About Copper

311 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
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The cuisine at Copper is contemporary. Restaurateur Aparappar Singh Pannu and chef Mel Oza have developed a menu that incorporates traditional flavors and culinary techniques of classic Indian cuisine and have given it all a nouveau twist.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
South Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 333-0063

Website:
http://www.copperrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking is available for customers

Executive Chef:
Mel Oza, Consultant Chef

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate parties from 15 people 75 people, private rooms are also available for parties from 10 to 25 people.

Private Party Contact:
A.P Pannu: 7043330063

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Copper Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (58)
neighborhood gem (50)
romantic (48)
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special occasion (46)
great for lunch (17)
good for groups (15)
great for outdoor dining (15)
notable wine list (8)
hot spot (8)
great for brunch (5)
scenic view (4)
kid-friendly (3)
late-night find (3)
vibrant bar scene (2)
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Never Disappointed

Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I go to Charlotte at least once a month and every time we go we always plan a trip to Copper. The food is always excellent and the service is great. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food. I love this place.!!!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best meal since I moved to Charlotte!

Dined on April 24, 2016

I ate at Copper on Friday evening. The service staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was fantastic. I have only been in Charlotte 10 months, but I have not had a better meal out!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Chicken tikka masala is the best in my o ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

Chicken tikka masala is the best in my opinion

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Stache & Cook

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Our first time at Copper and we were not disappointed. We were given a nice table by the window and our drinks arrived promptly. The bar tender came out to make sure that she had made our drinks to our satisfaction. Subsequently, with some excellent advice from the manager we enjoyed our meals. Traditional Indian food is not our usual but this was fun to experiment. Good value.

food4
ambience4
service5

Great food but wish they still served ch ...

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Great food but wish they still served chutneys as you sat down. That's one of the great tastes!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday Dinner

Dined on April 2, 2016

Took my wife for Dinner to Copper and it was a great experience. I arranged for flowers to be delivered and the staff kept them in the cooler for me to make sure they were fresh when we arrived. I can not say enough of how the staff went above and beyond to make sure the dinner was perfect. Food was exceptional as always. Every time we visit Charlotte we make sure we eat here. Simply a great place to eat and I would highly recommend Copper to anyone.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

A varied group of people from a very fin ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

A varied group of people from a very finicky eater, to a vegetarian, to a total food snob found and enjoyed the food here. A plethora of vegetarian options combined with the mixture of traditional and modern dishes meant there was bound to be something for every palette. On top of that was great service. Rice is included with every dish. And my fiancé who took some food away was thrilled to see that in addition to his leftovers they had given him some fresh rice too (and what seems to be a whole new portion). Can be pricey for some dishes but you don't leave hungry.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Dependably delicious

Dined on March 27, 2016

We live way out in the suburbs so we don't visit here often. We love the food here. the spices are perfect. The appetizer cauliflower florets are perfect and the somosas. We tend to vegetarian on the menu so recommend the dal, the fingerling potatoes with spinach. Always a wonderful treat. The wine list is sufficiently varied.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Service was "top flight". Meal was excel ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

Service was "top flight". Meal was excellent....back to back weekends at Cooper was well worth it.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, quick servie and our server ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Great food, quick servie and our server was very helpful with menu and beer selections too

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food!

vip
Dined on March 10, 2016

This was my first time having Indian food and it was outstanding. Our waiter was very good about providing recommendations. I will say that he was a little pushy in trying to get us to order mutliple appetizers, wine, desserts, etc., but the food was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

It is so nice to go to a very good India ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

It is so nice to go to a very good Indian restaurant that is in a classy and intimate location. I am so used to going to Indian restaurants that are in strip malls next to Subway or Dominos Pizza. Copper is in a great historic home with an excellent atmosphere, great food, and service. I highly recommend it ... you will certainly enjoy being at this restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service4

Great menu with a range of options for b ...

Dined on February 25, 2016

Great menu with a range of options for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Very authentic Indian prepared exceptionally well

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

A great find on a rainy night

Dined on February 22, 2016

In Charlotte for only a night we were looking for an Indian restaurant. We found "Copper" during an online search. An odd name for an Indian restaurant but that turned out to be the only odd thing about it. The food and service where exceptional, and the ambiance created but what appears to be a one time lovely Chaftsman style home was warm and inviting. The menu featured a several entree's you would expect from a traditional Indian restaurant, but there were also several unique chefs creations that I would love to try when we're able to pay a return visit. I would without reservation recommend "Copper" to anyone visiting the Charlotte area.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best Indian food in Charlotte

Dined on February 22, 2016

Try the shrimp appetizer!! Vegetarian options are abundant also. Round out the evening with some garlic Naan and the triple dessert...

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service3
value3

Disappointing Evening

Dined on February 20, 2016

We've been to Copper many times and had excellent experiences. Not so in this case. Although we made a reservation several days in advance, we were marched past many empty tables and deposited in a dark back room. The red wine my husband ordered had gone bad. It had a strong taste of vinegar. The appetizers were bland but the entrees were flavorful and nicely presented. The server seemed to be new and easily flustered but service was prompt. At the end of dinner we had an uncomfortably long wait for the check . Our server seemed overwhelmed, and someone else finally delivered the check.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wonderful food and nice atmosphere

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was excellent. Our waiter helped with recommending items we were not familiar with and did a great job with suggestions. They had a nice wine list at all price points. The atmosphere was nice-- close tables but classy in presentation (similar to many places in New York). The staff was very collaborative and always attentive to our table (noticed our candle had gone out and quickly replaced it). We were seated immediately upon arrival. I also noticed they were quick to accommodate a table nearby who needed a little extra space for a pregnant lady. I'll definitely add this to my list of favorites places for date night.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Indian Food

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

I was so happy to find out that Copper now opens for lunch on the weekend. I went with two friends on a Sunday. The service is friendly,fast and attentive. We started with samosas and masala tea. Both were good. We all ordered different entrees. I had the goat cheese kofta. One friend had a vegetarian spinach dish and the other friend had a lamb dish. All were perfectly spiced and served with garlic naan. The food is always great and perfectly prepared.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome Indian food!

Dined on February 14, 2016

We tried Copper for the first time on Valentines Day. The ambiance was cozy and romantic, just what we were hoping for. Even though it was busy the service was great. We are both a big fan of Indian food and agreed it was the best we have had in Charlotte. The prawns with coconut curry sauce was excellent!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious and great ambiance! I would de ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Delicious and great ambiance! I would definitely go here again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Copper.

Dined on February 12, 2016

The food was terrific and the staff was attentive, without being meddlesome. I have been to India 13 times, and love the cuisine, which was well represented. Kudos to all.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Still a Favorite

Dined on February 12, 2016

Copper is still one of our favorite places for Indian. It had been a while since we were last there and the menu had changed a little. No more Coppertinis (Their version of Martinis), but we were able to find some mixed drinks on the new menu that we really liked. We had the Sea-Bass and it was wonderful. Would highly recommend. It dawned on us as we started eating that we had not been asked about the spice level. My wife and I like our food a little on the spicy level and the default was mild. I would recommend that if you want your food a little more spicy that you specify that when ordering. Overall, I would definitely recommend Copper to anyone looking for a nice place to share an Indian meal.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic food

Dined on February 12, 2016

Perfect place for Indian food in town! We had a fantastic Valentine dinner, great food, great service!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent as always!

vip
Dined on February 9, 2016

The food and service were excellent (as always!) This time we had the masala-chili cauliflower appetizer, chicken biryani (not on the menu but they always make one for us!), apricot glazed chicken tikka and Lamb Kozhambu and a garlic naan. The lamb was very tender !

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Indian food in Dilworth

Dined on February 7, 2016

Copper serves great Indian food, both traditional as well as modern dishes, in a converted house. Great ambiance, good service, friendly staff. Besides good Indian beers, they have a long wine list with some fine wines to chose from.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience5
service4
value1

Mediocre food, nice ambiance

Dined on February 7, 2016

The ambiance at Copper was nice. Service was pretty good. Everyone was nice and pleasant. I had the chicken tikki masala. I ordered it mild and it was very spicy (even to my husband who loves spicy ). Other than the heat, there was absolutely no spices to taste. So disappointing. I've had much better Indian food at casual Indian restaurants for much less cost. I will say that the chicken and my husband's lanb was very tender. The naan bread was tasteless. Our appetizer-the vegetable balls was bland as well. It's sad when the best tasting item of your indian dinner is the rice.

food5
ambience4
service4

The food was excellent as always. Servi ...

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

The food was excellent as always. Service was good, i just wish the servers were more prompt with pouring wine. I think it's awful when you pay twice as much for a bottle of wine than your entree, but you have to serve yourself your own wine. The acoustics of the building and set up of the tables make it so that you can hear every conversation of the surrounding tables around you. That aside the food is so good we come back when we want a different spin on Indian food.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great non buffet Indian

Dined on February 2, 2016

The staff at copper is wonderful. They were so helpful and kind. If you like heat, don't be afraid to ask them to kick your dish up a couple of notches. I shared the vegetable vindaloo and the veggie tikka masala with a friend, and both dishes were awesome. The gravy on both was thick and rich. The paneer in the tikka masala was an added bonus too. The naan was soft with the perfect amount of chewiness to it. And the raita was great to cool our tongues off with after the vindaloo.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

It was my first time dining at Copper an ...

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

It was my first time dining at Copper and I will return. Our server was great with explaining the menu options and made excellent recommendations. But most importantly the food was great!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Lunch

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

My friend and I had a very nice lunch in the sunroom of Cooper. The food and service was excellent! I ordered the chicken with the spinach sauce and my friend ordered the chicken with the tomato based sauce. The lunch entrees came with naan and a bowl of rice.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Jewel of East Blvd.

Dined on January 28, 2016

Very nice find. Food and service was excellent. Very attentive staff.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Restaurant Week

vip
Dined on January 26, 2016

We mosied on into Copper for restaurant week. I've heard great things about Copper but had never tried it, and while I like Indian food, it's not something I normally gravitate towards, so without the Queen's feast encouragement, I'm not sure we would have gone, which would have been tragic! Every person was a great representation of the restaurant - friendly and a pleasure to interact with. We were in an extreme rush, and they were very understanding with providing to-go boxes and trying to expedite service. I started with the Cabbage-Black Beab-Asparagus "Tikki-Chole" - sort of like a bean burger. It was a good combination of flavors. Next, I had the cod-bay scallop "caldin" - this was like a coconut curry soup with onions, snap peas, grapes, and baby scallops. This was delicious! I love coconut anything so it wasn't a surprise that I would order and love this dish. The scallops were a great accompaniment to the curry, and the side of rice gave a nice starch to help soak up all the flavor. My husband had the Tandoori T bone lamb with red wine mushrooms and Indian curry sauce. IT WAS SO GOOD! We ate every last piece around the bone, not wanting to waste a single bite. The manager shared that they were thinking about replacing the lamb chops with this T bone option. I don't think they could go wrong because it was so tender and flavorful. He mentioned they marinade it for 24 hours before cooking it. YUM! I'm so glad I took the opportunity to try Copper during restaurant week. I would definitely recommend it to those who are more verse in Indian food and enjoy the flavor and spice combination. Beautiful atmosphere, in an older house too. It's so intimate and romantic, especially if you grab a seat by the fire with a bottle of wine.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Neighborhood Restaurant

Dined on January 26, 2016

Food is always great and stuff are friendly and provide guidance on selections.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Spectacular

Dined on January 24, 2016

Food was fantastic. Started with the fried cauliflower as an app and it was exceptional. Tikka Masala for the main dish and it was the best I've had in my life. Must go if you are wanting to try Indian food for the first time. Will be going back soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

Charlotte Restaurant Week

Dined on January 23, 2016

This week is an opportunity for Copper to shine, to celebrate the best of what is has to offer, and to wow its audience, but I felt short-changed instead. They fell short on consistency in many areas for a high end restaurant. Especially disturbing when server walked away with 1/3 of my mango lassi (assumed I was finished?) Compared to other Indian restos, I see no reason in returning to this place when I can get much better balance for so much less $$. Read my Tripadvisor review for all the reasons why.

food5
ambience5
service5

food was incredible as was the staff. I ...

Dined on January 22, 2016

food was incredible as was the staff. I had never had Indian and server was very helpful to ensure I chose a dish I would like. highly recommend!

food5
ambience5
service5

Love Cooper. The food was fantastic. We ...

vip
Dined on January 18, 2016

Love Cooper. The food was fantastic. We started with the cauliflower appetizer, followed by the chicken tikka masala and the cod. Everything was fantastic. I actually wish I could branch out and try more stuff, but I just love the tikka masala so much that I can't bring myself to not order it. The service was on point as well.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Modern perdpective of an Indian Curry

Dined on January 18, 2016

We enjoyed the presentation and quality of this authentic Indian food. Much better than your average curry the style and flavors were truly fantastic . Having travelled in India and Sri Lanka and enjoyed quality Indian food there as well as in the UK. I was delighted with our find at Copper

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Indian food in Charlotte!

Dined on January 17, 2016

Best Indian food in Charlotte! My family and I love this place. It has a gold star from my Indian dad too! Good combination of traditional and modern Indian dishes, so there's something for everyone (plus northern and a few southern dishes). Great service as well and the food is always delicious.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

New Years Celebration

Dined on December 31, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a uique place to have dinner, and fignured all the good places would be too full to acept New Year's eve reservations ona days notice-we were wrong- COPPER was open and hade room for us- We were greated by friendly staff, wonderful converted old home on East Blvd, great wine list, great waiter, and fantastic food!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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