our menu

APPETIZERS


FIRECRACKER SHRIMP

Cajun Ale Butter, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Corn Grit Cake

PAN SEARED AHI TUNA

Pickled Ginger, Wasabi Quenelle, Sweet & Spicy Pickles, Crispy Wontons, Soy Sesame Sushi Rice, Soy Glaze

CRAB & SPINACH AU GRATIN

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat & Spinach, Lahvosh Crackers

FRITO MISTO

Calamari, Crispy Oysters, Tempura Battered Shrimp, Key Lime Cilantro

BEEF CARPACCIO

Petite Filet Seared Rare, Fire Roasted Bell Peppers, Arugula, Asiago Cheese, Truffle Aioli

ESCARGOT

Classic French Preparation in Garlic Butter

OYSTERS DECADENCE

Baked with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spinach & Asiago Cheese

POLENTA ENCRUSTED FRIED GOAT CHEESE

Roasted Garlic, Port Wine Poached Pears, Arugula, Candied Walnuts

SOFT SHELL CRAB

Stuffed with Lump Crabmeat, Spinach & Asiago Cheese

FROM THE GRILLE


FILET MIGNON   6oz / 8oz

Aged CAB center-cut Tenderloin, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Broccolini, Cabernet Reduction

RIBEYE

Aged CAB 14 oz. center-cut, Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

BAVETTE STEAK

Aged CAB 10 oz. cut, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Red Wine Demi, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST

Wild Mushroom Sherry Cream Sauce, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Broccolini

VEGETABLE NAPOLEON

Grilled Portabella, Broccolini, Squash, Zucchini, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Risotto Stuffed Tomato, Beurre Blanc, Balsamic Glaze

PORK TENDERLOIN

Sweet Chili Glaze, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Sweet Corn Relish

SALMON FILLET

Raspberry Beurre Blanc, Lemon Scented Jasmine Rice, Seasonal Vegetables

SALADS & SOUPS


KATHRYN’S ROMAINE

Applewood Smoked Bacon, Red Onions, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives,Peppercorn Gorgonzola Dressing

CAESAR

Romaine Hearts, Croutons, Romano Cheese, House Made Dressing

BISTRO SALAD

Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Carrots, Sunflower Seeds
Dressings: Peppercorn Gorgonzola, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Cabernet Vinaigrette

SHE CRAB & CORN SOUP

Calamari, Crispy Oysters, Tempura Battered Shrimp, Key Lime Cilantro

ADDITIONS

Grilled or Blackened Chicken

Grilled or Blackened Scallops

Grilled or Blackened Shrimp

Crispy Oysters

Grilled or Blackened Catch







SPECIALTIES


COLD WATER LOBSTER TAIL

Garlic Butter, Fresh Lemon, Jasmine Rice, Broccolini

CAROLINA CLASSIC

Shrimp, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Scallions, Crimini Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon, & Cheddar Grits

LUMP CRAB CAKES

Roasted Sweet Corn Veloute, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Rice, Seasonal Vegetables

SEA SCALLOPS

Lemon Scented Tarragon Beurre Blanc, Jasmine Rice, Broccolini

PENNE PASTA

Choice of Alfredo, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Cream, or Garlic Butter Sauces

SEAFOOD COQUINA

Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Asiago Cream Sauce, Breadcrumbs, Seasonal Vegetables

PAN SEARED AHI TUNA FILLET

Coriander Dusted, Shiitake Mushrooms, Wasabi, Spinach, Smashed Potatoes

Many items can be prepared gluten free; please ask your server for details.

