In 2009, chef and owner Bruce Moffett was a James Beard nominee for Best Chef in America. Since that time he has continued to create thoughtful dishes that have made Barrington’s a “must” destination for foodies.
Neighborhood: South Charlotte
Cuisine Type: American
Ambience: Fine dining
Wendy van Ginkel
Special Anniversary Dinner. Cozy and intimate restaurant tucked away from the business of South Park, but in close proximity. Excellent personal service and top notch food. Loved that there were a really small number of tables available in the restaurant.
The restaurant was very small but nice place to have a nice meal. Because the place is small it was kind of loud. The food was very good, what I didn't like was you had to order a four course meal. I wasn't expecting to eat a four course meal. The service was good.
As anyone who follows me knows, I dont like to complain. However, I am posting on Barringtons based on how I was treated on Tuesday not the food. Please know Barringtons has been my familys go-to celebration place for several years now. The food is consistently delicious and I love the atmosphere. However, Tuesday I was met with a snobby attitude and was turned away. Heres my take meeting some girlfriends after work around 6. We had planned to go to Foxcroft Wine but when arrived, we found they were closed for an event. So I said Id see if Barringtons had a table when I walked in they had maybe two tables seated inside, maybe one on the patio. Plenty of space. I asked the folks behind the little bar if we could sit outside for drinks and nibbles and was told by a woman Ive seen there numerous times no, we dont do that. I was surprised but said okay and left. Mind you, I was dressed up from work and wasnt in sweats or other other scuzzy clothing. And too bad for Barringtons as we went elsewhere and ended up spending about $150 on wine, appetizers and a meal. Shame on them for being snobby. I have to say, I dont think theyll be my go-to place anymore. Charlotte has too many good restaurants for anyone to act like this. Bye
This was our first time, but we will be back, especially for Barrington's winter menu (it will have steak). We ordered braised octopus (delish). For our main course we opted for juicy perfectly cooked to medium rare lamb chops and mouth watering scallops. Paired with Malbec, this was an excellent dinner!
Superior overall service made my dining experience noteworthy. Excellent quality of fresh ingredients. Delicate seafood dishes, like the Octopus and Sea Scallops were prepared flawlessly. A generous portion of the decadent foie gras made my eyes sparkle. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the duck breast entree. Do not skip dessert! You won't want to miss out on Baklava Cheesecake, or if you are lucky, they will still have the seasonal apple cranberry cobbler.