11 top restaurants serving three-course meals for $30-$35 during Queen’s Feast

11 top restaurants serving three-course meals for $30-$35 during Queen’s Feast
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Queen’s Feast, Charlotte’s restaurant week, starts Friday, January 17, and runs through Sunday, January 26. A total of 142 restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners for just $30 or $35 per person. Here’s a look at the 11 best deals.

New restaurants participating for the first time include: Volo Ristorante, The Dunavant, Indaco, Cicchetti, and The Manchester.

Make sure to book reservations as these restaurants get slammed.


(1) Zeppelin

$35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

First course (choice of one):

  • Notorious P.I.G. Puppies — confit pork cheek hushpuppies, whipped honey butter, house barbecue sauce
  • Point Judith calamari — Korean chili, yuzu, serrano scallions
  • Farm & Sparrow hushpuppies — with whipped honey butter, pickles, BBQ sauce

Second course (choice of one):

  • Brunswick stew — pork, chicken, beef, seasonal veggies, smoked tomato broth
  • Petite lettuces — apple cider vinaigrette, breadcrumbs, pecorino, radish, herbs

    Third course (choice of one):

    • Hot chicken basket — ¼ bird, habanero honey, pickles
    • Joyce Farms beef & pork cheek burger — brioche bun, caramelized onion jam, truffle aioli, lettuce, tomato
    • Roasted & glazed NC carrots — wildflower honey, UAV ricotta, herbs

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Krispy Kreme bread pudding — with dulce de leche
    • Trio of ice creams: Chef’s choice

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    (2) Del Frisco’s

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    Salad or Soup (choice of one):

    • Caesar salad — crisp Romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan cheese, and Texas croutons
    • Spring mix salad — cherry tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, red onions, croutons, and balsamic vinaigrette
    • Lobster bisque

    Entree (choice of one):

    • Hand-Cut 8-ounce filet mignon — Chateau potatoes
    • Filet Duo — two 4-ounce. filet medallions, bearnaise and mushroom sauce, Chateau potatoes
    • North Atlantic Salmon — butter sauce, thin green beans
    • Crab Cakes — Cajun lobster sauce, thin green beans

    Entree enhancements: Oscar Style — crab, asparagus & Béarnaise, $10 and wild mushroom Bordelaise, $6.

    Entree substitutions: 16-ounce prime NY Strip, $15 supplement; 12-ounce filet mignon, $10 supplement; 16-ounce prime ribeye, $15 supplement; 16-ounce dry-aged prime ribeye, $20 supplement; 16-ounce dry-aged prime strip, $20 supplement.

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Cheesecake — with strawberry sauce
    • Warm Banana Bread Pudding

    (3) Toscana

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    First course (choice of one):

    • Insalata Toscana — mixed greens, wild mushrooms, pear gremolata, pine nuts
    • Polipo alla Griglia — grilled octopus, soft polenta, winter vegetable
    • Pasta Fagioli & Scarola — Tuscan bean and escarole
    • Romaine alla Griglia — grilled hearts of Romaine with creamy gorgonzola, apples, and walnuts

    Second course (choice of one; gluten-free pasta available upon request):

    • Cavatelli — slow-cooked beef ragu, Parmigiana Reggiano
    • Costoletta — double-cut organic pork chop, roasted with vinegar, peppers, rosemary and garlic, served with sliced potatoes
    • Fresh catch of the day
    • Ravioli — filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, meat sauce or butter, sage and Parmesan
    • Risotto of the Day

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Bread pudding — warmed and served with crème Anglaise
    • Panna cotta — vanilla custard with strawberry coulis and fresh berries
    • Tiramisu — ladyfingers, espresso, mascarpone cream, shaved dark chocolate
    • Torta di Cioccolato — mascarpone mousse, dark chocolate ganache, crema Chantilly

    (4) O-Ku

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    First course (choice of one):

    • Duck Buns (2) – duck confit, pickled shallots, arugula, sake hoisin
    • Dumpling Dim-Sum – pork gyoza, shrimp shumai, ginger soy/sweet chili sauce
    • White Fish Crudo – chef’s fish choice, lemon zest, EVOO, micros, pesto
    • Tempura Vegetable – asparagus, sweet potato, sweet soy, sriracha mayo

    Second course (choice of one):

