We got into Char at 8pm on
We got into Char at 8pm on a Sunday night and were very happy for the service, food, and drinks. Jody was an excellent server--didn't rush us or hover, but new each dish in detail. Our appetizers: The best ever "no filler crabmeat" was by far the best ever, and the shrimp and grits. Our entrees were also delicious: duck breast with raspberry sauce, blackened redfish, black fish encrusted with pecans, and scallops with chipotle and cheese grits. This is an excellent restaurant!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food but.
My experience at Chars was typical. There is a good bit of activity while dining. A bit loud and difficult to hear conversations. Wait staff was a bit stretched due to volume. They were even hard to hear as they spoke to you. The food was great. It's just a crowded place.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The dining experience was
The dining experience was GREAT. It was my husband's birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed. The waiter was very personable and attentive and the food was delicious. The only thing that could have been different was to acknowledge that my husband's birthday since it was noted in the reservation. Other than that...awesome!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a delicious dinner
We enjoyed a delicious dinner Saturday night- both the food and the service were excellent.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always like Char in Jackson.
We always like Char in Jackson. The service is always great and the food is also. The desserts are especially good. I had the redfish special and my wife had the blackfish. ...both great choices.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter, Curtis H. was outstanding! Food was also great and very timely for the lunch hour.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyed a delicious meal recently-
enjoyed a delicious meal recently- nothing over the top- just a solid, well-prepared meal with excellent service, and as good a pecan pie dessert as can be had anywhere- would return anytime
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for couples.
Great restaurant for couples. The waiters are friendly, and even the customers are nice to each other.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visiting Jackson, MS... Not knowing the food scene.... CHAR provided me with everything I needed as if I was in my hometown.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great as always, but the service was even better! We had an amazing experience and hope to go back for the same waiter.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the Atlantic Salmon
I had the Atlantic Salmon and it was absolutely wonderful!
Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer were pretty tastey as well.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
MOTHERS' DAY BRUNCH
MY SON AND I TREATED MY WIFE TO THE MOTHERS' DAY BRUNCH LAST WEEKEND. THE APPETIZERS WERE WONDERFUL AS WERE THE ENTREES THAT WE SELECTED. OUR SERVER, ADRIENNE, WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS SATISFACTORY. WE HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED SPENDING TIME AT CHAR FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND WE WILL CERTAINLY RETURN.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's the best restaurant in
It's the best restaurant in Jackson! Dinner and brunch are amazing! Never disappointed!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and food at Char Restaurant exceeded our already high expectations. The teamwork of their staff is impeccable. Our glasses never went half empty, but we never seemed to notice them being refilled. The Sin City BBQ Shrimp appetizer is the best in Jackson. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and the options for side dishes will appeal to any diner. If you want hospitality, this is the restaurant for you! Make sure to save room for dessert.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fifth consecutive year we
Fifth consecutive year we celebrated our birthdays. As always, we had a wonderful night with outstanding food and wonderful service!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice little spot!
Other than wine list not being updated we had a really good time at char! Steak was excellent and so was crab cakes! I would go back ! Waiter was new but tried very hard to please!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall it was a very good evening. The service was great as well as the food - with the exception if the gumbo (too gelatinous and not a real gumbo flavor). We made a reservation but then asked to be seated at a different table than the one reserved for us because it was out in the middle of traffic area. Excellent food but very pricey!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Char is one of my wife and
Char is one of my wife and I favvorite spot. Food and service great. Good atmosphere.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food... but service?
My wife and I went to the restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary. A card was at the table and the waitress could read that it was a special occasion, but she did nothing to acknowledge it. They were out of mint for the cocktail I ordered and when I inquired about beers she didn't know what they had. She was not very attentive and even seemed a little pushy-like she was in a rush to get out of there. She asked us what we were having for dessert before we finished our entrees (or had seen a dessert menu) and brought us the check before we were done.
The food was super tasty. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Our crab claw appetizer and Wedge salad were delicious. Food made up for the service and we're definitely returning with guests!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had great service. Our server
Had great service. Our server knew that the Ahi Tuna which was prepared by the Chef would not be to my liking and prepared it himself. I am one of those that likes it as sushi. The fan which was blowing on me was turned down. All in all a great night out with my friend.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The steak was melt in your mouth. The crab cakes are no filler and best in town by far!!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Char remains best in class
I had steak; wife had fish; both cooked and served with highest quality. Attention to service was outstanding; felt like entire staff was there for us; Crab cake appetizer was delicious. We could not have asked for nicer dinner.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food, Environment Average
The food was fabulous, the environment for the quality of food was just average. The pictures of Mississippians as you walk in was awesome, then past the host stand you enter a crowded "regular" restaurant like Chili''s or Applebee's. I have waited tables at fine dining and you want to create a dining environment that matches the quality of food and service, not crowd and cramp the diners.
The service was excellent and the waiter very knowledgeable of the menu and able to answer my questions in regards to my restrictive diet because of health issues. He worked with me to adjust menu item preparation so I could still enjoy my food.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful dining experience
I was given a Char gift certificate for my recent birthday and wanted to use it to take a good friend of mine for a nice dinner as a way to thank her for helping me with some personal matters. I've experienced Char many times over the years, both at lunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed in any way. This was my friend's first time to dine at Char, and she loved everything about it. We both thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and atmosphere, and the service was top notch, as always. I highly recommend Char for any occasion--I've never been disappointed.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Char has well-trained servers who are attentive and anticipate your requests. Everyone makes eye contact and genuinely seem to care. The crab cakes were very good, though I was not as excited about the tuna. My wife ate the chicken, which was very good.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server to server
We really enjoyed our experience at Char. The server was excellent. Me and my wife were celebrating our anniversary and I really enjoyed the unrushed dining experience. My tea stayed full and my wife enjoyed her wine. The server picked my meal perfectly by letting me know of the daily special
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night Success
Having a 3 year old leaves little time for date nights anymore. After a long week of work we let our daughter with my parents and headed to Jackson. I used my in dash navigation system to reserve a table for two at Char. Neither of us had been here before so this was a real treat.
