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.
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.
JackBeagle is known for providing a comfortable space to settle in with a group of friends for a night food, drinks and fun. This spot is located in prime real estate in Charlotte's up-and-coming NoDa neighborhood and serves up a wide range of beer in addition to freshly prepped foods, such as signature burgers, hot dogs and a side of mac n cheese, for those who feel like eating like a kid again. JackBeagle is also a can't-miss destination for brunch.
This trendy sushi bar is a favorite among Charlotte locals. Tucked in the Dilworth neighborhood, Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge features the usual nigiri and sashimi, but the star of the menu is their wide selection of specialty rolls. Their "Panthers Roll" serves up a hefty portion of spicy tuna and avocado, while the "First Love Roll" features crab, fresh mango, shrimp and avocado. Not to be outdone, the drinks menu is just as impressive with offerings like a blueberry soju sake martini.
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.
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.
Jumpstart your day with delicious dishes served at Cowbell Burger and Whiskey Bar. A few of the dishes listed on the menu are Boogan's Bacon Burger or Sausage, Egg with Cheese Biscuits. Their food menu consists of succulent boneless wings, Panda Tacos and burgers which can be complemented with beverages like Banana Pudding and Apple Pie Shakes. Do not miss to try their desserts like Velvet Revolver or NY Cheesecake. Besides food, you also have a relaxed time with friends over drinks like creative cocktails, beer, and whiskey.
Tease your taste buds with delicious American dishes paired with a glass of wine at The Wooden Vine. They have a limited food list for lunch and dinner consisting of dishes like Crab Cakes, Housemade Gnocchi Pasta and Vine Burger. Complement your meals with a glass or bottle of wine from their selection of wine from all over the world. Guests are usually bedazzled by the presentation of the dishes which are served artistically.
The BlackFinn American Saloon is situated in Uptown Charlotte. This restaurant cum sports bar is a change from its formal and uptight surroundings. It exudes fun, togetherness and relaxation without compromising on the quality of food or the ambiance. The sports bar is equipped with LCDs and an audio system along with a full bar boasting of the finest variety of wines and cocktails. It is not surprising to find the sports bar erupt in joy in the middle of a football game. The service staff is well informed and meticulous at their craft.