RockSalt-Charlotte

4.2
806 reviews
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Seafood
ROCKSALT Charlotte brings you a sustainable seafood experience in an intimate, rustic setting. Our oyster bar is front and center to showcase impeccable Rappahannock River Oysters and clams. The wood-fired grill brings savory depth to land and sea-based proteins. Our wine and beer selections are carefully curated and our cocktail list evolves continually.

Specials

1/2 Off Bottles of Wine!

1/2 off bottles of wine every Thursday at ROCKSALT. There is a wine for everyone with our extensive list. Don't forget about our oyster happy hour 3-7pm!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 13, 2018

Ends: December 14, 2117

Availability: Thu 3:00PM-10:00PM

What 806 People Are Saying
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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting mix of flavors, presented nicely and served pleasantly. Overall excellent dining experience.

JH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an amazing find. We just came from a soccer game and we were trying to find a casual place to cool down and unwind. Jekario was an amazing waiter and he did a really good job taking care of us. When we walked in the Executive Chef was in the front talking to customers. I asked her if I should get the Red Drum(fish) or the Whole Charred seabass. She recommended the Seabass. Got to say that fish was one of the best fish I've eaten.

We started with a dozen oysters. They were perfect with no sand. I could have kept ordering the oysters and made that my meal, but I decided on the whole Seabass. It was flaky and perfectly prepared. My wife got the Red fish and it was amazingly flaky as well. Everything was so well prepared that we'll go back when we're in town. Amazing personal experience.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Love the oysters and the whole grilled black bass was delicious!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Katherine with great food.

M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lucked out in finding this fabulous restaurant. From the professional and friendly host to the server and his coworkers, the evening was well above and beyond what we expected from a dining experience. The food was just delicious and beautifully well prepared. We sat outside on this lovely evening as the sun went down. The fish dishes were all prepared d with care and was some of the best that I have ever tasted. The drum was especially delicious. The green tomato gazpacho was great as were the dozen of oysters that we had before hand. Servers were delightful. Thanks Matt. We will definitely come back when in Charlotte and we highly recommend Rock Salt. Well worth the trip from a uptown hotel.

ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. I am from Long Island so I really appreciated the fresh shellfish! Reminded me of home! I have already recommended Rock Salt to 2 friends!

OT
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience.

VL
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

They found such a tantalizing way to flavor things I normally avoid...I had oysters and actually crave their kale sauce now. Delicious food, great aesthetic, friendly service.

PA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Oysters were small, but well done. I also really enjoyed the boiled shrimp appetizer. Definitely suggest trying this place out.

CD
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend the restaurant to friends on a qualified basis. I think that they do some things well, but in some cases they do not. For example, our appetizer shrimp was significantly over seasoned with old Bay. And, it took forever every time we ordered a drink. The restaurant wasn’t so busy that I would understand that it would take 20 minutes to receive our drinks. So the service needs to be improved and in some cases the food needs to be improved.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very slow service. Server delivered me the wrong entree - I ordered the regular portion of a dish which someone at my table ordered the same entree but from a fixed-price menu (smaller portion) and we only noticed the error mid-way through dinner. Water glasses left unfilled for quite some time. Desert took 20 minutes to deliver.

Friendly staff but very slow - restaurant was not that busy.

BB
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Frequently visit this place and we definitely are fans but can't let the coconut cake slide, even though it was restaurant week. Was really, really dry and dense and not what would be expected. The avocado and farro salad was also not up to normal standards. But again, we hold this place in high regards and it was maybe just an off night given they've had to deal with restaurant week. We'll be back without question... But being honest is important when you have a relationship with an establishment. We still love Rocksalt!

F
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Invited friends as our guest because it’s one of their favorite Charlotte restaurants. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was outstanding. My only complaint is about the temperature. It was very chilly. So glad always take a wrap when dining out.

