I have a female friend of 5 years, whom I had not seen in 4 years, come to Charlotte for 32 hours from 2500 miles away. I have been to Dakota's about 8 thimes for various reasons and have always had good food and good atmosphere. I especialy like being able to DINE, versus eating diner. I wanted the evening to be special because I wanted my friend to know, her recent increased contact and support meant so much to me. I ordered the ""Tasting Menu"" a fixed price, ""chefs choice"" multi-course experience, as it is wonderful, and also very romantic.
Pros: imaginative food, great waitstaff, warm
Cons: if you want to go some place to eat- avod this place. This is a place to DINE