Link & Pin, the newest restaurant and cocktail bar from Rob Duckworth, is targeting a Nov. 18 opening in South End.
The 6,500-square-foot restaurant is located on the ground floor of the new Bradham apartment complex on the light rail.
Name: “We’re on the New Bern Station light rail stop, which is what helped to influence the name, Link & Pin,” said Duckworth. “My son actually came up with that name when he was learning about the history of Charlotte’s rail system. The Link & Pin coupler system is what early railroads used to connect the rail cars together with.”
It’s gorgeous with seating for about 200 that’s divided into more intimate sections, including a lounge, glass patio and show-stopping bar.
Link & Pin will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
The lunch menu features mostly salads and fancy sandwiches like a $29 lobster roll, $16 oyster po’ boy and $14 Nashville hot chicken.
Dinner is an extensive offering of more than a dozen shareable small plates (priced $8-$14) and full entrees like Tomahawk bone-in ribeye ($72), crispy flounder ($38) and a house burger topped with a sunny side egg ($14).
Brunch features include classics like chicken & waffles ($15), house-made poptarts ($8), shakshuka ($12) and shrimp & grits ($15).
The cocktail menu is presented on an iPad with drinks priced $12-$16.
Pictured here is the Blackberry Buttons ($16), a tequila cocktail served with a Szechuan button to numb your mouth, and a lemongrass caipirinha served with a lemongrass straw.
They’ll also have 24 beers, 6 cocktails, 2 sangrias and 4 wines on tap.
Elaborate mimosa trays with fresh berries and orange, peach, and pear juice are available during brunch for $30 + the cost of your choice of a bottle of champagne (priced $60 and up).
After they get up and running, they’ll ease into tableside service with a mobile cocktail cart in the lounge.
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Link & Pin will be open at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and closing daily at midnight.
Find it at 155 New Bern Street near Eight+Sand. Shared parking is available inside a large deck.