Alexander Michael's

★★★★★
Your smoke-free restaurant & neighborhood tavern, no matter where you live! 100% Smoke Free Atmoshpere
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401 W Ninth St

Charlotte, NC

28202

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If you're looking for delicious food, wonderful service, and a great atmosphere.... Alexander Michael's is the place to go! I always get excellent service and you can't beat the small-town pub vibe. The food is always good.

4
★★★★☆

If you're looking for delicious food, wonderful service, and a great atmosphere.... Alexander Michael's is the place to go! I always get excellent service and you can't beat the small-town pub vibe. The food is always good.

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I love Alexander Michael's! My favorites are the spicy crab soup (I always get a cup of it) and the 'What it is' (it's a pasta dish). Both are delish. I really enjoy the atmosphere both location wise--it is in the middle of 4th ward, an older neighborhood in downtown, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant--kind of like a neighborhood pub. I will say that I don't think of it as being child friendly, but that may be just me.

5
★★★★★

I love Alexander Michael's! My favorites are the spicy crab soup (I always get a cup of it) and the 'What it is' (it's a pasta dish). Both are delish. I really enjoy the atmosphere both location wise--it is in the middle of 4th ward, an older neighborhood in downtown, and the atmosphere inside the restaurant--kind of like a neighborhood pub. I will say that I don't think of it as being child friendly, but that may be just me.

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If you are looking for a great little restaurant with a small town feel, Alexander Micheal's is the place for you. They have the best and biggest hamburgers and their onion rings are divine. They are pretty busy around lunch time but if you get in there shortly before or after the rush, you will be served quickly and with a smile.

4
★★★★☆

If you are looking for a great little restaurant with a small town feel, Alexander Micheal's is the place for you. They have the best and biggest hamburgers and their onion rings are divine. They are pretty busy around lunch time but if you get in there shortly before or after the rush, you will be served quickly and with a smile.

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Alexander Micheals was the first place I discovered how wonderful fried pickles are! They are great! It is also a very nice romantic atmosphere, can get a little crowded though as it is very popular in the neighborhood. There was a book written about haunted places in charlotte and Alexander Michaels was included...since it is in an old old house I'm not surprised! We love it!

5
★★★★★

Alexander Micheals was the first place I discovered how wonderful fried pickles are! They are great! It is also a very nice romantic atmosphere, can get a little crowded though as it is very popular in the neighborhood. There was a book written about haunted places in charlotte and Alexander Michaels was included...since it is in an old old house I'm not surprised! We love it!

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Nothing captures the feel of the Fourth Ward district like Alexander Michael's restaurant and bar. The food is outstanding (the spicy crab soup is addicting!) and the dark wood and dimly-lit bar seems to take you back in time. Alexander Michael's is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or meeting friends for drinks.

Pros: Great food, perfect ambiance, good service
Cons: Parking can be tough to find

4
★★★★☆

Nothing captures the feel of the Fourth Ward district like Alexander Michael's restaurant and bar. The food is outstanding (the spicy crab soup is addicting!) and the dark wood and dimly-lit bar seems to take you back in time. Alexander Michael's is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or meeting friends for drinks.

Pros: Great food, perfect ambiance, good service
Cons: Parking can be tough to find

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I'm online browsing for somewhere to have dinner tonight and we all know restaurants are smoke free in NC so, I tell you one thing regardless of whether I smoke or not, any place doing that well they can afford to be so egotistical in

6
★★★★★

I'm online browsing for somewhere to have dinner tonight and we all know restaurants are smoke free in NC so, I tell you one thing regardless of whether I smoke or not, any place doing that well they can afford to be so egotistical in

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I have been to this resturant twice and each time was great. The food was awesome and the atmosphere is just what we were looking for. This is a very small place and it gets crowded quickly but the service was excellent and we Will be

6
★★★★★

I have been to this resturant twice and each time was great. The food was awesome and the atmosphere is just what we were looking for. This is a very small place and it gets crowded quickly but the service was excellent and we Will be

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The food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is laid back.

Great spot to catch up with old friends/family.

My personal favorite is the Chicken Pita!

5
★★★★★

The food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is laid back.

Great spot to catch up with old friends/family.

