81 Charlotte Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:McCormick & Schmick's - Charlotte (SouthPark Mall), Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte, Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Seafood, American, European
Neighborhoods:SouthPark
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick's - Charlotte (SouthPark Mall)

$$$$·Seafood·
SouthPark
3,117 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
It was marvelous. Can't complain. Food was good . Good customer service. People are very respectful.
29 people mentioned the Flounder

Red Rocks Cafe - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
2,072 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Best she crab soup around! We sat on the patio on a lovely day. Food was great as was our waiter. Always a treat when we eat at Red Rocks after church!
Great for Lunch in Charlotte
20 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park

$$$$·European·
SouthPark
2,171 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
We ordered 4 dishes - fried oysters, pimento cheese, bib salad, and grits with bacon. All four were truly excellent, but the grits with bacon side dish stole the show. The bacon Read more
Healthy in Charlotte
385 people mentioned the Rooster

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SouthPark
5,767 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Mannnnn this place was amazing the atmosphere was amazing and the food off don’t get me started on the food. The bread loved it and the food was amazing. We came forward our anniveRead more
82 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Fleming's Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steak·
Uptown
1,806 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
Service was great! Food was amazing!! This is our 4th time dining there. Never disappoints!!
Hot Spot in Charlotte
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charlotte Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
2,966 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
We are frequent customers - we dined yesterday for my husband’s birthday and to my dismay, you no longer have lamb chops on the menu - the waitress though lovely in personality, muRead more
Notable Wine List in Charlotte
30 people mentioned the Calamari
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Aria Tuscan Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Uptown
3,339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Our server was amazing, very attentive and helpful and just a delight to talk to. This is a rarity today given how over worked and under appreciated service workers are. Very sad. Read more
75 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Sullivan's Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Southend
3,592 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Sullivans made it their priority to emulate a prestige services second to none. The service was impeccable and we got a dessert on the house celebrating our anniversary.
57 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Pump House

$$$$·Southern·
Rock Hill, South Carolina
4,502 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I have never been disappointed at The Pump House. Great staff and excellent food!!!
Scenic View in Charlotte
70 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

O-Ku - Charlotte

$$$$·Sushi·
Southend
1,350 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great time
Best Overall in Charlotte
19 people mentioned the Edamame
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charlotte - South Park

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SouthPark
3,331 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great night out with the family. Celebration of 2 birthday’s. Service was excellent as usual and food was fantastic. Will go back soon. This is one of my favorite spots to eat.
Notable Wine List in Charlotte
27 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown)

$$$$·American·
Midtown
4,236 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
The food, wine and service were excellent as always, but the prices have increased dramatically.
Scenic View in Charlotte
157 people mentioned the Calamari
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Bonterra

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dilworth
1,989 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Enjoyed our food and the service was over the top as usual!
Notable Wine List in Charlotte
53 people mentioned the Fried Lobster Tail

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Stonecrest

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
2,590 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great restaurant!! Service was fantastic and food was delicious!!! Definitely coming back.
Most Booked in Charlotte
45 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Stoke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
764 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My wife and I went to Charlotte for our Anniversary and I made reservations for Friday night at Stokes. Didn't realize it was in a hotel when I made them. Walked in and thought it Read more
Late Night Find in Charlotte
23 people mentioned the Pretzel

Choplin's Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cornelius
1,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Treated wonderfully! Jacob was the best!!
Steakhouse in Charlotte
15 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Cafe Monte

$$$$·French·
SouthPark
4,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Another good experience at our favorite CLT restaurant. Lisa, our server, was outstanding in her recommendations and attentiveness. The only negative was that the table we requesRead more
Best Value in Charlotte
46 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Fahrenheit - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
5,038 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We just had an beautiful party and ceremony for our 12 years vows renewed on Saturday and we went here to have a nice dinner. And we were right, the dinner was amazing, outstandinRead more
Scenic View in Charlotte
82 people mentioned the Short Rib
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5Church - Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
3,681 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Cool vibe and hip decor. Interesting menu and food was excellent. Complimentary hummus appetizer was nice touch. Filet preparation interesting with jam on top. Gnocchi was outstandRead more
Most Booked in Charlotte
88 people mentioned the Lamb Burger
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Zen Fusion

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Dilworth
723 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The Sesame Ahi Tuna was divine! Always a great experience here. My wife and I are saddened that this was the last day. We will definitely miss it here.😢
Best Value in Charlotte
14 people mentioned the Paella
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Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown
559 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Good vibe and great food
6 people mentioned the Jellyfish
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Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Hickory
1,197 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The food and service was outstanding and the hostess was very understating of the kitchen being understaffed. These are trying times and we waited patiently for our wonderful dinneRead more
17 people mentioned the Calamari

RockSalt-Charlotte

$$$$·Seafood·
Myers Park
1,075 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
This is our favorite place in Charlotte! Best oysters in town!
25 people mentioned the Raw Oysters

The Capital Grille - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
3,944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Atmosphere, service, and food were all top notch. Nothing negative to say at all. We will be back!
Best Ambiance in Charlotte
58 people mentioned the Calamari
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Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen Uptown Charlotte

$$$$·European·
Uptown
1,777 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This was dinner before a concert. Very convenient location and a great place to eat.
284 people mentioned the Rooster

