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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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "After enjoying a great steak at a conference at the Embassy Suites (made by Rocky River Grille), we were very disappointed with the service and food when we visited the actual restaurant. Our server acted completed disinterested and the food was mediocre. Items asked for like lemons for tea, etc was never provided. We won't be back as there are many other places in Charlotte/Concord to spend our money on fine dining."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "If you have no other options than to eat in an Embassy Suites, this is the place for you. The food is what you would expect, no more, no less."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My wife and I had wonderful meals at the Rocky River Grill. It started off with the best cornmeal I have eaten in years. My steak was cooked perfectly and my loved her meal as well. The local NC foods were an appreciated touch. Sorry Mama, you never cooked as good as these guys!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We did not enjoy the atmosphere of what we thought was a more up-scale restaurant for the area. The food photos for advertising draw you in, but the atmosphere of the venue is more like a casual bar restaurant see."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere was good, however, they did not have the bottle of wine we ordered (although the bartender did make sure we were not disappointed). Nor did they have the dessert we ordered, which was a little disappointing. Overall the experience was good and we will go back. P.S. They should add a house salad to their options for salads (the apple slices were bitter)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "What a delightful first time experience! I live 5 minutes away and thought I would give it a try with my mom for restaurant week. So glad we did. The raspberry yogurt dressing was delicious as was the cheese crisp on the Caesar salad. The food was cooked to perfection (prime rib and salmon) and the plating was stunning! The orchid was such a lovely touch. I had the cheese sauce on the side since I prefer horseradish with my prime rib. The meat was so tender and well seasoned it didn't need any sauce. Best cornbread I've ever had. It was good enough to be dessert! The desserts were fantastic as well (scrumptious key lime/strawberry tart & luscious pecan pie)."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant week. The selections were fabulous! Prime Rib is a MUST!!!! Peach turnover with ice cream was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday expecting an amazing experience. The service was very slow I rarely had any drink in my glass. The soup of the day wasn't even available because they had burned it. The prime rib I ordered was like cutting rubber and the pimento cheese sauce needs to be removed from that steak, it ruins the flavor of the meat. Best part was the mashed potatoes and desert. Overall a nice place just needs work on a few things. Unfortunately I will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Because of resturant week there were some items on the menu that were not on the main menu. YAY!! The food was delish. The service was excellent. Will definately go back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Service was great! The openess is conducive for lots of noise! Family reunion and a bunch of noisy kids!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The experience began with a warm smile and a quick response from all the staff. Everyone was attentive without being overbearing and annoying. Just right. The food was excellent and made exactly to order. The entire experience was pleasant and enjoyable. Would go again for sure!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went to Rocky River because of the posted menu. We were visiting out of town and the menu looked amazing. We were first greeted with a we are not open yet when we arrived at 455 for our 5 o'clock reservations. Ok fine we will wait no big deal. The service was slow and the server was not knowledgeable of the menu and what the descriptions meant. The service continued to be poor. The food was subpar at best. Overall this restaurant failed to wow us for the service and food where not to the level we would except for the price. We will not be returning to rocky river grille."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the wait staff is wonderful, as is the food. Love eating here, the filet was outstanding and cooked to prefection. Butterflied and medium."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent selection of food, a taste for everyone, and we'll prepared. We love going for Mother's Day!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and staff. It was a great experience."
    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
  • "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
  • "They know how to do brunch very well. Selection, freshness and variety all excellent."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Menu very limited. Menu on websight very misleading..if I return will call ahead and ask about menu items"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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