Where to Eat in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood Neighborhood: 2021

With curbside and delivery options amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Img 1637
Soul's marinated diced tuna in fried wonton tacos, with marinated cucumbers and sriracha mayo.

These picks are based on our 2020 Best of the Best Awards, the 2019 25 Best New Restaurants and 2021 50 Best Restaurants lists, and rolling editorial decisions.

Soul Gastrolounge

The servers are hip, the sound system is bumping, and the menu is all over the place, with sushi rolls, daily hummus features, and shared plates. You can’t find this vibe anywhere else, and the food is just as good as it ever was, while the cocktails may be even better. 1500-B Central Ave., 704-348-1848.

Bistro La Bon

This Plaza Midwood favorite recently expanded to a second location in Cotswold. Dinner favorites include the swedish meatballs, lavender chicken, and other tapas-style selections. 1322 Central Ave., 704-333-4646.

Midwood Smokehouse

Lots of folks argue that Charlotte isn’t a barbecue town, but the crowds at Midwood Smokehouse with platters of smoked pork and traditional sides say otherwise. Multiple locations.


The No. 1 restaurant on any gray day list, this restaurant with exposed brick and small dining areas has a menu that ranges from pizza to cabbage rolls. 1427 E. 10th St., 704-347-2626.

Categories: Food + Drink