University Area, Charlotte, NC
I'm not familiar with the University area anymore. Can anyone recommend a nice, non-chain restaurant appropriate to enteratin clients (think baker/IT types)? Nothing super fancy, casual is fine. There will likely be 10 or more people. Prefer the WT Harris and Tryon area so clients don't have to drive too far. Unfortunately, will have to stay away from ethnic to accomodate everyone's tastes.
I did look at the board, didn't see anything that fits my criteria. Also, looked at the local weekly's site, nada.
I remember a Providence Bistro/Cafe in the area, but I believe it closed. Is their replacement worth visiting with clients?
City Tavern is nearby, downtown off Tryon & 5th Street in the Hearst Tower. It's casual, comfortable, business friendly and the large menu could accomodate lots of tastes. www.city-tavern.com 704.334.1235
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Lava Bistro replaced Providence Bistro and is essentially the same. It is pretty good and it is nice to sit outside on a nice evening. Sadly, most of the nice restaurants are uptown or in the Southpark area. If you don't mind driving a bit north to Huntersville (exit is HWY 73) there are good choices: Mickey and Mooch; Dresslers (Birkdale area); and 131 Main. Only about 15/20 minutes from Harris and 77.
I've been trying to find good food myself here and pickings are slim if you don't want to eat at a chain. Also, the non-ethnic requirement makes it hard. Would americanized Italian be okay? Ciro's is pretty good, though a little overpriced. I'd be interested to hear what other people have to say.