Essex Bar & Bistro

101 S. Tryon Street, Suite 14

Charlotte, NC 28202


Welcome to Essex Bar & Bistro, Charlotte’s premium uptown craft cocktail bar and gastropub. Essex is part bistro, part lounge, and part meeting place. We’ve put as much care into the craft of cocktailing as we do our menu of world cuisine. Our Chef and Mixologist bring in only the freshest ingredients to ensure the very best for our guests. Our bistro-style service makes Essex the perfect spot to try different cuisine from all over the world! Located in the heart of uptown Charlotte at Trade and Tryon, and only steps away from the Spectrum Center, Essex is the perfect place for happy hour, evening cocktails, after-dinner drinks, late night rendezvous, and private parties!

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

First course (choice of one)

Kale & Apple Salad - Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, kale, candied pecans, golden raisins, dried cranberries, Gouda cheese, Granny Smith apples, apple cider vinaigrette

Greek Salad - tomatoes, cucumbers, Romaine, feta, vinegar, olive oil, Kalamata olives, zaatar

Second course (choice of any TWO)

Korean BBQ Shrimp Tacos - house-made corn tortillas, gonzo sauce, tomatillo salsa, red pepper salsa, avocado mousse, micro cilantro, queso fresco

Coconut Curry Mussels - yellow coconut curry, sundried tomato, cilantro, Essex baguette

Tuna Poke Tacos - Ahi tuna, wonton chips, avocado mousse, ponzu, olive oil, seaweed salad, microgreens

Fried Calamari - fried rings and tentacles, marinara sauce, garlic aioli

Spicy Tuna Tartare - spicy tuna, Mediterranean salad, garlic aioli, avocado mousse, masago, micro cilantro, wonton chips,relish

Cheese & Charcuterie Platter - chef’s selection of fine meats & cheeses, assorted accoutrements

Asian-Style Skirt Steak - Szechuan sauce, parsnip purée, candied pecans, cilantro

Lamb Kefta Sliders – house-ground lamb & beef blend, hummus, harissa, Mediterranean mix, parsley, served on a brioche bun

Short Rib Sopecitos- over corn sopes, queso fresco, tomatillo salsa, red pepper salsa, micro cilantro

Short Rib Ravioli - house-made ravioli, demi-glace, shaved Parmesan, roasted pearl onions, carrots, olive oil

Butter Chicken - chicken marinated in Indian spices, herb tomato sauce, micro cilantro, house-made garlic bread

Chicken Dim Sum - steamed wontons stuffed with garlic, carrots, onion, chicken, served with a sesame soy sauce

Pad Thai - rice noodles, peanuts, bean sprouts, scallions, egg

Asian Chicken Salad - Napa cabbage, red cabbage, avocado, sliced chicken, chopped peanuts, candied pecans, Szechuan sauce, scallions, wonton chips, cilantro, Asian dressing

Pork Belly Sliders - kimchi, garlic aioli, Szechuan sauce, cucumber-radish-carrot salad, sesame seeds, brioche bun

Buffalo Chicken Sliders - honey buffalo sauce, Essex slaw, blue cheese, served on a brioche bun

Veal Meatball - tomato sauce, whipped herb ricotta, shaved Parmesan, scallions

Short Rib Sliders - braised short rib, garlic aioli, served on a brioche bun

Mediterranean Chicken Skewers - grilled chicken skewers, tzatziki, roasted fingerling potatoes

Shawarma Pita - choice of chicken or lamb/beef combo, shawarma, red cabbage slaw, tahini, harissa, house-made pocket pita

Wild Mushroom Flatbread – garlic cream sauce, truffle oil, mozzarella, caramelized onion, herb ricotta, parsley, wild mushroom blend

Sausage Bacon Ham Pepperoni Flatbread - tomato sauce, mozzarella, herb ricotta, sausage, bacon, ham, pepperoni

Eggplant & Butternut Squash Flatbread - herb ricotta, roasted eggplant, butternut squash, kale and apple salad

Prosciutto & Arugula Flatbread - fig spread, caramelized onion, mozzarella, herb ricotta, arugula, prosciutto, shaved Parmesan, crushed pistachios, garlic drizzle

White Garlic Flatbread - garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, crushed pistachios, arugula salad, lemon Greek dressing

Braised Short Rib Flatbread - garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, herb ricotta, caramelized onion purée, shaved Parmesan

Essex Margherita Flatbread - tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, oven-roasted tomato

Fried Cauliflower Flatbread - tahini sauce, caramelized onion, feta, zaatar, crushed pistachios, micro parsley

Essex Dip Trio - pimento cheese, guacamole, feta yogurt, house-made garlic bread

Roasted Beet Salad - arugula, Korean pears, candied pecans, feta yogurt, shaved Parmesan, sherry vinaigrette

Ginger Wedge - artisan mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, scallions, candied pecans, sesame seeds, wonton chips, ginger dressing

Warm Brussels Sprout Caesar - house-made bread crumbs, Parmesan, herbs, Asiago Caesar dressing

Fresh Market Salad - cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onion, artichoke hearts, Mediterranean olives, feta, zaatar, parsley, Greek vinaigrette

Falafel - chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, cilantro, Mediterranean mix, tahini, harissa

Veggie Spring Roll - cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, scallions, sweet chili sauce

Potato Gnocchi - mushrooms, peas, brown butter sauce, shaved Parmesan

Hummus - chickpeas, garlic, house-made garlic bread

Mediterranean Dip Trio - hummus, tzatziki sauce, spicy eggplant & butternut squash salad, house-made garlic bread

Fried Cauliflower - chickpea tempura, curry sauce, tamarind glaze, herb tomato sauce, candied pecans

Szechuan Shishito & Brussels Duo - shishito peppers, Brussels sprouts, Szechuan sauce, candied pecans, sesame seeds

Samosa Bites - potatoes, carrots, peas, onion, cilantro, Asian tamarind glaze

Zucchini Crisps - breaded zucchini crisps over feta yogurt

Third course (choice of one)

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Raspberry Limoncello Cake

Bourbon Pecan Pie

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