Gallery Restaurant

4.6
1216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Sun 7:00AM - 9:30AM 5:30PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 7:00AM - 9:30AM

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LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service and the French onion soup was the best my friend has had almost ever. And I have eggs Benedict delicious. !!! Highly recommend

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ZC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable, and makes you feel like you're the most important person in the room. The food was delicious, beautiful, and came out exactly as described. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or date night and I will definitely be going back.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The beyond burger is excellent- thanks for adding it to the menu.

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c
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Gallery brunch! Our favorite waitstaff is Doug. He is so personable and kind. Bravo!

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SP
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was of the highest quality. You definitely pay for the “quality” but it’s worth it for a special night out or a staycation in our situation.

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v
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juan (I believe was his name, from Argentina ) did a great job accommodating us and bringing out the birthday cake I had requested to light up for my moms birthday.

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m
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had a salad the lettuce was old and there were ends of the lettuce attached and should have been removed. The ice cream had freezer burn and was not creamy was too iced. For what you pay it was very poor quality I expected better. This was my first visit and now was my last.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Ants on the table
It took 45 minutes to get our drinks

A bit disappointing

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great and the restaurant is beautiful, we were really disappointed with the food, however.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very good but we were charged an extra bottle of wine. Luckily we caught it.
Good was excellent!

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G
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best! This restaurant has it all for superior dining and service, ambience and great overall experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us loved The Gallery. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We will definitely return!

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Charlotte
70 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say. Everything, service, food and restaurant was perfect. Different type of food but it was beautifully done and delicious. Our special place

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RM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was cordial but very slow. Dinner took 2 hours and 20 minutes. Food was very good but time intervals between servings was unmerciful protracted. Probably best to schedule dinner on a weekday and stay away from weekends.

There were 2 weddings being held at the hotel. Not sure if this played into the slow service. Nice setting but noise level detracted from the experience.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We have eaten at the Gallery multiple times. Each time excited to schedule our next visit. However, they have recently changed their menu. It definitely is not for the better. Very limited choices. I ordered "chicken and dumplings". This turned out to be a small piece of chicken with a little gnocchi on the side. Very expensive for what I received. The entire restaurant was empty. I had made reservations 3 weeks ago. However, we were seated and within 5 minutes a group of approximately 16 teenages were seated right beside us. They were there for their prom. Our table could not even carry on a conversation due to the noise at the table beside us. Very poor choice for the hostess to seat the group right beside us. If I had just walked in without reservations I might understand the seating. Our waitress was ok. But not super friendly.

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Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure eating here. Do yourself a favor and eat at this exquisite restaurant.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm usually not impressed with hotel restaurants, but the Gallery Restaurant is an exception. We ate dinner outside (which was quieter than inside) and the service and food were both outstanding. I had a blackened pork loin special that moist and very tender, while my wife enjoyed the bison short ribs that fell off the bone. The wait staff and restaurant management were all attentive without being intrusive or overbearing. We also had brunch the next morning at the Gallery Restaurant and both enjoyed the vegetable hash with eggs. Again, the service and the food at brunch surpassed our expectations. And all of this on a weekend when the hotel was busy with players and guests attending a PGA golf tournament just down the road. We'll be back.

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AD
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience
Billy, our server was excellent. Made it all worth while

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my wife to Gallery Restaurant for our anniversary. It was an amazing meal that we both enjoyed. I would fully recommend Gallery to anyone looking to splurge (the food and service are excellent, but you do pay for it) for a special occasion.

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RW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive wait staff. Delicious food. Nice calm atmosphere. Friendly people. Had a wonderful time.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Gina our server was outstanding. Brunch was delicious. Noise level was very high, which was a bit of a negative, but overall wonderful!

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ME
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Host staff need to be trained. Food was ok. Waiter was fantastic.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Staff was beyond accommodating and very pleasant. The food was great as well. I would definitely return

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meat was outstanding. We tried the Elk (a special for that day). We also tried their calamari appetizer (another off-the-menu special), which was served over a very yummy spicy mayo. But in my opinion the calamari itself was over breaded, which held too much oil.
The purée pomme, demi glace, and roasted garlic were divine. I was glad there wasn't any salt on the garlic. I ended up eating it with the freshly baked bread, with some of their artisan flavored butter (the pesto one was our favorites, but they told us that the flavors change every day).
I didn't like the asparagus. Bitter, oily, i don't know what the issue was. And the braised mushrooms were too salty for me (but i don't cook with salt, so that could be it).
For dessert (see pictures), we had the raspberry tart (OMGGGGG!!!) and the recommended chocolate bourbon brulee. The tart was worth every penny. Try everything by itself or combined; there is no going wrong with that item. The brulee... If you are a chocoholic, you will love it. Otherwise, remove the ganache and cake that they put on top, (but keep the candied orange), and be prepared not to eat it all. But it goes GREAT with a foamy latte, and theirs is good. Consider asking for some wipped Chantilly cream or even goat cheese to cut the sweetness a little.
Ambiance-wise: we were seating three booths away from the bar, so i had colliding music in my ears (smooth jazz and Lenny Kravitz). Art was cool to watch. They change the expo every so often, and that's why they are called "The Gallery".
Service: loved every one, very attentive, polite, and nice. The manager noticed how much we loved the butter, so he asked the staff to send us some to the room the next morning, complimentary. See pic of the empty plate.
This was my mini-moon weekend, and the dinner was a great building block to this special occasion.

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k
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent tho my husband's steak was a little more cooked than he wanted. I think he needs to ask for medium these days. Otherwise they were almost over-protective of us and kept us very happy. We had not been there in over a year since we were unhappy with our Christmas Eve dinner and service. But we have fond memories of the Galery and we will go back again.

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AF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and our waiter Billy was fantastic

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R
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly, price is just too high when you compare other good, fancy restaurants around. Food is great, ambiance is great, service is great - but you can get all of that for less money elsewhere. All in all, there's probably other places to go that are just as good but you'll save some money. I had the bison, which personally I didn't enjoy, but I think some might.

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Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy was a joy to have as a server. Everything explained well. Lovely decor. Small menu but should have something for everyone. Will return in the spring when we can sit on the terrace and enjoy the outdoor views!

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B
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance! We sat at the bar, big cozy chairs!
Low lighting, pretty views and delicious food. Can’t wait to go back!

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MJ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Great food, exceptional service. Worth it.

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WM
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem for a lunchtime meal. Highly recommend as it was a very pleasant dining experience made in part because it was not busy and the service & food were excellent.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gallery is one of our favorite restaurants and we always have a great experience when we dine there. We always eat brunch there on Sundays and have never been disappointed with our food or service. The staff is wonderful, friendly, and hospitable and we have developed some great relationships with them. We highly recommend the Gallery if you are looking for a quiet environment with great food and great people.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Our waiter Larry was great, and all the food tasted fantastic

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RC
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for midweek business or personal lunch. Prompt service, tasty food with good menu selection and reasonable price.

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CV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love having dinner or lunch at the Gallery !

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent, dinner was good (not great), restaurant was nice, but pretty noisy.

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RG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service!! Was a great experience!
First time there and will def go back!!

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Hannah A and she was wonderful. Very kind and helpful.
Food was outstanding. Had a wonderful time.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary at The Gallery was very pleasant! We were celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary where we started... at the Ballantyne Resort. We have celebrated several of our anniversaries there.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and service and environment were great

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