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About Evoke - Charlotte
Voted Top 10 Restaurant 2016 by Charlotte Magazine, Best Steakhouse 2015, Best Waitstaff 2015, Best Place to Splurge 2015 and Best New Restaurant 2015 by Creative Loafing 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.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Bistro, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Illy Coffee Grab 'N Go Bar 6:30-11:00 am (bar area only)
Dinner: 5:00-10:00 pm
Bar: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment changes weekly. Please call for the latest schedule.
Evoke has both valet and self-parking. Both are complimentary.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Looking for something with a more intimate gathering? Evoke’s private dining room can accommodate up to 24 persons, accentuated with an eclectic design and glass globe fixtures suspended above, representing a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.
Evoke - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews
New Years Dinner was poor and not worth the money. Set menu not advertised on Open Table. I felt deceived and would have chosen a different location. Dessert was a prepackaged cheese cake and was disappointing. The fish was dry and I felt like they reheated a plate. Dining room was cold and my wife had to keep her jacket on. A highly disappointing experience.
I ordered the mushroom crostini which was supposed to be on polenta cakes but instead served on pita chips. I also ordered the romaine salad which was supposed to have a garlic vinaigrette and despite telling the server I am vegetarian, the salad came with caesar dressing containing anchovies. Overall, the menu felt misleading. They were also out of ingredients to make the Sidecar cocktail on the menu and the server did not know the drink menu well. I ordered an old fashioned instead specifically with a large ice ball but instead of served to me in a glass full of ice chips. The old fashioned drink itself was excellent. My boyfriend had the risotto scallops dish and liked it very much.
This is a terrific restaurant. Found it at #7 on Charlotte Magazine's list but its location in the Le Merdien possibly hampers it's attendance as it was surprisingly not crowded for a Wednesday night, given the quality of food and dinning experience. All the food was terrific, without exception and the craft Old Fashioned dynamite. Great wine list too. Service was excellent as well.
Charolotte should support this gem or you could loose it.
(PS: We were real customers and know no one at this restaurant or hotel).
picked Evolve because it had several 'best of' awards from 2016 - but was a little disappointed in the experience. The octopus appetizer was wonderful; but the ribeyes (only one of 4 steaks to choose from) were completely out of stock and our server said they had been all week. The filet was OK, as were the sides - but not the 'best of' experience I expected. It did have more of a 'hotel restaurant' vibe, which was less than we expected for a premium price dinner ($100 per person with food and drink). The service was top notch, without a doubt....the menu/food offering left a bit to be desired.
I previously left a review about a waiter taking money from me without authorizing the tip amount. I've changed my review after having the manager contact me and explain the point of purchase sale for that night. I would like to say that with that problem resolved, this still is our favorite steak spot in Charlotte. Great staff, and good eats.
Great wine list. Beautiful decor. Chris our waiter was very helpful and fun to interact with. We ordered 4 appetizers, desert and a bottle of wine. Chris suggested he bring them out one at a time. He asked if we had order we wanted them. We said no and asked if he could choose the order. Can't understand why more locals don't dine there. Thanks to Open Table we did.
My Mom and I dined at Evoke Monday night. We were staying in the adjacent Sheraton. We had looked at the menu online. We had a 6:15 reservation so were the first table seated. The waiter handed us the menu which was MUCH briefer than the online version. When I asked about it he said that they tried to make it more family friendly as there were a lot of families staying at the hotel during the storm. Ok, I get it. We both ordered a salad and linguine carbonara. The salads were good, the pasta was not hot-- cold room temperature. We sent it back and it was returned warm. It was delicious but a very small portion for a main. Since we were still hungry, my Mom ordered desert and I ordered a cheese plate. More than 20 minute later, I was about to cancel our order, but the waiter arrived with a great looking charcuterie platter--- all meat, no cheese. I asked "where is the cheese?". Needless to say, we cancelled. In the end, he did not charge me for a glass of wine. Hopefully this is not the norm.