NK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The raw and grilled oysters were as good as it gets. The swordfish was a delicacy! The vegetables were grilled to perfection. Our waitress was sweet, knowledgeable and attentive. The chairs were horribly uncomfortable. We would not return unless weather permits sitting on the patio. The furniture there is more comfortable than the furniture inside the restaurant.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall I enjoyed my dining (food) experience. Here are a few things to be improved upon...the hostess area was tight and no place to be waiting for a table as you excuse yourself every time someone walks by (I had a reservation and waited for my table...not uncommon but very uncomfortable when placed in a tight area) and I got sprayed on twice by the gentleman cleaning the tables next to me on both sides (the first time he was apologetic, the second time he just tried to act like it never happened). I would like to return only because the food menu is different and exciting. Not sure when or what would encourage that leap of faith upon me.

NH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our server was super rude. We didn' t get any refills. Food was way to less to on the plate. The whole fish was supposed to be served with mixed greens, that's what the menu said. But actually the fish was placed on four pieces of lettuce... an that was all. Very disappointing.

S
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We were there for brunch and the food was too spicy for my husband. He said even the salad was too spicy. Won’t be back with him. I liked mine but I like spice. He had the fish tacos with salad. He originally wanted the pork tacos but didn’t want jalapeño. We asked if it could be modified but server said jalapeño was throughout the entree including the sauce.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Flies outside fairly awful

S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We moved outside after sitting inside for a few minutes and realized how noisy it was. Service was just OK and had to chase our waiter down a few times. Octopus was tender but quinoa was bitter. Scallops were good but sauce had an unpleasant taste.

l
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Oysters were mangled...very poorly opened.
Seafood dish was missing saffron which is the key ingredient. The shrimp were not cooked in the broth in order to add additional flavor to the broth. There were no clams in the dish and I was not informed ahead of time that there would be no clams. There were two beans and the sausage was a cheap unflavorful sausage. I suspect all the flavor had been cooked out in an effort to make the broth more flavorful....it didn't work.
My complaint went nowhere. There was no explanation....nothing from management....crickets. I won't be back and I won't recommend it to anyone.

LD
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our server now remembers us when we go in. Oysters are really good for not being at the coast. Dollar oysters from 4-7pm. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok but nothing to get excited about.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was very good, the atmosphere was fine the food was kind of bland

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was pretty good, it was just too loud

NM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

WE CELIBRATED OUR 29TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY. FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. THEY KNOW HOW TO PRESENT OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL.. NO GRIT! THE FRESH GROUND HORSERADISH WAS A GREAT TOUCH.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a hot night a waited a while before we flagged down a server who promptly helped us. The manager bought all of our appetizers because of our wait and came over in person to apologize. All of our food was excellent- oysters, appetizers, mains and cocktails. Service was outstanding after the initial wait - this is an example of great service combined with exceptional food - you don’t find it too often and we will definitely be back!

F
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The oysters are great! Steamed shrimp too. Pimento cheese cornbread is bland.

TH
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience at Rock Salt! Went on a Friday night at 6:15 for the $1 Oysters. Sat on their awesome patio and everything was wonderful! We will definitely be back!

KP
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Service a bit slow, getting drinks etc.

MR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for what you get.

CM
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always like the seafood at Rock Salt. They should continue to keep it fresh, source as much as they can locally, and continue to update the menu including the wine list.

LD
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable! Excellent oysters; the grits were outstanding! Quick, friendly service. Thursday was $1 oysters with 1/2 price wine- great value. Will return again soon!

KM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was simply not good. Fish tasted ‘fishy’, flavorless smoked trout, all in all a disappointment

PK
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu with wine is the way to go. Chef came out and talked us through all her choices and wine pairings. Great way to try new things and get the full gastronomy experience.

l
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Thursday Happy Hour and Wine Specials. The fish of the day was also perfectly prepared.

WW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special date, it was a celebration!

J
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance of the restaurant. The service was excellent. Our server Allie knows her stuff. From every item on the menu, how it is prepared, where it’s sourced from to wine recommendations and options. The food arrived in a timely manner and was excellent!!! We’ll be back!!

t
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Best if you like oysters. We don't so it was hard to find something on the menu. We just had some apps and they were very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We ate outside. The waitress was probably not happy with this choice. Food was served, but table still didn’t have silverware and I had to pick up by myself.
Before we finished the starters, the main course was already served, so we didn’t have time to enjoy the great food and wine....
BTW the food was perfect!

WC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food and service. We were pestered by a fair amount of gnats as we sat outside on the patio but it didn’t prevent us from having an excellent experience! I’ll be back...

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