My wife and I recently visited Charlotte and here are some of our experiences.
We drove to Lexington and had lunch at Lexington #1.
Service was excellent. The food was okay. Hush puppies were a new experience and we both liked them. Neither of us cared for the taste of the slaw. The BBQ was good, but we both like (are used to) more of a thick sauce.
Had supper at Mimosa Grill. What a gem! They just got a new chef, so the menu was not what we were expecting. My wife had stuffed hush puppies and crab cakes. Both were excellent. I had the filet with grilled potatoes and vegtables. It was the best I ever had. Just perfect.
We had a business supper at the Cajun Queen. Appetizers of crawfish, fried oysters, green fried tomatoes and gumbo were all excellent. We both had blackened tilapia, which was very good.
Upstream - Lobster bisue and scallop appetizers were very good, My wife had the sea bass, while I had the fresh king crab. What a treat! Finshed off with Cream brulee duo. Very nice.
LaTorre's - Appetizers were Empanaditas Rellenas, Viandas, and Aquacate Tango. All were very good. We took the chips home and my co-workers drooled over them even without the dip!
I had the Escalope y Arroz and my wife had Paella.
Mine was perfection and hers seafood was also very good.
We went back to the Mimosa Grill for Sunday brunch only to find out they do not have one. But do serve lunch on game days which it was. I had mussels which were tasty, but a lot of work. I also had the NC trout which was deboned and cooked again to perfection.
All in all we fround Charlotte to be a very modern city with much to offer