Top 10 Dream Dinners of this Summer's Queen's Feast!

It’s that time again to make a reservation at some of the top restaurants around Charlotte that you’ve just been dying to try!

Queen’s Feast is from July 22nd through the 31st.  All restaurants will offer a 3-course dinner for $30 or $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Reservations are recommended and some use Open Table. 

A perfect opportunity to try restaurants you wouldn't normally visit.

I look forward to Queen’s Feast every time it rolls around because it gives me a chance to taste test places I've never been. Whether the restaurant is normally outside of my budget or outside of my neighborhood, we all deserve a nice night out! With over 130 of the best restaurants in Charlotte on the list, you’re bound to find at least 1, or 10, places you want to try. Each restaurant has a plethora of choices, these would be mine.

My Top 10 Dream Dinners of Queen's Feast Summer Menus

Night 1:  Evoke $35

First Course | Salmon Crudo with horseradish mascarpone, pickled shallots, crispy potatoes, mint
Entree | Angus Flat Iron Steak, yukon gold, baby summer vegetables, saba
Dessert | Raspberry Semifreddo with pistachio streusel, aged balsamic

Night 2:  Mimosa Grill $35

First Course | Wedge with candied onions, pumpkin seeds, smokey bacon blue cheese, oven-dried tomato vinaigrette
Entree | 7 oz Marinated Hanger Steak, loaded cast iron potatoes, grilled veggies, port wine sauce
Dessert | Key Lime Pie with a walnut crust, meringue, candied lime

Night 3:  Pearlz Oyster Bar $35

First Course | Mussels & Brussels - fresh PEI Mussels, local Brussels sprouts, chorizo, tomato caper sofrito
Entree | Crab Stuffed Flounder atop stone ground Adluh honey grits with petite arugula salad and mustard cream sauce
Dessert | Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Cobbler

Night 4:  204 North $30

First Course | Ceasar Salad with crisp Romaine lettuce, house made dressing, overnight tomoatoes, parmesan cheese, house made crutons
Entree | 204 Cheeseburger - grass-fed beef patties, american cheese, caramelized onions, Bibb lettuce, heirloom tomato, quick pickles, signature 204 sauce
Dessert | Sorghum Sticky Bun - brioche dough layered with creamy soghum sugar, caramel sauce, candied salted pecans and rye whiskey ice cream

Night 5:  Napa on Providence $35

First Course | PEI Mussels with melted grape tomatoes, garlic butter, white wine jalapeno butter sauce, grilled ciabatta
Entree | Grilled Salmon with coconut curry jasmine rice, summer squash, roasted eggplant, house-smoked tomato crema
Dessert | Lavender Pound Cake with fresh berries, vanilla creme Anglaise, vincotto

Night 6:  Vivace $35

First Course | Seasonal Bruschetta with lemon thyme ricotta, shaved squash salad, lemon vinaigrette, ricotta salata, watercress
Entree | Pappardelle pasta bolognese, goat cheese crema
Dessert | Black & White Tiramisu with chocolate ganache, white chocolate, espresso

Night 7:  Sea Level $35

First Course | Half Dozen Oysters
Entree | NC Catfish a la Plancha - cucumber and tomato salad, garlic scape aioli, grilled bread
Dessert | Peach Semifreddo with bourbon caramel-glazed pecans, vanilla Chantilly

Night 8:  City Smoke $30

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First Course | Rotisserie Duck Nachos - corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onion, sour cream, KC sauce
Entree | Rotisserie Chicken Barbeque with choice of two sides
Dessert | Deep Dish Bourbon Pecan Pie

Night 9:  George's Brasserie $35

First Course | Local Beet Salad with frisee, whipped ricotta, pickled onions, Meyer lemon vinaigrette
Entree | Bourguignon de Bison with baby carrots, lardons, pearl onions, cremini mushrooms, bison jus
Dessert | Tahihitian Vanilla Creme Brulee with fresh berries

Night 10:  Dressler's Restaurant $35

First Course | Thai Crispy Calamari with peanut glaze, wasabi aioli
Entree | Blackened Heart of Ribeye with vegetables, herb blue cheese butter
Dessert | Chocolate Cake

I hope everyone finds the perfect restaurant to visit one of these 10 days. Try something new!

All photos courtesy of participating restaurants.