The fifth outing of the semi-annual "Queen's Feast" Charlotte Restaurant Week™ will run ten days from Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 25. This summer's promotion will feature 88 participating restaurants [see full list below], with the updated event website (www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com) going live Friday, June 25, listing the restaurants' special Queen's Feast menus. The website also features transportation and uptown parking information.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during a typically slow time in which numerous upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity), a savings over what the featured meal would typically cost at each participating restaurant.
In addition to many areas of Charlotte, participating restaurants for the next Queen's Feast can be found in Matthews; up to the Lake Norman area of both northern Mecklenburg and Iredell counties; over to Concord in Cabarrus County; west to Belmont in Gaston County; and south to Fort Mill, SC.
The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in January 2010 generated approximately 70,000 dinners and $3.03 million in revenue for 79 participating restaurants.
"We are thrilled with the continued growth of Queen's Feast," said Bruce Hensley, president of Hensley Fontana Public Relations & Marketing, which owns and handles turnkey execution of the event. "The interest in and success of Charlotte Restaurant Week is a solid testament to the quality and commitment of restaurants in this area."
This summer's Queen's Feast will see over a dozen first-time restaurant participants, such as Cuisine Malaya; Santé; Lulu; The Prickly Pear; Saffron Indian Cuisine; and The Speedway Club; and recently opened spots including Aria Tuscan Grill; Georges Brasserie; Dressler's Metro; and Terrace Cafe.
Reservations are strongly recommended; reservation links and contact information for all participating restaurants can be found at www.CharlotteRestaurantWeek.com.
Partners in the July promotion are Visit Charlotte/Charlottesgotalot.com; American Express; The Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance; Charlotte Center City Partners/FindYourCenter.com; Axis Marketing Group; U.S. Foodservice; Constellation Wines U.S.; Blue Point Brewing Company; Rose Chauffeured Transportation; Central Parking; WBT-AM; 107.9 The Link FM; Charlotte Magazine; Time Warner Cable; and OpenTable.com.
Participating restaurants in the Summer 2010 Charlotte Restaurant Week are:
131 Main - Dilworth
Sole Spanish Grille
Lake Norman / North Mecklenburg / Iredell County
131 Main - Lake Norman
Dressler's - Birkdale
Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse - Huntersville
Maddi's Southern Bistro
Mickey & Mooch - Huntersville
The Prickly Pear*
Red Rocks Café - Birkdale
The Melting Pot - Midtown
Zada Jane's Corner Café
South Charlotte (Ballantyne / Arboretum / Pineville / Fort Mill, SC)
131 Main - Blakeney
D'Vine Wine Café
Maestro's Bar & Bistro
Mickey & Mooch - Arboretum
Rudy's Italian Restaurant & Bar
The Liberty Gastropub
SouthPark / Park Road / Foxcroft
Arooji's Ristorante - SouthPark
BRIO Tuscan Grille
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - SouthPark
M5 Modern Mediterranean
McCormick & Schmick's - SouthPark
Red Rocks Café - Strawberry Hill
Ruth's Chris Steak House - SouthPark
Southwest Charlotte / Yorkmont / Ayrsley
Saffron Indian Cuisine*
Chingari Fine Indian Cuisine*
The Melting Pot - University
Rocky River Grille & Lounge
The Speedway Club*
Aria Tuscan Grill*
The Capital Grille
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Enso Asian Bistro
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
LaVecchia's Seafood Grille
McCormick & Schmick's - Uptown
Morton's The Steakhouse
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Uptown
Zink American Kitchen
West Mecklenburg / Gaston County
Old Stone Steakhouse
* First-time Charlotte Restaurant Week participant.