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Char - Huntsville

4.7
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642 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
A southern-style modern steakhouse offering USDA Prime and Choice cuts of meat, fresh seafood, home-style sides to share, brunch, and a selection of classic cocktails, wine and bourbon. Live music and happy hour specials are featured nightly in the piano bar as well as a live jazz trio during Sunday brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 642 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great! Cannot wait for return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib, wedge salad and grits were wonderful. The waiter also put a candle in the brownie dessert for my twin and my birthday.

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Mustang57
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Char was excellent as always and the service was superb. We continue to be impressed by the quality and preparation of the wide variety of food choices offered. We highly recommend Char as Huntsville's best place to eat!

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GIBOE
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant in Huntsville. The food is consistently excellent and the service is unrivalled in the local area.

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JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best steak in town. A little pricey but good for a special occasion.

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DJED
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great cleanliness is outstanding. Their cocktails are amazing. Food is top quality and flavored it's also amazing. Will definitely continue to go.

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DonnaZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at Char with a friend. The food was delicious and the service was great. Will definitely go again soon!

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vipGIBOE
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Chars. The food is excellent, consistently great service, and each course is well timed.

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JuanJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The first time at Char for lunch, very good, food and service were great.

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ShellyD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food and service was outstanding! The only thing that did not make everything perfect was our table. We made a reservation and noted it was our anniversary. We were sat at the table directly in front of the restrooms. There were plenty of open, much more private booths and tables. Yes, we could have and should have asked for a different table when sat but did not want to start the evening off complaining. After 35 years with each other there sure has been enough of that. Why ask if the reservation is for a special occasion? The hostess did see that "Anniversary" was selected for the occasion because she said "Happy Anniversary" while she was seating us in front of the restrooms. Food was fabulous!

Char - Huntsville
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Shelly, we sincerely appreciate you choosing to celebrate your milestone anniversary at Char and love to hear that both the food and service were enjoyed! I am sorry, however, to hear that the experience fell short of expectations due to the placement of your table. Please know that we are always happy to seat you in the area of your choosing upon request, although I apologize that our team wasn't more in tune with taking into consideration the occasion when making your table selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We will be back.

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PedroB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was tender and juicy and the staff practiced exceptional safety.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Best Filet In town!

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LoriF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous 30th wedding anniversary meal tonight! From the salads with homemade dressings, No Filler Crab Cakes and Vension with bacon brussell spourts, caramelized mac & cheese and to complete meal with their famous pecan butter crunch! Everything was mouth watering as always!

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LanaN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed Char for a quite date night out with friends. The food was amazing, as expected! We have the NOLA BBQ shrimp and the filet. No disappointments!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Amanda15
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are great. I’ve gotten the chicken and filet so far and both have been amazing. Highly recommend

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JimmyD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We had the Nola BBQ Shrimp.

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RandyR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great experience. Our server helped with choosing and offering great food

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LynneM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, We would highly recommend Char

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. The food, drink, and service were all superb! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good first experience

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GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall a very good experience, although there were some improvements that would have made it exceptional. Steaks and other entrees were excellent. However the seasoning and finishing of the steaks with butter made things a little on the salty side for my taste and that is saying a lot. My daughter, whose birthday we were celebrating, had too much butter from her selections and was not happy with her overall meal. Individually the items were good, but the combined effect of the use of too much fat across all was overwhelming. I think I speak for our entire party in saying that the selected sides left a little to be desired. We selected the creamed spinach, expecting a smoother, creamier concoction, but were instead greeted with a dense lump of spinach, again too much on the salty side. The au gratin potatoes were a bigger disappointment, with the potatoes undercooked and so much cheese the entire dish was swimming in grease. Appetizers were excellent and the service was first class.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 23, 2020

Hi George, thank you for your recent visit to Char. We sincerely appreciate you choosing to celebrate your daughter's birthday with us! While it's a pleasure to learn that service was exemplary, I'm sorry to learn that we missed the mark with some of the dishes ordered during your meal. While it's true that we finish our steaks with a maître d’ butter, we are always happy to omit this component upon request. In the future, please do not hesitate to inform us if everything is not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Was excellent.

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AngieB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Food and service was phenomenal.

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vipSandy
Birmingham
84 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely inspiring meal. The salmon was superb and the vegetables were out of this world. My friend had a salad which was outstanding. Then pecan pie for dessert left us filling very mellow. Service was over the top and the entire restaurant was well appointed and tasteful. Everyone was very personable and we left with the feeling we will return soon. Highly recommend Char.

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed coming to Char... great dining experience. Scott was great.

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MarkandLauraC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was superb. Bert (waiter) does a fantastic job. Social distancing, etc well observed by all staff. Do wish they would close the afternoon sun off - quite a glare in the dining area (across the hall from the large room with a wall of windows).

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! It's a pleasure to hear that both food and service were enjoyed during your meal, although I'm sorry if the glare from the sun detracted from the ambience in any way. Please know that we are always happy to close the blinds upon request. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back again in the near future!

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LanaN
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing first experience with Char! Will definitely return in the near future.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thanks for sharing your first experience with us, Lana! We love to hear it was worthy of five stars. Please join us again soon!

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WyattC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, decent prices. We loved it and plan on it becoming a regular on the date night schedule.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Wyatt! We look forward to seeing you both for date night again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Mai tai was very good, amazing almond taste! Crab cakes were good needed a crispy breading on them though. Filet was really good, mash potatoes were dry and bland. Brownie dessert was good also. Service was phenomenal!

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 13, 2020

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! We're pleased to hear that service was exemplary, but I'm sorry to learn that some of your dishes fell short of expectations. Please know that we're always happy to replace anything you don't absolutely love, as we want all of our guests leaving fully satisfied with their selections. We sincerely hope that you will give us another try in the future. Thank you again for your patronage and feedback.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Reasonable pricing for the caliber of food and service received.

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CharlesD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorites are the large filet, the salad with fried chicken, the pecan pie, and the ;large wine selection.

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RichardH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I believe looking back on the check and menu prices, we were overcharged about $35-45.00 for our meal. I do not have the itemized bill, but quickly adding up what everyone had along with the tip and tax, it seems we were overcharged for something.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 9, 2020

Hi Richard, I'm so sorry to hear this! We'd love to speak with you and research your bill on our end to make sure that you were charged the correct amount. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time!

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vipGuyandgal
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great food was fantastic

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ReginaldA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food....best service in Huntsville. My steak was cooked perfectly and my husband enjoyed his redfish meal as well. The best perk was that we received a Happy Anniversary card signed by staff at our table.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 10, 2020

Thanks for sharing your special day with us! We appreciate your positive review and hope you’ll join us for another special occasion soon!

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JackBinionReview
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Char to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service were excellent! It is a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions. Will definitely go back!

Char - Huntsville
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! We appreciate your positive review and hope you’ll join us for another special occasion soon!

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SamK
1 review