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Drift on Lake Wylie, Belmont, NC
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Drift on Lake Wylie

4.6
4.6
2142 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located on Lake Wylie in the newly developed McLean South Shore, Drift on Lake Wylie is a chef-inspired lakeside chophouse. At the forefront of the Lake Wylie dining scene, our food is simple and seasonal—home to prime cuts of beef, local seafood, and homemade pasta. Whether you join us for dinner, pop by the bustling bar for a quick bite, or book one of our private dining rooms for a special dinner or cocktail party, we look forward to serving you soon.

Located 8 minutes south of Belmont off South New Hope Road and North of Lake Wylie just off Pole Branch Road.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (980) 351-0111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rogger Torres
  • Catering
    Possible off-site caterings.
  • Private party facilities
    With five private and semi-private dining spaces, we can easily accommodate various setups for large groups, small seated meals, cocktails with passed canapés, social shindigs, or corporate fetes for up to 120 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Belmont
  • Cross street
    South New Hope Road and Pole Branch Road at the Lake Wylie Bridge
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day Brunch

    $45.00 per person

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    Happy Father's Day! We will be creating a special, prix-fixe menu to help make this day even more special. Thank you for choosing Drift on Lake Wylie to celebrate all the dads! We will be serving this prix-fixe menu exclusively; the al a carte menu will not be featured. For Father's Day, we will be accepting parties of up to 8 guests. A credit card hold is required to confirm the reservation. Final payment is due at the restaurant at the conclusion of your meal.
    Father's Day Brunch Photo
  • Father's Day Dinner

    $65.00 per person

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    Happy Father's Day! We will be creating a special, prix-fixe menu to help make this day even more special. Thank you for choosing Drift on Lake Wylie to celebrate all the dads! We will be serving this prix-fixe menu exclusively; the al a carte menu will not be featured. For Father's Day, we will be accepting parties of up to 8 guests. A credit card hold is required to confirm the reservation. Final payment is due at the restaurant at the conclusion of your meal.
    Father's Day Dinner Photo
  • Burly Wine Dinner

    $135.00 per person

    Jun 6, 2024 only
    Please join us on June 6th to indulge in the extraordinary wines from Burly Vineyards, a Napa Valley vineyard founded by Charlotte-native, Hank McCrorie. Our 5-course meal will be specially curated to highlight the best notes of each wine, guaranteeing a night to remember. Reservations of up to 8 guests can be made. The menu price is $135 per guest; this price does not include special event service fees and tax. A credit card hold will be required to make the reservation; payment will be due at the conclusion of your meal.

What 2,142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

2,142 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 40th anniversary. This restaurant did a fabulous job making our night special. The view was beautiful. Our waitress, Megan, did a superb job of explaining the menu making our choices easy. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. They brought us a piece of cheesecake and a couple of champagne flutes gratis. We will definitely be wanting to come back for a special occasion.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. We will certainly share your comments with Megan.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting, & it everything was amazing! The food & cocktails were absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was nice and the service was awesome. Our waitress Brittney was the best! I highly recommend!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. We will certainly share your comments with Brittney.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining in last night and everything was absolutely amazing! I was very pleased and satisfied with both food and service. Our waitress Maze was amazing and super sweet! Definitely will make plans to come back! P.S the calamari fries and salmon (chefs kiss). Thank you!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. We will certainly share your comments with Maizey.

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  4. Megh

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a large party to celebrate a birthday and were happy with how accommodating the restaurant was in making sure we had everything we needed.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad we were able to help you with the accommodations! We hope to be able to take care of you again soon.

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  5. GaryC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We first tried drift when it opened a while back and were disappointed. We thought we would try again just to see if quality of food and food prep had gotten any better. It just didn't change unfortunately. We eat at restaurants all over the world, this restaurant wouldn't make any good conversations about good food. All of the staff seems to be reading from a script. Very uncomfortable atmosphere.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I apologize that we did not hit the mark with your re-visit to us. We most certainly want everyone to leave here happy, and it appears that we did not achieve that. I am happy to speak further about your experience if you'd like. If you'd like to message me here privately, I'll be happy to reach out to you. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great location. Only downside is we waited about 40 minutes to be seated WITH a reaervation.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I apologize that we got behind in getting you seated. I hope we get the chance to make it up to you again soon. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  7. JenniferS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    30 minutes late to seat us. Drinks took too long. View great. Food was ok.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    I apologize that your wait was so long to be sat, along with the drinks to be delivered. We hope to be able to make it up to you in the near future. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  8. NelsonP

