Encore Bistro & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 9824 Rea Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28277

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  • 704-341-3651

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We celebrated our 25th wedding anneversery at ENCORE Nov. 22. It was our
first vist to Encore. We were met at the front door by the chef and quickly
seated by the same. The waitress was fairly new to the location but knew the
menu very well, when asked she made great recomendations baised on her
favoraites. She ws not afraid to be honsest when she had not tried a dish
(very rare), most everyone will say ""that is one of my favoriates"".
The chef stopped by our table a few times to make sure everything was as it
should be, and it was. We will retrun for more dinners and for Martini night
also. The Screaming Monkey was AWSOME (wife got it). I loved the stella on
draft. The BBQ chicken pizza was one of the best I have EVER had.
We had the carrott cake for desert. I can't even start to describe it, but
I will try. I always eat the cake first so, It was very moist, flavorfull,
just the right amount of spice and sweet. The nuts were the exact complement
of texture to the softness cake. The icing was shall we say..........The
BEST butter cream IN THE WORLD! Might die of a heart attack after eating it
all but, after the great food and service we had last night that is not the
worst thing that could happen.
Thanks to the entire staff for a great night.

5
★★★★★

We celebrated our 25th wedding anneversery at ENCORE Nov. 22. It was our
first vist to Encore. We were met at the front door by the chef and quickly
seated by the same. The waitress was fairly new to the location but knew the
menu very well, when asked she made great recomendations baised on her
favoraites. She ws not afraid to be honsest when she had not tried a dish
(very rare), most everyone will say ""that is one of my favoriates"".
The chef stopped by our table a few times to make sure everything was as it
should be, and it was. We will retrun for more dinners and for Martini night
also. The Screaming Monkey was AWSOME (wife got it). I loved the stella on
draft. The BBQ chicken pizza was one of the best I have EVER had.
We had the carrott cake for desert. I can't even start to describe it, but
I will try. I always eat the cake first so, It was very moist, flavorfull,
just the right amount of spice and sweet. The nuts were the exact complement
of texture to the softness cake. The icing was shall we say..........The
BEST butter cream IN THE WORLD! Might die of a heart attack after eating it
all but, after the great food and service we had last night that is not the
worst thing that could happen.
Thanks to the entire staff for a great night.

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I came here last weekend with my family and it was a surprise hit. At first I was worried the place might be too "stuck up" but once we got there the atmosphere was fun and laid-back. Tons of menu choices, even my picky kids didn't order

2
★★★★★

I came here last weekend with my family and it was a surprise hit. At first I was worried the place might be too "stuck up" but once we got there the atmosphere was fun and laid-back. Tons of menu choices, even my picky kids didn't order

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I really liked the salad. It was the fried chicken salad, but I got grilled chicken. IT was kind of chopped and already mixed well, so I got lots of stuff in each bite.

My hubby got a blue cheese wedge and added a filet, which came out to around $18. His steak was DELICIOUS. I think that his salad had a lot of calamata olives, which I think got on the steak too! YUMMMMMM...

Downfalls:

The only thing either of us wanted on the menu was a salad. Usually, this is not the case....kind of limited selection.

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★★★☆☆

I really liked the salad. It was the fried chicken salad, but I got grilled chicken. IT was kind of chopped and already mixed well, so I got lots of stuff in each bite.

My hubby got a blue cheese wedge and added a filet, which came out to around $18. His steak was DELICIOUS. I think that his salad had a lot of calamata olives, which I think got on the steak too! YUMMMMMM...

Downfalls:

The only thing either of us wanted on the menu was a salad. Usually, this is not the case....kind of limited selection.

Pros: Add a filet to your salad

Cons: Slow service, hard to decide what to get

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My boyfriend and I went here last Wednesday and had a great time. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun night out. Encore has a cool atmosphere with colorful artwork, fast and friendly service, and great food that isn't too expensive.

I had the pimento pasta and my boyfriend had the rib eye. They were both delicious and we look forward to coming back again and trying more items on the menu!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went here last Wednesday and had a great time. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun night out. Encore has a cool atmosphere with colorful artwork, fast and friendly service, and great food that isn't too expensive.

I had the pimento pasta and my boyfriend had the rib eye. They were both delicious and we look forward to coming back again and trying more items on the menu!

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I had lunch here yesterday and was not thrilled. Call me cheap, but i have a hard time paying $14 for a chef salad at lunchtime. I ended up choosing the chicken and brie salad for $11 and got only that - chicken, brie, and lettuce. And the cheese was melted and cold and honestly - a little weird. The service was great and i've been here on a weekend evening where you can sit outside and enjoy the music. So i believe that that warrants the prices. But for lunch I was just not impressed.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had lunch here yesterday and was not thrilled. Call me cheap, but i have a hard time paying $14 for a chef salad at lunchtime. I ended up choosing the chicken and brie salad for $11 and got only that - chicken, brie, and lettuce. And the cheese was melted and cold and honestly - a little weird. The service was great and i've been here on a weekend evening where you can sit outside and enjoy the music. So i believe that that warrants the prices. But for lunch I was just not impressed.

Pros: Live music in summer, patio seating

Cons: pricey lunch menu

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everything about encore is wonderful.
great food, great service, great atmosphere.
staff is very friendly and always have smiles on their face.
been here several times sometimes for a girls lunch or a family dinner and will continue to dine here.
i always get the combination app.
would recommend to anyone.

2
★★★★★

everything about encore is wonderful.
great food, great service, great atmosphere.
staff is very friendly and always have smiles on their face.
been here several times sometimes for a girls lunch or a family dinner and will continue to dine here.
i always get the combination app.
would recommend to anyone.

Pros: everything

Cons: -

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Before moving to the Charlotte area my husband and I decided to dine at the Encore Bistro. What a delightful surprise. The food was fabulous, the staff was friendly and the art work was awesome. We have now been back at least 5 times in past three months, trying new items each time and have never been disappointed. We both highly recommend the Encore.

2
★★★★★

Before moving to the Charlotte area my husband and I decided to dine at the Encore Bistro. What a delightful surprise. The food was fabulous, the staff was friendly and the art work was awesome. We have now been back at least 5 times in past three months, trying new items each time and have never been disappointed. We both highly recommend the Encore.

Pros: food, art work, staff

Cons: will be glad when it is non-smoking

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I was here about a year ago and loved the place. But just went again last night and was surprised about how the food had gone downhill.. not fresh.. congealed cheese... overcooked... and salty! It's one notch up from fast food.. very disappointing. The happy hour bar crowd was very loud and annoying.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was here about a year ago and loved the place. But just went again last night and was surprised about how the food had gone downhill.. not fresh.. congealed cheese... overcooked... and salty! It's one notch up from fast food.. very disappointing. The happy hour bar crowd was very loud and annoying.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Poor Quality Food, and loud

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I don't think they are memorable, but for good food at a nice place, it works for me. I've been there both on a date and with a large party, and the service was great both times.

4
★★★★☆

I don't think they are memorable, but for good food at a nice place, it works for me. I've been there both on a date and with a large party, and the service was great both times.

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My family and I go on a regular basis and it's great because the food is good, service is good, and it's suprisingly kid-friendly. I would definitely recommend it for a laid-back family dinner anytime.

4
★★★★☆

My family and I go on a regular basis and it's great because the food is good, service is good, and it's suprisingly kid-friendly. I would definitely recommend it for a laid-back family dinner anytime.

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I went with a group of 8 on a Sunday night. The food was very good and the service was good as well.

The only issue was the noise level in the restaurant. With the open kitchen setup they have there can be a considerably din. It was impossible to carry on a conversation with anyone who wasn't sitting either next or directly across.

If Encore would fix this then I would grade them higher than satisfactory.

3
★★★☆☆

I went with a group of 8 on a Sunday night. The food was very good and the service was good as well.

The only issue was the noise level in the restaurant. With the open kitchen setup they have there can be a considerably din. It was impossible to carry on a conversation with anyone who wasn't sitting either next or directly across.

If Encore would fix this then I would grade them higher than satisfactory.

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Been here many times with my family- always a nice night out--- Great food at a great value- I would recommend highly for a family outing with kids or as an adult evening out- Try the Encore salad!

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★★★★★

Been here many times with my family- always a nice night out--- Great food at a great value- I would recommend highly for a family outing with kids or as an adult evening out- Try the Encore salad!

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after eating at encore several times my family found the food very tasty and presentable. my son and mother love the chicken salad(encore salad) the fries are always fresh as well as the bread with olive oil dip. the service is always good and we will continue to return.

2
★★★★☆

after eating at encore several times my family found the food very tasty and presentable. my son and mother love the chicken salad(encore salad) the fries are always fresh as well as the bread with olive oil dip. the service is always good and we will continue to return.

Pros: ambience is good always clean and good service as well as tasty food

Cons: deserts offerings could be more varied

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Considered in the abstract, this restaurant should be terrific. Great location, decent decor, trendy open kitchen, laid-back menu (nothing too trendy), family friendly. In actuality, it just doesn't work. The decor strives for upscale contemporary but just doesn't quite make the mark. Open kitchens are usually decorative. This open kitchen consists of a half height wall separating the diners from a utilitarian and incredibly loud work area lit by blinding flourescent lights. Bring sunglasses and ear plugs in case you're seated within 20' of this space. Sound reverberates and is amplified in the main space. Even one family with a loud child can take the noise level up to full school bus levels.

All of the above would be excusable if the food was good. Unfortunately, the laid-back menu is too laid-back. At $15+ for an entree in this town, I expect a better quality product than pasta a la Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup. Service, however, was good.

1
★★★☆☆

Considered in the abstract, this restaurant should be terrific. Great location, decent decor, trendy open kitchen, laid-back menu (nothing too trendy), family friendly. In actuality, it just doesn't work. The decor strives for upscale contemporary but just doesn't quite make the mark. Open kitchens are usually decorative. This open kitchen consists of a half height wall separating the diners from a utilitarian and incredibly loud work area lit by blinding flourescent lights. Bring sunglasses and ear plugs in case you're seated within 20' of this space. Sound reverberates and is amplified in the main space. Even one family with a loud child can take the noise level up to full school bus levels.

All of the above would be excusable if the food was good. Unfortunately, the laid-back menu is too laid-back. At $15+ for an entree in this town, I expect a better quality product than pasta a la Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup. Service, however, was good.

Pros: nice serving staff

Cons: everything else

 

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