Best Charlotte, NC Restaurants

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    You don't have to stick to Uptown if cutting edge cuisine is what you seek. No, tremendous places like Upstream are proof positive that venturing out is its...

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    Lovely Murano glass and original artwork enhance this restaurant, located in the base of the Hearst tower, and an outdoor patio provides additional dining....

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    Nikko entered Charlotte's restaurant scene with a bang and has continued to make waves in the years since with its stylish yet personable approach to the...

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    Blue Restaurant & Bar

    Sophisticated and stylish, this restaurant in Hearst Tower has caused a stir with its provocative Mediterranean-inspired cookery. Indeed, the distinctive...

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    Bistro La Bon

    Flawlessly blending texture, flavor and presentation, Bistro La Bon's "edible art" is a must for discerning diners. The seasonally changing menu features...

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    Good Food on Montford

    A mainstay for Charlotte foodies, this tapas restaurant serves simply perfect plates within an atmosphere that is warm, elegant and relaxing with striking...

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    Basil Thai

    Celebrated by many and considered the best Thai restaurant in Charlotte by most, Basil Thai is an Uptown favorite with an alluring cosmopolitan atmosphere....

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About Charlotte, NC Restaurants

As Charlotte's taken off in recent years, so has its dining scene. From high-end nouveau-style kitchens to ethnic eateries to casual grills, the city's expanded to offer something for everyone. However tradition still reigns at the core of the dining scene, and its most prized establishments generally celebrate Southern and all-American eats, even if they add a contemporary or international twist. South Park's home to some of the city's most impressive dining rooms such as Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar, known for its delectable French-inspired cuisine and contemporary digs and the fantastic Upstream, which promises innovative seafood dishes and topnotch sushi. The busy Uptown district offers numerous options, too, from the Asian-inspired cuisine at the sleek Town Restaurant to lovely Tuscan creation at Luce, an Italian restaurant in Hearst Tower. If you're looking for something more relaxed (and easy on the wallet), be on the lookout for BBQ joints serving classic Carolina pork and homey kitchens offering everything from platters of fried chicken to shrimp and grits.

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