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Rocky River Grille
Rocky River Grille

Rocky River Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rockyrivergrille.com
  • Phone: (704) 454-1725
  • Hours of Operation: Main Dining Room
    Supper, Mon–Sat, 5pm–10pm

    Lounge Dining
    Daily, 11am–11pm

    Beverage Service
    Mon–Thurs, 11am–Midnight
    Fri–Sat, 11am–1am
    Sun, Noon –Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Josh Wilkinson, Kitchen Chef / James Hettinger Executive Chef
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Botanica Dining Rooms can be reserved for events. In a dinner set-up Botanica I can accommodate up to 50 guests, while the smaller Botanica II can accommodate up to 40 guests. With additional features including 50" TV’s and access to a complete collection of event technologies, these rooms can be used to host a variety of events such as a full sit-down dinner or just cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Whatever your event and budget dictates, our well-versed staff can provide catering options, set the room to your liking and provide the technology you need to ensure your event is a success.
  • Entertainment: Lounge @ Rocky River Grille

    Tuesday Nights - Karaoke

    A local favorite. Cozy yet spacious. Casual yet elegant. The Lounge at Rocky River Grille is more than a place for cocktails. Daily drink specials, outdoor seating and a charged atmosphere, guests and locals mingle while enjoying premium spirits, casual dining and an experienced, friendly staff. Make the Lounge your own personal haven and hideaway during your visit to Concord.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking
A word from Rocky River Grille
Located in the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa

Dining out should be a distinctive and memorable experience. Indulge in the dynamic atmosphere of Rocky River Grille where providing welcoming service is our passion. Carolina and Southern cuisine inspires our menu along with using local Carolina ingredients whenever possible we endeavor to revolutionize the way you feel about hotel dining. Menu signatures feature the finest in Certified Angus Beef, Pork, Seafood and in-season Fruits & Vegetables. Rocky River Grille is diverse, original and habit forming.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good and service was good as well. We felt like we were eating at a airport termial."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Dined here last year while in Concord. We were impressed so we decided to go again this year. Food was very good but it seemed to have lost something - maybe it was just me. However it used to have a huge wine list that has been chopped to about a quarter of the size it was last year. That was a little disappointing."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Outstanding food selection and something for everyone. With the special Mothers Day buffet, everything was hot, tasty and plentiful. Nikki kept our drinks full and table cleared"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made a reservation for brunch on Mothers Day after googling brunch options. The reviews were very good and our experience was very positive. Food was great and there was a tremendous selection. I will dine there again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family had a great time here for their Mothers Day Brunch. Food was fresh and delicious, servers were efficient and professional, layout out food was set for foodie lovers everywhere!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good, we were there a few years ago and it was great. Seems to have lost its luster but still good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent selection of food, a taste for everyone, and we'll prepared. We love going for Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The menu was all new, but the food and presentation were disappointing. Two of our party got the chicken and waffle dinner. Chicken was WAY overcooked and skin was burned. Waffle was good. Waitress was pretty good. She did bring out a dessert for a person with a special occasion in our party. We have been there numerous times in the past and have been pleased with the food, etc."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife and I are regulars for all special occasion brunches held at Rocky River Grille and we don't consider going anywhere else for holiday enjoyment. We are recognized by many of the staff who will come over and say "Hi!" or "Great to see you again!". The variety of items work for anyone and you can be adventurous and try new items that you only read about or see on TV cooking programs or traditional fare from you family holiday traditions. They also have a great children's buffet at each event, catering to young diners as well. Worth every penny and then some! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My family and I made reservations for Easter brunch and were at first put in a large conference room with a DJ playing loud obnoxious music more suited to a 70's reunion. When I voiced my extreme dislike for both the room and the music, we were seated in the dining room and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed my experience. I made my reservation through Open Table, which was seamless! This place is a little known secret for holiday brunch. And the price was incredible for the selection of food, ambiance and overall service! I have a permanent brunch choice for Easter and plan to come back for Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "They know how to do brunch very well. Selection, freshness and variety all excellent."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Rocky River Grille's Easter Brunch was phenomenol! We have never witnessed such an amazing assortment of foods that would meet everyone's tastes!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food this time had too much of a Southern flair and therefore wasn't as good as other times we had been there. Think the chefs have to remember that guests come from all part of the country and some consider the Southern dishes to be a tad unhealthy. While the service was good, the meal itself was a disappointment this time, and for holidays, we won't be coming back but find other restaurants with a better, ore overall menu. However, on a positive note, it was nice to see something festive at each table. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed 2013 mother's day brunch much more than 2014 Easter brunch. Easter brunch did not have enough variety of foods. Not too many kid-friendly foods. The chicken strips were hard. The sweet potatoes had way too much hot sauce-several folks around us said the same thing. The shrimp was not as cold as it should have been. The salad dressings (ranch in particular) was sitting in the sun. The pastries were dry. So needless to say, we will not be back for Easter brunch. However their Ham and desserts were good as was the made to order waffles. I have also been to this restaurant for dinner several times, it is hit or miss. Sometimes their food is good, sometimes it is not. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and staff. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants. This time I had their new Carolina Shrimp & Grits and it was fantastic. My wife had the Grouper and said that it was cooked perfectly served with a slightly spicy succotash that was very tasty. The Rocky River Grille is in the Embassy Suites Hotel and periodically subject to convention attendees. This time it was a rather noisy group from the Mustang owners convention which over powered the wait staff, slowing service and driving away the normally romantic atmosphere. Still a great place to eat."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The staff went out of their way to meet my very specific dietary needs and provided a delicious meal!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I thought RRG would be a great choice for dinner based on the menu published online - I was terribly mistaken. The published menu was inaccurate and the entire meal was a disaster thanks to poor seating, food preparation, and an unpleasant server. As a party of four adults, we were seated at a VERY small table. The two appetizers we chose left us no room to eat comfortably. We all had empty glasses between appetizer and salad. Our salads came and we had to remove the appetizer plates ourselves. Everyone took maybe two bites of their salad when the entrees arrived. I said "oh that's poor timing" for the server's response to be "blame the kitchen, not me. Do you want me to put your plates back in the window?" REALLY?!! No, no we do not."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The menu is not what is on Open Table- the actual menu has 1/2 the items listed on the open table ap. The people were super friendly, but they took forever to bring drinks, bread, food, etc. The salads were almost tasteless. I got a steak, it was cooked perfect, but had very little flavor. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless it goes under new management and they improve in almost all areas."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was good for hotel style. Service was good. My wife and I each had the filet mignon and neither was free of gristle. All in all, it's a nice restaurant with a limited menu but one that will serve the purpose when in the area."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Meal quality exceeded offerings of most hotel restaurants. Had a generous, well-prepared grouper dinner. Waitress was exceptional - very pleasant and efficient. Although the address is Concord, it is very convenient to the University district of Charlotte."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Located inside the embassy Suites so welcoming to all guests. SeemEd to handle groups and individual diners very well...food was well prepared, fries are hand cut and delicious. Can eat casually or more substantially all in the same nicely appointed restaurant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is attached to a hotel, and the service was terrible. When I went there it was 11 am, and no one was there. We had to wait for their setting up. The food was ok, nothing special. I won't go there anymore and i don't recommend it."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The menu was small with not a lot of selection. Not what I expected to when associated with Embassy Suites. Open table menu is not the same as actual menu. Portions are enough for 2 or 3 people. (the meat portion anyway). Was looking forward to prime rib but not on actual menu. Menu leaves a lot to be desired. If you do not like variety perfect place for you. will not return."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Service was very good. Waitress must have had a photographic memory. Food was good but not out of this world. Soup and salad somehow made it out before the appetizer. Main courses were all sized about right."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The stay was wonderful a little getaway for me and my wife. Good time at the Rocky River love it wildl come back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Generally, we go to Rocky River Grille for special occasions, as it is one of the nicer restaurants in our area outside of the city. The waitstaff is usually professional and the food is good to excellent. This time, however, the busboy hovered around our table and repeatedly asked my husband if he was done with his plate (he clearly was not) and tried to remove unfinished appetizer dishes. The menu choices were limited, the food was mediocre (don't try the meatloaf), and the server forgot one of our salads. Disappointing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Menu very limited. Menu on websight very misleading..if I return will call ahead and ask about menu items"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was an OK experience. Service was slow, but not the fault of the server. It took a long time to get food after ordering. We had 3 different servers. All three were nice."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This place had wonderful food. Some of the best I've had out, in a long time! The server was pretty unimpressive, but she "did her job" and the order was correct, so no real complaints there. I just can't get over the food. Beat out the prime rib I had in Texas the week before and the salad was perfect too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. The only compliant is that the last two times to this location the desserts have not been good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything had been perfect every time it have been here. Great place"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place is amazing!! The people are great and the food Delicious!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant because we were doing a spa package at the same hotel. They had a special Valentine's Day menu that was very sophisticated - Whisky soaked prime rib, Salmon with honey mustard sauce, Arugula Salad with pears, glazed pecans, goat cheese, yummy dessert. Loved the pepper jelly that came with the rolls. The waitress was great. It would have better atmosphere/ambiance if it were not so open and exposed to the noise of the bar and the traffic of hotel guests."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "not impressed. had heard from a couple of people it was a decent place for a "date night". we didn't find it to be anything special. seating was like a typical food court of fast food joint. Service was avg. as was food. Probably wont' revisit. Very typically a hotel setting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are locals but come to this hotel restaurant often. They outdid themselves with the Valentine's Day menu! I hope they will keep the Vegetable Wellington on the regular menu after this, it was superb. I am very particular about pesto sauce and this was the best!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "my second time dinig there and the worst experience. Service was terrible. we went for the valentines special. 30 dollars a person and not worth it at all. the food was good and the prime rib very good . very very slow service and emplyees running around like they had no organization at all . my water glass stayed empty practically the entire time i was there, and my server would walk by and look at the empty glass and never say or do anything about it until the end of my meal. ask for A1 sauce and didnt get it till i was at the last bite of my steak and the manager brought it did not seem apologetic at all. it was just an overall bad experience for my wife and i on valentines day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had 6 adults and 5 kids. Everybody loved their food. The server was respectful and efficient. Loved it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I arrived 15 minutes prior to a lunch (noon) reservation. They were scheduled to open at 11am, yet the place was empty and dark. Not a soul in site. Didn't eat here, we left and ate near Concord Mills instead."
    Dined on 1/26/2014