Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth

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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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DN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True culinary delight in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Executive Chef Jonathan Moore has revamped the menu and it is choked full with wonderful takes on southern cuisine. The pan seared scallops were to die for, perfection! We were fortunate enough to get to try the daily catch and it was the best Grouper I've ever had. and the meal was topped off with Jonathan's own creation which was an amazing apple crunch something or other!!! Since dessert isn't right without chocolate I had the delicious Dark Chocolate Truffle.... MMMMMmmmmm

C
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service and brunch was terrific. It has become our go to spot for matinees at the Knight.

JL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Chef who is very creative and who uses beautiful, well sourced , healthy ingredients from local farms ! Knowledgeable, friendly staff . Fair prices

a
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for meals before or after events at the Knight Theater, just across the street. Food and service fantastic. In-door and outdoor dining, great atmosphere, just above the Mint Museum.

OT
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conner, our waiter.....FABULOUS! Food.....FABULOUS! Beautiful place!

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PS
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was as well. We really enjoyed the restaurant and will be back frequently.

M
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder creative food and great service! Love the wine selections too!

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night - our server did a fabulous job of timing every piece of our experience. Never needed a thing - they were always a step ahead. Food was amazing!! Highly recommend - especially if you're going to a show or other event nearby.

MC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I dined at Halcyon before the symphony. We have been before and both times found it very convenient to park below, take the elevator upstairs to Halcyon then just cross the street to the Knight. The atmosphere is open, light but at the same time warm and welcoming. We like the food choices, healthy and wholesome and very finely prepared. The warm kale and faro salad was a wonderfully flavorful surprise they split it between two bowls for us and it was a perfect portion. We also split a rack of lamb which was plenty for both of us light eaters and dressed with a fresh, flavorful vegetable medley. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. We will be back.

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pre concert dinner. Food was tasty and service excellent. Loud after work crowd at the bar was not great, but they nicely accommodated us with a table further away.

J
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Talisah, our waitress, was lovely and the food fantastic. Surprised to see it was relatively quiet on a Thursday night - definitely worth seeking out.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Halcyon consistently serves great food. Servers are friendly and attentive.

S
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great for a date and great for a business lunch or dinner.

BW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Sunday brunch or a week day meal

MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lamb and flounder overcooked

k
Charlotte
60 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was a great server. Food was excellent and we were well taken care of. Beautiful quiet patio. Can’t wait to come back!

m
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not realize that they are on limited menu after 3pm but the shrimp toast was very filling.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic but the service did not match the price tag.

EL
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and environment, and the food was delicious. They easily accommodated my gluten-free requests.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food! Beautiful decor & colors both in the space and our plates/utensils.
The only thing is that it is slightly pricey for the small (but filling) portions sizes.

M
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and reasonably priced wines! Their fried oysters were fantastic!

DM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Halcyon - fantastic food, great location and even better service.

TJ
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

BEAUTIFUL venue -but food was tasteless. Granted, we all had vegetable options, but all could have used some spices to give them some flavor.

RJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is worth going for. My meal (the scallops) was nice but nothing spectacular. The scallops were done perfectly but the corn/gcalion sautés was heavier on the scallion than I would have liked. My husband really liked his entree (the chicken). We ordered the Shishito peppers to share and the peppers were underdone, but still good. Overall I’ve definitely had better dining experiences, especially at this price point. But the terrace overlooking the city is lovely and it was a quiet time at the restaurant so it felt laid back and intimate. I would go back for drinks and small plates on the terrace and maybe even try dinner again another season if they changed their menu accordingly.

MM
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I have been to Halcyon. Amazing! Only issue is parking (lot full) but that’s not the restaurants fault ;)

JM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced for the quality of the food. Four for brunch, and we were all underwhelmed. Kudos to Connor whose service and attention were excellent. The decor and ambiance were lovely, and, fortunately, the noise level was moderate, since there did not appear to be much in the way of absorbing loud noise. Unfortunately, Halcyon fell short of my expectations since I had previously read some good reviews.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere before a theatre show. Wished the music was a bit lower. It was hard to hear my dinner partner talk across the table. Friendly and efficient staff. Would love to eat there again.

CF
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were dining at Halcyon before a show at the Knight Theater and worried a bit about slow service given some of the prior reviews on Open Table. However, the service was prompt and absolutely excellent (special thanks to our server Mel)! The food also was delicious, and very well-prepared. We will return. Halcyon’s city view is also gorgeous.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

PR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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.

H
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighbors getting together before a show

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
7 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
89 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
2 reviews
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
35 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.

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