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Permanently Closed - Zebra Restaurant

1031 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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Zebra Restaurant is a French eatery and wine bar in Charlotte, North Carolina. This elegant establishment features black and white tables as a tribute to its namesake. The plain colors go perfectly with the beautifully finished natural wood panel walls and stone floors. Gorgeous paintings hang all around the walls to help enhance the interesting atmosphere of the restaurant. Dining rooms are separated into more intimate spaces to promote conversation and make a more relaxing vibe.

Cuisine at Zebra Restaurant takes simple ingredients and turns them into elegant, scrumptious dishes. Popular choices include the 14 oz sirloin steak, 12 hour short ribs, pork belly with spatzle and lobster, crab cake and seared duck breast. Zebra Restaurant has a wide selection of fine wines from around the world, as well as popular international beers and spirits.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French / American, Wine Bar, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 9:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Bar Menu, Open All day M - F with a select Menu outside of standard dining hours.
Great location for a morning or afternoon meeting or just a coffee!
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Phone number
(704) 442-9525
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Charlotte's creme de la creme of fine catering, and simple to extravagant. Parties from 8 to 800, in home intimate dinners to elaborate corporate affairs.

Executive chef/owner provides tremendous
resource for creative and unique parties.

Sample menus forwarded quickly. Inclusive pricing, experienced catering you can count on.

References include Belk, Bank of America, Carolina Panthers, Simonini Builders, more if required.

Rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal showers, multi course in home dinners and much more!
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Cross street
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Parking details
Two hundred spaces above, 100 spaces
covered below, bus/van access.
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Public transit
South Park Mall across Sharon Road.
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Live music Friday evenings with half price appetizers, beer and wine by the glass.
Half price Martini Monday's
Half price bottle wines and desserts Wednesdays
Private wine tastings, weddings, events.
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Special events & promotions
Wine dinners, artist receptions, receptions.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

While the food was very good, it was overpriced for what was delivered. The wait staff while friendly was often missing and service was slow--almost as if the waiter was the cook and while we were there the hostess began serving as well. For a Friday evening, the restaurant was almost empty which was interesting as to why the service was so slow. Would we go again? Nope--overpriced.

Eagle15 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

We love Zebra to take clients and potential clients for lunch. Very relaxing and quite along with outstanding food and service

vipSikma (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

One of the most intimate restaurants in charlotte

AnnH (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Our waiter, Dave, turned what might have been an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary celebration!

JohnnyS (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Disappointed. Heard good things, but the service was below average and the food (given the price) was not worth the money.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

We went for our anniversary based on past experience. Quite frankly, we were disappointed. Service was slow and not very attentive. Food was average.

Mikemark1 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Nicely appointed dining room with impeccable service! Great "European" feel. Food was outstanding. It was mentioned they had a new chef and a new menu. He appears to be off to a great start. Watermelon gazpacho was excellent and the trout en papiotte just fantastic.

vipMacirish (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

This use to be our favorite fine dining restaurant. Not any more. The changes made seem to lose the intimacy customers would like to have when dining. Most of the dining area is a small dining room with a smaller room attached. The changes have made it brighter and thus everyone gets a feel that they are all dining together and thus have no privacy. Previously, the space had more subduded lighting so that one could feel they were by themselves even though there 30 other guest in the room.
The music was terrible with a varied selection of Jazz Fusion, smooth jazz, Pop techno, etc. and when we spoke with the staff, they said they had no control over it.
We wish them well and hope they find their niche in the Charlotte market

MaryjaneG (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

CWHere were the customers?? Was surprised to see such few customers there. Our meal and service were very good. The interior decor was very attractive. We just missed seeing other customers there.

SatisfiedCustomer (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

We went there for an anniversary dinner and they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne, but it basically went downhill from there. Food was "OK", but nothing to rave about. Service was "OK" but considering there were only 5 other tables being served while we were there, service was less then stellar. First time I've ever had a waiter walk away in the middle of taking our order without saying a word. Took 15 minutes to get our check at the end of the meal. Given the prices they charge for their food, I have to say that the value just wasn't there. We won't be returning.

vipBeach314 (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

Our experience at Zebra was disappointing to say the least. We had a feeling it was under new management/ownership when we walked in and didn't recognize employees. And then the menu. ... not what we expected. The menu choices were limited. Our server didn't seem to know anything about the menu. He just kept saying "oh everything is good. The chef is great". He would also disappear for long periods and never came back with the desert menu. The hostess,who was playing multiple positions, brought the menu and took the order. Desert was the only menu item that we truly liked. The food was mediocre at best and certainly not worth the price. And. . . $17 for a Martini????!!!!! Ridiculous considering the surrounding restaurants in SouthPark sell a Martini for $14 max. The perks provided by the "old" Zebra made the experience so much better.. . .like the chef selected aperitif and the small cookies at the end of the meal. These are no longer part of the "new" Zebra". We truly feel Zebra won't be in business in a year.

vipfamoffive (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

friday night dining. nothing on menu really excited me and, unfortunately, the waiter didn't seem to know the menu specifics so he wasn't helpful. he also confused our wine order. my husband loved the chicken cacciatore at Georges so was happy to see it on the menu, but was underwhelmed. On the upside, the atmosphere is great, especially outside. a nice special occassion spot.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
2.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

We visit Zebra several times a year and it has been one of our Charlotte favorites! Unfortunately, as we found out this past Friday, Zebra is under new ownership, which has resulted in a modified menu. My wife and I usually struggle to decide on a dish because they all look great. This time we struggled to determine what we thought looked good. One of the reasons I visit Zebra is for the Lobster Bisque, which is usually buttery and smooth. This time it was, unfortunately, very - very peppery, which was not expected and not pleasant. Also, the soufflé, which is usually the cherry on top (so to speak), did not have much substance and the added orange creme (the souffle was Dark Chocolate) was too cool. We realize things change, but really wish they could have kept the majority of the old menu in place with little to no modifications to the existing dishes. We will be on the lookout for our next go-to French restaurant for those special evenings.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2016

Ok food. Better steak elsewhere but salmon was good.

vipDateNightDiners07 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Probably one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The ambiance, meal, and service was outstanding. After dinner we enjoyed a cocktail outside on the patio by the outdoor fireplace. Great romantic date night restaurant.