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About Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth
Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a dining experience focused on providing a truly seasonal meal with ingredients from local wineries, dairies and artisanal farms. With a naturally rustic decor that reflects the focus on simple good, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a unique place to enjoy dinner or to host a private event.
The menu at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth can be hard to predict, but locals have frequently enjoyed mushroom tarts, bleu cheese souffle's, shrimp and octopus entrees, duck egg ravioli and more. From venison and rabbit to sole and brussels sprout entrees, there is plenty for everyone to love on the Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth menu. Located on the avenue of Levine Arts in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Modern European, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Levine Avenue of the Arts
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Halcyon is directly connected to the Levine Center for Arts parking garage, which is accessible from both South Church Street and Stonewall Street. Park in Visitor Parking and take the Plaza Elevators to level 2, the entry hall.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth Ratings and Reviews
I was rather disappointed by the menu - there were very few main choices, and the majority of choices listed were too over the top. There was nothing that immediately resonated with me. I have been to Halcyon many times, and often my husband and I will order a few small plates and then split a main dish. Again, the menu did not lend itself well to this. Hopefully this was a one off because typically we do enjoy this restaurant
The only thing keeping me from giving a 5 Star was the rude treatment at the end of the evening. We had reservations for 8pm. They close at 10. At 9 6 tables still had people and they shut music off and began cleanup. It was rude and made us feel like we were being ushered out the door.
As first time dinners we were not sure what to expect. The space was lovely! We were greeted promptly and seated at a lovely table. Our server was very pleasant and showed great knowledge of menu. We asked for suggestions and received ones that were perfect.
The food was presented beautifully and tasted even better.
We were pleased by somewhat inventive pairings of high quality ingredients. Presentation was lovely w/o being pretentious. Food preparation was top notch and service was warm, comfortable professional . It was a lovely space with a view to one of the vibrant areas of downtown Charlotte.
Lovely evening and then we simply strolled across the street to the ballet!
Every dish the four of us had was creative and delicious. We didn't order any entrees because the earlier courses of starters, soup/salad and small plates were so filling. The service was excellent but the restaurant was unusually uncrowded this particular evening.
The food was great. The restaurant was quiet, even with the ACC crowd making noise outside. We had our wedding reception here the year before, and they remembered having us, and even treated us to a glass of prosecco, and a non-menu item desert, which was amazing. The service there is always top notch. We will be returning.
We had a reservation for dinner prior to a show. Let the waiter know that we had to be out at a specific time. Food was not served until after the time we had to leave. We all ate a few bites and left most of the food. Apologies given and offer for dessert after the show, but too little too late. The charged the entire price! All of us were disappointed and late for the show.
The food is always very inventive. They do an excellent job with the appetizers and the entree's are creative. We always experience a high level of service and have found the wait staff to be very helpful with a selection of wine. This is one of the best restaurants in Charlotte.
We stopped in for an afternoon cocktail a couple of weeks ago when visiting the Mint - which was a really delicious mojito - and got a look at the menu. We were so impressed at the selections that we promised ourselves dinner there the next time we were in town....
Our home is two hours away but we booked a show at the Knight and an early pre-theater meal at Halcyon.... Dinner was worth every minute of the drive! From the warm friendly greeting when we arrived to the chorus of good-byes as we left, everything about the experience was perfect.
The location is terrific, as it is in the Mint building, and only steps away from the Levine Center, Knight Theater, Mint Gallery and parking garages. We arrived at 5pm, had a bottle of perfectly chilled prosecco, ate four courses with dessert and coffee, left at 7:15, and were in our seats before the 7:30 curtain went up! (Thanks, Allison!)
Must haves include the Scallops with Pork Belly, Farro Salad, and the Warm Apple Cake for dessert. Our to-die-for standout was the Alaskan Halibut! Beyond delicious, with cauliflower and crab souffle and a zucchini and green onion cake, it is the best prepared fish we have ever had!
Will we go back? Yes, please!
We were always curious about this restaurant & finally decided to give it a try. The menu is rather limited, many apps & small plates with only a limited choice of entrees. Our food good, one of us had halibut & the other had a combo of swordfish & calamari. Our major complaint is the exorbitant wine prices! Actually, more expensive than New York City, which we recently visited. For this reason, we probably will not return.
Great uptown location with a view of the main strip. Great for people watching and just a feel good environment. It is on the second floor, therefore you are looking down at people on the sidewalk outside of the theatre and museum or overlooking parts of the city if you sit inside. Very expensive for the quality of food. Great presentation of the food, great décor and apparently good drinks as some just stopped by for that. I imagine the location is a huge draw as well. Outdoor seating was fabulous. I had Alaskan Halibut and it was a tasty dish but not for the $37 dollars I paid. I also had the salmon spread for the appetizer which was a complete waste of money. It looked like it was fresh out of the tuna pouches you find at local grocers. I wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend unless perhaps you are just doing drinks and looking for a great location to hang out uptown. Two thumbs down!!
Really good and creative appetizers and entrées - food almost always special. Service was very uneven, with bar service lagging food delivery, hence not well matched. Despite an early request bread came after one of the guests had finished her soup. Thoughtful response without our asking: Two of the glasses of wine were comped - nice touch. We always look forward to Halcyon - Hoping for more efficient service and timing next go-round. This is - at its best - one of the top CLT restaurants. We'll be back.
Another very good dinner at Halcyon. The duck was absolutely superb. The only problem with this restaurant for us is that the dining room can get quite noisy when populated, and so eating outside (weather permitting) is our choice for quietness and a great view of city buildings. The noise is fun, but at times interferes with conversation.
Perfect for foodies! Beautiful rooftop dining overlooking the city of Charlotte. From the charcuterie (you select the ingredients yourself) and blue cheese soufflé to the foie gras, everything was amazing and perfect including the service! I highly recommend.
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