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Stewart Penick's Terrace - Ballantyne, NC

4.1
261 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Relax and indulge at Stewart Penick's Terrace in Ballantyne. Offering award-winning breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options, Terrace offers classic southern dishes with a unique Terrace Twist. Try our staples like Shrimp & Grits, or satisfy your craving for southern food with something a little different like our Bourbon Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Stewart Penick's Terrace’s comfortable decor, filled with dark wood touches, earth tones and custom made artwork, makes it the perfect place to come and relax. Either with family or somewhere to grab a drink with a co-worker after a long day, Terrace has you covered. We hope to see you soon!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch: Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner : Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closed For Dinner Sunday and Monday nights.
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Phone number
(704) 369-5190
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering Contact
Justin Kieley
704-907-3048
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Cross street
Johnston rd.
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Parking details
Additional parking available free of charge in deck.
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Entertainment
Live music on the Plaza
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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At Terrace, we understand how demanding setting up an event can be! That’s why we offer the highest level of personalized service for our guests. Providing experiences above expectations as we hit every event’s 3 most important ingredients: The occasion, the attention to the detail, and the food.

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What 261 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.8
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3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely awesome! Food was fantastic. I had the Bourbon Braised Short Rib cooked perfectly. My wife had the Filet Medallions that melted in your mouth. One of our favorite places.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good all around, great for dinner with friends, much quieter environment to talk and eat.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Dodd was very good. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was very nice. Will go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Filet medallions were great stuffed flounder was on the spicy side but good, service was great!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was great! Great location and perfect for a low key dinner.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was terrible. There was no crab meat or shrimp in my stuffed prawns; just breadcrumbs. And everything was saturated in butter. Awful. Not sure how this place is still in business.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious..waitstaff was excellent
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

A bit disappointed in our experience. I reserved a table online stating it was a special occasion, a birthday. We got there and there was no recognition of the event. We were seated far away with an elderly lady who clearly was having difficulty walking. We had to ask to be seated closer. We were accommodated at that time. Our waitress was not particularly friendly, even when we complimented her on her jewelry, etc. She never got warm or friendly. She acted like she did not approve of us being there. My mom (the birthday girl) started to say the blessing when our food came and we were interrupted by a waiter filling our water glasses. One of my children had asked for her salad with a few modifications and they were not done. It was cold and it was noisy and in general, just not a great experience. Despite our family singing to our mom and mentioning it was her birthday, it was not acknowledged at all by the staff. Very disappointing. Food was ok, but just ok. Of note, the cheesy mashed potatoes were so cheesy they were no longer creamy potatoes and the bacon braised cabbage was more like cabbage with mostly raw bacon. It would have been so much better with crispier bacon. Not sure we will rush back anytime soon. Disappointing event/evening.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good. I had the Shrimp & Grits. Different twist with full fried okra. Very tasty. My wife had Smothered Chicken. Both meals were great.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

My pork tenderloin was delicious but both the potato cakes and sautéed vegetables were under done.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Went for dinner. Food was delicious. I had the pork chop and my wife had a Mediterranean salad.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Friday night dinner with the family. Great service and fantastic food. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We used to come to this place almost every weekend. The service got so bad we stopped. We had dinner the other night to see if things had changed. Not much of a difference. I understand that employees talk to each other, but the continuous noise and "Yucking it Up" back by the kitchen got old!
The food was pretty good, but nothing I saw would convince me to suggest this place to a friend.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Yes! Good place to eat !

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was OK. Both the mushroom brochette and oyster salad were very salty.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

This restaurant IMO is very good and crowded for breakfast and brunch, not a dinner place. We made reservation for 8PM and I believe there were eight other individuals in the restaurant. Service was prompt and friendly. The crap bisque was served very hot and was good. The entrees were along the line of other restaurants of this fashion. The four of us had entrees ranging from beef, to chicken, to Italian, with one entrée salad.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent waitress. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Decent prices.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

The red velvet waffle and fried chicken was delicious! Our server "T" provided us with great customer service! I will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been for brunch but never dinner. Had the crab bisque although it tasted like clam chowder. Sea bass with risotto was good except I had multiple bones in my sea bass and risotto was under cooked. Also ordered the fillet tenderloin with parmesan and horseradish crust except that came on the side instead of crusted on top. It was tasty but not as good as we hoped. To make it a little awkward, we decided to share dessert but they split the dessert on two plates. Although I appreciate the gesture, it was a bit inappropriate as other couples didn't have their dessert split on two plates. Service was a bit slow towards the end of our meal and we wait for about 20 minutes to get the check. Overall we will come back for brunch but will probably skip dinner here.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2017

All four of us thought that the food was outstanding. As it was a Tuesday night, they might not have expected the turn out that they had so they seemed to be a little slow with their service; but we were not in a hurry. Overall, it was a great evening.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

This was my second visit and the food was excellent, just as before. Our server was knowledgeable of the menu and was able to recommend the smothered chicken to my friend who was visiting for the first time. She loved it so much that she ordered a second meal to take home to her husband to try. The experience was excellent all around!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our second visit. We loved it so much the first time, we knew we had to go back and they were just as great as the first time. The food is delicious and sitting outside with the beautiful spring weather is wonderful. Service is always wonderful too.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Food and service were great. Had the crab bisque and pan fried sea bass over risotto. My wife have the linguine with shrimp and scallops. Everything was delicious we will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was very slow. I am not sure if they did not have enough help. Never was offered refills on soft drinks or water. Never brought out our appetizer but no issues in getting it taken off the bills. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable but didn't come around often. The food was very good. Not sure if it was a bad night or not enough help.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The Marsala Filet Medallions are incredible.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We have been many times and brought two couples with us - it was not a very good experience. One of the woman ordered a drink and everyone else's came timely. Hers came late and not as she had ordered it. Finally after another wait her drink arrived correctly. .

