204 North Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
237 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
New American restaurant featuring fresh, local food with an impressive list of wines, local and craft beers and handmade cocktails.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Sunday 10am-12am
Monday-Wednesday 11am-12am
Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am
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Phone number
(704) 333-3747
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Franke Jones
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Cross street
East 5th Street
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Parking details
Parking on the street is available free of charge on weeknights after 5 PM and weekends. Additional parking is located in Hearst Tower behind the restaurant on East 5th Street.
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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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204 North Kitchen & Cocktails is a New American restaurant featuring fresh, local food with an impressive list of wines, local and craft beers and handmade cocktails.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great drinks, responsive staff, meals were good, a bit salty and steak was more rare than med rare. Mgr took care of everything and was gracious in handling the matter. Thank you.

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M
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined here before and food was great but our waitress was slow to come back for drinks and to give us our bill

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d
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Orlando gave us good service and advise, except salad came out after meal arrived. The suggested pork shoulder was very dry and additional sauce was needed. Otherwise, apps and dinner were great. We had bar drinks, beer, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, mahi and filet, followed by creme brûlée.

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VF
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with friends the night before the #belkkickoff game! Great ambiance, location and food selections!

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g
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor and ambiance. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was DELICIOUS. Overall, a wonderful brunch choice. I would absolutely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food was delicious (we had the salmon and the pork shoulder), the service was speedy and friendly, and the restaurant has a really fun vibe! Will definitely go again!

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VD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was probably the best we had on our trip, and the service could not have been more friendly or speedy. The meatloaf and salmon was amazingly good, and the cheesecake and brownie were perfect ways to end the meal. Oh, and I took a picture of the cocktail menu because they were THAT good and inventive.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall the restaurant has potential. Service was a major let down (I'm being polite). We waited over 20 minutes for the first round of drinks. The restaurant / bar was not crowded. The group finished half the appetizers before the remaining appetizers showed up. We ordered 2nd round of drinks and after 20 more minutes, I called the manager over to check on the drinks. We received the drinks & manager said they were complimentary. The bill was paid 50/50 using 2 credit cards. Both cards were charged twice?

The restaurant needs to deal with the service issues, otherwise it will not succeed. If the restaurant was short staffed on Saturday night - we should have been advised. We would have understood.

I hope the restaurant addresses the problems with service. Our waitress was very pleasant, had many great suggestions and seemed on her game that night. I'm not sure what happened - but I hope we never experience the problems again.

Food was excellent.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted a nice place close to The Belk Theater for a good dinner before a show.
Found it..........

We'll be back.......

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HC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Our apps were amazing - the deviled eggs with oysters, side of brussels sprouts, and fried green tomatoes were all outstanding! but the entrees were just eh. the nashville hot chicken was very dry and the mac and cheese was lukewarm and not very good. They had run out of all but two desserts - creme brulee and rice pudding. the creme brulee was good, but the rice pudding was cold and gross. We were pretty disappointed in general. The cocktails were very good though! Maybe they should stick with apps and cocktails.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our first experience at 204. We headed her before a play next door. We had an 11:30 reservation and were promptly seated. Our waiter was super nice, but had way too many tables and his service was extremely slow. The food was great. Split plate was split. Brunch menu had several options for everyone to choose from. I left my credit card and they used open table to call my cell to retrieve it! Fantastic! I would definitely come back. Consider hiring more staff.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The ambiance here is very nice. It looks like a trendy up-scale place. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive and the cocktail selection is unique. The food is sub-standard. They were out of Fried Green Tomatoes which was unfortunate but I suppose understandable because of restaurant week. We opted for the fried shrimp - they were very plain, nothing special at all. We ordered the mahi with crab and rice. It was not completely hot and the flavor was also very plain. There was no vegetable serviced with the entree- only rice with crab meat mixed in. For a $30 entree, it was very small, plain, and unexciting. The quinoa risotto had good flavor but it was literally a big bowl of quinoa with no substantial vegetables but instead very tiny chunks of vegetables. The waitress offered to add protein, which would have been a much better choice in hindsight.

There was a large family who was seated next to us with screaming children. That really threw off the experience, as well, but not necessarily the fault of the restaurant.

Overall, I was underwhelmed with the meal and overall experience.

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DW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I’ve been for lunch many times and been very pleased, but was very disappointed with dinner. The hostess was poorly organized and sat us at wrong table and then refused to move us. Food was mediocre. Would recommend,

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was vibrant yet quaint excellent experience.

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b
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great stop on the way to the theater. Tey the hot
Chicken sliders:-). Charcuteri plate is huge. Service was good even in the middle of the hot mess that is restaunt week.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We went for restaurant week. It too over 35 minutes to get our salads and another 45 minutes after that to get our entrees. The food was bland and we had to get dessert to go since the service was so slow.

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BR
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Dry chicken, poor mac and cheese and very noisy.

Our waitress was the only thing enjoyable about the evening.

Not worth the return trip.

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FL
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Visited 204 N. Tryon during restaurant week. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and seated immediately. Loved our table near tje bar. Paul was a very attentive and friendly server. Also liked the runner who brought our food. Overall, a very positive dining experience. We will come back and try brunch.

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C
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for a southern inspired menu. Laura, our server did a great job and took very good care of us. Would come back next time we are Uptown.

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DH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic. My wife and son really enjoyed the Nashville Hot Chicken. The salmon and beets that I had were superb.

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VM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. Went with my wife and some friends. For apps I would say get the deviled eggs or the fried green tomatoes. Both were amazing. For entree get the flat iron steak or fried chicken. And dessert the cheesecake.

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SG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It took a while for someone to wait on us. It was busy but seemed like everyone else was waited on in a timely manner. Food was pretty good (recommend the deviled eggs) but I thought the Hot Nashville chicken a little dry. My husband said the chicken salad sandwich was good.

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SS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited last Saturday night to celebrate my daughter’s 24th birthday. The bar tender came over and recommended a special bourbon for my husband, which was wonderful! There were 4 in our party and we all enjoyed one of the restaurant week meals. Each one was delicious! Our server, Mary, was very attentive and efficient. Her smile and easy-going attitude made our experience perfect! We’ll be back for sure!!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was decent, the cocktails were excellent, the ambiance was cozy but the sevice was terrible. So bad that we will not go back. It was not busy yet it took 10 minutes to be greeted and get Water. We told our server of a food allergy for a member of our party and she could care less. She refused to check w the kitchen. So needless to say her food arrived with questionable ingredients (dairy). We asked again and the response was (blink,blink) well I don’t think sooooooo. But who knows!? Giggle giggle. And of course we were charged for her meal.

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CS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The backless chairs at the high top tables are not comfortable. The seat is small and very hard. The seats also are not good for ladies in dresses. Consider replacing the chair for more comfort.

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our dinner! It was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. The decorations were awesome, service was super friendly, and the meat loaf was delicious. I’ve already recommended 204 North Kitchen to friends and family.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like the cocktail selection was excellent and the menu was approachable as well as delicious! I highly recommend the Deviled Eggs, Pork Tenderloin, and Brussel Sprouts! For drinks, the Ballantyne cocktail was tasty and refreshing!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and food but the only options for seating included hard, small metal chairs without cushions or backless metal chairs at high tables. Granted, a hot spot for the bar but they should also consider the comfort of their diners looking for a good meal with comfort.

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OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok, literally nothing stood out about anything. Service was a bit slow, salads were probably the highlight of the meal. Entrees were pretty blah and one was highly oversalted.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. We had to wait for a long time for drinks to order dinner. They advertised a special Sunday dinner but they were our of items early in the evening. We had a 6:30pm reservation. Food was very good but service was bad.

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SC
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for brunch. Hoping they'll continue to expand their menu.

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DM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure how I have missed this place. This is our new favorite spot in uptown!

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W
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and vibe! Very tasty tuna with country ham appetizer and shrimp and grits main course!

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SV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was nothing special and for the price it should have been special. Took forever to get a drink. Not impressed. Shrimp in the shrimp and grits was tough, over cooked.

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Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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P
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We made reservations on OpenTable. When we arrived the restaurant was half full with lots of visible seating. The hostess brought us to a high-top table in the back by the bar with stools for seats. We asked if we could sit at one of the open tables and were told that they were all reserved.

There were already water glasses on our table as if they were poured for someone else who just left. There was a very odd feel. As we waited and were not greeted, by any wait staff, we decided to cut our losses early and leave.

It did not bother the staff in the least. They are directly across the street from Belk Theater and there was a play that night, so I guess they figured they could leave the water for the next couple who arrived.

They should not take reservations for bar seating without disclosing the seat location. Happily we found another restaurant in the area with an “open table” but we couldn’t change our reservations on the app due to app limitations. Then the Restaurant marked us as a no show for the reservation (oh no they didn’t, yep they did!).

I couldn’t not review the food, so I gave that 3stars, although I have not eaten there and likely never will.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Did not have enough staff for a pleasant experience. Our waitress was great but she had too many tables to be responsive. Felt very rushed trying to get to theater.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alicia was awesome and the food and drinks are on point!

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JT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a place with a fun brunch menu. 204 gave us plenty of options on the menu for lunch and brunch on Saturday morning. Our service was great, the atmosphere was nice, everything was clean, and the fruit side was a great value. I can find wait to go back and try the 204 burger next time.
We just moved to Charlotte and we will be back!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and service

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