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The Best Restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina

The Stanley - Photo by Peter Taylor

Here are 17 spots to try in Charlotte.

Father-and-Son Spot: The Stanley

In a bold move, chef Paul Verica uprooted his award-winning restaurant, Heritage, moved it from the quiet suburb of Waxhaw to a high-traffic location about a mile from downtown Charlotte, then changed its name to The Stanley in a nod to the new neighborhood. The James Beard Award nominee will continue to work with his son, Alex, in the sous-chef role. Joining them is Chef Ben Philpott, making this team a triple threat in the kitchen. In this larger space, they’re ramping up their offerings, but will keep their infamous tasting menus for diners who like surprises. Small plates such as “asparagus as many ways as we could think of” are beautiful interpretations of seasonal ingredients. Steaks, chops, poultry, and fish will satisfy heartier appetites.

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