Fresh. Local. Delicious. Bonterra Dining & Wine Room offers an extraordinary culinary experience in a historic church in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte.
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Housed in a Dilworth church built in 1895, Bonterra still manages to maintain a sense of modernity while displaying 17th century Romantic art above its bar. Since taking over the kitchen in 2000, chef Blake Hartwick has made a name for himself in town cooking Southern cuisine with a distinctive leaning toward flavors that pair with the excellent wine program here.
"Best Steak You'll Ever Eat" - AAA Carolina's Go Magazine
Nestled in the heart of Dilworth, Bonterra makes its home in a renovated 110-year-old church. They boast more than 200 wines by the glass and another 300 from the private cellar (can I hear an “Amen!”?). You can dine on flatbreads, spreads and charcuterie at the bar, or enjoy selections from the oft-changing dinner menu. Fried green tomatoes, fried lobster tail, and wood roasted venison are a few options. All their steaks are prepared in a wood fired brick oven, which creates a unique flavor that puts them in the “one of the best steaks you’ll ever eat” category.
No campfire? No problem. At this elegant Dilworth restaurant you’ll find the S’mores Chocolate Brownie, a dessert your inner kid is craving. “Summertime makes you think of campfires and being outside, and we took inspiration from some of our best childhood memories with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, and turned it into something more decadent,” says Executive Chef Blake Hartwick. The result? A housemade chocolate brownie topped with crunchy graham streusel and a dollop of creamy white chocolate ganache, served with a scoop of the freshly made toasted marshmallow ice cream.
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Southern cuisine is a sacred thing. Bonterra fully embraces this sentiment, right down to their location. Nestled in a historic Dilworth church, the restaurant pays homage to its spiritual history, pairing the classic architecture with a refined take on Southern fare.
Tripveel Names Bonterra as a Top Reason to Visit Charlotte
"At Bonterra Dining & Wine Room, the food speaks for itself. A Queen City staple for nearly twenty years, Executive Chef Blake Hartwick brings a new take on Southern Cuisine with his love of fresh local flavors—presenting a regularly changing menu featuring seasonal favorites and local ingredients. Favorites include their famous Fried Lobster Tail with local North Carolina honey, soy reduction and mustard aioli, with fresh seafood options like grouper, scallops and shrimp—as well as steaks, chops and burgers from the wood-fired grill."