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Rocky River Grille

5400 John Q Hammons Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027
+1 704-454-1725
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Ranked #47 of 228 Restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-85 Exit 49 - Bruton Smith Blvd
Description: We invite you to come on down for a great lunch or supper, a fantastic bottle of wine or some Carolina beers and Moonshine. Our food is upscale Southern cuisine with Carolina twists and is local, fresh and organic to the extent possible. Experience our full service espresso bar or enjoy lunch outside on the patio. Meet your family, friends or business colleagues (we offer free wifi service). At Rocky River Grille, we know your event is more than creating a meal, it's about creating memories. That's why we take great care to craft inspired seasonal menus, creating delicious memorable events every time. We work with you to meet your wishes & the needs of your guests. You will love what Rocky River Grille has to offer for your business event, family gathering, or any other special occasion. Our knowledgeable event staff will make every aspect of your occasion exceptional. We have 2 private dining rooms to host a variety of events such as lunch, dinner or just cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. You can also rent the entire restaurant for events such as wedding receptions and Christmas parties. Prices and availability vary and are available upon request.
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The lunch menu had a nice variety of food items and the prices were good. The wait staff was very attentive and the view was nice.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were planning a small wedding for my daughter, who had just recently moved to North Carolina, on a very short time frame (2 months). I had called the Embassy Suites and they referred me to the Rocky River Grille. I am so glad that they did. We worked with Nikki Jackson, who was just wonderful. She met with us... More

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Buford, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As I sit and eat my food...The Prospect Salad with Salmon, awesome, the bartender, Tara, surrounded by male customers and talking about great customer service, must have forgotten that there is a woman at the bar as well. Every encounter has been less than desirable! Her comments have been curt and uncaring. I will come back for the food, but... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have read others' reviews of the facility so I must first say that my experience was through room service at the Embassy Suites Hotel, where the Grille is located, rather than inside the restaurant, whose interior I did see. It appeared to be a very accommodating facility, sort of pub-like and roomy in apperance. So, I ordered from suite-service.... More

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Orlando, FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was moderately priced and very good, but the presentation could have been better. The service was fair and helpful with suggestions. The staff is very friendly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed several birthdays and other special occasions at the Rocky River Grille, so we could think of no better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We make a reservation for 7pm on Sunday night (our anniversary), but were shocked to see nobody at the restaurant when we showed up. After waiting for a few minutes,... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Hello, I was sad to see your comment about our restaurant. Rocky River Grille is a big restaurant with two dining rooms on each side of a great bar. We do our best to make sure everyone enjoys their food and the atomsphere. The atomphere in the dining room on Sundays is not as attractive to most guest as the... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Because of resturant week there were some items on the menu that were not on the main menu. YAY!! The food was delish. The service was excellent. Will definately go back again.

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this. People rarely go on-line and tell you when something is good, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience about Rocky River Grille. It makes me really happy to see it on trip advisor and share it with our staff ! More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Skip this place for the Queen City Feast's restaurant week. For $30 you get a mediocre meal with inferior food. The chicken was boring and under seasoned and the strawberry lime tart was entirely too tart with an extremely hard crust. I've definitely experienced much better at other restaurants participating in the Queen City Feast.

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Rocky River Grille for restaurant week. I am sorry to hear you didnt care for the chicken or the tart. Normally the chicken entree is something we get alot of positive feedback on.I will talk to our Chef to make sure that something didnt get missed in the way we prepared it on the night... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was excited to try this place out because of it's uniqueness in an area (Concord Mills) that is inundated with chain restaurants. When we arrived there I was really impressed with the beautiful décor. We sat by the huge windows in very comfortable seats. It was a Sunday and they only had a bar menu to offer. The server... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

Kirky, It was upsetting to find out through trip advisor that you were unhappy with your experience here in our restaurant. We pride ourselves on our service and food quality. Had we been aware that you were not happy during your meal I can assure you myself or one of my managers could have corrected the issues you experienced at... More

Harrisburg, NC
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had been to this restaurant before on holidays and for lunch with family and solo, so after using the spa's services, I decided to have lunch (July 2, 2014) before heading to my next meeting. The hostess seated me at the first table. A few other tables were still occupied and being served. She gave me a menu and... More

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James S, Manager at Rocky River Grille, responded to this review

I read your comments on Trip Advisor and was suprised to hear about your experience. You are a regular guest here, we know you and enjoy serving you. I was in the hotel on the day you dined with us, and remember you eating with us after your spa appointment. A dining room manager was at the hostess stand and... More

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