Charlotte is celebrating its culinary explosion of restaurants throughout the area with its annual Restaurant Week! Queens Feast is offering 3 or more courses at over 100 upscale restaurants for only $30 per person! With so many fancy restaurants to choose from, this is THE time to experience a new menu or indulge at your favorite eatery for a fraction of the usual price!
South Charlotte has a wonderful selection of excellent eateries participating in Restaurant Week and are in walking distance for many living in the nearby, tree-lined neighborhoods! A casual stroll to Blakeney would take you to 131 Main.
131 Main is an upscale, but casual dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere. During Restaurant Week, 131 offers a glass of wine, an appetizer (I recommend munching on the cast iron cornbread made with homemade batter popping with chilies, cheeses and honey), an entrée (the grilled trout is cooked over hickory wood) and a dessert (the key lime pie will tickle your taste buds and cleanse your discriminating palate).
Blackthorne Restaurant and Bar is another South Charlotte Favorite located in the Ballantyne area. Blackthorne offers a three-course menu during Restaurant Week. Enjoying sautéed mussels, a perfectly cooked ribeye and chocolate Guinness ganache on the roof top patio is certainly an enjoyable evening!
Traveling a little more south, in the quaint Matthews area, carnivores can satisfy themselves at Amor de Brazil Steakhouse. Slow cooked rotisserie –style meats are included in the 3 course, plus dessert menu for Restaurant Week.
In the sophisticated, well-established Southpark neighborhood are several restaurants offering Restaurant Week specials. Georges Brasserie in the Piedmont Row is an elegant French Restaurant well worth the valet tip! Sitting on the patio people watching or in a private dining room, Georges will sweep you off to France with a selection of delicate and hearty French cuisine! Fro Restaurant week, Georges offers a First Course, Entrée and Dessert. Bon Appetit!
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Southpark is a perennial favorite with steak lovers and is offering both a Queens Feast entrée, and for the larger appetite, a Kings Feast entrée. Whether a petite filet or a New York Strip, Ruth’s Chris is a bargain during Restaurant Week!
If Uptown restaurants are usually out of reach, Restaurant Week is a great time to have a night on the town! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is participating in Restaurant Week and is offering a menu of an appetizer salad entrée and dessert. Don your best outfit and enjoy a refined dinner in cosmopolitan atmosphere!
If fancy with a famous chef in charge is what you seek, e2 emeril’s eatery is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant at the Levine Center for the Arts. E2 is an eclectic experience in modern American dining. Surprise your taste buds during Restaurant week with wood oven-roasted oysters, trout “meuniere” and a strawberry float with rhubarb sorbet and hisbiscus soda!
Queen’s Feast is a great way to try those restaurants that seemed to fancy for your wallet! Grab your friends and your honey and dare to go Fancy for an evening without breaking the bank!