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Red Salt by David Burke, Charlotte, NC

Red Salt by David Burke

4.2
4.2
402 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


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm 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

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in 2023 with us with an amazing 3 Course dinner showcasing our patented Red Salt Dry Aging Process! Select from 3 made from scratch options for each course and make sure to pair with one of our one of a kind cocktails! Be sure to check our website for tickets to Cloud Bar for their New Years Eve Celebration as well!
  • Christmas Day Pre-Fixe

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Join us Christmas Afternoon for a 3 Course Pre-Fixe dinner. Experience our patented Red Salt Dry Aging Process with a beautiful, bone in Prime Rib. Pair your meal with one of our signature cocktails or a glass of wine while you sit amongst the glow of salt lamps and Christmas lights. We will also be offering limited options from our Ala Carte Menu.

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What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Linda

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed dinner. Rack of lamb excellent grilled chicken pesto pasta was great however chicken overcooked. Apple tart also excellent. Very warm and friendly staff.
  2. y

    ycomedy

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Unfortunately the restaurant is quite average. Nothing was bad, it was just not memorable. Our server was nice. The hostess was not a bit welcoming.
  3. MR

    MikeR

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Completely dead atmosphere! They have paired down the menu so there really is not much to choose. The only good thing they still serve from the original menu is the clothesline bacon, which was GREAT. Otherwise, it's just another slow, boring hotel restaurant.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded 3 days agoMike, As we transition into Winter we have adjusted our hours at RedSalt allowing the venue to be open seven days a week, and that unfortuantely means that on Sundays/Mondays we run a limited menu that highlights some favorite dishes from our standard menu. We apologize that this transition negatively impacted your time dining with us, please reach out at 9809002435 so we can arrange to have you back in the dining room and provide you with a 5 star experience. Best regards, Stephen Johnson, GM

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nothing special. Not a $100 person meal for sure. Too much gimmick not enough passion about the food.
  5. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The octopus appetizer was really great. The bacon appetizer was very poor. The drinks very very ungenerous. The rack of lamb was spectacular.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022Michael, We are sorry to hear your experience was not all around excellent. Please reach out to our management team at (980) 900 2435 so we can find a way to make your experience worthy of 5 stars. Thank you for your feedback and best regards, Stephen Johnson General Manager

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and delicious food

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022The RedSalt team is delighted to hear your experience with us was a great one, please come see us again soon! Stephen Johnson, General Manager.

  7. OJ

    OJazz

    Charlotte

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food good, but realized later on that I was charged two corals fees for one bottle. I call the restaurant and left a message. I haven’t heard back. This diminished an otherwise good experience

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022On behalf of RedSalt's staff and management team, we are incredibly sorry to hear about the error made with the corkage fee. Please reach out to us at (980), 900 2435 so we can find a way to alleviate this issue for you and hopefully provide you with a five star experience. Best regards, Stephen Johnson General Manager.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb!!!!!! The food was amazing, service was fantastic and place was gorgeous ! That was actually the first time I’ve been to that hotel and I will most definitely be back to the hotel and especially the Red Salt !!!!!!!!! I dine out quite often and I put a high value on service and food this place knocked it out of the park !!!!!!

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you greatly for your exceptionally kind feeback, we look forward to taking care of you again here at RedSalt. Warm regards, Stephen Johnson, General Manager

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Die unheimlich nette Bedienung fragte uns mitten im Essen, ob wir Dessert möchten!
  10. CL

    ChadL

    Houston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Was expecting more from the food, and was bothered that the pricing did not meet the quality served.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022Chad, We here at RedSalt are sorry to hear that your food and overall experience was not to our standards. Please reach out to us at (980) 900 2435 so we can have you back in the dining room and provide you with a five star experience. Best, Stephen Johnson General Manager

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,, great presentation , wonderful service j

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022The RedSalt team is happy to hear your experience was a great one. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to see you again soon!

  12. TP

    TinikiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good vibe and the food was amazing!!!!! We enjoyed ourselves

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you, Tinikia, for your incredibly kind feedback and for choosing RedSalt. We look forward to having you back in our dining room soon.