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The parings for the Mother’s Day Dinner were wonderful! Service, as usual, was great. A very enjoyable evening.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for mothers day dinner and it was such a disappointment. We have been here before and the food was amazing, the mothers day food seemed like catered hot lunch. We were sat on time, the hostess was great. We waited 15 mins for anyone to even acknowledge us. We waited another 15 mins for drinks. The appetizers pretty good, shrimp cocktail and frito misto. The entrees were lack luster. The tenderloin was cut thin so it wasn't medallions, my pasta was very al dente, the sauce tasted like chef boyardee and the seafood was very fishy. One of the desserts was very dry. We waited forever for the waiter and the manager, but he did take my entree off since I barely touched it and offered me different food which I didn't take. I won't be back for any more prix fix menues but will give them another chance on a non holiday.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for the experience you had with us on Mother's Day. We certainly want everyone to leave here happy, and it appears that was not the case with your visit. Please feel free to reach out to me privately here with your contact information, and I'll be happy to get in touch with you, if you'd like to speak directly. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    For Mother’s Day, the restaurant was completely overbooked. Had to wait over 30 minutes for our scheduled reservation. Appetizers then took over 30 minutes to come and came out freezing cold. Entrees were good, but portions were very small. Our server was very busy and running around, only talked to us as he was running past. I will not be coming back here again.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I truly apologize for the experience you had with us. We want everyone to leave here happy, and we most certainly missed the mark on your visit. Please feel free to reach out to me privately here with your contact information, if you'd like. I will reach out to you to discuss anything further. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was served promptly and excellent. Very satisfied with the overall experience. We will visit again.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen service was very slow. Our lunch took awhile because our food was not served to us in a timely manner and we have hungry children. The first course took an especially long time. We were seated 15 minutes late for our reservation, and we arrived early. Our server was gracious and attentive. Food was excellent. Liked rose for Mom.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I apologize that you were late in being seated, and that it took a long time for your food to arrive. Please feel free to reach out to me privately here, if you'd like to discuss anything further regarding your visit. I hope we get the chance to make it up to you soon. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! My wife and I had a good time. We will be back.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for brunch… I would like to see more parking available . Overall the food was great!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. And we currently have a new parking lot being built!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Mother’s Day Brunch and was very disappointed. I have had dinner at Drift at least a 1/2 dozen times and always had a great experience. Mother’s Day was busy as you can imagine however that does not excuse the food that was cold and not very flavorful. Service was great as usual. Wait time for food was long. I will chalk this up to the restaurant being under staffed and not prepared .
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I apologize for the long wait and food quality. I am happy to speak further about your visit, if you'd like. We most certainly want everyone to leave here happy, and it appears that we missed the mark with your experience. Please leave me your contact information here privately, if you'd like, at your convenience. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  16. itfoody

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bill was our server and was great! Very attentive! Was a great Mother's Day.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Bill.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely experience here! I took my mother for Mother’s Day and she loved it as well. The food was good and came out in a timely manner. Our waiter helped us with recommendations and I must say they were all a hit! We sat inside and even though we didn’t have a view of the water, it was still a lovely view. I will definitely be back!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  18. AngelaH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to wait for 30mins or more when our reservation was at 830. When we got our table they had us outside. I had to ask to close the walls to the patio because I don’t like bugs. When we order our food we found out they was out of lamb. Why not tell us when we enter the building. When we order our food it wasn’t good Pasta was over cook. I didn’t say anything I just wanted to leave and go home.. Over all this was the worst experience I ever had there with the food and atmosphere…
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback. I do apologize for the wait that you had with us during your visit, along with the fact that we ran out of lamb. We want everyone here to leave happy, and it appears that was not what we achieved with you. I am happy to speak with you regarding your visit, at your convenience. Please feel free to message me privately here with your contact information. Sincerely- Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  19. SouthCarolinaCouple

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Meagan made the experience even more special. She was attentive, professional, and charming. Our meals were delicious and the ambience, atmosphere by the lake were wonderful. Feeling the breeze in the open room where we were was great, too.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Megan.

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  20. TerriB

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Beautiful atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience and me and my wife will be making reservations to go back real soon.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always greeters were professional and friendly, our waitress was calm and attentive. The scenery could never disappoint. The brunch was yummy, and presentation was wonderful! I look to see you all again soon!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing.. Brittany was amazing.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five-star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Brittany.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service plus the view made it even better!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  25. ShannonS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch food was average, especially for the price. Everything else was great.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. We are currently discussing some menu changes, so we'd love to have you back in to experience those!

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  26. DocEquis

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great restauran. Parking tight.. Drink error was corrected. Good selection of speciality drinks.. Service is friendly but not quick.. so best for a relaxed date night. Salad fresh and delicious. Trout with crab cake was prepared well with skin on both sides. Mexican style corn was fantastic. Bone in pork chop was a thick cut with different presentation as it came with small gravy boat of sauce.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd time back after original opening, but much better experience. Lobster bisque was good, black and blew app exceptional, steaks cooked to ask. Mac and cheese was subpar but Brittany’s service was absolutely exceptional. The pistachio cheesecake she recommended was amazing as was the thought and care Brittany was so gracious to provide! Thank you Brittany!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 6 days ago
    What great comments! Thank you for sharing... we look forward to seeing you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Brittany.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food, good service. Brittany was a great server and we had a very nice time.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Brittany.

