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Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Osso Restaurant & Lounge

Osso Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • 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 (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:


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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our appetizers were great , killer meatballs as usual"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and place. Small and cozy type of place. Will come back again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went for Queen's Feast, but will definately go back. Great service, unbelivable food!! Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Awesome!! Excellent ambiance, food, & service!! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was great and not just "more Italian food." The dishes/selections were unique and delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Horrible service! Mediocre food. Will not go there again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful food, wonderful service! This restaurant has it all, it was a great find.... We will be returning again and again!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The ambiance romantic, service great, the food absolutely delicious. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Lots of ambiance in this place, I love the atmosphere. The lamb was delicious and both our servers were excellent."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Entree comes together with a drink. A choosen wine cames um middle of the dinner. Was refused. Very difficult to come back"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We chose to eat at Osso one night right before heading over to a concert at The Fillmore - it was a great location because we parked between the two and had no trouble with parking or with getting to the concert on time! Because I made a reservation on Open Table, they were ready for us as soon as we walked in, which was great. The atmosphere was nice enough, clearly aiming for the 'romantic' vibe. We ordered wine, two appetizers, and a pizza to split, as we were tight on time. Overall, it was a nice evening, the food was good (not great, but decent). My only complaint is that the service was a little slow. I would go back to Osso just for the convenience, if nothing else!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had tickets to a show after dinner so arrived 90 minutes before we had to leave. We ordered food right away. We noticed a few people around us that got their after us received their food. We asked our server about it and his response was that "chicken" dishes take longer. Finally 15 minutes before we had to leave for the show our food arrives and the chicken dish was the wrong one we ordered. My boyfriend couldn't even eat the wrong dish because he can't eat mushrooms. He ended up not eating diner that night because we had to leave. The server apologized, but acted like it wasn't a big deal or mistake. Because of this my boyfriend will never go back to Osso, which is disappointing because I love the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food and service was mediocre at best. Not worth it. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Before going to Osso we were a little worried by some earlier reviews criticizing slow and spotty service, but we were curious enough to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised to find none of those problems on May 31st. Our server was excellent, and our observations of nearby tables indicated that things were going well overall. We (two couples) found the food to be imaginative, delicious, and an excellent value for the price, and the wine list had an acceptable range of prices and varieties. The modern decor and lighting were dramatic yet inviting. The music was not obtrusive but also not exactly to our taste; however, we were the oldest (by far) people, and the younger clientele seemed to enjoy it,"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We are foodies. Been to some of the best $$$$ restos in CLT. This ranks in top 2 right now for food selection, flavor and presentation. Authentic knowledge of true Italian food is evident. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Didn't have enough menus for us when we sat down. Apps were not very good. Bucco was overcooked...place is nice and fancy but missing the details to last"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Funky decor, music more like a nightclub instead of a dining restaurant, however good food! Parking was not easy - the valet lot was full at 7:45 on a Wednesday night. Excellent server who knew the menu well."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious . I ordered the meatball appetizer they were a little smaller than I thought they would be ,but delicious. The drink I ordered which was a Pomegranate Martini was nice & made with the right amount alcohol. I will definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I read all the reviews before going so I had an "opinion" of what to expect and wanted them to prove me wrong. Hostess was disconnected, didn't smile and acted like she could have cared less that I was about to spend $100 there. Waitress was same but warmed up and turned out ok. Food was VERY good, I was shocked and pleased. Very neat place and I would probably go back but employee's need to understand, there are a lot of options in Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We've dine here many times, but recently, they've changed their menu. I'm a very healthy eater, and usually would be able to have my meal modified a little, to suit my taste buds and health. This time, I found it wasn't at all, easy. Great place, just not for me anymore. Not many healthy options. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was a little concerned going to this restaurant because of some of the negative reviews. So glad I went! Food was outstanding and the restaurant is so beautiful. I will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We fined here for the first time for my husbands birthday. Parking was a little tough until we realized there was complimentary valet if you dined at the restaurant. Oops! Good was delicious, reasonably priced for the quantity and quality. Music was a little loud, but it was a Thursday night and it would be turning into a lounge/bar later. Loved the decor, very modern and it gives you that city feel. Overall, a very enjoyable experience. We can't wait to go back and bring our friends. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This restaurant was really outstanding. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and service was really really good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014