The name pays homage to Katharine Reynolds, wife of the founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a woman whose warm character and love of arts and culture shaped the Winston-Salem community. The Katharine’s design approach channels her spirit, while leveraging the bon-vivant lifestyle of traditional French cafés and the natural beauty of the historic location. Elegant, open interiors in a split-level space offer pockets of intimacy, enlivened with light and rich patterns that spill onto a seasonal patio.
Whether for a celebratory dinner in the private dining room, a casual after work drink in the energetic mezzanine, or a morning coffee on the patio with your pet at your side, The Katharine is for both locals and guests seeking an experience worth sharing.
All imagery of Katharine Reynolds and her family courtesy of Reynolds House Museum of American Art
Chef Adam Barnett, a native of Columbus, Ohio, attended the New England Culinary Institute and started his culinary career working in traditional French bistro and brasserie kitchens. He became known for bringing a fresh, modern approach to classic French dishes at renowned Washington, DC restaurants such as West End Bistro by Eric Ripert at the Ritz Carlton, Eventide Restaurant/OddBar Lounge in Arlington, and Poste Brasserie. Over the course of his career, he has worked with Chef Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia and at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California. Prior to The Katharine, Barnett was the Executive Chef at Lyon Hall in Arlington, a bustling restaurant in the Clarendon neighborhood, serving a classic French brasserie menu.