SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 12, 2012 11:50 ET

Traditional Southern Flavors, Exceptional Decor Define Uptown Charlotte Restaurants

Sophisticated Charlotte Marriott City Center Is Home to Intriguing Downtown Establishments

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Defining exceptional dining with the joys of culinary excellence, exciting décor and unique atmosphere, uptown Charlotte restaurants are captivating guests with a blend of traditional Southern flavors, eclectic charm and relaxing entertainment.

Maintaining a bold footprint in the heart of North Carolina's Queen City, the impressive Charlotte Marriott City Center puts guests within steps of cultural attractions, business destinations, entertainment venues and fine dining, including its own signature eatery, the acclaimed Savannah Red. This sophisticated lodging is also home to Champions Sports Bar and one of the city's finest smoking lounges, Cutter's Cigar Bar. Ideally situated to join in nearby Alive After 5 in Charlotte festivities at the EpiCentre, Wells Fargo Plaza and Piedmont Town Center travelers and locals will also find grand opportunities for dining and relaxation that best fits their lifestyle inside these vibrant restaurants:

Savannah Red Restaurant
Encompassing the purest example of Southern cuisine, the menu of this eclectic Charlotte City Center restaurant, features soulful traditional southern flavors adapted by Chef Jean-Pierre Marechal and Chef de Cuisine Billy Brown to an autograph style signature only to Savannah Red. Nestled in the midst of uptown Charlotte, this bold restaurant and adjoining wine bar feature exceptional décor and provide the perfect backdrop for cocktails, dinner or conversations. The dining room seats over 30 and private party space for up to 50 make Savannah Red the ideal venue for any special occasion. More than 30 wines are offered by the glass and an extensive wine list features distinct flavors from around the world. 

Champion's Sports Bar and Restaurant
In a highly popular hotel near Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Champion's offers guests a comfortable environment with an updated look and refreshed menu. New tables and chairs, plush couches, an entourage of high definition flat-screen TVs and multiple lounge areas make it easy to gather with friends to catch a game or relax after work. Creative cocktails, a distinguished wine list, 22 beer selections, healthier food options and friendly service can all be found inside this casual Charlotte restaurant.

Cutter's Cigar Bar
One of the last remaining smoking lounges in Charlotte, Cutter's features the best in libations accompanied by authentic, legal, pre-Castro cigars in a warm and richly detailed atmosphere. Boasting over 35 selections of Scotch and a relaxed, conversational décor, Cutter's Cigar Bar is the perfect setting for after-work gatherings, a romantic rendezvous or the ideal beginning of a night on the town. Matching the stunning cigar and fine spirit selection is the establishment's equally impressive food menu that allows guests to enjoy an all-encompassing bar experience.

About the Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel
The Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel welcomes guests with elegant, newly renovated spaces, exceptional service and a host of lavish amenities. Conveniently located near businesses, the banking district and downtown attractions, hotel accommodations include well-appointed guest rooms and spacious hotel suites all featuring 37-inch LCD televisions, updated wired and wireless Internet access and the relaxing comfort of signature furnishings and plush bedding ensembles. Guests also enjoy the convenience of a heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. For more information regarding meeting and event space, click here to submit a request for proposal.

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