CHAR Restaurant

4.7
1147 reviews
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Steakhouse
Experience modern Southern cuisine and excellent service in a warm, inviting atmosphere at Char. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekday lunch specials and brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Specials

Daily Happy Hour Specials

Enjoy early bird appetizers, salads, entrees & dessert + $7 wine features every day from 3-6pm!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2018

Ends: November 8, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 1147 People Are Saying
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AH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Char twice now and we have had great experiences both times. The servers are top notch. The food is full of flavor and perfectly executed, the drinks are just as great. I would recommend Char to anyone. Great place

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I go to Char about once a week and it’s consistently good. This time it smelled a little fishy when we went in but that dissipated. We sat in the bar and drinks and service were great. One overcooked steak that was corrected. I’ll be back next week.

Lindsey, Leah and Anna are great in this bar.

J
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Will be back.

C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was an excellent experience in the tradition of top chophouses in Chicago and elsewhere. The decor, mood, lighting, sound backdrop, and staff each fit in to a texture which amplified the culinary experience. The menu was appealing to a wide range of tastes and budgets. And, the food matched the entirety of our expectations brought on by all that came before.

RT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ONLY thing negative I can say is that the crab claws tasted fishy..... otherwise everyone loved the meal!

TL
Memphis
90 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Disappointed... The Special was a the Veal Chop. It was tough and the accompanying sides were just warm...
it was cooked correctly, just a poor cut of meat ...
The shrimp (2) were tasty ..

Do Not recommend this offering...

CHAR Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your recent visit to Char. I'm very sorry to learn that your entree fell short of expectations. Please know that we are always happy to replace or take care of any item you don't absolutely love! I have shared your feedback with our culinary team for review. We appreciate your honest feedback and hope you'll return again in the near future.

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p
Memphis
95 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Though the food was good and the ambiance quiet and inviting, the service was lacking. From the moment we entered I missed a friendly smile and warm welcome. The hostess seemed preoccupied and the gal that led us to the table never cracked a smile. She showed us our table, removed the extra place settings, turned and walked away. I would have thought she would have told us to enjoy our dinner or something.
Then, Gary approaches and gave us the specials, and left, not to return for quite a while. He seemed preoccupied and distant. Whenever he would check on us, he kind of danced around the table moving continuously and would move on. He never stopped to show interest like some of the others that I watched.
He was pleasant, but not engaging. Also not over attentive. He got the job done, but it was just a job.
But, like I said, the food was good, the atmosphere lovely and the pecan pie delectable!
We’ll go again. I’ll probably ask for a female server because they mostly seemed to enjoy what they were doing.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us; there is no excuse for the lack of service you received. Our team is thoroughly trained to provide friendly, attentive service to each and every guest, so it is disappointing to learn that we fell short on execution during your visit. I sincerely apologize for how this affected your visit here. I have shared your review with our management team, as this is helpful feedback for us to address with our staff.

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KS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent and the manager stopped by as well. We both had the filet. My husband’s was a little over medium which he requested. But they were both very tender and well seasoned. We like the fresh pork rinds. The au gratin potatoes were great. We could’ve done without the cheese topping on the creamed spinach. Overall U would recommend it. Since we were out-of-towners, we bought a gift card for local friends.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Karen, thank you for the recommendation! We hope you will return again the next time you're in Memphis!

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C
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, food, service, atmosphere, first visit. Wonderful dinning experience.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Carrie, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your first visit to Char was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon!

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RG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience at Char! The food was incredible! We had excellent service and the atmosphere was lovely!

CHAR Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Rachel, thank you for the review! It’s wonderful to learn that your recent visit to Char was an exceptional one. We hope to see you back again soon!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place for our date night. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! Our server was amazing and she took such good care of not only us but her other tables! We’ll definitely be back, I can’t wait to sit in the bar area next time

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 9, 2019

Hi Alexander, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that our team provided exemplary service during your recent visit to Char. We appreciate your patronage and hope you’ll return again in the near future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was great. Unfortunately our service was not. Out server was very short did not make any suggestion or give us any information on specials. We only heard about them because of the sever for the table next to ours. I have dined at Char previously and bragged on the food and service yet my guest was left just as disappointed as I was.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with us. This is not the level of friendly, attentive service we have built our reputation around. We'd love to speak with you further regarding your visit; would you mind sharing your contact information with us at your convenience? Thank you in advance for your time.

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RB
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was nice. Food was divine and atmosphere was great!

KM
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

CB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff was fantastic in helping us accomodate two extra and the waiting staff was energetic and attentive.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hi Christopher, thank you for your kind words! It’s a pleasure knowing that our team helped to make your experience at Char a memorable one. Please come back and see us again soon!

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience for me. I have tried most of the menu and I haven't found anything that is not good or great even. I recently hosted a brunch at the restaurant and the staff was extremely polite and helpful. I’m sure I’ll have more great experiences!

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Latisha, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It’s wonderful to learn that it was a positive one. Thanks again for the five stars; we hope you’ll return again soon for lunch, brunch or dinner!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at reasonable prices. Top notch service.

CC
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant overall. Always a nice meal. Prefer seating in the bar area most times to enjoy the live piano music. Service has always been excellent. Food more times than not consistently good. This time my entree (spinach crisp w/ chicken) was burnt but everything else was good. :)

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 2, 2019

Hi Cheri, thank you for your patronage! It's a pleasure to learn that your overall experiences at Char have been enjoyable ones. I'm sorry, however, to hear about your entree during your most recent visit! Please know that we are always open to hearing feedback on what we can improve, and will happily replace anything that you do not absolutely love. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience; we look forward to seeing you back in the piano bar again soon!

