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Lakefront Restaurant

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8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262-8425
704-916-2831
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Totally Surprised!

We had a great coupon, so we decided to give the Lakefront a try and we were so glad we did. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy. My guess is that it's main purpose is for events at the hotel like wedding receptions etc.... It's a nice space, with a nice view. The restaurant was not busy at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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213 reviews 213 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great coupon, so we decided to give the Lakefront a try and we were so glad we did. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy. My guess is that it's main purpose is for events at the hotel like wedding receptions etc.... It's a nice space, with a nice view. The restaurant was not busy at all when... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The service was excellent with a well prepared, knowledgable staff. There was a wide varity of choice on the menu from smaller casual for the budget minded to the higher end daily specials. All the meals I had there were delicious and well prepared. The morning breakfast buffet was wonderful with an chef making custom omelets.A lovely view of the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Wow! Who knew? Excellent cuisine right here under our noses. Went because we had a coupon and didn't want the usual chain/barfare of the University area (please restaurateurs! more good restaurants in this area!). I read a few of the reviews, but honestly wasn't expecting much, especially once we got there and were told the restaurant was closed for the... More 

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Concord, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice view! We purchased a restaurant.com certificate several months ago and had to try a few times to find it open, it was closed twice when we tried over the summer for receptions or parties so call first if you are driving there. I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in the hotel. The food was excellent, the setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We are locals from Charlotte and have never been to the restaurant! We loved our experience. Great food and wine selection. Charlotte locals should run here!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our family stayed at the hotel for a few weeks this summer so we ate dinner at the Lakefront Restaurant several times. The food was excellent and the servers are all really nice! Make sure to ask about the daily specials. They have weekly prime rib and lobster nights. Some nights they have free apps or desserts. Some of our... More 

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I came here with come colleagues while on a business trip. And we had free vouchers for the breakfast, had an omelette bar and lots of other stuff.. Good service

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

First of all, we arrived to the restaurant at 10:30 for Sunday Brunch only to find out they closed their doors at 10:30 to get ready for lunch which begins at 11am. It was incredibly disappointing that a hotel as big as the Hilton only serves "Sunday Brunch" until 10:30am. We decided to take a stroll around the lake and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The food was amazing. I love their lemon pepper wings & the steak is so juicy. i'll be back. the atmosphere is very cozy. the view of the lake is gorgeous and romantic. it comes in handle for an anniversary

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262-8425
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighborhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: 704-916-2831

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