South Charlotte

Restaurant news: Celebrate Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day

Cajun Yard Dog

Mardi Gras Madness happening here, Feb. 10-21. Drink specials and a menu chock full of New Orleans favorites will be highlighted.

Cajun Yard Dog

8036 Providence Road


Georges Brasserie

Celebrate Mardi Gras here on Feb. 21. Food and drink specials, bead giveaways and music by the jazz band Groovemasters.

Georges Brasserie

4620 Piedmont Row Drive


Valentine's Specials

Gallery Restaurant

Friday, Feb. 10- 14 enjoy a four-course, prix-fixe menu for $65 per person at Gallery. Menu features a an entrée choice of Gallery's filet mignon or Georges Bank lemon sole and for dessert, chocolate mousse cake or passion fruit crème brulee. Reservations can be made by phone or online.

Stop in and sample champagne and decadent truffles on Feb. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person; reservations, 794-248-4100.


10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway


D'Vine Wine Café

Feb. 11-14 enjoy a special Valentine's menu created by D'Vine's Chef Ashley here. A number of small plates, entrees and desserts will be featured; reservations encouraged.

D'Vine Wine Café

14815 Ballantyne Village Way


Del Frisco's

On Feb. 14, take advantage of an 8-ounce filet and an 8-ounce lobster tail for just $79.

Del Frisco's

4725 Piedmont Row Drive



Feb. 10-14 enjoy five days of romance at Encore. A Features from the Heart menu will be served, along with their full, regular menu. Promotion includes oysters Rockefeller, parmesan sea bass and more.

Encore Bistro and Bar

9824 Rea Road


Terrace Café

On Feb. 10, 11 and 14, both Terrace locations are serving up a special Valentine's Day menu for $95 per couple. Menu includes choice of soup, salad, entrée and dessert. A look at the menu: Charleston She Crab soup, Atlantic halibut, sliced Porterhouse and more. Chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne are included for dessert.

Terrace in Ballantyne has begun a Chef's Table series, running twice a month. A private experience, featuring a five-course menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Jeremy George is $39.99 per person. Reservations are required.

Terrace Café

Southpark, 704-554-6177, 4625 Piedmont Row Drive

Ballantyne, 704-369-5190, 14915 Ballantyne Village Way


Three courses for two for $89 here Feb. 11-14. Menu highlights: Piccata-style roasted chicken, a 12-ounce New York strip, crab stuffed shrimp and more. Dessert options are plentiful: chocolate mousse and berries, Key Lime pie, bananas foster bread pudding and more.

Sullivan's Steakhouse

1928 South Boulevard


City Tavern

City Tavern will be offering a four-course meal with a champagne toast, or glass of house wine for $30 for Valentine's Day. Capellini crab cakes, chicken Madeira, blackened tuna are a few of the menu's highlights.

City Tavern

7828 E. Rea Road


Other news

Japan Cuisine

Now open at the Fountains at Ardrey Kell, Japan Cuisine offers fresh to order Hibachi and Teriyaki seafood, chicken and steak, all in large portions. A variety of cooked sushi rolls served with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger are also on the menu. Dine in or take out available.

Japan Cuisine

8129 Ardrey Kell Road