    • Wagyu Tartare – truffle aioli soy, pickled wasabi stem, quail egg, wonton chips
    • Carpaccio Flight – truffle salmon, mango yellowtail, tuna chive, ponzu sauce
    • South End Shrimp – chili tomato sauce, peanuts

    Third course (choice of one):

    • Two sushi rolls (excludes Hakozushi box-style sushi and Hot & Heavy)
    • Crab Fried Rice – garlic herb soy, lump crab, eggs and onion
    • Sashimi/Nigiri – six sashimi and four nigiri (chef’s choice)
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    Agenda related guide: Best sushi spots in Charlotte


    (5) Stoke

    Uptown | $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    First course (choice of one):

    • Mom’s deviled eggs — bacon jam, herb chile oil
    • Smoked trout & shrimp salad — 5 grain crustacean salad
    • Local goat cheese and Benton’s ham plate — crusty bread, pickled vegetables
    • Fresh bacon & egg — copain toast, smoked pork belly, herb ricotta, sorrel
    • Chopped winter vegetable fattoush — crispy flatbread, apple, butternut, Meyer lemon
    • Pretzel brioche — whipped butter
    • Farmer’s salad — season’s bounty

    Second course (choice of one):

    • Braised short rib — potato & Brussels sprout slaw
    • Camp fire Sunburst trout — buttered crab, pecans, gingered bok choy
    • Wood oven-roasted pork shoulder — glazed beets, Swiss chard
    • Coastal catch — with rice grits “Hoppin John”
    • BBQ half chicken — grits and greens
    • Hubbard squash ravioli — black kale, roasted carrots, artisan cheese

    Third course (choice of one):

    • Doughnut holes — maple bacon glaze
    • Chocolate bread pudding — pecan caramel ice cream
    • Green Tea Pot de Crème — dried cherry compote, five spice cream
    • Seasonal sorbet

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    (6) Carpe Diem

    Elizabeth | $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    Soup or Salad (choice of one):

    • Grilled grape salad — Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onions, roasted pistachios, white balsamic reduction, Great Hill blue cheese
    • Warm goat cheese salad — mixed greens, hazelnut-crusted goat cheese, wine-poached onions, apricot-jalapeno vinaigrette
    • Kale salad — shaved Brussels sprouts, Marcona almonds, cranberries, Pecorino, maple-cider vinaigrette
    • Roasted garlic & cauliflower soup

    Entree (choice of one):

    • Grilled NY strip — smoked collard greens, corn fritters, garlic-herb butter, demi glace
    • Buttermilk fried chicken breast — Yukon gold mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, shallot-black pepper gravy
    • Pan-roasted salmon — three-herb potato cake, haricot vert, red pepper beurre blanc, harissa pesto
    • Mushroom bolognese ‚ fresh house-made tagliatelle, stewed mixed mushroom Bolognese sauce, shaved Pecorino

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Coffee crème brulee (GF) — with chocolate almond cookie
    • White chocolate cheesecake — with lemon curd topping
    • Cinnamon bread pudding — with Bourbon custard sauce
    • Chocolate layer cake — with rum crème Anglaise
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    Agenda related guide: Best salads in Charlotte


    (7) Indaco

    Entree (choice of one antipasti or pizza):
    ANTIPASTI

    • Focaccia — pesto, prosciutto vinaigrette
    • Marinated olives — Cerignola, Termite di Bitetto, Castelvetrano
    • Fried artichokes — walnut anchovy vinaigrette, Parmesan
    • Caesar salad — Tega Hills greens, white anchovy, Caesar dressing, breadcrumbs, Parmesan
    • Arugula salad — whipped ricotta, basil lemon vinaigrette, pickled shallots, pistachio
    • Burrata — butternut squash purée, apples, puffed farro, prosciutto, lavash
    • Polpette (meatball) — C.A.B., Keegan-Filion pork, San Marzano tomato DOP, pecorino, basil
    • Wood-fired shrimp — Aleppo vinaigrette, citrus, fennel
    • Prosciutto di parma — Parmesan, honey, flatbread, apple

    PIZZA

    • Margherita — San Marzano tomato DOP, mozzarella, basil, Parmesan
    • Calabrese-style sausage — San Marzano tomato DOP, San Simon, red onion
    • Littleneck clams — pancetta, white clam sauce, garlic, oregano
    • Brussels Sprouts — ricotta, pancetta, apples, honey
    • Prosciutto — arugula, ricotta, fontina, lemon

    Upgrade option: Prosciutto Board, $20 supplement

    Second course (choice one Pasta or one Piatti):
    PASTA

    • Black pepper fettuccine — pork tesa, egg yolk, chives, Parmesan
    • Squid ink orecchiette — NC shrimp, San Marzano tomato DOP, saffron, parmesan
    • Agnolotti — smoked mozzarella, braised pork shoulder, San Marzano tomato DOP, hazelnuts, pecorino
    • Pappardelle — Ragú alla Bolognese, Parmesan, parsley
    • Bucatini — cacio e pepe
    • Ravioli — sweet potato, kale, walnuts, cipollini

    PIATTI

    • C.A.B. hanger steak — torn potatoes, arugula, Romesco
    • Wood-Roasted Chicken – Aleppo-honey roasted carrots, King Trumpet mushrooms, breadcrumbs, garlic jus
    • Swordfish — fregola sarda, capers, lemon, herb salad, radish
    • Risotto — Hen of the Woods, broccoli, cipollini, herbs
    • Keegan-Filion Farms Pork — polenta, agrodolce, charred Brussels, Calabrian chili

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Apple Crostata — vanilla gelato, cocoa nib tuile
    • Chocolate Budino — caramel, sweet biscuit, whipped cream
    • Tiramisu — espresso gelato, cocoa
    • Bomboloni — salted caramel
    • Limoncello Sorbetto — candied lemon rind, fried basil
    • Gelati + Sorbetti — vanilla, chocolate, espresso, limoncello

    Upgrade option: Hanger Steak, $10 supplement


    (8) Gallery Restaurant

    Ballantyne || $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    Starter (choice of one):

    • Bison Stew – Hominy, Red Wine Gravy, Buttered Brown Rice
    • Wagyu Beef Tartare – Smoked Baba Ghanoush, Curry Cashews, Egg Yolk, Mustard Greens, Naan
    • Baked Oysters – Uni Truffle Cream, Sunchokes
    • Petite Spinach – Orange, Feta, Pomegranate, Smoked Almonds, Basil, Cornbread Crumble
    • Charred Broccoli – Korean Pepper, Hazelnut, Olio Nuovo, Sauce Mornay

    Entree (choice of one):

    • Grilled Pork Steak – Smoked Red Potatoes, Gruyere Cheese, Braised Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
    • Carolina Flounder – Cornmeal, Braised Greens, Tomato, Poached Egg
    • Lamb Bolognese – Campanelle, Pecorino, Thyme, Capers
    • Green Tomatoes – Carolina Brown Rice, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Cipollini Onion, Red Eye Gravy

    King’s Feast Entrée Options ($10 supplement):

    • Black Garlic Cap Steak – Charred Corn, Shishito Peppers, Cotija, Lime Aioli, Green Onion
    • Seared Sea Scallops – Asparagus, Buttered Parsnips, Tasso Ham, Sauce Veracruz, Fine Herbs
    • Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast – Whiskey Glaze, Petite Radish, Salami, Sweet Potato, Sorghum Meringue, Sorel

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Chamomile Plum Bar – Roasted Plums, Cream Cheese Swirl Sponge, Spiced Plum Jam, Chamomile Honey Crème, Oat Crumb, Plum Sorbet
    • Miso & Mocha – Chocolate Flexi Ganache, Muscovado Macaron, Miso Snow, Coffee Fudge Brownie, Miso Caramel Ice Cream

    (9) La Belle Helene

    Uptown | $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    Apéritif à Partager (choice of one)

    • Tart Flambée — Alsatian thin crust, bacon lardon, white onion
    • Warm Vichyssoise — potato-leek soup
    • Salade Lyonnaise — frisée, poached free-range egg, country bacon

    Plat Principal (choice of one)

    • Boeuf bourguignon — pommes purée, carrots, pearl onions, lardons
    • Baked Scottish salmon — haricots verts, pommes purée, horseradish condiment
    • Rôtisserie chicken — fingerling potatoes with rosemary and garlic

    Dessert (choice of one)

    • Profiteroles — vanilla glace & chocolate sauce
    • Crème Brûlée
    • Sorbet

    (10) Oak Steakhouse

    SouthPark | $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    First course (choice of one):

    • Winter salad — local greens, toasted almonds, apples, feta, and candied garlic vinaigrette
    • Caesar salad — chopped Romaine, croutons, micro Parmesan
    • Butternut squash soup

    Second course (choice of one):

    • 8-ounce CAB filet mignon — with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens
    • 12-ounce Bourbon Glaze Pork Chop — with roasted apples, carrot and bacon jus
    • Local market catch — Chef’s daily preparation
    • Bolognese — house-made pasta, Parmesan
    • Vegetarian Plate — with risotto, roasted mushrooms, and vegetable puree

    Upgrade Options: 14-ounce CAB prime NY strip, $15; 16-ounce CAB prime ribeye, $15; add lump crab oscar, $15; add grilled shrimp, $10

    Third course (choice of one):

    • Creme Brûlée Cheesecake
    • Chocolate Cake — with vanilla ice cream

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    (11) Sea Level

    Uptown | $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

    First course (choice of one):

    • Sea Level oysters (half dozen) — house-made cocktail sauce, white balsamic and fennel mignonette
    • Lobster bisque — scallions, olive oil
    • Warm Brussels — kale, cranberries, goat cheese
    • Sea Level salad — fried oysters, Romaine, cabbage, pickled shallots, roasted corn, shaved radish, white balsamic and fennel vinaigrette, horseradish aioli
    • Salmon tartare ($2 supplement) — sesame oil, jalapeno, onion, pineapple, wonton chips

    Second course (choice of one):

    • Grilled local swordfish — local sweet potato hash, onion, smoked white fish, herbed crème friache
    • Grilled salmon — Carolina gold & wild rice risotto, confit sweet potato, Ashe County Romano, crispy Brussels, brown butter
    • NC shrimp and grits — Adluh Mills stone ground grits, Comeux andouille, fire-roasted salsa
    • Brasstown beef short rib — Pomme puree, roasted carrots, “Duck Rabbit Stout” demi-glace
    • Today’s Carolina fresh catch ($5 supplement) — cauliflower puree, braised artichoke hearts, crispy carrot strips, charred onion agrodolce

    Dessert (choice of one):

    • Cranberry bread pudding — buttered rum Anglaise
    • Mint chocolate mousse — Andes mints, walnuts, vanilla whip

    And here’s the complete list of restaurants participating in Queen’s Feast:

    Belmont / Gastonia / Gaston Co.
    The Bottle Tree ($35)
    Estia’s Kouzina ($35)
    Old Stone Steakhouse ($35)
    Webb Custom Kitchen ($35)

    Concord / Mount Pleasant / Cabarrus Co.
    73 & Main Restaurant ($35)
    Basilico-Italiano ($35)
    Bonefish Grill – Concord ($35)
    The Speedway Club ($35)
    Union Street Bistro ($35)

    Cornelius / Davidson / Huntersville / North Mecklenburg Co.
    131 Main Restaurant – Lake Norman ($35)
    Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails ($35)
    BLOCK Bistro ($35)
    Bonefish Grill – Huntersville ($35)
    Cowboy Steak • Chicken • Ribs ($30)
    Dressler’s – Birkdale ($35)
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Northlake ($35)
    Kabuto Japanese Steak House & Sushi – Lake Norman ($30)
    The Melting Pot – Lake Norman ($35)
    Red Rocks Cafe – Birkdale ($35)
    Sabi Asian Bistro ($30)

    Cotswold
    Bistro La Bon – Cotswold ($35)
    Mezzanotte ($30)

    Denver / Lincoln Co.
    Chillfire Bar & Grill ($35)

    Dilworth
    300 East ($35)
    Bonterra Dining & Wine Room ($35)
    Dilworth Tasting Room ($35)
    Dolce Osteria ($35)
    Fiamma ($35)
    Fran’s Filling Station ($35)

    Eastover / Myers Park
    Napa on Providence ($35)
    Primo Prime ($35)
    Volo Ristorante ($35)

    Elizabeth
    The Cajun Queen ($35)
    Carpe Diem Restaurant & Caterers ($35)
    Caswell Station ($30)

    Fort Mill / Lake Wylie / Rock Hill / York Co.
    Fish Market Bar and Grill ($35)
    Lily’s Bistro ($35)
    Napa at Kingsley ($35)
    The Pump House ($35)
    Spice Asian Kitchen ($30)

    Hickory / Catawba Co.
    BOCA ($35)
    Cafe Rule & Wine Bar ($35)
    Charolais Steakhouse ($35)
    FOURK ($30)
    Highland Avenue Restaurant ($35)
    Standard Oyster Company ($35)

    Indian Land / Lancaster Co.
    Red Rocks Cafe – RedStone ($35)

