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About Customshop

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1601 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Travis

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 333-3396

Executive Chef:
Trey Wilson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
New events for Spring 2014 being arranged now! Please check back soon or call with inquiries.

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Customshop Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
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Special Occasion (7)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a terrific meal....great fresh ingredients and flavors.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our favorite place in Charlotte. The food and service are excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Great fish dishes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went for our wedding anniversary and were treated to Rose. The grouper special was delicious and the bread pudding for desserts a must.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food5
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

One of the best spots in Charlotte, wine selection is outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was spot on and food was delicious and creative.

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

the food was fresh, well cooked and well seasoned.... as usual. Pork chops were excellent, trigger fish was very good just a little light on the portion size. The waiter offered an excellent wine suggestion and seemed very knowledgeable.

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food4
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service4
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was a bit slow. Good Food

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food4
ambience3
service3
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Menu very limited and very pricy. Service was pretentious. Not very seasonal in feel. Just not worth it. Hadn't been in years and thought we'd give it a try based on other reviews but honestly don't get the attraction. Sorry.

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food2
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great experience from food to service

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food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was great

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food5
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service5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We are so greatful for this neighborhood gem. The food is consistently mouth wathering and delicious. The service is amazing!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our diner was exceptional and our waitress was extremely attentive.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We had a nice relaxing anniversary dinner. The food was creative (but not showy or pretentious), and very well prepared with attention given to the small details. For example, the fingerling potatoes were boiled first and then lightly pan fried to create a little crunch on the outside and coat them lightly. Also, the civiche had very thin slices of a small hot pepper that added just the right bit of heat but didn't cover up the fantastic fresh taste of the fish. My wife's seared tuna was delicious and a very generous portion. My duck was very fatty, but I think that's how duck is. The sauce was again just right - flavorful but not overbearing. The Brussels sprouts were in a delicious cream sauce. Bread pudding desert was absolutely delicious and creatively done. Big chunks of bread with some kind of lightly caramelized crust on the outside, flavored throughout. But not soggy and wet like traditional bread pudding. Nice sized scoop (not too big, not too small) of vanilla ice cream on top. Our waitress was professional and attentive. I am probably sounding like the Goldilocks reviewer (everything was just right), but so often our dining experience is way too sweet or way too salty or way too heavy. Sadly it is hard to find that is prepared to accent the dish and not cover it up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The menu is always wonderful. Zoe took great care of us and was a perfect complement to the amazing food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

Customshop never disappoints. The menu is seafood-heavy, but there are still plenty of terrific options for those of us who don't eat seafood.
We shared the chorizo small plate. Amazing.
The ricotta gnocchi are the most incredibly delicious pillows of delight.
Bread pudding is always so good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was great and the service was spectacular. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thanks!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great service, great food!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Please hire some more help on a busy night. The low service score isn't for our hardworking waitress -- it's that there's only so much each person can do. Although they did forget a drink.

The food was just ok. Fish was overcooked. Duck had a vein of tough fiber. Tuna Tartar dish was microscopic.

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food3
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 26, 2017

10/10. Customshop is easily one of the best restaurants in Charlotte.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The meal and service were what we have come to expect from CustonShop

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My wife & I have liked Customshop since the first time we dined there. We brought some friends for their first and they loved it. We certainly weren't disappointed either. Our waiter Scott was very casual and laid back but extremely knowledgeable. The food was fantastic, the service spot on, and experience very worthwhile.

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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing experience. The brussle sprouts are so amazing they have ruined me for any other. Great recommendations from the Somm for my Squid Ink pasta.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Food was a bit over salted

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food4
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I went to the restaurant because the pictures looked promising, I ordered this I ordered that, service was excellent, music was divine, I thought for a moment I was being transported then... the chocolate souffle arrived and wiped out every other memory... one word, divine. go there, enjoy a Charlotte that's reaching out to the world of different palates.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great all around dining. Excellent charcuterie and great special. "Soca" Pork and pasta . Loved it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great experience with a group of business associates. The entire group of out-of-towers could not stop talking about the excellent food and service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A consistent favorite of ours - certainly our go to place. Always some new and interesting finds in wine. Lemon fettuccine was very light - just excellent. New recipe for tuna meatballs even better than before.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It has become our tradition to end every date at Customshop for cocktails and dessert. The bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly, and the brownie souffle is not to be missed. The dinner menu is fantastic too. Customshop is definitely on our short list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Definitely one of my favorites in Charlotte! Food was fantastic as well as the service-great cocktails at the bar!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My husband and I live in VA.. I planned a trip to Charlotte for Fathers Day weekend. Only went by Google, reviews and a glance at the menu. Wow. Just awesome. We enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to our waiter, the bread is so so good, wine was awesome.. And the food was so delicious and fresh. Definitely would recommend and return when I'm town!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Customshop is always great ! We love their food. The service is wonderful and can never be disappointed

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great bartender that makes wonderful cocktails. Some of the small plates were tasty, but the main dishes were lacking in flavor.

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food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Another great experience at CS. The menu is fresh and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent food, locally sourced and always-impeccable service. Customshop is becoming our favorite special occasion spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Not as memorable as we remembered..... We hadn't been in awhile.

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food3
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service5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food, service and ambience! Loved it and highly recommend - will definitely be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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food5
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Loved every bite of this meal! Saffron bourbon martini was excellent! Waiter, Scott, took extra special care of us. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We decided to try Customshop last weekend and it did not disappoint. Amazing food and incredible service. Our server took time to explain the farm to table concept. You can tell from the food that the produce is local and very fresh. Don't miss the cheese plate and the beef carpaccio. Lovely food. Try it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. Meal was nicely paced--no rushing--and waiter very personable. One of the best meals we'be had in recent memory!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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