With the opening of Charlotte's tallest skyscraper in October 1992, came the opening of Bistro 100 in the building's Founder's Hall shopping area.
Modeled after Chicago's famous Bistro 110, Bistro 100 sported antique heart-pine floors, peach walls, copper accents, and bold murals on the ceiling and walls by New York artist Judy Rifka. It was one of the first restaurants in Charlotte to sport an open-style kitchen and a distinctive wood-burning oven. The cuisine was French bistro and featured everything from unique soups to a popular cassoulet (a French meat and bean stew).
Bistro 100 would close during the Summer of 2006. When they originally opened, there were few upscale dining options available downtown. Bistro 100 was ahead of their time in both location and in their overall presentation.