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
The fried lobster tail was something tha ...
The fried lobster tail was something that I was really excited about but I ended up a little disappointed. There was a lot of breading that fell apart when I cut into it. It was good but the breading took a lot away from the lobster's flavor. The waiter explained to me that the lobster was prepared wrong (that sauce was supposed to be poured over it and not on the side like mine was) My steak, however, was cooked perfectly. The waiter seemed a little distracted and took long to take our orders. He was nice but kind of all over the place. I do plan to come in the future and I hope the lobster will be made the correct way.
This is a very eloquent and high end res ...
This is a very eloquent and high end restaurant. The service is excellent and the setting appears to be an old church. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The menu is limited so just fyi....but their steaks are tremendous and the fried lobster tail is something they are known for and it is amazing. It is very pricey.....
We had a fantastic Valentine's Day dinne ...
We had a fantastic Valentine's Day dinner at Bonterra. We have been coming to the restaurant basically since its opening back in the 1990s. The food items were outstanding. We did think the desserts were not as strong as the other portions of the meal. The wine selection was as always amazing. The ambience was perfect. We were looking for a relatively quiet, romantic atmosphere and that's what we got. We will be back.
We chose Bonterra for our Valentines Day ...
We chose Bonterra for our Valentines Day dinner and were pleased. A glass of Champagne at the bar waiting for our table for two, we were early, and then seated. They added more tables for two for this "date night" event and I would say the table we were given was a bit cramped and in the traffic pattern. The service and food were wonderful as we expected. We were not rushed at all, one of the last out, and we will return again for dinner.
When I made my reservation, I ask if the ...
When I made my reservation, I ask if they had a limited menu for Valentine and was told no. It will the regular menu.
Upon arrival and seating we were handed the Valentine limited menu and the waiter told us they were not offering their regular menu. Upon leaving, the manager said we could order from the regular menu. We choose to leave anyway as we know the regular item had not been prepped and would be rushed.
We shouldn't have to complain to get decent service at a restaurant of this caliber.
Off its game food-wise. Tuna was over co ...
Off its game food-wise. Tuna was over cooked and the food came out slow (which wasn't too bad since it was Valentines Day). Felt like it was more portion controlled than usual. Still believe they have good food usually.
Great food, great decor and atmosphere.. ...
Great food, great decor and atmosphere...waiter was too friendly and not very efficient.
Would go back with other first timers because the setting is unique and the food is spectacular though a little expensive.
Great for a special event.
First time eating at Bonterra and it was ...
First time eating at Bonterra and it was wonderful. The ambiance, food, service, decor, and parking were all upscale and well done. Located in a renovated church the high ceilings and white table clothes make for an elegant dining environment. Couple that with well prepared food and you have a winning combination. I had the charcuterie plate appetizer, the NY Strip entree with mashed potatoes and green beans, and the caramel cheesecake dessert. My friend had fried green tomatoes with lump crab for her appetizer and shrimp and scallops for her main course. Everything was perfectly cooked and plated beautifully. Drank a bottle of wine and left VERY happy and satisfied. Will definitely be back and would HIGHLY recommend.
Bonterra has always been a great experie ...
Bonterra has always been a great experience whether for just a meal out or their special events such as a wine tasting or their James Beard dinner. Experience this time for Queensfeast was no different. Only change from my usual experience was timing as there was a large crowd for this event. Food was fantastic and hot as usual; server was attentive. We shared the various dishes; all were excellent. Is always a great evening there.
Service was slow, taking about 15 minute ...
Service was slow, taking about 15 minutes for the waiter to remember to collect our drink orders once we sat down at our table. No ability to order off-menu during Charlotte Restaurant Week. While the steak option was tasty, everything else felt like it was prepared well in advance and microwaved before being brought to our table. Portion sizes, particularly on the dessert options, were smaller than expected. Desserts were no better than Ms. Smith could have prepared.
I haven't been to Bonterra in over a decade, and it will be at least that long again before I return.
There on a Wed night for Queen's Feast. ...
There on a Wed night for Queen's Feast. Had pleasant experience before. Three ordered
NY Strip steak. One order had to be returned to kitchen for replacement, other two gristly.
Considered fried green tomatoes too heavily battered and no flavor.
I've wanted to eat at Bonterra for ages ...
I've wanted to eat at Bonterra for ages and my first dinner there did not disappoint. I was impressed by the elegant setting, it's a beautiful restaurant and I loved the 2nd floor overlook. We all had a fabulous meal and we loved our server, who was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back!
Bonterra is one of my favorite restauran ...
Bonterra is one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. We went during restaurant week, which I've done before at Bonterra. This restaurant week experience fell short of expectations. Both my pork appetizer and short rib entree were dry, though tasty and visually appealing. The waiter seemed somewhat as though he was going through the paces that night. The menu said "no substitutions" and they took that to the furthest degree. I wanted the salad, but no dressing substitution was allowed. Bonterra offers an incredible restaurant week option, but I'd rather pay a higher price and receive the experience I expect from them.
visiting Charlotte and looked up the usu ...
visiting Charlotte and looked up the usual sites (Yelp, Zagats) and found Bonterra with 200 wines by the glass so off we went. Nice layout, great staff, good food and various well priced wines by the glass as well as cocktails. Restaurant week prices made it even better. Recommended!
Very disappointing !!! Fried green tomat ...
Very disappointing !!! Fried green tomatoes were not as good as Memosa's, shrimp and scallops were not as good as Hickory Tavern's shrimp and grits where you get more for less money, the short ribs were like a roast I fix at home but dryer, the chocolate/peanut butter mousse was good, and the red wine was not tasty. Too much money for nothing !!!
Understanding it was restaurant week and ...
Understanding it was restaurant week and thus would be more crowded, we knew the service wouldn't be perfect. However, the service was pretty good, considering. Sadly, the food was sub-par, the choices lacking, and overall it was not a great experience. We haven't been in a while and were looking forward to trying again, but I guess we probably won't be back. Disappointed because we used to love this restaurant.
Excellent Queen's Feast menu. Our waite ...
Excellent Queen's Feast menu. Our waiter was a prince. We had two small but well behaved children and he was very accommodating. The chicken was tender and moist, salmon cooked perfectly. Wine menu is incredible, chocolate mousse dessert was outstanding.
One of our Charlotte Restaurant Week tri ...
One of our Charlotte Restaurant Week tries. The food was very good.....we all enjoyed it all. What set them apart from many, though, was the staff. From the time we walked in the door, they took great care of us. Not just our waiter (who was kind, fun, and helpful) but every person we encountered. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
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