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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
wild mushroom ragout, whipped ricotta, pickled ramps, shaved roots & herbs
NC Shrimp a la Plancha
NC Shrimp, Farm & Sparrow Heirloom Grits, Benton's Bacon, Spring Onion, Mushrooms
Crispy Pork Belly
black garlic bbq, Carolina gold rice, charred green onion, pickled leaves
I made reservations at this specific restaurant so that we could be seated at the chefs table. They informed me that the table wasnt available when I arrived. I made the reservations weeks ahead of time to insure the table was available. I even tried to call several times to insure the request was seen. No answer either time I called. It was a special occasion and would have been nice to know that it wasnt possible to be seated there. I would have chosen a different place to dine.
Our waiter barely paid attention to us at all, and the steak was inedible it was so tough...but they were gracious and took it off our bill. So other than that everything was great and we loved the ambience.
Underwhelming . Food was ok not great. For the price point their are to many good restaurants in CLT to be ok. The service needs improvement.
Brunch and drinks were amazing! Great place to eat.
It would be really helpful if the staff was well versed for gluten free options for celiac customer’s.
Great service and great food.
Kitchen is slow
We were here during COVID so the place was rather half full than filled to its normal capacity. That made noise levels perfection, I can shine it being a bit too loud to my taste when the restaurant is completely full.
Food was delicious, ambiance great and all the covid measures taken made it a very lovely dining experience on date night!
What is the point of making a reservation at a certain time if I have to wait an an additional 15 minutes to be seated. The food and atmosphere was nice as always, however, I did not understand the purpose of the extended wait, even though I reserved for 4 people days before.
Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Had brunch. Definitely will go back. The BLT and jalapeño bread were amazing
The waitstaff was absolutely lovely. Due to current occupancy restrictions, the noise level was very low. The food was great.
Our server Dana was incredible! She went above and beyond and made our dining experience exquisite. The food was amazing!! I highly recommend this spot. Will be returning!
Staff was terrific under challenging Covid conditions. Made us feel safe.
I went here for brunch with some friends who were visiting out of town. The food and drinks here are very good, I was a little disappointed with the lack of “egg”
Options for a brunch. I really wanted some sort of eggs Benedict. Aside from that everyone was happy with their meals and great service.
Beignets had absolutely no taste, barley any powdered sugar. Got chicken sandwich and the chicken was so thin, I was pretty much eating just bread. Bloody Mary was good and coffee
Outstanding first time experience.
We are so glad to hear you had a great first experience and we can't wait to have you back again! Thank you for the 5 stars!
Great food, service, and ambiance.
Thank you for the 5 stars! We can't wait to impress you again on your next visit.
Great place in great location. Food was good. Service outstanding.
Eiesha, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and hospitality. See you again soon! ~Haymaker
I highly recommend brunch at the Haymaker
Glad to hear you enjoyed brunch! See you next time!
Overall a very good experience. Loved almost all the food. Their chicken wings are disappointing, but loved our flatbread and pork belly share plates! Highlighly recommend them both. Had the Day Tripper drink and it was ok. Beautiful restaurant and they did a great job with their Covid safety measures.
Hey FoodLover11, We are glad to hear you enjoyed our flatbread and pork belly (YUM!), but sorry our wings disappointed. We hope you give us another chance to WOW you next time. Thanks for the four stars!
Food was delayed for quite a while. When received, the steak was cold and eggs overcooked from sitting. Bacon was also cold and tastes like jerky. Not our typical experience at Haymaker.
Thank you for your feedback! We are disappointed to hear you had a negative experience with our Brunch menu. Hot food should always be served hot. This is most certainly a mistake on our part and we would love to make it up to you the next time you come in. Please reach out to us via email contact@haymakerclt. c o m
Food and service was amazing, glad we checked this place out.
Thank you! We're glad to here you enjoyed dining with us!
Haymaker has a wonderful menu and wonderful atmosphere! It felt very classy but had plenty of less expensive (but just as delicious) alternatives, which was perfect for our group. We dined here August 15 and had our temperatures checked at the door. I would definitely come here often if I lived in the area!
Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you soon whenever you're in the area again!
This is a great place that hits the sweet spot between upscale and casual. The service was extremely good, both attentive while being unobtrusive. The food is great too. We had the crispy pork and smoked wings apps, both of which were delicious and exactly as described in the menu. For entrees we had the burger and the chicken sandwich, both of which were great. The fries were perfectly cooked too and well seasoned. Just a can't miss place in my opinion.
The fried chicken sandwich is a must! The coating is crunchy but the chicken remains tender. The Alabama white bbq slaw gives a really great tang to compliment the flavor of the chicken. The bun is soft but holds up perfectly to all that lies within it.
Wow! What a compliment! We love our Billy D's fried chicken sandwich and we're glad you do too! Our buns are even made in house by our kitchen!
It was a very hot evening, so we made a wonderful meal from just salads and small plates.
Thank you for the kind review! We hope you enjoyed your night out with us! See you again soon ~
Go Go Go!!!!! I had the Haymaker salad, pickled vegetables (sweet, sour, and reminded me of Brighton Beach, NY russian restaurants), and the DUCK!!!! Oh and don't forget the thyme drink and punch ( i prefer the thyme ), they are generous with the alcohol....
OMG the duck was amazing !!! Crispy, delicious sweet glaze and a great slaw to just the right amount of acidity to counter the duck!!!
I'm from NY and have been to many fabulous restaurants... but I can't remember a duck this good anywhere else.
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed our duck and cocktails. We hope to see you again for dinner or brunch!
Incredible. We will be back. Get the duck!! Our server was just as good as the food.
Thank you for your kind review, we pride ourselves on the hospitality our staff gives and the amazing food we serve. Come visit us again soon!
Great birthday experience... have enjoyed the food and service since the opening, and it just keeps getting better...
Thank you so much Alan! We love serving great food to our community and helping others celebrate special occasions. See you again soon!
Great for a brunch!
Delicious! I had made reservations online for brunch outside early. We arrived early to make sure we got a table outside. We only sit outside and are taking special caution because of COVID. We were greeted with signing a form and taking our temperature! Perfect, got a table right away. Our waitress wore gloves and mask the whole time! We felt safe and very much liked the extra caution! We started with the jalapeño biscuits and gravy. Very tasty we enjoy a good kick. I had the chicken sandwich added fried egg and bacon and my fiancé had the French toast. Definitely recommend! Very enjoyable brunch! We will definitely be back for brunch!
hHaymaker did a fantastic job of social distancing and cleaning in between seatings.
Food was great as usual!!!
Great food, great atmosphere, I highly recommended
We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you Ryan!
Everything was great! The waiter confirmed vegan options as referenced. Food was hot, full of flavor and the drinks were awesome!
Celebrate my sis 35th Birthday and they accommodated to every request including a quick photoshoot.
Mask and temperature check was required to enter the Resturant. I loved that because they are truly looking to keep staff and guest safe!
I’ve already shared the experience with some of my friends.
Thank you Haymaker!
Thank you so much Tori for your kind review! We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your dinner with us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Haymaker has a great ambiance and the food was delicious. I had the duck which was delicious, well prepared and exactly as the menu/waiter described. My wife requested a vegan dish, which did not exist on the menu, but the chef was happy to accommodate. Good service, good food, and would highly recommend.
Thank you for the kind review John. We are always happy to accommodate dietary preferences for our guests. We hope to see you again soon for dinner or brunch!
Uncomfortably hot upstairs
Anna was a great waitress. There food was outstanding, tasty, yummy. The location and ambiance were excellent. We sat outside, enjoyed the house music, and thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday brunch!
We think Anna is great too! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you for brunch again soon.
As always, Haymaker is consistently one of the best spots in all of uptown Charlotte. The service, the food, the drinks, everything is outstanding.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We do our best to excel in the kitchen and provide top notch hospitality to all our guests. We hope to see you again soon!
lovely Sunday brunch!
Thank you for the kind words! See you again soon~
Haymaker offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 626-6116.
Haymaker is rated 4.5 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.