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Terrace Cafe - Ballantyne
Terrace Cafe - Ballantyne
  • Address:
    14815 Ballantyne Village Way Suite 150
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    Neighborhood:
    Ballantyne
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Terrace Cafe - Ballantyne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.terracecafecharlotte.com
  • Email: mike@terracecafecharlotte.com
  • Phone: (704) 369-5190
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday 8:00AM-12:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Kerns
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a small banquet room that can accommodate up to 10 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Whitney, General Manager (877) 635-9894
  • Entertainment: Live music several times a week, call for info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking available free of charge in deck.
A word from Terrace Cafe - Ballantyne
Boasting awards for all three meal periods, Terrace Cafe of Ballantyne serves eclectic American cuisine with a creative touch.


We are open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. We take reservations for Dinner hours. Breakfast and Lunch are Walk-In only.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "As always,our dining experience was marvelous. The choices and specials are plentiful and great tasting. Our server,Adam, is fantastic. Everybody in our party loved what they chose. The sweet potato waffle fries are worth every calorie. They are fantastic as was the rest of our dinners. This restaurant is a winner! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went for diner with a group of friends. It was a Wednesday night at 7pm. The restaurant was completely empty except for a couple tables outside. Food was good, but service was not. For an empty restaurant, you would think the server would be attentive. However, we had to flag him down for everything. And then, they started shutting down the restaurant around us (at 9pm). Nothing like feeling unwelcome."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Hi, My daughter and I dined while visiting Charlotte. Our experience was just OK. The calamari were great but I had the fried oyster salad which was mediocre and my daughter had the mushroom soup and salad and felt the same. They were out of the fish special and the lobster bisque which was the soup of the day. Our server was wonderful, attentive but not overly. We sat outside and it was great for someone from Philadelphia to eat outside in April."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The service is always good, the food creative and delicious."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great Cosmo. Gargantuan portion of hummus for an appetizer. Butter lettuce and hazelnut salad was fine. Brick chicken with leeks and mushroom very tasty. Fried Oysters Rockefeller dish was a nice twist and well received."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Everything was great. My first time ordering Shrimp and Grits. Wonderful."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Terrace Cafe never disappoints with their fabulous food! Can't wait for next time!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good place to have dinner before the movie. Food and service were outstanding. A little loud."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed a business dinner here recently for our group of 6. The waiter recommended the special, NC Grouper, with risotto, and offered us the wine special of $5 a glass for any wine under $9 a glass on the menu. He was attentive yet not intrusive. Water and wine were served promptly and appetizer and food orders taken without interrupting our conversation. The food was very good --- hummus and oyster salad for appetizers for the group ; most followed his recommendation and ordered the NC Grouper for the entree. All indicated the grouper was very good. I ordered the Salmon and it was delicious, as was the asparagus that came with it. We were too full for dessert but enjoyed capuccino and coffee. Overall a very good experience."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife has a gluten sensitivity so she was somewhat limited, but she loved the chicken. My scallops were cooked just right and we're not sandy or chewy. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Breakfast, Lunch & dinner are served here. Looks more like a breakfast place. Food was described differently than what as served. Drinks were not good! Was just okay,."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation for dinner on Valentine's Day. I have been to the Southpark location on many occasions but my husband has never been to either. We both loved our meals and had wonderful service! This is so convenient if you are going to a movie -you literally walk upstairs! Great experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Waiter was very freindly. Food and service was excellant. Looking forward to going back with a group of friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Restaurant booked late on Valentines Day, otherwise probably would not have chosen this restaurant for a romantic or special occasion. Recent bad weather plus the occasion had the restaurant out of steak by 8:30. Server happily accommodated my wife ordering off the menu because of the limited food available. The food was pretty good, but not special enough to travel further than normal to get.. Would recommend giving it a try if you live in the area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Terrace Café on Valentine's Day this year. What a great restaurant! Wonderful and extensive selection of food and beverages supplanted with a moderate price range. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. A great spot for a romantic dinner or just a quick business lunch. The breakfast menu also looked quite enticing :) I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again in the near future!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have dined at Terrace Ballantyne many times. The food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend and his mom. Our server was nice, and knowledgeable about the menu. We had the chicken lollipops for an app and our waiter recommended a red wine which was fairly good. I had the lemon chicken with parmesan risotto - it was okay... the whole experience was just OK. Nothing was wrong, or tasted bad, but it didn't wow me and with the price of the food, I expected more. Probably won't be coming back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Decided to try at the last minute for a girls get together since it was easy to get to. Had a fantastic meal and can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We came to Terrace Cafe (Ballantyne) for restaurant week. It was the first time for all of us so we weren't sure what to expect, but we were all extremely pleased with every aspect of the experience. Great atmosphere, excellent service, and absolutely amazing food! We especially loved the fried green tomatoes, the blue crab bisque and the shrimp and grits. Highly recommended! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I went for breakfast first and loved it! Its a great place for comfort food! Just went back to try dinner and was very impressed! The food is delicious and good quality! :)"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I'd tried Terrace cafe for brunch and always wanted to try dinner. I wasn't disappointed! Dinner great. I had lobster tails and wSnt expecting them to come out fried but they were really good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "There for Queens Feast and menu and food excellent and waiter same. Thanks"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "WE enjoyed taking advantage of the "Charlotte Feast Week" at Terrace Café--a delectable neighborhood attraction. Food was excellent. Experience repeatable. Service from David attentive yet not pushy, helpful but not over-indulgent. We'll be back,."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Excellent food. We went there for Charlotte Restaurant Week and had the limited Restaurant Week menu, and it was excellent. The blackened mahi with shrimp and grits was very very good! Our server Ryan was very helpful, and suggested a specific Pinot for my wife. She liked it very much, and he later brought a small pour of the one she had originally been looking at (which was not as good, as per his suggestion). Our only problem was that we couldn't finish it all. Ryan also told us that they are open for Breakfast, so we'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "My husband and I split an order of the fried green tomatoes which were very good and our server came out with 2 more pieces because they weren't sure if they had given us the proper number. Thought that was pretty cool. Both of us had the shrimp and grits. It was a bit too spicy for him but I thought it was good...different from others I have had because it had barbecue sauce. Our service was very good. I would recommend it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was great and fast didn't have to wait long for any course and food was very good I plan to come again"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was great during Restaurant Week. However there was at times too much if a gap between courses. Especially between the 2nd and 3rd courses."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I have not eaten at Terrace Café since the change in ownership a year ago. I'm so glad I gave it another try. Soup special was lobster bisque...awesome! The Apple Manchego and Hazelnut salad... delish as well as the Fried Oyster spinach salad. The New York strip and the Brick Chicken were favorite entrees. They have a very nice bar area for cocktails before or after dinner. Our server Brian had a great sense of humor and gave us excellent service."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was a delightful experience. I wanted to dine at this restaurant for my birthday and was not disappointed. Our waiter was very attentive but not over-bearing. He explained components of the menu and was knowledgeable. The menu selection is great. The location was convenient to our home. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "This was our first visit and we will return, great service and great food!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have had a hit and miss experience with the Terrace Cafe and unfortunately we experienced a miss again on New Years Eve. This was vastly different from our last occasion that we raved about, about a week and a half ago. The "special" New Years menu was a miss and the four of us would have been much more satisfied with ordering from the regular menu. No complaints with our server she was very attentive and accommodating. The lobster bisque was runny and lacked flavor, the stuffed part of the stuffed lobster was difficult to eat also lacked some seasoning, lamb rack was not tender, Grouper was tough and bland. I am sure we will at some point give the Terrace Cafe a try again, but we will go with what is practiced regularly."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent. My only complaint is that the portions were huge; I wound up leaving my otherwise excellent dessert because I was stuffed after three prior courses. They were all good, but one needs to choose."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I go to The Terrace several times a month. It is consistently a good experience. The food is always good. The menu is broad enough to have something for everyone. The staff is friendly and the service is prompt. If you haven't tried it, you should. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was outstanding, but ambience is so-so. Flat-screen TVs and loud popular music you'd find in a ho-hum sports bar."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Food was very good, loved the mini biscuits. Staff very friendly, would return."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "My wife and I had Date Night here. Crab cakes are fantastic and I'm from Marylands eastern shore. Service was great and my wife is still talking about the shrimp and grits. 5-Stars and we will be back."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My husband and I love to go to the movie theater to see the new releases. Terrace Cafe is a great place to grab a bite before or after a film. The food is good, the atmosphere is usually energetic, and yet not too noisy that you can not have a conversation. My husband has a little trouble hearing and doesn't care for places where the noise bounces all around him. On cooler evenings we enjoy sitting outside on their terrace with a glass of wine and appetizers. Very relaxing...."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My husband had dinner here with another couple who had never been. Had a great time. Noise level was not a problem. We had a wonderful time talking and catching up without having to scream. Food was very good. Our friends ooohed and awed over the food with almost each bite. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Terrace is a very good neighborhood resturant with a great location and excellent service. We really enjoyed the new fall menu offerings especially the short ribs and plank potatoes with pimento cheese. The grouper with risotto is also a favorite."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Terrace Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte! Brunch is AMAZING, and the dinner menu is filled with creative and tasty entrees. Definitely check it out!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013