Gallery Restaurant

4.5
1098 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Sunday Lunch
Gallery Restaurant serves contemporary American fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.  Menus change seasonally to provide fresh regional ingredients. An exclusive art display from a local gallery establishes an authentic gallery feel. Enjoy an impressive wine selection honored as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Gallery Bar offers a casual option for lunch and dinner and has an extensive Whiskey collection.  Diners enjoy monthly culinary events and seasonal Al fresco dining. Private dining offers an elegant space for small social events and meetings up to 20 guests. Gallery Restaurant is located at The Ballantyne on the corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Dress code is business casual or nice dress, no baseball caps please.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm;
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm.
Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 248-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Garrett Merck
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Cross street
Johnston Road
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Parking details
Complimentary self parking available.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, Whiskey Club, and Seasonal Events. Please refer to theballantynehotel.com for upcoming specialty events!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Gallery Restaurant offers a private dining room that accommodates up to 20 guests for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner events daily. Choose one of our Chef's de Cuisine's 3 or 4 course Signature Menus. To enhance your event consider adding wine from our extensive wine list.

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Sun 7:00AM - 9:30AM 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 9:30AM

What 1098 People Are Saying
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KK
Charleston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service! The lamb and filet was a favorite in our group!

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Raleigh
14 reviews
4.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our entrees and starters but the sides were hit and miss. Our server, Hannah, was very friendly and helpful. We had a little wait for our cocktails from the bar but the food came out quickly. We were also treated to a complimentary dessert in celebration of our anniversary. My only slightly negative critique is that this did not feel like a true “fine dining” experience to us. Service was nice but not spectacular.

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RM
Charleston
33 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining options with First Class service.

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SC
Charlotte
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular and service was best I've ever experienced.

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SC
Charlotte
5 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was spectacular and variety of food for brunch was good.

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NH
1 review
3.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Seated at the kitchen entry. Even though the place was empty. Server didn’t understand simple English phases. Food was super expensive.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gallery, as always, did not disappoint! The food,service and ambiance were all outstanding, as were the views over the golf course. The kitchen sent several extra bites between courses, and the manager Scott stopped by for a nice chat. Can’t wait to go back!

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T
Charlotte
24 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic service and amazing food equal an amazing dining experience!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect service and great ambiance. Crab cakes were too salty, but wine and entrees were perfect.

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Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch option

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Charlotte
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service. The food was outstanding. We love this restaurant!!

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JF
Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! We went for Charlotte Restaurant Week; portions, options and food quality was terrific. Definitely will return soon.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is awesome! The French Toast was amazing and the best scrambled eggs!! Very fluffy and very tasty!

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G
Charlotte
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic food, wine and service...was a little loud tho.

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SS
Charlotte
1 review
1.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We ate at Gallery for restaurant week and were very disappointed. The best thing about the meal was the bread. The food was very bland overall. They cleared the water glasses from the table prior to dessert and didn’t bring any before the dessert came which was 45 minutes later. The icing on the cake was that my dessert literally had a bug drowning and dying in the sauce on the plate and the manager did not offer to comp any part of my meal and gave me her card to get a free drink the next time I was in. This was very poor customer service and I’m not planning on coming back.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service, even for restaurant week!

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is as blend and my steak was over cook! If you order a steak medium, please be r still assure that it will not have any pink at all!!!!

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B
Charlotte
47 reviews
4.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there for restaurant week. Appetizers of pork belly were great. Some were not as rendered as other but overall great taste. Steaks and sides were good. Some temp issues with the steaks but management corrected the issues. Desserts were picture perfect and not overly sweet. Very good experience. Will be back again.

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AS
Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. The service was top notch. What a great spot. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.

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SG
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 5

I have updated this review to a five star based on the response the restaurant made to my original review.

The manager Scott went above and beyond to rectify my poor experience. Any place that cares this much about making their customers satisfied is impressive.

Every place has a bad night, but the Gallery restaurant has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that they deserve your business.

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C
New Orleans
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and arguably one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Wonderful food, presentation, service, craft cocktails...

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SM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to the Gallery for brunch. I had mentioned it was my in laws 60th wedding anniversary when I made the reservation. The staff acknowledged their anniversary when we arrived. The meals were absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. Lucretia was the best waitress we have ever had. At the end of the meal they brought out a beautiful dessert that said happy anniversary. A fabulous experience!

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DS
Charlotte
1 review
2.0Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Fish (snapper) did NOT taste fresh and/or was not well prepared.

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J
Charlotte
12 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner. Probably the best lamb dish I’ve ever had; moist, juicy, so much flavor, and cooked perfectly. The asparagus (both white and green) were the size of my thumb, plus very tender, yum!

Service was perfect. Could not have asked for a nicer evening.

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CP
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent brunch and impeccable service. I will be back to dine again.

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D
Charlotte
118 reviews
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I requested that my pork chop be cooked medium rare; our waiter suggested that medium would be very juicy. Despite his persistence, I insisted on medium rare inasmuch as it could always be placed back on the grill. The pork chop arrived ... very well done! I was especially chagrined because our waiter had given me the standard lecture that pork and chicken should never be under cooked. I turned down his offer to prepare another chop for me, because my wife would have to eat alone. I did eat the chop. Too bad it was so well done because it was a very nice piece of pork. A manager took the price of the chop off the bill.

I ordered a glass of wine and noticed that it was well below the 6 ounces as stated on the wine list. I ordered a second glass and, after it was poured, asked to see the bottle. It was almost two-thirds full! It should have been almost half empty. (The bottle was unopened prior to the first pour.) I pointed this out to our waiter, and he promptly topped me up. Gallery's wine prices are very high, and there is no excuse for not pouring the quantity stated on the wine card.

Under ordinary circumstances these incidents are not noteworthy, but for any "fine dining" establishment they are inexcusable.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal , great presentation

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n
Charlotte
8 reviews
2.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This was our 48th anniversary evening and we had been given a $500 gift certificate, for use in the resort. My wife took advantage of a top notch pedicure that was the best she can recall. So she made a reservation for the same evening at the Gallery. This was our second time to visit the Gallery, after our first very loud visit some time ago. We sat bedside a group of 12 that evening and were less than overjoyed. We should have relocated our table...but we did not...our fault. But this last visit two days ago, was undoubtedly one of the worst dining experiences we have had in 48 years! We walked in at 7:30PM Sat, June 23 with reservations. We were promptly seated and then waited for our waitress, and waited and waited. Finally she came, a very pleasant waitress. After ordering cocktails which also took a lengthy time to receive, we began our cocktails, which were good. After sitting there with our drinks for 30 minutes, we asked for bread and was told that bread is only delivered after an order is placed, but they would bring our bread immediately, which they promptly did. After another 20 minutes we placed our order. My wife ordered a beef carpaccio, recommended by the waitress. It took 35 minutes to get the appetizer, & when delivered with a bone and marrow, the waitress showed how to retrieve the marrow. After failed attempt she then took it back to the kitchen, saying it was prepared incorrectly. Then she brought a soup to appease, without asking before hand. She didn't want the soup, but was brought another olive oil soakedCarpaccio which she was very disappointed with. The oil-soaked floating beef having overwhelming oil. Again the bone marrow was not properly prepared, again based on the waitress' comments. Our entrees arrived, we were pleased with our meals, after again waiting an upsetting amount of time. We declined dessert.
We walked out of the restaurant at 9:55, and will not ever go back. Neither will we recommend.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu with wonderful flavors. Beautiful setting with great service. Would highly recommend.

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j
Dallas
2 reviews
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Fathers day

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LK
Raleigh
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The menu was really unique and the food was fabulous. The wait staff was stretched a little thin.

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SA
Charlotte
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A class act! It’s always a pleasure to dine here and the food is terrific!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a solid menu

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K
Charlotte
1 review
4.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Please take the pasta (do not remember the name) off from the menu. The worst pasta I’ve ever tried. And add more vegetarian menu. Thank you!

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CH
Wilmington
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a unforgettable high school graduation experience for 8 best friends.
Service was excellent and professional, but more importantly everyone was so warm and kind. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and we had a great time.
You created an unforgettable experience! Thank you for the surprise chocolate cake - see pictures. We will recommend you !

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Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at a business seminar and were hungry and tired. Just searched online for nice restaurant close to me and I was very pleasantly surprised. Good food great service and atmosphere!

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TL
New York Area
8 reviews
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Apparently, the kitchen services the entire hotel, bar and restaurant. We waited nearly 2 hours for our dinners and my husbands fish came out raw. He didn’t order sushi! The management knew of the wait and never did anything to compensate, not even a cup of coffee!! They need to figure out how they are going to handle the overflow.

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M
Charlotte
11 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 32nd anniversary and were very pleased. Michael, our waiter, was attentive without being intrusive. Amuse bouche started us off. Calamari appetizer was very good as was kale salad. Duck (not much fat) and elk entrees were beautifully presented and nicely prepared. Great assortment of bread as well as herbed/seasoned butters—a nice touch as was sparkling water. Complimentary dessert was perfect end: chocolate bourbon creme brulee. And a couple of cookies to take home put it over the top! Would definitely recommend for a date night or any dinner away from the hordes. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner!

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S
Charlotte
9 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great. We did the buffet for Mothers Day and the entire staff was very friendly and everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The meal was $100 a person for Mother’s Day brunch and honestly very little was offered compared to prior experiences there. Our server was also the bartender so our beverages were not timely requested or served, our brunch plates not cleared promptly between courses so we could return to the buffet and no one checked on us. I have had prior superior experiences here.

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