Inspired by the hometown of Chef Bruce Moffett, the owner of Barrington's, the restaurant offers a laid-back and bistro-style dining experience to its patrons. Its menu is seasonally-inspired and features a vast array of wholesome dishes that are prepared using locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Among their most popular delicacies are the Oyster Po Boy, Pan Seared Scallops and the Handmade Parmesan Gnocchi. Along with these, their Warm Seasonal Fruit Cobbler and the 'Catch Of The Day' meals are also all known to be extremely impressive. An exciting variety of regional wines and brews are available at the bar if you wish to pair them with your orders.
Stunning panoramic views and world-class service come together on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza Building at Bentley's Restaurant on 27. Executive Chef William Schutz prepares traditional French dishes, created at each table by the use of mobile cooking carts known as gueridons. Both private and corporate events are welcomed as the setting can accommodate both a romantic dinner for two and a wedding reception of over 300. With an extensive wine list and menu, including such entrees as filet mignon and Australian Lobster Tail, Bentley's is ideal for a special night out on the town.
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.
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.
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!
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.