This chef-driven restaurant and craft cocktail lounge will transport guests to the early 1900s, with a touch of steampunk flair. Zeppelin makes its debut in South End on Dec. 26. A grand opening celebration will be held on Jan. 5.

Jonathan Tee and Jonathan Swope have teamed up on the 2,300-square-foot restaurant, located 235 W. Tremont Ave. It also has patio space fronting that corridor.

They’ve tapped Vince Giancarlo as chef.

He’s created a menu based on seasonal food, with shareable plates influenced by fresh ingredients as well as contemporary preparations.

Handcrafted cocktails and beverages have been designed by Larry Suggs, formerly of the Punch Room and Duckworth’s The Cellar, and in collaboration with Giancarlo.

“Zeppelin is excited to provide South End with a much needed upscale chef-driven restaurant and craft cocktail lounge,” Swope says.

He notes the restaurant’s design looked to preserve the historic building and Charlotte’s history.

Expect a Queen City-inspired steampunk atmosphere. The restaurant’s name ties to the WWI balloon-style airship. Decor hones in on Charlotte’s role in the industrial revolution, incorporating touches of gold, stone, iron and metal accents.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.