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Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth
Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth

Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.halcyonflavors.com
  • Email: info@halcyonflavors.com
  • Phone: (704) 910-0865
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Marc Jacksina
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Levine Avenue of the Arts
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth
Halcyon is a refined new restaurant dedicated to sustainability and a community perspective of food. Elegant presentation of rustic dishes, composed of locally sourced produce and proteins and served in an atmosphere of tranquil farmhouse chic, cements our place in the "locavore movement" and Charlotte"s palate. Our dining room showcases a stunning view of the Charlotte cityscape through a wall of windows. Bask in candlelight beneath a painting of mythological Halcyon at a table sculpted from natural wood and enjoy a magical combination of ambiance, ingredients, and the techniques of Chef Marc Jacksina.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything about this restaurant is incredible. From it's setting in a museum, to it's skyline view, to the impeccable service with extensive knowledge of the wines, to the food that is spot on; you won't be disappointed. Have them recommend a wine and you won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The place is beautiful, we have been wanting to eat at Halcyon for quite some time. The food was just OK and pricey. The service was terrible. Our waiter Noah, made a big mistake with our order and didn't even acknowledge or apologize for his error. When I mentioned it, he was so rude that it ruined the whole experience. Needless to say, we won't be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The scallops and pork belly were very good. Sadly, the duck was tough and not very flavorful in spite of being medium rare. While the sweet potato puree was silky and excellent, the white vegetable with it was tasteless. Not even sure what it was, parsnip, maybe? The setting is great with good view of Tryon street."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I had lobster ravioli at Halcyon, and it was delightful. My wife and I shared ice cream for dessert. They make their own ice cream, and it is divine. Nice location, too, on the second floor of the Mint Museum in Charlotte. Live music to top things off."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I love Halcyon for many reasons but I they have the best burger in town!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Unique menu, delicious food, excellent service. Enjoyable dinner on the patio, scenic view of Charlotte skyline. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Nice view overlooking South Tryon. Menu was varied and interesting. Food was well prepared and presented but underseasoned. Service was friendly but uneven. Ex. water glasses unfilled, plates cleared while others were dining. Handsome dining area."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "As always, outstanding food, service and just a great feeling to be there. Also close to the Knight Theater. Location a small factor."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After the symphony, my girlfriend and I were looking forward to an excellent meal and experience at Halcyon. We are both fairly new to Charlotte and had heard many good comments. Unfortunately, we had a waiter that was apparently disinterested and/or disgruntled with his job, and we received poor service throughout the night. I wish I could say that I enjoyed the food, but no restaurant is going to overcome that service. By the time we received our cocktails, one was warm; we received no explanation of the cheese plate, and the waiter recommended the most expensive Pinot Noir on the wine list after I asked for something dark and earthy. He then made an unsolicited offer to "make me a deal on the price". It was an unfortunate experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was delicious. An absolutely wonderful all around experience!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Halcyon should be so good, but the food has failed to impress on several occasions. The service is excellent, though, and I love the setting."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service and food meant great impressions for a table full of VIP Mint Museum guests. Thanks also for flexibility with a shifting reservation headcount."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I love everything about Halcyon. There is something delightful for everyone. From Foodies to meat and potatoes types, its a way to bring people together and everyone is sure to enjoy themselves."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food here was great, but the atmosphere made it taste even better!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have taken coworkers for lunch twice in the past two weeks. Something is always wrong with my food and it took a good 4min after order is places to get our food. The restaurant is not that large so I struggle to see what is the issue to getting food quickly out of the kitchen. Especially when I'm ordering burgers or a soup/salad which isn't that hard to prepare."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Halcyon has wonderful food at a reasonable price. The restaurant was quiet but busy and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Sophisicated and delicious food. Quality far above other Charlotte Upyown restaurants."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We love the unique feel and menu items you won't see elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went there Sunday for brunch 45 minutes for an omelet and another egg dish that was cold. Great location, beautiful location. I would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My family comes into town about once a month and we always go to an upscale steak house and have a great dinning experience. I made this reso for us to show them something a little different, after all you can get a great steak in any major city. It was a huge hit. I have been in several times before and now my family cant wait to come back next time they are in town. The food is always great, the atmosphere is very Swanky and fun and the servers seem to know their stuff."