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Outside Lunch Dining in Charlotte, NC?

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VAEady Mar 17, 2011 11:58 AM

Looking for a causal lunch spot in Charlotte where I can enjoy the spring weather, eat a late lunch and have some drinks. Staying Uptown & hoping to eat nearby.

  1. southernitalian Mar 17, 2011 01:04 PM

    I wouldn't recommend it today or this weekend, but the terrace at Ri-Ra is a nice spot to have lunch, a few drinks and check out the street scene below.

    1. lynnlato Mar 22, 2011 04:10 AM

      Halcyon at the new Mint Museum uptown has an amazing outdoor terrace with an incredible view of the city, not to mention the best food you can find downtown.

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        Nocturnalbill Mar 22, 2011 05:45 AM

        If you're lucky enough to catch it on a good service day, the patio at Cafe Monte is pleasant, but this is at South Park, and I just noticed that you mentioned Uptown...oops.

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        Cafe Monte
        Ashley Park Lane Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28210

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          hazardnc Mar 23, 2011 06:26 AM

          There are actually several good spots for eating outside here. We recently had lunch at Luce located at the Hearst Tower. They have a prix fixe lunch menu that is a really good deal http://www.luceristorante.net/lunch.html - I enjoyed everything I ordered. We mentioned that it was a co-worker's birthday, and the waitress brought complimentary tiramsu and Italian meringues for dessert. Their sister restaurant, Coco Osteria, has a few outside tables also.

          King's Kitchen has covered outdoor seating on a nicely sized patio. The view is not so great, but the food is good.

          Mimosa has outdoor seating on the Wachovia Plaza. I think they do a great lunch - but more expensive than the Luce deal.

          Nix Burger's sets up tables in good weather.

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          Coco Osteria
          214 N Tryon St Ste 2, Charlotte, NC 28202

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