Char - Huntsville

4.8
1129 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Happy hour specials are featured nightly in the bar area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1129 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TammyeR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for Mother’s Day and really enjoyed the food, discovered delicious redfish, and had a very pleasant wait staff member.

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Preston
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Crab benedict a bit fishy and bland, food turnaround time a bit slow, server was quite good, a bit loud. We will return tho.

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vipHeatherF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time visiting was great, this time not so much. The food presentation was off and the items were not prepared like they were the time prior. It was a holiday so we were understanding and will try it again.

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MarkD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cajun saute' described on menu as crawfish tails, lump crab meat, and sausage. No visible crawfish or crab meat in the dish. They did go back and bring some when I questioned it. I like Char and will eat there again, but I will never order this dish again and would not recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyed the early seating, well coordinated brunch, great service. While my tuna in the Nicose salad seemed a little tough, the manager quickly changed it out for fresh side of salmon and it was great after that. Husband loved his eggs Benedict Florentine. MIL liked her eggs, sausage. All was very good.

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Cowboy
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food! The Mac-n-cheese is to die for!! Everything is good, fresh and delicious.

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GWS1
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and Food were great as always. A little on the noisy side but that is kind of good to hear after a challenging pandemic year :)

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VTStrait
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow but overall experience was tremendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day

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vipTabink
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was another great meal at Char! Waitress was very good! The pea soup was too spicy, but we’ll be back!

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JulietTango
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I just moved home from the service and went to dinner with my sister and a friend. So this was my first dining experience in Huntsville in the last six years. I was bothered that our server didn't offer to get us anything other than water while we waited on our guests. I did ask for a dozen of oysters while we waited as I had not eaten all day but they were never brought to the table. We ordered a bottle of wine and drinks once the rest of our party arrived. Our server seemed much to busy to provide us the level of service I felt we should have been offered with how much we spent during our visit. I got the scallops and while they were okay they were EXTREMELY heavy handed on the salt. I am a person that loves salt on my food and the salt was way too much for my taste. I don't recommend the scallops if you don't like salty food. I also felt like our time spent during our visit was much longer than anticipated. Our reservation was at 8 and we had plans at 9:45 which seemed like ample time however we did not leave the restaurant due to our servers performance until 10:15 which caused us to miss our reservation for our next plans. The experience overall was good however I wont be rushing back. The money spent was not worth the level of service or the food in my opinion.

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MarkandLauraC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Char is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Another fantastic meal last night as we celebrated Mother’s Day.

One concern is that it was LOUD last night. Crowds are back now as COVID19 retreats, and the noise level was rather objectionable last night. I don’t know of a quieter 5-star food place in Huntsville, but it would be wonderful to have a quieter, more romantic atmosphere.

Cannot beat the food. Chefs are fantastic.

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stevenc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious and the service and atmosphere perfect! Char is my very favorite restaurant and I’ve been to many restaurants throughout the US and the world. The steak is prepared perfectly every time we go. I like medium rare, my husband likes medium and they’re consistently spot-on. Nice wine lists, amazing desserts if you save room for it! You won’t be disappointed.

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vipDavis
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Crab cake use to be the best we have eaten but this time appears the recipe changed and was good not great. Salmon was excellent

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KevinS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food is always above average.
cocktails are good.
the menu is high quality streaks, pretty fresh seafood, and elevated quasi-creole styling.
service is good to boot.
my only gripe would be that they could give more attention to the quality of maitre damme as they usually seem off - the rest of the staff seems very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED my experience at Char! This was our first time dining at Char and it was amazing! The drinks from the bar, the food and dessert were phenomenal! Our server, Mike, was perfect! He made sure we knew about the menu and gave great suggestions for every course. We will be making this our new date night spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food and drink were very good. However I Nisswa salad did not have the fried capers that were advertised to be on it and when I brought this to the attention of my server they made no effort to remedy the situation.
The piano music was louder than necessary.

Char - Huntsville
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your overall visit, although I'm sorry to learn that your salad was missing one of its components. Furthermore, it sounds like we didn't handle the situation as we should have once the omission was brought to our attention. Please accept our sincerest apology for our shortcomings in rectifying this for you while you dined with us. I have shared your comments with our management team for review.

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vipsupperfor12
Birmingham
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zac was amazing. Great server -very knowledgeable about the menu, the wine, and especially the dessert! Thank you Char for coming to Huntsville we needed you!

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was OUTSTANDING. I would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Taking a group of friends to eat lunch there next week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love the environment and the staff. The food is outstanding. Char has to be one of my most top 5 favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Char! From the moment we entered the restaurant- we received very good customer service! The piano was an added touch! Will definitely come back!

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kogarashi
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service. The cocktails are fantastic, if a bit low on volume. I wish they had absinthe so they could make some more of the classics, but they do have an excellent selection as is. The steaks were tender and perfectly cooked. I highly recommend the cowboy ribeye.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Prime rib is no longer any good. Waiter was unattentive

Char - Huntsville
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear that! We never want guests leaving disappointed with their experience. Please know that we are always happy to replace any dish you do not absolutely love, as our goal is to provide our guests with a five-star meal each and every time, We hope you will come back soon for another visit, and please do let us know if there is ever anything we can do to improve your experience in any way! Thank you again for your patronage and review.

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LanaN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than expected! Loved the atmosphere and our service was great

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Alem
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Char is one of our favorite restaurants...food is fantastic, ambience is perfect for any occasion and the service is always top notch!

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Waitress started off really well with great greeting then it kinda went south. She brought water out quickly. Ordered a tea and lemons and didnt get those until I reminded her when we got our food. Baked potato wasnt cooked all the way and was hard. Steak was good but wasnt a 50$ steak. Dessert was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott was our server and he did an amazing job!! Love the food and cocktails there.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I always order the free range chicken. This time there was something so spicy in the sauce I couldn’t eat it. I didn’t see anything in the menu noting a change to the dish.
Thus won’t deter me from returning though. I think it is a good restaurant and this will make me try something different on the menu.

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JiriD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly high level of dining with informal feel. Good value, excellent food and service, and pecan pie to die for (or at least fight for).

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vipDebbieGW
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great service

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MattieK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice enjoyed it. Waitress was great my husband glasses felt on the floor waitress call us at home to let us know. Great service and food

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KeithY
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the 4th time I have eaten there. Still very good. A little too much dressing on the salad this time (perhaps I should have ordered it on the side). Also, my wife ordered the scallops again but they were served differently this time. I believe she preferred them when they were served with the (polenta?) as opposed to on a bed of (polenta?)

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service!

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SherryV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful!
I was not as impressed by the decor.

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Juanita
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in town! Husband had the shrimp and grits and I had the filet. Highly recommend both. Andrea, our server, was excellent. Wonderful night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate birthdays and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our waiter, Zach, was attentive and had excellent recommendations. The food was divine! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Char

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steakmaster
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. We got the onion rings as a sampler and they were fantastic. We both then had Ceasar salads which were the perfect portions for a starter salad. We both ordered Filets (I got the bigger one). They were cooked to perfection. We also tried the mac & cheese as a side and they were good as well. We will definitely be back at this restaurant.

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JohnM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the COVID-19 demise of Grille 29, the midlevel nice dining experience in the Huntsville area has been throttled down substantially to very few acceptable choices- CHAR fills the void quite admirably. The foid is excellent, the server staff courteous and attentive and the ambience is quite nice.

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MeissaT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience, our waiter was very informative and attentive. We will definitely be back. The food was phenomenal!!

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Char - Huntsville is rated 4.8 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

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