Red Salt by David Burke
Ill start off by saying the food was good. No better or worse than any of the nice steak houses weve been to. Presentation is gorgeous I will say! That being said it all comes down to ambience and service and that was lacking. Our first two interactions with people were very awkward and not good. First we were shocked to have to pay $20 to valet park. No other restaurants that we go to uptown do you have to pay to park. So that was starting off very disappointing. That is what it is but on top of that the valets werent very friendly or helpful. They did not open my door and it took a while to write up our ticket. I stood there on the sidewalk while he was trying to write up our ticket for about three minutes. It just seemed odd and then they didnt tell us where to go to find the restaurant. Turns out you walk in and its just in the lobby. So we walk straight to the podium where it says wait to be seated and we stood there with not one person there for a couple of minutes. One bartender looked up at us didnt even say hello or acknowledge us. Again very awkward especially at supposedly a nice restaurant, that was not very busy. When someone finally came to seat us, he barely said hello and when he walked us to our table he walked off so quickly and was at the other end of the restaurant while we were way behind him. Again just not great service in my opinion. At this point I will say My attention to detail was heightened because I was already a little annoyed at the lack of service. The table that we sat at was wobbly, I debated asking to move because I hate being difficult but then decided Im paying enough money, shoot I just paid $20 to park I want to enjoy my experience. Our waitress was very friendly and let us just move to the next table over. Again as I was looking around I did notice that it was extremely dusty I know this sounds weird but they have these salt blocks lit up and they have where you can see all the cords which again I thought was odd for a nice restaurant to not have stuff like that hidden and you can see piles of dust. Again turn me off a little. After all of this I will say the food was good, presentation amazing. Our waitress was very nice I did run out of water a couple times and they werent busy so that was a little disappointing as well. Would I go back? No. Like I said food was good but I can get the same or better at any of the other restaurants in uptown not pay $20 to park and have better service.
Expensive as heck -- but if you dont go out often and want special food that is GOOD, then this place is great. The food is great, and so creative. The salt block presentation was great. I literally left stuffed. I never do that, we even ordered dessert - that brownie in a tin (worth diabetes). Fun night!!
Dinner was wonderful. Our waiter, Alexander, was great. Unfortunately, it was very warm in the restaurant. Outside temp was 90 at 8 PM and I guess the A/C couldn't keep up. But this is Charlotte!
This place is worth the time and money some of the best food I have ever had and the service is top notch we'll worth the money try it you will not be disappointed make sure you get Dessert 2 best I have ever had
Do not waste your time or money at this place .not real dry age steaks and the food is definitely not worth the price .