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The restaurant and bar is beloved by many for its casual atmosphere, impeccable service and Southern food and drink menu. Choose from more than whiskeys, seasonal cocktails, local beers or wine and a scratch-made small plate or two to round out an enjoyable evening with friends. The lamb burger and fried chicken sandwich options are local favorites. Housed in a retrofitted car dealership in City Market in downtown Raleigh, the space is as welcoming as the food is savory and that is such a good thing!

This old-fashioned eatery tucked into Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood has been around since At chef Sunny Gerhart’s St. A post shared by St. In Poole’side terms, that means thin-crust pizza, cooked for 90 seconds at more than degrees in a 6,pound, Marra Forni wood-fired oven.

The dough is made from local flour, the sauce with organic Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes and the cheese, a house-made mozzarella. This stunningly gorgeous, Mediterranean-inspired, two-story gathering space in the Glenwood South entertainment district opened in to great fanfare.

Serving small plates and large, executive chef Saif Rahman’s passion for Mediterranean flavors, traditional cooking methods and a dash of flair has helped make Vidrio one of the City of Oaks’ favorite spots for special occasions weddings, anniversaries and more. More than 50 wines on tap and bottles available , a strong local beer list and craft cocktails should do well to round out any evening.

A post shared by Vidrio Raleigh vidrioraleigh. When Irregardless opened in , the owners boldly laid out a vegetarian-forward menu in a city full of steakhouses. Today, you’ll find the restaurant filled up with diners at brunch, lunch and dinner enjoying food, drinks and nightly live music, and you’ll find some meat on the menu, too! Simple decor and a neighborhood vibe are paired with stunning cuisine at Stanbury, where the modern American menu changes daily depending on what’s in season and what the chef is inspired by on that particular day.

In a New York Times travel story described Stanbury as “serving the most exciting food in Raleigh” and that still rings true today! Perhaps the most well-known restaurant among the City of Oaks’ booming food scene, chef Ashley Christensen ‘s Poole’s Diner has retro-chic charm to go along with one of America’s most famous mac and cheese dishes more than 15,—one for almost every table—are sold each year.

A post shared by laura eats lauragotfood on Jan 23, at am PST. Benchwarmers, serving wood-fired bagels and craft coffee in downtown Raleigh’s Transfer Co. Not your average bagel shop, the menu—the work of chef John Knox—includes unique sandwiches like a house-cured lox with deviled egg spread and duck rillette with sour cherries and pickled onions.

Pro tip: On Thurs. A post shared by benchwarmers benchwarmersbagels on May 29, at pm PDT. The wood-fired-focused restaurant—housed in a building once home to a bank and then a funeral home hence the name!

A grocery store that opened way back in in a former life, 42nd St. Oyster Bar was re-established in and quickly became a Raleigh hotspot for fresh seafood. Today, the restaurant remains committed to serving the highest quality of food and drinks, and the Southern-inspired menu includes an extensive oyster bar on top of all the seafood and steak items you could possibly ask for paired with an award-winning wine list, to boot!

Dine at Crawford and Son to experience delicious, straightforward and honest food that ranges from the familiar to the unexpected. This casual neighborhood restaurant strives to deliver depth of flavor with purposeful ingredients. The menu features items such as autumn porridge, pork cheeks and beef short rib plus a slew of desserts that are not to be passed up on under any circumstances.

Simply put, Sam Jones’ newest namesake restaurant is one of America’s most exciting ‘cue openings of Peace China Semart Drive. A post shared by The Station at Person Street stationraleigh. Tacos El Patron offers an array of tacos, natch, including breakfast tacos and Tijuana-style birria tacos the birria ramen is also a hit! Alimentari at Left Bank Transfer Co.

Food Hall E. Davie St. Bean Sprouts E. Hargett St. Wilmington St. Budacai E. Martin St. Bul Box Transfer Co. Che Empanadas Transfer Co. Dank Burrito Transfer Co.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant S. Blount St. So, naturally, at Gravy, they prepare their own each day—among a host of delish Italian-American selects. A post shared by Gravy Raleigh gravyraleigh. South St. Sitti Named for the most beloved Lebanese figure, the grandmother sitti , this DTR sup spot by restaurateur Greg Hatem with Neomonde owners, the Saleh family honors his Lebanese heritage with delish authentic dishes and spirits, and an inviting atmosphere.