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  29. KimberlyL

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my son's college graduation. Service was impeccable from start to finish. Food was amazing. Filets were all cooked perfectly. Lobster fettucine was delicious. Celebratory champagne and the most delicious pistachio cheesecake finished the night. My whole family will be back for more.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the nice review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Naomi did an amazing job and is the best there and always appreciate her!!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. And we will be sure to share your comments with Naomi.

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  31. BROOKMON

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn’t have chosen a better birthday celebration venue. We were extremely, warmly welcomed by Chloe as we walked towards the building. The hosting stand were friendly and we were seated on the patio. Our server, Hannah was great throughout the course of the evening. Jennifer, their manager greeted us warmly and let us know that we were celebrating my birthday on the same day of the second anniversary of their opening. The food was incredible (bone-in ribeye, lobster fettuccine, Chilean sea bass); the ambience was wonderful. We will DEFINITELY be returning! Ratings of 5s, across the board!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you so much for joining us on your birthday! We're so glad you had a nice time. We will share your comments with both Hannah and Chloe. Please come see us again soon! Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  32. GraceW

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, exceptional brunch menu and a fun mimosa flight!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 8, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  33. Rickster

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch. Recommend for any special occasion.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner for my niece and our waitress Hannah was fantastic!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. We will certainly share your comments with Hannah!

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  35. LilyE

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mallory, our server was phenomenal. She balanced progressing our meal with interacting and helped keep my nieces entertained. She did a great job!
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. And we will certainly share your comments with Mallory.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time at the Drift on Lake Wylie! I had a great time, the food is so good. My waiter Wendi, she's the best!! My nieces love it. I will be back again.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We will certainly share your comments with Wendi. We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gosh I wanted to love this place. The location and views from the outdoor seating were great and the ambiance was nice as well. The server was decent and the manager came around asking how the food was, so this does indicate they care about who they hire and are trying to improve (I think). Unfortunately the food is just seriously lacking here. We had the burrata appetizer and it was good, but nothing great in comparison to some of the Charlotte restaurants. I had the lobster roll and it was so underwhelming... it was smaller than a hot dog and there were no large chunks of lobster (mostly shredded.. did it come from a can?) and was coated in a mayo type sauce. I am used to a lobster roll being large fresh chunks of lobster coated in a butter sauce, over flowing out of a large soft hoagie roll and this one was a let down. It wasn't gross.. there was just nothing wow about it. The burger that someone else at our table ordered was so overcooked that he could not eat it (and it was ordered medium). It also just did not look like an juicy, appetizing burger to me. I understand high pricing for the location but please improve the food quality and portions.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback. I sincerely apologize for the experience you had with us. We always want everyone to leave here happy, and it seems that was not the case. We are always working hard to improve on all accounts. I'd be happy to speak with you, at your convenience, if you'd like. Please feel free to leave your information here privately, and I'll reach out to you. Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  38. KARENL

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Following an hour's drive, inspired by glowing reviews, I eagerly anticipated my dining experience at Drift on Lake Wylie, set in a charming atmosphere with excellent staff service. Unfortunately, the kitchen did not live up to expectations. The lobster fettuccine first arrived with lobster so overcooked it was impossible to extract from the shell, necessitating a remake of the dish. Equally disappointing were the prime rib entrees, ordered medium rare, which arrived merely at room temperature. The broccolini side was similarly cold. When the kitchen attempted to remedy the prime rib, it returned overcooked to a well-done state and lacked any substantial flavor. After managing only a few bites of the 16-ounce steak, I had to give up and left the restaurant hungry. Although the restaurant comped the steaks, this gesture did little to compensate for the triple letdown of our meal.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    KarenL, thank you so much for the feedback, and for visiting with us. I am sincerely sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations. This is not what we strive for or want for our guests. I'd be happy to speak with you further, if you'd like, at your convenience. Please feel free to respond to me here privately or call the restaurant. Jennifer Tiller General Manager

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Service was impeccable. Outside seating turned to inside seating with a view with a flip of a switch.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and backdrop makes visiting Drift an excellent date night. Service was exceptional and the food was superb. The signature cocktails were delicious. We were celebrating my husband’s new career move and were given complimentary champagne for the special occasion. This kind gesture set the mark for us. Drift is most certainly the hidden gem in Belmont.
    Drift on Lake WylieResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for the five star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. And congratulations on the new career!

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FAQs

Drift on Lake Wylie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 351-0111.

Drift on Lake Wylie is rated 4.6 stars by 2142 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Drift on Lake Wylie

315 M Lanyard Ln, Belmont, NC 28012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    South New Hope Road and Pole Branch Road at the Lake Wylie Bridge
  • Neighborhood
    Belmont
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rogger Torres
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (980) 351-0111
  • Catering
    Possible off-site caterings.
  • Private party facilities
    With five private and semi-private dining spaces, we can easily accommodate various setups for large groups, small seated meals, cocktails with passed canapés, social shindigs, or corporate fetes for up to 120 guests.
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