My wife ordered a sirloin steak medium and I a Ny Strip medium. I've never had a New York strip steak that was almost 1 1/2 inches thick. I was afraid that it was going to be undercooked. Tis has to have been the most satisfying piece of steak I've ever eaten. My wife steak was good too but this melted in my mouth. I would highly recommend coming here!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and found the food and the service exceptional. I ordered a steak and was pleased that it was prepared to perfection. I recommend Char for celebrating special occasions or just a change of pace from fast food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great service and the best fried crab claws. I ordered the blackened tilapia served over grits with crabmeat and it was wonderful.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was absolutely wonderful! Our waiter was on point the entire night and made excellent wine (by the glass) recommendations. The food was tasty and served within prefect timing of the prior/following courses.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Enjoyable Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I were visiting Jackson over the Labor Day holiday, and we celebrated our wedding anniversary with a visit to Char. I enjoyed a glass of wine from an extensive wine list, while my wife enjoyed the Cosmo. Though it is known as a "steak house", my wife and I each ordered seafood. The wedge salad was very good. I enjoyed the blackfish. My wife did not care for the scallops. We split the award-winning Caramel Crunch dessert. The service was excellent. I rated the Noise Level as Energetic because there was a large party at a table nearby, with the always present loudmouth, otherwise it likley would have been a quiet dining experience. We would definitely dine there again.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Char has always been one of my favorite spots - the service is always great, the atmosphere is good, and the food is delectable... On a recent opportunity, my wife and I visited Char - and once again - the restaurant and its staff did not disappoint... we highly recommend Char to anyone and everyone that wants a delicious meal served with style and grace... Once again, we had a wonderful evening...
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The couscous, roast beef & creamed spinach paired well w/ a glass of Apothic Red...I was surprised 2 c a pc of cornbread too. Their foods are always impeccably made to taste.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Work Lunch Spot
The staff and food is always great at Char. it's a great spot for great food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Jackson
I had never been to Char and it was a great find. Next time we visit Jackson, will definitely come back.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant! The
Love this restaurant! The cowboy bone-ribeye is, in my opinino, the absolute best thing on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant for anniversaries and birthdays, but, little children (younger than 10) should be left at home.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a lunch reservation and as was expected, the room was nearly full of patrons. The service was timely and helpful. the food was very well prepared and tasty. I want to come back in the evening to see what kind of ambiance the place has at night, but it was very good for a business lunch. I hope evenings would be good for a relaxing dinner for two.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Service. Michael is the best in Jackson. Food was excellent, steaks cooked to perfection. If you have not dined here, you are missing out! The Char bar was vibrant, with equally impressive service for after dinner cocktails.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a peaceful, romantic and friendly environment with outstanding food. My husband and I loved it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and atmosphere
Retsurant was recommended by a coleague , ordered a redfish special that was delicious , great gumbo . Very well managed , prompt and courteous service , very enjoyable dining experience .
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we travel through Jackson we always stop, wish we had one in Baton Rouge!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was excellent. We treated our Supervisor to lunch for National Bosses Day (belated) to the restaurant of his choice. Of course, he selected Char, as we do for all of our office celebratory meal functions. Kudos to our server, Angel.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
the fresh salmon over couscous
the fresh salmon over couscous is A____MAZING !!!!!!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks Are Superb!!! Mouth Watering Desserts!!!Very Professional Wait Staff.very Attentive And Knowledge. Wonderful Atmosphere. Perfect For Date Night!!!Highly Highly Recommended!!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visit this restaurant at least once a month and the food and service are always top notch. Keep up the great work!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommendation worth doing
We had an evening to go out while in Jackson and someone recommended that we couldn't say we'd eaten out in Jackson if we hadn't been to Char. Such a great dinner. Front desk was happy to see us and got us situated well. Server was wonderful - told us about the menu since we were first-timers and checked on us just the right amount. Veal was excellent as was the salmon. Great salad and gumbo too. Would plan to go again -- perhaps for our daughter's graduation dinner.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try desserts
The prices are a little high so this is special occasions for us, but this dinner was worth it. The most memorable part is the desserts. You can get a whole (gigantic) portion, half portion, or a bite. We couldn't decide and so we ordered 2 half desserts and a bite of the third. The bite was the award winning butter crisp. Well I made the wrong choice in getting a half of the fudge brownie and a bite of the butter crisp. WOW was that butter crisp good. Don't get me wrong, the brownie is super decadent... but that butter crisp. The entire staff was wonderful and made sure our night was special.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with Friends
My friends and I enjoyed a lovely dinner. The atmosphere was peaceful, the food was excellent and the service was great.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A 19 th year anniversary celebration needs a spark. It was cold and gusty the night we went, and this little gem offered us warmth and coziness The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We have already recommended your restaurant, and we look forward to our next dining experience.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family loves Char - very consistent food, service and atmosphere and we visit it a couple of times monthly. It has never let us down.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM