Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa
Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa

Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rockbarn.com/
  • Phone: 8284591125x301
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Gabrielson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining for small and large gatherings. We accommodate everything from an intimate dinner for two to a private events of 300. Our Maple Room, Oak Room and both Ballrooms are equipped with state of the art audio & visual technologies, and a new meeting space that is perfect for group breakfasts or casual luncheons.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Ellen McKay 8284591125x317
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment in Rocker’s Lounge most Friday nights, 7:00-10:00 pm, featuring a variety of local and regional talent.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rock Barn Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in our private lots offer ample opportunities and we have Valet Parking for special events.
A word from Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa
Newly renovated in 2012, Champs Bistro is our fine dining restaurant located in the main clubhouse. Champ’s Bistro serves Contemporary American cuisine featuring Buckhead Beef, USDA Prime Steaks; all Natural free-range Chicken, and Buckhead Seafood.
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Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Delicious brunch
    Pamcakes82VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We went here for Sunday brunch. We were seated in the banquet room which looked oversized for the number of tables that were there. We were ushered through a beautiful dining room to get to the less impressive banquet room. Food was excellent with so-so service. We would recommend but it was disappointing to be seated in a banquet room after walking through a gorgeous dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family fun place
    KandD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We booked dinner just before the outdoor entertainment started (band "Doesn't Madder"). We elected to dine indoors but there were plenty of folks dining outside. Awesome buffet! When the band started, there were lots of people, some danced, some sang along. Lots of kids running around, enjoying the evening. It was very festive and family-oriented. We plan to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Champs Bistro at Rock Barn Golf & Spa reviews archive.
  • beautifu; scenery
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    On a golf course this place was great. We met chef Chad who prepared food as good as we have had in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening at The Rock
    MeanMuse
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Rock Barn Golf & Spa is a hidden gem in Catawba County! Champs Bistro surpassed our expectations for great food & elegant atmosphere. The prices are reasonable & it's SO much nicer than fighting the crowds at Olive Garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Bill
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We always enjoy great food and a friendly atmosphere. A neighborhood gem without all the hustle and bustle of going to Charlotte but you still have everything and more that those other restaurants seem to offer. We love it and would recommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hot and Cold Thanksgiving Buffet
    apirateslife4me
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The buffet was on the patio in an enclosed tent with patio heaters, giving more room for the buffet. The patio is laid brick, not a friendly terrain for elderly or those carrying plates of food. It was a long way to the main buffet tables and carving station for elderly individuals accompanying their families on Thanksgiving . As the doors to the patio were in a constant state of opening and closing; those seated nearby were bombarded by a chilly breeze. This made dining a bit unpleasant without a jacket. The carving station and hot foods were good; but nothing extra special. Being stacked outside; the dinner plates were "cold"; not cool. Croissants on the carving table looked tasty but were as cold as the plates. Overall Okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Thanksgiving
    Deacon
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Was there for Thanksgiving buffet...always a wonderful experience. It is great to have so many more options to choose from than we would bother to cook at home!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We are from Hickory, NC but seem to always forget about the restaurant at Rock barn being that it is located several miles east of Hickory but it should be on our short list of very good restaurants in the area. Wine selection was limited but excellent quality and well priced. Food was again excellent, cooked to perfection, portions generous. Service very attentive. If I could make one suggestion it would be that the menu offer one or two exotic entrees'. Local bison is very good, ostrich is available as well as Wahoo from the coast. Thanks to all for the great meal and we'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Very nice experience. Food was outstanding. A very nice change from another restaurant we ate in the night before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Find
    Bill
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    This is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy entertaining out of town guests or just an afternoon/evening night out. The food was delicious and the service was great. The only thing I was disappointed is that I would have thought since this is a Golf Course/Restaurant/Bar/Spa that they would have been able to serve alcoholic beverages before the one o'clock hour. We were almost finished our first course when we were able to have the "Champagne" that was advertised in the "Champagne Brunch". The establishment is now open to the public which probably is the reason for the time. Had I known that I would have made our reservations for a later time. This is not to take away from the wonderful food and great experience this brunch will provide.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    FSMB
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Everything was perfect! The chef stopped by to talk with us and the server was informative and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met expectations...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We saw the reviews and could not wait to try. I have to say, it lived up to the hype. We were early for our reservation but was no problem. They had just changed the menu, a few additions/deletions from what was online. Our primary server, Jimmie, was very attentive and always around when we needed him. The warm bread and honey butter brought out first was very good. As was the second serving, but we stopped there. We both had the caesar which was fresh and very tasty. I ordered the filet which came out perfect. My wife couldn't decide as everything looked good, so she asked our server to surprise her. He only asked if she had any allergies. She ended up getting the salmon with crab dish which was excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    diningout
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    The food was wonderful and our guests were greatly impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Mother's Day brunch was our first experience with Champs Bistro. We were impressed with all of the food selection, how wonderful everything tasted, the great service we received. The price was great for such a large selection -- everything you could want from breakfast to lunch to desserts. Our glass was never more than half empty and the staff was so friendly. We will definitely be back for another buffet and possibly a dinner event. This was the BEST buffet we have been to, great bargain and such an easy drive from the Charlotte area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent as
    Drewal12
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The food was excellent as well as the service. My wife and I are new to the area and consider this a great find. We will highly recommend this restaurant to all our friends and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a very enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Had a very enjoyable evening especially being able to talk to the chef
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I brought some out of town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    I brought some out of town colleagues and we had a great all-around day We played golf, used the spa, and had a great dinner. Great steaks and fresh fish choices. Service was seamless. Overall fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Wonderful experience with attentive service. Food was delicious and tastefully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    OnvacationVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Beautiful space and mouth watering steak! Great find!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet