Charlotte dinner- fun atmosphere excellent food
I'll be in town next Wednesday night and would like to take a couple to dinner (they live in Charlotte). They live in the Myers Park area but we don't have to stay that close to that.
Not sure what they like but I would like fun atmosphere (i.e. not stuffy) with excellent food.
Local chefs are good; farm to table perhaps; bistro maybe....
No italian or asian.
I don't want to spend $400 for the four of us, but $200-$250 would be good (incl. drinks and tip).
I'd suggest Lulu, on Central Avenue (near the aformentioned Bistro La Bon...and there's nothing wrong with the neighborhood). Also Rooster's, which is very close to your friends house. If you want to/are willing to go Uptown (Charlotte's "downtown") there is Halcyon (might push your budget a bit), Harvest Moon Grille and Malabar (tapas...great paella, fun for friends to share).
For the record, I love the plaza-midwood neighborhood. To clarify, I was referring to the immediate area around Bistro La Bon. The strip mall where it is located is not the most attractive area what with the Family Dollar next door and the discount uniform store and beauty supply shop - it's a bit rundown.