Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen - Charlotte
Charlotte Magazine describes Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen as "Texas-meets-Louisiana packaged for an upscale SouthPark customer." That's evident from the hearty cuisine to the colorful atmosphere at this lively restaurant from owner Monte Smith, who is originally from Galveston, Texas.
Smith is a hospitality veteran who also owns Café Monte and is a former general manager of The Palm in SouthPark. At Southern Pecan Gulf Coast Kitchen, he's transformed the former home of Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar into a modern American eatery. Colorful, over-sized light fixtures, portraits of jazz and blues icons, and orange leather barstools brighten up the space.
Menu highlights range from brick-oven roasted quail wings to Southern fried steak with sautéed with cream gravy, pole beans and roasted red potatoes.