Dinner Only, Prix Fixe:
+ alcohol, tax, & gratuity (20% standard)
It’s a very nice restaurant. The service was great and we were very comfortable. Unfortunately the food quality did not match up to the prices being charged here. The food was prepared fairly well but the flavor levels and taste for each course were just not there and did not live up to expectations. Disappointed to spend this much money and not receive top notch cuisine.
Way too expensive for the quality of food.
Meh..:felt over rated. Seems like a mediocre joint disguised under fancy environment. The food was okay and we both left feeling like we could/have had a better meal at half the price. $300 for the food and 2 drinks each (2) felt like a waste. I could pick numerous restaurants where the same money would go a lot longer and better value.
I was somewhat apprehensive about the night based on a perception it was going to be an extravagant night. It turned out to be a wonderful experience. We enjoyed a normal level of conversation along with great food and terrific service. Could we have had a good less expensive meal at one of those restaurants where you can’t hear the person right next to you? Sure, but it wouldn’t have been the same!
Great food, service and even greater experience!
McNinch House provides the nicest, most intimate dining experience of any place I’ve ever been. The food, the service, the ambience, the attention to detail all are so exceptional. I appreciate that the dining rooms are so quiet and that the they allow you so much time to enjoy your experience.
The atmosphere was very nice. The service was good. The wine Stewart really knew his wines! The price was too high for what we got. But we will go back again.
Relaxing an romantic setting. Food was really good! Wanted to take my wife somewhere unique and she loves those old Victorian style homes.
This was the first time we ate at the McNinch house and we were so excited to try it, that we booked our reservation months in advance. Unfortunately, for the expense, we left incredibly disappointed. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere is great! However, we paid $300 for 2 four course meals, 2 bottles of water and 2 glasses of wine and I actually did not leave full. The portions were very small (except for my piece of fish which was a nice size) and the flavors of the food were just not there. It was nice to try it and I'm glad that we did because it is an iconic place but I'm sad to say that we won't be back. There are many restaurants in the area where the food is much better and we won't spend quite so much.
I would recommend with the caveat that the restaurant is very pricey. My wife and I have eaten at The McNinch before and have found the food, service, and ambiance top rated. We are used to fine dining and McNinch House meets all expectations but I do find it a tad overpriced.
Excellent friendly service
Delicious food with wonderful presentation
Catered to my wife’s special dietary needs
We dine there when we are celebrating special occasions
We will return
Wow! What an experience! We celebrated my wife's birthday with the 4 course dinner with wine paring. Such delicious food and incredibly attentive service. While they have been in operation for 30 years they are still doing a top notch job. We shared great laughs with our sommelier. Fully recommend an evening dining experience at McNinch!
Tracy and Wesley took exceptional care of us...it was a fabulous experience from start to finish. It may be awhile, but we look forward to enjoying The McNinch House again!
Such a great unique experience and a wonderful evening. Really one of the greatest evenings I've ever had.
This place was nice. Not a place for your everyday dinner but maybe a special date night or celebration. I thought the service was excellent. The food was good as well as the cocktail I had. I really enjoyed everything.
We had a romantic evening at McNinch house. We wound up having the whole restaurant to ourselves! The chef's choice dinner and wine selections were exquisite
Very elegant, spectacular house and service. The wine recommendations and service were amazing
My sister was visiting from Mexico!!
Due to one way streets, my friend and I arrived about 10 minutes late for our reservation, and the staff were so gracious from the "get-go!" Wesley!! Oh I have to tell you about Wesley! He is a GEM of a gentleman, and someone's kindness I will always remember. On the way to use the restroom, the sole of one of my shoes decided at that moment to come loose! Wesley saw me struggling to manage this dilemma, and stoically intoned that if I would allow, he could fix that for me. He "just happened" to keep Gorilla glue on hand, and so politely took my shoe, and before we left that evening, this wonderful man had repaired my shoe beautifully, and placed it by my other one beside my chair. Who does this? Do you have any idea how many times over the years that I would be at an important function, only to find that I needed something repaired! This is the 1st time ever in my life that someone was actually prepared for the incidentals. Yes I will remember the drinks and food, the ambiance, and all that the evening entailed, but especially to this gentle man who bothered to help me out. Thank you Wesley, and for making our experience at McNinch House more than we ever thought it could be.
Outstanding in every way. Great Sommilier.
