About Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant serves contemporary American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a weekend brunch menu available every Saturday and Sunday. The farm-to-table inspired menu changes seasonally to provide the freshest regional ingredients. Gallery Bar offers an impressive wine and Whiskey selection and also features craft cocktails, local beer and a delicious bar menu. Diners enjoy wine tastings, seasonal events, private dining and seasonal al fresco dining. An exclusive display from local contemporary art gallery establishes an authentic gallery feel. The private dining room offers intimate space for private parties for up to 20 guests. Gallery Restaurant is located at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge on the corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Dress code is business casual or nice dress, no baseball caps please.

10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Johnston Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 248-4100

Website:
http://www.gallery-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Garrett Merck

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, Whiskey Club, and Seasonal Events. Please refer to theballantynehotel.com for upcoming specialty events!

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

Sat 7:00AM - 9:30AM

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.

Gallery Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fun (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Elegant and the food was good.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I have enjoyed the gallery when it was not restaurant week and preferred the food then. Although the service was outstanding the food was not of the quality I’ve had before

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

The brunch menu is limited and does not in my opinion show this fine restaurant in its best light

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very happy with this restaurant. Service and food were on point. Only down side was having to wait an extra 20 min past our reservation but the lounge was comfy and the food made up for it.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to The Gallery during Restaurant Week. We could not believe the terrible service we received. First off, took the waitress over 20 minutes to take our order. We watched as tables arrived after us were taken care of one after the other. When we finally flagged the waitress down, she said she was waiting for one of our party to return from the restroom. She was only gone for a couple of minutes, not 20. 1/2 our party were definitely not blown away by the food. I personally enjoyed my scallops, but like I stated, food wasn't spectacular. Because of the service, I would not return to this restaurant, nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

The Gallery was a convenient place to meet with friends who were in Charlotte for the weekend. It has always been a place where you can go and be treated like a good customer. As this was restaurant week, we chose that menu. The appetizers were nothing to look forward to. My wife & I had the salad - too little greens and too much unknown stuff which didn't taste all that good. Our friends had the soup - that was a good choice. We all had the filet. Great choice. It was prepared perfectly, was very tender and tasted delicious. Next we came to the desserts - again, the chef seemed to go out of the way to prepare something that you never had before. He did achieve this. It was a large bowl with some kind of custard base and a lot of unknown things added. There were several cubes that looked like they were pieces of the bread served earlier.

As for the service, our waitress was great. She knew when to be there and when to let friends talk.

I will be back to the Gallery, but probably not for restaurant week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Went on restaurant week, so the price was fair. My girlfriend had a steak that was delicious, we both had kale salad that had no dressing and needed it, I had a homemade pasta that was overcooked with an alfredo sauce that was runny and bland. The dessert was excellent and the service was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was a little slow. Desserts were strange and just ok

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. Usually the service and food are very good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall good customer service & can tell waiters & servers had proper training. Food was good/above average.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at the Gallery. The food was amazing and our server was very friendly. All of the different wait staff were friendly too. The menu offered a good variety of delicious food. The crab cakes were my favorite!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I've been here often and the service and food have always been excellent. I'm gluten-free and I have never had an issue in finding options. I'm told all of their pasta can be switched to be gluten-free and they offer gluten-free bread. They obtain some of the ingredients from local farms that I am familiar with as well. There is outside balcony dining overlooking the golf course and there is an adjoining bar as well. Well worth your time to check out!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great brunch. Really enjoyed our meal. Will be a regular stop for us for Brunch in Charlotte

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was really good and the service was pretty good the entire time. The meal is pricey though. They ask if you’d like coffee and orange juice as soon as you sit down, but will charge you $5 each. My table (unknowingly) spent $40 before looking at the menu. Maybe we should’ve expected that. Overall, I would go back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Disappointed NYE

We have spent at least 4 New Years Eve's at Gallery and always enjoyed it. However, this year the food was mediocre and the whole experience was lacking.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My New Year’s Eve dinner was a bust. Unfortunately, I booked a 9:30 pm reservation because that was the only time slots left. Lesson learned. The food came out dry/overcooked. However, service made our night bearable. The manager gave us half off of our bill but my poor friend left hungry! We won’t be back, unfortunately.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Traveling all the way from Maryland I was really looking forward to my experience for New Years Eve at the Gallery. I was able to preview the pre fixed menu before dinner and all the options sounded amazing. I began with an autumn squash soup, which while delicious, did not blow me away for the price I was paying. My entree was a scallop dish in which my scallops were cold in the middle. I was disappointed with the other items that accompanied the scallops. I did not feel they all worked well together. For dessert I chose an orange champagne dish. The main part of the dessert was a brioche bun that had a champagne cream, however there wasn't enough cream so the brioche bun was dry. Overall it was an ok dinner, however it was a disappointment for the price we paid. The most positive part of the dinner was the service. Out server was extremely friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love the service and the food at The Gallery. We always are happy there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow.
Crying baby in the background! 😲😲😲😲

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The french onion soup was delicious. My wife enjoyed the rack of lamb, and the salmon I ordered was cooked to perfection. I felt the wine prices were very reasonable with many very high end options available.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant which had a very good locally sourced menu. We both had an unique wedge salad. The meat and cheese board was very good and my wife enjoyed the truffle pasta alfredo. The service and atmosphere was excellent. We will return next time we are in Charlotte.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas Day dinner was ordinary nothing special no white table cloths and zero holiday atmosphere

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was a horrible experience, after other better times before then. The food was ill prepared, lacked any presentation, and not cooked to my order. I expected much better from this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went here in Christmas Eve and it was completely overpriced for what we received. Surf and turf was a slice of prime rib and small lobster tail. Both plainly broiled with little flavor.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been going to The Gallery for about 5 years and most times have enjoyed. We also have been going on Christmas Eve 4-5 years. This time they had a Pre Fixe meal. $70. for 3 course and $80 for 4 course. So we were forced to take this than off the regular menu. My first date with my now husband I had scallops and they were awesome. This time the scallops were very salty. My husband could not eat them at all and I worked my way through them. They also had "fried oysters". One would not know there were oysters in them. They were hard and not easy to chew. Their onion soup was great and I had a kale sale which was excellent. At this point I am not sure we will go back again. Our waitress was excellent and felt very bad but we were not interested in ordering another meal by that time. The grits with the scallops was tasteless also. All in all very disappointed. Even my husband dessert was only ok except the ice-cream which was a minuscule serving. I will not recommend again.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Gallery Restaurant has been a wonderful spot for special occasions for my family the last few years. However, the past two times we've gone we noticed the quality of the food had gone down. Rather bland cooking and flavors. Maybe there's a new chef in town. But I think we'll be expanding our experience to other restaurant in the future.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was exited about the Christmas Eve 3 or 4 course menu but it did not live up to my expectation. To start, the restaurant lacked ambiance and Christmas spirit as there were no special decorations, just a plain table with white table cloth and a candle. Also, I was not thrilled to be sitting in the back room and removed from the main restaurant. We had a 545 PM reservation so don't understand why we had to sit in the back room as the restaurant did not seem to be full for the evening. This room also seemed to be a pass through for the servers and we sat right next to the door they walked in and out of with the dirty plates. Now onto the meal. We were offered a generous glass of wine and in hindsight I probably should have had a few more drinks to make up for the shortcomings of the meal. We had the basic bread and butter to start, well actually 3 different types of butter on a pretty tray but the butter had sat out too long and was was warm and runny. I chose the 3 course meal and with soup to start and it was absolutely delicious - Celery Root, Cauliflower, Parsnip, Truffle, Fried Thyme Croutons . For my main course I selected the Petite Filet with Lobster Tail Lobster Potato Puree, Heirloom Cauliflower, Lobster Sauce. This was the biggest disappointment. The petite filet was the size of 1/2 slice of meatloaf and the lobster tail more like a large undercooked shrimp. The meal arrived luke warm and the lobster tail was still raw so it needed to be sent back to be cooked. Despite the small portion, the meal had good flavor but was not very filling. For dessert I chose the Gingersnap & Praline Praline Namalaka, Gingersnap, Hazelnut Sponge, Sweet Carrot Gel Candied Hazelnuts, Valrhona Ducley Ice Cream, The dessert was a generous size portion and filled with beautiful flavors. Well I don't think I will go back to the Gallary restaurant as the overall ambiance and meal was not worth it - Ho, ho, ho!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated my grandma's birthday with breakfast at the gallery before church. It was a wonderful experience. The food was incredible and the staff was friendly and kind.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Figured the 4th time would be better. No chance. To start: The service was poor but is usually pretty good. We never got our bread and the only drink we order had a fly in it. The meal was very expensive but lack flavors and creativity.
We never had a manager acknowledge any of this. Not even the fly in the drink.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

To advocate as fine dining is simply not true. It is more like a sports bar with loud drinkers screaming and walking in and out of the “bar”
The food, which began arriving after 1 1/2 hours of little or no water service, was poorly prepared and arrived sporadically.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Salad a little skimpy. Too noisy. Could not have a pleasant conversation. That was disappointing as we were trying to have social lunch.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was our 4th time dining there. It's close to us and nice enough place. However food is always mediocre and the service is so slow. We tried and tried but never again.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food,service and friendly courteous staff.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoyed our meals immensely. We picked a good time (1:00) quieted down and it was an enjoyable time. Will do it again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We enjoyed a Christmas lunch gathering for our office staff. The lunchtime crowd was bustling and vibrant, but the staff had no difficulty in handling all aspects of the meal professionally.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Unfortunately my party of six at one of the worst experiences at the gallery on a Saturday evening recently. I have been to the restaurant several times and have had outstanding service in the foods quality was impeccable. However this evening was not that case. I waiter told us he was working six tables, like we care. Our drinks took way too long and were actually comped and then our meal took over two hours to be put down on our plates and they were all raw. That was steak and fish. We were apologized to and were told that our meals were half off that would be our entrées. Nice but not quite the idea I had when I made the reservation to celebrate my wife’s birthday . And furthermore they never did anything for my wife for her birthday. I’m sorry but that was the last time we go to the gallery for the restaurant. But the bar is really great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Every meal I have had at Ballantyne has been delicious Just this one time the Bean Medley was not flavorful and the Filet was cooked to perfection but was not as tender as I would have liked. I love the Onion soup.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Consistent very good food, however this time my wife had the black grouper & the serving was extremely small for the price.
The other couple that we were with tried the Wildboar chops and although they came out looking extremely good they were not nearly as tender as they should have been which was fairly disappointing for this $48 entrée.
Michael, Our server was absolutely fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. Very good attention to our needs. The noisy party next to us was very distracting to conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Disappointed. Service was extremely slow! Diningroom was NOT decorated for holidays. Was having our annual holiday lunch. Not returning next year.

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