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.
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
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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
300 East Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent but the cockroach ...
The food was excellent but the cockroaches around the outside dining area were disgusting. It made us wonder, if the kitchen area had cockroaches too. Fumigation will take care of these bugs for good. Inside seating was very loud , that's why we chose to seat outside.
Again , the meal was good but I Would not go back bc of the cockroaches.
The meal was very good however, the serv ...
The meal was very good however, the service was very poor. Seemed pretty crowded for a Sunday night and food was slow coming out of the kitchen . Our server was very poor and not sure if it was her or if she had too many tables.
The food is always consistently good. T ...
The food is always consistently good. They always have very interesting ice creams. The PBJ is delicious, but the others have all been good as well. Just try them. The beignets were not nearly as good this time as I've had in the past. They seemed smaller and were not soft; almost overcooked.
This is any easy restaurant to find with good parking in the rear. Big windows along the front are nice for watching people passing by. They have some nice small tables outside which work well as the weather cools a bit.
They have dining upstairs as well. Steps are a little steep for anyone who might have trouble with climbing stairs. When the restaurant is near or at full capacity the noise level is beyond energetic to just loud.
Went to 300 East for the first time for ...
Went to 300 East for the first time for Sunday brunch with 3 of my friends. Ordered the Crab Cake Benedict. It was out of this world. Atmosphere was cozy but if you are handicapped be sure to tell them in your reservations. Our group was seated upstairs.
This was our first visit to 300 East and ...
This was our first visit to 300 East and we were very pleased - the menu has great choices and is reasonably priced for this type of restaurant. When we mentioned to our waiter that it was our anniversary, we were surprised when he brought us two flutes of champaign! We will definitely be back.
300 East is a great local spot found nea ...
300 East is a great local spot found near the corner of East and South Blvd. The location is part of the reason I love it--the restaurant is in an old house full of charm. There is great variation on the menu, but my personal favorite is the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad for lunch. The service is always great and I've yet to have something on their menu I haven't liked. If you're going during brunch time on a Saturday or Sunday, be sure to book on OpenTable! It gets crowded but I've rarely had problems finding a reservation for 15 minutes later (the amount of time it would take me to drive there anyway).
300 East is our favorite place to go for ...
300 East is our favorite place to go for everyday dining and especially for Sunday brunch. The standard menu is great and the dally specials always creative, delicious and different. The staff is warm, friendly, often funny, and very efficient. The only occasional problem is the noise level. Try to go at times when 300 East isn't completely packed--although, given how popular this restaurant is, it's hard to find a time when they aren't more than full. Highly recommended.
Walked to this place with a friend becau ...
Walked to this place with a friend because it is so close to Southend. It has such a fun vibe since it's an old house. Plenty of seats but not too crowded. Edward our waiter was awesome and the food was to die for. Can't wait to come back and try the rest of the menu :)
My friend, who had not been to 300 East, ...
My friend, who had not been to 300 East, and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Table was a little small, but the tradeoff was being out of the traffic flow and a little quieter, so we were fine. Food was excellent. Service was a little slow; waiter never asked to refill my coffee. It was Sunday brunch and quite busy, but despite this the overall experience was very good. Food was excellent as always.
Don't go for lunch ... Unless you plan t ...
Don't go for lunch ...
Unless you plan to wait forever .
First off the appetizers (while good) were cold, which I could have forgiven if the rest of the meal had been prompt.
One hour into sitting down and still no main dish... I just wonder how long it takes to actually make a burger that takes 4 min each side to grill . I have made food myself faster . The service leaves much to be desired and expediting from the kitchen is a huge issue. I don't understand how a restaurant that can be so smoothly running and good for brunch can barely hammer out lunch for 2 so slowly. We were getting up to leave when the food finally arrived . It was also cold and overcooked . What a waste of time and money. Really not worth it, which is sadly disappointing . The food looked like it would taste great but everything was bland. I don't think we will be back, even though brunch was good before . Also,
I was freezing even though downstairs was warm. You can't blast the AC in one area just because the restaurant is hot. Sending out cold appetizers fast doesn't make up for waiting an hour for overcooked very expensive lunch dishes. Total miss.
Such a quaint eatery. Great outdoor pat ...
Such a quaint eatery. Great outdoor patio seating. Perfect for people watching and a nice cool breeze. Indoors is a fireplace for cool evenings. Food was amazing and unique. I had the shrimp BLT panini and loved it!!! Patio is dog friendly which is nice for us dog lovers. I highly recommend 300 East for casual or romantic dining.
We were entertaining friends from out of ...
