Dinner Only, Prix Fixe:
+ alcohol, tax, & gratuity (20% standard)
If you're looking for a unique, upscale dining experience Mcninch house is the place! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They dont turn your table so you can take as long as you'd like to be there. They have a great front porch for a post dinner drink.
Quiet, intimate atmosphere. Good adherence to Covid restrictions.
Excellent dining experience. Excellent food, service and wine
Not just a meal, but an amazing experience. Every course was fantastic. The staff is extremely attentive, without being too intrusive. Wesley, the wine steward, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Everything about the evening was perfect.
The service was some of the best I have ever experienced. The staff was very attentive but not bothersome, just right.
Food Excellent and the presentation was wonderful!
Mr. Wesley, Wine Director, is a treasurer. His knowledge of wines (and a lot of other stuff) is amazing. He will entertain you with the history of all things wine.
The McNinch House is very romantic and the staff is so friendly. We have been there several times over the years and truly enjoy the experience each time we go. The quality of the food and ambience makes this place unique.
Great service by all of the staff- you can truly tell that everyone is very knowledgeable about the food and about the history of the house. We also did not expect the small treats throughout the meal (champagne, gazpacho, and sorbet) which definitely made the experience all the better.
We had a wonderful experience for my wife’s birthday. Thank you to all the staff for your efforts.
Great for a special occasion, especially an extra romantic date night. Everything was 5 stars, no complaints or suggestions - it was absolutely perfect.
Enjoy ourselves. Food was splendid. Wine really good.
Ambiance, really really nice.
House so much history.
Really like it
We had a fantastic time. You need to come ready to spend a romantic evening enjoying wonderful cuisine and wine pairings. The service was impeccable and very friendly. This is a must do in the Charlotte area.
Amazing experience. A rue gem hidden in a city I've lived in for 30 years. Highly recommend.
Absolutely amazing experience! The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding!
Food and service was amazing. Filet was way better than anything else on the menu. Shee crab soup was to die for!
Fantastic food and atmosphere!
Top notch fine dining in Uptown Charlotte! Wesley, the Wine Sommelier, is entertaining and exceptional.
Great tasting menu and the best wine paring I've ever experienced!!
As advertised, amazing food with spectacular service. We will return and tell others about the amazing experience we had while dining at the McNinch House.
It's an experience, not just dinner. Beautiful, old world feel with wonderful ambiance. Wesley, the sommelier was knowledgeable about hits craft and very personable. Food was presented beautifully and tasted exceptional. Wine pairing made the experience even more special. Waitress was perfect in her service. We never felt rushed, but also never waiting. Overall, a perfect night.
It was a wonderful experience! Greeted upon arrival with a glass of Prosecco and a tour of the historic house. The food was fantastic as well as the service. Highly recommend getting the wine selections with your meal!
We have never had a bad meal at the McNinch House. The food is always good and the ambience is unparalleled. We are still uneasy about being in large crowds but McNinch can support adequate distancing with ease. In fact we had our own room. The service is great. It is always a treat to chat with Wes.
The staff is always so personable and friendly! The extra touches are much appreciated.
Great experience Mr. Wesley did outstanding job with wine selections.
My yearly visit was wonderful. The food was as usual like a wonderful poem that you think about and creates emotion of fond memory. Unfortunately out of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou but the enjoyable entertaining sommelier made a great substitution. They do have a menu where wine pairings are matched which I might try next time that guests across the way kept raving about
Overall, nice atmosphere and server was kind but food quality and value was not commensurate with the cost of the meal. The lamb was not cooked according to specifications; it was “gamey” and was not tender at all. Even after having it returned; it came back incorrect again. They offered no concession for their mistake and lack of quality of the food. Additionally, they still automatically billed 20% gratuity. Food was way over priced. Was not impressed and will not return.
From a “ cost value perspective,“ The meal was very expensive, however, the experience was worth the price. Would definitely go again for Valentines Day date!!
It was my birthday and they gavel us an on the house toast to celebrate to start out our evening. The food was delicious. Each course was more wonderful than the next. They would come out and give us small cornbreads, and biscuits with honey butter. Very delicious. The main course was also very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elegant dinner out.
McNinch House is great for a special occasion! Beautiful setting in a quaint old house. Table was beautiful with China and silver. Service was excellent! The food was good. I loved the portion sizes. We each got the prefix 4 course meal. I loved being able to choose two first courses. It is quite pricey! I’m glad we didn’t bring our 9 year old with us. Overall a great experience!
We celebrated my wife’s birthday and she was treated like the princess she is!
One of the best dining experiencing we have ever had. We did the chef tasting and every meal that was sent out was absolute perfection. From the layout to the plates, bowls, and silverware everything was spot on. The wining pairings worked perfectly with each meal..
Definitely one of if not the best dining experiencing I have had in Charlotte
The wine steward made it all special. Wesley? He would be the reason we recommend!
We had a fantastic dinner and Wesley took great care of us for the evening.
Very enjoyable experience; great food and great service. Ambient music would be a nice addition to mask other guest conversations.
After more than 15 years living in Charlotte, this was our first time for a dinner date at the McNinch House. It was a wonderful and romantic experience for our Anniversary. Food was excellent, and the wine pairings were spot on. We will definitely go again some time (for another special event).
Some reviewers complained about the small serving sizes, but with 4 or more courses the sizes seemed just right to us.
The ambiance was very nice in that it is a small number of tables and relatively quiet (so much so, that we caught ourselves whispering at times). It’s rare to find dining experiences that are not overcrowded and loud.
I did feel that for the price (and reputation) some things did not meet my expectations. While the home is beautiful the decor needs some updating — I’m not talking about period pieces that are appropriate for the historic home, but instead the sometimes kitschy decor pieces that look like they are from the 1980s (not 1880s!). There were too many fake/plastic plants (a nice place like this should be filled with fresh flowers daily etc). Even the linens felt outdated— table cloths and napkins were not of the quality I expected (and would have been more elegant if they were just a crisp white), while the hand towels in the men’s room were basic wash cloths in a variety of outdated colors (and also would have been more elegant with a nice stack of white linen towels or similar). Also, while the service was pleasant and attentive some of the servers seemed inexperienced (for example, one reached across my wife’s plate to give me bread).
Overall, we had an outstanding experience at the McNinch House. Although it can be a relatively higher-priced dinner, it is worth it for special events because of the food, the wine and the unique setting and atmosphere.
Made our 7th year anniversary one to remember
Other than being a little pricey, this place is fantastic. Best filet mignon I've ever had. Best service and atmosphere as well. Very cultured experience, with a second to none ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion. Took my wife there for her birthday because I thought it'd be right up her alley. It was like stepping back in time and having a meal in 1900. Would recommend to anyone, but be aware you won't get out for less than 350 including tip if you drink wine. Gratuity is added to all checks.
Amazing experience! Will definitely go again.
the cliché "best meal I ever ate" is often overused, but I can honestly say this was the best dining experience of my life. Everything was spectacular, from the ambience to the service to the food, and I could go on and on. Truly a special place - I can't wait to come back!
And we look forward to you coming back!
The McNinch House provided an absolutely lovely anniversary dinner! While the food was certainly good, and the service excellent, the real star of the night was the sommelier, who knocked it out of the park with every single wine pairing. A delightful evening!
Happy anniversary and thank you for visiting!
Chef’s choice menu with wines included.
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McNinch House is rated 4.8 stars by 781 OpenTable diners.
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.