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Village Tavern - Charlotte

Village Tavern - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villagetavern.com
  • Phone: (704) 552-9983
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday through Saturday 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
    Sunday Brunch 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Lunch 3:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.
    Dinner: Monday through Thursday 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 4:00p.m.-11:00p.m.
    Sunday 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Denise Pugliese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Our patio can host a group anywhere from 1 to 300 people. Email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for more details.

    We have a party tent during the month of December for Christmas parties that can hold 150 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Libby Patton (704) 552-9983
  • Entertainment: We offer contemporary live music on our patio Thursday evenings starting at 7:00p.m.
    Alive After Five events starting April 15th.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Now booking for large parties on the patio, please call (704) 552-9983 or email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morrison & Barclay Downs
  • Public Transit: Located across Barclay Downs at SouthPark Mall
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in front and in parking deck below.
A word from Village Tavern - Charlotte
The Village Tavern, in the heart of SouthPark is the neighborhood gathering place for all occasions. We offer great food, attentive service and an unbelievable value. Come enjoy a great variety of menu offerings sure to please everyone.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Professional, prompt, friendly service. Comfortable & pleasing ambience. Food wonderful. Definitely will be back again and again ."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant several times in the past few months , snd always enjoy very much"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It has been a few months since we have been to the Tavern. Mainly because they don't seem to take reservations between 6 and 9pm. So a 6pm opened and we jumped on it. Our standard is the Mexican Chicken Salad. For years we thought that it was the best in Charlotte. This time, although they have completely remodeled the place, opened it up and put in new furniture, the salad was a little bland. The place looked great, seemed to be pointing to the younger, small plate crowd. Maybe that's what we'll try next time."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "That will not stand out among others. The experience was acceptable, if not extraordinary. We were hoping for the latter."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is one of our "go to" restaurants, especially with visitors or groups because there is something on the menu for everyone. The atmosphere is casual and friendly and the food quality is excellent, consistently prepared and flavorful without over-relying on salt and/or garlic as some restaurants do. There are numerous healthy choices for dieters, including a wide variety of salads and their signature spaghetti squash entrée."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We wanted a restaurant that offers good variety for friends or family. Village Tavern has fulfilled that desire very well. We have eaten Sunday brunch there three different weeks and each set of guests were please."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Village Tavern is a wonderful place to meet your friends, have great food (and a wide variety), and a cocktail! The outdoor area is fun and open, and the indoor area has been completely refurbished! Try the pimento cheese dip or their homemade potato chips!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were seated right on time for our reservatioin. our server was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. she was knowledgeable about the entrees and made excellent recommendations. the weather was pleasant so we chose to dine outside. The patio area is relaxing, above street level and near the fountain which added to the ambience. our food was delicious. We will definitely return to Village Tavern-Charlotte."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Second visit in a week. Extremely salty spinach. I couldn't eat a second bite. Just like the French green beans the week before!!! Hold off on the salt!!!! Waitress was very unenthusiastic. Second birthday celebration in a week, and was disappointed both times. We've been patrons for many years, but the food seems to be lacking, unless you order the cheeseburger. :/ I will be back because it's still a fave. Just will stay away from the "healthy" items, I suppose!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service at Village Tavern has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. While the restaurant seems fully staffed, it's as if the employees have been assigned one specific task and won't deviate from that assignment. In my last two visits I asked at least four different people for refills of water and no one was able to help. The first time it happened our server, "Coolio" went home after taking our order and no one else took over for him. The last time our server, who was very nice, just couldn't seem to get things done. One guest at our table of five had to wait for a missing appetizer, another had to wait for a missing entree and a third had to wait for his desert. Oh, and the bill was wrong, twice."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Large selection of well-prepared, good-quality comfort food. From prime rib and steaks to salads and seafood, Village Tavern covers it all."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had the kale quinoa salad with mango and a light vinaigrette dressing - delicious! - and the snapper with angel hair pasta. As it was Restaurant Week, I also had apple cobbler with ice cream, all for $30. Everything was very good, although I would rather have had a vegetable of some sort with the snapper instead of so much pasta, but that's probably just me. There are many interesting items on the menu that I want to try. I will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Have loved Village Tavern for years. However, this visit was truly disappointing. We were out for our mother's 83rd birthday celebration. Came in with a balloon, so it was obvious it was her birthday. Our waiter was less than enthusiastic about anything and everything, including our mother's birthday. First time we've had sub-standard service. Salmon lunch entrée was just average as well. While the salmon was cooked just right, it was a bit salty. Actually, quite salty. And I had to totally forget about the side of green beans I was craving! Somebody in the kitchen must have been throwing salt over their shoulder for good luck or something. :( First time I've been disappointed with food and service at Village Tavern."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the meal, and the service was excellent. However the tables were a little tight, and sometimes we could hear those at other tables better than all of us could hear our friends. It was a little warm, but the day outside was hot and we were just as happy that the air-conditioning was not set too cold, the way some restaurants are."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • ".Waited 20 min. Before cocktails served . Dinner order was not correct. Atmosphere was suitable for an auto repair shop at best."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The service wa outstanding, servers very friendly and accomodating. Had a very relaxed atmosphere. Had a great lunch exprience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Was accompanied by our in laws who had a bad experience at Village Tavern during their last visit. Well, we convinced them it must have been a fluke. They accompanied us and we all agreed we had great meals, good service and a good time. We will continue to go back - Village Tavern is one of our favorites. Good menu and value for the $$$$."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had fish and chips, the cod was excellent, french fries hot, too many. Cole flaw nice and crunchy. My husband had the meatloaf which he thought was VG. Al in all it was a nice meal, we had not been there on a long time and forgot how good the food is. Had also been renovated nicely done."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Love the renovations! I've always loved the patio but the new look inside will encourage me to come in the months when the patio is closed."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice selection of foods for brunch. We enjoyed the omelettes!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were on our way to South Park Mall and we were early. Popped open Yelp and found this restaurant. Booked on Open Table and were not disappointed. The brunch menu checked all the boxes and the fruit was fresh. The restaurant was about 60% full and the food still arrived in a timely manner. Enjoyed myself immensely. A must if you are in the area!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Nice outdoor dining area, but they allow smoking there. So, if you are a non-smoker, you could be down-wind from smoke. We have to stay indoors for this reason. Pricing quirks: Steaks come with 2 sides. Sides a-la-carte cost $4 to $4.50. A-la-carte salads cost $6.25. But if you substitue a salad for one side, they charge $5.50. The math does not work; the up-charge should be only $2. When I feel like I am being ripped-ff, the entire experience suffers. I have been dining at VT for 7 years. They used to GIVE you a salad as a side with a steak. Then the upcharges began. Now the upcharge is so offensive, I may just avoid the place. And, prices keep creeping up. VT used to be a real value. Now, it is a bit high for its genre."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love the new renovations. Everything looks great. The food is consistently good. However, the last two times we have been there the French fries we ordered as a side were raw. Squishy, soggy masses of potatio. While they look great in the little dish and they seasoned nicely with sea salt, that can't cover up the fact that they aren't cooked. we will know from now on to specify that the fries be cooked before brought to the table."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Still a favorite after all these years! Always delicious, best patio in Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. We were impressed with the menu selections. We ordered two entrees from the speciality section (St Louis Ribs & Bayou Shrimp)...amazing!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Love it! One of my Favs! Josh waited on us, he's sweet, nice, attentive! Just right on it! Hostesses/hosts are nice, bartenders are friendly, even managers are helpful! Great food!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Always have a great experience at this restaurant. The constructive feedback I could give is for some reason food was more salty than normal and they were out of several of the by the glass special red wines. Not earth shattering but unusual for this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had brunch Eastee Sunday w/15family members, and they accommodated us, were super friendly, food was great, and we had a terrific time! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte's South Park area. It's a safe "go to place" when meeting friends who like to spend - more than you or less than you - because the menu offers diversity on both price and dining options. We especially enjoy their salads - fresh, large, and delicious. The service is excellent with well trained, experienced servers. They go the extra step to ensure you're OK, and follow up unobtrusively. The recent renovations this winter opened up the walls, affording lovely views. The new outdoor dining veranda w/ it's fire pits looks super inviting - we can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can stop by with friends to dine al fresco! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had planned to eat at Cheesecake Factory, but facing a 1 hour wait and with young kids, we needed to quickly find an alternative option. We'd never been to the Village Tavern before but they were able to accommodate us, provided an excellent meal with good drink selection to accompany. The service could have been a little faster, as we were sat inside on an evening that the patio was very busy but the overall ambience and experience was very good. I'm sure we will return in the future."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is a great spot to gather with friends. The service was great --- attentive and helpful A variety of meal options so there is something for everyone!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything was very good, wine, meal and service. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Since the complete makeover of the interior and the menu Village Tavern has really climbed up in quality and experience. A great place for lunch and evening drinks followed by dinner. Casual yet with a touch of class -- marble topped tables, booths around the exterior, lots of light indoors and also a huge outdoor patio. Menu has been updated and offers a wide variety of choices. Prices are quite reasonable... Give this a shot... much better than the other nearby popular local Harpers.."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had a great lunch. Our waiter was very personable and attentive. Great meal and prices are good for the quantity of food they serve. Can be a little noisy when crowded but still one of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Village Tavern used to be a hot spot for the over 20 crowd and one that I frequented 20-25 years ago. A group of my friends and I recently had a 25 year flight attendant reunion and met at the Tavern for brunch the following day, a trip down memory lane. The restaurant has been updated and the décor is on the upscale side of casual....perfect! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I am so glad to have re-discovered the Village Tavern and have had brunch/lunch there twice since our reunion in January 2014."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I took my valentine out to the Village Tavern and it was a great experience. The hostess was very pleasant and we were spoken to immediately upon seating. Our waitress seemed attentive but did get one thing wrong on each of our dishes. Neither was a big deal and the food was very good. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and presented very well. I got some steak sauce on my shirt and as I was trying to clean it off myself the manager was right there with a glass club soda. Bravo!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "5 of us eat here at twice a month after church on Sunday and because we live in Cornelius any time we are in south park, we stop for lunch. We love the new renovations, the service is outstanding, and the food - try everything because it is all delicious. If you haven't been here before, you are definitely missing some of the best food in Charlotte."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The place was packed but good not so good. Ordered a rib eye and was bland. Baked potato was dry. Wife's sea bass was undercooked. Not impressed at all."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were disappointed. We got a booth right behind the hostess station, and our service was fair. We have been going to this restaurant for 18 years, and it used to be really good. My husband's meatloaf was charred on the edges and so were my kids' burgers. We would use this restaurant for a special occasion anymore."
    Dined on 2/8/2014