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BM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was average at best; the service was confused as we had two servers come over and recite the specials, before one decided to wait on us. Char is over-priced for the quality of the food. We've been to the Jackson, MS location and that was far better.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hi Bruce, thank you for visiting us at our Memphis location. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short -- we hold the same standards of quality service and cuisine as our original location, so it is disappointing to learn that we missed the mark on providing you with a nice meal. We'd love to speak with you further regarding your visit; would you mind sharing your contact information and date of your visit with us at your convenience?

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B
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal

TR
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Char exceeded my expectations. My family and I all ordered the Chicken and Waffles which was absolutely fabulous. I have been to Char several times and my usual is Shrimp and grits, which is also a splendid choice. Highly Recommend this place. I have only tried their Brunch menu choices thus far,however they are great. The service is awesome!!

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hi Tiffany, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It’s wonderful to learn that it was a positive one. The Chicken and Waffles is one of our most popular entrees—we love to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the five stars; we hope you’ll return again soon for dinner!

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend there to celebrate her birthday. We were there for Sunday Brunch. The hostess was very pleasant and welcoming. The dining room was pleasant and the noise level not too loud. We were seated in the main dining room and could not hear the music playing in the lounge. It would have been nice to have been able to enjoy that also. The ambiance was very nice and comfortable. We both had the crab cake eggs benedict and they were to-die-for! Seriously! I highly recommend them. I will definitely return to try other items. Many looked so good!

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! It's a pleasure to hear that you and your guests enjoyed a memorable birthday celebration at Char. We appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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CJ
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Take parents out to dinner every weekend

VH
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came before a play, the service was excellent as always and the food came out in a timely manner and we were on time for the show. Always a pleasure because you can count on having a tasty meal.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Vicki, thank you for your lovely feedback! We appreciate you choosing to include us in your recent night out on the town. Please come back again soon!

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OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never heard of this establishment, but I am thankful that I discovered it. This was a pre-concert meal with my wife and 13 year-old son. The staff were attentive and friendly. More importantly, the food was fantastic. The best Caesar salad I have had in a long time. Great onion ring appetizer. Perfectly cooked steak (filet). My wife lover her pasta dish. My son also loves his steak and raved about the fries. The chocolate dessert was generous. I had half there and the other half the next night at home! Overall, a lovely find in Memphis. I will return. Great central location as well. Ample parking.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! It’s wonderful to learn that it was a positive one. The Caesar Salad is one of our most popular entrees—we love to hear that you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the five stars; we hope you and your family will return again soon!

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SA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant... great food, good service and always dependable.

FF
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server was well versed in the menu and bourbon list.

JW
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Friday night, so a bit more noise than previous visits, but still very good. This is our new favorite restaurant.

MG
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Always consistent and never disappointed.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in the hostess was great. The ambiance was very inviting. We had an amazing waiter, he was very patient and answered every question we had. The food was delicious. We celebrated my mom's birthday and she was very well pleased

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Brandy, thank you for the five stars! Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back for another celebration again soon!

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RJ
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding! One of our favorite places to eat.

AE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my GF for her birthday. Environment was phenomenal. Max was one if the best servers I’ve had in TN. My scallops were perfect w/ a great polenta. My GF had the Redfish... MIND-BLOWING. Fried green tomatoes and oysters for AppStore te and the cocktails were created with mixology standards in mind! Highly recommended in my humble opinion. Dessert was in the pecan pie and blueberry crumble cake w/ ice cream. House made and delicious

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi Ace, thank you for the five stars! We’re thrilled to learn that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your recent visit to Char. Our goal is to provide outstanding food and service to each and every guest, so it’s wonderful knowing that your experience was no exception. Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back to enjoy the Redfish again soon!

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s
Memphis
68 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was great; food was great. Love the private booths; although, we weren’t seated there today.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service the food was too salty but would come back again.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! We are pleased to hear that you received friendly service and enjoyed your overall experience, though I am disappointed to learn that the quality of the food fell short. Please know that we are always open to hearing feedback on what we can improve, and will happily replace anything that you do not absolutely love. Thank you again for your patronage; we look forward to seeing you in again soon.

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, waitress great. I ordered the croque madame and found it overly salty and the mac and cheese didn't have the cheddar flavor I prefer. My friend had the quiche and said it was a tad over cooked/dry. 3rd meal was a salad and it was fabulous. Desert brownie was great.

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you for your recent visit to Char! We are pleased to hear that you received friendly service and enjoyed your overall experience, though I am disappointed to learn that the quality of some of the dishes you ordered fell short. Please know that we are always open to hearing feedback on what we can improve, and will happily replace anything that you do not absolutely love. We appreciate your patronage and sincerely hope you will return soon for another meal with us.

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VH
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent quality and service, just what I look for when I go out

MR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter named JD. made our dining experience better

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hi Mary, it's wonderful to hear that JD provided exemplary service. Please visit us again soon!

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DC
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we've been there, although it is good it falls beneath my expectations for fine dining.

m
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son's 32 birthday and our 10 month old granddaughter with us also. I enjoyed wonderful salmon and our son had huge steak which he enjoyed so much! My husband loved his carbonara and finished all of it! The service was great and everyone was so friendly. We'll be back

CHAR Restaurant
Responded on July 25, 2019

Hello, thank you for celebrating your son's special day with us! We're thrilled to hear that your recent visit to Char was exceptional. It sounds like a fun evening was enjoyed by all! We hope you'll return again soon!

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