About Us

If you’re searching for the freshest seafood and oysters in Charlotte, you’ve found your place. Sea Level NC serves farm to fork oysters sourced from North Carolina and all over the country. We’ve also got daily seafood catches, and easy, delicious lunches like our lobster roll or fish tacos.

Located in the base of the Hearst Tower on Fifth Street between Tryon and College, join us at the oyster bar or on the patio for lunch, dinner, or drinks!

FREE PARKING | CALL AHEAD SEATING | RESERVATIONS

$1 Sea Level NC Oysters Monday – Saturday 4pm – 7pm & Late Night 10pm – 12am!

A little more on PARKING…

We get it. Parking Uptown can be tough. Here’s what to do: enter the Hearst Tower Parking Lot on 5th Street. (You’ll see us on the left, just past Connelly’s). Enter the garage, park and follow signs to the elevator. You’ll find us on the lobby floor. Bring your parking ticket with you, and we’ll validate it for you!

… Or just Uber/Lyft on up to Fifth Street, you’ll find us!

***JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY OYSTER SESSIONS!***
You love our oysters. We’re hearing you. And now you can join us for an evening of oyster-lovin’ discussion once a month at our Monday Oyster Sessions! Come on in for a small group discussion and tasting of our oysters, some delicious apps and tasty pairings. We love getting to know you better, and love sharing our passion about oysters with you as well! See you at the next one!
Dates: 9/11
$40/person
Reservations required, call 704.412.2616.
Stay tuned for Oyster Sessions upcoming dates on facebook, or join our enewsletter.

Team

Paul Manley

Paul Manley

Paul has been involved in restaurant start-ups and operations for over 20 years. He has played a key role in nine successful concept start-ups and has lead over 30 restaurant openings. He has led a 17-location, $42,000,000 restaurant company as Chief Operating Officer.

Jeff Tonidandel

Jeff Tonidandel

Jeff earned an MBA in Finance & Marketing. His experience prior to the restaurant industry includes Chip Ganassi Racing as Sponsorship Account Manager. Jeff is the majority owner and leads the management team of two highly successful and widely praised restaurants in Charlotte– Crepe Cellar and Growlers Pourhouse.

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Andrew comes to us straight from a successful launch of the highly acclaimed concept Elways Steakhouse acting as Managing Partner for the now 4 location brand. Having grown the flagship location to $10M in sales as its General Manager, he went on to open and oversee operations of subsequent locations in Denver’s Ritz Carlton as well as Vail, CO. Andrew has an extensive background in culinary development as well as overall operations in restaurants.