Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse
Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse

Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flatirononmain.com/
  • Phone: 7042373246
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 11pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Marlow
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Mondays - 24 $3 Craft Beers On Draft Tuesdays - $5 Flatiron Martinis Wednesdays - $5 Glasses / $20 Bottles Of Wine Thursdays - 24 $3 Craft Beers On Draft Sundays - $5 Glasses / $20 Bottles Of Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Flatiron has parking after 6pm in the Stowe's Corner parking lot as well as access to street and public parking lots within walking distance. Town Hall, and anywhere in the Downtown area is ok to park in after 5pm.
A word from Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse
Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse is the centerpiece of Davidson, NC's Main St. showcasing top-quality boutique proteins and the freshest ingredients prepared artfully. We fly in the best seafood available daily from around the world. Our amazing 'Taphouse Tower' features 24 North Carolina and American Craft beers, as well as world class beers from Europe. An extensive wine list and handcrafted infusion cocktails are also available. Designed by renowned architect Dave Wagner, Flatiron is fun, friendly, and warm. Come visit us at Flatiron...the most exciting restaurant in the Lake Norman area.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (14)great for lunch (10)hot spot (7)great for brunch (6)good for groups (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Can't wait to go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was amazing. The Fried Greeen Napoleon (tomatoes) was amazing. If it came in a dinner portion - I could easily see that as an entree! I had the Flat Iron and my wife the Filet - both were cooked perfectly and were delicious. The service was outstanding - every request was accomodated and server was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Enjoyed the view and watching the events of mid-town Davidson unfold as we dined. This restaurant is right at the top of our favorite places after this visit and I anticipate being back frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot
    tedtheo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Parking is a little dicey because it appeared to be street parking only from what I could tell. Maybe there was a lot somewhere and we missed it. That's about the only negative.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service & a fun place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a group of 10 celebrating my husband's b'day. Service was excellent (thank you Christine!). And food was great! On the table we had: crab beignets, truffle fries, goat cheese spread (I think it was goat cheese).....all delicious. Burger and filet were great. Everyone really enjoyed what they ordered. Very fun place. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuck
    Julia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We waited 10 mins before we were greeted by an unfriendly server. We ordered the truffle fries as an appetizer, when it came out it was broken shoestring fries with garlic mayo. I had the salmon and it was raw, I sent it back it then it came back so dry and no flavor I told them I didn't want it. The manager did take it off the bill, but it would have been nice if she would have given us a dessert or something for our troubles. Then she said to us " I hope you will let this go and come back and see us." Overall the service and the food was awful.
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  • YUM
    LuvMyLatte2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner was great from start to finish. Our waiter was very attentive and the chef was very accommodating to my Vegan needs. Highly recommend this place. We will surely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their dish and portion sizes were just right!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Merfish
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The scallops were amazing. Service was a bit slow considering they were not packed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Agoodtimes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Not sure why there are so many negative reviews-Flatiron was excellent! Service was very prompt and friendly, food was outstanding, and they were quick with our cocktails-which is always a plus! The only reason I gave 4 stars is prices are slightly higher than what I would expect for the menu items; a slightly casual atmosphere & menu with fine dining prices- but they're the only game in town and they do a great job, so it was acceptable. We had the Brussel Sprouts App & I had trout and my husband had the brick chicken as entrees-both very tasty! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of
    Bingo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The worthy outlets at the lake as well as Fork and Pisces. Support good food visit all three, enough with the bar b q joints alreasy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    mep26
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have been twice now and it has been excellent both times. I had the duck the first time and the spicy seafood linguine most recently. Both dishes were very good the duck especially. Everyone that accompanied me also had a phenomenal meal. I would definitely recommend Flatiron to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    dolphinlover
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    enjoyed great beer specials and food choices. You can even take home a specialty beer in a growler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kate
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was an excellent spot to celebrate a friend's sixtieth birthday. The staff was attentive, yet not over- bearing. The fish tacos were fresh, tasty with great presentation as well as the vegetarian black bean burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 275 reviews are from the Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse reviews archive.
