If you’re in Charlotte and not staying at The Ballantyne (why not?), be sure to still include The Gallery Restaurant on your dining agenda. Located inside The Ballantyne Hotel, diners are met with an unique dining experience. One that places an amazing twist on favorite dishes, all while supporting local farms.
Aside from the posh atmosphere and attentive waitstaff, interesting paintings adorn the walls. It is called The GALLERY restaurant, after all. Similar to much of the hotel, the restaurant features local artists’ paintings that are available for purchase. They get switched out whenever one sells, or for a change of scenery every once in a while.
We were unbelievably excited to dine here! This is one of those places in which EVERYTHING on the menu looks good. Some personal favorites/highlights included the French Onion Soup, Foie Gras, Caesar Salad, and Beef Tenderloin. It all tasted amazing. Dessert is a total hit and throwback, with offerings like three scoops ice cream and s’mores.
The bar here is unbelievable. We got to try some really cool things that weren’t on the menu, and although I’m not a whiskey person, I enjoyed learning about The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne.
There are so many drinks I wanted to try. If you’re a whiskey fan, be sure to check out their expanded collection. They even offer courses and hold special events.
We received a complimentary dinner here as part of our stay. It’s pretty simple – food is either good or it’s not. This was good. We cannot wait to return.