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McNinch House, Charlotte, NC

McNinch House

4.9
4.9
873 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
Since 1989, the ca. 1892 Queen Anne style home of Victorian-era Charlotte Mayor Sam McNinch has served as the McNinch House Restaurant. In this historic Fourth Ward home of the original chef/owner Ellen Davis, guests can expect to be treated like royalty during their multi-course culinary journey. Featuring Charlotte's most carefully constructed wine list, guests will select their entrees from the chef's choice menu, and professional service staff will take care of the rest. Recognized as Charlotte's Most Romantic Restaurant, The McNinch House Restaurant is the perfect place for your anniversary, birthday, special event, private corporate or executive dining. **ALL RESERVATIONS MUST INCLUDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO CONFIRM**



Dinner Only, Prix Fixe:

5 Courses-$145pp

4 Courses-$130pp

Chef's Tasting-$215pp

Chef's Table-$300pp

+ alcohol, tax, & gratuity (20% standard)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, European, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-6159

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private party accommodations are offered for groups up to 50. We welcome weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate closing dinners, and medical education dinners, and will be happy to discuss your individual group's needs for private dining. Private Dining Contact: Tracy Webb, 704-332-6159

  • Private party contact

    Corey Cochran: (704) 332-6159

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Between 9th St. & 8th St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 873 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. D

    Deadhead

    Atlantic City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Surroundings and service are impeccable, the Som is knowledgeable and funny guy. We opted for the Prix Fixe with two starter courses and the optional wine pairing. The food was superb save for a rack of lamb that was chewy. I understand the policy of adding gratuity to a check but I don't like it. The overall experience was great but for nearly $500 we would like to see more entre choices.
  2. j

    jamrock

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 10 years anniversary and we had a great time. The pace of the service was very timely. Definitely recommend you try.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was exceptional. Noise level was non-existent. Great time and can’t wait to get back.
  4. SL

    SteveL

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at McNinch House and it was perfect. They added some menu choices to accommodate my shellfish allergy, and they made our night feel very special. The food, the service and the setting were all amazing. My wife did the wine pairings with her meal and was very pleased with the whole experience (good wine and interesting background about the choices). It is expensive but exactly what we were looking for to celebrate a special occasion.
  5. j

    jendanhar

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s a lovely dining experience in a beautiful Victorian style home. The food is not earth-shatteringly delicious but it’s good enough that when combined with nice wine, excellent service, and well-appointed surroundings that you’ll still have a wonderful evening.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant and highly recommended for business or any occasion.
  7. JT

    JonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Have wanted to go for years. Finally made it for wife's 50th, staff made it special. Can't wait to go back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food!
  9. RJ

    RodneyJ

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night! Wine pairing is a must. Yes, it’s expensive. However, it was so worth it. Will be back!
  10. RR

    RobertR

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a night to remember, We sat by the front window and watched the world go by as we delighted in the Chef's Tasting Menu paired expertly with wines by the sommelier. It was a gourmet celebration of the senses.
  11. S

    Secokery

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting, quiet room, and an elegant table setup - and of course attentive service and delicious food. Overall, a memorable evening
  12. R

    Richard

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It’s a lovely restaurant. It’s pleasant to visit. The prices are pretty steep. The food is generally good. But the night that I visited, the food was extremely salty. No real regrets About the one visit, but I doubt I will be back.
  13. TM

    TimM

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary … the food and service were both outstanding. This is one of our all time favorite restaurants.
  14. NF

    NickF

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service with a wonderful atmosphere!
  15. GM

    GerardoM

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. We had a wonderful dinner. The food and the wine pairings were excellent. Service was exceptional. Highly recommend for any special occasion or important celebrations.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food backed by amazing service. Get the wine pairing, sit back and enjoy the evening.
  17. A

    Annie

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was top notch, service was excellent. But menu variety is lacking and the ability to choose what you want. They force you into 3 preset Menues at preset prices. Otherwise it was lovely but way overpriced. They went above and beyond to make my steak right as the first one was too dry and overcooked, it was the best fillet mignon. Hands down to the chef and servers.
  18. KB

