The Wine Loft
Stopped in for a bit of something different, and we found it! The menu is limited, which means the food is excellent. The selection of wines is extensive chosen by the house sommelier to entice and entertain a variety of pallettes. The menu includes pre selected wine flights by palatte and country of origin. However, I tried a flight of 4 wines chosen by the sommelier according to my likes and found a couple of winners. A full glass of my fav came with my food order. Yum! We ordered apps, the Pomegranate Burrato and the Smoked Salmon cakes. Both substantial and both delish! My husband followed with an Italian Panini sandwich. Omg, amazing! I went with the house salad with added chicken; fresh and also delicious! They also have a small selection of desserts, including house made ice cream. We had the bourbon and Irish cream flavor. The chef changes up the flavors occasionally, so be sure to ask what's available when you visit. I have been told he makes a blue cheese ice cream that is unexpectedly wonderful! We will definitely be back the next time we visit Charlotte.
The service here is excellent and the food is good. However, I don't think we got our money's worth for Queens Feast. I had the salad for my starter, but it was missing the almonds. The entree choices are actually listed as small plates on the regular menu. The chicken yakitori entree was tasty but only two skewers. I was expecting something a bit larger. For dessert, I went with the limoncello cake, which was my favorite dish of the evening.
Cozy atmosphere with low lighting, comfy chairs, and delicious wine. Great for a date night, girls night, and small informal business meeting. The food was higher quality than I expected and the service was the perfect amount of attention.
What a fantastic place. I absolutely loved the vibe. I would have all of that furniture in my future house. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Enjoyed a wine flight and cheese board. It was all so good and I loved all the white wine that I had. Also enjoyed the Toasted Brie with honey. Highly recommend that!perfect balance of flavors and textures. I ate it all!! I'm definitely going back again to taste even more wine and sample other things on their menu.
I absolutely enjoyed The Wine Loft after I was seated. I booked a reservation prior to arriving and it was not honored. I stood at the door waiting for a hostess or server to seat me. I was bypassed several times. Eventually a gentleman stopped to ask if I had been taken care of. At this point another server told me to sit outside by the space heater. The table was not cleaned. I was ignored for approximately 15 minutes until I walked back in and asked the bartender if I could just sit at the bar. After that service improved. The live band was amazing. Drinks were great and priced reasonably. I just wish the service was so much better considering this place seems so promising. If it wasn't for what I assumed was the manager constantly checking on me after I was seated I would have rated this location lower. I hope my next experience here is better.