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Lakefront Restaurant

8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262-8425 (University City North)
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Ranked #191 of 1,956 Restaurants in Charlotte
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: University City North
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: University City North
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Granted that our convention strained this small (relative to the size of the hotel) restaurant, the food on the breakfast buffet was average at best, and the cook making omelets, while competent, was unpleasant and seemed too tired for that hour of the morning. Kudos to the hard working if a bit harried server who made sure we were taken... More

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Athens, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I liked everything about the restaurant. The wait staff and food were excellent! The strawberries and blackberries were extra good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My first experience at this restaurant located in the Hilton at University, was for my birthday back in May. My son and I had a quiet mother/son dinner on a Friday night. I was surprised that there were not many patrons at the time we arrived, which was 6:30. It was our first time there. We were seated, the atmosphere... More

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Concord, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were in the University area last evening and stopped at the Lakefront Restaurant for dinner. My Beef Tenderloin, was 'melt in the mouth' tender and Roberts' Sea Bass so good he hasn't stopped talking about it. Both our meals were lovingly cooked by Chef Mike Hancock and the presentation was picture perfect. We started with the Arugula Salad (if... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was in Charlotte on business and my boyfriend joined me for a night, we wanted outdoor, ideally waterfront dining and we stumbled across this. We loved it. The food was good, we had a few appetizers to share and a drink. We sat outside on the deck. This is just on a small lake, but we loved it! The... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went here on Easter as looking for a place to get steak and that took my gift certificate.from Restaurant.com Restaurant was open for brunch but could not use certificate for that.. Not sure why. so made dinner reservations for 5. No one had vacuumed the carpet in the dining area in that 2 hour closed window. So that was a... More

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chefdevoe, Manager at Lakefront Restaurant, responded to this review

I want to apologize that we did not provide you and your family with a WOW experience when dining with us. I am currently reviewing are policy of not accepting coupons at are holiday brunches/events, I are very grateful for the business that restaurant.com users provide the restaurant and I most certainly want to accommodate everyone. Reviewing your comments, I... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My friend and I found this restaurant on Restaurants.com. We both live in Charlotte and wanted to do something different that we had never done before. So we stumbled on this restaurant. This restaurant is a hidden treasure that is inside of the Hilton Hotel. We were impressed by the level of service we received, the portion size of our... More

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DC area
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had Saturday night snacks and drinks here and what a wonderful place! You HAVE to order hushpuppies stuffed with shrimp with Creole sauce - incredible! We also shared arugula salad and fried green tomatoes - also delicious and reasonably-sized portions. Mixed drinks were strong. I found this place via Restaurant.com and used their $25 certificate, even with that it... More

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Summerville, SC
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155 reviews 155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Found this through Restaurant.com. Is actually the in-house restaurant for the Hilton. Nice view, very quiet. Not crowded on a Friday night, which is to be expected in a nice hotel. My server was young, but well versed in the meals. Had a good local very hoppy IPA. Actually had two, as did my friend. We started with the house... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Let's start with the food. Wonderful, the presentation was excelent , the tempature was also excellent the portions were good and the taste was just outstanding. This is a 5 star restarunt in a two star setting. The waiter looked like and acted as if he just happened to be in the area so they put him to work. When... More

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