Dinner Only, Prix Fixe:
+ alcohol, tax, & gratuity (20% standard)
It was a quiet relaxing evening. Be prepared to bring you wallet as it is very expensive but the food was great!
The McNinch House was definitely a dining experience. We went during the Winter menu and unfortunately we are not big seafood people so we didn’t have much to choose from when it came to the first course. We both had the Steak but my cut was much more fatty than my husbands. It is also very quiet and you are close to the other tables so it is a little challenging to have a conversation. If you enjoy a diverse pallet of food you would most likely enjoy it and it’s definitely worth going for the experience where you feel like you are being served in another era.
Great all around experience Heavenly food and great wine list with servers trying to squeeze out the enjoyment for you
What a fabulous meal in a beautiful old home full of history! We highly recommend this place!
We were looking forward to dining here. We were disappointed in several things, the menu was limited and not overly interesting. We felt the food was above average but nothing wow. Our server was not friendly but certainly did an adequate job. A 20% tip was automatically added to our bill and I would never have given that willingly. The restaurant states that it is a French restaurant but when we arrived and saw the menu we asked about it and they said it was more French American, what does that even mean! I have been o France and this didn't even begin to measure up. Honestly, for the money the food didn't come close to measuring up. If you want to dine in a quiet Victorian home then you might be happy. If you are looking for a meal worthy of a $100 per person not including drinks or gratuity I would strongly encourage you to choose another restaurant, as there are far better options in Charlotte than the McNinch House.
My only disappointment was they had run out of quail egg and I ordered the spinach salad. Didn't know until they brought it to my table. Otherwise I would have ordered something else. It was the only reason I ordered that salad. I've never had quail egg. The other food was the best that I've had! The broccoli mousse! Omg.
The man who told us about some history on the house was awesome. His stories added that great personal touch.
Service was great
The restaurant is a little dated but the food was nice.
Wine in wrong glass.
Candles on table kept burning out.
Amazing delicious meal. Definitely not cheap but overall I would have to say worth it. Wine pairings were excellent.
It's pricey, the only thing they offered was the Chef's menu selections, which was $185 with the wine pairings included. They added an automatic gratuity of 20% for a party of 4, with tax and tip it was almost $250 per person. With that said, it was an outstanding 5 course meal and excellent service. It took more than 3 hours. Elegant home from 1891.
We always like to go to McNinch House for celebrating. Wesley is amazing. The food is always delicious. Thank you for a wonderful night!
I have lived in Charlotte for over 30 years and this is the first time that I had dined at the McNinch House. And I have to say it was an amazing experience. From the moment that my friend and I stepped into the door the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. I would recommend it and I definitely will dine there again. It's a great place for a romantic dinner!
Very nice evening, great wine selection. More than just dinner it is an event.
Great and personalized experience from start to finish. I highly recommend it.
Always an amazing dining experience. The grand tasting with wine pairings has to be one of the best in the country
I enjoyed the experience. The food was outstanding minus a few very small issues from my personal taste preferences. Food was still 9.5/10. We had a wine tasting as well and they were not stingy at all, every wine was great. The scenery was outstanding. We had a large party talking in the same room at another table next to us so it made it slightly hard to hear what our sommelier was saying but that's not a big deal, something you'll have happen anywhere you go. The price was nice since the tip was included with the overall amount, so no need to do anything trying to figure out what is considered a "good tip, it's all bundled and given to you at the end which is great. If you're curious about parking there's actually a driveway that you can enter which leads to a small parking lot behind the house, so no need to pay for parking anywhere else.
Outstanding evening. Very special. Cant wait to return.
Wonderful in every way. Expensive, but worth it, especially for special occasions.
Fabulous dinner with wine tasting benefits.
Everything about our evening at the McNinch House was excellent!!
It was an amazing experience for a special occasion. Amazing food, excellent service and House is beautiful. Five stars for sure. Worth the price!!
Outstanding food and great service
Service could have been better - we were not asked if we wanted a second glass of wine, or coffee with dessert. The crab cake, although contained a number of decent sized lumps of crab, was mostly filler and not extroidinary. The duck breast portion was half meat half fat. Disappointing. It is a unique destination and for that I would recommend to a friend.
Fantastic!! Beautifully decorated for Christmas and had an old charm that must be seen - no description would do it justice. Quiet and romantic with thoughtful and engaging service. Wesley and Tracy were wonderful! Dinner was delicious with ample starter, entree and dessert choices. We had a spectacularly romantic evening.
The service was stellar and Wesley was quite the host, delightful as ever!
We visit the Mcnish House a couple times a year...have never been dissapointed. The 6 course menu with the wine pairing is the best way to go..don’t be concerned that it’ll be overwhelming..each portion is just the right size and the space in between allows you to enjoy the food.
Lovely experience. No pressure to move on.
If your looking inexpensive, you are looking at the wrong place. Food is high end, but good. I would only go for special occasions but it was a well crafted meal overall.
Awesome Food. Chef Matthew did an awesome Job. Great Birthday.
Great for a big life event, food is good but not 150 dollars a person good. But I would still go back for the ambiance and service.
Pay attention to the negative reviews. Food is not exceptional, grocery store quality, not top of the line. Cocktail somewhat mediocre - liquor labels are not the best. Atmosphere is funeral home quiet. Go once in your life just to cross it off the list.
We celebrated my wife's birthday and wanted to enjoy a great experience. We are from out of town and all my Charlotte friends said McNinch is the choice. They were correct. Everything was outstanding and they made the birthday extra special!!
As a premier restaurant and not being there in a while it seemed to be caught in the past. The whole idea I guess; however, a set menus of $100 need a fresh appeal. Steak was excellent, scallops and crab cake salty. The cheese plate was tired and composed of cheddar, Brie and wensleydale in a messy presentation. On the whole not worth the price.
The McNinch House is a wonderful culinary experience. The House is replete with Charlotte history. The elegant dining rooms create a quiet ambiance for your meal. We began the meal with melon gazpacho soup which was delicious. The crab cakes were filled with excellent and tasty pieces of crab meat and lightly breaded. The filet mignon was tender and cooked to perfection! The chocolate mousse was creamy and rich. The strawberry shortcake had an excellent texture and was flavorful. This is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion. The staff made it truly a delightful dining experience.
Amazing experience all around. Amazing elegance, great food prepared superbly, terrific attention and care. Truly a dining experience you probably won't find anywhere else.
The service was way beyond my expectation. The beauty and historic setting of the dining rooms are amazing. The food was lacking in flavor. We only wish the food taste as wonderful as it looked.
My girlfriend and I dined at the McNinch House earlier tonight and were extremely disappointed in all aspects. To start with, we had a reservation at 5:30, left at 7:30 and were the only table in the entire place the whole stent of our meal. The atmosphere was awkward. We are both over 21 and they asked if we wanted drinks, instead of being asked to see ID’s, two seperate people asked us our ages and year of birth. I felt very belittled, as they acted like we were sketchy and trying to pull something. The service was fine, not overbearing, but she was deceiving in explaining the menu. We asked whether the $95 4 course meal included two entrees, in which she replied that it was for two people. Little did we know, we were being charged for 2 $95 meals. The food was not worth the money, the crab cakes were good but everything else was subpar, some things we couldn’t even eat, such as the octopus. We used a $75 Groupon voucher that should have knocked the total from about $200 to $125, yet they added a $43 gratuity to bump the check right back to where it was. Adding gratuity to a two person party is ridiculous and offensive. Overall, we were not impressed by the McNinch House and are not interested in coming back. I did not feel that I was in a fine dining atmosphere, nor was I treated with the respect a customer should have.
Food was very underwhelming and uninspired.