Charlotte, NC 28203
Bonterra is located in a renovated 100 year old church in the historic Southern District of Charlotte. Sommelier & Owner John Duncan has created a stunning array of 200 wines by-the-glass and an additional 300 selections from the cellar which comprises one of the largest wine lists in Charlotte. Featured in the November 15, 2000 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the New Wave Wine Bars in America. Winner of the prestigious AAA Four-Dimond Award and DiRoNA Award of Excellence. Complimenting John's selection of wines are the menu offerings of Executive Chef Blake Hartwick. Chef Hartwick's elegant approach to cooking shows nightly in his diverse menu of fresh seafood, Midwestern lamb, oven roasted filet mignon and the signature fried lobster tail.
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Open for Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Wine Bar open nightly @ 4:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Light Rail at West Blvd. Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Rehersal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Meetings for up to 175 Guest
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Bonterra Ratings and Reviews
We love Bonterra and try to go at least ...
We love Bonterra and try to go at least every month or so. The bar tender Heather is delightful and always remembers us (and our favorite drinks!). The food is always fresh. I especially love the lobster tails and the soufflé is amazing - I highly recommend it - worth the wait!
We were there for New Years Eve. Servic ...
We were there for New Years Eve. Service (Joel) was great. Attentive and approachable. Drinks and food came out in a timely manner. Lobster bisque was not that great, but everything else was good. Portions were a little too small so I had to give a lower rating on Value. We will be back.
News Years Eve Price Fix was way too exp ...
News Years Eve Price Fix was way too expensive. $75 a person. No sharing allowed; Could not split the price fix. No other menus options. We were not aware of this until we sat down at our table. We would not have dined here on New Years Eve if we had know about the very strict price fix menu. Huge disappointment.
Service & food was very good.
We had a fabulous meal at Bonterra. I h ...
We had a fabulous meal at Bonterra. I had the crispy duck, and it was cooked to perfection. Crispy on the outside and perfect tender and juicy on the inside. Desserts were also excellent, especially the warm berry compote.
We had the filet and New York strip, I w ...
We had the filet and New York strip, I was dissapinted at first because it was not a thick cut of meat. As soon as we took our first bite, our eyes rolled in the back of our head. I've never had thin cut of meat taste so yummy. The collards and oysters were the same. This atmosphere,service,food and all around experience was amazing. We can't wait to go back
Took my grandsons and their special girl ...
Took my grandsons and their special girlfriends. It was wonderful. The food (we had grouper, duck, steak, special pasta) was outstanding. Wine was excellent and affordable. The appetizer was the 'Southern Plate' with cheeses, meats, and more - just awesome. Service was just right; not over bearing, but never missed a beat. The atmosphere (a converted old church) was special. Two generations, One great night. We will be back!
Had a really good meal, seamed a bit und ...
Had a really good meal, seamed a bit understaffed. It was an anniversary and they didn't really do anything special but mention it when we walked in considering we had our rehearsal dinner there and had mentioned that in our reservation.
It's a really nice dining experience though!
Went there for a special birthday dinner ...
Went there for a special birthday dinner. Seated next to a very large party. Very noisy. Waiter attentive at first, then distracted by the large party. He needed help. There was also a large party in the balcony which made it even louder. My grouper was good, but my husband's duck left much to be desired. Small portion for large price. We have dined at Bonterra several times in the past, but they were off their game that night.
Bonterra is a lovely restaurant; it is b ...
Bonterra is a lovely restaurant; it is beautiful inside and located in an old church. The food was good; my husband ordered the NC Grouper and said it was the best fish he has ever had. The rest of my family ordered steak, duck and the homemade pasta, all of which we agreed was good but not great. The wine list is extensive and the service is attentive. It is very pricey and for the money, there are better places to go in Charlotte.
This was a casual date night for my husb ...
This was a casual date night for my husband and I, light dining with a selection of appetizers and wine.
Bonterra is know for their Fried Lobster dish. I eagerly ordered the appetizer portion for my husband, just certain that he'd love it too. To my dismay, it was overcooked and very rubbery. A huge disappointment considering the spend and the notoriety. The calamari was good. We also split the fettuccini entree. This was outstanding!
As for the wine, they have probably the largest by the glass selection in Charlotte. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding our selection.
Bonterra is a well-known stop for anyone ...
Bonterra is a well-known stop for anyone familiar with the food mise-en scene in Charlotte. The food is always good, the service first-rate, and the setting first-class. We began with the leak and goat cheese spread which cannot be described in words, je ne sais quoi! For entrees, I had rice grits and vegetables while my husband opted for the butternut squash fettuccine. Simply outstanding, and made all the more so as my husband bought a 2012 Clinet Pomerol to pair with whatever we had--marvelous. It's too bad we didn't get a pass on the $25 corkage fee even though it was his birthday but I guess you can't have everything. Bonterra does a great job on vegetarian options (my husband and both are) but the selections are rare and must be stitched together. In any event, we'll be back. Highly recommended.
There were a lot of positive reviews for ...
There were a lot of positive reviews for the fried lobster tail but I was not impressed. It was heavily breaded and seemed like it was fried for a bit too long. The lobster size was generous but I found myself taking off the coating and eating the lobster without it.
The food was delicious and the waitress ...
The food was delicious and the waitress was so nice all throughout the meal. It wasn't until the end when she brought our checks and six out of the seven checks were incorrect. That wasn't so bad but her attitude when we asked her to change it was not polite. Overall, the atmosphere and the food was worth it.
We were celebrating our 20th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and were looking forward to a great meal and celebration. Although I called ahead to inform the restaurant that it was a special occasion, they did absolutely NOTHING in recognition of our special day. I was not expecting any free drinks or food, but some kind of recognition would have been nice. Other restaurants do far more for lesser celebrations. The food was good, as usual, but these days it is about the total experience, and that was only mediocre.
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