Red Salt by David Burke
Red Salt by David Burke, one of the most distinctive and noteworthy restaurants in the Queen City, is housed in the Le Méridien Hotel uptown.
From intimate affairs for up to 30 guests in the Private Dining Room (seated dinner for 20 comfortably or a cocktail hour with high tops for 30) to larger occasions in a semi-private dining room (suitable for up to 40 guests) or a buyout of the entire restaurant, Red Salt delivers superb food and exceptional service in an unforgettable setting.
Was invited to red salt by some friends. I had absolutely no expectation and the whole experience blew my mind. The service was impeccable and friendly, the drinks were well-made and delicious and the food was out of this world, especially dessert. I loved the different presentations. We originally went for the five dollar burger night but quite frankly, once you add on everything the burger is the same price as their Red Salt burger which was delicious. It had cheddar & bacon jam. We share the clothesline bacon and it was so much fun and delicious- like candy! My friends have the filet and she said it was delicious. The hush puppies were spicy and crunchy as well. The best part of dinner was the dessert. We had the tin can cake. Basically they brought out mixer beaters to start with cake dough on them. Then they baked a red velvet cake and it came with sides of ice cream and toppings. It was out of this world and you get to keep the tin!!! Im so excited to go back!!!
I enjoyed myself so much tonight. The food was amazingly delicious (the duck macaroni especially) and I enjoyed my waiter Alexander Jones. He was fabulous! He truly added to a pleasant experience. The rooftop was also a nice wind down experience as well. I had a wonderful female server. Everyone was so attentive and friendly.
I came to Red Salt for restaurant week and had a great dining experience! I tried the BBQ spring rolls, the sirloin with hipster Mac n cheese, and the peanut butter cheesecake for dessert. Will definitely return to Red Salt!
Food was a mix. Their signature bacon was almost jerky. Some the apps were memorable. My scallops were great, but the rest of the dish contents were lack luster. Service was good.
My husband and I were in Charlotte for the night (07/08/22) and stayed at Le Meridien and due to the convenience we had dinner downstairs at Red Salt by David Burke. We were also thrilled that except for 1 party of 6, it was empty. We ordered the Popovers for appetizer which were extra eggy. For my entree I had the Salt Brick Seared Wagyu with a side of "Hipster Hushpuppies" which had Shishito peppers, parmesan cheese and a chili honey butter over the puppies. My husband had the Aussie Lamb. Both entrees were good, but the hushpuppies were a different story. They sounded so yummy on paper and might have been delicious in real life but the execution was appalling. Attempt 1: burnt to a crisp. I was just going to eat the peppers and not worry about the hushpuppies but the waitress insisted on having another order made for me. Attempt 2: almost burnt exterior with a moist and raw interior. So raw that I scooped out the hushpuppy guts and smeared it on the side of my plate to show the staff. I was told the "manager" was going to come and talk to me. We waited. Unfortunately, we never got the chance to meet the manager and being almost 10pm we were ready to leave. They comped the hushpuppies, we paid the rest of our bill and left. I wonder what David Burke would say about this hushpuppy debacle ? Maybe he'd say try turning the fryer down a notch or two.