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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
This was my second time here. First time I ate here must've been 3 or 4 years ago. The service here was great. Our waitress was friendly and quick. We ordered about 8 different items for the 4 of us. The dishes were hit or ok, nothing was bad. Sushi rolls were decent. The short rib was flavorful and good. Food presentation A+. Liked the ambiance although it is quite loud inside. Really good cocktails as well. Definitely recommend a visit.
I have lived in Charlotte for over 10 years. Ive been to most of the bee restaurants, bars, eateries, you name it over the years. Soul hands down is my favorite. The food quality and service has been consistent for years. The atmosphere is a vibe. Super cool and hip. Great music. Even better food and cocktails.
We checked in online at our hotel and had to wait for almost 1.5 hours when all was said and done. This is to be expected for a Saturday night, so that isn't a real problem. The food itself was also great! Really thought everything tasted great. But for how much food we got, it was way too overpriced. Really don't see what all the hype is about. It's good food but I don't think it was worth the amount we paid for. The actual venue itself, though crowded, was nice and had the type of atmosphere that I enjoy. Really wish the prices were more reasonable for the food so I could rate it higher, but I'm just being honest.
There aren't letters in the human language that can be compiled to translate the amount of incredible this place is. I travel nonstop for work, and since Im quirky and original, I make it a mission to find unique places everywhere I go. Nobody else does this, just me. But enough about me, this place is by far the best food stuffery I've ever been to. Food Atmosphere Service View All in one package. Soul, you win. Everything. Oh! And get the Pork Belly Tacos. Like stop reading this right now and just yell, "Pork Belly!" Do it. Right now. Seriously. Right now.
This spot has gone downhill since its early days. The food and cocktails used to be fabulous. And the service was excellent a couple of years ago. It was a place to go have an amazing overall experience. Now, it's all hype. The clientele is no longer diverse, the service (starting with the hostess who is rude and acts as though she's doing customers a favor by even speaking) is awful, and the food quality falls well below the price paid for it. Will also mention that the hostess handpicked who she allowed to stand in the entryway to wait for a table, while telling others they had to wait outside, downstairs on the sidewalk. Was a loyal customer in the past, but I'll be skipping this restaurant in the future.