Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown

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1631 reviews
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A Consumption Revolution in Uptown, Charlotte. Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen, A Jim Noble Restaurant, will redefine dining out. A food and wine bar featuring an a la carte menu of comfortable Spanish, French and Italian influenced selections prepared on a wood fired grill, rotisserie and imported Italian oven. Rooster's is high quality and affordable casual cuisine combined with a local Southern boy's culinary impartations. The open kitchen centered in the dining room allows the guest to view the crafting of cuisine while dining at the kitchen's antique granite countertop on a hand crafted pub bar stool. Finishes of Leather, antique stone, beautiful crafted woodwork and wrought iron parallels the artisan architecture and design with artisan, hand crafted styled cuisine.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, prompt courteous service. Convenient lunch location.

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S
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends and I had dinner here last weekend before going to a show at Blumenthal. It’s our go-to for us before the theater. Great service, delicious cocktails and food, and a good time had by all. Always consistent.

R
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Seemed a bit overpriced with small portions for mediocre food

KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was busy prior to a show at the belk, but the service wasn’t rushed and the food was delicious. We had hanger steak cooked perfectly and the fried catfish which was crispy and flaky. Had time for dessert and the gelato was outstanding. Will certainly be back

K
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!!!!!!

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

Awesome place, awesome food.

GH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food preparation; Interesting menu items; Fantastic service; great atmosphere!

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience, food, service and quality of experience all outstanding.
Great meal choices and wine and beer selections. Exceptional attention from serving staff. Very reasonable pricing.
Will return..

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

Our server Keith was absolutely amazing!! He was so sweet, genuine, and knowledgeable! Would definitely request him next time. Thanks Keith!

MK
Charlotte
84 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent selection of vegetable sides. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Brownie dessert was a delight.

TB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality and service were excellent! Highly recommend,

E
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spontaneous visit to Charlotte. Got a last minute reservation and showed up early. We were immediately seated. Server was friendly and explained the concept and specials, and made excellent recommendations. Cocktails were fantastic (the wood-smoked Old Fashioned is A++). Duck breast was perfectly done, fish was crispy where it needed to be. The Mac and cheese is special. Server surprised us with a blueberry bread pudding for dessert for our anniversary. Great experience!

DL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We are very accustomed to eating out after Blumenthal shows. And we were once happy customers at Nobel's Grille in WS. But we all thought the meal was pricey. The side items served separately and charged separately was what we considered ridiculous. Salad dressing was very tart. Pork Chop was delicious. Husband's brisket burger was good. Our server was extremely nice. But overall we will not go back. Back to Mama Ricotta's. They don't charge for their delicious bread!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good drinks, great sex afterwards 🙌🏼

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Roosters uptown - always great before a game or concert. Last night we met our new favorite server - Adrian who is knowledgeable and funny - great wine recommendations!

JA
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group loved sharing small plates. Every dish was amazing.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service, starting with the hostesses, and continuing with the servers. Delicious steak cooked perfectly, and the shareable sides are generous and delicious. Especially love their fries and corn! Great night out!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a quick dinner before a play. Ambiance was nice and service was quick. The food was outstanding!

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

Great service and amazing foods. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant to those looking from some great Wood fired grill meals.

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

Excellent atmosphere. Roasted chicken with barbeque sauce was great. The bread pudding to finish was wonderful. And our waiter was fantastic and made the whole night outstanding. Thank you.

S
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every sense of the word! From our check in through our departure we found the staff friendly & upbeat. Tyler our waiter was great & patient as we tried to navigate the menu. He suggested a very nice wine when I had trouble deciding. The food was delicious as well as interesting. The blueberry clove bread pudding put us over the edge! Soooo good! We WILL be returning as our pre-show destination for dinner very soon!

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They were great accommodating our food allergy order! Service and food was good. We will be back.

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

It was my friends birthday and the staff brought him the cutest brownie and ice cream.

TX
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Rooster's many times and have yet to be disappointed. They have a great menu, nice ambience, and terrific service.

