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food, great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first experience here was fantastic! The ribeye was perfect as was the roasted chicken. We will certainly be back.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great but so noisy that you could not hear each other speak (and we only had 3 people). Also - service was very very slow; staff seemed overloaded. Finally, tables were very close - so wait staff was constantly bumping into you and when the table next to you was seated or got up - they bumped into you.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The atmosphere was lively especially starting at 7:30. After that service was slow. The restaurant was also cold when we arrived at 6:30 but it did warm up when everyone arrive. As mentioned by another reviewer, the wines by the glass are very skimpy pours. I doubt they were even 6 oz.
Food was good and reasonably priced. My artic char was overcooked and I wasn't asked when ordering how I would like it. All tables got a bottle of water on the table but I had to ask for one.
Portions are not large.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service was very good. My only complaints - bread does not come with the meal, and the wine pourings are on the skimpy side. If they would rectify these two simple things Trade St Diner would be near the top of my restaurant list for W-S!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We will be back! Someone in the kitchen cares deeply about the food that is prepared and served. All four of us were impressed with the creativity and quality of the ingredients. A little gem in downtown Winston-Salem.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed our food; all of us had different meals, but loved them all. We also had shared appetizers that were excellent. The server was knowledgable and helpful. We will be returning here!

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

When we arrived the restaurant was almost empty, which concerned us a bit but we stayed anyway. After about 5 minutes our waiter came and took our drink order. He couldn't remember the details to the specials. We waited a good 15 minutes on 2 Moscow mules and 2 martinis. We waited 45 minutes on our food, which was indifferent. The hush puppies and the pimento cheese apps were good, entrees just ok. Ribeye was 2/3rds fat. We likely won't return.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic service for our large group that included 5 children. Yes, they have a children's menu! Friendly, welcoming--and the food was delicious. Everyone for 2 to 72 enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Visited for birthday. No wait(had reservation), great food, great service, very attentive staff. Will visit again soon

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great and the price was fantastic. However the mixed drinks lacked the creative flair and execution found in the food. We ordered some sort of Mule and a flavored Martini. The martini was heavy on booze but lacked any depth while the mule was just a miss altogether. However, the swordfish will definitely bring me back and the starters were great as well. With an ever changing menu I can’t wait to try the next new thing!

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