“We Define Fresh” is this upscale establishment’s motto. With three locations to choose from in the Charlotte area, the restaurant offers a chef’s table so you can see straight into the “room where it happens,” as well as outdoor seating.
Cuisine Type: American
Price Range: $$$
Ambience: Fine dining
Took our daughter to celebrate her birthday and she wanted a yummy steak! Dinner was amazing. Everything was on point. From the appetizer, to the soup, the steak dish and the fish! Everything was amazing. Pricey but the quality of the meat was totally worth it. The steak melted while eating.
We dined at another location last year. I can't say enough about this place . Great food and a wonder atmosphere. The shrimp and grits were spicy and delicious. The cornbread is AMAZING. Br sure to add that honey drizzle. Every single items was fresh .
Jessica LH B
Amazing food! Great date night restaurant! The smoked salmon was wonderful especially for the first time having it. Shrimp and Grits had some Cajun spice and was very filling. My husband ordered the ribeye and was utterly impressed! Service was quick and nice although the servers don't wear masks. We will definitely return!
I have dined at 131 Main a handful times over the years. I live in Charlotte but work in Lake Norman. However, considered within the context of food options in and around Lake Norman, I could STRETCH this to four stars butMickey and Mooch just down the street is a FAR better option and 131 Main fails to measure up each time. Unfortunately, after several years of a lovely run, the owner of Mickey and Mooch retired and the restaurant was sold. So Lake Norman, with all its wealth, is left to awkwardly embrace its seemingly eternal tepid culinary scene. Onto 131 Main: 1) The food is decent and solid food. It is plated well. However, the menu is priced as if the food were of the impressive and fine sort. I have had and enjoyed impressive and fine food. Many times. And often times cheaper than 131 Main. 131 Mains dishes do not fall into the impressive/fine category in any wayexcept the prices. 2) The atmosphere is comfortable, intimate, and reflective of a nice evening out. It sets, and ultimately exceeds, your expectations of the food. 3) The wait staff is usually on point. They are key to the atmosphere. And they are plentiful. However, during my most recent visit, the wait staff was a disappointment. We were dining here because my wife selected it for my birthday. Nowyou may ask, If you hold an average opinion of this place, why would you celebrate your birthday here? Well, these were my sentiments exactly. Once we pulled into the parking lot, I asked my wife, Why are we eating here? Her response was that we had accrued some gift certificates to the place that we needed to use. Fair enough! And the use of the gift certificates were what draped a damp sheet over an average meal. The ill-informed and terse waitress informed us that there was a limit on how many gift certificates could be used per table. Mind youthese were not coupons, not special deals, etc. They were gift certificates. Purchased with cash and intended to be used as cash. She was terse, set, and about as impressive as the food . Needless to say, but I will say it, 131 Main continues to meet my expectations.
Food was excellent. The inside is nicely decorated but lighting was a little too dark. (Just a tad - would like to see the people we were dining with). Waitstaff was very friendly. Will definitely return when back in the area.