From the authentic biergarten to the regal-looking dining hall, your entire experience at Bavarian Brathaus will transport you back to the hazy continental jaunts of your youth. Admire the German flags that serve as centerpieces for the white-clothed tables while you peruse the extensive beer menu. On draft, you'll find potent pours, including the Spaten Oktoberfest (with a sweet, malty scent and citrusy flavor) along with authentic pilsners and lagers. The menu also includes a variety of selections by bottle. Balance the brews with freshly prepared sustenance, from German potato salad ($3) to bread dumplings plain or smothered in gravy ($3.50). The epicureanly adventurous will want to try rabbit and sausage served with red cabbage, Vienna salad, and hot rolls ($22.99), or the beef rouladen with pickle, onion, carrot, and mustard ($22.99). Traditional brats are made and prepared in-house with an original recipe of lean pork and special spices ($9.49 for the bratwurst sampler). View the complete dinner menu here.
Curating a menu that often shifts with the seasons to offer the freshest, locally sourced fare, Carolina 1663's executive chef Ches McClane has managed to add an air of refinement to contemporary Southern cuisine while keeping it casual. Highlights include fried chicken with collard greens, and creamy grits crowned with prawns and smoked sausage. You can enjoy dinner in the dining room, out by the Sheraton's pool, or inside your own brain by forging a profound connection with someone who's at the restaurant right now.
We pride ourselves of delicious food, a knowledge staff and affordable prices. We make everything in house using fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy our raw and steam seafood selections or our hand-cut steaks. Our atmosphere allows for intimate date nights, family dinners and group parties.
Cuisine Type: Steaks, Pasta and Seafood
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25?50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Steak
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Coziest seats are the booths in the bar area. Outside atrium [is] great when the weather is nice.
Though University Chophouse's lunch and dinner menus are packed with a mix of fine dining and traditional southern cuisine, the restaurant's owner admits that if he were "a bad boy and had my final meal in prison," the Mediterranean scallops would be his order. This dish?which combines the savory mollusks with linguini, spinach, tomato, and a white-wine sauce?demonstrates how this isn't your average steak house, though the grass-fed Angus steaks are hard to pass up. Aged for a minimum of 28 days, these delicacies are cooked in a 1,800-degree broiler and added to dishes such as the filet oscar, which comes topped with lump crab, asparagus, and hollandaise. And as the wait staff ferries plates throughout the neutral-toned dining room, a picture window reveals an outdoor courtyard large enough to seat more than 70 guests.
Filled with wrought-iron railings, murals, and a stone fountain, Steak Street's decor exudes southern charm. One seating area evokes the spirit of New Orleans' French Quarter, whereas another section calls to mind the streets of Charleston.
A Trio of Culinary Concepts
Bar and Bistro
In addition to the main dining area, Steak Street includes separate bar and bistro sections. With a vintage fielder's glove and baseball bats hanging on the walls, the lounge-like bar channels Cooperstown, New York while guests sip from the southern beers on tap, including several from North Carolina breweries. The bistro features a private patio sheathed by wisteria vines and a retractable enclosure that offers indoor or outdoor seating depending on the weather and number of meteorites expected.
The chefs at Girasole Trattoria and its adjoining gastropub, Gatehouse Tavern, plate up local and international flavors in a duo of welcoming neighborhood gathering places. The dinner menu at Girasole Trattoria showcases hearty Tuscan-style fare, including 10-inch rustic pizzas ($10), which exit the kitchen's wood-fired oven adorned with toppings such as house-made sausage, chicken and pesto, or a quartet of cheeses as dairy-rich as a billionaire milk baron. A side of pasta accompanies the veal parmigiano ($18), and a wood-grilled Black Angus sirloin extols the high vitamin content of its plate-mate, braised kale ($18). Shepherd's pie ($12) strolls over the hills of Gatehouse Tavern's menu along with gourmet burgers ($8–$11) formed into 7- and 10-ounce patties or full-scale models of history's best-known ferris wheels.