Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Osso Restaurant & Lounge

Osso Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ossocharlotte.com/
  • Phone: (704) 971-0550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Wednesday - Thursday | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Friday - Saturday | 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Sunday - Monday | Closed

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gene Briggs
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Osso can accommodate private functions on a buy out basis. We have areas for semi-private dining and a patio that can be exclusive. Corporate, bachelorette, bachelor. birthdays, wedding receptions, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Deborah Armstrong 7048393208x
  • Entertainment: Hear the DJ driven backdrop as down tempo music accompanies you through your meal. As the evening matures, music will once again guide you into a transition from relaxation to exhilaration. Every Wednesday-Sunday beginning at 9:30pm.
  • Special Events: Please visit our calendar of events:

    www.ossocharlotte.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Graham St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, large parking lot, street parking
A word from Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Unlike any other venue Charlotte has ever seen. A great dining experience and party destination, from restaurant to lounge, Osso is here.
Taste the authentic flavors of Italy prepared by one of Charlotte's most followed and recognized chefs, Gene Briggs of the famed Blue Restaurant & Bar. Executive Chef Briggs will explore Italian classical cuisine and introduce modern Italy to Charlotte.
Feel the hip vibe that sets the mood of this warm yet modern restaurant as your senses are called into action.
Hear the DJ driven backdrop as down tempo music accompanies you through your meal. As the evening matures, music will once again guide you into a transition from relaxation to exhilaration.
See the cutting edge design by world-renowned designer François Fossard. François is best known for his award winning creations Mansion, SET, The Forge, PRIVE and Opium in Miami Beach, PRIVE in Las Vegas; Mansion and Butter in New York City and Charlotte.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Osso Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (32)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (18)hot spot (15)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (10)good for groups (9)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Food & Setting But...
    S2Hottie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time in on 11/8/14. Food selection, atmosphere, and service were all enough to get me back in. However since I enjoy local craft beers Osso may fall further down on my list of regular dining. Really surprised to find their selection of local craft beers to be rather dated and limited.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't go wrong here
    FavSpot2Dine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have been going to Osso's for a little over a year now, and still everything on the menu is oh so tasty (okay, so I haven't quite tasted everything, but I have tasted the majority). The ambiance is so relaxing, romantic, peaceful, and calming (hint: perfect spot to make up if someone is mad at you). The service is very professional and attentive. Whenever I'm asked where I want to go eat....it's Osso's!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Zaporha
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to Osso several times. The food is always good. The reason I rated the food a very good, 4 stars, is only because my chicken was a tad dry. I am not sure if it was dry because I ordered it without the cheese or what. But outside of that the other items on the plate was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really??
    Nightout1
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Friday night b4 Darius concert. You'd expect them to be prepared! At 7pm they are out of pizza. This we find out after ordering 1 type only to be told we are out of that 1so we order a 2nd type to be told no out of that too. Then we are told all out of pizza. We've ordered a beer and cocktail with extra lime. Drinks come- no lime. They are out of sliced lime. After about 20 mins still no lime. We're told we'll bring you another drink if you'd like once limes are ready. Finally limes come out and waitress does bring a new drink. Wait quite awhile for next appetizer. Bill comes and charged for both drinks. When we raise the question we are told well sorry. Awful. Don't care if we ever go back. Table next to us had similar issues.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accommodating
    QueeenDee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My boyfriend lives in Ny and I live in Charlotte. Our time spent together is very precious. Osso was able to do that for us. I made a reservation and requested a note be on the table when we arrive. The note was written to him and I could tell that someone took their time to do it very nicely. Our waiter was Ross. He was very pleasant. We did not have very many requests, however the ones that we did have were done without hesitation. After dinner my boyfriend and I move to the lounge area and had another drink. He was very happy with my choice and he can't stop talking about it! I would definitely visit Osso again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great except.......
    FoodieGal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The only complaint would be the price of their wine. The made roughly a 30% profit on it. That alone may cause is to look elsewhere for a special occasion place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!!!
    sunshine28358
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have never been to any restaurant that was as amazing as this one!! The food was outstanding, the décor was beautiful, and the service was great. I will definitely be returning. I had an amazing experience at osso!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Atmosphere
    L0526
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice, although tables are very close together. The service was outstanding. The food was not anything outstanding and the portions were rather small. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Italian
    Gr8smile
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Highly recommend. Great for you and your love. Food was good and service spot on.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Great Experience
    MikeStefLKN
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner at Osso this past weekend. The Appetizer, Salad, and Pizza combo that the two of us shared was the perfect amount of food, and everything came out fresh, well timed, and delicious. Service was excellent as well. Our only comment is that the cocktails were on the weaker side. It's good not to taste the alcohol, but when you are doubting if there is any in there - it's not worth the $11.50..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not So Special Afterall
    Foodie2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was my first time at Osso. After we were seated the server mentioned that all cocktails were half price. I ordered several apple martinis throughout the course of dinner and was surprised when I was charged full price. I asked the server about it and she replied that only the cocktails that were on the menu were half price. I mentioned that she told us that all cocktails were half price and said that she would talk to the manager. She returned and again said only the cocktails on the menu were half priced. I did not continue the conversation and paid the full price. To me, this is a case of poor customer service. Not so much the fact that the server misspoke about the special, but that the manager didn't come to the table himself.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, high priced alcohol
    Elbee
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was excellent. Service was very good, if not a little better than that. The $10.50 to $13.00 drinks were about as big a waste of money as I've found in Charlotte. My pours were maybe an ounce (Dewars on the rocks, roughly $10.50 ea.) After two, I learned my lesson and had a glass of wine. They didn't have the wine I asked for and I allowed them to substitute-my bill listed the one I had ordered ($16 a glass) and I wonder if what I got was cheaper. Anyway, my wine pour was very light - not even a third of a glass. I did notice that the guy next to us got a standard pour. My chicken parm was as good as any I've found in Charlotte. The ladies in the group got the scallops and said they were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Jc711
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Must have been a slow night. We were 1 of only 2 couples in for dinner that night. The service was remarkable, the food was unbelievable, and it was very romantic. My wife and celebrated our anniversary with this meal and we were both very impressed and the staff was super friendly. We would definitely do it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my wife to this restaurant for our anniversary. I did have an 8o'clock reservation so I think that might have a little to do with how people were not at the restaurant. We attend the comedy zone that is near by so I thought that we would give this place a try. The staff was very friendly. The food was perfect. My wife and I had the entire place to ourselves. Granted it was Tuesday. I would recommend this place to any couple.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Atmosphere
    loveitalianVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After looking at the menu online, I think my expectations were set a little too high. For the price, it seemed the food wasn't up to par...but it certainly wasn't bad! My husband's chicken parm was tasty, although nothing special. The osso buco was very tender, but the flavor was a tad blasé. The ravioli that came with it had barely any filling (but what little was in there did taste really good). The desserts were similar: not bad yet not amazing and overpriced. The atmosphere was interesting...definitely lots of things to look at! It was hard to hear each other talk when we were first seated because the restaurant was full. Apparently a show was starting shortly thereafter, because it soon cleared out and was much more tranquil.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    nat523VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a nice dinner here last Saturday. Service was attentive, and the food was delivered swiftly. Food was delicious and reasonably priced, but cocktails were a little expensive. That still didn't take away from the experience. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • flykidsVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always great. They have some interesting menu choices that you will not see at every restaurant in the world. We have been several times and never have we had an issue. Great dinner place before catching a concert or going to Label.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza and Beer $9.99
    ivy1708
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They had a pizza and beer deal for $9.99 that you just couldn't beat. Upgrade to wine for just $12.95. We tried the meatball, roast chicken and prosciutto pizzas and they were all delicious. Can't beat this summer deal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great eggplant fries and portobello
    jan811
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our appetizers were great , killer meatballs as usual
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OSSO...I would definitely go again
    JWreview
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter, Christian, made all the difference. HE was attentive, timely, personable and brought everything on time and hot (or cold). The osso Bucco was GREAT. DESSERTS were decadent. ...only drawback - tables to close for a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Great
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I am always in awe of the decor of this restaurant it make you feel like you are in Miami, New York or Vegas. It awesome and the food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We didn't realize it was restaurant week. Waitress was really good explaining our options. Meal was impeccable. We'll definitely be going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and place. Small and cozy type of place. Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT SPOT
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    ROMANTIC DATE SPOT, GOOD FOOD, GREAT LOCATION AND I LOVED THE ITALIAN JOB DRINK
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 327 reviews are from the Osso Restaurant & Lounge reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went for Queen's Feast, but will definately go back. Great service, unbelivable food!! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Awesome!! Excellent ambiance, food, & service!! We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up and coming
    finediningatitsbest
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Definitely upscale for the new age but the food is Devine and the staff is very friendly. Will definitely bring friends and family back to enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great and not just "more Italian food." The dishes/selections were unique and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schmela
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Horrible service! Mediocre food. Will not go there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chic & tucked away...
    drockachick
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Me and my girls went for a birthday outing, it being our first time..i thought what the hell. We walked in i was blown away by the ambiance. I loved the atmosphere and decorum. It's a beautiful restaurant. Although the food isn't quite worth the prices..i would definitely go back and do the bar/lounge scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful service! This restaurant has it all, it was a great find.... We will be returning again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A jewel
    Diner28203
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The ambiance romantic, service great, the food absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly the Osso experience!
    Teyah
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    From the moment I stepped in the door of this plus restaurant I knew I'd be in for a treat! The foods phenomenal. The lobster linguine in garlic wine sauce was fantastic. The organic Ashley Farms roasted chicken was cooked to perfection. The cocktails were strong but not overpowering. The decor is ambient with just the right amount of lighting while the DJ spins in the background. Definitely plan to spend some money here but it is well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Fantastic
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent food although the place was not busy at all. Was there for dinner before a comedy show. Service was great. Was pleasantly surprised that it was so good. Was more surprised the place was not busy. Maybe we caught them on an extremely slow night. Definitive recommend it. Will go again when in that area for something else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Osso Fancy!
    PeachPallet
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ambiance is stunning and service was great! Food was overall good, although I did expect it to be better. Clam Pizza was great! Go for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    foodie411VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Although the restaurant was beautiful, the service was poor, extremely slow and not friendly. It was disappointing since Osso didn't have many customers. The pizza was good but the service definitely gave a bad impression. Unfortunately, this was consistent with my last two experiences there, so most likely will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    dianadsb
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lots of ambiance in this place, I love the atmosphere. The lamb was delicious and both our servers were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Lobster?
    TPDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Have dined at this restaurant several times, due to its convenient location to Comedy Zone. First couple times we enjoyed it - but last 2 had issues. Ordered food with plenty of time for 9:30 show, found ourselves with little time to eat by the time our food came. Service was slow, common on previous visits. Ordered Linguine (over-cooked and stuck together in clumps) w/ Lobster (only traces/garnish bits of claw meat - and it's the first seafood ingredient), Shrimp (small baby/frozen-like shrimp), Mussels & Clams - had 3 of these dishes at the table and ALL were the same. Other complaints like unfriendly hostess, or wrong drink delivered to the table are secondary issues. As running late didn't have time to tell manager about experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration with friends
    Lovinlifeinnc
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Osso was a great choice. The food was excellent. I had the halibut with tortellini and it was wonderful. A friend had the smoked salmon pizza and it was great also. The steak salad was a little small for a meal. The decor is beautiful and there was ample room between tables. A fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting
    Tina
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was good. The service was ok. We actually had 2 servers, I think one was in training. I don't really know this for sure, because the main server just told us her name, but never said why she was following him around. It was kinda weird to be honest. But she obviousely did not like her job-to-be. She never smiled or tried to interact with us. She just stood behind the server, looking like she wanted to put a gun to her head. The atmosphere was interesting. I'm not really sure what they were going for. It was kind of South Beach, and kind of "safari" with the animal print. And the tables were very close together. It's not a big space, and the bar/lounge took up alot of space, so maybe the reasturant was an afterthought.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.