THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018, 7 P.M. 

CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE'S BEST RESTAURANTS PARTY IS BACK! Join us on Thursday, March 22 for a decadent evening of food tastings from over 20 different restaurants that were named on this year's 50 Best Restaurants List. At the event, attendees will enjoy delicious food all evening long and meet the talented chefs, who are usually behind the scenes! Scroll down to read about the participating restaurants! Tickets include unlimited food tastings from over 20 restaurants and one specialty craft cocktail! Read the recap and see photos from our 2017 Best New Restaurants Party at the bottom of this page.

Read the full 2018 Best Restaurants List HERE.


Stay tuned, as more restaurants will be announced each week!





Last year, Charlotte magazine named the 25 of the Best New Restaurants in Charlotte. On March 9, 2017, each of the restaurants were invited to serve a dish at the first-ever Best Restaurants Party. Nearly 500 foodies attended for a decadent evening of food and fun with our sponsor Audi of Charlotte. The party was hosted by Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson, of WCNC Charlotte Today. Attendees voted that 204 North was the best restaurant of the night! The food judges were Art Gallagher, Inaugural President of Johnson & Wales University Retired, Kristen Wile — Food and Drink Editor at Charlotte Magazine and Chef Ron Ahlert — Director of The Community Culinary School of Charlotte, the event's charity partner. The judges voted that Aix En Provence was the best restaurant of the night.

2017 PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS INCLUDED: 204 North, Aix En Provence, @Dawn Cafe, Block & Grinder, CO, Coco and the Director, Comida, Community Table Bistro, Midwood Smokeshack, Nellie's Southern Kitchen, O-Ku, Pasta & Provisions, Rai Lay Thai Cuisine, Reid's Fine Foods, Sea Level NC, Stoke Charlotte, Yafo Kitchen, AND MORE!

See more photos below from the 2017 Best New Restaurants Party.

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For over 15 years, Charlotte magazine has been publishing a Best Restaurants issue, showcasing Charlotte's top restaurants, as well as providing a guide to the best new restaurants in the city. Then we throw a Best Restaurants Party, giving readers the opportunity to sample food from over 20 of the Best Restaurants, all in one night! Read the 2018 Best Restaurants List here.

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