Nana's Uptown
Nana's Uptown
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Nana's Uptown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nanasuptown.com/
  • Phone: 7043720033
  • Hours of Operation:
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:30am, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Southern, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Charles Rucker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday and Saturday nights 9:00pm to midnight.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available at no charge after 6pm. Before 6pm
A word from Nana's Uptown
Come visit us for lunch or dinner in Uptown! Beautiful full service restaurant,serving Great Southern Specialties like Bar B Que Chicken, Pork Ribs and Smothered Pork Chops. We also have Creamy Pasta Dishes, Angus Steaks and a large selection of seafood to include Lobster tail and Crab Legs. Our sides include but are not limited to Macaroni and Tuna Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Collard Greens, Yams, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Also featuring mouth watering Desserts such as Red Velvet Cake, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Cake and Peach Cobbler.
Our full bar offers a very wide range of cocktails and we have a wine list with something for everyone.
Stop in and be a part of a great dining experience or take out to enjoy at home!
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Nana's Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The crab cakes were very salty
    DP2013
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The crab cakes were very salty with a weird taste.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration
    Foody
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Went here for a special evening and had a blast food was excellent! service was quick and professional.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Kind of Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Overall, food was good. Prices seemed a bit higher than necessary or expected. However, my husband and I enjoyed the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    Fletch
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I would absolutely recommend this spot to all of my friends. The food was great and left me full after I was done. From the time I walked in to the time I left I truly enjoyed myself. I'll definitely be going back for the food and the live music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tee belk
    tony
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food and service was excellent , I wiiil go back soon. on a scale of 1 to 10 their a 15.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Prepared For Mother's Day Rush
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I am rating Nana's Good overall. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were great. The ambience was outstanding; very nice place for a date night, book club meeting, or hanging out listening to good music after hours. This was my fourth visit and my first disappointment with the service. It was apparent they were not ready for the crowd. The service was very slow. It took an hour to get our food after we found a waiter to serve us. The waiter turned out to be great. He tried really hard to ensure we were taken care of. I know this was a unique experience and I am not holding it against Nana's. Based on past experiences, it really is a neighborhood gem. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Excellent food, especially the fried chicken! Good place to go on a date or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD, SOOOOO GOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I still cannot believe the LARGE PORTIONS, I enjoyed taking my mother there. She enjoyed it so much, it made her day. It was her first time there. She could not eat it all, she needed a take out BOX lol.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst Mother's Day brunch ever
    Luvs2dine
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We arrive & music is blasting & some guy is yelling. I guess this was MD "entertainment". We couldn't talk & I'm looking around & no one else is talking because it's so loud. SERVICE: First waitress is rude. I ask about the chicken & waffles because everyone raved about them. She says they're not on the MD menu, but they're a favorite. I asked for other recos. She's never tried the brunch food because it's busy. New waitress comes. She's rude. 1 hr goes by. No one is getting their food or talking. THE FOOD: Catfish was good. Grits were slimy. Eggs were ok. Biscuits were stone cold. We ask for warm ones. Waitress returns 20 min later. She won't bring the check. I had to wave her down to bring it. The worst MD brunch in memory. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We really enjoyed our brunch. There was a DJ on Mother's Day and it was very lively. The food was excellent and the employees were attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my favorite visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I've been to Nana's Uptown before and enjoyed both the food and service, so decided to take my family there during their visit to Charlotte for Mother's Day. It was a pleasant surprise that they added a nice brunch menu for the occasion, but I was pretty turned off at the fact that they raised the prices of their lunch/dinner selections. Appetizers were $12 each and entrees started at $29 (even for fried chicken ). It also didn't leave a great impression with other first-time visitors sitting near my table. As for service, we only saw our server when she took our order, brought our food, & brought the check. It wasn't crowded when we arrived at noon yet our food still took over 30 minutes, all without our server so much as checking on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graduation dinner
    Angie
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Family ate here after graduation. Everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place gave you your money's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This place gave you your money's worth. The staff was very friendly. The food was awesome. It was a very nice scenery. I recommend this place for any groups and romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Me and my date had an excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Me and my date had an excellent time! The service was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    The service and professionalism was AWESOME! Dinner great! I will definitely dine there again!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Staff was very flexible, accommodat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Staff was very flexible, accommodating, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need more space, So that you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Need more space, So that you can enjoy the live music.Overall very nice place!.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlotte on the Move
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Great professional atmosphere and upscale ambiance with friendly, welcoming reception and customer service, starting upon entry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thought I was on Food Network
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    This resturant is definitely a step up from the other location. Although my server was good the rest of the staff lacked professionalism by walking back and forth texting on their cell phones and playing around as they entered or exited the kitchen just to give a few examples. My God-sister and I ordered the Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles and my fiancee had the Belgan Chicken and Waffle. The chicken was seasoned to perfection; the waffle however lacked flavor. It was almost as if they just added red food coloring to the waffle and called it red velvet. Other than that I would recommend the resturant to others but not on a sunday
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my third time eating
    Mizbu01VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    This was my third time eating at Nana's, the food, service, and environment was very good. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 Stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    This place is wonderful I would definitely go back. P.s. I had the Chicken and waffles!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our service was excellent
    mealz45VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Our service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic date spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The service was impeccable! Food was excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the best place I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    This was the best place I've been in Charlotte! The staff was great and you can't go wrong when the chefs name is Ms. Ruth!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed the customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    I enjoyed the customer service and hospitality as this was a very friendly place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has potential but not there yet...
    cltcouple
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Friendly staff, but not completely competent (yet). Went with group of 7. They forgot a drink order & needed to come back and ask again (no big deal). The calamari was really overcooked (other appetizer fine). Salads were brought out AFTER the entrees (large salads, had to have boxed). Catfish was great & there was a lot of it. Collard greens also good. Red beans & rice lacked flavor. Others who ordered non-fried fish enjoyed their meals. HOWEVER, one colleague ordered fried fish plate & it was inedible. Fried porkchop and meatloaf also overcooked & not very good. They graciously removed the fried fish from bill but nonetheless a bad experience. We'll give it another try but someone needs to fix the frying and timing of salads.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came to celebrate my cousins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    I came to celebrate my cousins birthday with a group of six of us. It was the first time for all of us and we really had a blast. The food was great and our server was Michelle and she was wonderful and very attentative. The host team was great and they even had the band sing Happy Birthday to my cousin and embarassed her to death. ( she can't stand being in the forefront lol) We would definitely be back. Thanks for everything especially making it a night to remember for my cousin.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All staff was great. Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    All staff was great. Music was wonderful. Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to tell Grandma about...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Went to Nana's Uptown before an event downtown on 3/16. There was a huge group that took up 2 tables huge that was very loud You could not carry on a decent conversation with speaking loudly. They should have been in a separate room, but there was another event going on so they were out with all other diners. The servers are all good. It was weird that when my friend requested garlic mashed potatoes that they were out of them for the day. How can you be out of mashed potatoes? In addition, there was no peach cobbler-was also listed on the menu. The staff was nice, but the side dishes were not spiced well (potato salad, macaroni and cheese, green beans) so were just very bland. It was not a place for a repeat visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was Southern upscale.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Food was Southern upscale. Everybody enjoyed their dishes, but the red velvet cake was nothing like what I grew up with in NC. very thin cakes over-iced and if it was cream cheese icing I sure couldn't tell. It lacked the richness of cream cheese icing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved this place! The chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    I loved this place! The chicken and waffles are to die for!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and music were fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Food and music were fantastic. The service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall very good I have already
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    overall very good I have already passed the word and know a few I recommended has come. Good luck Nana's; great job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are new to the greater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    We are new to the greater Charloote area and wanted a special place to celebrate my wife's birthday. Lunch crowd was light, so we assumed we would have food to table in less time than it actually took. Service was good and servants knowledgable, but not quite 4-star. Food temperature was good, restaurant was clean and bright, but tables to very close together, so lacks the intimacy of some other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent new restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This is a very nice spot. We will dine here again. The staff is 100% on point. Very professional, in fact, you would think you were dining in a 5 star location by how you are treated. The food is spectacular, I haven't had ribs that good since being home. The only downside was that there was a large party who were being a little extra noisy (birthday) but no doubt that will not be the norm. Our only other issue is that we didn't go here sooner, this will become a spot on our rotation. If you want excellent food, pitch perfect service and not be charged an arm and a leg, this is a must dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a pleasant surprise to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    What a pleasant surprise to find this gem! I lived uptown for 2 years and never been to this spot. Will definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • waitress was very nice but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    waitress was very nice but left all my refill glasses on the table. I had 4 empty glasses that she never picked up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice, would be cool if
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    very nice, would be cool if seating allowed you to see the band
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would have to say my restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I would have to say my restaurant experience at Nana's was horrible. First I fell due to the slippery floor. Our service was horrible. to pay us any attention. I ordered the pork chops and they were over cooked. and it was stil and it was still bloody. We had our server take it back and then he dropped it due to the plate being hot. Not only was it the server fault that he dropped it he still charge this for it.
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  • I was well pleased with my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I was well pleased with my experience!!! I highly recommend Nana's -- the food was fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet