The Dunavant

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$30 and under
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Steak
We are now open!
The Dunavant is accepting reservations Tuesday thru Sunday.
We are now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Steak, fries and greens along with daily specials.

Specials

Friday Specialty Cocktail

Come by the Dunavant and try our bartenders specialty cocktail feature.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: August 2, 2118

Availability: Fri 5:00PM-11:30PM

Thirsty Thursday

Enjoy our signature Mule cocktails for $5. Featuring Lenny Boy Ginger Kombucha
the Dunavant Mule
Kentucky Mule
Mexican Mule

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: August 2, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-10:00PM

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy select bottles of wine at half off

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: August 2, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Toki Tuesday

Enjoy our Toki Paloma's for $5

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: August 2, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 157 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Experience an great service an outstanding Food!!!!❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday / fun day.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun, casual spot for dinner and drinks. Great value with the set menu, plus bottomless fries!

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific as usual but the highlight of our evening where Darius and Tripp with their warm and friendly service. They treat us like family

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, the fries are exceptional! We tried 2 of their sauces and not thrilled with either. Will have to try another when we’re back next time but that was my only qualm! Otherwise great restaurant and reasonably priced!

SW
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pleasant surprise! My wife and I were looking to get out of our usual restaurant rut and try something new, We hesitantly booked here, I say hesitantly because one article said it was a Del Friscos for Millenials(yikes!) But what we experienced was an excellent restaurant.
We ordered calamari for an app and it was excellent and plentiful, we both ordered the house dinner and were very impressed! The leek soup was excellent and the steak was perfect it came with your choice of sauces and both of ours were great. The meal also features bottomless fries and they were also excellent. The only complaint we had was that our steaks came out without fries and it took nearly 10 minutes to get them which was a let down we either let our steaks get cold or have fries for dessert. Hopefully they can fix this problem. Overall a win.

r
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The leak soup exceeded expectations and the steak was very tasty even without the sauces. The fries are also great and don't need anything extra on them. This is a great restaurant

d
Toledo
142 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well run restaurant with an excellent chef.

m
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Dinner feature. It was a choice of soup or salad, a steak and bottomless truffle fries for $25.00. The Steak was cooked to perfection. I don't know many places you can get that much food at that price. AMAZING!

TS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I went Friday night and the steak was amazing. The owner came to my table and checked on me. I thought he was the chef, but Sunday I went back for brunch and I took a young lady and the food wasn’t as good. The silverware was dirty, we had to send back the French toast(wasn’t the French toast we grew up on) the pineapple drinks had to go back because the guy accidentally put soda water in them so they were sour, and their version of chicken and waffles was ok. Being I went Friday and the good was so good I went back to try the brunch. I told my server Brandon it must be another cook and he explained. I still tipped him well, but it was a different experience. Had it been my first experience, I wouldn’t go back, but the owner/chef made enough of an experience that I’ll give it a third try at some point. Oh, and Friday was only loud bc a guy was belligerently drunk two tables away and his group couldn’t keep him quiet and the manager on duty didn’t ask for them to keep it down for the other patrons enjoying their evening. The steak was amazing though! The owner who I thought was only the chef is a good spirit. I posted only good remarks on my Instagram and Facebook because I have a huge following and hold some celeb status, but here I hope the owner gets this so that he can address the staff and menu.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My second time dinning. First time was really good, we had chicken and funnel cake and steak dinner at brunch.... I guess those are their staples.

Came here for brunch again, the biscuits were over cooked and dry. The hash dish we ordered said braised ribs but it came as pulled pork.

The French toast was a little too over done too, again the bread was dry. For a $100 brunch it didn’t taste like $100.
I would dine again but only get the steak.

p
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! Excellent food and service. Only negative was they didn’t have coffee.

MK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was good, but I’m surprised that they don’t serve house cut fries. Makes all the difference in the world. Would also be nice if they served bread for the table.

A
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolute delicious! Get the soup!!! We also had the mushroom Alfredo as an appetizer and it was fabulous! We will be back!

SB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The restaurant is gorgeous. The decor, the open/screened wall is the perfect almost outside but conditioned and big free space. The meal concept was intriguing, but our server was not good at all, and the food flavors were very mediocre. The soup was outstanding, but everything else (including the meat), which was supposed to be the centerpiece of the concept, was mediocre to not-so-great. The ambiance and feel of the restaurant is a huge home run in design, but if they don’t up the ante on the food, the suns any won’t be around for long. No smaller portion or price for kids either which is a huge mistake in my opinion.

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The “dinner” is really good. It’s a shame it costs $7 to change the side item. It’s also disappointing there aren’t any proteins on the menu other than the steak. We were sat at a table near the kitchen. There was a lot of noise and smell of stale water and cleaner. The ambience otherwise was neat

JG
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have recommended the Dunavant to friends and always looked forward to dining here. Last Saturday, however, was a departure for us. We arrived at 6:30 p.m. and were immediately escorted to a corner table. We ordered drinks (Lavendar Martni's with Dixi vodka and house-made lavendar syrup) an reviewed the menu. We ordered the calimari appetizer as a starter and then a salad for my wife and the soup for me. Then both ordered the culotte cut of Angus with frites. Our salad/soup course arrived 20 minutes before the appetizer. The appetizer was fine, but we ordered it to come out first. When our beef arrived, prepared as ordered, there were no fries to be found. Only after eating about half of our dinners did the fries arrive. The mango sorbet continues to be a hit.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great service!

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Decor was amazing and tasteful. The menu is very simple, but we all enjoyed our food. If you are vegan, I would try something else.; This place is for the beef lover.

