The Rise of Sea Level NC in Charlotte
On the wave of the new year, new seafood restaurant and bar, Sea Level NC, is now open.
By: Sea Level NC
The new concept is started by Paul Manley, also an owner of Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub and Growlers Pourhouse in the eclectic neighborhood of NoDa just two miles northeast of Uptown.
On now being in an Uptown spot, Manley says “We have felt so welcome in Uptown Charlotte, and we’re looking forward to sharing our menu, and seafood sources with our everyday and special-occasion customers.”
The ground-up restaurant concept truly has a unique slant. Manley has spent nearly five years building up relationships on the Carolina coasts and educating himself on sustainable seafood options. With these sources, Sea Level NC is serving up fresh day boat catches, and an incredibly select raw bar including their own oysters grown on an oyster farm in Sea Level, North Carolina - the town that carries their namesake.
In fact, a big part of the Sea Level NC offering is its vibrant oyster bar - an excellent, much-needed element now added to the city life of Charlotte. Whether out for a casual lunch with friends, or a more formal dinner and a Blumenthal event, Sea Level NC’s oyster bar offers a new option for nightlife.
“Oysters are a fun food. They’re communal, they bring energy - and the process shucking of oysters is a part of that too,” says Manley. “At Sea Level NC, we’ve placed our oyster bar in a prime spot so our visitors can be a part of the energetic vibe of the kitchen.”
Sea Level NC will be pairing it’s menu - that also includes a burger and other ‘land’ fare - with a select wine list, craft cocktails and craft beer selected by their in-house Cicerone, Jeff Tonidandel.
Coming soon at Sea Level NC is their outdoor patio, which adjoins the restaurant space to the thriving 5th Street scene.
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