Chef David Burke and Port City Club's Nick Lyssikatos Join Forces

Restaurateur Nick Lyssikatos, owner of Port City Club, and David Burke Hospitality Management (DBHM), the restaurant management and consulting company, announced today a multi-year agreement for internationally acclaimed chef David Burke to take over the operations of the 13,500-square-foot, 350-seat restaurant on Lake Norman, rebranding it Port City Club by David Burke.

It will be third in the Charlotte market. In 2020, Burke opened Red Salt by David Burke and Cloud Bar by David Burke inside Le Méridien in uptown. He has also announced plans to open a G.O.A.T. Pizza in Cornelius, N.C.

"Nick and I immediately hit it off and agree that my contemporary, whimsical style is the perfect complement to what he has built at Port City Club," adds Burke. "We are committed to maintaining what so many people love about Port City Club while enhancing the experience and throwing in a few surprises. This Jersey Boy’s love for North Carolina continues to grow and I couldn’t be more excited to be in the Lake Norman area. I have family here, and between that and my association with Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Arts Program, expansion in Charlotte is an organic next step.”

The menu has already incorporated some of Burke's touches, including Lobster Dumplings with tomato miso sauce and basil oil; and black pepper maple glazed Clothesline Bacon. For those craving something sweet, the dessert menu will feature a treat that Burke is credited with creating – the illustrious cake pop.

The changes will extend beyond the menu and include an interior design refresh, the addition of a dockside "Grab 'N Go" area for expedited quick snacks, and the outdoor patio's renovation. All of which will expand Port City Club by David Burke's ability to host private events, ranging from intimate dinners to large receptions.

Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from 11:30 am, and dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday from 4 to 10 pm and Sunday from 4 to 9 pm, with brunch service to be offered in the coming months. Beginning May 2, dinner service will expand to include Tuesdays from 4 to 10 pm.

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