About Bernard - Executive Chef

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Chef/Owners Bernard and Shannon Brunet

A Ballantyne mainstay for almost a decade and an award-winning eatery has reopened in 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 8-year-old son Xavier is the third owner.

You could come for fine dining or bar bites (gourmet burger, mussels "Marinière") your Global experience will take 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.

Current menu offerings include appetizers such as a cheese plate, beef tartare and bacon mac and cheese, with a price range of $6 to $15. Entrees to name a few barley risotto, diver scallops, and duck breast, with prices from $19 to $30.

Shannon grew up in the North Carolina Mountains of Boone, & traveled the world working on the 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.


Live Music!! Tuesdays & Fridays

Monday: Open For Parties of 10 and up, Please Call for Reservation: 704-835-1072
Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.