Dogwood: A Southern Table

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$31 to $50
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Southern
Elevated Southern comfort food in a casual environment.
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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat in Charlotte. It a beautiful day so we are on their patio. Hamburger, crabcake and the salad we ordered were all perfect. They do special requests to make the dish how you prefer. It was my daughter’s birthday and they brought her a complimentary piece of sweet potato pound cake with maple glaze and it was moist and perfectly favored. One of our favorite things at Southern Dogwood is their bacon jam appetizer. We’ve never found it anywhere better. It’s always a must!

FL
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service, really good food and reasonable.

WT
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun lunch Downtown and outside

CK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a leisurely dinner on a Wednesday evening. The only reason I gave only 4 stars was that the noise level was higher than I expected. Service was excellent, and we were slow to order! The octopus appetizer and fresh oysters were delicious, as was the mahi catch of the day and the pappardelle. I was not daring enough to try sweet corn gelato, so the berry sorbet made a refreshing end to the meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Manger was amazing and took great care of us, but felt that our server kind of forgot about us.

OT
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the old fashioned to the last bite of food everything was delicious, flavorful, and fresh!

MJ
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Flavors are always exceptional as is service. Our waiter was personable, attentive and made our evening fun (without being intrusive). Scallops and boar are divine as was the duck breast. Dining outside is the best from a noise perspective.

RD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, we are regulars to this restaurant and it consistently delivers! The brunch there on Sunday is very good, especially the fried chicken biscuit.

KH
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

NI
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is fine. Nothing bad just a bit light on flavor.

A
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met some girlfriends for lunch and sat outside. The trout was amazing and the service was great. I would definitely eat there again. Parking is easy on the street or in any of the garages.

L
Charlotte
69 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Welcoming, comfortable and excellent food - always consistent and accommodating. So glad to heave chosen Dogwood for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience outside and the staff was amazing!!!

W
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great night so we sat outside, the food was perfect and so was the service

M
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Beware of lots of flies if you sit outside, not the restaurants fault but just something to understand. Servers attire was very recalled on more than one server, restaurant should supply attire. The host seems very new and very nervous. Our server was a bit over casual, she mentioned she would eat the rest of our dessert since we didn’t eat the whole thing which was kind of gross. The ribs were dry, and the food came out all at once so it was difficult to enjoy everything.

KD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and superb service. Highly recommend for foodies who desire food to table.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Cocktail and wine pours were inconsistent. Commented to the server and she didn’t seem to care.

KB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My good friend and I met here for dinner and it was amazing! We chose it because it was farm to table. The restaurant has a great vibe and out waiter was fantastic. We started wit their chorizo & hush puppies. They were delicious! I had the shrimp and grits. I had never eaten them ever before and they were really good. My friend had their SRF Wagyu Skirt Steak and their salad special. The food was wonderful. I highly recommend!

D
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First of all, this restaurant is spectacular. I've been multiple ties, and the food, cocktails, and service are always fantastic. I wasn't too fond of the Shrimp sandwich on this visit, but I think it was my personal tastes vs the preparation. Looking forward to my next visit.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my stepmother’s birthday, which I had put in the notes of OpenTable, but the hostess, server, or manager never mentioned anything about it - it’s a small gesture, but shows they pay attention and are glad you came to their restaurant to celebrate; probably the only downside to our dining experience besides incredibly firm brussel sprouts. The octopus & chorizo was outstanding, the scallops & boar was stellar, and the house-made pasta was great with their pesto-marinated chicken. Carla was very knowledgeable and straightforward with the menu, we appreciated her service and having patience since we were the last table in the restaurant! It was too good, we didn’t want to leave!

DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding establishment. Top 3 dining experience rivaling any restaurant I’ve been to in NYC, and the handful of restaurants I’ve been to abroad.

MJ
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Dogwood Southern...and all the the Dressler family of restaurants...excellent and creative food and service. My one issue this time...the wedge salad was not a wedge at all...just scattered lettuce with dressing, lardons and tomatoes...good but taste buds were set on a wedge.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside so it was quiet. Wild scallops were cooked perfectly and wine pairing was excellent. Very friendly server who knew all about the dishes

CB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food . We will come back my girlfriends has great time

MC
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I brought my mother for a first time experience. Both of us enjoyed the food and the service personnel were very attentive.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was exceptional. Shrimp and grits is recommended and crap hush puppies were tasty.

f
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant before and had very good experiences. Not sure what happened this time, but it was definitely not pleasant. I ordered a bottle of wine, and while refilling my glass I noticed sediment clinging to the sides and bottom of the bottle and large particles floating around. I informed the server and she spoke with a manager. Rather than replacing the bottle, they brought over a strainer and strained the wine into a decanter. I'm sorry, but for $80+ I expect a wine that is clear and clean. The food was also disappointing this time. I ordered the pork loin prepared medium, and it was clearly overcooked and tough to chew. Dogwood isn't the most expensive restaurant, but it isn't the cheapest either. For those prices I expect a decent bottle of wine and high quality food. On this occasion I could have received a better meal at a chain restaurant for less money.

m
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! Had the Chicken and Biscuit again but am eyeballing the Burger for next brunch.

B
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants for quality of food in Charlotte & the service is next to none. Great Valet Parking. Pour's at the bar are a little on the skimpy side and pricy but service is excellent.
Menue & specials make it very hard to choose which ones are the best. You just want to try everything. Cant wait to return.

DE
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food was delicious. If you don’t eat mainstream food the menu is a bit challenging but there were still great options available.

C
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Incredible service. Everything was to perfection.

OT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Duck and dumplings are a must
Entrees delicious. A bit loud and average atmosphere at this price point.
We had the boar and scallops- excellent well constructed plate. And the nightly special black grouper- also well prepared. I will be back. Great kitchen, nice wine selection at reasonable prices.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. I feel like the food is high quality. We had the crab hushpuppies for the appetizer. They were quite good. I had the scallops and boar as my entree. I LOVED the scallops. The boar wasn't as tender as I expected it would be. Our server informed me that next time I could double the scallops and skip the boar. We tried two of the crafted cocktails. They were ok, but next time, I think I would just have the wine. Total bill was $165 for 1 appetizer, 4 cocktails, 2 entrees, 1 dessert. I would recommend you try it at least once.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Multiple visits, always a pleasure to go there. Excellent food, great service, nice selection of craft cocktails. Highly recommended.

m
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of those rare gems that is consistently wonderful, all around. The service is stellar, the food is out of this world. My husband and I went recently for our anniversary. It was a bit of a pork fest for us that night, but they know how to do it right. I had the succulent boar chops and scallops and hubby had the pork tenderloin. All was melt in your mouth perfectly cooked.

CE
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend arrived at 5:30 and could easily talk. By 7:30 the noise made it hard to hear each other. Food and service were good.

KH
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, some of the best in Charlotte. The food was exceptional fresh. We ordered a fish special and the chicken entree., both were delicious. The service was attentive , friendly and prompt. The noise level was a bit loud but not too bad. I look forward to a return visit when it’s not too hot so we can enjoy the patio. The menu was pricey so this will be a special occasion restaurant for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had shrimp & grits it was spicy! Great wine selection!

P
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Charlotte's best bartenders coupled with great food and outstanding service!

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