Fine dining in Charlotte, NC
October 19, 2010 1:44 PM   Subscribe

Where in Charlotte, NC, should I take my mom for her 70th birthday?

Mom's 70th is coming up, and I'll be in town visiting. I used to live in Charlotte, but it's been quite a while. I want to take Mom out to a fancy place, but where?

We're still several months out, so plans are nowhere near firm. My brother might be putting something together which will make all this moot. There's also a possibility that the dinner will include my brother, his wife, and two kids, one of whom is a rambunctious 6-year-old. Maybe, maybe not, so I'd like suggestions for both scenarios.

Mom's tastes aren't fancy, but she would appreciate going to a fancy place. Money isn't a concern, really. If it were here in DC, I'd probably hit one of those nouvelle-Southern places like B. Smith's or maybe Cashion's Eat Place, you know, fancy but not imtimidating. Maybe just a nice steak house.
posted by MrMoonPie to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: If you like seafood and steak , La Vecchia's is very very good. They're owned by the same family that brings in seafood to most of the upscale supermarkets in the areas.

If you like Cajun, I recommend The Cajun Queen. Great Cajun food served in a down-home setting.

I'll try to think of some more.
posted by aristan at 2:01 PM on October 19, 2010

Best answer: Aria is very nice.
posted by something something at 2:16 PM on October 19, 2010

You can go fancy, or like my mom did for her 70th.
She wanted to go to Hooters, "just to see what it was all about."

I called first to see if it was appropriate, and we went.

She had a great time.
posted by Drasher at 4:24 PM on October 19, 2010

Response by poster: I made reservations at La Vecchia's, but we ended up having hot dogs with the family. Mom was, at least, impressed by the effort.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:32 AM on November 29, 2010

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