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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
  • Email: info@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Service, professionalism, friendly, best foor quality in Charlotte. Servers extreemly knowledgable and helpful very attentative."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Global for the first time on New Years Eve 2013. The meal was seriously one of the best we have ever had. We have already been back for another dinner, and plan on returning again on at least a monthly basis. This is our new favorite restaurant in Charlotte, and that includes a comparison to Global and Zebra. I highly recommend Global to everyone who wish to have a fantastic meal!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "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
  • "We checked the list of restaurants and realized we never knew this restaurant was in the are. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. It was an awesome evening from the moment we got there. We were greeted by the waiter with a glass of bubbly since dessert was included in the menu for the night for restaurant week. We were never rushed and the service was awesome! We will definitely be back and tell our friends!!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Entree was too salty and waiter did not offer to replace. Soup was bland."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We tried Global during Queen's Feast. We loved it! The atmosphere was great and the food was fantastic! We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Girls night of sorts. Good meal and atmosphere. Nice place to dine and unwind."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Global. The food was terrific. She had the NY Strip and grits. I had stuffed chicken. Both meals were delicious and full of flavor, the steak was a little better than the chicken. Our server was attentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great service, great food! Small (relatively), run by husband and wife team, it's amazing they can turn out so much diversity of food. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Wanted to give this place a higher rating. The food and service was good. However the location was bad and the decor was tacky."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had never known this restaurant existed until we saw in on the Queen's Feast list. This is a definite keeper!! It was a little hard to find buried in the back of the Torrington complex, but well worth the trip! We thought it was a new restaurant and were amazed to find out they had been there for going on 8 YEARS!! If you go you absolutely have to try the pork belly appetizer! It is melt in your mouth good. Cute little bar with an outdoor eating area for warmer climate. Do yourself a favor and try it!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "After each dining experience at Global, my wife and I say that we should visit more frequently. The food is always prepared and presented beautifully, and the service is always professional and respectful. Moreover chef/owner Bernard cares enough to leave the kitchen to greet his guests."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Way overpriced. Doesn't hold a candle to Villa Antonio."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We have been to Global a number of times now. The food and service are always very good. Does not disappoint."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "It doesn't get much better than this! The dinner options taste as great as they look. The wait staff is the best, taking care and making appropriate suggestions for food and wine. The chef visits personally to make sure you are taken care of properly. It's a place you should go more frequently, but it is such a special treat when you do go."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Wonderful and informed staff, the food was just delightful with a beautiful presentation, clean, fresh ambience, yet even on the mostly dinner filled restaurant their was an air of calm, very romantic if desired."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Impeccable service, nice atmosphere and melt in your mouth good food."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Global is a hidden neighborhood treasure in Torrington place. The food and service is outstanding. It is quiet and romantic. The wine offering is extensive with varied price range. The server made an excellent recommendation with our dinner. We like the special 3 course menu pricing with wine."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I was at Global Restaurant on a slow night and received a warm welcome, excellent service, and the food was the best I tried on my recent trip to Charlotte. The vegetarian options on the menu are what brought me to the restaurant and I hope to return someday. I had the eggplant and olive spring roll, butternut squash ravioli, and nougat glace...and I've already recommended this restaurant to everyone I've spoken to!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013