The Wine Loft

4.7
148 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
The Wine Loft is an upscale Wine Bar in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte that offers over 20 selections by the glass, and over 100 by the bottle. We specialize in boutique, small production wines that are great values. We have an extensive selection from Orin Swift, Robert Foley and Belle Glos as well.

We have a full bar featuring an extensive list of bourbon, craft cocktails, and beer. Starting June 6th, 2021 we will begin our Sunday 12pm-8pm service including cocktails, mimosa flights and a new daytime menu!!!!

Chef Kyle Gaddas has created an amazing menu of sharable plates including Pan Seared Pork Belly, Yellowfin Tuna, Chicken Yakitori, amazing new Flatbreads, Panini sandwiches and our Cheese and Salumi slates. We are featuring 3 new salads as well as an array of new dessert items including our Limoncello Mascarpone White Chocolate Cake and our house-made Blueberry Ricotta Boozy Ice-Cream Sundae.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 148 people are saying
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rodneyG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Service was good, I like the interior but I would not consider this a wine bar. It goes from a chill vibe to a brewery at night, the band is loud and obnoxious, i wouldn’t recommend this place anytime the band is playing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wine bar on South Boulevard is top-notch - my favorite place to go in Charlotte! Nic went out of his way to make a special evening for good friends and I highly compliment his service! Sean and Friday night jam never disappoints!

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vipJimG
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outside on a cool evening, but they plenty of good heaters.

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FlToothfairy
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine, atmosphere, FABULOUS FOOD AND SERVICE!

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3womenONwine
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great relaxed vibe. The hummus is very good. Loved the Italian flight tasting. Desserts are awesome-limoncello marscapone cake is the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

My fiancé however, there was a little bit of a wait for our table. Fortunately, there was space at the bar to be seated while we waited and the owner was gracious enough to serve us a glass of proseco on the house 👌🏾The atmosphere was chill and the live music was a nice touch. The wine selection was great and prices reasonable. The food was okay, we both had a panini - It's a wine bar so I wasn't expecting too much. I will definitely go back and recommend to friends 😊

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DwayneB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Need to be spaced out alittle more. Felt as if I was really close to the next table as if we were together! I could hear their conversation as if they were talking to me!

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CourtneyF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Some people’s food took a while to come out but it was all so good. The wine flights are a great value.

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Sunni
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine flights were delicious. Bar seating, which I don’t normally like, was great! If I come back to Charlotte, I will come back to The Wine Loft!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time and atmosphere! Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and team were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wine was excellent, food was good and we had great service. However the price was very steep for what we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! The wine flights are great, the small plates were delicious!

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vipFavorite
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to relax and have a wine 🍷

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vipSharonB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was attentive; provided great customer service! The wine and food were great.

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StephenF
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place with a great selection of wines, as well as other liquor. Ambiance was excellent, loved the live music! Would have stayed longer but my wife wanted to leave:(

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vipsteves
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Loft has quickly become my 'Go To' place in Charlotte for wonderful wines, fantastic food, super service and magnificent music. Last night's visit was ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The cocktails were lovely and the staff was attentive, but it is too bright in there for a date night. And the whole clientele had a weird energy.

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wt1585
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Reservation was for indoor table arrived and was told only the bar or outside were available. Not the best atmosphere with live music too loud in a small space to actually talk or hear server or friends. Probably would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! Greta food and great drinks

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vipVAMOM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true gem in Charlotte. Came in on a Saturday night at 7:30 and was pleasantly surprised to have live music trio which was a bonus! The food was delicious - and so many wine choices!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was AMAZING - small plates and spirits - don’t go with the intent of a big dinner, more an intimate social affair. Would absolutely go back.

The Wine Loft
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you!

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vipsteves
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my third visit to The Wine Loft and it's becoming my 'go to' wine bar/wine parlour in Charlotte. There selections of wine by the glass or bottle is diverse and includes many lesser known quality wines. Their kichen has a nice menu of appetizers, small plates, salads, flat bread pizzas and entrees. Be sure to save room for their eclectic desserts.

The Wine Loft
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you so much for the review. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, we will go there again.

The Wine Loft
Responded on August 22, 2021

Thank you!

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JosephR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance and nice selection. Living room atmosphere.

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Jewel
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quiet cosey bar. Good food and excellent service.

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TammyT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Actually really loved this place. Website recommended us to reserve a table even confirmed via text that we were coming. But when we got there we had to wait at the bar for 15 to 20 minutes until there was an available table.
The place is a wonderful place to sit and relax and catch up with friends. Loved the live music. The staff was kind and took great care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food seemed precooked also service was horrible and we had problems with our dishes and nothing was removed from our check we basically left full dinners on the table. I highly recommend eating left overs at home or boxed food like they seem to cook.

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Ruiz
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to the Wine loft as part of the Charlotte Restaurant week. The place is really nice with a cool atsmosphere . I really like the mango brochettas.

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vipLarry
Charlotte
65 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow, I don’t think they thought there would be so many folks for brunch. Food tasty, service very busy but very pleasant.
Would have liked stems removed from grapes on cheese plate….will try again. Thanks.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the music (band was Late Night Kitchen), and it was amazing. Volume was just right and the talent, superb.

The good food and comfortable atmosphere was a bonus, icing on the cake for us.

I noticed the lighting. It was pleasing and warm, and it seemed well-planned. I appreciate that more than you might think.

Great experience overall.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here during Charlotte restaurant week. It was great. They had local musicians inside and played there music outside. The wine selection was good. Desserts were amazing! We will be back.

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vipRMM314
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Atmosphere was nice and service was excellent. Would not recommend the menu and we would only go back for a glass of wine and to enjoy the music.

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stevew
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Dan was very attentive on your food and service. Also, a takeover from a large group was an unexpected event on a booked Friday night, but Dan handled it with a calm demeanor. Our first time but not our last.

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DawnL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the best time and loved the atmosphere the most!!! The staff are friendly, helpful, and well trained. We will defiantly visit again.

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Brittnee
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The actual restaurant was super cute. My pork belly was over cooked. We were there for date night during Queens Feast. Wine selection is good, more of a “before dinner” kinda spot.

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KristinaM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wine, and excellent service.

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vipColleen
West Virginia
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came early for a “Queen’s Feast” reservation. They were definitely understaffed (more staff came around 6pm so makes sense) but the bartender did his best to accommodate all guests in a friendly manner. I opted out of the special menu and went with the $24 Wednesday flight special - three 2oz pours of wine plus a FULL glass of your favorite choice plus a small bites plate. It was a great deal I thought. Boyfriend went with the QF menu, and it was yummy. The limoncello mascarpone cake was HEAVENLY! Our only question afterward was “do you cater?!”

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for Queens feast and the meal was delicious! We went for Tues $10 Wine flights but were charged $24 each so definitely check your receipt before checking out!

The Wine Loft
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you for the review! We apologize about this. Please email gm@wineloftcharlotte dot comwith your information and we will be in touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with nice salads, a nice cheese/salumi board, and mimosa and wine flights. The service was excellent!

FAQs

The Wine Loft offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 919-0222.

The Wine Loft is rated 4.7 stars by 148 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.