Rox City Grill
Rox City Grill

Rox City Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roxcitygrill.com/
  • Phone: (630) 845-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Serving lunch May through December; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Lounge menu nightly with entertainment Thursday through Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Hassan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Hotel Baker offers four different banquet venues to cater to any event! The Rainbow Room is a popular destination for wedding celebrations with its unique lit dance floor. It handles up to 175 guests. The Waterfront, with its ample view of the Fox River can handle up to 100 guests and has audio visual capability to accommodate any business gathering. Both these rooms open out to a lovely outdoor patio right on the river and adjacent to our rose garden, providing an unique, elegant setting to any occasion. Two other spaces, the Saint Charles Room, audio visual equipped, and the Triple Crown Room offer smaller private options for your convenience. Whatever the occasion, the staff of Hotel Baker is ready to fulfill your needs. For more information go to the website at www.hotelbaker.com and even watch a fun, informative video!
  • Private Party Contact: Liz Weber 6308455834
  • Entertainment: The Rox City Lounge, an elegant wine and martini bar adjacent to the restaurant, offers live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Every Thursday is 'Girls Night Out' with music by local artists featuring $6 martinis; 8PM to Midnight. Other evenings highlight local artists with both original material and covers of great piano, blues and jazz; 8PM to Midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Multi-level parking garage one half block South of restaurant at First and Walnut. Upper level floors are free. Street parking also available.
A word from Rox City Grill
Set in a modern yet cozy ambiance and featuring a contemporary menu steeped in the flavors of the season, Rox City Grill provides you the true downtown experience. The goal is to offer guests an exceptional yet affordable dining option in an unassuming atmosphere for the everyday diner while being sophisticated enough to deliver unforgettable moments on special occasions. Chef de Cusine David Hassan, a veteran of kitchens such as Hotel Nikko and The Four Seasons, crafts an exceptional menu that incorporates vivid, pristine flavors. Fresh ingredients and precise cooking technique create a seamless interplay of flavors and textures. Steaks, chops and seafood are highlighted along with wonderful salads and decadent desserts. In the dining room, friendly, professional servers introduce you to a impecable wine list. Chef Hassan pursues the making of a modern urban eatery. Come be the judge of the results!
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Rox City Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (19)romantic (19)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)good for groups (5)notable wine list (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • PERFECTION!
    IlliniMom
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Perfect meal! Perfect setting! Delightful & AWESOME waitress--Lauren! Great ambiance! Couldn't ask for anything more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Date Spot
    Wordmaster
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went primarily to see the scheduled entertainer for Saturday night but, unfortunately, someone else had to fill in for Tom Linsk. We were seated in a booth right off the lounge area. Close enough to hear the music but just far enough away to have great conversation. We were even able to create our own dance floor at the end of the dining area which wasn't that far away from the music. We ordered various small plates but went back to the "well" a 2nd time for the tasty sliders. The wine and martinis were excellent as well. We had such a good time that we ended being there from 7:30PM till almost 1:00AM. Definitely will return again sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rox City Grill
    Fred
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    In the old historic Baker Hotel on the river downtown St. Charles. Food was very good. We had a group of 14 for dinner before a concert at The Arcada Theater. One person thought the pork dish was the best meal she had ever eaten! I had the scallop special. Cooked to perfection and a very nice portion with two small steaks added. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AuntieEVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. Then the entertainment started after dinner. Piano player /singer who was great. We stayed to listen to him. Plan to go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuffle Pommes
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I highly recommend the truffle pommes! The service is also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet with Good Food
    ewall
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    When I read all of the reviews and judging by the name, I expected the restaurant to be more trendy. We walked in and the ambiance was very quiet, romantic, and enjoyable. Service was good and food was good. Overall, was hoping for a bit more energy but good experience otherwise.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful night
    DLop
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Rox City is a great place for a quiet romantic night out with fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner at Rox city
    Cecil
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I think it's a great value for the area as they include sides with their entrees no xtra charge as with a traditional steak houses like a Gibsons or Ruth Chris. The steaks were cooked as we requested and the service was quick and responsive. Joe the bartender makes fantastic martini's. Now sometimes families dine here so it's not romantic and can be loud at times just depends on the evening. The area that would be nice to include some additional items to the menu with more steak choices also the deserts menu is a bit lacking. Over all we would return but, not often due the repeated menu and our meal which was very good over $100 with one cocktail each.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful service from Lauen the 2x we have dined there. Once for lunch once for dinner. Food is excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OneWhoFrequentlyDinesOut
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my second trip to Rox Grill. The first time was with a coupon, which is a very good way to try out new restaurants. I absolutely loved it and promised myself to go back. This time I visited without a coupon and it was very reasonable in spite of paying the full price. The lunch menu is very tasty and creative. I haven't tried the dinner menu yet but plan to in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected!
