6801 Northlake Mall Dr Ste 246, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2821635.353085 -80.855043
Great happy hour specials – This place had great happy hour specials. I had a hard time finding out what they were but ended up finding them on dailyhappyhour [dot] com
Fun place to hang out – I've been to the Grape in Atlanta and to this one and also to the new one at SouthPark. This place is fun, has great food and wine of course, and the live music is always great. Highly recommended.
Truly the Ultimate Experience in Wine Education and Fun – The reason for my comments is because I am one of those coupon guys and I am glad that The Grape is putting those promotional gift certificates out there so I can visit more often. Guess what I am cheap and I will admit it. But to think I could come in and pay for my whole table of guests with promotional coupons I paid ? face value for is just plan tacky. That?s not point of promotional coupons, But then again I guess I was raised different. I just hope that a few don?t ruin it for the many and I hope that The Grape continues with those types of programs.
Finally to end on a positive note I am glad to see that The Grape @ Northlake was nominated for so many different categories. It is truly great place to entertain and just simply relax. The concept is unique; the atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy. The food menu is extensive for a wine bar and I just love it. I have become a regular and I have really gotten to know the staff, including the Owner and to read the last comment is so far from the truth I am surprised it was even allowed to be published. The staff has always been friendly and I can tell you that if you visit The Grape more then once you will see that the Owner is far more involved then most restaurants and just simply put is a ?nice guy?.
Now we know how movie stars feel when the tabloids publish trash, and you have no way to tell the masses it?s simply not true. But to The Grape staff you have your regulars who will stand up and support you. And to the owner thank you for always taking care of me, Keep your chin up!! The average reader can see through this.
Customer Dis-Service to the extreme!
The Grape advertised promotional certificates. Owner broadcast a live radio message indicating that the certificates may be used for anything The Grape offered, including items from their retail store. Owner also indicated multiple certificates could be used at one time. Upon visiting the 'restaurant', the manager on duty, rudely announced that only one certificate could be used for our bill. We offered to split our checks to utilize the certificates (which were nearing expiration). Manager refused. Owner and Manager proceeded to argue with me, embarrassing my table, and myself. Both Manager and owner indicated that they had changed the rules of the certificates after broadcasting their promotion. I am fairly certain "bait and switch" techniques have been illegal for quite some time.
I was accused of being a "cheap liar" and humiliated in front of my guests.
Food items had to be sent back to be re-made, so our party was not able to eat together.
Love it:) – I am new to Charlotte and have been trying to get to know the city better. I came upon a wine bar called, The Grape at Northlake Mall. As soon as I walked in I was impressed by the decor. I was warmly greeted by the staff and decided to sit at the bar, this is where I was introduced to the menu. The waitress explained the menu in full detail and began to ask questions about my taste. From there she was able to pair me up with a great glass of wine. Not only did I have great service but I had come on Five on the Vine, which happens every Thursday. You can get $5 glasses on select 1-5 grape wines. I have always been interested in getting to know wine better and this is the perfect place to come to. So many to choose from that I know I will defiantly be back!
the best wine bar in the Carolina's! – I absolutely love this place! the food, service, and the wine are amazing. the restaurant also offers wine tastings on saturdays and wednesdays.
Great atmosphere to relax , eat & most important ly drink great wine!! – First, I love City Search and all of the great information you receive about all the great places around town. As usual I went to City Search to find out about great wine bars in the area and I came across The Grape @ Northlake Mall. Of course I read all the reviews and decided to go with a group of my friends. Normally I don?t write reviews but I was compelled to do so when I read the last review and I was quite shocked at their comments. Yes, I know everyone is entitled to there opinion, however I would like to ask what?s wrong with bringing a trendy, hot, sheik place to Charlotte? All I can say is Thank You, and please bring more bars and restaurants like you. This place was just simply delightful. The food I ordered was awesome (chicken, portabella quiche) and the waiter was dead on pairing it with the Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay. I know for a fact that I have not seen that wine selection at any of the other wine bars, or even full white table cloth restaurants in Charlotte. I guess my point is I am glad that we have these types of places finally coming to Charlotte and if we expect more upscale, fine dining, trendy places to open in the Queen City then we need to make sure we support them.
So-so wine bar experience. – Overall, not a bad experience, but not a great one either. Restaurant could spare some of the trendiness for more functional items like larger tables, easier-to-hold water glasses, etc. Service was great - friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good, but nothing special. Nice adult ambiance, but almost trying too hard with all the trendy decor. Wine okay - again, nothing special, but they really seem to think it is as they have gone to great trouble to describe their wines in a booklet menu that would make you think you were going to be drinking the most amazing imported wine the world has to offer, when you're really just getting a glass of basic Merlot, Chardonnay, Malbec, etc. Overall, a bit pricey for what you get.
The most romantic Valentines Day I have had in a long time. – My soon to be husband and I have been together for 7 years and with any relationship sometimes you have to think outside the box to keeps things interesting and exciting. Well on Valentines Day my soon to be husband did just that. I was a little confused at first because we headed to the Northlake Mall. But as we came around the back only visible by a huge grape logo was this beautiful wine bar that simply took my breath away. I had been to the mall a dozen times and did not realize that The Grape even existed. It was reservations only for the Valentines dinner and as we entered I was presented with a rose from the owner himself. I was even more impressed when I read this awesome arrangement of a 4 course dinner and our choice of a bottle of wine (Oriel Portia) from ?The Grape? Love Pix Menu as they called it. The whole atmosphere at The Grape was just beautiful, deemed lights, music playing in the background by a male vocalist named Kevin Jones which was accompanied by a piano player and a saxophone player. The staff was very helpful, professional and with a packed restaurant it was timed perfectly. If everything was not perfect enough upon leaving we where handed a (him and her) gift bag. When I ask my fiance how in the world he picked such a great place he said that he found out about The Grape from your web page, so City Search thank you and thank you to The Grape for making our Valentines Day a night I will cherish.
Wine, Great Food, and Christmas Shopping Made Easy. What's not to LOVE! – For most of us going to the mall to shop is like pulling teeth but there are several times a year that it must be done and Christmas is one of them. What can be more difficult then that is finding that one gift that is unique for that special person in your life that has everything. Well not only after an hour of shopping and frustrated that I could not find anything, I stumbled upon The Grape @ Northlake Mall. I bellied up to this warm, friendly, quaint bar for a glass of wine and everything fell into place. Not only did I get paired up with an unbelievable glass of wine from a friendly bartender name Becky, but I was also able to find that perfect gift for my partner. After an hour of learning about The Grape Classification system and why I was a ?Grape 5,? I was able to pair the ?Papa Luna? that I was drinking with some ?Red Hot Dutch? gourmet cheese and some tasty New Zealand Lamp Chops that were out of this world. But then came the best part, attached to the wine bar is a wine retail shop and there I found my one of kind gift, ?Faberge Wine Charms?. (Egg shaped porcelain works of art about the size of a dime that are richly decorated with gold and jewels. Traditionally made for the Czars of Russia in the late 1800?s and early 1900?s they are extremely valuable and of course one of kind.) Thank you Becky and The Grape for the one of kind wine and food pairing and for the one of kind gift that to date has been the best gift ever this holiday season. Happy Holidays and I can?t wait to see you for your New Year?s Celebration.
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