Stewart Penick opened the first Terrace Cafe in South Park years ago with his nephew, Jacob, who at the time was a recent graduate of Johnson and Wales. After the success of their first location, they opened another in Ballantyne, and they now have a location in Greenville, South Carolina, with plans for another in Ft. Mill in the spring/summer of 2018. A couple of months ago, Penick and his team invited the Charlotte Food Bloggers out to check out their Ballantyne location and some new menu items. You no doubt have heard of Terrace's legendary fried chicken and red velvet waffle, but read on to check out some dishes sure to become your new favorites!
Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Smoked bacon & baby arugula
Wild Mushroom & Cheese Crostini
Garlic crostini, three cheese spread, & wild mushrooms
Oyster Spinach Salad
Flash-fried NC oysters, fresh spinach, caramelized onions, & warm bacon vinaigrette
Cranberry Apple Pork Tenderloin
Roasted and then sliced pork, sage-scented apples, dried cranberries, cranberry-peach marmalade, potato pancakes, & vegetable medley
Terrace's dessert menu is absolutely amazing, and includes gems like a coconut cream bread pudding and a mini chocolate waffle stack! I want to go back and try them all, but that night we tried the...
Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake
Rich peanut butter and brownie chunk cheesecake layered over a chocolate brownie crust, topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cup pieces
All Terrace locations offer a full bar with plenty of options for cocktails, wines, and beers, including many local favorites.
We have been to the Terrace in South Park and now Ballantyne, and both locations were cozy and spacious booths (my favorite) are abundant.
Everyone we have dealt with on this visit and previous visits have been lovely and provided top-notch customer service.
If you don't like chicken and waffles down here, they make you move back up above the Mason-Dixon line; We love potato pancakes no matter the season; A spacious booth makes it easier for Jason to lie down and take a nap after a meal; Frankie loves coconut cream bread pudding, but he's only had it in his dreams.
Disclaimer: This meal was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are our own, and we were not compensated for this review.