One of the men ordered a meal and when all the other meals were delivered he was then told that the restaurant was out of that entree. The waiter tried to make it right but overall the experience was less than expected.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Great Friday night dinner out with family. Fabulous food and excellent service!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times over the years but lately things have changed with the new management. The service was slow and when we got our entrees, one of the sides was not right. When it was corrected, it was still not up to par. The restaurant was not busy either from what we could tell. There was a new menu but it looked the same except on a black background which made it hard to read and some prices had gone up. We hope things will improve here.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Visited while in town for a wedding and had a good time. It was fairly quiet for a Friday evening dinner for two on the patio, but we people-watched. The crab soup was perfect and there were many dietary-accommodations and options on the menu for people with food restrictions, allergies & preferences. My smothered chicken was delicious, and the chef graciously made me extra sauce upon request. My fiancé's burger was cooked to his liking.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Overall the experience was lukewarm. Several questions to the waitstaff were met with "I dont know", "I don't eat that" and several other responses that were not helpful, including one that we never received an answer to. The items we ordered we fair, scallops were over cooked and covered in a heavy sauce that over powered the scallops. I think there is potential there just not quite yet.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We have always loved Terrace Cafe for breakfast and brunch and have never been disappointed! However, last weekend we decided to try them for dinner and it was absolutely terrible. My chicken entree had NO chicken meat on the dish. Literally bones covered in skin & sauce. The plate was loaded with roasted potatoes that tasted like the juice of black olives had literally been poured over them. My husband had the steak and he said it was inedible. Now I understand why it was so dead on a busy Saturday night. We will not ever return for dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Hello!

Everything was outstanding! We had only 1 blurp in the evening of two members not receiving their meals in timely fashion, but, other than that is was all way round a fantastic evening!

Thank you!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Have been on a few occasions for dinner.
I hear the Breakfast hour is much better.

Horderve came and before we were half
Way finished our salads arrived . We had no
Sooner picked up our forks to eat our salads
And our entrees arrived!!! The server apologized and offered to put under the heating lamp. We declined, which was good
Because my fish was way over cooked..
I usually do not write reviews but we have had similar experiences at this restaurant in
The past and we just hoped a problem with
The kitchen.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2017

We went on an early Thursday evening expecting a nice evening. It was apparent the serving staff was stretched. Following our meal -- pretty good food -- we agreed the service was among the worst we have ever experienced.
After our meals were delivered we were never asked about refills on drinks until the plates were being cleared, sarcastically we said it would have been nice 15 minutes earlier. We asked about desserts and a the waiter pointed to a printed list on the table. Later, other patrons were brought a tray showing the selection of desserts. Guess he was offended we were critical about his lack of attention.
I reached out to the restaurant four times over two weeks expressing our concerns and to date, no one has responded.
Food was good, service was awful. Doubt we will ever go back.
Obviously the management doesn't' care what we thought.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Took my parents and in-laws and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience and the food.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Waitress was friendly, but service was extremely slow. Food was just ok. Bartender didn't know what a lemon twist was, asked for a drink on the rocks and got a glass of chipped ice. Parking was a joke.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Terrace Cafe provided great service and good southern food. The waitresses were tentative to us. We enjoyed our dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2017

We stopped for dinner at the Terrace Cafe immediately after watching an afternoon matinee at Regal Cinemas two floors above the restaurant. It was at 6:23 PM on a Tuesday and there were only a few customers in the establishment when we arrived. The decor of the restaurant is very appealing. We were promptly greeted by the hostess and were escorted to a booth. My friend's wife and mine both ordered the bourbon glazed salmon. My friend ordered shrimp and grits, while I opted for the fillet mignonette and scallops (daily special). We did not choose to have cocktails, nor did anyone order dessert. Our dinners were served hot in a matter of ten minutes. The service at The Terrace Cafe was excellent. The food was delicious, but we had been to this restaurant previously and were not surprised by the wonderful food and the relaxing atmosphere. If you have occasion to be in the Charlotte area, I strongly recommend either of the two Terrace Cafe locations for a great dinner. Incidentally, they are also open for breakfast and lunch and do an equally superb job with both. One of my top 5 favorite restaurants in the Charlotte area. If you plan to have breakfast, lunch or dinner there on the weekend, it would be wise to make a reservation unless you don't mind waiting for a table. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and I'm certain you will, too.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Friday night get together with family. Wonderful time and great food. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Good food. Good service. We went to the movies and then here for dinner. Noise level was good so we could discuss the movie.

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