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Global Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Global Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
  • Address:
    3520 Toringdon Way
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    Neighborhood:
    Ballantyne
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $30 and under

Global Restaurant, Bar & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.global-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (704) 248-0866
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Brunet
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Global hosts private functions for business or for pleasure.
  • Private Party Contact: Bernard (Chef/Owner) (704) 248-0866
  • Special Events & Promotions: Go to our web site then click on "special events".
    Wine Tasting or Wine Dinner every last Wednesday of each month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston Road in Ballantyne
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind the restaurant in the parking Deck
A word from Global Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
Welcome to Global. Our Menu is designed & influenced by Chef Bernard and his wife Shannon, owners of the restaurant. An eclectic flair & appealing flavors brought back to the Carolinas after traveling the world together. Experience our cosmopolitan cuisine & wine list.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Though you have to wiggle around to get to it before you can even see it, this restaurant is in the heart of everything. The service is outstanding and the food is worthy of stop by the heftiest food critics. The food is beautifully presented as well, a 5 star there. It is a smaller restaurant, which makes it intimate for a romantic date, but it's straight forward enough for a large group of friends to feel at home. I'll definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "One of the best culinary experiences ever! The physical space doesn't quite match up to the excellence of the food served there and the amazing quality of staff! It's in an office park and could easily be overlooked - but DON'T!!! It's well worth it!!!! It's a MUST GO restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If you are looking for the standard fare, and basic, Global probably isn't a great fit. But if you like trying different things, not scary, just different ingredients put together well, Global is worth the visit. My second visit. Outside area is sleepy & quiet, especially at night with the office buildings around it, but inside is cozy. Recommend a try!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Warmly greeted upon arrival and promptly seated. Knowledgable wait staff. Food deliciously prepared and elegantly presented. I highly recommend this small gem of a restaurant for anyone interested in fine dining"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Love the food friendly atmosphere. I really love that the chef/owner stop at our table to see how we were. Food was excellent abundance of taste. Desserts to die for, coffee smooth and great.. Omg great.."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Global was great! The decor was trendy and comfortable, the service was attentive and friendly, they made you feel like they were really trying. The food was amazing, they took cuisine you are familiar with and just gave it special attention with detail to flavor and presentation. So you felt like wow this is new and yet you didn't have that feeling of but what is ?? that?? You knew it you just haven't tasted it that way. Global is great for a date night, comfy for a party of 4 or less but the space really does feel intimate so not so much of a group vibe or bar scene. I recommend Global, its a great find for the Ballantyne area. I will go Global again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Highly recommend this place. Food and service was excellent !! She Crab Soup was amazing!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Have a very specific diet and they were very kind to assist my accommodations. Food was delicious. Foodie find!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by friends and what a find! This will be one of our "go-to" places especially when we have friends visiting from out of town. The selections that Chef Bernard and his wife Shannon have put together were different and most delicious! For appetizers we chose the Pork Belly and their specialty "Ooh La La Shrimp" to share. Great! In our group of four we had the Pork Cheeks, Sea Bass, Strip Steak and the summer Tilefish special with watermelon and cucumber for entrees. The side of Mac n Cheese w/Bacon was unbelievable! For dessert we shared Crème Brule and Chocolate Mousse. Everything was magnificent! Perfect portions and with the great menu we were able to order different things and share tastes of each."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary. We really enjoyed the place, it's a little restaurant but the food was excellent!! We also got a "treat" for our anniversary (2 glasses of champagne)... the desert was ok, not "wow" as the main courses. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and would be back in a future opportunity."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was clean. Loved the colors of gold and blue. Waitstaff were very knowledgeable about wine list and food items. Very friendly and professional. The shrimp appetizer and She Crab soup was delicious. Loved the fresh bread. Entrees were delicious and oh so fresh! Will definitely select the Nougat Glace again for dessert! My husband and I had a great time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Three couples attending a conference were looking for something good outside our hotel. The room is small but lovely, staff knowledgable and welcoming and the food was terrific. Chef/owner makes it interesting. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of our favorite places to eat in Charlotte. Chef Bernard has done an outstanding job on the entire menu! The entire staff is outstanding as well. We have been here often and never had a bad experience. Highly recommend Global which is definitely a hidden gem in Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Global is a great local gem. I normally head to south park when I'm looking for a great meal. No need with Global practicallly in my backyard. I had the she crab soup and as always it did not disappoint. Best I've ever tasted. Our friends and my hubby had the Mahi- Mahi special. Everyone enjoyed it. I asked for a lite salad with protein for my entree and the only disappointment was the shrimp was a bit chewy. But great salad. Anyway, our friends loved the meal and experience as first time diners and they said they will be back too! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Another excellent dinner. Beef tartare to begin, followed by monkfish and brisket surf-and-turf. Both excellent. My wife's salad and mahi-mahi both were very good. Once again, Bernard (or whoever was in the kitchen when we dined) did a fine job."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Might be the best restaurant in south Charlotte if you can find it!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding! Our starter choices of the Berkshire Pork Belly and She Crab soup were both wonderful! For our entrees, we had Butternut Squash Raviolis and the Roasted Pork Loin with Polenta, both great! We there for an early dinner and on a rainy day, so can't comment on the bar aspect or noise level, it was quiet with pleasing low key music. Nice they the chef/owner stopped by out table, too! My only other comment is that the menu was a bit different than the one posted on line...otherwise, perfect!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I was trying to find a spot in the Ballentyne area (which seems to be full of chains and void of quality restaurants) to take a group of business associates. A friend recommended Global and I gave it a shot. They seated us in their wine room. Chef Bernard (owner and chef) was incredibly accommodating and entertaining and the food was AMAZING. Don't miss the appetizer tower. I'm a big foodie and this place is as good as I've had in Charlotte or most anywhere for that matter. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner. I loved the menu options which made it extremely difficult to make a decision for my meal. I had the Sea Bass and my wife the Pork Tenderloin. We were both very pleased."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent from the time you walk in until you leave. Truly a special restaurant that you it is worth you finding it"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Global is Foodie Heaven. All of the menu selections are crafted with care and a great deal of expertise. I believe that they try to use local food as much as possible. If I needed to impress someone, if I needed to be sure that the dinner was good or if I just needed a really good meal, I would choose Global."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Pork appetizer was excellent, as was the fish entree. Waiter was attentive without hovering and very knowledgable about menu and wine. Bartender mixed tasty drinks. Nutty dessert and port were yummy. The chef came out to check on our meal. Small but cozy place in an unexpected location-an office park."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Global is in an unassuming location, embedded in an office park. However, while it is largely unknown it is in fact excellent. The chef always visits your table to check on the food - which is always amazing! I am a vegetarian and he always accommodates. Meanwhile my husband was trained in the culinary arts and is a bit of a foodie as a result so I know if he raves it is really something else. Go and try this wonderful little restaurant, you won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went with 8 people and were so lucky to be seated in a separate room by ourselves, although the enter restaurant is quiet with plenty of space between tables. This is a rare find- a restaurant where you can truly enjoy the food and the people you are sharing it with. The food is always well crafted- no two sauces or sides the same and always perfectly cooked. The menu is small but with good variety to tempt all diners. One of my favorite special night places in Charlotte"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to Global for a belated Valentine's Day celebration and had a wonderful time. The food was top notch and the service was wonderful. This is a restaurant that is completely worth seeking out--it totally tops many more well known restaurants we've been to in town in trendier locations. We look forward to coming back--it has definitely been added to our list of special occasion go-to restaurants!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food will make you drool on yourself. The combinations in the dished were carefully thought out and superbly executed. If you live in Charlotte, you owe it to yourself to dine there."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The dining room is very small and were we seated at a table in the middle of the room next to several other tables . It was uncomfortable. The food was overpriced for what we received and the service was slow. We will not be back and definitely would not recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there the day after Valentine's with my wife and the service was slow. We started out with the Shrimp Oo La La and were a bit underwhelmed and honestly expecting a bit more after reading the reviews. The She-crab soup then arrived and we started a journey which made our taste buds come alive! The soup was layered in flavors and very tasty indeed. For an entree, I went with the Pork Tenderloin over smoked grits cooked with a ragout which was devine! The pork was cooked to a perfect medium and the smoked grits were unlike anything I've ever tasted before. My wife went with the Butternut Squash Ravioli which was so flavorful I kept asking her for more bites! Yes the location is in a business park but we can't wait to go back here!