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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

4.7
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DeanH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Michael
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service, enjoyed the wine selections.

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MonicaG
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.)

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Mikey
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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Crutch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJoeG
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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++:
Apps:
-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! :)

Sides:
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for my birthday with some friends. Everything was wonderful.......service, food, drinks. Sean did a great job!

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QCAndres
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The crab cakes, the filet mignonette, lamb chops and desserts were amazing. I highly recommend this place for fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipchristinel
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Cheryl
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around! Fabulous staff, decadent menu, and a fantastic management! We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoughtfully created dishes. Really great value for what comes on the plate. Large portions. Really excellent service.

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LeftoverGourmet
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! So happy they are open and following all the guidelines to keep restaurants open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Would recommend it highly

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!! Service was great as was the food. My husband had the Emu and raved about it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

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.

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foodfan
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has something for everyone including a few unique items. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Overall great Experience!

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kathyl
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoeB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter/owner gave us excellent service and we. really enjoyed our conversation on Juneteenth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service

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SultanH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipColleen
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful drinks, and great staff!

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vipCarly
Charlotte
104 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tylisa
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

JM
vipJMac
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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ChristineM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipphilipsciabarrasi
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Service, good food, good atmosphere! We’ve consistently have had good meals at this restaurant. Would highly recommend!

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vipchev1149
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleased

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DebbieB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LFCIII
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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...

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AnneR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Really interesting menu. Fun cocktails.

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suzieque
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.