the martini collection

THE CLASSIC

TANQUERAY GIN, A DASH OF DRY VERMOUTH WITH OLIVES

THE ORIGINAL

KETEL ONE VODKA, A DASH OF DRY VERMOUTH WITH A TWIST OF LEMON

007 MARTINI

BELVEDERE VODKA, TTANQUERAY GIN, SPLASH OF SWEET VERMOUTH WITH A LEMON TWIST

THE DIRTY MARTINI

BELVEDERE UNFILTERED VODKA, SPLASH OF OLIVE JUICE, DASH OF DRY VERMOUTH WITH OLIVES

THE BULLEIT MANHATTAN

BULLEIT BOURBON, DASH OF SWEET VERMOUTH, DASH OF BITTERS WITH A CHERRY

KATHRYN'S ISLAND SWING

BULLEIT0 BOURBON, SPLASH LEMON JUICE, SPLASH PINEAPPLE WITH A LEMON TWIST

BLUE OCEANTINI

DON JULIO BLANCO TEQUILA, BLUE CURACAO, MELON LIQUEUR, SPLASH OF PINEAPPLE JUICE

EL MEXICANO

JOSE CUERVO GOLD TEQUILA, GRAND MARNIER, DASH OF LEMON JUICE WITH A LEMON

SOUTHERN TROPICS

SOUTHERN COMFORT, AMARETTO, SPLASH OF PINEAPPLE JUICE, SPLASH OF SOUR APPLE PUCKER WITH A CHERRY

EMERALD ISLE MARTINI

MALIBU RUM, MIDORI, BLUE CURACAO, PINEAPPLE JUICE AND A CHERRY

A BELLINI TINI

CIROC PEACH VODKA, GRAND MARNIER RASPBERRY PEACH, SPLASH OF ORANGE JUICE WITH A PEACH GARNISH

TROPICAL STORM MARTINI

KETEL ONE VODKA, A DASH OF DRY VERMOUTH WITH A TWIST OF LEMON

KATHRYN'S FUZZY MARTINI

CIROC PEACH, KETEL ONE ORANGE VODKA, PEACH SCHNAPPS, SPLASH OF OJ WITH PEACH GARNISH

GIN HARMONY

TANQUERAY GIN, HARMONY HYPNOTIQ, SPLASH OF SIMPLE SYRUP, SPLASH OF FRESH LEMON JUICE WITH A LEMON WEDGE GARNISH

MOJITO MARTINI

CAPTAIN MORGAN WHITE RUM, MINT LEAVES, LIME JUICE AND SIMPLE SYRUP WITH A MINT LEAF

HYPNOTIC BOOMBOTIC

BULLEIT0 BOURBON, SPLASH LEMON JUICE, SPLASH PINEAPPLE WITH A LEMON TWIST

HAWAIIAN MARTINI

BELVEDERE CITRUS VODKA, MALIBU RUM, PINEAPPLE JUICE AND CRANBERRY JUICE WITH A CHERRY

LE FRENCH

GREY GOOSE VODKA, CHAMBORD AND PINEAPPLE JUICE WITH AN OB.ANGE TWIST

THE CHURCH LADY-TINI

STOLI VANILLA, KAHLUA AND FRANGELICO WITH A CHERRY

COASTAL SKY MARTINI

KETEL ONE VODKA, AMARETTO, BLUE CURACAO, SPLASH OF FRESH LIME JUICE, SPLASH OF PINEAPPLE JUICE, SPLASH OF SOUR WITH A LIME WEDGE GARNISH

