February is the month of love, This means it’s a great time to treat yourself to an intimate dinner at one of Charlotte’s most romantic restaurants. Whether you want a multi-course tasting menu with white tablecloths and candles, or a pink cocktail and heart-shaped dessert in a trendy rooftop bar, we’ve got you covered for your date night.
511 N. Church of St.
The restaurant has long had a reputation for its 5-course tasting menu and award-winning wine pairings, but is also Charlotte’s most popular proposal spot. Maybe it’s the antique silver and fine china on each table, or the edible flowers adorning your poached pear salad. Whatever the reason, this restored Victorian house sees someone on their knees 40 to 50 times a year.
Owner and Executive Chef Trey Wilson uses premium, seasonal ingredients to create fresh interpretations of American cuisine in a hip, rustic atmosphere.
THE FIG TREE RESTAURANT
1601 E. 7th St.
Feast on elk chops and lobster tail paired with award-winning wines in a 1913 bungalow.
1961 E. 7th St.
Chef Daniel Wheeler’s menu focuses on seasonal produce and a robust cocktail program.
DOT DOT DOT
4237 Park Road, Ste. B
Stefan Hübner’s creative cocktails may be the main draw at this members-only speakeasy, but the saffron risotto with mushrooms will convince you to stay for dinner.
131 N. Main St., Davidson
James Beard Award Semi-Finalist Chef Joe Kindred serves up homemade pasta dishes and creative small plates in historic downtown Davidson.
SOUL GASTRO LOUNGE
1500-B Central Avenue.
Expect a while at this no-reservation spot known for small plates like pork belly tacos with squeezed watermelon and a rotating list of craft cocktails.
BARCELONA WINE BAR
101 W. Worthington Avenue, Ste. 110
Choose from more than 400 wines and enjoy Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired tapas and charcuterie platters.
1440 S. Tryon St., Ste. 100
Chef Michael Noll serves a mix of tapas and sharing dishes in this open kitchen with wood-burning stove Theme.
3920 Sharon Road, Ste. 160
Share a plate of beef carpaccio or truffle herb fries — but order a flatbread.
DOGWOOD SOUTHERN TABLE + BAR
4905 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. D
Get a table for two and sip a cocktail in the dimly lit dining room, or take a seat at the chef’s counter and watch as they prepare your meal.
GOOD FOOD ON MONTFORD
1701 Montford Drive
Bruce Moffett’s Small Plates Bistro brings together a variety of influences and flavors on one menu, and each dish is worth ordering.
4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Ste. 170B
Chef Bill Greene serves up an array of artful small dishes with unexpected pairings, like Thai pork ribs and tuna tartare with yuzu.
222 S. Caldwell St.
Located on the 21st floor of Skye Condos, Chef Rocco Whalen’s restaurant is the ideal place to sip cocktails, feast on oysters and watch the city sparkle.
FIN & FINO
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Ste. 100
Come for the Raw Bar, but stay for bartender Brittany Kellum’s drinks—then treat yourself to a slice of cheesecake.
LA BELLE HELENE
300 S. Tryon St., Ste 100
The Uptown restaurant is modeled after a French brasserie top chef Alum Jamie Lynch serves up French classics like steak tartare, crispy duck confit, and boeuf bourguignon.
SEA LEVEL NC
129 E. 5th St.
Sip on a romantic libation like the Strawberries and Cream Cocktail and order a tray of raw oysters for a little aphrodisiac.