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Essex Bar & Bistro





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Located in the heart of Uptown at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets, Essex is a great place to grab drinks and a bite after work, or before the concert or big game at the Spectrum Center.

Cuisine Type: Tapas

Ambience: Casual Dining

Price: $$

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Wallace Young

a week ago

My fiancee booked a private party for my birthday at Essex. They created such a beautiful space for us including some special food requests. They dont just serve you food, they go out of their way to create an experience. It was super fun, super delicious, the staff was on point all night. I have every intention of having a few wedding related events here as well.


Jeff DeNio

in the last week

This was my third time eating here. Great food and reasonable prices. The warm Brussels sprout salad is incredible and tastes so good, not bitter. If you look around at lunch you'll see a third of the meals are the salad. The service staff is attentive but not intrusive. It is a regular lunch spot for Uptown employees and I can see why.


Amanda Lopez

a month ago

The level of care they take here related to the pandemic is right at my comfort level. I am appalled at how some establishments are acting as if it doesnt even exist. Here we can drink, dine and relax knowing that our health is as important to Essex as it should be. Trust me, you will feel so well cared for by their warm and careful wait staff and bartenders.


Jessie Simmons

3 weeks ago

We had excellent service here for our first time going. Really enjoyed the modern and upscale feel of the place. The food was well priced and tasted great. We really liked it and plan to go and try more of their food and drinks.



in the last week

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we had a lovely lunch during the St.Patricks day bar crawl. The service and food were incredible and started off our anniversary weekend in the best way. Everything was incredibly flavorful and we honestly enjoyed the food so much more than other places we had to make reservations for. We had tacos (shrimp and fish) and a few mules. Its definitely a must return on my Charlotte list.

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