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Essex Bar & Bistro


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Located in the heart of Uptown at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets, Essex is a great place to grab drinks and a bite after work, or before the concert or big game at the Spectrum Center.

Cuisine Type: Tapas

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Cody Weikel

in the last week

The patio is what brought us to Essex Bar & Bistro. It was a fantastic afternoon and the patio looked great to sit out and enjoy the people on the plaza. We had street tacos and pizza and the drinks were great. Be sure to ask questions if you don't know what something is. I ended up with a full glass of tequila. It was good! Just unexpected. The service was great and really enjoyed the experience.


Vivian Walter

in the last week

It's a wonderful place to grab a drink. There are a lot of TVs, so it would be a good place to watch a game. It was an excellent meal. It was a fantastic evening. My server was so pleasing to my needs. Because of her, I definitely will return. Thank you very much!


Wallace Young

a month ago

My fiancee booked a private party for my birthday at Essex. They created such a beautiful space for us including some special food requests. They dont just serve you food, they go out of their way to create an experience. It was super fun, super delicious, the staff was on point all night. I have every intention of having a few wedding related events here as well.


vince feliciano

in the last week

So this one was interesting. First, it's literally in the heart of Uptown Charlotte so it's cool for that if you like to eat in a city vibe. That out of the way, the food is fresh and the service was good but everything you eat had a Indian flavor found in almost everything we ate, which for me personally, I like, but if I'm specifically looking for Indian food I wouldn't come here again, but if I'm looking for a type of Indian fusion thing, there are some good things you'll find here. Just go here informed that whatever you get, it is basically Indian food.


Donald Barns

in the last week

For lunch, the Bang Mi Chicken Sandwich was a hit, as was the Cosmo created by a professional mixologist! They make Cocktails that are good and provide top shelf customer service. Excellent ambiance with a staff that was friendly. The tapas menu was fascinating, and the butter chicken was delicious. Their butter chicken is a must-try. It's incredible. One of my favorite meals here is butter chicken.

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