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e2 emeril's eatery
e2 emeril's eatery
  • Address:
    135 Levine Avenue of the Arts
    Suite 100
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    Neighborhood:
    Charlotte
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

e2 emeril's eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery
  • Phone: (704) 414-4787
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Mottola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tryon Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available in front of the restaurant. Self parking is also available in the Levine Center for the Arts parking garage.
A word from e2 emeril's eatery
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s new restaurant, e2 emeril's eatery, is located at the Levine Center for the Arts in uptown Charlotte. This casual American eatery features an eclectic selection of appetizers, salads, seafood and steaks, as well as some of Emeril's New Orleans and Southern-style dishes, homemade desserts and modern American classics with a twist.

Find your favorite spot to enjoy Emeril's cooking or watch the action up close: from the chef's food bar--the centerpiece of the eatery where you can interact with the chefs as they work at their various cooking stations–-to the raw bar featuring fresh seafood, shellfish and fresh shucked oysters. At the bar, select from two house punches, local brews on tap or a handcrafted vintage and modern cocktail made with homemade infusions and syrups, plus a full menu of delicious bar snacks. We look forward to making your dining experience at e2 most memorable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Let me start by saying I never review restaurants But the watermelon salad we had was the best salad ever The salmon dish was spectacular My husband and I agree it was juicy, hot, sweet, buttery, and just bursting with a variety of flavors to create exactly the right YUM for your taste buds. That sounds crazy I know but after almost every taste one of us was saying Yum. I won't comment on the dessert. And will probably skip it next time."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Outstanding service, not quite, but still good. Setting was nice but a little noisy. Food was good, not special. Overall, I would suggest this as a good dining experience but pricey."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Must admit after seeing the other reviews before going this evening, I wasn't sure what to expect. Upon entering Jasmine greeted us with the nicest smile and immediately sat us down. Our service was great! Trey took great care of us from beginning to end. We even had a table visit from the manager to greet and check on us. We had a conversation about our wine selection and he patiently answered all our questions about it. The food was phenomenal. I don't eat mushrooms so I was concerned about the menu. I wasn't disappointed at all. Minus the mushrooms, my gumbo, shrimp and grits and banana crème pie were excellent. And I even went home with a bottle of the wine selection we had - Fabulous first for me!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I have had the pleasure of eating at two of Emeril's restaurants and found both at over two years apart to be identical in professionalism, service and found quality. Very pleasurable experience and I look forward to the opportunity to visit again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is one of the best in Charlotte. I cannot say anything negative. The service was excellent and we were seated as soon as we arrived using open table to book. My dish was shrimp and grits and it was delicious!! I plan to return and have already told others that this is a restaurant that they will definitely want to visit many times."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Chose Emril's for restaurant week. Location was nice in the heart of Charlotte. Service was good but somewhat slow. Food was good but I am glad we did this during restaurant week since the prices otherwise were as expected expensive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "After reading some reviews about slow service we left plenty of time with a 5:45 reservation but our service was impeccable. The server and assistant server provided immediate service, brought bread, drinks, etc and cleared dishes with us barely noticing they were there. Their explanation of the food, wine pairings and other choices were extremely well done without being pompous. As soon as the slowest of us finished the meal, and not before, they were there with dessert. Bread and Gumbo were great. One companion said the shrimp and grits were the best he ever had and our banana cream pie was excellent. We would give Oysters Rockefeller and Rib eye a medium rating. We will definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere was pleasant. Anything you needed was there before you had to ask for it. Friendly attentive staff. Will definitely go back with my Spouse and Friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "e2 is a classic example of what a restaurant should be like. Nothing is over the top, but nothing is overlooked either. It's a very clean restaurant with nice decor, the food is great, the drink list is extensive, and the service is fantastic (many people take care of you, not just your server). This is a great place to enjoy a dinner with your significant other, or a night out with friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the staff were very nice and attentive. My only complaint is the noise level at the bar. The crowd was noisy and was at the entrance of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation at 6:15. We were enjoying