Although there can be no replacing your favorite table or spot at the bar, sometimes an occasion calls for something more…special. 

Whether you’re looking for a spot to celebrate a birthday, holiday or a group girls night out, these chef’s tables get you a front row seat to the action in the kitchen and the freshest flavors. 

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Aria Tuscan Grill

In Uptown, Aria’s glass-enclosed chef’s table sits adjacent to the restaurants kitchen, giving guests a front row seat to the work of Chef Alex Piatt and team. Groups of up to 8 can order from the regular menu or opt for a multi-course chef’s tasting. Call 704-376-8880 to reserve.

The McNinch House Restaurant

Indulge in luxury dining at the chef’s table at The McNinch House Restaurant. Groups of four to eight guests can enjoy a chef-curated experience featuring multiple courses and optional wine pairings steps away from the original kitchen, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling cabinets filled with the house’s collection of china and crystal. $159 per person. Add wine pairings for $109 per guest. Chef’s tables require seven days advance notice.

JP Charlotte

Executive Chef Aaron Cox invites guests to join him in the private Tasting Room at JP Charlotte. At the chef’s table, groups of between four and six can enjoy a chef’s selection of assorted pairings with bourbon or wine. Chef’s selections can be tailored to dietary preferences.

To book, contact Jessalyn Mooney at 704.335.2117 or [email protected].

Angeline’s

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Up to 12 guests can dine at the communal chef’s table at Angeline’s, where executive chef Robert Hoffman will prepare a menu featuring regional ingredients and classic Italian cooking techniques. Call 704.445.2540 to book.

Sensi Charlotte

In South Charlotte, Sensi gives guests two ways to experience the culinary work of Michelin-starred chef Luigi Nastri. The five course Italian Touch menu is available for $90 per person with three wine pairings for $30, while the seven course Sensi Experience menu is offered at $130 per person with five wine pairings for $45.

Vivace

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Groups of up to 12 can enjoy the intake private space at Vivace, which has a view into the restaurant’s open kitchen. Contact Vivace’s private events manager for booking information.

Bonterra Dining & Wine Room

The intimate wine cellar at Bonterra is the perfect spot for a special occasion. Collaborate with their expert team on custom menus and wine pairings for groups up to 10. Call 704.333.9463 or email [email protected] for more information.

Kindred

In Davidson, the private chef’s table at Kindred accommodates up to 10 people, and boasts a close-up view of chefs crafting dishes from your custom menu. To book, inquire online.

Dogwood South Table

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Grab a seat and let the chefs at Dogwood take you on a tour of the restaurant’s menu. Choose from the three course Savoy Tasting for $55 or the seven course Savory Tasting menu for $75. Beverage pairings available.

O-Ku

Grab a seat at the sushi bar and leave the decisions up to the chefs. O-Ku’s Omakase menu allows the chef’s to be creative and guests to try the best of the menu. $125 per person, with with or sake pairings an additional $50.

Stoke Charlotte

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Get in on the action with a visit to Stoke Charlotte’s open kitchen. While it’s not a chef’s table per se, your group can experience local and regional flavors while enjoying the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s favorite kitchens.