Nice Trendy Place To Grab Drinks In The Summer.
The food at M5 is pretty good, only have eaten appetizers there while I was having some drinks. Being part of the Harpers group, I wouldn't expect too much finesse to come from the kitchen. But this place is perfect for South Park. With the huge corner patio overlooking Sharon and Morrison and the wealthy and good looking hanging out here, it is sure to make for a fun evening.
Friday evenings they have killer beer specials and the patio gets pretty slammed so go kind of early and grab yourself a couch, or table or combo of the two and listen to the house DJ.
If its too cold or you just want to get away from the heat, then the lounge is a nice place to relax. With dim light and pretty good music (that fits the location), you will enjoy this as well. Very trendy, people get really dressed up to go here and its a great spot to check out and try your luck at picking up some of the good looking people in town who have deep pockets and little care, bring your A game.
Wow! What a beautiful decor!. Loved the interior with its warm earth tones and modern fixtures, doors, etc. Really stunning! Some reviewers indicate that they think the decor and hype outperforms the food but I was very happy with my lunch there. Features Mediterranean cuisine such as Greek bread with three different dips, spanakopita, or full meals such as lamb or salmon with sides. I had an excellent server who knew the wines and could advise on pairings. Will return on my next visit to Charlotte.
Example: great place for good bread. 3 1/2 stars-- Nice for a dinner out with friends. Sort of trending, and I like the contemporary decor. I have heard it can be loud once the DJ start- but our reservation was at 7 and they had not start yet. Greek salad is very nice and of the 4 or us we all enjoyed our meals but though the apps and greek salad was more interesting then some of the mains. I would definitely return but my husband may have to be more convinced since he paid the bill.
So, so, so good!. I've heard some people say this restaurant is all decor, but it really is much more. Yes, the decor is impressive, but so is the food. This is a great place to go for a more upscale lunch in the Southpark area (I think almost everything was under $12), and the menu is seasonal, so its changing fairly frequently. Dinner is more expensive but definitely worth it. I had the lamb, it was delicious and so is the squash, fugi apple soup.... Large wine, liqour, drink selection.
not worth my time.
I am very suprised reading the other reviews - I dined this past Saturday and my experience was completely the opposite of most others. The service was extremely slow... it should not take 3 hours for a simple meal. Took forever to get water, forever to get drinks, there was an hour span inbetween getting our apps and getting our dinner.
The food was nothing great... I was not impressed by a single thing I tasted. A lot of the dishes were very satly. Desserts left something to be desired.. pumpkin bread pudding very dry, lemon raspberry tart was grainy... the goat cheese custard was good as well as the carmel creme.
The interior was very nice, great ambiance... but it doesnt make up for the lack of service and the poor quality food. If you want to impress people who dont know any better, this is the place.
M5 - truly amazing experience!.
Just went to M5 the other night (Saturday). It was busy and the eight of us arrived late for dinner. But from the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed. Every employee was smiling and all said 'hello'. (The interior was not like anything in Charlotte!) Reminded me of bigger city experiences. Also, the red carpet leading to the front door was a classy touch.
By the time I left, a DJ was playing great music in the front of the restaurant and the entire place was so energized. The food and service were amazing. My friends and I stayed longer than intended because we decided to enjoy the music and ambience.
We changed our later plans because we decided this was the place to be! Kudos to M5 for making every minute count and appreciating my business! The eight of us were celebrating a birthday and it couldn't be more memorable! I plan on hanging out at M5 when I am looking for fun and food! Truly amazing!
Now a days I really don't go out much, saying that when I do go out I do a little research. Having heard of M5 I decide to read some reviews. Some good and some bad, but seeing one person saying that their server was not fast enough and someone else saying their server was too fast I decided you can't be everything to everyone and gave them a shot.
My first visit was on the 5th, I forgot I was in Charlotte. It's a well designed restaurant ,lots of browns and neutral colors. Dim lights and chill music. My date and I sat in the "Round" room, they had a name for the room but I forgot it. The server was young guy and very energetic. He let me know about the Sangria feature for the night but we opted for a bottle of wine. M5 has a very well rounded wine list full of wines you don't see often (One from Lebanon). We had a great Tempranillo from the Rioja region. The food was very nice as well. Started with the mussel-pot which had me dipping my bread into the sauce long after the mussels where gone. My entree was the "Whole Fish", explained to me as "Head on and Tail On". . It was a mediterranean sea bas that night and was quite delicious. My date didn't care to see the fish's head so the chef fillet it in the kitchen. She had the scallops and loved them. Dessert was a goat cheese custard which blew my mind.
I enjoyed my experience and will come again. All in all A++ meal, total bill was around $100.
It seems everyone has something to say about M5 - whether good or bad - it's under fire!! It's a quality I find often in vibrant young restaurants! First: I believe it's safe to say the masks we wear as we dine certainly affects the environment around us; there is art in dining! I'll explain my experience at M5.
From valet, a long red carpet led me through two large dark doors. Intimidating!! I do say M5's interior is among the best I've seen nationally - It's comfortable and vibrant. Our server and I had a very interesting conversation about wine -- Ironically I asked him if he was attending college: turns out he's 25 and full of energy, CPCC must be doing something right!! He paired my Bergstrom (Organic Pinot Noir, Oregon) with three different courses -- all, right on!! My favorite: Duck Confit, appetizer!! But, I do warn, he was a smooth talker, my wife and daughter wanted to bring him home; jokes on me if you read this!! None the less I don't want to single him out - everyone/everything, including managers, and the fashionable restroom, seemed on their game the other night; it must have been our lucky night! It seemed hard not to smile, truly reminding me of Hospitality the way I desire. Too bad I got too tossed (too drunk) to remember any of it -- just kidding -- Thanks M5!!! See you Soon!!
Amazing. I dined out for my first time at M5 last night and was blown away. I ordered the short ribs and they were the best I've ever had. The service went above my expectations. My server was very knowlegable and helped pair a superb Rioja with my meal. The whole look and feel of the restaurant screams high-end but my bill was less then $75 for dinner for two with wine. I can't believe some of these other reviewers complaining about a $2 pita. Get a life.
good flavors, but a bit disappointed.
First off the positiv points about this place:
Great modern decor, prompt seating and a very friendly waiter. We ordered a variety of appetizers. All the taste and flavors were right on and very good.
The 3"Traditional Greek Spread" came with two very good pita breads. Unfortunately the bread was not enough for the dip. We ask for a bit more and were charged $2 for the refill as we discovered later. Sorry, but for a high priced restaurant like this they could throw in two more pitas.
I truly enjoyed the "Chicken Souvlaki" until I bit into the raw end of it. I let the waiter know who was very apologetic. None the less, I was not offered a new order or a price reduction.
We frequently dine at upscale reataurants and if you would like people to return you usuallly wil try your best to please them. Not here.
Even though I enjoyed my evening at this place, it needs a lot of improvement if it wants to keep up its upscale note.
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