Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Queen's Feast specials shown on this website are available during dinner only, unless otherwise noted on an individual restaurant's menu page.
  • Located in the lobby of the 105-year-old, fully restored First National Bank of Gastonia, Barrister’s serves approachable, ingredient-driven Southern favorites. The menu is a mixture of traditions much like the restoration of the building. We blend familiar ingredients, Southern scratch-cooking technique, and a little adventure into each of our dishes. Whether you are looking for traditional hand-breaded, fried chicken breast or exotic spice blends, we have something you should try. Barrister’s at The Esquire Hotel is where the past meets the present in downtown Gastonia.
  • $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
  • First course (choice of one)
    • Crispy Brussels Sprouts - fried Brussels sprouts tossed in a miso maple glaze
    • Beet & Arugula Salad - arugula, roasted beets, oranges, red onion, goat cheese, and candied pecans tossed in Barrister’s sorghum balsamic vinaigrette 
    • Broccoli & Potato Soup - creamy combination of broccoli & potatoes finished with cream and Parmesan cheese
  • Second course (choice of one)
    • Bone-In Pork Chop - grilled pork chop served with butternut grits and pan-roasted carrots and topped with whole-grain apple mustard
    • Duck Cacio E Pepe - confit leg of duck served with pasta, grated Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh cracked black pepper
    • Grilled Chicken - grilled chicken breast served with arugula & tomato tapenade over slow-cooked white beans, bacon lardons, & balsamic reduction (can be made vegetarian) 
  • Dessert (choice of one)
    • Maple Cornbread Pudding - scratch-made cornbread bread pudding served with bacon snow and maple syrup
    • Cranberry Key Lime Pie - tangy-sweet take on an American classic served with Graham cracker crust and whipped cream 

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