Places of Interest



Recently ranked the 15th largest city in the United States, Charlotte is now a burgeoning food capital known for its many award-winning restaurants. From fine dining, to international fare, to farm-to-table, to iconic local favorites, to Southern cuisine, Charlotte features a vast array of exceptional culinary experiences.

Here’s a small sampling of the many restaurants in the Charlotte area. To view an extensive list, visit here.


  • Beef ‘N Bottle – The local’s favorite Charlotte Steakhouse with an impressive wine list, this restaurant was voted among the Top 100 Steakhouses in America by OpenTable Diners.
  • Café Monte – An authentic French bakery and bistro, Café Monte offers exquisitely prepared high-quality French fare.
  • Famous Toastery – Serving all-day breakfast, or lunch, or brunch, this restaurant’s food is decadent and nutritious, and uncompromisingly fresh.
  • Farenheit – This rooftop restaurant has amazing panoramic views overlooking the Queen City.
  • Haymaker – Award-winning Executive Chef and Owner William Dissen focuses on heirloom ingredients, preservation, and sustainable meats and seafood when serving sophisticated farm-to-table fare.


  • The King’s Kitchen – An award-winning nonprofit restaurant in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, this restaurant serves southern-inspired cuisine from Carolina farms and purveyors. Its profits and proceeds go toward feeding the poor of the community.
  • Mal Pan – Taqueria Mal Pan is a real Mexican experience. Our chef driven menu is a combination of both modern and classic Mexican gastronomy.
  • Peppervine – A restaurant hidden in SouthPark Charlotte, Peppervine was named among America’s best places to eat in 2020.
  • Pizzeria Omaggio – Awarded “Best Pizza in North Carolina,” this authentic Italian pizzeria offers Italian and American classics.
  • Pump House – Featured by Forbes, 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America.
  • Stagioni – “Bruce Moffett’s restaurant Stagioni is located in a gorgeous Eastover home with an unbelievable history and serves up some of the finest Italian food in the city.” QC Exclusive