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McNinch House, Charlotte, NC

McNinch House

4.8
4.8
1051 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
The McNinch House Restaurant is a captivating gem nestled in Charlotte's Historic Fourth Ward, situated Uptown. Set within a meticulously restored Queen Anne-style home dating back to 1892, this establishment offers a blend of exquisite cuisine and Victorian charm. Each room, from the cozy Library to the airy front porch with sweeping city views, exudes its own unique allure. Embark on a culinary journey featuring meticulously crafted courses made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enhancing the experience is an extensive, multi-award-winning wine list and the option for wine pairings that perfectly complement each course. McNinch House is more than just a restaurant; it's a historic culinary haven celebrated for its refined ambiance, impeccable cuisine, and timeless elegance. Immerse yourself in this unparalleled dining destination and savor the essence of Charlotte's vibrant culinary scene at its finest.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, European, French American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 332-6159
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Melanie Berry
  • Private party facilities
    We provide private party accommodations for groups of up to 45 guests. Whether you're planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, business dinner, or medical education event, we are delighted to cater to your group's specific needs for private dining. Please reach out to us to discuss how we can make your event memorable and tailored to your preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Webb: (704) 332-6159
  • Area
    Uptown
  • Cross Street
    Between 9th St. & 8th St.
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night Package

    USD 99.00 per person

    9 Apr - 1 Aug 2024
    Embark on an unforgettable evening with our exclusive Date Night Package! Treat yourself to a luxurious 3-course culinary journey featuring an opening course, entree, and dessert of your choice. Enhance your experience with optional wine pairings ($45 per person) expertly selected to complement each course and indulge in our locally-sourced Cheese Board ($15 per person). Come enjoy the historic charm of our venue and enjoy the romantic ambiance! If you prefer outdoor seating, please enquire about reserving a spot on our beautiful front porch. Let us create a memorable dining experience where every detail is thoughtfully designed to delight your senses and enrich your occasion! Please note all checks are subject to a 20% service charge.
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What 1,051 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Best Service

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambience

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlotte

    Romantic

  • Charlotte

    Best Service

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambience

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlotte

    Romantic

1,051 Reviews
  1. Luvfoodandwine

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant has been open since 1989 and though I have lived here that long, this was my first visit. Will definitely return as the service is impeccable and the food is divine.

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  2. DannyE

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were outstanding. We had a great evening.

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  3. JohnS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food, ambiance, and serve was outstanding. McNinch House is the only restaurant in Charlotte where you can carry on a conversation across the table without raising your voice. Most others require shouting until your voice is hoarse. It is an elegant experience served by delightful people. Will return again soon.

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  4. GMan

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic, quiet, elegant surroundings, tableware, and decor. Perfect for any special occasion.

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  5. SeanM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as expected and the service was very friendly and polite. Terrell, the sommelier, was exceptional. His pairings were impeccable and delicious, but his presentation was the best I have seen! He even kindly took to time to give us an extra history lesson on some off-the-menu items after I told him how much I liked dessert wines. Can't wait to go again!

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  6. PatrickH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Food and wine pairings were excellent. We will be back.

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  7. ArmandoS

    Mexico City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McNinch House is a place to go. The service is great and the food is amazing. I strongly recommend it.

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  8. JennaT

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully charming and romantic. All the employees must be trained on how to make the customer feel like a million bucks, one of the best experiences hands down. Price is on par with service and food at this level, highly recommend and will certainly be back for other special occasions!

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  9. TheCandyChew

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McNinch is a cornerstone of Charlotte's dining scene, offering a refined culinary journey. The new sommelier, Terrell, curated an elevated dining experience with his wine pairings. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like VIPs, with attentive service extending from our server to the chef herself, who took the time to greet us personally. Each dish was a testament to skill and creativity, making for an unforgettable dining experience.

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  10. Phillyburbs

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Our second time there, excellent food, wine, and service. Cannot recommend more. Pricey but worth it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is definitely a must for anyone visiting Charlotte. The food and service was beyond excellent! We travel a lot and try to hit as many restaurants as we can and this is definitely one of the best we’ve been to.

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  12. VanO

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. Food and service was fantastic !

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  13. Daryl

    Fort Lauderdale

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing trip back in time surrounded by beautiful antiques in a century plus stately old home. Food was delicious, highest quality fare with excellent service. A real treat for a special occasion!!

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  14. ScottCLT

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best part was the wine pairing with new Som Terrell Johnson. He’s exceptional! It made a very good meal exponentially better!

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  15. Iceman

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff. Food was very good but portions are small especially for the price. I left a bit hungry still.

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  16. Luna

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far one of the best food experiences I've had in Charlotte to date. From the staff, to the ambiance, to the food...everything about the McNinch house had class. I made an early evening dinner reservation and chose to do the Chef's tasting with wine pairing. My server was Terrell Johnson who is also the lead Somm. I loved that he gave a little history about the house prior to diving into the menus. He listened to all our preferences and paired our wines perfectly to every single course. His knowledge is so vast and his service was impeccable!!! The stars of the show (wine/food) for me were the following: Chenin Blanc from India Pinot Noir from South Africa Reising from Germany (dessert) Artichoke and Leek soup Pork cheeks Rosemary & Dijon crusted rack of New Zealand lamb

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  17. StephenK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to McNinch House for a special occasion. This is an experience that exceeded my expectations. As someone who is well traveled and has eaten in numerous dining establishments (30+ countries and 49 US states), this is a place that could compete for a nomination in James Beard awards in my opinion. The service, food, wine, and staff was excellent. The attention to detail was exceptional. Plates, silverware, and glasses were meticulously polished and tied to the design cues of the era. A step back in time to the fine dining experience of the early 20th century, with more modern cooking techniques and products including the wine pairing. Overall a great experience, even more so for someone who appreciates early 20th century fine dining (I'm looking at the Titanic fan crowd).

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  18. Chris

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible tasting menu with amazing wine pairings from a thoughtful and affable sommelier. The service was also impeccable. A truly memorable night for my wife and I!

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  19. CameliaH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place with outstanding service and excellent quality of food.

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  20. HannahM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at mcninch house was excellent! Attentive but still gave us space to be together and chat. We had a whole room to ourselves which was incredible, and got to sit by the window and watch people pass by with their dogs. The food was excellent and each wine that was paired went great. We left stuffed! It was such a cozy and neat dinner experience. The house is beautiful and the ambience is as well. 10/10!

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  21. Christopher

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A completely delightful experience on every level, without exaggeration. The sommelier was a fantastic addition to our experience, and his pairings we absolutely perfect, and made the chef’s handiwork a thrill. What a special treat to have this place in our city.

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  22. TimW

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance were amazing. Food was good, but a couple items seemed like they were made the day before. Steak was good, not amazing

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  23. SueG

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit was a lovely experience. The menu choices, the wine and food pairing perfect for each course, and the intimate dining experience. A true Queen City treasure in the heart of Uptown.

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  24. Robb

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server and Somalia were warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent! It was a romantic and charming place and I look forward to going back soon.

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  25. DeanG

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu items are unique and delicious, the variety of flavors is wonderful and the staff is friendly, informative and knowledgeable

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  26. JamesG

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the food protocol (menu vs call ahead food selection) has changed over the years, the food and dining experience is still exceptional.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was lovely and very accommodating to our dietary restrictions

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  28. MichaelD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, including the recommendation of a wine to pair with our filets. However, the food portions were too small, including the salad, the green beans (there were two) and the mash potatoes (about 4 tablespoons worth).

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  29. BethG

    Sacramento

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well plated and perfect portion size. It tasted delicious and the wine pairing was so nice!

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  30. KennethS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was excellent. The house and decor is beautiful.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is not worth the money but they do have a great wine selection.

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  32. JaedeD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection. Everything about the McNinch house is perfection. We left saying “this is our spot.”

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dinning experience . Arguably the classiest restaurant in Charlotte.

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  34. SteveS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my go to place years ago, with the former chef/owner . Always 5 stars for everything , nowhere close now . Nothing stays the same , will stick with Capital Grill, as my go to place downtown

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  35. Writer

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambience and the Christmas decorations. Our main server was delightful. Some of the courses weren’t as good as I was expecting. The pumpkin soup was too thin and didn’t taste much like pumpkin. My scallops were not moist. The chocolate crème brûlée was yummy and so was the cucumber sorbet.

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  36. EricA

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a special and magical meal! Everything was perfect about our first time visit to the McNinch house, from the gorgeous building itself to our wonderful server Jordan, the holiday decorations and the amazing FOOD! Really the perfect place for a special occasion. We look forward to coming back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem tucked away so close to Uptown Charlotte…but a world away. Unpretentious but attentive service, exquisitely prepared courses, and ambiance that is unmatched…what a perfect way to celebrate a milestone birthday! We will be back…all the way from Texas! Let’s just hope it’s not another 15 years before we can return!

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  38. NBBB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Above and beyond. Food was fabulous and the wine pairings were fun and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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  39. EdLG

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the food is clearly the star, the service is extraordinary. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. The holiday decorations were beautiful which enhanced our dining experience. Truly a wonderful evening.

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  40. JameyD

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable experience from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. Jordan greeted us at the door like friends coming over for a holiday party. The food was served at the perfect temperature, and with perfect timing. The drinks were delicious and came with a generous pour. Not only will we be back, we are already making a reservation for the next amazing evening.

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FAQs

McNinch House is rated 4.8 stars by 1051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for McNinch House

511 North Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 9th St. & 8th St.
  • Area
    Uptown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Continental, European, French American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Melanie Berry
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (704) 332-6159
  • Private party facilities
    We provide private party accommodations for groups of up to 45 guests. Whether you're planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, business dinner, or medical education event, we are delighted to cater to your group's specific needs for private dining. Please reach out to us to discuss how we can make your event memorable and tailored to your preferences.
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Webb: (704) 332-6159
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