Restaurant X - Davidson

4.5
407 Reviews
$30 and under
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 !!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 407 people are saying
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Laurie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years, but not since before COVID. We were SO delighted with everything - it was even better than we remembered! LOVE that it is right in town!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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ExcitedCustomer
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Overpriced with annoying staff who shared to be the owner. Not a good experience

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

We're sad to learn of your "Bad Experience"!! Our staff, who happened to be us, the owners, always make sure to comfort our patrons and make them feel at home during their visit! Now as for our prices, we're not sure what you mean by "Overpriced"?! Could you please at least be fair and share with everyone what you had for dinner and how much you paid for it?! We always listen to our clients and implement improvements whenever their feedback is constructive!

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saraf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great local Davidson restaurant. Food is consistently quality. Mediterranean dishes were great as was everything we had: crab cakes, mixed grill, hummus, calimari.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Sara, Thank you very much for this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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CoreyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little restaurant in Davidson. Awesome service and the food was good.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Corey, Thank you for this awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Pricing was good and atmosphere was above average

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Scott, Thank you for this awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice restaurant just down Main Street with good food, nice drink selection and very friendly service.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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PeteC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat, and owners could not have been nicer

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Pete, Thank you very much. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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DaniF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Restaurant X because we were looking for somewhere we hadn't dined before that boasted "fine dining". An added bonus: we had a $10 VIP coupon from the "Attractions" coupon book, which was truly a coincidence in making our decision to dine here. The service was impeccable, the ambience was nice for a much-needed date night for my husband and I. The food choices were interesting and varied - we found out the chefs are Lebanese and all the dishes are authentic. My husband's stuffed flounder was amazing - and I don't typically order fish, but I loved it! The green beans/carrots served with it were also delicious, along with the mashed potatoes. Beef and chicken kabobs were flavorful and tender - the sauce for dipping was also unique and delicious. The Mediterranean rice was very tender and flavorful, as well. Best of all -- the chocolate peanut butter pie! Absolutely decadent! And a HUGE piece - plenty big enough for us to share and still take some home. We truly enjoyed the entire experience at Restaurant X and will recommend it to others. We'll be back!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Dani, Thank you for this amazing review!!! We are looking forward to seeing you guys back soon !

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much!

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PatP
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow .. but know they were short staffed. The restaurant is small. Lots of art on the wall. The food was great !! The crab cakes were outstanding! The green beans cooked perfectly! The middle Eastern food was awesome beautifully cooked !!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Pat, Thank you for this amazing review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon

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MikeVit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!! Had a great dinner, food and service were exceptional!! Found our eating spot!! Loved it!!!! Homemade meals. Wow!!!!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Mike, Thank you for this awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Resturant. Food was delicious! Would highly recommend

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you back soon

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DeanS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great freshly made food with fantastic ingredients. I had the pasta and meatballs - marinara sauce was delicious and unlike a typical sauce (a must try). My wife had the tuna - super fresh and perfectly cooked. My daughter had the signature shepherds pie and we all ended up “ sharing” - very good! To top off the meal, we met the chef (the owner’s mom) when she came out to thank us for dining at Restaurant X; a very nice way to end the evening. This place needs to be your list when you want to have a meal cooked with love and special attention!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Dean, Thank you for this awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon with your beautiful family.

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vipSteveB
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant, food was great, especially the pork chop. Truly enjoyed meeting Perry and hearing the history of Restaurant X.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 3 days ago

Steve, Thank you for this awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon !

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant X and it’s staff was amazing. Our food was delicious, Lentil soup is recommended.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Andrew, Thank you for this amazing review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon

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RobinR
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Eclectic menu. Food was good and service was great!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Robin, Thank you for the awesome review. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon

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vipOpenTableRocks
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would come here regularly before the world ended. This was our first time back since things have opened up. Was not a disappointment. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and very tasty. My wife had the stuffed flounder which was also very good. Thankfully, she shared some with me. Our son had the seafood trio which he also earned a merit badge for the clean plate club. Only complaint would be the beer selection was a little restricted, but my son and I both found something we like. Definite keeping Restaurant X on our rotation list.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. We've got lots of new beers both in bottles and drafts. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon with family.

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vipswatch
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The whole family, father and son out front and mother in the kitchen. They were very friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious even with a small change asked and given with no problem.
The acoustics and music a bit much for older folks but the younger ones liked it.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you back soon

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vipDiamond
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants we have been to in a long time. The restaurant is a family owned business and we were treated like family by Tony and Perry. The father and son duo were very attentive to our needs even before we could ask for anything. They anticipated our needs plus more. We loved this restaurant so much we came back for a second weekend in a row to bring one of our dear friend’s. Everything we have tried has been wonderful and the prices are reasonable. For example, the Lamb Shank was fairly large and it was excellent. I would recommend Restaurant X to anyone who enjoys great food. We have tried numerous items on the menu and all have been amazing. Thank you Tony and Perry. Thank you to the chef (Tony’s wife)!!!! We look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was super but our water had bugs in it and dirty wine glasses. Seemed short on help which unfortunately shows with the uncleanliness of the restaurant.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on July 16, 2021

Sir, per the Health Department of North Carolina, our score is 98.5/100 Having said this we are not sure of the accuracy of your comment specially that you were sitting outdoor on the porch which means any fly or bug or dust may happen accidently and does not mean that we are careless about the hygiene in our Restaurant. As for you sir pointing out dirty wine glasses, we apologize that your glass might not been shiny after being out of the dishwasher and this has never happened before.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and proprietor very friendly. Will definitely eat there again!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you back soon

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TiffanyH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally great service, and of course food get the CALAMARI! We’ll definitely be back…SOON!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Tiffany, Thank you for the awesome review!! Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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MelissaT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We chose to try this local restaurant after reading Yelp reviews. There were several reviews of complaints of service and unfriendly staff. We did not have this experience. We were greeted by a friendly waiter who promptly escorted us to our table. He was patient, kind, and helpful as I undecidedly made my way through the menu. We sat on the covered patio and it was quite peaceful. The food was good and the staff genuinely cared if we were happy with everything. The owner is interactive and involved. The chocolate peanut butter pie is a must try. This is a sweet little local spot that is definitely worthy of sticking around.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Melissa, Thank you for sharing your dining experience and your honest opinion by taking time writing this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon.

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vipPeanut
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We used to go to 'X' a lot in the past. We really enjoyed it and then different owners, menu changes etc. and we just stopped going. I read the menu on line, thought it sounded interesting and decided to give it another try. I really, really wanted to add this to our list of regular places to dine but unfortunately, I can't. The grape leaves and salad were very good. Both the chicken 'kabob' and my pork chop were over cooked and dry. Disappointed since the chicken seemed to be a 'signature-type' dish and the waiter recommended the chop. They seem to be trying but other Davidson restaurants had people standing outside waiting while we were the only diners in the place after 8:30 on a Friday. Bad dinner choices, bad night, don't know, and will probably never find out.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Dear Client, Restaurant X is still under the same ownership since 2014. All restaurants make constant changes to their menus and personally we always make sure to add new delicious items to our menu. As for the rush, we were booked from 5 till 8 non-stop on this night & we close at 9 so you were probably our last patrons. As a returning client, it is so sad that you haven't express your opinion/complaints,.. to the manager who was serving you that night and chose to write a bad review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this beautiful little spot in Davidson on Google. Went there with my wife and we had the Mixed grill and the seafood trio. Both plates were very well presented. The Mixed grill is full of flavors, and it was so delicious and was served with authentic mediterranean garlic whip and tahini sauce. As for the seafood trio, the crab cake drizzled with ramoulade sauce surrounded with seared ahi tuna and grilled shrimps was to die for!! We also tried their Banoffee Pie for dessert and it was so delicious. Service was implacable. We will definitely return and we recommend this place big time

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for taking time writing this awesome review. We really appreciate it and we look forward to see you and you family back again soon!

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JGgggggggggggggggggggggg
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little atmosphere. We sat outside on the patio. The wait staff We’re on top of things and very gracious. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend this as a nice spot for a date night. Yes we will be back.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for taking time writing this awesome review. We do really appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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willnanb4u
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We have eaten here several times in the past and enjoyed it. It’s been over a year so we wanted to go back. First my husband ordered a coke and it came in a can-he had to ask for a glass. I had to ask for water and it came in a plastic bottle-not very classy. The food presentation was good but the flavor was mediocre on both dishes. Very disappointing. We don’t plan to return.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

During the Pandemic to present, we made sure to follow all necessary safety measures from social distance to serving soft drinks in cans same goes to serving water in sealed bottles (on the house). Unfortunately it is sad to read your complaints especially that you have asked for a glass and you got it. As for the food, you had the chance to complain to the owner/GM who were both constantly visiting all tables and you never said a word. Very sad you never gave us a chance to make you happy.

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Steph144
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was excellent!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon

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vipsallydd
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Both the mixed kebabs and the fish and chips were wonderful.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service , food was delicious

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and food is authentic

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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LisaM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent dinner, we sat outside and the noise was very low. Lovely that we got actual water bottles that were ice cold.... we were very appreciative. Dom was an excellent waiter and we will be back. He was attentive and funny. Meal was excellent, no too many choices but really covered the bases. Love Lebanese food, so we will be back.

I found it odd that we were approached by two other people to ask us how we were doing, one gave us the specials right after Dom did...so it was odd to say the least. Nice place, will go again.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Lisa, Thank you so much for this awesome review. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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Myauntkat
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening visiting Restaurant X Perry was fabulous and gives great recommendations for special dishes.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much for this awesome review. We do appreciate it a lot and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Restaurant X three times now. It has been awesome each time. Calamari is the best. We had been talking about Disney so we had Shepard’s Pie and Fish ‘n Chips. Again both were excellent. Service, as always, was exquisite.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much for this awesome review. We always look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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KimberlyS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great portion size as well!
Enjoyed the outside dining.

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SusanW
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mediterranean specialties at Restaurant X are delicious and authentic. Terrific falafel!! They have an interesting and varied menu as well, not just the items mentioned here. This restaurant is family owned and run, with both excellent food and great personal service. We had a great dine-in dinner experience there and highly recommend Restaurant X to everyone.

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sisterbaylover
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good here. Cute family run place. Worth a try!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you. Hope to see you back soon

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indykappa
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time eating here. Reviews were great. Arrived and was immediately seated. Service was PHENOMENAL. Food was pretty darn good too. I will definitely eat here again and refer a few friends

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you for this awesome review. We're looking forward to your next visit :)

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9allages
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fish and chips and shepherds pie totally hit their marks.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thank you. Hope to see you back soon

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FAQs

Restaurant X - Davidson offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 892-9369.

Restaurant X - Davidson is rated 4.5 stars by 407 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.