Char - Huntsville

4.7
1629 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at Char. Our server, Ian, was awesome. He was attentive and knowledgeable without being annoying. The crab cakes were a wonderful appetizer. Scallops were melt in your mouth good; although just a touch too salty for my taste, but it did not discourage me from eating them all. My husband’s ribeye was perfectly cooked and seasoned. He also raved about the Brussels sprouts. For dessert, we had the pecan butter crunch. It was the perfect end to our date night.

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Abby
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The vibe was really nice. Waiter was awesome. However, the steaks were very underwhelming. They were not seasoned. I felt as if I was just eating a plain steak.

Char - Huntsville
Responded 13 hours ago

Hi Abby, thank you for your recent visit to Char. I'm so sorry to learn that we fell short of providing you with a five-star meal! I have shared your remarks with our culinary team to look into how we are seasoning our steaks. We are always open to hearing from our guests on ways we can improve and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope that you will return soon for another meal. Thank you again for your patronage!

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vipMariaC
Jackson Hole
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly by a friendly hostess and seated immediately. Our server was accommodating , professional and friendly. The food was beautifully plated, seasoned well and cooked perfectly . Had a wonderful evening with friends!

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AmyC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Char and will be back. Our waiter Ken was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my mom’s birthday, the waitress we had was great I forgot her name . Everything was delicious from the strawberry wine , fried green tomatoes, ginger peanut chicken salad, and we tried two different desserts the apple crunch and blueberry bread pudding which were great as well.

Char - Huntsville
Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for celebrating with us! Please come back and see us again soon!

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Dale
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner. Ian was a great waiter. Salmon and ribeye were perfectly cooked. Will be back.

Char - Huntsville
Responded 12 hours ago

Thanks for celebrating your special day with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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LakeyshaB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for two to celebrate my husband's birthday. We arrived an were seated I'm a quiet area. The ambiance was intimate and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Everything we at and drank was superb.

Char - Huntsville
Responded 10 hours ago

Thanks for celebrating your husband's special day with us! We hope to see both of you again soon!

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AprilH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Great atmosphere abs friendly staff

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TimB
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

the crab cakes and the rib eye steak were outstanding. Unfortunately, the sauce for seafood pasta was way too "smokey". Even if it had been more subtle, it did not pair well to the seafood.

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We recommend the filet or ribeye. The prime rib was tough and difficult to cut.
The kitchen may have been short handed we saw a number of people hurrrying out to try to get to a performance in town on time. A sign of the times right now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined at Char to celebrate my husbands recent promotion. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The piano player was a very nice touch but ended not long after we arrived.
Shortly after arrival, Loly, our server, greeted us and brought my requested (via the app) plastic utensils. I was impressed!
We didn’t realize the menu was limited during the afternoon but she said we could still order from the dinner menu so brought one out. She was kind, very pleasant and accommodating. She made our visit enjoyable.
That being said, I was really disappointed with the quality of the food. I had heard great things about the restaurant so had high expectations. The bread was great (you have to request it during lunch).
I ordered the Salmon and was disappointed with the taste. I was expecting a melt in your mouth experience but it fell short.
My husband ordered the Cowboy ribeye, medium rare, which apparently means pretty raw. It was very tough to chew and the flavor just wasn’t there.
Our server compensated us work dessert to take home. Again, she was super nice and I appreciate that.
Overall the service & ambiance was nice, however, the food was not worth the cost in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Char and it was delicious and melt in your mouth like butter. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the ribeye cowboy steak. They were cooked to perfection. If you want excellent go to Char worth every dollar.

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RocketCityDG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I choose the prime rib. It was delicious, well-marbled - as appropriate - and cooked to perfection. My wife went with the scallops entre that was also absolutely, wonderfully cooked and seasoned. The sides were delicious as well. We decided on their ice cream topped pecan pie for desert. It was an excellent choice. A very enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was really good.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Look forward to the next visit at Char!

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Rosie
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Char is most consistent except not this visit. Not sure if kitchen was paying attention. Chicken in my salad was tough as leather, well overdone and highly salted,over the top. Lettuce had a musty taste. Salads can be appealing in presentation, but this was not the case. Manager needs to oversee what is brought out. As for the steak/prime rib sandwich au jus, well it was a sad plate of overcooked meat on bread saturated in grease. Fries were teeny bits and pieces over fried due to size. Just brown and unappealing. What happened to Char? Is your reputation deserved?

