Bonterra

4.7
1938 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bonterra is located in a renovated 100 year old church in the historic Southern District of Charlotte. Sommelier & Owner John Duncan has created a stunning array of 200 wines by-the-glass and an additional 300 selections from the cellar which comprises one of the largest wine lists in Charlotte. Featured in the November 15, 2000 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the New Wave Wine Bars in America. Winner of the prestigious AAA Four-Dimond Award and DiRoNA Award of Excellence. Complimenting John's selection of wines are the menu offerings of Executive Chef Blake Hartwick. Chef Hartwick's elegant approach to cooking shows nightly in his diverse menu of fresh seafood, Midwestern lamb, oven roasted filet mignon and the signature fried lobster tail.
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  • Our Dining Room & Wine Bar are OPEN! NEW menu & Take-out too!

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    Mon - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Check out our NEW menu! We are so happy to welcome you back - see you soon!
What 1938 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKellyS
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day Brunch was delicious, visually artistic and a delight for young and old.

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vipHenryH
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother’s Day brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!! Everything was lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came here to celebrate Mother’s Day with a nice dinner. Based on some reviews, we expected great food and service. We were sadly mistaken. The restaurant was lacking in atmosphere, the service was sub-par, and the food and drink were overpriced and lackluster. Our waiter never made recommendations or suggestions, and we waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive. I’ve never written a negative restaurant review, but after this experience, I felt compelled to. My advice is to save your money and try a different place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating a birthday. Overall, it was a good experience. Friendly staff and the food was really good.

The menue didn’t have a lot of options and the price a bit high for the serving sizes.

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vipDennis
Charlotte
152 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service from Jeff, as always. Contrary to what I have come to expect from Bonterra, the duck was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always impeccable. The WINE list is extensive, especially for those by the glass! The patio is a hidden gem

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LSims
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our servers were amazing and friendly! It was my 18th birthday and they lit candles for us to let the servers know we were celebrating an event. Even brought me a cheesecake with a candle. 10/10 would come back again.

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FabioM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great enviroment, great food. Ideal for occasions and date.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal in the middle of a weekday afternoon. Pricey but you pay for great quality. Lobster bites were our favorite. We will likely come back as this is super close to where we live.

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LindaT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous! Would like to see Vegan options. Not a great option for those type of friends.

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ShiquanL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Would definitely go again. Try the sticky ribs!

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SusanM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there and loved it just as much as when we first visited there. The steaks were phenomenal and the wine selection was incredible.

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vipretire
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to the restaurant in 10 years. I don’t know why had forgotten about it. Everything was exceptionall. I be going back frequently in the future.

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GarrettD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service it is on the pricy side though

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MBPCharlotte
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The ambiance and service were exceptional. The wine list was extensive and we were happy with our twi choices. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back,

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for any day

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jamiej
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary everything was wonderful everyone was very kind service food atmosphere perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Inside decor was so so, very simple.
Complimentary bread was raw and not fully cooked. We let them know but no replacement was given.
Cesar salad was not flavorful; store bought dressing better.
Lobster bites were ok but not anything very unique.
Duck entree was cooked well. Scallops were a bit undercooked.
Overall not great. Likely will not dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, delicious food and wonderful overall service! One of my favorite dinner spots in Charlotte- can’t go wrong with anything on the menu and the service is always spot on! Great booking for any occasion! Our waiter (Josh) had an awesome personality and truly made our dining experience even more enjoyable! Highly recommend this restaurant across the board!

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AngelaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food, delicious wines. We really enjoyed our experience.

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Shady
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good

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vipJulieE
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful dining experience. The food was delicious and our waiter Jeff fantastic. Definitely will be returning again soon.

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
291 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff works very hard. Meals here are always wonderful! Service is outstanding. One of the best restaurants in NC.

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Oanh
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! All time favorite. The food is always consistently good and the staff are great!

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Diane
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We visited on Easter Sunday. We had reservations and got seated promptly. It was very busy. The food was very good and the dessert (Tiramisu) was absolutely amazing. The salmon toast was good but looked a little bit thrown together. My over-easy eggs were crispy on the edges which I didn't care for. My friend ordered a Mediterranean omelet which she said was tasty, but with a salad on a separate dish as her side choice, the omelet plate wasn't very attractive. All said these are minor concerns. I would absolutely go back to this restaurant.

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GregB
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Party of seven and all left happy and stuffed. No complaints, no miscues, everything cooked to perfection. One of my favorite restaurants in town!

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AEld
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food had no flavor very disappointed beautiful church noise was not a factor everyone was nice but for the prices you want to enjoy the food!

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vipBill
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always wonderful! They also have an extensive wine list reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

This place is really just go for the water. Everything else really isn’t all that. My food was very on season, the server was a very attentive with us, and honestly all the food was kind of nasty. I’m not really a picky person so I just got the bill and left. But I will not be returning for food. Just for the wine. An amazing one wine menu though.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fixed price 3 course meal options were all delicious. Order a bottle of the La Crema Pinot.

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NeedBrunch
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First date night out in 13 months! Good was excellent and waitstaff was good. We went on early side of dinner so out with the early birds... petty sedate :)

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rosed
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice food and ambiance and service. A party of nine came in next to us and it became difficult to talk over them

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place with a good atmosphere! Good for a nice date or celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food Jeff was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time in 3 months at Bonterra. Love this place and atmosphere. We love our waiter Josh. Everytime we go we ask for him. He makes great suggestions and is very friendly, sociable, and nice. I can't wait to go back again. This place has become on of my favorite places in Charlotte.

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KaciC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my husband's 50th birthday there. The wait staff was super friendly and the food was great. I highly recommend Bonterra for any special gatherings.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iwe went to Bonterra my husbands birthday! Our waiter was amazing and accommodating! The food and atmosphere and food were great as always!!!

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Dbholler
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place but was a little slow on service this time. I'm sure they are just trying to ramp back up with COVID protocols. All in all still one of my favorites in Charlotte.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love everything about this place. The food is fabulous, service is completely stellar. A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion.
Gorgeous artwork for sale on the walls and it’s right in the heart of South End.

FAQs

Bonterra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 333-9463.

Bonterra is rated 4.7 stars by 1938 OpenTable diners.

Bonterra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bonterradining.com/gift-cards/.

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.