And casually elegant dining experiences
Burke Hospitality Group (BHG) is a Charlotte-based company committed to providing good food in outstanding settings since 1987. We promise that each time you walk through our doors, you’ll be met with genuine hospitality from our seasoned and attentive staff.
All of our restaurants are located in the Carolinas, including the Harper’s Restaurants, 1801 Grille, Mimosa Grill and Upstream. Each one offers its own unique ambiance, style, décor and cuisine. They all have a shared goal – to present you with a relaxing, casually-elegant dining experience that’s second to none. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dedicated to providing exceptional service
Charlotte-based Burke Hospitality Group is all about developing unique, dynamic, and exciting original restaurants in the Carolinas.
Over thirty years ago, founder and North Carolina native, Tom Sasser, joined friends John Collett and Bill Branstrom to establish the first Harper's Restaurant in Charlotte in 1988.
Today, the Group operates 4 concepts across 6 restaurants with a catering arm and more than 450 associates.
After opening Harper’s and needing an additional avenue to explore new menu and food ideas, the company opened Mimosa Grill with Charlotte’s first chef-driven, locally-sourced menu and timeless design. Mimosa Grill was a pioneer and awarded as such in the rebirth of uptown Charlotte.
This same creative drive gave Charlotte the award-winning Upstream. John Mariani named it one of his 10 best new restaurants in the country in 2000. Upstream exposed the Charlotte culinary scene for the first time to day-boat seafood and sushi, and with it’s exciting design, it quickly became a local landmark and one of Charlotte’s most-popular restaurants.
Most recently, the company was invited to create a new concept in Columbia, SC in conjunction with the University of South Carolina and launched 1801 GRILLE. This polished and vibrant pub celebrates the rich history of the university and has quickly become an integral part of Columbia’s present-day culinary excitement.
At Burke Hospitality Group, we always strive to set the bar higher when it comes to delivering “polished casual” dining. Each restaurant offers guests a unique experience and features menus with bold, innovative cuisine that use the season’s freshest ingredients and the best local products. With a true passion for hospitality, our restaurants’ staffs are dedicated to providing exceptional service so that our guests enjoy the best in dining each and every time they visit.
Burke Hospitality Group's Green Initiatives
Burke Hospitality Group shares in the responsibility of reducing the environmental impact of products through recycling. All Burke Hospitality Group locations recycle old grease and oil, all metal cans, plastic, glass and cardboard as allowable by local codes. We are currently working on additional green initiatives that we will roll out at each of our restaurants. We encourage all businesses, individuals and government agencies to work together in this global challenge.