The semi-annual Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week® returns for its tenth showing Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 27, 2013. This winter’s promotion features a record 112 participating restaurants in six counties [see full list below], with the updated website now live at listing the restaurants’ special Queen’s Feast® menus and reservation information, as well as newly added hotel discounts.

Queens Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week


Diners can also stay abreast of Queen’s Feast info via and follow the promotion on Twitter @QueensFeast.

Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Participating restaurants can be found across Charlotte and beyond into Matthews, Concord, Belmont, Gastonia, Waxhaw, the Lake Norman area of northern Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, and Fort Mill, SC.

The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in July 2012 generated approximately 125,000 dinners and an estimated economic impact of over $5.8 million in revenue for the 107 participating restaurants.

January’s Queen’s Feast will feature numerous first-time restaurant participants, including Heist Brewery in NoDa, The Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood, Eastover’s Napa on Providence, Ballantyne’s Vine American Kitchen, and Amor de Brazil Steakhouse in Matthews.

“From that first Queen’s Feast in July 2008 with 42 participating restaurants, it’s grown to an event that impacts business for over 100 restaurants in the metro area and attracts both local and traveling diners,” stated Bruce Hensley, president of Hensley Fontana Public Relations & Marketing, which owns and handles turnkey execution of the event. “We continually work to enhance the promotion; this time we’re adding special hotel rates at several local properties to further establish Queen’s Feast as a tourism driver for the Charlotte area.”

Partners in the January promotion are 7th Street Public Market; the Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance; Charlotte Center City Partners/; AAA Carolinas; Axis Marketing Group; CLT Dining; Yelp; US Foods; Grey Goose Vodka; Cointreau; Mount Gay Rum; Rose Chauffeured Transportation; Standard Parking; WBT-AM; 107.9 The Link FM; Charlotte Magazine; and

Additionally, some Queen’s Feast restaurants will again extend an exclusive offer to AAA members via the AAA Show Your Card & Save® program. Diners presenting a current AAA membership card while dining in those restaurants during Queen’s Feast will have the opportunity to purchase a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant for only $25. The gift certificate will not be redeemable during Queen’s Feast, and other restrictions may apply. To see a list of restaurants participating in the AAA Show Your Card & Save® exclusive member offer, diners should visit beginning December 28 and click on “AAA Special Offer.”

Reservations during Queen’s Feast are strongly recommended; reservation links and contact information for all participating restaurants as well as hotels can be found at

Participating restaurants in the Winter 2013 Charlotte Restaurant Week are:



131 Main – Dilworth
300 East
Bonterra Dining & Wine Room
Cantina 1511 – Dilworth
Copper Modern Indian Cuisine
Dolce Ristorante


Napa On Providence
Primo Tuscan Grille


Cajun Queen
Carpe Diem
Lake Norman / North Mecklenburg / Iredell

131 Main – Lake Norman
Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails
Campania Cafe
Dressler’s – Birkdale
Epic Chophouse
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Northlake
Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse
Jeffrey’s Restaurant
Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse
The Melting Pot – Lake Norman
Mickey & Mooch – Lake Norman
North Harbor Club
The Prickly Pear
Red Rocks Café – Birkdale
Roppongi Sushi & Bar


Amor de Brazil Steakhouse
Café 157
Santé Restaurant


Dressler’s – Metro
Maharani Indian Cuisine
Mama Ricotta’s
The Melting Pot – Midtown
Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge


Heist Brewery

Plaza Midwood

Bistro La Bon
Fern, Flavors from the Garden
The Peculiar Rabbit

South Charlotte/South Perimeter
(Ballantyne / Arboretum / Pineville / Waxhaw / Fort Mill)

131 Main – Blakeney
Blackthorne Restaurant & Bar
Cantina 1511 – Stonecrest
City Tavern – Stonecrest
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Stonecrest
Gallery Restaurant
Maestro’s Bar & Bistro
Mickey & Mooch – Arboretum
New South Kitchen & Bar
Passion8 Bistro
Terrace Cafe – Ballantyne
Trattoria Antica
Vine American Kitchen
Waldhorn Restaurant

South EndThe Liberty Gastropub
Nikko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Pewter Rose
Sullivan’s Steakhouse


Arooji’s Italian Ristorante – SouthPark
Brio Tuscan Grille
Café Monte
City Tavern – SouthPark
Dean & DeLuca Wine Room
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – SouthPark
Georges Brasserie
McCormick & Schmick’s – SouthPark
Paco’s Tacos & Tequila
The Palm
Red Rocks Café – SouthPark
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – SouthPark
Terrace Café – SouthPark
Toscana Ristorante Italiano
Villa Antonio – South Boulevard
Village Tavern
Zink American Kitchen

Southwest Charlotte / Yorkmont

Omaha Steakhouse

University / Concord

Rocky River Grille
The Speedway Club


Aria Tuscan Grill
Bernardin’s at Ratcliffe
BlackFinn American Saloon
BLT Steak
Blue Restaurant & Bar
Brazz Carvery and Brazilian Steakhouse
Caffe Siena
The Capital Grille
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Coastal Kitchen & Bar
e2 emeril’s eatery
Enso Asian Bistro
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Luce Ristorante e Bar
Malabar Spanish Cuisine
McCormick & Schmick’s – Uptown
Mimosa Grill
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Osso Restaurant & Lounge
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Uptown
Savannah Red Restaurant & Wine Bar
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina
The Wooden Vine

West Mecklenburg / Gaston County

Nick’s Steak and Taphouse
Old Stone Steakhouse

List of participating restaurants courtesy of Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®

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