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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

4.7
2023 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2023 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Too noisy, table is too small, no room for food and drinks,!
Special of the day was not enough offer to order!!

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vipluvBrazilianFood
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernardin's is our "Go To" place uptown when we want a quiet romantic dining experience. Our favorite server is Alex, he is THE BEST! The food is always superb and we highly recommend their specials, you will not be disappointed with any thing you should order.

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WendyC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, delicious food, adorable decor. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little tight and small.

PF
PF33
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Allison, our server, made the dinner even more enjoyable. Her attentiveness, without being cloying, humor, abundant information and suggestions, guided us through a great evening. We were on a time crunch to get to an event and she helped us achieve that. We look forward to returning for a more relaxed evening the next time.

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was very quaint and our food was delicious and it was prepared perfectly. I would recommend this place for especially for couples or small groups.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

KB
KandyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was a perfect server and him being from France made me feel like I was with my French Connection because my family lives in Juziers. The food was impeccable and my husband and I will return!!!

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernardin’s was an excellent choice for My Wife and I on Our Anniversary. Great ambiance. Food was superb! We both Love Seafood and the pan seared Red Snapper was exquisite. The prices were very reasonable for the cuisine offered. An excellent value.

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Slimjimdude
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely uptown lunch. Curry Shrimp, Vegetable pasta were both very tasty.

PD
vipPortlandDiner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, but menu was not terribly exciting. Salads were meh. Very nice decor and background music was eclectic - my husband didn't like it but I did.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at affordable prices complemented by a gorgeous dining room and wonderful service. Get the grilled scallops over risotto!

LW
vipLisaWoyner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and terrific service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Charlotte to watch our Georgia Bulldogs take on the Clemson Tigers. We had a delicious dinner and the service was outstanding! Scott was attentive and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for better service or food. Highly recommend.

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vipBassman
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the dining experience here. The staff is very attentive to food allergy special requests and completely flexible. Quality food and classic ambience. A gem in the city; just the right size and with a feeling on par with other major city restaurants - you could be in NYC, DC or Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James made the whole experience Amazing!!
From his attentive service to his knowledge of every dish and wine was spot on.
Our meals were more wonderful than imagined.
Only wish we lived in Charlotte to go more often.

MS
MaggieS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The service was wonderful. Food came out hot and in perfect time. Wine was delicious!

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LisaL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service were outstanding. The food came out fast and there were lots of selections. I had the duck and my husband had the emu. The only complaint is the noise level. The ceilings are so high and with several large parties I felt like I was yelling at my husband to talk. This is not a place if you’re looking for ambiance and romantic dinner.

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DrewF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very sweet dining experience, and the food was amazing!!!

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Ddillpickle
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an “Elevated” experience at Bernardine’s! Our server Wolfe was excellent and gave us great recommendations on what to eat and drink! The crab cakes and calamari are a must to start with! I don’t think you can go wrong with any dinner selection and the cobbler to end the night was perfection! Not to mention the GM, James, was incredibly personable and stopped by the table to make sure we were more than delighted! It was a good time with great food and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall our experience was good at this restaurant, but not great. The decor is beautiful, but the noise level was quite high. My family is full of soft talkers so having to almost yell to hear each other was very uncomfortable for us, but might not be for other people (and I definitely am not taking that in to account for our overall experience, I just want to let other soft talkers know).
The food was very good. Our appetizers and entrees came hot and seasoned well for the most part. I had the shrimp entree that was salty so I had to take half of it home to doctor it up a bit, but it was all still very good.
The service was the least successful part of our experience. Our waiter was very personable, but his great personality didn’t fully make up for the lack of service. We were constantly needing to ask for silverware (no spoon for soup, no knives for steak, no cream or sugar or spoons for coffee). We ordered a round of drinks when we first sat down and are drinks were never refreshed (including water). Since our waiter was so nice we felt bad constantly asking him for things so eventually we just gave up.
For the level of food and the prices we paid, the service needed to be much better. I know it can seem picky, but things like bringing enough bread rolls for everyone at the table to have at least one - clearing plates and removing the crumbs from the table between courses - refreshing water - providing cream and sugar for the coffee (and spoons .. we had to use my one cocktail straw to stir all of our coffees) are important to taking your service from good to very good or even great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine! Food was excellent too! Our server was very attentive and enjoyed talking with her.

SM
SMac
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. The food and the service was worth it. We would definitely go back and recommend to a friend.

BH
vipBenHamrick
Charlotte
64 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Request Scott as your server. Great job.

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DavidI
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was fantastic. The noise level was high, making table conversation difficult.

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vipOUTSTANDING
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We have been to Bernadin’s in the past and have enjoyed it so were looking forward to a nice bday dinner. Things started poorly when even with our 7 pm reservation we weren’t seated until 7:30. During that time one person got a drink and we asked the staff to uncork a bottle of wine we brought but that never happened. When we were finally seated at a nice table it took quite a while to get our drinks ordered. The room was super loud and our waitress while professional was not apologetic about our wait and how long it was taking her to get to us. We understand that restaurants have trouble with staffing but if that is the case they shouldn’t take as many reservations especially for large parties who tend to linger.
On a positive note the food was quite good but the loudness and bad service ruined our evening. We will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best dining experience I’ve ever had in my entire life!
My server was amazing and encouraged all of us to try a new dish, I was very reluctant at first but glad I did.
We sat in private dining with our own restroom available to us.

This was an experience i will never forget. Thank you

MH
MaleighH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were respectful of our ask to be as separated as possible. The service was wonderful and the food was VERY delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free options

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ValerieA
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was fantastic! We had the emu (my favorite), stuffed chix, salmon and fettuccine. All plates clean and family could not stop about how good it was. The flavors blend perfectly. Our server Allison was awesome and truly a jack of all trades!

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vipBdoby
Charlotte
52 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Hope you get a waiter named Wolf. One of the best I have ever had.

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Leslie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wolf took care of us and he was FANTASTIC! Our first trip to Bernardin's, the first of many. The food was excellent, everything was excellent. I can not say enough about this place. My husband and I had our first date night in a couple of years, he planned it out for months. Bernardin's and then the Michael Buble concert. We had no idea that the Michael Buble concert had been cancelled so we did not take as much time as we would have liked to enjoy the food. We got a big surprise when we got to the empty Spectrum Arena however that did not ruin our night because we had such a great experience at Bernardin's. By far one of the best restaurants in Charlotte.

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vipwesley
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!!

BR
BeaRH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place , me and my husband celebrated our a anniversary there and had a great experience, food is absolutely delicious we had Emu and muscovy duck for the first time and it was cooked to perfection !! our waitress was amazing and served us with all we needed ! I would definitely recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent, but it was extremely noisy and very difficult to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience and best emu I've ever tasted. I do so recommend. The worst part was how long I had to wait to be offered another drink. Not terrible at all. But it is for that reason I give 4/5 overall.

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GraceS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the waiter we had was very helpful with menu suggestions. I I was planning on ordering Emu, but my waiter let me know they had Ostrich as a special and Ii was very thankful for that. Everything was amazing and I plan on returning again.

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GlendaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good, and service was great. It was pretty quiet with nice music in the background so you could have a conversation without shouting. My husband had the petite ribeye, and I had the Salmon. We enjoyed both. The New England Clam Chowder was my favorite. Very tasty and had lots of potatoes and Clams in it. If you park in the parking garage, they will validate your parking. I would recommend Bernardin’s for a nice dinner with family or friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!! The food and service was excellent

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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte is rated 4.7 stars by 2023 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.