What Are The Best New Restaurants In Winston-Salem?

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Many new restaurants have opened in Winston-Salem within the last year, adding to our many fine-eating establishments. Some have been discovered and discussed, while others may still be unknown. Following is a list of the newest additions to our city’s culinary landscape.

Schnitzel and main course dishes at Downtown Grille in Winston-Salem, NC.
Schnitzel and main course dishes at Downtown Grille, one of the newer restaurants in Winston-Salem.
Photo by Alex Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media Inc 2023

Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden WS

Barcelona Burger is a bright, open space in the Innovation Quarter near Bailey Park with plenty of seating. They serve their well-known and loved smash burgers, rotisserie chicken, entree salads, and delicious sides. They feature gluten-free options, friendly staff, and great prices.

Barcelona Burger Facebook

  • 450 N Patterson Avenue, Unit 100, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11am – 8:30pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 9pm

Basil Hibachi

Basil Hibachi is a new restaurant located on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. They offer classic hibachi-style food, including chicken, shrimp, pork, steak, salmon, scallops, and filet mignon or combinations of those, served with mixed vegetables, rice or noodles, and a choice of hibachi, teriyaki, or spicy teriyaki. Dine in or take out.

Basil Hibachi Facebook

  • Oldtown Shopping Center, 3800 Reynolda Road, Suite 160, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-815-1446
  • Hours
    • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri – 11am – 9pm
    • Wed & Sat, 12pm – 9pm
    • Closed Sunday

City Barbecue

City Barbecue, located on Jonestown Road, “is where the smoke is.” Their beef brisket has been know to be smoked for up to 18 hours, making it tender and juicy. They also serve pulled pork, bone-in chicken, smoked sausage, turkey breast, St Louis cut ribs, and homemade sides. Dine in or carry out.

City Barbecue Website

  • 299 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-331-9800
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 10:30am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 10:30am – 10pm
    • Sun, 10:30am – 8pm

Diamondback Downtown

Diamondback Downtown is owned by the same couple that owns DiamondBack Grill on Avalon Road. They both use fresh ingredients to make delicious food like Diamondback Downtown’s Specialty Sandwiches, Signature Salad Bowls, and Handcrafted Trio Salads. They offer such a great variety it is difficult to select just three. It has a laid-back atmosphere and good food.

Diamondback Downtown Menu

  • 575 N Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-0006
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11am – 3pm
    • Closed Sat & Sun

East Of Texas

East of Texas features the best Tex-Mex BBQ, including brisket, pork, chicken, and various tacos. Get a sandwich or order your protein by the pound. There are monthly specials and weekly events, like Tuesday Evening Date Night for Two, Drink, Appy, Dinner, and Dessert, $39. They also serve breakfast on Tuesday and Saturday and brunch on Sunday.

East Of Texas Website

brisket sandwich and tator tots from east of texas
Try the brisket sandwich from East of Texas!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2024.
  • 907 S Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-422-7076
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 9am – 9pm
    • Sun, 10am – 8pm
    • Closed Monday

Hungry Palate

Hungry Palate just introduced a new menu featuring lots of favorites. They have entrees like Sesame Chicken or Shrimp, Fried Pork Tenderloin, Salmon Rice Bowl, or Veggie Rasta Pasta. They also have salads, jumbo wings, burgers and dogs, flatbreads, and sandwiches, including French Dip, Beef and Cheddar, Shrimp Po Boy, and Meatball Hoagie. And Tacos for Taco Tuesday!

Hungry Palate Facebook

  • 239 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-8857
  • Hours
    • Sun-Tues, 11am – 9pm
    • Wed & Thurs, 11am – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 11pm

In Demand

In Demand is an Asian street food and burger bar with rave reviews. They have a variety of food, including Bao Bun Korean BBQ Chicken, Satay Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Mac & Cheese, Wings, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Pim’s Pad Thai, Beef Pho Soup, burgers, steak sandwich, chicken sandwich, and Kushiyaki, Japanese style skewers. They also feature communal fries with many different toppings like traditional loaded, Canadian Poutine, Bulgarian loaded, Garlic, truffle, rosemary, and more.

In Demand Website

  • 901 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-5771
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 12am

K Stop Winston-Salem

K Stop, a restaurant that features Korean street eats, just celebrated its first anniversary in Winston-Salem. They feature K-Dogs, a traditional Korean-style corn dog, on their menu. They can be all beef coated in panko and fried, half beef, half mozzarella, or all mozzarella. There are Hot Cheetos, potato, rice-puff, and pizza K-Dogs. They also sell chicken drums, Korean egg toast, rice cakes, and sides.

K Stop Menu

  • 3872 Oxford Station Lane, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-7538
  • Hours
    • Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 11am – 8pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 9pm
    • Closed Tuesday

Konnichiwa of Winston-Salem

Konnichiwa, a new Japanese restaurant on E Hanes Mill Road, has received great reviews, especially for its Sushi. It has a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere, though it is a shopping center restaurant, a nice place to dine in. They feature a large variety of sushi rolls, all described as fresh and tasty. They offer hibachi, bento boxes, and appetizers that have been well-liked. The service has consistently been described as warm, friendly, and fast.

Konnichiwa Facebook

  • Oak Summit Shopping Center, 386 E Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-377-7105
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 10pm

Little Ari’s Japanese Kitchen

Little Ari’s promises, “Awesome hibachi with just a short wait.” From the owners of Arigato Japanese Steak and Seafood House, Little Ari’s has many of the same dishes in a casual atmosphere. It is counter-service even for dine-in, but reviews say the food and portions are good, and the prices are fair.

Little Ari”s Menu

interior of little aris
Little Ari’s offers a spacious dining room with plenty of seating.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2024.
  • 3439 Burke Mill Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-331-3893
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11am – 9pm
    • Sat & Sun, 12pm – 9pm

Luna Playa Taqueria And Bar

Luna Playa brings the tastes of the southern Pacific Coast of Mexico using the freshest in season and local ingredients. Their menu features tacos, enchiladas, tortas, burritos, fried quesadillas, sopes, salads and freshly made salsas.

Luna Playa Website

  • 2021 Griffith Road, #100, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-997-9009
  • Hours
    • Mom-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri 11am – 10pm
    • Sat, 10am – 10pm
    • Sun, 10am – 9pm

Miam Breakfast House

Miam means “Yum” in French, and this new restaurant lives up to its name. Open daily for breakfast and brunch, using only fresh ingredients. They serve egg dishes, omelets, pancakes, benedicts, specialty breakfasts, and healthy choices. They also have soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and light meals. It’s the place to go to start your day off right.

Miam Menu

  • 828 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-659-1983
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 7am – 3pm

Oh’ Calcutta

Oh,’ Calcutta is a modern Indian restaurant that marries the East with the West, combining traditional flavors with a cosmopolitan spirit, and features a variety of Modern Indian and Indo-fusion cuisine. Their menu includes Malai Chicken, Lobster Shorba, Black Bass (Baramundi) Paturi, Lamb Vindaloo, Kolkata Chicken Curry, Calcutta Biryani Lamb, and more.

Oh’ Calcutta Menu

  • 310A W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8855
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4:30pm – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
    • Sun, 4:30pm – 9pm

Pizza Greco

Pizza Greco opened last year in the space where Slice of Napoli was, and they have found a following. Good food and good service, and now Greek food, like gyros and souvlaki, are added to the menu along with delicious pizza, calzones, strombolis, and subs.

Pizza Greco Website

  • Club Haven Shopping Center, 5089 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-930-1500
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Closed Sunday

Que Viva! Latin Street Grill

Que Viva! took their food truck to a brick-and-mortar building on Jonestown Road, where Tre Nonne was once located. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service is good, and the food is delicious! My only complaint is that I would like a printed menu, not just the one on the wall. I want to return and try the Chiccharon and avocado in an arepa!

Que Viva! Facebook

  • Summit Station, 177 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-265-7325
  • Hours
    • Mon, 11am – 7pm
    • Wed & Thurs, 11am – 8pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 9pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 7pm
    • Closed Tuesday

Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe

Razzoo’s opened recently on Harvey Street and is serving authentic Cajun cuisine. Start with a bowl of Gumbeaux or fried gator tail, then have some grilled oysters or on a half shell, blackened salmon, crawfish étoufée, jambalaya pasta, fried shrimp po boy, or fried catfish. Lunchtime specials are Mon-Fri until 3pm, $9.99, and all draft beers are only $4 a pint and $6 a mug all day, every day.

Razzoo’s Website

  • Hanes Towne Village Shopping Center, 206 Harvey Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-714-8182
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11am – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 11pm

Sage & Salt Bistro

Sage & Salt opened last year in Willow’s old space with a new look and menu. They are Modern American Cuisine with a Twist and are open for lunch and dinner. Lunch offers soups, salads, a mushroom, salmon and beef burger, and sandwiches. Their dinner menu includes fish and beef from the wood-fired grill, two pasta dishes, roasted chicken, pan-seared salmon, a burger, and beef fillet dishes.

Sage & Salt Bistro Website

  • 300 S Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-829-5007
  • Hours
    • Lunch Mon-Sat, 11:30 – 2pm
    • Dinner Mon-Thurs, 5pm – 9pm
    • Dinner Fri & Sat, 5pm – 10pm
    • Dinner Sun, 5pm – 9pm

Sushi Rosé

Sushi Rosé is a new restaurant scheduled to open soon in the Innovation Quarter. Serving Japanese-Peruvian fusion, known as Nikkei cuisine, it will be a unique addition to Winston-Salem. We will update you as we learn more.

Sushi Rosé Instagram

  • 247 E 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • To Open Soon

The Downtown Grille

The Downtown Grille, still relatively new in Winston-Salem, has established itself as a fine dining restaurant serving delicious meats and seafood with excellent service. Their menu features small plates and starters such as octopus, croquettes, and shrimp pasta. Entrees include Rib Eye, Lamb Loin, Grilled Salmon, and Short Ribs.

The Downtown Grille Menu

  • 500 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-930-1485
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4:30pm – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4:30pm – 10pm
    • Closed Sun & Mon

New Coffee Houses

Several new coffee houses (some coffee shops and bars) and one new tea house opened in Winston-Salem this year. We would be remiss to leave them out, so here is a list of those new places.

Chad’s Chai Tea House

Chad’s Chai Facebook

  • 617 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 8am – 8pm
    • Fri & Sat, 8am – 9pm
    • Sun, 9am – 8pm

Crimson Hollow Coffee House And Bar

Crimson Hollow Instagram

  • 400 W 4th Street, Suite 130, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 7am – 10pm
    • Fri, 7am – 11pm
    • Sat, 8am – 11:30pm
    • Sun, 9am – 10pm

Lot 63 Coffee and Taproom – Opening Soon

Lot 63 Website

  • Old Salem, 614 S Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 803-404-8928
  • Opening Soon

Pink Moon Cafe

Pink Moon Cafe Website

  • 848 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-247-2077
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 9am-3pm
    • Thurs-Sat, 9am – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm
    • Closed Sunday

Recess Coffee

Recess Coffee Website

  • Albert Hall, 101 N Chestnut Street, Suite 99, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-4732
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 7:30am – 3:30pm

The Remedy Cafe And Bar

The Remedy Website

  • 492 West End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Mon, 8am – 9pn
  • Tues-Thurs, 8am – 10pm
  • Fri & Sat, 8am – 11pm
  • Sun, 8am – 8pm

After Dinner

Once you have tried one of these new restaurants, how about continuing the evening with some drinks? Look at our wine, beer, and cocktail specials to find out where to go for special prices on drinks for that day.

Do you know of any other new or soon-to-open restaurants in Winston-Salem? Tell us in the comments.

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