Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park

Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roosterskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 7043668688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11 pm Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jim Noble
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sharon Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot
A word from Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park
A Consumption Revolution in South Park, Charlotte. Rooster’s Wood Fired Kitchen, A Jim Noble Restaurant, will redefine dining out. A food and wine bar featuring an a la carte menu of comfortable Spanish, French and Italian influenced selections prepared on a wood fired grill, rotisserie and imported Italian oven. Rooster’s is high quality and affordable casual cuisine combined with a local Southern boy’s culinary impartations. The open kitchen centered in the dining room allows the guest to view the crafting of cuisine while dining at the kitchen’s antique granite countertop on a hand crafted pub bar stool. Finishes of Leather, antique stone, beautiful crafted woodwork and wrought iron parallels the artisan architecture and design with artisan, hand crafted styled cuisine.
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Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - South Park reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (48)notable wine list (37)special occasion (27)good for groups (25)great for lunch (24)hot spot (22)romantic (21)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great dinner
    bgw52VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Everything outstanding. Wine, meal, service and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great ambiance. I went there for lunch with a special friend visiting from out of town. Wanted a menu that had something for everyone, so that conversation was the focus. On-line reservation system was great. Server was attentive, but when we hadn't glanced at the menu for 20 minutes, server took the cue, and let us have a leisurely lunch. Roosters was perfect!! Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere at Rooster's was excellent for leisure and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    NashVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The short ribs are fantastic. Our waitress Elissa was great and very attentive. Had a great business meeting and service was outstanding. Rooster's is a top place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD food
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    All of our dishes were tender, flavorful, cooked perfectly and very enjoyable. The presentation was very nice and artful, but unlike many other places that have artistic presentation, these portions were filling. Some of the sides might be considered basic, but they were well executed, not excessively rich and complimented the main dishes well. The beets side dish was marvelous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Good food, good service. I would recommend this to anyone. We went for our anniversary, but you could go with a group of friends and just order apps for the table and be happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twist on tapas dining
    BillM
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We really liked the menu layout which gave us the ability to pick and choose our plates. Everything we had to eat was really, really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still terrific
    Rantan
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants. On this, our second visit, we unfortunately booked the same evening as a very large and slightly noisy group party of some sort. Restaurants need to be able to accomodate groups, but the single large room layout of Roosters means that all of the customers share the same ambience. The food is magnificent and the service is attentive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paddle2day
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food. A little on the spendy side, but the food was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Prepared beautifully. Portion sizes could be larger or prices a little less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • good as always
    jeanie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The fried oysters and okra were fabulous, as well as the salmon. I was disappointed they didn't have any New Zealand sauvignon blanc wines, but the one from Ca. was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HungryBearsVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Ate outside - lovely day but outside means you're siting (basically) in the parking lot. Food was good, service was abrupt and strange. Would go back, nice large menu to explore.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Foodie40VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I normally do not write bad reviews but... I went to dinner Friday night with 2 friends and our waiter was horrible. He acted like he didn't care. Messed up drinks twice, dropped off wrong check , forgot to take off tacos we sent back. Just bad attitude. Food was just not up to usual standards. Used to love coming here and always thought food and service was consistent but I'm pretty much done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and ambience
    Carameldish
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was delicious, especially the scalloped potatoes. Service was fast and pleasant. The waiter was able to give us excellent suggestions on menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    bgw52VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Another enjoyable evening at Roosters. Wine, meal service outstanding. Will be back shortly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Meets Southern
    842fest
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been here several times & thoroughly enjoy the bistro-style atmosphere, terrific food, friendly & timely service and a wine list that is one of Charlotte's best for great value-perfectly matched to the roasted menu offerings. Lots of small plate items offered here so you can put your own meal together. Much of the food is locally grown with many of the meats fire/oven roasted. The charcuterie meats are made on-premise. The full bar has a list of specialty drinks, several locally brewed beers on the list, and an extensive wine list . Hilights at our table included Seared Sea Scallops, Pork Shoulder BBQ, Boneless Beef Short Ribs, roasted Potato Gnocci (very yummy), and a House Cured Duck .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and good!
    aliceNchains
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Like Rooster's a lot. Good food! You can try many different items on a single visit. Good price point and a comfortable atmosphere. Recommend the fried oysters and the mixed wild mushrooms. Like the uptown location too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, great food
    GastoniaFoodies
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is our favorite place in Charlotte. The small portions allow you to sample lots of different foods. We also love the local sourcing from local farmers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food. Service was a little off but not too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    oldybutgoody
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From the time you walk in and catch the aroma of the wood fire grill, we were hooked. Very friendly staff. Excellent service without being intrusive. There were no weak items in our selections from appetizer to dessert. The dining experience moved along without being rushed. Have already told friends who will also love the place. We'll return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time at Roosters!
