Restaurant News & Reviews

Charlotte restaurant news: Easter menus and more

New restaurants coming to Concord Mills

Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse and Chipotle will open early next year in Concord Mills. The outlet mall said this week the restaurants will be in new outdoor spaces near entrance 2, which is between Books-A-Million and The Children’s Place.

Menu changes at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is swapping out its Asian salad with a new, spicy Southwest salad with fewer calories. And last week, the fast-food chain also introduced a new frosted coffee that will be available through May.

BLT Steak

BLT Steak (110 N. College St.) will open for breakfast and serve Easter brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. but will not be open for dinner on March 27. Reservations: 704-972-4380.

Aqua e Vino

Aqua e Vino (4219 Providence Road) hosts a wine dinner featuring wines of Southern Italy on March 20. The three-course menu is $60 per person. Reservations: 704-364-4445.

The King’s Kitchen & Bakery

The King’s Kitchen & Bakery (129 W. Trade St.) hosts a Windy Hill Cider dinner March 23. Cost is $50 per person for three courses with cider pairings. Reservations: 704-375-1990.

The Asbury

The Asbury (235 N. Tryon St.) teams with sommelier and winemaker Andre Mack for a Mouton Noir dinner March 22. The multicourse menu with wine pairings is $85 per person. Reservations: 704-277-3234.

Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence (545b Providence Road) will begin serving lunch Tues. - Fri. beginning March 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A three-course Easter brunch will be served here Mar. 27 for $38 per person. Reservations: 704-332-1886.

The Liberty

The Liberty (1812 South Blvd.) will serve a three-course Easter brunch. Cost is $29.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids. Reservations: 704-332-8830.


Lumiere (1039 Providence Road) will serve Easter brunch from noon-3 p.m. The three-course tasting menu is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under. Reservations: 704-372-3335.

Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris (6000 Fairview Road) will serve an a la carte Easter brunch along with their regular menu on March 27 beginning at 11 a.m. Reservations: 704-556-1115.


Vivace (1100 Metropolitan Ave.) will feature a three-course tasting menu from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for Easter. Cost is $39 with cocktails or $31 without. Reservations: 704-370-7755.

Mama Ricotta’s

Mama Ricotta’s (601 S. Kings Drive) will feature an Easter brunch buffet on March 27. Cost is $29.95 for adults and $12 for children ages 7-12. Kids 6 and under eat free. Reservations: 704-343-0148.

Georges Brasserie

Georges Brasserie (4620 Piedmont Row Drive) will feature an Easter brunch buffet with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $39 for adults and $19 for kids. Reservations: 980-219-7409.


Kindred (131 Main St., Davidson) has joined the Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend’s Charlotte’s Largest Dinner Party lineup on April 28. Chef Joe Kindred will prepare a multicourse meal paired with wines from the Valkyrie portfolio for $195 per person. Tickets:

The Fig Tree Restaurant

The Fig Tree Restaurant (1601 E. 7th St.) is marking their 11 years in business with a series of 11 charitable acts. Chef Greg Zanitsch kicked off his Giving Tree series by preparing a BBQ feast at the Urban Ministry’s Soup Kitchen. Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina are among the partnerships planned for the months ahead.

Katie Peralta, Jennifer Brantley