Delightful. My husband and I dined with our son who was in town for the weekend. For starters we had the grilled octopus and yellowfin tuna. Both were very tasty, but the yellowfin tuna was a treat to the eyes in the presentation as well. For entrées we had grouper, sea scallops, and the Petite Filet Migon with black truffle potato puree and seared wild mushrooms. They were all very savory. To wrap it up we followed with deserts; manjari layer, strawberry citrus cake and green tea matcha mouse. They were all to die for and they were beautiful. Our evening was a special treat when the chef came out to talk to us about our experience. It was fun talking to him about the menu. This is not the same boring menu you get at most restaurants. If you are expecting a large portion of food then go to a buffet. If you enjoy experiencing flavors then try this place. It is a culinary treat to the taste buds.
Went as part of Restaurant Week and can't say enough good things. It started slow as we we early and the hostess and her partner took some time to find a table for us (almost every seat was open). There was champagne in the lobby, apparently complimentary while you wait and are seated, but it was never offered.
However, once we got to the table, everything was amazing. I do agree that the portions ran small, although I have come to expect that during restaurant week. Our server, Chris, took a second to realize what we were doing (there were three of us and three choices per course, so we basically got one of each), but he was mostly prompt with our cocktails, wine and food choices.
The food was impeccable and we received the added delight of having Rodrigo, the chef de cuisine, come out to talk to us and sign the menu. David, the general manager, visited once in the middle of dinner and came back at our request for additional compliments.
Overall, a fantastic experience and we will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my birthday during restaurant week. We received a complimentary glass of champagne while we waited for our table. It was romantic, the food was excellent, and the service was great. The waitress brought my dessert with a birthday candle and a happy birthday chocolate. The atmosphere was very modern. We went to City Lights on the rooftop and it was the perfect ending to a perfect celebration.
We went to Evoke during Queen's Feast summer 2017 and had an exquisite experience. The food was absolutely stunning in its presentation, delicious, interesting, and filling. Starting from the bread brought to the table we were very happy. We had the yellowfin tuna appetizer - which is not a lot of food - but is super delicious - spicy and sweet. We then had the lemon pappardelle (which was so good my mouth is watering thinking about it right now) followed by the sea scallops. I'm from Maine and I'm VERY picky about scallops so I was thrilled to find that they were cooked perfectly. Dessert was the gluten-free strawberry citrus cake - which was not only beautiful, it was off-the-hook yummy!! The service was wonderful, too - we left very happy.
We went for restaurant week and it was just okay, which was a disappointment since we went last year and the food was amazing. Even though there were four courses, you won't leave full. The portions were extremely small. Skip the restaurant and go up to the rooftop bar, that was amazing.
My 3rd trip to Evoke, and have never been disappointed. This time I decided to veer of my normal course of ribeye and Brussel sprouts and mushrooms. Got the mushroom crostini, mushrooms were burned... flavor was good, but not a fan of the burned crunch dust. Ordered the veal, very tasty but gone in 4.5 bites. To expensive for the amount on my plate. I don't mind paying a premium don't don't want to depend on sides to feel satisfied. The steaks have weights/sizes, main courses don't. Be sure to ask in case you're hungry. Asparagus was undercooked. Just a rough night. I'll be back though. Service great as usual.
Our server Chris was amazing. He made some very good choices on food and was very nice, funny and attentive. I had the lamb chops and they were ok. We also had the pork chop and it was very good. Alcohol prices are ridiculous expensive. 7 drinks $135. Seems excessive but overall a fun night.
Dined at Evoke w/my daughter for a girls' weekend. I enjoyed my meal but my daughter, not so much (age 9). The corn soup w/scallop was delicious, but the mac & cheese had a strange flavor to it. I had a beef pasta w/mushroom sauce for my entrée along w/a glass of Malbec. Very tasty. Our server, Chris, was very engaging and had a great sense of humor. It's not a place I would visit regularly, but convenient within LeMeridien.
First time at Evoke, and everything was wonderful. The staff were pleasant, helpful, and very accommodating. I asked to switch the side items of a few things to accommodate my dietary needs, and the chef did it with no problems. The food was EXCELLENT, and so was the dessert. We came for a special occasion (Masters Graduation) and we received a beautiful dessert with the "congrats" written in chocolate. It was absolutely perfect.
The steaks were amazing -- Tender and full of flavor -- and the mushrooms side was spectacular. The restaurant was lovely. However, the 40 minute wait just for bread in a mostly empty restaurant on a Saturday night was only the tip of the iceberg. We were on time for our reservation, but the service was largely inattentive and very slow. At an hour and 45 minutes, we decided to skip dessert and leave. Not recommended.
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