Dining Guide: Sage & Salt Bistro Opens in Winston-Salem

Sage & Salt Bistro recently opened in Winston-Salem as one of the city’s newest fine-dining spots for top-notch, locally sourced fare. From creative, hand crafted cocktails and one-of-a-kind entrées to an unmatched ambiance with outdoor dining, Sage & Salt puts 300 S. Liberty Street on the map as one of the most up-and-coming lunch, dinner and happy hour haunts in the Triad.

On the menu are Winston-Salem rarities such as dishes incorporating tasty truffles, perfectly
prepared, paprika-seasoned octopus with potatoes and melt-in-your-mouth braised short ribs. The family owned bistro prides itself in acquiring locally sourced seafood from the coast that is
shipped overnight to ensure patrons are provided with fresh seafood that is never frozen. Sage & Salt’s menu also sports seasonal specialties with new additions joining the line-up for spring,
summer, fall and winter. While the Sage & Salt team led by consulting Chef Pat Rafferty (formerly of Bouchon in Beverly Hills) puts ample effort into curating the ideal menu that never ceases to entice and intrigue diners, the team places an equal emphasis on utilizing the highest quality local ingredients to take their dishes up a notch.

Sage & Salt serves weekly appetizer, entrée and prime rib specials that always keep customers guessing. Aside from an impressive menu, Sage & Salt is adamant about fostering a welcoming and irresistible dining experience for guests. According to Owners Brandon and Kelly Brock, Sage & Salt knows that a dining experience entails more than what’s on a plate. The bistro prioritizes accommodating diners’ substitutions and special requests in the kitchen to avoid putting a bad taste in the mouths of patrons. Executive Chef Anders Benton is well-trained in the culinary world, and the kitchen staff is packed with professionals capable of whipping up dishes to customers’ likings. Diners can rest assured their dishes are in good hands, making Sage & Salt the ideal springboard for curious, yet cautious, customers looking to branch out and try items on the menu that spark their interest, as well as items that are hard to find at other restaurants throughout the Triad.

As well as the best food in the Triad, Sage & Salt Bistro will offer a standard and reserve wine list with close to 500 different offerings in all price categories; however, these wines will be priced lower than most other restaurants in the area. Wine Director Tom Brock insists on giving diners the opportunity to try great wines at exceptionally low markups, thus selling rare wines rather than simply storing it.With heat lamps and blankets for chilly autumn and winter evenings, the bistro’s outdoor patio keeps hungry guests cozy in cooler weather. From date night to family dinners and even Forsyth Woman’s monthly Girls’ Night Out events, Sage & Salt is a versatile venue for diners of all palettes and personalities.

Local employees can even take a break during the workday to enjoy a hearty lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Sundays. The bistro is busiest between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., so making a reservation through OpenTable is recommended to avoid the dinnertime rush. In the spring, guests can enjoy Sage & Salt’s new next-door neighboring bar and restaurant, The Station at Sage & Salt, which will feature live blues and jazz music on most nights, in addition to offering a menu of freshly sourced seafood from around the world, served raw or cooked on a special Robata charcoal-fired grill.

Interested in putting your culinary expertise to work? Sage & Salt is looking to hire dedicated and enthusiastic front-of-house and back-of-house staff to join their tight-knit team. Send resumes to sageandsaltgroup@gmail.com to apply.

Browse Sage & Salt’s menu online, book a reservation, view career opportunities and learn
about upcoming events at sageandsaltbistro.com. For information about weekly specials,
be sure to follow Sage & Salt Bistro on Facebook and Instagram at @sageandsaltbistro. Visit in person at 300 S. Liberty Street in Winston-Salem, or place a to-go order by calling 336.829.5007.


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