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great evening. Waitress was wonderful. She took the time to answer lots of questions in depth and made sure that we were on time to our show. Food was unique, delicious, but not weird. Memorable meal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Truly, it is a restaurant full of all the good things... high level ambiance with food fit for a king.I feel as if I am somewhere else when I dine here. The personable, yet professional service shows training and thoughtfulness. The decor is warm and chic and it calls you to be at home , even in such sophistication."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The menu has some inventive options and all of our dishes were well executed. Service was very attentive and both the ambiance andview are excellent. Good place for a date or a business dinner (yes, you can cover both in one place)."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Chicken was awesome. Great service - in and out within an hour for busniness lunch."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails me. It's my go-to place when a special event arises. Always something new and always delicious. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent and lived up to the hype for me. I had venison and my date had a scallop dish and both were fantastic. My date was from Boston and frequently eats out there and said it was the best meal she's had this year by a long shot. The views of the city are great, I will definitely come back when it's warmer to sit on the outside patio."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We held a work dinner at Halcyon and couldn't have asked for a better place. I was responsible for planning the dinner and we havd people from all over here and they coulnd't begin to express how much they loved it! Great food, great service and great drinks!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Can't believe we have not been before. We were very happy withy he good, service, and ambience. The Alaskan cod was fantastic. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was my fourth time at Halcyon, I am very happy with this establishment. The food is fantastic and the service is always pleasant. I have had the rabbit saddle, duck confit and duck breast before and all of them were fantastic, but I think the confit was my favorite :-). This place is a must go if you are in uptown charlotte."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Everything was very nice. I think they need more stylish bathrooms though to match the rest of the experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was good. Very few restaurants are able to execute a dinner service well from start to finish and Halcyon is one them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time visiting Halcyon on Valentines day, everything was great from service to food and even the ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is the second time I dined here and it was a remarkable experience. From the attentive, knowledgeable, personable, but professional wait staff, to the amazing scallops, I will return again and again. The ambiance is lovely and laid back. Charlotte's best kept secret!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "For a restaurant to not be busy and our server to forget my salad was not how we planned our dinner. As I suggested she removed wine instead of the offered dessert that I denied. She tried to make up for her mistake. Their wine list was not plentiful. We will not return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "As always, a creative presentation of wonderful, fresh, delightful , different food offerings. New menu every day which makes it interesting and fun! Friendly but professional staff and the service was wonderful. I'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We chose Halcyon because it is close to the Bechtler where we were attending a show, and the food is great. Our server knew we had a time restraint but lagged in every area of service. When we told him we needed to leave immediately before our entree he produced our food which we had to gulp down. We had brought two friends, so we were embarrassed that we had made the suggestion to eat there. Would I go back? Yes indeed - the food was delicious. It was just the one server which stressed the occasion."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant with my mother and friends. The noise level was perfect. We could carry on a conversation easily but there was enough buzz so you didn't feel you were alone. Menu was interesting and everyone loved what they had. Not a long wine list but good choices. Our waiter was out standing. He was helpful with food and wine choices, knowledgable, friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed him. I would go back again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I enjoy the convenient Uptown location, the service is generally solid...servers are well versed on a menu that changes often and has lots of subtle details. The food however, is the star of the show. We had the flounder and the venison and both dishes were simply outstanding. I believe that the food is consistently (visited ~ 7 times), better than any other Charlotte restaurant...well done Chef!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "If you find yourself in a dining-out rut, treat yourself to dinner at Halcyon. You won't be sorry. The menu will be delightfully different, and will offer lots of small plates for easy sampling. We split the small plate of Game Sausage (mostly rabbit, we learned) which was served with white beans and bacon bits and a drizzle of maple syrup. Served in a cast iron skillet, the dish was absolutely delicious. From there, we chose the scallops which were perfectly cooked and served over black rice with brussel sprout petals and a cabbage casserole, of sorts. And the venison filet which was so tender you scarcely needed a knife. It's clear the chef has a lot of talent. The service was impeccable too. It was a fantastic dinner."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I really like Halcyon. Previous dinners have been great, and our first Sunday brunch experience was just as nice. They offer many items beyond the standard brunch-egg options, and the Bloody Mary was really good. No other restaurant in town has this dramatic of a view or nicely-decorated interior. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/19/2014