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The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman, Denver, NC

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman

4.5
4.5
773 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At The Foundry, we forge exceptional food and drink every day. The culinary team takes raw ingredients and crafts beautifully finished, bespoke plates, perfect for casual lunch or an anniversary dinner. Featuring local and regional house-crafted selections, the restaurant emphasizes healthy, freshly made and flavorful fare with a Southern twist, all pairing deliciously well with the Club’s signature drink, the Back Porch Sweet Tea. The experience at The Foundry is centered on three tried-and-true food and beverage tenets: it’s socially driven, locally inspired, and stylishly crafted.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 585-8786

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Wenrich

  • Neighborhood

    Denver

  • Cross street

    Across from East Lincoln High School on HWY 73

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    The Foundry is located behind the front gate. Once you arrive just let the attendant know you are dining at The Foundry, and they will gladly direct you to the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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What 773 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. I

    Ivorypearlcat

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I am not sure what has happened by the margherita pizza has changed. It was tomato paste with sundried tomatoes and unfortunately not good tasting. Our bills were not correct but it would have been a hassle to get them adjusted. I will give it another try but hope that the food improves.
  2. N

    Neuf

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Too loud. Food takes too long once ordered.
  3. B

    Bill

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we entered the restaurant to the minute we left, the experience was delightful. As we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by the manager (Stephanie) who directed us to a private seating area. We had not reserved this area, nor did we ask for it; however, it was available, so we were kindly seated there. From this point Chandra provided friendly and very attentive service. We each ordered salads which were excellent. The chefs are so creative in the flavors they combine and the way they present each dish. We highly recommend the Foundry restaurant to all that we know. It is our favorite restaurant in the Denver area and well beyond. Sincerely, Bill
  4. JB

    JeanieB

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love it here. Good food and fun atmosphere. Wait staff are so pleasant and helpful!
  5. KC

    KatheC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered a Belgium waffle which should be larger than a child's size which my grandkids ordered. All were cut up triangles from a reg sized waffle, with mine being a whole and kids being a half
  6. RG

    RobG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent but the beer was not very cold.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 27, 2022Hey there! Thank you so much for your feedback we are taking it into consideration! We can't wait to have you back again! ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager)

  7. DM

    DeborahM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely night for our anniversary dinner! The Pot Roast is one of our favorite dishes. We are very lucky to have this restaurant in our community.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you so much for this review! We appreciate you so much! Can't wait to have you back ! ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager)

  8. TS

    TexanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service. We had family visiting from California and everyone had a good experience.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you so much for bringing your family in and dining with us! Can't wait to see you again! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager )

  9. MB

    MaragretB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The menu has changed. We were a party of 4 and no one liked their dinner. The foundry use to have great prices alway excellent food. We are taking a break. Not happy!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 26, 2022Hi there Margaret! I am so sorry to hear about your experience here with us. I would love more detail about your visit. please email me at stephanie.short@ twinmillsclub. co m ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager )

  10. CK

    CarolK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    They have changed their menu. We use to love it. New chef, trying new things. Everything seemed to be SMOKEY !!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Hey there! We are so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us, we are updating and trying new things for our restaurant! I invite you back to have a meal on us so you can try some of our other new items that you may like more! Thank you! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  11. SD

    SharonD

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was our first time at The Foundry. The service was great until they got busy, then it took longer for food to arrive (specifically, our dessert). The cocktails were very good. We loved the Brussels sprouts and kale salad, and the Foundry burger and garlic Parmesan fries. My salmon was just okay. Dessert was good too.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you so much for this feedback! We are running out our kinks in the new menu and this is super helpful to better ourselves! We can't wait to have you back! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  12. J

    Jjgnc07

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tried for first time, very pleasantly surprised. Mostly older crowd but very lively. Food was delish and good sized portions.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you so much for your visit! We can't wait to have you back! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager )

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice friendly waitress. The food was very good. The Foundry USA beautiful place. We enjoyed celebrating my daughters birthday there.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back again! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  14. GB

    GaryB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Dinner was delicious but not hot. Took a long time to be served our meal. Apple cobbler wasn't cooked all the way through, we thought it was cheese inside, but it was actually uncooked dough!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about this. I would love the opportunity to make this right for you! Please email me at stephanie.short@ twinmillsclub.c om so that we can make this to you! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  15. KT

    KimT

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! Excellent food and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate it and can't wait to have you back!

