Edgewater Bar & Grille - Hilton Charlotte University Place

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Choose from an array of contemporary interpretations of American dishes with a Southern twist. With something to please every taste for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Edgewater Bar & Grille is the perfect place to begin your day or settle down for the evening. Join us for your most memorable dining occasions, whether a business meal, a lovely breakfast by the lake, a romantic dinner for two, or a special time with family and friends.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please contact us for details at 704-916-2849 for your Thanksgiving reservations.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 46 People Are Saying
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Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, recommendations and quality service from our server! The Hilton needs to keep her around!

DP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful. The appetizer he recommended was very good. The crab cakes were horrible; the main ingredient, crab, was missing!
The wine glasses are straight from the 1970’s. For what you charge you need to step it up!

G
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected this place to have my birthday dinner. I loved the look of the decor, the view outside overlooking the boardwalk, the food, and the service. I also got a free birthday dessert of my choice. The waitress was also willing to take a few group birthday pictures for me. My friends and I are definitely talking about coming back. Thank you so much for making this day feel very special.

FB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not enough staff to take care of the lees than 10 people who were eating. Food was simply ok...but price was very high. For the price, the food should have been fantastic...It wasn’t even average.

BD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We decided to go here for Fathers Day dinner and it was a big mistake. There was no one at the hostess stand, we had to ask someone to seat us. After we sat down, the waiter took our orders. 20 minutes later he came back to tell us they were out of french fries, wings and chicken breasts! After we sat there for 30 minutes. We left. Wasted our time. How do you run out of the most common thing on the menu and not made sure to have more on stock, yet allow guests to order it!? The service recovery from the Outlets Manager on duty was poor as she had an attitude with me. Won't be going back there.

BG
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond the expectation. The restaurant is located in the Hilton hotel. The service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great best decision ever

AC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went there for Valentine’s Day. We had never heard of it before and didn’t know what to expect, but it was such a pleasant surprise. They had real roses on the tables, white tablecloths, jazz music playing, and candles on every table. The prix fixe meal was a great deal at $90 per couple for 4 courses. The food was gourmet and delicious. We sat by the window overlooking the lake below. After, we walked around the lake. It was very romantic.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food n service were excellent. My wife n i really enjoyed it. Look forward to c us again. Thanks

MB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was there for a family dinner on a couples date before celebrating in our tuxedos and dresses, but we waited a minute to get seated, the staff was short but the bartender (African American) woman was a bit strong at first, she spoke of the shortage and how it affected her. I mentioned how grateful we were as a bunch to have her there and then she smiled and she gave us the best service by herself as if they were fully staffed. Found out who worked on NYE between 1900 hours at the bar, black female and keep her on payroll and a nice salary adjustment will not be bad for her or move her to management.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service

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CK
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our group of 6 arrived at 12:15pm on a Wednesday. We were the only guests in the dining area, but the service was incredibly slow. I'll admit, we did take a little longer to order, but our entrees did not come out promptly at all. No one ordered anything complicated, mostly burgers.. We were on our lunch break but ended up returning to work 30 minutes later than anticipated. Overall, everyone enjoyed their food and the atmosphere. Our server was pleasant, answered our questions about menu items and refreshed our beverages.

JT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of four shared two appetizers: Mushroom toast and Seafood Hushpuppies. Then four entrees: two regular size plates of Seafood Gnocchi, one Salmon entree and one Shrimp with Grits entree. All were delicious and the portions were much more than we'd anticipated. We were pleasantly surprised because we've found that restaurants in most hotels are overpriced and portions are small. This was not the case here. Our dinner was good value and very delicious. The cocktails were reasonably priced and not watered-down premium liquor which some bars serve.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is truly a hidden gem. I can't believe I've never been there before. The food was great and the waitress was exceptional. I will definitely be dining there in the future and I recommend it to all of my friends.

CR
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We went for Queen’s Feast. The food was fantastic and the restaurant had a wonderful ambiance. A great experience for a hidden gem in the University area!

PA
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Me and my boyfriend went for restaurant week on the last day. It was super quite(hidden secret), friendly staff, manager was great. I must say we were pleasantly surprised, the food was amazing. So happy we live right down the street for future meals.

