Gallery Restaurant
Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 7042484100x
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Gallery Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)fit for foodies (30)romantic (29)notable wine list (18)good for groups (17)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Excellent experience. Can't wait to go again.
    kikifoodie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went on a Sunday night for my fiance's birthday. The bar area is very beautiful and inviting. A nice, warm ambiance. The array of liquor is extensive and the bartenders are so knowledgeable. We had flights of bourbon and tasted some wonderful new bourbons! He also made a recommendation for our dinner wine, which turned out to be perfect. The menu has something for everyone. I had the elk loin which was amazing and the price was reasonable! The art in the restaurant was beautiful and tasteful, and our server was classy, non-pretentious and attentive without being overbearing. Because we were celebrating a birthday, the desert (delicious) was gratis, and was a very nice and unexpected touch. One of the nicest places I have been in Charlotte. The experience, food and service were all well worth the money. Trying to come up with another special occasion so that we can go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Perfect for the 6 of us - celebrating birthdays for elderly dad and my wife. Quiet enough for folks in their 80s without sacrificing ambiance, food, or service. Great choice to avoid other more crowded options in Charlotte. We live a mile away, and I think it's probably the best restaurant in the Ballantyne area. Plus, it's open on Sundays when many other south Charlotte restaurants are closed. The filet was about the best I've ever had. Pricey, but great. Extensive wine list helped as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    Jeeter
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Don't be afraid to go to Gallery Restaurant just because it is located in the Ballentine Hotel. The food was quite reasonable and really wonderful! We had the pate appetizer to share, French onion soup, fried chicken (different the any other fried chicken, yum), cap steak which was cooked to perfection and the apple cake to share. The restaurant was not busy which can sometimes ba a problem but this was just the opposite. We learned how the foods were prepared, which was fun and made ordering easy. Go, you will love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent hotel restaurant
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It's unfortunate we, as a country, don't patronize hotel restaurants and thereby create the very reasons we don't patronize them. On this night we were looking for something light and we found it in Gallery. A very good waiter and just as good young kitchen put together a classic onion soup and crab cake appetizer for me partner. I had a ceasar salad and a bowl of mussels. Each item was served as seriously as a filet mignon might be. The attitude of the server was top-notch - willing to do what it took to add something to his customer's dining experience. We made a good choice on this night. I still believe the menu is a starting point and a good kitchen is willing to provide what it can to enhance a diner's enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise in Charlotte
    violet37VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is a restaurant inside a golf resort that caters to large numbers of conventions and conferences. Though the resort was full and we couldn't get a room there, we did come for dinner and were blown away. We had an outstanding dinner with terrific, friendly but not overbearing, service. I had a gorgeous Autumn Squash soup and the scallops, which were tender, beautifully presented, tasty, and had not a speck of sand in them. My husband had an incredible mussel starter with the biggest, tastiest, mussels he's ever had, in a spicy broth. He had to get more toast slices to mop up every bit. He then had an Elk loin roast, which was like filet mignon. Tender, not gamy at all! Better than most NYC restaurants we've been to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special treat
    TEXAN
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The gallery is a great place to go if you want a quiet 5 star meal. Service is great and while the food is very delicious, there needs to be slightly more of it. We were purposely trying to eat less so it worked nicely for us but if you have a hearty appetite, this may not be the place for you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual Excellent Dinner at Gallery
    ParaticularBob
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I dine at Gallery at least monthly because we think the food is imaginative and well prepared, the staff are well trained and attentive, and the ambience is quiet and up-to-date. We also eat lunch there periodically. They are high standards and consistently live up to them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great food - the braised beef short ribs were delicious, as was the crispy pork belly that was included in the vegetable medley - and our waitress, Rio, was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and fantastic service
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Not only was our meal fabulous, the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food!
    mbfoster
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Chef made a surprise dessert for my husband's birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Jem
    Dano
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Found the Gallery Restaurant on a "TOP 25" list in Charlotte Magazine. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this hidden jem was so close to home. And who knew hotel dining could be so outstanding? Will most definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant review
    michele
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Was my first experience in such a high rated restaurant! took my daughter for her 18th bday. Although i was down with a sinus cold and couldnt enjoy the taste of the food, (which i was looking so forward to) but my daughter said the food was amazing! The wait staff was impressive. Was a beautiful atmosphere etc. All the way around 5 star from presentation and by my daughters opinion, food! Hate i wasnt able to enjoy the food. If i am ever able to come back i will most definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent excellence
    rwhe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area. It is a special place for a special occasion. The food and service are the best around and it is not as expensive as one might expect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ndp1236VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my second time and it was truly amazing! The most interesting restaurant I have been to in the South!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always wonderful...
    LolaWPBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined here this past Saturday night and I am pleased to say that the service and food is consistent with all of the good experiences we have had here before. One nice thing Gallery does is to change the menu seasonally to accommodate the freshest possible ingredients. They do keep some of the popular dishes but always have nice new items and nightly specials. The décor is lovely and the service is always professional and friendly. While Billy is our favorite, all of the wait staff are excellent. These people know about food and wine and are able to describe the dishes and assist with the right pairings. It is nice to enjoy elevated food in a upscale environment right in our own neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in town
    ChefGeorge
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not sure why this lovely restaurant gets somewhat overlooked, other than for the same reason it took us so long to go there - associated with a luxury golf resort, it seems more like a private country club than a public restaurant. But it's great - beautiful setting, almost excessively attentive service, great menu (I went specifically for skate wing, which I've never seen on a Charlotte menu), creative and artistic presentations. The smoked trout sampler app held a delicious variety of aspects of the fish, from skin to roe, and the study of citrus dessert was an inventive array of citrus tastes beautifully plated. The bar was hopping while the dining room was only half-filled on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lestat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First time. at the Gallery and we very much enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent and the service superb We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Breakfast
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We ordered the blueberry and lemon preserve french toast, the strawberry and rhubarb french toast, scrambled eggs & ham, and an omelet. Both orders of french toast and the ham and eggs were perfectly prepared and delicious. My husband thought his omelet was good, but not quite as good or filling as Cafe Monte's omelet breakfast. I appreciate the unique breakfast options and will be back to try the mango and coconut waffle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Delightful
    AnnieM
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Brunch on Sunday with good friends couldn't have been better overall. The service was great, the food very good, and the ambiance- quiet, no children screaming (yes, I had children) made for a lovely time. The price is aggressive. Including tip, a breakfast-type brunch was $84, but as an alternative to dinner, it was well worth it as a time to share with good friends. Go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Special Place...Could Be Quieter
    VATrvlr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great location in an upscale hotel, outdoor dining (if you choose), great decor (it actually seems like an art gallery), imaginative menu (deliciously prepared and beautifully presented), professional & personable staff, well-stocked wine cellar with a nice selection of offerings (regardless of the sophistication of your pallet or the size of your wallet)...all of these factors provide the potential for an extraordinary dining experience at The Gallery. The only negative - it can be a noisy environment. Part of that is because of hard interior surfaces in the room; the other cause is large parties of inconsiderate people, yelling across the table to be heard by all, or using the speaker on their cell phone to hold a telcon while dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Awesome restaurant with amazing food. Great service. The restaurant was renovated since the last time we were there and it is beautiful. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I expected this restaurant to be good when I made our reservations, but it really blew us away. I got the NC Local Burger which was fantastic, and my husband said his beef tenderloin was the best he had ever had. It was my husband's birthday so they gave him a complimentary dessert. Great ambiance, food and service, I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uninformative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food, atmosphere was outstanding. I'm making this comment as a helpful jester. I went based the reviews I've read from others. It was not about until 10-15 min did a group of 4 women come in and the waitress raddled off the days special. My concern is why didn't she share that information with us. I called whom I think was the manager to my table and in my humble opinion she needs to brush up on her excuses. I felt like 2nd class citizen. It really hurt... Please take a moment to train your staff that regardless of who comes to your place of business they should be treated equally and fairly to include being informed on the daily specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect in every way!
    sustainableeater
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had an amazing meal at Gallery Restaurant - never thought to go to the Ballantyne Hotel for dinner (because we live so close and don't have a reason to stay there) but it was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in Charlotte. We had crab cakes and gazpacho for appetizers (delicious) and a steak special and beautiful lamb for dinner. Amazing desserts finished a perfect meal. Fairly pricey and smallish portions but I felt like I was at a great NYC restaurant. Our waiter never let our glasses go empty - perfect service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Tgill
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The staff is excellent. The Wine was great and the food was picture perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gallery restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    An amazing experience of fine dining. The food, service, and ambience were excellent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 527 reviews are from the Gallery Restaurant reviews archive.
  • sugar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    very nice, great wait staff and love your desserts, crab cake appetizer delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great restaurant Queens Feast menu they also had a "Kings Feast" menus Good selection. Good service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience at the Gallery
    Sharon
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food at the Gallery was outstanding. I also like the farm to table concept. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Felt like was kind of rushed by a different person cleaning our dishes off the table every few minutes. The almond cookies was a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Dining at Gallery was a delight. The service was meticulous and the food and wine were beyond any kind of reproach. An excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise.. over the top excessive.
    Lookingforquality
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The appetizers were delicious, My entrée, the Queen's Feast Rib Eye was tough, my wife's as well. It appeared that because it was on the Feast menu, quality was compromised. The desserts were very good. Sal, our waiter was informative, courteous and prompt. Our main complaint and the reason we will not return is the excessive noise. The host sat about 5 or 6 individual couples around a table of 7-8 men and one woman. Their table was in the very center of the dining room. Their noise was excessive. I did speak to the seating host and recommended he avoid sitting anyone near the group and in the future seat large groups away from the center of the room. I dropped $120 and walked away disgusted.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I have lived in the Ballantyne area for just over a year and a half now and The Gallery Restaurant has been our best dining experience to date. The ambience was excellent and the staff was professional and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out at the Gallery
    JohnnyV
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great evening out. Promptly seated. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Wonderful evening on the patio afterwards. Would highly recommend. John
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, As Always
    ParaticularBob
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The other side of romantic
    Hopedforbetter
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Golfer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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????
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    SDerenches
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taste not equal to presentation
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very high quality, miss the faves
    ElmcityboyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hotel Restaurant
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.