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Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Osso Restaurant & Lounge

Osso Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ossocharlotte.com
  • Email: osso@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 (704) 839-3208
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "not bad with a groupon but overpriced for a lot of the menu. also the tables are extremely close together and make getting in and out of your seat difficult."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The indoor tables for two were EXTREMELY close together, offering absolutely no privacy of conversation. In fact, you could barely squish between two tables to get to your seat, and I am a very slim individual. We had wanted to sit indoors, but with the people on either side of you sitting within about two feet either way, we opted for outdoor seating. The food was good, but not amazing. Our waitress was helpful and efficient. I probably will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Signature dish osso bucco wasn't any better than a typical pot roast. Lasagna was ok. Very empty and quiet for Friday night. Server not able to answer questions about menu. Would not go back unless it was free."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I dined at Osso with my boyfriend before a show at the Fillmore. The decor is very Miami Beach. Our waiter seemed to be new and need some additional training. Our water glasses remained empty for too long and neglected to ask if we wanted anything else from the bar long after our drinks were done. The food was not bad, but for the price point I expected the shortribs to be more tender and less stringy. My companion's entree came out wrong initially, but the manager stepped in quickly and righted everything. Overall I would give Osso a 7 out of 10. It is a good place to go before a show."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our waiter, Christian, was awesome! The food was delicious. Highly recommend the salmon entree! Manager came by and cleared our plates and talked to us for a minute, was a nice touch. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday recently. This was our first experience, but we found the food and atmosphere to be very good. The service was good, as well. We ordered drinks, an appetizer, salads, and an entree all of which came out in a timely fashion. We had to make a very early reservation at 5:30 p.m. and when I recieved a reminder call, I asked if there was anyway we could move it to 6 or 6:30, but was told there were none available. However, there seemed to be an abundance of empty tables during the time we were there which was about an hour and a half. Our first round of drinks were little less in volume than the second round and we were never offered bread that other tables seemed to have. Otherwise, a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The ambiance was very romantic with sift lighting, low noise and fantastic food. The antipasti platter is my favorite thing on the menu. Great variety and very tasty for writing palettes. The salmon was a bit bland but combines with the spinach ended up quite delicious. There's plenty to do around the restaurant after dinner so the location is also amazing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I normally don't write any reviews especially bad ones... I Tried to eat there once before and couldn't without reservations. Made a reservation the second time and although the restaurant looked really nice, it took forever to get any of our food when there were only us and another couple there at the time. The food was overpriced and did not taste like restaurant food. This included trying two different appetizers, entrees, and deserts.Would have made better food at home for much cheaper. Not worth going back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for dinner and overall the place was fine, not great but fine. The restaurant was empty as we went early and yet our food took some time to come out to our table. I'll defend this by saying that one, there were only two other tables of two guests at each table and two, I've worked in restaurants and managed kitchens so I have a good sense of how long a meal should probably take. Overall the food tasted good especially the homemade pasta but to be honest the portions for the cost were a bit off especially the calamari appetizer. When the plate came to our table it felt like someone had already eaten a few bites as the portion was pretty light especially for the $. Waiter and staff were pleasant and the decor is cool."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The restaurant has a wonderful décor! The overall ambience is great! The only thing that I would recommend is hiring a few more waiters. Although the venue is small, the appeared to be a lack of waiters in which contribute to a longer wait time when ordering, needing something etc. The waiter that we had, Emily was absolutely great! We were just patient as we seen there were not may waiters. Other than that the restaurant and food overall get a thumbs up!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was okay. The food was adequate, but that's all. For the "okay" quality of our meals, the prices were too high. An equivalent meal at Outback is $10 cheaper and tastes better. Because of the high prices and okay food, I started looking around... what were they charging for? The ambiance is supposed to feel upscale, but it comes across as a parody of a nice restaurant. I just don't get it. A dimly lit dining room with odd black & white photos and euro/techno elevator music, does not make a place classy. Less peculiar decor w/ better food OR lower prices and I would give it a better review. Maybe I caught them on an off night, but too expensive to give them a 2nd chance... sorry. (except for the focaccia bread; it was AMAZING)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Visited Osso for the very first with friends and we loved the decor and vibrant atmosphere. Small dining area inside that is just off of the bar which makes for a blending of customers. The food was very good from a diverse but encompassing menu which basically means there is something for everyone, and our waitress was excellent in her description of dishes and suggestions. Food well presented and very tasty and with a wine list designed to please any palate. Desserts were incredible. A fun and comforting "first time" visit that will be followed by a second real soon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If it wasn't for the groupon that I used, it was not worth the money. Everything was expensive and food was not that good. My fiancee got the Ashely Farms Chicken breast Marsala and she really liked it but I tried it and the flavor of the chicken was not to my tasting. It was decent at most. I had the linguine with lobster, mussels and clams. And that was good but not great. It was definitely not worth 23 dollars. We had a new waitress and we liked her a lot but she had no knowledge of anything we asked her. I asked her about a beer menu and she didn't know that she was supposed to tell us what Osso had. She had to go ask someone. Is there no training at Osso?Tables we're too close and I could hear all the conversations next to me."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We started with the roasted artichoke which the cheese inside was bland. I had the goat cheese stuffed tortellini, it was average, but needed salt. My boyfriend ordered the linguine with seafood and enjoyed it. For dessert my boyfriend was hoping for the lava cake but we were't told it would take 20 minutes(it took over 20 minutes for our dessert to come out anyway). He decided on cannolis which were not filled all the way through. I ordered the carrot cake, when you hear carrot cake you think cream cheese icing, well no, this was a carrot cake muffin with no icing. The best part was the hazelnut gelato and the foccacia bread. Our waitress was new, but she never came over during dessert, I was hoping to order something else."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I found the appetizers to be great. The food was okay. I thought the ambience was great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I cannot recommend Osso highly enough. The pistachio crusted salmon that I ordered was fabulous. My husband had the flat iron steak and though the portion of meat was small the taste and tenderness was marvelous. Wine is served by the glass,which made my husband was very happy. My club soda was constantly being refilled without being asked and that made me very happy. Our server,David, was incredible. He helped to make my husband's birthday extra special. Dessert was fabulous,chocolate lava cake with fresh strawberries and vanilla bean gelato. David competed this! LOVE this restaurant and we'll certainly return...with David as our server. I HIGHLY recommend Osso."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I decided to meet at Osso for a drink after work. We ordered drinks and sat in the lounge for a little bit. It was early and nobody was there, so it was very relaxing. We then moved to a table to dine. In short order, the artichoke was bland and the pizza didn't have enough sauce on it, but the pasta was delicious. For me, overall this place is better for meeting for drinks and hanging out in the lounge. It was the third time I had been there, and each time I have left feeling the same way."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised. This is a beautifully decorated upscale restaurant in the NC Music Factory area. Loved this experience. Food was excellent, service was great and the ambiance was wonderful. We really enjoyed our visit and will go back again. Great dinner before a outdoor jazz concert which is right close by. Looking forward to our return visit. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is smaller than what it looks like on their website. My appetizer was good but that was it. The music was so loud that I had to have the waiter repeat everything he said . The waiter gave us some cheese bread that should have come with the meal. The meal took forever to come out and the cheese bread was ice cold by then ..top everything off they have an 86 RATING!!!!! I don't like eating anywhere that has a rating less than 92. I didn't see the rating when we went in but my boyfriend did and he showed it to me on the out. He hates eating out and always tells me that nice restaurants can be some of the nastiest in the kitchen. (He was trying to teach me a lesson) Now I do not know if the place is nasty in the kitchen ."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Osso and we had a online coupon and I was concerned that our service would be poor but I was surprised to find out that the evening was perfect. The food was really great (steak pizza was yummy) and our martini's were excellent as well as our entrees. We had a great server and he was not pushy when we told him that we were not going to be ordering wine. I will come back as we loved having a nice urban, posh spot to visit in Uptown. The tables are VERY close together but we chatted with the couples next to us and it was not a problem...we will dine here again!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Reservation at 745pm not ready. Sat at 815, ordered food at 845. Didn't eat until 915........ Everyone deserves a break, but Jesus, don't go expecting to fed any time soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We should've left when we saw the sanitation grade of 86.5 posted on the wall. The hostesses acted like they didn't have a clue where to seat us. It took 3 of them to figure it out, and yes, we had a reservation. Food was ok. Frankly, I don't like sitting on top of other guests at the next table...way too close for comfort. Don't waste your time! There are plenty of other fabulous restaurants in Charlotte."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed the first experience at this location. Everything was good-to great except the vallet service it took them too long to bring my car back around."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Osso blew my mind on all spectrums. Everything was cooked to perfection and every flavor was noticed. This is a perfect place for a night out. The place is pricey to be expected, however, worth every dime. They had fire bordering some tables and I loved it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place. The pecan crusted salmon was excellent and I enjoyed the attention if the wonderful wait staff. The only downfall was the seating zone that we were placed in. The tables are WAY too close together and it took away from being able to sit comfortably and I couldnt have a private conversation with my date."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of dining at Osso this valentine's day and enjoyed a nice meal. I had scallops with tomato risotto and asparagus. My dish was perfectly prepared and tasty. My only complaint is that we were seated practically on the laps of the next couple. I completely understand maximizing space but it was not crowded at all. The couple next to us appeared uncomfortable every conversation had to be in a whisper. My date was so uncomfortable that we skipped dessert and left early. I did enjoy the decor and the ambiance. The service was impeccable. I was told that they do not honor Groupons on holidays and it says it on the Groupon. Nothing of the sort on the groupon. Paid twice for the same dinner since I still have a groupon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations and we were running late so called and the girl that answered was very pleasant and told us she would be able to extend our reservation time (ended up not being more than 10 mins late but on valentines day I was worried!) food was excellent, staff weren't as knowledgable about the wine list as they could be but besides that service was prompt. Tables were a little close for my liking but two of our neighbors ended up hitting it off so maybe some people like this. Excellent atmosphere inside!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was too salty, but everything else was ok."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This way my husband and i first time, and it was excellent the place was quiet , great vibe and the food was excellent the meat was very tender and was seasoned very well. The service was great we were seated at a table that was a little shaky the waitress was quick move us to another table. I would recommend this restaurant to any one. It is a little pricey, but its worth it to have a special evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my date at Ossos! The service was immaculate. The food was delicious. The entire night was a pleasant experience! May God continue to bless this establishment!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was amazing but our service was very slow and not attentive, but the server to the table next to us was good our server must have been having a bad night or just shouldn't be a server"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I think the title says it all: "just...ok". We arrived before our reservation to have a time to relax at the bar. The bartender was nice, but not too concerned about making sure we had a warm appetizer. The meatballs we ordered took forever & when they finally made it to the bar he ignored them. So of course they became cold--not that it made a difference bc they weren't that good either way. After being seated (only 3 other tables were occupied) our waiter didn't seem too happy to be there & disappeared often to the back to socialize with the other staff (we could hear them). Our meals also took quite a while & left much to be desired. My lukewarm Osso Bucco looked like a pile of leftovers. Needless to say it wasn't the best of experiences"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "It was my wife's 45th birthday and i wanted to take her some place nice and some place that we have never been before. so when i say the travelzoo deal come across my email for Osso i jumped right on it. Not know if this place gets overly crowded i immediately made a reservation. But to my surprise it was not crowded at all. matter of fact it was nice and quiet and romantic we had a seat right next to the wine cooler which was nice. The server came out immediately and took our drink order, then our appetizer and our entree. everything was brought out on time. all the food was very flavorful and delicious even the quantity was good. Oh and since it was her bday we were able to get a dessert for free. overall great experience."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Place was nice and service was good but our particular server was overwhelmed, had no personality and paid little attention to us. He seemed very distracted. As someone who worked in food service for a number of years I can tend to be picky. I asked to start with a soup and then have a salad and then my entre. The soup was delivered at te same time as the salads. I felt rushed. I would go back but I would hope for a different server."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Dined at Osso on New Year's Eve. An excellent restaurant and place to be! The food and service was wonderful and the ambience gives you that special night on the town feel."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We probably won't be back again due to a poor experience with the manager. We were bringing my mom from out of town for a special dinner and arrived at 7:00, which was the time we had booked on Open Table. When we got there, the system showed our reservation was at 8:00. I showed the manager my email confirming our 7:00 time and he offered to seat us out on the patio. Patio has no ambience and as I said, we were trying to treat Mom to a great dining experience. All we got from the manager was blaming it on Open Table. We felt a good manager at a fine dining establishment should have offered us a seat at the bar and a drink until our 8:00 supposed reservation. Service was spotty, food was good, mixologist bartender was AWESOME."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I are new to the area and were very much looking forward to dining at this restaurant. That is until we realized that our server was not giving us the same treatment as he was to the guests around us. He was very attentive until we told him that we would not be ordering wine (after he had asked us several times) then it seemed as though my husband and I fell off the map; which was unfortunate since I ended up having to send my meal back and could not get anyone's attention. To say the least, the restaurant has potential, but gives a very bad first impression."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We have been to Osso a number of times and each and everytime it has been great! This visit was no exception!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The service was horrible the night we went. We sat down and it took us three and fifteen minutes to finish our meal. The waiter ignored us and nothing was really offered to make it better. As far as the food, I was not impressed as I have had better. However, the ambiance was amazing."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "It was restaurant week and my friends and I wanted to go somewhere nice. This was my first time at this establishment and I loved the food. The wine was great. The service was awesome. I will be returning whether it is restaurant week or not. The only thing that I did not like was how close you had to sit to other tables other than that I enjoyed my experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014