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Nolen Kitchen
Nolen Kitchen
  • Address:
    2839 Selwyn Avenue Ste X
    Charlotte, NC 28209
    Neighborhood:
    Charlotte
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Nolen Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nolenkitchen.com
  • Phone: (704) 372-1424
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm/Bar: until 1:00am, Friday and Saturday Lunch/Dinner: 11:00am - 11:00pm/ Bar until 2:00am; Sunday Brunch Menu: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner:5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Katrina Bearer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Xenia Hospitality Catering contact Chris Culp at Chris@xeniahospitality.com
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursday - Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colony Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking available on side streets where permitted.
A word from Nolen Kitchen
Nestled in a boutique shopping center along the tree lined streets of Myers Park, Nolen Kitchen and Crescent Bar Lounge offers an eclectic selection of contemporary American fare in a fresh, continental atmosphere. With continental offerings to satisfy any palate, from simple to the most sophisticated, Nolen’s menu is a journey through American cuisine. Finish your meal with one of our award-winning pastry chef’s delicately designed desserts and step into our bar to enjoy an aperitif. Nolen also features patio seating, which seats 60. Join us on Sundays for our delicious brunch menu from 9am-3pm.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "But certainly not something to rave about. The service was fine. The food was okey. But when you recall the meal, nothing stands out. Good or bad. So the best I can say is, it was fair. Fair price for the fair meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was good as always. Very decent selection of unique dishes. Wine is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Ahi tuna and the zucchini chips appetizers were wonderful. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was terrible. Salmon came out raw at first, then torched to a crisp after being returned. Mussels were overlooked yet cold by the time they were brought to table. House fries were mushy and lacking in seasoning. Cocktails were watery and lifeless. Service was inattentive yet surly. Sad to see this place turn into a glorified burger and salad joint. Felt like place was running on autopilot with no one in kitchen."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our third attempt to enjoy Nolen Kitchen. We always hear good things and continue to give it a chance. Our waitress was not familiar with the specials, could not answer questions about the appetizers, wine, entrees, or dessert. She was very nice, but definitely not the caliber of waitress at a restaurant trying to be moderate to high level. The food is fine, but not wonderful. Probably wouldn't go back at this point. At the $30+ price point per person, just not worth it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service was GREAT! The noise level was very loud and to add to that we were seated next to a table with a family and two small children. One of the kids was a screamer and neither of the parents tried to control the noise or the interruption. We at one point asked management for our check to leave. It is not management's fault and I know a delicate situation but when one table/family is interrupting the entire dining room, it's time to leave. I can only hope when we return to Nolen's and eat other than the bar or outdoors, the experience is different."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The menus is current, fresh and there is something for everyone. I have never had a bad meal here!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I found Nolans under neighborhood gems. It was great evening, we got there a bit earlier than our reservation and chose table outside. The service was good. Food was prepared and presented well. They had gfree menu which was great for me. Our waiter didn't really seem to understand what that was but was helpful. I would go again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We go to Nolen often and sit at the bar ordering the same food every time (salads with salmon) with no problem. I brought 7 colleagues hoping for equally good service at a table (versus the bar) and unfortunately, I was let down by my local spot. The server was very slow to take orders and 3 of the 7 dishes were incorrect. Nobody came to get our desert order so I asked the manager to help. Instead of walking right over to get our orders, he spent a few minutes trying to find our waitress. We had planned to order one of each. We got fro yo instead since they took too long. Sadly, one of my colleagues said they would not be back. Another said, he expected more. I will be back though and will sit at the bar again with great service there."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had a pretty tasty Sunday brunch /the food was good and if II get lucky enough to sit on the patio it is a real treat"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "All went well generally. Service was a little slow because it appeared some servers were not aware they had those tables where the tables had to ask for service. One was on each side of us."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great service, great food. Every employee seemed happy to be there. Possibly the greatest dining experience I've ever had. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I have had lunch at Nolan Kitchen several times all with great experiences. Had brunch for the 1st time this past Sunday. Awesome - just what we were looking for. Great food, great service and the porch was great on a Sunday late morning."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "After a recent review in the Charlotte Oberserver that highly touted their fried zucchini, we decided to give Nolen Kitchen a try for Sunday brunch. The server said fried zucchini wasn't available during Sunday brunch but would ask the chef. We never heard anything else about it. We never received bread/muffins that all of the other tables got prior to their meals, and our drinks were often empty. The place wasn't busy. I guess I know why. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had the perfect evening at Nolen. We started with the zuchinni chips which are quite good. My husband started with the french onion soup, it was delicious!! It was quite salty as french onion soup often is, which perfectly suited our taste buds. My husband ordered the scallops which was was extremely satisfied with. I ordered the Chicken Picatta. The chicken was deliciously breaded and crunchy which sat on top of the pasta. The pasta and sauce was ok, the sauce was a bit too thin and overall flavor was pretty good. A good dish, but not one that I would order again there. Overall, we had a great meal and enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had an early reservation and the place was buzzing. We had the chicken wings, which were nice & spicy and the paella, which was prepared really well. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was good but not hot. Staff got orders all mixed up. Everyone finally got served but husband. They compt his lunch and cappachinos for the mess up. Server was nice but they gave him too many tables to serve. He was doing his best but it was impossible. Would go to lunch or dinner but not back for an occasion"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is good. Nice variety of choices. Servers are well informed and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely Mother's Day brunch at Nolen Kitchen. The service was wonderful. We'll definitely back! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "this restaurant had great food, but unfortunately, the service was absolutely terrible. our waiter was super rude as well as the bussers. i would never go back here again, which is a shame because the food was pretty good and i had wanted to go here for a while."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great place for a variety of occasions. We have enjoyed a quiet dinner for two, dinner at the bar while watching a sport event, as well as, fun evenings with six to eight family and friends. Outdoor patio is also a fun alternative. Live music can be enjoyed up close in the bar or as nice background to a quieter meal around the corner in the dining area. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took the Mother-In-Law to dinner for Mother's day. Everyone in the party enjoyed the dinning experience. Great/friendly service. Food was delicious and prepared correctly. Desserts are wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had the dinner special the other night, and it was fantastic. Never had a bad meal here...ever."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I booked a table for 4 for a birthday lunch in April 2014. We were seated promptly and the restaurant had only 4-5 tables seated. We all ordered salads. Service was slow, but salads arrived and waitress diappeared. Two of the salads had no (or very little dressing) I could not find our waitress (or anyone ) to help. Finally, I asked another waitress to bring us salad dressing - our salads were half eaten by this point. She never returned. I saw another waitress and made the same request and she did bring the dressing. However, we had nearly finished our undressed salads by this time. We never saw our waitress during this entire ordeal, but she arrived in time to bring us the bill. Very disappointing lunch!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was great and the price was even better. Spinach pie was top notch! Only down side was parking can be a little difficult. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Our party of 4 had Easter brunch and was most impressed with everything, the service, great atmosphere and outstanding food. Did I mention the prices were too good?"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Best reviews were for the pork belly tacos. Other notable dishes were the bacon wrapped meatloaf, short ribs,wild mushroom pappardelle and steak and frites. Parking was very difficult"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We've been here before, and it's been better. This was an early (5:30pm) Sunday dinner. Patio was busy, with three tables (including ours) inside. Although our server was great, service was slow. She was overworked, having to serve both inside and out. Appetizer of fried zucchini chips was excellent (recently the grand prize winner in a local "March Madness" sweet 16 of appetizers.) Food was inconsistently hot and cold on the same plate. Special entree of the evening was inaccurately described. (Fish was on a bed of pureed cauliflower with pine nuts NOT grits.) One in our party is allergic to pine nuts; this could have ended disastrously. Anyway, as stated, it's been better. Hopefully next time Nolen Kitchen will have their act together!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I went with a group of girlfriends - the cocktails were fabulous. I like their wine list as it will have a couple nontraditional options that I can explore. The food was delicious! Best of all, five of us got to sit together outside and enjoy the fabulous weather under the stars. The only complaint? Parking. Nolen Kitchen should invest in a valet service if they really want to up their game."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One hour wait with Open table reservation. Arrived to a surly attitude. 30 minute wait with a reservation stretched out to an hour. We were quickly joined by others who had reservations but ended up waiting an hour as well. Bartender was too busy to serve drinks for first ten minutes. Eventually a manager saw that the experience was declining quickly and brought us some appetizers. Poor service at the door and bar. Bring a cheerful attitude."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My order was put in wrong by the server but when the manager brought it to the table is was like the sky was falling. The manager then put the order in wrong and tried to blame it on me. Not cool! I waited for an extra 15 min and they didnt even offer to comp a soda or take off a percentage for THEIR screwup. Not classy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "They're busy Friday nights. Acoustics inside the restaurant are poor, when it gets noisy at the bar, it drowns out the dining area. Had the meatloaf dinner with bacon and black truffle (yeah right) - perfectly tasteless. My guest ordered two martinis, but convinced that they had no (or very little) alcohol in it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Cross between an American grill and a bistro, Nolen is surely a gem. The food is great and has neat combinations that are different from most places like this one. I got the kale and beet salad with salmon. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the salad was the perfect amount. We ordered the zucchini chips to start and could not have been happier. Great wine list too and they are very accommodating. Note for beer drinkers, $2 drafts on Thursday which is a plus for my group!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a table for 4 in the back of the restaurant placed between two large, loud groups. Conversation became almost impossible and it was good to leave."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Neighborhood gem providing delicious food served professionally. Always consistent. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I think the food was just ok...nothing special. Although my boyfriend has the scallops and those were very good. I had the Paella....it was just ok....did not seem very fresh. Also the service was ok. Our friends ordered Blue Moon beer and the waiter first said they were out of oranges. The my friends requested them again and he went to the bar to get them? Drinks were very expensive and just ok.....nothing special about this dinining experience"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Nolen Kitchen was a great place to celebrate a birthday in our group. Even though the restaurant was crowded the service was great, and our food arrived quickly. Our waiter was personable, knowledgeable of the menu and gave great recommendations. The basil martini was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My fiancé and I dined here on a Friday night. The bar is separate from the seated tables so the noise level was low enough for us to hear each other. Our waitress was fabulous! She made great recommendations, was very attentive and was energetic. The food was so delicious, we loved everything we ate. My fiancé got the NY strip and it was cooked perfectly. He said it was the best steak he has had in a long time. I ordered the featured meal which was buffalo tuna tacos. So good! Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had only been to Nolan Kitchen for lunch and had only had some of their salads. We went this time for dinner and were so thrilled with the quality and creativity of flavors used I the dishes! We shared the outstanding steamed mussels which combined lemongrass and ginger, and we agreed they were the best we had ever tasted! The paella, which used Israeli couscous, also had a fabulous combination of fish and flavors. As an added bonus, our server was very friendly, efficient and well informed of the menu.We just moved back to the neighborhood and believe we have found our new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "On our first visit to NK this past Sunday, I found many items on the menu that I wanted to order - more than I could have that evening. Our waitress was new but very pleasant and competent. We found the paella (with couscous instead of rice) to be a bit odd - and quite a small serving for the $26 price. I also thought the artichoke/crab dip would have been better complimented with pita chips rather than pita bread. The Greek salad was delicious as was the Soulvaki wrap. The "frites" were excellent too. The blueberry crisp/cobbler was yummy - but they were VERY skimpy on the ice cream - more of a garnish than a scoop of ice cream. We will definitely try NK again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014