My personal favorite is the Chicken Pita!

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This is a great place tucked into the 4th ward neighborhood.

If you??re looking for a packed bar with loud dance music this isn??t for you, but if your looking for a nice place to chill then give it a try

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place tucked into the 4th ward neighborhood.

If you??re looking for a packed bar with loud dance music this isn??t for you, but if your looking for a nice place to chill then give it a try

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This place is the place you go to to unwind. Calm atmosphere, good comfort foods, great beers. If your a j#rk.... go downtown... we don't want you here

5
★★★★★

This place is the place you go to to unwind. Calm atmosphere, good comfort foods, great beers. If your a j#rk.... go downtown... we don't want you here

Pros: Best and Only Local Bar in Charlotte

Cons: none

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My girlfriends and I frequently meet up here for a girl night dinner because of the atmosphere. It's just very quaint and just a place that you want to hangout out in for a while. My favorite it the honey chicken and I also love the fried pickles. The last time we went, we ended up staying for hours and drinking wine. The people who work there are very nice too and make you feel comfortable. Would recommend to anyone.

5
★★★★★

My girlfriends and I frequently meet up here for a girl night dinner because of the atmosphere. It's just very quaint and just a place that you want to hangout out in for a while. My favorite it the honey chicken and I also love the fried pickles. The last time we went, we ended up staying for hours and drinking wine. The people who work there are very nice too and make you feel comfortable. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros: Great atmosphere

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they have the best london broil sandwich I have ever eaten. Nice atmosphere, and off the beaten path but so worth the visit.

5
★★★★★

they have the best london broil sandwich I have ever eaten. Nice atmosphere, and off the beaten path but so worth the visit.

Pros: great price, nice atmosphere, and great food

Cons: none

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This is a great unpretentious place to just grab a bite and have a drink or two. Dimly lit bar with a relaxed atmosphere. The potato wedges and quesadillas are great, as well as the sandwiches and pasta dishes. If you want super-friendly service, go elsewhere. This place is about function, not form.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great unpretentious place to just grab a bite and have a drink or two. Dimly lit bar with a relaxed atmosphere. The potato wedges and quesadillas are great, as well as the sandwiches and pasta dishes. If you want super-friendly service, go elsewhere. This place is about function, not form.

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We just went to Alexander Michael's for the first time and loved it! After reading the reviews, we decided to try it out. The owner greeted us at the door- it wasn't crowded for a Saturday night. We ordered the nachos based on the reviews- and they were great, it seems they used homemade chips. Then I had the chicken pita and my boyfriend ordered the london broil sandwich. They were both great! The waitress was very friendly and welcoming. I don't know why that one man had a problem- I think he has this place confused, because there was no hostess- or even a hostess stand. This was a great experience, I would recommend it to anyone- young and old!

5
★★★★★

We just went to Alexander Michael's for the first time and loved it! After reading the reviews, we decided to try it out. The owner greeted us at the door- it wasn't crowded for a Saturday night. We ordered the nachos based on the reviews- and they were great, it seems they used homemade chips. Then I had the chicken pita and my boyfriend ordered the london broil sandwich. They were both great! The waitress was very friendly and welcoming. I don't know why that one man had a problem- I think he has this place confused, because there was no hostess- or even a hostess stand. This was a great experience, I would recommend it to anyone- young and old!

Pros: great food great service cozy atmosphere

Cons: hard to find- local spot

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This is a great place to take a first date. Good beer list, freindly people. A nice change from tryon st feel. You can walk in dressy or casual and feel comfortable. Would reccomend this place to any of my friends.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place to take a first date. Good beer list, freindly people. A nice change from tryon st feel. You can walk in dressy or casual and feel comfortable. Would reccomend this place to any of my friends.

Pros: Location

Cons: Small (if this is a con)

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An original must-try dining experience and a long-standing local fave. Note to Milow who posted on 4/10/8 - AM's doesn't take reservations.

5
★★★★★

An original must-try dining experience and a long-standing local fave. Note to Milow who posted on 4/10/8 - AM's doesn't take reservations.

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This is one of if not the only bar in Charlotte that I've found that has "Warsteiner" beer on draught. The food is excellent & the service has always been good. It's a bit small, but gives it that "warm" neighborhood bar feel. I Honestly think it'd take away from it's charm if they were to expand the building size. Perfect the way it is! Check out their dish called "What It Is". A GREAT spicy pasta dish that I get just about everytime I go there.

5
★★★★★

This is one of if not the only bar in Charlotte that I've found that has "Warsteiner" beer on draught. The food is excellent & the service has always been good. It's a bit small, but gives it that "warm" neighborhood bar feel. I Honestly think it'd take away from it's charm if they were to expand the building size. Perfect the way it is! Check out their dish called "What It Is". A GREAT spicy pasta dish that I get just about everytime I go there.

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I went to this restaurant on a Monday night. We ordered an appetizer.. a cup of spicy crab soup.. it was so delicious. I definitely recommend trying this! We then had a couple drinks and ordered the shrimp marsala.. which was also delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and very friendly. We had the brownie for dessert, which wasn't as great as the rest of our meal.. it tasted more like fudge, but if you like fudge then you would probably like the brownie. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience and I will definitely be returning.

3
★★★☆☆

I went to this restaurant on a Monday night. We ordered an appetizer.. a cup of spicy crab soup.. it was so delicious. I definitely recommend trying this! We then had a couple drinks and ordered the shrimp marsala.. which was also delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and very friendly. We had the brownie for dessert, which wasn't as great as the rest of our meal.. it tasted more like fudge, but if you like fudge then you would probably like the brownie. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience and I will definitely be returning.

Pros: Spicy crab soup and relaxed atomosphere

Cons: The brownie

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We had a reservation and according to the host, they were 30-45 min behind in service. He told us we could go to the bar and have a drink ON THE HOUSE for having to wait. We all ordered a beer or glass of wine and when we were seated, the waitress asked who had which drink to add to our tab. We explained what the host told us and she replied rudely "No he would never do that" She got the bartender who started to tell us that we all must have selective hearing. We asked for the host to come over and we asked him directly, did he not offer us a drink on the house? He wouldn't look us in the eye and said no he didn't then scurried off. We all were shocked! My friend told the bartender and waitress that we could totally afford our own drinks, that wasn't the issue. We were being treated poorly for a mistake their staff made. The bartender and waitress then said some other very rude things to us about our "selective hearing" and that it must be a misunderstanding on our part. We decided to pay for the drinks and leave. As we were leaving the bartender stood at the door with his arms crossed, glaring at us like we were common criminals. I have never been treated so poorly in my life at an establishment. The other patrons around us even commented that they were 100% in the wrong. So terrible service, lying hosts and rude bartenders. I would never go back there.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We had a reservation and according to the host, they were 30-45 min behind in service. He told us we could go to the bar and have a drink ON THE HOUSE for having to wait. We all ordered a beer or glass of wine and when we were seated, the waitress asked who had which drink to add to our tab. We explained what the host told us and she replied rudely "No he would never do that" She got the bartender who started to tell us that we all must have selective hearing. We asked for the host to come over and we asked him directly, did he not offer us a drink on the house? He wouldn't look us in the eye and said no he didn't then scurried off. We all were shocked! My friend told the bartender and waitress that we could totally afford our own drinks, that wasn't the issue. We were being treated poorly for a mistake their staff made. The bartender and waitress then said some other very rude things to us about our "selective hearing" and that it must be a misunderstanding on our part. We decided to pay for the drinks and leave. As we were leaving the bartender stood at the door with his arms crossed, glaring at us like we were common criminals. I have never been treated so poorly in my life at an establishment. The other patrons around us even commented that they were 100% in the wrong. So terrible service, lying hosts and rude bartenders. I would never go back there.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude service

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A Cheers place with great food in a Victorian neighborhood in the middle of Uptown Charlotte. Non smoking and great for a date. This is not a burger joint, even though they've got a good one. TVs are on mute and the recorded music crosses all spectrums.

4
★★★★☆

A Cheers place with great food in a Victorian neighborhood in the middle of Uptown Charlotte. Non smoking and great for a date. This is not a burger joint, even though they've got a good one. TVs are on mute and the recorded music crosses all spectrums.

Pros: great bar tenders

Cons: not open on Sunday

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AM's in the 4th Ward has great atmosphere and good food. The service was fine as well during my visit.

What's really appealing, for me personally, is the fact that smoking is not allowed during normal dining hours.

It's high time The State Of NC place an out right ban on smoking in public bars and restaurants but until they do, hanging out at a place like Alexander Michaels will work for me.

4
★★★★☆

AM's in the 4th Ward has great atmosphere and good food. The service was fine as well during my visit.

What's really appealing, for me personally, is the fact that smoking is not allowed during normal dining hours.

It's high time The State Of NC place an out right ban on smoking in public bars and restaurants but until they do, hanging out at a place like Alexander Michaels will work for me.

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Every time I visit Charlotte to see my family (Fort Mill, SC), since the early 90's, I have stopped by this restaurant and have always been happy with the service and quality of the food .
Even when I would stop by alone, I would be greeted like a king!
I especially loved the unique atmosphere set in a historic section, I can not recommend this restaurant enough...please go and try !!!
My favorite spot is the front bay window table...can't wait for my next visit to stop by !
Tony from Niagara Falls NY

5
★★★★★

Every time I visit Charlotte to see my family (Fort Mill, SC), since the early 90's, I have stopped by this restaurant and have always been happy with the service and quality of the food .
Even when I would stop by alone, I would be greeted like a king!
I especially loved the unique atmosphere set in a historic section, I can not recommend this restaurant enough...please go and try !!!
My favorite spot is the front bay window table...can't wait for my next visit to stop by !
Tony from Niagara Falls NY

Pros: the neighborhood and atmosphere and food price/quality/quanity

Cons: small restaurant

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This place is tucked into the heart of uptown Charlotte in the quaint neighborhood of 4th Ward. Great menu with lots of options. Try the "What It Is" and the fried pickles! Go early on the weekends to avoid the crowd.. especially in the winter.

5
★★★★★

This place is tucked into the heart of uptown Charlotte in the quaint neighborhood of 4th Ward. Great menu with lots of options. Try the "What It Is" and the fried pickles! Go early on the weekends to avoid the crowd.. especially in the winter.

Pros: Something different... great menu & atmosphere

Cons: Can get crowded on the weekends, small restaurant

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Alexander Michael's definitely makes the best nachos I have ever had. If you're feeling generous you can order them as an appetizer to share, but after that first bite, you will want them all to yourself!!!

5
★★★★★

Alexander Michael's definitely makes the best nachos I have ever had. If you're feeling generous you can order them as an appetizer to share, but after that first bite, you will want them all to yourself!!!

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SOOOO ideal for a first date:

--The neighborhood is so dear that you already feel warm and cozy before you've stepped foot indoors.
--And it not too quiet nor too loud for those quiet types struggling to keep the conversation movin.' It's JUST right.

...OR your 40th date:

--A true "neighborhood bar" where a first name basis is a promise if you keep up on your end of the deal.

5
★★★★★

SOOOO ideal for a first date:

--The neighborhood is so dear that you already feel warm and cozy before you've stepped foot indoors.
--And it not too quiet nor too loud for those quiet types struggling to keep the conversation movin.' It's JUST right.

...OR your 40th date:

--A true "neighborhood bar" where a first name basis is a promise if you keep up on your end of the deal.

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Marvelous serving and atmosphere.
Thanks for the great night!!!
Josh

5
★★★★★

Marvelous serving and atmosphere.
Thanks for the great night!!!
Josh

Pros: Great Hamburger, Excellent Cuisine, Best After Work Drink

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I was very impressed with the atmosphere and service. It was dark, comfortable, and laid back. Each table was romantically candle lit. The food was pretty good. It was packed, but it only took 10 minutes for a table to open. Free public parking is right around the corner.

5
★★★★★

I was very impressed with the atmosphere and service. It was dark, comfortable, and laid back. Each table was romantically candle lit. The food was pretty good. It was packed, but it only took 10 minutes for a table to open. Free public parking is right around the corner.

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Often called Al Mike's or A.M.'s, this bar has a supremely comfortable feel, both inside and out. Dark wood paneling throughout lends a warm, worn feeling. Locals and folks from all over town gather here each afternoon…

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