Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place
Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place

Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harpersrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7045415255x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

    Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Swyt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harper's offers a full range of catering services for guests interested in hosting an event in the restaurant or offsite. We create customized menus to meet our guests' needs while also providing a professional sales and service staff to attend to every detail of the event. For more information please contact Courtney Tatum at 704-541-5255 or 704-900-9300 or via email at ctatum@harpers-rest.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Our stunning private dining room can accommodate parties and special events up to 48 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Tatum, ctatum@harpers-rest.com 704-900-9300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 51
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self-parking is available in the lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place
There’s a great place in Pineville to enjoy casual dining and the best of American-style cuisine – Harper’s Restaurant. Located in Carolina Place Mall, Harper’s menu is loaded with hickory grilled steaks, fresh seafood, Carolina BBQ, burgers, gourmet pizzas, huge salads and specialty sandwiches. Rendezvous with friends in the lounge where you can enjoy sports events on HD televisions while enjoying an array of beers on tap, a great glass of wine or a freshly shaken martini. Come on over…try Harper’s and get a taste of our heartfelt hospitality and great food!
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Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Off Night
    Outofstatevisitors
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Typically, this is a reliable choice for my family and me since we live nearby. The service is good and is kid-friendly. This night, however, was off. The server and manager were apologetic and friendly. They took my overly cooked steak and made me a new one. Unfortunately, by the time it was cooked, the rest of my family was almost done, so I had to take it to go. The manager did take my meal off the bill, which was appreciated. When I got home, I noticed they upgraded the steak, but forgot the topping that was supposed to accompany that dish. Again, I was disappointed this visit, but Harper's customer service was great. I consider this trip an "off night" at Harper's. My family and I will try again and hope for the best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommend
    NatalieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was great!!!! Food was OK prime rib overcooked but still good flavor. All the Draft beers were out so I was disappointed but that was the first time that's happen. Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Aimee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We dined for brunch. The menu is short and sweet and offers both breakfast and lunch items. Would like to see more traditional breakfast items though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service despite bad offer
    beth
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am on their email list and got an email stating all the Harper's brands were participating in Queen's feast and invited me to make a reservation, which we did and upon coming, we were informed that only two of the restaurants were actually offering the prefix menu. I had printed out a free appetizer coupon from the email, and the manager apologized, accepted the appetizer coupon and comped us dessert, so we got the same deal. good job management, bad job sales dept. for sending a misleading email.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great.
    Afroncz
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food wasn't worth the price. Server was pretty good. Dessert was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant has a limited menu but the food and service is always good. I have always found it easy to get a reservation here for large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    Beecer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were able to get reservations for 5 on the same afternoon. The food is very good and our waitress was excellent...got everything right and food came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    bo24jo
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    They did a great job on ensuring that our dining experience was very good. The manager, waitress and hostess were all very pleasant and accommodating. My wife and I enjoyed the food and service that we received and would recommend Harper's at Carolina Place to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Harper's Restaurant - Carolina Place reviews archive.
  • First Time Here!
    PoppyJ44
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have experienced Harper's at other locations in Charlotte but had never visited this one despite many trips to Carolina Mall. Location and décor go well with the diverse menu and wait staff. Was celebrating my BD and Father's Day together, with my wife, son and his expectant wife (due July 4). Hostesses checked to see if mom-to-be could get in a booth (which she did) or needed a table. Appetizer and entrees were scrumptious and plentiful. Pizza to Salmon was done correctly and all enjoyed the food. I will definitely be back SOON--as my wife and I celebrate 36th anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally Unfriendly
    WaynesvilleFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Generally unfriendly service. Started with hostess and ended with our server. Waitress served coffee that was "ice cold" - no apologies.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Were in the area from out of town and relied on reviews for selecting a dinner spot. Small menu which is fine. But the food was bad. Service was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food/service lacking for the price
    Mom2four
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I had a problem with my fish tacos. First I asked the server if they were spicy and she suggested getting the sauce on the side. I told her I'm gluten free so I ordered corn tortillas. I was brought flour tortillas and had to send them back and wait while the rest of my family ate. FYI the fish tacos are very spicy. Every component is heavily seasoned: meat, sauce, the rice. Even the black beans on the side burned my mouth. Not good. For dessert I ordered the "Chocolate Praline Sundae" as it was the only thing that appeared gluten free. I didn't ask and I should have because it's really a brownie sundae with pretzels mixed in. Dang you'd think the server who just had to remake my dinner might have mentioned that?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great regular spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Forget the Mall...Harper's stands alone and is outstanding for lunch. (haven't dined for dinner.,..so do not know) Meet friends there on a regular basis. .Mark our server...always excellent. Very accommodating...example: the salmon sandwich isn't always a special or on the menu but you can ask and it will be available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Showed up on time for reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Showed up on time for reservation and left after 30 minutes because we had not been seated and told in a sarcastic manner that it would be at least another 20 minutes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They had their normal menu plus a couple of extra's. I liked not having a limited menu. Harper's is consistently good. It is a restaurant that you can always get consistent good food at. Have been there many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    scrumptious
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We eat at Harper's often, and it is consistently good. Pizzas are great with a nice thin crust. Pulled pork BBQ is delicious, as are the fish tacos. Portions are big, we always have left overs, and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    Emma
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Our waitress Elizabeth was quite pleasant and attentive to our needs.... these are elements that make dining out an experience to return for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a terrific family lunch
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Not fancy but very solid. Good food at reasonable prices, and highly efficient service. Something for everyone. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love to come to Harper's
