No passport required to dine at this authentic French brasserie located in Uptown instead of in Paris. La Belle Helene, named for a French opera, backs up its stunning interior with classic French dishes. The massive rotisserie, visible to diners, was custom-made in France and can cook over 50 chickens at once.
Cuisine Type: French
Ambience: Fine Dining
This is a great place with high ceiling and lights-very Parisian in design. The server is very attentive, prompt and knowledgeable. Very good selection on the menu! Mainly business crowd. Price reasonable for the kind of restaurant it is. Funny that I agree with another commenter about their salmon. May be they need real and fresh Scottish or Norwegian ones. It taste like Chilean salmon which tend to be little dry. The only challenge is parking given the location. Plan ahead if you drive in to uptown.
Nice spot for french food. Went there on a Friday I think. Service treated us so nice. The bill was average for the menu.
What a little gem of a place! A little haven of calm and loveliness in very turbulent times! Food was excellent and I had a French colleague with me who was very complimentary of the food. Good selection of wines, beers and spirits and something on the menu to suit everyone. I had the special which were the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. On top of that was the fantastic service that we received from staff. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and was able to answer all our questions and was happy to help with suggestions. Please don't rush a meal here. If the weather is good spend time outside enjoying the weather and the good food. If inside as we were, enjoy the setting and decoration. Food is delicious and should be savored. The restaurant is perfectly placed from the convention center only a 5 min walk and close to hotels like the Marriott City Center. I would definitely recommend and if I'm back in Charlotte, I'll see you there!
French food, very satisfying. The service here is better than most. Menu is similar to a restaurant in El Paso I loved.
My favorite resturant in Charlotte. Kitchen super clean. Food is beyond excellent. Decor is amazing. I loved the atmosphere and was a little worried because I'm not a on that dresses up but no one seemed to mind which in my book is awesome in a fine dining establishment. The staff everytime impresses me going above and beyond to meet any request I made.