I debated on the 5th star, but you know what? The Manager asked me if there I was anything he should change and I told him "Please don't change a thing, you can only mess it up". Concerning the commentary about how it looks from the outside: Don't judge a book by it's cover. Yeah, it has some "Mafia hideout place to bring your mistress maybe it's really a strip club" look to it - but if you haven't figured it out by now, that IS part of the charm and the appeal. One reviewer here thinks none of the clientele are locals. Perhaps he is clairvoyant, but I don't think it is possible to make such a claim. Pricey? Not really. Making comparisons to Outback? You should probably stick with Outback. To start - our waitress (also the bartender) Hillary made me one of the better Old Fashioneds with Dark Rum I've had. She left out the orange but it was still pretty great. Now she knows she has Myers on hand, too. We had "the cheese" but with Panini bread instead of crackers. Sounds silly, I know. I thought the cheese was to die for, and the danger here is eating too much of it. Next time I will eat the cheese with a spoon when no one is looking. The bread is crazy good, too. There is a reason they bring this out to your table when you are seated - it's tastes really good. We also had Salad with Blue Cheese, Shrimp Scampi (prepared perfectly), Trout (perfect), Ribeye (it was hard to resist licking my plate in public when it was gone), Creamed Spinach (awesome) and Mushrooms. (I love mushrooms, but these are prepared in a wine sauce, wheras I am more of a garlic butter fan). We had a hard time choosing a bottle of wine, but we described what we were looking for and another waiter made a recommendation - it was spot on. I think it may be crowded on Mon and Thurs for half-priced wine nights, so remember you probably need a reservation any night of the week. When we were leaving a van full of seniors showed up with no reservations. The Manager was trying to accommodate, and I hope they were able to work it out but...trust me, make a reservation. We had to skip the dessert this time, but it was tempting. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, and sincerely hope it doesn't change a bit. We are new fans and cannot wait to go back. To anyone who didn't like it, you should probably stick with chain restaurants.
4201 Congress St., Suite 190Charlotte, NC 28209
From Business: Established in 1984 near wake forest university in WINSTON-SALEM. N. C. . Village Tavern is a FULL-SERVICE restaurant that offers a variety of entrees. Burgers. Sal…
I love this place!!! I lived in Charlotte from 1994-1997.My now husband and I use to eat there every week when we were @ UNC-Charlotte. Nice little out of the place hole in the wall if you will. soon as we'd walk in great music PUMPING anything from Bob Marley to the "Gap Band". I'm talking an entire CD not XM. Let's start with the awesome Sweet Tea served in a Ball jar.... makes you proud to be Southern Onto the the Gee Whiz Beer (used to be a $1) Coldest Bottled BEER EVER....PBR and Busch never tasted so good. BUMP the LIGHT BEER. The food where do I start. ??!?! Throw Down Nachos with "HOT" Chili ,beans,jalapenos,cheese,sour cream etc.,....AWESOME.. The vegetable soup is the best I have ever had, even the garden salad with Italian ROCKS.. Always a special of the day...not sure what it is now back then...Meatloaf...WONDERFUL, Chicken and Dumplings, Alfredo! Ahhhhh the SUPER Sized corn bread chunk! Tastey...Mac& Cheese something to write home about. And last but, not least the BURGERS....on an Onion Roll DIVINE....lettuce,mustard,cheese,tomato,chili,slaw....HAVE IT YOUR way!!! Lots of goodies for the non-meat eaters. Who could forget the WAIT staff? Very different looking bunch..in a GOOD way....no white shirt and khaki pants on this group. NEVER EVER had bad SERVICE...always GREAT never an empty glass. Restaurant itself has a great vibe and feel ..LOVED the Black and white pics of past and present wait staff. We used to go back to Charlotte once or twice a year but, unfortunately it is now less and less but, when we do we always make a stop @ our all time FAVORITE Restaurant...Lupie's!!!!
After having Bask on my “Restaurants To Try” List for almost a year, I was so very excited to dine there before a Friday Live! concert in the Fountain Plaza area of NC Music Factory. We parked for free in the large lot behind Mattie’s Diner and took a quick walk over to Bask for our 6:00 reservation. Surprisingly, it wasn’t crowded at all and we were seated immediately. The server was patient and helpful with our collective drink order indecision. Since I was so excited about eating at Bask, I knew exactly what I was going to order from much time spent on their website (The menu loads sideways, by the way. Annoying.): Butternut Squash Fritters were going to be the main part of my meal. Alas, they did not have them. I was told they wouldn’t be ready for another hour. Blink. Blink. Seriously? Devastated, I ordered the Butternut Squash Soup (creamy and flavorful), and the Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Fondue (Also yum.). The Pork Belly Wontons sounded better than they were – there was something about the wonton that made them taste cheap. The Mac and Cheese was outstanding, and my dinner companions raved about their choices (Sweet Burger and Cordon Blue Sandwich). Skip the side of veggies. They are nothing special. Overall, it was good, but I’m still bummed about those Butternut Squash Fritters. Tip: If you are heading to a Friday Live! show after supper, make sure to ask for complimentary a Booze Bracelet from the restaurant. Otherwise you will have to pay for them outside in order to buy beer from the outside bars.