3000 East Independence Bouleva, Charlotte, NC, US, 28205
- Phone: (704) 377-1501
- Fax: (704) 342-3978
Bars & Cafes
Tucked away inside the Carillon building, Bluprint is a literally hidden gem. The decor of the restaurant is a swanky mix of modern and elegant and serves Contemporary American fare. Bluprint also features some interesting breakfast options.
Green's Lunch is an unpretentious, casual and relaxed joint that serves fast food. Ever since it started in 1926, this place has been selling hot dogs and sandwiches. For a light meal you could also order eggs, toast and a coffee. This eatery serves lunch and breakfast from Monday to Saturday and is extremely cheap on your pocket. Bon appetit!
Located in the Charlotte Marriott City Center, this sophisticated lounge is also one of the best cigar bars in the state. Step into the woody interiors complemented by a fireplace to enjoy a romantic dinner. Hit the lounge with friends to enjoy the eclectic range of cocktails and play a game of pool. There is an age limit though, so only if you have completed those enjoyable 21 years of life, are you allowed in. Check the website if you want to attend one of the wine tastings and cigar samplings.
Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant is the fun zone in the uptown Marriott Hotel. It is one of Charlotte's ultimate sports bars and people flock in to catch some live action on the video projectors and 18 TV screens. The food is basic American fare with the regular burgers and salads, but the lively ambience makes up for a wholesome lunch or dining experience.
Zink serves a flashier version of traditional American comfort food. The "fork tender" baby back ribs come with a peanut-molasses glaze and a side of citrus-jicama slaw. The Trout Almondine comes with parmesan grits, shrimp, and sweet sausage. And if you order steak and fries, your steak will be topped with blue cheese butter and, by "fries," they mean parmesan-herb-truffle fries. At lunch time, the humble tuna sandwich is served on Tuscan bread with beefsteak tomatoes, tapenade, and an herb aioli. To make decisions even harder, Zink also offers a full sushi menu, including specialty rolls with names like "Rainbow Carpaccio" and "Firecracker." The restaurant's atmosphere is an homage to the speakeasies of old, but with yet another dash of modern flair. See website for full menu, brunch information, catering possibilities, and details on Zink's monthly in-house cooking classes.
Situated in The Dunhill Hotel, Harvest Moon Grille is a foodie's beloved spot. Religiously devoted to local farm produce and attentiveness to freshness of ingredients & seasonal flavors, this restaurant embodies the soul of simple American food. The food is genuinely creative with newer ideas visible on every plate that is served. The Harvest Moon Grille also hosts private parties and special events in their banquet hall. The service is attentive and well informed.
Serving up everything an Irish pub should: Guinness, Guinness and Guinness. The Ri Ra Irish Pub does not disappoint its patrons; alongside the traditional Irish stout you can get some tasty traditional pub food such as nachos, wings and burgers. Every Tuesday is “Pub Quiz Night”, and there is live music just about every night of the week.
Located in the Dunhill Hotel, Monticello was the award winner for Charlotte Magazine's "Best Hotel Restaurant." Get a sophisticated taste of the South by starting off with some Outer Banks Crab Cakes. As an entree, try the Georgia Peach Roasted Duck when complementing vintage from the wine list. The exposed beams and richly polished mahogany of Monticello create an atmosphere filled with warmth. The restaurant offers pub dining, as well as a charming outside cafe that allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Uptown Charlotte. The Monticello serves an Afternoon Tea Friday through Sunday, 3p-5p, which requires a 24-hour advance reservation.
Alexander Michael's is a great place for afterwork recreation. As regulars call this place, Al Mike's decor and ambiance are reminiscent of old-school American taverns. On offer are an impressive selection of domestic and imported beer, wine and spirits. Enjoy your drink in a laid-back atmosphere and complement the same with regional pub grub like burgers, wings and sandwiches.