NL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The environment was very pleasant and the staff was awesome. The food, on the other hand, was slightly below average. The pizza seemed to have been topped with additional oil and was very salty. My husband’s burger had an atrociously cheap bun that appeared to be of store brand quality, which was not expected. The Wood-Fired beets were delicious!

C
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I haven't been here in quite sometime but needed someplace close to our meetings that could accommodate a party of our size. The staff was very professional, courteous, and attentive. I was underwhelmed with the food. I had the brisket burger, as did a few of my colleagues and it was just okay. The chicken bowl that the host raved about, again, was reported as okay. Charlotte definitely has some excellent restaurants and I was a bit disappointed with this visit to this one. On a positive note, the Pimento Cheese appetizer was a hit at the table.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Difficult to have a business meal unless you are really sloshed and loud.

CY
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must try if you live or visit Charlotte. Not the fanciest place, but fresh ingredients and delicious preparations are outstanding and a hallmark of Rooster’s.

m
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a very different menu. Our waiter was fantastic.

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

This was our first visit to Rooster's. It is conveniently located near Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. We had a reservation, but did have a short wait until a table was ready for us. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We ordered blistered peppers, fried calamari, and asparagus. All were tasty and well-prepared. They have a variety of beverage options. The beers were reasonably priced. The craft cocktails were a bit pricy, but we ordered the Old Fashioned, and it was delicious. We shared their signature dessert, the bread pudding. The waiter made sure to let us know that there would be a 15 minute minimum wait time for this dessert, but we were not in a hurry. It was probably more like 20 minutes before it arrived, but it was delicious. If you know you want that dessert and have a stricter timetable than we did, I would suggest ordering it right after your dinner arrives on the table. We would go here again. Their a la carte menu might be off-putting for some diners, but it is a perfect system for those who like to try a variety of items, have special dietary needs, or just want a small plate and a drink before or after a show. Our waiter did make a point to ask if we had any food allergies he should be mindful of. We don't, but I thought it was great that he asked.

SW
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Shannon was excellent. She was warm and welcoming and gave us great recommendations.
Roasted chicken was delicious!

RO
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good food and fantastic service by our waiter and the rest of the staff.

BD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dimly lit atmosphere with impeccable service and a diverse menu!

DD
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The server was very nice and helpful but after our food was served, was not very available. The restaurant was very busy. The food was outstanding, highly recommend the catfish entree. The rotisserie chicken was deliciously. The manager and hostess were also very nice. I would definitely go back next time I am in the area.

H
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised with this place. Interesting menu, good service, energy filled dining room. Nice place for a dinner.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best experience I've had at a restaurant in years! Staff was VERY attentive to all patrons and went above and beyond when there was a mix-up with our order. There are no words to describe how good the steak was and the complimentary coconut cake was absolutely amazing. The bar has been set!

JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Roosters was the perfect place to eat prior to seeing Cirque du Soleil. I eat there frequently before Broadway Lights but my husband had never been there. We loved our meal. Our seating was a little too close to the open kitchen so the noise level was rather high, otherwise, great everything!

M
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter's 50th birthday here with 3 generations. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the service was excellent. We shared appetizers - calamari was light and delicious; pickled fruit & mozzarella was refreshing and the Brussels sprouts were a big hit. Entrees included salads, flank steak, scallops, shrimp & catfish. The 3 teens ordered salads with sides of spaghetti & French fries. Adults had sides of asparagus, fingerling potatoes & au gratin potatoes. Everything was well-prepared and outstanding. Our waiter brought bread pudding with a candle to our daughter (which we shared) and we ordered an amazing coconut cake and key lime pie (which we passed around also). Everyone agreed that we would go back as soon as possible to enjoy this place again. Thank you, Rooster's!

JB
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Southpark location three times and this was our first to the Uptown area. The waitstaff were wonderful and the food was incredible, as usual. We were with friends and they loved it. They enjoyed the flounder and duck. We had the catfish and salmon. All were perfectly cooked.

s
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything we had for a pre-show birthday dinner. Scallops and Mac and cheese were amazingly good. Service was excellent.

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