La Vecchia's Seafood Grille: "Don't Miss this Seafood restaurant! :)" Charlotte Restaurant Tip by FreeCloud
Charlotte Restaurants: 184 reviews and 94 photos
An upscale fine dining place with contemporary deco (huge metal fish and other sea creature sculptures hanging in the large dinning hall under the high ceiling). Private dining areas are available for private parties.
The food is NOT cheap, but of fine quality and pleasant presentation.
Salad (it has also a salad bar), soup, are ordered al la Carte. However, the entree was large enough without any salad or dessert.
Favorite Dish: ENTREES:
Pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass $26.95
'"Served over a roasted corn and artichoke risotto cake with spring vegetables and blue crab lobster beurre blanc"
Sea bass was properly seared with a slightly caramelized crispy outside and moistened inside (could be cooked a bit shorter). Tasty and artistically displayed. A pleasant dish.
Sesame Seared Yellow Fin Tuna $21.95
"Asian Buckwheat noodles, spicy eggplant salad and wasabi vinaigrette"
Though appealing, the first time I was at this restaurant, I could not help having the sea bass. Second time, I tried the tuna. I told the chef that I would not like to have any 'sinew(? the white stuff) in the tuna flesh.
The dish came with an artistic presentation: three pieces of tuna were seared properly with sesame seeds and cracked black pepper outside, cut diagonally, and laid on top of the spicy eggplant and buck noodle salad, wasabi and soy sauce formed a floral pattern around this center piece. (I had dish with similar ingredients in other restaurants, which could ruin one's appetite just seeing how the dish comes). The fish tastes great (hope someday they will use fatty tuna instead of regular tuna for even better a taste).
The dessert menu has nothing very special. But each one is artistically presented with care. The Tiramisu is with very rich (but not greasy) fluffy cream, could be stronger in coffee flavor.
Address: 225 E. 6 th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Between Brevard and College Streets (100 meters away from the Holiday Inn downtown)
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