Pork belly and watermelon may seem like an unlikely combination, but at Soul Gastrolounge, unique pairings are what has made this a Charlotte favorite for more than 10 years. Tapas such as lamb lollipops with rosemary and sushi dishes along with unique cocktails ensure that every visit is a memorable one
Cuisine Type: Tapas
Ambience: Casual Dining
Food was good, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The curried lamb skewers and braised short ribs were some of our favorites. There is a large drink selection, but the beer list is somewhat limited although tasty. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. However the outside patio area is located close to a dumpster and the smell of it on a hot day can be off-putting. The ceiling fans help keep the smell at bay once you're seated, but that would be my only complaint.
Overall, a really great place with great food. The drinks have cools names, all of the food was fresh and hot and delicious. Only reason I gave 4/5 stars is I went on a Sunday afternoon and couldn't hear the people I was with as the music was too loud, and also everything can get pretty pricey for the amount of food. Definitely would recommend going once though and trying it!
Food: 5/5 Ordered the crispy brussels, pork belly tacos, southern nachos, and beef meatballs. Every dish was delicious and did not disappoint. 5/5 for each plate, perfectly seasoned, good portion sizes, reasonably priced. Drinks: 5/5 Ordered 2 different drinks and both were fantastic! Not too sweet and very flavorful. The menu was eclectic as well, a very interesting selection that makes you want to try everything. Service: 5/5 Great service. Hostess had us seated very quickly despite during peak hours with no reservation. Service was fast, the bartender was very friendly. Ambiance: 5/5 Cozy decor and ample bar seating. The energy / vibes here are great! Music was turned up as it got later, which was super fun Absolutely would return. I want to eat everything on that menu!!
Loved Soul Gastrolounge. It was a recommendation from someone and so glad they made it. It had a really good vibe, the service was amazing and the food was incredible. The shells and cheese were delicious and the pork belly was outrageous. The sushi was really amazing too. Cant wait to go back.
Good drinks and tasty small plates. Their pork belly tacos (with watermelon!) are great but are missing that little something to take it over the edge into awesome territory. Thats kinda the theme across the whole menu, hence 4 stars.