Square Burger S. Sir Walter Coffee E. Sosta Cafe E. They also offer a full catering menu, if you need to order lunch for a group.

Wilmington Street; manhattancafenc. Spice things up with Plaza Cafes salad bar and daily cuisine specials that always keep you guessing. We particularly like the Indian Food on Wednesdays cooked up at this family-owned joined. Plus, there are always good vegetarian options! Looking for something extremely healthy, yet perfectly delicious?

A bit of a walk from Fayetteville Street, this raw-foods restaurant makes it easy to savor some house favorite juices like the Smooth Operator Celery, Lemon, Ginger, Kale, Pear, Parsley, Cayenne Garnish or grab and go a Baby Blue Bowl blueberry, banana, avocado, raw honey, coconut milk, golden flax, coconut meat topped with strawberry, blueberry hemp seed, bee pollen, chia seed, and housemade granola.

Bite into a Grown Up Grilled Cheese Kale Pesto, Fontina, White Cheddar, Pepper jelly on toasted sourdough or opt for a Yogurt Bowl granola, bee pollen, honey, coconut chia seed pudding, seasonal fruit for a light lunch. Right down the road from Nash square, this cafe pays it forward being part restaurant and part non-profit, offering a pay-what-you-can model so patrons can have a meal, regardless of their means.

Hargett Street; tableraleigh. Come hungry to Capital Club 16, located in a building that was originally home to a social and literary club, and now remains as a community restaurant and gathering place for almost 10 years. Here, enjoy American and German-inspired meals like the Local Catch Sandwich Blackened Albemarle Sound Catfish, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and paprika aioli on a brioche bun and house fries and the Hungry Wolf salad Chopped ham, grilled chicken and bacon, Alpine cheese blend, hard-boiled egg, carrots, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and radishes.

Served over mixed greens with house vinaigrette. Great service, great food, all around great experience. Good work to you and your team!

Dim sum restaurant. Slide 1 of 8. One of my personal favorites, you’ll want to make sure your reservations are made far in enough in advance you can reserve a table. If for whatever reason you’re reading this and unable to book a reservation because you’re like me and wait until the last minute, here’s my recommendation: Go to the restaurant before the dinner rush and see if they have room, if not, try Bida Manda Laotion OR Caffe Luna Italian which are both next door and on this list!

An all-in-one craft brewery, flower shop, bookstore, and dim sum restaurant sounds like something made up by a bot created to generate restaurant ideas. Actually, though, all of that comes together to make of the best places in Raleigh.

Start with a contemporary Asian dim sum-inspired menu, developed by the owners of Bida Manda, the award-winning Laotian restaurant next door. Pair it with a selection of 40 craft beers, including an assortment of house brews that spans the style spectrum from classic farmhouse ale to mango peppercorn saison. Nestle a flower shop and a small book store into the middle of the airy dining room, and frame the whole space in gauzy curtains and a high-gabled glass ceiling. Forbes Magazine consistently ranks the restaurant among the top ten coolest restaurants in the world.

Brewery Bhavana was named one of the coolest new restaurants in the world in by Forbes. This is the type of restaurant people in Raleigh can’t get enough of. This place deserves its place in the Raleigh Food Hall of Fame. Delicious, sophisticated, and stylish. We ordered one of everything on the DinSum menu and they were all insanely good.

A fantastically well rounded menu over all. Thank you Adam for the fantastic service! It was his second day on the floor but it felt like he was a manager. We made reservations earlier in the week. On our way to the restaurant, there was an accident that caused traffic to be backed up, so we called the restaurant to let them know that we would be a few minutes late. Our reservations were for PM but because of the traffic issues, we did not arrive until PM.

