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Passion8 Bistro
Passion8 Bistro

Passion8 Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.passion8bistro.com
  • Phone: (803) 802-7455
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, International
  • Executive Chef: Luca Annunziata
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for any type of event both on and off premise from small intimate gatherings to corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners and large weddings.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Passion8 Bistro
We love food. And food created with passion is the best way to celebrate this life. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere that is both inviting and tranquil in which to dwell on what is really essential. Our devotion to exceptional quality from local producers is what we believe creates exquisite dishes and ultimately a better world. Our daily dinner menu offers an opportunity to consistently create dishes that are at peak freshness with a focus on showcasing the highest quality ingredients at any given time. Much of the produce we select is grown locally in keeping with our vision to emulate the great European tradition of hospitality- both on the plate and in the glass. Our romantic hideaway will have you transported to a different time and place where all that matters is right now. Come experience the rhythm and flavors of Passion8 Bistro where life becomes a little slower with each delectable bite… Our goal is to exceed your expectations with each visit.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Passion 8 is a nice quaint place with good food, however, on this visit during Charlotte's Queen Feast, the restaurant made sure to significantly cut the portions and downgrade the menu for the event. I had been telling my wife and friends how great Passion 8 was, having been there a time or two in the past. Unfortunately the portions where cut to about 1/2 of normal, leaving us all disappointing and hungry when we left. In addition, the choices on the menu were also disappointing and as a result of this experience I do not think any our our group will ever return to Passion 8."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very romantic...great food!..............................."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love the concept of Passion8. They only buy food from local, organic farms. We chose this restaurant for Restaurant Week to embrace excellent local food. We were highly disappointed. The portion sizes were so small that we were unable to savor the flavours of each dish. Restaurant Week offers free advertising and an opportunity to "shine." This is the time to win customers and entice them to become repeat customers. A customer never wants to feel cheated. In this case, we were."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Not tterrible but not superlative (like our last Passion8 experience). Highlights - grouper (best entree), peach/basil shot ("wine pairing" with dessert)" and specialty cocktails (Hibiscus Margarita and Gentleman's Manhattan). Lowlights - wine pairing: save your money...nothing special. Service: cocktails arrived at the same time as the appetizers and the wine pairing for the appetizers- the drinks were tasty, but hard to enjoy in between wine and dinner courses; server was in and out and answered questions as quickly as possible in order to leave the table. Chicken roulade dry and had an unappetizing texture. Good Grief Overally we were excited to go to Passion8 and while we didn't have a bad meal, it was underwhelming. Good grief."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Grouper was excellent. Peach soup was an unexpected surprise. Went during restaurant week so a good value."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Small, quaint restaurant with excellent food. Professional servers. Farm to table philosophy. Really good food. Foodies will love this place, but so will the average joe."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Passion8 Bistro is an amazing little restaurant, beautifully decorated and incredible food. It's obvious the cook loves what he does and is good at it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Picked restaurant for Queens Feast because it was a wonderful opportunity to have the experience within my budget. It was even better than I had anticipated. The food, friendliness and knowledge of the wait staff, and the presence of the owner/chef who came to visited the diners, was all very special. My out of town guest was treated to a unique Charlotte treasure, which could not be duplicated in her NYC neighborhood. (All ratings are excellent. The "stars" wouldn't work.)"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My sister, niece (12) and nephew (14) that have never had a fine-dining experience. I contacted the restaurant and asked for a special tasting menu, as my sister is a vegan. They were very accommodating and having dietary needs and two young teenagers our menu had no shortcuts. The kids were so impressed by the plating and the flavors and my sister has never had such a great vegan option before. Despite our unusual needs Passion8 did not miss a beat and made everyone feel, and feed, like they were royalty. Thanks again, and do not miss dinning here, it is THE best restaurant around."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was recently reminded why this is the best restaurant in Charlotte. A bit of a hidden gem, but the food is a work of art"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant offered ambiance and was very quaint. It is a small place but very romantic. The service was welcoming from the time we walked in the door until we left. The food was exquisite! Sad that I waited so long to try it name and that they are relocating to uptown Charlotte in September."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food and service were great. We weren't rushed by our server even though the Passion8 was full. We were allowed to enjoy each other and a great meal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Friends told us about this little place tucked away just over into SC. Everything was great and we will definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and expected the portions to be downsized. When we arrived, there was only one other couple and the place was DARK. I mean really DARK. The walls are painted a maroon color and it was hard to see the menu. The server was GREAT! For a farm to table restaurant, it is impressive. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Food was good and fresh Service was very good Background music was great Owner and wife both came to say hello Cons: Way too dark and the ladies room is even worse than the dining room. Almost had to feel my way in and out. Food was lukewarm Portions were small Regular menu prices are through the roof. Very expensive! Cheapest red wine was $36 Tables are VERY close together, small"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When the worse thing you can say about a restaurant is that it is awesome, that isn't so bad. Had all you can eat mussels, with a Belgian, and we both agreed that Passion8 could open in the middle of the Grand Place in Brussels and do very well. Each construct of sauces was both creative and executed perfectly. The progression from light sauces to heavier showed care and an understanding of proper dinning. I have never had anything shy of an amazing meal here, I will be sad when they move uptown and I have a further drive to dine here, but I will still dine regularly. A must dine in Charlotte."