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Sea Level

129 E. Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202



If you’re searching for the freshest seafood and oysters in Charlotte, you’re getting pretty hot. From our farm-to-fork oysters to daily seafood catches to craft cocktails and craft beer, we’ll be the place you can start thinking of as your own dining room. Sea Level NC is located in the base of the Hearst Tower on Fifth Street between Tryon and College. Join us at the bar, oyster bar, or on the patio for lunch, dinner, or drinks. Free parking; call-ahead seating; reservations. $1 Sea Level NC Oysters, Monday-Saturday, 4-7 pm.

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$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


First course (choice of one)

Sea Level Oysters - half dozen, served with mignonette, cocktail, and lemon

Corn Fritter - Texas Pete aioli

NC Shrimp Ceviche - kabosu, sriracha, cilantro, served with Anson Mills benne seed crackers

Clam Chowder

Sea Level Salad - crispy NC oysters, charred chive buttermilk dressing, pickled shallots, radish

Second course (choice of one)

Today’s Fresh Local Catch - root vegetable hash, Freedom Farm winter greens

NC Shrimp and Grits - SC stone-ground grits, Hickory Nut Gap Farm chorizo gravy

NC Catfish Cioppino - mussels, baby potatoes, roasted fennel and garlic pomodoro broth, grilled bread

Braised Beef Short Rib - crispy rice grits, braised collards, baby carrots, beet butter, demi

Red Pea Cassoulet - Anson Mills peas, Urban Gourmet Farms mushrooms, wilted Freedom Farm winter greens

Dessert (choice of one)

White Chocolate S'mores - ginger cookie, toasted pumpkin marshmellow, salty peanut caramel

Warm Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding – coffee Chantilly, smoked chipotle pecan brittle

Lemon Tart - Graham cracker crust

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