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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
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Casual (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Happy Hour (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vegan (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Restaurant Week

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Village Tavern never disappoints. Love this place.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I always loved this restaurant but New Years Eve it wasn’t good because the food was cold. We were eating there at 5:15 and at the time maybe 5 couples were there. Waitress was nice but when our food came it was not hot. My bake potato was lukewarm, steak and asparagus was also lukewarm. My husbands shrimp and grits were also lukewarm. When they brought my husbands food back it was so hot he couldn’t eat it right off. The manage gave us a free small sundae to split with two spoons. Just sad because it was New Years Eve. It’s like everything had sat out a while before they served it to us but like i said there were only about 5 couples there. Just so you know we never ever complaint about a restaurant .

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was bland and unremarkable. Service was ok. We won’t go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had reservations at 5:30 and were sat on time. That is where it took a bad turn, we had to ask for a server and then it was another 15 minutes before he came. Luckily the server who we had to waive down to ask for a server took our drink order. Once we finally got waited on the order was messed up so again we had to ask for the server and we had to ask for more water. Very disappointing since we read good reviews. Food was good enough.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Village Tavern is always a excellent, from the food, service, and the experience. They always solid and dependable!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our table of 5 were happy with all of our choices, from an omelet to burgers and a salad.
One thought, the Cobb salad was smothered in dressing....maybe put the dressing on the side or ask the customer if they want it mixed together. Other than that, service was quick and polite, food hot and presentation delightful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been fans of VT since we were In Winston Salem ! We love their menu, especially the shrimp and grits! Please don’t change that dish!!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had salmon. It was “ten-spice” but more like bbq sauce. Very accommodating when we asked to change out the sides.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Enjoyable dinner with friends Noise level very loud probably due to the Holidays, Excellent service. Reserve through Open Table. Immediately seated, Spring roll appetizer always wonderful. Steak well priced. Great dessert.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We really enjoyed dinner. Food was great and the service was professional and competent. It was quite noisy; the only negative we found.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent as always… Village Tavern never fails to delight with ambience, service, and a delicious dining experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is my third visit to Village Tavern and I really enjoyed it both times. This time, however, I had a vodka cocktail which pretty much tasted like juice and simple syrup. I should have sent it back. I also order the new meatball dish with grits. Neither the meatballs nor the grits were very flavorful. I was overall disappointed with the food and drink this time.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Village Tavern is one of our go-to places. Never disappoints. Most recently we had a tavern salad which the waitress split for us. Entrees were chicken tacos and tavern burger. Sundae for dessert. Everything was excellent. Service was perfect. Attentive without hovering.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

The drinks were horrible!! The food was ok. The waitress was great!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service and food are always excellent
Servers are friendly and knowledgeable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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