  13. ED

    ErinD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food here was really good in terms of quality, taste and presentation. However, the portion sizes are very small. My boyfriend and I ordered the Clothesline bacon and the lobster dumplings which were tasty, however the dumplings came as four tiny dumplings. I ordered the OBX scallops and shrimp pasta ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the burger and fries as our entrees. My entree, again, while absolutely delicious in terms of taste and quality, was not filling. It came with 4 scallops and 4 small raviolis. The burger came on an English muffin instead of a bun which was unexpected. It also came undercooked. My boyfriend ordered it well done and it came medium. We ended up having to order a third entree (the shrimp and grits) because we were not full after our initial entrees. The dessert was really good. We ordered the tin can chocolate cake and it came in an actual tin can with different toppings. Overall, the food was really good, but my biggest complaint would be the portion sizes.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022Erin, Thank you greatly for your detailed feedback, please reach out to us at (980) 900 2435 so we can rectify your dissapointment in regards to some of the food you received with us that evening. RedSalt strives for guests to leave satisifed and taken care of, and we apologize for tbis not being the case when you dined with us. Warm regards, Stephen Johnson, General Manager.

  14. LP

    LordaceP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the presentation was incredible! Service was great as well. Totally recommend the bacon in a clothesline and the tin can red velvet cake!

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022The team at RedSalt is delighted to hear you had an excellent dining experience with us. We hope to take care of you again soon. Best, Stephen Johnson, General Manager.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. Meatball appetizer was absolutely outstanding.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022So happy to hear you loved your appetizer, we would love to have you back at RedSalt to provide you with a five star experience. Warm regards, Stephen Johnson, General Manager.

  16. JS

    JennSt

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Overall excellent meal, service, etc. Server was accommodating friendly & efficient.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mecklenburg-Vor

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    The service was great. The appetizers were really good. I had the pasta, which very cold when it came out.

    Red Salt by David BurkeResponded on November 14, 2022While we are glad to hear your experience was overall a great one, we would love to have you back at RedSalt to correct our mistake with your pasta entree. Best Regards, Stephen Johnson, General Manager.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The is a Great Restaurant and their GM Steven is fantastic. Very hands-on and made sure the service/food was good! I highly recommend this spot for a night out.
  19. AT

    AmitT

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, presentation and service. Good for business meeting!!
  20. f

    foodquest1

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall Red Salt was just ok. Expected better. The food and flavors were great, but the ambience and service wasn’t nearly as good as comparable restaurants we’ve experienced.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was average. We were seated in the obvious step children section, as there was a strip of tables at the back of the restaurant in which several parties were seated-we all felt a little neglected as we started conversing amongst our tables. My husbands salmon was dry-overcooked, yet no one asked. I just assumed that with such hype, his dish would have never left the kitchen. I had pasta which was just shy of gummy. Definitely NOT al dente. Would we come back? No. Our tab was $319. So, we had salads, sides, mains and wine. The best thing delivered to our table was the bacon on top of the wedge salad. Hope this helps.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service.
  23. RH

    RobertH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was not good at all. Very disappointed. I think Mr Burke needs to take a trip down to Charlotte.
  24. ME

    MikeyEatsAnything

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was as expected other than we assumed from their website that a) Pasta was their specialty and then b) **Gluten free options available, that they would have gluten free pasta as an option and they did not. Just wish their website would have specified that they had gluten free options but NOT in pasta dishes. Was very disappointed in that as my wife loves pasta but has a gluten allergy (not serious, just causes digestive issues) and I specifically selected Red Salt for pasta/glutenfree options. But what we did end up ordering was all very good...
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were going to a concert in town and just decided to go to Red Salt David Burke I’ve been there before but the other three guest had not. After telling them about the bacon we had it and it was wonderful. Plus the little cake pops with the cloud above them. Our entrées were all wonderful. Service was super. And the drinks were great. Thank you
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I liked it the portions were big for the entree and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu
  27. DB

    DerekB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was outstanding, needs better location. It was a Saturday night and place was dead
  28. MC

    MasonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Went here for a birthday dinner, it was almost entirely empty outside of another table but the food and drinks were phenomenal and they made sure we felt special for the birthday boy!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. I loved the close line bacon and the lamb was excellent as well.
  30. RS

    RibaS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We went to celebrate my birthday, my Lemonade was watery, my fish was too salty! Lamb wasn’t cooked well.
  31. BB

    BettyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The food was WOW! The portions were a good size. The popovers were fantastic. The restaurant was very responsive and able to adapt to food allergies. The wine pairings from their sommelier were spot on.
  32. CR

    CrystalR

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but I had a hard time finding a side that I liked for my filet.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Food was good, clothesline bacon was unique. Ambiance was not great, hotel restaurants lack atmosphere
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience2
    Not impressed.
  35. EM

    ElaineM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    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.
  36. A

    Ashley

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    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!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  39. WA

    WendyAG

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  40. BS

    BeckyS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!

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 4.2 stars by 402 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm 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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