Barrister’s is located inside the historically renovated First National Bank of
Gastonia, also known as the Lawyers Building. One hundred and two years after its
completion, it is now the Esquire Hotel.
Barrister’s boasts a twenty plus foot vaulted ceiling, original mahogany
window frames, and warm up lighting. This sets the stage for butcher block
table tops, locally hand-crafted plates, and unique glassware. The culinary team delivers cuisine that is approachable,
ingredient driven, thoughtfully sourced from friends, and rooted in history. The
culinary team works with numerous artisanal producers throughout the country
where the mantra is to “buy food from friends.” You will find heritage breeds of meats,
heirloom grains, seasonal vegetables, regional seafood, house-made pastries,
house-cured charcuterie, and pasta to name a few. The style of service is firmly based in
our desire to make our guests feel welcome, appreciated, and cared for on a
time and time again basis. Our beverage program features numerous natural
wines, local distilleries, breweries, and creative libations.
Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches,
dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a
part of your next event. Keep an eye out for libation experiences, themed
dinners, and guest chef appearances.
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Photography by Remy Thurston