The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman

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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. The Foundry 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.

Located behind the gates at the dynamic Trilogy® Lake Norman, we welcome all who enjoy great food and good times.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Buffet will be available at the Foundry on November 28th from 11:00am-2:00pm. Please call the concierge desk at 704.585.8780 for reservations. To enjoy this meal, adults are $39, Children 6-12 are $15, and Children 3-5 are $7.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordered the Burnt Ends. Previously enjoyed very much. This time, however, meat and the beans were much too spicy to eat. Barely ate any.
On another note. Anytime I have received mashed potatoes as a side, they have had the taste and consistency of instant potatoes.
I wish more "ordinary" dishes were offered. I don't think we will be returning any time soon unless we see a change in the menu.
Love the atmosphere and service.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded 6 hours ago

Hello Don, Thank you for the feedback. It's helpful to know how our guests feel about their dining experience, as we take every piece of feedback into consideration. We will pass along your feedback regarding the Burnt Ends and mashed potatoes to our Executive Chef. This feedback will allow us to work with our staff to ensure our high standard of customer service is met. Our new menu is available in The Foundry beginning Wed. Oct 16. We hope you'll come back and try one of our new items soon!

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonya was our server. Excellent. She checked with us several times to ask if we needed anything.
I had the salmon, my husband had the spicy Italian pizza. Both Delish!!!

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded 6 hours ago

Thanks Kate for you awesome review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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KJ
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our meals were great as was the service however the cost we a little high.

GD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

As usual,the food was not to our liking.we both had the meatloaf and it was dry and very chewy. This has been an ongoing issue. We have a group of people we eat with on Thursday nights,and out of the 15 people,95% of them don't like the food either. We have been finding other restaurants in the area with better menu selections,better value,better pricing. The Foundry needs to take a step back and rework the situation.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Glenn, Thank you for the feedback. It's helpful to know how our guests feel about their dining experience, as we take every piece of feedback into consideration. We will continuously work with our staff to ensure our high standard of customer service is met. Please stop by to speak with a restaurant manager about your visit. Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience!

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you back at The Foundry soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved The Foundry at Trilogy. The service was friendly and attentive. The manager came to our table several times to clear plates and chat. The food was exceptional. My husband had the prime rib special, it was tender and flavorful, he said that the mashed potatoes rivaled mine which is quite a compliment. I had the salmon. It tasted very fresh and was seasoned well. It was served on a salad of quinoa, spinach, cucumbers, radishes, cranberries and a yummy champagne vinaigrette. It was delicious. We shared the bread pudding for dessert which was also delicious. The prices were very reasonable. The wine was really good and reasonably priced. We will definitely frequent this restaurant and take friends.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was really good. The martini's were just okay.... could have been made a bit better and served in a chilled glass.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks Lori for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We appreciate the feedback regarding the martini's. Hope to see you again soon!

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VN
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went out for our Friday night date and ate on the patio at the foundry… I had the fire roasted stirfry with salmon and she had the fish tacos… Both enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine from the five dollar keg pour. Quite honestly everything was excellent and we had a great time. It was a great value for the evening @ $62 plus tip

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for your awesome review and kind works. We are so glad you enjoyed your date night dining experience at the Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at The Foundry. The first time was outstanding. However, this second visit (party of six) our food, which was stir fry with salmon, was extremely overcooked and soggy and not at all well-seasoned. One other member of iur party had to send back the fish tacos because they were too spicy to eat. The Negroni that we ordered was at least 80% ice, and a complete rip off. Additionally, several of us at the table ordered wine by the glass. One of our party received a pour that was nearly double everyone else's. We later found out that someone at The Foundry was a friend of this individual. Just for situational awareness, that type of thing is not what you would expect from a restaurant like The Foundry nor is it appropriate perception-wise for guests.
Because our first visit was so good we will probably visit this restaurant again however, if the same issues arise on a third visit they will lose our business forever.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello Robin, Thank you for your feedback. It's helpful to know how our guests feel about their dining experience, as we take every piece of feedback into consideration. We will continuously work with our staff to ensure our high standard of customer service is met. We appreciate your detailed feedback in regards to the fish tacos, stir fry and the service. We hope to see you again soon. I would encourage your to email me so we can discuss further at senthil.elangovan@twinmillsclub.co m.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I try to eat here at least once a month and have not been disappointed. We ate outside with our 7PM reservations this time on Saturday night since it was still very mild. The food was again very good and the service was great.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Brett for your continued support of The Foundry. We are glad that each time you and your wife visit, it is an enjoyable dining experience. We look forward to serving you and your wife at your next visit!

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Salmon. It is excellent and I will order it again. The corn bread was also very good.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks Tess for dining at The Foundry! We are glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope you can return to try more delicious dishes next time!

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was hot & timely

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 24, 2019

That is exactly what we hope for! Thanks Cheryl for dining with us. Come back and see us again soon!

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JH
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Kit - aleays a grwat server

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded 6 hours ago

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you back at The Foundry soon!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Food served at room temperature. You would they could get a burger and fries right for $13++. Mixed drinks were horrible !

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards of service. Please email me at senthil.elangovan@twinmillsclub.co m, I would like to discuss this matter in further details. We look forward to hearing from you.

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HK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and love all-day happier hour, although need to change pricing on website as Twist of Fate showed as $5 but charged $6.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 20, 2019

Hi Heather, thanks for sharing your review. Glad you're enjoying everything The Foundry has to offer. Also, thank you for notifying us about the pricing discrepancy, we will update our online menu. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food there! We love the service and the decor is very trendy.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thanks Willie for your awesome review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great scallops special!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Enjoyable!

RO
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had both specials this week and can not wait for the next ones. Chef Matt belts it out of the park. Top it off with a great staff led by Ms. Nina and the whole experience comes together.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hello Robert! Thanks for sharing your review. Glad you're enjoying everything The Foundry has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tranquil place to eat. Food was wonderful, as well as the service. Would definitely recommend.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks Vivianette for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Come back soon to try new delicious dishes!

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at The Foundry at Trilogy. Really good food, excellent atmosphere and a great staff. Only issue we had was that the food took an extremely long time to prepare. It seemed to impact all customers. We were not in a hurry, so we were not annoyed, but we did wait an long time for dinner.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hello Joanne, Thank you for feedback. Its helpful to know how Members and guests feel about their dining experience, as we take every piece of feedback into consideration. We will continuously work with our staff to ensure our high standard of customer service is met. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 6 of us for dinner and we did make a reservation which was definitely needed as it was crowded. We had a great server, and the food was delicious.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks Jackie for your awesome review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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P
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a house guest in town and treated him to a Sunday dinner at The Foundry. Two of us had stir-fry one plain and the other with steak. They were both delicious. My husband ordered the Sunday special-chicken cordon blu sandwich. The chicken was breaded and fried with the cheese and ham on top. It was a little dry, but flavor was good. All in all a very good meal. We’ve eaten here multiply times and always treat guests to a meal at The Foundry.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us!

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SF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was delicious and service impeccable.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks SusanF for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us!

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T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu selection, service and reasonable prices. The service was prompt and the servers checked on us frequently. A definite A plus.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks Tess for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Come back soon to try new delicious dishes!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. Beautiful restaurant and nice location.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Jean, thanks for sharing your review. Glad you're enjoying everything The Foundry has to offer!

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome- love the food. Great dining experience

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hello Kimit, thanks for sharing your review. Glad you had an enjoyable experience at The Foundry!

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this restaurant - staff and ambience are wonderful always a great experience

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks Jennifer for your awesome review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious!! The service was great! Loved the whole atmosphere of the place!!

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks for your review! We hope you'll come back to The Foundry soon!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meeting place, staff is always very helpful and very friendly. always enjoy the evening. I had a filet mignon grilled excellent, great value.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks for your great review, Pegi! Come back and try our Millionaire Burger- a fan favorite! We hope to see you again soon.

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks for your great review, Robert! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the blue cheese wedge with steak and it was really good but the star of the meal was dessert, croissant bread pudding that was out of this world! Always great service and we really enjoy the ambiance here, everyone is laid back and having a good time.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks Candie for your awesome review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Foundry. We hope to see you again soon!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Bar area was a bit loud even at 6:45pm for nearby tables to enjoy discussion during dinner.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hello Blueheaven, Thanks for your feedback. It's helpful to know how Members and guests feel about their dining experience, as we take every piece of feedback into consideration. In the future, we would love to seat you at a table away from the bar. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our server Sam was top notch

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thanks Martin, we will make sure to pass along your nice note to Sam. We hope to see you again at The Foundry soon!

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DM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always good👍

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thanks for dining with us!

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Kira did a fantastic job with us and our visiting friends from VA explaining choices and preparations. All 4 appetizers and 2 desserts were delicious. We were all filled up quite well.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks Mary for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Come back soon to try new delicious dishes!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our dining experience at The Foundry! The staff were friendly and courteous. The manager was attentive and interested in making our dining experience enjoyable. We will definitely be dining at The Foundry again!

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thanks for your awesome review and kind words! We look forward to seeing you at The Foundry again .

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AD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, choice of bar beverages are nice, and the wait staff is awesome! My only complaint is having to wait even though we had a reservation.

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you back at The Foundry soon.

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W
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like the Foundry very much - Chef Matt is doing a very good job. I have to laugh at Opentable's description of the 'Noise Level' - the top rating is energetic - Wrong - the top level ought to be labeled - "Loud' and that is what the Foundry is. Very poor planning on the 'architect's design - the noise from the bar area over shadows people talking at the table. Members at Trilogy Lake Norman have complained in writing to the club manager and to Blue Star's main office in Arizona - as usual with big corporations - no response. The food is great - but the layout of the restaurant when it is busy causes unacceptable noise. Not the chef's problem or the food and beverage manager's issue - it is Shea Corporation - Terrible response to the restaurant's customers

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you Weston for your review! We will make sure to pass it along. We hope to see you at The Foundry again.

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k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New clean great food! Wait staff was excellent. Will go back

The Foundry at Trilogy® Lake Norman
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Kathy, thanks for sharing your review. Glad you're enjoying everything The Foundry has to offer.

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