  16. JC

    JenniferC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The Foundry is inconsistent with entrees. My fish and chips was 80% fries with 3 pieces of cod the size of a fish stick. My husbands chicken was tough and our guest salmon too salty. Two weeks before, everyone enjoy the food. Just never know what you’re going to get. Also, the server did not offer desserts.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022I am so sorry to hear about this experience! We aim for consistency all the time however we are working out our new menu kinks! Please email me so that I can make this right for you! The Foundry and all its staff want every guest to have a wow experiment every time, so I am so sorry that this wasn't the case for you!

  17. CB

    CareBear

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were practically the only ones there and yet service was negligent. Dirty dishes piled up. Not a fan of the new menu choices and serving sizes have decreased significantly yet prices increased substantially. Food prep was inconsistent from one plate to the next of the same menu item. Waited a long time between delivery of different appetizers. Also - same as the day before - one member of our party waited and waited for his meal while the others' meals were getting cold.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022I am so incredibly sorry that this was your experience! I would love the chance to host you and show you our best experience that we strive to provide each time when we drop the ball! Again, I am so sorry! Please email me so that we can remedy this! Thank you! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  18. l

    lindsayc

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg out of this world good! The staff, the food, the vibe. A whole mood.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate it so much! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Ryan was a great server

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022We agree! Thank you so much for your feedback! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  20. P

    Pickypalate

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a family member in town and we liked the convenience of The Foundry. We had a very nice server, Isiah. He was attentive, but not obtrusive. Food lived up to our expectations.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you so much for this feedback!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    I made our reservations a week ahead. We were seated in the walkway. When I asked if we could move into the actual restaurant, the hostess said “all the tables were booked.” All the open tables were still open when we left. Another down side to the walkway seating…. The air conditioning blows right on you. It was freezing. I was so disappointed in our evening. I don’t think we will be back.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 10, 2022We have been experimenting with more seating in our restaurant & the feedback you've given is super helpful! I hate to hear the experience was not amazing so I'd like to off you a chance to come back & give us another go! We are incredibly dedicated to making sure that every guest receives the best experience possible although sometimes we do drop the ball. Email me at stephanie.short@twinmillsclub (.co m To setup your complementary date night! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Foundry and were excited to try out the new menu. We ordered the catch of the day, which was swordfish. It was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the pimento crab dip, as well! We had a wonderful evening with excellent service!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 13, 2022Thank you so much for your review! Can't Wait to have you again! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  23. JG

    JillG

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Foundry has had its ups and downs but with the recent management and staff changes, the experience has greatly improved. Our server, Jennifer, was amazing and our food was fantastic. One of the best salmon dishes I ever had. $5 tap wine with a very generous pour. Happy to have Senthil back!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 6, 2022Thank you so much for seeing our growth and trusting the process! We are doing everything in our power to make The Foundry everyone's favorite go to restaurant!! Can't wait to have you back! ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager )

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Ryan, was wonderful! Great addition to your staff!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 13, 2022Thank you so much! We value Ryan so much glad you do too!! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  25. N

    Neuf

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    A lot of transitions of people and menu. Not working smoothly yet. Added music last night and made it so loud, hard to talk to each other at the table. Keep working on improvements!
  26. RG

    RobinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Our server was new and did a great job.
  27. CV