    Indian Trail / Union Co.
    The Trail House ($30)

    LOSO (Lower South End) / Woodlawn
    Carolina Prime Restaurant & Steakhouse ($35)

    Matthews
    Bonefish Grill – Matthews ($35)
    Sante’ Restaurant ($35)

    Midtown
    Dressler’s – Metropolitan ($35)
    The Melting Pot – Midtown ($35)
    Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge – Charlotte ($30)

    Montford Park / Park Road Shopping Center
    Burtons Grill & Bar – Park Road ($35)
    ROCKSALT ($35)

    Mooresville / Statesville / Iredell Co.
    The 220 Cafe ($35)
    Epic Chophouse ($35)
    Jeffrey’s Restaurant ($35)
    On the Nines Bistro & Cocktails ($35)
    Table 31 ($35)

    Mountain Island Lake / Coulwood
    Heirloom ($35)

    NoDa
    Heist Brewery ($30)

    Plaza Midwood
    Bistro La Bon – Plaza Midwood ($35)

    Quail Hollow / Park Crossing
    Ilios Noche – Park Road/Quail Corners [this location only] ($30)

    Salisbury / Gold Hill / Rowan Co.
    Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse ($35)

    Sardis Woods / Galleria
    Rios Steakhouse ($30)

    South End
    Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub ($30)
    The Dunavant ($35)
    Indaco ($35)
    Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano ($35)
    The Manchester ($35)
    Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar ($30)
    O-Ku Sushi ($35)
    Sullivan’s Steakhouse ($35)
    Tupelo Honey Cafe ($30)
    YUME Ramen Sushi & Bar ($35)
    Zeppelin South End ($35)

    South Perimeter / Ballantyne / Pineville / Rea Farms / Waverly
    131 Main Restaurant – Blakeney ($35)
    Bonefish Grill – Charlotte ($35)
    Burtons Grill & Bar – Blakeney ($35)
    Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar ($30)
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Stonecrest ($35)
    Gallery Restaurant ($35)
    Global Restaurant ($35)
    Harper’s – Pineville (Carolina Place) ($30)
    Mickey & Mooch – Arboretum ($35)
    New South Kitchen & Bar ($30)
    The Porter’s House ($35)
    Queen City Craft and Gourmet ($30)
    Sensi Italian Restaurant ($35)
    Stone Mountain Grill ($30)
    Ted’s Montana Grill ($35)
    Via Roma ($35)

    SouthPark / Foxcroft
    131 Main Restaurant – SouthPark ($35)
    Aqua e Vino ($35)
    BAKU ($35)
    Bar Marcel ($35)
    Bulla Gastrobar ($35)
    Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar ($35)
    Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House ($35)
    Dogwood Southern Table & Bar ($35)
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – SouthPark ($35)
    Harper’s – Charlotte (SouthPark) ($30)
    Maggiano’s Little Italy ($30)
    McCormick & Schmick’s Steaks & Seafood – SouthPark ($35)
    Oak Steakhouse ($35)
    Red Rocks Cafe – Charlotte ($35)
    Ruth’s Chris Steak House – SouthPark ($35)
    SouthPark Grill ($35)
    Toscana Ristorante Italiano ($35)
    Upstream ($35)
    Village Tavern ($35)

    Southwest Charlotte / Ayrsley
    37SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar ($30)
    Harry’s Grille & Tavern ($35)

    University
    Harbor Inn Seafood ($30)

    Uptown Charlotte
    5Church ($35)
    Aria Tuscan Grill ($30)
    BLT Steak ($35)
    Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe ($35)
    Brazz Carvery & Steakhouse ($35)
    The Capital Grille ($35)
    Chima Steakhouse ($35)
    Cicchetti ($35)
    DELUXE, The Fine Art of Dining ($35)
    Eddie V’s Prime Seafood ($35)
    Essex Bar & Bistro ($35)
    Estampa Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse ($35)
    Evoke ($35)
    Fahrenheit ($35)
    Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse ($35)
    forchetta ($35)
    Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth ($35)
    La Belle Helene ($35)
    Luce Ristorante e Bar ($35)
    Malabar Spanish Cuisine ($30)
    McCormick & Schmick’s Steaks & Seafood – Uptown ($35)
    Mimosa Grill ($35)
    Morton’s The Steakhouse ($35)
    Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Uptown ($35)
    Sea Level NC ($35)
    Stoke ($35)

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