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Passion8 Bistro
Passion8 Bistro

Passion8 Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.passion8bistro.com
  • Email: info@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything was great. Good organic food. A little more expensive than expected"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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
  • "Except for being seated right next to the door, everything about the experience was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had been trying to get reservations for Passion8 for awhile but never made reservations early enough to get one during prime dinner hour (6-7pm). We were lucky to get one only a week ahead of the date, but have had difficulty finding an available reservation several weeks ahead at times. So definitely plan ahead. It was well worth the wait. The food was delicious. Our server was very attentive but not smothering. Our only complaint was the noise level was very high which made it hard to hear each other at times."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Passion 8 Bistro is one of those gems that locals know about and has yet to hit the scene for the astute food connoisseur. Amazing daily menus and a well informed staff makes for a real treat as you can never be steered wrong in choosing a meal that right for you. The pork chop cooked to medium perfection was amazingly satisfying and the scallops were cooked and seasoned well. I expected a great meal and they did not fail."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We heard of this place from our real estate agent who recommended it for special occasions (read: expensive) We went for our Valentine's Day celebration and were very pleaed with the entire experience. Great, ever-changing menu with lots of European touches (eg, fois gras, sweetbreads, etc.). They are allegedly moving to a new location in uptown Charlotte this spring so recommend getting to the Fort Mill location before they move out of town."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The best restaurant in the Charlotte area. Changing menu with creative food combinations and taste that never disappoints. The staff is always friendly making this my number one go to place for a party of 1 or 10."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Passion8 in maybe a year and it used to be one of my favorites in the greater Charlotte area with their creative seasoal offerings based on regional products. Unfortunately I found that menu and creativity has stalled a bit, in my opinion. Food was still good but I was not wowed like earlier times."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic. Our waiter was attentive and made great suggestions. He knew the menu well. The food exceeded my expectations. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the special snowy grouper was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It has been a while since the wife and I have been here. I had the duck, which was very good, a little light on the portion but, very good. My wife ordered the New York strip medium, and it came out well done. The wait staff was very attentive and very friendly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my wife to dinner at Passion8 Bistro. It was the first time for both us. It was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious; the service was excellent! The wine was delicious! It was an experience that filled our senses in every way. The restaurant is a romantic getaway. We really enjoyed our night out!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was very good, but service less than expected. We were rushed to our table and then saw no wait staff for 10 - 15 minutes, even for water and to light our candle. Surprised, as this is a small restaurant. Overall good experience, but very pricey for what you get."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Passion8 is a delight on many fronts. The food is gourmet at its finest, the wine list suits all pallets, and the service is top notch.I have been there on several occassions and it only gets better each time. This last time was made special by the assistance of Kaleila who helped make my proposal the perfect memory. If great food, wine, and ambiance are what you seek, this is your place. I will always return to this wonderful fine dining gem!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Passion8 is the place we bring our favorite people. It has hospitality, style, and deliciousness to burn. Creative food, attentive and pleasant wait staff, and killer cocktails."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Went here during Queen's Feast. I believe the point for restaurants should be to offer food that will bring people back and I think they succeeded. Didn't have the beef cheek as listed but short rib was still great. Portions could be considered small but if you aren't used to 3 courses , were perfect for not feeling stuffed. Great flavors, presentation and unique concepts. A great place outside of uptown for high-end cuisine with a romantic/quaint setting."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "A group of 9 went during Restaurant Week, the food and service was excellent. Portions were smaller due to the special, but still tasty. I would not recommend going with a large group, 4 people max."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Luca and his staff outdid themselves during Restaurant week on a Saturday night. Beef cheeks to die for, never better."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was exceptional, from first course through dessert. However, it took 3 times to get a martini right. First time it tasted like they used sweet vermouth, sent it back - Second time they said they ran out of dry varmouth - it was straight gin wih an olive. Then they came back with a third drink -" We found the dry vermouth, it was misplaced" Need to get their bar straightened out. The place is VERY noisey! Hard to carry on a conversation. Also on a cold night I would not recomend sitting near the door. The door opens directly into the dining area."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Love Passion 8! We have been going since they opened and they just get better and better! Hate that they are leaving our community as they are the only good restaurant in the area but we will follow them where they go."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I surprised my boyfriend with a reservation for our 1 year anniversary (ladies can orchestrate special occasion celebrations too!) am we absolutely LOVED it. Our waitress was so friendly and attentive- she even included a little surprise for us since I had given them the heads up about our special occasion. The atmosphere is inviting and intimate- love the low lights and deep warm colors. Whether you want to catch up with a dear friend or enjoy date night, this is your spot. The food was phenomenal and I love their commitment to "farm to table." Everything was fresh, hot, and mouthwateringly delicious!!! We had beef cheek and trout as our entrées... YUM. We will be back soon!!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Chick breast was great -- cheese plate phenomenal -- reccommend highly."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "What can I say, just another great meal at Passion"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Passion8 Bistro is a great place for a date night with your significant other. Staff is great and attentive. They also know they menu inside out. Chef did an amazing job as usual. I recommend the Scallop if they have it on the menu."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Passion8 several times and every time has been very good -- not only the food but the service as well. The chef is so good I would and have tried things I would normally never order. I just trust him to do an excellent job."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed our experience very much. The food was deliscious! !"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was great! But service was even better, thanks Megan."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "i made my reservation without realizing that restaurant week was coming up (it was packed and loud). im used to most times coming and having alot more personal attention. i LOVE this place and i recommend it all the time to friends, family, and coworkers. the food is always fresh and the menu is a little different every time i come."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Even though the restaurant is small, the food quality and service knocked it out of the park! To start I had the "signature calamari" and then the 3 course for Queen-fest. I had the scallop dish as the appetizer, the Beef Cheek dish as the main course and chocolate dessert to finish the round, which all the 3 of the dishes were awesome! As a drink, I had a signature "fresh pineapple" martini, which was off the chain, as well. The only down side to the entire experience was it was a little tight and noisy (probably more than normal because of Queen fest). However, I definitely would will go back and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something different and who enjoys different dishes using high quality foods!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints! Awesome food! Awesome service (Meghan is the BEST)! Awesome ambiance! I always look forward to visiting."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was perfect. Our wait person was very knowledgeable about the menu. We were there for the Queen's Feast and the restaurant lived up to every thing I had heard about it. I had the trout and my fife had the chicken. Both were excellent. We will definitely go back and try the regular menu."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Passion8 is one of our very favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful, different and delish! I get so tired of eating the same dishes so Passion 8 always has something original. I enjoy knowing that they source the food from local farmers. We enjoy the origina cocktails and wine too. The only critique i have and it happened two different times I was there was taking my cocktail away before I finished it. But the service is always friendly and professional. I am sad that they will be moving to Elizabeth as it will mean not being able to go as often and I hope the quality and comfortableness won't change."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Like local flavor.....service was off a little but place was packed for Restaurant Week. Menu was unique. Got to try new things!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Damn it, how does this place just get better with each menu like it does? We just happened to dine two days after the new menu came out, talk about timing. Chef Luca, Matt, and Evan have do it again. I hope people do not fear some of the items not often seen in CLT. Order every app. The Monkfish liver was obscenely great, I felt sinful after eating it. The escargot was layers of complex goodness, skate (a fish I have always loved) place in ravioli was simple and great not to mention the rabbit trio. what a great way to have such good game. They seem to find regional cheese that are near what we have when in Europe and the fish preparations on our mains were inventive, yet not over powering to the delicate ocean taste."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was so tasty - the calamari is a must-try. Our server, Paula, was wonderful. The menu was limited, but everything that came out of the kitchen looked spectacular."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I had happened upon Passion8 totally by accident some weeks ago when I took a wrong turn trying to find a shortcut. But boy, what a find! I took my wife there for our anniversary and was totally thrilled with the food, service and overall experience. Even when I called to confirm they hadn't moved you, the person on the phone responded that they were "there and making my dinner." Charming!! We both love the Field to Fork concept and they do a nice job of staying to that. The monkfish appetizer was great and very different. The goat cheese winter salad was very fresh and flavorful. The entrees were amazingly good. The strip and the pork chop were cooked perfectly and portion size was nice. Dessert was very nice. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We are always so pleased w/the food and the service. They switch their menu up every few weeks and their fish is always AMAZING! I always get the fish dish and it's always different and delicious. My husband tends to stick w/their strip which is cooked to perfection. We love this place and are excited to see them grow!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014