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For a quarter of a century, 300 East has satisfied Charlotte's cravings for seasonal American fare. A grilled gorgonzola-stuffed filet mignon hugged by apple-smoked bacon and cushioned by buttermilk mashed potatoes ($22) highlights the dinner menu. Diners also congregate for the black-bean-and-green-chili-chicken tortilla loaded with brown rice, monterey-jack and cheddar cheeses, avocado, lime crema, and house-made salsa ($9–$11).
Those who prefer to tend to stomach-butler duties in afternoon shifts can take advantage of a packed lunch menu, which includes delectables such as Chesapeake-style crab-cake salads ($11) or Asian tuna burgers ($13). On Sundays, clients pack sporks and fpoons with items from the brunch menu, which showcases eggs benedict ($9.25) and egg-topped Cajun grilled shrimp over Carolina plantation grits ($12). Dessert and kids' menus are available for the young, the sweet toothed, and the 250-year-old wooden toothed.
Boasting a lively, offbeat, and relaxed atmosphere, 300 East sits in a renovated house in historic Dilworth. Guests multitask by simultaneously taking in food and fresh air on the shady patio or by working out peripheral vision muscles at the bar. The upstairs dining room is great for gathering to celebrate special occasions, with booths lining the interior for intimate and cushiony feasting.
300 East Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203Get Directions