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charlotte recommendations for maybe the south park area

vttp926 Sep 4, 2009 06:35 PM

So I know that I have created a couple of different threads for restaurant recommendations and the other one wasn't a good choice it seems for the chowhounds here. So I am asking again.

I do have a couple of requirements for the recommendation
*preferably the south park area
*somewhere I can make reservations for anywhere from 10-15 people
*variety of foods so that even the pickiest eater can find something on the menu
*nothing mexican or asian (I already have a great recommendation for asian and I do not really eat much mexican. I also eat Asian style cooking on an almost daily basis so I am trying to get away from that.)
*entrees anywhere between $10-20 (not looking for anything terribly expensive like Noble's)

I am staying in the Hyatt Place City Park location for the night. We are most likely going out to Dave and Buster's afterward for entertainment because I am not into the club/bar scene.

I am willing to look into other areas beside south park as long as I can get to it easily from either my hotel or to dave and buster's relatively easily.

Thank you all for the recommendations. I know that yall can't steer me wrong.

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    ickymettle RE: vttp926 Sep 5, 2009 02:03 PM

    I think I mentioned it on your other thread, but I think Rooster's would be a great place for your dinner.

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      vttp926 RE: ickymettle Sep 5, 2009 02:21 PM

      I have already looked at Rooster's menu in the beginning when I looked at Noble's for my friends birthday and it didn't really get my attention. But I do know that Chef Jim Noble has great food so I may look at it again. Thanks for the suggestion.

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        ickymettle RE: vttp926 Sep 5, 2009 02:55 PM

        It's very good and great for sharing. Typically, when I go, I'll order a main dish for myself and then share 2 or 3 sides with another person. It's kinda tapas-style (not traditional tapas). It has a nice atmosphere, too and is set up well for a large group.

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          Chocolate Toe RE: vttp926 Sep 5, 2009 02:57 PM

          Red Rocks Cafe on Providence Road is not too far from South Park and has a huge variety.

      2. mcap RE: vttp926 Sep 6, 2009 07:28 AM

        It does sound like Rooster's would be perfect. While the menu may seem pretty straightforward, it is all cooked in the wood-fired oven or on the grill, and is really, really good. I can't get enough of the brussell sprouts side...

        Pretty much everything else in South Park is a chain concept (Oceanairre, Del Frisco, Ruth's Chris, McCormick & Schmidts, PF Changs, etc.) All are okay to decent to good, but will not hit your price point.

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          lynnlato RE: mcap Sep 6, 2009 04:24 PM

          If you haven't had them already, Lulu's brussel sprouts are fabulous. Roasted with sherry vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and mustard. Amazing!

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          billyjack RE: vttp926 Sep 8, 2009 10:21 AM

          I'll throw in Andrew Blairs. Everyone seems to like it and there should be enough variety on the menu. I know there is a private room but I have no idea if there is a minimum head count. Its not exactly South Park, but a short drive away.

          I personally don't like tapas / small-plates / whatever for larger groups because its hard to share with that many people, and to order enough for everyone to get a full meal would cost big $$. I think with 6 or under its a nice idea.

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