Exquisite Dining

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Celebrate great food with friends and family

Our restaurants offer an indulgent selection of authentic southern and international cuisine. Fresh, and locally sourced ingredients are creatively prepared contributing to good health and wellness by our award-winning team.


Meet our Executive Chef Ryan Forte


Ryan Forte

Chef Ryan Forte’s devotion to serving people food they love seems to be in his DNA. His father ran a pizzeria, and young Ryan accepted the challenge of making the homemade pasta. As he interacted with his dad and the restaurant’s customers, he learned the importance of creating menus using fresh ingredients and developed a passion for flavor innovation.

After earning his culinary and applied science degree as a member of Johnson & Wales’ first Charlotte graduating class, his resume and skills grew rapidly. In addition to serving as a chef for the Westin Hotel’s Ember Grill, he was both executive chef and general manager at Braswell’s restaurant.

Today Ryan continues Southminster’s tradition of creating menus that use the freshest locally sourced ingredients, many which are grown in our own garden. With menus that change daily and offerings made from scratch, he leads a highly accomplished culinary team dedicated to providing residents of Southminster the finest dining experience. Ryan, born in Florida and raised in Hickory, N.C., is married with two children and an active member of the Piedmont Culinary Guild.


The Promenade Room

The past, present and future, come together in a celebration of the dining experience in this magnificent dining room. Award winning cuisine, delectable desserts, and a more formal atmosphere are daily events.


The Oak leaf Grille

Casual and relaxed, the Grille offers a full menu of great-tasting options and a-la-carte choices of fresh local fare. Gather with friends and family around a big table, or enjoy an intimate table for two.



Lifestyle3A popular gathering spot to join friends before dinner, watch your favorite team and catch up on the days events.  Complimenting our dining experiences, the Pub offers a stimulating ambience for meeting friends and enjoying your favorite beverage.




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