Hawthorne & Wood is a neighborhood restaurant, bar and patio lounge, and in the spirit of Chapel Hill, your dinner can be fancy, laid-back, or anywhere in between - we leave it up to you. Our clear, bright, and stimulating cuisine gives a fresh turn to local ingredients, and our indoor-outdoor design will make Hawthorne & Wood your new favorite place to be.

about the restaurant

Our unique patio lounge and shaded outdoor dining area, private dining room and sumptuous bar and lounge provide our guests with a variety of experiences, from after-work cocktails to weeknight family dinners, from date nights to corporate soirees.

The team of service professionals at Hawthorne & Wood will greet you with smiles and anticipate your needs. We have a full bar, a carefully curated but reasonably priced international wine list (as well as a reserve list, for those so inclined), and a healthy complement of North Carolina beers. We are a cashless restaurant accepting all major credit card providers.

meet the chef

Hawthorne & Wood's Chef-Owner, Brandon Sharp, grew up in Greensboro, NC and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He spent the next twenty years cooking in New Orleans, San Francisco, New York, and northern California, earning seven consecutive Michelin stars as Executive Chef of Solbar in Napa Valley from the years 2010-2016. Brandon and his family returned to Chapel Hill in the fall of 2016.