Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen - Uptown
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Lunch here was the best meal I have eaten at an American restaurant. The service was impeccable. Attention was given to detail without effort and in a friendly Southern manner. We we tempted to lick our plates! Burger was high quality and tasty. Desserts were wonderful. You must get the coconut cake.
If you're looking for a wood-fired kitchen restaurant in the Uptown area, then this is one to check out. The food was good with nice (mild) flavors. They have a large wine and beer selection. The environment is adult casual. The staff was friendly. Note: Google says this is a southern comfort food restaurant, but I'd more call it a high-end American restaurant with a "melting pot" inspired menu cooked on a wood fired grill. We had the pizza and salmon and you could definitely taste the grill flavors. Pro Tip: They have an upstairs and downstairs area. If you're going on a busy night, you'll want to make reservations. We were a walk in and the downstairs area is "community seating" meaning you may share a table with others. I gave it four stars, because it was a good overall experience, but not have to go back.
I had a fantastic time at Roosters to start off our Charlotte adventure. Our bartender Andrew is one of the best in the city, offering up hand crafted cocktails, amazingly fresh food for lunch, and more hospitality than you could imagine. His recommendations were spot on and made this one of our new favorite places to check out in the city!
I came here for dinner with my girlfriend and friend. My friend suggested this place as a good place to visit. We're moving to town, and this was a great place to visit for sure! It's nice to see that it's a rotating seasonal menu. I had the rainbow trout and collard greens and the tomato basil bisque; both are fantastic! My friend loved his brussel sprouts and his skirt steak(?). He loved it so much that he bought the chef who made it a beer. Will be back again.
We had a terrible experience at this place. The waiter was completely aloof. We were a party of 9 and he suggested we order appetizers. There is not a section in the menu called appetizers, so we asked him what he would recommend, he started reading dish by dish and sides, to then said: pretty much you can order anything as an appetizer. The menu was confusing and we had to Google lots of items to find out more about the ingredients. We decided to order the charcuterie board and onion rings to have as an appetizer . We didn't see the waiter for at least half an hour, not once he asked if we wanted water. The charcuterie board arrived with lots of burnt toast. The onion rings didn't arrive. When they brought our food they had wrong lots of the dinner plates, they swapped some main meals for Mac and cheese, one of our salmons was missing, and oh surprise the "appetizer" onion rings arrived while we were already eating the main curse. We asked one of the waiters for the salmon and other side items, he said they could start making them. We had been there for over 40 minutes. We decided to cancel the order. We had to share our food with our friends that didn't get their food. The waiter didn't come back until the end to check how we were going to pay. We had to constantly call him to order drinks, otherwise he would have come. There was no more customers in the first floor besides us, yet he didn't mind to offer good service. Terrible service, ok food but not good enough for the price paid. Nine of us weren't happy with this place. We will not be back and I do not recommend it. I give 2 stars because my peach salad was decent.