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)…
Agenda Pro Tip: Best new patio in Charlotte. Order the margaritas. Site.
Agenda Story: RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila – 5 pros and 2 cons
Agenda Pro Tip: Grilled octopus and wash it down with a carafe of The Goat’s Breast Milk. Site.
Agenda Pro Tip: $1 Taco Tuesday is delicious and $4 Margaritas. Site.
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
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.
Foxcroft Wine Co Dilworth
Agenda Pro Tip: Grab a bottle of wine over $30 so that you can avoid the corkage fee. Site.
This Plaza Midwood staple continues its domination. Truly unique food and vibe. Site.
Agenda Story: Soul Gastrolounge is beautiful. Here’s proof
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 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.
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.
Cover photo via Tara Lilly