Staff Profile

Ellen Davis

Native Charlottean and Pioneering Businesswoman.
After purchasing the property from the McNinch family in 1978, Ellen spent a decade personally restoring the McNinch House, opening the McNinch House Restaurant in January 1989, and serving as the first chef.
 Quote: “Living my dream!"


Executive Chef Matthew Shepard


Matthew was born and raised in North Carolina.  He has fond memories of helping his mother and grandmother in the kitchen when he was five years old.  That's whenhe knew he wanted to be a chef.  He moved to Charlotte to attend Johnson and Wales University where he graduated in 2013 wit a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Mangement.  His kitchen experience has extended for over 8 years, most of which was in private country clubs and now he has taken the postion of Executive Chef.

Anthony Wesley
Wine Steward

Wine educator and lecturer with 21 years of fine-dining experience.
Trained at New York’s Windows on the World Wine School, where he graduated in 1995.

Constantly seeking out wines that pair well with our multi-course dinners.

Quote: “We choose wines first on merit and their ability to pair with our dinners, then on value and breadth. Additionally, our chef will present new courses each day to orient my palate for that evening's menu."


Corey Cochran
Dining Room Manager

Native Charlottean and CPCC graduate.
Beginning in 1997as a busboy, Corey was promoted to Dining Room Manager of McNinch House in 2007 .
Quote: “Our goal is to treat each guest as if we are serving our own family."

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511 N. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202

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McNinch House Restaurant

511 N. Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 704-332-6159
Fax: 704-376-0212



Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday Package

 Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday Package

4-Course Dinner for Two with Wine Flight

$115.50 Per Person

Choice of :
Appetizer, Soup or Salad
Choice of Entree
Choice of Dessert

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