About Village Tavern - Charlotte

The Village Tavern, in the heart of SouthPark is the neighborhood gathering place for all occasions. We offer great food, attentive service and an unbelievable value. Come enjoy a great variety of menu offerings sure to please everyone.

4201 Congress St. Suite 190
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Saturday 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Sunday Brunch 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Lunch 3:00p.m.- 4:00p.m.
Dinner: Monday through Thursday 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Friday & Saturday 4:00p.m.-11:00p.m.
Sunday 4:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

Cross Street:
Morrison & Barclay Downs

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 552-9983

Website:
http://www.villagetavern.com/

Entertainment:
We offer contemporary live music on our patio Thursday evenings starting at 7:00p.m.
Alive After Five events starting April 15th.

Catering:
Email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for details

Parking Details:
Parking available in front and in parking deck below.

Public Transit:
Located across Barclay Downs at SouthPark Mall

Executive Chef:
Denise Pugliese

Private Party Facilities:
Our patio can host a group anywhere from 1 to 300 people. Email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for more details.

We have a party tent during the month of December for Christmas parties that can hold 150 people.

Private Party Contact:
Libby Patton: (704) 552-9983

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Now booking for large parties on the patio, please call (704) 552-9983 or email eventscharlotte@villagetavern.com for more information.

Village Tavern - Charlotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
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Bar Seating (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Scenic View (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Eaten here a couple times, has been good.
This time it was exceptionally great!
Spinach dip, shrimp tacos, brussel sprouts....
Really impressed this time.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Service and food are always excellent
Servers are friendly and knowledgeable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic dining experience as always! Waitstaff appropriately attentive and food superbly prepared.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Burger and fries was delicious. Service was very poor - waiter was attentive (ie, refilled beverages) but abrupt and made us feel like we were inconveniencing him. Double Cheesecake was freezer burned and tasted spoiled, no good! We will not return to the CLT location.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was outstanding as usual. Server was at times too pushy and at others inattentive. This is the first time experiencing this problem so won’t hold it against Restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Been coming here for years! Never been disappointed! 👍

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was horrible and the food was average! Server forgot part of my order!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our first visit to the Village Tavern. The food and drinks were outstanding especially the calamari.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I've visited this restaurant many times. The food is always really good!!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Juliana was lovely and efficient and so patient as she came by our table numerous times and we still had not looked at the menu. Food was very very good; the beet salad was outstanding. I will be back!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Village Tavern is probably one of our favorite "go-to" spots in Charlotte. The food is consistently good and and the noise level is good. It is nice to have the option to eat outside when the weather is nice. We love it for Sunday Brunch. Great Bloody Mary's and we like the variety of foods available for brunch. It is a always a good choice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was pretty tasty. Only been here one time, so I can’t tell you the menu is amazing. But we had the hot crab dip, it’s was great. I had the meatloaf, and it was fantastic. My husband had the Cajun seafood pasta—and it was top notch.

Overall, the atmosphere was pretty chill. Modern decor, upscale, nice place. Kevin was our waiter, and he was one of the best we’ve had in Charlotte since moving here 11 months ago. Management also roamed and checked in on us in a respectful, non creapy/lurky way.

We will be back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Village Tavern is always a great choice. Almost an hour away however you cannot beat the menu or the atmosphere. Will definitely be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quality food at reasonable prices and lots of choices.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I done out often. Used Open Table for reservation and had to select an alternative time slot. Restaurant was virtually empty that evening. This has happened before with Open Table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and service were great! Timing of the service and food delivery was just right.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lots of menu options in a casual atmosphere with reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Waited 30 minutes for our table even though we had a reservation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Wednesday with 50% off wine is a great opportunity to enjoy an excellent establishment

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A truly great neighborhood restaurant! Good food, great service, convenient, affordable & courteous professional staff! I always enjoy coming here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with a late lunch. Arrived about 30 minutes early, but were seated immediately. Short time before our server, Heidi, arrived to take our beverage order. She knew we were celebrating a special day - our 40th wedding anniversary. She was attentive and available for anything we needed. (This is normal for any time we dine at Village Tavern.)

Food was wonderful - as usual. My husband had the bean soup, which he said was delicious. That says a lot, since he ALWAYS gets their French Onion soup, which he states is one of the best in Charlotte. We continued with prime rib (my husband)and spaghetti squash and zucchini, to which I added grilled shrimp. Everything was prepared as requested and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and ambience!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 1, 2017

When making our reservation through Open Table I indicated we were celebrating our anniversary; however, neither the hostess or server acknowledged this fact. My family joined us to help celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. It would have been nice for Village Tavern to acknowledge, congratulate, and given us a dessert to enjoy as a treat for our special occasion. Very disappointing that they did NOT!!!!!!!!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Made a reservation on line, however after the meal I received a text stating I did not show up? What??? I ate ...you took my money? They need to do better with online reservations. Other than that the server Bob was excellent and the food was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The fresh fried chips were excellent. The salmon was also very good.
Great meal. Service was very good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I love this restaurant. My favorite pick each time

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent service. Privacy as tables separated. High quality food. Loved the burger, wife enjoyed the filet

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dinner, food, and service was excellent. WENT for drinks after dinner, Live Music on the outside patio was POOR!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoy sitting outside sipping the whispering Angel Rose , and dining on the the beet salad! The Salmon is always cooked to perfection. The guy doing the music is ok, not great, but ok.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My favorite Charlotte restaurant. Always a pleasure!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

First time.....loved it. The crab cake was to die for and the Salmon/Steak was superb. We will come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Good food and service. No complaints. Had Alfredo pasta was good portion and good food. Homemade Alfredo I believe was pretty good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I ordered the new feature of meatballs on the menu and they were just above "tepid" in warmth but edible so I wouldn't allow our outstanding server to take them back because I was starved and my experience with all restaurants is that it may come back too overheated. She let the kitchen know but we were a little surprised there was no "comp" for the trouble...although we didn't ask.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Was a very pleasant experience. Away from the traffic and noise of downtown. Great wine list. Creative preparation

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch on my birthday. Food was great and atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I ordered the Cobb salad and although it's usually very good, it was way below the standards. I questioned the server and she said there was a new employee making it. She seemed very concerned but was so nice I didn't want to make waves about it. This restaurant is clearly not one to offer any comp for problems with food unless someone insists. My husband and I hate to ask since we eat out a lot and most restaurants offer when it's not good. Since this has happened a few times, we feel the servers are encouraged not to offer or ask management. Unfortunately because the meat is hormone free and there are few other choices for the same later at night when we eat, we continue to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything was great. The server Laura S was very helpful and attentive, making good recommendations. We are fairly frequent diners but this was one of our best experiences.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

So yummy! I'm still thinking about the Whispering Angel Rose, the new beet salad and the perfect salmon on top! Perfection!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was our first time at Village Tavern and we were celebrating our birthdays. We had an excellent brunch. Our server was great & attentive to our needs. I don't know how it's been a well kept secret. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and will return for future visits.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice quiet place but not boring. Good food, cooked perfectly. Great service as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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