Stoke

4.8
710 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The warmth of wood-fired cooking complemented by meticulously sourced seasonal ingredients from Carolina farms and local partners. Simple, rustic yet refined flavors served in a gathering space with a laid back, neighborhood vibe.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time here. The food and service were outstanding. I will definitely be back for the fresarita and wagyu burger.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. 10/10 recommended

JH
JasonH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. VERY good service !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines, excellent time, COVID safe

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LinwoodS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Stoke for Valentines Day and had the pleasure of having Maria as our waitress. You can tell that Maria really enjoys providing the best dining experience to the Stoke guest. She definitely made our dining experience much more enjoyable. We were a party of 6 and Maria made sure our food came out at the same time hot and fresh. I really enjoyed the steak. It was cooked medium rare and full of flavor. The deviled eggs were delicious and the bread and butter were to die for. The cheerwine butter and the honey butter were amazing. From the bar I had the Carolina Hurricane, this drink was so good I had to order a second one. I will definitely return to the Stoke and I will definitely request to be seated in Maria's section.

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AlanA
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Stoke has just reopened from the pandemic closures and is better than ever. Service was great, staff was outgoing and appreciative of our patronage. Food was outstanding and the people and kitchen watching was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiting staff was amazing really felt at home.Will be going back!

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great atmosphere and the manager and waitress were nice. The food was also amazing and was great overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was terrific! Drink pours were generous! Food was great!! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We typically sit in the bar area, and the bar staff are very attentive, kind, and fun.

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Rachael
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was outstanding. The owner introduced himself and was so nice and entertaining! The food was incredible! Service from the servers was just delightful. I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant at all! Don’t hesitate to visit!

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GertHunter
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be going back. Everyone was so nice and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We are new to the area and trying out new places. This place is inside of a hotel. We were sat right beside the kitchen, great staff and friendly manager. The food is just not what we expected, I had the Amberjack and my wife had the shrimp and grits. We may try it one more time and try something else in the menu and request a better seat. Not a terrible place but food was just not that good.

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DiegoC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great and fast. I will definitely go back here!

MJ
vipMJfromCLT
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service from the entire staff especially our waitress Annie. Stoke changes the menu seasonally and we love the new items this season. We had the bruschetta appetizer)shareable for 2, really good especially if you like Frisée salad). We had the special flounder with risotto and the grilled shrimp appetizer as our main course, then finished with the butterscotch pot of creme and coffee. All was excellent...love their coffee!

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vipDelicious
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for coworker

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Anne
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricy for what you get but the food was fabulous!

EM
EMF673
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for a drink and great tastes..can order from the restaurant or small plates bar items..Great for brunch or before a show. Make reservations for sure.

JC
vipJackieC
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hush puppies were on the border of being burnt.

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vipCindy
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was a big event downtown so understandably, the noise from the bar was pretty loud.
The food was amazing. One of our favorite dishes was the spaghetti squash with ricotta side dish.
A little disappointed that the wine list was pretty pricey with most bottles $50and up. Overall I would highly recommend the restaurant and I plan to return.

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AyaA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stoke is by far one of the most underrated restaurants for brunch in Charlotte. For the most part, everything was great and our waitress was phenomenal.

I would most DEFINITELY recommend the chicken biscuit. Their pimento cheese is beyond scrumptious. The rice krispy french toast is so unique and unlike anything you've had before, and the garbage fries were definitely a favorite for an appetizer.

The only thing I would not recommend is their avocado toast, I've had it twice before and it definitely lacks seasoning and lemons. I hope that they revamp it because I feel like it would be great.

Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this place for brunch. My friends and I truly enjoyed ourselves and the food!

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viprobertr
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Local food was well prepared, nicely presented and very tasty

DG
vipDeanG
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our food was cold, the restaurant was not busy and we were seated very close to the service station. Will not be going back

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EllenE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We live in Plaza Midwood and eat out frequently. We’re a big fan of restaurants in NoDa, Plaza, and South End. We have had Stoke on our list for awhile now, but figured this one was for a special meal when we could get a sitter.

First off, the service was excellent. I loved our server. But the food... lacked. We went for a late brunch. The menu looked amazing. We started with the garbage fries. They were wet and limp under all the pimento cheese. Not fried at all. The flavors were there, just not the execution. Then my husband ordered the lamb tacos and I got the broccoli and kale salad. His tacos were only meat with 2 thin slices of radish. Not balanced at all. The flavor was there, but again, not what you would expect to be served. My salad lacked vinaigrette and had flavors all over the place. I love a good salad with nuts and dried berries, but this is nothing like that flavor profile. The pieces of broccoli were too big as well.

