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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Pan Roasted Diver Sea Scallops
Served with Peach-Chipotle Vinaigrette and an Sun-Dried Tomato, Asparagus and Shitake Mushroom Risotto
Goat Cheese Tart
Oven-dried Tomato, Eggplant, and Onion with Micro-Greens and Aged Balsamic Glaze
with Caramel Sauce & vanilla ice cream
Selected Bernardin’s based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed. I chose Bernardin’s for a nice dinner to celebrate my birthday. The regular menu items were wonderful to select from and I thought my mind was made up, that is until we heard the specials. The specials were additional wonderful options that made it difficult to choose between deliciousness, if that’s a word. We didn’t have to choose between. My boyfriend and I chose both specials; one for each of us and shared with one another. He had the venison and I had the lobster tail with ravioli. They were both very delicious. The atmosphere was elegant and cozy at the same time. Nice music played in the background. Our waiter was quite attentive and very personable. Although it wasn’t mentioned when the reservation was made we were asked if it were a special occasion. When our waiter learned it was my birthday celebration he offered several complimentary desserts. I chose the chocolate torte. It was amazing!!!! The Gen Manager came over, introduced himself, and told us about the restaurant and its offerings in that this was our first visit. My boyfriend assured the GM this would not be our last. We felt very special and very well taken care of at Bernardin’s. So glad our plans led us there. Already looking forward to the next visit.
First visit and we loved it. Food was fantastic, server was great, ambiance was excellent. We had dinner from the September menu. Excellent choices and value. We will definitely be back and bring guests as well.
Great dinner and service, enjoyed the wine selections.
AH-MAZ-ING! Dined here while visiting from out of town. Despite the challenges presented by COVID we had a delicious and memorable meal at this place. Alex the server was friendly, helpful and attentive (but not in an overly intrusive sort of way) and the food was great. Even though they had their full menu available (which I haven’t seen in any restaurants back home in CA) we chose to order off the Prix Fixe menu. Both our starters - gazpacho and scallops - were some of the best we’ve ever had. Then our entrees of beef, seafood and pork were equally good. The flavors of everything went so well together and the execution of each dish was top notch. We’ll definitely be back! (The 4-stars for ambiance had more to do with Covid than anything about the restaurant itself.)
Tuesday evening for my wife's birthday. We seemed to be the only people in the restaurant at 6:30 but a few other couples were there when we left. Great service! They acknowledged my wife's bday from the input I had put on the reservation. They traded out spinach for the fresh veggies they typically do at lunch. Cooked our steak perfectly.
A great experience!
Great food, great service!
We had the duck comfit egg rolls and they were great as were the scallops. The wait staff were very responsive and nice. The only item that can be improved was the bread & butter.
What a beautiful, delicious experience dining here for my love’s birthday. Everything from the ambience to the service and the food, was divine. This will definitely be our go to fine dining date night place for years to come.
Meh. Food was solid, but not spectacular. Service was average - several pauses between a server showing up that didn’t make much sense and left us hungry or with empty plates in front of us. Just could have and should have been better.
This review is so overdue. I have had the pleasure of dining at Bernardin's for a few years now. I've been here more times than I can count for lunch and dinner and every time has been outstanding!
From the food, to the the ambiance and the service...I am always a happy camper when I leave.
The service here is outstanding and so friendly and accommodating. I've had nothing but great experiences with those who have served my guests and I. The manager James goes above and beyond for all of his guests and is running this place so smoothly.
I dined here (again) last night and my party was waited on by Say. Say is special. She was very accommodating, funny and helpful. She also made our drinks and they were A+.
For food some of my favorite dishes A++:
-Duck confit spring rolls w/ a plum sauce -
- Shrimp appetizer
- Clam chowder
Entrees (lunch and dinner):
- Lobster Ravioli - Favorite Restaurant dish hands down. I'd put this up against any restaurant. Loads of lobster (a whole lobster) and great portion size.The ravioli is also stuffed with lobster. This is a savory absolutely delicious meal.
- Their grilled Atlantic salmon (with a lemon butter sauce..ahh) and fish of day are always perfectly cooked and paired with the perfect sides/vegetables (which are interchangeable too).
- Grilled Chicken Club sandwich. I swear I've had it 50 times, lol. It's one of my lunch go-to's (they are open for lunch btw during covid)
- Grilled chicken fettuccine
- Curried Shrimp
- Lamb shank (when available)
- Porterhouse pork chop
- Pan roasted grouper
Just ALL delicious! :)
All of them, lol. I do love a fresh cut fry though and theirs is perfectly cooked and seasoned.
Needless to say, I will definitely be back. Bernardin's is my absolute favorite restaurant here in Charlotte for very obvious reasons.
With great service, amazing food and beautiful ambiance, I encourage you to visit and enjoy!
Had dinner for my birthday with some friends. Everything was wonderful.......service, food, drinks. Sean did a great job!
The service was wonderful. The crab cakes, the filet mignonette, lamb chops and desserts were amazing. I highly recommend this place for fine dining.
We had a great dinner at Bernardin’s! The dining room had a great atmosphere and the service was fantastic. They had really great cocktails and the food was INCREDIBLE. Definitely recommend the Crab Cakes as an app and the Scallops as your entree. We will definitely be back!
Service and presentation were excellent. This is a lovely little restaurant. The food is fantastic and the prices are very reasonable give the location uptown and quality of the food!
Excellent experience all around! Fabulous staff, decadent menu, and a fantastic management! We will definitely return!
Thoughtfully created dishes. Really great value for what comes on the plate. Large portions. Really excellent service.
With covid-19 we have have stayed home since the end of March. For our anniversary I wanted to do something special and I thought of Bernardin's. We entered the restaurant and met Kara who was smiling with joy under her mask. We were seated in the window table and were pleased to find out that she would be serving us! We selected a Primitivo for our wine and ordered Duck confit spring rolls to start.There were several other tables
and we watched Kara interact with everyone. She us a show stopper!!! Kara was having
fun doing her job and it was contagious. My wife had chicken fettuccine and I had shrimp stir fry. Both meals were so good we decided to take filet wrap and clam chowder home for dinner. Everything was perfect! The restaurant was organize to accommodate guest with social distancing. It was a shame it wasn't busier because the quality of the food and service were outstanding. We will return to Bernardins for lunch knowing that Kara will be there. This is a casual, elegant, lunch when in Charlotte.
Excellent food and service! So happy they are open and following all the guidelines to keep restaurants open!
Food was amazing. Would recommend it highly
Everything was fantastic!! Service was great as was the food. My husband had the Emu and raved about it!!
Service was great. Place is cute. Food had flavor but was not high quality. We had wedge salads, red snapper, and scallops.
The salads each had one grape tomato, one sliced almond, and a small amount of blue cheese. The red snapper was over cooked. The scallops were terrible quality. Small and chewy.
Our meal (with drinks) was $150 before tip. Service was great, but the food was no where near the level it should have been. We won’t be back.
The menu has something for everyone including a few unique items. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Overall great Experience!
Our first experience at Bernardin's since moving to Charlotte two months ago (quarentined by Covid). We loved the experience and will definitely go there again soon. The experience was elegant, high-end, yet homey and comfortable as well. Service was excellent.
Our waiter/owner gave us excellent service and we. really enjoyed our conversation on Juneteenth.
This restaurant was perfect for my engagement dinner with my fiance. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I'll be back for sure! 5 starz.
It was a wonderful, intimate experience. We went on an evening when they hadn’t fully opened the restaurant after COVID and protests. The general manager was our host, server, and bartender and was remarkable. The food was spectacular, the drinks were amazing. We WILL be back!
I had the calamari and emu, both were fantastic! James the manager was thoughtful and pleasant, always checking to make sure everything was okay. Beautiful restaurant walking distance from the Ritz, we had a wonderful time!
Delicious food, wonderful drinks, and great staff!
Always outstanding food. So fresh. We love the salmon and the vege pasta. Some of the best little snappy green beans I’ve had. Lovely atmosphere and service. Highly recommend for any occasion or a business lunch.
Started out a little rocky but the General Manager James made up for it. I had a party of 12 (supposed to have been 10). The food was delicious and the ambiance was everything.
We live in town and tried Bernardino’s for the first time. The food and tableservice were excellent. That we had a reservation, we were not greeted when we arrived and we had to wait to be seated. We also had to wait for a glass of wine. Otherwise, excellent experience and a good value.
Bernardin's is everything I'm looking for in an elevated dining experience! The intimate setting allows for conversation, the menu selections and specials always outstanding, and my guests/friends always leave with stellar comments/feedback.
Good Service, good food, good atmosphere! We’ve consistently have had good meals at this restaurant. Would highly recommend!
A favorite place with excellent food and service. This particular evening was loud due to a group at next table, but improved once they left. Glad was a terrific server.
First time here.. couldn't decide between emu/kangaroo/venison.. went with Emu - one of the best dishes I've had in recent years... outstanding..wife not as adventurous and had scallops - which she loved.. had 6:30 reservations and not too busy/noisy... Server (Allison?) was nice, but wasn't as attentive as I would have liked with clearing plates when finished with appetizer/main meal. Wife tried to order Tito's vodka martini, only to be told out of it after ordered (ABC stores not open?), then ordered French Burgundy white wine, only to find out also out of that (after ordered - (hmm))... will definitely try again... parked with free parking in garage next door.. despite service/outages definitely recommend...
Lovely restaurant. Really interesting menu. Fun cocktails.
This was one of the best restaurants that Charlotte has to offer. Our server, Bost, was very accommodating. The food was delicious. I had the scallops and my husband had the special, which was halibut. Dessert was peach blueberry cobbler with pecan ice cream. Yummy. Worth the trip. Will definitely be back again
Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte is rated 4.7 stars by 1804 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.