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

Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's Hotel

4.3
4.3
97 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 6 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 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlotte

    Late Night Find

  • Charlotte

    Notable Wine List

  • Charlotte

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlotte

    Late Night Find

  • Charlotte

    Notable Wine List

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  1. 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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! Drinks were incredible, the atmosphere is beautiful
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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!!
  6. 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.
  7. m

    monicab

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Service and atmosphere, great lounge for some relaxing time out.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for our anniversary
  16. TR

    TimalynR

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!

  18. 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!
  19. 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.

  20. JL

    JLPDCharlotte

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t normally visit hotel bars in the city I live in but I heard good things, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Glad we did. Good and drinks were great. Raven was our bartender and she was nothing short of amazing. Check it out!!

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on July 26, 2022We are so glad you visited us, and that Raven went above and beyond during your visit. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is absolutely amazing. The food was good but I got eggs Benedict and the egg was over cooked. Over all 4/5

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologize for the inconvenience. We take all comments, reviews, critiques and suggestion seriously and see them as an opportunity to train and find ways to correct them as we improve our product. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again!

  22. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Very expensive for the quality of food. Would not recommend for more than just a cocktail, coffee or maybe a quick appatizer.
  23. AG

    AnthonyG

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was out for drinks with friends. Loved the atmosphere and had a great time. I will definitely visit again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This is the worst experience ever. We had reservations. Place was empty- literally 6 people in restaurant. We planned to dine and drink. There was NOTHING available on the menu. They were out of Everything at 6:45 on a Thursday! Not sure why server asked if we were eating given the entire menu was unavailable. We decided to order drinks because the place has great decor. 15 minutes after ordering, we still had NO drinks. We left. No excuse for this. There were 6 other people in the place.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Turned us away due to not meeting their dress code, which includes no shorts. Before going, we had checked their dress code online - they do have one, but it does not mention anything about no shorts/pants required, etc. No problem with there being a dress code that is strictly followed, but to have a broad requirement of no shorts of any kind, not explicitly state that online, and then turn away customers who arrive, is unfair and unprofessional.
  26. KH

    KristinH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Adorable lounge with great atmosphere! Truffle fries were amazing and drinks were good….when we finally got them. Our server was busy and the bar was very backed up, taking 20 or more minutes to get our drinks. Would like to try it again, but maybe not on a busy Saturday night
  27. MW

    MWT1171

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    First time there last night. 1. The couch we were seated at was too deep to sit back in and relax, and the table was too low for plated food so you had to hunch over to eat. 2. The food was very tasty, but the portions were small. 3. The service was great. Our server was very attentive and the manager came by to check to ensure we were being serviced in a timely manner. 4. The ambiance was nice as well. Overall, it wasn't bad but it didn't wow me. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10.
  28. c

    cbennett1266

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I went here for our Anniversary. We really enjoyed the food and ambiance
  29. RK

    RaahnaK

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They were busy…our server was everywhere. But, overall it was a great experience. The vibe is so good. It reminded us of a speakeasy. The food was really good, my favorite was the chicken and waffles. It was more like a sandwich, which was unique and also delicious. We also ordered the margarita flatbread, the lamb meatballs, and truffle fries. It was all delicious. And, the drinks were pretty and very tasty.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar was short staffed, but service was great. We had to wait for our drinks and food perhaps a little longer than normal, but it was a great experience.
  31. BD

    BriD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a good vibe! The cocktails are incredible and the food compliments the drink program very well! I went in for a last minute date night and will definitely be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Not enough employees to serve the number of people present. Drinks took a while to arrive and the food items were super slow. For the prices charged, they should have more workers.
  33. AM

    AaliyaM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on November 17, 2021Aaliya, Thanks for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon.

  34. EB

    EBSeattle

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    It took 45 min to get a simple charcuterie. The whole experience took about twice as long as it should have, despite telling the staff that we were trying to make the 7:00 game, which we ended up late to.

    Sophia's Lounge at The Ivey's HotelResponded on November 17, 2021We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at Sophia's Lounge as much as you should have. We would love the chance to make this right. If you please contact management we would love to arrange for you to join us again. Thanks so much!

  35. IH

    IndiaH

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time at your establishment. We chose to celebrate our friends birthday at your lounge. They traveled from South Carolina and Maryland this weekend. Our server corrine and bartender was so nice! We learned about the recent change in management We will return!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22nd anniversary
  37. C

    Carie

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We went for dinner and left after no service. We then returned the next morning for breakfast. Despite only 1 other couple in the lounge, service was awful. The food was mediocre for the price. I would not return or recommend for anything other than drinks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The food selection is very limited. Food and drinks were good.
  39. SJ

    SamanthaJ

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place for after dinner drinks!
  40. J

    Jill

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 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

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 4.3 stars by 97 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 6 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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