La Belle Helene

4.6
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1022 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
What’s more French than a passion for good food and good living? At La Belle Helene, we bring this timeless philosophy to the vibrant Charlotte restaurant scene with a lively and casual take on the classic brasserie concept. Designed by renowned Parisian designer Richard Lafond, La Belle Helene is equal parts warm and inviting.
Whether you’re joining us for brunch, lunch, or dinner, you’ll want to take a seat at the pewter-topped bar that stretches on for days, grab a comfortable leather banquette, or claim an intimate outdoor table for two. Our authentic brasserie-style menu, carefully crafted and curated by the esteemed Paris-based restaurant team Ducasse Conseil, highlights delicious local ingredients and a wide selection of specialty beers, signature cocktails, and French wines by the glass — making La Belle Helene the perfect destination in Charlotte for a leisurely lunch, after-work happy hour, special occasion, or impromptu every gathering with friends.
What 1022 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and good vibes

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

If you go, ask for Lindsay's section!!! Incredibly knowledgeable and just a lovely person.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The restaurant is so beautiful, food was delicious, and service was excellent- everyone from the hostess to the waitress to the valet was super nice!

OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, service was terrific from the moment we arrived until we left. We opted for the Restaurant Week menu and it didn’t disappoint, virtually everything we had was well prepared and presented. Our waiter and other staff kept our water and wineglasses full. This was our first visit to La Belle Helene, it won’t be our last!

B
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Belle Helene, and it won’t be the last! The venue is beautiful, the service top notch, and every detail is attended to...the food was authentically prepared and delicious! Highly recommended!

EG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great time. Everything was exceptional. We had a small mishap with a dessert we ordered and the server and the manager both apologized and offered to get me something else from the menu. The manager gave everyone at the table a complimentary dessert voucher for next time!!

The charcuterie board was my favorite thing from the night. Thank you la Belle Helene!!!

NP
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible meal & drinks with great atmosphere & ambiance. Mike is an awesome waiter! First timers from out of town in town for Celine Dion concert. The perfect place to kick off a terrific evening. We had a great time & will be back soon. Next time coming just to eat here & bringing our husbands. Excellent!

UV
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The art deco influenced decor was a perfect match to the excellent food. The wait staff was charming and attentive. Valet parking was easy and friendly. Overall it was a lovely experience.

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at La Belle Helene! The staff was very attentive and the food was outstanding!

MM
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We decided to try the Queens Feast 3 course dinner here, everything was good but portions small and underwhelming.

AM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there for Brunch. Was greeted promptly. Had a 12:30 reservation and requested a booth. They didn't have a booth ready so we were offered one of the VIP room. Very noisy in the main dining area so it was quite refreshing to have our own private room that we could close the door. There was no music in the room so it was too silent. The server was nice and attentive, but seemed very busy. When the appetizers were removed, our table was not "marked" with new silverware so when our main entrees came out we had to wait 2 minutes to get silverware from the food runner. They were busy, the food was great especially the French Toast. I had the Avacado Toast, which was just enough for me. I would return.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Great staff and food. Can’t say enough. Very accommodating on such short notice when I messed up the reservation (put 2 instead of 4). Definitely made our evening and will be back very soon

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Anniversary

JV
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during the Queen’s Feast and were very pleased with the quality and quantity of food, and received outstanding service from every member of the staff. Ambiance is elegant, but not stuffy. If I had to find something to nitpick, profiteroles are my favorite dessert in the world, but these didn’t knock my socks off. We’ll return!

DB
Charlotte
125 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to La Belle Helene during restaurant week on a Saturday night and were very pleased. The restaurant is beautiful. The food, drinks and service were outstanding. Highly recommended. It was our first visit and it will not be our last!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for Restaurant week. Appetizers were not the best. Main course boef was delicious. Desserts were to die for.

TZ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were 9pm and they didn’t sit us until 9:20

BN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing , our service was great. I think it was Marie or Maria as our server, loved her. We do not get a lot of dinner dates with having a 1 yr old. We thoroughly enjoy yourself and will be back.

MT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsey was amazing ❤️❤️❤️. Able to accommodate special food needs. Amazing will be back many many times!

L
Charlotte
32 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will surely be back. The service was great. Yenni took very good care of us and made us feel special.. The food was very good and we enjoyed our lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service! Food was great

AP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

CC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s my 3rd time here and I usually love it when I sit at the bar, but this time they brought me all the wrong sides, wrong bottle of wine that she was about to open if I hadn’t caught it, the steaks were all overcooked, and the cake felt old. It was not a good experience.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure lovely‼️

PB
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent as usual with great mimosas, pastries, and smoked salmon and lobster roll plates. La Belle Hélène serves fabulous oysters. Service was attentive even with Sunday crowd.

OT
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Would not recommend for Brunch.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

There was a pop up opera event which we wish we had known about when booking.

KM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Lyndsey, was terrific. This is the third time I’ve had a French martini here and this one didn’t measure up. No egg white fizz that made the first one so delicious. The cheese selections for our cheese board were outstanding.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yenni was our server and she went above and beyond to make certain our date night in the “big city” was perfectly lovely. We drove from Asheville where I work in a European influenced bakery. (So I tend toward French restos, but also can be picky). Yenni walked that fine line between giving us space and being present and fun at just the right time. Her wine and food knowledge was en pointe, and I was thrilled with the entire evening. Charlotte is lucky to have this restaurant and most especially this skilled server.

t
Savannah
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was amazing! Always a flawless dining experience ⭐️

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Celebrating my fiancé’s birthday and it was our first time trying La Belle even though I was a little hesitant in doing so, my fiancé wanted to try it for her birthday. The appetizers (shrimp cocktail and crab claws) were just okay (shrimp) and not good, almost frozen (crab claws). The chicken liver mousse was really good though. My fiancé had the duck and was satisfied and I enjoyed the burger, which was great. The trumpet mushrooms were okay, but the asparagus and the french fries were great. Service was awesome, I did find it odd that a manager never came by the table to ask how the evening or the food was. Overall, it was good but not great, especially for the price. Nice to try but I don’t think I will be going back.

Q
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top spot in Uptown Charlotte for a business lunch in a Parisian-style brasserie.

JG
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service ambience was excellent however sone dishes over priced. Quantity served was good.

Z
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! We decided to eat at the bar! I gave them 4 stars on service because the bartenders seemed to get distracted! Not bad service but could have been better! I’m one of those that doesn’t like my wine glass to get empty!😂😂😂

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful most impressed with my Vegan meal. Absolutely amazing. Was hopeful I would eat something decent.was absolutely blown away

L
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Server Jordan was a pleasure; best thing about the experience.

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Chicago and picked La Belle on a whim. It was excellent. No complaints at all. We had the steak frites (hanger steak med rare) - delicious. The scallops were wonderful - creative sauce and ingredients. We also had an appetizer of the tartlet (more like a flat bread, but still delicious). We finished with both the chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée. It wasn’t overly busy, but our server was knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommended!

DR
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent New Year's dinner this week. We ate WAY too much but it was all amazing. Escargot and seared foi to start. Then we had the dinner special with a delicious blue cheese souffle and perfectly cooked and tender prime rib. A bottle of Savigny-Les-Beaune to wash it all down. How can you beat that?

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was even better! We will be back!

HF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.