Ratcliffe on the Green

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Written by Jon Luther and Richard Thurmond
Photographs by Chris Edwards

 
Ratcliffe on the Green
425 South Tryon Street
704-358-9898

The chefs at Ratcliffe on the Green incorporate a significant amount of local produce into the menu. (Chris Edwards)

The chefs at Ratcliffe on the Green incorporate a significant amount of local produce into the menu. (Chris Edwards)

Chef Mark Hibbs is doing some serious name dropping on his Ratcliffe menu—Ashley Farms, Tega Hills, Hoffman Farm, Baucom's Best, Anson Mills. Hibbs and co-owner Zach Goodyear try to use as many local food producers as possible, and you can taste the results. The clever Hoffman Farm sweet potato beignets, sweetened with a touch of powdered sugar, are a delightful appetizer, while the Poulet Rouge Fermier au Piedmont shows what this restaurant is all about. It's a simple roasted chicken dusted with herbs, but the flavor of this free-range, all-natural bird will leave you grinning. 

 

Bonus
The classic space, with its Tiffany windows and warm lighting, is gorgeous, and the service is efficient and friendly.

Don't Miss
The burger, made with Baucom's Best ground beef and served on a sourdough roll.

 

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