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Phillips Place Charlotte

My wife and I are going to be in Charlotte Saturay night at Phillips Place for a quick overnight get away, no kids. Besides the The Palm and Upstream, (forget PF Changs) what are our upscale dining options?
Is Il Posto Osteria still open, and if so, any thoughts?
Thanks!

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  1. Do you need "Phillips Place" exactly? Or can you drive a block or three? Rooster's is close or for more upscale, Nobles.

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    1. re: HungryGrayCat

      Well, we may want to limit ourselves to Phillips Place proper, as we intend to have a glass (or 6) of champagne.
      I know this is limiting but we don't get many chances to be without parental responsibilities!
      We have been to Nobles but not to Roosters.

      1. re: Tee

        I haven't been there, because my husband is completely uninterested in wine, but the Dean and DeLuca wine room has always looked interesting to me. Jeff and I usually just buy food and D&D and eat it on their patio when in Charlotte.

        http://www.deandeluca.com/Aboutus/Def...

    2. If the idea is romantic getaway, consider Cafe Monte. It's in the next building down from Phillips Place and it has a comfortable, old Paris vibe.

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      1. re: kathleen purvis

        I 2nd Cafe Monte, my husband and I really like this place. Good food, nice atmosphere. Reminds of some of the bistros from our honeymoon in Paris! We often walk from Cafe Monte to D & D wine bar, no problem!

        1. re: worktime

          I third Cafe Monte. As mentioned above, Rooster's and Noble's are extremely close. You would only have to walk a few blocks (about a 5 minute walk). In fact they aren't much further from the hotel there than Upstream is. And it would be an easy stumble home. And for an additional suggestion, Barrington's is a walking distance away from Phillips Place on the same road.

          1. re: ickymettle

            I'll fourth Café Monte, right next door. D&D is good too but it's not really the kind of place you'll likely want to go to for a nice evening out. Like everyone else is saying - Nobles, Roosters, Barringtons (my personal fav) are all killer but not terribly convenient if you're not driving. Here are my thoughts on Café Monte:
            http://www.clteats.com/2008/11/26/caf...

      2. Il Posto is closed at Phillips Place, but their sister restaurant Toscana is open over by South Park. Pretty much the same menu (still great gnocci and fish) plus a few more items.

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        1. re: SkinnyChef

          Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the input.

        2. Barrington's is worth the drive or walk. I would walk barefoot to Barrington's! There is also a little wine shop in front of Barrington's (The Wine Shop at Foxcroft) that serves homemade doughnuts, I would go there for desset.