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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Casual (26)
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Great for Lunch (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Healthy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Scenic View (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

One of my favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area!

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Tuna melt was great, others enjoyed their meals. Great meeting!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is my favorite. Place grilled meatloaf is awesome

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time there but it wont be our last. Great service and even better food. Cooked perfect. I had the Pimento cheese bacon burger and it was the best burger I have ever had. Amazing! Cant wait to go back.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food. Very loud restaurant

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a very Good restaurant. Food is good service is great. It is a good place to go for a night out or a Special Occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome!!! I come often and I love it!!! Service is always great!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Killer spring rolls with special home made dipping sauces. Best desserts ever!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I've been going here for years. This time, the service was a bit slow at first, so we were a little nervous. The only complaint...the server didn't know how to discuss the beer menu. There is a table-tent menu that had Carolina craft beer selections and she could see I was struggling to find a beer I wanted. She didn't offer any suggestions about ANY beers, but maybe that is because I was looking at the table-tent menu. Anyway, thought it was odd that she didn't mention the featured beers or the other beers at the bar. Luckily I thought to look toward the bar and saw the taps. MINOR complaint though.
Food is always good. And SO much to choose from. We will be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I ate in this restaurant 4 times over the last week. One day for lunch the service was not great. One day for supper the service was not great. The other two nights for supper the service was good

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent service, food was exquisite. We enjoyed the lunch business atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 4, 2018

First time at Village Tavern and we will definitely go back. Suggest making reservations as it does get quite crowded. I had the fillet mignon and it was perfection. My husband enjoyed his prime rib but admitted the fillet was a bit tastier. Service was great as well. Highly recommend.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere, great service and outstanding food. We have dined here a couple of times before... And have decided to make it a monthly dinner date.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this restaurant! The food is wonderful and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter took too long of spacing checking up on our table. I waited for the bill to come almost 20mins after being finished eating. They were very busy though & overall waiter & restaurant was very good. I will be going back. Enjoyed much!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Celebrating a birthday - ordered two desserts and were pleasantly surprised when both were comped😄

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

VT is one of our favorite restaurants. We usually have really good service , but yesterday was an exception. Our waiter only came by our table once after we had received our food. We had to scope him out and ask for refills of anything. I also had to get a take out box from the very nice hostess because we couldn’t find our waiter.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

America took great care of us checking in at perfect intervals but allowing us privacy. Oh, and the chef was so kind to allow us to order a favorite item (pimento cheese fondue) no longer on the menu! Yummy!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed that they changed their Tavern Rice! Madera sauce for the meatloaf is okay, not great. Would order w/o it next time. Green beans were way overcooked imo but still edible.
My son did not like the Prime Rib (too fatty) & they were gracious enough to switch it for the Chicken Marsala. Great value for restaurant week though bc portions are generous. Beet salad is delicious!! Will remember to order it next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good service with outstanding food. Well worth it!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Waiter was impatient and abrupt. Trouble handling the OpenTable certificate. Manager finally handled.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always consistent and always fun.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had made reservations through Open Table for 7:30, 1/25, and requested a booth if available, and being that it was during restaurant week, I did not expect to get a booth. Anyway, we arrived at 7:20 and were seated immediately and a booth was available much to my joy! Our waitress was exceptional, and our meals was as well. I live at The Encore, which is diagonal from The Village Tavern, and a number of residents have raved about the grilled meat loaf, to which I had ordered and it was truly an amazing dish. We thoroughly enjoyed our total experience with Open Table and The Village Tavern.

Thank you,
Ron Forfar

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had visited the Village Tavern back in May 2017 on a business trip and absolutely loved the food, the vibe, the service. This time around, the food was a little lacking. My salad was wilted and a bit soggy with the dressing, the fries were mostly dry, and my colleagues tacos were so wet that they fell apart. Service is still great and the selection, very good. I'd probably give it one more try.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I have had several business meals at the Village Tavern. The service and food are almost always great although the wait time after ordering is sometimes longer than comfortable. The staff is always friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed the meal. We had a reservation for 6:45 and we arrived on time. The hostess was rude. She didn’t make eye contact for at least 3-4 minutes and when she did she just looked at me and didn’t ask why I was there. I told her we had a reservation and she said they are cleaning a table, I’ll let you know. 10 minutes later we asked again and there was a guy standing there beside her who said it was ready and seated us. Andrew was a fantastic server and food was good. Marsala chicken looked a little pink but we ate it anyway. Everything else was delicious. Need to speak to your hostess about her manners. This was Saturday night the 20th. Thanks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Ambiance was actually great as well. My only complaint was we were in the corner seat straight away from the door where you walk in and every time somebody open the door it was very cold.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Second time eating here. Food is always above average. Service left a lot to be desired. Waited too long for waitress to return multiple times.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had to wait 30 min after our reservation time to be seated. Service was extremely rushed and not a relaxing or enjoyable experience. The waitress was practically running away every time she came over. Food was very good though!! French onion soup was awesome.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have frequented this restaurant on several occasions. This visit was at the start of Charlotte's Restaurant week with dinners 30-35 dollars for 3 courses.
Service was slow and the prime ribs were not cooked as ordered so had to be replaced. Perhaps the flu had an impact on the staff.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant Week

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dependently great food,wine, and service!
We keep coming back year after year!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome food! Everything was delicious! Great drink specials! Love the mojitos for $5!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Village Tavern never disappoints. Love this place.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was delicious after they cooked and got my order right. Great server apologized and made it better with dessert. Thank you!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Meeting up four cousins’ get together. Table was ready and waiting selection was tremendous and specials were varied. As a person with shellfish and seafood allergies, nothing irks me more than all seafood specials. That was not the case here! The spicy chicken was great! Our wait staff did not interrupt, but she checked on us at appropriate intervals. Still one of my favorite places!

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We arrived right on time for our 9:30 reservation to find the doors locked. People inside but no one came to the door (although it did appear that they noticed us).

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was ok, usually is awesome. For not being super busy service was a bit slow.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was cold ad well as other customers food being cold. It was very cold in the restaurant. The prime rib I had and 10oz filet my wife had were cold and not seasoned at all.

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