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Bonterra never disappoints. Food, drinks and service were all amazing!
I was in the neighborhood and heard there had been some changes to the menu so I decided to check it out...
It was later in the evening on a Wednesday, not very busy in the dining room, bar area was pretty full. There were two waiters and they were attentive but didn't seem to have flow... He waited overly long to have our order taken and later when it was time for the bill.
The cheese plate appetizer was tasty - local flavors were nice.
My date had the short ribs, not the melt in your mouth experience she was hoping for - very fragrant but the meat was chewy and underseasoned. I tried the pork chop - it was perfectly cooked to temperature but the glaze was overly sweet for my tastes. The brussel sprouts were under done, hardly any char and very aldente... I believe it has a foie gras sauce that I could not taste at all. Then there was a red grit cake which may as well have been made out of cork - dry and completely without flavor. I was expecting something along the lines of a fried polenta - it just wasn't good.
Have had several great meals at Bonterra but last night wasn't on of them.
What a beautiful building! Josh was excellent in all aspects of describing each of the menu items, wine selections, and special items.
Took my bosses here for a business dinner. We were not at all impressed with the service. I couldn't even tell you our server's name, as I'm not sure he even introduced himself. He took a long time to come back to our table for our order, and rushed us through our order.
Positive, the wine list is extensive and the food was very good, but that isn't important if the service is lacking.
Bonterra is always a favorite of ours. Besides the tremendous wine list, the food is always well prepared and presented. One of the best fine dining experiences in Charlotte.
We had great service and the food was delicious! The ambience was very cozy and elegant.
Food was excellent from start to finish. Fried Lobster, She Crab soup and Beet salad were great starters. Filet for me and scallops for my wife were awesome. Soufflé for dessert was great. Our waiter Jeff was very attentive and helpful we really enjoyed him
Scotch egg and charcuterie were amazing as was my short rib in a Cabernet reduction. My daughter ordered a medium well done steak. It first came out medium rare. They graciously took it back and brought it out again in 5 minutes. The outside was done but not the inside. Since I had my food, I had shared with my daughter and we were both happy. They removed the steak from the bill without us asking. I believe that if we order another medium well done steak here we will order it butterflied.
This was our first time at Bonterra and it will not be the last. Our waiter, Dave, was very attentive and made great recommendations! The owner, JD, even came over and thanked us for coming in. I had the lobster tail and even though it was slightly over cooked it was still very tasty. Bonterra has a very extensive wine selection and the menu items come from local farms. The menu offers salmon, filet migno and a pork entree along with several other dishes. The appetizer menu offers Octopus, wagyu beef and a very tasty she crab soup.
Bonterra is a reliable spot for a great meal. The service was excellent and the food expertly prepared. We will definitely return.
My family dined at Bonterra for my mom's birthday. The building is beautifully done. Our food was amazing! The charcuterie is locally sourced and fabulous, the house made pickles and pate were a hit with the whole table.
Our entrees came in a timely manner, the filet, short rib, lobster tail, and scallops were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.
The house made breads and scratch made desserts were worth every delicious calorie!
Our server, Josh, went above and beyond giving our party impeccable service. He was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable.
We will return in the very near future.
All of the food tasted weird. I didn’t like any of it.
My wife and I went for valentine's night. This was our first time at this restaurant and really looked forward to it. Since it was a special event night they did not have the regular menu but the food and service was good considering how packed they were. They have a great wine list and nice looking menu. We plan to go back and try them on a regular night.
Bonterra did not meet our expectations. Reviews I've read were glowing; the chef is touted as one of the best in Charlotte. However, the food had no flavor, was served lukewarm, and in some cases, not prepared well. Their signature dish, fried lobster, was over-pankoed and tough.
Very nice and our server David was outstanding. We are vegan and we hoping for more options but overall we had a nice evening and felt very welcome.
Fantastic as always! The food was cooked to perfection, service was outstanding and they have a great atmosphere! We took some friends from out of town there for dinner and they were very impressed with Bonterra’s.
