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Rocky River Grille
Rocky River Grille

Rocky River Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://embassysuitesconcord.com/restaurant.php
  • Email: james.stinecipher@jqh.com
  • Phone: (704) 454-1725
  • Hours of Operation: Main Dining Room
    Supper Only | Mon – Sat, 5pm – 10pm
    Closed Sunday. Supper served in the lounge.

    Lounge Dining
    All Day Menu l 11am to 11pm
    Brunch Ala Carte Menu l Sat & Sun Only, 11am - 2pm
    Supper Menu Nightly I 5pm – 10pm


    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, Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: David Bettendorf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Lounge @ Rocky River Grille

    Tuesday Nights - Karaoke
    Wednesday Nights - Country by Joe

    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.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our Botanica Private Dining Rooms may be reserved for more intimate or private experiences. In a dinner configuration Botanica I can accommodate up to 40 guests, while the smaller Botanica II accommodates up to 32 guests. With additional features including 50" Flat Panels 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 will set the room in the arrangement of your liking, provide your technology & event needs and ensure your event is a success.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking
A word from Rocky River Grille
Rocky River Grille…giving hotel food a whole new name (located in the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa)

Dining out should be a distinctive and memorable experience. Indulge in the tremendously appealing menu and dynamic atmosphere of our signature restaurant — Rocky River Grille. This newly defined eatery offers Carolina and New Southern inspired cuisine and endeavors to revolutionize the way you feel about hotel dining. With a farm to table approach and charm all its own, it elementally is a restaurant that rivals the best in town. Menu selections feature the finest in CAB Beef ,Coastal Carloina caught Seafood and locally grown and in-season fresh fruits and vegetables. Providing fine Southern cuisine and gracious welcoming service is our passion.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Everything you could ask for. Excellent service, atmosphere, and menu."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I have had Easter and Christmas brunch here and it was beyond fabulous. However lunch at the spa and more recently restaurant week were disappointing. I had the wild mushroom ravioli it was barely warm not very favorable. The salad was good though. My friend had the prime rib which was half fat. Dessert was nice in theory but was basically stale. Maybe it was because it was the last day of resturant week. I don't know.. I expected so much more based on the fabulous brunches that I have had here. I think I'll stick to brunch in the future"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food and service was great. Looking forward to going back"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Only one word to discribe my satification: EXCELLENT"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Visit here often and had our normal server. She is always on top of things and the entrees were served hot and tasted great."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We visited Rocky River during restaurant week and we enjoyed ourselves so much we dined there twice. Our waiter Matt Sitarski was an excellent waiter. I would not only recommend this restaurant to friends, I will visit again myself! Great food, drinks, and service!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed some lovely salads for lunch. We had great service and nice ambience."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "There were three of us and two of us had meals that were not fully cooked, it was a friday night no ambience. The menu on open tabe was totally different from the menu they had. Well not be going back"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I live in Charlotte, so rarely make it up to Concord, but I had a group meeting so I chose this for Restaurant Week as our location. Very glad I did. Very generous portions. Great ambiance and decor with the rocks and reds. For an appetizer, I ordered their Prospector Salad which had apple, walnuts, & cranberries. The yogurt dressing was almost a big too much, so I would ask for it on the side vs drizzled over. The 3 bone pork was juicy and flavorful. It was accompanied with mashed sweet potatoes and carrots which were the perfect compliment. Their lemon tart was the perfect end with a very crisp crust and sweet tart filling. If I ever find myself in Concord again, I would highly recommend this place. Plus, great value for Restaurant Week!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was from frozen. Seemed prepared days in advance. It's a shame because the staff was great and the ambience is always wonderful."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The good was great but the service was not. We were seated and no one ever came to take our order or ask what we would like to drink. After waiting for some time, at least 15 or 20 minutes, we finally asked a server at another table to help us."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have lived in the area for over 10 years and had never thought of going to the restaurant. I suppose it was the idea of it being inside of a hotel that turned us off but it was surprisingly delicious. It was quiet. Our server was so attentive and knowledgeable. My French Martini was perfect. The bacon wrapped jalapeños stuffed with BBQ pork were AMAZING!!! Very unique. Our entree's were excellent also. After dinner we purchased a Starbucks coffee from the cafe next to the restaurant and then walked all around the lobby level of the hotel. It has about a 1/4 of a mile that loops around. A lovely walk. This was a perfect indoor date night considering the temperature outside was below freezing. We will return soon!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "It was great . Tables were spacious. The restaurant wasn't busy so that reflected the noise level. Food was ok."
    Dined on 6/10/2013
  • "The food was pretty good, my only complaint was there were not many choices for vegetarians or non-pork eaters. It's a good option if you want to dine in Concord without having to drive to Charlotte for dinner."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My wife and I usually dine at Rocky River Grille on holidays especially because of the consistent quality and variety of food offerings for holiday buffets. We always check to see the menu weeks or months in advance and this is our usual restaurant of choice. The variety of foods will make anyone very happy, the servers always make you feel welcomed and relaxed and if you need anything, they go out of the way to take care of your needs. We recommend this restaurant constantly to anyone that we know when they are looking for a restaurant, especially for the holidays. We will be here again on Easter Sunday, another great brunch date."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was good, she it finally arrived. Advertised a Christmas eve dinner, but the staffing was bad. Not enough people working."
    Dined on 12/24/2013