THE COSMOPOLITAN

KETEL ONE VODKA, COINTREAU, SPLASH OF LIME JUICE, SPLASH OF CRANBERRY JUICE WITH A LIME

THE LEMON DROP

KETEL ONE CITROEN TRIPLE SEC AND LEMONADE WITH A LEMON

THE CITRUS MARTINI

KETEL ONE CITROEN, GRAND MARNIER AND LEMON JUICE WITH A LEMON TWIST

THE POMEGRANTINI

KETEL ONE CITROEN, COINTREAU AND POMEGRANATE JUICE WITH A LEMON TWIST

THE PRICKLY PEAR

GREY GOOSE LE POIRE, COINTREAU AND SOUR MIX WITH AND ORANGE TWIST

THE APPLE MARTINI

BELVEDERE VODKA AND APPLE PUCKER WITH A CHERRY

CARAMEL APPLE MARTINI

BELVEDERE VODKA, APPLE PUCKER. AND BUTTERSCOTCH SCHNAPPS WITH A CHERRY

ITALIAN MARTINI

STOLI VANILLA, AMARETTO, APPLE PUCKER, SPLASH OF LIME AND A SPLASH OF CRANBERRY WITH A CHERRY

WATERLILLY MARTINI

KETEL ONE CITROEN, WATERMELON PUCKER, LEMONADE AND A SPLASH OF GRENADINE WITH A LEMON

PEACH MARTINI

CIROC PEACH, ORANGE JUICE AND A SPLASH OF GRENADINE WITH A SLICE OF PEACH

DARK CHOCOLATE MARTINI

KETEL ONE VODKA AND GODIVA DARK CHOCOLATE WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

ESPRESSO-TINI

STOLI VANILLA, KAHLUA, BAILEYS ORIGINAL IRISH CREAM AND COFFEE WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

MILKY WAY MARTINI

STOLI VANILLA, GODIVA DARK CHOCOLATE AND BAILEYS ORIGINAL IRISH CREAM WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

SMORES MARTINI

SMIRNOFF FLUFFED MARSHMALLOW FLAVORED VODKA, FRANJELICO AND GODIVA DARK CHOCOLATE WITH CHOCOLATE SHAVINGS

THE GRASSHOPPER

BELVEDERE VODKA, DARK CREME DE CACAO, CREME DE MENTHE AND CREAM WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

PISTACHIO MARTINI

AMARETTO, BLUE CURACAO, BAILEYS ORIGINAL IRISH CREAM AND CREAM WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

KEY LIME PIE MARTINI

SMIRNOFF WHIPPED CREAM FLAVORED VODKA, FRANJELICO, LIME JUICE AND CREAM WITH A LIME

LEMON TWIST MARTINI

KETEL ONE CITRUS VODKA, PEACH SCHNAPPS, SPLASH CRANBERRY, SPLASH OF LIME WITH A LEMON WEDGE


BOO-BERRY TINI

CIROC RED BERRY, CHAMBORD, SPLASH OF SOUR MIX

about us


For over a decade, Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar  has been leaving Emerald Isle diners raving night after night. Voted #1 Fine Dining  on the Crystal Coast five years in a row, Kathryn’s remains Emerald Isle’s premier restaurant, drawing praise from both traveling visitors and grateful locals alike. 

 


Kathryn’s success has been built upon its unrivaled menu, featuring fresh, local seafood and Certified Angus Beef. In addition to the menu, Kathryn’s offers nightly features, including innovative selections of beef, fish, and soft shell crabs. 


While every menu item is sure to please, Kathryn’s Maryland Crab Cakes  have become the restaurant’s signature entrée. Made with fresh, local lump crabmeat, even folks from Maryland (the owners’ home state before relocating to Emerald Isle in 1995) admit that Kathryn’s crab cakes are the best!


Kathryn’s also puts a twist on traditional southern cuisine with the Carolina Classic: Kathryn’s own version of shrimp and grits – a true southern favorite! 


Kathryn’s is excited to announce an addition to the menu this year. After repeated requests from diners, Kathryn’s has added lobster to the menu. Diners no longer have to wait for lobster to be a nightly feature – they can come in and enjoy lobster every night of the week


The upscale menu selections are not the only reason people keep coming back – Kathryn’s has become Emerald Isle’s favorite place to enjoy a martini. Housing over 30 different variations of martinis, including both exotic concoctions and the traditional favorites, you are sure to find something to suit your fancy. Kathryn’s offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass and bottle at a great value.


Owners Ken and Kathryn Ayre are thrilled to continue offering superior food alongside unparalleled employees. “The expertise and loyalty of our team  has contributed greatly to our long term success,” says Ken, who is very grateful for his employees – many of whom have been part of the team since the doors opened in June 2004. 


More than ten years later, the family business is still first-class all the way. The combination of the relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere, superb food, and dedication creates a dining experience you do not want to miss! 

 

contact us

Telephone: 252.354.6200

Fax: 252.354.9555

8002 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle, NC 28594