Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen - Uptown
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My husband and l ate here on our anniversary which just so happens to be NYE. We didnt have a reservation so we sat at the bar. We luckily didnt have to wait. Our servers were both absolutely lovely and knew the menu so well. We asked for recommendations and they were quick to offer suggestions. The food was great and they even surprised us with a celebratory dessert. While the food was amazing, I have to say that the service is what will bring us back again and again. I wish I had asked the names of the two men who waited on us. They were phenomenal!
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.
The food was great. Loved the bar atmosphere. When we got to the table it was close to the chefs area. It was a little loud for a quiet dinner. If you can get seated farther from the kitchen I think it's an amazing place. I had a half bbq chicken and fries which was awesome. The portions are large and easily shareable. My wife had the flank steak and butter beans which she said brought her back to her childhood. Overall a great place to eat.
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.
Attended Roosters for the first time before heading to a Hornets game as a early Christmas gift. It was one of the best dining experiences I had in 2022. Carly our server was fantastic, and super knowledgeable about the menu which I appreciate. She was accommodating to all of our requests and timely in doing so. Starting off the pizza and bisque were outstanding. The bisque had a velvety texture and smooth tomato flavor complimented by the basil oil and salty goat cheese. The pizza was equally delicious and simple which I think is the best and allowed for the good ingredients to shine. Olives are a no for me, but my girlfriend enjoyed them so Id say they pass the test as well. Lastly, the faux shrimp & grits I ordered was really well done. Shrimp grilled perfectly, with the Calabrian chili butter to give it another layer of flavor. Paired with creamy grits, you cant go wrong. The star of the night however was the pork tenderloin. Perfectly cooked and nothing goes better with pork then apple. The two combined with the butternut squash on the side was the perfect bite. Overall, a gem of a restaurant in Charlotte and I highly recommend this place if you have yet to go.