Char - Huntsville
Responded on January 7, 2022

Hi Rosie, thank you for your recent visit to Char. I'm very sorry to learn that we fell short of providing you with a five-star meal. Please know that we are always happy to take care of any dish that you do not absolutely love, especially if it isn't served perfectly the first time around, as long as we are made aware of it during your visit. We never want our guests leaving unsatisfied in any way. I have shared your comments with our culinary and management teams for review. Thank you again for your patronage and comments; we hope you will consider another visit in the near future.

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vipcookie
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday is fried chicken day very good, tomato soup good all the meals have been very nice.

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ToddN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience. Food was awesome. The only downside item was the same as any dining establishment these days…not enough wait staff. Our waiter was excellent, but he was having to cover numerous tables. Other than causing a bit of a wait in no way affected the level of service.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a gift card from a friend, so we were excited to try Char. We absolutely loved our whole experience. We will be going back. Our server (I wish I had his name) made everything even better. Thank you, Char for a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waitress was amazing!!! Food was great!
It was a bit cold in the room for Avery cold day outside.

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BevP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is lovely with live music playing. The menu offered many choices and the food was excellent. I had the Crab Benedict and the cream shrimp soup and my husband had the gumbo and Cajun Seafood over cheese grits. Wonderful. Can't say enough about the service. Lole (sp) was our server and she was amazing. Attentive, friendly and very professional. We will definitely be going back there, next time for dinner.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Bev, thank you for the detailed review! We love to hear that our team provided a memorable visit for you. Loli is a valuable member of our staff, and we’ll be sure to pass along your kind note to her! Thanks again for the kind feedback; we hope to see you again soon!

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AutumnB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brunch is our favorite and was outstanding as always! And the service is always great, too!

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KaylaD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Char! Will definitely be back in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Food as usual

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DanS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since moving to the area Char has become our favorite place to dine. The atmosphere, service and food are always excellent.
We recommend Char to everyone we know.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on January 6, 2022

Welcome to Huntsville! We're excited to be your new favorite. Please come back and see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and exceptional food

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PamW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and superb food!

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and experience. Highly recommend. Server Sierra was phenomenal.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on January 6, 2022

Hi Matthew, thanks for the incredible feedback! It’s always rewarding when a guest recognizes our team members’ efforts. We appreciate your kindness and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were awesome!! You could cut them with a butter knife they were so tender.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Thomas
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved having our anniversary dinner here in Huntsville not New Orleans! Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious. Only complaint is that bartender was extremely stingy with cocktail quantity...literally 5 swallows and it was gone...glass full of ice! The drinks were good...but for $12 I needed more than 5 swigs...when I complained to the waiter....the second drink ordered was even smaller!

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LiveLifeFully
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a six month hiatus, we decided to give Char another try, and I’m glad we did. The food was delicious and served at the perfect temp. Our server Joseph was terrific! Thoroughly enjoyed a Voodoo Lady (or 2) and overall had a great late lunch. Thank you.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thanks for coming back and seeing us! We loved having you and hope to see you again soon!

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BHuntsville
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I have frequented Char Huntsville on many occasions and I highly recommended it to my family visiting from out of town for the holidays. It’s my favorite restaurant! Unfortunately, we had a horrible experience. To start, our food arrived to the table late. The server explained he did not know what happened, apologized and said it would be out within a few minutes. When it did arrive, we had three separate orders of steak frites and one prime rib and all of the meat was very poor quality. All of the steak frites were ordered at medium temp and they all arrived literally “charred” and very well done. In fact, they should have never been delivered to our table that way. They were very tough and hard to cut. We rarely send items back to kitchen, but sent one plate back. When they brought the new plate, it was worse than the first. The prime rib was very tough and hard to chew. Since opening, I have ordered their steak on serval occasions and while most of the time, it has been delicious, I have noticed an inconsistency with their food. As much as it pains me to say, I do not think I’ll be visiting again. It’s a great ambiance and when it’s good, it’s great, but the inconsistency and quality of food is not worth another visit.

Char - Huntsville
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for your recent visit to Char. I'm so sorry to hear that your meal was underwhelming! We source our steaks from Greater Omaha meats, a family-owned premium purveyor of beef located in Omaha, NE. It is disappointing to hear that your particular cuts were tough; we will share this with our culinary team to look into and ensure the product we are serving is top notch. Furthermore, it sounds like we missed the mark in serving your cuts of meat to the desired temperature, and I sincerely apologize for how this affected your experience. We'd like to speak with you a little more about your visit and determine how we can regain your trust and patronage. Would you mind sharing your contact information at your convenience? Thank you for your feedback; we look forward to speaking with you soon.

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KatherineT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exceptional food and exceptional service. I would have loved to have sat in the darker dining area for my anniversary lunch (Christmas Eve), but I do not have any legitimate complaints.

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DeAiresS
1 review