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135 Levine Avenue of the Arts
Charlotte, NC 28202
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We love the food at Kebab Grill
and were expecting a more upscale experience at Levant. Unfortunately, the food was essentially the same but at a much higher price point. The vegetarian plate was delicious, but, again, exactly what we've had at Kebab Grill. The other food we tried, lamb and salmon, was overdone and just ok. Restaurant was empty and service spotty and drinks terrible. We'll stick to our KG takeout!"
Dined on 7/9/2014
Took my wife and son here for my
wife's 50th birthday dinner. Could not have been better. Enjoyed every minute and would go back in a heartbeat!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
Food was good and the service was
very good. The meat on my plate was cooked too long."
Dined on 5/3/2014
We entertained a group of five
from out of town, and needed a quiet, elegant place for conversation. Catching up with good friends and meeting new ones, Levant provided a lovely atmosphere for our gathering. The food was beautiful and delicious and impressive to my friends who are foodies! We ate at a late-ish hour, 8 pm, and the small plates (Mezze) were perfect for tasting and sharing. Our waiter was gracious and the service was top notch. Thank you for your great Uptown location, perfect for evening dining."
Dined on 3/26/2014
We had good food and lots of
variety with the choice of sides. I was disappointed by the very limited wine menu. The location is great when you have tickets to the Knight Theatre since it's across the street."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Our experience overall was very
good. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive throughout our dining experience without being too overbearing."
Dined on 2/8/2014
We absolutely loved this
restaurant. Went before a performance at the Knight Theater, nice, cosy, bar and excellent food. The service was great, waiters so warm, friendly but professional. A must if you are downtown!"
Dined on 1/31/2014
We always take guests here from
out of town here for wonderful middle eastern cuisine. The grilled lamb kabob is perfection! The servers are very helpful explaining the menu, especially the delicious sides."
Dined on 11/27/2013
I really enjoy Mediterranean and
north African food. Have been cooking it at home for many years now. Levant was a wonderful chance to dine out and see "how it should be done." I came away with several inspirations and am already researching new dishes online. Now if I can just find a vendor in Charlotte that carries some of the unique ingredients..."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Very good, authentic middle
eastern food. Helpful, knowledgeable waitstaff. Very pleasant atmosphere."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Went for a girls night dinner on
Mon, plan to share a bunch of dishes. The 5 of us ordered aps and bottles of wine. When placing our entre order, tried to order 2-3 mains ($25-35) to share, waiter informed us there would be a $5pp plate charge for sharing. Tacky given we were ordering aps, wine, planning to get dessert, oh and the restaurant was empty. When cashing out we asked the bill to be split even 5 ways and saw that the waiter had decided to add his gratuity onto the bill. I'm always a tad offended by this move, especially when out with women - we're capable of independently leaving an appropriate tip. The owner+wife(?) were impatiently starring at us from bar last 10 mins of meal. We hurried out. Ambiance great, food OK."
Dined on 10/28/2013
Quite frankly some of the tastiest
food that I have had. Having a european background and growing up in the south, I appreciate when Mediterranean restaurants do it the right way. The food was exceptional and some of the best that I have had in Charlotte. It wasn't that busy, but I believe that is because the establishment is new and locals having fully embraced the ethnicity of the restaurant. Also, the service was outstanding. The waiter even let me order an off menu beer that is now my favorite and go-to. Great job Levant, I will definitely be back!"
Dined on 9/28/2013
Awesome fresh food. Friendly,
knowledgable waitstaff. Owner operated, non-chain. Have been there twice. Will be back again."
Dined on 8/16/2013
Levant is great and adds ethnic
diversity to Uptown. We liked the people, the service, the food, the atmosphere. We'll try dessert next time! It is not an inexpensive dining option but a very good one."
Dined on 8/15/2013
Decor: beautiful furnishings
apparently imported (from Syria?). Food: OK to excellent. Best was falafel - crisp outside, soft interior, nicely seasoned. The rest: authentic but "average" - needing extra "kick". E.g.: the baba ghanoush was good, but flat - needing more lemon juice?. Service: the waiter was young, friendly,nice, but not terribly experienced. HOWEVER... serving of the main course (by another server) was well ... rude. We hadn't finished our starters when he brought out the entrees, and shoved them at us. We had to juggle the starter plates to make room, before we were ready for the main course. Unsatisfactory. Price: somewhat high but reasonable for "uptown". A pity .. Levant COULD have been great, but ..."
Dined on 8/15/2013
Levant has the widest choice and
most consistent high quality of any Middle Eastern restaurant I've tried in Charlotte. If going there once a month makes me a regular, then that I am. Well done."
Dined on 7/19/2013
The food was fresh and of high
quality. I had Chicken Kabobs and my husband had the lamb. Both were delicious. So glad to find this restraurant. kaffe for desert."
Dined on 6/29/2013
Wait staff was very pleasant and
responsive. Decor was a little sparse. Food was very tasty and authentic. There was "thumping music" (perhaps from an adjacent business/restaurant?) that was a bit distracting - but that was out of Levant's control. I enjoyed my experience there and will definitely go back."
Dined on 6/24/2013
Levant had very good kabobs,
hummus, etc. The beer selection was unique - some from Russia, Eastern Europe, etc. Good service, too!"
Dined on 6/1/2013
This was my first visit and I
loved the food, service, ambience, and locattion to the Knight Theater where were going to see Traces. The hummus and the kabobs were excellent. The veggies were perfect. Food presentation was beautifully done. I actually will be coming back for dinner and the theater on the 28th. Levant's is a gem and I am so glad a friend recommended it. Keep up the good work. You are a winner."
Dined on 5/16/2013
Our first time at Levant will not
be our last! We had a wonderful dinner prior to attending a show the Knight. We ate early, arrived to a nearly empty restaurant that got busier before we left. The menu offered many options. I ordered the Mediterranean shrimp skewers, my husband ordered a meat kebob -- along with selected sides. All were delicious, beautifully presented. My sides were so good that I'm considering making a meal of those the next time we go. Service was gracious and personable. This is the perfect place for a dining treat when you are in the area."
Dined on 5/4/2013
Great selection of Mediterranean
dishes and great service. If you don't have a big appetite I suggest splitting a couple of the Mezza plates, more than plenty!"
Dined on 4/2/2013
Interesting place - quiet, unique
but a bit gaudy decor, service fair... Food was the definitely the hit if the night - made the other oddities unimportant."
Dined on 3/30/2013
Solid Mediterranean food, although
restaurant needs better marketing - we were one of two tables there."
Dined on 2/18/2013
Great food and ambiance... the
lamb chops were the best I had in Charlotte- the appetizers were a little small in portion size but very authentic. I eat a lot of middle eastern food and this restaurant got it right!"
Dined on 2/14/2013
Levant will not disappoint! For a
couples night out we ate here prior to a show at the Knight Theatre and can't wait to return. Food and service were wonderful. I'd strongly recommend "Omar's Salad" and the shrimp kabob dinner. On my next visit I'd likely order more small plates to share."
Dined on 1/26/2013
The waiter was attentive and
willing to explain dishes we weren't familiar with. The wine list was not large but had a good selection. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food served. The night we dined, they were out of fish and the veal chops but we enjoyed the mixed kabobs and lamb chops."
Dined on 1/26/2013
Wow! First time here. Food was
wonderful!! My husband is Lebanese and we eat a LOT of Lebanese food at home and out, and Levant was wonderful!! We had many small Mezza dishes as well as entree items. Everything was cooked to perfection and true to the Middle Eastern Cuisine. We had a question about parking and called ahead to find that we could park in a lower floor of the building and get our ticket stamped for free exit. I think sometimes this is a question with uptown dining. Beautiful restaurant. Great Service. Thank You!"
Dined on 1/19/2013
This is one of my favorite
restaurants in Charlotte. The atomosphere is beautiful and the food is simply wonderful. Everything is fresh and flavorful. A true dining experience. A real find!"
Dined on 1/5/2013
It is apparent to me that this
place could be going out of business. I did come dine at 830pm but any good restaurant any day of week would have more than two tables with people and this place did not. It was so quiet, I asked the waiter to turn up the music and he did barely. Probably because the sound was skipping so terribly. The meats were tender and flavored adequately, the fattoush was good. The tzatziki was a soup not a dip. They were out of seafood on the menu except shrimp. I asked the waiter to sub shrimp in one of the dishes, he declined. He did not offer to charge a few more dollars to do so which I would have gladly paid. For a restaurant with our table being the only one eating at the time, that was a disappointing gesture."
Dined on 12/18/2012
One of my favorite restaurants,
and the best middle eastern cuisine in town. The decor is beautiful, the waiters are helpful, knowledgable and attentive, and the food is authentic and delicious. There's a great variety of appetizers, ranging from those that are more familiar (hummus) to ones that are less common but outstanding (my personal favorite is the mihammara). Main courses also range fom the common to the more traditional, but I've truly enjoyed every dish I've tried. The best deal for your money is the vegetable plate, which is seven (!) items for under $25. You can sample hummus, baba ganoush, mihammara, grape leaves, mijadarra, basmati rice, salads, tabbouleh,and have an incredibly satisfying and delicious meal. Highly recommend"
Dined on 12/8/2012
We were interested in trying The
Levant after seeing it make a list of top new restaurants, and we made reservations for a Wednesday night at 8:00. When we got there, we were the only customers, which seemed very odd. Our waiter was helpful, but he told us the menu was going through a transition and they would no longer be serving fish. I also noticed our bill/receipt listed Mizan as the restaurant, not The Levant, so perhaps there are more changes coming? The restaurant was beautiful - dark and intimate with Lebanese-inspired furniture. We skipped an appetizer since most of the appetizers were also sides, and the entrees all came with two sides. We ordered the lamb kabob with hummus and potato and the chicken kabob with falafel and"
Dined on 12/5/2012
Exceptional Middle Eastern food.
I'm Lebanese and it's some of the best food you can find in Charlotte!"
Dined on 11/23/2012
Great food. Only wish we had more
dessert options. Everything was fantastic though."
Dined on 11/10/2012
The only thing was waiter brought
us wrong side twice...may have been because of us attempting to pronounce menu items."
Dined on 10/27/2012
Beautifully decorated space. Very
quiet for a Thursday night. Almost same menu as Kabob Grill but more expensive."
Dined on 10/10/2012
Food, good but expensive, wine was
$14 dollars per glass with minute amount!"
Dined on 10/6/2012
Food was great! Pita is always a
let down, wrapped, cold and old. But everything else foodwise is top notch. Surprising that they don't serve sweet tea..."
Dined on 9/24/2012
I loved it. My husband and I went
with friends. We cleaned our plates. Every dish was cooked to perfection! Tender meats, creamy hummys, and soft pita."
Dined on 9/22/2012
The food and service were great.
This is a great new resturant for charlotte."
Dined on 9/20/2012
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