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Red Salt by David Burke, Charlotte, NC

Red Salt by David Burke

4.4
4.4
366 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Red Salt by David Burke showcases award-winning celebrity chef David Burke’s modern American cuisine with a seasonal menu highlighted by homemade breads, cuts of steak prepared using his patented Himalayan sea-salt dry-aging technique and a renowned pastry program. The whimsical approach to the food and beverage program is complemented by an upbeat atmosphere featuring artwork specially curated by chef Burke himself.

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Looking for something with a more intimate gathering? Red Salt’s private dining room, accentuated with an eclectic design and glass globe fixtures suspended above, can accommodate up to 24 persons, representing a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (980) 237-5354

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef De Cuisine - Jeffrey Russel

  • Catering

    Please inquire directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for something for a more intimate gathering? The Private Room at Red Salt by David Burke can accommodate 10-30 guests in various seated layouts, while The Lounge offers space for small receptions. The DB team will take care of the details while you're here so that you can enjoy the evening!

  • Private party contact

    Le Meridien Hotel: (704) 372-9610

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Red Salt has both valet and self-parking. Both are complimentary.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment changes weekly. Please call for the latest schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 366 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. EM

    ElaineM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night out. Our food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our server Alexander was very helpful and attentive. The bartender mixed us up a special after dinner cocktail that wasn’t on the menu to go with our dessert. This was our second time here and it was great both times, we can’t wait to come back and work our way through the menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Overall a huge bummer!! Had high expectations but the food was just terrible. Had to send back the Wagyu, the fish was so dry you almost had to use a knife to cut it, and the bone in rib-eye was very dense and tough. Staff were very nice and the food presentations were pretty, but literally that was it. It is NOT worth the money at all so unfortunately I would not recommend. You will get way better food at Capital Grille or Morton’s. Also, I still had to pay for the food that was sent back. I understand not all places comp off items, but I literally spit out bites. Birthday dinner will be somewhere else next year!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome and our server Brandon was great too! We’ll be back soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening celebrating my 50th birthday during restaurant week! Our food was phenomenal. We literally cleaned our plates from the appetizer to the main course to the dessert. Our server and now friend Alexander was outstanding! He treated us like family and went above and beyond to make personally the Cloud cheesecake pop dessert for us. The bartender made sure to take a picture of our party in the beautiful special event room. Time well spent!
  5. WA

    WendyAG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it just happen to be during the Queens Feast. The food was pretty good. I’d revisit if the opportunity presents itself with other guests in town.
  6. BS

    BeckyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    It was a beautifully decorated place , we had the menue for restaurant week and it wasnt the best . The drinks took way to long to get , but they did have a wedding party there . Im not sure I would return . The ambiance was great and the waiter we had was too!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Suggested going to this restaurant to our friends since we were there twice several years ago and enjoyed it ….but this time was a total thumbs down. Apparently, the award-winning chef/owner (who wasn’t there) hosted a private party for a family member last night. He should have closed the restaurant for this and made it a private party. The servers attention was mostly given to them, and they were quite loud (which distracted from the pleasant ambiance). The rest of us were second rate, if that? We waited way too long for our food and drinks and the food was over-cooked. The Popovers they served us were literally burnt…we sent them back…and they returned with a second batch that were the same?! The halibut was over-cooked as well. The salad we ordered as an app showed up way later. The clothesline bacon remains a standout but why oh why would that be enough for a restaurant with such promise and so highly priced. Shockingly disappointing.
  8. JV

    JenniferV

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was top notch!! The hostess did a really good job communicating with some last minute requests we had. The food was really good!!
  9. MU

    MarthaU

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish an overall great experience. Kale salad for me and the pork rolls for him both a wonderful selection to start our meal. Salmon was fork tender and my sirloin was very good. We did get a laugh when the waitress brought a cheese knife for me to cut my steak with. The unconstructed cocoanut pie is really a cake, yet delicious. We will absolutely visit this wonderful restaurant again. Hopefully sooner than later.
  10. BR

    BritRE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Overpriced for the quality of food. The steak was undercooked, the food was not seasoned (which was almost comical for a restaurant with the word salt in the name), and the sides had been clearly sitting under a warmer. The dining room was empty and the hostess tried to sit us close enough between two other couples that we could have reached out and touched their tables. High-end prices for disappointing food.
  11. K

    tanyaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Food was fantastic. I highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining here and most definitely not our last! Four of us enjoyed our meals tremendously!
  13. KM

    KellyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I had very high expectations for Red Salt I was excited at the opportunity to have dinner and I have to say I was disappointed. We started our meal with the hush puppy appetizer and it arrived overcooked and hard as a rock . We also had the pork spring roll and it lacked flavor it was very bland . The kale salad was appetizing and for our entrées we had the salmon and sirloin they were both good, however the portions were small. Our server was friendly and pleasant. I expected more from a Signature Restaurant.
  14. c

    carissa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was horrible. 30 mins just to get water. 30 mins just to get salads as our appetizer. And my croutons were burnt. Server was very rude to us, used a tone that was unexpectable and out of line and unnecessary. Spoke with manager who said the service was delayed due to restaurant week, but place wasn’t busy at all. Will not be returning.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our experience was pretty good. The hotel lost AC so I was really hot and had to use a menu to fan myself. The food was amazing. I’d say a 8.5/10! Definitely going back for the Brussels and hushpuppies!
  16. m

    maryc

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Terrible food, really shocked. Hot and humid inside restaurant, flies buzzing around. Already made a complaint because whom ever is in charge is doing a terrible job for the brand.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall good experience for our first time at Red Salt. My fiancé ordered from the restaurant week menu and it definitely wasn’t as good as the dish I ordered from the regular menu, and the portion was small but I guess that’s to be expected with a tasting menu. The hotel was extremely busy and loud which spilled into the restaurant, made it kind of hard to enjoy a date night. It was also very hot in the restaurant but not sure if that was a factor of poor air conditioning or just so many people in a large space. Even as locals I don’t know that we’d make it a point to come back, but I’m glad we tried it.
  18. FG

    FunGuy

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    A/C wasnt working it seemed. Waitress was superb. Food was avg.
  19. DH

    DoreenH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Went for $5 night with a foodie dinner group. Their website said they were supposed to have $5 burgers, beer, and wine so we decided give it a shot. When we arrived and asked the server about the special we were told that they don't offer $5 wine. I mentioned the promotion on the website before ordering any drinks and was told by our server "I've worked here over a year. If that was the case I would know about it". It took 2 people showing the staff their own website on their cell phones before they acknowledged they should honor the promotion. The manager ended up offering us a single red wine blend for that price though he didn't reduce the price of all the wine that people had already offered at the table. It was a pretty lame effort in our opinion. In addition to the wine issue every single person that ordered the Burger Special ended up with their burgers cooked very well done instead of whatever temperature they ordered. The rest of the food was just ok, but certainly not up to the award winning status they claim. Add to that the fact that the gate leaving the parking lot was broken and it took everyone 20 minutes or more to even get out of there. At least they validate parking, but they are in a hotel so you would expect them to. They did add a 22% tip which it normal with our group of 8, but the service certainly didn't justify over 15% and apparently that is their practice even if we were a party of 2. So I don't just speak to the negative I will say the decor was beautiful and the hostess was very sweet. For a restaurant that prides itself on an Award-winning chef, this group of foodie ladies were exceptionally disappointed. We had high hopes and it was an utter failure. Hopefully they'll get it together or I don't think they're gonna be around much longer. I doubt I'll be back. The experience was too poor to give it another shot. Disappointing with so many great restaurants in uptown Charlotte.
  20. AD

    AyannaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Most of the food was outstanding. There was one appetizer that was not appealing so we sent it back and was not offered a resolution to our disappointment, which was indicative of our average service.
  21. SC

    ShelleyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the closeline bacon, popovers, filet, potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
  22. s

    stacella

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I am usually concerned when eating at a hotel restaurant. There was no need for worry here. The space is lovely, service was very good, and the food was fantastic. We loved the variety of the menu. We had the NY strip, rack of lamb, duck breast, and pork shank entrees. The salt aged steak was fantastic. The duck was served with macaroni & cheese with duck confit. It was indulgent! The fried rice that accompanied the pork was so good. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly.
  23. KW

    KristenW

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Other reviews were spot on about Red Salt! Food was amazing, hostess was your typical rude young woman who didn’t smile when she greeted us at all or respond when I said how are you?, but waiter was attentive and very friendly so that helped turn it around. Would definitely go back for the food, but definitely a pricier, special occasion place.
  24. c

    cindyschietroma

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and our waiter, Alexander, was great. Unfortunately, it was very warm inside the restaurant. Apparently, the air conditioning could not keep up with the 90 outside temperature - but this is Charlotte in the month of June!
  25. CC

    ChristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Drink was fabulous! Loved the experience and the recommendations were spot on. Only negative is the lighting was a little low for my friend, but workable and it was a bit warm (temperature in the restaurant overall).
  26. HO

    HOWI

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Could not ask for a better resturant.
  27. D

    David

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The BBQ sandwich was more of a sloppy joe; the bun was something cheap I'd find at the grocery store. The fries were undercooked.
  28. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner. I wonder why they don't serve a roll with dinner or a crouton with salad. Odd.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was our server! She was fantastic!
  30. r

    roberth

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Terrific service which sadly has become hard to find lately. Food was very good with only exception being an overcooked steak, which should not happen especially at this price point. We would return.
  31. l

    laurenk

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Fine for a hotel restaurant. Nice presentation……..
  32. CD

    CheffDD

    Charlotte

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic fine dinning restaurant in Downtown Charlotte. Creative menu with a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Delicious food with beautiful presentations. Celebrity Chef David Burke owns this restaurant, and his signature dishes are amazing. Great service and wonderful craft cocktails in a gorgeous setting.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice evening for our anniversary. Service was very good and the food was well prepared. Drink menu is very nice.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing! Beautiful Culinary experience all around.
  35. SJ

    SherryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time and the food was excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I am staying at Le Meridien and needed a place to go for some food after a long day of traveling. The restaurant is located in the hotel so it was convenient. The greeter was not so friendly as she was busy with her phone. Seemed like I interrupted her phone time. From the time I sat down and the server greeted me the experience changed. I wish I would have got the servers name because she was fantastic. I asked about their specials and she informed me about them. I then asked her opinion on an IPA and decided to take her suggestion. With her being so polite and welcoming, the greeters experience was far from my mind. I got a hamburger which is not anything fancy, but it was cooked correctly and the added items were correct. I had bacon added to my burger and it was not all soggy and chewy, but it was crunchy enough to add to the great taste of the burger.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We truly loved this restaurant! From the food to the outstanding service provided from beautiful Susie to the romantic atmosphere! An spectacular experience! Thank you!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a cute date night spot. The food was really good! I recommend the lobster dumplings and the short rib ramen-esk dish. This cocktails were delicious and we will definitely be back! If it’s a beautiful day, make sure to check out cloud bar rooftop at the hotel.
  39. SH

    SuziH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our date night. The food was some of the best we have ever had! Our waiter was informative and attentive. Highly recommend!
  40. CT

    CharlotteTraveler

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chose this restaurant because of it’s proximity to Middle C Jazz - there are not a lot of great food locations in this area. Red Salt is EXCELLENT and lives up to it’s very fine OT reputation. The food was not only delicious but presented in a very enticing way. Maybe the best part of our meal was the fantastic service offered by Key. She made us feel special and patiently explained the menu, cocktails and amazing things ordered by nearby diners to us. Ask for her and you will have an even more delightful experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Red Salt by David Burke is rated 4.4 stars by 366 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 4 times today
Google Map for Red Salt by David Burke

555 South McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Red Salt has both valet and self-parking. Both are complimentary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef De Cuisine - Jeffrey Russel

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment changes weekly. Please call for the latest schedule.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (980) 237-5354

  • Catering

    Please inquire directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Looking for something for a more intimate gathering? The Private Room at Red Salt by David Burke can accommodate 10-30 guests in various seated layouts, while The Lounge offers space for small receptions. The DB team will take care of the details while you're here so that you can enjoy the evening!

  • Private party contact

    Le Meridien Hotel: (704) 372-9610

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