They said that they could still accommodate us but we would need to be finished by PM because they had another reservation at that time. So that means that even if we were on time at PM for our reservation, we would only have 1. This became easy to do because of our server, Kelly H. She was absolutely exceptional! She was professional, friendly, detail oriented, observant, and took care of our needs in a timely manner and with a beautiful smile. To help expedite everything, we placed our orders for all three courses upfront so that there would be no additional delays.

The food was served in a timely manner. The presentation of the food was aesthetically beautiful. The flavors of each dish were superb. Everything was cooked perfectly with the right amount of moisture and great texture. We enjoyed every bit of it! I cannot say enough about how tasty, moist, flavorful, and presentable the whole fish dish was. That was my favorite! The quantity of food for all dishes was also sufficient and comparable to the price paid.

I still have questions about the time allotment of 1. As a direct result of the great food and our server treating us as valued customers and enhancing our experience at this restaurant, we will visit again.

This place is cool and pretty swanky. Nice ambiance for a date or a dinner with the girls. Presentation of the food is always great. The food is awesome. I usually order a lot of different dumplings. If you choose to do that, I highly recommend ordering no more than two at a time so the food stays hot. If you order too many, everything will get cold faster. Food Hall. Located in a historic garage, this venue features over 50, square feet of food-related business.

You can stroll through, grab a Dank Burrito, and swig on some Burial Beer. Your friend thinks eating in a campus dining hall might be fun. Really cool spot for drinks , food , coffee or just casual socializing spot. Hippie atmosphere and variety of small restaurants is convenient for almost any taste or dietary restrictions.

Easy parking in the back which is super convenient. Definitely recommend for breakfast or lunch if you visiting Raleigh. Transfer Co. Food Hall have a variety of places to eat. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food was amazing. Pretty cool vibe and so many different options to choose from, which makes it perfect for a big gathering and gives everyone on the table an opportunity to try something they want to experience and even share a bunch of different things between your people.

I tried the empanadas at the Che empanadas place and loved them! I will certainly consider coming back here! Vegetarian restaurant. Brightly painted outpost with a globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare. Slide 1 of 7. Eastern Carolina native Chef Caroline Morrison serves up the most incredible vegetarian and vegan food in the entire state of North Carolina at the Fiction Kitchen.

Her famed meatless smoked barbecue landed her in Food and Wine and percent gets the approval of the NC BBQ fanatics behind this site. The bright neon green building and funky decor add more flavor to the already delicious meatless options coming out the window. The Fiction Kitchen is a vegetarian restaurant with a commitment to fresh ingredients and in a great location.

The ambiance, the design, the menu, and the friendly staff are worth your time. Fiction Kitchen is committed to using local, seasonal ingredients. A hidden gem in the Warehouse District of Downtown Raleigh, NC is a vegetarian restaurant that will keep carnivores coming back for more!. For those of you who despise vegetables, or eating a vegetarian diet, you are a lot like me!.

With that being said, I kept an open mind and am sure glad I did. What a great find! The skillet cornbread was great and I am in love with the Thai skewers. The flavors of everything were so present and tasty. And the truffles and mousse to top it off was superb. My sweet tooth was completely satisfied. I hope to be back in the area soon–I could easily see myself becoming a regular here.

Though I didn’t manage to snag a reservation to dine in, the curbside pickup process was SO efficient and friendly, which was great. I was pleasantly surprised to find a vegan restaurant in Raleigh downtown.

I have lived in California and I know how awesome and amazing vegan chicken and meat can be. To be honest the food didn’t matched the Californian vegan restaurant but that’s okay.

The food comes really close to best in standard. Probably I would give 4 star to the vegan food they made but I really need to give this place an absolute 5 star to even attempt such a restaurant in place like North Carolina.

When it comes to desert they did a fantastic job of it. I ordered Tres Leches and it was absolutely amazing given it was Vegan. It was a job very well done. Absolutely superb and creative vegan cooking, and I’m not even remotely vegetarian. Best dish of chicken and waffles in town. Decadent chocolate mousse that I would have sworn had dairy in it, but it didn’t.

Happy to eat here and I don’t miss the meat one bit! Chicken restaurant. Among the menu items are fried chicken, waffles, biscuits and gravy, egg casseroles, sandwiches, and salads, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is casual and allows you to enjoy the company of friends and family while putting delicious southern food in your stomach.

Beasley’s is one of the handfuls of Ashley Christensen’s downtown Raleigh Restaurants and is a great place for brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s been on a number of lists for the best restaurants in Raleigh, NC, and for good reason! This is always a favorite of my friends who come to visit. That has to tell you something. Upon arrival for a late lunch I asked the server for a window seat so my wife and I could take in the vibe. She said she had to save it for groups of four, even though there were several other empty tables where four could sit.

It was the way she said it We then had a seat at a small table in the middle of the restaurant. Our server Jordan saved the day! What a cool dude with a great attitude. He made our experience memorable. The food was awesome. I ordered their most popular entree here since it was my 1st-time: chicken with waffles as the chicken breast. The waffle was the main highlight! Unfortunately, I was disappointed in the chicken. Quick and friendly service. Place was fairly busy yet our order came in a matter of minutes.

I got the Carolina Reaper Sandwich. It was amazing if you want some real spice in your life. Mentioned on 5 lists. Try it on Wanderlog. Slide 1 of 4. Show 5 more. Long-running cafe offering a global menu of locally sourced fare, plus live music.

Irregardless Cafe, the name may be a little obscure but the food will have your mouth watering!. This quaint little spot near North Carolina State University offers a variety of different dishes with flavors and flair from every culture.

Irregardless serves up everything from Chorizo Puffball to Lamb Shank and has dishes inspired by cultures all around the world.

One of Raleigh’s oldest and most revered restaurants and named one of OpenTable’s top 50 restaurants in America for vegetarians , on any given day you’ll find Irregardless filled up at brunch, lunch and dinner with guests enjoying food and drinks on the new patio out front. View this post on Instagram. The menu features a variety of dishes that are all made from scratch, and the chefs take pride in using only the freshest ingredients.

Eaten here twice and both times were fantastic! I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but the vegan dishes are delicious! They also had around meat dishes on the menu the night we went. I got the lamb with mashed potatoes and it was fantastic! GREAT salads too! Great beer and alcoholic beverages! Live music every night! Volume was perfect. Not overly loud and my wife and I could still carry on a conversation with no problem.

We can’t wait to go again! This restaurant is by reservation only. It was really good. I got a cocktail that tasted like orange creamsicle. I didn’t care for it but if you like that better for you. Beer selection was ok.

Wine selection was very good. The wait staff was very friendly. There are staff waiting to take your plate when you’re done and you wouldn’t know they worked there because there aren’t any uniforms but that was nice because they blend in. There was live music when we went. Overall beat experience we had in Raleigh. Be mindful of parking because it seems like there isn’t enough of that in Raleigh either. Absolutely amazing food, and wonderful service. They also have actual offerings for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free that seem more than an after thought that were expertly executed.

It’s a great place to bring friends and family of different dietary preferences without anyone having to sacrifice. It was just so good Mentioned on 4 lists. Scott Crawford, a five-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef in the Southeast, has been a towering presence in the local culinary landscape since , when he raised the bar for locavore cuisine at Herons, the restaurant in the posh Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.

Crawford and Son, which he opened in , dialed down the plate presentations to a more approachable level. The result, expressed in anything from exquisitely simple malted wheat dinner rolls to soul-satisfying chicken confit with roasted root vegetables, reveals a chef who, free from the constraints of high-end hotel cooking, is clearly in his comfort zone. Like pairing a ball gown with a leather jacket or drinking Champagne at a tailgate, Crawford and Sons toes the line between fancy and cool.

Diners rave about the Manchego-Herb Biscuits, which many people chow down on even without butter. I could die a happy woman after our meal and experience this evening. Everything was packed with flavor and had the perfect balance of comforting flavors with unexpected twists.