M
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Two friends and I went to Edgewater Bar and Grill during Queens Feast. We were very happy when we walked into the lovely/modern dining room and saw that it overlooked the water. Having a reservation, we were seated immediately, and our order was taken. The server brought us our complimentary glass of wine, 2 white, 1 red, and an 3 Mushroom Toast appetizers, which we all agreed was DELICIOUS. One friend and I ordered the Pork Cheek over cheese grits, with roasted carrots and cippolini onions (EXCEPTIONAL), and Key Lime Pie (not tart enough for either of our tastes). My other friend ordered the CAB Sirloin Filet with mashed potatoes, garlic roasted green beans, with peppercorn sauce. She rolled her eyes after taking her first bite of the Filet, said it was AMAZING! She also ordered the Bread Pudding for dessert, but thought it a little too rich for her taste. Unfortunately, the Mushroom Toast, and our Entrees are not available on the regular menu, so we will not be able to enjoy them again, but I would definitely return to try something on the regular menu. I don't think I'd have a difficult time finding something else WONDERFUL!

EF
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went to this Reatuarnt during Charlotttes Queen Feast, that offers 3-5 course meals for $35, normally a special menu is prepared for the week of this ‘Feast’ for patrons to choose their dinner;

Edgewater had a special menu of 7 entries however All of the seafood ‘fish’ entries were out, and management didn’t allow substitution from their regular menu; not even sea bass for stripped bass; also the kitchen was incredible slow


The dining room ambience was fine and the waiter very pleasant

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Tried for queen’s feast. Food was very salty, service was extremely slow, we will not be going back.

RS
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made reservations here because we were going to a concert nearby. When we arrived we were informed that they were having a wedding reception and the restaurant was closed. They said we should have been notified. We were not.
Not what you wanted to hear after talking a cab there.

DG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went last Sunday for lunch. We had the restaurant to ourselves! Food was excellent!! Service was excellent!! Will definitely return for another meal!!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was FABULOUS but the waffle was a bit dry. Nothing that syrup couldn’t fix but it was crumbly too. Service was a somewhat slow considering there was hardly anyone there. Overall the food was good and I’d go back. They just need a little fine tuning.

CW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

End of semester celebration!

e
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I made reservations through Open Table, who the servers had no clue what Open Table is. The waitress must have just started that afternoon. We had to ask for napkins with our drinks. Two of the drinks had to be sent back--wrong drinks. When she brought out our food she asked if we needed any plates. Water glasses were 1-broken 1 dirty. It took over 45 minutes for our food to arrive and the restaurant was not busy.

Very poor service for a Hilton property. We will not return.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Appetizers - A
Salads - B
Entree - B-
Dessert - B+

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E
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My work department went here for the breakfast buffet to celebrate my birthday. The buffet is wonderful! Lots of fresh, hot choices as well as an omelette and waffle station. Nice, comfortable seating and great service!

M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The service was friendly. The location was great.

R
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Good food! Fantastic location and beautiful waterfront view.

CW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from seating to meal end! You MUST try to seafood hushpuppy appetizer!!! With a salad, that’s a meal! Wings are crisp and seasoned well. All of our plates were empty!

OT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful dining room overlooking the lake, but it was mostly vacant. After a tasty cocktail and Southern small plate appetizer, it was explained. The food just wasn't very good. My husband's steak was fatty and his vegetables were cold. My crab cakes were flavorless and undercooked. My advice is to skip the meal and have some appetizers and a drink in the bar.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised to find this gem - a large room with moderate noise level, more food stations than expected, great quality of food, and superb service. Our servers reacted immediately to our requests (first, to move the table, so we can have a better view of the room) and even anticipated our needs before we had to ask. The only disappointment was the mediocre stuffing. Well worth the $50 price tag. We three are looking forward to the next excuse to go!

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Over all the restaurant was good. Food was wonderful. Nice varied menu. Disappointed that they were out of some of their desserts but that happens. I would go again

AC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location! I would definitely recommend it to my business partners in the future.

s
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

everything was great at this restaurant EXCEPT we sat on the patio outside, after sundown, it was great, candles, etc. then the security lights came on and they were unable to turn them off or dim them, just ruined the end of the evening for our celebration party. too bad they can't fix that.

BB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was surprisingly good for a hotel restaurant. I was a little worried when we sat down because it was an ambitious menu for what seemed more like a bar than a restaurant. It was really good and priced really well for what we got.

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

University City gem. Great atmosphere on the patio and even better food and service.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience2

Some of the food was absolutely amazing but some of the meal was subpar for the price. The place was very empty and that may have led to some of the poor food. The staff was great and friendly. They did give us some great options to try and we did try most but out side of suggestions is were we went wrong

CR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We weren't aware that this restaurant was in a hotel, so we were initially thrown off. The menu was awesome and the food did not disappoint.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a Saturday afternoon and there was only one other table occupied. But that was fine with us because we wanted a quiet place to re-connect with someone we had not seen in 20 years. We stayed almost 3 hours and never felt rushed. Waitress was delightful, though she forgot to ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu or to have coffee. We wanted both.

DD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was well seasoned, customer service was great, and view was extraordinary. This is truly a hidden treasure.