Big Al's is a place that anyone and everyone should visit. As business women, we drove to different areas to sit and vent over a drink or two in other areas. However.At Big Al's you can go in wearing your suits and ladies in their suit too. But what made it special was how every one was nice or kept to them selves or watched a game etc... You can see many different attires from suits to jeans, uniforms to working clothes sitting down to eat or just a drink. When I (my 1st time too) took my CEO there to un-vent after everyone had a stressed day esp dealing with the special population. She made a face lolol and laugh as said your sooo crazy. But once we were seated, and ordered our honey/harb wings and a drink. She loved it! We started to go once or twice a week sometimes to discuss agendas,vent or just to enjoy the food,drinks and their staff at Big Al's. You really felt welcome and there was no rushing you out or pushing you with the tab. Its a laid back Pub eatery and when you see families with little tikes, you've gotta know this is a nice/safe place to go. So, to all of those indiv who think its not a after 5 for business people to relax, think again its just the place! Ps. Dnt let the outside alarm you its what inside that matters....... From the ladies of all colors blkasian, blk,wht and others we love you guys!!!! Sincerely, Honey/harb & whiskey sour lots of cherries ;0)
On Day Three of partying my tail off and the general overstimulation of a blogging conference, I was spent. I craved comfort food, soft seats, and though I didn’t realize it until I got there, I wanted a personal TV at my table. BlackFinn provided all of those things along with superb service and affordable menu items. For some reason I had envisioned BlackFinn as being lowbrow pub food served by greasy looking bar backs. Not so. The food was fresh and yummy, and was delivered by an adorable and sweet server who didn’t bat an eye at our "Team Obnoxious" antics. How good does Southern Nachos, which is pulled pork barbecue, queso and the rest of usual nacho topping suspects sound after days of little sleep, networking, and blog learning sound? Let me just tell you, it made my tummy and my taste buds happy. Other standouts included the Blackened Brie and the Mac and Cheese. If I had been more worried about consuming lighter fare at that moment, the Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Pecan Salad would have been a prime choice. But seriously, at place that boasts items like Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, it makes more sense to go for the tastes you really desire, lean back in your booth, stuff your face and watch some TV.
Underwhelmed. Yeah, I get that a few places have crazy good inventive bartenders that grow and blend their own ingredients, thus justifying ridiculous cocktail prices. This isn't one of those places, and the cocktails aren't terribly special...but they are priced as if they are. Beer menu isn't terribly varied, wanted a stout I hadn't had before, ended up with a NoDa porter I've had 100 times. It's good, just wanted something new. Waiter didn't understand beer styles, so he was useless. No, I do not want a black lager as a substitute, thank you. Tapas, huh? What this means is full price for half of a plate with no sides. My beef skewers were fantastic, but they were pretty small. Sure glad I got to fill up on fries (not). I'm not normally overly sensitive, but where we were sitting had an incredible odor of mold, that sure didn't help. I'll give it another shot and update accordingly depending on how it goes.
This place is a rare gem of a restaurant tucked away in Myers Park where executives from BoA, Duke E, etc. like to dine undetected-- need I say more?! Old world charm where the wait staff & owner know you by name, giving it a great familial feel rarely seen in Charlotte these days. The food is always fresh & delicious, with ample-sized portions. I love their chopped salad but still mourn the sea bass they recently removed from the menu. Aside from that negative, everything else on their new menu is delightful. Our favorite waiter is Noor who is very knowledgeable, always provides great customer service & has a fabulous accent! This restaurant is definitely worth the trip!
This place was just awarded "Best Wine List in Charlotte" by Elevate Magazine. The owner is a sommelier and hand selects all his wines offered. Their food is incredible! They offer dinner entrees that are all seasonal and farm to table fresh. They have a good assortment of smaller plates, cheese plates, Charcuterie plates, etc. all designed to pair with their wines. They have delicious housemade desserts as well as a full bar, besides their great selection of wine. I highly recommend this place for dinner or just a nice glass of wine and small plate for a special date. The atmosphere is very unique and cozy, really a find in uptown Charlotte!
We went on July 3rd. It didn't start getting crowded with patrons until about 11'ish but that was ok. This was my first time at a place like this. My husband has been, of course. We had a great time. I loved it. I am a girl who actually thinks that the female body is beautiful and that there isn't anything wrong with looking at it. I thought I would be intimidated by the bouncers but there were not intrusive at all (there was no rough housing either though). I thought it would be "sleezy" but it was not and surprised me as to how okay I felt after being there for a while. More than likely will be going back.
This adorable wine bar is also one of the best restaurants in uptown Charlotte! It has a fantastic wine list, all hand selected by the owner who happens to be a sommelier. Attend their "Tastings Tuesdays" and you will be impressed with his wine knowledge. The chef is very talented and creative! They use all local, in-season fare and everything is freshly prepared to order. Some of my favorites are the crispy duck, the pork belly and the grilled mahi. Their desserts are all made in house and are unique and to die for! All this in a warm, cozy, romantic atmosphere. What more could you want?
I've been twice and can't wait until I get to go again! First of all, my waitress recommended this martini that is infused with pineapple juice...my new favorite drink!!! Then, my husband ordered a steak that I couldn't keep my hands off of. They grilled it perfectly. All the food was very good. Since we have 6 kids, it was great to go somewhere all grown up! It is done beautifully, so warm and cozy. I give it 5 stars and can't wait to get back there! It my fave secret from the kids!!
We love Harry's! We live in the apartments above Harry's so we may be slightly partial, but we absolutely love this place. Their food is delicious and if you want the best sweet potato fries you have ever eaten ... this is the place to go! We have ordered pick up here quite a few times, in addition to sitting in, and the guy who answers the phone and takes the orders is always very nice and funny! 5 starts for Harry's!
The best laid back neighborhood bar in town. Reminds me of the bars I used to go to in New Jersey. Take it from me, the reviews from past years must be from their competition, cause it's nothing like what they said. I always feel safe and comfortable there, even as a girl. Food is great and service is good. They have great beer specials.