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Restaurant news: Celebrate holidays with a festive feast

Pewter Rose Bistro

Pewter Rose will be serving brunch on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Day from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations for both events are recommended.

Pewter Rose Bistro

1820 South Blvd.


Ruth's Chris

For a limited time this holiday season, Ruth's Chris is serving a three-course menu for $39.95, and a filet and lobster dinner for $44.95. Call the restaurant for details and reservations; open Christmas Eve from 5-11 p.m.

Ruth's Chris

6000 Fairview Road


Georges Brasserie

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Georges Brasserie with a three-course chef's tasting menu with appropriate wine pairings; the full regular menu also will be available. Veuve Clicquot will be served at a special price. Dancing and live music from Celine Berman Jazztrack from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.; call for details and reservations.

Georges Brasserie

4620 Piedmont Row Drive


Nolen Kitchen

New Year's at Nolen: Live party music, a special New Year's Eve menu and a champagne toast at midnight are all included for $35. Two seatings are available; call for reservations and details.

Nolen Kitchen

2839 Selwyn Ave.


Maestro's Bar and Bistro

New Year's Eve dinner at Maestro's: Four courses plus a champagne toast for $45 per person. The complete menu can be viewed online; reservations are required.


207 Johnston Drive, Pineville


Villa Antonio

Dinner begins at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, with live music beginning at 7:30 p.m. A special five-course menu will be served on New Year's Eve, with live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. and favors after 9 p.m. Cost is $59.95 per person before 6:30 p.m., $69.95 after; champagne toast is included.

Villa Antonio

14825 Ballantyne Village Way


Buona Vita

Celebrate Buona Vita's one-year anniversary on New Year's Eve with an open bar, light buffet and champagne toast beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 in advance; $75 the day of. Springhill Suites is offering half-price rooms for all Buona Vita guests; check the restaurant's website for details.

Buona Vita Restaurant and Bar

3419 Toringdon Way



Reservations for Christmas Eve dinner are being accepted at Zebra; selections will be from the regular menu. A four-course meal is being offered for New Year's Eve for $74. Both nights require reservations.

Zebra Restaurant

4521 Sharon Road


Miro Spanish Grille

Tapas and sangria for the holidays, and plenty of it. Miro is accepting reservations for both Christmas and New Year's Eve. Check the website to view the menu and to make reservations.


7804-A Rea Road


Jo Jo China Bistro

Need a break from the holiday madness? Jo Jo's in Ballantyne has an impressive beer list and they are all 50 percent off Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the season. Coupons for dining in and curbside takeout can be found on the website.

Jo Jo's China Bistro

7800 Rea Road


City Tavern

Ring in the new year at City Tavern with a three-course meal and champagne toast for $60 per couple. Reservations required.

City Tavern

7828 Rea Road


Flagstones Restaurant

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel has opened its newly renovated Flagstones Restaurant. Executive Chef Scott Spaulding focuses on providing diners Southern-style cuisine from local ingredients. Signature dishes include cedar plank grilled Carolina trout and Southern-style fried chicken with cornbread waffles. The bar offers "bar eats" including pulled pork sliders and crab cakes.

Flagstones is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The Bar at Flagstones is open nightly. For information, call 704-501-2510.

Flagstones Restaurant

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel

5501 Carnegie Boulevard, 704-501-2510