Is it time to step it up on date night? Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or any other special occasion, there are times that call for a fancy night out.
We’ve handcrafted a list of 20 spots that are sure to impress for a classy date night.
3106 N Davidson St
225 S. Poplar St.
C5 Pro Tip: Nothing is sexier than splitting a basket of Levain bread with butter. Start with that (and take notice of the sun setting across Romare Bearden Park through the tall windows), while you decide between fish and duck confit in this new, swanky space.
1508 S. Mint St. Unit B.
C5 Pro Tip: This small dining room creates an intimate vibe, so be sure to share something sweet by the end of your meal, like the carrot cake with ginger, cream cheese and opal basil.
300 East Tremont Ave.
C5 Pro Tip: Did you know you can get a free cheese board with a wine flight on Tuesdays? Take these treats out to the back patio and koi pond for a magical experience at night.
(5) Bulla Gastrobar
4310 Sharon Road, Ste. w01
C5 Pro Tip: Relax into the expansive, warm space while you dig into a steaming presentation of paella with Valencia-style rice, calamari, prawns, clams, shrimp,
red sofrito and saffron, meant for a group (or for two).
4905 Ashley Park Ln., Suite J.
C5 Pro Tip: Schedule a Wine Profile appointment ($45) with a sommelier to learn your tastes. You’ll be led through an eight-wine tasting.
222 S Caldwell St.
C5 Pro Tip: It’s all about the view with Fahrenheit. And it’s hard to beat a nice cocktail while enjoying the beautiful Charlotte skyline at night. It may be cliche, but get those phones ready for the perfect picture.
(8) The Punch Room
201 E Trade St (15th floor of the Ritz-Carlton)
C5 Pro Tip: Leave it in the hands of the mixologist to create the best drinks for you and your date in this speakeasy-style space. Just share what you like, and see what gets crafted.
7417 Waverly Walk Ave.
C5 Pro Tip: Take a seat in the Whiskey Room, where you can order from the main menu, as well as order house infusions.
(10) Fin & Fino
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts #100
C5 Pro Tip: This new Uptown seafood destination is intended for exploration. Try something new to you, like the Tower of Power with 10 oysters, 10 shrimp, blue crab, mussels, two lobster tails and tuna-salmon poke.
1601 E 7th St.
C5 Pro Tip: Make sure to order the elk chop. This popular dish has been on the menu for almost a decade and this is the only place in town where you can regularly get elk.
1601 Elizabeth Ave.
C5 Pro Tip: Pop a bottle of wine in this dark and sleek spot — perhaps a red from Tuscany, to accommodate the chilly weather? On the dinner menu, the fresh pasta is to die for.
(13) Foxcroft Wine Co.
1235 East Blvd., Suite I or 7824 Fairview Rd
C5 Pro Tip: If you choose to enjoy a bottle of wine that costs more than $30, there is no corkage fee. Also: order a small plate to share, and maybe linger long enough for dinner.
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1100 Metropolitan Ave #125 or 8630 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville
C5 Pro Tip: Order the signature dish, Just for the Halibut. This fish dish started as a monthly special that only was available every now and then, but was so popular the chef decided to make it a regular menu item. Also, you can impress your date with the background behind the restaurant’s name: Owners Jon and Kim Dressler first met when they were working at the same steakhouse.
(15) Dot Dot Dot
4237 Park Road Unit B (Backlot)
C5 Pro Tip: While this spot is known for its high-end cocktails, you will not want to overlook the food! Remember though, you need to be a member (or be with a member) to enter. Membership is $10, and you are allowed to bring a guest. Be sure to try “The Hot Box,” a cocktail made using Knob Creek 10-year Personal Selection Bourbon (120 proof), house blended sweet vermouth, Hellfire bitters, Islay Scotch, and pecan smoke.
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(16) City Lights Rooftop
Le Meridien Charlotte, 555 S McDowell St
C5 Pro Tip: Due to seasonal hours, the bar “boasting the only 360-degree view of the Charlotte skyline” is open Monday through Saturday. Try the Strawberry Sunset cocktail — while you actually watch the sun set.
500 S. Tryon St.
C5 Pro Tip: Grab your date’s hand and browse the art in the Mint Museum Uptown before making your way into the elegance of Halcyon, in the same building. Start with the blue cheese souffle.
2000 South Blvd #510
C5 Pro Tip: If you are a sushi newbie or just struggle to find some sushi you like, we’ve got you covered with what you should be ordering at O-Ku. Also, try the edamame with pink Himalayan salt and truffle oil.
130 N Tryon St
C5 Pro Tip: Blumenthal has had some heavy hitters scheduled for 2018. Top Broadway shows like Phantom of the Opera, The Color Purple, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, and Hamilton have been making their way to town.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄 These highly anticipated Broadway shows are now on sale through our Very Merry Holiday Special! Plus, get FREE parking for shows like Waitress, The Color Purple, Something Rotten, Bright Star, The Lion King and more! Offer ends Jan. 1 while supplies last! Ticket link is in the bio! (And for those playing along with our emoji game – does it all make sense now? 😊) #Blumenthal25
6902 Phillips Place
C5 Pro Tip: Catch a movie at Regal Phillips Place Stadium 10 and walk over to this longtime Charlotte establishment for a sweep of the affordable sushi menu.