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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bernardinsfinedining.com
  • Phone: (704) 332-3188
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch; Monday through Friday 11am to 2:30pm Dinner; Monday through Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Freddy Lee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Dinner parking validated at "Parking on the Green"
A word from Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte
Bernardin's Fine Dining is renowned for its impeccable service, Elegant atmosphere and sophisticated, succulent Modern American Cuisine. Specializing in Seafood, Lamb, Steaks, Game Meats, Poultry and Pasta. Relax and enjoy soothing music, inviting accommodations, unbelievable entrees, specialty desserts and an extensive wine list. Serving the Triad of North Carolina since 1992, new to Uptown Charlotte. We are confident you will enjoy your dining experience. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent. Constructive criticism....$150 bottle of Cabernet served at room temp. Needs to come rt out of temp controlled wine cellar. But very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food and service was great. Our waitress not so. She forgot our crab cakes. My girlfriend's meal was not made at all the way she wanted. Maybe it was the chef that only makes it his way. The drinks are very good. Oh and the menu is great I had ostrich for the first time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Would love to have a different table! Have been there twice and seated at same table both times, despite the restaurant having several other available tables. Requests for a different table were ignored. Scallops were great, tuna was overcooked. Server was great, except she didn't give us a different table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I'm a foodie so I can be picky about what I'm eating. We started with the calamari which is something we don't order that much because 9 times out of 10 it's like eating rubber bands; this was good and tender but the sauces werent that great. The duck with fig and honey cooked under the chefs recommendation was incredible. My wife had the filet and it was the best filet I've ever had at a restaurant and that's up against mortens. Ruth Chris and the rest of them. Great food cooks perfectly. The sides were ok, nothing to go crazy about but the red cabbage with the duck worked well."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have visited Bernardin's for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. Good menu with reasonable priced food and great service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We visited to celebrate our anniversary and were treated to sitting to the special table in the window and champagne. The food was excellent and our server, Megan was attentive and had a fun personality."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food is always fresh and good at your restaurant. You also have great staff. Susan is an awesome waitress. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "A wonderful combination of excellent and unusual food -- especially the hard-to-find meats, splendid and well-informed service, and a delightful space. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was very interesting and tasty. We had lamb, beef and scallops. All were excellent We let them know that we needed to be at the theater at 8:00 and we were still able to have 3 courses - stater, entree and dessert."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I had the seared scallops and it was on the salty side. Even the side vegetables were over seasoned. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This was my second time eating dinner at Bernardin's and it won't be my last. This place has a fantastic menu and every plate is impeccable. The flavors are savory and the presentation is delightful. If you're looking for something different, this menu has it all. Bison, Kangaroo, and everything else. Fantastic!!!!! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Food was fresh and well prepared. Some great selections and a variety of different types of food..thank you Susan"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Nice birthday celebration dinner. From the hostess to the waitstaff we truly enjoyed our meal. Our only complaint would the ventilation. It was extremely smoky from the kitchen. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere, and service. One of the top restaurants in Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had an early dinner before a show at Knight Theatre. We were well served, our entrees were DE-Lish, our window of time was well managed, allowing for a glass of wine, a salad, and an entree without feeling "pushed" on placing or receiving our orders, and allowing plenty of time to enjoy our selections. Bernadin's provided us with a fine kickoff to an enjoyable evening! We will look forward to making reservations again sometime in the future."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great uptown location near museums and theater. Food was delicious and service was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We've eaten at Bernardin's many times when attending a show at the Knight Theatre which is just steps away, and we have never been disappointed. My Vegan lifestyle is accommodated in the most delicious ways, and the menu is always creative. Cocktails were exceptional; wine list varied and good. Service is prompt, courteous, and friendly. The Mint, Bechtler, and Gantt Museums are all close by, as well."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The server kindly offered to split the wedge salad for me and my daughter. It was very good. She liked the goat cheese ravioli but has had better at other restaurants in Charlotte and Raleigh. I had the scallops (I had them on my one previous visit and they were satisfactory). But this time the risotto was so salty it was in edible. Scallops were well cooked and I ate them (4 medium size) but I was hungry an hour later. I will to back to usual pre- theater favorite Luce where food never disappoints and service is phenomenal."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were pretty satisfied with the overall experience. The food was very good; my husband thought his salmon entree one of the best he's ever had. I had snapper (special for the night) and it was a bit strong, but prepared very well. I've ordered snapper many times and never had it have a stong fishy taste...it is usually very mild and not at all fishy. Otherwise, our salads were very good. It was a pretty quiet night, so the feeling of being in a bustling, happening spot were not there. There were only a couple other tables filled and it was a Saturday night around 8:30 pm. Not sure if we'll go back...not because anything was bad, but just nothing really stellar."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This my fourth visit. Great experience. Brought a friend as a special thank you and she thoroughly enjoyed  everthing. Excellent service and food in a beautiful setting. Scallops were super fresh and perfectly prepared as wel) as the tuna. Flavors always interesting. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our second visit. We decided to try Bernardin's for lunch, having already enjoyed a wonderful dinner there before. It did not disappoint. This is a beautiful restaurant. We've come to all previous incarnations of this space, but I think this is my favorite. The food is remarkably fresh and meticulously prepared; service is fantastic and unobtrusive. This is a relaxing experience, but exciting at the same time because the food is SO good. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit. The waitress was very aware that we were going to a show and kept us on schedule. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Small in a good way, very romantic, the food was great, service could be better( our server had only 2 other tables)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was fair a little slow. The food was great especially the scallops appetizer and the venison."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant before and enjoyed the Filet Mignon very much. That's why I chose to go there again when there was an event at the Knight Theater. I had calamari as an appetizer. It came with a couple of sauces, both of them spicy, and one of them with a hint of horseradish. Phenomenal way to start a meal! The salmon was perfectly cooked and the chocolate torte was to die for. I left the establishment very pleased as I waddled my way to my event across the street. Convenient parking in The Green on 1st Street. Always a favorite restaurant of mine when I am uptown attending an event within walking distance."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We like Bernardin's for dinner because of their excellent food, fine atmosphere and perfect service. Our dinner night” is the first Friday of each month when we leave from dinner for the Bechtler Jazz night across the street. It makes for a perfect evening. We recommend it for any dinner out in Charlotte. It goes beyond “dinner and a show” to just enjoying a dinner out in town."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed when going to Bernardin's with my wife, colleagues or clients. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My fiance and I had an amazing experiance at Bernardin's. It was our first time there and I had booked the reservation as a surprise for our Anniversary. And it was a great suprise not only for my fiance but myself as well. I had added a special request for since it was our Anniversary and they made it so special. We had the best table in the place and started out with complimentary champagne. Our server Megan was perfection. I'd give this place 10 stars if I could."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "the food is fantastic, really unique ambiance - not your traditional steakhouse. Only complaint is there was a large party of 20-30 in the room with us & it felt as though our table was not important. Our server was late to greet us & then jumped into the specials without really greeting us or asking for our drink order. She said she would bring us bread and it was clear she forgot because we had to wait about 15 minutes for the bread which came out just a few minutes before our entree. She never stopped by to check on us. Everything was very delicious but it felt our server neglected us and/or rushed us. Would definitely recommend the restaurant but would suggest you find out if there are other large parties scheduled at your same time."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, one of our favorites in Charlotte."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I thought the service was great. For me the food was just so-so. I had the Lobster Ravioli. While I liked it I found the lobster to be a bit tough. Maybe it's supposed to be that way...I'm not sure. I don't order it often. And I expected more raviolis. I only received 5 of them and they were pretty small. For the price I don't think it was worth it. My husband enjoyed his meal. He ordered a steak dish."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We wanted to try a restaurant that we'd never been to before . This was a true delight start to finish. Great waitress.. Warm and friendly. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Food came beautifully presented after we made our choices from a varied yet interesting menu. We'll definitely tell our friends and return soon !"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have lunch at Bernardin's about once a month and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We love trying the not-usual choices - the Kangaroo was prepared "India" style and was perfect. The service was spot on, separating out shared dishes and assuring we had time for tea before leaving for a concert."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dessert was awesome and rest of food was solid, but not great."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Excellent service, good list of adult beverages, and a wide variety of unique entrees, including steaks, seafood, venison, bison, kangaroo and other more traditional American fine dining (pasta, chicken). Decent selection of appetizers and salads, daily che's special entrees and soup. Attentive staff. Good, unique, close. If you're looking for fine dining unique to Charlotte (not one of the chains-Morton's, Flemings, M & S, Ruth Chris), this is a great choice"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This space has a long history in downtown Charlotte. Once a beaux art florist shoppe, Bernadin's has re-created that colorful whimsy in the decor and in the menu. Everyone in our company loved their meal and the service was excellent. Try the lobster ravioli. It is over the top."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The seared tuna was excellent and the duck was very good. Very nice décor."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Room was loud at lunch. Could not hear people at other end of my table."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great food and service. Susan is awesome! Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014