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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of McNinch House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1054)
$50 and over
Continental
Uptown
About the restaurant
The McNinch House Restaurant is a captivating gem nestled in Charlotte's Historic Fourth Ward, situated Uptown. Set within a meticulously restored Queen Anne-style home dating back to 1892, this establishment offers a blend of exquisite cuisine and Victorian charm. Each room, from the cozy Library to the airy front porch with sweeping city views, exudes its own unique allure. Embark on a culinary journey featuring meticulously crafted courses made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enhancing the experience is an extensive, multi-award-winning wine list and the option for wine pairings that perfectly complement each course. McNinch House is more than just a restaurant; it's a historic culinary haven celebrated for its refined ambiance, impeccable cuisine, and timeless elegance. Immerse yourself in this unparalleled dining destination and savor the essence of Charlotte's vibrant culinary scene at its finest.
Top review
Kathy00
Dined on May 9, 2024
It was a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, outstanding service in a beautiful setting
A photo of RH Rooftop Restaurant Charlotte restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4047)
$31 to $50
American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
The RH Rooftop Restaurant resides on the third floor of RH Charlotte, a 50,000-square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. We invite you to enjoy our menu of timeless classics for brunch and dinner, and a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe.

For group dining inquiries, please email: charlottehospitality@rh.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Ambiance was nice and loved the decor. Food was good. Price point is a tad bit high though.
A photo of Steak 48 - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6606)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
SouthPark
About the restaurant
At Steak 48, we serve the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting. Our diverse menu will satisfy any personal craving, as we serve the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood, and shellfish along with inventive and classically inspired side dishes and appetizers. Also enjoy classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list.

At Steak 48, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Steak 48 is ALWAYS an amazing experience for me. The level of service is unmatched.
A photo of Afternoon Tea at Ballantyne restaurant
4.8
4.8 (17)
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Experience The Ballantyne’s take on classic teas offered in England’s finest tea houses with a Southern flair. Enjoy a variety of tea blends from Rare Tea Company, the official tea of the Royal Family.

Tea is served each Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm. The cost is $49 for adults or $64 including a glass of champagne and $29 for children, ages 12 and under. (plus tax and gratuity).
Credit Card Number needed to book a reservation. There is a 48-hour cancellation penalty. Any No-Shows will be charged $50 each.

Join us for our special theme teas:

Top review
Nelson
Dined on May 5, 2024
This is the second time I have attended the Tea at Ballantyne with my daughters and friends. Everything was excellent and better than I remembered it. The staff were professional and friendly. The food and beverage were exceptionally tasty, and the ambience was perfect. Great experience again!
A photo of O-Ku - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2203)
$30 and under
Japanese
Southend
About the restaurant
O-Ku's menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. The South End restaurant offers rare and unique dining options along with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, highlighting seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing experience and I highly recommend EVERYONE to go! Amazing service, amazing food. Our server Kayla was excellent. They got my boyfriend a personalized birthday gift!!
A photo of Peppervine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1981)
$31 to $50
American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
Savor the vibrant tapestry of global flavors and unparalleled hospitality at Peppervine. Located in Southpark’s Piedmont Row, our chef-driven restaurant redefines dining with a fusion of sophistication and creativity. Embark on a culinary adventure where each dish is a masterpiece crafted to delight the senses. Join us at the award-winning Peppervine, where exceptional cuisine and service are our main ingredients.





Top review
Gefauhrvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and great service as always. Amazing wine list.
A photo of Eddie V's - Charlotte restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2926)
$50 and over
Seafood
Uptown
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We went here for wife’s birthday. Service was SO excellent, as were all of the dishes. They had decorated our tablecloth with glitter in the form of birthday cakes, balloons. Stars and streamers. Every staff member encountered wished her a happy birthday. When the seafood tower ordered was unavailable, manager came to table to apologize and offer alternatives. We were also given a small bottle of sparkling wine. Steak was perfectly cooked and delicious. At end of meal, we were offered a sampling of three desserts. They tried so hard and succeeded so well in making my wife’s birthday a very special occasion. Will definitely be back!!
A photo of MICO at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1045)
$31 to $50
South American
Uptown
About the restaurant
At MICO, globally inspired flavors and seasonal fare are rooted in Argentinian tradition. The menu is an exciting culinary tour across cultures and customs, offering a world-class uptown dining experience.

Elegant, stylish and sophisticated interiors invite our guests to experience a journey to Argentina through bohemian design, unique flavors and curated music. As we desire to maintain an elevated experience for all of our guests, we encourage smart casual clothing and do not allow baseball caps in any outlet of our hotel after 5PM.

Diners can utilize the hotel's valet parking service. Parking with validation will incur a cost of $14/vehicle.

Top review
FJOrr
Dined 2 days ago
The serving size of the steak and salmon are very small for the big price.
A photo of Spice Charlotte restaurant
4.6
4.6 (47)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Charlotte
About the restaurant
Spice has a signature vibe that was curated by our experiences traveling around the world and patronizing the best other modern cities had to offer. Hotels, restaurants, and nightlife in London, St. Tropez, New York and Miami helped guide our hand when developing this concept. A night at Spice will excite all five senses maybe even a sixth. Our posh dining room, decadent menu, and captivating cocktails will make Spice a top pick.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Our waitress and her trainee were very nice! aww enjoyed our food and the ambiance.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Midtown NC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1537)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Midtown
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot Restaurant in Charlotte is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Our Charlotte restaurant is located in the Midtown neighborhood. Close to all Uptown hotels, Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts center.

The experience is great in a group and romantic for couples. The intimate location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The midtown Melting Pot is consistently great food and service. We enjoyed the new menu changes of sourdough bread with the cheese and corn on the cob.
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