I am a Chicago hound, and will be hosting a business dinner in Charlotte for about 20 people on October 8. Most of us will be staying near or at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College. I have done a search and found some possibilities in previous postings, but it is always hard to figure out how well a given place will handle a large group and how business-y it will be. After all, that is definitely not the Chowhound standard, IMO.
My goal is to spend what is necessary to make a nice impression, but nothing terribly fancy. Something slightly adventurous is always okay for me (and there are some interesting places I will be checking out on my own from your postings), as long as the timid eaters can be comfortable. Nothing at all wrong with good southern food and a little down home atmosphere if that were available.
Thanks in advance for your help, and I promise to post on my experiences in Charlotte that week.