As North Carolina enters into phase two of re-opening after the state’s stay-at-home order, restaurants are starting to open patio and indoor seating for customers eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite spots. Read on for re-opening details, a few newly opened restaurants, some closings, and a few to-go and delivery updates to note.
Thirsty Nomad Brewing
Thirsty Nomad Brewing will close on May 28, according to a post on the brewery’s Instagram page.
The Summit Room
After seven years in Dilworth, The Summit Room has closed. In an Instagram post, the restaurant addressed customers, saying “Thank you for embracing us and for 7 years of 7 summits, stories, laughs, BBQ shrimp, first dates, proposals, parties, and just genuine neighborhood fun.” The Mayobird will not be affected by this closing…the Mayobird plans to open Wed-Sun from 10-2 with a limited menu and a version of a family meal. All orders will be bagged “to go” (to limit contact) and will be put in ABC order on their pick up bar as you walk in the side door. Call ahead is encouraged.
Not a restaurant but still noteworthy: Manor Theatre Closes after 73 years
SO Sadly, this Myers Park landmark is closing after providing Charlotte with independent and foreign films since 1947. It will be missed.
Below, find re-opening news for a few Charlotte area spots. Establishment plans change quickly, so be sure to call or check social media before making plans.
Bar Marcel is now open Tuesday – Saturday from 5 – 9 pm with preventative measures to safeguard the safety of guests. Make reservations online.
This Uptown hotspot is now open for dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-1am and Sunday brunch from 11am-2:30pm starting May 31. Reservations are required. They’ll also continue curbside pickup and delivery within 5 miles.
Guests can now dine (and wine!) on the patio at Fran’s, and the Dilworth neighborhood favorite will also continue takeout and curbside delivery. Don’t forget bottles of wine are half off Tuesday through Thursday.
Starting May 26, Dilworth Tasting Room will be open Tuesday-Thursday 4-10 pm, Friday 4-11 pm and Saturday 1-11 pm for indoor and patio seating.
Rooster’s and Noble Smoke are now open, and will continue to offer online ordering for curbside pickup and delivery. Bossy Beulah’s will continue to offer online ordering for pick-up and delivery through DoorDash.
Dressler’s (both locations), Dogwood, Fin & Fino and The Porter’s House are all open for dine-in service with contactless payment. All concepts will continue to offer online ordering from their a la carte and family dinner menus for curbside pick-up.
Bistro La Bon (both locations)
Both Plaza Midwood and Cotswold locations have reopened with precautions, including a no-touch scanning menu for guests.
Toucan Louie’s reopened on May 22 at half capacity seating, indoors/ outdoors. They also recently announced an expansion into Charlotte’s Gold District and brewing their own beer in collaboration with Sunstead Brewing.
In NoDa, The Goodyear House is welcoming guests on the outdoor patio (first come, first serve) and indoor seating at 50% capacity via OpenTable reservations. Delivery and pick up will continue.
Just in time for summer weather, Hello, Sailor will reopen their lakeside patio at reduced capacity on May 27.
This Myers Park go-to is reopening their patio and indoor seating on May 27. Make reservations online.
Get your beer food orders ready. This LoSo taproom and restaurant will reopen May 27 at 4 pm.
The Stanley is preparing to open with added safety precautions May 29, with operating hours as Friday and Saturday from 5-9 pm, Sunday brunch 10:30 am – 1:30 pm with expanded hours the following week. Reservations are strongly encouraged and limited patio seating with be available for call ahead and walk-ins.
Indigo Road Restaurant Group
O-Ku – Starting on Wednesday, May 27, O-Ku will be open for dine-in with limited capacity. Updated hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sushi happy hour will be available for dine-in only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. To-go will still be available for curbside pickup and orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 704-594-1922. Reservations for dine-in service are highly encouraged and can be made through OpenTable.
Oak Steakhouse – Dine-in services will resume on Thursday, May 28 with limited capacity and bar seating. Updated hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. To-go will still be available for curbside pickup and orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 704-954-8900. Reservations for dine-in service are highly encouraged and can be made through OpenTable.
