About Rocky River Grille

Located in the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa

Dining out should be a distinctive and memorable experience. Indulge in the dynamic atmosphere of Rocky River Grille where providing welcoming service is our passion. Using local Carolina ingredients whenever possible we endeavor to revolutionize the way you feel about hotel dining. Menu signatures feature the finest in Certified Angus Beef, Pork, Seafood and in-season Fruits & Vegetables. Rocky River Grille is diverse, original and habit forming.

5400 John Q Hammon Drive NW
Concord, NC 28027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Main Dining Room
Dinner only, Mon–Sat, 5pm–10pm

Lounge Dining
Lunch Daily, 11am–3pm Bar menu Daily, 11am-11pm


Beverage Service
Mon–Thurs, 11am–Midnight
Fri–Sat, 11am–1am
Sun, Noon –Midnight

Cross Street:
I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 454-1725

Website:
http://rockyrivergrille.com/

Entertainment:
Lounge @ Rocky River Grille

A local favorite. Cozy yet spacious. Casual yet elegant. The Lounge at Rocky River Grille is more than a place for cocktails. Daily drink specials, outdoor seating and a charged atmosphere, guests and locals mingle while enjoying premium spirits, casual dining and an experienced, friendly staff. We also have live music every Wednesday night.

Catering:
Botanica Dining Rooms can be reserved for events. In a dinner set-up Botanica I can accommodate up to 40 guests, while the smaller Botanica II can accommodate up to 30 guests. With additional features including 50" TV’s and access to a complete collection of event technologies, these rooms can be used to host a variety of events such as a full sit-down dinner or just cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Whatever your event and budget dictates, our well-versed staff can provide catering options, set the room to your liking and provide the technology you need to ensure your event is a success.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking

Executive Chef:
Damien Androliakos Executive Chef

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Come Join us for our Valentines Couples Menu running from the 9th through the 17th

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Private Dining

We have 2 private dining rooms to host a variety of events such as lunch, dinner or just cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. You can also rent the entire restaurant for events such as wedding receptions and Christmas parties. Prices and availability vary and are available upon request.

Rocky River Grille Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.2

ambience

3.4

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (5)
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Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Had dinner for Valentines Day. Menu options were ok. Would have rather ordered off their menu with specials for desserts

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

First time dining there. For was very good, however selection was limited, however this was a special holiday menu Will definitely return possible will try lunch also

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had lunch and the selection was limited but the food quality was very good. Service was attentive. Atmosphere is typical of a hotel restaurant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great and service was also. Very noisy in the next area over. ( bar)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was my first time at Rocky River Grille in the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord to eat. I did not know it was in a hotel when I booked the table for two. There is a convention center attached to the hotel and it just so happens on this Saturday there is a gymnastic competition going on with a thousand little girls and their parents in the lobby, restaurants etc. so the noise level was very high and their was NO Parking available. We had arrived early and after driving around for a few minuets we found a spot to park, far away from the entrance. Once seated we had a nice table in a room they opened up for us. The waiter sas apologetic about the crowd and got out drink order. We ordered a Spinach Artichoke dip to share and Filet of beef and I ordered the Ribeye. Food was cooked just right and as the room filled up with the overflow the noise went up to a little girls giggling and adults getting snookered a little bit. Any other time it might have been worth it but this night is not one to remember.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Organic, Business Meals, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was average, after they got our order right. Overpriced. Gives off a very convention center/business lunch & dinner vibe. Not our cup of tea. Pass!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Good price. Nice place.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our waitress was outstanding. The food was mediocre

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was tasty but took forever to get to us. Granted there was a large group that came in just as we were seated and it put a burden on the kitchen. I ordered the delmonico steak cooked medium and it came a little charred. My husband’s French onion soup was fabulous, I highly recommend it.The bacon wrapped jalapeños were awesome and my spinach salad was very fresh and tasty. Our waiter was very nice, although I wish he had kept up with us a little bit more on why our food was so slow in coming. It would also have been much better ambience if they had turn down the overhead lights and lit the candles that were on the tables along with turning the heat up just a bit more, it was quite cold in there. My husband and I were there for our anniversary dinner. If the food and hadn’t been so good it would have been a miserable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was very good. However, relative to the few people in the dining room, service was very slow.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We booked this reservation for our 24th wedding anniversary and I said as much when I made it. However, not only was there NO mention of it at the restaurant, they tried to seat us at a square table literally feet away from the passing traffic. The ONLY reason I would recommend this restaurant is because it is the only option for “fine dining” in this area. If you don’t expect much, you won’t be disappointed. We did get to hear all about our server’s pregnancy. So at least it was special for her.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We where in Charlotte staying at the Embassy suites for my daughters 16th birthday. We reserved a table for 15 at the restaurant. When we arrived the staff was great getting us seated quickly. The waiter was excellent, singing to my daughter for her birthday and making everything great for her 16th birthday. The food was delicious and everything was prepared perfect for our guest. I would highly recommend this restaurant for casual dinning for any special event you may be planning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had the best experience here. The staff was amazing. It was my daughter sweet 16 Birthday dinner and she had a ball. They went above and beyond, the entire party was extremely impressed thank you thank you thank you

