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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (36)
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Creative Cuisine (30)
Romantic (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Cozy (24)
Business Meals (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (9)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Marie our server was awesome

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Not fine dining. Mediocre food. Lackluster service. Missing all of the fine touches necessary. Example: We were the first serving of the night and the bathroom was dirty. Obviously not cleaned daily. Wastebasket full sink and floor dirty and loose toilet and paper towel rolls strewn about. Get your act together!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

This was a simply terrific meal. We had fried oyster salad, foie gras spring rolls, crab-crusted sea bass, emu, chocolate torte, and paired wines. The ingredients were delicious, creatively combined and beautifully presented; everything was cooked perfectly, and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We literally were completely surprised by this gem, the steak is absolutely amazing and the truffle Mac and Cheese has surpassed our previous favorite!

Service is second-to-none as well, Ask for James... he truly brings new meaning to creating the best experience for those special date nights!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day Dinner. The tables were slightly crowded to accommodate more people which limited conversation.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Big turn off to walk in and see a sanitation score of 90%. Obviously I wouldn't want it hidden but the fact that it exist is a problem.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

This is the second time in the past two weeks that I have eaten at Bernardin's, and the food was excellent. I have had the clam chowder, grilled chicken salad, and the grilled chicken fettuccine - all were solid and top shelf. The setting is very intimate, and it is perfect for a great lunch date or special occasion. The staff is very attentive and are quick to serve refills and extra bread as needed. The meal arrived perfectly each time, and the portions were just right for lunch. I was full and did not need a to go bag. In addition, the service was so well paced that the experience fell in line with the time that I had for lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful Experience. Looking forward to returning

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Count on Bernadin’s to impress! Food and drinks were fabulous... our party was too large for the window booth but kudos for the hostess giving it a try. Maria was the perfect... patient server. We will be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time, the service was great. The food was wonderful.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great waiter. Was extremely attentive and knowledgeaknowledgeable. Good was good. I had the EMU. Was well prepared.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

food was excellent. Service was marginal. Seemed like the waitress had too many tables. Understaffed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a very good experience there. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My husband and I were very pleased with the service and our meals. We were going to a concert across the street after dinner so our waiter made sure our drinks and meals came as quickly as possible. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fabulous food and service in an unpretentious environment with plenty of ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My wife and I surveyed the area online to decide where to eat before a show at the Knight theater. Based on the menu and the reviews, we decided to try Bernardin's especially since it is literally right across the street. We loved the ambience and James, our waiter, was perfect in orienting us through the offerings. Both the spring roll and the sea scallops appetizers were succulent and delicious. For the entree, we both settled on the Grilled Emu , since we had never had the pleasure. Mind blown! The cranberry madeira sauce was the perfect complement and made the meal memorable. I can't wait to find another excuse to drop in so that I can work my way through the extremely diversified menu and have another Blackberry Collins. I would highly recommend the experience to anyone who truly appreciates a night of fine dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They gave us a great table without us having to do anything special for it. It was a nice night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I had the Emu, it was amazing! My friend had the curry tofu and loved it. The cucumber cocktail was awesome too. Always look up at the table at the top, there always seems to be a celebrity there!😉

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a very nice lunch here, food and service were great and i look forward to trying it for dinner

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great place

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The bathroom needs more attention and updating

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My sister selected this restaurant to celebrate her birthday after hearing good things about it. I must say that I was slightly underwhelmed. We order the calamari appetizer that was in desperate need of salt. I ordered two drinks...one I had to send back and the other (Strawberry Lemonade) was delicious. Our waitress wasn't very engaging and didn't share anything regarding the menu or any of her favorites. I ordered the Ribeye which was very good, seasoned well and cooked perfectly. My sister ordered the Surf and Turf which she said was delicious and her girlfriend ordered the pasta which was just OK. For dessert, my sister ordered the bread pudding which came with ice cream which she also said was yummy. Overall, the experience was not bad. This just isn't a place I would go back to visit any time soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Bernardins. The food was excellent and the decor and ambiance was super. I will definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had called a few days prior to our reservation to ask if we could move it back 15 minutes (7 to 7:15). The person who answered the phone was fairly rude and after a couple of minutes she said it could be moved but we had to "off the table" by 9 p.m. because another group was coming in. Well the night of our dinner there were plenty of empty tables including the one beside us and no one was waiting for our particular table when we left. Very unpleasant to deal with.
The entree I chose - the pork chop - was tough and not cooked well enough.
I would not recommend going here.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun good food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good portions , wine was fine . A little loud in the middle tables. Service was a little slow as to bread and checking back in .

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Ate here for restaurant week. The food was good; not blow your socks off, but good. However, we were seated in this small area separate from the rest of the restaurant, with red painted walls, a tile floor and aluminum storefront windows separating us from the sidewalk outside. It felt like we were eating in a chinese takeout restaurant. I would have asked to wait for another table, but as stated earlier it was restaurant week and we'd already been waiting 15 minutes even though we were on time for our reservation.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Perfect evening. Food great.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went here for Queen's Feast, and it was definitely worth it! Awesome cocktails, and the entree and dessert was amazing. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I enjoyed my experience at Bernardin’s from appetizer to dessert. I felt well taken care of by the staff and I will visit again. Highly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had the Surf and Turf and Blue Berry Collins drink with the banana pudding dessert with ice cream. Delicious my server was also excellent. The prices are high but fine for Uptown and quality of food and location 20-40$

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything about this night was perfect. The food was wonderful; ambiance was great and Maria, our waitress made it all worthwhile...she is a gem!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

excellent cuisine; however the noise level is intolerable when it is crowded. Nothing worse than groups with many females at long tables all trying to scream over the noise level.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We chose to try this restaurant during restaurant and were not disappointed. The noise level in the main dining room was loud and we commented to our waitress. She came back a little later and asked if we would like to go to a small table upstairs where it was quieter which we did. Our food was wonderful and our server, Cassidy, was everything you could ask for - attentive, but not overbearing, cheerful - truly an asset to this restaurant!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went to Bernardins for the first time on Charlotte Restaurant Week and it was outstanding. They had the best clam chowder I have ever eaten, and the surf and turf was excellent. You could cut the meat with a fork. My husband had the pork and it was also very good. Our waitress was great and very attentive even with the crowd! I recommend this restaurant highly and will return for sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Delicious as always. I must say that I prefer it more outside of restaurant week. But the place was set up well for the crowd and it was an awesome dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The ambulance is so beautiful and romantic and the food is pretty outstanding. This may sound a little funny considering , but their ranch is actually some of the best ranch in Charlotte ! Love this place so much

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

enjoyed the experience very much. Look forward to returning

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Birthday celebration and restaurant week.

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