Aria Tuscan Grill
This is the ultimate date night spot in the heart of Queen City Center in uptown. My husband I called ahead for reservations. We got there 15 minutes early and were seated promptly. The bench where we were seated was not very comfortable so I would recommend a table with regular chairs. Our server was Matt and he provided fantastic service. We ordered the following: meatballs for appetizer, kale salad, lemon ginger fizz cocktail and a corona to start. I originally ordered the vintage Negroni but I didnt not like that and had the lemon fizz per Matts recommendation. The meatballs were very delicious and fresh!! The lemon fizz is alcoholic, but not too strong with a hint of sweet. For entrees we had chicken parmigiana and the braised lamb dish. WOW! Please try these 2, they will not disappoint. Ambiance was very New York, swanky/sexy. I would recommend this place for a relaxing date night if you dont mind spending $$$. Parking in a deck is probably best with a brisk wall to the restaurant.
We stumbled across this restaurant as we were walking around town in Charlotte. There were very accommodating even though we didnt have reservations (it was early 5pm) We ordered Chicken Parmesan and Mussels. They bring out beans with the fresh bread which Ive never had beans with bread before but it was a unique touch. The fresh ingredients were very obvious and it was a classy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!
I cant say enough about Aria. First of all, the location is spectacular. Center city under the Bank of America tower. Secondly, they validate parking which takes the but where do I park uptown? stress out of the equation. Great spot to grab dinner before a show/game/any uptown function. Chef Alex never disappoints and his dishes are always fresh/seasonal. They do rotate their menu, which I love. We dined in on a recent menu change and it was phenomenal! Wine selection is out of this world. Make sure to ask Eddy what wine will pair perfectly with your meal. Service is always top notch as Pierre and Briana take great pride in guest satisfaction. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation on OpenTable today. You wont regret it.
Went here for the first time with friends. We were going to the Spectrum to see the Charlotte Horten's basketball game and this establishment was in walking distance. We were very impressed with the atmosphere. Our waiter was very helpful. I gave 1 less star because it took a long time before our entree arrived. Thankfully we had ordered appetizers. I was unable to eat all my food but the waiter put it in the fridge and I picked it up after the gave. One thing to remember they validate parking. Would definitely come back again when we're not in a hurry.
The service and food are fantastic! The atmosphere is very comfortable and chic without being stuffy. The food was superb. Great date night! My only complaint is the tables are very close to each other, just something to be aware of.