Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte
Great FoodI visited Bernardin's for the first time this weekend with another couple and we very much enjoyed our time there. The food was cook to perfection, the service was amazing and the atmosphere was nice. It was a bit tight in the main dining room but that is not necessarily a bad thing especially for a romantic outing. I was very impressed by the menu selection and the quality of the food. If I had to nitpick, I would say I was a little upset that the Bison was not available at the time of my visit, and that a manager or owner did not come around during the meal to see how everything is. That is not expected at a fine establishment but it is certainly appreciated and makes for a better experience. Overall though it was amazing!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd Time and it's still amazingWe came back to Bernardin for dinner after a fantastic first time.
We got the goat cheese tart again for an app, we tried the heirloom salad and the butternut squash and truffle soup. Amaaaazing!!
For entrees we had the seared scallops with lobster rissotto and bison on pureed parsnip with creamed spinach. It was beautiful. Spot on flavors.
Lime cheesecake and chocolate torte for dessert and everything was perfect!!
Service was wonderful. Very attentive servers.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique MenuEver-changing menu items that are great as well as unique. One constant is great food and service. We take clients and consultants there monthly.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMeeting the bossI took my new manager to Bernadin's which was my first meeting with her. The salmon in particular is a favorite of many team members. As luck would have it, my new boss loves salmon. The food was excellent, and the service was very good. A great place for a great meal, and good converation!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere, great serviceWe enjoyed our meals and the menu choices. We had oyster salad, brief stuffed chicken, and bison strip, also chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. All was very good. . There were many good wine choices, also a variety of martinis. If you mention that it's your anniversary, you get a choice of 1/4 Brut of champagne or one dessert on the house. We sat in the front window, which affords a street view so that you can watch everything going on. You sort of attract attention if you sit at the front table as you are visible to everyone passing by, so if you don't like to feel like a mannequin you might want to choose a table on the floor, any table is nice. Our waitress was wonderful.. very attentive and pleasant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch in the bay windowI brought a new group of work friends with me. They had never been there. The food was great as usual and Megan was our waitress. She always does such a fantastic job - there when we need her and not there when we are discussing something. Several of us had the Cobb salad and a couple tried the soup special. Everyone enjoyed the meal!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Charlotte's bestI love this restaurant, one of the loveliest dining rooms anywhere and perhaps the most interesting fine-dining menu in town. I was crestfallen that they discontinued the sweetbread app, but there were many others to fall back on. The foie gras I had on a previous visit was one of the best preparations I've ever had. The escargots were ok but not my favorite. The duck was brilliant, with a breathtakingly sharp red cabbage. I loved the tandoori-spiced kangaroo, very tender, and wife's tuna was superb. On future visits we'll try more mundane offerings, like bison, venison, and then really standard but great0sounding fare like pepper shrimp, scallops over risotto, and many others. And ask for the front window booth if you want to be the star!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up!The food is always excellent at Bernardin's. The wait staff is very attentive.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMexpected, not moreThis resturant fulfilled the expectation of fine dining including the price tag. I was not wowed by the whole event but the lobster soup was very good5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!For the second time, an absolutely fabulous dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMask for the table in front.....greaask for the table in front.....great scenery......5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic staff--wine managerwe had a wonderful dinner here with friends--and were so pleased to meet the manager, who helped us taste and select some great wines. we appreciate all he did throughout the night to attend to every need and socialize with us (our dinner guests were late). Fantastic meal and staff.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a pleasant place toThis is a pleasant place to go for lunch. The food and the service is always reliable. The one downside is that as the restuarant fills up, the noise level rises and it makes it difficult to carry on a conversation with those at your table.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spot!I haven't been to Bernardin's at dinner yet, but can't wait to go. Lunch is fantastic! Service is outstanding! The restaurant takes reservations at lunch so this works especially well for small groups to have a lunch fairly quickly. All of the wait staff is good, but one, I believe Meg or Megan is wonderful!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive menu with plentyInventive menu with plenty of game dishes and wonderful sides. Beautiful dining room...old meets modern in the historic space.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic downtown locationExcellent downtown location for a romantic dinner across from the Mint Museum and Knight Theater. Small intimate seating. Excellent choices of "gourmet dishes". Service was excellent. Reasonably priced for the quality of the experience. You won't be disappointed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and serviceThe food was notable, including venison, kangaroo and sturgeon. Items not seen very often in Charlotte. The service was also very good. But for all that my wife was struck by the lack of attention to little things like the fixtures and waste basket in the washroom - cheap, cracked, etc. We don't go there for the washroom, but for a high end establishment, it would be nice to see them pay more attention to the entire package.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food with lots of ambienceWe ate here for our anniversary.
There are lovely paintings to look at and the food is marvelous. We had the goat cheese tarts and the shrimp cocktail for apps and they were awesome. My favorite part of the meal.
My husband had Ahi Tuna with Soba noodles and he loved it. I had the venison. It was a little bland, but I did enjoy the ligonberry sauce. The sides were terrific. White and Sweet potatoes layered and mushrooms.
