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A photo of Zio Casual Italian restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(99)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Myers Park
Zio Casual Italian is the perfect neighborhood restaurant featuring homemade pasta, legendary “hot pies” (pizza), salads made with house grown greens and seasonal specials. Chef/Owner Jim Consol and his staff have built a reputation of friendly, efficient service with consistently high-quality Italian dishes. In fact, Zio was voted as the most underrated restaurant in Charlotte by the readers of Charlotte Agenda. Upon entering the restaurant first thing you notice is the Hydroponic Growing System in the front of the main dining room, but be sure to tour the outside garden in the back of the restaurant where seasonal veggies and herbs are grown for use in the kitchen. Tucked behind the patio is the beautiful courtyard where you can enjoy full-service dining, Live Jazz on Wednesdays Nights or private events for up to 30 people. Full-service bar with an excellent selection of wine and beer, nightly dinner specials and a kids menu guarantees there is something for everyone.
A photo of Fahrenheit - Charlotte restaurant
4.3
Awesome(7639)
Price: Expensive
• American • Uptown
Booked 59 times today
Located in Uptown Charlotte, Rising Star Chef, Rocco Whalen, a Wolfgang Puck protégé, will blow you away with his approachable and cutting edge cooking style.Taste Rocco's contemporary cuisine with its Mediterranean & Asian accents & you'll know why Esquire declared him a "Chef to Keep Your Eye On". Fahrenheit is equipped with a full service bar complete with a la carte dining, private dining rooms available for large parties and the most breathtaking view of Charlotte’s beautiful skyline from every table in the restaurant! Non smoking. We require business casual attire for all of our guests. Persons in t-shirts, ball cap style hats, excessively revealing clothing or workout attire may not be admitted. Please note, management reserves the right to change and /or update the Dress Code at any time. Please note that we do not guarantee outside seating, and any seating requests are not guaranteed.
A photo of Coquette - Uptown Charlotte restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(343)
Price: Expensive
• French • Uptown
Booked 44 times today
Coquette is that quaint restaurant that combines the elegance and intimacy of an old-world French buvette with a vibrant yet casual spot for a romantic rendez-vous with yourself, your friends or a lover. Join us in the morning for that perfect almond croissant on the patio or an evening apéro. We strive to satisfy your French cravings and invite you into our home for that intimate experience! Our menu is enhanced with classic French cocktails and a wine list curated by our Advanced sommelier, Fabien Boudart. Join us for monthly wine classes and wine club. We specialize in thoughtfully crafted, classic dishes that highlight French flavors and techniques. Chef Satiago Sanchez and his team proudly present plates from Fish Specials to a raw bar with a variety of cold water oysters with mignonette and French charcuterie and cheese boards. Aussie. . . you must try our Duck-Fat Fried Chicken! Planning a special event? Look no further.A Bientot !
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charlotte Uptown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3842)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Uptown
Booked 21 times today
Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House Uptown in Charlotte, NC. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business luncheon, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our steakhouse features a warm cherry wood design, luxurious private dining rooms with state of the art audio/visual equipment, 2 exciting Tryon street patios and a vibrant bar scene with the best happy hour in Charlotte. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse has a mandatory, strict dress code of business casual. Please make sure all guests in your party arrive in dress code in order to be seated. Our beef is USDA Prime and it is cooked the way Ruth intended it to be, in 1800 degree broilers and served on 500 degree plates. The menu is inspired by Ruth's New Orleans heritage. For romantic private dinners for two, specify your request for our famous dinner for two wine cellar, shown in photo. Call us to guarantee this room. We look forward to serving you!
A photo of Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen Uptown Charlotte restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2633)
Price: Moderate
• European • Uptown
Booked 41 times today
A Consumption Revolution in Uptown, Charlotte. Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen, A Jim Noble Restaurant, will redefine dining out. A food and wine bar featuring an a la carte menu of comfortable Spanish, French and Italian influenced selections prepared on a wood fired grill, rotisserie and imported Italian oven. Rooster's is high quality and affordable casual cuisine combined with a local Southern boy's culinary impartations. The open kitchen centered in the dining room allows the guest to view the crafting of cuisine while dining at the kitchen's antique granite countertop on a hand crafted pub bar stool. Finishes of Leather, antique stone, beautiful crafted woodwork and wrought iron parallels the artisan architecture and design with artisan, hand crafted styled cuisine.
A photo of Cicchetti restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(199)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Uptown
Cicchetti (“chee-KEH-tee”), a wine bar in Uptown Charlotte featuring authentic Italian small dishes, interprets the classic Venetian bacaro. At these casual and convivial spots, locals gather to enjoy glasses of wine alongside savory small bites, hand tossed pizzas and more. Offering an all-world wine selection, wines by the glass or bottle, beer, draught cocktails and NA’s, all of your favorites.
A photo of Búho Bar at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte restaurant
4.5
Awesome(10)
Price: Moderate
• South American • Charlotte
Celebrated for its Argentinian-inspired bohemian design and sophisticated flavors, Búho is a sultry, modern rooftop lounge.DIRECTIONS: Please enter through our valet Porte Cochere (parking is discounted for Búho customers) off of Church Street in Uptown Charlotte, NC. DRESS CODE: 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 business casual clothing and do not allow hats in any outlet of our hotel after 6PM.
A photo of Church and Union - Charlotte restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(4887)
Price: Expensive
• American • Uptown
Booked 31 times today
A 5th Street Group Concept. Modern-American cuisine with menu by Executive Chef Aaron Dearing and Bravo Top Chef alum Chef Partner Jamie Lynch. Offering a casual, yet refined atmosphere. Voted 2020 Best Chef Jamie Lynch by Charlotte Magazine | 2020 Restaurant of the Year by CRVA.
A photo of MICO at Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1049)
Price: Expensive
• South American • Uptown
Booked 14 times today
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.
A photo of Indaco- Charlotte restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(992)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Southend
Booked 35 times today
Located at Atherton Mill in Charlotte's historic South End neighborhood, Indaco (Italian for "indigo") serves Italian cuisine. Wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, housemade salami and cured sausages fill the restaurant's menu which can be enjoyed family-style or a la carte. With an open kitchen, and a comfortable atmosphere, Indaco can seat approximately 85 guests inside for a casual night of food and drinks. The wine list is focused on affordable Italian varietals, the Gin & Tonic cocktail is on tap, and the fresh sodas are made in-house. Large windows fill the restaurant with natural light that reflects off the white subway tile, wood accents and butcher block tables. An open kitchen invites guests to keep an eye on the action while enjoying the sights and smells of Italian cooking. During warmer months, a 44-seat patio invites guests to dine al fresco.
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