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Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel, Gastonia, NC

Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel

4.5
4.5
133 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel! Located on the ground level of the restored Lawyer's Building, we strive to deliver a balance of Southern classics and soon to be new favorites. Custom cocktails and an adventurous wine list round out the options. Dine in doors beneath a 2 story vaulted ceiling or outdoors on our dreamy canopied patio. Join us where the past meets the present in Downtown Gastonia!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Sat 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (980) 888-1502
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Gastonia
  • Cross street
    Main Ave and MLK Blvd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlotte

    Good for business meals

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Great for fine wines

133 Reviews
  1. Eleganceamust

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a business dinner at Barristers and truly enjoyed it. Kayla our waitress was very lovely. The cocktails were delicious! The food was enjoyable. The only criticism: wine pours were on the short side. Not enough vegetables in the toasted rice dish. Beautiful space to relax in while dining…

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  2. PatrickS

    Raleigh

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well, this was a swing and a miss, at least for me. First, the good...the waitress is excellent. She attended to every need, addressed questions well, timely with all food and beverage service. She tried to save my meal when she found out I was not enjoying the dinner. The food was prepared quickly. Of note, we were the only patrons in the restaurant. The restaurant setting is very nice. The bar is well stocked and the wine selection adequate. Now for the bad...my food lacked taste. I ordered the potato pave with green curry. The potato cake was good but the curry lacked flavor. Although I like things hot (spice), this was under seasoned and really lacked any distinguishing flavor. The radishes were not noteworthy, either. The shitake mushrooms were good. My wife tried a bite of my food and she thought it was fine, so take my criticism with a grain of salt, since I am very critical when it comes to food. My wife's salad and soup were good and she enjoyed them.

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  3. WinningMatters

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting on a Thursday night and weather was perfect for dining outside. We had Kayla as our server, and she was attentive, energetic, and enjoyable. We had the Burrata Appetizer, which is one of our favorites. My wife had the Salmon with the green curry and it was perfectly spicy and delicious. I opted for the vegetarian version of that dish with the Potato Pave, which is a dish I have not been able to find anywhere else in our area, so I highly recommend!

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  4. Vpinti

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Meal was small for price. Asked for Salmon on the salad recieved Steak by error but after waiting for an hour for the food I accepted the mistake. The room was very cold and made it uncomfortable.

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  5. JimR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A new place for us to try, thanks OpenTable. It’s a quaint place inside the hotel. They did well with the space. The menu has plenty of great choices. We started with the Barrata, superb. I had the Bone-In Pork Chop served on grits with a roasted Succotash. Excellent, the chop was perfectly done, nice char. Grits, amazing. Highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to have a nice dinner and be able to have a good talk with old friends

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  7. MaryN

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always!! Greatly appreciate the personal service! Never feel rushed!

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  8. WinningMatters

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought a business group in for lunch (7 people) and the food and service was stellar. The food came out quickly and everyone enjoyed their meals. We highly recommend for lunch or dinner business meetings as the venue is unique, food is delicious, and the atmosphere allowed our group to have an effective lunch meeting.

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  9. ilo2

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, food was really good but hoped for more than delivered (for what they charge… ) they could have been a bit more generous with ingredients and I would have been completely satisfied. My Gorgonzola salad hardly had and Gorgonzola, for example..my wife had the shrimp and pasta and was completely satisfied. (I was hungry so I ate a lot of her pasta and it was really good!)

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  10. JohnC

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Thanks so much! Really enjoyed the evening.

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FAQs

Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel

168 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052-2306

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Ave and MLK Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Gastonia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Sat 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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