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Dandelion Market - Dandelion Market, Charlotte, NC

Dandelion Market

4.8
4.8
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Here at ‘The Dando’ we strive to be a place where people from all walks of life come together, hoist a drink, and make friends in a warm, rustic setting serving up American inspired Tapas paired with some great beer and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 333-7989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Cross street

    5th Street between Church St and Tryon St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 113 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

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  1. JF

    JessicaF

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the menu for our party of 12 and it was a huge hit! Great food and service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch
  3. p

    pamb

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellently prepared dishes - my favorite is the "lambchop lollipops " Staff very considerate and friendly.
  4. LB

    LesleeB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and location close to stadiums.
  5. M

    Molly

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! If you love sharing plates and good food, I highly recommend Dandelion Market.
  6. RB

    RhondaB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good we ended up going there TWICE in one day! Cute atmosphere and yummy food. Definitely worth the visit!
  7. SD

    StevenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Tapas style food and good drinks. Great ambiance and a terrific place to share a drink with friends before a show at the Blumenthal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience as always at Dandelion!
  9. DA

    DaleA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. My only complaint is music is loud and it's hard to have conversations.
  10. TR

    TaylorR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dandelion Market is my overall favorite restaurant! My go-to's are the ahi tuna, green beans, sweet potato gnocchi, & the fries. But some other great options are the spinach artichoke dip, fried pickles, mac & cheese... really nothing on the menu isn't good. The lemon pound cake shot is also a 10/10. I make sure to try to get to Dando every time I'm in CLT.
  11. S

    Shirleyv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food! (We had Saturday brunch) Nice selection of beers on tap.
  12. LA

    LeAnneS

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very crowded and loud. Menu items very reasonably priced but not prepared with TLC. Would recommend for “after work cocktail” but not pre-theater cocktails/small bites.
  13. SL

    ShannonL

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere- I enjoy dining in places with history. Food was tapas style- all exceptional- especially the mushroom salad and lamb pops. Our server was spot on- will go back!
  14. RG

    RebeccaG

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends before the theater. Great ambience. Small plates, but lots of food. All of it delicious including the cocktails. Love the vibe of this little gem!
  15. DC

    DreC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Nice variety of tapas options. The Falafel and the burgers were especially delicious
  16. EK

    ElizabethK

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Loved the atmosphere and Bloody Mary bar. We got tomato soup and grilled cheese. The sandwich was good but way more bread than cheese. The soup tasted like pasta sauce. We thought it would be very good with meatballs
  17. DE

    DeborahE

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch before a home football game. The Bellinis were delicious and my nit picky food order came out perfectly. Service was great and we didn’t feel rushed even though they were full.
  18. M

    Missy

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I love Dandelion Market. This was my third time visiting the restaurant. The food is very good and the place has a great vibe. My only issue is the temperature upstairs. The last 2 times I was there it was freezing which made it very uncomfortable but other than that...no complaints.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated on the second level. Everything was great.
  20. k

    krisw

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding...fresh and flavorable. Service was above average although most food came out at the same time which we were told wouldn't happen. Still a place we will go back to.
  21. RW

    RoseW

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Dandelion Market before going to the Knight Theater to see the Charlotte Symphony. It is a perfect location. The drink menu is varied and interesting. I love small plates! We ordered the fried calamari, the beet salad, and the beef sliders. Each serving is perfect for two people. And each dish was delicious, especially the fried calamari! And the chocolate creme brulee was a huge hit! I had never had chocolate before and it was so yummy! Our server was attentive and friendly. Prices are reasonable so we will go back!
  22. C

    Casey

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fresh and unique flavors. Loved all the small plates so our group of four could try a bunch of different things. Cute ambiance downstairs, will definitely be back!
  23. PR

    PaigeR

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing selection of food. If you don’t get the mac and cheese you will regret it. Best mac and x chess I have ever had!
  24. m

    mariea

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great atmosphere and service. food was very good. loved the complimentary corn bread
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaitlin was an amazing server! She deserves all the praise and a perpetual raise! Dandelion has amazing food, just like their sister restaurants, Tyber Creek, Workman's Friend, Connelly's, and The Daily. The Irish owners clearly care about quality, rather than solely on presentation, like so many other places.
  26. PP

    PPL2840

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner at Dandelion Market! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, good selection of food for the carnivores and vegetarians, and great value. We could still hold a conversation even after the restaurant filled up, and they had a fantastic playlist. Shout-out to the bartender who made a great, not-too-sweet vodka gimlet. Highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overall the experience was fine nothing terrible to note. The service was good and we were one of 4 parties in the restaurant at the time (2-3) on a Sunday. I personally wasn’t super impressed by the menu but it was brunch (if you like eggs then it’s fine.) it wasn’t my choice it was another patty members but they didn’t have the items that the other person was hoping for either. Ambiance was good. Heheh have a Bloody Mary bar where you can add your own preferences which is neat in concept but I don’t think I want to touch all the same containers that everyone who orders one is. Overall it was fine. I wouldn’t go back but the space and the ambiance was nice. I just didn’t find the menu appealing or having very much variety so much so that between 5 of us we only ordered 2 different things.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great and the small plates were perfect! Highly recommend the short rib. The restaurant is very open which on our visit wasn’t great as there was a very loud large table that made it difficult to hear the person in front of me, we had to scream just to hear each other. Not the restaurant’s fault about that situation. I’ve been here a few times and have always enjoyed this cozy restaurant.
  29. E

    Enigma

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful evening. We had a window seat, and enjoyed the view. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. The wine was a Columbia River cab, and an excellent $. The beet salad, pear crostini's , beef short rib, red pepper hummus with warm baquette were shared and relished. Initially it was quiet, but a table of 10+ arrived with lots of energy and a reason to celebrate. We would go back again and again...
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We should have opted for the “everything on the menu” choice! We almost covered the page, including the bonus brownie and ice cream. This was our first visit back after the reopening and we sure missed the deviled eggs on the menu. Dando was thriving and I am so thankful! It is one of my absolute favs!
  31. m

    meaghank

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood gem ! Yummy tasty tapas w/ fun cocktails!
  32. J

    Jlh2022

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, the waitress was great, nice bar and the food was excellent! It's tapas but larger portions to share. Pork belly, lamb lollipops, salads, scallops...all VERY tasty and 4 of us did not go hungry! Place filled up fast after 6:00 on a Sunday for good reason, reservations recommended! Will definitely be back!
  33. LD

    LynD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time here. It was Sunday afternoon after a Panthers game. We both agreed, though the ambiance is more pub-like we will walk right past the better known restaurant at 5th and Church and eat here every time! The service was friendly, informative and attentive. The food was Outstanding including several new combinations with slight twists that made our dinner a discovery of new ideas! Must try”s include the lamb lollipops with cherries and the beef short rib! We WILL be back!
  34. TL

    TaylorL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had one of the best experiences at this place. Service was amazing and the food was spectacular. I will definitely be back to try their brunch menu!
  35. M

    Minky

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a good time. Food was good. Only tried the small plates. Representative for Wicked Weed brewing was there offering a free tasting of two different beers. Not a particularly big place and the noise was moderate. A good place to go with friends.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff upstairs at the bar was amazing, especially Zack and Hannah. They were incredibly busy for a concert in town but they did an amazing job. We even went back later after the concert for a night cap. The short rib was my favorite. The chicken wings were a bit too sweet for me. We loved the building and the ambiance. It is a really special find.
  37. f

    foodie510

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of nine on a concert night and though a bit rushed, had wonderful food and service. Not sure how I've missed this place previously but will definitely return.
  38. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The small plates are so scrumptious that I really wanted to keep it for myself and not share ;). The food was absolutely delicious! Service was a really good and timely.
  39. DH

    DawnH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. Flavorful and well presented. The Seared Tuna was amazing. Our table ordered two salads and loved them both. Also highly recommend the sliders, green beans, Mac and cheese and fried pickles. Cream brûlée was on point. Service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Charlotte!
  40. RK

    RickK

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of six and had a fantastic meal and dining experience. Our server Grace was absolutely amazing. She did a great job recommending drinks and plates. The food was a very eclectic mix that had something for everyone. If ever in Charlotte again we will be sure to visit Dandelion Market again.

FAQs

Dandelion Market is rated 4.8 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Dandelion Market

118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street between Church St and Tryon St

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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