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“Fresh, real food, deliciously prepared” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth

Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth
Ranked #50 of 2,340 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Levine Avenue of the Arts
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, real food, deliciously prepared”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

We are a large family with various dietary needs and restrictions. All thirteen of us were delighted with our choices. The delicious food, the exemplary service and the awesome downtown Charlotte views made this an unforgettable dining experience. The kids were tickled by the fries in a tin bucket!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Farm to Plate Extravagance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was genuinely impressed by the food served at Halcyon during a business lunch. The atmosphere was high end and the food was well presented. The view also was incredible, if you show up early enough I would definitely recommend a seat outside on their terrace. We ordered the cheese board as an appetizer and it came out on this old almost-driftwood sort of board. I had the poultry junction chicken was very well prepared and a huge serving for lunch. I'd highly recommend a visit for anyone in the city looking for an upscale lunch place. The cost was a little high (most lunch entrees are $14) but nothing unreasonable for the type of food and the preparation you can see in the dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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Mobile, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Takes local to a whole new level”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Halcyon is located on the second floor of the Mint Museum with great views of the museum district. The chef is all about fresh, house-made and local. I feel like my meal was sourced from the surrounding neighborhood, certainly within 50 miles. Very creative dishes -- rabbit saddle, lamb belly, game sausage, anyone? All expertly prepared and presented by an engaging and knowledgable staff.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol H
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We went here before visiting the museum for a nice lazy lunch. We enjoyed the cheese tray and the burgers were generous enough my hubby couldn't finish it. I had the tuna salad which was nicely presented on the plate. We enjoyed the view and the restaurant decor is fun.

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Thank TripGal25
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Matthews, North Carolina
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great View, Good Food & High Energy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Recently tried this Charlotte uptown hot spot at The Mint Museum for lunch mid-week. The atmosphere and the view is spectacular. Loved the branch chandeliers and wood benches and tables. (On my list to go back a night for evening view of the city.) The energy (and noise level) is high. The staff very professional, courteous and attentive. As advertised, the menu was eclectic and needed some explanation from the staff. That said, the staff was very accommodating for gluten free changes (substitution of greens for bread on tuna dish) and service was quick at a busy time of day. We had a variety of dishes at the table with mixed results. High marks for the seafood bouillon and tuna. Fried chicken sandwich dressing was a bit spicy and maybe on the side would be a better serving option. We loved the fries in the 'buckets" and shared around the table. Did not have dessert, but stopped back by after the museum excursion for coffee. Again, very attentive staff and assisted with some family photos, too. Will be back and definitely recommend to others as a unique dining option in Charlotte.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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