    KristaB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to the McNinch House for the first time for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything about the experience was amazing. At first I was worried that we had the earliest reservation available at 5:30pm, but in hindsight it might be the best time. We decided on the 4 course meal with the wine pairings. Every course was delicious, and we discovered some wines we'd never heard of before and very much enjoyed. What started as a one time special occasion experience, may now be our annual celebration.
  19. DN

    DonN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place to relax and dine at. Service was beyond excellent as was the food.
  20. KD

    KellyD

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Service was exceptional, food was good/very good, but the sides of 2 of the entree dishes were overly salty. Plenty of parking, with very nice ambiance.
  21. PP

    ProvPlantationer

    Charlotte

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the most elegant restaurant in Charlotte -- and one of the best in every way!
  22. RS

    RobertS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting, outstanding service, extremely helpful and pleasant servers, knowledgeable and friendly somalier, best food and presentation in North Carolina.
  23. DM

    DavidM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, setting and atmosphere were amazing. The food was elegant in appearance and the flavors were great! We couldn't have asked for a better evening dining out. We will definitely be back.
  24. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, delicious, and truly a special treat. The lobster bisque and crab cake were sooooo good!
  25. EB

    ElBee

    Charlotte

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A lovely home setting. Good food but remarkably overpriced. $135 for a rack of lamb preceded by a salad and two appetizers, followed by an excellent creme brulee. However, one of the appetizers was their version of a lobster roll...not particularly tasty and rather dry. Then you add a drink, tax, mandatory 20% tip and Viola! $200.
  26. P

    Phillyburbs

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, amazing, amazing! A true gem. Top-rate cuisine, service, atmosphere. The sommelier was informative and entertaining. The chef’s menu paired with the wine selections perfectly. The restaurant is beautiful and meticulously maintained. Worth every penny, a real treat.
  27. BG

    BethG

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The history and the beauty of the house sets the tone for the wonderful food, excellent service & many special touches!
  28. m

    mrick4

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal with wine pairings. McNinch House is one of Charlotte’s true gems!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I throughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent and so was the staff and ambience
  30. C

    Cltdon

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting with top notch service. Each of the 5 courses were delicious and the wine pairings were perfect!
  31. C

    Cricketjon

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. I don't want to say too much in case too many people start going!
  32. OJ

    OJazz

    Charlotte

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out-freaking-standing
  33. E

    Enigma

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quiet place to enjoy wonderful foods, paired with wine. Service was excellent. Ambience was calm and mellow. The history is evident in the architecture. Parking is simple... pull down the driveway! The wine steward has been there 10+ years and can talk wine and region if you would like. Always a long stem rose is given at departure. A nice touch eh...
  34. m

    michaelb

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  35. DE

    DENNISJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The ambiance, the intimacy, the atmosphere, and the quaintness were impeccable. Proposed to my future wife there, and the staff made it extra special ….I’ll never forget how wonderful they made the day.
  36. A

    Ashley

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine. Every dish and wine pairing explained expertly by Wesley. Couldn’t go to a better restaurant for a relaxing, romantic evening.
  37. M

    Morn

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place and atmosphere everybody should try this place at least once
  38. KM

    KristieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at McNinch and we were not disappointed. It was actually even better than we were prepared for. Every dish was amazing and the wine pairings were perfect.
  39. PH

    PamH

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  40. SD

    SaraD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quiet restaurant. If you have a loud group, you will be out of place and will bother other diners, so keep this in mind. The food was very good, but expensive. We selected the premier option and I had one drink and she had 3 drinks. Our bill was over $400 combined, including gratuity. Our server was very attentive and helpful, especially with wine. He made sure to tell us that they do not “flip tables,” so we knew we had plenty of time and would not be rushed. I would go again for a special occasion. I think this restaurant is best for couples or small groups.

FAQs

McNinch House is rated 4.9 stars by 873 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 1 time today
Google Map for McNinch House

511 North Church St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 9th St. & 8th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, European, French American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 332-6159

  • Private party facilities

    Private party accommodations are offered for groups up to 50. We welcome weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate closing dinners, and medical education dinners, and will be happy to discuss your individual group's needs for private dining. Private Dining Contact: Tracy Webb, 704-332-6159

  • Private party contact

    Corey Cochran: (704) 332-6159

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