Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen - Uptown
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.
They were booked and we didn't have a reservation. They were still able to accommodate us. We were quick in ordering and their service was fast so it worked out for all of us. The food was great. We got a bunch of small plates to share and everything tasted really good.