Eschelon Hospitality was founded by G Patel with the purpose of developing and delivering exciting and unique hospitality concepts to the Raleigh-Durham area.
Patel earned a business degree from NC State University and opened Maanjri Lounge (later to become Pi Bar) near campus shortly after graduation. After selling this first bar, he purchased Mura @ North Hills and started Eschelon Hospitality. Since its inception, Eschelon Hospitality has set the standard for sushi restaurants with Mura and expanded to five restaurant concepts.
Mura is located in midtown Raleigh in the North Hills shopping center. It is a Japanese fusion sushi and steak restaurant that offers the best selection of sushi and Japanese inspired entrees. Mura has consistently been voted Best Sushi and Best Japanese by several local publications for many years.
Sono was created when Patel partnered up with Chef Mike Lee. They envisioned a sleek and trendy sushi spot located downtown. The restaurant caters not only to the locals, but also to travelers and businessmen that may be visiting the Triangle area. This Fayetteville Street hot-spot was voted by Independent Weekly viewers as the Best Japanese and Best Sushi Restaurant in the Triangle.
The Oxford, Raleigh’s first Gastropub, opened in October 2008 and has since become a favorite spot for locals. With high quality pub food and great specials all week long, The Oxford has become the ideal spot to dine. Featuring live music through out the weekend, all the best sports games, and excellent food, The Oxford is truly a multi-faceted establishment.
Dapper Style House, a "boutique & bar" concept, opened in September 2010 on W. Morgan St. in downtown Raleigh. In April 2012, Dapper Style House decided to relocate closer to the heart of downtown. The first location is closed and the new location project is in the development phase.
Cameron Bar and Grill is located in the heart of historic Cameron Village in downtown Raleigh and serves lunch, dinner and late night menus. Guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating. Antique photos of Cameron Village adorn the walls, creating a warm atmosphere that plays into the restaurant's 1950s nostalgic look and feel. The food is straightforward American cuisine, paying homage to popular traditional dishes from across the United States.
Zinda, opened in August of 2012, means “Alive” in Hindi. Zinda is a New Asian style restaurant combining a variety of tastes and flavors to create exciting dishes that heighten the senses. Our goal is to provide traditional Asian dishes created from deeply rooted recipes, using authentic ingredients. Boasting an inventive menu featuring Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and other Asian cuisines, Zinda offers delicious food flavored to perfection and an atmosphere unlike any other in Raleigh. Located in the heart of Downtown on Fayetteville Street, the energy of the city makes Zinda come alive. Mingle with friends at the bar, celebrate in a private dining room, or simply enjoy a thoughtfully prepared meal made with the freshest ingredients.
We take pride in creating new and trendy concepts in foodservice and nightlife. Eschelon Hospitality takes every measure to ensure our guests have a memorable experience by operating to uncompromising standards of service, courtesy, cleanliness and customer satisfaction. With the business savvy drive of president G Patel and the help of loyal partners, Eschelon has become one of the most competitive hospitality groups in the Triangle.
It is important to Eschelon Hospitality to support good causes and relief efforts. We often partner in fundraising efforts with local and international nonprofits. We invite you to join in the support of these excellent charities:
Band Together NC is a Triangle-based organization whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for select charities through events that showcase and support musical talent. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has donated more than $1,000,000 to philanthropic organizations through one mission: using music to raise funds and awareness for local charities. Band Together currently produces the largest 100% charitable music festival in North Carolina. The organization is run entirely by volunteer efforts. For more information, please visit www.bandtogethernc.org.
HFHF believes in helping Haiti help Haiti. The Foundation’s work impacts individual Haitians, consequently empowering them to act and change their own nation. They are equipping a new generation with a vision and the skills to make the dream a reality. Already, there are native Haitians making a difference as nurses, ministers, and teachers. The future undoubtedly holds influencers in law, politics, community organization, media and more.
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities offers educational, residential, therapeutic and family support services to nearly 400 children and adults with special needs. Tammy Lynn Center is located on a nine-acre campus in Raleigh and offers the following services and programs: Early Intervention, Day Services, Therapy Services, Respite Care Program, ICF/MR Residential Services, Community Residential Services. For more information visit www.tammylynncenter.org.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC with programs and services throughout North Carolina and Virginia, Easter Seals UCP is a lifelong partner to families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The nonprofit serves more than 20,000 individuals and their families annually through an array of services. Easter Seals UCP enhances the quality of life for individuals and maximizes their potential for engaging in their communities. For more information on Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, please visit http://www.eastersealsucp.com
Raleigh City Farm's mission is to transform unexpected urban spaces into beautiful and nourishing farmland. We will engage city dwellers in the process of growing food, sparking imaginations about agriculture in Raleigh. These highly visible spaces will be an educational tool to demonstrate responsible, intensive growing techniques as we move toward a restorative, community-based food system. http://raleighcityfarm.com/
Other Nonprofit and Community Partners
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