McNinch House Restaurant
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A beautiful purple Victorian home in Charlotte’s historic Fourth Ward houses one of the city’s most beloved restaurants and the Queen City’s only AAA Four Diamond dining spot. Perfect for special occasions, McNinch House offers three daily menu options for guests to pick their culinary experience. The Chef’s Table option is great for groups of four to eight. Always make sure to ask for custom wine pairings.
Cuisine Type: American
Ambience: Fine Dining
You are going here for an experience, and your expectation should be very high. The sommelier Wes is a national treasure, and we truly enjoyed our interactions. The service from entrance to exit was impeccable. The low rating is solely based on the preparation of the entrees. We asked for the temperature of the steak to be what the chef recommends and were told it would be medium rare. It came out overdone and that is a shame. It should never have left the kitchen at that temp. The lamb entree was cooked perfectly but the coating was a bit underwhelming. It would have been better without it. We can only recommend 3 (crab cake, she crab soup, lobster bisque) of the 4 (artichoke salad) starters we had, and they were tremendous. The desserts were good, nothing to complain about, but nothing to rave about. We did mention to Wes towards the end of service that the steak was overdone, but we never send plates back to the kitchen. This is a special occasion type of place and you will remember the experience. Unfortunately, for us, the entrees did not live up to the price point.
Hands down the best meal I've ever had. The most expensive too! Absolutely reserve your spot a month or more in advance. This is a historic home and the staff would be delighted to give you some of the history. The chefs choice pairing is the most expensive option with the least room for improvising, but is absolutely the only way to truly experience the 5course meal. If you're a picky eater this is not for you, this is a dining experience meant to be the way the chef planned it. I think everyone in Charlotte should come atleast once. There is parking down the driveway of the home.
A Special French dining experience. Worth splurging for a significant other or just because. GET the wine pairing, definitely a VALUE !
We have been to a lot of high end restaurants this year .. but this was the best of the best .. Here it's as much about the experience of the evening. The rooms are beautiful set , to the tables and chinaware everything is perfect the McNinch way. The staff are part of the experience they work as a well trained team to help you in your meal never hovering but always perfectly timed . Westley was outstanding answering any questions about your wines ..Jesse was spot on with our service.. The food was awesome experience duck breast perfect .. the lamp Chops the best around .. crab cakes by far the best in Charlotte wine list outstanding and the best part it's quite you can talk to each other .. the table is yours for the evening .. no hurry just enjoy the evening.. special occasion this is the place to come and we will be back for and another adventure..
Delores L. Williams
AMAZINGLY quaint dining experience, think Downton Abbey! Lovely staff...& Lordy that chef comes straight from heavens gate! Crab Cakes = delish, Shrimp Tark = delish, Flank Steak = Sent from heaven, Shecrab soup = other worldly! Can't go wrong with anything you order!