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Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room Restaurant Review: The nineteenth-century Charlotte suburb of Dilworth, located just a few miles south of uptown, got its first permanent church in 1895. In 1999 John Duncan renovated that church and opened Bonterra Restaurant. This romantic setting is rich with history, but the food is the star. The "Food for Wine" menu includes several unique spreads, house-made pâtés, a nice selection of spicy olives, and an extensive array of fromage. Noteworthy starters include lightly fried calamari with okra, lemon aïoli, heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil. Bonterra’s signature dish is fried lobster tail, served with smashed fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sweet-and-sour aïoli and a wildflower honey and soy reduction. There are also steaks, chops and other hearty dishes, such as North Carolina bison rib-eye served with caramelized radicchio slaw, haricots verts and a pohnpei pepper sauce. For dessert, we suggest the Mandarin orange cheesecake. The restaurant’s open air cooler technology features 200 wines by the glass from a list that includes a good selection of dessert wines and ports. Brunch is offered on special holiday Sundays only.