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McNinch House Restaurant is truly unique. A Victorian-style house, complete with towers and porches and intricate woodwork, McNinch House transports patrons to another era of simple but high value dining. With booking highly recommended, this one-of-a-kind restaurant is brimming with an understated grace and southern hospitality. McNinch's is not just another fine dining restaurant but an experience in itself. The food is inspired by Southern American and French techniques and prepared with mind-boggling detail to perfection. This beautiful restaurant also hosts & caters private parties and milestone celebrations in their private space. Winner of prestigious wine awards, the spirits selection speaks of exemplary choices of wines, liquor and cocktails.
This uptown takeout kitchen supplies the working people of Charlotte's Center City with all the southern-fried soul food they can eat. Choose from staples like blackened pork chops, salmon cakes, or a plate of fried chicken. Mert's also features a selection of "Low Country favorites" like shrimp and grits, fried catfish, and soft shell crab on a hoagie bun. Eating on the run? Opt for a Po' Boy sandwich of shrimp or fish. See website for full menu and online ordering.
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.
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.
A name to reckon with in the local dining scene, Paco's Taco & Tequila is known for its flair in preparing a delicious spread of Tex-Mex cuisine to diners. Sit back at one of the tables and savor the rich taste and medley of flavors that are a part of the tacos. The specialties include the Beef Brisket Taco and the unique Criminal Combo fajitas, suggested by the chef. Tequila serves as a befitting accompaniment adding to the liveliness of the menu. Try the huge variety of the drink (60 kinds to be precise) that is offered here. Dining outside in the patio gives you the opportunity to gaze at the local passers-by.
Renowned chef Jim Noble invites you to a Southern treat at his uptown restaurant Rooster's. Tantalizing treats are all perfectly prepared in wood-fired ovens. Try out the succulent BBQ spit-fired chicken in a tangy flavorful sauce. The wild mushrooms pizza and the grilled chicken, pancetta and provolone sandwich are always hot orders. With rustic European decor, the restaurant tables are set up around an open kitchen, and you can watch the chefs work their magic as you savor your meal. The kitchen uses seasonal ingredients and you can always count on some interesting flavors to come your way.