McNinch House

4.9
844 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)
What 844 people are saying
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DarleneM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. For a special occasion McNinch House is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love McNinch House every year for our Anniversary.

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HappyDiner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest dining experience we’ve ever had. I had high expectations and was still blown away.

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ShaunM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. A truly great experience once again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aboutely amazing

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Adjfood43
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been 15+ years since I last visited the McNinch house. Hard to believe this time was better than the last. Anthony pared the wines with our meal perfectly and the wines were unique. The food from beginning to end was nothing short of spectacular!

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cherlynb
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No noise. It was great. I love this place
Beth and Ellen make sure everything is the best.
I can't wait to get to go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Going back again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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stuartM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about McNinch House is great. Wes is always on top of the best wines and chooses them based on each course.

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Aimee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it. Highly recommend for food, wine, and experience!

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Laura
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally greatest time of my life!!! I wish I had enough funds to eat here regularly. My best friend and college roomie had the best “girl date” you can imagine. Best wine pairings imaginable with chef courses. Thank you for amazing time!!!

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Dave
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to McNinch and won't be the last. Great atmosphere, extremely good food and a great set of wines. We did the wine pairings and that was a great choice. I'd highly recommend it, although they have an extensive wine, spirits, cocktail and beer menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ashley was so welcoming and hospitable. The rest of the staff was very kind and courteous. Mr. Wesley knows his wines and has some amazing stories about Charlotte. The hangar steak was maybe the best steak of any kind I’ve ever had! The crab was delicious. The Cheesecake was the best I’ve ever had too. My wife hates cheesecake, but ended up eating most of it, and loving it. Chocolate Carmel Tart was also yummy.

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vipKarrenV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and selection of food. Everything was delicious! Staff were very attentive. Place was beautiful. This was a gift from our kids for our Anniversary. We really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and dining experience

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vipJLJo
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Victorian home , superb service , excellent creative chef ,elegant proteins , farm to table accompaniments and especially Wes the legendary wine steward with perfect , upscale wine pairings made this a perfect evening . This restaurant is expensive for Charlotte , but the experience was special and can be viewed as food , wine and entertainment all in one

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JayM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 48th wedding anniversary and I wanted to do something different from the typical restaurant environment. We had a great dinning experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Front of house, please throw away the dead tulips. The linens and napkins rings could use an update. But the meal and wine pairings were amazing and make for a great special meal out!

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PKPWash
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute perfect dinner and wine experience here for our anniversary! What a treat!

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ArtK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique, intimate dining with outstanding food.

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SyRice
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived the staff was amazing. The food was phenomenal and the wine pairing is highly recommended.

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JoshuaC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is excellent every time we visit.

Food and service are always recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Food and service was amazing! Definitely a treat for a special occasion!

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Alex
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we picked the pear salad, crab cake , lobster bisque and crab soup as for our opening courses. Both are awesome, and the pear salad is particularly good and gave us surprise.
The main course is OK but the filet mignon was a bit overcooked unfortunately.
The orange cheesecake was also amazingly good which we like so much.

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vipKenH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Exquisite food. Wonderful wines... Wesley was a pleasure. The host was a blessing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, completely worth the splurge.

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James
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the perfect romantic spot for any special occasions.

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LeeE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience like no other. Expensive, but the best things in life are.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bring back Wesley into the dining experience

FAQs

McNinch House is rated 4.9 stars by 844 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.