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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Kounter restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1284)
$31 to $50
American
Rock Hill, South Carolina
About the restaurant
A new restaurant by Rock Hill native Chef Rob Masone!
Top review
Shannon
Dined 2 days ago
We came here from a friend’s recommendation and so glad we did. I had the pear martini, smoked tuna poke and blue plate grilled bacon wrapped meatloaf. The flavors were amazing, can’t say enough great things about the Kounter. Chef Rob is brilliant.
A photo of Peppervine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2016)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
Modern American Fine Dining meets elegance and innovation. General Manager/Wine Director Tommy Trull and Executive Chef Will Stephenson offer a memorable dining experience that blends comfort with sophistication, along with creative, locally sourced dishes with international influences, complemented by an extensive wine list (winner of Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence every year since 2021) and expertly crafted cocktails.

We blend formal and informal service to make every visit special. Whether you're celebrating a birthday with our complimentary key lime pie bar or enjoying a free glass of Cava for your anniversary, our team ensures personalized attention to every detail.

We also have monthly wine dinners, showcasing exquisite pairings and fine selections from around the world. With flexible seating options, including a cozy mezzanine and private dining room, we cater to all occasions. Reserve your table today and discover an exceptional dining experience at Peppervine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Can’t wait to eat there again!!! We were there celebrating a birthday. The food was so good! Began with those amazing Signature yeast rolls, A MUST! The salads are fantastic and I personally had the Lumache Pasta….YUMMY! Atmosphere is wonderful and festive and you can actually hear one another talk!
A photo of Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3027)
$30 and under
American
SouthPark
About the restaurant
Red Rocks Café is a locally owned and operated, unique American Restaurant. We have operated in the greater Charlotte, NC area since 1992. We currently operate two units. The Original Red Rocks is in the Southpark area of Charlotte at the Strawberry Hill Shopping Center, and the newer unit, opened in 2003 is at Birkdale Village in Huntersville, NC. We offer a very diverse menu of appetizers, salads, pasta, steaks, seafood, chicken, and sandwiches. Our wine and dessert offerings are world class. We are unique in that we have something for everyone. No one is excluded due to price or category of food. At Red Rocks you can choose to “eat” or “dine.” Our mission is to professionally and efficiently operate a clean, upscale, restaurant that consistently offers great food and beverage at a reasonable cost. We invite you to visit Red Rocks Café for a great experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful service - delicious food! One of our “go to” restaurants.
A photo of CharBar No.7 - Carmel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (110)
$30 and under
American
South Charlotte
About the restaurant
Life is serious enough, dinner and drinks with friends and family should be a break from the daily grind. This, “come for drink, stay for while” attitude has shaped us into what we are today... a relaxing, no hassle, neighborhood spot. While we do take our food seriously, we strive to offer a welcoming feeling in our restaurant. Whether it is with family, friends, or by yourself, we invite you to come enjoy some good music, eat a big meal, and stay for a drink.
Top review
Jbollesvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a nice dinner with family. Great service and food never disappoints. Our table was ready for when we arrived also.
A photo of RH Rooftop Restaurant Charlotte restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4124)
$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
Susanvip
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious but expensive. Ut was a birthday lunch and this is where we come to celebrate all birthdays.
A photo of The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1084)
$30 and under
American
Denver
About the restaurant
At The Foundry, we forge exceptional food and drink every day. The culinary team takes raw ingredients and crafts beautifully finished, bespoke plates, perfect for casual lunch or an anniversary dinner. Featuring local and regional house-crafted selections, the restaurant emphasizes healthy, freshly made and flavorful fare with a Southern twist, all pairing deliciously well with the Club’s signature drink, the Back Porch Sweet Tea. The experience at The Foundry is centered on three tried-and-true food and beverage tenets: it’s socially driven, locally inspired, and stylishly crafted.
Top review
NealA
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
It was great. Enjoyable for my wife’s birthday. Nice environment.
A photo of Juniper Grill - Ballantyne restaurant
4.6
4.6 (966)
$30 and under
American
Ballantyne
About the restaurant
Amazing food & a great atmosphere We hope to see you soon! Juniper Grill was established on the principles of creating a cozy, yet modern, atmosphere. Our menu was developed from a wide variety of American Cuisine with a Southwest Flair. Our Chef's prepare everything from scratch using only the best products available. We major in fresh squeezed juice margaritas, sipping tequilas and craft beers. Our extensive wine list features 50 wines by the bottle and over 30 wines by the glass.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I like everything about Juniper Grill. The food is fantastic, service is excellent. Recommend Juniper Grill for lunch or dinner.
A photo of Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4917)
$50 and over
American
Midtown
About the restaurant
Dressler's is located at The Metropolitan, just 5 minutes from Charlotte's vibrant Uptown and South End areas. Dressler's is an upscale contemporary restaurant complete with an expansive outdoor patio with a unique view of CLT's city skyline. Expect a menu of delicious steaks, fresh seafood, and signature appetizers as well as an extensive wine list and full service bar specializing in craft cocktails. Plus, don't forget to order Joan's famous cheesecake for dessert!

Owned by local restauranteur Jon Dressler, Dressler's is part of the Rare Roots Hospitality family and stays true to the name by putting hospitality at the forefront. Known for our accommodating staff, welcoming atmosphere and consistent service, every visit is a memorable experience here at Dressler's.

Top review
Rosie
Dined 4 days ago
Good food. Great service. A dessert in acknowledgement of our 59th wedding anniversary would have been nice!
A photo of Link & Pin - Huntersville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1226)
$31 to $50
American
Huntersville
About the restaurant
Our culinary-driven menu is at the center of the restaurant experience, with food that’s chef-inspired but approachable. Our cozy bar provides an ideal setting for guests to gather and sip on a glass of wine or a delicious cocktail mixed fresh by one of our experienced bartenders.

Dress Code-
To ensure a quality experience for all of our guests and to meet our standard of service, we encourage our guests to dress in an elegant, upscale manner that fits our environment. https://www.linkandpin.com/dress-code/

Top review
Robert
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
We had a great experience at Link and Pin. The food and service were excellent. We especially loved the truffle fries and brussel sprouts. Very good charcuterie, too. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Link & Pin South End restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1280)
$31 to $50
American
Southend
About the restaurant
South End was home to Charlotte’s first railroad line, connecting us to Columbia and Charleston, SC in the mid-1800’s. “Link & Pin” is an old railroad term. A “Link” was installed on one railcar then, as the two railcars were joined, a “Pin” was manually inserted into the other railcar’s link, holding the two railcars together. Since we are in Historic South End and on a light rail stop, we felt the name Link & Pin was a good fit.

Dress Code-
To ensure a quality experience for all of our guests and to meet our standard of service, we encourage our guests to dress in an elegant, upscale manner that fits our environment. https://www.linkandpin.com/dress-code/

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Very nice restaurant! Good vibes, great food, and service was amazing! Definitely will be coming back 😊
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