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McNinch House, Charlotte, NC

McNinch House

4.8
4.8
888 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)

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times 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 888 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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    Notable Wine List

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  1. k

    karens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it! The excellence of service, presentation and yes delicious meal. I asked for my duck to have the skin crispy and the chef made it happened to perfection. We will be back again! It’s number one on our list now.
  2. TS

    TammyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had an amazing experience at the McNinch Restaurant. Great service and all round great night
  3. CN

    CandaceN

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th wedding anniversary
  4. EH

    EricaH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Staff were all very nice and we loved the wine recommended by the sommelier!
  5. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful time celebrating our son's 16th birthday. The table was beautiful. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. I am looking forward to dining here again.
  6. ME

    MikeE

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lobster bisque was good but no chunks of lobster as you would expect for the price. Everything else was great & loved the wines from various regions to pair with our food. Felt pricing was a bit high in a very competitive dining market in Charlotte. Loved the service, ambiance & free parking.
  7. JJ

    JamesJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience once again! This was my third dining experience there and enjoyed it as if it were my first!
  8. AJ

    AndyJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent, and the wine pairing was amazing.
  9. FB

    FredB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and great food. We will be back.
  10. M

    Michael

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Appreciated that this restaurant genuinely cares about delivering the highest quality experience. 100% worth it. You No doubts we will return.
  11. v

    vicki

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pricy restaurant in Charlotte for a romantic dinner. We absolutely love it.
  12. C

    Chloe

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I’m going to chalk this up to an off night. Service was impeccable as always but the entrees were off. Filet Mignon was ordered as medium rare came out well done with steamed veggies no flavor, halibut was also over cooked and served with lemon and steamed veggies … no flavor. Blah that I’m used to at this restaurant. When this was brought to our servers attention it was treated with I’ll let my manager know. Sorry not at this price point.
  13. TC

    TrevorC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was fantastic. Exceeded our expectations. We look forward to a return very soon.
  14. MW

    MichaelW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place. The Victorian look and feel is simply exquisite. Food was nothing short of amazing. Will be back soon for our anniversary !
  15. ED

    EnjoyeD

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    While it offered great ambiance, and service was top notch, the food didn’t wow me
  16. SD

    ScottD

    Charlotte

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    McNinch House is my new favorite Charlotte restaurant. EVERYTHING was perfect - food (bite size shrimp morsel, complimentary cava bubbly for being 'first timer,' crab cake, tuna tar tar, filet, cheese plate, cabernet wine)! Just an elegant place with beautiful décor, fine china, real silver utensils, stellar service (not too much, not too little), phenomenal hospitality, unrushed table (no "turnover" - your table is yours till closing!). GO!!! Can't say enough positive things. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience, McNinch House!
  17. HD

    HendoDogLover

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly an incredible dining experience! The historic home is a treasure reflecting the past and the food, service, and ambience were outstanding. I have eaten a lot of rack of lamb and this was the best I have ever had!
  18. MC

    MirandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must absolutely eat here. Hands down the most delicious and memorable dining experience I have ever had.
  19. PD

    PatrickD

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service outstanding but not sure worth the price. Just as good other places in Charlotte for a lot less. Nice place to go once! Will not be back.
  20. D

    Deadhead

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food!
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. P

    Peter

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. NF

    NickF

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service with a wonderful atmosphere!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. KD

    KellyD

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 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.
  40. PP

    ProvPlantationer

    Charlotte

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

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

FAQs

McNinch House is rated 4.8 stars by 888 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 8 times 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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