    Pattilou
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had some friends from Florida coming to visit and we decided to meet them at the restaurant. Our family has come to Harper's for years. The food is always good and the wait staff are always right there when you need them and very thorough in getting our order just the way we want it. I always have the wait staff box up half of my meal, usually before I even start eating. That way I don't overeat. The coffee is the best I've had anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MW
    MMMM
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We enjoyed having our business group meeting in this location , the food is always great ! The service was very good .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • During this time of year with
    HarperGuestVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    During this time of year with their gift card promotions, I would stay away from purchasing them. You cannot use a gift card to pay for your entire meal and the tip, regardless of how much is remaining on the gift card. This is one of the most ludicrous sales ploys to get you back in the restaurant balance remaining on the gift card. In order to leave a tip, assuming you don't have any cash on you and who does nowadays, you will need to get the server to put a penny on your credit card so you can add the tip. If you do purchase a gift card as a gift, please include some additional cash with it for the tip or better yet, just give cash and forget the gift cards altogether and skip the embarrassment of having staff explain this policy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fantastic as
    Sandra
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    The food was fantastic as well as the service Server was very knowledgable of the menue as well as helpful in menue selection. I will certainly be back again. A very cozy place with great atmosphere and very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    acrhodes
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We went to Harpers for my dad's birthday dinner. He is not the easiest person to please and he loved it. His dinner was great and our server was great. Not too loud, we could hear each other across the table. We had a great time and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Harper's is always the choice for our kids for any special occasion. We love the food and atmosphere. Kids love the burgers and flat bread pizza. Adults like the local beer choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st Timer
    Autumn
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    I live in Greenville, SC and was in Charlotte for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. I came across the website for local area restaurants and read some of the reviews. I was impressed with what I had read and wanted to find out for myself what the fuss was all about. I was very pleased with my experience from the moment I walked into the door until the time I left. The hostess was very pleasant and the waitress was phenomenal. This is one of the best dining experiences I have engaged in and I would definitely re-visit this location and even check out the other restaurants in the chain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit Or Miss
    NiceGuyNotLast
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    I've been here several times and the ambiance is always great. Unfortunately food can be hit or miss depending on what you order; never awful, but not 100% Grade A either. Probably best as a lunch spot, though dinner has been good more times than not. Asking the server for a suggestion may be the best bet depending on the day/time you go. After saying these things, I would still dine at Harper's myself, so hopefully that may mean more than anything else.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is not big
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The restaurant is not big enough for the type of party we had.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Place for Dinner and Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We've been to Harper's many times on dates and special occasions. Even though we can afford to go to more expensive places, this particular Harper's is usually a great way to just enjoy each other's company without too much hassle involved. We know when we go there that we'll love the food, the service will be attentive without being overly so and there won't be a lot of noise or traffic. We both highly recommend Harper's for dates and family dinners. The only single complaint we have is that the beverage glasses are slightly small. We tend to drink a lot during dinner and our glasses were often empty - which isn't a mark against the service. They are as attentive as possible, we just drink a lot. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, but the special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food was good, but the special for this day was misleading. It stated "dinner for two, $25.00" and desert included. It was actually $25 each and desert extra. Should have just ordered our regular favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall, a very nice restaurant.
    HarperGuestVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Overall, a very nice restaurant. Staff are always excellent. Should you have a gift card, don't expect to include the gratuity... not allowed. Staff will need for you to pay the tip in cash or ring up a penny separately on a credit or debit card, so the tip can be piad for... ridiculous! You think they would think more of their staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carolina Place Review
    MrsM
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    I was disappointed in the food. My previous dining experiences at the now closed restaurant near Southpark were always on point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is consistently pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food is consistently pretty good (not great, but definitely good), and the service staff (with one or two exceptions) are top notch and take great care of you. The primary drawback to Harpers is the hosting station. The hosting staff definitely do not fire on all cylinders, and on more than one occasion have failed to look for OpenTable reservations in their system causing us to have to wait for quite some time although we booked an appointment well in advance. Once you're actually seated, things improve considerably.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Timing, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Even for a busy holiday weekend, we were able to get in quickly for a fast bite before heading to a movie. Great drinks, really good caesar salad and wonderful appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing really special about
    hhcgatorVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Nothing really special about this place, food or otherwise. Food was ok, ambiance was ok. good place if you are taking the kids out with you.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harpers is a great place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Harpers is a great place to bring a family for dining. The food is consistently good and has lots of parking due to it being attached to Carolina Place Mall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Warm atmosphere.
    Sandpiper22
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Great service. Warm atmosphere. Consistantly good food. All at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above and beyond ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    We were very pleasantly surprised with the food quality, for a restaurant connected to a mall. However, it was our server that really made a difference in our dining experience. I have recently been diagnosed with food allergies (wheat and potatoes) and our server, Tess, was so helpful, especially considering it was a busy Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Have loved Harpers in the past but this was not a good experience. There were 6 of us and 3 of the orders were messed up. The food was at best mediocure. The wait staff was good and helpful but the food was so bad that I doubt I will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for a variety of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Nice place for a variety of food. We had fish tacos and loved them. Be sure to make reservations on crowded nights.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    Excellent dining experience. We will return to Harpers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic