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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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!


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5.0
5 (847)
$31 to $50
French American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
American-French establishment offering high-end cuisine in an upscale atmosphere located in South Park.
Top review
AdrianF
Dined 5 days ago
Food was excellent. Our waiter Taylor was very knowledgeable about the food and menu items, very personable and friendly. My favorite was the caviar sampler absolutely delicious.
A photo of Primo Prime restaurant
4.9
4.9 (532)
$31 to $50
Italian
Myers Park
About the restaurant
We bring the best of Italy to the heart of Myers Park, offering classic Italian cuisine created from the freshest ingredients served in a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. Preview wines from our wine cellar and enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our cozy bar.
At Primo Prime, pride in our food, excellent service, and an inviting atmosphere never let us settle for being anything less than the best. We were featured in the South Charlotte Weekly Culinary Corner. Come on upstairs and see why they gave us five stars!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Primo Prime was exactly what we needed on a Sunday evening: Excellent food- I had the red snapper special and my husband the lamb chops. Friendly, professional service- Tommie and Amber were helpful, busy, friendly, and pros at their job Ambience was perfect… a few groups enjoying their meals too but respectful of the lovely atmosphere. We.Will.Be.Back.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Charlotte - Lake Norman restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1250)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Huntersville
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Huntersville’s fine-dining destination, with mouthwatering offerings for people with all tastes. One bite is all takes to make a fondue believer out of you. Whether you’re arrived for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to experience the full 4-Course Experience, you’ll leave a fan of our gourmet fondue. When you’re in the mood for something different and special, fondue is the perfect choice. Our friendly servers blend artisan cheeses tableside before delivering freshly made salads with signature dressings. Choose your own custom entrée and cooking style, but make sure to save room for dessert. Everyone loves chocolate, and we deliver the most indulgent chocolate experience you’ll ever have! You’ll find our fondue restaurant right off Highway 77 in the Lake Norman area near Charlotte. We’re just a few miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway in the heart of NASCAR Country.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We have come to your restaurant multiple times and are never disappointed. Alex was Great!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Midtown NC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1557)
$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
EricWvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had a fantastic experience at Melting Pot celebrating our anniversary. Jake was our server, and he was fantastic.
A photo of Miro Spanish Grille restaurant
4.9
4.9 (178)
$31 to $50
Spanish
South Charlotte
About the restaurant
Uncover the Spanish restaurant experience in South Charlotte, indulge in a delectable paradise of fresh, Modern Spanish & Tapas Bar. Miro Spanish Grille brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Spain into the culinary spotlight, combining the bold taste of classic Spanish cuisine with timeless European Modern cooking techniques.


Top review
PamelaB
Dined 4 days ago
Very noisy when we were seated because we were next to a group of 6 who were very loud. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn’t really have any control of that, but it is still one area where I have to give lower points. Our waitress, Juliet, was wonderful!
A photo of O-Ku - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2266)
$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 4 days ago
Best restaurant in Charlotte and my absolute fav sushi spot in the world!!! I love o ku
A photo of Steak 48 - Charlotte restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6845)
$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
PatriceH
Dined 3 days ago
So I had a very bad first experience on Mothers Day so I was given a gift certificate to give them a chance to make things right. Welllll THEY DELIVERED! From the service, accommodating us because we were late due to a storm, and the food was AHHHHHHHMAZINGGGGG! We will be back in a few months.
A photo of Copper restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2037)
$30 and under
Indian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Our innovative presentation of Indian cuisine must be experienced in order to be appreciated. Intimate seating, contemporary Indian art and music, top shelf spirits, and a superb wine list are a few examples of the Copper experience.
Top review
WilliamMvip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful experience at Copper. Food and Service was outstanding. The temperature in the room was a bit on the warm side.
A photo of Dolce Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1785)
$30 and under
Italian
Dilworth
About the restaurant
Dolce Ristorante in Charlotte is a classic Italian restaurant serving up family friendly favorites. The atmosphere at Dolce Ristorante is airy and bright with a deep Mediterranean feel complete with Italian style artwork. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner with special cooking classes offered regularly.


Whether you are looking for a pleasant lunch or a lively dinner, Dolce Ristorante has something on the menu to please every palate. Try the ravioli in a parmigiana cheese pink sauce, the Milanese breaded chicken with lemon dressing or the salmone fresh Atlantic salmon in a white wine sauce. Be sure to save room for the Italian cheese cake dessert.

Top review
JoeyT
Dined 3 days ago
Server and staff were very helpful and attentive, but the real winner here is the food. The quality and taste were outstanding. I know Italian and this was excellent. The veal, chicken and fish dishes were very good. All came served with a very creamy risotto side dish that was the best. Come early, fresh pasta and desert run out quickly. Prices were very reasonable and the wine selections were nice. Definitely worth a come back next time in Charlotte.
A photo of Toscana Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2451)
$31 to $50
Italian
SouthPark
About the restaurant
TOSCANA Ristorante is located in the specialty shops across from South Park Mall, and is South Charlotte’s premiere upscale Italian restaurant. Since 1998 we have offered guests impeccable service and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Toscana is the perfect setting for an intimate meal or group dinners. Our romantic ambience feels just like a tranquil European courtyard that will enclose you with it's old world elegance. Our seasonal menu of Northern Italian favorites is crafted with passion and offers only the freshest ingredients including local produce and herbs, as well as the finest, poultry, prime meats and seafood to bring the true flavors of Tuscany to your table. In addition all pastas and desserts are made fresh in-house daily. You'll also find an extensive list of fine wines featuring all regions of Italy. Come experience the flavors and ambience of Europe right here in the “Queen City."
Top review
DebraA
Dined 3 days ago
Totally enjoyed an afternoon lunch out with the girls. Each of our meals were delicious (calamari appetizer, lasagna, and tagliatelle). The cappuccino was the perfect ending with the most delicious tiramisu. Several servers provided our table with excellent attention and must mention the bread and white bean dip was an unexpected treat to begin with.
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