Other items on the menu include Carolina shrimp and clams in a gumbo broth, lamb shoulder, and even a wood-fired tomahawk rib-eye with chimichurri that will set you back about $75. Most dinner items range in price from $14 to $24, and lunch and breakfast range in price from $6 to $14.
There was an ease with which Coleman and his team worked in the kitchen, likely because Coleman and Bayley have been able to define the Stoke concept themselves and did not have to adhere to stipulations made by corporate entities. It turns out, freedom is at the core of the entire redesign.
Marriott generally does not own hotels, but rather manages and franchises properties. The company chose to buy the Charlotte location so it would have more freedom to develop the technology and to allow for concepts such as Stoke, the Coco and the Director coffeehouse, a fitness studio called FLEX, and a co-working space/innovation lab. I was told, in confidence, that a new speakeasy concept will be introduced in the coming months (but shhhh! that’s a secret).