Smalls, a restaurant featuring “chef-inspired food” will be opening its doors mid-January on Elizabeth Avenue in Midtown Charlotte. The 80-seater will be family friendly before transitioning into a lounge, full with a DJ or live music on Wednesday through Saturday nights.

According to owner Joseph DiLeo, “Smalls will become a destination restaurant, lounge and bar. We designed Smalls as a family friendly restaurant with a relaxed setting through the day that will gain energy into the night, especially with our late night hours Wednesday through Saturday.”

The Small Plates portion of the menu includes Oysters; Crispy Eggplant Stack with Mozzarella, Confit Tomato, and White Balsamic; Glazed Pork Belly with Cannellini Beans; Zack’s Confit Korean Wings; Drunken Short rib on Bavarian Pretzel Bun with whole grain mustard and cornichons; Crab Cake on Old Bay Jalapeno Biscuit with Peppadew Remoulade. The slider portion of the menu includes Old Fashioned Hamburger, Pimento Burger and Blue Burger.

Entrees include Braised Short Rib with Parmesan and Bourbon Creamed Corn and Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes; Smalls Steak Burger- Leidy’s Double Smoked Bacon and Blue Cheese on an Amish Potato Roll; Crispy Chicken with Thyme Waffle and Salted Caramel Butter; Porcini Papperdelle with Oyster Mushrooms, melted leeks, caramelized baby carrots and Grana Padano and Pan Seared Scallop With Root Vegetable Puree, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Truffle Oil.

1609 Elizabeth Avenue
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday
11:30 a.m. –  2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Twitter: @Smallscharlotte