An overview of the romantic restaurants in the Charlotte area

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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.

Courtesy, McNinch House

McNINCH HOUSE
511 N. Church of St.
704-332-6159
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.

CUSTOMSHOP
1601 Elisabethstr.
704-333-3396
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.
704-332-3322
Feast on elk chops and lobster tail paired with award-winning wines in a 1913 bungalow.

Charlotte Nc November 7: Food and cocktails from the 2019 Fall Menu at The Stanley.  Photographed in Charlotte Nc on November 7th 2019. Photo by Peter Taylor

The Stanley menu features a range of farm-to-table dishes, such as: B. Pork chop. Photo by Peter Taylor.

THE STANLEY
1961 E. 7th St.
980-299-2741
Chef Daniel Wheeler’s menu focuses on seasonal produce and a robust cocktail program.

DOT DOT DOT
4237 Park Road, Ste. B
704-817-3710
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.

RELATIONSHIP
131 N. Main St., Davidson
980-231-5000
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.
704-348-1848
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
704-741-0300
Choose from more than 400 wines and enjoy Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired tapas and charcuterie platters.

VANA
1440 S. Tryon St., Ste. 100
980-819-5913
Chef Michael Noll serves a mix of tapas and sharing dishes in this open kitchen with wood-burning stove Theme.

BAR MARCEL
3920 Sharon Road, Ste. 160
980-237-1919
Share a plate of beef carpaccio or truffle herb fries — but order a flatbread.

DOGWOOD SOUTHERN TABLE + BAR
4905 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. D
704-910-4919
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
704-525-0881
Bruce Moffett’s Small Plates Bistro brings together a variety of influences and flavors on one menu, and each dish is worth ordering.

Charlotte Nc April 20: Bill and Anita Greene at their Peppervine restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 20, 2019. Photo by Peter Taylor Food photo featuring Jerusalem artichoke, tuna, sashimi, allspice, cheese scone and yeast rolls, squid , Ink, Bucatini Carb

The Peppervine’s 7,800 square foot interior features a mezzanine lounge, a 10-seat bar area and a glass-enclosed wine display. Photo by Peter Taylor.

PEPPER WINE
4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Ste. 170B
980-283-2333
Chef Bill Greene serves up an array of artful small dishes with unexpected pairings, like Thai pork ribs and tuna tartare with yuzu.

FAHRENHEIT
222 S. Caldwell St.
980-237-6718
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
704-800-5680

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
980-209-0941
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, Charlotte, Nc Oysters, Lobster Rolls and Paella photographed 21 Nov 17. Photographs by Peter Taylor

Sea Level NC serves lobster rolls, paella and an oyster selection. Photo by Peter Taylor.

SEA LEVEL NC
129 E. 5th St.
704-412-2616
Sip on a romantic libation like the Strawberries and Cream Cocktail and order a tray of raw oysters for a little aphrodisiac.

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