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Settle a bet? Prettiest restaurant in Charlotte.

I don't care about food (well, that's not true but for the purpose of this post it is). I'm looking for CH opinions on what is the prettiest or best decorated restaurant in Charlotte.

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  1. I've always thought Carpe Diem did a great job (that goes for their previous locations as well).

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    1. re: billyjack

      Agree on both Fig Tree and Carpe Diem. The artistry on the wood at Carpe Diem makes it a one of a kind in Charlotte and the renovation at the Fig Tree bought the Lucas House back to it's roots, on steroids. Elizabeth is fortunate to have both of these restaurants, with great food as well.

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      The Fig Tree Restaurant
      1601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

      1. re: billyjack

        +2 for Carpe Diem (current and previous locations). Both inside and out.

      2. For the best of both worlds go to Fig Tree, very memorable food and ambiance.

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        The Fig Tree Restaurant
        1601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

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        1. What about Bonterra. I have not seen the others but Bonterra's building is very pretty to me.

          1. I might not call it the prettiest but the decor at Blue Taj in Ballantyne is worth a look. . . .

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            1. Hand's down, prettiest restaurant in CLT, Savannah Red in the Marriott City Centre Uptown. Only seats 27 people.

               
               
               
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              1. re: waitress

                Interesting Waitress. I've not heard great things about the food at SR so I never popped in. Very pretty. As to earlier Bonterra comment, that's what got the whole thing started. What is UP with the acoustic tiles on the ceiling? I know they're functional but they look awful. The person I was having this conversation with thought Pewter Rose would be the clear winner and it hasn't even been mentioned.

                1. re: southernitalian

                  I have waited tables at Savannah Red for 8 years, I am permanent on call. It's an awesome gig, they call me for wine dinners!! DUH!! OK, I'll work. This is beside the point. Food has been up and down, I think it is pretty good right now, I am not sure I would want to blow it out with the hotel pricing, but wine dinners are the deal, get on their email list.