Zebra Restaurant
Zebra Restaurant

Zebra Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zebrarestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 704-442-9525x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jim Alexander
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Charlotte's creme de la creme of fine catering, and simple to extravagant. Parties from 8 to 800, in home intimate dinners to elaborate corporate affairs.

    Executive chef/owner provides tremendous
    resource for creative and unique parties.

    Sample menus forwarded quickly. Inclusive pricing, experienced catering you can count on.

    References include Belk, Bank of America, Carolina Panthers, Simonini Builders, more if required.

    Rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal showers, multi course in home dinners and much more!
  • Private Party Facilities: Zebra is delighted to have the opportunity to provide assistance in planning your
    next catered event! From intimate dinners to elaborate corporate receptions, Zebra
    offers beautiful space, excellent cuisine and service.
    We accommodate 200 on premise, up to 1,000 off premise.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim, Michael 7044429525x
  • Entertainment: Live music Friday evenings
  • Special Events: Wine dinners, artist receptions, receptions.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: South Park Mall across Sharon Road.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two hundred spaces above, 100 spaces
    covered below, bus/van access.
A word from Zebra Restaurant
Zebra, often referred to as the French Laundry of Charlotte, offers a la carte,
three course prix fixe and chef grand tasting menus. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner M-F and dinner on Sat.
Opened 2001, chef owned and driven by Jim Alexander, CEC.
AAA Four Diamonds
DiRoNA
Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
Wine Enthusiast Award of Distinction
Charlotte Taste Grand Award
Creative Loafing Best Restaurant
Southern Living Best Food
Charlotte Observer Four Stars

The best meal we ever served just may be
this evening!

Informal wine tastings every Friday 5:30 to 7:30...only 10.00!

Private events and catering 7 days.

Contemporary fine French dining without
the attitude!

We truly appreciate your business!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Zebra Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)romantic (53)fit for foodies (52)notable wine list (46)neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (13)great for lunch (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A very pleasant surprise.
    Julies
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was lovely and very helpful and the food stood up to some very demanding palates! A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra is Charlotte's Gem
    enelram
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always enjoy dinner @ Zebra, from friendly & professional management & waitstaff, to fabulous food. Menu selections please all desires & is presented in high fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only OK
    FormerZebraFan
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have been going to Zebra's for years This was the first I was disappointed. Service was great as always, but the food was only fair to good. I had Grilled Scallops - good - but the condiments surrounding (thin sliced butternut squash and tiny cubes of tomato and red pepper) were fair at best, served with balsamic reduction, three drops literally. The Bass (grilled) was dry on the edges and a very small piece, the risotto could have been made in my kitchen and the asparagus was good, but not up to par. The desserts (plate of small samples) were fine. I must say, a disappointment overall and to top it the menu was the same as it was 6 months ago. Think I need to find another favorite place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    guest
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    First visit and would absolutely return. Food is excellent, service was better! Dining area is quaint, not crowded but very pleasant. Did not spend time on the outside patio but it looks very welcoming!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice place, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was great.Strange thing though--the general manager toured the room several times when we were there...about 4 or 5 times. Each time he skipped our table. This was most noticeable when only 3 tables were occupied at the end of the evening. He invited the table next to us to a special event the restaurant was hosting (a magic show I believe). He literally had to.walk past our table to discuss the event with another table and that is exactly what he did. Considering we were the only people of color there that evening it did make us wonder if the generel manager felt uncomfortable interacting with us. My husband and I noticed his behavior independently and brushed it off. Too bad, the food is wondeful but we won't dine there again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well revieved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went there for our 27 wedding anniversary. the wait staff was wonderful, food was awesome, What, no escargot???? at a french restaurant??? really???? It was a good choice for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Expensive
    Date
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was good, service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive but not pushy. Atmosphere was nice, although seating is elbow to elbow which makes for interesting eaves dropping opportunities. My only complaint was they charged me an extra $20 premium on my bil for ordering the manager's special steak. That seemed cheap and trivial for such an expensive place. We're glad we went but probably won't hurry back or eat here regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra impresses!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    After 3 years of being in Charlotte we finally made it to Zebra. The food was great and I only reserve adjective for a couple places in Charlotte. Best sweetbreads I've had this side of the Atlantic and crispy duck was cooked just right. Polenta was also great. No real negatives although they were out of Duvall-Leroy half bottle of champagne!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Experience
    MDFoodieinNCVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Finally went to Zebra since DealSaver had a $20 for $40 deal.Went during lunch vs dinner to make it go further. For example, their signature Angel Zebra basket with filet mignon, lobster, shrimp, & scallops was $27 for lunch vs $44 for dinner. Had the truffled mushroom soup - very rich cream of mushroom and the dessert sampler, which was perfect for 2. My friend & I agreed that it was a great lunch experience, but it's just another well-done fancy restaurant in Charlotte that we've checked off our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very fine dining
    SPA2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great menu that changes seasonally. Small but filling portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Volfan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service and wine list was outstanding . Good food presentation but food somewhat lacking in flavor. Outdoor fireplace was not working which would have been nice on a fall night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We tried this restaurant for the first time and it was great! Quiet and cozy atmosphere with an upscale presentation. The food was delicious and the service was even better! Our server was amazing, very welcoming and kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • European service Top notch
    Lolo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very enjoyable evening. Wonderful atmosphere.. wonderful service and attention. and best of all Excellent food! A repeat when the budget allows!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Restaurant
    enelram
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Zebra is a classic & unique restaurant. Menu selections will please all diners. Food is presented elegantly & consistently delicious. Waitstaff are professional, courteous & quietly tend to your requests. A special restaurant for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    great food. a little problem with order entry , but altogether a pleasant experience. staff very cordial. I will come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zebra unique and very good
    CLNashville
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our group was intrigued by the name; we were in Charlotte for a conference. It was only a 15 minute drive from downtown to South Park area and was so worth it! Presentations were fun and elegant, AND the food was amazing! Vase Salad comes in a sesame encrusted "vase" with the salad greens becoming the bouquet. We had the fish which was perfectly cooked, with just enough and too much sauce. Someone else had the scallops appetizer and the duck, and both were just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I've had
    Dine4lifeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautiful presentation, excellent service, divine food!!!!! One of my favorite change restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    mopsey
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Recently we booked a table for 4 for a Birthday celebration. Needed to change reservation to later time and restaurant was very accommodating. Greeted warmly and taken to our table. Waiter approached and asked if we wanted cocktail and we were also given wine list. Cocktails and wine arrived in a timely fashion and we were then given menu and told the specials. All our food was fabulous, hot from the kitchen and presented beautifully on plate. All entrees were exceptional as agreed by all. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go To place for Fine Dining !
    Macirish
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Zebra continues to provide excellent food and service. I enjoyed the Swordfish special (prepared wondefully) and my wife enjoyed the Perfectly cooked Filet. All in an unhurried atmospere. Couldn't ask for a better evening !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasticfind
    AwesoJapanese
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time over conversation and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    SylvieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to Zebra to Celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The restaurant staff made it special by wishing him happy birthday when we arrived and providing a complimentary drink. Our waiter was the fabulously attentive Joseph "Joe" and the food was absolutely excellent. Everything we order was great. I had salmon for my entree and my boyfriend had the lamb. Both were excellent choices. The dessert was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zebra was great
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was very good, as was the food. Good selection on the menu. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's become a tradition
    Parislove
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We don't live in Charlotte but do go there a few times each year for shopping and to meet friends. Each time we try to schedule a dinner at Zebra. It is elegant, and the food is well prepared and nicely presented. The table d'hôte is a real bargain.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra a go-to for special occasions
    deb4dining
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our family joke is if a restaurant goes bad, it'll happen on my birthday. This year, Zebra broke the 'spell'. Everything about our dining experience on September 5 was pitch-perfect. The service was attentive; they seemed to anticipate our needs without interrupting conversation. We're still raving about the food. Starting with the bread: perfection served with herb butter. My mushroom soup appetizer was divine. My husband loved his Pate de Fois Gras. Everything about my Dover Sole was inspired and delicious. My husband had a combination of filet mignon, shrimp & lobster he said was wonderful. We ordered a Chef's Sampler to share for dessert; the plate came decorated festively for the occasion. Thank you, Zebra for a memorable birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was very good but was not hot when served. Restaurant was having a special event in the main dining room and we were shown to our table by going through the kitchen to a small dining room. Noise level was very high from main dining room and could not enjoy our conversation with others in at the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We only go to Zebra occasionally but each time really enjoy ourselves. Food is excellent and the service always top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra outstanding
    ChefBen72
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As usual, Zebra was superb. The food was excellent and the service was terrific and friendly. The wine added to the enjoyment. Of special note: the perfectly cooked trout and sole, the baby lobster, the mushroom soup, the simple salad and the vase salad. The salads are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Charlotte Restaurant
    enelram
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always have a wonderful time @ Zebra Restaurant. Friendly, courteous, professional staff welcomes you to enjoy their lovely restaurant. Menu selections are inviting, delicious, delicately prepared with photo-finish presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Johanna
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The prices indicates for the 3 course menu were not applied. We paid much more than expected. I feel like we have been duped.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Anniversary dinner ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I were in Charlotte for the week and found this restaurant listed with AAA. What a treat it was! Delicious food, comfortable table, lovely atmosphere and great service!! Definitely worth every dollar we spent! We'll talk about it for years...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch !
    Macirish
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Zebra restaurant is our favorite place. We can always count on excellent service and outstanding food. This visit was no exception. Very classy atmospere !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    it was a pleasure to share with friends a lunch at Zebra's. the lobster bisque was the best we had ever had and we will be ordering the bisque in the future. the " lobster roll" was delicious, but not "New England" style which is seasoned differently. it might be interesting to offer both and see which one is preferred. the desert variety platter is wonderful, a great way to end a fine meal. thanks so much !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Diner
    Unexpected
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dinner was a bit different from what I expected. The room where I was placed was extremely close in proximity to other patrons. It was easy to hear the conversations to the tables next to us. When the servers were taking orders or doing things at tables next to me their rear body was very close to me and my wife's personal space. I expected to be in a place that had more space between the tables. The services wasn't as good as I expected either. The main entry took a long time to come out after the appetizer and the salad. Speaking of appetizer, don't order the seared scallops. You will only get two medium sized scallops on top of some black rice (very good tasting rice.) The entree was very good. Try the Rainbow Trout (can't go wrong.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    we went to try out the $35/3 course deal. I was disappointed by the service and food, especially of a restaurant at this supposed level. I had to ask for bread numerous times (waiter forgot, then was never offered anymore), and my water wasn't automatically refilled. In my opinion, you should never have to ask for such things, esp at a high-scale restaurant. also, ordered a beef entrée medium. the meat came out cut open (2 pieces) and was so rare it was purple. I sent it back, they apologized. came back charred on the outside. it can sometimes be hard if the filet is intact and can't be seen, but this was a piece cut in two served so they could clearly see the inside was almost raw. horrible. I will say, the desert was good. will not return
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Bossrod
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good value for the entrees. Excellent service and presentation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life
    sansMerci
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The crab cake was absolutely the best one that I have ever eaten. The crispy duck, ditto, and the creme brulee was perfect. This is a high end restaurant that is totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zebra great again
    Lark3719
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love Zebra for special occasions ... the service is wonderful, chef outstanding and the ambiance is perfect for a big night out. Yes it is quite expensive but not something we do often. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food execution-perfect
    DickVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great restaurant! Been many times. On this trip out server was inadequate on many levels. Food exceptional. Still a don't miss in Charlotte
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful food
    CynthVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is so attractive that you hardly want to mess it up. Never had a bad meal there. For lunch try the Welcoming Vase scallop salad. Very light.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    SimonkVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I have read about this restaurant at Wine Spectator mag. I liked what I read and invited 4 of my business associates. All of us were very pleasantly surprised. Great food, excellent servise and very good wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.