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131 Main - Dilworth
131 Main - Dilworth

131 Main - Dilworth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.131-main.com
  • Email: info@131-main.com
  • Phone: (704) 343-0131
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "First off, our server Katlind was fantastic. She was very attentive and informative and overall just provided wonderful service. The outdoor seating was just perfect for the weather. Some people might not like that it's right on East Blvd, but it didn't bother us one bit. All of the food we had was very good. We got the Double Dip for an appetizer and our waitress rightly told us that the smaller portion would be enough. I'm so thankful she did or we would've eaten too much before the entrees! Both the guac and the cheese dip were great. Tasted very fresh. For entrees my fiance got the Prime Rib special and I got the Shrimp and Grits. Both were outstanding! Prime Rib just melted in your mouth and the Shrimp and Grits were so flavorful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered prime rib, which was wonderful, but ended up eating most of my companion's shrimp & grits -and I don't care for shrimp & grits! 131 Main is all around fabulous!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We made this dinner reservation after the gallery crawl in the Westend. probably the best decision I made. We were able to find parking without issue. Popped in with the reservation and were immediately seated. Great service, same great food and were out."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic, worth every penny!!! I definitely plan to go back for another special occasion. We were a lesbian couple celebrating our 3 year anniversary and we were treated with tremendous respect by all of the servers!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Very accommodating to our group, especially when we arrived with one extra vs. our reservation. Warm interior felt cozy on a cold day. The international members of our group thought the fresh guacamole appetizer in particular was terrific. Multitude of servers coordinated to keep our wine and water glasses filled! Easy parking at the open gravel lot nearby."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Everything was great EXCEPT we had a reservation for an early time (the restaurant was pretty empty) and they seated us in a booth right next to the bar where you could hardly hear yourself think. We had to ask to be moved. Once we were reseated every thing was great."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We eat here on occasion and every time the food, service and quality of the dining experience keeps us coming back. The main salad is a great start if you don't begin with appetizers. Entrees include a good variety. You won't be disappointed if you haven't already tried one of the 131 main restaurants!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Not the best piece of tuna but not the cooks fault."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I took a colleague for lunch and we both ordered salads. I ordered the tuna extremely rare. It was cooked perfectly but was horrendously over-dressed. I sent it back and they brought it out with dressing on the side. I would have preferred they dressed it in the right combinations (two things went over the fish, a different over the greens) just in moderate amounts. Still, after that snafu we both enjoyed our lunches. 131 Main continues to be a go-to place when I want a nice meal in a pleasant setting at reasonable prices. It is good for business lunches and romantic dinners both."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is good for a nice Friday night date night dinner! family dinner or drinks after work. Portions are generous and service is attentive. Overall a good value for your money."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "131 main consistently serves quality food. They stick with what they are good at and nail it every time. I love knowing that every time I go there the items I love will be available and taste the same.the servers are always friendly and helpful as well."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We attended 131 Main for a birthday dinner and it was a fantastic experience. The service was great and the food was phenomenal. It is a bit pricey, so definitely something for more special occasions, but worth it! The skillet cornbread is like no other!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Chose 131 Main for the upscale ambience and solid reputation. Went for Sunday "brunch" but was presented a lunch menu. Food was good but a little pricey for the fare. Our waitress seemed to have trouble hearing us and brought the wrong thing a few times, but was pleasant about making changes. I was surprised when the waiter serving a table behind us offered a list of Brunch items that were not on the menu to his customers. I wish we had been given that option. Would I go again? Maybe. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Really beautiful interior with great food. I'd recommend the Corn bread appetizer and a bottle of good wine. Enjoyable time and a great waitress."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We went for our 17th wedding anniversary dinner, awesome food, service was perfect, would go again right now!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We ordered drinks, the manager stopped by the table to welcome us and ask about our drinks. He knew exactly what drinks we had ordered and had insightful comments on each. The service staff was always there when you needed them, very courteous, helpful, friendly and efficient. We had the pan corn bread and cold queso, top notch. Our group had pork chop, steak, both were excellent, perfectly cooked and top quality. After our meal, the manager stopped by, knew what each of had for dinner with appropriate comments for each. We have been traveling to the Charlotte area over the past few months, this restaurant rates in the top for the area."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Found out that when we booked 131 Main for Davidson, NC that 131 also had a location in Charlotte. Open Table only lists the Charlotte restaurant and there is nothing that comes up specifically for Davidson. When we arrived in Davidson, we had no reservation there and were told the wait was over 45 minutes. With some negotiating, we were told we could wait in the bar. As it turned out, we could eat at the bar,and had excellent service, met lots of people, an excellent meal and experience. 131 Main and Open Table need to get together on the locations available for on line reservations and be sure the Davidson location, which is the headquarters location for 131 Main is listed on Open Table when searching Davidson, NC for this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great ambience. Great wine list. Forgot our appetizer. When I reminded them, manager brought it out free of charge. Staff attentive. Food overall high quality. Steak was slightly overcooked. (Not to steakhouse perfection). Overall though solid for the money."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband is very critical of restaurants that serve steak. Ruth Chris is the only place he would give raving reviews for in terms of service and excellent steak. Well, 131 Main has passed the test! The service was impeccable and the food was simply delicious! Julie, our server, made us feel like we were her only table. She sensed that my husband wasn't completely enjoying his steak and insisted he try another and the Manager, Billy, came over and showered us with genuine attention giving us samples of other cuts of steak while we waited. Our experience was wonderful and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent food excellent atmosphere service was good but there is no reason for a reservation cause you will be waiting for a little while anyway unless you go after 9 pm!