About Stewart Penick's Terrace - Ballantyne, NC

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!

14815 Ballantyne Village Way Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Closed For Dinner Sunday and Monday nights.

Cross Street:
Johnston rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 369-5190

Website:
http://www.terracerestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on the Plaza

Catering:
Catering Contact
Justin Kieley
704-907-3048

Parking Details:
Additional parking available free of charge in deck.

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.

Stewart Penick's Terrace - Ballantyne, NC Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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3.8

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3.9

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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Special Occasion (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
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Healthy (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Yes! Good place to eat !

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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·Dined on July 22, 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The Marsala Filet Medallions are incredible.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Greensboro)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was great and the food was fresh! I will be going back

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Valentine's special was awesome. The steak and crab cake melted in your mouth. Loved the drizzle on the crab cake as well.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day - was t particularly busy. We had the pre fix menu, starter was great (calamari off the usual menu). Main was crab cake with "filet" and veg medley. Crab cake was great, I say "filet" because imagine you had a 5oz actual filet and cut a piece that was 2cm thick then overlooked it. That's what you got and veg medley l, well, I had about the amount of veg you could fit on a soup spoon, this was $20!!! Shocking really I expected a lot more from this restaurant. I'm still hungry!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was great! Our waiter was awesome. Very sincere and active. Only complaint was the portion size of the food. Very very very small portions.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was fine but they didn't find my reservation so had to wait for 45 min

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 2, 2014

Terrace Cafe,in Ballantyne, is wonderful for brunch,lunch,dinner or late night snacks.
The food is very good,not great but very good.
Service was marvelous!
The VERY BEST sweet potatoe fries EVER!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2014

We both had the delicious surf and turf dinner for less than $20. The service was just right, and food was very good overall. We had the crab soup first. It was very tasty, but we only found about 1/5 of a spoonful of actual crab in it unfortunately. The only real negative was that we didn't care for the little (dry/stale) biscuits before dinner. Bread or rolls would have been much better choices. It was a special occasion, moms birthday celebration, and even though I mentioned that when I made the reservations, it was never really acknowledged at all, which I thought was odd. But, all in all, we were very satisfied with our dining experience at this restaurant. (This was our first visit). I am sure we will return again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2014

Great food, great portions, and excellent service. Sitting outside on the patio for an early dinner with some wine was extremely refreshing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 25, 2014

We found this place through the Queens feast. We love to try new places & find our next "go to" restaurant. The food and service were good. We were seated outside to enjoy the fabulous weather. However, this was ruined by the abundance of spoiled, impatient, over-indulged adults. One who circled in his $60k motorcycle, repeatedly revving the engine. Or many others in their $100k cars, who think themselves too important to wait when the car in front of them stops for a parking spot, thus considering it necessary to subject the outdoor diners to their free use of their over-priced horns. I've lived all over the country in a range of socioeconomic areas. This is one of the areas where people feel the need to tell you how much money they have.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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