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Our first visit to Charlotte Uptown. Very impressed! We drove in from Ohio for our daughter's wedding and met family at Optimist Hall. Easy to find, parking was funky- but it all worked out fine. The facilities were spectacular, so eclectic and progressive, inclusive... we LOVED it! Everyone was so pleasant, mask compliant, courteous, the food delicious, drinks & choices of adult beverages- excellent! We'll be back soon!!
I enjoyed my family double date night with my niece and nephew. This was my first time here and I was not disappointed. The dumpling lady! The Velvet tacos! All I will say is great vibes, food, and drinks. Kid friendly as well. We came home and told the kids how we could not wait to go back as a family.
This is a very unique space (formerly industrial). There are multiple food choices throughout as well as seating indoors and out. When we were there a live music artist was setting up outside to play. There are a lot of picnic tables outside that are uncovered as what appears to be overflow seating. I think it would seem a bit more intentional if they were placed such that they weren't all slanted down hill and on top of each other. There could be some stabilizing footers to help even up as well as perhaps a few umbrellas. We chose the food venue that had specialty grilled cheese sandwich which were wonderful! I don't have experience with any other options. The inside is loud and somewhat crowded at high traffic times, but you can move with ease and they give you a buzzer to let you know when your order is ready. Parking is a bit of a challenge. Because they can handle feeding a lot of people, a lot of people are drawn there (with good reason!) so be patient trying to find a spot. If you're short on time or in a hurry, this place isn't for you. If you have time to linger and enjoy the atmosphere, do it! Overall, I recommend it, especially if it's a nice day and you can sit outside.
Overall a great concept for eating out with friends that want different cuisine options. A little trendy, younger crowd...good for the surrounding apartments. I am more accustomed to sit down restaurants with really good food and service. It is dog friendly, cute dog treat store inside. Some people don't like dogs when they're eating but at this mall food court feel it is accepted. Probably won't be a second visit but the people were nice and we went to 5 different restaurants there.
Great selection of all the restaurants. I love being able to go to multiple restaurants and getting a few things from each to make a whole meal. And they keep the entire premises really clean! Lots of tables outside to sit and some indoor seating. A bit hot on a summer day. Some shade but not all outdoor seating is shaded.