Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Next Restaurant Week approaches

The $30 dinner deal that comes twice a year is on the way: "Queen's Feast" runs Jan. 21-30, with 83 restaurants participating. The website, www.charlotterestaurantweek.com, goes live Dec. 31. Diners get three courses (occasionally more), and locations include uptown Charlotte, Matthews, Lake Norman, Concord, Belmont and Fort Mill. Among the first-timers are Bistro La Bon in Plaza Midwood, Vida and Halcyon uptown and Flatiron Kitchen + Tap Room in Davidson.

A geographic breakdown, as the site will have it:

Dilworth: 131 Main, 300 East, Bonterra, Cantina 1511, Copper, Dolce and Fiamma.

Eastover: Deejai Thai, Primo Tuscan Grille and Providence Cafe.

Elizabeth: Cajun Queen, Carpe Diem and Customshop.

Lake Norman / North Mecklenburg / Iredell County: 131 Main, Alton's, Choplin's, Dressler's, Flatiron, Kabuto, Mickey & Mooch, North Harbor Club, The Prickly Pear and Red Rocks Cafe.

Matthews: Sante.

Midtown: Dressler's, Mama Ricotta's, Melting Pot and Vivace.

Plaza Midwood: Bistro La Bon and Lulu.

South Charlotte (Ballantyne / Arboretum / Pineville / Fort Mill, S.C.): 131 Main, Cantina 1511, Gallery, Global, Maestro's Bar & Bistro, Mickey & Mooch, Passion8 Bistro, Rudy's Italian Restaurant, Tria Terra and Trio.

South End: The Liberty Gastropub, Pewter Rose and Sullivan's Steakhouse.

SouthPark / Park Road / Foxcroft: Andrew Blair's, BrickTop's, Cafe Monte, Del Frisco's, Georges Brasserie, McCormick & Schmick's, Paco's Tacos & Tequila, The Palm, Red Rocks Cafe, Ruth's Chris, Terrace Cafe, Toscana, Upstream and Village Tavern.

Southwest Charlotte / Yorkmount: Omaha Steakhouse.

University / Concord: Melting Pot, Rocky River Grille & Lounge and The Speedway Club.

Uptown: Aquavina, Aria, BlackFinn, BLT Steak, Blue, Caffe Siena, The Capital Grille, Chima, Enso, Fleming's, Frankie's 710 Trattoria, Halcyon, LaVecchia's, Luce, McCormick & Schmick's, Mez, Morton's, Press, Ruth's Chris, Sonoma and Vida.

West Mecklenburg / Gaston County: Old Stone Steakhouse.


Mosaic Communications said...

Thanks for posting this!! I can't wait!!

Anonymous said...

It's too bad the website you featured is not updated and it's really a shame this is a marketing event that everyone participating has to pay for. If you go to the restaurants to eat, you get a dumbed down menu "created especially for this event". What a scam.

Anonymous said...

it figures you wouldnt post any comment but the ones that agree with you.....

Ukbelonger said...

Not one restaurant in Lincoln County. Hard to believe that Charlotte is afraid that Lincoln County has better restaurants!

Anonymous said...

Ukebolonger, the only restaurant in Lincoln County that would come close to this group would be Court St. Grille!! Lincoln County is afraid of good restaurants-as well as good shopping, good evening spots, good coffee houses, etc. etc. And I don't want to hear the old cliche, move back to Charlotte. I am a long time Lincoln Country resident with original roots in Catawba County. However, I take all my business across county lines because of Lincoln County's resistance to coming into the 21st century.

Jennifer Hames said...

I find some of the restaurants do offer a better menu than others.

I think Lincoln County lags because alcohol sales have only been approved for the past ten years. Belmont opened up two years prior to Lincolnton and just in the past three years has had a restaurant growth.

36th Street Bakery has great dinner entrees from time to time. Like Anonymous, I go out of county when I want a special meal.

Anonymous said...

Ooo nice to see Bistro La Bon in the list. A cool little place I need to go to more often.