A Survey of Romantic Restaurants in the Charlotte Area

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February is the month of love, which means it’s the perfect time to splurge on an intimate dinner at one of Charlotte’s most romantic restaurants. Whether you want a multi-course tasting menu with white tablecloths and candles or a pink cocktail and heart-shaped dessert at a trendy rooftop bar, we’ve got you covered.

Courtesy of McNinch House

McNINCH HOUSE
511 N Church Street.
704-332-6159
The restaurant has a long-standing reputation for its five-course tasting menu and award-winning wine pairings, but it’s also the most popular spot for marriage proposals in Charlotte. Maybe it’s the antique silver and fine china on every table, or the edible flowers that adorn your poached pear salad. Whatever the reason, this restored Victorian house sees someone kneel 40-50 times a year.

CUSTOM SHOP
1601 Elizabeth Ave.
704-333-3396
Owner and Executive Chef Trey Wilson uses top-notch seasonal ingredients to create new takes on American cuisine in a rustic, hip atmosphere.

THE FIGUIER RESTAURANT
1601 E. 7th St.
704-332-3322
Feast on elk chops and lobster tail paired with award-winning wines in a 1913 bungalow.

Charlotte NC November 7: Fall 2019 menu food and cocktails at The Stanley.  Photographed in Charlotte Nc on November 7, 2019. Photo by Peter Taylor

The Stanley’s menu includes a rotation of farm-to-table dishes like their pork chop. Photo by Peter Taylor.

THE STANLEY
1961 E. 7th St.
980-299-2741
Chef Daniel Wheeler’s menu emphasizes seasonal produce and a strong cocktail program.

DOT DOT DOT
4237 Park Road, Ste. B
704-817-3710
Stefan Huebner’s creative cocktails may be the main attraction at this members-only speakeasy, but the saffron risotto with stuffed mushrooms will convince you to stay for dinner.

KINSHIP
131 Main Street North, Davidson
980-231-5000
James Beard Award semi-finalist Chef Joe Kindred serves up homemade pasta dishes and creative small plates in historic downtown Davidson.

SOUL GASTROLOUNGE
1500-B Central Avenue
704-348-1848
Expect a bit of a wait at this no-reservation spot, known for its small plates like pork belly tacos with compressed watermelon and a rotating list of craft cocktails.

BARCELONA WINE BAR
101 W. Worthington Ave., Ste. 110
704-741-0300
Choose from over 400 wines and enjoy Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired tapas and charcuterie boards.

VANA
1440 S. Tryon Street, Ste. 100
980-819-5913
Chef Michael Noll serves up a mix of tapas and sharing plates in this open kitchen area with a log fire theme.

BAR-MARCEL
3920 Sharon Road, Ste. 160
980-237-1919
Share a plate of beef carpaccio or truffle herb fries, but order a flatbread for yourself.

SOUTHERN DOGWOOD TABLE + BAR
4905 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. D
704-910-4919
Grab a table for two and sip a cocktail in the dimly lit dining room, or sit at the chef’s counter and watch him prepare your meal.

GOOD CUISINE ON MONTFORD
1701 Montford Drive
704-525-0881
Bruce Moffett’s small plate bistro brings together a variety of influences and flavors on one menu, and every dish is worth ordering.

Charlotte NC Apr 20: Bill and Anita Greene at their Peppervine restaurant in Charlotte, NC on April 20, 2019. Photo by Peter Taylor Food Photo Include Tuna Sunchokes Sashimi Pimento Cheese Scone and Squid Ink Bucatini Carb Yeast Rolls

Peppervine’s 7,800-square-foot interior features a mezzanine lounge, 10-seat bar, and under-glass wine display. Photo by Peter Taylor.

PEPPER VINE
4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Ste. 170B
980-283-2333
Chef Bill Greene serves up a rotation of artistic small plates with unexpected pairings, like Thai pork ribs and yuzu tuna tartare.

FAHRENHEIT
222 S. Caldwell Street
980-237-6718
Located on the 21st floor of Skye Condos, Chef Rocco Whalen’s restaurant is the perfect place to sip cocktails, eat oysters and see the city sparkle.

END & END
135 Levine des Arts Avenue, Ste. 100
704-800-5680

Come for the raw bar but stay for drinks from bartender Brittany Kellum, then splurge on a slice of cheesecake.

THE BEAUTIFUL HELENA
300 S. Tryon Street, Suite 100
980-209-0941
The downtown restaurant is inspired by a French brasserie, and Excellent chef alum Jamie Lynch serves up French classics like steak tartare, crispy duck confit and beef bourguignon.

Sea Level, Charlotte, NC Oysters, lobster roll and paella Photographed 21Nov17.  Photographs by Peter Taylor

The Sea Level NC serves a Lobster Roll, paella and a variety of oysters. Photo by Peter Taylor.

SEA LEVEL NC
129 E. 5th St.
704-412-2616
Sip a romantic libation like the Strawberries and Cream cocktail, and order a platter of raw oysters for a little aphrodisiac.

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