Apps Make a Meal
Been to Nolen Kitchen a few times and I have never been disappointed. The appetizers are diverse, delicious and constantly changing. Servers are very knowledgeable of the specials pairing wines for my date. If you have the chance drop by for lunch on a nice day and sit on the patio.
11/8/2012 4:00:00 PM
Half off bottles of wine on
Half off bottles of wine on Tues, half off martinis on Wed.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Staff
Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful, but service was slow and the restaurant not busy. One of our orders was served to another table and another order had to be reminded to the staff. However, overall we had a lovely time and would both recommend the restaurant and done there again.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent. Attentive staff.
Attentive staff. Asked ahead for, and received, quiet table.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
After eating at Ilios Noche
After eating at Ilios Noche and Big View Diner, I wanted to try Nolen Kitchen. It did not disappoint. The French Omelet was delicious as were the dishes ordered by my husband and daughter. Hope to return again soon.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great but there is
Food was great but there is never any parking available in the lot associated with the restaurant. Every time we go we always have to park far away. Also, I would recommend making a reservation no matter what night you are going. They frequently have a wait, even on week nights.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nolen's is one of our favorite
Nolen's is one of our favorite restaurants and we are always looking for a reason to go! However we were disappointed this time when we found out they had changed the calamari app. We order it every time we go and rave about it to friends but found out they had recently changed the way they prepare it. It's now very bland and the amount you get is not worth the price. But the rest of the meal was very good and we will definitely be back soon.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great patio!! This is the
Great patio!! This is the place to be on Selwyn in the nicer weather days!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and worth a visit
Excellent food and price shows they know it. Louder than expected. Popular and starters and sandwiches can keep cost down. Reservations recommended. Parking is difficult due to other popular resturants and bars in same locale. Trendy. As noted food is excellent in all categories. Service leisurely and we think that is normal; they want you to relax and enjoy. We had two rounds of half price cocktails, one appetizer, two dinnet entrees for $92.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this restaurant!
I'd definitely go back, especially their Tuesday night half off all bottled wine special!
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
From beginning to end the dining experience was remarkable. The wait staff was extremely attentive, they were very knowledgable of the menu and specials. And the meal, a foodies dream! The chef actually came out to check on my guest and me, perhaps because I ordered his pick. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem but it could definitely thrieve in a big city (like New York or LA). Highly recommended.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nolen Kitchen never fails to impress...great food, drinks and service! The outdoor patio is a Must any time of the year!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arrived at Nolen Kitchen on time and was promptly seated. We were immediately greeted by our server who promptly took our drink order. Appetizer arrived soon after we placed the order. Everything was delicious and we will certainly return again and again.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love, love this place. The menu is current and everything is unique and approachable at the same time. If you have not been you should go. Be sure to make a reservation, they seem to always be busy!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a solid go to spot. Enjoy
It's a solid go to spot. Enjoy the outside seating, but inside is always vibrant. It's a good menu, good food, and reliable service. One of our top places in the neighborhood.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
On June 21st I was very dissapointe
On June 21st I was very dissapointed in our experience with your hostess...we were late for our reservation where I had "requested" an outdoor table, She insisted she had NO resrervation for us, and when I showed it to her on my phone...she wouldn't even look at it & continued to repeat that an outdoor reservation would have been impossible, "We don't take reservations for the patio." Again it was a request, she was nicely rude and dismissive before showing us to an indoor table...but thanks to our excellent server Christopher and a delish meal, I had forgotten about it until I got a notice as a NO SHOW and then this request for a review from Opentable. As an enthusiastic patron of your restaurant I thought you would want to know...
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the country greek salad!
