short list winners

The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of February’s Short List for “The Best Place for a Romantic Dinner” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is Glasshalfull!


glasshalfLocated in Downtown Carrboro, Glasshalfull is a fabulous restaurant, wine bar and wine shop that’s perfect for any romantic occasion or night out. The ‘Kitchen’ serves delicious contemporary American cooking and an intriguing selection of wines from around the world can be found in the wine bar and wine shop.

Owner’s Mick Maloney and Jim Wald take their wine list seriously, and it rotates constantly to keep things fresh. You can choose from over 25 selections while dining and almost always have the choice to sample any bottle. And if you so desire, the wine shop is always open for perusing during dining hours. Most selections are picked from small, family-owned estates throughout the world — ensuring the highest quality every time.

Like any classic Carrboro restaurant, Glasshalfull stresses local and healthy ingredients for their Mediterranean-inspired American dishes — pairings and experimentation with the delicious food and fine wines makes any romantic outing a night to remember.

If you want a great, and maybe even romantic, night out then stop by Glasshalfull in Carrboro! But you don’t have to take my word for it, because YOU voted on it!

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Also on the Short List

Carolina Crossroads

carolinacrossrdsCarolina Crossroads is an elegant dining location inside the famous Carolina Inn on Pittsboro Street. With a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, Carolina Crossroads covers all types of gourmet styles and Southern cooking — even afternoon tea! And while they’re most well-known for outstanding gourmet food, the Crossroads still keeps things simple and local with choices such as Latta Family Farm eggs and house-made Carolina Inn Granola available at breakfast and Sunday Brunch.

Il Palio Ristorante

ilIl Palio Ristorante is an independent, locally owned restaurant in the Siena Hotel on East Franklin Street. Committed to displaying local North Carolina farmers and their produce, Executive Chef Adam Rose’s Italian-inspired menu consists of favorites such as half shell oysters, 18 month aged prosciutto di parma, and a butternut squash ravioli. They boast a wine list of over 400 and are open every day of the week, including Sunday Brunch.


lanternLantern is described as a “marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients” and has been serving award winning cuisine on West Franklin Street for years. They’re open Monday through Saturday for dinner and sport a wide range of dessert, wine and artisan cocktails to accompany their food. Chef-owner Andrea Reusing has been named one of the “Greenest” chefs in America and stresses local, fresh ingredients.


provenceProvence, located on Weaver Street, serves regional French and Mediterranean Cuisine in Downtown Carrboro. Known for their beautiful outdoor patio and one-of-a-kind original artworks on the walls, Provence will take your mind and senses straight to the French Mediterranean coast. They’re open every night for dinner, and showcase a wonderful French take on brunch each Sunday.