Charlotte has some fantastic places to experience great food with your significant other in the most intimate of settings. Picking only 10 was difficult but here are some of our favorites!

The Charlotte Fig Tree

“The comfortable yet elegant setting of the house creates a unique dining experience. Boasting five stunning dining rooms, expansive seating on the veranda and patio, as well as multiple grand fireplaces and a full-service bar, everything about the aesthetics of the restaurant — from the original woodwork to the blooming fig trees will delight. The Fig Tree Restaurant is a trifecta of decadent meals, perfectly paired wines, and exceptional service.”

300 East

“We are a family-owned and operated casual dining establishment serving a creative American-eclectic menu in a rehabbed, 1900 Victorian home.”


“BAKU is a Japanese Robata-style restaurant that showcases outstanding sushi and innovative Robata and Yakatori cuisine. It has an extensive list of sakes, cocktails and wines, along with beers on tap. The restaurant spotlights creative Japanese comfort food meant to be shared around the table. The bar on the second floor, BAKU Lounge features signature cocktails and offers a hip, late-night venue for Southpark.”

The Cellar at Duckworth’s

“Inspired by an era of time that’s long past, the underground space built originally in 1912, naturally has a speakeasy, prohibition-era feel with its original brick walls and exposed ceiling joists. Even our attentive staff dresses the part from the era. The Cellar combines gastropub fare from our chef-driven menu, with a tap list of speciality and rare beers served at appropriate temperatures to their styles, and signature cocktails that are handcrafted to order by our mixologists.”

Good Food on Montford

“We believe good food speaks for itself. That’s why we create global small plates in a casual environment with one goal: taste without borders. We take our cues from our location: a building with midcentury modern charm; a bustling street in a growing city, and a dynamic, on-the-go demographic. And just like our community, our menu is constantly evolving. So stay for an hour, or three. Have one dish, or five. Share, or don’t.”

McNinch House Restaurant

“The circa 1892 Queen Anne style home of Victorian-era Charlotte Mayor Sam McNinch has served for the last 22 years as the McNinch House Restaurant. The McNinch House Restaurant is the perfect place for your anniversaries, birthdays, or any time you need to make it memorable.”

Luce Ristorante

“Relax in the atmosphere of Murano lights, Venetian plaster walls and travertine floors. Taste the fresh, authentic Italian Cucina by Executive Chef Gabriele Grigolon, who hails from Torino. From family gatherings, Italian wine dinners, romantic dates to business dining, Luce will delight you and your guests. Now offering the most popular café menu items from Coco Osteria.”

Napa on Providence

“Napa Valley has a very unique culinary style and personality – local fresh ingredients prepared simply with a passion for scratch cooking, bold wines at great prices, and a vineyard aesthetic influenced by the rustic natural surroundings. at napa on providence, our purpose is to bring this comfortable style of dining to Charlotte, NC.


“Meticulously updated and stylized with a modern interpretation of Indian artistic flair, the Mayer House is a perfect backdrop of our presentation of modern Indian cuisine. Here at Copper, you will come to know Indian food in a new and extraordinary way. Without losing a single spice from the ancient Indian tradition, we bring you a dining experience that is distinctly modern yet delightfully traditional.”

Caswell Station

“The big house on the corner of Pecan and Caswell has finally found a home. Caswell Station is a neighborhood pub and grill featuring a creative and eclectic New American style menu. We promise to be your cozy and comfortable Elizabeth neighborhood hangout with great food, an expansive beer & wine selection and carefully crafted cocktails. Perfect on game day or any day of the week.”