Plenty of options for Valentine’s Day dinner
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Plenty of options for Valentine’s Day dinner

SouthPark’s Baoding in offers traditional Chinese fare.

Del Frisco’s

Del Frisco’s in SouthPark’s Piedmont Town Center is offering Valentine’s Day surf and turf. An 8-ounce filet and 8-ounce lobster tail are paired for $79 on Feb. 14-16. Call or visit the website for reservations.

For a limited time, Del Frisco’s is celebrating the return of stone crab season with a shellfish menu. A Shellfish Plateau comes with chilled stone crab claws, chilled Alaskan king crab legs, iced jumbo shrimp and fresh oysters on the half shell for $78.50 for two or $151.50 for four.

•  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

4720 Piedmont Row Drive



Celebrate Valentine’s Day at SouthPark’s Maggiano’s with a menu for two for $99.

The special four-course menu will be served upstairs in the private dining room and will include jumbo lump crab cakes, a choice of salads, beef medallions and lobster tail, stuffed chicken fontina and their signature sweets table. A complimentary glass of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, live music and dancing are included.

Call or visit the website for reservations. Dinner seating is available from 5:30 -11 p.m. Feb. 14.

•  Maggiano’s

4400 Sharon Road



Baoding at Sharon and Fairview Roads in SouthPark will serve a Valentine’s Day menu from Feb. 12-19 for $25 per person. Choose two appetizers and a special entrée including Asian curry chicken with jumbo shrimp or pan-seared Teriyaki chicken served with crispy sweet and spicy flounder. For dessert: Mochi ice cream made with red bean, green tea or mango and wrapped in a thin rice cake.

•  Baoding

4722 Sharon Road



Executive Chef Scott Hollingsworth at Dressler’s serves a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu for $65 per person. Call for details and reservations. Menu is available at both The Metropolitan and Birkdale Village locations.

•  Dressler’s

Metropolitan: 1100-e Metropolitan Ave.


Birkdale Village: 8630 -1A Lindholm Drive, Huntersville



Blue Restaurant and Bar in the Hearst Tower in uptown hosts a Valentine’s opera dinner Feb. 16.

The evening begins 6:30 p.m with a Prosecco reception complete with butler-passed canapes, followed by dinner and an opera 7 p.m. Dinner selections by Executive Chef Gene Briggs include four courses. On the list are lobster, avocado and mango salad, and a choice of red snapper or slow-braised beef short rib. The dessert course is an opera cake.

Reservations required. Cost is $65 per person (excludes tax and 19 percent gratuity).

•  Blue Restaurant and Bar

206 N. College St.



Chef Gene Briggs is the man behind the menu at The Music Factory’s Osso Restaurant, as well. The eatery will feature a lobster and filet entrée for $39.95 on Valentine’s Day. Call for reservations.

Osso also is featuring a three-course menu for $30 on Tuesday through Saturday from 5-10 p.m. through April 26 for those attending any show at the NC Music Factory.

•  Osso Restaurant and Lounge

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.



South End’s Sullivan’s features a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for two for $99 on Feb. 14. The menu includes shrimp and lobster bisque, salads, entrees such lamb chops, a 12-ounce New York strip and roasted balsamic chicken, and sides. Key lime pie and chocolate mousse with berries are among the dessert selections. Call for reservations.

•  Sullivan’s Steakhouse

1928 South Blvd.



SouthPark’s Zebra has announced its upcoming wine dinners. Included in the $75 per person price: an hors d’oeuvres reception, a four-course dinner and wine pairings. The lineup: Feb. 19: Schweiger Wines; April 11: Saddleback Wines; and June 3: Fiddlehead Wines. Seating is limited. Call for reservations.

•  Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar

4521 Sharon Road


Food Network in Charlotte

Food Network will debut a new show, “Buy This Restaurant,” 9 p.m. Feb. 12. The series will focuse on aspiring restaurant owners who, along with commercial real estate expert Ken Simpson, search for available restaurant properties.

The Feb. 12 episode, “Southern Hospitality,” will feature friends Rhonda DeMello and Jody Goff, co-owners of a grocery chain in Charlotte. The pair hopes to open a sports bar and restaurant where families can spend time together.

Simpson will show Goff and DeMello a variety of options in the Charlotte area for them to consider as possible restaurant locations.

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

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