Winston Salem’s Fine Dining and Casual Restaurants

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Winston Salem’s Fine Dining and Casual Restaurants

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Winston-Salem is emerging as a food-centric town but the restaurant scene has not always been that way. Whether you want to take someone out on a date, meet up with an old friend or grab a quick bite for a business meeting, Winston Salem got your back.

Winston-Salem experienced a big expansion in the restaurant scene between 1998 and 2019 with the growing population, downtown revitalization, and investments. Restaurants become bigger in size and fancier in style. As reported by the Forsyth County Health Department, Winston Salem currently has over 600 restaurants.

The Katharine Brasserie just announced their new fall menu, the new menu features vegetables such as leeks, butternut squash, celery root, and greens. Among the entrees, duck makes an appearance double times, as does steak, mussels, and trout, and there’s also seafood. For vegetarians, there’s an entrée of cauliflower ‘couscous’ with roasted cauliflower, pearl couscous, haricot verts, almonds, and harissa-infused tomato sauce. Nightly specials include Sunday’s Fried Chicken and Thursday’s Shrimp and Grits. 

If you are a Vegetarian, head to the Village Juice Co, on Stratford road. Despite the more-upscale items on the menu, Let’s start with the basics. They have an Arugula and Beet entrée with arugula, spinach, beets, pistachios, pistachio-dusted goat cheese, dressings: roasted carrot vinaigrette. Among the entrees hummus + avocado, avocado vegan, nut butter & banana. For beverages, Sunset is housemade coconut milk, pineapple, banana, mango, lime. Hot Pink a choice of housemade coconut milk or cold-pressed orange juice, dragonfruit (pitaya), raspberry, chia seed, banana. With many more.

After a long wait, Hops Burger Bar is set to open in Winston-Salem in October 2019. The restaurant will be at 901 Reynolda Road. Hops Burger was voted as America’s Best Burger Restaurant by Tripadvisor in 2018.

Popeyes plans to open a new restaurant at 7791 North Point Blvd. in Winston-Salem. 

With the explosion of the restaurant scene, Winston Salem has seen a light in with some diverse restaurants. Most of those are Mexican restaurants, with Indian, Thai and other Asian options. restaurants in east Winston Salem, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, better Indian, vegan, more bakeries, butcher and charcuterie shops. We also have chef-driven restaurants such as Bernardin’s, Rooster’s: A Noble Grille, Milner’s and Willow’s Bistro, Meridian.

Wrapping up this with the fanciest, the Graylyn Estate. The stunning home looks like it belongs in medieval Europe. Graylyn Estate Dining features an array of signature dishes that take guests on a culinary journey of modern creations and traditional flavors. With ingredients selected by Executive Chef Greg Rollins, our chefs create a menu where guests “choose their own experience” whether it be a classic three-course meal or a sampling of platters amongst the group. Served in elegant dining rooms, the ambiance embraces the past, present, and future of this historic estate.