Bonterra

4.6
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1787 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Special menus

  • Our Full Dinner Menu PLUS Spanish Tapas Menu

    Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2020
    If you miss Las Ramblas as we do, join us Mondays & Tuesdays for some of Chef Blake's favorite Spanish tapas menu items alongside our full dinner menu. Pair with our extensive list of over 200 wines by the glass and you have yourself an evening!
  • 3 courses for $35

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     $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/

Offers

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!

Flatbread Pizzas and 1/2 Price Wine

Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2020 · Mon - Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Enjoy 1/2 price wine by the glass all evening Wednesdays AND Thursdays! Pair that with Chef Blake's Flatbread Pizzas, Fried Lobster Tail, or the best Filet Mignon you have ever had and so much more!
What 1787 people are saying
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vipPamS
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, level of service and food quality.

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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
1 review
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
28 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!

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vipRobinM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The flavor was good on everything, but not necessarily memorable. The pimento cheese dip was too oily, and did not have much pimento flavor. But the waiter did provide extra pita without us asking when he noticed cheese left, so that was kind. The magnolia salad with salmon was very good. The nashville hot chicken was not anything like nashville hot chicken. It was a decent chicken sandwich, but there was absolutely no heat.

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
273 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! We will be going back for sure!

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vipDBDtraveler
Charlotte
132 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a birthday dinner here. It was FANTASTIC! So great to dress up (more than sweats! LOL!) and go out to a nice dinner in these COVID19 days. Always a good choice at Bonterra. The setting in an old church is unique. Service and food always great. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. No complaints. 5/5. Will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. And we love the atmosphere. It is our go-to special dinner spot!

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MichaelL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Bonterra was nothing short of outstanding. The waiter was excellent, and the chef's food was what everyone should strive toward. We were there to celebrate our anniversary, but will return soon because of our excellent experience!

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vipBartB
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music mix was a little off and a little loud tonight.

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FelizaS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and one of the best restaurants in charlotte. The wine is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect

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vipDennis
Charlotte
143 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy dining at Bonterra. The food is exceptional; the ambiance is sophisticated; and the service is friendly and professional. Our most recent visit was no exception, and our waiter Joel was outstanding.

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service! Will definitely return

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vipPamelaPierce
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, food was amazing! Had tuna, fried lobster, filet, magnolia salad, garlicky green beans, seared zucchini, short ribs, ...everything was to die for! Chef is 5*

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CarolynM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say outside and had excellent food!

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
273 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super dinner! Great food and service!

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vipalbesure
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An oasis in a desert of Covid 19. A sumptuous dining experience on a balmy summer nite with refreshing white wine selections and a single frosty martini. The filet wa sa perfect medium rare and the venison a tad more toward medium with a hint of smoke. Just dandy food in a delightful comfy atmosphere. First rate meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been here since COVID and boy how much we miss it! We love their fried lobster tail! The menu is seasonal so we always appreciate and enjoy the chef’s creativity. It’s a must come if you haven’t been! The cocktails are delicious and the wine menu is fit for a Queen/King!

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EMH5
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always dependable. Best wine offerings around. Sat outside, though a little hot and buggy (it is July in CLT after all...) but really great food and service.

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IScanU
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We initially wanted to sit outside, but the "no seeums" were out in full affect. They were very accommodating to move us inside. The staff was wonderful and the food was FANTASTIC!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in Charlotte!! Food is incredible!! Service is amazing (Joel is our favorite server)!! Always a great experience!!

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ACKS51323
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a reservations for Wednesday July the 15th. We had Jeff as our waiter who met us promptly and was more than welcoming. He gave us above and beyond service. Always keeping my water glass full and helped my girlfriend find a sweet wine which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had picked the restaurant because of the uniqueness of it being in a converted church. This restaurant certainly holds a 10 out of 10! You need Jeff as your waiter also!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding evening for my daughter and her mother. Saturday was their day to pick up the daughter's wedding dress for the upcoming wedding.

Everyone at Bonterra did a fantastic job of making another dream come true for my little girl!!!

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vipRocNdoc
Charleston
105 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these crazy times it’s nice to return to some sense of normal and dine out. This restaurant was a feature on OpenTable and we thought we’d try it given the great ambiance and wine selection. It is truly an impressive venue housed in an old church. Our food was as outstanding as was the service.... with a large selection of very good wines by the glass, each recommended by our excellent waiter. Finished a great dinning experience with a vanilla soufflé... this Resturant has to be on your short list!!

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wranglerspace
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience eating here. The chef's are top notch. Wine pairing was amazing.. All in all another A+ dining experience.

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SharonB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants. Even before Co-vid when the tables were full, it always has the ambience of calm. Food is delicious. Very creative menu. Our server Jeff pays attention to every detail. Whenever friends come from out of town, this is where we take them.

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vipluv2dine
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! There are a few new menu items which are really nice. My husband got the filet and it was quite a generous serving and done perfectly. One of the better steaks we have had in a long time. It was a lovely evening top off with an amazing desert. Don’t skip the peach cobbler!

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
273 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake does a wonderful job! Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Bonterra. From the excellent service to the comfortable atmosphere to those endlessly cravable lobster bites, our meal was an absolute treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary meal was wonderful. Joel seated and waited on us. We started with a complimentary glass of Vueve Cliquot and enjoyed a fantastic meal!

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vipAS22
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are visiting the area you must check out this local spot. The outdoor seating was amazing and quiet and the indoors is just as spectacular. The food and service was impeccable; with an exhaustive wine list. Highly recommend this to anyone in Charlotte!

FAQs

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

Bonterra is rated 4.6 stars by 1787 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.