Excellent service and atmosphere. This place is worth every penny and five star review that has been given. We sat at the bar and our server, Jordan, was attentive and personable. The crudo with buttermilk ice was so inventive, refreshing and set the tone for everything else that followed. The BB King was quite possibly the best bourbon drink I’ve ever had. You have GOT to try the food here!

The seating is tight, and the menu is limited, but everything else was absolutely perfect! The staff were just the right amount of attentive, the drinks were excellent, the appetizers were fabulous, and oh my goodness those entrees!

And I wasn’t even planning on dessert, but after how good everything else was, I figure even just a few bites would be worth it! They even packaged it directly in the takeout container for me since I knew I’d be taking some home. If you’re a picky eater, make sure to check out the menu ahead of time as the options are fairly limited, otherwise, you just have to trust the magic that the chefs produce.

Even if it sounds like something you wouldn’t normally eat, they chose it for a reason and every ingredient contributes to the flavor harmony. Enjoy this gem and all it has to offer!

We had an amazing experience for our wedding anniversary. Sydney was fantastic. The food amazing tasty and elegant presentation. We really enjoy everything we order and the desert the Flourless chocolate cake really good. Definitely coming back. Bustling marketplace showcasing local eateries with diverse, casual offerings, plus food retailers. No, this is a place for the community to come together and dine.

Morgan Street packs some of the best local restaurants into its brick and mortar location with indoor seating and a kickass outdoor patio. Measuring 22, square feet inside a re-purposed warehouse, Morgan Street Food Hall features 20 culinary concepts under one roof plus one massive outdoor dining area and bar. When you’re looking for a quick bite without reservations look no further than the Morgan Street Food Hall.

All these places look so good! This was our first time to the food hall. Paid parking seem to be the only option, so we parked at secure a spot parking and paid through their online portal. As an aside note make sure that the lot number is the same as the one you’re paying for online.

We allowed the app the tag our car in the parking lot. It’s tracking was wrong but thankfully it was corrected through their customer service some days later. The Morgan food hall was interesting. There we’re quite a few food vendors to choose from. The place was really busy but still worth the travels. My only issue with the place was the size and cleanliness of the eating tables.

The major eating area in the back was ram packed. I barely could find seating. The one that I did fine was littered with small debris and crumbs from food and soiled with stains from beverage spills.

I didn’t see any type of janitors cleaning the tables so I found napkins and wiped it down myself. What we did eat was tasty enough for us to decide to come back again another time.

The plan is to try other vendors I thought would be good. Love this place! Best way I can describe it is a “restaurant Mall”. Whatever your craving you will find here. Pizza, burgers, sushi, Mexican, Greek, southern food, and so much more. Fun, urban vibe. Great for date, family outing, or solo.

Friendly staff at every restaurant. Great atmosphere and outdoor dining is very spacious. I had a lobster tail sandwich, delicious! This is an old favorite! We don’t go back often enough, but when we do, we thoroughly enjoy the food, drinks, the ambiance and the crowd The choice of cuisines ensures there’s something for everyone! It’s clean and welcoming and has so much charm! Highly recommend! Barbecue restaurant. Did you know that the history of North Carolina Barbecue dates back to a time period before European settlers reached America?.

Prepare your taste buds for a true North Carolinian barbecue when visiting the Pit. There are several different options of BBQ sauce to go with your entree, and the North Carolina sauce has a vinegar base. This barbecue restaurant has been a local favorite for years, thanks to its mouth-watering dishes and affordable prices. The Pit offers an extensive menu of barbecue favorites, including ribs, chicken, pork, and beef. Ok, here is another worthy mention of The Pit Authentic Barbecue joint just because of their signature burger.

Two house-ground brisket patties, western BBQ sauce, brisket, pulled pork, pimento cheese, lettuce, tomatoe, and onion straws. Excellent service from Elijah. The food was delicious. Their smoked fried chicken wings and hush puppies were among my favorites.

 
 

.Lunch | Dining | Downtown Raleigh, NC

 

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A Guide to Eating Lunch in Downtown Raleigh – WALTER Magazine.

 

 
 

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