Olde Providence North residents enjoy plentiful restaurant and nightlife options outside the neighborhood proper and found within a two-mile radius along the Providence Road and Fairview Road corridors. A majority of these are casual, family-oriented chain eateries such as Brixx Wood Fired Pizza and P.F. Chang's. Locally-owned restaurants have also proliferated in the area around Olde Providence North as the South Park shopping continues to grow.
Barrington's Restaurant, housed in the Foxcroft East Shopping Center on Fairview Road, presents high-end American dishes in an intimate setting. Renowned chef Bruce Moffett owns Barrington's and prides himself on the seasonal and inventive menu that includes Prince Edward Island mussels, grouper, and rabbit pot pie. Those desiring a well-deserved date night need to make reservations well in advance, as Barrington's only seats 30.
Red Rocks Cafe, Bar, and Bakery lies just north of Olde Providence North along Providence Road and consistently ranks as one of the area's most popular and well-loved restaurants. The atmosphere remains warm and inviting. Diners rave about the crab cakes and cajun chicken pasta, and the waitstaff loves to help recommend wine pairings. Quiet ambiance and a large outdoor patio add to the casual, but impressive, vibe.
Gleiberman's Kosher Mart and Deli sells Glatt kosher meats, sides and traditional baked goods along Providence Road at the Providence Square shopping center. Simply cooked and prepared, the food at Gleiberman's can be consumed in the restaurant, prepared to go or catered. Regulars suggest ordering the French fries with the hot rotisserie chicken and an extra pickle for good measure.
The nearby Phillips Place shopping complex houses
a Regal Cinemas. Closer to Olde Providence North, the Wine Shop at Foxcroft sells wine by the glass and bottle. Those looking for nightclubs and live music find the best selection in uptown Charlotte.