Char - Jackson
Char - Jackson

Char - Jackson

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6019569562
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Schramkowski
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Enjoy our fresh, hot meals delivered right to your door! Family style meals are available for groups of any size, and are ideal for family functions, business meetings, or any special event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We will work with you to make your event the best it can be regardless of your budget parameters and group size. We have two meeting and event rooms for different scaled events. The small suite is located on the south side and accommodates up to 22. The larger of our two rooms will accommodate parties up to 45 with room for appetizer and cocktail stations. Many of our customers have found it the perfect venue for formal presentations. Customized menu service is available for groups of any size.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Caldwell-Yarbrough 6019424999
  • Entertainment: Part of our commitment to a total dining experience is our exceptional piano bar. We feature live music 7 days a week, and we also feature a jazz brunch on Sundays from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Special Events: Whether it's a business dinner for four or a cocktail party for forty, Char is your home for private dining functions. We will work with you to make your event the best it can be, regardless of your budget parameters or group size. Customized menu service, wireless internet, and A/V screen are all available at no extra charge. Contact us today, and allow our staff to provide you with an unforgettable event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Northside Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Char - Jackson
Char restaurant offers modern Southern cuisine with distinct spirit and charm. Char offers great lunch specials during the week and a jazz brunch on Sunday. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, veal and lamb, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. At Char we give you excellent service and food in a warm and entertaining atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Char - Jackson reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (23)great for lunch (21)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (17)great for brunch (12)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • RTS Management
    RTSManagement
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Char is my "go to" restaurant for business lunches and dinners as well as personal dinners or brunch. The quality of the food is consistently good. For wait staff, I would highly recommend Kevin for those visiting Char during the day...he makes the experience phenomenal...he has the attention to detail things that other wait staff either forget or don't know. At night, I would recommend requesting Mike...he remembers your special requests and is very knowledgable at the wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shakitha
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The chefs really know what they are doing in the kitchen. The food was fantastic! Service was great...very professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Sunday afternoon
    Techie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food plus great service made our late afternoon outing memorable! My wife and I can't wait to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great -- as usual
    Picky1
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Lunch time was very busy on the date of my visit but even though they were very busy, the food and service were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience, Incredible Food
    wordmaker
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Dining at CHAR was an incredible experience. The service was outstanding, our food was timely and delicious, and the environment was exactly what my wife and I were hoping for. If you're looking for a moderately upscale restaurant in the Jackson area that won't disappoint, you can't do better than CHAR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    Solomon
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Ahi tuna salad was "on-point", as was the pecan pie. Great lunch!!! I will reuturn this week for another salad and some pie, I love eating healthy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good
    Solomon
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I eat at Char about 2x per month, appetizers are always great, especially the spinach crisp. This time my fish special (tilapia) was a bit on the stringy side and did not have the normal flavor that I'm used to. Pecan pie is the best around, always my favorite desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char on Sunday night
    JimboVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice place in a readily accessible location. The hostess thought it was more important to finish wiping a few menus before greeting us in a distracted way. Service was prompt and friendly. The steak was not as high a quality as the price was high. The cooking was spot on though. So my recommendation to a friend would be "nice place, but expensive for what you get".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    Jazzy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service was outstanding the Filet was to die for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    ub001VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent place for lunch. Nice choice, Attentive waiters. High quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Highly recommend
    Richdar
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Traveling from Dallas to Florida staying over Jackson. Saw excellent reviews on TripAdvisor made reservations on the road. Little out of way but Worth going to. Pleasantly greeted by Sloan our waiter great service. We shared Green Tomatoes appetizer. Split a delicious rib eye probably among Best ever!!! Gigantic wonderful sweet potato. Would gladly return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place For Pork Chops!
    NavyDoc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Been here time after time and the quality of food never declines...... The Crab Claws are To Die For!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and great wait staff
    RTSManagement
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Char is my favorite restaurant in Jackson. I am very comfortable recommending this restaurant to others and it is my go to restaurant for lunch or dinner with business associates and clients. In the past 3-1/2 years I have never been disappointed by the food selection, food preparation, and the wait staff. For a most enjoyable dining experience, I would unequivocally recommend Kevin who works during the day. I travel for business and pleasure and Kevin is one of the best waiters I have come across in the last 30+ years. At night time, I would recommend Michael. Michael is very knowledgeable about the wine list and remembers what I like to eat but also makes suggestions. Get the crab cake Benedict for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Director of Purchasing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I dine at Char with Vendors and family frequently...this particular night I was with a vendor...the drinks took a good while to get...the Spinach appetizer was cold, the broccolini was cold...never had this occur before...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but expected more for the $$
    yumfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Salad & BBQ Shrimp app was fine, but nothing spectacular. And I felt the same way about the filet. The best part of dinner was probably the apple crisp for dessert. With all the fantastic restaurants in Jackson, I doubt we'll be back here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Consistently delicious! Unfortunately our experience was dampened by the extremely loud table a few feet away. Wish someone could've spoken to them about their "celebration level". Otherwise, a perfect evening: wonderful cocktails (I recommend Mama's Secret), yummy food and a warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Place for Lunch
    angie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The waitstaff was very attentitive and friendly, the food was great. The wait times were very good given the crowd, and the open table seating was very accomodating. Will be dining here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's was good
    SweeneyEsquire
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great late lunch. didn't get any bread. sometimes they serve, sometimes they don't
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Msucarliann
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Chat was really great. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive and informative. I got the blackfish and my date got a filet. We both enjoyed the food. It was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    whippettogether
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    So far I've never had a bad experience at Char, both the food, value and atmosphere are awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Glow444
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had lunch with an out of town business associate who had never visited Jackson. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. My business associate loved the food and complimented my choice of restaurants. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was served quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good not mindblowing
    Opie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've ate at a lote of fine steak places all over the US. For Jackson, this place is nice......i've had better
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Sunshine2Day
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food is good, not kid friendly. Nothing special done for birthdays.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Char Dining Experience
    goodplaces2dine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food is prepared as ordered and is always tasty and with excellent presentation. Servers are always friendly and attentive. We keep going back because we know we will have good food and a great dining experience. We enjoy with friends and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    FoodieATheart
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I fell in love with this restaurant in one night. There was great service from the time I walked in till the moment I left. I had one of the more expensive entrees and it was worth every penny. The filet medium rare was phenomenal! The best steak I have ever had. I will be bring my date back here for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Edit
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We sat at the Chef table. A great evening! Would love to do it again if we are in Jackson
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Everything was great except for the rude hostess. It was like we were a burdon to her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Murph
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food good service need I say more. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner there very much
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great business lunch.
    JBESQ
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I brought a couple of potential clients here for lunch. The food and service were great (flawless). We were seated immediately and the food was served timely. I would definetly recommend Char for business lunch meetings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Glma
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went on a Sunday evening. Our server informed us 3 entrees were not available and they ran out of the soup of the day. The fried green tomatoes were good. My entree was the veal piccata which was over salted and barely warm when I got it. My wife had the scallops and grits. Scallops were tasty but the grits were also not hot. Their pecan pie was the best part of dinner. Char was just average to us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good food. Very loud. Nice restrooms. Booth seat height too aloe for the table. Would try again for lunch not dinner for two.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Made a reservation for our daughter's birthday celebration. Mentioned it was her birthday when the reservation was made and again when checking in. Waitress said happy birthday to her but when asked if we wanted coffee and dessert we weren't quite sure what the restaurant was going to do so we ordered something. No candle and no chocolate on the dessert plate. Was a disappointment considering they knew. Also, we ordered an appetizer for the table and as we were swallowing our last bite of the appetizer the salads arrived. We told them at this point we weren't ordering our entrees yet, it was all too fast. Overall, food was good, place was nice, service was too rushed and disappointment that they don't acknowledge celebrations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 396 reviews are from the Char - Jackson reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was a very nice restaurant. It is on the top of our list for best restaurants. The food was great from the appetizers to the dessert. We will recommend this restaurant to anyone. This will not be the last visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Char is our favorite! always fantastic food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Loved my time at Char!! The staff was friendly, food was wonderful and the dessert is to die for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Char is . . .
    Glmrgrl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Char is my favorite restaurant. I always have a wonderful dining experience when it comes to the delectable food and great customer service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service and atmosphere were great. Disappointed in food. Had the Mahi Mahi special and the cowboy ribeye. Neither were very good. Waiter gave us a free dessert which was nice. Huge let down.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice....always
    Starkchick
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Food is consistently good; service stellar; and lovely ambiance. I eat at Char every chance I get and the crab cakes are divine as an appetizer or as an entree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great, little pricey
    Simba
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The service and food were amazing! The price is a little on the high side, but the food was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up-sideof Casual
    Foodie2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Char was recommended by a friend who said they were known for their desserts. Unfortunately they were out of their top desert, and we were an early table on Mother's Day. While that was disappointing, the food was very good, atmosphere was relaxed, and service was excellent. I would definitely go again, and hope to have their Pecan Butter Crunch dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.