Some of the best steak and seafood in Charlotte isn't found at all the steakhouses. If you want the atmosphere of a steakhouse and good food the best is Mcintoshes. Independently owned. If you want good quality and a variety go to The Fig Tree. They have a great elk chop and some of the best seafood I've ever had. Avoid going to the chains. You won't get a taste of Charlotte there.
re: Brent Kulman
Just FYI - Greg McIntosh closed his restaurant a few months back - too bad, I worked there for 4 years and it was great!
There are many non-steak places that are worth it. My attitude is that with a really hot grill - anyone can have great steak at home.
Other places to try are:
Check them out!