Best Steak Ever!. I loved it. It was a delightful surprise, I was expecting something not so good, boy was I fooled. Everything was wonderful. It rivals Ruth Chris in every way but the price. I'm from NYC and I know good food!
Old School Steakhouse. Last night my co-workers and I dined at the Beef and Bottle. From the outside, the restaurant doesn't look impressive, but on the inside the restaurant has plenty of character with time period pictures and old school flair. I had the ribeye steak which was flavorable and a Idaho baked potato cooked as desired. Also, had an appetizer of the largest oysters that I've tried in years. Overall, I'd recommend and go back to the restaurant again.
A nice throw back. I heard many things about B&B and after living in CLT for several years, I finally gave this old staple a try. When I walked inside the door, I felt like we stepped into a time warp. This quiet den was dimly lit and had several framed pictures of old Hollywood stars adorning the wood paneled walls. When I said wood paneled, I mean painted plywood. The place had character and was fast becoming an experience. Once seated, the waiter took our drink order. The glasses of wine are extremely healthy and their cocktails generous. We ordered our steaks and delighted that they all come with a salad and side. The salad is unique in that it comes out as a plate of lettuce and all your accoutrement's (cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, etc,) are served on a platter for you to choose what you want. The dressings are all made in-house. The steaks were served and surprisingly well seasoned and cooked to perfection. There was butter on the steaks so make sure you ask to hold it if you're not interested. The meat is the same quality you would get at a grocery store. It wasn't prime but you're not paying prime prices. Overall, this was a good experience and place I am glad we visited. With drinks, appetizers and tip, it came to $50 a person. Try the Oysters Rockefeller...they're pretty tasty
What has happened to the Beef & Bottle ?.
The Beef & Bottle used to be my favorite steakhouse in Charlotte and I highly recommended it to everyone, but I think that George Fine (the owner) has lost his mind or has no clue as to what is going on when he's not there! My wife and I were very disappointed and quite honestly, embarrassed that we brought friends there!
We brought another couple in on Saturday, November 11th for a birthday dinner. We have always been treated great by the managers as well as most of the service staff that know us by name or recognize our faces. We happened to get a new waitress that had no clue as to what she was doing. I mean, no clue at all! Even though she was nice, that didn't make up for the fact that she seemed to forget about us once we got our first round of drinks! We had to ask if we were ever going to get our salads and when we finally got them, we had to flag another server to bring us dressing after having waited 10 minutes for Kelly to bring it. I don't know if the kitchen was backed up that night or if our order was not turned in, but it took over 30 minutes from the time we were done with our salads to get our steaks. That was just a little too long. Once our food arrived and I looked at it, I was not very happy. My wife had the "Bits of Tenderloin" which is usually very good and flavorful. On this night, it turned out that it was overcooked, greasy and had no flavor. I had the "Thick Filet Mignon" that was served on a greasy plate swimming in either grease or butter! I can honestly tell you that I was rather embarrassed to have brought my friends here.
One of the waitresses informed us that the Beef and Bottle was under new management in both the front of the house and the kitchen and things were very different. They had all ready lost quite a few regular customers due to the decline in quality and management changes.
Please Mr. Fine, get the Beef and Bottle back to the excellent, unique, one of kind restaurants that it was!!! We really miss it.
Can't wait to go again!. Between the awesome steak, the fabulous service, and the wonderful setting, I didn't want to leave. I felt so welcome when I walked in the door, which seems to be more and more of a rarity these days. It's clear that the owner takes great pride in the restaurant. It was even clearer when I tried the Oysters Rockefeller! Such a great beginning to a great meal. The steaks were perfectly cooked and definitely rival the much pricier ones at Mortons or Sullivans. The restaurant was very dark and cozy. Loved everything about it!
Before there was Morton's, there was this blissful steakhouse..
Upscale steakhouses are all the rage in this banker's town. Places like Morton's, Sullivan's and Capital Grille stay packed every night, serving up huge cuts of beef and prodigious amounts of alcohol in a men's-club setting. If you want a real meal, though, make yourself a reservation at the Beef & Bottle.
If ever the word fabulous could be applied to food, it could be applied to B&B's oysters Rockefeller. Any further description would only point out the inadequacy of the English language when it comes to expressing bliss. The steaks aren't bad either, generously cut and cooked right, without that trendy seared outside. Ignore your cholesterol numbers for one night and give this subdued, sophisticated place a try.
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE. Went there for my second time a couple nights ago. Everything was wonderful. Laurie, our server, provided great service! Could not ask for a better Filet. Cinnamon ice cream is a must!!!!! Plan to return again soon!!!
Good Old Fashioned Steak. Mmm, mmm. I really liked this restaurant and can't wait to go back. Before you go be aware that the restaurant is basically in a double-wide and the food is old fashioned. Also - the wine list is limited so I recommend BYOB - hence "beef AND bottle". We think it is yummy and fun.
Best steak in town. It is such a pleasure to be served a steak that really tastes like steak - not wood, charred flesh, peppercorns or chemicals. This steak is grilled on a griddle, basted with butter and garlic - just like all of them used to be. The salad, fries and bread are unremarkable but perfectly suited to the main event. The onion rings are superb! I don't go to those really high-priced places that serve huge portions - I'd rather have the best in a rational size. Not cheap, but worth the cost. The waiters are memorable - lots of regulars are treated like family. Sit in the small dining room if you can. Love the music (Sinatra and such)
The High & Mighty Enjoyable. It's a tad pricey, admittedly, and there is a vague snobbishness ... but the food, the presentation, the service and the atmosphere are phenomenal. Our dinner cost about $80, all inclusive, but it was worth it. These apply: "you can't judge a book by its cover," and "you get what you pay for."
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