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service was fine,but the food was terrible. This restaurant is in an embassy suites

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My only complaint is the food. It was pricey for the limited selection and size of food. The table and scenery we had for my party was amazing.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was good, no real complaints there. The price was insanely expensive, $250 for drinks and dinner for four people; no appetizers, no dessert. Dining room was closed - had to eat in the bar paying an insane premium because it was past 5:00pm.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food (sirloin and filet), good service (warm and welcoming), great night!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very pleasantly surprised by this hotel restaurant. Steaks were prepared well, service was prompt, and enjoyed the French onion soup as an appetizer.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We really enjoyed the service and the food. I do wish it wasn't so close to the pool and bar area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wonderful surprise! Had no idea such a gem was so close to home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Too pricey not one of my favorite but okay with coupon.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The meal was spot on! The service was terrible. Short staffed. Waiter had no idea what kind of rice was being served only that it was rice or potatoes so we got potatoes, no surprises there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We waited 20 minutes at a table. No one spoke to us or took our drink order. Left without anyone speaking to us.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This was a special anniversary dinner for my husband and I and we were both so pleased. Our server could not have been more attentive and the food was delicious. We were visiting the area but will definitely come back if we find ourselves in the area again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Overall, it was an OK experience. When our dinners came out, they appeared to have been under a heat lamp for a little bit of a time. For the price, the meal was just OK. I do not think I would visit them again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 7, 2017

My friend and I were cheerfully greeted by the hostess and shown to our table. Our server, Tammy, came to our table in a matter of minutes. She was very welcoming and cheerful, explained the specials, and took our drink order (gin & tonic for my friend, margarita for me). Tammy brought our drinks, and took our food order (French onion soup, delmonico steak w/blue cheese, au gratin potatoes, and asparagus for my friend, and spinach salad, pork chop w/honey garlic sauce, au gratin potatoes, and asparagus for me). We enjoyed our drinks, one of the best margaritas I've had. My friend really enjoyed the soup, but the serving could have been larger, and my spinach salad was very large, and delicious! Both of our proteins were seasoned and cooked to perfection, potatoes were very flavorful, and the baby asparagus were wonderfully grilled. We shared the ciabatta bread pudding, and it was also very good and large enough for two people. I would definitely return to Rocky River Grille.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Nice find in Concord,NC. Great Sea Bass and Banana bread pudding.Awsome raspberry-lemon drop martini.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Nice setting, good service but they were not busy. Food was good but over priced. My steak was cooked to order but was pretty thin given the $30 entree price.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Clean your restaurant. This place has potential. The waitress's are wonderful! The chef needs to be more particular with food. Messy and old (like it's been sitting out)

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We came for our Anniversary. Waitress was wonderful. Table/floor was dirty. Salad (soggy and bad lettuce) was not pleasant nor the salmon (overlooked) The chef tried to hard with making a design in the plate with the Ceaser dressing. (Made the entire dish overrated) waitress was WONDERFUL.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We were there to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. He really enjoyed himself. The food was good. The appetizer came out warm and was delicious. The meal was good. The banana bread pudding was also good. The only reservation I had was that our waitress did not come back to our table to check on our drinks. In fact, I had to ask another waiter to find her for us! Not good!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 17, 2017

The place was empty but for one other couple the entire time we were there. We both ordered the "Surf and Turf", which consisted of a 6oz. steak, 4 boiled jumbo shrimp, and we chose the sides of garlic carrots and mashed potatoes. The steak had an unpleasant taste and was overdone, and the carrots were nearly raw. In addition, for some reason they were playing two different styles of music from different speakers, which was annoying. We definitely won't be returning to this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Dinner for 4 with Friends, we were there for
2 hours enjoyed a relaxing atmosphere to dine and talk.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food and atmosphere was excellent. Service was a little slow but we were in no hurry so it was fine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Service was a little slow for the amount of guests there. Food was good but portions did not match the pricing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Wanted something different and decided to try this on a Saturday night. Buffett was offered. Food was very good and fresh. Server was very attentive. We will do this again. Note: Buffett is not offered every Saturday. Hotel was hosting a competition.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The Buffett option was nice!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Great service. Excellent food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Well, the steak filet was great. The salad, that's a no. The dessert, also a no. The rolls tasted like they were store bought. Atmosphere was acceptable. Will not return.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Some of the worst food and service I've ever had. Dinner took 2.5 hours and the place wasn't even busy. I would highly recommend avoiding this place.

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