Really awesome experience at ORO. Went on a quiet Sunday night, received excellent service, and was not disappointed by anything we ordered. Highly recommend the salmon and the soup dumplings!
First things first. The food was very good, as was the service. There is very little ambiance to speak of; just off-white walls with few, if any decorations or artwork. The business plan for this restaurant is that there is no menu distinction between appetizers and entrees. The 3 categories of food were garden, sea and land. The plates are small and you are encouraged to order 2-3 plates per person. The plate prices range from $10.00 or so to over $25.00. My wife and I ordered 4 dishes total - lobster ravioli, truffle mac and cheese, chicken breast, and scallops. The scallops were the most expensive of the 4, at $25.00. As stated, the food was very good and our server, Courtney, was pleasant and knowledgeable. I just don't like the business model. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine which was very good and each of us received a complimentary glass of champagne, as it was our anniversary. They did not provide bread or anything for the table. The tables were small and somewhat close together. The worst part, however, was the heat. I usually don't get very hot, but it was really unbearable. In sum, I probably will not be back. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but I like a menu where I can see appetizers, entrees, etc.
We’ve been to ORO a few times and always had a great meal with great service.
Food was excellent, though pricey. Cory, our waiter was right there when we needed him, he was fun and full of information.
This was a New Years dinner at 5pm. Intensely cold and very windy outside. I looked up ORO’s dining hours and Sunday had 4 pm, I saw no holiday hours posted online. My husband and I got there about 4:15 for a drink and to wait for other couple. Door was locked. Woman came to the door and I said your website says you are open at 4pm on Sundays. She said, well it is 5 o’clock today because it is a holiday....we were not amused. Time for holiday serving should have been posted online. So in frigid weather we made our way up the street to a bar, just to stay warm.
Nice resteraut food was good but was a little disappointed after ordering a 6 course meal and still left hungry. Not a big appetite but plates were very small.
The food was fabulous and the menu is structured for easy sharing. Portion size can easily be shared between 2-4 people. We took home extra food as we could not finish. Loved the combinations in everything from garden selections to seafood and meats. Will definitely return.
Second time to the restaurant. Did not live up to first experience. We asked specifically if the ribs were beef as we DO NOT eat pork. Server confirm ed it was beef. Upon taking a few bites we felt they were pork. Server now confirmed they were indeed pork. One of us was nauseated as a result of not eating any pork in 10 years. There could have been worst results from the pork. More care should be taken to guest request. Temperatures of the food was warm vs hot.
Our first time at ORO and it was amazing. Great helpful staff and the food was fantastic. Although a bit pricey it is definitely worth it for the taste of the food. Proportions are SMALL so will need to order several to walk out feeling satisfied which can make it pretty expensive but again the food was delicious. Definitely will go again.
Awesome service and awesome food. Had walked by this place several times but was worried it was too "fancy" for us. It's wonderful! The shared plates are great and the cocktails are top notch. We'll be back!
Went with friends on a Saturday evening before attending a show at the Duke Energy Center. Our group ordered 4 small plates (truffle mac 'n cheese, roasted beets with tempura goat cheese, wok fried brussel sprouts, & butternut squash risotto cakes) and 3 larger items (salmon, filet, 1/2 Peking Duck). All were superb; the Peking Duck was absolutely spectacular. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and wonderful food; what's not to love? Bill per couple was $99 before tip. We'll return to this gem many times.