Howdy folks! Following up on our previous post focusing on Charlotte Coupons, we wanted to begin the newest edition of our City Savings Guides which will highlight some of the most affordable options for fine dining without sacrificing quality for value. Whether you're looking to take the family out for a bite to eat, gathering with friends or planning a date night for two, there are ways to save money at the hottest spots and finest restaurants in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Here are the latest selections hand picked as some of the best restaurants in Charlotte for fine dining on a budget. Be sure to follow awesome Charlotte Tweeps like Charlotte Dining (@CLTdining) and CLT Restaurant Week (@QueensFeast), and please comment here or share your favorite restaurant deals on Twitter @couponshack!
recommends Terrace Cafe
, which has two locations in the Charlotte area, both of which serve brunch until 2:30 everyday. So whether you're nursing a hangover (Mimosas are only $5 on Sundays), looking for a bite after church or just hungry any weekday morning/afternoon, stop in and chow down on red velvet waffles, shrimp and grits, quiche, omelets and four kinds of French toast. Their Blog
is updated frequently with events, special offers and dining coupons, and the Charlotte Entertainment Book has up to $8 in coupon savings for the Terrace Cafe.
My personal recommendation would be Just Fresh
which is a hometown Charlotte favorite and has five locations in the area. Just Fresh has something for the whole family and they serve up some of the most delicious and healthy cuisine in the Carolinas. Their nutritionally balanced menu features a variety of fresh and wholesome foods made from premium ingredients; there's a healthy twist on all the classic favorites with many mouth-watering originals and sides like fruit, soups and salad. The Just Fresh breakfast menu (much of which is under $5) includes bagels, pancakes, sausage & cheddar wrap, scrambled egg breakfast and more. Here is their entire Menu
is one of my personal faves and there are three locations in the Carolinas- Park Rd & Ballantyne (Charlotte area) and Mooresville. Duckworth's is good any time after Noon- lunch, happy hour, dinner, drinks, the works. The atmosphere is elegant but they know how to have a good time. The steak & cheese from their menu will take on the likes of any sandwich from Philly, and with daily specials like lunches for under eight bucks, 65 cent wings, kids eat free and more, Duckworth's offers an awesome Charlotte dining experience without the fine dining bill. Duckworth's Menu
also features dozens of beer specials on tap, a beer menu that's updated every Friday and bottles of all the classic favorites; with select beers qualifying for a $4 savings promo on Draft Nights. Right now Duckworth's has a coupon discount for $5 off this month's Featured Pizza (just mention this to your server).
Vinny's Raw Bar is a lively Charlotte hot spot, especially for a late lunch and happy hour, and their awesome drink specials, mouth-watering menu and weekly dining discounts keep customers merry and full. Daily drink specials include dollar domestics, $4 Bloody Mary's, $4 Margaritas and more (specials vary by day); food specials include all you can eat crab legs and quarter oysters (steamed or raw). Vinny's
has two locations (South Blvd in Charlotte & Mooresville) each of which has an extensive menu featuring awesome apps, premium fried favorites, wings, sandwiches, soups and salads with everyday low prices. I couldn't find any Charlotte coupons for Vinny's just yet, but I'll be sure to post them when they become available.
Red Bowl Asian Bistro
is always a good choice if you find yourself craving professionally crafted sushi and authentic Asian cuisine, and there are multiple locations in the Charlotte area. Each of them accepts the $10 in Charlotte coupon savings available in the 2013 Entertainment Book, but you should also check online for monthly coupons and promos from individual Red Bowl restaurant locations. Ru Sans
is a local (and my own personal) favorite for value priced sushi that's hand-crafted and out of this world. Their menu features dollar sushi rolls, and specialty rolls that are delicious. You don't need a coupon when you can get multiple rolls of awesome sushi for less than ten bucks!
If it's a more romantic outing you seek, or just something a little more classy for less, wine and dine with a group or just the two of you at D'Vine Wine Cafe
located in Ballantyne (20 minutes from uptown Charlotte). A casually upscale atmosphere combined with wine and gourmet inspired food makes for a wonderful evening out. Plus, there are $12 in dining coupons available for D'Vine Wine Cafe in the Charlotte Entertainment coupon book. The wine list features over 35 fine wines, dozens of specialty beers and a full bar; all of which can be enjoyed comfortably inside or from D'Vine's outdoor "cushy" couch seating, which is the only one of its kind in Ballantyne. Who said there weren't any coupons for fine dining?! Charlotte area residents may want to consider scanning their QR Code Here
to download the custom D’Vine Wine Web App for any iPhone, Android, Blackberry or tablet device. This way you can keep up to date on D’Vine’s latest promos, wines, case club lists, menu specials, tastings and special events.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Fine Dining with Charlotte Coupons!
on October 25, 2012
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