My husband and I moved to the Charlotte area approximately one year ago. Although we actually live in South Carolina, we regularly come up to Charlotte for dining and social interaction. Fortunately for us, one of our forays was to Vintage Wine Cellar. That was about six months ago, and we have been devout customers ever since.
The tastings are great (including the phenomenal monthly ?Mega tastings?), the monthly Wine Dinners are nothing short of superb (the Chef's creativity and presentation is as good as ANY restaurant in Charlotte), and the entertainment (Judson and company) is a breath of fresh air, and a wonderful respite on the weekends. For those things alone we would be ?regulars.? However, the thing that most ingratiates us (and the many others we have met there) is the amazing staff.
The personable owners, Kevin and Ingrid, have managed to give Vintage a real ?Cheers? sort of atmosphere. They, along with Justin, Chef Jay and all of the rest, have always been extremely warm, friendly and yes, professional each and every time we have come there. A trip to Vintage is always like going to a friend?s house. We know we will feel welcome, we know we will have a relaxing, enjoyable time, and we also know we will usually meet new, interesting and engaging people, several of whom we now count as friends.
Don't take our word for it--- check them out for yourself and meet some of the regulars--- and tell 'em Dan and Lori sent you!
Pros: Outdoor patio area, excellent service, cozy bar, good wine selection
Cons: Can be noisy on a crowded weekend