Restaurant X - Davidson

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located at 408 South Main Street in the historic section of downtown Davidson this unpretentious querky little eclectic European-American Bistro is Davidson's secret jewel. Laid back and cozy-comfortable, this tiny place with a small but precious menu serves up carefully prepared food, beer and wine at the reasonable prices. The food quality and service is impeccable and consistent and dining on the porch and patio is always cool and relaxing. Family owned since 2006 this "hole in the wall" is Davidson shabby-chic. .Daily specials and new menu items appear on the chalkboard wall. Make your reservation today !!!
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DS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific service, yummy food! Great choices
Our party of 6 had a wonderful time!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We heard great things about this place from others, but our experience wasn’t good at all. It was Mother’s Day brunch and I as you know I made reservation and they were for 2 pm. We sat down about 1:40 we didn’t get our meals until 2:50. The food was just OK. The whole meal was 105 dollars, but it wasn’t worth it at all. I will never go back there again.

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L
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant with lots of charm

The chef made me a special batch of risotto that didn’t have mushrooms in it and it was amazing.

The desert options were awesome and the French vanilla filled Dutch pancake was devoured in record time by us.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Attended for Easter Brunch. Great food! Place was smaller than expected, but would still reccomend trying this place. I will be going back

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LN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch on Easter! Good food and excellent service - will definitely be back!!

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Restaurant X. The food is always good and the service is excellent. We go every month or so and is on our top 5 restaurants. Don’t forget to try the shrimp egg rolls for an appetizer!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The staff was nice and the service was good. The salads my friends had were decent and they seemed to like them ok. The wine was good. The dinners were not disappointing. The pecan crusted chicken was smothered in crust and sauce with a dollop of watery potatoes. The mahi was good in flavor, but overwhelmed by the onions and tomatoes on top, as well as the pool of juices over the whole plate. Sad to say, it was bit over price for the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. The service and the food were excellent. The food did seem to be a bit pricey based on the portions.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We would visit Restaurant X again. Service was very friendly and the menu featured several desirable options.

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful relaxed dinner on the porch. Enjoyed visit with the owner. Food was excellent, service was friendly and quick.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dinner at Restaurant X!

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food we ordered was wonderful! I am still remembering how good the mahi mahi special was! The wine we had was great as well - Meritage. We've been to Restaurant X a few times and have never been disappointed. But this last visit was memorable!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time visit. Will come back again when in the area.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. Perry, our server was more than attentive. I would highly recommend!

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It is a small, pub like place, with small tables, but a great menu. Very authentic tasting flavors.

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Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch so I didn't have to cook! The food was excellent. I had the Eggs Benedict. They were done with a maple flavored ham that was delicious. My husband had the Breakfast X platter and loved it.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and athmosphere, the staff was extremely engaged. Appreciate the involvement from the ower and ever recommendations of things to try on future visits. Will definitely return

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RG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.
The Red Snapper with crabmeat/vodka sauce was delicious.
Restaurant X is a hidden gem.
We will definitely go back.

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Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love RestaurantX. Friday night's dinner was lamb shanks that were falling off the bone tender on a bed of mashed potatoes with green beans and carrots. With a glass of red and chocolate mousse it was a perfect end to the week.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This lovely bistro was a fun place to have brunch( the meal we ate there). The food was fresh and delicious.
The menu was eclectic and offered some different brunch items. We met the owner who was very welcoming and worked alongside his staff. We will definitely look forward to going back.

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JN
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food looked good from afar, but we never got waited on. Once we were seated, no hello, no drink order, no silverware, nothing....therefore, we left.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

very poor service

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Low key place. Service was very good.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lamb shank was exceptionally tender and flavorful. Tilapia was outstanding in being cooked perfectly through. Mushroom risotto had a beautiful, delicate taste.

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went for V day and had a reservation but no table was available. The owner was very nice and apologized before shortly seating us.
A water bottle was placed on the table but it took 15 minutes to get glasses and a waiter.
The salad was garlic heavy to the point that it was metallic tasting.
I order the filet mignon. It was very thin. Noticeably thinner than our neighbors at near by tables. I ordered medium rare and it was closer to medium well I assume due to the thickness. The owner stated it was given based off weight not thickness but the diameter seemed the same as the others.
The music was an odd choice for the night and was a bit loud.
I would like to try the place again when it’s not a busy night. They seemed ill prepared for a V day crowd. The owner and wait staff were very friendly and apologetic for the issues.

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KH
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Out on a porch covered with plastic. But it was ok

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend Restaurent X for Foodee . Amazing food very French .Service very friendly & reasonable prices for the big portion of food . We will definitely go back for dinner . Hope will make it next time for Sunday brunch .

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MF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. We went for Valentine’s Day and there was a set menu. The options were great. We will be back!

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JZ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little dinner place . My favorites are the Ahi tuna and the brisket roast. The shrimp rolls and fried green tomatoes are good as well. and dont forget to finish off the night with Banafi pie- toffee and bananas!

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DT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little slow because there were not many people at the restaurant

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place with a nice chill vibe. Must try.

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BS
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I ordered a blue moon beer and was told they were out of oranges. My wife ordered the house cab wine and advised it was bad. The entree’s were good and the prices were reasonable.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious, fresh food. One of the owners, who also served as our waiter, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He made great menu recommendations. Great place for a dinner date or birthday celebration.

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TL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

After looking at the Resaurant X menu online, I had high expectations. What a disappointment! My daughter’s beef dish was floating in broth; the bed of mashed potato’s was soupy. The blue crab cakes resembled fried baby food. Very overpriced for the sub-par food. To go on and on would be a review massacre. Chef Gordon Ramsey needs to visit this joint and help them improve their offerings. Restaurant X just got crossed off the list for us.

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MB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good value and great relaxed atmosphere. Good focus on service when food delivered. Would like to have server check in more often and refill drinks during the meal

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Owner came around to the table to be certain we were cared for. Food was excellent!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great everyone was very nice and courteous. The food was great very pleased.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Reservations for 7:30. Arrived at 7:30. After an HOUR of standing at the front door, I inquired about our table and the response was to “chill”. We did not have a bite of food in our mouth until 9:30. Tables that were sat after us were finished and out the door before our appetizer arrived. Thankfully the food was good, but no offer from the owner to even buy us our bottle of wine. Will not be returning.

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

I always have a great meal, and good time when I go to X.

Always happy when I leave!

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MH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience all around. Don’t miss the banoffee pie!

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