A popular south Charlotte restaurant reopens in downtown Pineville

A popular south Charlotte restaurant reopens in downtown Pineville
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Global Restaurant, a Ballantyne mainstay for a decade and an award-winning eatery, has reopened in downtown Pineville.

The restaurant closed its doors in the Toringdon shopping center last year, and chef-owner Bernard Brunet got to work renovating the new space at 314 Main Street. Expect a fine dining experience in a space with beautiful details and character.

Global is a family affair. Brunet’s wife Shannon is a co-owner and runs the front of the house. Their 8-year-old son Xavier is the third owner.

“We fell in love with downtown Pineville,” Brunet says.

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Global Restaurant bar

Downstairs is more casual, and upstairs is more romantic.

On the lower level you’ll find a bar and butcher block tables with metal seating. The wine selection is displayed beneath a brick archway that once housed a bank vault.

The upstairs vibe is more formal, with white tablecloths and beautiful exposed wooden beams. Brunet, who bought the building, spent about a year fixing the place up and has worked to maintain original details, such as a tin ceiling downstairs.

Inside Global Restaurant

Brunet grew up in Nice, France, and the menu — which rotates seasonally — reflects his culinary influences.

Current menu offerings include appetizers such as a cheese plate, beef tartare and bacon mac and cheese, with a price range of $9 to $15. Entrees include barley risotto, diver scallops and seared duck breast, with prices from $19 to $28.

There are several North Carolina beers on tap, including a handful of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery selections, a large wine menu (not the kind you’ll find at Harris Teeter, Brunet says) and cocktails — such as the Global Julep and Le French Martini — ranging from $10 to $13.

Global Restaurant wine

Photo courtesy of Terie Christmas/Wabi Sabi Photo Art

Global Restaurant also has a patio out front and books private parties and corporate events — the first holiday party is already on the schedule. The restaurant has a big business following because of its previous location in Ballantyne.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Cover image courtesy of Terie Christmas/Wabi Sabi Photo Art.

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