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Blackthorne Restaurant & Bar
Blackthorne Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    11318 N Community House Rd Suite 200
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    Neighborhood:
    Ballantyne
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Blackthorne Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackthornerestaurant.com
  • Email: info@blackthornerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (704) 817-5554
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday 10am-9pm
    Monday-Wednesday 11am-10pm
    Thursday-Saturday 11am-until
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Blake Hartwick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Email info@blackthornerestaurant.com for more information.
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday - Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Blackthorne Restaurant & Bar
Casual American Bistro style which offers a wonderful variety of menu selections to please every palate. The warm, inviting atmosphere is complemented by our knowledgeable and attentive service staff. Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch, family or business dinner, a great date night, or lively bar atmosphere, Blackthorne will deliver. From mid March through October, weather permitting, Blackthorne opens its European style rooftop patio with full service bar, excellent menu, and live entertainment.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great atmosphere was there for lunch we sat at a high top upstairs there was a blonde hair waitress that was on top of her job. The food was ok. We had a couple of glasses of wine so the overall experience was great."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We were recently introduced to Blackthorne by family members, and have already returned there with friends. The ambience is warm and welcoming, and the noise level is conversation friendly. The food and service were excellent both times. We will definitely return again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Blackthorne is one of those good-to-go-anytime restaurants. While not in my short list of memorable eateries (a very short list) my wife and I agree that it is on the short list of restaurants when the question is, "Where do we want to go out for dinner?""
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything from the decor and aesthetics to the service and food were "good", but nothing more. With just a little focus on each aspect, this could be a great South Charlotte spot!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The unique menu makes this a special occasion place."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was very good. Although I was quite disappointed that bread pudding was taken off the desert menu. Always a favorite."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "food here is always great, but they almost always do have the draft beer that they advertise this time the service was not good waiter was not attentive"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Everything we perfect. Our party of 6 really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first time and really enjoyed ourselves. Warm welcome and friendly bar for cocktails before dinner. Food was great and service wonderful. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Spinach salad was just a bowl of spinach leaves, and a couple of almond pieces. The $9 per half glass of house wine was awful. My discount coupon was incorrectly subtracted (instead of a free entree, $15 was subtracted), which I discovered at home. The portions were small. We were surprised, that this place is still open with all the good restaurants in the area. The bar area had a crowd, and we were one of two tables filled in the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had a an excellent Valentine Dinner one day after the actual Valentine day and liked it a lot! A nice matching wine was recommended. The service could have been a little bit more attentive..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had very good meals at this restaurant this past Sunday night. We wanted to eat a little early, so I asked for a 6:30 reservation. We were told we could have 6 or 7:30, so chose 6. When we arrived there were only three other occupied tables, and when we left at about 7:45, there were only two other occupied tables. The rest of the tables were empty the whole time. So why we could not be seated at 6:30 is a puzzle. Even with so few patrons, the waiter was quite inattentive, not bringing drinks for some time, forgetting steak knives, and not refilling water. The food was great, but service was not, and with so few diners, one would wonder about the future of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I had the scallops entree and the deviled eggs. Both tasted delicious. I especially enjoyed the small carmelized bacon on top of my deviled eggs. The scallop entree came with three individual scallops, with crab cakes placed beneath them. They were both excellant. My roommie had the filet mignon, while it was good, it was not the best she has ever had."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Presentation was also wonderful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The recipes were all made up by the chef and were delicious but different from you would normally get at an American restaurant. It was pretty loud and expensive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Let me preface this critique with a couple of comments. Since it was "Charlotte Restaurant Week" , the restaurant may have had a pre-prepared type of menu to handle a larger than usual group of diners. Also, I'm not one to return food or complain if not to my liking. Tonight's dinner & service however requires that I make several comments. 1. The lobster bisque soup had basically no lobster meat in it & the liquid tasted burnt. Mgmt. did replace with a salad when requested. 2. The Arugula salad was quite good & served cold as it should be. 3. The Cod was overcooked & lacked texture. 4.The Bison short ribs were flavorful but the portion size wouldn't satisfy a hummingbird. The side dish was about a spoonful & was lukewarm at best."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Entertaining friends relocating to Charlotte and they had a great time. This may be their new fav place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "chef custom-made all our dishes to be gluten free! waitress was extremely accomodating and patient! we were all very pleased with the food and the flavors. A+"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I was initially hesitant when I arrived because there was only 2 tables of people and it's restaurant week. Hits: nice decor and ambiance, Waiter friendly and knowledgeable Warm goat cheese salad was amazing! Chocolate molten cake was delicious with a nice surprise of homemade mint ice cream with fresh mint yum Misses: wine list left much to be desired...mostly full of California wine, but the fact that 2 nights a week are half price bottles was great.Cornbread at start of meal was so sugary it felt like I was eating a piece of cake before dinner Lobster bisque was nothing to write home about The most disappointing part was the scallop and shrimp creme brûlée. It had almost no flavor, and the texture was so odd I can't even explain it"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great location / ambience. Food portions small but very good. Reasonable wine prices which is important for us! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We participated in the Queen City Restaurant Week. It was mid-week and I took my business team out for dinner. It was a great experience. The food was really well prepared. There was live music in another part of the restaurant that drifted into the dining area."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was excellent. Could have used some more food as I thought the Queen's Fest was a little skimpy on the portions. But it is probably a better thing that I did not eat too much."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Not worth the price fixed dinner. Except for the non-tomato salad, portions too small, especially the cheese plate dessert. Cheeses slices so thin you could see through them. Too noisy, poor acoustics."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Attentive service AND great food.! Our server was knowledgeable and must have been a big fan of the chef..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week, my wife ordered off that menu and she really enjoyed it. I ordered off the regular menu and had the lamb. It was awesome! I am so happy to have learned we have a little neighborhood great restaurant now. We are both glad we went and found Blackthorne."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The molten chocolate cake with mint ice cream was the star of the night. Our waiter was excellent. I would go back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "First time here. Ordered from the Queen's Feast menu. Huge tasty salads to start that included fried goat cheese. We had the Atlantic sole and the Bison short rib. Both were done very well. The sole was accompanied by tempura asparagus that was delicious. The Bison (first time I had this, a bit gamey, but good) included a very creamy polenta. Our meals were topped off with a molten chocolate cake and creme brulee. Every course was excellent. Our server did a fine job as well. We definitely will be back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We arrived at 5 pm on a Saturday during restaurant week in January. No one was in the dining room! Yikes! The dining room was busier by the time we left. Service was good; our waiter answered questions about the menu. We learned Blackthorne has a new chef as of 5 months ago so the menu is new. We did not use the Queen's Feast menu. The appetizer of fried green tomatoes was tasty. Our entrees were filet and salmon. The filet had a bacon toping which gave it just a hint of bacon flavor. The filet was cooked perfectly. The salmon was good but a bit dry. Blackthorne has a roof top bar which is very popular when the weather is warm. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My disappointing dining experience started by being placed near the kitchen door when we had an early dinner reservation (5:45) and there were literally a dozen or more empty booths and tables all around us. My appetizer, lobster bisque, had a slick oily taste like gravy. My entry, low country shrimp, was schizophrenic. It shrimp and grits as you would expect, but also had bay scallops and Italian sausage. The bar was very loud and close to the dining area. Our server was pretty and polite, however, the hostess demonstrated a real lack of class and training by commenting on how well I cleaned my desert plate. This was my first and last visit to this restaurant. If you really appreciate a great meal in warm atmosphere, go somewhere else."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Looking for new local restaurant for relaxing couples dinner we found Blackthorn and based on reviews reserved and early dinner seating. Atmosphere is quiet and comfortable, tables not on top of each other. Bar section is blocked off from the main dining area which is a plus as well for ambience. Menu was advertised as farm to table and selection was varried and interesting. Food was very good and service excellent. Fairly priced including corkage of $15 which is fine. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Danny was our server and he did an excellent job. We were only one of three tables at noon on Sunday for Brunch. He said Saturday and Sunday's are slow. Obviously Dinner and weekday lunches are busier. Some large office buildings are close by so I surmised that lunch during the week was peak time. My wife's Eggs Benedict Classic was very good and the side of grits was also very good. I had a make your own omelet and it was OK but nothing special. The home fries were excellent as a side. I asked for bread, he said he could get me corn muffins, came back in a minute and said they were in the oven. When served the flat muffins were obviously in the "microwave" oven and when served were barely warm---not out of a hot oven baking fresh."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Had a great time! Thanks Zach and Chris! Merry Christmas! Jenee"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Blackthorne does not disappoint. Service and food are consistently great! We will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Had a very pleasant experience at Blackthorne Restaurant. There were 3 in our party; having a holiday lunch get-together. The place was very clean and inviting. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was pleasant. I will say it took a while for her to take our order; she was more attentive after that. Our meals were good portions and tasty. The soup of the day was delicious; as well as my spinach salad. My friends enjoyed their meals, too. Would certainly go back for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Great food and service - be prepared for "nouveau cuisine" smaller sized portions for the money."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "First time visit to the dining area of this restuarant. Reserved table for 6 and was available when I arrived. AMbiance was good, services was excellent and so was the food. Would recommend it."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "It was the first time dining with Blackthorne for both my friend and me. The restaurant is very attractive. We were both pleased with the service, atmosphere and our food. We were a bit surprised with what we considered a rather limited menu - for their upscale reputation, location and appearance. We were there for lunch, though. May be different at dinner. (???) We do hope to give it a try for dinner - soon."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Black Thorn was recommended to us by friend. I was somewhat surprised by the limited menu and thought the prices were just a little high. Overall the evening was fun and I have to say the service was wonderful. Just enough attention without hovering. I would probably go back again but it would have to be a special occasion, not just a simple evening out."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Food was good a little pricy for what you get. Nothing bad, nothing extraordinary with atmosphere, service, or food."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We were impressed with the delicious food. Creative, but not over the top. Only negative was, some of the entrees in our group were a bit skimpy. We ordered entrees, not the 'small plates' that are also on the menu, but some looked like they would have been under the 'small plate' section. Service was wonderful - great waiter! Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013