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“Fantastic Food -- The wine...not so much”
Review of McNinch House

McNinch House
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Ranked #326 of 2,376 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Fourth Ward
Cross street: Between 9th St. & 8th St.
charlotte
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food -- The wine...not so much”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I can't believe this was our first visit to this Charlotte classic. The food was ah-maz-ing. (Just thinking about the white bean soup with crab makes my mouth water. And what the chef can do with duck cannot be described. Yummmmm.)

However, the wines pairings were disappointing -- they were merely okay -- not not on par with the food itself.

  • Visited January 2013
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Denville, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We dined at the McNinch house on New Years Eve and it was fantastic! The atmosphere, service and food were devine! Each course was delectable! Service was wonderful, slow but not to slow...just the right pace, relaxed. Our only caveat, considering the price point, was the wines served in the pairing (while good), were very inexpensive wines and did not reflect the cost. Our wine steward, Wesley, was terrific. All in all a great experience!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank janine k
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Charlotte
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Elegant”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

I brought my family of four to McNinch with high expectations. We were not disappointed. I would say the best dining experience we have ever had in twenty plus years in Charlotte. Wesley the wine steward introduced us to an amazing South African wine, pairing it well with our duck and lamb. Our four course bistro menu was flavorful, filling but expensive. I'd say for a specail occasion, worth the price. Ambience reminded me of a scene out of the "Great Gatsby."

  • Visited December 2012
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North Carolina
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First Class all the Way”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We went to the McNinch House in early December to celebrate an anniversary. We were greeted at the the door and were welcomed and invited to tour the dining areas. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas and was beautiful.

We chose the 4 course dinner menu. All in all the food was adequate but not outstanding. The portions were quite small. Overall, had the atmosphere of the house not been as outstanding as it was we would have been more disappointed.

My advice is if you are looking for great atmosphere and so so food this might be a good choice. However there are better choices with good atmosphere and better food at less than the top dollar that the McNinch house offers.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank NCSoxFan
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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Met our expectations!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We received very personal service. Wesley was great and selected perfect wine pairings. THe food was what we expected for a 5-star restaurant. Every dish was devine.

Visited November 2012
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Thank ajyj
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