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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (4072)
$31 to $50
American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
The RH Rooftop Restaurant resides on the third floor of RH Charlotte, a 50,000-square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. We invite you to enjoy our menu of timeless classics for brunch and dinner, and a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe.

For group dining inquiries, please email: charlottehospitality@rh.com
Top review
Jockdvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great place, a new stop for us but we have been to other RH's and this is just as good.
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4.6
4.6 (1119)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Uptown
About the restaurant
Chef Kinsler Josaime has created Charlotte's most unique and memorable dining experience in Mariposa. Along with world traveler and owner Jill Marcus, Chef Josaime has created a menu that sources dishes from across the globe.
In Marcus's own words, “Mariposa is personal to me. It is representative of my belief that no matter what challenges we face or transformations we go through, our shared food experiences will bring us closer. It helps us understand one another’s traditions and allows cultures around the world to tell their story." At Mariposa, we will bring many cultures together around the table and provide a global experience right here in Charlotte.”
Top review
Charlesvip
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful variety of food, executed well and delivered with attentive service.
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4.6
4.6 (1161)
$30 and under
Japanese
SouthPark
About the restaurant
Inspired by the wood-fired Robata grills of Japan, Mizu offers a refreshed take on live-fire cooking atop the Hyatt Centric in the heart of Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Opened in August of 2021 and named one of 2022's "25 Best New Restaurants" and "50 Best Restaurants" by Charlotte Magazine, the rooftop restaurant by Indigo Road Hospitality Group (IRHG) combines the traditions of ancient Japanese cooking with Southern influences and Asian flavors. The kitchen, anchored by Mizu’s own Robata grill, features a seafood-focused menu composed of wood-fired, raw, and chilled offerings.

The beverage program focuses on bright, easy-drinking libations using Japanese spirits and seasonal ingredients, complementing the cuisine and atmosphere. With a chic, minimalist design with natural elements throughout, the restaurant, named for the Japanese word for water, offers sweeping rooftop views from the patio, as well as sophisticated interiors and comfortable lounge and bar seating.
Top review
NicholasI
Dined 3 days ago
Food was amazing, service was excellent. Always a pleasure dining here
A photo of Drift on Lake Wylie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2173)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Belmont
About the restaurant
Located on Lake Wylie in the newly developed McLean South Shore, Drift on Lake Wylie is a chef-inspired lakeside chophouse. At the forefront of the Lake Wylie dining scene, our food is simple and seasonal—home to prime cuts of beef, local seafood, and homemade pasta. Whether you join us for dinner, pop by the bustling bar for a quick bite, or book one of our private dining rooms for a special dinner or cocktail party, we look forward to serving you soon.

Located 8 minutes south of Belmont off South New Hope Road and North of Lake Wylie just off Pole Branch Road.
Top review
SharonGvip
Dined 7 days ago
Hannah went above and beyond to create an incredible experience.
A photo of Saku Yakitori & Sushi Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (336)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Uptown
About the restaurant
Saku Yakitori & Sushi Bar is open Tues-Sun via reservations or walk-ins.

Saku is a Japanese restaurant specializing in robata grilling of yakitori & kushiyaki (skewers grilled over Japanese charcoal), high quality sushi, classic Japanese comfort food, handcrafted cocktails and sakes in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.


Top review
MaggieD
Dined 7 days ago
The sake offerings are outstanding, and the small plate menu is diverse and delicious. We went in looking for a la carte sushi and ended ordering everything but… The service was wonderful (Jeff and Leah, I think) - everyone was friendly and super attentive.
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4.4
4.4 (1484)
$30 and under
American
Southend
About the restaurant
STIR is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a night out, host clients, or sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters. Located in South End, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Our cold bar and kitchen offers fresh oysters from North Carolina and beyond, traditional Mexican and Peruvian ceviche, and classic entrees and specials, all prepared from scratch.

STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation. The result: categorically elevated cocktails. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure.

We welcome Charlotte to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of genuine hospitality.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
STIR never fails treat me and my guests to the most wonderful brunch experience. The food is great and complimented by extraordinary service.
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4.4
4.4 (565)
$31 to $50
Asian
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Dynamic. Energetic. Alluring. Bold flavors, inventive presentations, and tailor-made omakase menus take center stage at Hestia: a modern Asian restaurant that sets premium ingredients and eclectic executions front and center—revealing an innovative, one-of-a-kind dining experience that sits at the top of Ballantyne’s inspired dining scene. Beautiful rooftop with views to downtown Charlotte
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent meal, got the seafood experience and loved it. Service from all was great, the waiter and chef did an awesome job!
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4.3
4.3 (7666)
$31 to $50
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
Located in Uptown Charlotte, Rising Star Chef, Rocco Whalen, a Wolfgang Puck protégé, will blow you away with his approachable and cutting edge cooking style.Taste Rocco's contemporary cuisine with its Mediterranean & Asian accents & you'll know why Esquire declared him a "Chef to Keep Your Eye On". Fahrenheit is equipped with a full service bar complete with a la carte dining, private dining rooms available for large parties and the most breathtaking view of Charlotte’s beautiful skyline from every table in the restaurant! Non smoking. We require business casual attire for all of our guests. Persons in t-shirts, ball cap style hats, excessively revealing clothing or workout attire may not be admitted. Please note, management reserves the right to change and /or update the Dress Code at any time. Please note that we do not guarantee outside seating, and any seating requests are not guaranteed.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Everything is great!!! Lobster was great sea bass was great as well!
A photo of Aura Rooftop restaurant
4.2
4.2 (316)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Uptown
About the restaurant
Ascend five stories high in the JW Charlotte to Aura Rooftop where a magical oasis awaits. Soak in premiere views of city and indulge in vibrant small plates with a signature botanical cocktail in hand. Experience magnetic vibes up high at one of Charlotte's best rooftop lounges!

Monday to Friday - Open at 3:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday - Open at 12 pm
Weather permitting closing times 11 pm Mon-Sat and 9 pm on Sun.
Top review
Newcat17vip
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
If you’re reading this I HIGHLY encourage everyone to MAKE RESERVATIONS. lol, I felt like such a VIP for how well I was treated. They were not rude, they were respectful and strict on no walk ins - only at the bar. Which I found outstanding. My Spritz was SOOO good and my waitress Lillian I believe, was fabulous. I value places that are more than just a bar - but a high value rooftop who exceeds expectations.
A photo of Port City Club restaurant
3.9
3.9 (403)
$31 to $50
American
Cornelius
About the restaurant
Port City Club by David Burke is a uniquely designed 13,500 sq. ft. waterfront restaurant located on beautiful Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake, known as the "Inland Sea" . It is the largest inner port in the Carolina's and boasts 520 miles of shoreline. Each of the rooms has a view of the Lake and was designed to be bright, cheerful, and reflect a casual yet classy atmosphere.

**Please note, OUTDOOR SEATING is currently first come, first served. We cannot guarantee availability. **


Top review
CarolC
Dined 5 days ago
Our server was extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful and making recommendations or accommodating. Any needs that we had at the table or to even relocate us out of the sun. This young lady gets a full 10 out of 10 just herself she’s that good.
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