Halcyon

/ Seafood, Restaurant, Pub & bar
#2 of 6413 places to eat in Charlotte
Open now 11:00 - 22:00
$$$$ Average price: $31-60
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500 S Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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In case the rain took you by surprise during the promenade around Mint Museum Uptown, stop by this restaurant. You can order mouthwatering scallops, foie gras and smoked salmon. Try tasty apple pie, soufflés and vanilla ice cream. According to the reviewers' opinions, waiters offer delicious Sauvignon blanc, craft beer or bourbon. It's time to degustate great chocolate frappe, ice tea or espresso.

Sitting on the terrace, you can enjoy a great view. Imagine a combination of tasty dishes and the good staff, this is exactly what Halcyon provides you with. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. This place offers you meals at attractive prices. The divine decor and peaceful atmosphere let visitors feel relaxed here. Frommer's experts have rated this spot 2 stars, certainly, it's worth a visit.

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Halcyon has been on my wishlist forever, but sometimes parking in Uptown Charlotte is a hassle.  It definitely was yesterday afternoon, but we persisted.  We circled the restaurant maybe 7 times, each time finding a parking lot with a "Full" sign.  On our 8th trip we found a parallel spot a few blocks away and got in in only 2 tries   Nerve wracking!! It was worth the concentration and anxiety.  Once we walked to where GPS said Halcyon was, we wandered around another 10 minutes trying to figure out where the heck it was.  We followed signs, we went down an alleyway....I eventually gave up and asked another patron walking around near the Levine Center where the heck it was.  Turns out, you go up this gigantic staircase into the MInt Museum (there is an elevator on the inside of the building!) and there the restaurant is in all its glory. The restaurant is beautiful, as you'd expect. When we walked in, I was struck by all of the organic decorative touches.  The hostess station sits atop the most beautiful wood table I've ever seen.  I couldn't quit rubbing it.  I slipped around the hostess and snapped a quick picture of a long dining table waiting for patrons because it was so beautiful and simple.  The light fixtures look like a nest of twigs.  I was really wowed. Despite the beauty inside, it couldn't hold a candle to the beautiful fall weather we had yesterday, so we opted to sit on the patio.  Unlike many places, the outdoor furniture was comfortable and also lovely.  And the view!  Could not be beat. The food was just as amazing as the view.  We scoured the menu and tried to order something different from each other so we could taste everything possible!  With so many delicious choices, that was easy. First we ordered tea all around.  It comes unsweetened and they serve it with a simple syrup.  So, I was charmed the first time this happened to me, but now I despise this trend.  I can never use enough to even taste it.  Just give me some Sweet and Low and I'll be happy. My food, however, was without flaw.  I ordered the Local Catch of the Day which was pan seared Snapper.  They placed it atop a mix of summer veggies with a roasted red pepper vinaigrette on the bottom.  Seriously one of the best things I've eaten in a very long time.  The fish, though prepared simply, was so flavorful and flaky; cooked perfectly.  The skin was crispy and the inside was white and tender.  The veggies were sauteed lightly and the broccoli was charred so that was a perfect contrast of flavors.  Finally, that vinaigrette sauce: I wish I could come home with a cup full and slather it on everything.  It was tart and perfect when you dragged your fish or a vegetable through it. My friend Paula got the Pork Belly BLT.  It was gorgeous!!  It's this open-faced sandwich made on a brioche bun and stuffed with thick cut heirloom tomatoes, pimiento cheese, pork belly and drizzled with herb aioli. The fries are in a class of their own.  So crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside and seasoned to perfection.   Paula was very happy with it! My friend Jennifer got the Open Faced Lamb Sausage Pita, and she let me take a bite of the sausage!  It was just so spicy and tangy.  The pita had spinach, the sausage which looked to be spiced with a tomato confiture, topped with tzatziki sauce, herbed goat cheese and a beautifully fried egg.  Served with those amazing fries!  Superb. We were all so darn full from our delicious lunches, but we did decide to indulge in one small truffle   It was just a ball of ganache, rolled in cocoa powder and served with a few blueberries.  But it was oddly rich and perfect.  Just the little bite of sweetness we needed to end our perfect lunch.  Jennifer also got a latte which she said was great! This restaurant is perfect for an al fresco dining experience with a beautiful view, or a date night when you want to impress someone.  Take a moment and look around the museum while you are there! **originally posted on my personal blog
You must get dessert!!! The roof top ambiance is wonderful and the wine selection is excellent. I am not sure about the rest of the menu because I was on a vino/ dessert mission.
One of the more underrated restaurants in Charlotte. The menu (both food and cocktail) is unique and everything I’ve tried has been exceptional. The décor/atmosphere is classy and it has a great view of uptown being that it sits on the second floor. A dinner date here then a visit to the connected Mint Museum will trick anyone into thinking you’re sophisticated.
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Address
500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Booking Wheelchair accessible No delivery No Wi-Fi Takeaway Parking TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-15:00
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 11:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 11:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-22:00
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