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Dandelion Market - Dandelion Market, Charlotte, NC

Dandelion Market

4.8
4.8
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Here at ‘The Dando’ we strive to be a place where people from all walks of life come together, hoist a drink, and make friends in a warm, rustic setting serving up American inspired Tapas paired with some great beer and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 333-7989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Cross street

    5th Street between Church St and Tryon St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. GD

    GeorgeD

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in for Sunday brunch and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our decisions. The migas appeared in a skillet more embodying a frittata, but it was a beautiful meld of flavors and textures, the PBLT was a delectable marriage of flavor and texture and worked way better than we even thought it would, and the grilled cheese (with prosciutto) and tomato soup was just hearty enough for a warming August morning. The blueberry cornbread was also such a delight we asked for a second helping. Quietly unassuming, we enjoyed every aspect - service, ambiance, and food. This was our first visit but won't be our last.
  2. DG

    DavidG

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great stop before a show fantastic food , quick and absolutely delicious!
  3. TS

    TylerS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best scallops ive ever had. Will def be coming back to try more tapas!
  4. AB

    AshleyB

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been waiting two years for this place to open and I was not disappointed! People are missing out on this place for sure. I will be back for sure.
  5. R

    Rachaelh

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cute tapas style restaurant, quiet and not overly busy for a Friday night. A little pricey but fishes were tasty. Scallop and tuba dishes were delicious. Friendly service. Will definitely visit again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Glad you are open!
  7. AJ

    AllisonJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was a little slow in the beginning, however the theater crowd quickly filled in after a show and there was only 1 server at the time. However, the food was delicious and the service improved as more staff arrived.
  8. JM

    JandM

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    To be fair, I can’t review the food because after getting our drinks our waitress never took our order. I watched her walk back and forth and glance at us at least 8 times (I started counting). We had theater tickets and figured we had better find somewhere quick to eat..so left after being seated over 30 minutes. The restaurant was freezing - all the women around us were complaining. Tables are close together and music is loud. Overall frenetic vibe and really bad service.
  9. RS

    RobertS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food- excellent service. Small plates which is fun to try different things. A definite must place when visiting City. Real nice atmosphere also!
  10. K

    Kris

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for a group to share and enjoy several different food choices! Everything we had was delicious! Would definitely come again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So yummy and cozy atmosphere ❣️
  12. R

    Rick

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very active social scene. Lad that they reopened. One of out go to spots before the theatre.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have enjoyed the sister restaurant The Workman’s Friend and wanted to try Dandelion and we were impressed.
  14. G

    Gigi

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to see the menu wasn’t changed. We got our pre-pandemic usuals and everything was fantastic.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe of this place. Feels very local, low key and a solid establishment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, food and service were excellent
  17. SB

    StevieB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Go for the food because it was definitely the star of the night. The location was on the darker side and music was a tad loud but definitely tolerable. Service was very good. Tables were on the smaller side for a party of 4 in a tapas style restaurant but we made it work. I highly recommend the menu though everything we ordered was outstanding!
  18. SE

    SakE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was perfect. The food was delicious. My party of 12 had an awesome time and opted to try "Everything At The Market". It was well worth it. Would recommend.
  19. KA

    KatherineA

    Charlotte

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had 4 plates and all were very good. Highly recommend the green beans - very tasty. The portions were large for the price so we were very impressed
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wife’s birthday
  21. SM

    ScottM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food tapas style, service was excellent and everything was delicious!
  22. SB

    SB13

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Felt like we stepped in to a European pub. Small corner bar with smaller tables for dining downstairs. Upstairs a larger bar, large communal table, booth seating, and high top table with several bar stools. Food is served small plate style for sharing. Everything we tried was delicious. Easy walking distance from the hotels on Trade St and surrounding area. We definitely would return if in the area again.
  23. m

    mickg

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We weren’t sure what to expect but this was a great experience in every aspect of a night out. Fantastic atmosphere (I felt like I was in an 1800 New England pub); attentive but non-intrusive server and simply marvelous food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  24. DB

    DeBa

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place, great food and great environment!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It feels like they cannot decide what ambience they want to go for. On one hand they are trying for an upscale restaurant and on the other there is a large bar with noisy TVs. Food was good but brought out at once and didn’t fit in the table. Overall a very average restaurant and given the high competition in Charlotte I don’t feel a need to go back.
  26. CF

    CharlotteFoodGuy

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dandelion Market is back! After a prolonged Covid business closure, we were excited to hear Dandelion Market is back operating. We went for a Sunday afternoon meal and the food and drink quality were as consistently outstanding as it was before. The falafel, beef short rib, prosciutto crostini, etc were each excellent, and the cocktails were quality. We'll definitely have them back in our rotation.
  27. KW

    KristinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat for any occasion. My husband and I went for our anniversary. The food is fantastic, comes in small portions so you can try multiple things. Nice beer selection and the crème brûlée was the best we’ve had.
  28. F

    Fin333

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience
  29. c

    clrivera

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick, delish, great service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good Caitlin was our server. Made it to the show in time. 1 hour in and out. Thanks so much! Convenient location great food and service
  31. BS

    BrandyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Dandelion Market! Everything is so delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and nice vibe. Intimate but not too small. Definitely a great spot for either a private date or small hangout/get together
  33. KV

    KevinV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dandelion Market does a really nice job with shareable small plates. The atmosphere is caual and friendly. The service was excellent. Nice place to go to break up the standard dinner routine. It was nice to be able to enjoy a conversation with friends or family.
  34. V

    Vegan

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our Server, Catherine, was knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Food was delivered quickly and was delicious, but it would be great if there were more Vegan options, especially Vegan proteins.
  35. TL

    TamL

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the DM! We have tried everything on the menu and it all is great!
  36. M

    Mat2850

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Dandelion Market with friends. We had great service and the food and drinks were wonderful. The fried brie and Mucho Gusto cocktail were my favorites but can't wait to go back and try more!
  37. KG

    KamyG

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! The food and drinks were great! Definitely coming back.
  38. CA

    CindyA

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lively spot with a nice selection of interesting small plates.
  39. SC

    SuzanneC

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and service were great but need to expand their menu and wine list. There were only 3 red wines and they were all lower quality.
  40. Y

    Yumyum

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went to Dandelion with friends before a Knight’s game. We sat upstairs. Our server was great, food was quite good and wine was reasonably priced. Thank you!

FAQs

Dandelion Market is rated 4.8 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Dandelion Market

118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street between Church St and Tryon St

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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