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Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel, Charlotte, NC

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel

4.1
4.1
118 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.

To maintain an elegant and sophisticated experience for all our guests, we encourage Casual Elegant attire when visiting us. Hats/Caps, Shorts, Sweatpants, Athletic Attire, Tank Tops, Clothing with Offensive Language or Images, Exposed Undergarments, and Flip-Flops are prohibited

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (704) 228-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    From Corporate Meetings to Private and Elegant Events, we are here to assist you with all your event needs. <br />CALL US: 704.228.1111 or EMAIL US: Sales@TheIveysHotel.com

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at the Ivey's Hotel and allow us to make your celebration memorable and magical, resulting in an experience that leaves a long-lasting impression on you and all your guests. CALL US: 704.228.1111 or EMAIL US: Sales@TheIveysHotel.com

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Birney: (855) 583-8395

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    Entrance on 5th Street across from Dandelion Marker &amp; Roxbury

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On 5th Street between Church St and N Tryon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 118 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Romantic

  • Charlotte

    Lively

  • Charlotte

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  1. LW

    LetashaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food service was very slow...staff made up for it..very accommodating...ambience is everything!! Love it! Drinks were great! Would definitely go back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    took 25 minutes for someone to even come up to our table lol
  3. AS

    AdrianaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! Mercedes always takes great care of us.
  4. AH

    AHAA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance but drinks were mediocre and overpriced for the quality. Great service from Mercedes though.
  5. AS

    AdrianaS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mercedes was super nice! Thanks
  6. JT

    JeanT

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service, food and cocktails! Never disappoints!
  7. A

    Ana29

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience celebrating my sister birthday!!! Delicious mimosas !! Excellent service
  8. TO

    TOLNO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Good environment - bartender made me a good drink. Didn't think he was great with service - it was adequate - not wow...nor above average.
  9. M

    Mitch

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    After calling ahead and stating we would be 10 minutes late because of parking (where they replied to us that they would have our reservation still open), and after walking 3 blocks, we get there to be seated apart (we were a group of 4) and our reservation, which was made a week in advance, was forfeited over. The venue itself is much smaller than we anticipated and it is incredibly warm in the building. The guy at the front was cordial and thorough, but everything else was a joke.
  10. LK

    LisaK

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Reservations didn’t mean much, we waited 25 minutes to be seated, longer to get someone to wait on us. Kitchen is tiny,and slow but food was excellent, they are overwhelmed. Beautiful place, needs help.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great decor, good crowd, tasty cocktails. We experienced slow service. Unfortunately there was a homeless man wandering inside for about 10 minutes and asking people for money. Except that overall experience was good.
  12. d

    differentdelights

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The atmosphere was nice, the food was awesome, the drinks were delicious. But… I am not sure where to lay the blame. Our drinks took 20 mins, our food took 2 hours and came in shifts, 2 ppl would get their food and it would be another 15 mins before someone else got theirs, some of the people in our group didn’t even get the things they ordered. Food was missing, drinks were missing, there was no communication of “the kitchen is backed up” or anything of the sort. Sofias itself is not a large place so I can’t say they were so busy they were overwhelmed. Not sure where the disconnect was, but there was a big one.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a girl’s night out/ book club meeting. The ambience is always great at Sophia’s Lounge. Good good, good drinks, and a great time.
  14. y

    yosojazzyfizzle

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service wasn’t bad per se it was just lacking. We waited, with no other guests, and a reservation a good while before we grabbed someone’s attention; what was frustrating was blatantly being ignored by several employees passing by, not even acknowledgement. Once attended to, we were not impressed by the menu, HOWEVER were very glad we stuck around… the foood was DELICIOUS!!! We saw a group leave after reviewing the menu, and another family on the verge of leaving but decided to order, they said the same thing we did which was “we were glad we stuck around and tried it out, we were pleasantly surprised”. For whatever reason, tapas for breakfast does not seem appetizing but it works… although it may be worth re-thinking how it is marketed
  15. JA

    JoAnnJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    What a lovely place. We had a nice experience, but the service was VERY slow. I am sure it was due to being understaffed but it was really slow. Food was good, prices a little high for the food we got. I may go back in evening to see what the happy hour was like but overall a little disappointed
  16. SW

    SahaadW

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very limited menu and short staffed to the point where we couldn’t check in. No one answered the phone. Just looking forward to coming back when things are better.
  17. p

    patriciab

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Perfect brunch spot. Food presentation was nice, ambience was spot on. Food was good but at 12:30p they ran out of coffee and a brunch item. They should hire more staff, one girl was running & (literally) out of breath working as hostess and waitress for the whole place. Worth going back, just hire more help.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service our waiter Jordan was great
  19. AV

    AshleyV

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    loved the cost atmosphere and the way the place is decorated and arranged. Our server was exceptional! We didn't order food (we are vegan and there are no options) we were just there ti enjoy pre-dinner drinks! Great selection of cocktails and a good wine list although they were out of the first few I tried to choose
  20. BE

    BillE

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, great setting, great cocktail, great skillet cookie
  21. JM

    JazmineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service food was ok, drinks were way too sweet
  22. NO

    NightOutForMommy

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place that we’ve always enjoyed, but after being seated for our 8:15 dinner reservation this past Saturday night we were told they had a private party upstairs taking up a lot of time, so they wouldn’t be serving food until at least 9:00! Not cool to accept dinner reservations and then do that—we had out of town guests we were trying to show around Charlotte. Not the best experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! Drinks were incredible, the atmosphere is beautiful
  24. TM

    TMZZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Unfortunately, we waited 30 minutes just for coffee and drinks (5 of us). The waitress did not come back to take our food order for 45 minutes after we had been seated. By that time, it was too late to actually eat before our prior engagement. We were looking forward to eating there, so we were very disappointed we never had the chance to try the food. Great atmosphere but horrible service.
  25. E

    Erin

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    I have always enjoyed Sophia’s Lounge but unfortunately this time was a less enjoyable experience. To start, I tried to contact them for weeks to make a reservation for 15 people. I called the hotel and left multiple messages, stopped by the hostess stand, and was even directed to the event manager who I left multiple messages and an email for with zero contact back. I ended up make two reservations which I was luckily able to combine. The night of my reservation, we arrived right on time at 10:30 to then be told we couldn’t be seated because “tables weren’t getting up.” Every popular lounge usually has a two hour limit, Which I asked about and I was told they didn’t. We had to wait about 20 minutes before seating. They also made us wait outside. Luckily, our server was very nice and accommodating once we were seated. As far as the ambiance, Usually the lights are a little lower and the music can be heard but tonight the vibe was very different and less intimate. The bar back was also very unprofessional. Sad to be this disappointed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Dinner with my adult daughter before a play…..fun eclectic atmosphere, fun drinks and yummy small plates. Great for a different dining experience and special time. Loved that we could sit on couches or comfy chairs while we dined. Great time!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Our server was not attentive, we had to waive her over to order each round. She also came up and said that our Early Riser platter did not look right and walked away, without addressing the situation again. Our drinks took over 20 minutes to make when the place was completely empty. The Early Riser breakfast platter did not match the description, there were two chocolate chip cookies, a croissant and 3 mini pastries. The pastries were soggy and the cookies were at least a day old. The remainder of the food, the chicken and waffles & the sliders, we’re just okay. The only thing we really enjoyed was their rosemary fries. The atmosphere was nice but perhaps only for drinks after dinner.
  28. m

    monicab

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Waitress and service top tier. Not many menu options to select especially after hours.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Service and atmosphere, great lounge for some relaxing time out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Service was fantastic. Such a great spot!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I had a good time. The drinks are great. The food is alright. Service is decent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Vibe! Great People and atmosphere! Classy all the way!
  33. DW

    DavidW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mainly go there for the specialty drinks but the shareable Irma on the menu we’re very good.
  34. K

    Kzyyyy

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was not that great, but so expensive. Waited 45 minutes for chicken and waffles and a charcuterie board.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful time. Staff was very nice and professional. My only wish is if they had someone playing classical music on a baby grand. Definitely a wonderful place. I will visit again soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for our anniversary
  37. TR

    TimalynR

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in town to visit a friend. Came in for some appetizers and drinks. The service was excellent, the food and drinks were great too! Highly recommend
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A brunch date with my amazing husband. The staff was outstanding.

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on July 26, 2022We are thrilled that you enjoyed our new Brunch at Sophia's and thank you for highlighting our team! We hope to see you soon again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Was turned away because one guest had khaki shorts on

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on July 26, 2022We apologize for any misunderstanding when it comes to Sophia's Dress Code Policy. Unfortunately, shorts do fall under Athletic Wear. It is a new policy, it will take some adjustments for all, but we hope you come back again and experience our wonderful Lounge and our Great Service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 4.1 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel

127 N Tryon St, Ste D, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrance on 5th Street across from Dandelion Marker &amp; Roxbury

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    On 5th Street between Church St and N Tryon

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 228-1111

  • Catering

    From Corporate Meetings to Private and Elegant Events, we are here to assist you with all your event needs. <br />CALL US: 704.228.1111 or EMAIL US: Sales@TheIveysHotel.com

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event at the Ivey's Hotel and allow us to make your celebration memorable and magical, resulting in an experience that leaves a long-lasting impression on you and all your guests. CALL US: 704.228.1111 or EMAIL US: Sales@TheIveysHotel.com

  • Private party contact

    Colleen Birney: (855) 583-8395

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