Barrister's at The Esquire Hotel

168 W. Main Avenue

Gastonia, NC 28052


  • 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.
  • Standard operating hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-9 PM. We will also open for special dinner service during Charlotte Restaurant Week on Sunday, January 20, and Sunday, January 29, from 5-9 PM.
  • $40 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
  • First course (choice of one)
    • Crispy Brussels – flash-fried Brussels sprouts tossed in cranberry pepper jam and crushed walnuts
    • Barrister’s Caesar - mixed greens tossed in creamy house-made Caesar dressing, topped with shredded Parmesan and croutons
    • Barrister’s House - mixed greens in truffle balsamic vinaigrette, topped with roasted sweet potato, sliced apple, Midnight Moon goat cheese, and crushed walnuts
  • Second course (choice of one)
    • Pork Chop - grilled bone-in pork chop with mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens, and spiced applesauce
    • Chicken-Fried Chicken – buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded chicken breast served over course-ground yellow corn grits with collard greens and cranberry pepper jam
    • Salmon – pan-seared, skin-on salmon over carrot puree and Masala rice, topped with sunflower seed pesto
  • Dessert (choice of one)
    • Brownie a la Mode - warm, dark chocolate brownie served with Tony’s vanilla ice cream and orange caramel topping
    • Cheesecake - vanilla cheesecake with honey, lemon & ginger crust, topped with berry compote

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