    gabesbabe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took our neighbors to dinner here and they loved it! The food was amazing as usual and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful server who made excellent recommendations. Everything we ordered was delicious! Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nce visit
    Tallkim
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great all the way around, but a little loud for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dinner
    RySwish
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good Dinner, great wine, sat outside and wasn't as noisy as I expected being next to the road!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjlobiVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Four of us dined Sunday evening at 7:30 pm; not very crowded, this is unusual for Roosters. Started with a double order of fried oysters that everyone loved. My Caesar salad was OK; too anchovy tasting for me. Other salads are more to my liking. The chicken dishes were a big hit, both the BBQ and Natural. The small pizzas were done well; mushroom with arugula topping (extra cost) was very good; the cubed salami and cheese was tasty; but very salty (it's salami). Banana cream pie was very dense and just OK. Our server was excellent; patient and accommodating. All in all a very good night, consistently one of Charlotte's best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    GoodToGo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The energetic and friendly wait staff, combined with farm fresh vegetables and meats, makes this restaurant a fantastic place to enjoy food and conversation. Never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was looking for something different for my boyfriend to try, and hit the jackpot with roosters! It was a very different experience and we loved it! if you go, i would recommend the pan seared corn and the mac and cheese!!! it was awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    LoveYourFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Roosters South Park is a great place to have an excellent meal. Their roasted chicken is always great and they have several alternatives on the menu with a variety of vegetables.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing Lunch Meeting
    HelloFabric
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Rooster's team did a wonderful job of serving us for lunch. We were greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. Our reserved table was ready. Our server was really exceptional. She was quite attentive, but she showed great poise and patience watching our table. We took way too long to order our meal. Food was exceptional. I will definitely be back. Thanks, Mike Boylan
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    AppreciateGoodFood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to Roosters on July 30. We ordered the chicken natural. Ken, our server, was attentive and very helpful with explanations to introduce us to Roosters. The restaurant noise level was too high for our taste. We may try the attractive outdoor dining option.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning food and vibe
    RichVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed the charcuterie platter; everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Jluts
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was excellent. Wait staff knowledgeable. Mgmt great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    food very satisfactory not outstanding except for Southern speciliaties: fried okra was wonderful, best I've ever had - pimento cheese sandwich (on another occasion) terrific, veggies very fresh appearing, some not too tasty, but healthy. BBQ chicken very dry, Beets WAY too salty, wedge salad had mayo but not much blue cheese. and chopped up rather than wedge. Noise level made it impossible to carry on conversations. But on plus side, great neighborhood crowd, great selection of dishes, well prepared, fresh, dependable good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food not so amazing service
    Foodie4
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My Husband and I love to go to Roosters whether it's just the two of us, or with a group of friends. The food never disappoints. It is always amazing and we look forward to it every time! Unfortunately, the last two times as went (both with a group of friends) are service was not good at all. Two different waiters but I would say about a C- /D rating on service. Although the food is great, it is about the entire dining experience. Bad service can ruin that. Roosters needs to make sure their wait staff matches the feel their going for, or they might have customers who will not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susan s
    foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    wonderful chicken! wonderful attentive service! We have dined at Rooster's several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noble does't disappoint
    gr8tpl8te
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The menu continues to delight and surprise. Get there early if you don't want to miss every opportunity to choose from the menu if the day ... But you cannot lose either way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    Jackdrox
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Varied menu, great food. Exceptional, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjlobiVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There were 4 of us on a Wednesday night at 7 pm. Unexpectedly crowded for a Wed. Not a great table right behind hostess table-hoped Open Table reservation would produce a better seat.. Excellent server, took the time to explain options to our guests. All food selections were very good, such as salmon, natural juices chicken (so moist), etc. Fried corn a must, mac and cheese, blue cheese/bacon iceberg and on and on. Roosters is still our go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    limoguy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Probably our second time here. My sister was in town so we all stopped here for lunch. Very impressive atmosphere when we first walked in. We were greeted promptly and seated right away. Great menu selection. Many choices of wine. The service was outstanding. What a great place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent farm to table food
    Freshfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a great restaurant! Two days ago I dined with a group of six ladies visiting for a convention. The food was excellent - every dish. We had a vegetarian with us who loved her meal. They wanted to know if this was a chain that was available in Atlanta. Nope. It is Charlotte's jewel! The next day I had brunch there with a friend who is allergic to garlic (epi pen allergic). The total meal was garlic free, but they can do this since everything is cooked in small batches, cooked to order. Fresh, flavorful, food. This review is about the Southpark location, although I suspect the same is true of the Uptown location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate