Ratcliff On The Green Dining

★★★☆☆
  • 425 S Tryon St

    Charlotte, NC 28202

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  • 704-358-9898

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Food was subpar for the money. Could have had a better meal at a less expensive restaurant. 20% gratuity charged for our group that was forced to sit at seperate tables. Whole experience was awful. Wouldn' suggest this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food was subpar for the money. Could have had a better meal at a less expensive restaurant. 20% gratuity charged for our group that was forced to sit at seperate tables. Whole experience was awful. Wouldn' suggest this place to anyone.

Pros: Setting

Cons: Everything else

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If I could give less than 1 star, I would. I booked a reservation for 12 two weeks in advance. We were seated separately and served by two different waiters. We asked for a different table or to push the tables together and we were refused. The food was so-so. We waited 45 minutes on it and then it was either cold or too salty to eat. The waiter never came back to check on us. We never got drink refills while we were waiting on the food except when we flagged him down and asked for them. When we got our checks they charged us 20% gratuity for a large party then threatened to call the police and have us arrested when we protested. Our group will NEVER eat there again and all of us will be telling everyone we know about this horrible experience. I will also be contacted the BBB.

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★☆☆☆☆

If I could give less than 1 star, I would. I booked a reservation for 12 two weeks in advance. We were seated separately and served by two different waiters. We asked for a different table or to push the tables together and we were refused. The food was so-so. We waited 45 minutes on it and then it was either cold or too salty to eat. The waiter never came back to check on us. We never got drink refills while we were waiting on the food except when we flagged him down and asked for them. When we got our checks they charged us 20% gratuity for a large party then threatened to call the police and have us arrested when we protested. Our group will NEVER eat there again and all of us will be telling everyone we know about this horrible experience. I will also be contacted the BBB.

Pros: location

Cons: Everything besides the location

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excellent coffee

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★★★☆☆

excellent coffee

Pros: location

Cons: not very busy as of late

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While the food was very good, there was very little of it for the price. Had the $45 "tasting" menu and paid $12 upcharge for the foie gras appetizer. The foie gras was little larger than a quarter and about as thick; tournedos of beef was probably no more than two ounces. Wine pairings (additional $21 charge) were adequate, but not fantastic. The desserts were very good - what we termed the deconstructed Toblerone was excellent and I give the creme brulee an 8.5 - creme not cold enough and too sweet, brulee technique perfect, no garnish and fairly simplistic presentation. Expressed our dismay at the portion sizes to the sommelier (owner?) who practically ran from our table. Again, while the taste profiles were very well executed and commendable, we left hungry.

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★★☆☆☆

While the food was very good, there was very little of it for the price. Had the $45 "tasting" menu and paid $12 upcharge for the foie gras appetizer. The foie gras was little larger than a quarter and about as thick; tournedos of beef was probably no more than two ounces. Wine pairings (additional $21 charge) were adequate, but not fantastic. The desserts were very good - what we termed the deconstructed Toblerone was excellent and I give the creme brulee an 8.5 - creme not cold enough and too sweet, brulee technique perfect, no garnish and fairly simplistic presentation. Expressed our dismay at the portion sizes to the sommelier (owner?) who practically ran from our table. Again, while the taste profiles were very well executed and commendable, we left hungry.

Pros: Excellent taste profiles

Cons: Not good value for dollar

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Walking past Ratcliffe many times, I mistook it for a florist with an old timey sign. But then a colleague was leaving our firm, so I looked into some restaurants and found Ratcliff and was so impressed.

The dining room is immaculate and beautiful/ unique. Hard to describe. It definitely has an upscale feel to it. The food was delicious, sort of southern food with a twist. I had a salad with warm goat cheese croutons and shrimp and grits - pretty normal - but one of my more adventurous colleagues got a bucket of fried quail - upscale KFC.

This was a great place for a small business dinner or for a special occasion. the room was really lovely, so charming and under the right circumstances, romantic. The meal ran us around $200 with drinks and several courses.

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★★★★★

Walking past Ratcliffe many times, I mistook it for a florist with an old timey sign. But then a colleague was leaving our firm, so I looked into some restaurants and found Ratcliff and was so impressed.

The dining room is immaculate and beautiful/ unique. Hard to describe. It definitely has an upscale feel to it. The food was delicious, sort of southern food with a twist. I had a salad with warm goat cheese croutons and shrimp and grits - pretty normal - but one of my more adventurous colleagues got a bucket of fried quail - upscale KFC.

This was a great place for a small business dinner or for a special occasion. the room was really lovely, so charming and under the right circumstances, romantic. The meal ran us around $200 with drinks and several courses.

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Let me start by saying that I had no idea what to expect when I made reservations at Ratcliffe's for my wife and I's anniversary. When I called to make the reservation I requested the bay window. I have lived in Charlotte since the days when Carpe Diem occupied the space and have always wanted to sit there. The hostess taking my reservation was very accomodating with my request and my wife adored our seat. I had heard many good things but had never been there or even seen the inside since Chef Hibbs took it over. It was one of the best anniversary dinners we've had, right up there with Barrington's. It's not the cheapest place to eat and for good reason. Chef Mark Hibbs is a member of the slow food movement. His ingredients are about as local and fresh as it gets. Everything we had that night was well prepared and well presented. Our service was excellent, there for you always without being overbearing. The wine selection was great and the food was delicious. It was Chef Hibbs night off apparently, but his sous chef, Greg took very good care of us. It was nice to see the chef making rounds of the dining room every 15-20 minutes to check on the tables and answer questions about the ingredients. They are very passionate about their ingredients and it shows when they start talking to you about it. Although our entrees were delicious my favorite part of the meal, and I can't belive I'm saying this, was the salad. Sounds crazy, right? But this was a grilled baby romaine with bacon, shaved parmesan, caesar dressing and a sunny side up quail egg. Probably the best salad I have ever had. Our dessert was equally amazing. We preordered the souffle. It comes out bursting from the souffle dish, the server cracks it open and pours creme anglaise into it until it seeps out onto the plate. Delectable! This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

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★★★★★

Let me start by saying that I had no idea what to expect when I made reservations at Ratcliffe's for my wife and I's anniversary. When I called to make the reservation I requested the bay window. I have lived in Charlotte since the days when Carpe Diem occupied the space and have always wanted to sit there. The hostess taking my reservation was very accomodating with my request and my wife adored our seat. I had heard many good things but had never been there or even seen the inside since Chef Hibbs took it over. It was one of the best anniversary dinners we've had, right up there with Barrington's. It's not the cheapest place to eat and for good reason. Chef Mark Hibbs is a member of the slow food movement. His ingredients are about as local and fresh as it gets. Everything we had that night was well prepared and well presented. Our service was excellent, there for you always without being overbearing. The wine selection was great and the food was delicious. It was Chef Hibbs night off apparently, but his sous chef, Greg took very good care of us. It was nice to see the chef making rounds of the dining room every 15-20 minutes to check on the tables and answer questions about the ingredients. They are very passionate about their ingredients and it shows when they start talking to you about it. Although our entrees were delicious my favorite part of the meal, and I can't belive I'm saying this, was the salad. Sounds crazy, right? But this was a grilled baby romaine with bacon, shaved parmesan, caesar dressing and a sunny side up quail egg. Probably the best salad I have ever had. Our dessert was equally amazing. We preordered the souffle. It comes out bursting from the souffle dish, the server cracks it open and pours creme anglaise into it until it seeps out onto the plate. Delectable! This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

Pros: beautiful restaurant

Cons: only one table in the bay window-but that's what makes it special!

 

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