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“Birthday Dinner:Great appetizers. Not impressed with the 16 oz ribeye. Limited chardonnay selection”
Review of Char Restaurant

Char Restaurant
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Wed, 7/17
8:00 PM
Ranked #69 of 1,700 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Description: Experience modern Southern cuisine and excellent service in a warm, inviting atmosphere at Char. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekday lunch specials and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Private dining and catering are available for groups.
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Description: Experience modern Southern cuisine and excellent service in a warm, inviting atmosphere at Char. Our specialties include USDA Prime and Choice cuts of beef, along with seafood and shellfish roasted to perfection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with weekday lunch specials and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Private dining and catering are available for groups.
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Reservation for four. We started with the chili fried oyster and fried green tomato appetizers which were delicious. We split a caesar salad which was very good. Husband ordered the filet and substituted potatoes for creamed spinach, He thought all was good but creamed spinach wasn't great. I ordered the 16oz redeye and creamed spinach and was less than satisfied. The steak was very fatty and tough. spinach was mushy and tasted like it was from a frozen package. Our Daughter order cornbread dusted redfish and her partner ordered salmon and they thought all was good. I found the chardonnay selection very limited.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank RuthS319
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4Top_Hospitality, Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Hi Ruth, thank you for your recent visit to Char. I am sorry to learn that some of your selections fell short and regret for how this affected your overall experience with us. Please know that we will happily replace or take care of anything you are not fully satisfied with. I have shared your feedback regarding the ribeye and creamed spinach with our culinary team for review; we are always open to hearing from our guests! If there is ever anything we can do to make your meal perfect, please let us know so we can make it right. Our goal is for each and every guest to leave with a memorable experience. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will return soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

Ali Gensert,
Char

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Reviewed March 10, 2019

We celebrated a retirement with an early dinner at Char today. Sherri Ann (I may not be spelling that correctly) was out server and did an outstanding job. The food was good, tasty and hot. Plenty of options to choose from even at 3 in the afternoon, which we appreciated. Nice classy restaurant, but not stuffy. We brought a cake in and they were gracious enough to cut it and serve it. Very happy with our experience at Char. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank SMcBaker
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Allison W, Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate you choosing to host your special event at Char. It's a pleasure to hear that Sherri Ann provided such exemplary service for you and your guests-- we'll be sure to share your kind words with her! Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

Allison Williams
Char

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Reviewed March 6, 2019

Hands down the best two meals I've had in a restaurant in a long time. I went for brunch and had the red fish- fantastic. Went again a few weeks later for dinner just because it was so good. I tried the shrimp carbonara and pecan pie that visit and my mouth waters just thinking of those spicy, succulent shrimp. If you love dining in New Orleans, this is as close as it gets. The atmosphere is high end- white table cloths, snazzy servers, yet also comfortable. I saw people dressed in everything from jeans to elegant.
Tips: Make a reservation. There is plenty of parking across the side street if you can't find a space close to the restuarant.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank HRHORCH
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Allison W, Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for the lovely review! We're delighted to hear that your recent visits to Char were so memorable. It sounds like you tried some of our most popular dishes-- the pecan pie is always a must! We appreciate the five stars and look forward to your next visit soon!

Allison Williams
Char

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Reviewed February 20, 2019

We took our daughter to dinner for her birthday and Char was where she chose. We ordered Crab Cakes, of course, because they're the best in town. We actually ordered 1.5 orders, since they come two to an order and there were three of us. She ordered the Tuna with brown butter, chèvre gnocchi, pesto, and brussel sprout, apple, radish & pancetta slaw (but they accommodated us to make it without the pancetta, since she doesn't eat pork). My wife ordered the Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with roasted zucchini & squash, broccolini, sun-dried tomato caper vinaigrette and I ordered the regular Filet (8oz.) with maître d’ butter, which were served with loaded smashed potatoes. The waitress was fun and we had a good time. She brought out a complementary dessert, which we chose the Double-Cut Fudge Brownie with praline pecan ice cream and caramel sauce. All of our food was all cooked really well and tasted great.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank MidsouthFoodies
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Allison W, Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for the review! We're delighted to hear that we could share in your daughter's special birthday celebration. It sounds like you made excellent menu choices-- the Crab Cakes are not to be missed! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us and hope you & your family will return again soon!

Allison Williams
Char

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Reviewed February 14, 2019

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day a day early at Char. It was wonderful! We had reservations for 5:15 and were seated promptly. Ricki, our server was top notch. She didn't miss a thing...kept our tea and Diet Coke glasses full all night, very pleasant. The food was very good. We each got the 16oz. rib eye, which was cooked as requested, the mashed potatoes that come as a side were probably the best that I've had. We ordered the macaroni and cheese and the red wine mushrooms, both are enough to share. The mac and cheese is off the charts. I'm not a fan of red wine mushrooms, those were for my husband and he thought they were delicious. We ended the night sitting at the piano in the bar area listening to Mark play. I wouldn't change a thing about the evening.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank knowsgoodfood2016
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Allison W, Manager at Char Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're delighted to hear that we could share in such a special Valentine's Day celebration with you and your husband. It sounds like Ricki guided you through a delicious dinner-- we'll be sure to pass along your praises to her! Thanks again for the review; we look forward to seeing you both back again soon!

Allison Williams
Char

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