I was very disappointed in what I thought would be a fantastic dining experience. While the service was impeccable, the food left much to be desired. The strip was overcooked and came with a measly 2 brussel sprouts. The caramel and chocolate dessert was good, but the accompanying cherries tasted like vinegar. Looking outside there was potting soil and garden tools left in the front yard. Attention to detail is what makes great restaurants. This was overpriced and did not meet expectations.
We’ve been to the McNinch House on several special occasions over the years. Last night’s Chef Tasting menu created by Chef Matthew with wine pairings, was again exceptional. The food was visually stunning with sophisticated flavors. The wine pairings by Wes were unexpected and pleasantly surprising with a world tour of wine varietals. Wes and the other staff make each trip to the McNinch House truly an unsurpassed dining experience that no other culinarily restaurant in Charlotte can compare. Ellen continues to inspire after 30+ years!
The single greatest dining experience I have ever experienced!
Finally after 20 years of passing by this restaurant/house on my way to work, I finally went. And they did not disappoint. The McNinch house is truly a fabulous dining experience. The food was outstanding. The sommelier was the best. He really knows his wine pairings. I was hesitant to go with his suggestions but ended up taking them - and they were spot on. Service was great too. Magnificent.
Great night. Very nice place with exceptional service and the food is excellent. They do not turn tables. The table you get is yours for the night.
Tracy and Lesley were very friendly yet professional. The food was excellent!
So I was pretty excited about this place but was underwhelmed by each course. First they brought out a mango ginger gazpacho, which was lacking in ginger but still ok. That was accompanied by a champagne, which was actually decent. Next was a pea and asparagus salad that was really something that I could do better at home, something should have been done with the asparagus like a quick blanching or something of that nature. After the salad was a crab cake that was too salty, over all it was again ok but nothing to brag about. Next was artic char, this was actually my favorite dish. The skin could have been cooked a little longer but other than that it was a fine dish. The second entree was a pheasant that was bland and overcooked, extremely tough and lacked in flavor all around. The sides with this dish were the best part about the dish. For the dessert was a carrot cake and carrot ice cream, which is my wife's favorite, but this was not a good carrot cake, and the ice cream was so hard that you could not cut it with a spoon. The whipped cream cheese with it was lacking sugar and created a very sour flavor for the dish as a whole.
As for the wine... I love wine and love a good wine pairing, you will not find that here. Each wine clashed with the dish it was served with. It was a bit disappointing really. There is a lot of potential with each dish but overall the entire meal was poorly executed. For the price, I had higher expectations, and this did not live up to thosse expectations. I Probably won't be back.
McNinch House is an excellent restaurant. Although I would recommend it for its service, food, and ambiance, I would add a caveat that it as a bit overpriced. But that is true for most Charlotte restaurants. My wife and I travel a lot and have eaten in fine establishments, mid-range establishment, and low priced eateries. In all categories Charlotte is most expensive. In my estimation the McNinch is overpriced by about 10-15 %. That said, if your budget allows a super splurge, then I would recommend a visit. And again I would repeat that the staff is excellent as are food and atmosphere.
Quaint and lovely place to have a fine dinner. Overall very pleased with our experience which was the first time eating there. The price will prevent us from eating there on any regular basis. The biggest negative was a gratuity was automatically added for just two people. I typically would tip 20% and don’t appreciate that decision being made for me.
The food was plain and expensive . Portions came out cold , were small and not creative.
The absolute best restaurant in the state and maybe the nation!!!
Amazing food and service - definitely coming back!
It was a great experience. The food was amazing and the overall experience was fantastic.
We had a wonderful time celebrating my love’s birthday. Thanks to all that took such good care of us.
It was a wonderful experience and worth every penny!
Totally enjoyed our first time experience at McNinch House. While the restaurant is quite pricey, they deliver with excellent food, fine service, and a beautiful setting. If there was a problem, it would have been with a group in another room that was fairly noisy. However, the staff tried to mitigate that problem by closing the door between the two rooms. We will be back.
Exceptional dining experience and the service was equally as good. Quality experience and worth the price.
We went to McNinch House to celebrate our anniversary. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. We chose the 6 course option and were not disappointed. The cheese course was amazing. The sommelier suggested a delicious Pinot Noir to go with my rabbit, which was cooked perfectly. I’ve always heard incredibly good things about McNinch House, and it definitely lived up to its reputation!
Amazing overall experience. I like the service and hospitality.
Great food and wine. Personal service. Fantastic staff