Before our family went to Charlotte for a weekend trip, City Smoke kept popping up on different sites of things to do in Charlotte. We were staying a couple blocks away at the Dunhill hotel so we wanted to try this place. I'm happy we did! Fantastic smoked meats with good choice of sauces. The dining room was new and very clean! Nicole our server was great! Thank you! Definitely recommend City Smoke!
The food was good with a Mediterranean flair to old standards. Nicely done. The service on my most recent visit was bad. The space is nice (though noisy), but the single bathroom for the entire huge restaurant is not acceptable. It is not well maintained, and not adequate for this size restaurant. I'm surprised the city let this pass.
Went last night with a good group of 13 ladies a few from out of town. Manager was so kind and was able to seat us within minutes even though it was a Friday night and it was already packed. Service was great and both waitresses were so kind and dilligent even though we had a whacky way of splitting up the bill. Food was Definitely good! Had the cue combo and the brisket was the best part! Tender, juicy, and flavorful! Good portion size and reasonably priced! Definitely going back again. Thank you all for such a great evening and showing our family from out of town some good ole southern hospitality!
Sadly I can only give them 3 stars and this is purely due to the service. The young lady that served me in the bar area was a sweetheart and recommended the cotton cake which was yummy. She also made a really good vodka tonic. I ordered the Cue Combo. The portion size was generous but the brisket was VERY dry, as were there ribs. The pulled pork was okay. I ordered the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for my sides. The mac and cheese was horribly dry and I had to send it back. It was replaced and was better there 2nd time around. Not sure if I'll return. Was pretty disappointed especially after reading all of the reviews. Maybe they were having as of night.
This place was AMAZING! Best ribs I ever had! The rib sampler gives you the best option for dry and wet ribs in one meal. Havent seen that anywhere else. I also had Mac n cheese with collard greens which was full of flavor.........Best of all, had a server Leslie that was very personable and went above and beyond every request. I will be coming back and making this place a tradition to come back to.