Food and Drink at Cloud Bar

New hotels — and recent renovations — bring a host of new dining options in Charlotte. Here’s what to expect at three of the city’s latest additions.

Cloud Bar and Red Salt by David Burke

Celebrity Chef David Burke makes his Charlotte debut with Cloud Bar, the latest concept atop uptown’s Le Méridien Hotel. Red Salt, a restaurant highlighting steaks prepared with Burke’s Himalayan sea-salt dry-aging technique, will open later this summer on the lobby level. Burke was a pioneer of New American cuisine while at the helm of New York City’s acclaimed Park Avenue Café in the 1990s. Today, his hospitality group operates more than a dozen restaurants, mostly in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Cloud Bar occupies the former City Lights space and features a menu of small bites and shareable plates like tuna tartare tacos, a mini lobster roll, southern pork belly steam buns and Burke’s signature DB maple-glazed bacon clothesline. Sip a spicy Testarossa — vodka, red bell pepper juice, habanero syrup, lemon and basil — or cool your palate with the Uptown Girl, made with gin, pineapple, coconut, lime and cucumber, and take in some of the best skyline views in Charlotte.

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