10 hottest Charlotte restaurants, right now

10 hottest Charlotte restaurants, right now
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The Charlotte restaurant scene is popping. Love the new entrants. Love the new restaurateurs. Love the old staples that are still thriving. There’s never been a better time to go out to eat in Charlotte.

Here are the 10 hottest restaurants in our city right now (in no specific order)…

RuRu’s

Agenda Pro Tip: Best new patio in Charlotte. Order the margaritas. Site.

Agenda Story: RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila – 5 pros and 2 cons

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Kid Cashew

Agenda Pro Tip: Grilled octopus and wash it down with a carafe of The Goat’s Breast Milk. Site.

Agenda Story: Kid Cashew opens on Saturday and we ate most of the menu for you

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Sabor

Agenda Pro Tip: $1 Taco Tuesday is delicious and $4 Margaritas. Site.

Agenda Story: Sabor Latin Street Grill is everything that’s right about Charlotte

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Kindred

Agenda Pro Tip: Spend the whole evening in Davidson. Enjoy the bread (it’s so tasty) and order the Bartender’s Choice cocktail (you say what you like and they make a custom cocktail). Site.

Agenda Story: 6 non-food subtleties that set Kindred apart

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Comida

Agenda Pro Tip: Yes, people on Yelp are ripping into it. Yes, it’s expensive small plates. But, the place is popping, cocktails are delicious and food is unique (in a good way). It feels petty to say how delicious the chips are, but you’ll understand me when you get them. Site

Agenda Story: Comida is now open in Plaza Midwood. See the menu and what we sampled

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Foxcroft Wine Co Dilworth

Agenda Pro Tip: Grab a bottle of wine over $30 so that you can avoid the corkage fee. Site

Agenda Story: Everything you need to know about Foxcroft Wine Co.’s new wine bar in Dilworth

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Soul Gastrolounge

This Plaza Midwood staple continues its domination. Truly unique food and vibe. Site.

Agenda Story: Soul Gastrolounge is beautiful. Here’s proof

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photo by Tara Lilly

Aix en Provence

Well known in the Charlotte foodie community – many argue it’s currently the best restaurant in Charlotte, but under the radar with the mainstream. Site.

Agenda Story: Here’s what to expect from Aix en Provence, the French restaurant that just took the place of Terra in Eastover

aix en provence charlotte french restaurant

Summit Room

Agenda Pro Tip: Sit outside. Excellent cocktails. Love the touch of the chalkboard where you can pay your neighbor forward by buying them a drink. Owned by the same people that own the Mayobird – they’re also launching another restaurant in the building that’s currently under construction next to the Dowd YMCA on Morehead. Site

Agenda Story: 5 best restaurants for just cocktails, apps and conversation

Summit Room cocktails

Good Food on Montford

Agenda Pro Tip: Order the Steamed Buns. No reservations, so you’ll have to wait – recommend waiting with a cocktail on their front porch or a beer at Park 10 Lanes across the street. 

Agenda Story: 9 spots that make Montford the coolest strip in Charlotte

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Photo via Tara Lilly

Cover photo via Tara Lilly

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