VANA - South End
Went on opening night. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was outstanding. Cocktails were outstanding. Considering it was their first night, it felt that had been open for years. They did not skip a beat. Best meal Ive had in Charlotte.
Great service, unique vibe and great flavors! Love the open kitchen concept. Chorizo Peppers are must haves!
From the menu to the cocktails to the decor, Vana has hit it out of the park. Their passion comes through in every detail.
Incredible experience! The staff is so friendly and the food was impeccable.
A gastronomic experience that Charlotte has been yearning for . My party of four and I have been looking forward to the opening of Vana for months and we got in late Saturday for a fantastic evening . As we entered the space the decor and vibe of the restaurant was both warm and inviting . Large garage doors open the space up to sounds of south end and the open kitchen with a large wood fired oven previews the meal ahead . The menu is eclectic and tapas style meant to be shared amongst friends . We tried a large portion of the menu and absolutely enjoyed everything. The food was well prepared and just incredible ! My personal favorites were the bison tartare , tandoori marinated quail , and the Spanish chorizo . For cocktails I had the Summer highball ( Japanese Whiskey, fennel, orange watermelon soda, lemon) and it was delightfully refreshing. The service was outstanding. The waiters were pleasant , courteous, and knowledgeable in regards to the menu. The managing partner Mr. Whiteside was there for the entire evening and he was warm and engaging. I was impressed at how smooth he and his crew had the restaurant operating on only its third day open . We will be back soon and will definitely be regulars at Vana. Charlotte has been waiting for something like this and we are glad Vana is here !