ourselves and the food so much, it was dark by the time we got up from the table! Wait staff was helpful, pleasant and did not rush us. Shrimp and Grits - outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu, food or drinks. This was very helpful since this was our first time dining here. The craft cocktails are very very good! The appetizers and main course were very well presented and very tasty. I will go back to try different things. A very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Popped in after the concert July 5 at the Bechtler, only interested in wine, salad and dessert. Wine was okay, salad was good, beignets were actually very chewy, almost cold crepes. Ice cream and blueberries were acceptable. All in all, only worth the convenience of the valet parking for the event, but the ambience and mood was good. Our server, Jen, was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Dinner at E2 Emeril's eatery was excellent! From service to food, we couldn't of asked for better! Keep up the great work, Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "we were celebrating our 30th anniversary and wanted to try a restaurant we had not been too that would be special. This was a great choice. The people at E2 all seemed to know it was our anniversary from the hostess to the valet to all the servers and they were all very delightful in congratulating us. The wine that was recommended was excellent. The servers were all very professional and personable. The prime rib was outstanding and very different from your "normal" prime rib. This was a fabulous experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been there a number of times and the food and service is always great and there are always new items to try."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was great and the service matched. Everyone had a good time with good drinks and great food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My friend and I were so excited to try Emerils restaurant and we were disappointed. The ambiance is great, service is amazing but I ordered the special, filet.. Asked for it to be pink throughout and specifically said I hate a hot red steak.. The texture is too chewy.. So I got a hot red steak.. Sent it back and they cooked it more but then it was a little overdone. They ruined my $40 filet!! My friend ordered salmon which was great, until he found a peice of thick plastic in his food that he was chewing!! He couldn't finish it. They comped our meals and everything but it will be awhile before I try this place again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My friend and I was having our dinner here while visiting Charlotte --it was our first time going to E2. It was a VERY great. The service is superb and the food (we had the summer menu) --entree: lamb loin and braised belly // wood oven roasted grouper-- was simply perfect. We both LOVE our experience and definitely will go back when we have the chance to visit Charlotte again. Note: cocktails and the sweet potato chocolate chip cheesecake were magical as well (this is important to both of us :D)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Special stuffed lobster with andouille butter sauce surpassed regular menu items. Very approachable sommelier with great suggestions and interesting wine list. Service is friendly but not overbearing or intrusive."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Creative food -- nice selection of more than your typical downtown lunch fare that suits a variety of tastes. Love the bread bowl with butter for starters....nice touch."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We were disappointed that this visit wasn't as wonderful as our first. It was Father's Day and the service was slow even though there weren't many in the restaurant. The portions seemed smaller also."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Four of us decided to have lunch here. We dined here last year on Father's Day and it was excellent. The menus selection sounded great so we decided to try the most appealing to us. I will say that the kitchen was having some issues with a smokey oven/grill. Therefore one of the items on menus could not be ordered. A big disappointed to one of our party. Service was great, but the food was just fair this time with the exception of bread & dessert, which was excellent. I will return in the future and hope for a better meal!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience and will be back with our in town guests often. Our party arrived on time and was warmly greeted then seated promptly. The wait staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive without hovering. Their suggestions were spot on. Everyone in the party was not only pleased with their meal but very impressed withe the simple complexity of each dish. The open kitchen environment was not only nice to see but also lent to a pleasant atmosphere and comfort that this was NOT the typical greasy restaurant kithchen and that there was nothing to hide. We will be back, often."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Did not disappoint! I had two family members coming in town, and their both foodies and love trying new restaurants. E2 Emeril's Eatery was my pick so I put it all on the line -- and everyone loved it! Great plating, great presentation, great flavors. I had the scallops, which was highly recommended, and they had a tender texture with a sweet almost caramel flavor (and comes with a piece of chicken skin). And you must get the banana pie for dessert. My only issue is it was a little loud, but other than that -- I highly recommend. I will be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Creative (often throwback) cocktails. Good service, good food. Super convenient to the Knight Theater so it's a great choice for a pre-concert dinner or drinks. Just plain good all around."