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The Dunavant, Charlotte, NC

The Dunavant

3.9
3.9
485 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Dunavant is accepting reservations Wednesday through Sunday.
We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Open for brunch Sunday from 11 am to 4pm and Saturday from 11am-3pm
Steak, fries and greens along with oft-changing daily specials of seafood and more.
Please call to reserve for parties of 6 or more, EXCEPT for brunch service.
Unfortunately, at BRUNCH we are unable to accommodate party sizes of more than 5 guests per table at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Bar Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (980) 335-0125

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Cross street

    Remount

  • Parking details

    Parking is also available in the rear of the building accessed by the driveway on the right side of the building.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail Stop - New Bern Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Charlotte

    Great for Brunch

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. MB

    MarcB

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Rude service. Uninterested. Food just ok this time
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Great The Chicken and Funnel Cake was Bomb, it had so much flavor and was Juicy and the portions are large…And Let’s not forget about The Mimosa Flights A1 😊
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was extremely great. He’s the best hands down
  4. SL

    SarahL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    it's unfortunate that great restaurants have to suffer because of lack of staff. 1 server, 1 manager (who did apologize) and several missteps in our order and in our bill, which we had to ask them to correct 2 times.. OVERALL. we WOULD return. the food was good.. the concept is great. I just hope that get more staff soon.
  5. JT

    JasmineT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The food was not that good. The service was good though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was decent, the service left a lot to be desired, the menu is not very inclusive if you don’t want a 3 course meal. Overall I’m not really impressed and I’d recommend skipping this one.
  7. TS

    ToryS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Waited over an hour for our food, that was just ok. Then HAD to pay the tip that they included in the price.
  8. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was very bland and the lobster Mac and cheese was the worst. My waiter was awesome, but other than that it was not a place that I would recommend or revisit.
  9. N

    Nick

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would not recommend this place. Food was mediocre and the service was extremely slow.
  10. G

    Greta

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall food was good. Enjoyed the shrimp and grits and the breakfast egg rolls were delightful! Must get the mimosa flights and I swear you get rhe most bang for your buck! Overall good experience.
  11. CM

    ClaudetteM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal and experience at The Dunavant! Sasha the owner was so welcoming and kind and Xavier the bartender was fantastic! Cocktails were great, Portions were not too small and not too big and the Crème Brûlée was out of this world!!! Can’t wait to go back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I ordered the steak scramble and my food came out cold. Our waitress apologized and got me a bowl of the potatoes and the warm. I was so excited to try the Dunavant but was disappointed with my entree.
  13. t

    tnn515

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was insanely slow and the bottomless fries (which take no time to make) did not come out until we were almost done eating. Aside from taking over 2 hours for 2 people to eat, we still enjoyed everything and had a great time. Also...we witnessed some adult content from the apartment in the window across the street so I guess you could say it was dinner and a show lol
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a date night nice distance from the downtown area so hardly any traffic
  15. CD

    CharlotteDinnerOut

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Steak was a little tough but the drinks, service and overall food was good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Understaffed. Cold food. Waited over an hour for drinks.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Get the chicken you won’t regret it.
  18. FJ

    FoodieJess

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I've been to this restaurant a few times, only for brunch, within the past year I've noticed some changes. My most recent visit, the funnel cake a waffles look and taste much better, not a fan of the new thin wrap for the breakfast egg rolls. Nor was I impressed by the steak and eggs, the steak was seasoned well, yet the portion was too small. It sat on a small bed of potatoes, and unseasoned eggs. To be honest I had a better size and tasting steak from Outback. Will I return, maybe for the funnel cake. Mimosa flight was great, server was mediocre. She spend more time flirt with other customers, and I didn't think she earn the automatic gratuity. It is what it is. I will be a while until I return.
  19. JN

    JadeN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Enjoyed brunch here last year so decided to try dinner. Service was slow. When finally received food it was cold. Bartenders inexperienced.
  20. DU

    DUANES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always excellent food and atmosphere. The only issue is they only had one server and she worked diligently but she definitely could have used some help. She was excellent, just a bit overwhelmed.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Amazing service from Brittany!!! Unfortunately, I had a hair in my food :-( the cook(s) weren’t wearing hair nets on a second glance so I wasn’t surprised.
  22. AH

    AaliyahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere from the time you walk in. Fast and friendly service. Food was amazing!! Definitely get your moneys worth at this restaurant. Will return soon!
  23. M

    Mary

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional! Steak prepared to perfection, truffle fries a favorite, Server well informed about the menu and bar. Enjoyable! We had reservations yet the house was quiet (until we got there) Recommend visiting again soon.
  24. T

