Zebra Restaurant & Wine Bar

★★★★☆
This award-winning, upscale establishment has earned its stripes. Zebra offers patio dining, private events, receptions & full menus.
  • 4521 Sharon Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28211

    Cross street: Colgate Road

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  • 704-442-9525

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401 Hawthorne Ln #110-117A
Charlotte, NC 2820, United States 704-412-7660 Specializing in DJ & MC services for your
Wedding and many other fine events!

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401 Hawthorne Ln #110-117A
Charlotte, NC 2820, United States 704-412-7660 Specializing in DJ & MC services for your
Wedding and many other fine events!

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My friends and I enjoyed lunch at Zebra yesterday and we had a wonderful time. Our server was Jonny who quickly sold me on the catch of the day and the souffl

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My friends and I enjoyed lunch at Zebra yesterday and we had a wonderful time. Our server was Jonny who quickly sold me on the catch of the day and the souffl

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As employee of Bank of America this restaurant offers a discount which much more like cheating ,because there is no clue about limitation before payment. So be aware if you want to order coupons from discount & benefit program, first

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★★★★★

As employee of Bank of America this restaurant offers a discount which much more like cheating ,because there is no clue about limitation before payment. So be aware if you want to order coupons from discount & benefit program, first

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I have enjoyed this restaurant for years and was looking forward to enjoying a wonderful lunch here.

Two things were a great disappointment: First, When I asked where the shrimp came from I was finally told Thailand -- They say

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★★★★★

I have enjoyed this restaurant for years and was looking forward to enjoying a wonderful lunch here.

Two things were a great disappointment: First, When I asked where the shrimp came from I was finally told Thailand -- They say

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This was our first visit and it exceeded our expectations. Our server treated us as special guests. He patiently but enthusiastically explained the menu, and throughout the course of our dinner ensured that we enjoyed each course. We

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★★★★★

This was our first visit and it exceeded our expectations. Our server treated us as special guests. He patiently but enthusiastically explained the menu, and throughout the course of our dinner ensured that we enjoyed each course. We

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I bought a Groupon for this restaurant and couldn't wait to go there. I brought 2 friends with me and we were all excited to have an excellent meal. When walking up to the restaurant we saw 2 chefs walking out, but it really didn't

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★★★★★

I bought a Groupon for this restaurant and couldn't wait to go there. I brought 2 friends with me and we were all excited to have an excellent meal. When walking up to the restaurant we saw 2 chefs walking out, but it really didn't

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i have been to BLT, Sonoma, Ember grill, and many other restaurants in Charlotte. Zebra was the best in my opinion. the food and the service was unmatched; the servers were knowledgeable in wine ad made great suggestions for my wine and

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★★★★★

i have been to BLT, Sonoma, Ember grill, and many other restaurants in Charlotte. Zebra was the best in my opinion. the food and the service was unmatched; the servers were knowledgeable in wine ad made great suggestions for my wine and

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We were greeted with class and elegance. I would expect nothing less from this fine establishment. When coming in the door the aroma was mouthwatering. This was my third time at Zebra's. I find the visit to Zebras an experience

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★★★★★

We were greeted with class and elegance. I would expect nothing less from this fine establishment. When coming in the door the aroma was mouthwatering. This was my third time at Zebra's. I find the visit to Zebras an experience

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They put my reservation on the wrong date. When asked to fix it, they said sorry, there is nothing they could do. When asked to please offer something to make up for it (must have some room for walk-ins they could adjust), Max the

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★★★★★

They put my reservation on the wrong date. When asked to fix it, they said sorry, there is nothing they could do. When asked to please offer something to make up for it (must have some room for walk-ins they could adjust), Max the

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It very a very intimate enviroment but I ordered chicken and well it was very dry and tasteless. The food leaves a lot to be desired. Will not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

It very a very intimate enviroment but I ordered chicken and well it was very dry and tasteless. The food leaves a lot to be desired. Will not go back.

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Although we had an initial poor experience, Mr. Alexander followed up with us and explained the situation which satisfied us. I suspect this was a one-time occurrence. I particularly liked the fact that he was willing to take the time and contact us personally We will definitely visit again, and adjust our rating accordingly.

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★★★☆☆

Although we had an initial poor experience, Mr. Alexander followed up with us and explained the situation which satisfied us. I suspect this was a one-time occurrence. I particularly liked the fact that he was willing to take the time and contact us personally We will definitely visit again, and adjust our rating accordingly.

Pros: excellent customer follow up

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I have to say we were a little disappointed in our special occasion lunch at Zebra. The restaurant was not at all crowded but service was not what we expected at a restaurant with these prices (+ $70). Our waiter seemed very unhappy to be there and was absent for extended periods of time. I think management realized that some customers were getting hardly any service because what seemed to be a manager came out and asked us if we needed anything. We desperately needed salt and pepper because, sadly, the food was so under seasoned it was crying for help! Although we ordered luncheon entrees, no bread was offered. When we flagged our waiter down and requested it we were told "I'll see what I can do." Not at all what we expected!

