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Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown

Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (704) 370-7667
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Lunch: Closed Saturday and Sunday Dinner: Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - Until Dinner:Saturday : 4:00 pm - Until Dinner: Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Joe Kindred
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 5th and College
  • Public Transit: One block north from Light Rail Transit Station stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: One Bank of America Parking Deck. $2.00 for two hours with validation. Enter into 1 Bank of America parking deck through the College St. entrance directly next to Roosters street entrance. Take the elevator to level 6 and follow signs that take you towards Founders Hall. Once you reach the main lobby of 1 Bank of America, we are located on the right just down the stairs.
A word from Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown
A Consumption Revolution in Uptown, 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We actually accidently found the Rooster`s at Southpark back in Feb late one night! Enjoyed, this trip to town visited the location uptown! Enjoyed very much as well! We shall return! OpenTable was a great experience:))))"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Though there was nothing specifically terrible about the place, I wouldn't really recommend it as a prime place to eat. Portion sizes are small and well over priced, the facility is somewhat small and service is marginal. Apparently reservations don't matter so I guess it's not worth making them, I had reservations for two at 745, got there at 735 and asked to be seated early. They stated "we're still waiting for our 730 reservations to arrive"....fair enough, we took a seat at the bar, which was good, and proceeded to wait until 8pm to be seated...wonder if they told people they were still waiting for their 745 crowd?"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our third time to Roosters and it keeps getting better. This time everything was prepared perfectly and nothly was over seasoned. The pace of the meal was on point and though it was busy it was not as loud as before."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dined at Rooster's many times before as it is great food and convenient to Blumenthal. This night the service was way off making for a less than perfect dining experience. When the waitress was opening the bottle of wine she had a difficult time with the cork. After finally getting it open, she did not seem to understand why the customer is offered a taste test. But worse was that I ordered mussels. There were about 12 in the order but five of the 12 did not open, therefore inedible. When I mentioned that to the server that came by, he said "that is unfortunate." No one apparently cared and I decided not to escalate to the "guy in the tie" running around due to time constraints."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Was a perfect spot to dine before a concert at Time Warner--all within walking distance. Make a reservation and have a lovely meal before your concert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a 5 p.m. reservation but because of traffic during our 2-hour trip to get there, we were late and the reservation was lost. We were offered bar seats watching the kitchen - perfectly acceptable. There were lots of empty tables while we ate dinner, so not sure about that... Only complaint about the bar seats is the heat! Oy! Having said that, the food does not disappoint, and our server was awesome - he allowed us to call him JT through our visit since we were headed to the Timberlake concert. All in all a great visit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Roosters has always been at the top of my list. Whenever we are looking for a quality dinner, this is where we go. Especially if out of town guests are in we will be sure to take them to this gem!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Yummy food and great atmosphere! A wonderful downtown spot to relax and enjoy well prepared food."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My wife and I had a difficult time choosing our entrees because everything on the menu sounded fantastic. The chef really understands what ingredients to put together to create something that tastes excellent. We were ultimately happy with our choices, and we look forward to returning to try other items."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I would say it is okay. Not anything bad or remarkable"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Beautiful dinner before a Booth Theatre event!. Waiter -- TROY -- was THE BEST! Did not feel rushed but was in-out with a relaxing dinner in an hour, 15 minutes. He made perfect recommendations for wine, apps & dinner. And, for a rainy night did not get wet -- parking garage connected to Roosters -- walkway to theatre! Look forward to next visit."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I've never gone to Roosters and been disappointed. The food is always fresh and flavorful. The soft shell crab special rivaled anything you could get in Maryland or DC."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've eaten at Roosters SP several times, but first at uptown store. Waiter was busy and very distracted. first bottle of wine was corked. I had the pasta special--way too salty--like eating a box of salt. Bus staff kept passing by our table dropping food, dishes, and water which splashed on my guess--this happened twice. the bus girl that cleared our table spilled water and olive oil on the table and did not come back to wipe up. when I asked the waiter to wipe the table she seem annoyed and gave it a small wipe, but did not completely clean the table so we used our napkins. Seems like the wait staff needs training."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is our Go To Place when we want reliable great food and friendly service. Chef Joe always offers fantastic specials if we want to try something other than the great regular menu. A must have is the charcuterie: house made meats and local cheeses. Never disappoints, the restaurant or the Bar for food. Check out the Bar Bites Specials on the chalkboard. We love their sandwich specials. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Just eat here. Food and wine are delicious. One of my favorites. Smoked chicken wings, chicken liver mousse, duck confit, succotash and more. All excellent."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything great. Sides are big enough to share 2-4 people. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Outstanding! Didn't disappoint! best place in Charlotte that I've found so far."