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Phillips Place Charlotte

Tee Oct 12, 2009 12:40 PM

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?

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    HungryGrayCat RE: Tee Oct 12, 2009 01:04 PM

    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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      Tee RE: HungryGrayCat Oct 12, 2009 01:22 PM

      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.

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        danna RE: Tee Oct 13, 2009 05:36 AM

        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.


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      kathleen purvis RE: Tee Oct 13, 2009 05:29 AM

      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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        worktime RE: kathleen purvis Oct 13, 2009 05:59 AM

        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!

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          ickymettle RE: worktime Oct 13, 2009 07:21 AM

          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.

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            clteats RE: ickymettle Oct 14, 2009 05:43 PM

            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:

      2. SkinnyChef RE: Tee Oct 13, 2009 09:50 AM

        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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          Tee RE: SkinnyChef Oct 13, 2009 12:26 PM

          Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the input.

        2. waitress RE: Tee Apr 13, 2010 06:46 PM

          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.

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