The truffle fries are amazing; if you are a fan of truffle oil.

Desserts may need an upgrade.

r
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good experience and plan to go back. I don’t know how anyone can eat that many fries, but they were really good. Started with the calamari. It was ok, I’m not a fan of cornmeal breading on fish, but beyond that they were ok. A little bland (needed salt and we didn’t have any on the table) and some lemon (not served with any). The sauce was different, and quite good.
Then came the soup, and this was the best thing. I could have eaten just that and been happy. The steak was cooked well, and the French/Paris sauce was really good. The portion was large, and the fries were a nice side.

Service was boarder line annoyingly slow. They only had a few tables, and a limited staff shut the server was as attentive as he could be. On a busy night, I’m sure it’s much quicker.

It’s worth the trip, and excited to have more of the soup!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the menu was well balanced.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our meal was fantastic! Portions were more than generous. Loved that you could actually have a conversation without shouting. Background music was just that - in the background. I've had more expensive meals that weren't as good. Definitely a return location. Note: be sure to check the menu online before going. The Chef keeps it to a minimum but that was reflected in the quality and taste.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful experience. All of our food was simply delicious. The service staff was very attentive. We will definitely be returning there very soon.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great food for the value! The steak was wonderful and the fries, hard to stope eating. Will definitely be back!!!

TW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch on my birthday weekend. It was a rainy Saturday so it wasn't too busy. Our server was very friendly and had great recommendations on the mimosa flights. The food was very good we got the French Toast and the Funnel cake and Chicken. My boyfriend said he really enjoyed his French Toast except it was too nutty for him. The funnel cake was great really felt like a theme park, would've been great if they added ice cream. Overall a great brunch!!

LH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about the bisque, possibly my new favorite soup! The dunavant exceeded all my expectations! Service, food, everything was awesome.

P
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First time, it was good! I wish they had a couple more main options as sliced steak is really the only main course option. I see what they're trying to do with specializing but one chicken plate and something else would be a good addition. The open front was really nice, even though it was storming hard outside the mesh doors were down and a refreshing open feel was there. The staff were amazing and the drinks were good. I would go back

JP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely phenomenal. Get the special - whatever it is. I got the crab legs enchiladas with roasted corn and shishito peppers. AMAZING 🙌

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was excellent, really great vibe in the restaurant. I loved that there were no TV’s! Such a great experience, we will definitely be back!

GE
Charlotte
50 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The leek soup was velvety and flavorful. Do not pass on the truffle fries. Steak was cooked well. The crab cakes were not as strong as the steak. Lobster Mac and cheese was cheesy, good and filling. Needs some work on the dessert selections - ice cream, sorbet or creme brulee.
Of note, parking is available behind the restaurant.

OT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed it! Simple but slick!

LA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved the place. Fabulous mid-century vibe with the bar being the centerpiece. The food was beautifully prepared and displayed as such. Our only issue is that at 8:45 while enjoying a drink and thinking of another one, a couple with two small children came in. They were sat beside us and began to whine, complain and cry.
The Dunavant's presentation is that of an adult atmosphere. We were there celebrating an anniversary. This one of the reasons we left Ballantyne. It's hard to find any place that we can celebrate anymore.

WM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Steak was cooked perfect and the fries were amazing. Was greeted and seated as soon and we walk in. The whole staff was amazing.

PG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was an amazing find. The food was fantastic - leek soup to die for, succulent steak, endless truffle fries, and all for $25? Cocktails were also very good. Our only concern was that it wasn't very crowded on a Friday night, so hopefully they can get the word out and let more people know about them.

AZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine Wednesday was half off bottles, the service was phenomenal- very attentive. The bar manager, Justin, visited our table to check on us and was so kind. Will be back!

SM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were very good. However the place was so loud that you couldn't have a conversation at all.

MM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t wait to eat here again. The fries are amazing 🤤

DD
Charlotte
99 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very few places in Charlotte you can eat a steak for $25 and a salad in a nice trendy location. I wish they do grow a bit more and add other steak selections (only one cut is offered). Make the $25 meal their 'special' and build from there. I think they have the potential to compete with the more upscale steakhouses and keep the price somewhere in below Sullivan's but above Outback and get away with it. I had the soup option with my steak which was excellent. Fries were very crispy and tasty. Service was pretty good with friendly waiters.

NB
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was great and would have deserved 5 * had the kitchen quality control been better we all ordered soup piping hot and it came cold.
They fixed the problem and the soup was fantastic but that should not happen. The steak was outstanding and ambiance was inviting

We love the concept and their cocktails were spot on. Just fix the simple stuff.

ML
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

⭐⭐⭐⭐ - My wife and I are foodies. We frequently have date nights and sometimes take the opportunity to try new locations.

This particular time we decided to try The Dunavant. We hadn't heard of it before. I stumbled upon it by accident while having some work done on my truck next door.

Excellent location, subtle and away from everything yet minutes from Uptown Charlotte. Great decor with a cozy atmosphere. The open dining room experience was a pleasant surprise with even more tables for outside seating.

Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable (Ask for Michelle..👍🏾👍🏾) of the food choices without having to keep going back to the kitchen.

Food choices were limited... For me its actually a good thing for food freshness and less is more. Our steaks were perfect and had to push the truffle fries away because they were TOO GOOD (I'm supposed to be on a diet... 🤔).

If we had to say anything, it would be the limited dessert options. A nice cheese cake or chocolate cake would have been nice. My wife normal gets dessert but she was full... Big portions!!!

We are looking forward to trying brunch on the weekend sometime soon.