Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen - Uptown

4.7
1522 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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LP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal full of tasty surprises even the most basic items were amazingly prepared. Great location, ambiance, they even validated my parking. Can't wait to go back!!!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food is good but I was disappointed with the service. The manager had to get bread for us after we had asked the server. Didn’t see our server much at all and we had to stop another server who wasn’t working our table to refill our drinks.

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TB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. A little noisy, but we were in a booth so we were able to talk easily. Really enjoyed the selections. We had scallops, salmon, pork chops and ribs. Everyone enjoyed.

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Wonderful food. Perfect for pre-opera.

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KG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waiter, had a very descriptive command of the menu and drinks!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation celebration with family. Service was great, answering lots of questions and keeping everyone happy. Smoked wings were fabulous. Everyone had something different and all loved their entrees. We had a special cake for the occasion and they brought it out, along with utensils to cut & serve it. Be sure to try the salmon cakes, onion rings, burger & yes, even meatloaf. I believe they even have GF options. Loved that it was casual, but we still could be dressed up.

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TH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was my first time but it sure won’t be my last. Great experience!

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Poconos
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We were disappointed by the specials tonight. $32 for a 4oz flounder over carrots. Service was not engaging and not available when we needed anything.

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SL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious ! Our server Grant was fantastic!

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TK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The duck breast was very good but I sat with an empty wine for 10-15 minutes.

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MR
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rooster's is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

The standard fare is wonderful. The fried corn is the standard against which all fried corn should be measured. Their hamburger (brisket burger) is incredible. The menu is extensive and varied and has something for everyone.

When they create new or occasional menu items we always pay attention. Recently they offered duck mousse which rivals fois gras in Paris.

Their cocktails are very good and they have a great wine list.

We never fail to eat their coconut cake for dessert... it is a standout.

The staff has always been attentive and knowledgeable about their offerings and certainly add to the experience.

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

Our server, Keith, was very knowledgeable about the menu and very personable. We also found out he grew up about a half hour from our hometown so it was great to connect with him on a more personal level!

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d
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. I ordered Mac and Cheese, it was $10.00 for a small bowl. I was thinking
It was going to be the best I had ever eaten. The noodles were firm ,needed to be boiled about 4 more minutes. There was no seasoning, not even salt or pepper.

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JW
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The reason I gave ambiance three stars was because the smell of grilled broccoli permeated the second floor. We were seated near the open kitchen and perhaps that is why the odor was so offensive.

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RO
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing experience. Service was outstanding, our server Eric was very attentive and had a good sense of humor. I ordered the duck breast and it was cooked to perfection. My sister had the steak and my husband the duck sausage. Everything was delicious. We will be back. Thank you!

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Charlotte
103 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The duck, Brussels sprouts and beets were all excellent. Very good choice of ice cream and sorbet.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Love the aesthetic of the place as well!

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RR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post-wedding dinner I won't forget. Food was pricey but a la carte so worth it. Service was amazing. The kitchen is right there so you can see everything being prepared for you. The wine list is impressive. Even the bussers are observant and friendly. Definitely coming back for anniversaries and holidays.

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IN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific but our waiter Ricky, was incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine and helped make our evening really memorable. We will ask for him to wait on us next time!

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S
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and a great waitress!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fantastic, loved the aesthetic of the restaurant too. Our server was a bit unfriendly and curt but I would definitely recommend it overall!

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SC
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rooster's, as always!, was a great choice for dinner downtown before a Broadway Lights performance. The food is consistently excellent and the staff accommodating and fun. It's hard to make your entree selection, because the menu contains so many dishes (hanger steak, shrimp, scallops) that are our favorite. And each person in our group selects a different side dish so that we can share.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Grant was very knowledgeable with the menu and gave us honest recommendations. The food was fantastic.

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MB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried the duck breast for the first time and it was delicious!!

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G
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Rooster’s before heading to the theater. Our server, Shannon, was superb. She is the epitome of a professional waitress. Every item ordered was tasty, fresh, hot and right off the stove.

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EL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service and delicious food. The Brussels sprouts and au gratings were the perfect sides to split. We had the hanger steak (a tad chewy) and short ribs (delish). We’d definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, perfect portion, great service, zero issues.

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LS
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was quick this time. Kitchen staff very loud. Shouting out order ups. Very annoying. Food is good but pricey.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and fun place! The menu and service is superb!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Roosters every time I’m in town. This time around was a little less enjoyable than normal because my colleague found a long hair in her kale Caesar salad. Since it was the first item that came out, it ruined the ambiance of the remainder of the meal. Server and manager were very accommodating in taking our salads away and getting us a couple of new ones. They also didn’t charge us for the salads. That was very much appreciated.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Keith was great. “yellowtail” (if it was that... never seen one that thick... used to catch them a lot...) was pink and tough in the middle. ya gotta cook it thru... duck ham, amazing. brussels sprouts, amazing. keith was great.

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JO
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good restaurant for night on the town. Easy access and unique dishes. Just remember to say you are going to Roosters when you park in the deck otherwise you may end up paying up front fees for parking during special events. Remember to get your parking validated by Roosters.

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Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Stellar location for performing arts access,a fun crowd of people and interesting ambiance were not enough to offset average service. 4 pieces of very dry bread with only olive oil and no salt, pepper, herbs or balsamic to nibble with it started our dinner. Cocktails are uptown prices - metro high. In our party of 4, 3 of the large plate orders (and they were all different) were so salty they were not edible. We did not have time to wait for another round of food so we ate the sides, paid the bill and left. Really a shame as we had been here several times before and been delighted...

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m
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This was my second visit to Roosters, the food was not as good as the the first time, and maybe it was because of my selection but also the location of the table was not ideal it was back near the door to the kitchen and bathroom way back in the restaurant, they need to see if they can shield the kitchen door from the folks in the restaurant.

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very noisy and even though we had a reservation we still had to wait about 20 minutes for our table, which didn’t really start things out on a positive note. Dinner was good, but not outstanding. Might try it again if I’m back in town.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING, service was excellent and the ambience was perfect for a girls night out. Definitely on the pricier side but it’s worth it!!

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VD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Hanger Steak and the Peas. The peas were excellent. The steak was on the salty side. Our friends were with us and he got the Steak too and said the same thing.
$25 for a piece of salty steak and includes nothing else. I guess maybe I am just cheap.
My husband ordered the pizza and he loved it.

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m
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is something else great food.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!! We really enjoyed our dinner here. If we lived in Charlotte we’d be regulars.

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