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★★☆☆☆

I have to say we were a little disappointed in our special occasion lunch at Zebra. The restaurant was not at all crowded but service was not what we expected at a restaurant with these prices (+ $70). Our waiter seemed very unhappy to be there and was absent for extended periods of time. I think management realized that some customers were getting hardly any service because what seemed to be a manager came out and asked us if we needed anything. We desperately needed salt and pepper because, sadly, the food was so under seasoned it was crying for help! Although we ordered luncheon entrees, no bread was offered. When we flagged our waiter down and requested it we were told "I'll see what I can do." Not at all what we expected!

Pros: Beautiful Patio

Cons: Service/Food found somewhat lacking

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I recently just went to Zebra and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! I got the lamb tenderloind diablo, which was sooo tender and cooked to perfection. I recommend it. I also got the jumbo crab cake which was pretty good too. The place can be a little pricey so for those of you that don't want to spend all that money I found a place online called halfoffdepot. They have a deal where you pay just $20 and you'll receive a $50 certificate to eat there. Trust me it's worth it. Got to the charlotte section....go check it out.

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★★★★☆

I recently just went to Zebra and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! I got the lamb tenderloind diablo, which was sooo tender and cooked to perfection. I recommend it. I also got the jumbo crab cake which was pretty good too. The place can be a little pricey so for those of you that don't want to spend all that money I found a place online called halfoffdepot. They have a deal where you pay just $20 and you'll receive a $50 certificate to eat there. Trust me it's worth it. Got to the charlotte section....go check it out.

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I recently just went to Zebra and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! I got the lamb tenderloind diablo, which was sooo tender and cooked to perfection. I recommend it. I also got the jumbo crab cake which was pretty good too. The place can be a little pricey so for those of you that don't want to spend all that money I found a place online called halfoffdepot. They have a deal where you pay just $20 and you'll receive a $50 certificate to eat there. Trust me it's worth it. Got to the charlotte section....go check it out.

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★★★★☆

I recently just went to Zebra and I have to say it was DELICIOUS! I got the lamb tenderloind diablo, which was sooo tender and cooked to perfection. I recommend it. I also got the jumbo crab cake which was pretty good too. The place can be a little pricey so for those of you that don't want to spend all that money I found a place online called halfoffdepot. They have a deal where you pay just $20 and you'll receive a $50 certificate to eat there. Trust me it's worth it. Got to the charlotte section....go check it out.

Pros: Excellent food and service

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Business professionals beware - apparently cell phones are not appropriate in the dining room - nor is texting or checking emails. I agree with the stance that no calls should be taken...however the way it was handled was COMPLETELY RUDE. Manager came over with dirty dishes and reprimanded me rather than politely explain the situation and asking that I refrain from looking at my email (I don't think speaking on the cell is appropriate either). (Additionally a number of others had cell phones out on tables and they didn't seem to be getting the message).

There are no signs and the situation should have been dealt with much more delicately especially since this was right when we started the evening. They basically lost at least a $500 sale as we walked out.

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Business professionals beware - apparently cell phones are not appropriate in the dining room - nor is texting or checking emails. I agree with the stance that no calls should be taken...however the way it was handled was COMPLETELY RUDE. Manager came over with dirty dishes and reprimanded me rather than politely explain the situation and asking that I refrain from looking at my email (I don't think speaking on the cell is appropriate either). (Additionally a number of others had cell phones out on tables and they didn't seem to be getting the message).

There are no signs and the situation should have been dealt with much more delicately especially since this was right when we started the evening. They basically lost at least a $500 sale as we walked out.

Cons: Non-professional staff

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Without question, my favorite restaurant in Charlotte!

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★★★★★

Without question, my favorite restaurant in Charlotte!

Pros: ridiculously decadent, innovative cuisine, great wine

Cons: none

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Second dinner visit to this highly rated establishment. Service is very attentive albeit very slow. I think it's dictated by the kitchen which seems to be having some problems. Appetizer order taken but then told that they were out. Entree which was highly rated was dry, over peppered and cold. However, the other in my party seemed to be pleased. Will try once more but not on my top 10 list.

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★★★☆☆

Second dinner visit to this highly rated establishment. Service is very attentive albeit very slow. I think it's dictated by the kitchen which seems to be having some problems. Appetizer order taken but then told that they were out. Entree which was highly rated was dry, over peppered and cold. However, the other in my party seemed to be pleased. Will try once more but not on my top 10 list.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Slow service & inconsitent food

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Had the feel a small NYC or San Francisco restaurant, warm and inviting. Chef grand tasting menu world class with foie gras, lobster and on and on...
Best wine list in Charlotte!

