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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

B
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive staff. Quiet atmosphere.
Great place for Sunday Brunch.

OF
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant X is our go to for a wonderful meal. This time was no different. We took my Dad to visit because we wanted to introduce him to the restaurant. He had the lamb shank and I had the lamb special. My husband had the mixed grill. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was personable and attentive. Home run all around!

BM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Reservation for 4 at 6:30pm. Food not served till 7:40pm.
Only one in kitchen and one server. I ordered roasted pepper which was not roasted and came in a pool of oil and water. By that time too hungry to complain but will never go back. No concept of customer service the waitress never came to our table to explain in the end we managed to attract her attention but she was not very sympathetic saying well we only have one in the kitchen....not our problem really but in the end it became our problem! There was only a party of 6 adults with kids and us so not too busy. They brought us hummus and pitta bread to the table to apologize but none of us like hummus so that was a waste of effort.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was awesome, service and food both wonderful, no doubt we’ll be back

LB
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem...well worth seekkng out. Super fresh and delicious food with warm and friendly service.

m
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The pictures on open table make this look like a swanky white table cloth joint. Not so. More of a dive gastropub vibe.

L
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OF
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant X is our favorite local place for a wonderful meal. At our last visit Friday night a week ago, my husband had the Fruti di Mare special. He's been raving about it for a week. The portion was very generous and hot off the stove. The flavor was deliciously savory and the seafood was perfectly cooked. One of the best things about Restaurant X are the specials. They're always inventive and delicious. We'll be back again soon!

S
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent! Caesar salad- yum! Salmon with sauce - superb. Ahi tuna - fresh and delicious, interesting way to serve and present.

M
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was okay. The food as good but not great. Service was terrible. Only 3 tables with customers and we waited 20 minutes after being seated to get water and our orders taken. We waited another 25 minutes for our food. Beef brisket was Good but not outstanding, fish and chips.... the fish was soggy.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, eggs Benedict ... AMAZING!!! Didn't know they were open for breakfast until I searched on Open Table! We will be back!!!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

So we initially had an overcharge experience while dining here which the owner has resolved for us. The food was delish although there were only 2 servers for a full patio & they seemed a little frazzled but we will definitely give the restaurant another try.

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!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
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.

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.

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

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!!

C
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!

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.

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.

C
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.

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.

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

We always enjoy dinner at Restaurant X!

S
Charlotte
13 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!

OT
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.

DC
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!

OT
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.

OF
Charlotte
49 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.

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

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.

OF
Charlotte
49 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.

M
Charlotte
6 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.

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.

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

very poor service

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

Low key place. Service was very good.

B
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.

OT
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.

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

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

K
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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