GLOBAL

Global Restaurant, a Ballantyne mainstay for almost a decade and an award winning eatery has now relocated to downtown Pineville. The restaurant closed its doors in the Ballantyne Toringdon shopping center area last year, and owners chef Bernard & Shannon Brunet got to work renovating the new space at 314 Main Street. Global is a family affair. Brunet's wife Shannon is a co-owner and runs the front of the house. Their son Xavier is the third owner. 

Wether you come for fine dining or bar bites (gourmet burger, mussels), your Global experience will take place in a space with beautiful details and character. 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 1923 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 1923 ceiling downstairs. Bernard grew up in Nice, France and the menu — which rotates seasonally — reflects his culinary influences. 

Shannon grew up in the North Carolina Mountains of Boone, NC  and traveled the world working on cruise ships. The wine menu & craft cocktails reflect her travels. 

There are several North Carolina beers on tap, including a handful of Old Mecklenburg Brewery selections, a boutique wine menu and cocktails — such as the Global Julep and Le French Martini — ranging from $9 to $13. 

Global Restaurant also has a patio out front and books private parties and corporate events. The restaurant has a big business following because of its previous location in Ballantyne.