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About 300 East
We are a neighborhood restaurant, family owned and operated, well into our third decade of serving locals and tourists alike. On the menu: American-Eclectic cuisine. Atmosphere: Warm and quirky with plenty of historic charm. Service: Friendly and casual. Specialties: Creative Sandwiches, Salads, & Entrees, Farm-To-Table, Healthful Fare, Sunday Brunch, Desserts.
Charlotte, NC 28203
American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do not offer catering.
300 East shares the private lot for Streetcar Station Shops at the corner of East Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue.
300 East is located 2 blocks east of the East/West Boulevard light rail stop.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We cannot accommodate special events. The largest reservation we can accommodate is 12 guests (8 during Sunday Brunch.)
300 East Ratings and Reviews
I have been to 300 East on multiple occasions and typically bring out of town guests there. On Saturday night I brought 4 out of town guests to 300 East for dinner. We were brought to a table that did not have enough seats (5 seats for 6 people). We waited for 5 minutes for the hostess to bring another chair to our table. We were not provided a drink list. The waiter took 2 individuals orders, but did not take the other 4 individuals drink order because there was no drink list provided. One the wine list was provided, he came back and asked if we wanted to order our food but did not ask about the 4 individuals drinks. We had to ask to order drinks. After we placed our drink and food orders, he brought the first course (salads), but we still did not have the drinks for the four individuals drink orders and we did not have silverware. We had to ask again for these items. Because I did not feel we were bring taken care of, I went up to the hostess to let her know of the issues. Next thing we knew, the waiter came up to us and asked why we talked to the hostess and he did intend to make us upset. Rather than just correcting his actions, and making the experience more enjoyable by showing us attention, he made the entire situation so awkward. The food was acceptable, but nothing special. The waiter took the drinks off the bill, which was a nice gesture, but the entire dinner was awkward and quite honestly, I was embarrassed I even brought out of town guests there. As we walked out of the restaurant, the manager ran outside to our part apologizing for the issue, and said she intended to apologize earlier but didn't have time to come to our table. I do not plan to come back to 300 East for a long period of time. The experience was unprofessional and awkward.
I was very disappointed, especially as I had heard some good things about this place. The setting and the atmosphere was great, unfortunately, the rest did not live up to the standard.
I had booked a table for a birthday dinner with my wife, had made a special note which obviously nobody took notice off. The waitress was a college girl who clearly had no waitressing experience and her “supervisor” was new to the restaurant so she did not know much about the menu or other issues at all. The main course arrived before we could finish our starter and was almost cold. Also, the side of my wife’s main was apparently Polenta which was so runny that one would have needed a spoon to eat it. The wine we orderd with our main was delivered once we had almost finished our main and when we complained about the “Polenta”, the waitress just said sorry, walked away and came back some 5 minutes later with some mashed Potatoes which clearly was totally useless by then and which we had not asked for.
When we walked out, I mentioned our troubles to the manager who tried to offer us a drink on the house but clearly, at that time, this would just not cut it.
Sorry, but given this experience, I cannot recommend this place and I will certainly not go back there.
We went to 300 East for brunch. Luckily we made a reservation because the wait was 30 minutes when we got there. The atmosphere was really cute and the food was delicious (get the grit bowl!), but the service was seriously lacking! It took five minutes for our waitress to greet us, and she even walked by our table to pick up a check right behind us. We also had to wave at her from across the room to get refills for our drinks. Hopefully it was just an off day for service because we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere!
The food was outstanding! They had half off wine bottles on Sunday's. I had the special which was a puff pastry with poached eggs, hollandaise, creamed spinach and artichokes with cheese and cajun seasoned ham lardons, it was around $17. It was wonderful! My friend had the french toast and cleaned her plate! We need to put this in the normal rotation.
I would recommend, however, share my experience. I made a reservation on line for outdoor seating and also marked special occasion birthday. I received confirmation of my reservation on line. Everyone in my party (3 of us) arrived prior to time of reservation but we were told they do not do reservations for outdoor seating but we could wait 20 to 30 minutes for a table to sit outside. We were offered to sit inside which we did since we were all hungry and ready to sit and dine. Then we were rather snidely told that they "really don't have tables for three outside anyway". This was all very bothersome since it was a special occasion and a beautiful, warm fall evening. I feel strongly that there must be a glitch with the on line reservation system since it accepted my reservation for outdoor seating when that was not the case. Bait and switch? We would have made reservations elsewhere if we knew that was not the case. ALSO, prior to our visit, everyone in my party checked out the menu on line and the restaurant was out of the two entrees that we were all considering. Very disappointing. Lastly, our waitress was very nice and good at her job. However, the bar service was slow.
Their food is always delicious, however their version of a Moscow Mule was more like a Mule. No copper mug and it tasted like it had diet sprite in it. They remade it for me and it tasted the same, so I passed and had a bottle beer instead. The service is good seemed like the bar staff was more focused on socializing than taking care of their drink orders that’s probably why I got the same bad drink twice. Other than that 300 East is a Queen City staple. If you haven’t been, it’s a must place to go.
I have never had a bad experience at 300 East! The food is always perfect and original and I especially love coming here in the Fall. What Chef does with fall vegetables is always amazing. Great food, consistently good service, and a fair price makes this my go-to for a dinner out. 5 stars!
Great setting in an old house, but the two times we have been here the service was poor and the food took an exceptionally long time. The most recent time our food came out lukewarm, at best. The sad part is that the food and the flavors within were well-done and nicely paired, however, they weren't executed properly.
I do highly recommend the sweet potato ravioli, that was delicious.
A LOT of potential here, they just need to step it up.
I had not been to 300 East in many years.
It really helped to be able to make a reservation through Open Table.
I had the hanger steak and was very pleased with the flavor and preparation.
Our waitress did a wonderful job and got us out in plenty of time for a concert. I regret that I did not get her name to commend her in this review.
Loved the restored old home! Our server did a great job, but the food was very average. I ordered the filet stuffed with blue cheese medium rare plus and it was very rare and the jalapeño potato cake and sautéed spinach was bland. My husband had the pork tenderloin with cornbread waffle and it was very average. I'm glad we tried it, but food was a disappointment.
The sweet potato ravioli was very undercooked. When asked for second bowl to split our soup because we wanted to split our appetizers we were given a hard time. Meal was okay and felt like did chef only cook well for Guy's visit? Does she not care anymore since notoriety?
Very crowded. Tables were jammed. No room for waitress to even get to her tables without her butt rubbing against me. Couldn't have a conversation with person across the table due to noise level and poor acoustics in this restaurant. Wouldn't recommend unless you could sit outside.
It was my Mom's birthday - she and my Brother evacuated from Florida in front of Irma - this was the perfect treat to take her mind off her worries. My Mom raved about the food, how delicious it was, what a great place, she went on and on. The whole family just loved it. Thank you 300 East for providing such a great experience !!!
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