Best Restaurants



Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Charlotte dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Charlotte Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


8
Plaza Midwood
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 farmers market fresh fare, as well as made-from-scratch breads, gnocchi and pastries. The...  Read More




Named for the Greek goddess turned bird whose Winter Solstice mating ritual inspires harmony across the oceans, Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth inspires similar feelings of satisfaction among guests. A proud part of the Mint Museum, this...  Read More


6
Fourth Ward
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. Dine in for lunch or dinner for consistently fresh and outstandingly flavorful fare....  Read More


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 industrial touches, contributing a contemporary edge. Start with small plates like the...  Read More


4
Southpark


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 own reward. Here, "dayboat seafood" reigns supreme, and the kitchen rarely fails to...  Read More


3
Southpark


In a small shopping center near South Park Mall you'll find this dynamic American bistro that's tiny size (it seats under 50) and smartly appointed dining room make for a cozy yet elegant night out. Owner-chef Bruce Moffett privileges local and...  Read More


2
Uptown
Luce


Lovely Murano glass and original artwork enhance this restaurant, located in the base of the Hearst tower, and an outdoor patio provides additional dining. From luscious starters such as mozzarella layered between fresh tomatoes, basil and olive...  Read More


Blue Restaurant & Bar


Sophisticated and stylish, this restaurant in Hearst Tower has caused a stir with its provocative Mediterranean-inspired cookery. Indeed, the distinctive flavors of France, Greece, Italy, Spain and even Morocco are on showcase here each night,...  Read More


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