14 best new dishes from restaurants that opened in 2018

By Ted Williams

November 18, 2018

Here’s a list of the most tasty dishes at Charlotte’s hottest new restaurants.

As your Agenda correspondent, it’s my job to eat out. And I take my job seriously, so I eat out more than any human ever should.

Dry Aged Ribeye ($23) at Bardo

You’re going to want to order another, but then you realize it’s $23.

Tuna Tartare ($16) and Filet Steak Tournedos 8oz ($40) at La Belle Helene

Don’t be confused by the fancy French menu, just order the tuna and the filet.

LBH’s tuna tartare has sweet corn, confit lemon and a few pieces of popcorn on top. Their escargots should also be on your radar.

Sakura Roll ($15) at Yume

This flower shaped roll has salmon, tuna and avocado — a millennial’s dream (along with the number of likes you’ll get when you post it to Instagram).

ShackBurger at Shake Shack

There’s a reason they 1,500 single ShackBurgers on their opening weekend alone.

Squid Ink Linguine at Flour Shop

I love the chorizo in the pasta and make sure to devour Flour Shop’s bread, it’s the best in town.

Point Judith Calamari ($13) at Zeppelin

Perfect amount of sweet and spicy on these large calamari rings.

Maine Lobster Roll ($22) at The Waterman

Huge chunks of juicy lobster.

Double Stack of Hot Cakes ($8) at Superica

Wait, what? Pancakes at a Tex Mex joint? Yes. Weekend brunch only.

Kickback Chicken ($9.50) and Chicken.Set.Go. ($9) at Holler & Dash

Both pack a little kick and you’ll like it.

Kickback Chicken – fried chicken, goat cheese, green onion and a sweet pepper jelly

The Chicken.Set.Go – fried chicken, pimento cheese, jalapeño and sorghum.

STP Dipper ($10.09) at Groucho’s Deli

With no veggies — just roast beef, turkey, melted swiss and bacon bits — it’s the perfect order for sweatpants season.

Steamed Bun ($13) and Surf & Turf ($17) at The Stanley

Almost too gorgeous to devour. Almost.