Dogwood: A Southern Table

4.8
1791 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Elevated Southern comfort food in a casual environment.

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Experiences

  • Dinner with Jonny 'Welcome to the Chef's Counter'

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Welcome to the Chef's Counter. Join us every Tuesday through Friday for Dinner with Jonny: A Three Course Tasting Experience. Chef Jonny Cox's menu will change based on the seasons, ingredients from our local farmers, and his mood. $39 per person for dinner and add cocktails or wine pairings for $20. Please let Chef Jonny know about dietary restrictions or allergies in your guest notes. Thank you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1791 people are saying
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vipHealthyFoodie
Charlotte
44 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. My parents were visiting for the holidays and had a great time. Highly recommend and will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual!

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VirginiaVisitor
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Drafty and cold where we were seated. No air interlock on front door. Very loud - acoustics could use serious improvement. Otherwise, OK.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Birthday celebration dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great! We had a variety of small plates and they were all amazing. Dogwood is now our favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!!

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Eve0375
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully crafted dishes with local sourcing that make this restaurant a new favorite. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Porter
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Dogwood is excellent. We dine there regularly and the food is always wonderful. Well prepared, the right temperature, and nice to look at.

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FranD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We were really disappointed in the food. Staff and service were good but they were so busy.

KV
KatieV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our time at Dogwood!!
Food is always perfect, Eli’s cocktails are genius and the service is top notch!

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EmilyB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our monthly ladies night we did the Chef's Counter. We had fabulous courses, great wine pairings, and loved our experience! We will all be back with our male partners for another Chef's experience.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good range of selections on the menu and wine list. Food and service very good to excellent each visit.

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vipCLTguy
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the atmosphere is great.

SD
ShrilekhaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just keep coming back for more! Jonny and his team never disappoint! The cocktails are amazing and very creative as well! A great date night spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good and we had N enjoyable evening.

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vipslatt
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, service so-so

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle and Eli always make you feel like you’re the most important person in the restaurant. Our waitress, Taunya, was attentive and professional.

DC
DawnC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks, and ambiance! Highly recommend! Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Likely understaffed, normal in these times. We had a good waiter, but he seemed very rushed. Food was disappointing compared with previous occasions. Several meals were overcooked.

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vipNick
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chefs Counter is an excellent experience to enjoy a unique menu, and watch the kitchen in action.

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ShrilekhaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chef experience. Food is always delicious and we enjoy Chef Jonny’s creativity. Especially love that there is no thinking involved- we just go and get delicious food and drinks!

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RichardM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. The ambiance is terrific and the service was good. I ordered Mahi Mahi, which was the special. However, I have three issues.

1.) I realize Mahi comes from Hawaii but the price was $50, which is shocking compared to entrees at every other restaurant in Charlotte except for a few high-end steak restaurants. I eat out in Charlotte three or four times a week. I know what I am talking about. 2.) The server should have notified me of the price considering how atypically high it was. 3.) The Mahi was fried, which totally destroyed the fish, taste, and texture. Mahi is one type of fish that definitely does not lend itself to frying. Although frying can make some things taste good, it destroys Mahi . Why fry such an expensive piece of fish? The result was that the Mahi was tasteless. $50 wasted.

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tabednarski
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best birthday spot! My mom was blown away. The food is amazing, the "experience" is fun, and Jonny is such a personable, talented guy.

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ShelleyD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and cocktails were outstanding! Shrimp and Grits, featured fish, so yummy.

CJ
CarlosJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We’ve been here several times. Usually excellent. Food was meh. I had the entre pecan pasta? It was tiny amount of food. Less than my colleagues order of the small plate lamb pasta. Just mediocre.

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MikeS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half price wine night. Small plates were all excellent. Great service. One of my top five restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time my husband and I have sat at the chef’s table. It is such an amazing experience and every staff member is so warm and inviting. Johnny and Hayden are two chefs that are incredibly sweet and knowledgeable of their trade. They made celebrating my anniversary and mother’s birthday extra special!! The food is simply to die for and you will enjoy anything off the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprise Tuesday date that really captured the foodies heart. We arrived around 6pm the dining crowd was light for evening service and we were promptly escorted to the “chef’s counter”. It’s a quiet corner with a view of the kitchen decorated by gorgeous succulents and growing vines. Chef Johnny and Nat immediately greeted us and served us a Brie cheese and baguette with champagne.

What a way to start!

The meal provided us a cultural tour from South Carolina to Italy. We were educated about where the vegetables were sourced from here locally along with how the Bronzino became popular as a grilled serving and how well it compliments white wine. As we progressed throughout our courses we were not only physically fed but intellectually fed.

Dogwood has captured a gem with Chef Johnny and team. The staff (waitstaff,bar, back of house) are extremely knowledgeable and helpful with dietary restrictions or allergies. If you haven’t experienced the chef counter do yourself a favor and rush to secure your reservation. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The menu very limited and service is veryyyyyy slow

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RayF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun place for supper.

Limited bourbon selection.

Easy parking and access.
Very pleasant concierge.

A bit overpriced, but not too bad.

GD
vipGeorgeD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entree portions could be larger for the price

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MarieL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner last night with friends at Dogwood was an exceptionally good experience. The food, service and ambiance were awesome! We will definitely be going back soon!

KG
KimberlyG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent cocktails, service was perfection.

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Realfoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Tasty food, excellent service & nice atmosphere!

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AmysFaves
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Dogwood. The food was outstanding. The service was outstanding. Our server was very helpful in choosing a wine to compliment my tuna (which was amazing). My husband's steak was excellent. We've never had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant, and we will always be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday. Everything was phenomenal.!

PM
vipPeterM
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chef's counter and had a great experience with Johnny. Can't wait to go back!

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vipSpencerR
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Oyster Roast and Live Music on the patio. Oysters 3 ways. They were fresh and perfectly shucked as well as two more excellent styles to complement. The sausages were done with a smokehouse taste and paired with great mustard choices (dill mustard was a treat) as well as a slaw with kick. A great experience.

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TrishL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and creative cocktails. Pricier than expected.

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vipDeWayneA
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We didn't get to do the chefs table because of traffic yet the restaurant was able to sit us down for a regular meal.

DE
vipDannyE
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Dogwood before but since The Porters House is so much closer to us we have been going there more over the past while. We love them both. They are different but both awesome. It was great getting some fresh oysters and everything the three ate was excellent. When you top your meal off with some French Press coffee and a slice of Jon's Mom's carrot cake it equals some really fine dining!

FAQs

Dogwood: A Southern Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 910-4919.

Dogwood: A Southern Table is rated 4.8 stars by 1791 OpenTable diners.

Dogwood: A Southern Table does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1093/dogwood-southern-table--bar.

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.

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