Love the country greek salad! Best one I've had ever!!! Like the decor updates. Server was very pleasant.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Nolen
My friend and I went to Nolen for her birthday. We had reservations, and good thing we did. We would have a long wait otherwise. The artichoke crab dip was supper yummy and my hanger steak was such a filling meal. It came with a salad and fries. The restaurant is very noisy and it was hard to hear my friend, so don't go there for a quiet meal.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had never been to this restaurant but had heard about it from others. Service was friendly. Nice bar area. Outdoor dining looked nice but was raining when there. Not crowded at all. Good service. Try the bacon wrapped dates. And the sour cherry bread pudding.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the food to the service, everything was outstanding. My husband & I decided to check out a new spot for brunch & went to Open Table for our search. Nolen Kitchen came up as a great option & now we know why. Everything was delicious, atmosphere was trendy, but comfortable & cozy. Our server was hilarious, but personable & did a wonderful job taking care of us...service is always so much better when you have someone who loves what they do & is proud of the product they are delivering. During our dining experience I checked in on Facebook & two of our friends noticed & shot me a text mesage asking how it was...of course we said amazing so they also went to eat at Nolen Kitchen later that day & thanked us for the recommendation!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but LOUD
The menu was quite adventurous, but the kitchen was up to the task and able to produce an excellent meal. The meal timing was very good. The service was excellent, however the acoustics are such that having any kind of normal volume conversation at a table was impossible, just way too loud in the restaurant. Of course the inside of the restaurant is not large and there were two parties of 10 or more, but unfortunately the volume approached intolerable.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good. Beet and
Food is very good. Beet and kale salad the best. Noise level too high for our liking.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the wedge salad. Nice
Had the wedge salad. Nice portion. The lettuce was quite bitter which made eating it not as tasting as as looked. Server and other staff were friendly.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the zucchini chips and
Had the zucchini chips and chivito. Both were tasty with interesting flavors. Restaurant was busy on a weekday night.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Have never
Love this place! Have never had a bad meal there or had a bad experience there!!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for brunch, food was
Went for brunch, food was good, a bit slow, but the restaurant was very busy. Server was a bit odd, trying to be funny, but she just wasn't. It was just peculiar.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience - we will return!
The meal began with a shared caprese salad - one of the best I've had in Charlotte. The lettuce was not refrigerator cold, which is such a welcome change. My dinner was the miso salmon - a very large portion of salmon at 6-7 oz. More than I could eat! My husband chose the seafood special, which was scallops with risotto. The scallops were quite large and looked to be well prepared - though I didn't taste them, he said they were "good, but not spectacular". The risotto was a little watery, missing the creaminess that would have made it outstanding. Our server, Christopher, was impeccable, if not just a little over the top. I definitely prefer a server who is more attentive, rather than almost never there. He was very knowledgeable!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
go to spot for out of town coworker
Great service and awesome food and wine. Love taking out of town coworkers here.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome neighborhood restaurant
I don't eat out much so when I do I want it to be a great experience. I was not even a teeny bit disappoointed with Nolen's Kitchen.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nolen Kitchen Experience
Very good food & very good servise. Only drawback wa sthat the adult bevs took to long to get to the table. Friendly service, and food was excellent. Will go back for special occasions.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for Saturday brunch
Went here for Saturday brunch but apparently that is on Sunday. I couldn't find it on the website , so if it's there it needs to be more noticeable especially when you have a brunch menu posted. overall nice dining experience we ate outside on the patio for lunch due to no brunch on Saturday.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem
We had an excellent dinner on a Saturday night. The service from our waiter Darnell was awesome, food was delicious!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Prince Edward Island mussels
Next time I would order the mussels in tomato sauce with small salad and boom a great dinner would be had.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable and Fun
Nolen Kitchen is one of our best "go to" choices. It is a great place to take out-of-town guests, visiting family, and friends. As they used to say about Sara Lee (more or less)..."nobody doesn't like Nolen Kitchen." They have lots of healthy food choices and excellent service. The terrace is lovely in good weather.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time. Went with friends. My wife does not eat gluten and there were many gluten free options, including Israeli couscous in the paella (which was the best dish of the evening). I was skeptical of paella without rice, but it was excellent. All other dishea were also very good. Out server was entertaining, personable, accommodating and efficient. We will be back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reasonably Priced. High quality food. Ask to be seated at a table in which you or your guest are not part of a long line of tables that resembles a picnic bench. Modern open floor plan looks nice BUT stacking too many tables in this open space creates noise issues whereby you might have a hard time hearing the party across from you.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM