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Gallery Restaurant
Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gallery-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (704) 248-4100
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tim Toohey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gallery Restaurant has a private dining room that is the ideal setting to host an intimate gathering. The private dining room can accommodate up to 20 for a seated meal.

    We have a variety special menus to choose from.

    We look forward to planning your customized event.
  • Private Party Contact: 704-248-4100 (704) 248-4100
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monthly Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, Scotch Society and Seasonal Events. Please refer to theballantynehotel.com for upcoming specialty events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking available.
A word from Gallery Restaurant
The Forbes Four-Star Gallery Restaurant serves contemporary American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a weekend brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday. The farm-to-table inspired menu changes seasonally to provide the freshest local ingredients. The private dining room offers intimate space for private meetings, rehearsal dinners, events and holiday parties. Gallery Bar offers an impressive wine and Scotch selection. Diners enjoy wine tastings, seasonal events, private dining and seasonal al fresco dining. An exclusive display from local contemporary art provider Shain Gallery establishes an authentic gallery feel.Gallery Restaurant is located at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on the corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "On last Thursday night we celebrated the 49th anniversary of our meeting on a blind date, and Gallery provided the perfect spot for dinner with its quiet and tasteful elegance, the friendliness and attentiveness of the servers, and the imagination and execution of the kitchen. Every time we dine there we find interesting specials and menu items that are delicious (the quail dish, which we've each ordered twice now, was excellent). They price their wide range of wines reasonably. And the best part of the meal is the plate of macaroons that appears with tea or coffee. Since we love to cook we don't eat out often, but when we do we demand excellence, and Gallery delivers. They are among the few restaurants in Charlotte that we frequent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Much less than I expected. I emailed them that I was having a 35 anniverary dinner and wanted a quiet spot. When I got there I asked for a quiet spot again. They sat me next to the bar where the golfers come in after their game. Ambience? Really!? I order Bison, which is expected to be very lean. Half of it was fat. My bad, I should have know better than to go to a place whose main customers are golfers."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Let's start with the positive: Service was outstanding!! Food was good!! Excellent presentation!! Negatives: Current website is out dated!! Limited menu!! Burgers and fried chicken on fine dining menu????"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dining at the Gallery Restaurant is always a wonderful experience, and something to look forward to. Had not been there since the re-do, and it looks fabulous and chic, nothing less than perfect!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was beautifully presented but the Scottish Salmon, Baby Kale Salad and Local Pasta did not taste as good as it looked. There were very few people there when we dined there and I have a feeling that if it got very crowded the service staff would not be able to handle it. We had a lot of people attending to filling our water glasses and bringing bread but it took a long time to get our entrees and a very long time to get our check. Also I had to call the restaurant back and tell them that they had not checked me in through Open Table and was never able to get a live person on the phone."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was amazed how great the food was at the Gallery restaurant, cause it's part of a Hotel, and usually restaurants in Hotels doesn't have a great reputation, but The Gallery is over the top."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "First time back since the remodel and new menu. The food is more eclectic than before, which for foodies, is great. I, for one, am a meat and potatoes guy, so most of the menu was lost on me. Totally miss the favorites like Shrimp and grits and the filet. I get they are going more seasonal, but still should have some regular items on the menu. Everything was wonderful, just disappointed in the shift in the menu. Will go back with different expectations."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Found the waiter to be pushy. Always trying to upsell something. It got annoying. Mussels were okay, and the wedge salad was not that great. Swordfish was very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went to the Gallery for lunch, my co-workers took me out for my birthday and the food was superb! Highly recommend to any group looking to do a classy lunch!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Fabulous food, great service and beautiful setting. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Gallwry is a Ballantyne neighborhood gem in addiition to a great resort food is outstanding and well paired, staff engaged and attentive"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everyone on the staff, from the Haley the hostess, to Garrett the Sous Chef, to Cameron the Manager, went out of their way to make this a special evening for my lovely girlfriend and her daughters. It could not have been more perfect. The NC Local Burger was great, and we had two vegetarians for whom the chef whipped up something special and wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed all of our meals. The cap steak was terrific. Service was great."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The Gallery has been a favorite of our for special dinners. This time we had lunch and as usual the experience was exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food was not as nice as I remember (each season there seems to be an increase I price and cut back in food. What was there of children ....no chix fingers, hot dogs, Tater tots and..... the music was not music just a prerecorded bass beat which was very loud and obnoxious and overpowered anything the guy might have been playing....maybe okay in a nightclub. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Just what we wanted for Mother's Day. Food was unique and prepared well. The different flavor of the sweet potato hash was awesome. Chicken and waffles done right, I liked the sirrracha syrup. Service was just on the slow side but very pleasant. Our server was feomNY so we had something in common and she was very friendly! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "One of our favorite places for an incredible meal and overall dining experience in Charlotte, Gallery ALWAYS lives up to the expectation and consistently delivers more. The seasonal menu has everything you could ever crave, infusing the perfect amount of modern culinary technique and traditional southern influence. Hopefully, the crabcakes will stay on the menu forever...they are beyond this coastal southern girl's experience anywhere else in the world. The most recent chocolate indulgence for dessert would carry any person in their right mind away! Every server has been the perfect amount of classy, helpful, & unobtrusive. So happy we discovered Gallery four years ago! Beautifully appointed then, and now."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I recently went to celebrate Mother's Day at lunch. The food was good but the menu was limited on non-breakfast items because they do brunch on the weekends. This was not readily apparent to me when I made the reservations and was initially off putting, but the quality of the food and the excellent service made up for this. We look forward to going back for a regular menu lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Gallery was fantastic! It was my wife's birthday and they accommodated us with a private booth and all the staff went out of their way to make it a great night. The app menu is a nice eclectic blend and foodies will appreciate it. My wife and myself love the farm to table menu. I had the cap steak and my wife had the Bison and both were amazing! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Delicious and creative dishes along with flawless service continue to shine...thanks"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My husband I enjoyed their service and food. Every food we ordered was very delicious. The only bad thing that night was a huge group was behind us and they made a lot of noise. That was irritating us. Restaurant should've put them in the banquet room or somewhere and separate from other customers since the group was that big. We expected nice, quiet atmosphere but felt like we were in a sports bar. So I rated 4 stars. Our server apologized and asked us to come back and try again. Hopefully no noise next time. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We made a spur of the moment decision to have a great night with friends. Everyone enjoyed the evening. It is hard to find an upscale restaurant that is not too stuffy and formal. Our wonderful waiter was a big part of the fun. And the almond cookies are exceptional.."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was a business dinner and we all enjoyed the food, we had 4 appetizers and the Mussels were tops and so was the Bison Tartar. The Bison steak was on the money. Presentation was wonderful and the sides were a delicious. The wine recommendation was great everyone enjoyed the selection. The wall art was beautiful, good atmosphere, comfortable seating."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We live in the area and had not been to The Gallery in a few years. Big mistake on our part! We had forgotten how wonderful the food and service is at The Gallery; and it is a great value. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Upon arrival, the hostess was extremely polite and courteous. Since there was inclement weather outside, he insisted we leave everything wet at check out. Wait staff and waitress were outstanding. The food prepared that night was unforgettable! I had the cowboy steak with all the fixings. My wife had the chicken which was prepared to perfection. We will now make the Gallery Restaurant a part of our monthly date night."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took an out of town guest for his 60th birthday. We had eaten here before and enjoyed it immensely. They have since remodeled and the decor is nice. The wait staff is extremely well trained and attentive, but not in that overbearingly annoying way. Cannot complain about service, it was excellent. The room was so loud and noisy. There were screaming children and very loud conversation. Some people were dressed in shirts and tee shirts. The atmosphere felt like a diner. The new menu was limited and felt a bit pretentious to me. The food was good, cooked appropriately and presented well. However, I wanted great not good. I expected so much more from a special occasion dinner at the Ballantyne. Probably won't go back. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food and service. Staff was very attentive and engaging. Delicious dishes, well prepared and served with attention to detail."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We invited another couple to join us for lunch at the Gallery Restaurant and found it to be very good, but not quite up to its performance for dinner. Our concern was that the crab cake main course had a corn salad that did not list cilantro as an ingredient, and my wife, who ordered it, hates cilantro. The service was generally fine, but our server was a bit absent minded at times, requiring reminders about details. So this time our rating is that lunch was very good, not excellent. We'll certainly go back since any restaurant can be off occasionally, and this was minor in the grand scheme of things."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We came for our 3 year anniversary. The food was fantastic, the staff was fantastic, and our host, Jason, was fantastic. We had an excellent time."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A nice treat from room service. Good food. Very attentive service. Wonderful quiet dinner. However they can accommodate large groups easily. If you are staying at the hotel- The Ballentyne- I would give it a try."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We travel here for golf and spa but also this restaurant. Very attentive service, nice art, good presentation and great food. Enjoyed dinner once and great breakfasts twice."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "All dines were excellently prepared and delicious. Wonderful fresh seafood. We had an early reservation, thankfully, since the incoming corporate groups were very loud and rowdy. Awesome service."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent, with fantastic tastes. My wife's filet was, however, medium rather than the medium rare she ordered"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My wife had the angus filet mignon and was very happy with it. For me, the salmon was prepared nicely, but a little under cooked (better than over cooked). We both had the squash soup minus the bacon and we both enjoyed it. We did think that the soup was a little too thick, but tasty. We enjoyed a nice bottle of NorthStar merlot. The service was very good and friendly except for the fact that the cocktails seemed to take a little long to arrive. It was after a stressful drive in so we both may have been a little impatient. I would recommend this restaurant based on our experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We ordered the Bison and Salmon entrees and both were ridiciously small. The bison had good flavor, but was tough and gristly. Also ordered the ceasar salad which was the smallest salad I was ever served at any restaurant... The bill was over $100 and we were still hungry when we left the restaurant. Disappointed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My companion and I dined at Gallery Restaurant on Saturday evening and the experience was incredible. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was absolutely divine and the atmosphere was lovely. Gallery is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Queen City and dare I say, nationally. I've dined at places across the world and never had service as courteous, friendly and on point with every detail as I had with Gallery. I am tremendously pleased with this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Best hotel restaurant I've had the pleasure to done at - very good!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The people, service and atmosphere were very good, but the food was disappointing. I had the flounder and my companion had salmon. There are two of our favorite seafoods, but both dishes were bland and tasteless. Very disappointing especially given the price. I whose this restaurant based on the Open Table reviews and the location. I do not recommend. Sorry."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I do believe this restaurant can be romantic but on a busy night we got crammed into a side room with six other couples and could hear the private conversations going on. If we were in the main room in the booths that would not have happened. It really took away from enjoying our time there and there was no ambiance to enjoy. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter from the start was not overly friendly or helpful. This was my second time there but my wife's first. I had a great first experience which made me want my wife to experience. From the start my wife kept asking me if it was like this when I came to which I said no. It seemed to have gotten worse when I asked about getting their yummy macaroons. He said they weren't available. When I asked on my first visit it wasn't a problem. For some reason the waiter asked if we were guest of the hotel and we said no, we live 5 minutes away. From then on he was very friendly actually giving us some of the Almond macaroons to go. My wife even made a comment early on about how he probably thought we were hotel guests not locals."
    Dined on 2/14/2014