Morton's The Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
2,152 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Great experience and service. My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. I would highly recommend it!
Romantic in Charlotte
46 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Essex

$$$$·International·
Uptown
1,193 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Unusual highly appealing, such as eggplant carpaccio, and wonderful creative cocktails. Loved the Pumpkin.
Scenic View in Charlotte
35 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Northlake

$$$$·American·
Charlotte
1,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Delicious grilled salmon. I loved every bite. Would definitely order again.
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cantina 1511 - Toringdon (South Charlotte)

$$$$·Traditional Mexican·
Ballantyne
1,222 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Delightful experience as usual with delicious food and great service!
Kid Friendly in Charlotte
31 people mentioned the Fajita

Dogwood: A Southern Table

$$$$·Southern·
SouthPark
1,750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I opted for the chef's counter for dinner. The Chef prepared different plates that were his choice. This was a great experience. Sitting next to me was a young couple celebrating tRead more
Fit for Foodies in Charlotte
38 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Bernardin's Restaurant - Charlotte

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,040 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Dine at Bernardin’s before a concert. The ambience, service, and food was outstanding. Wait staff was friendly and professional.
Contemporary American in Charlotte
23 people mentioned the Chocolate Torte

Mas Amor Cantina

$$$$·Tex-Mex·
Hickory
372 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Nice, hip, festive restaurant with excellent quality food. Our server was attentive and had the music turned down so my dining companion and I could enjoy our conversation. We wereRead more
30 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Copper

$$$$·Indian·
Dilworth
1,653 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious! A few familiar favorites, plus several new things on the “modern” menu which were fun to try too. And the cocktail I ordered, the Hazy Mumbai, was fantastic! WiRead more
Healthy in Charlotte
30 people mentioned the Tikka Masala

Luce Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Uptown
2,101 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Pre-concert dinner, on the patio. It was a beautiful night, the service was very attentive and the food was very good. We had a great cheese/charcuturie plate, which was a very nicRead more
Italian in Charlotte
26 people mentioned the Calamari

Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana

$$$$·Italian·
Mooresville
140 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
Very authentic pizza especially the crust and brick oven cook. Great homemade cheeses on the charcuterie plate.
Romantic in Charlotte
5 people mentioned the Calzone

The Cellar at Duckworth's

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Uptown
1,461 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Could not have asked for a better dinner for my husband's birthday. From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. The staff was great and knowledgeable and recommended theRead more
Best Ambiance in Charlotte
17 people mentioned the Waffle Cone
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Dolce Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Dilworth
980 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Get away from the chain restaurants. Enjoy a true neighborhood gem. Food is excellent. Reminds me of neighborhood restaurant in New York Little Italy. LOVE IT.
Best Overall in Charlotte
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Mama Ricotta's

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
3,547 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Service and food are always outstanding at Mama’s!
Italian in Charlotte
46 people mentioned the Calamari
Table for 2 today

Brazz Carvery & Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
1,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Instead of the usual Brazilian SteakHouse feeding frenzy, This Brazilian was different but excellent. The Garlic Steak was tender and superb tasting. Outstandingly spiced, the SteRead more
23 people mentioned the Alligator
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Charlotte - Southpark

$$$$·American·
SouthPark
1,137 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Our server was absolutely excellent-young man who was a barber—cant remember his name—went way above and beyond with our service
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Harry's Grille & Tavern

$$$$·American·
Steele Creek
444 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great meal. The outdoor patio was nice. Service was excellent.
Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte
10 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Fries

Restaurant X - Davidson

$$$$·American·
Davidson
415 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Cozy
4 of us all tried different dishes and concurred they were all very, very good. Waiter was very attentive, especially paying attention to dietary issues for one of us. DefinitelyRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Charlotte
10 people mentioned the Tilapia

Primo Prime

$$$$·Italian·
Myers Park
309 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Our favorite restaurant!! Great food, service, and ambience! ❤️
Special Occasion in Charlotte
3 people mentioned the Gnocchi

JP Charlotte

$$$$·American·
Uptown
311 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
Professional service every time
7 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Baku

$$$$·Japanese·
SouthPark
1,309 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Chose Baku for a date night. It was a great choice! The service was terrific and the food was even better. Highly recommend!
Late Night Find in Charlotte
22 people mentioned the Calamari

204 North Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Uptown
616 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
It was a date night for me, my hubby, and another couple. Initially we had reservations at another restaurant uptown. Upon our arrival at the other restaurant, we encountered a couRead more
Great for Brunch in Charlotte
12 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Oak Steakhouse - Charlotte

$$$$·Steakhouse·
SouthPark
1,347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
I would recommend for the food; the service capacity was light so they were stretched.
11 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Bakersfield - Charlotte

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Charlotte
208 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Sweet waiter and quick service. Wouldn’t recommend the wine if you have any taste however
Best Value in Charlotte
3 people mentioned the Guacamole
Table for 2 today

Old Stone Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Belmont
1,271 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The steaks were great as well as my old stone chicken! Super yummy Would definitely go again. Love Belmont too
48 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge-Mooresville

$$$$·Sushi·
Mooresville
199 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
Great food, excellent service, friendly staff, highly recommended!
Best Food in Charlotte
3 people mentioned the Crunchy Spicy Tuna

Buca di Beppo - Pineville

$$$$·Italian·
Pineville
1,105 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Honestly, this visit was one of the best experiences I've had at Buca! Everyone was kind, and welcoming. Server was attentive, and absolutely wonderful!!! The food was also great!
12 people mentioned the Calamari