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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Charlotte

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Charlotte? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Eddie V's - Charlotte restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2852)
$50 and over
Seafood
Uptown
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Eddie V’s never disappoints! Our server was amazing!!
A photo of Sixty Vines - Charlotte Southend restaurant
4.7
4.7 (400)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Southend
About the restaurant
Often referred to as “the wine lover's restaurant,” Sixty Vines delivers simple, yet flavorful cuisine paired perfectly with 60 wines on its sustainable tap system. Every plate and pour is designed to inspire adventure and discovery of wine culture reimagined. Guests are encouraged to experience abundance over shared plates, enjoy wine “pinkies down” and to visit for brunch, lunch and dinner. Signature menu items include charcuterie boards, seasonal proteins, wood fired pizzas and innovative pasta dishes all inspired by ingredients found in wine country.
Top review
REginaFvip
Dined 4 days ago
The service staff was very attentive. The food was excellent and a large selection of wines to choose from at a reasonable price. Large and small plates and the perfect place for a night out with friends.
A photo of El Puro Cuban Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1050)
$30 and under
Cuban
Charlotte
About the restaurant
Inspired by the elegance and the history of pre-revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s

Heated Patio Coming Soon!!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The enviorment is absolutely electric we enjoyed a nice citrus ceviche, coffee, drinks with fire, and desert. After we danced to the live band.
A photo of Culinary Dropout - Charlotte restaurant
4.5
4.5 (297)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Southend
About the restaurant
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don't forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Culinary Dropout is for anyone who loves damn good food and drinks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Culinary Drop out was an amazing find. We loved the food every bite was like a party for your taste buds. The location is in an active area and it felt very safe.
A photo of Tattooz and Booz restaurant
4.3
4.3 (360)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
*** WE HAVE MOVED RESERVATION PLATFORMS *** Book your reservation at [https://www.exploretock.com/tattooz--booz-charlotte/]

Unlike any other sports bar in Charlotte, North Carolina we offer more than just our delicious food and unique cocktails; we offer an exciting atmosphere coupled with a full-service Tattoo & Piercing shop.

If you've been looking for a big city vibe - then search no further! Our venue is the perfect spot for a night out with friends, a great brunch or new body art. Nestled in Uptown Charlotte, across from the Spectrum Arena, our two-story venue offers over 35 TVs, 3 full service bars, and nearly a dozen Tattoo Artist & Body Piercers.

If you're in the area, stop by and get "BOOZY" with us!

Visit our website, www.tattoozandbooz.com to learn more about all we have to offer.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
Always a good time food and drinks were outstanding
A photo of LulaBelle's Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (259)
$31 to $50
Soul food
Charlotte
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
The waitress was so cool she made sure I got everything I needed food and drinks fast.
A photo of Muraya Restaurant restaurant
4.1
4.1 (234)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Southend
About the restaurant
Muraya, a culinary haven located in the heart of Southend, Charlotte founded by a charming couple with a deep love, for food, cocktails and hospitality. Our journey began with a heartfelt inspiration drawn from the vibrant city of Cartagena. Every dish we create is a tribute to its rich culture, mesmerizing colors, and captivating history.
At our restaurant, we pour our passion for Colombian cuisine into every plate we serve. With each bite, you'll taste the authentic flavors of Cartagena, lovingly prepared using traditional recipes and ingredients handed down through generations. Our mission is to transport you to the streets of this enchanting city, where the aroma of freshly cooked arepas and the rhythm of salsa music fill the air.
Just like Cartagena, our restaurant is a fusion of warmth and zest, creating an inviting atmosphere for you to savor unforgettable moments.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great tapas style food. Tasty house wine. Great south end restaurant.
A photo of Kudoku restaurant
3.9
3.9 (182)
$31 to $50
Asian
Plaza Midwood
About the restaurant
Open Now!! We are currently Taking reservations with a max reservation of 8 People.
Top review
Foodie
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
First time here and it was nice! Really enjoyed the salmon tacos and tuna stacker! The yakisoba noodles were great too. We’re not on this side of town often - but I’d definitely return again. Service was great, and I loved the lighting. Nice spot!
A photo of STK - Charlotte restaurant
3.7
3.7 (491)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Uptown
About the restaurant
STK Steakhouse is “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” offering a high-energy dining experience that artfully combines the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse with a Vibe Dining atmosphere unlike any other. Delectable cuisine, upscale cocktails and an elevated Happy Hour, along with an in-house DJ and chic décor, all come together to offer a memorable fine dining experience that keeps guests enjoying their evening from drinks to dinner to late night. STK’s menu features reimagined classic American cuisine for lunch, brunch and dinner with unique local flair infused into each location’s menu. The brand’s beef program focuses on the highest quality, delicious and craveable steaks while emphasizing transparency and traceable sourcing practices.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
STJ did not disappoint. The food was amazing and drinks also. We started with the oyster Rockefeller to share. Very tasty. For the main course I had the rack of lamb and my date has the ribeye filet. We shared macaroni and cheese as a side dish. The Mac n cheese was large enough to feed 4 people. When I say everything exceeded our expectations!!!! There were a couple ladies sitting next to us and one of them commented on the Mac n cheese, so we shared with her. She loved it. In turn she shared her pull apart bread and I’m definitely coming back for the bread. Since we now had new friends sitting next to us, they shared their donuts (dessert) with us as well. They were light and tasty. I dipped mine in the caramel sauce and it melted in my mouth. STK Charlotte has been my favorite STK so far. I’ve been to Memphis and San Diego, but Charlotte is in the lead.
A photo of Tap and Vine (Indian Trail) restaurant
3.4
3.4 (151)
$30 and under
American
Indian Trail
About the restaurant
Tap & Vine is a restaurant and bar in Indian Trail, North Carolina, open for both lunch and dinner. We specialize in tapas, as well as a variety of food, drinks, and an upbeat, beautiful atmosphere. We are located next to Sun Valley Movie Theatre in Indian Trail, NC. We have daily and weekly food and drink specials and events, live music, and great vibes.
Top review
Lomale
Dined on 25 Jan 2024
It was a little too loud inside to talk with the saxophone but we will return when we can sit outside.
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