Passion8 Bistro
Passion8 Bistro

Passion8 Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.passion8bistro.com/
  • Phone: 8038027455x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Passion8 Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (42)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (10)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Did Not Disappoint
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had high expectations for their Farewell dinner and it did not disappoint. Brought some friends with me that had never been and of course, I had raved about how good it was. The staff did a great job even though I think they were overwhelmed with the number of people and their small kitchen. Nonetheless, everything was great and I look forward to going to their new location upon its opening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's not everyday you have a birthday and the team at passion8 hit it out of the park. The meal was perfect, local and the freshest ingredients. You can never go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seasonal food
    bubbles11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It had been about a year since I had visited Passion8. I wanted some friends to experience the original location before their move to central Charlotte. As always, the menu was creative, the food delivered as promised and the service was excellent. I look forward to being able to visit more frequently at the new location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you are a Foodie and or love to support local farms this is a must go to restaurant. They offer amazing unique cocktails, and have an impressive wine list. I hate to use the word value, but I can't believe the gourmet meal I experienced for the price. The service was unbelievable I felt as if our waitress was the owner. It's hard to find anything negative to say. I will say, the décor leaves something to be desired, it was a bit drab dated and dark. However, is seems the owners are aware as they are moving to a much brighter "hipper spot" in early September (between The Custom Shoppe and Carpe Diem in Elizabeth). It seems they've got it right, make the food amazing first then move to a better location later. Can't wait to try again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love the farm to table quality of the food that is served at Passion8. The chef does a wonderful job creating a variety of foods and the menu is always different. The wine list is sparse and they should have a bigger variety of choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome cuisine!
    Angelini23
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic local food items prepped by the amazing Chef Luca! Portions are small and prices are hefty... 4 entrees with 2 drinks, no dessert and 1 appetizer will run you around $200. Flavors are AMAZING, though, so I can't say I didn't enjoy it. Scallops were fantastic. They are moving to Charlotte in a month and will be sad to see them leave this quaint, sweet spot in Fort Mill, SC. Hope the quality doesn't change when they move to a bigger venue. Lots of luck, Passion8!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it, love it, love it
    dinesalotVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We simply can't stop eating here! Had friends from NYC and DC in and they insist on coming here each time they are in town. The pork was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Jdev
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I went to Passion8 during restaurant week. Many restaurants do not deliver during such a busy time, but both the food and the service were excellent!! I got the summer salad, coulotte steak, and lemon basil dessert. The dessert is one of the best I have ever had. The ambiance was charming and added to the experience. I will definitely return, and recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal near Charlotte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food But...
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic three course meal
    Rock
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food Chef Luca puts on the table is always outstanding. The listing of the local suppliers and what they supply is a great way to let patrons know just how well local farmers, growers are represented. Jessica, the owners wife always takes time to chat with us and makes us feel welcome and part of the family. Wait staff is attentive and very knowledgable about the days offerings to help you in your decision. We look forward to when they open their new facility in Charlotte in September.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week 2014
    Sjvmark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Passion8 and want to go as often as we can until they move. Enjoyed restaurant week menu. Our table of 4 had 3 different orders and all were really good especially the Grouper, it's broth was delish. The cantaloupe soup was really good and different then expected- in a good way. Dressed tomatoes were also good but small on portion size. Again 3 different desserts all equally tasty. Service is friendly but maybe a touch rushed. Great cocktails and wine. Passion8 does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the atmosphere
    Waxhaw
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very romantic...great food!...............................
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good idea, but lacking
    1htrdhd
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food
    GRamaley
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My neighbor and I went for fun and to enjoy an excellent meal and wonderful ambiance. Our glass was never empty and even though we were having the Queens Feast special our plates were full. Over all a lovely place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie Brown meal
    20percentstndrd
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Grouper was excellent. Peach soup was an unexpected surprise. Went during restaurant week so a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You need to try this restaurant!
    averagejoe
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh but small portions
    NCFoodieGal
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We dined for the first time during Charlotte Restaurant Week. We were promptly greeted and taken to our table which was in the back - nice location. Service was very good, and their flavored water (lemon, lime & orange) was great. The food was obviously very fresh and love that they use local farms and suppliers. The reason I probably will not go back (unless for drink and appetizer) is the small food portions. The salad and the dessert were tiny, at best. The grouper was the size of a small brownie and your side item will most likely be a dollup sized portion. Very nice team and unique small setting, just be prepared for small portions yet fairly expensive prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    exploradora
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deligted diner
    DizzyDale
    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.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally impressed my guests
    dinesalotVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Lovers Dream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to see you go!
    laxmomq
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sorry to see you leave Fort Mill. Wishing you all the luck at your new location! We will definitely visit you there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic Gem
    Nita
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not sure we'll be back
    nomoro
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome is a bad as it gets here!
    dinesalotVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anyreasontodineout
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food and the service are always excellent. It was the perfect atmosphere for visiting with good friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weekly Diner
    FoodieQueen
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonymous2122
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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  • mistake
    donteatoutthatmuch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Evening
    FoodieQueen
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SassySenior
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but poor ambience
    Okay1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner - Needs better dessert
    Luvpassion8
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Awesome dinner but was disappointed by the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Passion 8 Review
    LisaFW
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Adult Restaurv
    CharlotteLady
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    raggtime
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.