As we were pressed for time, we just grabbed a table in the bar area and had some appetizers and fabulous wine. Their wine list did not disappoint, nor did the grilled octopus. It’s quickly turning into our pre-concert dinner spot thanks to their wine selection and the convenient location to downtown Charlotte.
Bomterra is the perfect spot to impress your date. It is a great spot for conversation as the servers do not rush you at all. All the servers are able to make great recommendations and the food and ambiance are wonderful.
Good wine list. All three main courses we ordered were well prepared and delivered hot
The end of Charlotte Restaurant Week! NY Strip, Duck 2 Ways, Chocolate Ganache Cake, and Cheesecake. The restaurant was lovely, a converted church! Great service overall and amazing wine selection.
As always a great, no outstanding meal and wine pairing. Not sure what was with the LED light replacement in the chandelier however LED lights are far from a cozy and warm atmosphere. It did indeed detract a bit from the meal, I understand that there is cost savings as well as a longevity benefit from these lights however very distracting. The only complaint I can think of. Food, wine and company was awesome as usual! We will be back!!
Wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Even though it was restaurant week there was no noticeable difference in service or food.
Dinner with friends at Bonterra was very enjoyable. Our server, David, was attentive and helpful with the wine selection. All of our courses were brought to our table with care and timeliness. The food was served hot and was flavorful, although the shrimp, scallops, and rice dish I ordered had too much butter for my taste. As the restaurant became busier (we had a fairly early reservation) the noise level did not increase substantially or cause a distraction. The ambience, being in a former church, was quite interesting. Indeed, a delightful evening at a restaurant I would recommend.
The food was really really really good. Tony was a OUTSTANDING server. Great wine selection. Food was impressive.
We enjoyed our meal during restaurant week. It was a little loud and we kind of felt rushed. We were in and out in an hour. We would like to try it again when it’s not so busy during restaurant week,
The main course was great- delicious NY strip. The service was incredibly slow, even for restaurant week. And man, it's really really loud in there.
My friends and I went there for restaurant week. Our waitress was awesome. As a matter of fact all of the waitresses and waiters I saw were busy and smiling. It was great and the only reason I gave four stars were my potatoes were cool. I didn’t send it back but if I had I am sure they would have been most gracious. I would highly recommend it.
Bonterra never disappoints....wonderful food, outstanding Chef, a great Owner (JD) (who's always around) and the best wine list and wines by the glass in Charlotte plus a lovely atmosphere! Our group was there for The Queens Feast and the menu selections in each course were great...something for everyone. We all agreed it was an outstanding dinner and our server, Anthony, was the best. Also, Bonterra has a wonderful bar -- a great place to meet for wine and cocktails and really nice selection of appetizers. Definitively 5 stars!
Went for Queen's Feast and had the braised short rib that was very good. So we're the sides. We had a server named Jeffrey that was second to none. Excellent service!
My friends and I had a great first experience. We would consider going back.
Restaurant week menu was awesome. Six of us ordered different dishes and were very satisfied while still envying the choices of others.
Hadn't been to Bonterra before so took advantage of Queen's Feast. Each item we had was very well prepared. Our server provided great service. Only downside was a group was noisily celebrating in a private room and the sound carried throughout the balcony where we were sitting .
We stopped in for Charlotte Restaurant Week. The menu choices were diverse and the preparation and delivery of the food was all we could ask for
Was there for resturant week, meal was great and so was the service
Great food and service! Noise level way to high for romance
We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday during Restaurant Week. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious.
I loved the atmosphere and the wine list. I have been wanting to try Bonterra for decades. I was not blown away by the food but the service and location are wonderful.
The food never disappoints! They also have a wonderful wine selection.
Four of us dined here for the first time. It was Restaurant Week. We all loved the food and ambiance. The choices were good and portions decent (with the exception of the grilled octopus which was delicious but the single tentacle looked lost on the plate). The duck 2 ways app was outstanding as was the scallops and shrimp main. The vanilla brûlée was to die for. We can’t wait to go back .