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Haymaker, Charlotte, NC
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Haymaker

4.2
4.2
1518 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte, Haymaker Restaurant, from Chef William Dissen, brings locally inspired and seasonal food to the Queen City. Our kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the piedmont area and Appalachia, and explores our foodways, both historic and present across our region. Our classic American lounge serves local brews, fine wines, and handmade cocktails. Dine & drink in our bar & lounge, main dining room, mezzanine, or sidewalk patio all overlooking beautiful Romare Bearden Park in the heart of Charlotte.

Please note that Haymaker is a two-story restaurant with stairs. Please contact the restaurant if you require first floor dining.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    William Dissen

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Parking details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Day 2023

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentines Day in the Queen City with our$85 per person 3-course pre fix menu showcasing farm fresh fare and fine cocktails un uptown Charlotte. Heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood lead he way to crafting our menus. We will be offering our special prix fixe menu for dinner this day & our regular menu will not be available. There will be two seating's available: 5:30pm & 7:30pm. All reservations will require a credit card to book as we do have a cancellation and no show policy. Cancellations must be made by February 11. Any cancellations after this date will incur a cancellation charge of $40 per person. If you no show to your reservation the same charge will occur. We look forward to serving you!
  • Easter Sunday

    $45.00 per person

    Apr 9, 2023 only
    Celebrate Easter Sunday in the Queen City with our$45 per person pre fix menu showcasing farm fresh fare and fine cocktails un uptown Charlotte. Heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood lead he way to crafting our menus. We will be offering our special prix fixe menu for brunch this day & our regular menu will not be available. There will be two seating's available: 10am, 12pm and 2pm. All reservations will require a credit card to book as we do have a cancellation and no show policy. Cancellations must be made by April 6th. Any cancellations after this date will incur a cancellation charge of $20 per person. If you no show to your reservation the same charge will occur. We look forward to serving you!
  • Mother Day Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    May 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Mothers Day in the Queen City with our$85 per person pre fix menu showcasing farm fresh fare and fine cocktails un uptown Charlotte. Heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood lead he way to crafting our menus. We will be offering our special prix fixe menu for dinner this day & our regular menu will not be available. There will be two seating's available: 10am, 12pm & 2pm. All reservations will require a credit card to book as we do have a cancellation and no show policy. Cancellations must be made by May 11. Any cancellations after this date will incur a cancellation charge of $20 per person. If you no show to your reservation the same charge will occur. We look forward to serving you!

Popular dishes

What 1,518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for brunch

  • Charlotte

    Great for brunch

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  1. GD

    GaDa

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and very good food. The drink menu was great and a must try.
  2. LP

    LPPP

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience5
    Chicken was cooked and had to send back
  3. v

    vhinpgh

    Pittsburgh

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp curry small plate was interesting and tasty, and good that it came with a wet cloth napkin because quite messy. The salmon was delicious and the broccolini had wonderful flavor. We thought the mushroom toast could use more herbs/spice. The blueberry bread pudding was excellent. The service was also excellent. Will definitely be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about todays visit was amazing! We were Sat immediately, greeted within minutes with water and offered additional drinks. Food was delicious and fresh! Thanks for a wonderful Sunday brunch Haymaker!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best bacon I’ve had in my entire life! Waitstaff were very accommodating and we all enjoyed our food very much!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! We had a bigger group and everyone enjoyed their meals.
  7. LD

    LynD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm-to-table in heart of Uptown Charlotte. Professional serving staff listened to our needs and was very helpful. awesome drinks!
  8. P

    Pearlly

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was enjoyable, but not something that makes me do the happy dance and shout I’m coming back. Wait staff were friendly and helpful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was one note. “Cheese and meat board” only had 3 types of almost indistinguishable salami on it and literal cheese sticks with canned jalapeños. Pork belly was fried to oblivion; tough and dry. Beet salad may have been the best thing
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Food was not good. Super cute place.
  11. c

    chefphilip13

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Little things add up. Server did not bring a spoon with Cappuccino. Fork was soiled. Server did not ask how I wanted my eggs, brought over HARD to go with Shrimp & Grits. Replacement eggs were perfect. Good Drinks. Slow Draft Beer service. Food flavors were excellent.
  12. MS

    MatthewS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced, had reservations but still sat next to the bathroom. Burger did not come out as ordered. The mushroom toast was good
  13. KF

    KatherineF

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our server was not very knowledgeable. The food was way too spicy and just ok. It was extremely unimpressive. We will not go back.
  14. KS

    KelseyS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and the restaurant is beautiful. The food was so good! Instead of plates they use Le Creuset dishes, so cool. The French Toast was delicious, and the Haymaker Breakfast was a great portion size. The beignets were ok but I think a little overrated. Would definitely go back!
  15. EW

    EmilyW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service slow and disjointed with a lack of information about menu choices provided by staff. VERY average food. We were never offered another drink or dessert. Wouldn't go back!
  16. C

    Cmkmundo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    I will be returning. The view is nice too. Food was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Slow service and average food. Great ambiance.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very small portions, lack of options, absent waitress, just not worth it. Maybe it was due to the NYE set menu but just was t great.
  19. m

    michaelp

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Dined at Haymsker NYE for their pre fixe menu. The food was very clearly prepared in advance…nothing tasted fresh, but had the appearance & taste of assembly line food. Very disappointing food and service!
  20. J

    Jkost07

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quick service, great food! Everything was as expected.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was terrible Meal was served cold Salmon completely raw on the inside Steak not medium rare
  22. SA

    SpencerA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This was New Year’s Eve and they only had a fixed menu (a few choices of appetizer, entree and dessert), which we knew ahead of time. We have always enjoyed Haymaker and found their food excellent. However, this was a decidedly subpar experience. The food was not particularly hot and we all had the feeling each course had been prepared in advance and was simply slapped on the plate. The she crab soup had absolutely no bits of actual crab and the beet salad was simply some lettuce with a few chunks of beets - neither met our expectations. The salmon was actually quite flavorful, but it was semi-cold and the accompanying potatoes and vegetables were similarly flavorful but lukewarm. I assume this is because it was New Year’s Eve and they were cooking ahead of time to deliver meals quickly, but it did not work very well. Haymaker has been a place I have enjoyed for both dinner and business lunches over the past few years so I did not hesitate to get a table before our New Year’s Eve show with my wife, my brother, my sister and their spouses. But this experience was a letdown and I frankly felt bad that each couple ended up paying $250 (before tip) for this experience.
  23. RC

    RCGer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The shrimp appetizer was very good, the mushroom toast was a large portion and was decent. I enjoyed the drinks, although it did take about 25 minutes to get our first cocktail. The gnocchi was a very small portion, the gnocchi themselves were a strange consistency, the sauce was very thick and the farro/pumpkin seed toppings tasted stale, which was all disappointing for a $28 dish. Overall I felt the price was too high given the mediocre quality.
  24. CW

    CharlieW

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and fun atmosphere. My wife and I had dinner here and just ordered appetizers - they were all so good and we wanted to try a bunch of them. Only quibble was it took forever to get drinks - our server was attentive but the bartenders were super slow - probably all newbies. But would go back for sure!
  25. MD

    MandyD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been twice and both time’s excellent. I don’t feel rushed (we took 1.5 hours with dessert) so it’s just a lovely time.
  26. GB

    GeorgeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Staff was great. All around enjoyable meal and experience.
  27. TF

    TeresaF

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savannah, our server, took good care of us in a relaxing atmosphere. We ordered four small plates: the Snapper Crudo was fiery with tiny portions, the Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps were Melt-in-your-mouth delicious, the Mushroom Toast was wonderfully earthy, and the Shrimp Curry was outstanding! We ended with the Blueberry Bread Pudding - which we would highly recommend!
  28. R

    Rmmdiner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Good location but okay food. Got the breakfast and the bacon had liquid smoke flavoring which threw me off. My friends French toast was cold and my other friends fried green tomatoes were also cold.
  29. CR

    CarenR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy this restaurant, location, food, drinks and service was excellent!
  30. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Incredibly disappointed. I have been wanting to go to Haymaker and we decided to do a girls’ dinner to celebrate the holiday season, and the service was HORRIBLE. I don’t remember our server’s name because she never told it to us, but she was so slow. We had an 8 p.m. reservation and the first time we saw her was 8:15 (maybe). She asked about ordering apps without asking if we wanted drinks, so we had to ask to order a beverage. She order our apps at that point (the mushroom toast was amazing). Our drinks came after the apps and then it took another 30 mins for her to come back and ask for our mains. Our food came at 9:15. Water refills were non-existent and we had a friend that was pregnant and that is all she was trying to drink. We had to ask for refills more than once. At 9:45 we asked for another bottle of champagne to have with dessert and were told “of course.” Then she came to our table and told us that she couldn’t give us a bottle because last call was at 9:30. She never came by and asked if we wanted one more drink for last call, so we were shocked and declined dessert. To finish our night, she completely messed up our checks. Thankfully we have Venmo. The food was ok, but wasn’t enough to save it and will definitely not be back.
  31. C

    Chey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We came in to celebrate our anniversary. Service was ok. The food was ok, definitely not worth the price charged.
  32. BD

    BrentonD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Took forever for service even though it wasn’t busy. Poor communication from the hostess and food took forever to arrive for all parties. Food was pretty good when we got it though
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went out with colleagues for a business dinner, and we got a variety of meals. There were some tasty standouts, particularly in the appetizers, with the mushroom toast and the Carolina shrimp. However, those two dishes which would barely feed two were priced nearly $40. The entrees were mediocre, at best, and well overpriced for the quality. Fish was not I’m available that night (farm to table restaurant woes, I get it). Limited vegetarian options outside of sides. Pork shank was enormous and cooked well, but minimally seasoned and its farro and squash accompaniments were undercooked. Ribeye at $52 was pretty abysmal, though the mac and cheese was decent. All in all, I don’t think I’d go back.
  34. AB

    AmberB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Great cranberry mule, good wine recommendation by bar tender. Our server was very attentive. Shrimp app was delicious, mushroom toast was decent, but I was hoping for more flavor. Server highly recommended the pork shank & the ribeye. We ordered both. Bone came out of the pork shank clean & easy, but the flavor was bland, and the bulgar wheat or whatever was accompanying was also super bland and boring. Ribeye left a lot to be desired & was a hefty $52! Might go back for a cocktail, but doubt we’ll go back for food. Too bad.
  35. FA

    FredA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It took 30 minutes to get our first and only round of drinks. ( we were there 1.75 hours). The $50 ribeye steak ordered medium rare was well-done. It was less than 1/2 inch thick so probably difficult to get a char and get medium rare. Waiter finally checked on us after 20 mins after receiving our food. I feel our waiter needed more training. Mgr comped steaks and drinks which was appreciated.
  36. JH

    JayHall

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The greeting staff was very pleasant and seated us right away which was great! Ambience was nice, overlooking Romare Bearden park. The food was fantastic — definitely try the French toast and biscuits & gravy. Pricing for the food is reasonable. I highly recommend this spot!
  37. F

    Foodiebougie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time and I our server Neva was the greatest. Explained the concept and history of restaurant, made sure we were aware of upcoming events and the event planning. Drinks and food were delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is so awesome. Good is delicious.
  39. AC

    AlexandraC

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haymaker is fantastic! We were celebrating a birthday with originally 10 guests and Haymaker was able to accommodate our group that grew to 14. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. The food was delicious (it’s hard to decide on what to order when it all sounded amazing)! Thank you for helping us to create a great night out!
  40. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had their two old fashions which were unique and well made. We had the pear salad, fresh pickles, and pork belly lettuce wraps for small plates. I personally didn’t care for the pickles, just spicier than I like. The pear salad and lettuce wraps and ere excellent. Our server Lulu was exceptional and attentive. We split the pork shank large plate which was fall off the bone tender. Definitely recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Haymaker offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 626-6116.

Haymaker is rated 4.2 stars by 1518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Haymaker

225 S Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Dissen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

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