Selected Charbono's because of its rating and its being easy to get to from our motel in Plainfield. It is clean looking with subdued lighting, has a nice bar and seems well run. The wait staff wears uniforms with ties. The bar has a good selection of wines by the glass and the menu has several tempting entres such as Blackberry glazed baby back ribs. We were seated after a few minutes wait in the bar. We ordered Ceasar Salads and the Firenze pizza since it sounded good and we had recently been there (Florence, Italy). Our error. The pizza was dry and bland tasting. The Ceasar dressing was not the best we ever had. Our reccommendation is to try a different entre.
One of my favorites!.
Okay, maybe I'm being a little bit bias because I know the head chef, am friends with one of the kitchen staff, and it is quite close to my home. But, when the place opened up, I had no idea what to expect. I think it is better than it's sister restaurant Boulder Creek (Brownsburg) and is as good as another of it's sister restaurants Stone Creek (Plainfield). It is a really nice place to go and the food is out of this world. Everything is wonderful, from the bread and dipping oil, to the appetisers, to the entrees, to the desserts (I would highly recomend the creme brule or the crepes, altough all the desserts are good). If you want a little bit higher class of dining, this is the place I would recomend. It's good, casual, and has a wonderful atmospere.
My husband and I were looking to eat at a great restuarant for our anniversary. This place was great. The food was terrific, the mood was romatic, the service was great. We had wine, bread, and an appetizer. All were promptly prepared and served. The seafood main dishes were good sized portions and tasted unbelievable. The only con was that it the servers were wearing jeans and casually dressed. It's fine for the guests to be casually dressed, we were comfortable but it was kind of weird. Too expensive for kids.
This is a place to go if you are looking for a laid back atmosphere with terrific food. I have been to Charbono's several times and haven't been disappointed yet. The only complaint I have is that the service can be a bit slow and not at attentive as they should be - that is a rare occasion though. They are always friendly and the food is always good. Enjoy the variety on the menu and the pleasant rustic atmosphere of the restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
A Tuscan seafood and steakhouse rich in flavor and atmosphere, not price. The Scene Tuscan yellow textured walls punctuated by art glass envelope distinct dining areas separated by stained glass from the bar area and defined individually by booths encircling the perimeter and a grape vine covered pergola above the central seating space. Rustic archways, murals and an eye-catching fountain lend character and charm in a casual Italianesque setting that equitably accommodates romantic dates, families and groups, becoming livelier as the night wears on.
The Food Unique flavorful combinations highlight favorite dishes, like the smothered chicken's applewood smoked bacon sautee, topped with feta and served on couscous, or the flat iron steak's bourbon glazed mushrooms, peppers and onions. The presentation of diverse menu items (heavily dominated by fresh seafood, but also including choice steaks, chops, chicken, wood fired pizza, salads, pasta and a bevy of rich desserts) is spectacular and tantalizing. Unusual wines and microbrews cap a meal of surprise delights.
This restaurant is wonderful. Not only is the food delicious, but the atmosphere is very unique. Our server was wonderful, too. Their bread and dipping oil was a perfect start to the evening. I ordered the 7 oz. filet which was cooked to perfection, and included a baked potato and seasoned veggies (yellow squash, zucchini, carrots and broccoli).