Several South Charlotte restaurants will feature Valentine’s Day specials
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Several South Charlotte restaurants will feature Valentine’s Day specials

    - MORTON’S
    A steak-and-lobster dinner is featured at Morton’s for Valentine’s Day.
    - CHIMA
    Tableside service at uptown’s Chima Brazilian Steakhouse.

Nan and Byron’s

A Saturday and Sunday brunch buffet is being served at South End’s Nan and Byron’s. Buffet offers a choice of mimosa, bloody mary or coffee, breakfast casserole, vanilla French toast, smoked salmon, biscuits and gravy, meatloaf with sriracha ketchup and more.

Brunch runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

•  Nan and Byron’s

1714 South Blvd.



Chef Brian Mottola of uptown’s e2 has created a special menu for Valentine’s Day.

Appetizers for the evening include a crudo trio with marinated blue crab claws, house-cured salmon with dill cream and tuna with olive caper tapenade, Wiano oysters on the half shell and a lobster caprese salad. Entrees selections are a scallop, mussel and halibut paella for two, lamb ragu and a filet mignon with cabernet reduction in 7- or 14-ounce sizes. Pastry chef Stephanie Nikolic’s dark-chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, raspberry-port ice cream and meringue will also be on the menu. Call for reservations; e2’s regular menu will also be available.

•  e2

135 Levine Avenue of the Arts




Ballantyne’s Gallery celebrates Valentine’s Day with a prix fixe menu available Feb. 13-17.

The menu includes celery root cream soup, a choice of a white truffle wedge salad or spiced seared tuna loin for an appetizer, choice of beef tenderloin or lobster and cream sherry pappardelle for an entrée and a dessert. Dessert selections also are available a la carte for $10: molten chocolate cake or a chocolate lover’s platter with truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, ganache filled macarons and chocolate petit four cakes. Menu is $85 per person; call for reservations.

A Princess Tea is happening each day at Gallery from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 13-17. Perfect for dads and daughters or friends and family, the tea will celebrate Valentine’s Day with princess decorations and a kid-friendly menu. Confections, loose-leaf teas and hot chocolate will be served. Gallery’s pastry team will create keepsake princess-themed sugar cookies; participants are encouraged to wear their favorite royal dresses, tiaras and jewelry. Cost is $32 for adults and $16 for kids; call for reservations.

•  Gallery Restaurant

10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway



Ballantyne’s Global Restaurant serves a special five-course Valentine’s dinner for $69 per person, or $99 with wine pairing. Call for reservations.

•  Global Restaurant

3520 Toringdon Way



Uptown’s Morton’s will run a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring a cold-water lobster tail with drawn butter paired with a steak for $55. Call for reservations; menu is offered Feb. 13-16.

Morton’s also is currently featuring a steak and seafood menu for $59.99 per guest for a limited time. Menu includes a choice of Caesar, Morton’s or chopped spinach salad, a single-cut filet mignon and a seafood choice: broiled sea scallops, jumbo shrimp Alexander or a jumbo lump crab cake. A signature side item and a choice of Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake, key lime pie or crème brulee for dessert are included.

•  Morton’s The Steakhouse

227 W. Trade St.



Chima Brazilian Steakhouse uptown features a special menu for two for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy rodizio meat service, gourmet salad bar, glass of champagne and coffee for $85 per couple, or salad bar, grilled fish, glass of champagne, dessert and coffee for $65 per couple. Call for reservations.

•  Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

139 S. Tryon St.


Pizza Peel

Plaza Midwood will soon have a new Pizza Peel in the former Kelly Tires location on Central Avenue. The pizza restaurant is scheduled for a January opening.

The original Pizza Peel is in Cotswold at 4422 Colwick Road.

•  Pizza Peel

1600 Central Ave.

JoJo China Bistro

JoJo China Bistro at Stonecrest, sister restaurant to Baoding at Southpark, has closed. Stay tuned to see who is lined up for the space.

Jenny Brantley is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Jenny? Email her at .

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