South Charlotte

Restaurant news: Foodies rejoice! Restaurant Week returns once again

The Queen's Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week will run Jan. 21-30 this year and includes 83 restaurants and an updated website,, featuring all the information patrons need to take advantage of the event.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is always anticipated by restaurant owners and diners alike.

The July 2010 promotion generated approximately 80,000 dinners and $3.76 million in revenue for 88 participating restaurants. Numerous Charlotte restaurants offer a prix fixe three-course (or more) dinner for just $30 per person.

There are a handful of restaurants that are offering four courses for $30: Del Frisco's, Village Tavern, Trio, Red Rocks Café at Strawberry Hill, Café Monte, The Liberty Gastropub, Brick Top's and Pewter Rose Bistro.

The following restaurants are offering four courses plus a beverage: Paco's Tacos and Tequila and Cantina 1511 both include a margarita on their menu; 131-Main Blakeney serves a bottle of house red or white wine; and Trio is including coffee, tea or soda.

A few extras: Ruth's Chris Steak House is serving a three-course menu; diners can add wine pairings with each course for $15 each, or upgrade their entrée (for example, from a bistro filet to a 12-ounce filet) for $10.

AAA members delight - present your membership cards at Georges Brasserie, The Liberty, Ruth's Chris, Global, Red Rocks Café at Strawberry Hill, Café Monte and Tria Terra to purchase $50 gift cards for $25. Offer is valid only for members dining at featured restaurants during Queen's Feast; gift cards cannot not be redeemed during restaurant week.

Be advised the $30 price for Queen's Feast meals does not include tax or gratuity.

Full details, including participating restaurants and their menus, can be found online at