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Feb 9, 2009 11:32 AM

Dining near Hilton Charlotte University Place

Six members of our office will be at the Charlotte Hilton this Wednesday Feb 11th. They asked me to find a good and quiet restaurant for them to have dinner and go over their presentation. I have been looking through posts on and have come up with the following short list. Would anyone have any other pointers for me as I am doing my last minute research? Many thanks! --

Andrew Blair's
Fig Tree
Carpe Diem

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  1. Also on the list: Ratcliffe on the Green

      1. re: ParmLover

        All of those are good. I will say that if you're looking for somewhere quiet, Lulu may not fit into that, but the other places should be quiet enough.

        1. re: ickymettle

          Fiamma was pretty loud, although when we went it was during restaurant week so that might not be the norm.

      2. These are all solid places, in fact Fiamma is my favorite place in town. As they are all excellent places I think and hope they all will draw a crowd this weekend and will not be the ideal places to go over presentations. Perhaps have the review at the hotel and celebrate finishing work by making a bee line to Fiamma. Enjoy!!

        1. There is a 360 of the dining room on their web site - you are right, does not look like they would have the option of a quiet table. Andrew Blair's is looking like my top choice........... thanks for the help!

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          1. re: ParmLover

            Andrew Blair's may be the best as far as distance between tables, but I doubt they will be all that quiet, they drawn a pretty large bar crowd. The food is excellent though.

            1. re: GodfatherofLunch

              I don't get it---this fellow is staying at Hilton University Place, out near UNC-Charlotte, but most of these restaurants are a drive into the city. Is nearness to the hotel a consideration, or are we talking about two different hotels?

              1. re: mrwaterslide

                I would not take it upon myself to speak for ParmLover, however if you were to make a recommendation closer to the hotel I doubt he would put a hit out on you.
                For many folks, me included a 20 minute ride for an excellent meal is not a problem.

                1. re: mrwaterslide

                  The people from my office are staying where they are because it is near the company they are giving the presentation to. Yes, they are foodies, and willing to drive to get to good restaurants. Thanks for the tips! (And if I was going to the meeting, 20 minutes would be nothing to me as well to get to an excellent meal....)

            2. I just talked with Brandon at Andrew Blair's - very good first impression! He was able to reserve a private room for our group that seats 14 maximum so they are all set for a nice evening. I will post a review after my boss lets me know how it went. Thanks again!