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went here before a show at the Blumenthal and had a great experience. The food was delicious, the service was great, and we were able to walk over the crosswalk to get to the show. We had been to Rooster's at South Park but never Uptown. The tomato and basil bisque was to die for. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and a great waitress! She helped us make decisions ans steered us towards really wonderful selections (hanger steak, au gratin potatoes, bourbon butter pudding and a good glass of wine). The sides were big enough to share and very well prepared. The service was efficient and prompt though we didn't feel rushed. Would return again! We sat upstairs away from the bar as we were looking for a little more quiet and it was a fun spot as you can keep an eye on the cooking and enjoy the bustle."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Like the fresh food and the organic food. could have a more pleasing presentation. don't like it when the waitress pushed appetizers and other a la carte items. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Probably the best tomato bisque we've ever eaten. The roasted beets and pan fried corn were both very good. Gnocchi and hanger steak nicely done."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Roast chicken is as good as it gets. The burger was mediocre at best and the bun was chewy and tasted microwaved. Didn't eat it this time, but the turkey sandwich at lunch in the best ever. (they do tend to run out of a lot of items and we ate at 8pm on a Saturday night)"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Was a very good dinner to have. Very good food and friendly waiters and staff"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Highly recommend the Vietnamese Pork Sandwich at lunch. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food is terrific. Service is great. Tammy makes you feel at home."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed an amazing lunch at Roosters. Phenomenal fried oyster salad. Great atmosphere. Can't wait to return for dinner!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the uptown location of Rooster's, and my husband and I were THOROUGHLY please (as we were at the South Park location as well!). I love that Rooster's has a unique and simple variety of well-prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Even with splitting an appetizer, side dish and dessert along with our main entrees and a glass of wine, I left feeling very pleasantly full and not overwhelmed or stuffed. I so appreciate the beauty of the natural flavors taking command over heavy amounts of salt, grease, etc. It really shows both in taste as well as how you feel when you finish your meal! Portion sizes help with this too. And the coconut cake?....DEFINITELY a high recommendation!! Best I've tasted!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The location was odd, located in BOA building halfway up the staircase. Small and kind of rustic appearance. The menu didn't impress where I expected several chicken options. There were only 3 with varied sizes, natural chicken, BBQ chicken, & chicken wings. We ordered the BBQ chicken half bird, and wings with fingerling potatoes. BBQ chicken was decent served in a vinegar based sauce, but too dry. The fire roasted wings were the highlight of the meal, perfect char. Fingerling potatoes were crunchy and delicious but not worth the $7 price tag. Overall, disappointed about the lack of chicken options, & considering the sides weren't included, kind of pricey. Probably wouldn't go back unless grabbing just the wings."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Like anything good you have to pay for it. I thought the food was great, very nice for my sister's birthday celebration but it is priced a little high."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Dishes were perfect for sharing and this meshed especially well with the a la carte menu that was offered. You were able to create your own meal by selecting your favorite pieces from each section of the menu. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Had a great meal at Roosters! Charcuterie sampler was fantastic, and a great deal. Short ribs were among the best (if not simply the best) i've had. Open kitchen was a visual treat for everyone, and our server Heather was awesome - really made us (and the kids) feel welcome! We had a wonderful time, look forward to visiting again when we are back in charlotte!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Thoroughly good food, drinks, and desert. Everything taste fresh straight out of the garden. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Service only got 3stars because one of the managers ended up being our waiter after we waited for a long time for our waiter to get our order. They were notably very busy but we waited almost 30mins before we finally spoke up. Everything else was fabulous though!! Great food and will definately returned again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food, service, ambiance all are outstanding. The Kale salad is so good, we had 2 apiece. The service is unbeatable. The servers recommend wines and foods that fit to a tee."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food and service were both outstanding, although the drinks were on the pricey side. That seems to be the norm in downtown CLT though. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was very good, but everything is ala carte. Salad was $9 to add to an entree. Wine was $10/glass. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I love Rooster's SouthPark, and this was the first time I've visited the Uptown location. We ordered several dishes - the featured pasta of the day was delicious! The pan-fried corn and sweet potato hash were over-seasoned (the first too peppery, the second too salty), and our scallops were cold. We also had the banh mi and pork belly from the bar menu - the bread on the former was stale and the meat was tough, but the pork belly sandwich was good and spicy. The food at the SouthPark location never disappoints, so I was a bit surprised that Uptown didn't deliver the same consistency."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch very much. The sandwich was fresh, chicken was great and was happy to get a lite side of spinach instead of fries. My server was excellent and very attentive throughout the service."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Not as good as the original at SouthPark. But close."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "1st time dining at Roosters and I must say it was enjoyable. The food was delicious and the ambience was just right for a romantic evening. Definitely recommend and will be going back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014