These are the 11 best restaurants serving three-course meals for $30-$35 during Queen’s Feast

These are the 11 best 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 18th and runs through Sunday, January 27, 2019. A total of 133 restaurants are offering prix fixe dinners for just $30 or $35 per person. Here’s a look at the 11 best deals.

New, first time participating restaurants include: 37Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar, and TapHaus49, Basilico’s, YUME Ramen Sushi & Bar, Zeppelin, Dilworth Tasting Room, Bistro La Bon Cotswold, Lily’s Bistro Lake Wylie, and McAdenville Table & Market.

Make sure to book reservations as these restaurants get slammed.

Okay here’s a look at the best restaurants participating in Queen’s Feast.


(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
  • Fried Green Tomato Caprese – UAV burrata, pickled cabbage, baby kale, sorghum-balsamic reduction, red gravy, Arbequina olive oil
  • Coal-Baked Cabbage – hibiscus yogurt, charred scallion vinaigrette, lemon, Arbequina olive oil

Second course (choice of one):

  • Pan-Seared NC Rainbow Trout – crispy grit cake, crowder pea Hoppin’ John, andouille, goat cheese fondue, pickled okra
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken – local wildflower honey, habanero vinaigrette, pickled mango, roasted corn and goat cheese spoonbread
  • Asian BBQ Skirt Steak – sweet potato, pickled onions, toasted pepper yogurt

Third course (choice of one):

  • Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding – house-made brioche, dulce de leche, yuzu ice cream
  • Ice Cream Trio – rotating selection of house-churned ice cream

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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 oz. Filet Mignon – Chateau potatoes
  • Filet Duo – two 4 oz. 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; Wild Mushroom Bordelaise, $6; AKC Truffle Butter, $15

Entree substitutions: Prime NY Strip 16 oz., $15 supplement; Filet Mignon 12 oz., $10 supplement; Prime Ribeye 16 oz., $15 supplement; Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye 16 oz., $20 supplement; Dry-Aged Prime Strip 16 oz., $20 supplement.

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Cheesecake – with strawberry sauce
  • Belgian Chocolate Mousse

(3) Toscana

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

First course (choice of one):

  • Crab Cake Arancini
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Polenta Pasticciata – beef pork & veal meatball
  • Beets – goat cheese, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

Second course (choice of one):

  • Veal Scaloppine Valdostana – stuffed with Fontina cheese and prosciutto
  • Short Ribs Ravioli – house-made ravioli stuffed with short ribs, with Sugo Napolitano
  • Risotto of the Day
  • Fresh Catch 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):

  • Crudo or Tataki – lime zest, lemon juice, EVOO, microgreens, holy basil pesto
  • Yellowtail Carpaccio – cilantro, serrano pepper, mango, ponzu
  • Dumpling Dim Sum – pork gyoza, shrimp shumai, ginger soy and sweet chili sauce

Second course (choice of one):

  • Wagyu Croquettes – with sweet soy glaze, over greens
  • Poke Bowl – tuna, wasabi soy, mango, ika sansai, masago, wakame salad
  • South End Shrimp – chili paste, tomato confit, crushed peanuts

Third course (choice of one):

  • 2 Makimono Rolls (excluding Hot & Heavy Roll)
  • Sashimi (6) and Nigiri (4)
  • Curry Udon – dashi, wheat noodles, yellow curry, root vegetables, negi (add chicken for $6 or add shrimp  for $9)
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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):

  • Orrman’s Cheese – choice of one, rotating list from our friends Rachel + Jose
  • Country Ham – choice of one, regional selections, shaved thin
  • Pretzel Brioche – whipped butters
  • Mom’s Deviled Eggs – Aleppo chile, bread + butter pickles
  • Farm + Sparrow Hushpuppies – honey, cultured butter
  • Frisee Salad – bacon, avocado, soft-boiled egg, blue cheese
  • Farmer’s Salad – season’s bounty

Second course (choice of one):

  • Fresh + Wild Fish – daily selection
  • Roast Half Spring Chicken – cassoulet
  • Tagliatelle – braised lamb, piperade, 63 degree egg
  • Glazed Pork Belly – grilled rice, xo sauce
  • Flank Steak – Brussels sprouts, raisins, dukkah, mustard vin
  • Farmer’s Haul – Chef’s preparation of our favorite veggies

Third course (choice of one):

  • S’mores Ice Cream Sammy – Graham cookie, marshmallow ice cream, ganache
  • Double Chocolate Brownie – vanilla bean ice cream
  • The Doughnut (Holes) – Diplomat cream, Heath crumbles
  • Sorbet – season’s bounty

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(6) Carpe Diem

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

Soup or Salad (choice of one):

  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Grilled Grape Salad – Romaine, arugula, grilled grapes, Bermuda onions, toasted 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 – baby kale mix, cauliflower, bell pepper, carrots, poached raisins, Pecorino Romano, black garlic sherry vinaigrette

Entree (choice of one):

  • Salmon Barigoule – with onions, artichokes, carrots, white wine, stock, parsley, house-made aioli
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast – boneless breast, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, shallot-black pepper gravy
  • Hanger Steak – grilled hanger steak, cider-braised collard greens, smoked carrot puree, Korean Gochujang chili compound butter
  • Mushroom Bolognese – tagliatelle with stewed vegetarian mixed mushroom Bolognese sauce, shaved Pecorino cheese

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Salted Bourbon Cheesecake – graham cracker-crusted vanilla bourbon cheesecake, salted caramel, pecan brittle
  • Tres Leches Pound Cake – Myers Dark Rum and espresso caramel sauce, garnished with cocoa-dusted chocolate Largueta almonds
  • Chocolate Ganache (GF) – flourless chocolate torte, pecan crust, raspberry and caramel sauces
  • Crème Brulee (GF) – white chocolate raspberry crème brulee with house-made cookie
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Agenda related guide: Best salads in Charlotte


(7) Heirloom

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

Appetizer (choice of one):

  • Arugula Salad – crispy country ham, hardboiled egg, honey crisp apple, chef-foraged Chanterelle vinaigrette
  • Fall Pumpkin Salad – cider roasted pumpkin, pea shoots, Goat Lady chevre, kumquat “raisin” vinaigrette
  • Chef-Foraged Cream of Mushroom Bisque – pine needle gremolata, truffled grilled cheese
  • Lightning Cakes – Lion’s Mane mushroom cakes, root vegetable slaw, Carolina Reaper pepper sauce
  • Chicken Chips/Fried Pickles – buttermilk dressing, Texas Pete, rooftop honey
  • Jarret Bay Oysters – Broiled | Carolinafeller | Raw
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Plate – daily selection of NC farm and Orrman’s Cheese Shop cheeses and charcuterie with seasonal garnishes
  • Black Trumpet Mushroom Bread Pudding – braised rabbit, goat’s milk, watercress

Entree (choice of one):

  • HFC {Heirloom Fried Chicken} – chef-foraged maitake mac & cheese, heirloom cabbage slaw, rooftop honey hot sauce
  • NC Lump Meat Crab Cakes – hushpuppy funnel cake, broccoli, lobster mushroom Hollandaise
  • Shrimp & Grits – caviar grits, braised fall greens, NC chili pepper vinaigrette
  • UAV Ricotta Ravioli – house egg yolk pasta, country ham, caramelized onion-pine broth, century garlic
  • Vegetarian Fried “Hen” – Hen of the Woods mushroom, garlic crushed potatoes, braised greens, ramp gravy
  • Seasonal NC Catch – Carolina Gold rice stir-fry, Thai chili fish sauce, seasonal herbs
  • Applewood Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Meatloaf – winter grain porridge, honey-glazed carrots, persimmon BBQ Sauce
  • NC Day Boat Fish Club – shrimp crust, NC Cha! aioli, lettuce, tomato, fish bacon, Cheddar, Yukon Gold potato fries
  • Mills Family Farm Ribeye Steak ($10 supplement) – garlic crushed potatoes, applewood bacon, Brussels sprouts, beef jus
  • Duck Confit ($10 supplement) – Aunt Nancy’s onion pie, Outer Banks sand-cured butternut squash, sumac-duck jus

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Apple-Crepe Terrine – Heirloom apples, nutmeg crepes, cinnamon cream cheese, cider reduction, mint
  • Chocolate Sourdough Cake – Piedmont Bleus Chocolate, wild yeast sourdough starter, Ran-Lew dairy buttermilk glaze, seasonal flowers
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – Graham crust, muscadine compote, cashew pumpkin crisps

(8) Gallery Restaurant

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

Starter (choice of one):

  • Pork Cheek – semolina sasta, pea succotash, saffron sauce
  • Bison Tartare – cured egg yolk, caper, pickled pearl onions, ciabatta
  • Baby Kale – roasted feta, compressed apple, hemp seed, acai kombucha vinaigrette
  • Winter Panzanella Salad – brussels and sunflower sprouts, roasted squash, pancetta vinaigrette

Entree (choice of one):

  • Heart of Ribeye – roasted fingerling potato, wilted spinach, pickled mustard seed, cognac demi
  • Faroe Island Salmon – bulgur citrus salad, sweet potato, sherry bourbon gastrique
  • Beyond Bolognese – egg-noodle pasta, beyond meat spiced tomate, roasted mushroom, manchego cheese

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

  • Duo of Duck – smoked breast, confit leg bread pudding, lemon grass swiss chard
  • Seared Scallops – buttered leek, charred corn, stripped farfalle pasta, chili oil
  • Cap Steak – potatoes au gratin, blistered asparagus, black garlic hollandaise

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Dark Chocolate Sesame – baked tahini cream, dark chocolate mousse, brioche crumb mini benne wafer, bing cherry sorbet
  • Sticky Toffee – caramel toffee cake, sweetened condensed milk mousse, walnut shortbread sorghum, candied kumquat, milk gelato

(9) NoDa Brewing w/ TIN Kitchen

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

Note: Dinner will include a beer flight specially paired with each meal.

Appetizer (choice of one):

  • Caramelized Pork Belly Bites – over jalapeno slaw chipotle-honey glaze
  • Soup Flight – french onion with parmesan croutons; truffled parsnip puree with 3 herb pesto; and Manhattan clam chowder
  • Roasted Beet Salad – with grapefruit vinaigrette & crumbled goat cheese

Entree (choice of one):

  • Airline Fried Chicken – with bleu cheese mashed potatoes & bacon braised green beans
  • Spicy Shrimp & Creamy Polenta – with tasso ham gravy
  • Italian Bolognese – over gemelli pasta with shaved pecorino
  • Sweet Potato Fallafel – over kale-farro salad with feta

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Bourbon Bread Pudding – with crème anglaise and a ginger cookie crumble
  • Nutella Pot de Creme – with a Mexican “Cookie” and toasted hazelnuts

(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 oz. CAB Filet Mignon – with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens
  • 12 oz. Bone-In Pork Chop – with three-cheese risotto, pickled vegetables, watercress
  • Local Market Catch – Chef’s daily preparation
  • Bolognese – house-made pasta, Parmesan
  • Vegetarian Plate – with Carolina rice grits, seasonal vegetables, vegetable puree

Upgrade Options: 14 oz. CAB Prime NY Strip, +$15; 16 oz. CAB Prime Ribeye, +$15; Add Lump Crab Oscar, +$15; Add Grilled Shrimp, +$10;

Third course (choice of one):

  • Lemon Olive Oil Cake – raspberry sorbet
  • Chocolate Cake – vanilla ice cream

Featured Wines, $10 glass / $38 bottle: Sean Minor Chardonnay or Seven Falls Cellars Rapids Red Blend

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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
  • Clam Chowder – New England-style
  • Sea Level Salad – fried oysters, Romaine, cabbage, pickled shallots, roasted corn, shaved radish, white balsamic and fennel vinaigrette, horseradish aioli
  • NC Shrimp Ceviche ($2 supplement) – Asian pear and citrus marinade

Second course (choice of one):

  • Fried NC Trout – roasted red potatoes, braised greens, tasso gravy
  • Grilled Canadian Salmon – Thai-fried Anson Mills Carolina Gold rice, onion, local shiitake mushrooms, gingered butternut squash puree, spiced date chutney
  • NC Shrimp and Grits – Adluh Mills stone ground grits, Comeux andouille, fire-roasted salsa
  • OMB Beer Braised Brisket – Brasstown Brisket, whipped garlic potatoes, local pea succotash, OMB pan sauce
  • Today’s Carolina Fresh Catch ($5 supplement) – rice noodle stir fry, snap peas, bell pepper, Thai basil, red curry

Dessert (choice of one):

  • Chocolate Brownie – sea salt, caramel
  • Butterscotch Bread Pudding – vanilla ice cream, butterscotch
  • Lemon Berry Tart – lemon custard

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

Belmont / Gastonia / McAdenville / Gaston Co.

  • Estia’s Kouzina ($30)
  • McAdenville Table & Market ($30)
  • Old Stone Steakhouse ($35)
  • Webb Custom Kitchen ($35)

Concord / Mount Pleasant / Cabarrus Co.

  • 73 & Main Restaurant ($35)
  • Basilico’s ($35)
  • Bonefish Grill – Concord ($35)
  • Rocky River Grille ($35)
  • The Speedway Club ($35)
  • Union Street Bistro ($35)

Cornelius / Davidson / Huntersville / North Mecklenburg Co.

  • Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails ($35)
  • BLOCK Bistro ($35)
  • Bonefish Grill – Huntersville ($35)
  • Dressler’s – Birkdale ($35)
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Northlake ($35)
  • Kabuto Japanese Steak House & Sushi – Lake Norman ($30)
  • The Melting Pot – Lake Norman ($35)
  • Mickey & Mooch – 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 Ristorante ($35)
  • Fiamma ($35)
  • Fran’s Filling Station ($30)

Eastover / Myers Park

  • Napa on Providence ($35)
  • Primo Prime ($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)
  • The Pump House ($30)

Hickory / Catawba Co.

  • BOCA ($35)
  • Cafe Rule & Wine Bar ($35)
  • FOURK ($30)
  • Highland Avenue Restaurant ($35)
  • Standard Oyster Company ($30)
  • WOOD ($30)

Indian Land / Lancaster Co.

  • Red Rocks Cafe – RedStone ($35)

Indian Trail / Union Co.

  • The Trail House ($30)

LOSO (Lower South End) / Montclaire South

  • Carolina Prime Restaurant & Steakhouse ($35)

Matthews

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

Midtown

  • Dressler’s – Metropolitan ($35)
  • Maharani ($30)
  • Mama Ricotta’s ($35)
  • The Melting Pot – Midtown ($35)
  • Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge – Charlotte ($30)
  • Vivace ($35)
  • Montford Park / Park Road Shopping Center
    Burtons Grill & Bar ($35)
  • ROCKSALT ($35)

Mooresville / Iredell Co.

  • 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)
  • NoDa Brewing Company with TIN Kitchen ($35)

Plaza Midwood

  • Bistro La Bon – Plaza Midwood ($35)
  • Yama Izakaya ($30)

Quail Hollow / Park Crossing

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

Salisbury / Gold Hill / Rowan Co.

  • Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse ($35)

South End

  • Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub ($35)
  • Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano ($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 / Waverly

  • Bonefish Grill – Charlotte ($35)
  • Civetta Italian Kitchen + Bar ($35)
  • CO – Waverly [this location only] ($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 ($35)
  • Pearlz Oyster Bar ($35)
  • The Porter’s House ($35)
  • Stone Mountain Grill ($30)
  • Ted’s Montana Grill ($35)
  • Via Roma ($35)
  • Vine American Kitchen ($35)

SouthPark / Foxcroft

  • Aqua e Vino ($35)
  • BAKU ($35)
  • Brio Italian Mediterranean ($35)
  • Bulla Gastrobar ($35)
  • Cafe Monte ($35)
  • Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar ($35)
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House ($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)
  • Paco’s Tacos & Tequila ($35)
  • Red Rocks Cafe – Charlotte ($35)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – SouthPark ($35)
  • Toscana Ristorante Italiano ($35)
  • Upstream ($35)
  • Village Tavern ($35)
  • WP Kitchen + Bar ($35)

Southwest Charlotte

  • 37SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar ($30)
  • TapHaus49 ($30)

University

  • Harbor Inn Seafood ($30)

Uptown Charlotte

  • 5Church ($35)
  • 204 North Kitchen & Cocktails ($35)
  • Aria Tuscan Grill ($30)
  • Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe ($35)
  • BLT Steak ($35)
  • Brazz Carvery & Brazilian Steakhouse ($35)
  • Caffe Siena ($35)
  • The Capital Grille ($35)
  • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse ($35)
  • City Smoke ($30)
  • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood ($35)
  • Essex Bar & Bistro ($35)
  • Evoke ($35)
  • Fahrenheit ($35)
  • Fin & Fino ‘A Social Seafood House’ ($35)
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse ($35)
  • Loft & Cellar ($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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