Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth

4.5
1305 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a dining experience focused on providing a truly seasonal meal with ingredients from local wineries, dairies and artisanal farms. With a naturally rustic decor that reflects the focus on simple good, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth is a unique place to enjoy dinner or to host a private event.

The menu at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth can be hard to predict, but locals have frequently enjoyed mushroom tarts, bleu cheese souffle's, shrimp and octopus entrees, duck egg ravioli and more. From venison and rabbit to sole and brussels sprout entrees, there is plenty for everyone to love on the Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth menu. Located on the avenue of Levine Arts in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good not great. Food seemed to take longer than necessary to prepare. Service was attentive.

PR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we've had in a long time! Superb flavor profiles!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The food was exceptional and our server, Anne, was very responsive when we told her we had theater to attend that night. We’ll be going back.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. There was a leak from the over head AC unit that was dripping really bad on to our clothes. You may want to move the tables over so condensation doesn't get on people or their food.

IJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed that the dishes I was expecting to order were no longer available. Based on the new menu, I will be looking for another restaurant when I go to the Knight Theater.

GE
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited menu and catch of the day was unavailable on a Thursday night. Food was overall good but the chicken liver lettuce wrap was very spicy and this was not even hinted at in the description. Cocktail list was quite nice. This place has a great view/location.

J
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

So crowded due to a play next door that many diners were going to attend. My peach julep was missing some ingredients so I sent it back and ordered a glass of wine. Salads were late coming out and our entree arrived very soon after. Waiter was very nice and didn’t charge for the bad drink or the salads and brought out complimentary corn bread. They were definitely trying to compensate.
My salad was delicious, however the corn bread contained jalapeños and my shrimp dish also turned out to be spicy as well. I don’t care for hot spicy foods, so those were disappointing.
Halcyon is usually a special experience, so I was disappointed. I won’t try to eat there prior to a play again. They had to many people to feed in a short time.

MK
Charlotte
85 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice charred kale salad. Red snapper addition was excellent. Servers was attentive and made sure we made it to the show on time.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Kitchen was slow. Our group requested to be finished in time to make the play at Knight Theatre. We had a 5:45 reservation but, our party was not complete until 6:00. We should have had plenty of time to get our meal, eat, and get to the play.
We ended up being late for the play. Disappointed!!!

S
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice. This time I had a Faro and crispy Kale salad with Chicken added. Was amazing!

AW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our first Time to Halcyon. We had lunch on Saturday, August 3. The ambience, the view and the food were all good. However the service and the arrival of our entrees were quite slow.

F
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went during Sunday brunch and were quickly seated (we had reservations) and it was not at all crowded. I really like the view and location of Halcyon. However, I was otherwise underwhelmed by the food and service. Here are my gripes: Coffee refills only happened upon the diners request. My meat on my lamb sausage pita was cold and the overall dish lacked flavor. When I commented on this to the server, I received absolutely no response. My side was not served with my meal. When I inquired about my potatoes, I was corrected: "Your meal didn't come with potatoes, it comes with fries." (Hmm...okay, fries are potatoes---but either way, you didn't bring my side with my meal.) The dessert was served straight from the refrigerator so the creaminess was lost and it was so cold you couldn't get your folk to go through without "shattering" the top layer and sending the pie flying. And last, the manager was not having a good day. My friend had dropped the bill folder on the floor. We were sitting at a table with high seats, and she is an older woman with back issues. As the manager walked by she POLITELY asked him if he would hand her the folder. He was not appreciative of the request and gave her a rather curt response. His irritation was noticed by all at the table. The good: Again, location and view. Food: The bacon and pork belly BLT, chicken liver lettuce wraps and nectarine tart received high marks. Bottom line: most of the reviews for Halcyon have been favorable enough, so I will try them again on a different day with a different menu. Unless the restaurant is dirty and the waitstaff and servers are epic fails, I do believe in second chances.

JR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting flavors and well worth the price. Would definitely revisit. Loved the decor.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Food and service was impeccable!

M
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Visited as a part of restaurant week and was not disappointed. The only comment I will say was that the shrimp and sausage stew was slightly over salted but other than that very tasty. Absolutely loved the chocolate hazelnut pie for dessert.

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We did the 3 course special and everything was very good. My favorite was the gazpacho. The wine list is also very good and i was able to find an excellent Chenin Blanc for our meal. Very nice staff and unique decor in the middle of downtown Charlotte.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food. Bit sterile ambiance - lights were on very bright for evening! But lack of ambiance didn't change how good the food was!

TM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Mary was our server. She was great. The food was delicious as always.

OT
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly excellent dinner. The food was very fresh-tasting. The service was impeccable with it being friendly and helpful and attentive without being too attentive. impeccable. The servers and chef were very flexible and creating a dish not on the menu for a person who had many dietary restrictions. A truly enjoyable meal.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and experience were great but the waitress was very rude only because we asked where the drinks were.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious fresh food. Waitstaff on top of things. Wonderful experience.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, granddaughter and I had a lovely lunch at Halcyon on July 11th. Our meals were delicious, our service very good and our experience excellent !

SC
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an interesting menu with selections based on seasonal and local availability.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kale farro salad was excellent!

JD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While it was very expensive it was delicious! Our waitress Ann knew the menu very well and we were well taken care of by her. We sat outside with the Charlotte uptown view which was nice. I would have enjoyed some music so I used my phone for a little background ambience. I would recommend this restaurant as a special occasion once a year kind of restaurant because of the prices. I was filled by my $34 plate of scallops but not uncomfortably. The portions were perfect.

M
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seasonal fresh fresh fresh foods with amazing flavors. Never disappoints, always impresses, in a lovely setting with perfect service. The best in Charlotte.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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r
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Sunday brunch. Delightful service.

AW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a four hour layover in Charlotte airport. We took an Uber to the restaurant. It was really wonderful. I had a great cheeseburger and a glass of wine. I would definitely recommend this place.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great selection of cheeses, scallops were awesome. Menu is small so choices are limited. A great experience overall.

TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place!!! Amazing food and service.

RW
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was good but not great. Had requested a "quiet" table but they do not have any.

r
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots. Great fresh food with some great views! Recommend bison (rotates on/off the menu), the burger, salmon cakes, duke, and any current kale side (always different and full of flavor).

N
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i come everytime i am in Charlotte. one of my favorites

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

o
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nothing was bad, nothing was outstanding. Menu was pretty limited - 4 entrees. I had heard about this place for years and never tried it so when we had a concert at the Knight Theatre it was a perfect time to try it out.

G
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Dining here, we were disappointed to find out the pork belly blt had changed, leaving much to be desired. The signature fried green tomatoes were missing, and the sandwich was subpar because of it. Additionally the shrimp wrap had only three shrimp on the entire thing. The redeeming quality of the experience was the very attentive and friendly staff, and gorgeous weather enjoyed in the outdoor space.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve ever had. It’s hard to find good service in Charlotte. This was top notch. We had 4 people waiting on us hand and foot

KR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food tasted fantastic! Service was prompt and friendly. Food portion was smaller than I expected. I would order a starter in addition to the main next time in order to feel full.

SM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! And the food delicious. Always creative

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