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.
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.
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.
Tucked away in Arts District, Crêpe Cellar Kitchen & Pub is a haven for both sweet and savory crêpes. It is the place to go for light snacks and comfort food with a group of close friends. All savory crêpes are gluten-free and there are a few vegetarian options as well. The buckwheat crêpe selection has options like Ham & Gruyère, Four Cheese and Turkey Apple Brie. The remaining menu displays pan-European influence, especially the Irish Steak and Guinness Pie. Hand-cut fries, sausages, oyster preparations, and cheese and beer pairings are other popular menu options. If you have a sweet tooth, do not miss out on dessert crêpes such as Mascarpone & Berries and Brownie in a Blanket.
Global Restaurant has repeatedly been voted one of Charlotte's best, and it is quite easy to see why. The menu at this fine dining restaurant has a great companion in the wine list; together they guarantee a supremely satisfying meal. Start your meal with the beef tartare or the hugely popular Berkshire pork belly; if you want to sample them all at once, have the chef whip up the Global Appetizer Tower for you! There are also plenty of options for vegetarians, each one more delicious than the one before; the eggplant spring roll and sweet potato gnocchi are just two such treats. Although the dining room opens only at 6p, you can drop by for a drink in the wine room anytime after 3p.
Japanese tradition meets American cool in Nikko, where the decor and atmosphere will leave you comfortable, relaxed and ready to enjoy your repast. The sushi is masterfully created, and unlike some places, you'll get enough to fill you up. Other traditional dinners you can order include Sukiyaki, which is thin slices of steak with vegetables cooked in a pot, and Ton Katsu, a crusted pork loin on baby greens. The restaurant can be crowded on the weekends, and it's not really dim enough to be romantic, but the food makes it well worth your while to visit.
Crave Dessert Bar fulfills your need for all things sweet and sugary. Apart from the sinful desserts crafted with attention to detail, over 40 unique cocktails and small yet satiating portions of savories feature the eclectic presentation by the knowledgeable chefs. Guests are welcomed to try out this culinary feast and admire the beautiful art and photographs adorning the interiors. Also, their fruit-flavored hookahs can be a perfect way to end the exquisite meal.
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.
Green's Lunch is an unpretentious, casual and relaxed joint that serves fast food. Ever since it started in 1926, this place has been selling hot dogs and sandwiches. For a light meal you could also order eggs, toast and a coffee. This eatery serves lunch and breakfast from Monday to Saturday and is extremely cheap on your pocket. Bon appetit!
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.
The gray interiors and contrasting highlights greet diners looking for New American contemporary cuisine in a chic setting. The delicious combination of spices make for a tempting spread that one can't get enough of. Renowned restauranteurs Mills Howell, Jamie Lynch and Alejandro Torio have come together to create this fine venture that has caught the imagination of the crowds. Try the Lamb Burger, Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Wasabi Crusted Salmon which are the highlights of the menu.