Category: Mediterranean

M5 »

The Basics

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Cuisine: Mediterranean
Ambiance: Simply Modern
Address: 4310 Sharon Road, Ste. W01, Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704.909.5500
Web Site: http://www.harpersrestaurants.com/m5.html
Must Taste:

  • Soup: Spring Onion – $6 – if you like French Onion soup
  • Dessert: Bread Pudding – if you like cozy desserts
  • “Feed Me Chef” – $55 – 5-course tasting menu served right in the kitchen – how cool – this would make for an extremely unique date

Pricing Samples:

  • Appetizers: $5-$15
  • Entrees: $14-$26

Fave Points: some organic ingredients, nice variety
My Fave Dish: Spring Onion Soup

Menu pricing and availability subject to change.

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A peek of the kitchen.

My Dish

I went with a group of friends to M5 on a recent Saturday night. We met up around 7PM and had reservations for our party of 7. The restaurant was pretty busy but didn’t seem to have a huge line (you’ll probably want to have reservations or at least call ahead to check the wait). While we waited for our friends to all gather, we enjoyed cocktails on M5’s beautiful patio. I waited till we sat at our table before ordering anything.

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Sangria was the perfect way to start the evening.

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Our group ordered a couple entrees to share.

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Hubby and I ordered the spanakopita, which was delicious, but probably not the best app to order when sharing with a group – it’s on the smaller side. The spanakopita would make a better choice for yourself or to share on a date. The flavors were great.

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The calamari was a much better group-appetizer, which we enjoyed with an order of the mozzarella + tomatoes (with yummy BV) and some hummus (also good for sharing).

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I was in the mood to sample the menu, so I ordered a pre-entree soup – the Spring Onion soup. The Spring Onion soup was like a French Onion soup, topped with (I believe) French bread and Gruyere cheese. The soup was absolutely delicious! I enjoyed every bite.

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For my entree, I was torn between the Salmon and the Chicken Tagine. I went with the latter.

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The Chicken Tagine was comprised on soft couscous and tender chicken pieces throughout, along with dried fruit. I didn’t notice a lot of vegetables, but there were a ton of the dried fruit pieces – I think I saw raisins and apricots. The dish was quite sweet, which made me wonder if the fruit had been cooked with the couscous. The waiter told me the Chicken Tagine would be sweet but it was sweeter than I expected, which was fine – an interesting play on the savory/sweet. I could also taste the flavor of cinnamon, which made for an interesting flavor combination.

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Everyone was pretty full from dinner, but we saved room for dessert.

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I ordered the Lavender Creme Caramel, which just like the waiter described, tasted like flan. I love unique dessert flavor combinations and really enjoyed this.

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I also snapped a picture of our friend’s Baklava. They got this delivered on a tiered basket containing 2 other desserts! I was so jealous I didn’t see that on the menu, because I totally would have ordered it, too.

Final Dish

M5 would be a great choice for a chic date night, group event, or girls’ night out. Definitely try out one of the appetizers and if you can save room for dessert. If you’re looking for something a little more special, try out the “Feed Me Chef” ($55) – a 5-course tasting menu served right in the kitchen.