Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel

4.3
60 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lounge
Named for Queen Sophia Charlotte, Sophia’s offers a royally outfitted setting in the heart of Uptown on 5th Street in The Ivey’s Hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 60 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food selection is very limited. Food and drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for after dinner drinks!

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vipJill
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were interesting choices on the menu.
I ordered a watermelon salad and my friend ordered the fried green tomato burger

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

expected to have food options when we arrived but were told that it’s only drink from 11-close. why advertise on opentable then? i even called to confirm about the 11pm reso and asked about food, which she then told me yes....we are the last res ovation

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback. We apologize you did not enjoy your visit to the fullest, we are always interested in constructive criticism and strive for the best guest experience. Please contact our management team at loungesophias@gmail with any suggestions and any further feedback. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Every since the management has changed this place is not a top spot to visit. Cocktails are disgusting and food even worse.

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback. We apologize you did not enjoy your visit to the fullest, we are always interested in constructive criticism and strive for the best guest experience. Please contact our management team at loungesophias@gmail with any suggestions and any further feedback. Thank you!

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vipENC009
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Sophia's a number of times and it is always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sweet waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When I got there I was surprised by what looked like a cut down menu. We decided to get the burrata mozzarella to start off with which was delicious. After that we decided to get the truffle butter filet with an a la carte side of broccolini. The side was $9 we thought it would be big enough to share for two and it definitely wasn’t. The food was absolutely delicious but a $50 filet and $9 side felt slightly over priced. The only other options on the menu were an everything bagel seasoned salmon or burgers. Nothing else wowed us to order hence why we splurged.

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KwameM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Apparently there was a private event. So it basically side lined everyone who had an reservation. It was loud, messy waiter forgot our order, just bad overall experience ,

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Leo13
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I enjoyed a drink & appetizer at the bar. Our bartender was Josh. He made excellent recommendations about the food & overall area. He made an excellent Negroni & dirty martini. Ambience was energetic & had lovely decor. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great girls night out place

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Gemini14
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time for my birthday and friend's celebration. The ambience was good, they made accommodations to meet our needs. I will be back.

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vipTracyM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I love the atmosphere & the food & drink but both times I’ve been the service is terrible! It’s a shame. I probably won’t go back because of it. 😕

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Sean
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation, when we arrived at 8:15 right on time half the restaurant was empty. The hostess showed us to our table, it looked like they just found extra space and shoved a table in the back between the back door and water station. You don’t come to a place like this to be shoved in a back corner. I asked to move to another table and was told that they were all booked with reservations (I had a reservation booked well in advance) we then sat at the bar. After a while I asked if we could sit somewhere else since they were still half empty and the hostess said we could sit in a lounge table area. After about 10 minutes the bartender came and told us we had to move because a party was being sat in that area. We went back to the bar where we watched that longe are sit empty for the next hour. My wife and I looked damn good, we ended up spending $150 but I guess we didn’t slip the hostess enough when we got there to be treated well….

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loveeee this restaurant. Always really great food and amazing music

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vipRyanC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place unique environment wonderful staff amazing food definitely worth five stars across the board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place ! Came for desert and coffee and loved it ! Very chill atmosphere and very quiet! Gorgeous furniture everywhere! Definitely coming back for dinner !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and great attitude. All around great experience.

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viprobertparker
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmoshpehere for a cocktail and excellent seafood. Lounge is a wonderful description of this space. Interesting spot for a unique dining experience.

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LaurenD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food menu doesn’t provide many options. Needs to have better range

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vipDoritC
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent drinks and excellent food! We will definitely be back!

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ShaniW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great evening at Sophia’s w/friends. The food, the vibe, the decor, and the location made for a great night.

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RazorbackAJ
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience - the food, the setting, the service all were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Usually enjoy dining at Sophia’s but when we got there it was pitch black dark and it said closed. Highly upset because we were celebrating a birthday and people came from out of town for this dinner. It’s actually unacceptable. The reservations should not have been allowed and the LEAST you could have done was post something to social media to inform customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place here. Visit if you’re uptown Charlotte

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, service is great and wondering atmosphere..
Great place for drinks and to hang out with your friends or a great brunch date with someone special..

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TarennaG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophia’s vibe says it all. The food, drinks and ambiance are on point. I love stopping in for brunch at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 8 pm for two, had to wait several minutes for the table to be ready - but that was fine.
We started out with a server, but after placing our initial drink/appetizer order we never saw her again and ended up having to ask other staff who passed our table and staff at the bar for additional drinks and food as well as our check.
The ambience was great to start, but then about 20 minutes into our meal they started ushering in a large party of 15-20 people to our section. Not all of them had tables/chairs and even most of those who did were also standing, unmasked, and were drinking and talking loudly/shouting in groups. They were less than 3-4 feet from our table at best, and had my friend and I strongly debated leaving before our food even came out.
I had high hopes for this restaurant as it was our first time trying it and seemed to have great reviews, but after our incredibly unpleasant experience Saturday night I think it’s safe to say we won’t be returning or recommending it to anyone.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Customer service was terrible. We waited on a sushi roll for 45 minutes, had to keep asking if we can get new drinks because waiter never came to check on us. Had to ask for plates and silverware. Was over charged and still waiting to post to get my money back even though it should’ve never been charged that amount? Not to mention, we paid for velvet to come out to see our car was never moved and we got a ticket. The actual place was so cute, was really counting on it to be good service but I will probably not be going again.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seasonal cocktail section, and the service was great. Try the sushi tots!

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RobbyG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Our waitress did not wear her mask while walking around and made us extremely uncomfortable when she came to our section taking drink orders with her mask sitting under her chin. Her mouth nor her nose was covered.

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vipAbby
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Love the brunch burger and the mimosa flights!

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vipNYCmahattan
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was cold.

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vipChristopherM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Sophia's is tucked away in Ivey's. Really liked the layout as there were a bunch of seating options. Food was very good although a little more limited than some other options uptown. Cocktails were very good as well.

Only negative is that this place turns into 20-somethings and techno. I took my 70 year old mother in law for a 7:00 dinner and we were surprised. I never interpreted "lounge" to mean hook up club for singles (which is fine, just not what we were expecting).

I'd be interested to check this place out for brunch sometime on the weekend.

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OlgaL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place and drinks are great. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The plates could have been presented better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere! Girl’s Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, comfortable and really good food! Great service. Highly recommend.

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ClayC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The place was really nice. I really like the look and probably would return but some key things needs to be addressed. Can you sit anywhere or wait to be seated? That wasn't clear.
The host was never up front (probably doing other duties or hanging out in the back, not sure). The servers pretty much brought the food out and disappeared. I saw another guest get and go look for them...while they were in the back.
The noise level...for such a nice, posh looking place was too loud from routy guest. Meaning, management should have a sign and tell the guests coming in to keep your private conversation down and in between your party to not infringe on others, plain and simple. There was a party of 10 who were talking to loud, that it really ruined the moment of everyone there. They should've been asked to keep it down or fo outside. Who uses their outside voice inside to a nice place like this...ridiculous!
The food was ok. I'd probably come back for finger food and ambience.
I saw three young men walk in...sat themselves and after no one came to them, they left in about 10 min.
And I'm sure that loud barnyard conversation didnt help either.
Staff was friendly I guess, didnt see them that much...eh
I may try it one more time.

FAQs

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 228-1111.

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.