Charlotte Dining

For the most part, Charlotte's culinary tastes are in line with the rest of the American South. Standards such as grits, sweet potatoes (yams), and greens are common in kitchens and restaurants. Southern food is typically high in fats and carbohydrates, so dieters should be careful to stick to higher-end restaurants that serve a more cosmopolitan fare. Otherwise, dig in and enjoy the richness of the Southern diet.

Taverna 100
100 North Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206
704-344-0515
With food and ambiance more geared towards adults, Taverna 100 is the perfect place to meet the friends for a late breakfast, the power lunch with a client or a pre-theater meal. Are you a fan of creme brulee? Taverna 100 well known for the dessert.

La Bibliotheque
1901 Roxborough Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
704-365-5000
If guests are looking for the full dining-out experience, this is the place. Included in this experience are the completely knowledgeable servers. Whatever diners order, they're guaranteed it will be served with the same professionalism every time.

McNinch House
511 N Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-332-6159
The setting is relaxing and welcoming at the Grill Room, located on the ground level of the Ballantyne Resort on the south side of Charlotte. Bright and elegant, the room features wrought-iron grillwork, fresh flowers on each table, and exquisite views of the golf course. The regional Southern cuisine is fresh and beautifully prepared, and the service comes naturally. Guests can enjoy live music every Tuesday through Saturday.

Patou Bistro
2400 Park Rd, Suite M, Charlotte, NC 28203
704-376-2233
With outdoor dining and black-and-white photos displayed throughout, guests will enjoy the atmosphere of a true French bistro.

LaVecchia's Seafood Grille
225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-370-6776
Located in the heart of downtown Charlotte, LaVecchia's is a festive spot for lovers of sea-faring entrées like sea bass and seared yellowfin tuna. The fish is as fresh as you'll find in Charlotte, which must explain why the restaurant is a local favorite that's packed with a stylish crowd. To complement the oceanic menu--dishes like grilled swordfish, fried trout, and the signature lobster with citrus butter sauce (this one requires a bib)--the restaurant is decked out in a modern, urban, marine-themed design. Aquamarine is a prominent color, metal sculptures of sea creatures hang from the room's cavernous ceilings, and tropical fish-filled aquariums are tucked into the walls.