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food is interesting...pork belly app was the best. We will go back and just order 5 of those. Decor could use some work. Service was good but not genuine. Excellent wine options. Looking forward to patio dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Global, service was a bit slow. The menu is interesting, there is nothing that would be considered traditional on the list. Not bad, but you are getting into very specific taste of the chef. Wine list was a bit limited. We would go back with friends but not on our own."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service, professionalism, friendly, best foor quality in Charlotte. Servers extreemly knowledgable and helpful very attentative."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time at Global; went for Valentine's dinner! They offered a set menu for Valentine's. Food was great; service was good. All in all a great experience. Will definitely go back for dinner again!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Global since they opened..which I found out was in 2007! Wow, how time flies! Enjoyed it then and really don't know why we hadn't been back as I remember enjoying several items on the menu then. Made the reservation this time without knowing that they had a set menu for Valentines Day. I was thrown a little off guard by that but we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of food on the menu and the portions that were offered. There were 4 courses plus dessert. Each course was delicious and different from the other courses. I am glad to see that their business is brisk, which means that I will be able to go back to try their regular menu again. Really love their endive salad!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Normally Valentine's Dinners are overpriced and moderately good. I have to say that his past Friday night, we had one of the most amazing meals we have ever head at Global. The combination of foods was unique and the presentation was delightful. Bernard simply outdid himself! We are very fortunate to have a restaurant like this here in Charlotte."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To begin, I was contacted 3 times to confirm a reservation that I had reserved with a credit card, which was a little annoying. The menu was prix fixe for Valentine's Day, which we knew. There was only one option for each course, and each option was mediocre from the triggger fish to the fatty porkbelly so if you didn't like that course, you were out of luck until the next one. The biggest problem was that each course was essentially a small version of an appetizer so we left still hungry. We went to the movies afterwards, and we both had a hot dog because we were still hungry. The couple beside us left once they saw the menu, and we will not be returning either. Finally, the bill was $210 after tip for 2 people making it even worse."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Global is set in the Torringdon business area off of Johnston Road. What a great restaurant! It was a great find, we never knew it was there. The menu is eccletic and wonderful. The food was delicious!! Even the owner walks around and welcomes you - he's also the chef. There's many influences in the menu - French, southern, etc…making the menu quite a treat to choose an entree from. I would highly recommend Global to all foodies!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Since moving to Charlotte, two years ago, this restaurant has been our favorite from the first time we walked through the doors. The staff (Mike) is always super nice and personable; the beverages are always wonderful to choose; and the food, never a bad meal here. Always a lovely combination put on the plate which is placed in front of us. Our recent visit had us enjoying a delicious meal, prepared by Chef Bernard, and reveling in the fact that we had a table in a fully booked dining room! The table side visit by Chef Bernard makes you feel appreciated, as not just a patron but a part of their house. A must experience to enjoy that we keep telling friends about!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were somewhat underwhelmed. Service was great, but the wine list was pretty limited and my food temprature was less than optimal. All things considered, there are better options int he area."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I am a 30yr service professional. I along with my wife, a 17yr service pro , granddaughter (8), and goddaughter (6) took a chance on Global for restaurant week. The food was brilliant. .The ONLY failing was our server. It seemed as though he was a "temporary employee". We were prejudged by the attendance of the children, the two girls actually did their own culinary review as the evening unfolded. We didn't get any of the menu preview surrounding tables received and the "order taker" had no food knowledge of what we enjoying even though this was the second Saturday of restaurant week. Otherwise, the wine selections were significant to the food opportunities, atmosphere and décor were enjoyed by our party. Hoping for "service " next visit."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Global was "ok." It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. Very middle ground. It described itself as fine dining but didn't present itself as such. I doubt I would recommend and would not consider it a foodie destination."
    Dined on 1/25/2014