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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

4.6
4.6
2710 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bernardin's Fine Dining is renowned for its impeccable service, Elegant atmosphere and sophisticated, succulent Modern American Cuisine. Specializing in Seafood, Lamb, Steaks, Game Meats, Poultry and Pasta. Relax and enjoy soothing music, inviting accommodations, unbelievable entrees, specialty desserts and an extensive wine list. Serving the Triad of North Carolina since 1992, new to Uptown Charlotte. We are confident you will enjoy your dining experience.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 332-3188
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Freddy Lee
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Parking details
    Dinner parking validated at "Parking on the Green"
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for business meals

  • Charlotte

    Contemporary American

  • Charlotte

    Good for business meals

2,710 Reviews
  1. GloriaG

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent salmon! Service was good. Easy to find if a visitor.

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  2. RobertoA

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service nice restaurant with plenty of room and ambience

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  3. Dave

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. It is expensive but then it is downtown Charlotte.

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  4. Will

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent eating experience. The meal was outstanding.

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  5. DougW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with a wide array of menu items. Ambience was perfect for dinning and conversation. Service was good and very friendly staff.

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  6. RebeccaS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. Food is so delicious! We love going before the symphony or to celebrate a special occasion.

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  7. JanetM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bernardin’s! Our favorite spot in Charlotte. Date night ❤️

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. We’ve been a couple times and it never disappoints

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  9. Teanna

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. We got the amazing balcony table on VALENTINE’S DAY, the server we had was incredible, and the food and the drinks were 10/10.

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  10. Bridgette

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my fiancé absolutely love Bernardins! We had our first date at this restaurant about 3 years ago. We recently went with our baby for Valentine’s Day. The service was amazing they went above and beyond to make sure our reservations were accommodating for us with a small baby….. and of course the food was delicious as always! Chefs kiss 🤌🏾

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, this was a great restaurant. Food was delicious didn’t have to be waited to seat and service was exceptional.  I will definitely visit this place again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose this for our Valentine’s dinner while on a business trip to Charlotte, from a list of recommendations from our hotel, the Marriott. I had checked Yelp, and a few other review spots that said the food was terrific, so I had high hopes. The restaurant is pretty small, and the tables are definitely tiny. Not necessarily horrible, but makes the experience less enjoyable when there isn’t much room on the table. My husband had the scallops with risotto, which was outstanding. I chose the goat cheese ravioli because it sounded wonderful….which it could’ve been… if it hadn’t been completely drowned in a melted cheese sauce (Brie?) I had expected goat cheese stuffed raviolis with a delicate sauce, but instead it was covered in a very heavy, thick cheesy sauce. It literally gave me a stomachache for hours after I ate there 🤨. It wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t the fantastic meal I had anticipated. So, out of our two dinner choices, my husband’s was a 10 and mine was about a 6.5. Unfortunately, I have to give an overall low rating to this restaurant simply because our server left a lot to be desired. She was nice, but a VERY young girl, very timid; when she spoke, it was an inaudible monotone. I asked her for a wine recommendation with my dinner and she said she didn’t know because she wasn’t 21 yet and can’t drink. I was like OK(?!) Her main skill set seemed to be bringing the dishes and setting them on the table. For me, when I eat at a high-end restaurant that takes its menu seriously, I expect a seasoned, experienced server who can interact a little bit, answer questions about the menu, and make recommendations. This girl seemed like she maybe had worked at a coffee shop before working here. Overall, based on the fact my husband got a great meal we would try it again - but hopefully we would get a better server.

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  13. Paul

    Charlotte

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Bernadine's. Visit there every time we have symphony tickets at Knight Theater. Always ask for the upstairs dining "nook" because it is away from the main dining noise and private. Connor was a great waiter, very personable and engaging as well as fun. Same goes for almost every server we have had upstairs. Only disappointment was, I ordered a Tangueray Martini Dry. but received something entirely different. There is a difference. Sent it back Conner came back and said they didn't have Tangueray. Gave them two other options and was told the only Gin they had was some other off brand. They took the martini off the bill. Great food and customer service.

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  14. Dinnerat8

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in uptown Charlotte. The food is consistently amazing, and the staff is great. The staff provides just enough attention without being overwhelming. Great selection that changes regularly.

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  15. KevinK

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic food along with excellent, friendly and informed service made this one of the best experiences we have had....

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finally, I had dinner 🍽 at this well established mainstay, prior to attending the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballet at the Belk Blumenthal, and I was not disappointed. My partner and I loved it ❤️. The food was delicious and flavorful, ambience was intimate and regal, while service was friendly and attentive. Great restaurant for date night, anniversary or dinner 🍽 before a uptown show.

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  17. AllanM

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice environment coupled with excellent food. Ahi tuna was wonderful.

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  18. TedC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant for a good lunch without breaking the bank.

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  19. JeffN

    Charlotte

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The lobster ravioli is fantastic and my wife absolutely loved her duck entree

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  20. JimB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    we were having an ok experience until we had the misfortune of dealing with the manager, James. one of our meals (out of a table of 7)- was a split chicken dish. we paid the $5 split plate charge. typically, the point of split plate charges is so that the meal is evenly split- evenly cut main, even sides, even toppings. one plate came without a topping- an egg. we asked for another egg and were told there would be a charge. isn’t that the point of the split plate charge? so we asked for the manager, and he came over very defensively, saying “we can’t split an egg in half”. after a very short confrontational conversation, he walked away and refused to even tell us his name! we had to get it from our server. it was genuinely shocking how unprofessional the manager was. FAR from a fine dining experience. What does an egg cost? less than a dollar? they chose to literally argue with a table that had a $500+ bill and paid the split plate charge for a dollar on their end. horrible choice. the food was ok, but this restaurant just lost 7 customers because of how rude the manager was. not willing to pay over five hundred dollars to be treated the way the manager treated us. Also,the Ahi Tuna was not good and the crab cakes were more like Deviled Crab than Lump Crab that it said on the menu.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely evening with friends. We had the best seating with a view of the city. The wait staff was top notch. The food was fantastic.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve visited this location several times in the past and this was by far the most disappointing time. My server was less than friendly and the food wasn’t that great.

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  23. SunitaR

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Both our entrees had a thick oily cheese sauce- neither was good. On a positive note, the gentleman that greeted and sat us was friendly and another male server that filled our water was super nice and had on a great smile.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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  25. Cindy

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated 15 minutes without a waiter coming to our table or bringing us water. We spoke up to a passing waiter, RJ, who quickly remedied the situation. He took care of us from that point forward. His service was prompt and friendly! The food was delicious! We were very grateful to RJ for making our experience so positive.

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  26. BillM

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location near Knight Theatre. The food n staff were amazing

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  27. GaryG

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was LJ and he did a great job. Restaurant has in interesting selection of entree choices. I had the Emu which was a little leaner than a sirloin and colored similarly to venison. Great choice and well prepared. Heartily recommend.

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  28. Keya

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My party of 4 were very excited to experience this restaurant however, we were not greeted at the door. We didn’t wait long for our food to come as if it had already been prepared and sitting in the back. Our scallops were cold, crab cakes taste like it came out of a cardboard box and the bread was an extra charge if you wanted more. The salmon was amazing and the surf and turf was decent. I really appreciate restaurant week because it gives you a chance to experience different places. I think it’s safe to say we would probably not come back here.

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  29. DarrellH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start with the positives. The food was excellent. We went for the Queens Feast and I had the scallop appetizer, the surf and turf, and the chocolate torte. The scallop was good. The filet part of the surf and turf was excellent with a nice char taste upon first bite. Then there's the chocolate tart. Oh my God! There were four of us and I let everyone try it including my friend's wife. Her face indicated the pleasure that was experienced by a diner in When Harry Met Sally, and she asked for a second bite. Who was I to say no. I love chocolate and boy did I love this dessert! Our server, Connor, was superb. He took care of us in the upstairs table that was a truly unique experience. We all enjoyed it so much, and being above the crowd made it easier to talk as it seemed the main floor might have been quite a bit louder. Thank God for Connor because here comes the rest. Now for the bad. We had a 7:45 reservation and arrived around 40 minutes early. No big deal. We hung out in the bar and were told initially by a gentleman that we would be seated once a table opened up. We talked among us and it started getting closer to our reservation time and it seemed we were forgotten. At one point we were told they thought a party would be leaving soon and they would clean up the table for us. Then crickets. No more words to us. Then we noticed another group of four come in and everyone knew one of the women. It turned out she previously worked there. Then what I feared happened, they were about to be seated at a table for four while we still stood there without explanation. After I protested, someone finally said they were getting us a table. The original guy who greeted us said, "What's the big deal, it's only 10 minutes after your reservation." The women who seated us said nothing at all. We had such a bad first impression, it left a bad taste. Customer service is so important, and the servers had no clue how to communicate what was happening. That's a fail!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not feel welcome.The hostess that seated us was rude and non engaging and if this had been our first time there we would have turned around and left.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallop risotto was my favorite because to the nuttiness , the cheese and the texture of the scallops; that hit all parts of my pallet. And the smears of the house made basil pesto took the dish to another level!! Additionally, Allison was an amazing server…she was very knowledgable of every item on the menu which helped my date and I choose our dinner items.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It is extremely loud in here. The tables are very close together and it’s quite uncomfortable. You can hear everyone’s conversations. The food was ok…I’ve had better for less. The drinks were very good. The server Leah I believe her name was that, she’s a sweet heart. And the busboy/bar back was very nice also.

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  33. BruceC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service and Food. My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience at Bernardin’s. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant in the future.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection and ambiance, though the service was not at the level of what was expected.

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  35. ShannyMac

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I had wanted to eat here for a long time. The food did not disappoint. I had the curry lamb shank and my fiancée had the salmon. Both were delicious with good portions! The service was a bit slow- it took a bit to even get water/addressed by our waiter. When he was present he was very nice and knowledgeable. I ordered a martini and it came quickly and was delicious. The restaurant was NOISY! I think because it’s so small and the tables are so close together , the noise level is high. Even worse- there was a table of maybe 8 or 10 that was rudely loud! If you’re looking for a quaint date night spot - this is BOT it because of the noise. The ambiance doesn’t lend to any romantic vibe either- bright lights, close tables , NOISY. If you’re simple looking for good food uptown , this might work. Over all I give it a 7/10.

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  36. Reghtw

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service from Leah were excellent, very attentive to my vegan requests. Portion sizes were disappointing though (Queens Feast?), had to order additional food.

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  37. DonaB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great.. first time going... only downside was the noise level was a little too loud with trying to talk to others in the group

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  38. ElaineP

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited during Restaurant Week. Food was delicious and satisfactorily seasoned. My waitress was a little absent minded, but another waitress professionally acknowledged it by picking up the slack before I could get irate or start to complain. What teamwork!

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  39. DwayneH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place eat. The service was excellent. the menu was simple but with game choices, such as emu . I had Emu. no wild taste. I would not eat it beyond medium. If you did know it, One would think the emu was a steak. The clam chowder was really delicious.. I gave it. four star on the service do to the fact when was time for us to leave it took to long to bring the check. my Wife was a bit irritated. The restaurant was to cool. Most of women was wearing there coats.

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  40. shirleyd

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening… good food, nice atmosphere, and excellent service. The only thing I would change is the server continually calling me “sweetie” and “honey.” I was raised in the south, but consider this rude and non-professional.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 332-3188.

Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte is rated 4.6 stars by 2710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

435 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Dinner parking validated at "Parking on the Green"
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Freddy Lee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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