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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
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Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Scenic View (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently delicious, awesome service and beautiful ambiance!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for brunch: menu options were good, service was exceptional, and quality of the food was very good. Try the salmon frittata!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Gallery experience was awesome! My filet was great and cooked perfectly and the overall experience was great for my wife and I celebrating our anniversary after a long deployment with the Air Force. Thanks Gallery staff for making this an enjoyable experience!!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quiet, good food, great service,very pleasant for Sunday breakfast.hotel is beautiful, plentiful parking

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I celebrated out 11 anniversary and received the recommendation from a friend who lives in the area. The food was amazing and the waiter was extremely nice and knowledgeable. I think his name was Michael (white male with a beard and northern accent).

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

came for my birthday dinner, the waitress was excellent, but the food, though innovative was not so great. The meat was charred, and this was not mentioned on the menu, so was it intentional or not? The sides are expensive, and you should be given a choice of a half side for single diners..the mushrooms were plain ole sautéed mushrooms, although there were a lot. the 6 small sweet potato bite size pieces were plain, the dates were overdone and dried out, the sorgum was tasteless. However, I was quite happy to, upon asking, to get some gluten free bread with my dinner, but that was not mentioned on the menu, which it should be.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always an excellent experience – – the ambience and the service topped off with wonderful food makes it a delightful event ...Thank you gallery

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food & service were excellent and my client was extremely impressed with the ambiance.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Michael was our server. Real nice guy and recommended great food from your menu.

Tags: Organic, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday after church brunch stop.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good ambiance, service and food.
Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I went to this restaurant because it’s where we got married here a year ago. Our server was Hannah. She was attentive to getting us whatever we wanted so we have a more enjoyable experience. My wife loved all of her food. Me not so much. Crab cakes were great. The Carolina trout I had was small and bland. But my wife was happy so that’s all that mattered to me. We are gonna make this place a tradition. It’s where our life started together and that’s where it will end.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Seasonal, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The Ballantyne area Unfortunately does not have many destination restaurants however has a plethora of corporate buildings nearby. The Gallery restaurant offers a nice venue to support business dinner for those who do not want to drive Uptown or to the Southpark area.

The bar area is not too stuffy and offers nice cocktails along with classic favorites, I would highly recommend the Marker’s Mark Old Fashion! In the bar area, you will find people from more business attire to “right off the golf course” wear.

The main dinning area offers white linen tablecloth which gives a nod to the more upscaled flare. The menu has a good selection for most and changes by the season.

The service is very good but can get a little intrusive If you are trying to have a business meeting with customers. This probably can be handled beforehand if the staff is told prior to the dinner.

All in all, very good experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great brunch spot right in the heart of Ballantyne. Outdoor patio seating overlooking the hotel was perfect for our group of four. The service was prompt and impeccable. The menu had a great variety and every dish tasted equally amazing. I would highly recommended the French toast that is stuffed with Nutella and tasted heavenly.

We had a great time and will be back soon.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I am an avid traveler and was disappointed with the dinner at The Gallery. When we arrived, the hostess asked us to sit in the bar until the table was ready. She then forgot that she told us this and after an extended wait, we asked about the table. She then said she had been trying to call us to tell us the table was ready. She forgot that she asked us to have a seat in the bar. We ordered a bottle of wine and had to take our opened bottle and glasses to the table ourselves. This is a five star restaurant (I thought)... The food was not five star status! The frisée salad was outright horrible. I can't believe this is even on the menu. The soup was good. I ordered the scallop dish which was very good and my husband ordered the bone in ribeye which was ok but not spectacular. This meal set us back $300 including tip and wine and it certainly did not meet my expectations for exception service or quality. I think the day Forbes magazine showed up for review of this place, there must have been a different chef and staff. Disappointed!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Light and airy with lovely view of Nelsons column and Houses of Parliament. Food and service were excellent and good value for money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food and service is always top notch. We always request Michael as our waiter. He's extremely knowledgeable on the menu seclections and just has the best personality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As expected. The class and type of service of a 5 star restaurant. Brunch was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We evacuated for the second year in a row due to a hurricane, and both times ate at the Gallery restaurant. OUTSTANDING!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The Gallary is a beautiful restaurant with attention to fine food and service. We had the herbed gnocchi and it was fabulous. The staff are fantastic. I highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very classy restaurant food excellent service fantastic great view friendly staff. I will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We celebrated a family B-Day dinner for our son. All of us were pleased with menu choices which included corn soup, grilled peach salad, Caesar salad, scallops, grilled shrimp and filet Mignon. Billy, our waiter, was excellent!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very enjoyable. Good service e and great food.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

My husband and I went for our Anniversary and we were treated like royalty. It was a great experience. The only negative is there is no music so the background noise was a bit much.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I enjoy dining at the " Gallery Restaurant". There was a slight mix-up with our online reservation, but the hostess was very accommodating while things were straightened out. Their menu is a bit small, but my wife and I enjoyed our meals and dessert. I got the Herbed Gnocchi, and she got the Pan Seared NC Trout. Both were very good!

I would recommend the Gallery for a date night, or nice quiet evening out.

-James

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Husband and I went for Queen's Feast to try a new place and it didn't disappoint. From the cocktails to the delicious, deconstructed desserts, the whole meal was incredible. And the staff were friendly and professional. We'll definitely be going back for a regular menu dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent along with a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good brunch. Restaurant is an art gallery. Art work was very top quality and reasonably priced.
Had eggs Benedict. Was very good.
Wait staff was attentative without being overwhelming.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was fantastic. The waited was perfectly attentive, without being intrusive, and he accommodated any special requests. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We dined there restaurant week, the food and service were both superb! Great value and very creative dishes!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

By far the best meal we've had since moving here 3.5 years ago. Our server Michael was outstanding. Food was fresh, creative, perfectly cooked, and beautifully presented.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

As always impeccable service and delicious food. It is rare to find a fine restaurant in a hotel that keeps it standards up year after year. This has been a go to place for over ten years and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Absolutely amazing! From start to finish our server, Juan, was perfect! Attentive without intruding, had great recommendations; and the food was absolutely amazing! So good I went back the next day for the caprese Gazpacho again. It wasn't on the lunch menu but they were able to accommodate me. Be tween the Gazpacho and the gnocchi, this place has my heart and appetite!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Relaxing in the bar in quiet privacy, good service, picking from the bar or dinner menu couldn't be better. You've never had better corn and crab soup - you'll want to take a quart or gallon home! This is very fine dining with fresh high-grade provisions and a creative chef. Tuna and swordfish were exquisite and prepared as I requested and served with a smile and "thank you."
Pricing is a well kept secret. We dined there 3 nights in a row, choosing appetizers and sharing an entree, with drinks, for $45-$70 a night. It's cheaper and better than any chain restaurant serving high prices, factory recipes, loud noise and mediocre food, at best. We also support local business when we skip those chain restaurants. What a difference!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Gallery Restaurant was an absolute treat for the senses - especially taste and sight! The incredible art gallery is enough to hold one's attention throughout the entire meal, especially if you have any interest at all in contemporary fine art - and of course the menu is breathtakingly thought out down to the display of each dish.
My dad and I enjoyed a nice catch up meal together there this past weekend and were so impressed by the flavors and beautiful presentation of each dish...and although it was restaurant week the portions were full, too. To top it off, we had a fantastic server!
Bravo, I truly hope to be able to return and enjoy another special meal there soon!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Outstanding bourbon selection. The food was excellent, especially the pork belly, filet of beef, and veal chop. Billy and team provided excellent service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We enjoyed the Queen's Feast menu that Gallery composed for Charlotte Restaurant Week. We had the Grilled Peaches and Cornbread salad and the Local Harvest salad, both of which were perfect, especially with the proper amount of dressing that they were tossed in. We both had the grilled swordfish, which was cooked to medium, as described, so the fish was still moist and flaky. The Pineapple Right-Side up dessert was a deconstructed pineapple dessert, and the cherry sorbet in the dessert was divine! The only drawback at this restaurant is the high ceiling which transmits noise easily. It was not relaxing to hear the diners who were seated four tables from us!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent meal !
We have had dinner here previously and were pleased with our return.
The occasion was for Queen's Feast week.
The great thing was that although the selections were part of the special menu, the portion and quality were exactly the same as any other occasion!
It was very good and the service by Michael was excellent. The cocktails were superb as expected. Michael was very helpful in our selections and overall were very pleased with the evening.
The Gallery is now our special place for dinner and entertaining guests who might be visiting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent farm to table food and menu with good service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Absolute perfection, from food to service, perfection.

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