We were entertaining friends from out of town. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The service was courteous and reasonably prompt. We ordered the hummus and goat cheese appetizers, which were both quite tasty. Unfortunately, 2 of the 4 entrees were served with cold items and had to be returned to the kitchen to be reheated. The waitress expressed surprise (and some mild disbelief) that the items were cold (they were). A rather perfunctory apology for the cold food was how the matter was addressed. The problem may have been that, based on reviews we read, we had higher expectations than were warranted. We wanted to like 300 East more than we did. At some point, we'll probably go back and give it another shot.
By coincidence I ate here twice in the p ...
By coincidence I ate here twice in the past week. The first time my group of four was seated in a very small booth (luckily we are all small to average-sized people) where two of us faced a large window as the sun was starting to get low. We were in blinding sunlight for a half hour. The server said, "it'll get better in about 10 minutes," and was otherwise unconcerned. 300 East: Put some sun-filtering blinds on that window! The next time, it was a lovely afternoon so we sat outside. Turns out dogs are allowed on the patio along with diners (and I don't mean service dogs alone). The people behind us had two dogs that wound around beneath our chairs, feet and table and barked at everything that moved. I love dogs, but I don't want them carrying on while I'm trying to have a conversation over dinner. I'm not sure why this is a trend that is acceptable. In both instances, the place was slammed and service was very slow. Attitudes were just so so (and mine would be too if I were working that hard) from reception to bar to server and the food was just good. I've been eating at 300 East for 20 years and I have to say I was a little disappointed in both visits this week. Has success gone to their heads? I hope not.
service very, very slow ... took 30 minu ...
service very, very slow ... took 30 minutes to get our meal ... 20 minutes to get dessert (Beignets - which were really, really overcooked and flat) .... 20 minutes to receive bill. The meal, however, was very good !
This place is absolutely Fantastic. The ...
This place is absolutely Fantastic. The service is fit for royalty, the food is out of this world, and the feel is a blend between heaven and happiness. We have been to 300 East over 10 times and have walked away trying to figure out how they keep getting better and better. 300 East is the Beast! We love them dearly!
Kris and Jodie
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What a fun and delicious find while visi ...
What a fun and delicious find while visiting Charlotte for a wedding. Googled to find a good restaurant...something south of uptown...and thankfully were pointed to 300 East. Delicious meal, beautiful setting, excellent service! Definitely will visit again whenever in the area! The butterscotch ice cream sandwich with the molasses cookies is incredible...may start with dessert next time!
Visiting the city of Charlotte and this ...
Visiting the city of Charlotte and this spot was recommended by another "foodie" from Chicago.
The highlights : Food, presentation and excellent service by our waitress Tracy (Ms Nasty) Ask her about how she got that tag :-) She was professional, informative, personable and made some wonderful recommendations, [providing us plenty of time to explore, choose and enjoy. Again, the food was excellent!
Opportunity for improvement - Friendlier and engaging staff who greet you. Two people at the front with lackluster personality. We sat at the bar and found the bartender "fair" and not engaging or personable. She was more interested in talking with a friend about her new diet.
Ask for Ms Nasty (Tracy) table and you will have a wonderful experience!
My husband and I went here for dinner la ...
My husband and I went here for dinner last week. It was a Thursday night and pretty busy but we didn't have to wait long for food or drinks. We loved it! The goat cheese appetizer was amazing. There were a lot of options we wanted to try, so we'll definitely be back!
We were seated promptly (I did make a re ...
We were seated promptly (I did make a reservation.) The restaurant was busy but not very noisy. We were greeted immediately by our waitress, Melanie. She informed us of the specials for the day, including the half-priced wine bottles, which we happily received! The entire experience was very relaxed and easy. Nothing was ever rushed and the attentiveness of Melanie throughout the evening was perfect. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. And the food? It was incredible. The Ahi Tuna Salad was incredibly fresh and delicious. I melted in my chair over the stuffed filet mignon, and the brownie dessert was a perfect ending. My coworker had the lamb, which I normally do not like, but even I liked the ragout. I can't imagine an occasion where 300 East would not be an excellent choice to dine. I will make a point to return if I ever make it back to Charlotte.
This is the second time I've been here f ...
This is the second time I've been here for brunch, and both times the food was amazing. Bignets are delicious, and my entree even more delicious. The special was potatoes and sausage cooked on a waffle iron, with eggs, and heirloom tomato salad served with grilled ciabatta. It was the best thing I've eaten in a long time.
Good quality, flavorful food without muc ...
Good quality, flavorful food without much flair, but well prepared. I would not rate this as a "foodie" restaurant. Menu is priced fairly well for what you get, but if they would shave 1 or 2 dollars from their entrees, that would be more in line with the food and atmosphere.
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