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What a delightful find for our visit to Charlotte! My husband and I are firm believers that one of the best things about travel is the food. And if there was ever a reason to take a trip or splurge on an excellent meal, this is it. We've been fortunate to experience a lot of high end meals, but this is easily the most warm and personal service we've come across. It felt like visiting fun friends, who make the most delicious food. Come here if you're celebrating an occasion or if you just want to create an occasion! Everything is a treat, from the quality of the food, to the beverage (wine or non-alcohol) pairings, the songs coordinated with each course, and the wonderful people who provide it.
Mary W Johnson
My son gave me the awesome gift of a theme dinner at what might be the best dining establishment in Charlotte. The night's dishes were themed on Sir Elton John and his music, and Sam and his staff staged an incredible ten-course event. (The crab dish set to "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" was outstanding!!) Thank you, Rob, for giving me the chance to meet Sam and the rest of his talented and personable folks. Thank you, Sam, for hosting a most extraordinary meal. Can't wait to visit again!
If you want the best food in Charlotte this is where you should eat. I have eaten at restaurants all over the world, including some with Michelin star(s), and I can honestly say that Counter- is ranked with the best of them. I have dined here for several of their events and will attend all that I can in the future as well. Dining with Chef Sam Sweet at Counter- is an experience you will remember. I highly recommend Counter-
Truly an experience! Great food, fun atmosphere, and a great night out. Chef Sam leads an incredible team that desires to cook yummy food and share it with everyone. With a wide range of events (seasonal menus, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mozart, etc.), the restaurant stays fresh and creative. While the price may seem daunting at first, the all inclusive nature of it allows you to show up and enjoy the evening without worrying about a final bill.
How I became a "Regular" I love serendipity, and at its essence, Counter is the pure embodiment of discovery on so many levels. I consider myself a "regular" as I have attended about 11+ dinners and plan to attend many more in 2022. So many of his concepts and culinary techniques are innovative, completely original, or sometimes incorporation styles inspired by culinary legends. The Experience Counter is equal parts gastronomy as it is a sensory experience both visually and auditorily & Chef Sam has shown mastery of this concept brilliantly. Where most restaurants attempt to appeal to merely Umami, Chef Sam has taken it to another level and added a layer of sound to provide an auditory experience to pair with this experience. Why I Keep Going Back! I have eaten at over 10 Michelin-starred restaurants, and I utterly love the experience. Chef Sam has brought fine dining to Charlotte to sate my need while providing a completely new take on what it means to be fine dining. I can wait for when I can add Counter to my list of Michelin-starred experiences!