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
136 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)special occasion (65)romantic (61)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (43)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (27)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (18)great for brunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Fantastic restaurant!
    Lovey
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We love going to 131 Main, the food is excellent, the service is great and the prices are reasonable. The corn bread is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite in Charlotte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Getting the cornbread as an appetizer is one of the best decisions you can possibly make. It comes hot in a skillet with honey for drizzling. I love this place, and would recommend it to anyone for a fun (slightly fancy) night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate our life events at 131
    Bounty
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    131 Main is a staple in my wife and I's restaurant cycle. It was the restaurant of choice when she got her promotion and it was our restaurant of choice when our parents first meey one another. The ambience is perfect for intimate conversation and the menu is varied enough to warrant choice for everyone who dines there. My go to dish is the Danish Baby Back Ribs which never disappoint. The rack of 12 ribs comes with a peanut and ginger slaw and shoestring fries. 131 Main also has a deep and robust wine collection that allows for delicious wine parings with all the different varieties of foods they have. 131 is definitely worth your time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Shrimp and grits are wonderful! Great service! A little noisy as we came early in the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Cornbread. Ever.
    StuffedVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I had been to 131 Main on Rea Road a few years back and have been interested in returning to the Dilworth location but the fire kept me from visiting. I live in the University area so returning to the Rea Rd location is not desirable. Finally had an opportunity to dine in Dilworth this past Tuesday and was really impressed with the food. Amazing cornbread. I had the Ahi salad and I'm not a big fan of cabbage but i ate almost the entire salad. Wow. Impressive. Staff was great too. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great soy-marinated ribeye
    TallFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I previously reviewed this restaurant on another website after some disappointing service, but I had an excellent meal there this time around. My date specifically requested this restaurant, otherwise I probably wouldn't have gone back. I am incredibly glad I did return, because our dinner was delicious. Service was much better this time around as well. I won't hesitate to go back again soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekday Luncheon
    Shutterfan6
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Met my daughter-in-law for lunch during the week. We were very pleased with the 'Gluten-free' menu as my daughter-in-law follows that type of food. The ambience was very relaxing. The waiter was very attentive and took good care of us. The only complaint that I had was the sun was reflecting off of the cars passing by on the street and blinding me. We were sitting in a booth on the side of the bar. The booths were very comfortable but if you were facing the front of the restaurant the glare from the outside at noon was unpleasant. I could see there were no shades to pull down so I did not mention it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Got upsold and great service
    HughrayVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went in for the Awesome Roast Beef Sandwiches but got up sold to the 2 for 72 dinner deal. Lot of food and good too. Even included a bottle of wine. One of the ribeyes had some fat. Nothing out of the normal but the waiter insisted on giving us a voucher to return later. Not necessary but super thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone! The food is always top notch, service is excellent, and ambiance is sleek but comforting. A definite favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good meal
    linrobinson1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've loved 131 for years. Although it's still a good spot to et and drink with friends it's a little tired....Don't get me wrong, I'll continue to frequent the place. It just needs an update or something new to bring back the fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surpassed Expectations!
    kdalpha
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our 2nd time there and it was incredible. We were seated fast on a busy Friday night, food came very quickly. Server was one of the best ever had, very attentive. Food was AWESOME! Best Shrimp and Grits ever had. We eat out on a nightly basis. This will be a restaurant we put into our weekly rotation when out of the Southpark neighborhood. Ambiance was perfect. Felt like we were on a special date. Could not have been better! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swf3
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant many times before. The food was not nearly as good as usual. Hoping this was a one night problem. Great service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • "Hidden" charges
    Jessied
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall good experience. Wait staff seemed a little dazed at times. Example:Took our 3 credit cards for 3 separate checks and literally was gone for about 15 minutes. We didn't see him at other tables and was flustered when he came back. Food was good. Most disappointing thing was that there are NO free refills on iced tea! Who charges for tea refills? Maybe for soda refills but tea? I finished 1 glass and didn't even ask for a refill (as I had water too) yet after we were all finished eating, the waiter strangely brings me another glass of tea. I didn't really want it so I wasn't going to drink it..until I saw the bill and realized I'd been charged another $2.50 for it! We were in a hurry and waiter had disappeared again so we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    grilled artichokes + crab cakes + Metropolis salad = 131 Main Street
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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