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Overly noisy and slow service. Whatever music was playing was not pleasant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner at emeril's eatery. The staff was very professional and friendly and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I went to this restaurant on a Friday night prior to a theatre performance. Even though we had a dining reservation, we were seated at a table in the bar area of the restaurant - which was LOUD. We requested to be moved to the dining area, and we were moved without hesitation. The portions are REALLY small; we left hungry. My beet salad came out with no dressing, and it took awhile to get someone to listen to our issue. The entrees needed a sauce. The sous-chef did fix the salad issue for me, and took it off of our check. The wait time for food was quite long. People who came in after us (who clearly know one of the chefs) were served much faster than us. The food had some good flavors, but it was not a good value."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love going to E2. It has become our favorite spot for treating ourselves. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. They can help you pick out the perfect wine to match your palate and your dinner. Even our 9-year-old daughter loves eating at E2!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was great, the trout meunier was excellent. Totally enjoyed the dining experience"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Went to E2 for a birthday celebration with my wife and 3 friends. Was very dissappointed with the quality of the food. Filet mignon was very undercooked - ordered medium and came out rare. Isnt that culinary 101 for the chefs. I personally ordered that linguine with duck bacon - although it sounds eclectic, it was far from it. Duck bacon was dry and chewy, linguine didnt have enough alfredo and was dry. The staff asked every 20 minutes whether we would like another alcoholic drink - this came across as nice at first, but quickly became annoying (since my goal wasnt to get drunk). When I walked in (on a Saturday nt at 7pm), was surprised it was empty, now I understand why. I'm a big Food Network fan but I lost a little respect for Emeril. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The few of the ladies went to e2 after a show across the street. The 16oz pork chops and sweet potato hash was wonderful! I asked that mine be prepared well-done and even with a piece of meat that size, it was still very tender and juicy. The leftovers were just as yummy. Our server, Jennifer, was great. She was knowledgeable about the menu and very cordial."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "To start off my experience it was okay checked in for a 7:15 reservation at 6:58. So we went to stand at the bar after standing there looking at a drink menu for about 12 minutes the bartender finally asked us if we wanted a drink. Order Cpt. Jack pilsner and was not cold enough. Also the guy who checked us in with crazy hair, Orange shirt and a now tie went to the bar stuck 2 straws in a drink pulled one out and tasted the drink for a customer I was shocked. I didn't notify the manager because I wasn't too concerned with it at the time. Finally 7:29 we are seated for our dinner. 7:36 water 7:45 food order was taken. Food outstanding as the first time we came here. Service dropped a bomb I will not return to the good food. Sorry "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We made reservations a few days in advanced for 7pm on a Friday. We arrived about an hour early to start with cocktails at the bar. The bartender was great, he really was quick and mixed the drinks perfectly. Even though the restaurant was busy our table was ready about 30 minutes early. The food, staff, wine, and atmosphere were perfect. We would highly recommend! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Pre concert dinner. Excellent salad special. Very good mahi special. Outstanding lamb shank. Dessert sorbet was not really a sorbet but more like a raspberry/orange ice and somewhat bitter. Vanilla malt ice cream was great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I completely enjoyed my visit at E2. From the time I entered until the time I left, I received nothing but great service and excellent food!I cant wait to come back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very good, I would reccomend this resturant to all my friends. Food is number one."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great entries but appetizers not up to the same standards. Fish was fresh, porkchop generous and tasty and steak prepared to perfection. Enjoyed pie and Ice cream but coconut sorbet was a real ddisappointment. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I was in Charlotte for a quick weekend trip and E2 was about a 5 minute walk from my hotel. The location and restaurant was great. The food was AMAZING! had HOUSE-MADE BOUDIN CAKE as the appetizer.. the best collards i ever had in my life. steak and yellow tomato pizza for entree. My friends had the shrimp and grits and the grilled half chicken. The drinks were amazing as well. For desert I ordered the Sweet potato and chocolate chip cheesecake. IT WAS TRULY LIFE CHANGING!Also i have to mention that our waitress Cassandra was AWEMOME. She knew the menu well and all of her recommendations were on point. She was pleasant and thoughtful. E2 was a great experience and i would go back to Charlotte just to go to E2. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014