We went on a Saturday afternoon.
We went on a Saturday afternoon. The service was incredible. The food was cooked to perfection. I was surprised that it was not more busy - a hidden gem people are not completly aware of yet ! One the roof top opens I am sure they'll be filled to capacity. I drove from NW Charlotte area and it was definitely worth the drive.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our brunch very much.
Enjoyed our brunch very much. Server - Daniel - was exceptional and added to our overall experience. Will certainly be visited again soon.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I have eaten at
My wife and I have eaten at Blackthorne on a couple of previous occasions and find it to be an excellent restaurant for two as well as larger groups of 8. Service Staff were friendly and accommodating. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly for my wife (rare) and me (Medium).
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The live music was great.
The live music was great. It was one guy (Roy Daye) and he was incredible. Can't wait to go back.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet Sunday evening
had a nice dinner in the dining room, not noisy on a sunday night. headed to rooftop bar for a drink on a lovely april evening. the outdoor sofas were in need of cleaning and the service was slow upstairs, but the ambience was worth it.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came for a late lunch with
Came for a late lunch with both of my parents, we decided on the rooftop patio (great spot!). I had a margarita and chicken sandwich (both absolutely delicious, bartender didn't skimp out on the tequila either). I would recomend Blackthorne to friends and family who are looking for a great spot outside.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really liked it............will
Really liked it............will go again......nice wait staff...
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food. Indoors more
Very good food. Indoors more formal. Outdoors formal to informal. Good music, popular spot. Will go back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Blackthorne. Per our request, we were given a quiet table in the corner away from the hustle and bustle. Our servers were very attentive and our food was fantastic. The pear and pecan salad was delicious and the shrimp and grits . . YUMMY! We would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will plan a return visit.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blackthorne Restaurant continues
Blackthorne Restaurant continues to deliver very good food and service. The dishes are imaginative and well prepared, the service is cheerful and prompt, and the ambience is fine, if a bit noisy when the dining room is full. Lunches especially are a cut above the competition, especially for the interesting sandwiches with duck confit and bison meatloaf. My wife and I agree that it's one of the Ballantyne area's best lunch possibilities. We also like Blackthorne's for dinner when we want something interesting, healthy, and well above average.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, great service,
Great meal, great service, we will come back again!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Blackthorne.
First time at Blackthorne. Food was excellent - will definitely go back again! Enjoyed the live music. Pleasant, but not too loud.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the appetizers to the
From the appetizers to the fire crusted dessert, it was delectable. I even commented on the creative wording for the soup du jour! " The kitchen's whim" <3 loved our waitress even more. Although she was training and only in the restaurant four days; She was personable and knowledgeable of everything pertaining to the restaurant! We had a wonderful evening! Thank you.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and food.
Excellent service and food. We had friends in from out of town and they were impressed. Nice evening. We were not rushed.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very nice lunch on our first visit. They have a creative menu - and portions were plentiful for the price. Looking forward to trying out the roof-top tables for dinner in the near future.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overal it was a good experience
Overal it was a good experience and we will go back. Our first server forgot about us after we ordered our wine. Then we had to get a manager to take our dinner order. Our second server was great and the food was great, that's why we will go back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, excellent service.
Excellent, excellent service. Enjoyed the menu variety...something for everyone for our family's Mother's Day out.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patio bar on "roof"
Great place to hang out. Service staff is excellent at bar and in dining area. Nice selection of food. This is the 4th visit eating here and twice they were out of the wine we ordered.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son & I tried brunch at Blackthorne recently and while the food was okay, we were disappointed in a few items. He had the Pork Belly Hash and had to search for any pork belly in the potatoes! It was minced so fine he could barely taste it. I liked the Southern Chicken & Biscuits but thought it should have included a side of fruit, instead of charging separately for a side. I thought the prices were a little high. I would go back, but not for brunch.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was delicious but I
Brunch was delicious but I wish it was buffet style.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprising treat
This is fast becoming one of my favorite restaurants. A local place for me that would do well in anyone's neighborhood. I try to try a different dish every time I go here and I've never been disappointed. My last dinner was a bone in pork chop with a sweet potato hash that was incredibly good. So good that it will be difficult for me to move on to another choice, but I felt the same was about the bucket of quail the dinner before.
Service always excellent, friendly yet professional.
I hope Blackthorne stays with us a long long time.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite dining place.
This was our second time eating at Blackthorne and we both keep saying how fantastic the meal and service was each time. The only draw back that my husband kept dipping his filet in my gnocchi sauce because the combination of steak and gorgonzola was wonderful.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a girls' night out for dinner and drinks at Blackthorne. We ate inside and had great service and our food was amazing -- from our coconut shrimp appetizer to our meals to dessert. Our drinks -- especially the prickly pear matini -- were yummy. We went to the upstairs bar for a glass of wine and enjoyed the band playing. Great night, we will be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food
We have visited for lunch & dinner on several occasions and always received good service & a quality meal. The menu is not too extensive, but there is something for everybody's taste.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch but was shocked
Great brunch but was shocked to see there were not many people there. Food was delish and service was great as well.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great chicken salad!
Very good chicken salad croissant! Best I have had in Charlotte.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good & convenient
Very good food and service in a lovely atmosphere without the hassle of going downtown. We had the best corn bread muffins I have ever tasted provided as a starter to the meal. Service was quick and efficient
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would return.... On a sunny day!
We started out with Lisa, our bartender for a predinner cocktail. Fabulous!
Our server was friendly but did not know the menu well. I ordered the pork tenderloin ordered per the chefs recommendation, medium rare. The pork itself was very tender but ruined by the overly sweet BBQ tasting style sauce
My spouse ordered the seafood broth called ciopino. The broth itself had a good flavor. The mussels and scallops were perfectly cooked. The lobster and shrimp were completely overlooked . Hopefully the kitchen will see the seafood cooks at different speeds next time. A dish worth trying again if cook properly. We would give this place another shot, especially if we have the luxury of having a beautiful sunny day up on their patio to also enjoy.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satisfied repeat customer
I have had dinner at Blackthorn several times with my wife and friends.It is a price performer. Entries are tasteful with an appetizing presentation at reasonable prices.
The rooftop lounge is a fun place to enjoy a cocktail.
Atmosphere is comfortably casual.
I highly recommend Blackthorn.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night out with friends
Started with drinks on the rooftop bar - live music was great. Dinner and service was excellent. This was our first visit ( during Queen Feast ) - but it will not be our last!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Ambience and Service
My wife and I choose this Restaurant to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. This was our first visit and so we did not know what to expect. We wanted the roof top experience but due to the weather we had to settle for the dining in experience. The staff was very accomodating and seated us in a semi private area based on our occasion. The service was OUTSTANDING, the food was FANTASTIC. My Husband had Steak and I had Salmon. From the soups, appetizers, to the desert, everything thing was incredible. Our waitress was attentive and had a great personality. The Manager came over and thanked us for choosing his Restaurant to dine in. That is service of the highest level and quality. We highly recommend Blackthorne Restaurant to everyone.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent and the food delightful. It is a little noisy, there where several groups. We will definitely dine there again and again.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked my reservation and was promptly seated by friendly host. The food was exellent in every way. I had a seared chicken breast with mash potatoes and vegetables, cooked to perfection. Yes, it was the cheapest meal on the menu but did not lack in flavor,texture or taste
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Restaurant week with
Went for Restaurant week with my husband and another couple. The set menus had delicious choices. My husband ordered straight off the menu and thoroughly enjoyed his choice! We will be going back!!!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The noice level in the restaurant
The noice level in the restaurant section was fine, but the bar was noisy. The food was very good. The mussels were excellent.
Would go there again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time @
This was our first time @ Blackthornes and we thought the food was excellent! The atmosphere (inside) was nice--a little dark and clubby feeling. Additionally, there was a lot of patio dining and rooftop dining under umbrellas---something hard to find in this area. The service was good, with back up servers to make sure no one waited too long. We will return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will definitely be back!!
A friend and I chose Blackthorne for Restaurant Week after canceling reservations at another RW participating restaurant. The mussels for my appetizer were phenomenal!!! My only complaint is I needed more grilled bread to soak up the remaining sauce. I didn't want to waste a drop. I chose the salmon over Israelis couscous for my entree. The delicious salmon was cooked perfectly, but the couscous left little to be desired. The chocolate Guiness ganache for dessert was quite possibly the best dessert I've ever had. I'm not a huge dessert fan, but the ganache definitely changed my mind. We had terrific service. The atmosphere was very nice... Quite and comfortable. We will definitely be repeat customers.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Dined with another couple here and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. As appetizers, the calamari and muscles were fantastic!
Two of us had the filet mignon for dinner, one person had short ribs and one person had shrimp and grits. The filet was probably the least favorite of all the entrées. Not quite as tender as it should've been. But it was cooked exactly as ordered. The short ribs were fantastic, fall off the bone soft! :-).
If/when we got back, I would definitely get the short ribs again!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a decent Sunday brunch.
Had a decent Sunday brunch. close to hotel where we were staying
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here simply because
We ate here simply because I had a coupon. The food was amazing! We both raved about our meals (pork tenderloin and shrimp and grits) and will be coming back! Thought the service was a little slow at times, but it didn't make that much of a difference as we enjoyed sitting outside enjoying the wonderful weather.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Great Service
We surprised my in-laws with a dinner at Blackthorne for their anniversary. Two in the party had the sea bass; it was fantastic! Three people had the filet which they enjoyed. My husband ordered the ribeye which he deemed simply "OK." Desserts were yummy. I recommend the cheesecake. Our server was great and very accommodating of the children in our party. I would dine here again if we were in the area.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for my wife's birthday. It was fairly crowded but our server had everything under control and did a wonderful job. My wife had the Shrimp n' Grits. She loves that dish. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was absolutely amazing.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and service
Food was very good and service was outstanding. It is a beautiful, hidden gem. Glad we found it.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been to Blackthorn several
We've been to Blackthorn several times with other couples. We enjoy the food and the live entertainment on the rooftop is a huge draw. RDJ Acoustics is a gifted musician and keeps us coming back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Blackthorn numerous times. The food is always good and is a nice palce to take customers for dinner. The roof top bar is a great hot spot assuming you can find a seat.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for good food
Good food and great service. Great atmosphere and staff was very good. Will be going back
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
So far, SOOOO good...
This was our 2nd visit to Blackthorne and both times have been great! The food is delicious and the wait staff is very knowledgable. They have excellent food and wine selections as well as local beer.
They were, however, insistant on where we sat, even though only at about half capacity. There were tables that were clearly available, but the hostess claimed that they were 'in-set' or 'reserved', even though they were never claimed. I think a server was trying to close her section down. SO, If you want a booth, I guess you have to reserve on of the MANY available ones when you call.
So, other than that frustration, and weird way in which it was handled, we had a good time. Our first visit there was GREAT, but the hostess was great too.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were impressed with the delicious food. Creative, but not over the top. Only negative was, some of the entrees in our group were a bit skimpy. We ordered entrees, not the 'small plates' that are also on the menu, but some looked like they would have been under the 'small plate' section.
Service was wonderful - great waiter! Would definitely go back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit to Blackthorne
It was the first time dining with Blackthorne for both my friend and me. The restaurant is very attractive. We were both pleased with the service, atmosphere and our food. We were a bit surprised with what we considered a rather limited menu - for their upscale reputation, location and appearance. We were there for lunch, though. May be different at dinner. (???) We do hope to give it a try for dinner - soon.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visit to the dining area of this restuarant. Reserved table for 6 and was available when I arrived. AMbiance was good, services was excellent and so was the food. Would recommend it.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM