About Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

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.

435 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch; Monday through Friday 11am to 2:30pm Dinner; Monday through Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 11pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 332-3188

Website:
http://www.bernardinsfinedining.com/

Parking Details:
Dinner parking validated at "Parking on the Green"

Executive Chef:
Freddy Lee

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
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Cozy (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (7)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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Hot Spot (2)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fabulous meal! We were in Charlotte for the weekend and thought Bernardin's sounded interesting. A bit of a wait after we were seated and we started to think we'd made a mistake ... then our server appeared and service was impeccable the rest of the evening. They have a reputation for game, so we tried the venison and the kangaroo. They were both delicious -- I loved the tandoori spice sauce on the kangaroo. We will be back the next time we're in Charlotte!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely loved the environment & food was lovely

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

As always, food was wonderful. Our server was great, but it was kind of hard to hear him. Not sure if it was because he was speaking loud enough, but it was packed at lunch time rush. It can be quite noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Savanna did a great job serving and the food was great as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I go here a lot for lunch with colleagues and the food and service is always outstanding.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome first time dining experience. Will definitely be back. The bread pudding was incredible!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic New Year's Eve dinner at Bernardin's. Wine list is just expansive enough to cover most tastes, with many interesting choices. I started with the escargot, they were amazing, perfectly prepared and creatively served. My girlfriend had the black pepper crusted filet mignon, beautifully crusted outside and picture perfect medium rare inside. A very little of the duck fat béarnaise went a long long way. I had the lamb chops, again delicious. I felt they offered a very generous portion, which is ordinarily my complaint when ordering lamb chops-not so here. The cous cous base on my plate was so good, I'd have eaten a bowl for my dinner. Dessert was the banana cheese cake and coffees, both excellent. Service was prompt and attentive, and Stephanie our server was eager to entertain questions and offer her suggestions.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We took my dad and step mom out for an early New Years eve dinner, the service was excellent and the food was very good, wold definitely eat there again.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place. Didn’t even know that it’s been here for almost 6 years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The rating could have been a lot higher if my venison was not burned. We took a recommendation from a hotel guest and went there for dinner in holiday. The appetizers were great. We loved Seared Sea Scallops with pork belly and fried oyster which is crispy and fresh. However, clam chowder was not good (not fresh) and very salty. We ordered venison and duck breast. The duck was excellent, but my venison was burned on surface and severely charred. It leaves very bitter taste that I could not taste anything after that. I complained to waitress, but she looked at me like I am a foreigner talking with a different language. It really ruined my meal experience with Bernardin. I would have given them a five-star.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, service, and ambiance. Definitely recommend!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our first time at the is restuarant. I reviewed the online menu prior to our visit. The food was great and more than exceeded my expectations. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful. Kasidy the server was attentive and knowledgeable. It was my wife and I's 5th anniversary; we got the best seats in the house and a complementary glass of champagne. I recommend the escargot and kangaroo loin.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Exceptional food with equally exceptional service. Must try the duck, salmon, or tuna entrees. Decor is upscale with a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our dinner was excellent. We ordered scallops which were delicious, mouth watering and juicy. We also had emu, the first time for me. It was delicious and very different - tender and not gamely. The wine choices were great. Our server did a great job of taking care of us without being a bother. Everyone should try this restaurant. A very comfortable and cozy place for dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first time dining at Bernardin's and I can say with certainty that we will return! We had 4 delicious specialty cocktails, fried calamari and roasted escargot as appetizers, seared scallops, grilled venison, grilled emu and grilled kangaroo for our entrees paired with a fantastic Freemark Abby Merlot followed by a delicious creme brulee! All for less than $300.00 !!!!!!!

Fantastic meal at an unbelievable price. Go. Now . . . or as soon as possible! You will Not regret it.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Knowledgeable, polite, and efficient staff serve well prepared food. An unbeatable combination

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was very good food but when I got the bill I was a little surprised. Our server had offered either garden salad or Caesar salad before our meal. They way she presented it I assumed it was included in the price. It was not. The bill was quite high, two people for almost $200 and I didn't think it was really worth that much. But we did get wine. Everything was great, but be prepared to pay.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent Christmas celebration for two long time Charlotte residents who had not taken the time to visit. Reminded us of what we love about our home town. Good food, service, ambiance and reasonable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had an excellent experience from the service to the food —everything was really really special!! We will definitely come back and bring friends !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our food was delicious and service was excellent. We always ask for James to be our server because we know he's going to give us extra attention and make sure our dining experience is pleasurable. James you rock! Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was my first time in Bernardin's. My wife and I chose it for our anniversary. Everything from appetizer to salad to the main course was delicious. It was a little loud, but it was just people having fun (on a Saturday night). The service was excellent too. There were a lot of restaurant choices, but we decided on Bernardin's and we were very happy with our dinner experience.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I definitely recommend getting the exotic plates. My husband got the emu. It was delicious. I went safe and got the boring chicken. I've had better at lower caliber restaurants. And the duck egg rolls were made divine by the accompanying sauce. So good!! Their chocolate torte was so much chocolate. Almost too much to take. But if you really love chocolate you'll be in heaven. It's just really thick. The Apple cobbler was ok. Nothing to write home about. The service was nice. Very friendly gentleman. He did forget an extra side I ordered but made up for it by comping one dessert. I was just really wanting to try the truffled mac and cheese. Oh well. We sat up top in one of the two tables that set alone up there. Very romantic atmosphere up there. Overall a good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Bernardin's hosts an exceptional business meal. The servers are professionals and the menu has outstanding choices. All 9 in our group recommend Bernardin's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great spot for good American food in Uptown; conveniently located to stadiums, quick service, decent wine list.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding waitress!! She was from Pureto RICO. I don’t remember her name but I would hire her myself. Excellent people skills and a delightful lady!!✅✅👌

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My third visit, can't get enough of the Duck! Had perfect service before going to a show. I can't wait to get back and try something new!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner was great, the atmosphere was perfect for our party of 6.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love a chef not afraid of flavor. This menu always intrigues. This visit we enjoyed the duck spring rolls, foie gras, daily soup special, the kangaroo and the strawberry shortcake. We love the range and the use of spices.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great atmosphere. Very personable waiter. Making reservations was very easy. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was absolutely incredible. My parents and I were able to get a last minute reservation and were served an extraordinary meal quickly. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was excellent and our server was friendly and upbeat. She also recommended a great Malbec for our dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a favorite spot when my in laws come into town due to the exotic meats that are offered. Bernardin's is always a must go place when they visit from Florida. The food and service from our server Kelsey was superb. She understood we wanted to take our time and pace the night with cocktails, apps, main course, then dessert, and an after dinner drink. You never feel rushed here. The only draw back is the bar area. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, so we had a martini at the bar. There wasn't room for 4 of us to sit together due to the small size of the bar. The bartender told us we could scoot one barstool over to have 3 on one side and my husband stood beside me. One server 5 minutes later while the bartender was away came up and looked at my mother in law and said ma'am you're going to have to move, this is the server's well and your in the way (the server was pouring a bottle beer into a mug). My mother in law said the bartender said it was fine. The server said OK in a very snippy voice and walked away. That's unacceptable in my opinion and I'm just glad she wasn't my server. Kelsey did a great job of turning the night around, not that we mentioned this issue. But some of the server's attitudes and the lack of a waiting area and seating area in the bar are a drawback.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The goat cheese tart and the goat cheese ravioli are absolutely delightful for any goat cheese fan. The decor is lovely, the wine list excellent & the food delicious, with extraordinary service. What more could anyone ask?

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Bernardin's is consistently good and offers an interesting menu. My clients always enjoy the dining experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our dinner was absolutely amazing. We started out with the scallop & pork belly app. My husband wanted to order 10 more. We ordered the lamb chops and kangaroo & already want it again. For Desert we had the strawberry shortcake and the crepe brûlée and again, it was to die for! Such a wonderful experience and a one of a kind dinner sitting on the balcony for our anniversary! Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The good is excellent. The location is perfect and the service is wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Restaurant situated in the downtown. Food ranged from local to exotic as venison, kangaroo and emu were not specials but on the regular menu. My son had the kangaroo and said it was delicious.

Ambience is very upscale but noise resonated a bit.

Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very exotic menu choices and excellent service too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great as always. Wonderful food and service. The Emu was the best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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