    foodandwinelover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We decided to try this place for my husband's birthday because we found a Groupon. What a great find! Food and service were both great! It's a small place but we actually liked that. If nothing else have the doughnut holes with 3 sauces!!! It's the most amazing thing I've ever eaten!! Everything was very large portions! Perfect for sharing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PLEASANTLY SURPRISED
    OneWhoFrequentlyDinesOut
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our small group of ladies coming from different directions, were seeking a spot that would be midway for all. St Charles or Geneva seemed to fit. Being a member of Restaurant.com, I purchased a discount coupon for Rox City Grill. What a nice way to try out a new eating place. I was pleasantly surprised at the menu, ambiance, service and presentation of the food. What a great meeting place! I plan to go back again and again, even without a discount, the prices are reasonable, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    bbeat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went for lunch so I can only speak to that. The restaurant is in the historic Hotel Baker. It is a small, quiet space perfect for romantic as well as business lunches. The menu had so many good choices it was hard to decide. The lobster bisque was delicious as well as the hummus. Although I would have preferred less olive oil with the hummus. The Asian salad and beef Cobb salad were also delicious and very large. The beef was extremely tender. Request the bread and butter. It is delicious and served warm. The service was a little slow, especially since the restaurant was not busy. But we definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    weddedbliss
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We got married at Hotel Baker 2 years ago and love to return each year to relive the memory. The food at Rox City Grill is outstanding, and really makes for a special occasion. The filet never disappoints, the seafood is fantastic, and everything is always presented beautifully, making us feel really special. We will continue the tradition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, service inexperience
    nicalicou
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was very good, however our waiter, seemed very inexperienced. When the caeser salad was delivered, no request as to fresh ground pepper, and in fact no pepper on the table. Then later in the dinner, he brought the dessert menu while we were still eating our main course. Not sure if he thought this was efficient, or they wanted us out quick. Just unpolished.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The cucumber salad presentation was beautiful but was soaked in salad dressing. Pork tenderloin was overlooked and dry. The pasta served with the pork was good as was the sauce. Husbands chicken was also dry in parts. The waiter came by just often enough and was very nice. Decor could be refreshed. It was all just ok. Not bad but there are better places to go for the same money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 336 reviews are from the Rox City Grill reviews archive.
  • Rox City Grill has good service
    DiningDiva617
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The waiter was very accommodating and pleasant. The table was positioned so we could see the full panoramic view of the room. We had a Groupon voucher which didn't distress him at all. The food was not so good. The appetizer was not appetizing. Yuck! The remainder of the dinner boasted no surprises and did not make us want to come back. Very stingy with the servings. The desert was okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rox City Grill
    OutWestDiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were first time visitors and everything was great. Hank our server was so prompt and friendly. He was there when we wanted him, but didn't hover. The tortilla soup was out-of-this-world. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate dining experience
    spicysicilian
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Great ambiance, food (Caesar Salad, Ribeye Steak, Smashed Potatoes & Volcano dessert) & service. Staff is all very friendly. If you come here with a Groupon, do NOT wait until the last day unless you don't mind crowds!! Also, I believe dinner isn't served on Sundays & Mondays so take note of that too! Even though it was crowded, we only had a short wait inside the lounge where we sat a high table & enjoyed a drink. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food is here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegance Defined in Food
    PugnaciousVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was our first time a Rox City Grill, but it won't be our last. Set inside a boutique hotel, this restaurant was jumping with patrons and even with a reservation, we waited 1/2 hour. Normally, that wouldn't be a good start but the bar staff is superb and know how to make a good cocktail. Our dinner was not without delay either, but what truly defines an establishment is the courtesy and professionalism of the staff combined with a meal that is worth your wait. The scallop plate was served with huge scallop gems seared perfectly and my 20oz Ribeye (bone in) was like a picture out of Allen Brothers. Paired with red mashed potatoes and sauteed burgundy mushrooms, this was a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wonderful service, amazing food... Small and delightful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with my wife
    GoodnessVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great wine and the food was very fresh. I had the skewer it was a tasty explosion of goodness. A verity of people, dressed up and some just casual like me which made it very comfortable. I'm just a regular joe so that's important to me. Hank waited on us and he was awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - questionable service
    BrunchedVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was great! The Steak sandwich and the Chicago Club Salad were outstanding, once we got seated, got our drinks and ordered it too longer than what would be expected. Especially since this place is rather small.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, OK food
    PerlVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I wanted to give this 5 stars but could not. Neat looking place in a classic old hotel. Great charm. Food was just OK. Ordered medium rare NY strip. Came out closer to well. Others had comments that their food was fine, nothing really note worthy. People super nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Meal In A Noisy Room
    DiverDukeVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The four of us enjoyed our dinner on a recent Saturday evening. I started with the lobster bisque and found it to be tasty but unremarkable. The salads my dining partners chose were attractive and they enjoyed them. Two of us selected the pork entree. The meat was tender and the sauce was good but was somewhat overpowered by the cherries it contained. The pasta stuffed with squash was the best part of the dish. One of us selected the filet and I had the strip steak. Both dishes were done nicely and the crushed yukon gold potato accompaniment was delicious. The room was crowded and the noise level was quite high.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great family dining experience!
    CT1989
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Service was excellent as usual. Food was very good as well. I would recommend the steaks and the fish specials the most. A terrific choice for special occasions or a casual dinner w/ family. Staff and Management were attentive, helpful with choices, and very friendly. We have been here several times and WILL be back again very soon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should it be right the first time?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were put at a table where the air conditioning poured down non stop. We decided not to be asked to more. These tables for 2 are positioned so that one person stares at a wall. My wife ordered the shrimp cocktail, she has had this before. However this time the shrimp was chewy and stringy. We told the waiter but said not to mention it. I ordered the shish kabob, unfortunately the chunks of steak on the kabob were next to raw, I asked if they ask the customer how'd they like it, they didn't, they usually just make medium. I said they could mention this. They brought me 2 more chunks which I packaged to take home. That was nice of them but wouldn't it be better to get it done right the first time? I still gave 4 stars as I like going there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening!
    DiNer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were celebrating my son's graduation and needed a place half-way between relatives. We were married at The Hotel Baker, so this seemed like a perfect place. Friends who are hard core foodies also attended, and we were all impressed. I had the pork tenderloin, which melted was tender and flavorful. Our friends couldn't stop raving about the scallops, which she said were cooked to perfection. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Thanks for making our celebration so perfect. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak of my life
    Bmarie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I found this little hidden gem on groupon because I was looking for a deal for my boyfriends birthday. It had outstanding ratings and after some browsing on Rox's website I decided that it would be perfect, and it definitely was! Best steak that I have ever tasted and chicken Caesar salad as well. Then menu selection is amazing and the ambiance is what made the evening special. I'm absolutely going back in the near future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls night out
    Tean
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Girls night out . Music, good food. Nice people location is downtown in a historical building. Hotel Baker. This place has charm. Right on the fox river .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    mudslide
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Never ate at the Rox before, will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding lunch
    SandyLeeVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    What a great time we had!!!! Best chicken tortilla soup, outstanding salad with filet mignon and melt in your mouth dessert! (Warm doughnut holes with three different sauces) ask for Hank to wait on you. He is very knowledgeable and knows what it means to be s great server! Wine (Pinot noir) was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rox city gril
    RoxTrebes
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food and service. Too small for live music. Too noisy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I have had dinner here twice over the last two years. Both times the food and service were excellent! Make sure to make reservations for the weekend as it's a smaller venue and gets busy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Worthwhile Dinner Out!
    davisflight
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    One of the best dinners I've had at a restaurant in quite a while. My husband and I joined another couple for dinner. I had one of the specials, halibut with spring rolls and potatoes. Absolutely delicious, full of flavor. Seasoned well, not too salty either... one of my biggest complaints for most restaurants.The portion size was a bit more than I can eat. I did not order an appetizer or dessert. I would definitely recommend Rox City Grill to friends and neighbors and I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date night for 2
    Dsn3k
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Private booth, excellent food, very friendly staff = exactly what we needed to recharge after a busy week. From the introduction of tasty breads to the delectable desserts, not a single negative thought or criticism!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure in St. Charles
    SlyGuy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Located in the Hotel Baker on the Fox River in St Charles IL, this quaint, jazz themed dining room made for a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff was friendly and informative, The food was awesome and the Flight of Fancy Dessert and the list of after dinner drinks topped off the awesome experience. We will definitely return. I call this a hidden Gem because upon entering the Hotel Baker it wasn't obvious where the dining room was. Being tucked back off to the left really made walking in seem like a "discovery".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out.
    QueGuy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Overall this was great dining experience. We started with the lobster bisque and the pommes frites with truffle oil. Both were good, but were not served at the same time. We then ordered a filet mignon and the sword fish oscar. The filet was cooked a perfect medium rare with a nice flavorful char, but a little under seasoned. The swordfish would've been delicious on its own but the oscar topping put it over the top!!! The service was well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Zakj
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This was our first time at Rox City Grill and it was amazing! The food was great and the service was even better! If you're ready to spend a few extra bucks on a food meal, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere and good food
    GeorgeOfJungle
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Cozy historic hotel with delicious food. Loved it and will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.