Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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TA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service is and was awesome. My husband and I will visit again soon.

MR
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and pleasant dining experience. The decor is nice (though don’t like the paintings), and the service was attentive. The cocktails were properly prepared, and the food was delicious. Good food presentation, correctly cooked, and well seasoned. Definitively will go back.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Emu is my favorite dish as is this restaurant. One of a kind options and one of the best French menus in the city.

LM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bernardin’s. I had the filet special and my wife had the shrimp. Both amazing! And then comes desert - the cheesecake special was a banana strawberry cheesecake. Had to be one of the best we have ever had. Great service and a great atmosphere too.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service .........a little noisy

RR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and were seated in the best seat in the house (upstairs)! Very nice. The service was great...Seth is one of the best waiters we have ever experienced. He was attentive, accommodating, and professional.

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not on par with previous visits and neither was the service. Our server was not very attentive and seemed to want to rush us through the meal.

PB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with everything about Bernardin's. The service, food and value were exceptional. This is now one of my "go-to" places and I will certainly highly recommend Bernardin's to others.

LB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Delicious, Memorable experience. We ordered a table full of appetizers-crab cakes, so yum (please add a dipping sauce) The scallops with the pork belly were perfectly paired and cooked to perfection, the Goat cheese tart was legendary, the duck spring rolls are heaven on a plate. We had for entrees: the Emu, the Venison, and the Ribeye-all AMAZING. the Sweet potato gratin with the venison-love in your mouth. The deserts were all delicious. Our server felt like a life long best friend-personable, and excellent interactions. We loved every minute of the experience. Bernardin's never disappoints. We had the window seat as well. Best seat in the house. Truly a wonderful time.

r
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was excellent! He remembered us from a previous visit and was very attentive to our table.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant! The staff was incredibly nice, the food was absolutely delicious and it’s in a great part of uptown Charlotte. Perfect for a date night or special occasion!

A
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and great atmosphere!!!! We really enjoyed nice New Year meal. The dishes were cooked to perfection and I highly recommend the duck spring rolls with plum sauce.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and location! Great service. Highly recommend

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere!

KS
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bernardin's was FABULOUS! It seems this restaurant has been in Charlotte for some time, as have I, but has been a well-kept secret! This was my first time dining at Bernardin's, but is now on my favorites list and I will be returning! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about all of the dishes and their preparation and very helpful in narrowing down selections (there was so much on the menu that we wanted to try...it made it difficult to choose!). The food was extraordinary! All of it. Our appetizer, entrees, dessert, drinks. My husband had the emu, which I will be getting the next time we go. The flavors were sensational! The peach the other table is a little claustrophobic. Seating downstairs appeared cozy, looking out onto the street. It was very busy as we were there on New Year's Eve. Our dinner was an event. Timing of the serving of all dishes was perfect and it took two hours, which we were both shocked by...it didn't seem like two hours had passed at all. Bernardin's is at the top of my list of favorites in Charlotte now and I can't wait to go back!

JC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cassidy was an amazing server. The food was perfect. Drinks were spot on. Definitely recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time, as always. Bernardin’s is consistently our go-to when uptown for dinner. Filet was cooked to perfection, and wine selection is awesome!

CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday

OT
Charlotte
165 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not as great as it has been. Some items were great, others were off this time. Example: mushroom soup was way over spiced-super hot and I like hot. Same with kangaroo. Flavor was nice, but someone got heavy handed on the hot pepper. Duck was nice, but overcooked. Restaurant was dead compared to other visits. Bummed, as this used to be a consistently good place.

CF
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to go before the theatre. The food and service are the best, by far, the best in uptown Charlotte.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Little disappointed in that 3 of the 4 meals had issues and when correcting the issues it was apparent that the kitchen just did the bare minimum to make it correct. My daughters burger which was ordered well done and came out rare was just cooked longer rather than making a new burger.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service at the bar prior to being seated. Servers were very attentive.

A few parties close by were very loud, but no fault of the restaurant.

Had a wonderful time, look forward to going back again.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great window seat. Food was delicious. Service was top notch.

H
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The 4 of us had dinner & for 3 of us the food was good. For 1 of us the fish was overcooked, i.e. dry.
Our sever as well as the Manager apologized. The person then ordered a risotto, but unfortunately it was too salty. All in all, we would all recommend this restaurant & we would all go back.

MR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, very happy all around!

KY
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal before the Symphony. The waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. The chicken and Brie was very good! My dad had salmon which he said was the best he has ever had. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

T
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, excellent service. I have never been disappointed by Bernardin’s!

JB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would definitely recommend this place to a friend as I thought the food and food pairings were great. Lovely atmosphere. Only issue was that our appetizer and entree's could have been served a little warmer.

KB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary at Bernardins on 12/12/19. The restaurant was very nice/quiet. Calamari was good. My wife had the surf&turf, lobster was slightly over cooked but still had great flavor, her steak was done perfectly. The kangaroo was fantastic, very tender and flavorful. The chocolate torte with raspberry sauce and the creme brûlée also Were very tasty. Staff are friendly. Our waitresses Cheria & Say were fantastic. Will definitely visit again.

B
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Fast service helped us arrive for curtain at Knight Theater.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was a little too scripted and impersonal

AC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. It reminded me of my restaurants called seasons where we specialized in all types of game food. I will be back.
Chef Allan Cohn CEC CCE CMC AOS BA MBA

j
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent , service was good. had a show so we skipped dessert.

AE
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect pre-show dining for Knight Theatre productions.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. I always order the 9oz cab filet which is such a good deal because it also includes a side, unlike most steakhouses. My husband and I also split the truffle Mac and cheese which is hands down my all time favorite Mac and cheese (and such a good price at only $5). We finished off the night with their cheesecake of the day which was strawberry banana. One of the best cheesecakes I’ve had. This is always our go to for date night. Great food, great service, and great value!

SF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James, the manager created another pleasurable dining experience. We were going out to a concert with friends and James made sure we were seated on a busy Friday night . It was our friends first time dining at Bernadin’s and they said it won’t be their last. We always appreciate James and the staff’s level of detail. Our meals were delicious. Thanks Chef. We love the duck confit spring rolls with plum sauce is a ‘must.’ The lobster ravioli is the best in town and my absolute favorite. The scallops and salmon received ‘rave’ reviews. Kudos to the entire Bernadin’s team - Chef, James, bartender and Cassidy our server.

LD
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and quality food

DC
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

S
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is incredibly scrumptious. We got the Pepper crusted filet and Venison...oh my. The bread is the only thing that was not tasty.