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City Smoke

) #153 of 1,949 Restaurants in Charlotte ££ - £££ American, Bar, Barbecue
100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-4000
+1 704-376-2295
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (25 reviews)
“half rack” (3 reviews)
“meringue” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
££ - £££
100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I ordered a hummus brisket. It had many very tender chunks of brisket in a hummus with chimichurri sauce. It included freshly-baked pita wedges and was very good. It alone would have sufficed for an entree. The beef brisket sandwich that followed was a let...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was in downtown Charlotte and stubbled across City Smoke, having a hankering for BBQ, I thought I'd give it a try. The restaurant was in a modern glass and steel office building so I was not expecting much of a BBQ experience. Entering the place...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was phenomenal on two different occasions. The bartenders make terrific drinks and are super friendly. The atmosphere is very cool. It's a small and intimate place, with industrial reclaimed decor. There is lots of bar seating, including an open kitchen with bar...More

Thank Jpullo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I make sure to eat here every time I'm in town. The food is extremely fresh and tasty They have a great drink selection. The staff is friendly and attentive. Even on the busiest of days the food never takes long to get out

Thank ASquared
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My niece lives in Charlotte. When my family and I visited her in February (2017), she took us to City Smoke for lunch. My goodness, I gained 20 pounds just reading the menu. My husband and I ordered two different meals and shared it. We...More

Thank violar194
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Open kitchen adds to the entertaining atmosphere of this restaurant. I must say that the sides MADE the meal. Rotisserie cauliflower and brussel sprouts along with baked macaroni and cheese were all delicious! Our server, Sierra, knew the menu and helped us make our choices....More

Thank kellyrhoney
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Brisket was awesome! So many delicious sides to choose from. Grits are amazing! We sat at the bar and had drinks and dinner. I would go back if in the area again.

Thank forekids
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Queen City restaurant week. Supposed to be a good deal but I wouldn't have paid that much for that meal. The salad was good but small (pear and Gorgonzola) the prime rib was thin and tough, the Israeli cous cous was teeny and cold and...More

Thank Accelerance
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was awesome and staff was very accommodating. We had a party of 12 without reservations and they were able to seat us. The food was also delicious.

Thank StAuggie12
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Brisket sandwich at bar was dry and not flavorful at all. Mac-n-cheese side was ok--small and dry. Server was very attentive and service was fine. There is much better BBQ in the Queen City at Queen City Que.

Thank 1-spidermonkey-1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-4000
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-376-2295