Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a slow start with people trickling in and the waitress not knowing when to check in but after a quick conversation with the manager, we were well taken care of. The food was great and we had a lovely time.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. We will definitely be back!

d
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere, and the food was just what it should be - terrific. A fabulous dining experience.

PJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional dining experience. The service was excellent, the staff really bent over to accomodate us. Even went so far as to make cocktail sauce for us from scratch (I like it on lobster). The food was excellent, the selection varied, the quality great. The price coming out was surprisingly less than I am used to paying at other fine establishments uptown. I have a new favorite restaurant in Charlotte.

KP
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Inconveniently small table by the wall. Noise level became annoying and hard fir normal conversation.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch. Waitress was very attentive and the food was great. Pleasantly surprised at the reasonable price.

f
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ambience, food and service were very good, but the wine selection by the glass was quite limited and the wine in general was very overpriced.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My Filet was PERFECT, my wife had the Scallops. During dinner she mentioned that one or two of them were dry/over cooked but they was smaller that the others. She has already contacted Bernardin's and is waiting for a response. Would we come again, for sure! Looking forward to visiting the Winston-Salem location as we are only an hour away.

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was well prepared, but I think the others in my party of four enjoyed it more than I did. I had the scallops , which I thought was OK

OT
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful. Great food and ambiance.

TP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exactly as expected. Foid and service wwas great.

V
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Conveniently located restaurant in Uptown. Nicely prepared Italian food menu and beverages to compliment a good meal. Service is delightful here and validated parking is a nice perk.

R
Atlanta
200 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and "Allison" was a big reason as she guided us thru a unique menu- which was wonderful.

The meal was an experience. The menu was very diverse with selections not often seen and served so well. The good service, great food selections and preparations, wonderful deserts and a good location In Charlotte made it a wonderful evening.

When back in Charlotte we will return.

VH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and atmosphere. It is very loud though.

AF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Don’t waist your time here. . Service is friendly but food was poor. Half the items they were sold of and the ahi tuna looked very questionable.

OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for my daughter. Service was best in quite sometime. Food was excellent. Even gave us free birthday desert. Will hurry back again

DC
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a lovely dinner! We arrived late due to a longer than expected symphony performance. The restaurant graciously served us despite the kitchen being about to close. Cassidy provided us with excellent service, not rushing us even though we were the last diners in the restaurant. So lucky to have Bernardin's right across the street from the Knight Theater. Thank you!

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 9 people for drinks, dinner and conversation. The staff was helpful, responsive and on top of all the details. We ordered a wide range of options from the menu and every item was well prepared. Highly recommend for any evening out.

SE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We had a party of four and it was not the first time we dined at Bernardin's. Our first visit was good; not great but decided to try it once more. Our waitperson was fairly new and we took that into consideration. First, the bar was out of two types of liquor...easy to get over; ordered something else. Our dinners were ok at best. Filet Mignons were a bit fatty and were overly charred; garlic mashed potatoes were just luke warm; fish (that night's special) was very dry and overcooked; the best of the night was the truffle mac and cheese side dish. Their menu seemed to be the same as it was last December; we hoped to see some new entree's offered. Overall all our party was disappointed with the food.

L
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is very quaint restaurant, with very good service, and very good food. We were there for lunch, and the ambience was relaxed, very nice overall.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with the prices and the quality of food. We are looking forward to going back and picking something new from the menu.

H
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We didn’t expect to have such great food at Bernardin’s, but boy were we pleasantly surprised! Haven’t seen any advertisements for this restaurant, nor have we heard any of our friends tout this place. We’re gonna start recommending to friends, and we’re gonna start making this one of our go-to places in Charlotte. You should too!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was great. Service was lacking no special frills. Even mentioned birthday but they forgot. Very loud and not as intimate

DT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday. Party of 9 wound up being 7 as one couple was pregnant and couldn't make it. All 7 attendees agreed this was one of the best meals we had. For the first time each of the 7 of us had different meals and each was delicious. I had the Lobster Ravioli and I highly recommend it!!!! Others had kangaroo loin, and another had the venison. Everyone at the table was a foodie and commented what a great selection I made. Afterwards the general manager came out and took a picture of the group. It was a great night. Thanks Bernadin's!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first try at kangaroo. Very delicious. Great menu with a variety of choices. Good value for higher end restaurant in Charlotte.

f
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is very good the service was great

KB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant a handful of times. Food is delicious and the service is always great. Look forward to the next visit.

FD
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to exceed expectations, after working in a couple of restaurants uptown (a couple upscale places), this place has the feel, flavor, and service of any 5 stars restaurant but is still affordable, Alex was great his knowledge of the food, history, and art was impeccable, will be going back for sure!
-Venison is fantastic, and the gratin potatoes are even better
-lamb chops were perfect temperature, cut like butter
(Both med-rare)

NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The room is historically one of the prettiest in Charlotte, but I find the present contemporary white decor almost inappropriate although some of the art is good. The noise level was very high because of the barrel ceiling. In addition, ALOT of racket was coming from the bar, where many people seemed to be having a raucous time. I also found the entrance (outside and in) not very intriguing or inviting- in fact, the outer approach is nondescript and hard to find, tangled up in stacked chairs/tables & dirty. Our server was good & attentive but my main course appeared unappetizing & colorless. My grouper was way over-cooked & rubbery- indeed, I needed a knife to get through it. Perhaps I ordered poorly.

OT
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always excellent. The menu is amazing. I highly recommend Bernardin’s!

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was top notch. The lunch special is always solid.

GJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. We had a group of 12 and no one was disappointed. You must try the bread pudding.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and it wasn't too dark in there. I dislike really dark, fancy restaurants bc all they're doing is masking how your food really looks. Bernardin's is well-lit. Look at my food, y'all!! It was delicious and the servers there are fantastic. If you're feeling adventurous, try the emu dish. The flavors are very proud and boastful. The heirloom dish needed just a v small pinch of salt on the tomato itself (tomatoes just didn't taste their best this year--idk why) but still delicious.

N
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bernardin’s has excellent food.

VA
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Blend of flavors is incredible! 5 stars for the Emu and Surf & Turf. Cheria was professional, informed and attentive. Thank-you for a great start to our date night!!

FD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular!! The place is great location and parking is super easy! Had the special (mahi mahi) my date had the kangaroo, both meals were excellent, Cassidy only made the experience better, will be returning soon!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some dietary restrictions and they made it simple and the food was outstanding!

DB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for a nice dinner and conversation. Our server Alex was superb!

WF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, came out quickly. Location is convenient and getting a reservation is always simple.

W
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We when here before a show at Knight theatre, we have been here before and it has always been great

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