Did not know what to expect
Did not know what to expect with the word, "Saloon", in its name, but we were pleasantly surprised by the food. It is simple yet well-prepared. We tried the fish-n-chips and the shrimp-n-grits. Both were good. The shrimp dish comes with a couple of lightly-fried grits-cakes, similar to polenta, and the andouoie sausage and added blackened shrimp make for a nice contrast between mild and spicy. The fish-n-chips were a healthy portion of white flaky fish ( cod? halibut?) and fries, both crisp and not oily at all.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My family went for Easter
My family went for Easter lunch and overall was great, took a little longer than expected to get our food but once we received was very good!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for a business lunch
We went for a business lunch and the atmosphere was wonderful. The waitress, I believe Amanda was her name, knew exactly to be around when needed without interrupting the meeting. She was excellent. Would definitely recommend for others looking for a place for lunch because the food was also delicious.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was so much better than
It was so much better than the first time I visited.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two separate restaurants...
I had dinner with three friends this week and left happy!
There's really two different restaurant environments...one is more the sports bar and the other a dining room.
I did not eat in the sports bar, but did walk through...and it was busy but not crazy crowded.
I just wanted a nice steak and that's exactly what I got. A perfectly prepared medium rare tenderloin.
Simple presentation, good portions and a delicious pinot noir by the glass.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate in the dining room which was MUCH quieter than the bar area. Food was very good and reasonable for what you get. Service was outstanding.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to go!!
I went to Blackfinn for a father's day dinner, and I was immediately impressed. I had read reviews and ordered pretty much everything they suggested. The fries, brie, and hot chocolate ice-cream were my favorites that I had heard about. The staff was very helpful in menu selection because there is so much variety on this menu, you really do need expert help. I went back a few days later to celebrate a friends birthday because I was so pleased and wanted to show her this place. I was once again very pleased with the food and the service. Our waiter even let her choose a dessert for her birthday. I of course QUIETLY suggested the hot chocolate, and it was delightful! Great place to bring anyone!!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
You would think that with a reservation on a Sunday night with not many people dinning, we would not be placed directly by the kitchen door especially when there were so many other open tables. Very disappointing with seating/ambience however the service and the food was impeccable and will definitely dine again but REQUEST not by the kitchen.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to you all for the Queen's Feast special. We were overwhelmed by the number of choices and the size of the portions. This was an awesome deal. The included beer/wine and 4 courses was spectacular. Definitely the best offering in town and I have shared my thoughts about it with friends. In addition to the selections the food was superb. It was all served hot and timely.
Our wait staff was great, attentive but not too much so. Perhaps the most exciting for me is that I have been here several times but we found out about new menu changes and offerings and my husband and I both plan on returning more often now that we know what is coming.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
full as a tick!
Everything was great. From the time we were greeted at the door until we left. Food was delicious and plenty of it. I will definitely be back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Queens Feast and they had an extensive menu with wonderful food for the price. Much better than the expensive restaurants around town. I just wished our waitress was as knowledgeable about the food as another waiter that I heard behind us and was very energertic to be working but she was good but just not as exciting.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish we had was excellent.
Every dish we had was excellent. The portions are generous and the price is reasonable. You can choose between the more boisterous bar area or the quieter dining room.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with girlfriends
I was looking for a place in uptown Charlotte that was suitable for my health conscious friends and me but was also a fun place to have a late night dinner. We found that in Blackfinn. The menu had a delight assortment of entrees and sides to appease meat lovers, pescaterians, and vegetarians alike. The draft beer and wine lists were great and the dessert cocktails were delicious. We enjoy observing the city from one of the outdoor patios. This will definitely be a place to visit again!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant called to confirm
The restaurant called to confirm our reservations that night. Our waitress was very good and took the time to tell us about the best dishes. Our appetizer and entrees were excellent! Multiple areas and levels for dining and bar groups. Would definitely go back!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four different meals, all
Four different meals, all good. I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superior Food, Superior Service
I absolutely love this restaurant!!!! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun! I will defantely return over and over again!!! This is my new favorite place!!!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I know that they have an extensive menu, but we really went to town on the entree salad section. We tried the Ranch Chicken, Cashew Chicken and Goat Cheese Strawberry and Pecan salad. All of them were excellent.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Selections for all in our party
This place was convenient from our hotel, staff friendly and accommodating.
Choices were many and options for all in our party.
Food was good and arrived timely.
Overall a neat experience.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a birthday here this and really enjoyed the experience. The food selections were almost overwhelming bc there were so many intriguing dishes to choose from. I kinda like that the portion sizes were modest. Great portion control but just enough to fill you up. I had glazed salmon with mashed sweet potatoes and my friend had the Chilean sea bass. Both were excellent. The first class hospitality was very nice as well!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM