Evoke - Charlotte
Located in Le Meridien Charlotte, Evoke is a craft cocktail bar & small plates bistro, utilizing the highest quality local products & featuring internationally inspired cuisine.
Looking for something with a more intimate gathering? Evoke’s private dining room, accentuated with an eclectic design and glass globe fixtures suspended above, can accommodate up to 24 persons, representing a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.
Parking validated for patrons of the restaurant.
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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
- Waitress not knowledgeable on preparation of dishes.
- Ceasar salad on menu was not a Ceasar salad - some other kind of salad.
- Grouper was not edible. Sent back for different entree.
-Menu describes style as small plates but actually they are normal sized.
- Roasted chicken was good.
- Asparagus & fingerling potato were great.
The service was slow and the food was extremely salty. By the time our server came back to check on us, 15 minutes had passed and we didn’t have time to order another meal. I had to go to the bar to get a refill because we never saw our server.
Steak was hands down one of the best plates I've ever had- the hen of the woods mushrooms and charred onions were a perfect match to the heavy garlic butter. Cocktails were fantastic and well-balanced, loved the offerings of side dishes, and my dining partner enjoyed the scallop dish and a side salad as well. With a generous tip, we ate for $150, and it was a fantastic experience. Chefs and managers walked the dining room and interacted with guests. Only negative, server seemed very unsure about menu when asked basic questions and could offer no recommendations/information about the cocktails. At a place like this, I would've expected a better trained staff. Would definitely return next time in town!
We come to Charlotte often and we were told the restaurant was great. Well the last time we were in town on a Sunday, or realizing it was closed. This time we had a chance to make it. It really exceeded our expectations. Presentation was great, complexity af flavors wonderful. Will comeback and recommend to others.
Our waiter was great
Evoke is awesome! I love the live music and the ambience was great! My friends and I loved the atmosphere. It was a great night out on the town! I found that the glazed ribs were great! I would like to see more versatility on the menu. At least have more traditional salad options as well.
Excellent, creative food! Loved the selection. Great place for foodies!
Portion amount was terrible. Spare ribs were too tough and knat was flying around.
Elegant and delicious small plates. Refreshing twists on traditional items. Got to meet the chef. Fun and enjoyable experience!
Very Nice staff, with excellent customer service and excellent menu.
Excellent food, atmosphere, service, liquor and wine selection!
Nice, quiet place. Under $100 for three with drinks for two of us!
The menu is tapas style and designed for sharing (on 4" X 6" plates!) We ate there mostly out of convenience, we were hotel guests. The second night we waited probably an hour for a table that was empty the entire time. I was told they had only one server (true), and someone else had reserved that table (not true). I'm normally not very assertive, but it was required to get seated. On the positive side, it's not expensive, the menu was innovative and the food was a little mixed, but tended to be very good. Best dish I tried was octopus, do not get the Kobe country fried steak.
Second visit and once again EVERYTHING was amazing! Food, service, atmosphere all superb!!
6 of us went for restaurant week. Had heard a lot of great things from others who had gone. 2 of the 3 starters were excellent, but the pork belly starter was not prepared well at all. 2 of us got the pork belly and neither had the fat rendered properly nor were they tender at all. All of the entrees were delicious. We only had one steak that was supposed to be medium rare but came medium well. As a whole the food was great other than the 2 issues. However the server and the restaurant were awesome with fixing the problems and offering some free replacements. Overall a good experience.
Enjoyed every course from the Charlotte restaurant week menu. Our waitress had in my opinion too many tables to serve as a trainee. Didn't get any bread like we asked for. Checked out the city lights rooftop afterwards- beautiful view of downtown!
I think the menu changed since the last time I was there and there's more of a focus on tapas. While it was fine with me, I think our group would have preferred a regular meal.
We'll see how this concept works in a hotel. I would think they would be better suited with regular meals.
A hidden gem. Under new management and it really shows. This is our new favorite restaurant in Charlotte and we plan to come here frequently. Can't recommend enough!
This is they way all restaurants should treat their patrons. An amazing dinner at Evoke for our anniversary. Greeted warmly and visited by the general manager and chef. Very fun dinner with lots of different choices. I would warn you the small plates are not that small so we had a ton of food but it was all extremely good. Highly recommend the octopus! We will go back just for that. The entire experience was warm, inviting, fun, good food, excellent wine and spirits and then a rooftop bar to head to afterwards. We will absolutely be returning.
A small but impressive menu with great attention to detail. The bar is fantastic! I highly recommend the deconstructed shrimp po boy
It was amazing! The staff and servers were so kind and the food was way better than ever anticipated! I wish brunch was an every week thing at Evoke because I would for sure be in attendance.
They octopus is a must try!!!!!
Fantastic place! Wonderful food, excellent service, unique ambiance.
My steak was superb. The Manager was very thoughtful and anticipated our needs. Only suggestion would be timing. I know it's tapas style but the potatoes came out 15 minutes before steak. My husband's meal was average, the shrimp poor boy bites but the steak made up for it. The dessert, a smores tarter was also outstanding. We will definitely by back. We're pleased parking was validated. Decor was nice.
Portion sizes tooo small for price charged. Menu not same as menu on OpenTable. Even after insisting on bringing chicken and potatoes out together (food is a la carte) my potatoes were brought out 15 min before chicken was. Not family friendly.
Typically we find hotel restaurants to be so so. This was not the case at Evoke. We were very happy. The food was great and the service was excellent.
Our food was incredible and Tiago & Michael were awesome with fabulous service!
Excellent service, menu changed since I was last there and it was hit and miss. I'll give them another shot, but not wild about what I was served.
Ambience was the Highlight accented by the Starters & Share Plates.
My wife and I celebrated a date night and had a wonderful time. The server and host were great and explained all of the dishes and encouraged sharing since the menu was changed in January to small plates. We ordered just about everything. By far the NY Steak and the Bison Stroganoff were our favorites. Definitely would recommend.
They are learning.
The service was great, however, the food was not up to par, poorly executed flavor profiles, over salted octopus, we had to send back twice, and the chef was not in house. Great ambiance, but the kitchen needs greater structure and preparation, in order to come together as a whole.
Just wasn’t that impressed. Cocktails were good along with my dates wine but the food was over seasoned and some over cooked.
Service and food was superb!
The menu has changed and a lot of my favorites are gone. Food was good, but I can't say that I would recommend the new menu to the old
Oysters were horrible. Service was non apologetic about kitchen mistakes.
The food and drinks were out of this world. The service ruined it for us.
Don't skip the steak!
Small plates, but not overly filling. Very creative/innovative menu items and plating.
I was very disappointed with the food. The cornbread was extremely hard to eat and the pork rinds felt like it was from a store bought package. The appetizers were ok at best. The entrees were extremely salty and had no flavor. The dessert was also ok and nothing spectacular. The service was great but you can’t rely on a service to be successful in the restaurant business because the food was not worth it. I was very disappointed with this.