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food and the service are always excellent. It was the perfect atmosphere for visiting with good friends."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "All I can say is WOW! We dined on a Tuesday evening so the place wasn't crowded. We decided to try the Chef's Tasting option, 4 courses for only $55 per person- you can't beat that I had the foie and my husband had the duck 3 ways- AMAZING! Scallop entree was out of this world. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable. The farmers they use are listed directly on the menu and the location of each farm. We are excited for their move but will keep coming back to Fort Mill while they are here!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Passion8 has become our new weekly spot. I can't express enough how much this place feels like home when we walk in. They know what we are going to order as soon as we walk in from our sparking water to our favorite 007 martini. Our waitress remembered that my hunny loves Chocolate so brought him the new chocolate / peanut butter dessert for his birthday! This is a must try!!!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Passion8 Bistro 5 or 6 times over the years, and we have always had wonderful experiences. Friday night, however, was a different story. Our calamari appetizer was incredibly tough and chewy. I ordered scallops for my entree, which have always been great there. I am not one to complain or ever send anything back, but I actually had to spit it out in my napkin. The scallops were ice cold, gritty, and literally tasted like dirty ocean water. We will not be dining as Passion8 Bistro again, nor will we be recommending it to anyone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I thought the setting was shabby and maybe that was why they kept the lighting so low. One patron got a flashlight for his elderly mother. The menus were on white copy paper and showed much use. Each item's ingredient was highly descriptive, as if to justify the price. The food was good but the cost was too high for the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. This was our first time at the bistro. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left. Our server Megan knew every aspect of the menu and was extremely pleasant. The presentation was unique and something I would compare to New York City dining. To top off the evening Chef Luca made an appearance at our table, I love running into him at the markets on Saturday. They are planning a big move to Elizabeth Avenue this Fall so you won't want to miss a chance of dining at this fort mill gem! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Passion 8 Bistro and we both had the chef's tasting menu with wine. We had four courses, each of which were beautiful in their presentation and delightful in their taste. Ingredients were fresh and local. The wait staff took time to explain each course as they brought it. All in all, one of the best meals we have experienced in a long time! Passion 8 is a gem!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and presentation was very good. The ambience is too dark - they gave you a flashlight to read the menu. The table were spaced in such a way that the table next to us required the waitress to have her backside facing us while we ate. They are trying for a sleek Manhattan neighborhood restuarunt look and failing. They should embrace what they have and open the windows, put tables outside and focus on great local farm to table dishes."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Awesome dinner but was disappointed by the dessert. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Restaurant was off the beaten path in a small house, but they will be moving to the Elizabeth area in the fall. Menu doesn't have many items, but the food is delicious. Most everything is local and the waitresses explain where the food comes from. Had a wonderful and positive experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This restaurants niche is fresh food carefully prepaed. All food is sorced back to the actual farm. Everything has a unique taste that blends incredibly. A little bit costly but we'll worth it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " warm welcome on entering. service was exemplary. I had the chicken entre and my wife had the ham entre. both were done perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. Everyone was nice and helpful. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The overall experience was fantastic, but the real star here is the food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed my 16th anniversary with my love. Food, wine, service all were excellent. Will dine here again and again. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful locavore food! We were so pleased, just what we were looking for. Great food, great presentation, very knowledgeable staff. Everyone was kind and caring."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our Easter lunch was fantastic at Passion8. The special menu for that special day was a great choice. My wife and I chose separate dishes and shared every delectable bite. The champagne alone was excellent, so when prepared as a mimosa was also crisply refreshing. Even the French pressed coffee was a rich smooth treat. We understand that Passion8 is moving to Charlotte at the end of the summer. We'll continue to enjoy this respite from the profit-focused eateries and then follow them to downtown Elizabeth St area in the fall. Very special place, with strong social and quality commitment. Service and commitment to quality was obvious from first greeting to the coffee and biscotti. Can't wait to return again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fantastic menu and food in quirky intimate building"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great place to eat if you're looking for fresh, local food. The plates were creative and delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 and were well-accommodated; no complaints from anyone, only praise. The hospitality and service were commendable; BRAVO! The menu choice well-rounded; everything was fresh, well prepared, appealing in presentation and delicious (the wine and Bloody Mary's included). No disappointments."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "5 members of our family enjoyed a wonderful evening! Service was great! We each were very impressed with quality of the food including the presentation. We looking forward to out-door dining this Spring/Summer. Only hope the quality will remain when the restaurant moves in the Fall."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was great. Good organic food. A little more expensive than expected"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Once we entered the restaurant we felt like inside a story book. The ambience was lovely. We felt that the waiters danced around the tables presenting a mix of wonderful colors and flavors. The salad was fantastic and the fresh fish extremely tasteful."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary by enjoying a romantic dinner at Passion8 Bistro! You would never know by driving by the outside of the building that a quaint restaurant was hidden inside! Food was great and the cocktail menu was very unique and delicious. We will definitely return to Passion8 Bistro."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at Passion8 twice. The food is delectable, and their NY Strip is the best I've eaten. The cab/sav they are presently serving is phenomenally aromatic and smooth with a flavorful aftertaste. The ambience is sublime."
    Dined on 3/15/2014