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Looking for opinions on a good upper-end seafood restaurant in Charlotte

clteats Sep 26, 2009 06:51 PM

Really enjoyed Oceanaire but now they're gone. Had a less than stellar experience at Upstream although I plan to go back at some point and give them another chance. Wasn't impressed with McCormick & Schmick or LaVecchia's.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

  1. mcap Sep 28, 2009 10:42 AM

    The only place that comes to mind, and is along the lines of those mentioned above, is Bonefish Grill on Pineville-Matthews Rd (Carmel Commons)

    Other than that, I would suggest places that have good steak often have good seafood dishes, like the Palm, or Japanese restaurants.

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      billyjack Sep 28, 2009 01:31 PM

      I think you pretty much named all of the seafood specialty restaurants I can think of. Shame about Oceanaire. I've had good food at Upstream and LaVecchias. Upstream is definitely upper-end as far as pricing...I know LaVecchias went through a period when they weren't so good but the last time I ate there I enjoyed it.

      I can't think of any other places that offer a broad range of seafood. Theres always Capt. Steve's in Fort Mill if you like it fried!

      1. mcap Sep 29, 2009 09:48 AM

        Just remembered that there is the Fish Market in Baxter Village in Fort Mill. This is owned by the same people as Sushi 101.

        Haven't been yet, but I understand the chef is from Charleston with a strong seafood background... and the menu looks tasty.

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        1. re: mcap
          clteats Sep 30, 2009 10:35 AM

          That definitely sounds like it's worth checking out . . .

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          pinogirl14 Sep 29, 2009 05:22 PM

          how 'bout gw fin's downtown? have heard great reviews. they have another resto in new orleans...

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          1. re: pinogirl14
            bbqdawg Sep 29, 2009 06:06 PM

            The Charlotte location closed some time ago.

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            friek Sep 30, 2009 05:34 AM

            What about Aquavina?

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            1. re: friek
              clteats Sep 30, 2009 10:36 AM

              Haven't been before. Heard of it but forgot about it. I'll have to check it out too.

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