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "First, I NEVER write reviews, so positives first..food was great! It's the service and ambience that were lacking. Mitch was our waiter on a Thursday, and sadly, his attention to detail was seriously lacking. Not only did he have to be asked twice for just about everything (water, wine, desert menu), he just wasn't attentive . Being that it was my boyfriend's birthday work dinner, this was very disappointing. Second, we were all basically sitting with spotlights on us for the hour or so that we were there. After 2 requests from 2 different people at the table, Mitch finally dimmed them, only to watch them go bright again about 5 minutes later. By that point, we just wanted out."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Steak cooked perfectly. Best seared tuna salad in town. Hard to beat the trout."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I was given a gift card to 131 Main and had never been there before. We all really enjoyed our experience there. We were seated in a round booth that was very comfortable. We ordered off the "Main Event" because it was such a great deal. The food was very fresh and unique. The wine was great and very affordable. The service was excellent. They clearly make it a priority. We will definately go back again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had the salmon with cold greenbeans and it was delectable! We also had the double dip appetizer and loved it. We went around 8pm and the restaurant was dark and candle lit on each table. We will most definitely be going back soon!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Haven't had a bad item yet and the service is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I went to 131 Main with my fiancé for Valentines Day. Parking was easy, as they have complimentary valet for guests dining there. We had reservations and were seated right away. It was a special menu for Valentines Day so there were limited selections, but we got appetizers and entrées and everything we tried was delicious. We had a great date night and will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We could eat at 131 Main just for their wild rice medley! We also had the plank salmon and filet mignon, and both were delicious. Don't forget to try the banana cream pie and peanut butter pie."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have eaten at 131 Main several times and each time it has been good. Good, not great. We have enjoyed our visit. Enjoyed, not were delighted. Our food has been tasty. Tasty, not wonderful. 131 Main is convenient, assessable, dependable, stylish and laudable but we have never been "wowed" by the staff, the food or the venue enough to consider it a "special" place. For example, recently the menu stated that the Fish Tacos would be made using the Catch of the Day. Server had said the Catch of the Day (entrée) was grouper. When I mentioned I would be interested in the Fish Tacos and commented they should be great with the grouper, I was told (by the server), "Oh, the tacos are made with mahi-mahi tonight". Little things like this …"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for a date night and ended up running 15 minutes late for the reservation (we have a 4 month old and don't get to go out much these days). The hostess initially sat us at high-top at the bar since we were a few minutes late, but after a request to move, she did seat us at a table. After that hiccup, the food and service was all very good. The pork chop was delicious, and the desserts were huge - we could have shared, but weren't in the mood to make a decision between the strawberry shortcake and peanut butter pie. We didn't finish either, but both were fantastic."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was Valentine’s weekend and the service we received was outstanding. Our server Mitch was great and Brian the manager went above and beyond to make our visit extremely special. Can’t wait until we go back, food was awesome…"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I always have a hard time trying to decide where to take my parents when they come to visit. Driving by 131 Main, we decided to have dinner there. The food was so good, the service so great, that we decided to come back the next night! My dad is hard to impress when it comes to red meat but, he was blown away by the ribeye marinated in sweet soy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We visit 131 Main at both Charlotte locations frequently and have never had a bad experience with the food. The only complaint I have is the noise level. At our latest experience the music was extremely loud. I like a little background music but everyone at our table made a comment about the loud music."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ok, I don't dine out at upscale places often because I am a middle class guy and can't. I do like to take my wife out to these restaurants she reads about for special occasions though. It has hurt to drop over $100 on dinner for 2 and left thinking the food and service were miserable. Not at 131 Main Dilworth. Amazing! The food was amazing. The service was amazing (minus she never brought my wife a straw, but oh well). Timing between courses was perfect. No crazy pauses or food on top of each other. I told my wife, I would almost call it Fast Formal Dining which was perfect for us!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have heard great things about 131 Main and it still topped my expectations in most areas. I rated it lower on Ambience simply because I was there with my wife and mother-in-law and they had to put coats on, then off, then on because the temperature was comfortable, then cold, then.... I rated it lower on Service because the waiter did a relatively good job but was not as attentive as I would have expected in a restaurant of this level. In fact, I commented to my wife and mother-in-law that he could have been a little more attentive, as we noticed other servers were around us, and turned the table quicker and we would not have felt rushed since it felt as though we were left alone too long at times. All said, I will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit to 131. Food and wait staff were great. But, we arrived 20 min early for our reservation... They were quit busy, and suggest they couldn't seat us until our reservation time (understandable). We then waited another 20 min. Would have given a better overall score if that had not happened."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was very good. I would like to return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Complimentary valet parking, a warm dark decor, welcoming competent service that understood special requests and questions on food content, and an energetic clientele in the Dilworth neighborhood made this a wonderful Friday evening experience. My wife's ribeye was a bit too tough for her, but otherwise very good food. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great food & great service! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have eaten at both the Dilworth and Ballytyne locations and enjoyed our meals. Nice selection of food and drinks. Serving portions are quite large, Great spot to go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have been going to 131 for the last 3 years and it's one of the most consistent restaurants we know. The food is delicious, no matter what you ask for but the trout is probably the best in the world because of the way it's cooked. And if you like the crunchy stringy fries you are in for a treat. But each of their veggies is delicious. And the corn bread is to die for. And the very best is that they let you share meals, so you can have o appetizers, share a meal, have dessert, drinks and coffee and you'll feel full and your wallet won't be empty. And the service is excellent almost every time. I even went with a group of 12, had a problem and the manager apologized, fixed the problem and gave us a gift card to come back later."
    Dined on 12/7/2013