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Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel, Gastonia, NC

Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel

4.6
4.6
124 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 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (980) 888-1502
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Gastonia
  • Cross Street
    Main Ave and MLK Blvd
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for special occasions

  • Charlotte

    Good for special occasions

124 Reviews
  1. JohnC

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been to dinner there twice now. I love the character and charm of this old bank and lawyers building. The food was excellent both times. The Potato Pavel is incredible !!! And they know how to cook a steak perfectly. I feel so fortunate to have this fine dining experience close to Belmont and Gastonia. Check out the rooftop and outdoor dining space, too. Spread the word!

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like over seasoned and salty food this is your place. Service is fantastic and setting is special

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    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My SO and I went to Barrister’s for his Birthday and our experience was AMAZING! Unique but delicious food with a few southern classics. Please don’t skimp on dessert; the Chocolate Chess Pie is to DIE for. We paired it with a sweet coffee dessert cocktail, which was perfect! They have an extended wine list and variety of cocktails. Great ambience in a beautiful setting- definitely can not go wrong for a date night or special evening. Overall highly recommend!!

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A last minute change of plans led us to the Barristers at The Esquire Hotel. Lovely service and delicious food.

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  6. CarolineB

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server was very accommodating and welcoming. It was our first time there and we had a great time!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience at Barristers. Our dinner group consisted of 4 couples and everyone ordered something different. The food was delicious, the ambiance was perfect, and our server Hailee provided great service. We'll definitely be returning soon!

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  8. GeorgeC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was nice. Soft, warm lighting with a feel of being outside due to the sconces, large cathedral type windows and stucco walls. A beautiful bar nestled in the rear of the restaurant. The party beside of us was a little louder than we would have liked, but we were still able to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. Our meal was very tasteful. We started with the duck empanadas, which were a little spicy until you added the pickled cabbage which made them wonderful. The Mrs. chose the roasted squash, mushrooms and carrots over butternut squash grits and she was more than impressed. I had the New York strip with crunch white potatoes. I am extremely particular with how my steak is cooked and this one was perfect. Seared crunch on the outside and warm pink medium on the inside. I absolutely loved every bite. We did not have drinks and the bill was what I consider to be average for such a nice meal and environment. Overall I would tate this as a 4.5 out of 5. We will definitely be going back again.

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  9. HelenaS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived about 30 mins before our reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant is small and intimate with marble flooring and ambient lighting. Our server was nice and knowledgeable about the history of the building. We started with the duck empanadas which my husband enjoyed and fried squash which were a winery in my book. For our entree I enjoyed the gorgonzola pasta, while my husband had the market fish which was the mahi this evening. My pasta was a bit too salty , but overall both dishes were enjoyable and the staff was nice and attentive throughout the evening. This restaurant would be perfect for a special occasion or date night. I definitely plan to return during the warm weather months and utilize the beautiful outdoor seating area.

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  10. Raleighcuisinediner

    Raleigh

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ribeye with sherry cream sauce and potatoes was incredible! Brussels were the perfect accompaniment and the bacon Gorgonzola started it all off nicely. The chocolate chess pie finished the meal. Would highly recommend! Jordon was knowledgeable and amazing. The entire staff was gracious and accommodating. Would go out of my way to come back next time I’m in the area!

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FAQs

Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time 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
  • Area
    Gastonia
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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