Bonterra

4.6
1816 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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  • 3 courses for $35

     $35.00 per person
    Starting Sep 12, 2020
    This new menu will be available alongside our full regular dinner menu every night! https://bonterradining.com/3-courses-for-35-menu/

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Our Dining Room & Wine Bar are OPEN! NEW menu & Take-out too!

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Mon - Sat 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Check out our NEW menu! We are so happy to welcome you back - see you soon!
What 1816 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DelCamp
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands birthday. Our appetizer was The fried lobster bites. Yummmoooo! We both had the Azalea salad which is a cesear salad and it was really good. I had the scallops and my husband had the filet. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. You could cut the scallops and filet with a butter knife if you had to. Our waiter Josh was fabulous. He made sure we were taken care of and had everything we needed. Tonight was half price wines by the glass. I am not sure if that was just tonight or if it is offered every Wednesday. Since it was my husbands birthday, Bonterra offer him a free desert off the menu. It was his choice. He did the cheesecake which was fabulous. We will definitely be back. Food and service was fabulous!

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vipAlinaA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonterra is excellent! I recently went for the first time. The service was awesome, the ambiance was beautiful, and the food was incredible. Every course was unique and delicious. It’s the best wine room I’ve been to! There are so many options and the staff is so knowledgeable on their wine menu. They were able to give us good recommendations, that we ended up loving! Everything was wonderful. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipMoosmom
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was a great waiter. Fun, attentive, knowledgeable. Always ask for George!!

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SeanG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to try the $35-3 course dinner. Have had different appetizers here and the flatbreads before; all great. I had main of blackened swordfish and my companion had the short rib. Both were great; as were the appetizers and salads! Love this place. Great ambiance, food, and wine!!!

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Boxer
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service(Joel) and 1/2 priced wine. EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS!!

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vipBobL
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is very good. 3 for $35 deal is well worth it. Service was very good. The partying and noise level from the bar detracts from the dining experience substantially. Second time here and the bar noise was unacceptable. The wine is some of the highest prices i have ever seen in a restaurant. Even with half price glasses didn't bring it down to normal restaurant prices. I saw one particular bottle that I can buy for $15 in the grocery store and I know they only pay $5 a bottle for, and it was going for $72 a bottle. Normal prices on the glasses were the price of a full bottle in other establishments. I've no idea what they are thinking with their wine prices but I am not coming back here to drink wine anymore.

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Rocky1
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the venison and my husband ordered the surf and turf. Both were fantastic!
The waiter was courteous and attentive, and the atmosphere was quiet and elegant.
We had asked for a quiet table because we were enjoying the night with some older friends. Bonterra delivered on both a great meal and perfect table!

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Jack
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Receptionist did a poor job greeting and seating our adult party.
Wait staff was 5 Star, as was the food. Best halibut in Charlotte!
Overall a wonderful experience.

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vipwheelhouse12
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine

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TMichael
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went a second time as first experience was excellent. Jeff, our waiter, was super- The correct amount of attentiveness. Well done! We will be back!

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viprebekah815
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wanted to treat the family to a really nice dinner for my birthday. Everyone loved their food and by the end we were all stuffed. The appetizers kept us full in between courses. The main entrees took longer to come out but the food was very fresh. The service was decent and the ambiance was chill.

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vipGoldie
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, we enjoyed our experience- the food, the vibe, etc. However, the service was not up to par- it took a long time for the appetizers to come out and was just as slow for each course after... but the food was very good and we will be back...the kitchen appeared very busy.. we sat close to the kitchen and could sense that it was a little backed up...

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HillofCarolina
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Bonterra, and it had been on our list for a while. The building is unique being an old church and we had a nice table for two tucked in the corner. Our server David was excellent. Always watching our drink levels without being obvious and letting us know when the food was about to arrive. The meal itself was very good. The Mushroom/ Potato chowder was excellent, and my wife thought the salad was very good. She had the surf/turf for an entree and enjoyed it very much - even with the lobster tail being fried (something new). I had the duck breast and while I ordered medium it was definitely more medium rare. I did not send it back to get cooked more, but just advising readers to go up 1/2 temperature for their meats to get what they want. We shared a Blackberry Cobbler and unfortunately that was average at best. It was more like a pancake with the ice cream on top, and I think we found the traces of 3 blackberries inside the cake portion. We know everyone has their own take on traditional dishes but a cobbler should have adequate fruits to call it such IMHO. The wine list was fantastic which helped all the food go down nicely.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible flavor and service was exceptional.

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Ahmaller
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Loved this place for our anniversary.

RS
vipRobertS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most Excellent! Their special $35 price fix menu was a great value!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch manager was super nice lamb meatballs were delicious. My wife had a broken ankle and there entire staff was super helpful.

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ddgaks
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we took our 2 teen aged kids for the fixed price menu and we all loved it. Our service was great as usual, as was the food.

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vipSouthernfoodie
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful and they went above and beyond.

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TrinityS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for a special dining out experience. The salmon was lightly crusted and cooked to perfection! Looking forward to my next visit.

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
278 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Back again this Wednesday!

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vipCarolynH
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch!

MS
MargaretS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, our server was very knowledgeable of the wine list. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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Logan
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife on a date night and this was my dinner choice. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was as well. We will definitely be back in the future.

--The only downfall being there's not a whole lot of beer choices. But my qife loved the wine. Its a wine bar so it was expected.

All in all a great experience!

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Antoinette
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were very pleased with the atmosphere since it was the first time dining there. The building used to be an old church!! Very cool inside. We did the 3 course meals for $35 each which was a great value for what we got!! The wine list is extensive, so many choices. The food was excellent and we would definitely go back there!

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PlateLicker
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The potato chowder was bland and had no significant chunks of potato or mushroom to be had.

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vipPamS
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, level of service and food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service!

LW
vipLWhite
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good , my fish was a little dry and “fishy”. My husband enjoyed the pork tenderloin.

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Rd718
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was amazing! One of our favorite spots in Charlotte

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Ericnc
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I unfortunately had the last reservation and got there as the kitchen was closing. The hostess and waiters were overwhelmingly apologetic and went above and beyond. Although I tried to order something quick so I could get out of their way, they never made me feel rushed. In fact, they continuously told me to take me time and coaxing next to order dessert. If I ever get the opportunity to return to Charlotte I will return just as a note of thanks. This is how customer service should be done.

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Asiadishea
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waitress didn't give good advice on wine or food. She seemed to be busy waiting several tables so her focus wasn't there. In an establishment like this for the price you pay your service should be impeccable. It was not. This will probably be the reason I won't go back for food. However, the wine is phenomenal.

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KCgo
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was very poor. Took 10 minutes for a drink order after we were seated. Salad did not come with dressing that was requested and no one checked on us til about 10-15 minutes after food was served.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been here and go out often. We were very surprised by the excellent quality that was delivered. The waiter was outstanding and very knowledgable about the wines too! We hope to be back soon!

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thomase
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant!
Outstanding food -- buffalo cauliflower appetizer is fantastic
Great wine list -- server's recommendation was a little pricey so that was a bit of a surprise, but it was outstanding wine
Last comment notwithstanding, our server (Jeff) was great! Well-versed and helpful on menu/options and super attentive, yet gave us space for quiet, intimate dinner.
Outside table was lovely -- except for an occasional few whiffs of what we both thought was probably something nearby left behind by a dog!

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vipBeBe
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect...our grouper special, service and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was the best filet in charlotte. Charcuterie board fabulous as well. Wonderful experience, can’t wait to go back.

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We will definitely come back again!

FAQs

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

Bonterra is rated 4.6 stars by 1816 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.