There are few things in life that are better than a good meal. At Quarterside Uptown Charlotte apartments you’re just a short walk to dozens of incredible eating establishments from greasy cheap eats to swanky fine dining. You could spend months eating at Charlotte’s impressive array of restaurants and you’d still have only scratched the surface.
Our First Ward apartments are situated in the perfect location for foodies – here’s a list of some of the many delicious options you have just outside your door when you live at Quarterside Uptown. It will be hard not to eat out for every meal of the day.
Always using fine, fresh, and local ingredients, The Capital Grille is a Charlotte favorite when it comes to fine-dining steakhouses. You’ll enjoy dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood while sipping on a glass of wine from their extensive and impressive wine list. Enjoy an appetizer of steak tartare and a second course of seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster. Don’t forget to end your meal with The Capital Grille cheesecake served brûlée style.
Sea Level NC is a great option if you’re looking for locally-grown farm-to-fork oysters in a gorgeous and elegant establishment. This Charlotte favorite is “casual fine-dining” at its best. Be sure to check out their incredible happy hour for $1 oysters and enjoy one of Sea Level NC’s beautifully curated cocktails. They are open for lunch and dinner with menu choices such as paella, catfish Reuben, or lobster bisque.
Bringing locally-inspired and seasonal foods to Charlotte’s fine-dining scene is Haymaker. Overlooking Romare Bearden Park, just over a mile from our apartments in Uptown Charlotte, Haymaker features farm-fresh food and hand-crafted cocktails in a modern but sustainable establishment. Enjoy a small plate of crispy pork belly or for larger appetites, try their delicious pork shoulder.
Satisfy your hot dog cravings at JJ’s Red Hots just off S. Tryon Street. For less than $5 you can enjoy one of their hand-crafted, crazy delicious hot dogs. Choose from their classic “No. 1” Red Hot or make it a Chili Cheese Coney. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. It’s no wonder JJ’s Red Hots is a frequent pitstop for Charlotte locals.
You might as well do a side-by-side comparison of tasty hot dogs and try Green’s Lunch next. A Charlotte staple since 1926, Green’s Lunch has even become a favorite among celebrities and sports stars. Their hot dogs are served on steamed buns and cost less than $3 and you’ll also find traditional menu items like cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and the classic BLT.
Walk 15 minutes from our Uptown Charlotte apartments and you’ll reach one of the Queen City’s most delicious food trucks – Halal Truck. Day or night, you can order chicken or lamb over rice, pita, and falafel all for less than $10. The portions are generous and the quality is top-notch. Be sure to try their unassuming Philly cheesesteak for a melty, cheesy treat.
Breakfast and Brunch
With numerous locations around Charlotte, you can’t beat Hazelnuts Creperie for a mouth-watering breakfast. The closest location to our First Ward apartments is less than a mile away on South Tryon Street where you can order standard breakfast fare or try one of the savory crepes like Basil Pesto Chicken or a sweet option such as Nutella Banana.
Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Famous Toastery has something for everyone during the early hours of the day. They offer breakfast and brunch specialties like their Famous Hash and Huevos Rancheros as well as French toast and a selection of flavored flapjacks. For lunch try the wide variety of sandwich, wrap, and salad options on the menu.
Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, you can always count on the RedEye Diner for classic diner breakfast fare. And the best part? It’s just a 15-minute walk out your front door. Omelettes, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and more can be found on the RedEye’s extensive and delicious greasy-spoon menu.
Comfort and Soul Food
Sometimes you just need some comforting, down-home cooking and you can most certainly find it at The King’s Kitchen. The King’s Kitchen isn’t just cooking up some delicious southern-inspired cuisine, but the non-profit restaurant works with and gives back to the community. Their menu changes often but you’re sure to find southern staples like fried chicken, meatloaf, and catfish.
Owned by a husband and wife, Mert’s Heart & Soul does comfort food right. Not to mention, it’s just over a 10-minute walk from our apartments in Uptown Charlotte. “Soul food at its best” is what Mert’s says on their menu and they aren’t lying. Mert’s Famous Salmon Cakes are a must-try, but they also have ribs, shrimp and grits, blackened pork chops and more. They also have an e qually delicious brunch menu.
Putting a modern twist on southern comfort food, The Asbury at the Dunhill Hotel is a great option if you’re looking for something a bit more upscale and elevated. Start your meal with cast-iron biscuits or smoked duck hearts then move to an entree of pan-roasted grouper or the daily selection from the NC Beef Blackboard.
Taste Charlotte Just Steps from Our Apartments in Uptown Charlotte
Restaurants are abundant within a one-mile radius of Quarterside Uptown making the location truly a foodie’s heaven. At least you can work off some of those calories since you’ll only need to travel on foot. Make sure to schedule a tour of our luxury Uptown Charlotte apartments today.