We had 4 cocktails. The cocktails were excellent.

Altogether the bill was about $81, $100 with the tip. Again, the service was excellent. But we will not be returning or recommending.

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tonyaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited Stoke on a Friday evening. The service was phenomenal. The wait staff was friendly and answered any questions we had. I had the pork shank, which was amazing. Not everyone in our party found their food amazing but better than good. The atmosphere was upscale but with a relaxed casual feel. I will definitely return.

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vipLarry
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place and always reliable. I have had more great meals and experiences here than any other place in Charlotte when there on business. Appetizers were terrific and everyone enjoyed their entrees. And the setting is hard to describe but feels intimate yet communal with almost different atmospheres on each level or area but all have the same welcoming feel. It is on my list for the next visit!

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VanishaH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was not worth the value, over cooked rice on my seafood dish and my chicken dish had to much fat in it.. the season and flavor was all in the fat and not on the meat .. the server was amazing and very knowledgeable so it made me over look the taste of the food .

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AS310
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Their appetizers are far better than limited their limited entre items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely pleased with our dinner. The donut holes were incredible. We will be singing your praises to all of our friends and family and we certainly will be back.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had high expectations for Stoke after finding it featured online, so we made plans to go for our third anniversary. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. Our server was nice enough, and the bacon appetizer we ordered was excellent and came out in a reasonable amount of time. From there it went downhill - our entrees took at least 45 minutes to come out after we were finished with the appetizer.

The lamb I ordered was cook well but lacked flavor, and the sauce was far, far too sweet - there was no balance to the plate at all. I NEVER send food back, but I ended up just asking for the Stoke Burger like my wife ordered. She also had to send food back - in this case, the french fries as they were extremely salty (and we both like salt). The burgers were good - not great, but good.

I was curious to try the dessert, which was a mistake. After waiting for another 30+ minutes, we finally got our beignets - they were good, but certainly not worth waiting so long for after already waiting forever for entrees.

To her credit, our server did try to help - she comped the dessert and brought us two glasses of champagne, which we appreciated. After asking, she did also confide that they had several new people in the kitchen and thought Monday would be a good day to train them since it was slow. I certainly can understand that new people can sometimes be slow, but Stoke has an open kitchen and I saw no more than four different people working in it, all of them moved extremely slow with no sense of urgency whatsoever.

Overall we were just not impressed and will not be coming back.

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foodlvr
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Farewell dinner. Food was excellent! The only reason it did not get five stars across-the-board, was that when we sat down we were told that they would write good luck and farewell on a desert and when it arrived it was not written.

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ComfortEater
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

If you don't mind some noise Stoke might please you. Their Queen's Feast menu offered a very good sampling of the kind of food they create. The seafood tasted fresh and other components were well prepared and well seasoned. The only disappoint for our table of 4 were some undercooked donut holes. We were brought a second batch that were better. Our server, Kayla, was friendly and went out of her way to make sure we were happy. It was a fun night out.

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Vegastrip
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

During Queens Feast. Portions were smaller on the special menu ( we were told this before hand). Felt a little rushed by the waitress, but the food was very good and a good value during the Feast. Good signature drinks, but was “out of rosemary” so this made some drinks unavailable. Nice decor and open kitchen. Booth seating is a little worn, so you sink down too far. Restaurant called the day of to advise of road closures in the area ( very nice touch). I would definitely return for the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Tried Stoke for restaurant week. The food was okay, probably wouldn’t go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pretzel Brioche and Deviled Eggs were outstanding! Highly recommend the Beef Short Rib. Complimentary Valet Parking. Relaxed environment.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was nonexistent and appears unorganized and uninterested...

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KenL
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first dinner at Stoke. We were seated immediately, reception was very nice, Restaurant Week menu items delicious and we loved the overall ambiance, especially kitchen centered in the dining area. Unfortunately our table was next to a service hallway with a draft and everyone at our table was freezing. We asked for another table unfortunately there were none available. Still one of the best meals we've enjoyed in a long time and they have an excellent wine list as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our appetizer and dessert were delicious. However, the main entree we ordered trout and it was horrible. They serve it with the skin, barely looks cooked and tasted horrible.

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Annie
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queens Feast, first time here but won’t be the last. Great food and service. Portions seemed a little small

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patf
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to Chef Tim, the menu is filled with locally sourced produce and meats prepared with care. Our entire party of 12 was satisfied beyond expectations by quality of great food, good service and general ambience. Get Stoked !!!

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Stoke is rated 4.8 stars by 710 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.