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★★★★★

Had the feel a small NYC or San Francisco restaurant, warm and inviting. Chef grand tasting menu world class with foie gras, lobster and on and on...
Best wine list in Charlotte!

Pros: Comfortable, Professional Friendly Service, Excellent Food

Cons: In an office building

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Great experience no matter what anyone tells you. I went there with my wife on Tuesday nite, we didn?t have a reservation but even so we were promptly greeted by one of the servers. The experience was awesome, REGARDLESS of the fact that they were clearly understaffed. I had mushroom soup while my wife enjoyed their vase salad. My wife has some dietary restrictions which were met without a problem. Wine list is great. Desserts were out of this world (try their sampler). Attention to details from the staff was exceptional, there were two waiters taking care of the whole restaurant but they did not missed a bit in the level of wine knowledge, attentiveness to our needs and generally creating great dining experience. We will be coming back for sure... best restaurant in Charlotte.

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★★★★★

Great experience no matter what anyone tells you. I went there with my wife on Tuesday nite, we didn?t have a reservation but even so we were promptly greeted by one of the servers. The experience was awesome, REGARDLESS of the fact that they were clearly understaffed. I had mushroom soup while my wife enjoyed their vase salad. My wife has some dietary restrictions which were met without a problem. Wine list is great. Desserts were out of this world (try their sampler). Attention to details from the staff was exceptional, there were two waiters taking care of the whole restaurant but they did not missed a bit in the level of wine knowledge, attentiveness to our needs and generally creating great dining experience. We will be coming back for sure... best restaurant in Charlotte.

Pros: staff, food, you name it...

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Expensive restaurant. The food was decent. But the service wasn't appealing. It was three of us at the table and they charged our account extra $70 dollars. When confronting them about this error via phone, they had an attitude. Was disappointed in the service.

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★★☆☆☆

Expensive restaurant. The food was decent. But the service wasn't appealing. It was three of us at the table and they charged our account extra $70 dollars. When confronting them about this error via phone, they had an attitude. Was disappointed in the service.

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We visited Zebra for the first time on a Friday night. The restaurant was half empty the entire evening and we expected better service as a result, but our waiter disappeared for long periods of time without coming to check on us. (Other waiters nearby, however, checked more frequently on surrounding tables.) The food was ok but not memorable. We will not likely return.

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★★☆☆☆

We visited Zebra for the first time on a Friday night. The restaurant was half empty the entire evening and we expected better service as a result, but our waiter disappeared for long periods of time without coming to check on us. (Other waiters nearby, however, checked more frequently on surrounding tables.) The food was ok but not memorable. We will not likely return.

Pros: Free and plentiful parking; ambiance

Cons: Service; prices

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In my professional I travel extensively and eat at fine dining establishments all over the world. This little bistro is in the top 3 in the country for service and quality of food. This is a do not miss when in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lee Wilson
Tucson,AZ

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In my professional I travel extensively and eat at fine dining establishments all over the world. This little bistro is in the top 3 in the country for service and quality of food. This is a do not miss when in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lee Wilson
Tucson,AZ

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We really love going there. Small and cozy with great food and great service. Very fresh ingredients as well.

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★★★★★

We really love going there. Small and cozy with great food and great service. Very fresh ingredients as well.

Pros: Great service and food

Cons: small - hard to get a reservation

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They have the table arranged together like the people on the next table were on our table, we couldn't even talk. It was very noisy and not very clean. Target's bathroom's are nicer than theirs. The food was ok but it definitely wasn't worth the money at all.

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They have the table arranged together like the people on the next table were on our table, we couldn't even talk. It was very noisy and not very clean. Target's bathroom's are nicer than theirs. The food was ok but it definitely wasn't worth the money at all.

Pros: food was fine

Cons: ambience, service

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i recently went to zebra with my family and friends for my birthday dinner. we of course made a reservation as there was a group of us and it was a saturday night. first, we waited 45 minutes for our reserved table and the hostess could only tell us, "just a few more minutes" and roll her eyes. then the server was horrible. he failed to tell us the specials until we asked and was very short with us. we had to ask twice for our waters to be filled and our salad plates were not cleared before our main course arrived.
we should have stayed home. i would never recomend this restaurant to anyone.

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★★☆☆☆

i recently went to zebra with my family and friends for my birthday dinner. we of course made a reservation as there was a group of us and it was a saturday night. first, we waited 45 minutes for our reserved table and the hostess could only tell us, "just a few more minutes" and roll her eyes. then the server was horrible. he failed to tell us the specials until we asked and was very short with us. we had to ask twice for our waters to be filled and our salad plates were not cleared before our main course arrived.
we should have stayed home. i would never recomend this restaurant to anyone.

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My experience at this restaurant was truly appalling. I can't even recall if I was able to enjoy the cuisine, as the service was like nothing I have ever experienced, and I am a part of the industry. Upon walking in, instead of a pleasant greeting, we were welcomed with a highly pretentious and rude individual that rendered our entire group speechless. As if his behavior weren't obscene enough, this individual ended up serving our meal and I am disappointed to report that it only got worse. Again, I've never witnessed nor experienced such a wildly obnoxious individual in all of my years of dining out. Beware of this restaurant. There are too many fabulous restaurants to enjoy in Charlotte. I wouldn't waste a minute of my time or another penny in this establishment.

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My experience at this restaurant was truly appalling. I can't even recall if I was able to enjoy the cuisine, as the service was like nothing I have ever experienced, and I am a part of the industry. Upon walking in, instead of a pleasant greeting, we were welcomed with a highly pretentious and rude individual that rendered our entire group speechless. As if his behavior weren't obscene enough, this individual ended up serving our meal and I am disappointed to report that it only got worse. Again, I've never witnessed nor experienced such a wildly obnoxious individual in all of my years of dining out. Beware of this restaurant. There are too many fabulous restaurants to enjoy in Charlotte. I wouldn't waste a minute of my time or another penny in this establishment.

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Having traveled and dined in some of the best restaurants in the world including
The French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, Marco Pierre White in London and on and on,
I have found a gem in Charlotte North Carolina!

Zebra seems an unsung hero in a world of mediocrity, from their 900 bottle wine
list to the chef's grand tasting, Zebra has everything a foody could expect.

Our grand tasting included salmon tartare in tiny funnel shaped cones with creme fraiche,
seared foie gras with peach compote, butter poached lobster with avocado and tomato confit,
seared yellow tail with white truffle risotto, an amazing lychee sorbet floating on a thin sheet of
ice ( how could they do this??? ) squab with chanterelles and lamb tenderloins with the tastiest
celeriac puree I've ever tasted...still going....authentic french sheeps milk roquefort with micro
arugula, sugar roasted walnuts and pear, then on to desserts including a perfect grand marnier
souffle...this tasting was as good or better than any five star restaurant I've dined in...

Also, did I mention this was on a Friday night, their bar was full with an informal wine tasting ( which
they only charge 10.00 for, sorry we missed this one... ) and a completely full restaurant, and we had
no reservation.

They were gracious, informed and efficiant on the floor...Can't wait to next time...

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★★★★★

Having traveled and dined in some of the best restaurants in the world including
The French Laundry, Per Se, Daniel, Marco Pierre White in London and on and on,
I have found a gem in Charlotte North Carolina!

Zebra seems an unsung hero in a world of mediocrity, from their 900 bottle wine
list to the chef's grand tasting, Zebra has everything a foody could expect.

Our grand tasting included salmon tartare in tiny funnel shaped cones with creme fraiche,
seared foie gras with peach compote, butter poached lobster with avocado and tomato confit,
seared yellow tail with white truffle risotto, an amazing lychee sorbet floating on a thin sheet of
ice ( how could they do this??? ) squab with chanterelles and lamb tenderloins with the tastiest
celeriac puree I've ever tasted...still going....authentic french sheeps milk roquefort with micro
arugula, sugar roasted walnuts and pear, then on to desserts including a perfect grand marnier
souffle...this tasting was as good or better than any five star restaurant I've dined in...

Also, did I mention this was on a Friday night, their bar was full with an informal wine tasting ( which
they only charge 10.00 for, sorry we missed this one... ) and a completely full restaurant, and we had
no reservation.

They were gracious, informed and efficiant on the floor...Can't wait to next time...

Pros: Food, Service, Overall feeling of experience

Cons: need a Zebra in Nashville!

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OK....So we are new to Charlotte and trying all sorts of new places. Keep in mind we came from NY where restaurants are supreme. I'm used to paying a lot for a meal and leaving hungry. I am NOT used to spending a fortune and having the arrogant owner critique my order. PLUS, we had a gift certificate as a house warming gift. NOT a coupon but a "same as cash" certificate. And because we bought into the wine special for the night, the owner would not honor the certificate! That is ridiculous as our bill was several hundreds even without the certificate! Food was fine, ordinary really, but you still leave hungry. I am a tiny person, so I don't even have a big appetite to begin with. Won't be going back. Too much attitude there for a place that's mediocre at best. The servers were fine. The owner needs to stay in the kitchen or at home.

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★☆☆☆☆

OK....So we are new to Charlotte and trying all sorts of new places. Keep in mind we came from NY where restaurants are supreme. I'm used to paying a lot for a meal and leaving hungry. I am NOT used to spending a fortune and having the arrogant owner critique my order. PLUS, we had a gift certificate as a house warming gift. NOT a coupon but a "same as cash" certificate. And because we bought into the wine special for the night, the owner would not honor the certificate! That is ridiculous as our bill was several hundreds even without the certificate! Food was fine, ordinary really, but you still leave hungry. I am a tiny person, so I don't even have a big appetite to begin with. Won't be going back. Too much attitude there for a place that's mediocre at best. The servers were fine. The owner needs to stay in the kitchen or at home.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Owner is rude. They made our first visit, and last, totally unenjoyable.

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The chef & serving staff were extremely professional, accomdating, & friendly. We used their fine catering in our home, for our son's wedding. They exceeded our expectations. The presentation of the food in their signature baskets was done in our home, as it is in the restaurant. The food not only looked beautiful, but tasted even better. I would highly recommend their catering service if you are looking for fine dining catering. Bravo Zebra!

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★★★★★

The chef & serving staff were extremely professional, accomdating, & friendly. We used their fine catering in our home, for our son's wedding. They exceeded our expectations. The presentation of the food in their signature baskets was done in our home, as it is in the restaurant. The food not only looked beautiful, but tasted even better. I would highly recommend their catering service if you are looking for fine dining catering. Bravo Zebra!

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We looked forward to Zebra as we had heard so many good things. The restaurant was quite full due to Charlotte restaurant week. We arrived at 7:00 for our reservation. The waiter was nice but not attentive. It took 40 minutes to have our order taken. Appetizers arrived within 15 minutes and were good. It took well over an hour for dinner to arrive with no visits by our waiter during this period. Dinner finally arrived and my salmon was way overcooked. Everyone else in our party of 6 felt the food was just mediocre. We had out so so desert and finally, after being forced to flag down the waiter to request our check, weleft about 10:05. Over 3 hours for mediocre food was just too much. There is just no excuse to the poor service and mediocre food.

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★☆☆☆☆

We looked forward to Zebra as we had heard so many good things. The restaurant was quite full due to Charlotte restaurant week. We arrived at 7:00 for our reservation. The waiter was nice but not attentive. It took 40 minutes to have our order taken. Appetizers arrived within 15 minutes and were good. It took well over an hour for dinner to arrive with no visits by our waiter during this period. Dinner finally arrived and my salmon was way overcooked. Everyone else in our party of 6 felt the food was just mediocre. We had out so so desert and finally, after being forced to flag down the waiter to request our check, weleft about 10:05. Over 3 hours for mediocre food was just too much. There is just no excuse to the poor service and mediocre food.

Pros: None I can recall

Cons: The overall experience

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Fine dining has become a hobby for my wife and I and we've had the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing multiple times and every time the food (and wine) was fantastic. Chef Alexander has to be one of the very best chefs in Charlotte, this is the restaurant that we compare all others to. It's classic french cooking done very well. For my wife's birthday, the chef even prepared a special cake on request (My wife's grandmother would make her a red velvet cake every year when she was little) and it made her day.

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★★★★★

Fine dining has become a hobby for my wife and I and we've had the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing multiple times and every time the food (and wine) was fantastic. Chef Alexander has to be one of the very best chefs in Charlotte, this is the restaurant that we compare all others to. It's classic french cooking done very well. For my wife's birthday, the chef even prepared a special cake on request (My wife's grandmother would make her a red velvet cake every year when she was little) and it made her day.

Pros: Chef's tasting menu (Not enough restaurants are doing this)

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I took my husband here last evening for his birthday. We don't get to out often, so when we do go to dinner we take care in choosing a great restaurant that is highly recommended. My husband brought me to Upstream for my birthday, so I was compelled to choose as lovely a restaurant as he chose for me. We were not dissapointed in the food, but I can't give it a perfect score.

First off we had read some reviews and saw that there was some criticism of the lobster bisque. We both love lobster bisque and ordered it anyway. I have to say the reviews were correct, it is a bit heavy on the cream and light on the flavor. It did indeed unsettle my stomach a bit.

We both had appetizers as well. I had the scallop risotto and my husband had the crab appetizer. Both were delicious. My husband had two grey goose martinis during this time and I have to say it is not worth getting cocktails from this restaurant. For $13 a martini, they had the smallest martini glasses I have ever seen, and they were only half full. The second had less than the first, and my husband was shocked because he never has had that happen. I had two glasses of wine, a white with my appetizer and a red with my lamb entre. They were both reasonable.

My lamb was perfect. It was truly delicious. My husband got the Zebra basket, which was a surf and turf type dish, and he loved it. The chef was kind enough to not make it with tarragon since the menu mentioned it and he does not like tarragon. He said it was perfect.

We were so full, we had no room for dessert.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The little touches like the bread rolls that keep appearing, the butter on the bread plate, a tiny apperative (I think that is what it is called) prior to appetizers, and the little biscotti that came with the espresso were all great touches.

I would go again, however i would not get the bisque, and I will not order cocktails. Dress nicely, many women wore dresses.

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★★★★☆

I took my husband here last evening for his birthday. We don't get to out often, so when we do go to dinner we take care in choosing a great restaurant that is highly recommended. My husband brought me to Upstream for my birthday, so I was compelled to choose as lovely a restaurant as he chose for me. We were not dissapointed in the food, but I can't give it a perfect score.

First off we had read some reviews and saw that there was some criticism of the lobster bisque. We both love lobster bisque and ordered it anyway. I have to say the reviews were correct, it is a bit heavy on the cream and light on the flavor. It did indeed unsettle my stomach a bit.

We both had appetizers as well. I had the scallop risotto and my husband had the crab appetizer. Both were delicious. My husband had two grey goose martinis during this time and I have to say it is not worth getting cocktails from this restaurant. For $13 a martini, they had the smallest martini glasses I have ever seen, and they were only half full. The second had less than the first, and my husband was shocked because he never has had that happen. I had two glasses of wine, a white with my appetizer and a red with my lamb entre. They were both reasonable.

My lamb was perfect. It was truly delicious. My husband got the Zebra basket, which was a surf and turf type dish, and he loved it. The chef was kind enough to not make it with tarragon since the menu mentioned it and he does not like tarragon. He said it was perfect.

We were so full, we had no room for dessert.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The little touches like the bread rolls that keep appearing, the butter on the bread plate, a tiny apperative (I think that is what it is called) prior to appetizers, and the little biscotti that came with the espresso were all great touches.

I would go again, however i would not get the bisque, and I will not order cocktails. Dress nicely, many women wore dresses.

Pros: Great food, friendlyservice, nice atmosphere.

Cons: Expensive cocktails that are small portioned,

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Could it be that three that posted TERRIBLE reviews for Zebra where there on the same night and at the same table? Weird. They must not have had anything better to talk about than what they were going to post that night when they got home! I must say I STRONGLY disagree. I happened to be there the same night as the slide show. I just chose not to look in that room. Not that hard. They paid their money, so I can't complain. The food was amazing. I particularly loved to Tournadeous of Beef. The service was the best I've had in Charlotte. I happen to be a Zebra regular and would not be if I found the service anything less than "stellar". Zebra has an excellent wine list, menu, presentation and particularly on-point service. The group of three unhappy patrons is probably better off eating in the Plaza/Midwood area. If you desire fine-dining, Zebra is the cream of the crop.

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Could it be that three that posted TERRIBLE reviews for Zebra where there on the same night and at the same table? Weird. They must not have had anything better to talk about than what they were going to post that night when they got home! I must say I STRONGLY disagree. I happened to be there the same night as the slide show. I just chose not to look in that room. Not that hard. They paid their money, so I can't complain. The food was amazing. I particularly loved to Tournadeous of Beef. The service was the best I've had in Charlotte. I happen to be a Zebra regular and would not be if I found the service anything less than "stellar". Zebra has an excellent wine list, menu, presentation and particularly on-point service. The group of three unhappy patrons is probably better off eating in the Plaza/Midwood area. If you desire fine-dining, Zebra is the cream of the crop.

Pros: Service, Presentation, Quality

Cons: None

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I have been to Zebra many times and every time it has been exceptional. I love their lobster bisque. They have a very knowledgeable staff who will help with pairing your food with just the right wine. The atomsphere is warm and cozy at dinner time. They also have a patio that is nice to sit in for lunch. I will definitely keep going back !

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★★★★★

I have been to Zebra many times and every time it has been exceptional. I love their lobster bisque. They have a very knowledgeable staff who will help with pairing your food with just the right wine. The atomsphere is warm and cozy at dinner time. They also have a patio that is nice to sit in for lunch. I will definitely keep going back !

Pros: Food and wine list

Cons: None

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Great experience! They even have an offer on the internet, Charlotte Rewards dot com.
My family and I was able to enjoy a nice restaurant for a fraction of the normal cost.

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★★★★☆

Great experience! They even have an offer on the internet, Charlotte Rewards dot com.
My family and I was able to enjoy a nice restaurant for a fraction of the normal cost.

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After spending over $350 - I can easily say this is one of the worst meals I have had in 5 years.

The restaurant was about 60% full on a Saturday - a bad sign. The decor was cheesey, with flashing, almost Christmas style lighting hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere was topped off by a large corporate group from a Pharmaceutical company that were projecting images of lungs on a large screen in the room next door.

The first course was scallops that were raw in the middle.

The main course was Dover Sole for $42. It was rubbery and over cooked. I was born about 5 miles from Dover England - this was not Dover Sole - I think it may have been Tilapia - the worst Tilapia I have ever had.

The owner (a rather bizarre man, who had a Hannibal Lecter style buttoned up shirt ) was quite rude when I said that the fish was not Dover Sole. He offered a replacement of Halibut, which was under seasoned and bland.

Don't waste your money - this is the worst dining experience I have had in Charlotte.

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★☆☆☆☆

After spending over $350 - I can easily say this is one of the worst meals I have had in 5 years.

The restaurant was about 60% full on a Saturday - a bad sign. The decor was cheesey, with flashing, almost Christmas style lighting hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere was topped off by a large corporate group from a Pharmaceutical company that were projecting images of lungs on a large screen in the room next door.

The first course was scallops that were raw in the middle.

The main course was Dover Sole for $42. It was rubbery and over cooked. I was born about 5 miles from Dover England - this was not Dover Sole - I think it may have been Tilapia - the worst Tilapia I have ever had.

The owner (a rather bizarre man, who had a Hannibal Lecter style buttoned up shirt ) was quite rude when I said that the fish was not Dover Sole. He offered a replacement of Halibut, which was under seasoned and bland.

Don't waste your money - this is the worst dining experience I have had in Charlotte.

Pros: Wine List was OK

Cons: Food

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Avoid an expensive, poorly seasoned, and ill conceived meal. They couldn't even get the lighting right. The medical presentation slide show in the next room during dinner hours should have clued us into the disappointing evening we were in for. The food looked great, A+ for presentation. F- for flavor. Fail on service. We will never go back. You can get a better meal for 1/3 the price, don't believe the hype.

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid an expensive, poorly seasoned, and ill conceived meal. They couldn't even get the lighting right. The medical presentation slide show in the next room during dinner hours should have clued us into the disappointing evening we were in for. The food looked great, A+ for presentation. F- for flavor. Fail on service. We will never go back. You can get a better meal for 1/3 the price, don't believe the hype.

Pros: Good wine list

Cons: Dishes were poorly seasoned and flavored.

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This is the highest quality restaurant that I have encountered in Charlotte. From the physical setting, to the attention to detail in presentation and service, there has never been a disappointment here for me or my guests. Don't put off going for only special occasions. Elegant understatement!

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★★★★★

This is the highest quality restaurant that I have encountered in Charlotte. From the physical setting, to the attention to detail in presentation and service, there has never been a disappointment here for me or my guests. Don't put off going for only special occasions. Elegant understatement!

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Zebra Restaurant & Fine Catering offers a great 3 course lunch special for only $17.50. The food is seasoned to perfection. With your lunch you can enjoy another Zebra special which includes delectable 2 for 1 souffles. You have to try of of the many hot souffles of the day, the frozen grand marnier souffle is the best.

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Zebra Restaurant & Fine Catering offers a great 3 course lunch special for only $17.50. The food is seasoned to perfection. With your lunch you can enjoy another Zebra special which includes delectable 2 for 1 souffles. You have to try of of the many hot souffles of the day, the frozen grand marnier souffle is the best.

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The food was exceptional. This is the #1 food dining out experience I have had in Charlotte. The vase salad was awesome, the foie gras was great, the chicken provencal was cooked perfect and tasted wonderful. Serivce was great, but the food was the best. I would suggest this restaturant to anyone who enjoys a true culinary experience, not someone who does not appreciate fine foods, or in other words an E-I-E-I-O!!!!

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★★★★★

The food was exceptional. This is the #1 food dining out experience I have had in Charlotte. The vase salad was awesome, the foie gras was great, the chicken provencal was cooked perfect and tasted wonderful. Serivce was great, but the food was the best. I would suggest this restaturant to anyone who enjoys a true culinary experience, not someone who does not appreciate fine foods, or in other words an E-I-E-I-O!!!!

Pros: food

Cons: none

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If you are not planning to order a bottle of wine, don't go there: the waiter will ingore your table for almost an hour, spending most of his time serving the table(s) that order a bottle of wine. Food is just OK, not as good as expected.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are not planning to order a bottle of wine, don't go there: the waiter will ingore your table for almost an hour, spending most of his time serving the table(s) that order a bottle of wine. Food is just OK, not as good as expected.

Cons: Food is just OK, slow service for small table

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I have been to Zebra a couple of times and have always enjoyed my experiences. Zebra has never disappointed me and reminds me of some of my favorite New York City's restaurants. That is one reason why I love to dine there. The second reason being the food; the food is good. My favs are truffle mushroom soup, foie gras, and sole. Oh yeah, never forgo any of the desserts! The third reason: handsome waitstaff. Nothing perks up my day like being waited on by a cutie! I feel patrons of Zebra are older and more reserved, but I hope my review gives a fresh, younger approach. I hope more Charlotteans will not dismiss this fine gem.

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★★★★★

I have been to Zebra a couple of times and have always enjoyed my experiences. Zebra has never disappointed me and reminds me of some of my favorite New York City's restaurants. That is one reason why I love to dine there. The second reason being the food; the food is good. My favs are truffle mushroom soup, foie gras, and sole. Oh yeah, never forgo any of the desserts! The third reason: handsome waitstaff. Nothing perks up my day like being waited on by a cutie! I feel patrons of Zebra are older and more reserved, but I hope my review gives a fresh, younger approach. I hope more Charlotteans will not dismiss this fine gem.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Need more handsome waiters

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This was our first experience with French cuisine and it was truly a very favorable one. The service was excellent. The staff is very attentive and was keenly alert to our needs. The waiter, Joe in our case, was knowledgeable about the menu and could translate some dishes that were unrecognizable to us as well as make very good recommendations. The appetizer we selected was the crab cake and I must readily admit one of the best I have had in my life. Lots of meat with very little breading. I dined on the surf and turf at Joe's recommendation and was very pleased. Instead of the traditional steak and one seafood item, I was treated to steak and 3 seafood items (shrimp, lobster tail, and scallops). A very nice spin on an old favorite. My fiancee had the pan seared swordfish and it was delightful as well. Not overcooked and dried out as is often the case. Dessert was chocolate pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. Truly decadent! I am looking forward to our return visit.

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★★★★★

This was our first experience with French cuisine and it was truly a very favorable one. The service was excellent. The staff is very attentive and was keenly alert to our needs. The waiter, Joe in our case, was knowledgeable about the menu and could translate some dishes that were unrecognizable to us as well as make very good recommendations. The appetizer we selected was the crab cake and I must readily admit one of the best I have had in my life. Lots of meat with very little breading. I dined on the surf and turf at Joe's recommendation and was very pleased. Instead of the traditional steak and one seafood item, I was treated to steak and 3 seafood items (shrimp, lobster tail, and scallops). A very nice spin on an old favorite. My fiancee had the pan seared swordfish and it was delightful as well. Not overcooked and dried out as is often the case. Dessert was chocolate pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. Truly decadent! I am looking forward to our return visit.

Pros: Excellent service; go just for the experience.

Cons: European portions may not be to the liking of some.

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The french fare is just that... fair. I believe the restaurant is a great location... great staff... although the cuisine is a bit overdone for no apparent reason.

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★★★★☆

The french fare is just that... fair. I believe the restaurant is a great location... great staff... although the cuisine is a bit overdone for no apparent reason.

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The food, wine list and service were exceptional. The "vase" salad was the best salad I have had in quite a while and lead up to wonderfully balanced entrees. I did find their dinning room overcrowded and the patio needs more attention paid to it, especially the lighting. If they could make the dinning room more intimate then this experience would have scored a 10 in all departments!

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★★★★☆

The food, wine list and service were exceptional. The "vase" salad was the best salad I have had in quite a while and lead up to wonderfully balanced entrees. I did find their dinning room overcrowded and the patio needs more attention paid to it, especially the lighting. If they could make the dinning room more intimate then this experience would have scored a 10 in all departments!

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Simply put the food is amazing! My wife and I both had the tasting menu which included 8 courses for the evening and was paired with outstanding wine. Jim Alexander
has outdone himself. We arrived with high expectations and they were exceded. Service was great and made you feel right at home. Every dish that was brought out had array of colors and textures that blended just perfectly. If you are aperson that enjoys a meal that will take you to heaven. I can't wait to return!!!!!

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★★★★★

Simply put the food is amazing! My wife and I both had the tasting menu which included 8 courses for the evening and was paired with outstanding wine. Jim Alexander
has outdone himself. We arrived with high expectations and they were exceded. Service was great and made you feel right at home. Every dish that was brought out had array of colors and textures that blended just perfectly. If you are aperson that enjoys a meal that will take you to heaven. I can't wait to return!!!!!

Pros: Outstanding food!!, Quite ambience, Huge wine list.

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Sharon Road area of Charlotte around Southpark is always busy, which is something to simply deal with - it...

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Sharon Road area of Charlotte around Southpark is always busy, which is something to simply deal with - it...

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Zebra Restaurant is a very quiet and elegant place to eat (quiet until about 7pm). The tables are closer than necessary, though. The menu features some exotic meats (such as phesant) all done in the French fashion. Elegantly served,

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Zebra Restaurant is a very quiet and elegant place to eat (quiet until about 7pm). The tables are closer than necessary, though. The menu features some exotic meats (such as phesant) all done in the French fashion. Elegantly served,

 

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