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McNinch House

#281 of 1,940 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Fourth Ward
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511 N Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2207 (Between 9th St. & 8th St.)
+1 704-332-6159
18:30 - 23:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service are outstanding. This is a pre-fixe menu or chef's tasting restaurant only. The choices are excellent. Very romantic. If you are with a group, anticipate a 3 hours experience.

Thank HonestReviewNC
Monroe, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A beautiful setting, amazing food and service in downtown Charlotte. Exceeded our expectations. Enjoyed the pear salad, tuna tartare, duck and salmon. Dessert was the only part of the menu which wasn't to the same standard as the appetizers and entree. Next visit will definitely go with dinner with wine pairing.

Thank ccoto1955
Charleston, South Carolina
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234 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

On a Tuesday night we dined at the McNinch House for the first time, and we enjoyed an anniversary dinner in a wonderful setting, with excellent service. Although the menus are pre-fixe, there were plenty of choices, and we liked the crab bisque, the beet salad, and especially the foie gras.

Thank geo08
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the McNinch House Restaurant after hearing about it from Carolina History and Haunts tour. The restaurant waiter was perfect, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was so romantic. The venison Wellington was to die for and the chocolate creme brûlée was outstanding. The most surprising thing to me was the only staff we... More 

Thank sarahchavis
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Getting there for our 8:30 seating time at 8:20, we were told it would be a 20 minute wait or so. We could wait outside as there is no bar area. Asked if the wife and I could order a glass of wine since we were celebrating our anniversary. Was told someone would be out to help. Two people did... More 

2 Thank EPD367
Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Over the years have been to McNinch House several times. Although the original format has changed (in the past one had to order entree selection several days before one's reservation), for several years they now have a choice of 5, 7, or 9 course dinners with multiple choices for each course and selections are made at the start of dinner.... More 

Thank FD360
Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had very high expectations for this dining experience but found it to be quite disappointing. We were one of only two tables in the entire restaurant (it was a Tuesday evening). While the service was nice the food was only average (which was quite surprising). I started with a crab cake, which arrived fried and without much flavor or... More 

1 Thank Lynn-MI
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I reserved dinner for a Saturday night and can share the following. We knew it was going to be a traditional old style NC type home, but it felt like we were eating in a funeral home. Learned about the history of house when I inquired about spooky pictures on walls - it was interesting. I use TI a lot... More 

1 Thank Jason C
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We have been fortunate to dine at the McNinch House about a dozen times over as many years and have noticed a slight change in its dining offering and with it a slight leaning to the mean vs the culinary extreme....It may just be a sign of the times. With that said, let there be no misunderstanding...Our best ever dining... More 

1 Thank Spolo519
Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you need that special occasion restaurant in Charlotte, that place that you have saved for years waiting for that graduation, wedding anniversary or big announcement, then the McNinch House is your fine dining choice to celebrate that occasion. Plan to spend two plus hours here, because at the McNinch House five course and seven course dining experiences await. Once... More 

1 Thank Jeff P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
French, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 N Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2207
    (Between 9th St. & 8th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Fourth Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Fourth Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-332-6159

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?