9900 Matthews Park Drive
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: (704) 841-1660
Fax: (704) 845-8004
Bars & Cafes
Located in the Arboretum Shopping Center on Providence Road, Akropolis Cafe is a small, non-flashy and low-key joint. Delicious Greek assortments make up for the otherwise dull atmosphere of the place. Dig into the pita pizza, Greek chicken salad or Spanakopita—it's a taste that will have you hooked forever! The rates are nominal and the wait staff, pleasant and accommodating. Visit the place with family or friends for a fun evening out.
The Lodge: A Sportsman's Grill was established in 2009. It has a very friendly and casual atmosphere and serves delicious American cuisine. The place has a family oriented aura and is great for sports lovers. It is an inexpensive place with a wide array of dishes on the menu to relish and is a gluten-free restaurant too. The Lodge: A Sportsman's Grill also provides catering services.
Are you a connoisseur of wine? Then you definitely must visit Arooji's Wine Room. The wine bar gets its name from the owner who claims he has more than a thousand bottles in store. It's a small place with a few tables and a bar and patio seating, and truly churns out amazing Italian food and some splendid wines. Try their Rotini alla Ligure, Spaghetti al Pomodoro, Pollo Alfredo or the mouthwatering dessert—Dolci. Small events and private parties can also be organized at Arooji's. Come, join the fun!
See true Southern hospitality at Leroy Fox. The friendly service and laid-back ambiance will make you feel welcome at this restaurant and bar. Sample traditional Southern dishes like the fried chicken, pork chop, catfish, and more. They have an extensive beer and wine menu as well as a good selection of cocktails. The zucchini fries are a must-try here; they come with spicy sauce and ranch for dipping.
Block & Grinder is a charming restaurant that specializes in premium beef and organic meats. You can either stop by for a lunch or dinner, and brunch is offered every Sunday. The most popular selections include the Salem Hills Farm Braised Short Ribs and the Maple Glazed Salmon, both served with sauteed vegetables and Carolina rice. Although the restaurant is not the best place to bring a large group of people, it is quaint and perfect for a small get-together. There is even a full 20-seat bar, where you can try their well-known signature cocktails. With sleek wooden floors, plush brown booths and brick-lined walls, Block & Grinder's nice interior only adds to its already stellar list of good points.
Arooji's Wine Room & Ristorante is an Italian joint which serves some memorable Tuscan fare and even more memorable wines. The architectural magnificence is evident in its European features and latticed works. The low-keyed lights and dark chestnut chairs are arranged all over the floor. The majestic glass chandelier hangs at the bar with opulence. The wine collection is one of the well chosen ones that goes along well with Italian food. The service staff is attentive and friendly seeking out to serve better.
This specialty store not only offers a retail selection but also a bar for your convenience and comfort. This Boutique of California Wine, as it calls itself, has a wine selection covering 500 labels. And the Wine Bar offers 50 wines in 2oz and 6oz glasses. Then of course there is the wine flight that allows you to sample three different wines in one go. What's more, there is an eclectic range of small dishes to accompany your drink. So go ahead and pick the appetizer, salad, pate or cheese of your choice. Enjoy all of this in an open air ambiance, while enjoying the live entertainment that comes along.
Experience a bit of France in this delightful cafe in Philips Place. Cafe Monte is a charming eatery that serves delectable dishes that will surely wow everyone. Relish the food with classic wines and fine spirits. Elegant yet simple, Monte is welcoming and is a wonderful place to share a meal.
Zebra's hefty wine menu might be the first thing to catch the eye of a new patron. Those intimidated by the list of several hundred bottles available might be relieved, however, to find that the dinner menu offers nightly pairings of entrees and wine. This forethought might just be another indication of the fact that Zebra is owned by its award-winning executive chef, Jim Alexander. For those more adventurous, the regular menu offers the chance to make your own culinary matchings. This restaurant is truly a delight for oenophiles and food lovers alike.
Situated in Charlotte, Harper's Restaurant is an eatery that offers trademark American cuisine including steaks, barbecues, seafood, brick oven pizzas and occasional pasta. The ambiance of the place is casual and relaxed. This restaurant has a nice atmosphere aided by a patio surrounded by lush green trees. The service staff is helpful and attentive. Harper's is a favorite among families and friends seeking to spend some time together.
A neighborhood restaurant open only for dinner, Rudy's serves authentic Italian fare in an atmosphere that makes you want to return. This restaurant and bar is yet another offering from the people responsible for Luisa's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Dilworth's Dolce Ristorante Italiano, and is a more casual and affordable version of Firenze, the Italian restaurant that previously occupied the space. The patio is a great place at which to savor their Italian offerings, whether something light like the calamari fritti, or the filling Ravioli all'Aragosta. There is a full wine list to complement your meal.
With a casual yet elegant atmosphere, the popular neighborhood restaurant called the City Tavern in Charlotte is one well known for its delicious American menu. Savor steak and seafood from the chef-driven menu as well as a drink to match. The well-stocked bar features about 40 types of wines and special martinis. Friendly service and a great ambiance makes this place one of the best restaurants in the city.