Restaurant X - Davidson

4.5
365 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 365 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review. Hope to see you back soon.

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StevenF
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual.

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DSW5829
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great, diverse menu selections. So far everything we have had there has been excellent.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon.

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vipPauley
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our meal very much. We started with the calamari which was amazing. For dinner, she had the salmon and I had the flounder stuffed with crab. Both meals were very good. The service was excellent. This is really a hidden gem in Davidson. One last thing, there was a previous review about the flounder dish. I feel that review was way off mark. The fish was amazing and fresh and the mashed potatoes were homemade and very good. Give it a try.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on March 9, 2021

Pauley & Family, Thank you for coming and dining at our restaurant. We really appreciate your honest and sincere review. Moreover we would like to thank you for not being affected by the unfair review that you brought up in your current review. Not only that, you had our Stuffed Flounder served with Mashed Potato and Sautéed vegetables (which was unfairly reviewed before) which made us extremely happy and satisfied to see how much you liked it and the way you described it. It means a lot.

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Bebe1313
North QLD
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The owner was our waiter. He was very nice. We had the whole heated deck to ourselves which was nice. The food on the other hand was just not good. If they cut their own filet then they really need lessons because you don't normally serve the tail as a filet migon. It was also cold, the mashed potatoes may have been instant. The stuffed flounder was from a frozen section maybe at a local grocery store. I just expect that when I am paying 26.00 for a stuffed flounder that it be fresh and made at the restaurant with better quality ingredients. I could have done better myself for much less cost. The green beans were not really cooked either. There is a reason there were still reservation available Saturday morning for Saturday evening. Lesson learned.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on March 9, 2021

Since the owner was serving you, you had the opportunity to complain (if there was really something to complain) and for sure we would have listened and acted accordingly. For 10+ years, all our food is homemade from scratch without any exception. Sadly you missed the opportunity for bringing up the matter to the owner himself and you chose to go online and write this unfair review. We take pride of what we do everyday and our reputation speaks for itself!

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vipGaryS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food is delicious and service is outstanding

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on March 9, 2021

Gary, Thank you for the awesome review. We really appreciate it and we hope to see you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s the pie was amazing but I just didn’t feel like the food was worth $50 per person. We are gonna go back and try their normal menu which seems much better

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on March 9, 2021

On Valentine's we always have a set menu which includes 4 course meal. We appreciate your review and we look forward to see you back and experience our regular menu.

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Chris
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The food was good and the service was adequate. The ambiance was more like a sports bar or cafe (which is maybe what they are going for) than a romantic setting. The food was not particularly tasty and I was disappointed that my “Jurassic” pork chop was merely 9-10 oz and medium thickness. Perhaps they should just call it a “pork chop”. The banoffee pie was excellent!! The wine choices were decent. I would certainly dine here again but I would not recommend for romantic dinner or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience for New Years Eve.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on January 29, 2021

We're Glad to hear that. Hope to see you again soon

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gwcgg
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, quiet, nice menu. Always fine dining at Restaurant X

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review. Hope to see you back soon

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KennethC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Will definitely be back.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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StevenF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service and good variety of food options. Will go back again

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vipOverlookFoodie
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed both our meal and the surroundings. My husband had Nazira's meatballs and sauce. He loves them! I had the filet and it was tasty and perfectly cooked. We'll keep coming back!

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vipBryanS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Beer and wines were all fabulous. Filet cooked perfect, brisket was extremely tender and humus was creamy and delicious. Highly recommend this locally owner run restaurant with friendly and informative staff.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you !! Looking forward to seeing you back soon !!

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KristaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The atmosphere was great, service was attentive and the food was excellent!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you Krista!! We're looking forward to seeing you back soon !!

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AnnaG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! I went with one of my best friends who is also a teacher and the owner heard us talking and brought us each a glass of wine to thank us for being on the frontlines. It meant so much. Food was fantastic too!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Anna, on behalf of Restaurant X family, we'd like to thank you again and again for being on the frontlines. Looking forward to seeing you back soon with more fellow teachers!!

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vipJohn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry was great. Good recommendations, great food and atmosphere

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you John. We're looking forward to seeing you back soon !!

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BrettR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mediterranean food! Have been looking for some since we moved here. We’ll be back!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you Brett!! we're looking forward to seeing you back soon !!!

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LindsayD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipWonderful
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Restaurant X!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

We're happy to hear that !!

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ThomasD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Loved the menu. The food was wonderful. We'll definitely return!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thanks Thomas!! We're looking forward to seeing you back soon !!

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Michael
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too noisy inside. Food was very good though and reasonably priced. We enjoyed eating outside.

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SusanB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What an unexpected surprise on a rainy Friday night sitting on the patio. Perry provided excellent service, the food was fabulous and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. The tuna was really great...combination of flavors was perfect. The meat fell off the lamb bone. We will be back!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you Susan! we'd love to see 5 stars from you next time :)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate here for the first time and found the food fantastic; meatball appetizer was great as was the lamb shank and filet steak. Patio faces the parking lot and street which was just ok. Service was very good despite there being some inner workings confusion. We will definitely return.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you!! we're looking forward to your next visit !!

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DiannaB
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were excited to try Restaurant X based upon other reviews, though we left disappointed. They were out of several beers on tap, the calamari was very bland and overcooked, and one of the main entrees (crab cakes) were undercooked. The saving grace was the lamb shank. It was very nicely done, as were the mashed potatoes. I’m sad to say that we don’t have any plans to return. It’s unfortunate because we live so close. Maybe management will change things up and we can give it another go.

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Farley1
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very good in distancing the tables (both outside and inside). The servers were very courteous and friendly. Great prices and service. One of our favorites in the area.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you !! We're looking forward to seeing you back soon

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Rosi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great service! Will definitely be back!

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Charlottegal
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING place! Menu is diverse and so delicious. We love this place! Quiet dinner with friends, wonderful staff and the food is fantastic!

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you and we're extremely happy to hear that!! We're looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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vipkottiusa
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at Restaurant X, truly a wonderful dining experience! Outstanding food & service. If you are a food aficionado and are passionate about diversity in flavors, you must experience Executive Chef and owner Nazira’s fabulous dishes. The roasted eggplant dip and Main mussels were to die for. We can’t wait to try more wonderful dishes on our next visit to Restaurant X.

Restaurant X - Davidson
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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Kelly
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice pleasant restaurant. Owner is quite friendly. One of the few places to serve lamb shank. No rush, noise level very low and I will return.
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GregR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and even brought a different group in the following night. It was excellent then as well.

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vipOverlookFoodie
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and Chips. Great Friday night supper.

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vipTonya
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my parents here for their anniversary(59 years!). The service and food were wonderful. The owner was there and chatted with us too. We had a very enjoyable night.

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ROBERTB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Ahi Tuna. It was one of the prettiest plated meals I have ever had, and was outstanding. This is a make it fresh, not open a bag and microwave, restaurant. The service was attentive, without being intrusive. The menu had a number of Gluten Free choices. The owner came out a couple of times and chatted with us. It really was very enjoyable. This is our new go to nice restaurant.

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AundreaJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! I love this place and it’s our new go to

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emartin
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

My girlfriend and I made a reservation here for the Valentine's weekend, looking for a nice romantic dinner.

They had the menu of a nicer restaurant, the price point of a moderately nice restaurant, and took reservations, but when you walk in there were these BRIGHT overhead lights from their ceiling fans (so bright that it kinda hurt your eyes) which killed the intimate atmosphere we were hoping for. They were playing music, but it was incredibly loud and was radio music, as opposed to softer, more appropriate music. They had elements of a nicer restaurant (paintings on the wall, decent looking bar), but then had a flat screen TV with a football game on in the dining area... Is this supposed to be a nice, intimate restaurant or a sports bar?? What ultimately ended up causing us to leave was how they handled the menu. They had a special Valentine's menu, charging $50/person for 4 courses. Restaurants do this all the time, but the problem was I didn't want any of the options from the first 2 courses and wasn't sold on the dessert either, and they wouldn't let me just order from the regular menu or only pay for the entree.

In the interest of fairness, the food (specifically, the filet) looked like it would've been pretty good had we actually stayed and tried any of it. Instead we left and went down the road where we could order from a FULL menu and only pay for what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Owner put in a lot of effort, great small town feel.

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PSarl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

First I will try and blame the poor rating on us going out on Valentine's day. Our first time doing this in 30 years, never again, and from what I have been told typically a let down everywhere. Arrive to cramped restaurant with no waiting area. Planned on sitting at a bar for drink prior to dinner. Well, no bar service and also no liquor. Beer and with a limited poor wine selection of which again, could not get a glass of wine. Stood, often in way of waitstaff for 20 mins. Seated and was slow for initial service. Very short staffed for expected busy evening. Requested bottle of wine, did not have. Was offered a $5.99 bottle of wine for $36, no thank you. Settled for mediocre wine and was served with very small wine glass. Food mediocre to good depending on which reviewing and way too expensive. We prefer family owned non chain restaurants but this family restaurant will not be on revisit list. Very disappointed. Our disappointment definitely not half as bad as couple next to us. They sat with main entre and no utensils. We also learned they never received their salad or app.

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 365 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.