Dessert was yummy. We had the cheesecake. It was quiet and romantic. We plan to come again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for our special occasionIn celebration of our first wedding anniversary I was looking for a restaurant to really blow my wife away. I chose Bernardin's based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Open Table. As our dining experiences are often hit-or-miss, I was a bit nervous, but needlessly so. My wife (and I) were very pleased not only with the food, but also with the attentive, professional, but not intrusive service. Our dinner on Friday night kicked off a great weekend of celebration of our first anniversary! Definitely recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy co-workers treated me toMy co-workers treated me to the best fine-dining birthday lunch Uptown has to offer! Food was great and the service was fast and delightful. Highly recommend to all!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local spot for good foodBernardin's is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The chef and staff are very accommodating for special requests. The feel of the restaurant is very unique and located in The Green. There is a entree for everyone, including salads, seafood and great sides.
The food is very fresh and if not mistaken comes from local growers in the NC region which is nice for those of us that like fresh ingredients. I would recommend for any lunch meeting or special occassion.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, Bernardin's deliversAgain, Bernardin's delivers with a great experience. I'll definitely be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up!Our lunch was wonderful today! Our server was awesome too! Thanks Bernardin's!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic meal!!!Our first trip to Benardin's and it won't be the last. We were seated immediately upon arrival and our server was over quickly to take our water order (tap, spring, or Perrier). My wife ordered a salad with fried oysters and I had the caesar. Both were fresh and very enjoyable. For entrees my wife had the brie stuffed chicken and said it was delicious. I had the filet which was as good as I can recall having anywhere. For dessert we shared the chocolate torte served with whipped cream and a small scoop of ice cream. Excellent!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique food and attentive serviceThey have an unique menu and is great for people who love to try harder-to-find dishes at a very good price. The food was well prepared and the service was excellent and they were very attentive.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Bernardin's! The foodI love Bernardin's! The food is awesome and the wine list is good and not overpriced. I had the filet and it was like butter! I was with a group of 6 and each person really enjoyed their food.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Bernardins wasThe food at Bernardins was excellent. We tooka group to lunch to thank them for some project work that was recently completed. Everyone loved it.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Bernardins to celebrateWe went to Bernardins to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was an excellent choice! The eclectic menu was perfect for my husband who jumps at the opportunity to try unique eats. He had the fois gras appetizer and kangaroo dinner. I had the goat cheese tart followed by the pepper crusted filet. Delicious and well worth the trip uptown.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place in CharlotteThis is a wonderful restaurant. Great foods excellent atmosphere3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent food and serviceConsistently excellent food with consistently excellent service. Attentive without being too attentive. An unusually wide selection of dishes including ostrich, kangaroo, bison, salmon, lamb, beef - all served elegantly without being fancy. A wonderful place to eat right on "The Green" and the main street (Tryon) for a great after dinner walk past the night life. OUr favorite place to eat in town.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat else is there to say.The food was fantastic as was the server. Highly recommend.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food options were exoticThe food options were exotic and delicious. If going, I'd recommend the kangaroo and the wasabi shrimp. I'll be back to try all the other food options soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBernardin's never disappoints.Bernardin's never disappoints. Wide variety, excellent service, and delicious dishes at a reasonable price.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time.We had a wonderful time. The wait person was very good. The food was cooked just right. My husband and I will go back3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!Great restaurant in the heart of Uptown.
Service was amazing. Our waitress was fantastic.
We were the last people in there on a Thursday night and that didn't seem to matter to them.
Prices are great considering the options on the menu.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful new find!We went to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful choice! The food was excellent & large portions too!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is wonderful at aThe menu is wonderful at a surprisingly fair price, especially for Uptown Charlotte. I had the kangaroo loin (first time ever trying kangaroo!)and it was fantastic. It was prepared with Indian spices and had 2 very nice sides, a delicious potato and red lentil cake and a very tasty ratatouille. My guest had the diver scallops and raved about them as well. Our server was very nice and attentive and brought several small tasting samples of wine as we were ordering by the glass. This was my first time to this little gem and I'll definitely be back...to try the bison.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall excellent. The onlyOverall excellent. The only negative to our anniversary evening was the crying child that definitely didn't want to be there.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Excellent food and service made our dinner a more than special occasion. The server was perfect offering great suggestions and telling us about the local offerings. My wife had the lobster ravioli which tasted excellent and I had a bone in ribeye which although a bit thinner than I'm used too for the money had great flavor and tenderness.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I've had in a longBest meal I've had in a long time! The kangaroo was delicious and the escargot was the same. I'd go back there a hundred times. Staff was very accommodating and sat us in window view. Truly a pleasure able experience!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food at Bernardin's!This was my first time to Bernardin's and it was excellent. I went for lunch and the choices were great. Unique salad options and I tried the Thai steak salad which was excellent. I also had the special Talapia fish which was equally delicious. My guest had a steak wrap that looked fantastic and many of the other dishes I saw looked beautiful. This is a place that I will go back to.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs upWe love coming to Bernardin's because it is a very nice restaurant and the food and service is always great. Thank you!2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up!We had a wonderful lunch and our waitress was exceptional. Thank you!1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThumbs up!The food was excellent. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive. Had to ask him to refill our water.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM