The Wine Loft

4.5
131 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 Champagne Brunch 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.

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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 131 people are saying
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steves
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 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
12 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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steves
Cincinnati
14 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
62 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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KristinaM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wine, and excellent service.

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vipColleen
West Virginia
11 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
1 review
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!

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LaurenL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food felt like it was made somewhere else and then reheated here. Not really fresh or very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything we had was great except the mango bruschetta! This was a compete miss and could have been great. Instead of a nice, real bruschetta with mangos added to it, it was just canned ingredients on boxed crostini. Major disappointment at the price point it was at! But everything else was goodb

The Wine Loft
Responded on July 18, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! Apologies that you did not care for our mango bruschetta. It is made fresh three times per week with fresh mango and peppers. Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time !

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TeJuanaW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent experience. The wine choices were excellent for new wines. The food paired great with the wine choices. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere and ambience was perfect. Parking was easy and well lit. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place as always & Sean Keyser draws us back! Amanda is great bar manager!

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vipChrissy
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Great wine & delicious food. One of our favorite spots in Charlotte!

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JuliaC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and awesome way to taste out some wines! Super fun date night idea!

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Hotpepper1
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome friendly staff & waitress and my Strawberry Patch 🍓 wonderful sitting area. Music was lovely. Atmosphere was so lit!! Just what we needed after a long work week.
Thank you 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outside on the patio. Beautiful atmosphere inside with modern design. Loved the live band. The yellowfin tuna was fantastic.

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KendraA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Loved the ambience, the wine selections were good. The wine flight were amazingly priced. The service was slow and staff was not pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible service. Will not be dining here ever again.

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Idris
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With it being our first time here, we were NOT displeased. Ray and Justin took great care of us and made it feel like we were repeat customers. I have and will recommend this place to everyone I know!

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Catherine
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, nice live music, good wine selection by the glass and bottle. Fun wine bar hopping in CLT.

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steves
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Loft is a vibrant, cozy wine bar and restaurant that has fantastic service, a nice menu and a wonderful wine selection. In addition to its diverse wine selection, its bartenders also skillfully crafted a variety of cocktails using a nice selection of top shelf liquors. The Wine Loft has a nice sidewalk dining area that would be very enjoyable when the weather cooperates. I've added the Wine Loft to my list of 'go to' places in Charlotte.

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DavidL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef, Kyle, came out and we talked to him about our selections. We got great advice. The pan seared tuna is excellent. Although they were called small plates, we were quite full when we left

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Slow service!

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vipPatrickT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at The Wine Loft but won’t be out last. Really enjoyed the atmosphere especially with live music on a beautiful Saturday evening. All of the small plates we tried were enjoyable and our server was fantastic. Great experience!

FAQs

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

The Wine Loft is rated 4.5 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

The Wine Loft does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-wine-loft-southend-online/giftcards.

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.