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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
  • "What a great find! We loved the decor, ambience and vibe even before sitting down. Our server was knowledgeable and just fun. Food was excellent. Very good cocktail and wine list as well. We especially loved the reasonable portion sizes. Unlike some restaurants that must believe they are serving only linebackers and lumberjacks the portions here are very moderate which gives a sense of sophistication and elegance missing from restaurants where every table just groans with heaps of food. You enjoy your meal without feeling stuffed. See y'all next time!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything here rocks my world. Food. Service. Ambiance. This is our third time & I can't imagine going anywhere else."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent Southern veggie sides. Very good local sourcing. Tender well made fresh pasta. Proteins perfectly prepared and infused with wood smoke. All dishes were flavorful and properly portioned. Attentive and welcoming staff. Contemporary steel and glass decor with look of a old school English restaurant or local pub. Open kitchen is a delight. Perfect for couples. Prices in line with slightly upscale dining. One of Charlotte's very best. Try everything that appeals; you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "had gone in with high expectations but came away disappointed. One member in our party ordered a Cobb Salad which consisted of a wedge of lettuce with extremely small portions of other ingredients. There was no more than a teaspon of chicken. The burgers were ok but more in the size of a slider. The one shining star was the french fries. They were very good. Woulds probably not go back there for lunch."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner at Roosters Uptown - the food and wine were divine!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Always consistently great! Food and service are both the best."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Roosters! The food was delicious. The portions were just right and we were able to order dessert too, which was probably my favorite part!! The coconut cake was outstanding!! Great atmosphere as well."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been to the Southpark location and the uptown location and these are always great go-to restaurants. Great food, interesting specials, nice selection of beer and wine. I really enjoy going here!."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Super service, fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. A wine list to crow about."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great service, very accommodating, fantastic food!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I don't go uptown very much so when my wife told me we were going with friends to Roosters uptown I said good, they have chicken I assume. She laughed at me and I didn't quite understand why until we got there. It's just the name of an upscale restaurant that among other things has chicken dishes. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the vegitarian was pleased, her meat eater husband enjoyed his meal. My wife enjoyed her seafood and sharing with everyone at the table. My chicken was good too."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went to lunch, sat at the bar downstairs, smiles all around from staff. Interesting specials and the food was delicious. Great selection of beers and wine. I enjoy it here, tremendously."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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
  • "Food is always tasty and fresh. Love the chefs are open and in the middle. Nice to see such great teamwork too."
    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