  • Couples Night Out
    Davidsonite
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had a great time. Nice beer and wine list. Food is great quality and the beer and wine list is more than sufficient. Great location in downtown Davidson. Servers and bartenders were excellent. Great for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dining experience
    Cyndi
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The food is always amazing, the service is always reliable (this time Greg was fabulous!), the beer and wine selections keep everyone happy. Our son, who is in hospitality gets so excited about choosing the beers for the flights for he and his dad -- then selecting the wine for dinner. We've never had a bad experience or dinner we didn't rave about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but go early.
    Paukenwirbel
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Really fantastic food and service here as always. Just extremely loud this time for some reason. Was on a first date, and it was very difficult to talk. We had to skip dessert and coffee and go elsewhere. No problem early (5:30PM), but it quickly got extremely noisy, even when the place still was not to capacity. Much of that came from a select few parties, but still.... Fantastic food and very attentive service, though. Really like this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - Not for vegans.
    Vegan
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    There's nothing on the menu for a strict vegetarian. The server did mention that they could put together any combination of vegetables that are on the menu. So if you're vegetarian you end up with a vegetable plate. I ended up getting a spinach salad with a side of vegetables. Other people in my party had regular menu items and said it was very good. However, I'm only reviewing on my experience with non-strict vegetarian items. If you're looking for something like that you will end up going into Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    Joytennis
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Have had lunch and dinner at this local restaurant several times. The daily lunch specials are inexperience and delicious. The dinner menu covers all meat groups and are delicious too. They use local farmers which I love to see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hometown Favorite
    Greemo
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We love the Flatiron Grill! The setting is always relaxed. The food is always good and the drinks are excellent. Jason and his staff are very attentive, always there when you need them but not pushy or hovering. Our favorite is to go and have drinks and eat appetizers for an evening. The Kobe sliders are amazing! The seared ahi is very good. We have always enjoyed their fresh fish of the day. When it is Halibut season, this is the place to go. Make this your go to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience. Disappointing food.
    DianeMVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    My husband and I were surprised at the outset by the waiter's complete lack of familiarity with the wine list - never a good sign. But then when my Pecan Chicken Salad arrived with almonds instead of pecans and spinach stalks at least 2" long throughout, I knew we'd made a mistake in our dining choice. I even asked about the lack of pecans in the dish with that description and got a shrug from the waiter. Just an overall disappointing meal in a place that should be much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    GoodEats
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Very helpful and friendly staff. We had a member of our party in a wheelchair and they were especially helpful in getting us in and out of the restaurant through the busy restaurant. The food is always delicious, the wait staff we had was fabulous! Thank you for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful time dining here. The menu was small, but great. The service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines weekend
    Darrel411
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Ordered an appetizer of crab beignets. They arrived overcooked & were difficult to cut & tasted slightly burned. I ordered the fish. My date ordered beef tenderloin. My fish was prepared correctly, and it was good albeit smallish. My date kept asking me if I wanted a bite of her tenderloin. When I finished, she still had about half of her tenderloin remaining, and asked me to please take a piece. Good God! Am I chewing on shoe leather? She ordered it medium well, and it was overcooked. I then realized that the tenderloin was so tough that she was having a hard time eating it. My date ate less than half of the tenderloin, and we left. My date made the comment that she would never eat there again. The service was prompt & friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy Davidson hot spot
    TrendyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great location, diff for Davidson, good food and wine list. Mussels were a little 2 spicy for my taste but the salmon was amazing
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service has improved
    Livestrong
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The menu keeps changing and I think for the better. The service has improved a lot! It is close to home and has a great beer and wine selection so we have been several times. I think it getting better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flatiron, finally better
    Semi
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The last three times I dined here I was disappointed, but this time the food was much better and the service was good for a Saturday evening. If our server had known the farm source of the beef, i would have checked the "fit for foodies " box!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Not Return.
