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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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Lissa Huynh

a week ago

Very cool place. Nice vibe. Great drink menu. Food was great. Spicy w lots of flavors. Tuna was excellent. The garlic nan is soft and yummy,Very loud but very good


Neeraj Chandra

in the last week

They have awesome food. Lamb burger is my favorite. But everything I have had there has been delicious. Plus awesome service and a great atmosphere. They do food from all around the world which worried me at first but they do a good job.


Sheila Ijames

a month ago

This place is fantastic. It is located in the center of downtown Charlotte on Trade and Tryon. It has great ambiance. You can sit outside and listen to one of many musicians who may be on the corner performing jazz or blues. Or you can dine inside. I have been there on a date, then with family and friends and have never had a problem getting sorted (of course I made reservations a week I advance when my friends and I went). The Mother's Day brunch was the best that I have had. The Sunday brunch drink specials include mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Mary's for $4.00.


Emma Fiona

2 months ago

A great small plate and tapas venue that will not disappoint. It offered Combination of international and American flavors as well as some internationals twists. The sushi menu offered a variety of unique and exotic options to choose from.The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was offered a variety of menu options for vegan and meat meat lovers . Service was prompt and Our waiter was awesome and very courteous. The prime rib ravioli is a must have. Located right in the central downtown on North Tryon street walking distance from the theater and all the local attractions. Easley put it on the top 10 restaurants to eat in Charlotte.