Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown
Good local food, reasonablyGood local food, reasonably priced, comfortable atmosphere, fun location6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all aroundThe food was delicious. The servings are small and the menu may seem a bit confusing but the waiting staff are great at answering questions.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bar level is fantastic!We enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar (lower) level while waiting for our reservation. The long tables are perfect for meeting up with friends or even meeting new ones. The staff is very friendly and service was prompt. We were hesitant to head upstairs for dinner because we enjoyed the bar level so much!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMultiple Foodgasms!!!The food at local restaurant, Rooster's Uptown, was simply divine. I've been eating at various local restaurants for the last 100 days and this one tops the list. From the mussles we enjoyed as an appetizer, to the perfectly seared scallops and melt in your mouth gnocchi with duck sugo we ate for dinner. Our meal was a crescendo of heavenly foodgasms. If the first two courses were not enough, we stumbled upon a few sumptuous desserts such as the caramel cake with salted caramel and some sort of ice cream that was forgettable against the cake. Frankly all of the desserts were diminished by the palate pleasing flavors in that dessert selection. Honorable mention goes to the fried corn...we simply couldn't get enough! Thanks Rooster's.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowableSome well-made, but slightly over-priced specials. Decent atmosphere, but nothing to write home about.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service!Just like the title says!! Will definitely be back! : )6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date!The atmosphere and food both lent itself to a romantic date. The location is great uptown and within walking distance to all the museums and performing arts.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceOur server was very knowledgeable about the menu and food. She was attentive to dietary restrictions, as was the kitchen. The food was DELICIOUS. Everything we ordered was good!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyI have taken several friends to Rooster's Uptown before shows...perfect place for dinner before and drinks after.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMalthough the adults at ouralthough the adults at our table agreed that the proteins were excellent, the vegetables were the true star of the show. Next time we plan to make a meal from the "sides" menu. It was also helpful to have so many selections on the gluten free menu.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't let the name fool you!For lunch, this is a great place.....great menu, good prices, awesome service, and nice interior.
For Dinner, things are a bit different. The menu is much more upscale, and set up differently. Everything is ordered seperately, so entrees do not "come' with anything. Its a bit harder to read and understand, and if you are not a foodie, you may not know what half the items are, however, the staff is VERY knowledgeable and are required to taste menu items.
The atmosphere is very nice with soft lighting and warm and woody interior. The servers are amazing...friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and provide superior service.
The food is wonderful! I tried some things I had never heard of! The portions are smaller,but delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was greatFood was outstanding! They use fresh ingredients from local farms. The menu changes often and offers different and unusual preperations. Which out party of four thought the menu was fantastic!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food and Upbeat AtmosphereExtremely impressed with all facets of this restaurant. From the house-made charcuterie and overall cheese platter, to great Kale Caesar salad through to wonderful beef tip, hanger steak and pork dish. Great wine selection and sommelier recommendation to match food. Next time will sit up at the kitchen bar which was being run by the head chef just like all the cooking shows. Love this place and will return next time in town.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was quite good, andThe food was quite good, and the Time Warner Cable Arena is just down the street.
VERY, VERY LOUD.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service!Rooster's is DELICIOUS! The eclectic family style menu allows you to pick your main dish and side or sides to compliment your meal. My decision of the quarter natural chicken was divine, my husband chose the duck breast and was thrilled. My friend had the scallops and said they were wonderful. The view of the kitchen in the middle of the restaurant allows a birds eye view of how hard the chefs are working to prepare your meal. We will be back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we made our reservationEven though we made our reservations through OT, the restaurant called and wanted me to call back to confirm. If this is essential, at least they could e-mail me.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Noble's SuccessAnother rousing success for Chef Jim Nobles who has been a favorite of mine for over 20 years. My first visit to Roosters but a long time fan of his former High Point restaurant and Winston-Salem's Nobles Grill. I even recall the Greensboro effort fondly. Have also been to King's Kitchen with a fine meal. Every food detail is perfection whether it be the scallops, duck confit, or chicken dishes we shared. Family style vegetables with wonderful taste. A delightful mix of upscale Southern country cooking and gourmet cuisine.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy dinner atWe always enjoy dinner at Rooster's. The service is always top knotch and the food is exellent. Wonderful atmosphere and very convenient when attending an event downtown.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fantastic lunch at Rooster.Had a fantastic lunch at Rooster.
Made reservations on OT because this place gets pretty busy at lunch.
Waiter was friendly, knowledge, and patient.
I had the new Vietnamese sandwich on his recommendation. It was a great suggestion.
Oh and the Coconut Cake is to die for. Check it out!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to roosters uptown onWent to roosters uptown on 4/6 to celebrate my birthday with my fiancé. Food portions were kind of small but we weren't super hungry. Everything was delicious however. We had the duck confit, flank steak, arugula salad, and pan fried corn. All excellent options. Would highly recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and convenient placeGreat and convenient place to have dinner before attending productions at the Blumenthal.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food as alwaysAs always the food. Was outstanding. Everything was cooked exactly as ordered and plentiful. Prices are reasonable for the quality and portions.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCrowing for RoostersWe love Roosters. GREAT food, great knowledgeable staff who can help with decision making since everything looks like something we'd want to order. We prefer sitting at the bar around the kitchen and watching them cook, but this was parents anniversary so we sat at a booth. They also loved it and can't quit talking about what a great meal we had. Favorites? Duck wings, chicken liver mousse, short ribs, veggies, kale salad...OK, everything.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for pre show meal!We truly enjoyed our dining experience at Roosters Uptown. We went to have dinner before attending the symphony and were greeted promptly, seated, and served drinks and bread very quickly. The service was outstanding. Our glasses were never empty, our food arrived quickly and our table was cleared as fast as we put an empty dish to the side.
The food was so flavorful and served in good proportions. The butternut squash soup and pork shoulder were just two of many things on the menu that we would recommend.
It is a lively place so it can be noisy, but not so much that it was unpleasant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. DeliciousGreat restaurant. Delicious North Carolina BBQ pork shoulder! Exceptinal wine list. Loved the open kitchen, and smell of smoking meat outside the restaurant. Parking was interesting for a first-timer. Signs by the lounge entrance on street-level direct you to 6th floor of parking garage, but you may not see them when driving. I think their website should include parking info.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome meal & staff! We reallyAwesome meal & staff! We really enjoyed it! We'll definitely be back & recommend it to friends!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish ChickenThe hickory-smoked chicken is scrumptious, as is the pan-fired corn. Overall, a great experience.9/20/2012 12:00:00 AM