    Tammy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    My party and I, a group of 7, came from out of town for brunch. I called a month before to make the reservation and was told that I couldn’t make a reservation for that size. I was told to have two reservations splitting up the group and put in the comments that we want the two tables to sit by each other. Once we arrived, we were told by 2 staff members that we were unable to sit by each other even though the restaurant wasn’t full. We explained what we were told to do and they told us we couldn’t sit together because a waiter or waitress can’t have a party that size by themself. The only alternative was for all of us to sit at the bar be served by 1 waitress/bartender, which goes against the policy we were just told. Twenty minutes later, a party of 7 people were seated at 2 tables next to each other being taken care of by 1 waiter. It’s unfair how we were treated, especially since we called a month in advance and we’re told how to set up the reservation. If we could’ve gone to another restaurant, we would have. The food and drinks were good. The bartender, Micah, was wonderful and made sure to go the extra mile due to the original mishap. The establishment needs to maintain consistency in their policies and if an exception is made for one, it should be made for all.
  25. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal. Went for brunch and got the chicken and funnel cake with a side of breakfast hash. Server was very friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful time in whole
  26. GD

    GinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was absolutely fantastic. The servers and bartenders were friendly and everything was delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken & funnel proved to be an excellent choice. Very flavorful. I enjoyed the pineapple & watermelon mimosas. I will return to try the breakfast egg rolls.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Value is great, steak was well prepared and flavorful. Fun style of menu with options for you
  29. SS

    StaceyS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Our service was very friendly but very slow. It, however, wasn’t like our waitress was standing around doing nothing. She was quite busy! My only explanation is perhaps she was dealing with a slow or unorganized kitchen. It took a long time for our food to arrive. Fortunately, the ambiance was lively and the space was spotless. My family and I enjoyed being there and enjoyed our conversation. The crab and artichoke dip was delicious. The collard greens were also delicious. The truffle fries were addicting. I was disappointed with my steak with brown butter sauce. It had no flavor. My family and I did not order dessert because we feared it would take too long. The food presentation was nice.
  30. C

    Cwill275

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender was great doing tricks with every drink he made and the other staff was friendly as well.
  31. RH

    RomonaH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nova our server was Amazing as well as our busser Coran! The food was Delicious OMG! Will definently be returning soon!!
  32. c

    customer

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Would definitely go back!
  33. y

    yvetteb

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I liked the mimosa flight option but the food and ambience was just “meh. Food was somewhat under seasoned. The wait staff was very good. Doubt I’ll return.
  34. MH

    MarciaH

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch food, but I don’t like that you can’t order eggs, grits, etc as sides. Those options definitely need to be added.
  35. M

    Mi5spmv

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I reserved a table for 4 people to celebrate Father’s Day for my husband and kids. First, when I called to confirm, the lady who answered was unfriendly and hanged up abruptly. When we got there, same impolite and unwelcoming attitude from the host. The person who served us water was mute. Our waitress, Nova was good, although she only came once to ask if I wanted another cocktail and then neglected us for the rest of the evening. After handing our check to us, she asked us if we’d come back. We were kind of enough to smile and said “ok”, but no, we would not return and will not recommend to anyone this place. Perhaps we would’ve offered her more feedback, but we felt as though she was in a rush and couldn’t care less for our input. We went to Firebirds with my father in law for lunch, and sad to say, but service and food there was more impressive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were so pleased with the food and service at The Dunavant and we can’t wait to come back!
  37. J

    Jenmucheer

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was delicious. Cocktails were yummy. Service was good. And we loved the music!!!
  38. J

    Jessica

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice spot for a date, anniversary, or birthday! Great ambiance, very good food, and the paired menu is a great deal.
  39. f

    foodieclt

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I brought out of town friends and my mom here for dinner and it is always a hit.. Their food is so good and for some of my friends who are watching what they eat, they had some lighter options and not so carb heavy stuff. Their truffle fries are so good and their steak is always cooked tender and perfect. Drinks were alright but the food was spot on. They all loved it. The service was good and the location is nice because parking is a breeze, unlike most other places in southend.
  40. CA

    CAlex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The 22% gratuity was ambitious but it was a nice experience. I didn’t understand the bottle service vs the mimosa flight but again it was a nice day.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Dunavant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 335-0125.

The Dunavant is rated 3.9 stars by 485 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 11 times today
Google Map for The Dunavant

2322 Dunavant St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Remount

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Bar Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is also available in the rear of the building accessed by the driveway on the right side of the building.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail Stop - New Bern Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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