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.
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.
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.
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 are into BBQ, then Midwood Smokehouse is among the top choices in a town that is filled with many barbecue options. Set inside the Park Road Shopping Center, it is a great place to relish favorites like Carolina pork, Saint Louis style pork ribs and brisket burnt ends. One can opt for a small or a large plate depending upon your appetite. Oozing with flavour, you can have their fabulous meats in sandwiches, combo platters or classic plates. They also have a fine range of craft beers at the bar to go along with your meal. Alfresco dining is available at their rooftop.
Blending indigenous ingredients and rich culinary heritage of New Zealand, China and Japan, the New Zealand Cafe bring the palatable flavors of Asia and Oceania to Charlotte. The playful menu focuses on grilled seafood delicacies and specialty sushi rolls apart from the range of appetizers, salads and sops. Local favorites on the menu include Spicy Tuna Hand Roll, Hibachi Chicken Bento Box and Honey Chicken served with house salad, crab cheese ravioli, chicken skewers & choice of garlic noodles or brown rice. They also serve smaller portions for children. Complement the meals with delectable oriental beers, traditional sake drinks, or a glass of wine. If you are bored of eating the usual fare, head to New Zealand Cafe for a tasteful surprise.
Located in Pineville, Waldhorn is a German restaurant serving traditional German fare and 40 different brands of beer on tap. On the food menu they have a variety of soups, appetizers, salads, traditional German and International cuisines in the main course, and desserts to choose from. Besides regular lunch and dinner they also offer a Sunday brunch buffet which features 23 varieties of dishes and 10 selections of desserts. They offer a kid-friendly menu making it an ideal place to dine with family.
Delighting locals as well as travelers since 1991, Roasting Company is where magic happens to poultry. In a casual setting of wooden tables and modest chairs, this restaurant lets their rotisserie chicken do all the talking. The Ultimate Nachos, Chicken Taco Platter, Rotisserie chicken sandwich and the Southern bbq wrap are dishes that simply cannot be left out of you order here. Those with an insatiable appetite can opt for the rotisserie chicken dinner. Complement your meal with sides of tailgate coleslaw, baked beans or the delicious herb rice. Roasting Company also provides catering services.