What happens when you mix sushi and burgers? Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar serves this interesting combination of Japanese and American cuisines to its adventurous patrons. A good place to experiment with food, it allows diners to mix and match dishes calling it the 'Burgushi'. Try a Deliverance Roll which contains pork wrapped in seaweed and covered with barbecue sauce or sample a Bento Box with a burger-sushi combination. An open mind is all you need as you experience two diverse cultures come together in a memorable gustatory experience.
Italian food is well-loved by all, but who serves the best authentic Italian fare? Mama Ricotta's is one strong contender for this coveted honor. The Italian soul believes in hearty meals and lavish spreads of well seasoned and mouth-watering food. Mama Ricotta certainly seems to achieve that. This eatery is a quaint little place which serves up the most genuine of Italian food. The food is created out of made-from-scratch mozzarella cheese, fresh seasonal veggies and soft breads. Drinks, to go with the food are also stocked at the bar. Mama Ricotta's also hosts private events and caters for off site occasions.
Perched on the 15th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Punch Room is a classy lounge that boasts of sprawling views of the city. This lounge is known for offering an extensive list of cocktails, wines and other spirits to choose from to accompany you. In case you feel hungry, you can munch on the Tapas style delicacies or other dishes from Punch Room's delightful menu. The elegant interiors are adorned with luxurious furnishings that have a classy appeal and an old-world charm. Its stylish interiors and an impressive menu makes this a great spot to hang out with your special someone and unwind after a hectic day. Though pricey, a visit here is an experience in itself.
Brain child of sibling duo Bruce and Kerry Moffett, Good Food on Montford is a restaurant focusing on extensive use of local and organic products. Serving American cuisine, this tapas-inspired restaurant is known for the quality of its food. Some of their popular dishes are pork bun, pork tenderloin and lamb belly. The place has a long wine list and seasonal cocktails for one to sip on while dining. The ambiance here is mostly trendy and intimate enough for a romantic dinner.
Lebowski's Neighborhood Grill sits just on the edge of the Dilworth district, offering fairly traditional American fare with a nod towards the Coen Brothers' classic "The Big Lebowski". The main area in which this theme comes through is the laid back, friendly atmosphere at Lebowski's, locals popping in regularly for the tasty food and diverse collection of craft brews. The menu goes through the general motions of casual American grill fare, featuring a scrumptious assortment of burgers, sandwiches and salads as well as comfort food platters. One distinguishing factor in these items is the weck roll, a variation on the salty Kaiser roll. Over 70 beers are available to pair with your food, many of the tap options sourced from North Carolina breweries. A relaxed place for an informal meal, Lebowski's is a great stop for something casual.
Fiamma Restaurant is an Italian eatery tucked away in the polished streets of Uptown Charlotte, serving as the perfect destination for romantic occasions and little celebrations. Fiamma is one of the more popular Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. The ambiance is reminiscent of a quaint European trattoria. The ambiance is cozily warm aided by dim lighting and comfortable seating. The bar's wine selection is extensive and one of the most sophisticated ones. The service effectively complements its reputation.
If you are in the mood to try out some prime quality steak, Morton's, The Steakhouse is the place to go to. The perfectly-cooked aged meat has put this branch of Morton's on the map. Other dishes which are recommended here include their delicious chicken dishes, fresh seafood delicacies and scrumptious dessert options. The bar menu consists of a number of premium spirits and wines which balance out the flavors of the all-American meat and seafood preparations perfectly. The restaurant, with its elegantly appointed dining space is perfect for a date or a business meeting. Private parties and business meetings can also be hosted in their private dining room.
If you wish to dine of some authentic Thai cuisine, Basil Thai Cuisine is the place to come to. Unlike many street-corner takeaway places, this restaurant is spacious and elegant in its set-up. Classy dark wood and leather furniture, large windows, polished wood floors and paneling and minimal but tasteful decor makes up the interior of this restaurant. The kitchen can be seen through the large glass windows so that diners can entertain themselves watching the chefs cook up delicacy after delicacy. Basil Duck, Pad Thai, Crispy Red Curry Duck and Basil Tilapia are some of the specialties served here. All in all, the restaurant is perfect for a discreet business meeting or a classy and romantic dinner date. A private dining room, accommodating around 40 people can also be hired for corporate dinners and parties.
Cedar Street Tavern is a nice place to enjoy a quiet dinner with that someone special. At the same time it can be perfect for a family lunch as well. The restaurant allows a distinctive dining experience, as customers can choose to eat at the special booths, lounge around the fireplace or simply watch some great football action on the eight TV screens. The fiber optic ceiling with its shooting stars creates a dreamy ambience and takes you miles away from the mad world outside.
One of Charlotte's most popular eateries and drinking spots, Dandelion Market offers an impressive menu that consists of such delectable dishes as the grilled lamb lollipops - complete with a special black cherry sauce - the zucchini ribbon pasta and the sausage-stuffed Poblano pepper. There is also a beer and cocktail menu available, so you can grab a drink on tap or a fancy cocktail and take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere.