By Sarah Dam-Chambers

December 3, 2018

A new classic French restaurant in uptown Charlotte?!

“We can surely use a dash of French seasoning in the mix”, I say to my family.

On July 31 st.,  2018; Charlotte gave birth to La Belle Helene.

La Belle Hélène FrenchBrasserie was named after the late 19th century’s famous opéra bouffe by Jacques Offenbach, set in Ancient Greece.

During this time, the opera boufee was iconic to the French spirit.

Today, in century 21 – constellation connects the reincarnated spirit into the soul of the Queen City.

Charlotte delivers the news of her new restaurant addition – and a  ’Charlottean’  like me gets super excited!

“We can surely use a dash of French seasoning in the mix”, I say to my family:)

Sure I’m speaking for most ‘Charlotteans’ when I say, “it is about time we have more restaurant options to explore!”

Liyah and Sydney requests a trip to Paris this year to celebrate Mommy & Daddy’s wedding anniversary.

“Omg – Paris would be perfect!” – they say.

How sweet of them, but it will be quite difficult to plan a last minute trip to Paris! Lol.

Especially in November – as the holidays are quickly approaching. I am afraid to even research the cost of that – for a family of five! Plus – we’ve got a big surprise planned for the kiddos for Christmas anyway.

But who says it has to be out of town to be special?!

Special means: different from the usual.

Being parents with constant busy schedules, we are celebrating our 6th. anniversary a little different this year.

Let’s not forget it’s all about the ‘little things’ in life that makes a big difference:)

Jeremy and I shared our anniversary weekend with people we love – right here in Charlotte, NC.

Spent a beautiful night catching up over dinner with our dear friends, Mr. & Mrs. Lynch – who also shares the same anniversary weekend; and an evening with our 3 children, Liyah, Sydney, and Jason Chambers.

You can guess where we went, right? 


Here we are… just hopped out to valet –  ready to spin through the revolving doors and experience some of  La Belle Helene’s healthy, hearty, classic French ingredients.

As we enter the stunning restaurant, all of our eyes are lit – slowly strolling into French Brasserie  – under the “City of Lights”.

The girls and I were awestruck by the illuminating Parisian features.

We were stunned by the reflection of the dramatic – chic light fixtures – glistening on the timeless black and white ceramic tiles.

After being greeted with a warm welcome, the hostess happily accompanied us to our dinner table.

Surprisingly, on a Saturday night, our dinner reservations were prompt and accurate.

When receiving our confirmation a day prior,  a La Belle team member offered our family an exclusive private dining area as an Anniversary add on.

It was perfect and we couldn’t be happier!

With over 4,000 sq ft. of dining space; the private dining room, located directly in the center of La Belle Helene – overlooks the entire beautiful restaurant.