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Haymaker, Charlotte, NC
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Haymaker

4.0
4
1374 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Centrally located in Uptown Charlotte, Haymaker Restaurant, from Chef William Dissen, brings locally inspired and seasonal food to the Queen City. Our kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the piedmont area and Appalachia, and explores our foodways, both historic and present across our region. Our classic American lounge serves local brews, fine wines, and handmade cocktails. Dine & drink in our bar & lounge, main dining room, mezzanine, or sidewalk patio all overlooking beautiful Romare Bearden Park in the heart of Charlotte.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00–14:00 Sun 10:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    William Dissen

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Cross Street

    3rd Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public Transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • South x South Wine Dinner

    US$135.00 per person

    Prepaid

    24 Aug 2022 only
    Join us for a Sommelier hosted South x South celebration of innovative, locally sourced Southern flavors paired with Southern Hemisphere wines. Presented by Fine Wine Trading Co. Limited seats available. If you don't see your party size available, please email us at contact@haymakerclt.com. Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made by Wednesday 8/17/22 at 5PM in order to receive a full refund.

Popular dishes

What 1,374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

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  1. TH

    TaisiiaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was really good until I’ve ordered summer ratatouille. In the menu it has “pepper” in ingredients, I never thought its actually spicy pepper! I thought I’m gonna die 😅 They should warn people about food that is THAT spicy. Also because of that I asked for a cup of milk, my mouth was burning, luckily they had milk and I was saved. But they counted that milk in the bill and didn’t even apologize for that unexpectedly spicy dish. That’s ok, but not the best experience 🤷🏻‍♀️ All other friends enjoyed their food very much, said it was super tasty.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abaolutely enjoyed wvery aspect of Haymaker! We are definitely going back.
  3. LW

    LauraW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, especially the jalapeño biscuit. Service was amazing.
  4. PW

    PaigeWW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunches I’ve ever had. I got the shrimp and grits and the portion was just right for 10am on Sunday along with the beignets and some of the delicious crunchy potatoes from my husbands plate with the fried green tomato BLT-which he loved with the pimento cheese. Can’t wait to try this place again!
  5. L

    Lara

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eggs Benton was a little salty but otherwise the food was good. Service was also good. Will come again!
  6. E

    Emma

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sebastian was lovely! My family enjoyed the food, ambiance, and attentive service.
  7. JC

    JeanneC

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food! Above & beyond on both!
  8. GG

    GGFoodie

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We had a nice brunch prior to a play at Blumenthal. We will be back.
  9. m

    missvickib

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From farm to table, bacon never tasted so good. Outstanding service...lovely Sunday Brunch.
  10. KT

    KricketT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The bloody-Mary was crazy spicy. The food was over all not good potatoes over cooked eggs covered in oil and bisques under cooked. Out server was a =mazing but I'm going back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Horrible service….our server rushed us out of there like we were in McDonald’s…ridiculous! Worst service I have had in years. $200 meal over in 45 minutes
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience per usual at Haymaker. I got an Aperol Spritz and my boyfriend got an old fashioned and both were great. Then I started with the pork belly which is one of my favorite dishes of any place I’ve eaten, a great balance of flavor. And then my boyfriend had a burger and I had the pasta to eat. So amazing. We had some to take home and our food was great the next day as well!
  13. m

    miyongh

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food too salty wait person English fool tables was so close to window
  14. TD

    TDizzy

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Cool ambiance and location. Service was slow except for one person. Food was ok. Not dissing, it is what it is. Again, location is on point, the other areas need to catch up.
  15. PD

    PamelaD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace was our server and while everyone was so professional and on top of everything, Grace was fun and clearly loved her job. The food was amazing!!!
  16. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it! Maybe just a bit loud though. But go there. Amazing place!!!
  17. F

    Foodandfriends

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    We had high hopes for Haymaker after seeing pictures and the menu. While it has nice ambiance, all the food was a big miss.
  18. P

    Patrice

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and decor. Service was great, loved our server. The food was ok. Nothing too exciting and the jalapeño biscuit was thick and dry. Went for brunch so I may try again for dinner before I decide it’s a restaurant I like or not.
  19. L

    Laurenh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not impressed. Food wasn’t good, didn’t allow any substitutions, overpriced for quality. Service just average.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a nice spot on the quieter side with good food.
  21. c

    coolbutoverpriced

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Its still a pretty cool place, however; it is completely overpriced!!! The menu is limited and they were out of a signature entree by 7p??? The chicken wings were excellent(but small-as was the pasta). Im not sure if we'd go back.
  22. RS

    RoyS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Stopped at the bar beforehand for a very good cocktail. We were seated right at our reservation time. Menu is focused, but the food quality was outstanding. Great wine list too.
  23. LS

    LygiaS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    No parking, only one available was $14+. Food was OK
  24. NK

    NoelleK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We came in for a birthday brunch (2 people) at noon on Sunday and the hostess told us it would be an hour wait even though there were clearly open tables available. I went on OpenTable and saw there was a reservation at 12:15pm. I was annoyed, but i made the online reservation and showed it to the hostess and was sat immediately; so obviously there was availability, i don’t know why she would tell us the wait was an hour. Other than that the food was good even though we find a hair in our food and was not compensated for it. Might return, night not.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fast, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and presentation was excellent. The bartender Quinten had awesome energy and the drinks were fantastic! We will definitely be returning.
  26. K

    Kaelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!
  27. JW

    JoelW

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, service and location. We will definitely make this one on our rotation.
  28. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Why would a restaurant at this price point serve full-size, head-on, unpeeled nor prepped, Curry Shrimp to people wearing nicer clothes? My wife and I both got curry sauce on our shirts trying to peel these shrimp. Also, with the full shells on, they absorbed almost none of the curry taste. To add insult to injury, the toast-points served to soak of the curry was burnt and ruined the taste. Stay away until this place refines their very small menu to where it's eatable by the prospective clientele.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful 4th of July an 7th anniversary - perfect service and food! Absolutely recommend it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went for Sunday brunch, and paid $100 for IHOP food. I would like to see the food, drinks, and service match the ambiance, and price.
  31. JN

    JackN

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The parking situation for this restaurant left a lot to be desired- otherwise it was great!
  32. G

    Greg

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Simply be because we arrived before the dinner rush, we were hurried along. A hair was found in our food and nothing was done about it. The response was to immediately rid our table of ALL plates before we were close to finishing our meal.
  33. BH

    BaxterH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was good as was the service. But, the food was horrific. They were out of several items, the cocktails were awful and poorly constructed. The biscuit for the chicken sandwich (while the breaded chicken thigh was decent) was bland and tough. The shrimp in the salad were turning and the vinaigrette lacked flavor and vibrancy. The beignets were average, but despite being marketed as containing bacon fat, tasted unremarkable. Like many of the restaurants in Charlotte, if this one is still around in another year, it'll be remarkable. Overall, Haymaker is forgettable, and not worth the expense.
  34. N

    Nancyh

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Read poor review of service on Mapquest . Found them to be untrue. Service was very good.
  35. JH

    JohnH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great bartenders. Sat at Chef counter and watched the well oiled machine. Great drinks and food. Pork Shank was awesome. Will go back
  36. MG

    MelGrace

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Went for brunch, it was OK nothing special. Would not go there again.
  37. 0

    0000

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had high hopes but unfortunately would not recommend.
  38. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. The ambiance on Saturday at opening is relaxing. Would go back again!
  39. C

    Chip

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    What a complete disaster. Service was awful. Food was sub-par at best. Our waitress, Caitlin, was one of the worst servers I've ever encountered. She could not have cared less about our experience. And, for an establishment that touts as their motto "heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood lead the way to crafting our menus," the food left us both perplexed. The charcuterie was average, and the Steakhouse Burger was was devoid of flavor. If you're going to have six total entrees/large plates I would hope each would stand out as a paragon of that offering. I've had a better burger at Five Guys (and here I thought that the 5G burger was expensive). The mushroom toast was good, but not memorable. And, the one standout was the Benton's Old Fashioned. The bacon infused bourbon was outstanding. Overall, an extremely unacceptable experience, both from a culinary, service and value perspective. Do better, Haymaker.
  40. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    It took our waitress about 20 mins to acknowledge we were there. A hostess took our drink order and a manager brought them to us before our waitress ever came over. She maybe checked on us twice. I would understand if she seemed super busy and was apologetic but that wasn't the case. The food was good but not good enough to make up for the poor service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Haymaker offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 626-6116.

Haymaker is rated 4 stars by 1374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Haymaker

225 S Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    3rd Street

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00–14:00 Sun 10:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking for Haymaker Restaurant is located at the surface lot on the corner of Poplar & 3rd Streets. There are also 2parking decks located on Church Street and 1 deck on Poplar Street all within 1 block of the restaurant. Please note these are all pay lots.

  • Public Transit

    We are located 3 blocks from the Light Rail on 3rd Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    William Dissen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 626-6116

  • Private party facilities

    When planning your special event, business meeting, coffee or cocktail reception, we invite you to join us at Haymaker Restaurant. Haymaker features seasonal preparations, using local ingredients from the Piedmont and hills of Appalachia. We can customize the menu to meet the specific needs of your gathering. Our kitchen is an a la carte facility and we treat special event functions with the same care we provide our individual guests. Our staff is professional and personal, combining the fine points of service with the feeling of being a guest in our home. You can be assured your event will be treated with the same care and attention. Please let us know how we can plan an amazing event or meeting for you and your group! Please email contact@haymakerclt.com with your event request.

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