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Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth

4.7
1078 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Modern European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, French, Californian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(704) 910-0865
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Stouffer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Levine Avenue of the Arts
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Parking details
Halcyon is directly connected to the Levine Center for Arts parking garage, which is accessible from both South Church Street and Stonewall Street. Park in Visitor Parking and take the Plaza Elevators to level 2, the entry hall.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1078 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food, service, music, decor were outstanding. A real treat. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It had been a while since I had been to the restaurant, but it did not disappoint. The menu was fresh and seasonal (get the bison) and our server was awesome making suggestions for my friend and I, who shared dishes. Also, get the farro and kale salad, it was spectacular.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We were there at prime time when there was a show at Knight theater next door. The service was horrible. Took almost an hour before we got our appetizers and they got the order wrong. No bread was offered while we waited. My husband and I had empty drinks until the appetizers came. Took over 2 hours to complete our meal, and we only ordered small plates. The food was decent but after that experience, I will not be back.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Ir took over 45 minutes for us to get our lunch orders, no reason given. Unacceptable!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Outstanding food in an atmosphere worthy of it!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Halcyon is one of my top 3 favorite restaurants in Charlotte. The dishes are unique and beyond reproach in their execution. The staff even went above and beyond to serve my ultimate favorite dish, foie gras (currently off the menu).

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Lovely meal!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food and service. Perfect place for a business lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Share the small plates

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Overall great experience. Service is prompt but not in your face, with food thoughtfully prepared.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Not bad but certainly not memorable. The soup of the day was a broth of some sort with a few lentils for 9 dollars. I don't mind paying 20 dollars for soup if it good. It just was not great.

Well at least the view is good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our meal was fabulous! We had the Bleu Cheese Souffle as a starter. It was fluffy and flavorful but the bleu cheese was not overpowering. The Salmon and Sole entrees were also stars. The Salmon is a large portion so could easily be split.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

After our first visit to Halcyon, we bought a Mint Museum membership so that we would be able to get a discount on future dining - we enjoyed it that much. For our first visit we were taking our son and his girlfriend out for a nice lunch, and it did not disappoint. The food is creative without being fussy, the service is attentive but not intrusive, and the ambiance is elegant but comfortable. One would expect that a restaurant attached to a museum of design would be well designed, and it is. The cool surfaces of the floors and walls are balanced by the warm wood tables and chandeliers and the large, comfortably upholstered chairs. We've never been there when it was a good temperature for outside dining, but the patio looks like it would be beautiful during good weather.
Both times we've eaten there we've ordered some cheese/charcuterie, and although the cost can add up very quickly, it is fun to try new cheese combinations, and they are always accompanied by an assortment of flatbreads, honey, and a smattering of other little goodies.
On the most recent visit, my husband ordered a turkey pressed sandwich with fries. He said the sandwich was delicious, and I can attest to the fact that the fries were also, since I stole a fair amount of them. I ordered an endive salad with roasted beets and a delicious creamy dressing. It looked small, but was more filling than I thought it would be, and the combination of flavors was very balanced and unexpected. Coffee was delicious, and although I would have liked to try some dessert, we didn't have room.
We did see the family at the next table had ordered the french toast, and it also looked wonderful! My husband and I both said that this would be a place that we would gladly bring out of town guests to lunch or dinner and feel confident that it would be a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Halcyon was a gem of a find. It appeared during my online search for organic restaurants in uptown Charlotte. Not long after fighting a cancer battle, I was looking for a restaurant to dine at for a special date with my husband. It did not disappoint but exceeded our hopes. Not only does their menu include organic & local farm to table fare but also some imported from other countries such as Italy. Their chef(s) are creative & there is always something new and deliciousto try on the menu. Even beyond this is the ambiance. My husband who is an artist himself, and I were both delighted with Halcyon's interior design. It is intimate with a taste of elegance yet earthy & artistic at the same time. I have been back there 3 more times since the first & it has become our dining go to before attending an event or performance uptown.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent, as always. Had the blue cheese soufflé - mouth watering - and the scallops and pork belly - exquisite tastes. If you want excellent food this is place.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Excellent food and service!!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Fabulous food and service as always!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall excellent place. The waitstaff was superb! She made the evening for us!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Felt rushed by server...I give the benefit of the doubt that they are used to people going to shows but we were not and made that clear.

And the biggest issue is the chairs scraping across the concrete floor...like nails on a chalkboard. Easily fixable problem by putting pads on the feet of the chairs.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We got several small plates to try different options. The Blue cheese soufflé was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Halcyon has never been anything but perfect . We have enjoyed lunch, dinner and breakfast on the weekends. The food is delectable and always wonderfully seasoned. Staff as good as the food. Why would you go anywhere else?

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The Dover Sole was outstanding and so was our waitress Maria. Next time we want to try sitting outside, but were going to the Alt Sounds/Symphony at the Knight Theatre and of course I didn't want to have the windy hair look going there. But it's the perfect eating spot before a performance at the Knight.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We visited Halcyon in July and the food was incredible, we had a hard time narrowing our choices as there were so many items we wanted to order. Unfortunately, this time was totally different. Upon arriving, our hostess was great as we wanted to sit at a 4 top table and she moved us from a 2 top and was very nice about our request. We preceded to order 2 glasses of wine and my $17/glass of red was not good,tasted flat with no flavor,like it had been sitting in a opened bottle for 2 weeks. Our server was very nice and got me what my husband ordered and was very accommodating. While looking over the menu, we were surprised that there just weren’t that many items that looked good so we only ordered 3 items:salad,duck confit pasta and Dover sole. The salad was great, pasta was undercooked and very hard/chewy but the sauce was good and the Dover was flavorless, it needed more herbs or something to give it some taste. We hope they look at their menu and come up with new items and get a new chef who knows how to cook. Sorry but we love good food and Halcyon was a dissapointment😢

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food had nice presentation but was very bland. Ambiance and location are great.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Halcyon is one of my favorite dining spots. The food and service are always exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

A bit rushed - we told them we had an event and allowed 2 hours for dinner but they kept telling us how busy they were and the kitchen was backed up. Still one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Order the cheese soufflé- you’ll wish you had ordered 2.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We dined at Halycon for an at-work bridal shower! We had a reservation, therefore, once we arrived, we were promptly seated at a beautifully craved wooden table that sat in the middle of the room! The food was delicious and the service, even better. We could not have asked for a better server than Allison - she was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive! We will definitely go back - particularly in warmer weather so that we can sit outside and enjoy the view!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service was excellent

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and very good food

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The ambiance, service and food were all exceptional!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

All staff was friendly and accommodating. Food was beautifully presented and the flavors were amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful meal! Very creative. Outstanding Duck tortellini and the most tender and delicious venison I have every had. My wife loved her Salmon en crote. Cant believe we havent been here before. will be returning soon.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Likely the worst dining experience I ever had. The service was initially pleasant. But at the point at which Terminated the evening I was without an entree and had finished the bottle of wine. Poor and insincere communication made this a bad experience

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a fantastic fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Blue cheese soufflé was heaven in a dish.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

One of the best farm to table restaurants. Great restaurant for a romantic evening. Highly recommended for foodies.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Love love all about this restaurant! Great drinks and menu changes enough for variety

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Atmosphere comfortable and quiet enough for good conversation. Service great . . . there when you need something, but never intrusive. Food was excellent. I had brussel sprouts salad with salmon (gluten free) and she had scallops with the kale salad . . . We both loved every bite! Server made sure we were done in time to catch the pre-concert talk at Knight Theater.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience at a really excellent restaurant. We are foodies, and we loved the creative food! You are committing a crime if you don't order the bleu cheese souffle. I would have rated it higher but they didn't give us a table next to a window, and I had reserved. They did give those tables to people who came in right before us without reservations.

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