    CindyV

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    During the past three visits, the temperature of the restaurant has been miserably cold even when wearing a jacket. The 30-45 minute wait for simple lunch food items has been unusual since the restaurant is only half occupied during our visit. We love the vibe of the restaurant and the food taste is always good, along with the value. However, the food temperature and texture sometimes indicates our plates have sat under a heat lamp for at least 15 minutes prior to arriving at our table. There is a definite issue with kitchen management on Sundays. We will keep visiting and trust there will be improvements.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We will address the issues above to the best of our abilities! If you would please email me ( stephanie.short@twinmillsclub . co m ) I would love to over you an appetizer or dessert on us for your next visit! Thank you again! ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager)

  28. BB

    BruceB

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had to try the 24 ounce Tomahawk, mid-rare, with loaded baked Idaho and garlic butter sauted spinach. Done perfectly by chef brett Faldstein et.al.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you so much for coming and checking out our Saturday night special! It is different every week so make sure to come back and check it out again next week! ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager)

  29. D

    Doug

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    First, took 30 minutes to get two glasses of wine. Appetizer took a lot of time to get as well and was not very good. We did not bring this to anyone's attention because it would have taken even more time. Our server did her best but it seemed the kitchen was overwhelmed which seems to have become more of an issue over the past four visits.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on November 3, 2022We are so completetly sorry that this was your experince! We would love another chance to show you just how good we really are! Please email me more details I'd love to hear from you! (stephanie.short@twinmillsclub. co m) ~Stephanie Short ( Food and Beverage Manager)

  30. PA

    PATRICIAH

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Service always good. Food is pretty good too. Would recommend this restaurant!
  31. S

    Scott

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Serving portions too small. All else was good. Left hungry
  32. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Sandwiches were expensive, sides came out halfway through lunch.
  33. c

    cjlivetotravel

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I had ordered salmon and it was cooked to perfection (not usually the case when I order it at other restaurants) and the seasoning on it was delicious.
  34. GB

    GrannyBea

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Things aren’t quite the same as they used to be. Food was good. But service wasn’t great. And not as clean as usual. We love the Foundry. Just hope things get better!
  35. HS

    HilaryS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, server and service was spectacular. A great night was had by all!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on October 23, 2022Thank you so much Hilary! We can't wait to have you back!! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  36. KW

    KimW

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday FOMO for Trilogy members. Pizza great as always… Caesar salad and wine! Great evening with great food & friends!
  37. B

    Bailey

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was tasty but omelette was runny (we were given a discount when the manager saw the eggs). Ordered a latte but the machine was being cleaned, so asked for a regular coffee. It didn't come after 15 mins, so asked again; it came right away and was very good. Good enough that I needed a refill, but the waitress had disappeared for 10-15 minutes so we had to get up and ask the manager for a cup. Waitress then appeared with a carafe and apologized, saying "a new pot" had been in process. There were only 3-4 tables in use, so it's not like they were really busy ... Location is beautiful and restaurant is well-appointed. IF we go back we'll hope that the service is better!

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on October 23, 2022Hi Bailey! We are so sorry to hear about your experience at the Foundry! I invite you back to have a meal on the house to redeem ourselves, please email me (stephanie.short@twinmillsclub) your contact information so we can send you a voucher! Thank you so much! ~Stephanie Short (Food and Beverage Manager)

  38. JD

    JudithD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was not hot. Room, as usual, was pretty loud.
  39. AF

    AlanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent except for the noise level...
  40. s

    susieq

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was good. Atmosphere was bafulois. Gonna make it a regular place to go with friends.

    The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake NormanResponded on October 15, 2022Thank you Susie! We can't wait to have your friends and you back again! ~Stephanie Short ( Food & Beverage Manager)

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The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman is rated 4.5 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Google Map for The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman

310 Exploration Boulevard, Denver, NC 28037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Across from East Lincoln High School on HWY 73

  • Neighborhood

    Denver

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Fri, Sat 8:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    The Foundry is located behind the front gate. Once you arrive just let the attendant know you are dining at The Foundry, and they will gladly direct you to the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Wenrich

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

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