Bonterra

4.7
1954 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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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRickW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Pork Chop and Halibut over cooked and dry. The drinks were good

LG
LisaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine list. The Fried Lobster bites were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough how much I love Bonterra. The food and wine are some of the best in the city. Our server, Josh, was also exceptional. He was always available while still remaining in the background.

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vipKristi
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, excellent service! We had a great time.

TL
TimothyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Folks in our party had the duck and pork chops; both were outstanding. Service was welcoming and helpful, yet unobtrusive. The space is beautiful, adding to the overall great dining experience.

BF
vipBarFar
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined on the patio on a Wednesday evening and had a wonderful experience. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the accompanying brussel sprout side and mashed potatoes and zucchini were delicious. There is a good wine selection. Our server was attentive and very professional.

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DaphneN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The facility is beautiful and the food excellent! Service is also excellent! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to have memorable meal for a special occassion.

CT
vipCoastalTraveler
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding including the wine selection, even by the glass there was a broad selection of some really good wines. Surf & Turf was excellent as was the steak.

Josh did a great job and really made the evening special.

Thanks and will definitely be back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, location can’t be beat. We were so happy to be back dining inside to enjoy the excellent, genuine personal service.

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RobinH
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, drinks and our server, Audrey was great!

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vipEmegy
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I miss the previous menu choices. The food we had was delicious but I’m not anxious to return without the food and drink specials I was expecting.

JG
JackG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experiece

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
298 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Perfect place!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BonTerra was the perfect restaurant for our important business dinner. Great service, food, and the wonderful hostess worked with us to select a table location that provided a little more quiet and privacy. We’ll definitely return many more times.

BD
vipBradleyD
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the filet and spreads. Really good good. Great service. Highly recommended

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day lunch - very food.

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vipKellyS
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother’s Day brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!! Everything was lovely!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TM
TerryM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The service was definitely off (server forgot our appetizer). The salad was small and tasteless and only improved slightly when salt was added (we had to flag someone down to get it). The mashed potatoes served with the fried lobster where cold and the mixed vegetables were extremely overcooked and very mushy. Steak was nothing special.

I have always enjoyed the atmosphere at Bonterra's and was looking forward to dining there again now that COVID restrictions are easing up. Overall, a very disappointing experience especially when you consider the price point for dining at Bonterra.

LS
LSims
Charlotte
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.

FM
FabioM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 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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StephanieH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great place for small or mid-size gatherings. The service was not that great. The wait person was not very attentive to our group (7 people) and when he was, it was rushed and not friendly. The wait person took orders like we were at a fast food restaurant and seemed annoyed when asked about menu items. He was practically pulling the menus out of our hand as if to say, "Hurry up and decide". We waited a great length of time for our appetizers and even more times for our meals. The food was subpar with the steaks being overcooked and and the duck rolls were a bit dry. Most of the food was lukewarm. Our drinks were not refilled in a timely manner. The manager never greeted our table as it's done in most restaurants. It would have been better if the food and service matched the ambience.

SL
ShiquanL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SM
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.

GD
GarrettD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

MB
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,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for any day

j
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

OT
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.

OT
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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vipShady
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good

FAQs

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

Bonterra is rated 4.7 stars by 1954 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.