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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StaceyS
San Francisco
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.

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Cwill275
Charlotte
4 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.

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RomonaH
Charlotte
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Would definitely go back!

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yvetteb
San Francisco
7 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.

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vipMarciaH
Charlotte
8 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.

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Mi5spmv
1 review
Dined on June 19, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
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!

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Jenmucheer
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jessica
Charlotte
8 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.

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vipfoodieclt
Charlotte
10 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.

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CAlex
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.

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JeffP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience was great! I would recommend the chicken and funnel cake dish. Superb!

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Foodtvjunkie
Charlotte
85 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak and gorgonzola sauce, gluten free calamari, red pepper and leak soup - very very good

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful and we loved the vibe of the restaurant.

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vipCDreams
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant had a nice vibe and was open. I really really enjoyed the truffle pasta. I really really enjoyed the truffle pasta.

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vipGymshoe
Charlotte
219 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming back because we enjoy this restaurant so much. Everything is good about it.

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AC25
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Extremely dissatisfying treatment by the hostess and maybe manager. I’m not sure if the hostess was supposed to communicate it better. However, they open at 5pm and our party of four arrived at 5:20pm on a Friday. We look around and we are the only soon to be customers there. No exaggeration. We ask her for a table of four and she says they can’t take “walk ins” after asking the manager. That’s basically all she said. She didn’t say sorry, she didn’t recommend us making our reservation, she didn’t try to make sure we stayed. Simply made that statement and expected us to leave. Because we had already arrived I was adamant about eating here. I had to ask several questions to be guided to open table to make a reservation as we stood in front of them because they “couldn't” or wouldn’t make us one. As we stand in front of them we make a reservation for 5:30pm and we get to be the first ones sat and the restaurant stayed pretty empty until towards the end of our meal when we waited quite awhile before our waitress came to take our dessert orders and then to give us our check. Overall our waitress was probably their only saving grace. A lot of places do quite a bit better that’s why I don’t recommend this place to others. There’s other places with better food and getting through the doors is always smoother. The food wasn’t terrible. The salad was great, the fries were amazing, but the entrees were a little of a let down. The steak wasn’t a great cut and was supposed to be drowned in sauce otherwise I assume they would’ve added more seasoning to it I’m sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I went back in April and it was wonderful. It just wasn’t that good to me this time. Still a very nice setting and atmosphere… The food didn’t seem like I got much as last time & the drinks wasn’t good at all.

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NMartinez
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant but it’s overpriced. I was expecting a little bit more. Not impressed

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, atmosphere and service. One of the best new restaurants in Charlotte.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and delicious!

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vipTheSouthernFoodie
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great for our Sunday brunch! The service was excellent and the food and drinks were even better! Also we really appreciate Nova for going the extra mile in making our ladies outing a memorable one!

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Brunch
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Nova, was great! The space was comfortable and inviting. Although we didn't try the signature funnel cake, our food was pretty good. Loved the mimosa flight!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Horrible food. Absolutely WORST steak I have ever been served. Couldn’t even cut with steak knife it was so full of grissel. Service was very good given the small staff. Go ANYWHERE but this place if you want good food.

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markB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place, will visit again soon. Do yourself a favor and try it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great bartenders and attentive staff

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Anna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I think if we would have gotten the steak deal the food might have been good since that is what they are known for, but everything we ordered lacked flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very cool place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve been here before and really enjoyed it but on this night the service was very slow, the drinks and food took a long time to arrive at the table and and my steak arrived cold, grisly and tough, even though it was recommended as their signature dish.

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LauraP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Amber was super knowledgeable, so sweet and created the perfect pace for our group. Every dish was better than the last. Would love to take a gallon of the Gorgonzola Crema home with me and put it on everything. Drinks were delicious. Music was all bangers. Lights, candles, tables... all of it was dope. Would recommend and will be back over and over again. Thank you, Dunavant!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Charlotte. Brunch is excellent. The fried chicken and funnel cake is a favorite. Mimosa flights are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every moment!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED this restaurant. The brunch was amazing. The stuffed oysters were delicious. Chicken and funnel cake is an interesting and delicious combo. The vibe was nice and the bar was cute. Definitely will be coming back here when I’m in Charlotte again.

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vipToughToImpress
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

There's a lot to love here!

Fantastic food and a great vibe. We shared the mussels to start and the $1 add-on pita bread is a true must. The mussels were huge, the broth was thick and tasty, and I'd for sure order that again. My wife was able to say – for the first time ever, perhaps – that her steak was cooked perfectly. The short ribs were good (a bit salty) and the veggies were well prepared.

Our service was a bit lacking – yes, it was later Saturday night (830p seating) – but we didn't get visited much. When she came, she was a delight. Other than that, we walked out of there well fed at a fair price.

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TraciH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food & ambiance!

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AlidaH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place and great food, would go back again.

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MariaD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was amazing and the service was even better! Amber was extremely attentive, courteous, and efficient! Thank you for a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Got sick from a bad order of mussels. Left feedback with the server that they seemed off.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great, could be better side offerings than French fries with the dinner special

FAQs

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

The Dunavant is rated 4.5 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.