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Mar 22, 2012 05:38 PM

Charlotte Business Dinner Near Convention Center

Hello - I need to book a business dinner in a high end restaurant for 3 people preferably somewhat near the Charlotte Convention Center next week. I don't know the area at all, but my preliminary research here gave me three possibilities: Halcyon, Aria and Aquavina. I would appreciate advice as to atmosphere, food and location. budget not an issue. Thank you very much!

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  1. Halcyon is probably your best choice, although it is not large and can be loud when full. If you want a more formal experience, Bentley's on 27 might be an option.


    Emeril Lagasse's new restaurant, E2, might be worth considering too.


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    1. re: carolinadawg

      I agree with carolinadawg, Halcyon is a great choice, as is E2. I give a slight edge to Halcyon because it's been around longer, all the kinks are worked out and the chef and food are local. E2 does appear to have a more intimate atmosphere conducive to conversation, but the view of the skyline and the terrace at Halcyon are gorgeous. It's a toss up I guess.

      I haven't been to bentleys on 27 and haven't heard much about it.

      1. re: lynnlato

        I ate at Bentleys years ago and was not impressed. I'd compare it to a mediocre hotel restaurant. The view is very nice though and might be a good place for a pre-dinner drink.

    2. Thank you for the advice. Booked Halcyon and will report back.

      1. Halcyon was a hit! Thank you to my fellow Chowhounds for your excellent advice!

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        1. re: Kat

          Wahoo! Glad you had a good time. :)