    Boonetraveler
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Made reservations a day ahead of time. Arrived on-time and was told that our "reserved/both" table was in the bar area, seated beside a table of 10 with three young children with very high pitched screams every 30 seconds. Paid for our drinks and left, noting two empty tables as we left. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dinner!!!
    CStallard
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    My husband & I had an amazing dinner. We shared the shrimp and grits and the scallops. Both dishes were wonderful and full of flavor. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the sweet potato risotto was a nice surprise. Can't wait for our next date night at Flatiron!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flatiron
    Annie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went for a birthday celebration. The entree dishes were very good but the salads were not great. I loved the chicken pasta entree and the others in my party had meatloaf and fish and loved it. Besides the salad, we had a great meal. We enjoyed the atmosphere and had a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seems like a good place for
    Guest
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Seems like a good place for drinks and apetizers. I was more impressed with rhe "starters," than the main course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    Rascal
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We were in Davidson for the basketball game. Had eaten at Flatiron once before. I was not impressed. This time I was. We will come back. Food, service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time
    Kelly
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and I have been here several times over the last year and each time has been great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have learned to ask what
    Tikichic
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have learned to ask what beers they do NOT have available before perusing the menu (they seem to always be out of what we desire most on the menu). their cocktails are great (The Juniper, especially). The new tuna app, crab beignets, and fried green napoleon were all wonderful. I made the mistake of ordering the Flat Iron (medium). That particular cut of meat is never quite right. It was cooked perfectly, but there is nothing you can really do to that particular cut to make it better, I guess. I will stick with the rib eye (which others had and was wonderful), filet, or other entrees in the future. The brussel sprouts served with the flatiron were AWESEOME! We sadly had to skip dessert this time - rain check!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great. I was
    lunchnlearn
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Everything was great. I was with a large group and we all enjoyed our appetizers and meals. Our hostess and wait staff were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Mom and Dad
    thomgirl
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    My 80+ year old parents loved their food, the service and the ambience. I (younger generation) loved all the same. Professional service, delicious food with unusual preparations. Top-notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Excellent food and service. Flatiron is our restaurant of choice in Davidson and we have now eaten there 8 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Better than Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    I've never been a fan of the menu at Flatiron, but there was a fundraiser being held by one of the Davidson College organizations, so we decided to go to show our support for Connor House. I will say the menu and the food availble for the evening was very, very good. The food was prepared very well and the presentation was beautiful. The cocktail service was good, but the length of time it took for our food to be served was longer than we expected. When we checked in, the hostess said we did not have a reservations, even though I had made one on line and we had arrived 5 minutes early. I can never find a reason to go back to Flatiron, even after giving them multiple opportunities to win over my business.
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  • Good atmosphere, subpar food
    Dana
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The grilled chicken entree was awful. I've never had so much fat on a piece of chicken and had to work at eating it like I did at this restaurant. The sides were good but the meat was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out with friends
    Johnny411
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    After a day picking apples we were looking for a place to eat. We were looking towards Uptown but decided to stay closer to home. We choose Flatiron based on the Open Table and Yelp reviews. Upon arriving we decided to have a seat at the bar even though our table was ready. We had drinks and the pretzel appetizer which was quite good. The pretzel looked like the ones from the Philly Pretzel company, not certain if they were, but the presentation was good as were the sauces. Moving to a table we chose 2 additional apps and our meals. The Bruschetta was very good, but the goat cheese bake was overpowered by the tomato sauce. Steaks and Crab Cakes were the rest of the meal and each was cooked perfectly. Overall this is a place to visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good business meeting
    Scott
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Used Flatiron for an important business meeting with people who needed to get to know one another and it worked out well. Reservation handled efficiently; hostess got people to the table as they came in; waitperson understood that we had work going on. Great lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice spot
    prchrmom
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    We like Flairon, and are glad to have a place like this in Davidson. This is our first time there with the new chef, and our food was great! The halibut special with corn risotto was fabulous! The halibut was moist and nicely cooked, and the risotto was just perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic