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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

4.7
1828 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 1828 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service felt safe with covid social distancing waiter was proper dinner was served as asked for top notch.

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Daniels
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was here horrible, and wine was worse. I expected more

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing time we had! This restaurant is one of Charlotte’s treasures. I would recommend them for their amazing service, great beautiful environment, savory food. Unique plates! What a nice gesture with the birthday candle celebration, thank you so much. Super clean and they maintain high standards against the COVID. Will be coming to celebrate Christmas! Thank you so much for making my husband birthday so special.

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Elsie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom's birthday at Bernardin's this past weekend, and it was amazing. The food was delicious and the staff were so kind. Thanks to the manager and Allison for making our night extra special! I will definitely recommend anyone to visit!

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DrBiagio
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and we loved it! They checked temp upon arrival and all the staff wore masks throughout our time there. The service was perfect. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was mostly perfect. The filet and Emu steaks were cooked to perfection and along with their sides tasted great. Could be the best steaks we've ever had and we love steak! The drinks were tasty and well made. We had 2 apps and both could use a little something. The goat cheese tort was excellent but needed be served with crackers or bread sticks. The calamari was a disappointment. We try calamari wherever we go and this one was battered with, maybe, fish fry batter, and we didn't like it. It also was served with 2 sauces and both were spicy, so that wasn't good either. All that being said, we love the ambiance and experience and will be back for sure!

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None
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very disappointing.
Alleged scotch menu incomplete.
Vodka menu limited.
Mixed green salad wilted when served.
45 minutes after completion of the appetizer course until entree was served. Tables served well after our arrival and order placement served prior to us.
When complaint levied, general manager was unapologetic and condescending.
Not a venue we would go to again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. They made our special occasion even more special but offering to pay for dessert and providing champagne to toast our anniversary.

Their covid response made me more comfortable. The employees wore masks and they took every customer’s temperature as they walked through the door. Sanitizers were well placed around the restaurant and easy to access.

We will definitely be back!

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ValerieT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming space, good cocktails, wine selection is nice. Food was delicious and very much appreciated. We had escargot to start, delicious. Goat cheese ravioli was very good, perfect ravioli texture. Filet mignon was seared nicely. Brie stuffed chicken was very delicious as well. Service was just right, but not annoying. Will definitely go again.

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rrutland78
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be coming back more frequently. The grilled emu might be the best thing on the menu! And the staff have always been super knowledgeable and so friendly. Tip them well during these tough times!

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vipScottJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for our business lunch. We'll be back!

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Dreyfus
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We would gladly eat here again.

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EugenieP
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! great service! we ate inside where only one other table was occupied so plenty of social distance.

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TershelleG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and unique. Love the atmosphere and staff is always friendly

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ScottD
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding experience at Bernadin's. Filet medallions were cooked to a perfect medium rare, mashed potatoes were creamy & luxuries, vegetables were al dente and numerous. Wine pairing (house cab) tasted delicious and was generous. Server was attentive without being invasive. I've never been disappointed with Bernadin's. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The October special was very affordable! You can get a 3 course meal for $29.95. It was so good. Can’t want to go again!

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Kate
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely balcony spot! We got to survey the whole restaurant (: My cocktails weren't my favorite but I was blown away by the gluten free food offerings! Great place for my fellow celiacs. My boyfriend loved everything he consumed, especially the desert cocktail with Kahlua. High recommend!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our table was outside, so the noise level was above normal.

We have been to Bernardins many times and it never disappoints with the level of service and food. Always something unusual on the menu. We order the lamb chops and grilled emu, which was outstanding!

Great place to have my birthday dinner.

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Tony
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The service from GM was sincere and professional. The appetizers, entrees, and dessert were delicious. Would definitely visit again.

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Z1001
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was alright for the type of place it was, very very limited vegetarian options. Service forgot part of our order because there was basically one guy serving the whole restaurant, and there was a large party table there and the service was focused on them. When we finally got the rest of our order it was just barely warm. It looked like a fancier place on the inside though. If we lived in the area we wouldn't ever go back. Maybe we just had an odd ball experience.

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FabioP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food and service!
I definitely recommend.

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NyikaD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bernadins was on point! The food, service and atmosphere was GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday celebration! Loved the restaurant, cool vibe and food was wonderful and very reasonable. I ordered The tasting menu for 29$ from Chicago it would easily be at least 59$

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KevinC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal, wine and service! Wonderful Anniversary celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great & COVID friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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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vipMichael
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service, enjoyed the wine selections.

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vipMonicaG
Sacramento
12 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.

JG
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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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte is rated 4.7 stars by 1828 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.