Ace No. 3, a new burger concept from restaurateurs Andrew Chapman and Paul Manley who are behind The Waterman and Sea Level, is now open in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood.
The exact address is 1001 Belmont Ave., just across the street from Sweet Lew’s, in the space formerly occupied by Siggy’s.
“We are excited to join Sweet Lew’s in this neighborhood and add to the approachable food options in Belmont,” Manley told the Agenda. “If we do a good job like Lewis and his team do, it will only add to the vibe at Belmont Avenue and Harrill Street.”
Ace No. 3 is a counter-service burger place with a less-is-more approach and neighborhood hangout vibe.
“It’s actually quite hard to create a concept this simple,” he said. “Every single item you use and every process you do has to have meaning and impact. It’s been a fun learning experience for our team putting Ace together.”
Burgers: Their signature “Ace Burger” burger consists of two thin patties, American cheese, onions, pickles and homemade “comeback” sauce ($8.49) on a toasted potato bun. It’s immediately a top 10 burger in Charlotte, especially if you like easy to eat thin, flat-top burgers. You can also build your own burger (single, double, triple or veggie). You can also add bacon, egg or a get your burger on a gluten free bun (each $1).
Side options include french fries ($2.79) and shoestring onion rings with garlic mayo ($3.49).
Ace No. 3 also does soft serve ($2.79) and milkshakes ($4.50). In terms of adult beverages, they’ve got canned local beers, canned wine, and Boozies (soft-serve milk shakes with a kick).
Design: It’s not big inside. You’ll find communal seating inside and a patio with picnic tales and string lights. And while there are no concrete plans for a rooftop at this point, look for this as a possibility in the future. “We need to sell some burgers first,” explained Manley.
Background: The name Ace No. 3 comes from the fact that this is Andrew Chapman and Paul Manley’s third concept together. The building is owned by Siggy Sollitto, who will be Ace No. 3’s landlord.
“We love the neighborhood and location. We feel super lucky to have this opportunity to do something special here. We really don’t take that lightly. I’m excited to provide an opportunity for our team that has performed so well to contribute to this passion project.”
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the exact address exact address is 1001 Belmont Ave.
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