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La Belle Helene

4.3
4.3
1070 Reviews
$30 and under
French

From the team that brought you Church and Union Charlotte, Church and Union Charleston, Tempest Charleston, & Church and Union, La Belle Helene is a refined brasserie serving French fare, beer & wine in a soaring, elegant space with a lengthy bar.

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Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (980) 209-0941

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Cory Chunn

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • North to South Burgundy | Wine Dinner

    US$150.00 per person

    25 May 2022 only
    Merci!! Join us on May 25th at 6:30pm for our first Wine Dinner featuring wines of Burgundy. We will taste wines from this historic region and pair them with a 5-course chef curated menu. You will be guided by Laure Levesque, Queen of Wines’ President & Chief Tasting Officer, who also grew up in Burgundy herself. All wines were methodically chosen and paired by Sommelier Will Farquharson and Executive Chef Cory Chunn. Limited seating is available. We look forward to hosting and traveling through Burgundy with you. Pricing is $150 + tax and gratuity.

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What 1,070 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HX

    HughX

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best bartender ever

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Me and my fiancé got complimentary champagne for our anniversary date. Great service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad they have reopened. Everything was fantastic. Thank you.

  4. r

    rockapl

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The drinks, ambiance, and service are top mark. Will be returning for sure.

  5. FK

    FrancesK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I've had dinner at La Belle Helene, which I felt was better. I ordered a burger, which I probably should have steered clear of. Should have tried the Croque Madame, like my friend did. The wine was delicious - I like that they have an extensive wine list and selection.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a very nice meal and really enjoyed it. Good food and quick service!

  7. KR

    KendallR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very flavorful & light but kept you full. Service was 100/10 ! Everyone was so nice & helpful.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    The vibes of this place were generally good, very energetic and very pretty. Drinks were also great. service was good but messy, about 4 different people came and quite often asked if we were doing alright, on the brink of it being annoying. The food on the other hand was okay at best. Escargot was delicious, the Ratatouille did not bring me back to my childhood and was bland, Pommes Fritas were yucky, French onion soup was just okay, Mussels were too soft and grainy/pasty, and oysters were weird tasting. The crème brule at the end was also not the best. All the plates generally looked pretty, so presentation was good. I probably would not come back here again except for drinks and a few small plates. Realizing now after the fact, I forgot that my mussels and soup each come with an included baguette but only got one small one. And so I asked for an one to have with the broth but was later charged extra for a small baguette (I thought this was normal until I later looked at the menu). But at the moment it generally was grimey to feel nickel and dimed for a small mediocre piece of bread at a pricey place. They also ask for a second tip for the cooks in the back. Which is great and completely optional, but they should really just pay their workers a fair wage if you’re charging that much. For some reason this place felt like if a British person went to France on summer holidays and decided to open a French restaurant in a cheaper part of the Southern US and then charged NYC prices, all the while relying on American tipping culture and southern kindness.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect! Food was delicious and staff very attentive and knowledgeable. We will be there again! Yum!

  10. A

    Aliyah

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed my time here. When I walked in I was greeted as soon as I walked in. I sat almost immediately after that and was greeted with a smiling face from my server Hunter. Me and my friend were celebrating new endeavors in life and this was the perfect place to be. We ordered the roasted chicken crepe and she got the toast, eggs, and bacon. Food was hot and fresh definitely a 10/10. Our server also made sure anything we needed we had and he was very friendly! The manager of the restaurant also came and checked on us to make sure we were doing well. I definitely want to come back and try the dinner.

  11. DK

    DanaKerr

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Was a beautiful day for a brunch. The interiors were exquisite. Transports you to Paris at the blink of an eye. Francesca was attentive and tried to accommodate. The mimosas & beautifully presented food- a Pate’ to start, a complimentary bowl of lemon bites, followed by mushroom/ bacon crepe for me & a mushroom omelette for my husband- was very good. We look forward to trying it in the evening.

  12. b

    bethd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My three daughters were in town and we decided to go the La Belle Helen for brunch. It was amazing! The food was outstanding and the service was great! Our server was the best! We will definitely go again.

  13. w

    wheezy2

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant and food were great! I do feel that the staff may have been overwhelmed. I ordered a mimosa and later coffee for when I was eating my brunch. I received the coffee but never asked received a refill even after asking for one.

  14. H

    Highlandmike

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Solid four stars - doesn't "wow" you but doesn't really disappoint either. Very expensive for what you get considering service was erratic.

  15. M

    Mdf1225

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing! The food was outstanding, the cheese course was delicious! The mussels were In this amazing broth and were mouth watering. The. Onto the châteaubriand was overwhelming. It was amazing!! And three. We followed it up with a lemon tart which was very misleading. It had white chocolate as the shell and it was filled with lemon mouse. It was a wonderful experience…and we will likely be back.

  16. S

    Sarah

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    I recently had dinner at LBH and enjoyed it very much. But last night was not special or particularly tasty.

  17. UM

    UtahnahM

    Charlotte

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great lunch. The food and service were fantastic.

  18. HL

    HeathLee

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really had one of our best dining experiences at this restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was so welcoming. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in Charlotte looking for a special evening.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    The service was unbelievably slow especially during the lunch rush. Our server never came back to the table to check on drink refills and we had to track them down just to get the check. Our food was so slow one of my clients had to leave before the food was even served… it was an embarrassment during what was supposed to be a nice client meeting. It was so bad it became a distraction to the business meeting. It truly was disappointing. The food was good but that doesn’t come close to making up for the service when entertaining clients.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the staff was very knowledgeable about the menu, the ambiance was beautiful and was a nice way to spend my Monday evening.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed dining with us!

  21. RO

    RickO

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time since new ownership and we all loved it. Had trout and lemon desert - highly recommend both!

    La Belle HeleneResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks, Rick! The Le Citron is one of my favorite desserts, so glad you enjoyed it also. Hope to have you back in soon.

  22. FM

    FayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chose the restaurant for a birthday dinner. Beautiful setting, well designed space. We sat in a banquette, comfy and relaxing. Had drinks, entrees and dessert. Food was delicious, good portions, great flavor. Feast for the senses. Good service as well. My one request: add French mayo please because the fries are delicious and that would have made the meal pretty perfect. Will definitely be back.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks, Fay! I'm so glad you joined us for your celebration. We're looking forward to having you back in soon.

  23. TK

    TracyK

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    First visit and a great experience. Will definitely go back soon.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks, Tracy! We're so glad you dined with us. Hope to have you in again soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    My husband and I selected this restaurant because of its close proximity to the theater — there were 9 of us. We wanted to love it, but the service was lacking and the food was SO SALTY. We had been one other time and remember everyone saying the same thing about the food being salty. Beautiful restaurant and the cocktails were lovely.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The experience that you described does not align with our company standards and I truly apologize for that. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team.

  25. AH

    AlexisH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful time for my Mother's Birthday! The food was delicious!

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for your review, Alexis! We're so glad you were able to join us to celebrate. Hope to have you back in soon.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    It was hard to get good service. The food was so-so…the duck was really dry and chewy, not good at all. My husband’s food was better although nothing really special. The worst part was the poor service. The staff was friendly but it was hard to get our requests dealt with in a timely manner so we could relax and enjoy our meal. They must be overstretched….for the price one would expect a better experience.

  27. MC

    MichaelC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Kind of disappointed in the seating for two - some of these tables are right on top of each other. Being it was our anniversary, was certainly hoping for a better table and some intimacy. But this kind of seating is typically European so it's not surprising. Service was great and food was fantastic!

    La Belle HeleneResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Michael. I'm so glad to hear you joined us for such a special occasion. We appreciate your honest feedback and we hope you can join us again soon.

  28. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's gorgeous, all the servers were so nice, and the food was fantastic! I'd definitely come back

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you, Olivia!

  29. ME

    MarkE

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Menu is limited and unimaginative. Salmon entree was overcooked.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Mark. We appreciate your honest feedback and we'll be sure to let the rest of our team know.

  30. JC

    JerryC

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, excellent service. Will definitely come again.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thanks, Jerry! We're looking forward to having you back in soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The food wasn’t terrible but not really good either. The best part of the restaurant is the design!! I had been wanting to go there for a long time. I won’t go back - just not good enough nor French enough!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Food was very bland and had no seasoning

  33. JC

    JohnnyC

    Charlotte

    91 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Wanted to try this again under new management. Disappointing. Very expensive menus. Ordered French Onion soup and burger. The food was good. Service horrible. We ordered a baguette to go with our soup. It arrived after our soup was finished. Our soup bowls were left on our table for at least 10 minutes after were were done. Many people walked by including our server, and no one took the dishes. Consequently there was no room when the burgers arrived. Then we asked for mustard. We had to get up and tell a manager we had not gotten it. No excuses for such bad service. Also, they have added a tip for the kitchen on the bill. They explain it's up to you but really that's really tacky. Anyhow. We won't be back. Too many other places to try.

  34. a

    anns

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful atmosphere. Wine list and appetizers always so good this time we had foie gras and oysters - were so delicious. Enjoyed the cheese plate for dessert.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for your review. The Oysters are one of my favorite dishes to start with, so glad you enjoyed them. Hope to have you back in soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    I found a bug inside my salad. The food is not good.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tatum was awesome!!!!! The French onion soup was amazing! Love this place so much!

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for your review! The French Onion Soup is one of our most popular dishes, we're so glad you enjoyed it.

  37. NG

    NathanG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing bouef bourguignon!

    La Belle HeleneResponded 7 days ago

    Thanks, Nathan! The Boeuf Bourguignon is one of my favorites, so glad you enjoyed it also. Hope to have you back in again soon.

  38. MJ

    MrsJ

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. The staff, the food and the whole experience is one of the best in Charlotte.

    La Belle HeleneResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you so much for your review! Hope you can join us again soon.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    The mussels were amazing, the the trout lucked Flavour, the flank stake was chew and over priced for what you got, fries were called. Service was slow due to the amount of tables the server had. Beautiful restaurant though. I will return for maybe drinks and apps but not main course 🙂

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The service and drinks were absolutely amazing but my mom had order the steak and she ordered well done, when they brought it it was medium rare, they took it back and brought it again and it still wasn’t well done.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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La Belle Helene is rated 4.3 stars by 1070 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for La Belle Helene

300 South Tryon Street Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    French, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Cory Chunn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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