We love shiny and new and Charlotte has a lot of that. But when you are in the mood to kick it old school (and dine on the best steak in town), there’s only one place to make a reservation – Beef ‘n Bottle. Ready to take in the atmosphere, great service, yummy food and an overall fantastic experience that will make you smile ear to ear? Here’s what to do.
What are you in the mood for?
Although “Beef” leads off the name of this iconic Queen City restaurant, this place is not a one trick pony. We recommend the steak highly but you can also fill your belly with King crab, cold water lobster tails and frog legs. We encourage pacing yourself as the salad is soooo good and the baked potato piled with your favorite toppings is going to require some room.
Use your computer as a phone
There we go again, old school. As in use that computer apparatus in your pocket as a phone and give the nice people at Beef ‘n Bottle a call at 704-523-9977 and let them know you are coming. If you do get an answering machine leave a message and they will – get this- call you back. (We encourage you to answer the phone when they call.) You can use Open Table, but only a small percentage of their tables are available through this service. We say there’s nothing wrong with being a little old fashioned. Go ahead, use the phone (as a phone).
Take in the atmosphere
If the Rat Pack had a regular dining spot in Charlotte, it would be Beef ‘n Bottle. After you enter from the side door the dark walls, black and white photos, tall booths, romantic lighting, busy bar and hum of happy patrons will take you back to another time. Settle back in this cool, classy, clubby steakhouse and soak up the experience while you review the menu and wait for the perfect meal. Keep in mind they do have limits – time limits. On weekends, holidays and special events, they allow and hour and a half for four or fewer guests and two hours for five guests or more. After 8 p.m., all bets are off with no time limits.
Beef ‘n Bottle is a special place to celebrate life occasions. They’ve seen many engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions and other important life events at their establishment. If you are ready to celebrate, let them know. I promise they are going to make it a night to remember. Keep in mind, last minute reservations get last minute accommodations!
Face it, you really haven’t “done” Charlotte without a stop at Beef ‘n Bottle. There’s a reason they have been in business since 1958. Make your reservation today and find out why.