131 Main - Dilworth
131 Main - Dilworth

131 Main - Dilworth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.131-main.com/
  • Phone: 7043430131
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scott Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: As well as Valet, there is a parking deck behind 131 Main, as well as limited street parking.
A word from 131 Main - Dilworth
We define Fresh - 131 MAIN offers fresh food and an inviting setting to meet friends, family and business associates. Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and unique offerings. Stop by today to discover a new favorite!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
131 Main - Dilworth reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)special occasion (63)romantic (62)fit for foodies (45)good for groups (42)great for lunch (30)notable wine list (28)great for outdoor dining (27)hot spot (19)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • great atmosphere, food and service!
    nicklovestoeat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I reserved for my wife's birthday at this Dilworth location, which we know quite well. The food is great, and the service as well. Obviously with the Panthers game going on, the place was completely empty and quieter than usual. Which I was glad for, since I generally have a problem with the noise level especially at the other 131 Main location in Blakeney. One additional advantage is the easy parking. Consistently, 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    JDPM
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    All in all, we had a great lunch at 131. Food was excellent and service was good. Prices are a little high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprisingly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    After a busy Labor Day weekend just wanted to have a nice Monday evening meal with me, my husband and daughter. The meal plus tip for the three of us was $175.00 which was outrageous for what we got. The food was good - no problem - but we asked for bread and were told we would have to pay for it - so we were served steak and salmon with no bread!!! Also - we chose the salmon which was the special and the salmon on the menu was $23 but our salmon was over $30 - also our waitress was like a robot reciting everything but no warmth or welcoming feel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Idea
    Larry
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Met my wife here for evening meal and we were very happy with food. Service was slow at first but became much better as evening went on . Will go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great start...bad finish
    DateNightDiners2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The start to our meal was good. The appetizers were tasty and well presented. Before we finished the salads were dropped off so we felt a bit rushed. I had to ask the server to take the menus off the table when they dropped the salads off. Salads were good. Three of the four ordered the ribeye. No one's steak was prepared as ordered. Mine was the most over cooked. I ordered medium rare and it was medium well. The manager brought a new steak and waited while I cut into it. Again medium well. Her response was to ask me to cut into it in a different spot. The managers were concerned and attentive the server was not. Overall disappointed. We've eaten at the Cornelius location and had an excellent time. We'll pick that location next time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal with matching service
    SheareeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had a single crab cake entree with fries & added slaw. He had a half rack of ribs with the same sides. We were both starving. So this was a perfect place. Not at all crowded this time of the day. Food as always great tasting. My only complaint...I could have sworn I smelled cigarette smoke. Yet, there is a no smoking law in NC inside restaurants. And no one was smoking outside to have brought in the smell. Very odd. But the food was still good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great lunch
    SheareeVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We chose to split a full rack of ribs with an extra side of fries. As always service was great & meal perfect. I always enjoy dining here, specifically this location. The parking can be a bit tricky certain times of day. But the service is great. It's always clean. And this location using open table!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not receive my points
    AlliVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I did NOT receive my points for this dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pushy service
    lingo14
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had not even finished my first course when the waitress (trainee in company of two waitresses) appeared with the main course. As I struggled to finish my salad, she simply dropped the plate with the main course onto the corner of our table . . without any comment . . . and all three turned their back to us and left. - Extremely impolite and unprofessional. - I reviewed the incident with another guest and he agreed. The staff is untrained + far too pushy - impolite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/Friendly staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food and staff was very attentive. My wife and I had the dinner for two. Great value if you plan to have wine with your dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food & great ambiance
    purplepalace
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything on the menu is delicious! I love the baked chicken and the salmon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    bankgirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a 7:45 pm reservation and had to wait until 8:10 pm to get seated. They gave us lunch menus by mistake. The waitress gave us the wrong bill and it was much less than ours. We were honest and told her to rerun the bill. The food was good but the mistakes took away from it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff could not be nicer or helpful
    Jim3
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great professional service. Very friendly and knowledgeable about good details and drinks. Good was wonderful. Bar staff also super attentive. Ambiance is a plus factor
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great option for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    They had a great menu option "for two," which included a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate 29
    worthyprime
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Celebrated my sons 29th birthday @131. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. Heard a lot about the cornbread which was great, but my prime rib was absolutely amazing. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining at 131 Main-Dilworth
    Francene
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I dined at the South Charlotte location a couple of years ago and decided to give this location a try. We were a group of six, and I wanted to make sure there was something to meet the needs of everyone's palate (one person was gluten free). 131 Main did not disappoint. The food was seasoned and prepared just right and the portions were to our liking (not skimpy, but definitely enough to fill you and perhaps have a little doggie bag). We went during Charlotte Restaurant week but this place will go on our dining choice list for anytime dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why hadn't I been here sooner?
    iluvdatenite
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised at how good all the food was. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. The servers were nice and knowledgable however slow refilling our drinks. But I can over look that because of the cornbread and keylime pie alone. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu
    sides
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hated the fact that the diner for two was rendered down to certain items on the menu. No freedom of choice. Was charged extra for a item not on the requirements for dinner for two. Wine was late coming to the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite nice dining experience
    Claire001
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dined w 131 twice during restaurant week - both meals were excellent. We ate on the outdoor covered patio and although it was lovely to be outside, the patio is located beside the busy East Boulevard so the view leaves a bit to be desired. Food was excellent, large portions (enough even to be taken home) and a fairly good selection of imports. The waitstaff is attentive, perhaps a bit too, but they ensure you are taken care of in a timely manner. Overall: would recommend a visit and we will return as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family fun
    great
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were all satisfied to the tee. It was good to the last bit!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not my usual experience
    Cervelo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The restaurant was very loud. We did not realize it was restaurant week or else we likely would have chosen to attend this restaurant at another time. The service was fair. We were seated quickly as we had a reservation but the server continued to forget to bring our order such as the appetizer; then the soup which ended up coming out with the entree. We waited about 30 minutes after finishing the appetizer and then the soup and entrees were brought out together. I have eaten at this particular location before and was impressed which is why I treated my boyfriend to his birthday dinner at this restaurant location. I have said many great things about this restaurant and was less than impressed during this particular dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, No Dessert
    foodme
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and experience was great despite not receiving the dessert that was supposed to come with our meal. We went during restaurant week and did not receive the dessert that we were told was going to be bagged up so we could enjoy it at home. Besides that, the meal was delicious and the experience was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Cajun chicken pasta was delicious and so was the main salad!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • table4two
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent experience. Tried this restaurant for the first time during Restaurant Week. Nice menu selection. Great food. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    Charles
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent family dinner for 4 people. Food excellent. Service great. Prices reasonable. Plan to return soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Being new to Charlotte, I took advantage of Restaurant Week to try out several places. I have to say that this was one of our favorites. Wonderful food and very good service! Portion sizes are generous, so I actually got to enjoy my prime rib leftovers for lunch the next day. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    PuffThaddy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Disappointed again. Food is fine. Really want to like this neighborhood restaurant. Fish taco shells greasy, not crisp. Shrimp and grits weird- sauce more like that orange queso you get on nachos at a basketball game. Don't understand the multiple waiter system. Everything just a little off-kilter at this price point. Nolen Kitchen on Selwyn much better quality. On the upside, 1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesdays is a plus.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I brought my mom here for her birthday. We had reservations and was taken directly to our table upon arrival. The waiter was a little slow getting to our table, but once our order was taken service went quick. I was really pleased with the meal, my mom said "This is the best she has had in awhile". She is already planning out next night out here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Tarheelcutie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This place had wonderful food and outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was great , the waitress -Julie was great but the hostess had a bad attitude!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no table ready
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Had a 6:30 reservation. Plenty of open tables but we had to wait 20 minutes for them to seat us. Do not know if it was a server problem but they had 2-3 people working the hostess stand. Maybe they could have put one of them on tables.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our second visit-really great food, service and love the decor. However, we were seated near the kitchen area and it was rather noisy but I would still recommend 131 Main to all my friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The desserts were delicious! I would definitely recommend getting the cornbread. I loved the lighting in the room restaurant! I had a very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 131 Main on East
    Lovey
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent food, great service and complimentary valet parking. What more could one ask for. We love it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First impressions
    EZdiners
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    -Valet parking awesome -Arrived early for reservation, no problem -Server took our drink order then never came back! 10 minutes passed before another server came by.....break time? Explanation would have been nice -Best prime rib ever! -Our (2nd) server was awesome! -Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch was fabulous!
    Sallie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We celebrated my friend's birthday and we started with a light, refreshing cocktail. Delicious! Then we both ordered the Ahi tuna salad and it was the BEST I've ever had. Both my friend and I were amazed at how good everything was, right down to the Key Lime Pie. I will order that again, and keep returning! Compliments to the Chef.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • retiredVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The restaurant was not at all busy, but there were frequent pans clagging and kitchen noise that was disturbing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great Dinner with very reasonable prices! Service is always great. Many food choices and large wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Prime Rib was on special that night, and oh boy was it special! Some of the best I've ever had and my wife got the filet mignon, which was phenomenal as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great lunch
    SheareeVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We made our reservations while in transit and were a few minutes late. But our reservation was held. The restaurant was fairly empty. But the service and food were excellent as it has been in the past. We noticed a few new menu items on the lunch menu. But I do adore those crab cakes and fries. So I stuck with my tasty usual. My guest on the other hand had the smokey burger (Canadian bacon, jack cheese, chipotle sauce, & grilled onions). It was different -never had a burger with Canadian bacon -but good. If you're there, give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.