McNinch House

4.9
857 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
Since 1989, the ca. 1892 Queen Anne style home of Victorian-era Charlotte Mayor Sam McNinch has served as the McNinch House Restaurant. In this historic Fourth Ward home of the original chef/owner Ellen Davis, guests can expect to be treated like royalty during their multi-course culinary journey. Featuring Charlotte's most carefully constructed wine list, guests will select their entrees from the chef's choice menu, and professional service staff will take care of the rest. Recognized as Charlotte's Most Romantic Restaurant, The McNinch House Restaurant is the perfect place for your anniversary, birthday, special event, private corporate or executive dining. **ALL RESERVATIONS MUST INCLUDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO CONFIRM**



Dinner Only, Prix Fixe:

5 Courses-$135pp

4 Courses-$115pp

Chef's Tasting-$195pp

Chef's Table-$180pp

+ alcohol, tax, & gratuity (20% standard)

Experiences

  • Valentines Special

    $225.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2022

    Come celebrate Valentine's Day with the McNinch House Restaurant. Enjoy a 5 course menu preselected by our chef with wine pairings for $225 per person plus tax and gratuity
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your wanting to go out for a dinner and an experience this is the place. The service was phenomenal and really the best service i’ve ever had, food was great and so was the wine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out with my wife.

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vipJseramba86
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good and the service was impeccable. Very quaint older home so the ambience is wonderful especially for a romantic evening out. Definitely pricey though.

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vipsheilam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service from West, Ashley and team. The place remains as beautiful as we remember, unique, classic and solid.
The food was very good with an opportunity to be better on the main dish. Dessert choices were fantastic.
Wine selection by Wes were unmatched on this town.
Our friends were happily surprised by your place, they plan to be back. Their names are Richard and Carolina Latorre.
And Heidi and Zoe I’ll be back for sure too!
Merry Christmas and Happy NEw Year.
Thank you!
Manuel Castro

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for my husband and I to have a fun wonderful date night. We absolutely love this place from the food being fabulous to all the staff being caring and wanting to make sure everything is wonderful. We always enjoy our conversations with Wesley. He has amazing stories about his knowledge of wine. I can’t say it enough how much we love this place.
Thank you for a wonderful night.

JO
JOHNL
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent for Christmas celebration

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Jsdates
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a wonderful place to have a quiet, unrushed evening with your honey. The staff is unobtrusive and pay attention to detail but without being stuffy. Wes is the wine steward and he is knowledgeable and his picks were spot on. But don't worry, if you aren't feeling it, he'll try something else until you do. We went with the chef's. Hou e for the 5 course meal which includes the wine pairing. It was fun being surprised with what came to the table next. Everything was delicious. And we never felt rushed so we could talk and enjoy one another's company. The staff paced the meal so well.

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vipswbozzy
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful 30th Anniversary dinner.

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AnthonyH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best romantic, intimate dining experience when you want something different and not a chain.

JB
JimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, need to enjoy this experience. The old home is beautiful and full of history. Food was great. I want a dozen crab cakes. From New Orleans and the crab cakes here are as good or better

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jimc
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Surprise dinner for my wife that wanted to go here for many years..

Service all around was awesome! Wesley (wine steward) is hands down the single best in Charlotte. Period! Wait staff was top notch. Love when they all pitch in. The house was beautiful and made for an overall great experience. Champagne and rose made the evening extra special.

Food was very good! Did have to send back a way over cooked filet mignon, but it was resolved very quickly.

We were there for about 2+ hours and there was no rush to get us out. We'll be back for sure.

AV
AdrianaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was truly the best meal we’ve had in years! We are going back in 2 weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. Can’t say enough good things about our dinner:

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vipLouisG
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Everything about the evening was exceptional, while it is a bit pricey, the service, the food and the ambiance was exceptional

IE
IanE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing old home turned into a restaurant. Food was exquisite and the wine pairings put it over the top. Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff.

ME
MiseEnPlace
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, not earth shattering or particularly memorable as a whole but there were certain things that stood out. The shrimp salad on toast was transcendent, while the salmon was subpar. The service was amazing, we felt welcome and well attended throughout the meal.

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Lolly
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best I’ve ever had. Cannot wait to return. The foie gras was the best I’ve had in the US.

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DanielleT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about this experience was amazing! Food is out of this world, and I mean ALL of it. Service is also fabulous. If I have to find one thing that was not to our liking it was just a little too quiet, with 2-3 tables per room. Will 100% be returning!

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Kendra
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was amazing. Such friendly staff. Unfortunately the food fell short. The filet was super salty and the vegetables were fine but boring. My soup and salad were both pretty good, so at least there was that.

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Quaker
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat down at 5:30 & didn't leave until 8:45, when's the last time you weren't hurried? A wonderful meal, respectfully served by Tracy, an assist by Wendy, & the Sommelier, Wesley, loves his profession & brought forth some terrific vino.

Having a meal like this reminds us of the pleasures of eating out, what professionalism means, & a tribute to the Charlotte community that the McNinch House survives in their Victorian splendor.

Slainte.

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RonP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was amazing. Also the service and attention they provided to you was awesome.

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ShawnB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, in a great atmosphere with fantastic servers and sommelier. The lamb was perfect. The desserts were incredible (try the chocolate creme brulee!).
Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband his birthday. The staff honored his special day in the sweetest ways possible. The food and service were incomparable (husband declared the crab cake the best he has eaten). And we cannot say enough about the staff who made great recommendations and made our visit memorable. We are already planning a return visit.

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JohnW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 19th anniversary last night at McNinch House and had a wonderful experience. We chose the chef's menu and wine service which was very enjoyable. Food and service were great. For a special romantic occasion it is well worth it.

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like2eatout
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First tim diners. Great!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience was fun… the closest thing to Biltmore dining without traveling to Asheville.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s 65th birthday and she always wanted to go to your restaurant for a special event. Our entire family enjoyed everything about that night. We will certainly be back!

CJ
CharlesJ
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good meal. For the price though I would have expected a little more ingenuity and/or unique platings of the food. Everything was well prepared but somewhat pedestrian. The wine service was very good and the steward made the dinner special.

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DarleneM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great food and service,

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Mphhh
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Beautiful historic building. From the moment we checked in we felt so special! I was celebrating a special occasion and they went above and beyond to make me feel celebrated. We did the chefs tasting menu, which I highly recommend. All the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Wesley is talented at pairing the perfect wines and was a pure pleasure to interact with.

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Kelly
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience blows every other “fine dining” resturant in Charlotte out of the water. From the staff to the atmosphere and ambience. We were truly blown away. To be able to end my 30th birthday with this amazing experience I was truly one happy gal. Thank to everyone for being so accommodating. We weren’t able to stay for the full course meal due to medical reasons, but we will definitely be back! McNinch House is this city’s gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Amazing food and the wine could not have been better!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Will definitely go back

KB
KatieB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 14 year wedding anniversary. The food was beautiful to look at and delicious to eat! The atmosphere was very romantic. The wine wine pairing was top notch!

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JeffL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

McNinch House was the perfect place to celebrate our 40th anniversary! The menu was more extensive than we expected with plenty of non meat or fowl choices. We loved everything we ordered. The service was exceptional, we felt very pampered! It is no wonder this restaurant has been in Charlotte so long.

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vipNancyH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary dining experience! A very special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with the wife.

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Eddie
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my girlfriend’s birthday. The ambiance was lovely and the service was exquisite. They even brought her a single long stem rose as we were leaving for her birthday. Very pleasant experience.

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McNinch House is rated 4.9 stars by 857 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.