Libations Kitchen & Bar

3.9
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$30 and under
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American
Libations Kitchen & Bar blends together a casual & sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Charlotte’s Gateway Village. Libations offers a full menu of handcrafted American dishes, a distinctive wine list, local craft beers and a full-service bar. The menus feature seasonal & regional products used to create American recipes with influences of the new south. Come celebrate the simple pleasures of good food, good drink, and good friends!


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3.9based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.8
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3.7
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3.5
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FranziskaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious and the setting very romantic for Valentine’s Day. Our server Morgan room excellent care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was salty, wait staff was untrained.

JM
JoshuaM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

No warnings that this was a small restaurant inside of a hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice server and the food was great!

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KelleyV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to Libations for Mother’s Day ... with a reservation. It was not busy but we had terrible service. We ordered three waters and two came. The third came 10 minutes later. The half mimosas were $9.00 and mainly OJ. No one ever came back to ask if we wanted more drinks until we were almost done with our meal. My husband’s burger was raw in the middle. Their second attempt at a burger came back after all of our plates were cleared. They did take the burger off the bill but our experience overall was terrible. Won’t be going back there!

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AllysonL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. Good size portion. The cauliflower and broccoli appetizer and the truffle Mac and cheese were super!

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vipVinceZ
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Was able to hold conversation without having to shout

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I never thought I would have to walk out of a place on Valentines Day, but now I have. We made reservations bc it seemed to be rated well and we wanted to try something new. The only reason for the second star is because our waitress, although new to serving, she was very sweet and attentive. Our walkout was based on the bartender. We both ordered cocktails and were shocked when they came to the table half empty. I ordered a simple old fashioned and it was presented in a standard tumbler glass full of ice but the liquid stopped at exactly half of the glass. Our other cocktail was a smoked speciality and came in a martini glass. Once again it was half full which, in a martini glass, means there’s likely less liquid than even half. We asked our waitress to inquire about the shallow pours and the bartender’s response was she uses an exact 1.5oz jigger and does not put extra liquor or water in the drinks. That’s right! Our $11 and $13 cocktails had 1.5oz of liquor, a dash of bitters and flavoring and that’s it. Not to mention I’ve never heard of water being added to specialty cocktails to make them full. Her answer seemed to add up to the exact level of the drinks but I’ve never seen such a dismal pour in my life. As for food, we only made it through a calamari appetizer. It was fried too long and had a sauce that tasted like lemon hollandaise, weird. We closed out and went to Essex for a much more memorable evening.

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Food4fun
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were the only people eating in the restaurant on Saturday night. I don’t understand why the food took so long. The restaurant was freezing we wore our coats the whole time. The chicken kale soup was the star, very delicious however the Cobb salad had Canadian bacon (yuck) the burger ordered medium rare was well done. The drinks were unimpressive. The server was not very engaged. So disappointed as it was quite a challenge to get there with all the construction in the area.

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BillW
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Elk and the Service was outstanding

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vipAlexL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Not what I expected. Just a hotel restaurant - not standalone.

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RoeK
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the special service and food. It's southern cooking dine to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was VERY pleasantly surprised! My friend and I decided to come for Charlotte’s Queen’s Feast and I chose the restaurant purely based on the menu. Libations had one of the most eclectic menus for the special and I couldn’t wait to try it! When we arrived, I’m not going to lie, I was a bit put off that it was the hotel’s restaurant hahaha - but those thoughts were immediately set aside as the delicious food began to make its way out! Amazing. Everything! The service was impeccable and because it was a hotel restaurant, the atmosphere was very laid back and quiet. Our overall experience was lovely and I will absolutely be back!

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vipBiancaH
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I didn’t realize it was part of a hotel. However the food was good and they gave us very large portions. I would definitely recommend for everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food. Get the charcuterie board.

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ladycool
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hidden gem and delicious food. Can't wait to go back!

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FelixC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Getting to the place was a challenge due to street construction. Service was attentive and the food was excellent.

MA
MeganAlanaHoover
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Starters were very very good, the main dishes were probably "too much" - my mother taught me not to have in the same plate cheese and fish, otherwise the former obfuscate the latter's taste. We enjoyed the dinner and the staff did a great job. Thank you!

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HiddenEateryatDoubleTree
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service at Libations. The Chef outdoes himself always! The best bacon cheese burger, must have flatbread, great smoke drinks as well. it's a small restaurant, tucked away in the lobby of the Doubletree hotel. I wish it had a bright neon sign on the street to let people know that they were there!!!

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vipKilby
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Not optimal for a quick bite for lunch. Libations is understaffed, but once you get your food I have no complaints.

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Cocolo9uno
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was prepared very well even tho it was a slow tuesday night. The Wagyu beef burger was one of the best burgers ive ever had and the chicken gnochi soup was incredible. Very small restaurant inside the double tree so doesnt look too impressive but it was a pleasant suprise.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Libations is a hidden gem. The food was absolutely amazing. Dominique gave us great service as well!

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ValerieA
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent - highly recommend the beef carpaccio. It was nice and quiet with nice music playing in the background.

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TamaraR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the very interesting menu and how well the food was prepared. An incredible surprise to find this creativity in a menu at a restaurant in a hotel.

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Charlotte
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was presented wonderfully and lots of good menu options

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The appetizers were delicious. The drinks was fantastic and fun.

However, the main course was a different story. While my food was almost great, I had my broccoli burnt to a crisp and all three of our burger orders were over done and somewhat charred.

The chocolate cake tasted was not homemade and tasted like plastic. The waitress and the bar maid who swiped my card to pay the bill tricked us and took more than they were supposed to take although the tip was 19.99 percent. I used the voucher I had and when they saw that they must have decided to find a creative way to get more cash from us although our bill was almost $200.00 and we tipped well. When we called the manager the next day they had actually altered the check to facilitate the stealing. Awaiting refund to my credit card.

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vipCajuncraver
Charlotte
122 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped in for cocktails and appetizers and found it to be very enjoyable. Luckily for us, it happened to be very quiet. So we took a nice corner table and had a great server. We took our time enjoying a few cocktails, calamari and the scallops and jam appetizer. I have no idea if this place is usually this empty. Initially we were not even sure they were opened because we didn’t see a hostess or server. And no one else came into dine when we were there, but to be fair, it was rather late. I would return again.

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Jeff
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service very slow and irradict. Appetizer order missed and when mentioned, brought after main course served. Small plate ordered as main course originally brought with soups. Had to request more water after 10 minutes of waiting for someone to notice. Had to request check after 20 minutes of waiting. Food quality fairly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! From start to finish. Angelina was an amazing bartender. The olive and cherry pepper brined martini was to die for. A spur of the moment date night that turned into a very pleasurable, tasty, fun experience! Will definitely return & spread the love!

MA
vipMaryAnn
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The calamari was very good but everything else was just mediocre

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DA81917
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food was awful. We tried four different entrees; even a hamburger. The server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waitress was great! Food had class. The chef really showed his talent.

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cizlaq
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good restaurant. Has the best charcuterie plate in charlotte. seating is comfortable, menu is nice. would recommend.

VC
VincentC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good.

The drop biscuits with ham and jalapeño butter were very tasty but overpriced for what they were.

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AKeo
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was not busy at all and service was slow. I thought they did it a certain style like let people enjoy the appetizer, entree and stuff in a certain time frame but the time was way too long. My cousin eats here for lunch with his coworkers from BOA and said they are pretty slow as well. The food was fine I came during restaurant week. So with the three course 35 dollar meal, one potato chip appetizer and a cocktail it was around 70 bucks. If it wasn't for restaurant week I'd probably be more upset but it was just ok.

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Mspriss
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a good experience, seem like we were waiting on our waitress alot due to a bigger party next to us. My husband and I were on our date night, there for the 1st time and was totally disappointed. The food was cold and after sending back the 1st plate, and getting a hot microwaved plate back it was really no need in doing anything else. We left straight from the restaurant to get food because we were still hungry, and he went to Caribbean Hut in the university area and I went to taco bell...wayyyy betterr

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food - everything was extremely flavorful and creative. Killer Wagyu burger that is beyond gourmet. I would highly recommend this place, we will be back and we love 80+ miles away. Thank you!

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MichaelH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we went for restaurant week and had a lovely meal. Great portion sizes, filling, nicely plated with decent waitstaff. IT was very quiet and not packed.

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TheCandyChew
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Angelina was exemplary!!! Her personal care of our experience is to be commended. She made sure our drinks and food came to our table perfectly. Our compliments to the chef as well! Neither of us tasted anything that was not pleasing to our palate.

FAQs

Libations Kitchen & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Libations Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 227-2808.

Libations Kitchen & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.