Copper is one of the most fascinating restaurants in Charlotte. Its location—an old boardinghouse a few blocks away from Dilworth's restaurant row -- has been a series of restaurants, mostly unsuccessful. Only a mildly insane foodie would have predicted that an upscale Indian restaurant would break the address's curse. But Pannu Singh's Copper has exploded many Charlotteans' idea of Indian cuisine. Truth is, this is great food, nationality be damned. You want the basics? Try the Murgh Tikka Masala (succulent chicken in fluffy creamed tomato sauce, $17). You want to step it up? Go for the Lamb Chops, in a punchy chili-cherry-curry reduction ($27).
Copper on the Cheap
Try Copper for lunch. Same elegant atmosphere. Same boundary-stretching cuisine. Lunch-size prices.
311 East Blvd., 704-333-0063, copperrestaurant.com