RockSalt-Charlotte

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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 822 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! Our oyster appetizer was delicious as were our fish entrees. Our server was exceptional: knowledgeable and very friendly. No noise issues and lovely outside seating. A little pricey, but our meals were wonderful.

A
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Good food , bad service

R
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The cocktails were perfect. The menu we all viewed online before hand was different than the menu once we were at dinner. The server appeared to be stretched a bit thin, however the restaurant was not busy at all. The oysters were delicious as well as the other apps we ordered. One person in our party ordered lamb, which was supposed to be cooked rare/mid-rare but was closer to medium/medium-well (they were sent back and they just ate half of someone else's meal). A couple people got burgers and said they were amazing. One person got the johnny cakes and chicken. They said it was the best chicken they'd ever had. The boil (mussels, clams, shrimp) was lack luster. The sausage was mealy and had no real flavor. The beans in the boil were on the crunchy side of being al-dente.

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

For a birthday

JD
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the oysters! They were wonderful as usual. The other entrées were delightful too; even the dessert was great.
This is our go to place oysters on the half shell.

D
Charlotte
133 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

This was our first, and last, visit to Rock Salt. The ambience, if you can call it that, was as bad as could possibly be. The food was acceptable and the service was decent, but the noise was overwhelming and the value proposition was poor. There are many better dining options in Charlotte.

BB
Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food keeps better here. Oysters are always amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great. Food was good, but too salty for my taste. Wasn’t very busy on a Sunday night.

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I will say they were very upfront about no modifications to menu items. I am currently following a very strict diet and unless I was allergic they would not make modifications (I.e. remove a specific side) without an upcharge. I do have a true dairy allergy so they graciously accommodated that without an upcharge. We will absolutely return when I’m not on such a restricted diet but just know before you go for the most part you have to be ok with the food as is, which again was delicious I just couldn’t enjoy all of it at this time.

C
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing chef tasting dinner and wine pairing!! We love the surprises and creativity! Scallops with sweet potato rice was amazing and the roasted oysters are always amazing!

p
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant low key restaurant. We had oysters and grilled calamari, both of which were perfect. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We would definitely return for a meal

RA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan and I had rocksalt in the back of our minds for his birthday dinner this year & I’m thrilled we chose to go! We did the Chefs Selection a 5 course meal where the chefs prepares a personalized dish based on your likes & dislikes! Highly recommend it :-)) Each dish was a surprise and absolutely delicious! We both already want to go back for more! Thanks, Ashley

C
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the tasting menu and wine pairing custom prepared by the chef!!! Amazing and a great value!! Really special evening in a casual and fun atmosphere!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed a very nice dinner for my wife's birthday. I asked that she be treated special in my reservation and they didn't disappoint. They catered to my wife and took care of my daughter (6) and my granddaughter (3) in the process. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. Can't wait to come back for a night with just me and my wife!

DD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RockSalt is a great spot, especially during oyster happy hour. In my opinion, they have the best oysters in Charlotte. The grits are also really good.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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
17 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
8 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
36 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

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