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116 Middleton DrCharlotte, NC 28207
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511 N Church StCharlotte, NC 28202
From Business: The circa 1892 Queen Anne style home of Victorian-era Charlotte Mayor Sam McNinch has served for the last 22 years as the McNinch House Restaurant. In the histori…
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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.
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.
300 East is a Dilworth mainstay for good reason. The food is excellent and affordable, and the service is top-notch. Whether it is date night, lunch with the ladies, or a baby shower (It was all adults … it really isn’t a great place for kids.) like the one that was given for me there a few years ago, 300 East is a favorite of mine. Get anything on the menu; it is all good. My favorites include the Sweet Potato Ravioli, Fall Salad, Black Bean and Green Chile Chicken Tortilla, and whatever the special is that day. Get the Housemade Pimento Cheese as an app while you are at it. This piece of advice comes from a girl who doesn’t even like Pimento Cheese, so you know it is good stuff. When you head to the restrooms, look carefully and you’ll notice the cheeky sense of humor that defines the coziness of the place on the bathroom doors. Look extra carefully if you have imbibed their signature Wong cocktail. It goes down (too) easily, and they are so strong that patrons are limited to two per sitting. They are extra accommodating at 300 East of those who are eating gluten-free, and the patio out front is a garden oasis on busy East Boulevard. Because the food, service and atmosphere are so delicious, be sure to make a reservation or be prepared to wait a bit during busy times. It’s worth it.
My wife and I stopped in for lunch, and although we waited 30 minutes to be seated, it was well worth it!!! We started off with the fried green tomatoes appetizer at the recommendation of our server Elizabeth, and she was right, light, crisp batter on thinly sliced tomatoes. Delicious!!! We opted for the shrimp po' boys, again recommended by Elizabeth, and again a great item. The hoagie roll was soft on the inside with a thin crust. The shrimp were jumbo sized and were fried and the batter was again very light and crisp. The garlic mayo, greens and diced tomatoes were the perfect accent. For sides I opted for the home made chips with ranch dressing. The dressing was ver good, but the chips were not as crisp as I would have. My wife had the pasta salad side and it was extremely good and I wish I had selected that versus the chips. We took our desserts to go and my chocolate pie was superb, although I felt the portion did not justify the price. My wife's berry cobbler was wonderful and the portion was definately worth the money!!! My only real complaint was the big screen tuned to ESPN, it really was a distraction amd did not fit the atmosphere. Five stars for the food and service!!!
I've been eating here for years, so some of the negative reviews really surprise. I have always found the staff at Thai Orchid to be more than gracious and attentive. They are always happy to greet you with a smile. As far as the food goes, I believe most of the dishes to be at least average or above. I definitely favor some dishes over others, but I can say that about most restaurants. I have a rotation of 4 Thai restaurants I go to depending on what I’m in the mood to eat, as some do certain dishes better than others. The dishes I order at Thai Orchid are definitely above average. I have eaten at most of the Thai restaurants in Charlotte, and I eat a lot of Thai food when I travel, so I think I have a pretty good understanding of the cuisine. I would not hesitate to recommend Thai Orchid. You can absolutely get a tasty Thai meal in a friendly neighborhood-like atmosphere.
Raul was our server who was superb! Perfect service. He was very attentive but not over indulging. It was my anniversary and he engaged with us and made us feel special.The food was delicious! We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir. I had the 20oz Bison Ribeye topped with bordelaise sauce and served with bacon cheddar mashed potatoes and asparagus. I ordered my steak at a medium temperature. It was flavorful and portion sizes generous. My husband had Steak Au Poivre which was a pepper encrusted NY strip with truffle pomme frites and cognac creamed spinach. He also had the Bentley's Martini. It was so much food we couldn't eat dessert. However Raul brought out a creme brûlée for our anniversary on the house with a candle. Our bill was a little our $180 before tip but not bad for the beautiful view of the city below. Everything was well worth it! We will be back again requesting Raul!
I'm a little shocked at some of the negative reviews I’m reading. I live very close to Thai Orchid and frequent the restaurant. The owners are always there smiling when you walk in and I have never encountered rude servers. The overall "vibe" in the restaurant has always been good. One time it felt a little warm in the back room and I mentioned it and the owner promptly turned down the air. He then came by two more times to check on us. The food is exceptional as well. I eat at Thai restaurants all over the city and when I travel and they, without a doubt, have some of the best Thai dishes I have ever had. They are consistent and have been for the 2 years I have been going. If you are looking for good Thai, ignore the bad reviews and check them out for yourself. I highly doubt you'll be let down.
We eat at Mimi's Cafe quite often and usually have good service and always great food. We have had to wait on occasion but it has never been the fault of the staff but the crowd at the restaurant. Once I had a problem with my order and the manager came to the table and apologized and the whole bill was taken care of...not just mine but my husband's also. Another time the server messed up a charge to our card which I did not notice until after we had left the restaurant...my fault, I was too busy visiting with our friends to notice. I called the restaurant as soon as I did check my receipt. Once again our whole bill was taken care of by the manager. Since we do eat at Mimi's often I can not imagine that so many people have found fault with the staff especially the management.
The Milovy review is so far off base it is not even funny. This is by far the best kept secret in all of Charlotte. I have going for 12 years now. I take friends, family, and business associates to AM's. Never once have I heard some one say something bad about this Tavern. Never. The food is very good, the atmosphere is awesome and the beer selection is very good. I recommend the What it is with a Fransikaner draft for dinner. I recommend grilled cheese for lunch. Regardless what you order the food is good. They do not take reservations. So this guy is lying in the first place. T The owner makes his rounds to the tables and for the most part the majority of the wait staff has been working here for the 12 years I have been coming to the tavern.