Indaco – Starting on Thursday, May 28, Indaco will be open for dine-in with limited capacity. Updated hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. To-go will still be available for curbside pickup and orders can be placed by calling the restaurant at 704-741-9004. Reservations for dine-in service are highly encouraged and can be made through OpenTable.
Each restaurant will be taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of guests and employees.
Volo will resume regular business hours Friday, May 29th and is accepting reservations by phone or via Resy. Reservations are recommended due to limited capacity restrictions. While they will not require guests to wear face masks, please feel free to do so if it makes you feel more comfortable.
STICKING WITH CARRYOUT ANOTHER WEEK OR SO
Aria will continue curbside take out and delivery and plans to open for dine-in service with fresh menus and safety precautions in the first or second week of June. Sister concept Cicchetti will follow about a week after.
in the meantime, Chef Alex has you covered for weekend family-style meals, available for pre-order Monday – Thursday from 2-8 pm for pickup Friday and Saturday evenings. Call 704-376-8880 to place your order.
Reid’s Fine Foods (Myers Park and SouthPark)
Reid’s in Myers Park and SouthPark will reopen on June 26 at 5 pm. SouthPark will be open Monday – Saturday from 8 am- 8 pm and Sunday 10:30 am – 7 pm. Myers Park will be open Monday – Saturday 8 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm.
The McNinch House Restaurant will reopen Friday, June 5 with a commitment to upholding all local, state and CDC Guidelines including reduced capacity and distancing between seated tables, plus additional precautions of their own. Be sure to make reservations online.
NoDa’s food hall will reopen on June 1. Until then you can feed your cravings through their Curbside Drive Thru.
Per a re-opening announcement on their website and social media, Foxcroft locations plan to re-open on June 2.
JUST OPENED & OPENING SOON
From the owners of Ilios Noche comes Ilios Crafted Greek, a fast-casual greek food spot in South End. Find them at 1514 S Church St. Order online, drop by or call for curbside pickup.
New to South End, The Fairwood 226 offers a bar-centric hangout with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu options include small plates to share, Mac and cheese with brisket and barbacoa, flatbreads, handhelds, sides and desserts. Find them at 226 Fairwood Ave.
The Culture Shop is now open in the Belmont neighborhood. Expect retail items, non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine and ciders, plus made-to-order sandwiches and charcuterie. Find them at 1425 Kennon St.
Charlotte’s first seltzery, Summit Seltzery, will open this summer in Wesley Heights with up to 14 flavored hard and non-alcoholic seltzers crafted on site.
UPDATES TO NOTE
Halcyon Ad Hoc Launches To-Go Lunch Menu and Cocktails To-Go
At Halcyon, chef Jonathan Moore’s new lunch menu will offer a more consistent selection of southern dishes and restaurant favorites, including:
- Halcyon Cheeseburger featuring local lettuces, heirloom tomatoes, spring onion, herb mayo, cheddar and Benton’s bacon
- Farmer’s Salad with aged white cheddar. heirloom tomatoes, marinated cucumbers, red onion, radish, hard boiled eggs, and crushed brown-butter crackers
- Louisiana Shrimp + Grits with Anson Mills stone-ground white grits, chorizo, heirloom tomato gravy, and lime-pickled shallots.
The restaurant also offers cocktails kits for guests to mix up at home, including Halcyon’s famous Bloody Mary (their signature house recipe) with celery, house-made pickles and blue cheese-stuffed olives, and the Peach Julep Punch made with fresh local peach puree, mint brown sugar syrup, lime juice and fresh mint that will pair perfect with bourbon or rye. Upcoming cocktails to-go will include the Southern Dove Punch with house-made grapefruit soda, Daly Punch with earl grey tea, lemon juice and mint, and the Banana Boat Punch with passionfruit and lime. View complete menus and place your orders online.
5Church takeout and delivery menu
While 5Church isn’t open for dine-in service just yet, takeout and delivery is still available, including family meals. They’re open Sunday – Saturday from 12 – 8 pm.
Taco Molino offers essential worker discount
Taco Molino is offering 10% off to all essential workers on takeout, curbside pickup and outdoor dining.