The Raleigh-Durham Area

Restaurants in The Raleigh-Durham Area

A modern take on a traditional Chinese noodle house.

Fifties lunch counter-turned-stylish diner and martini bar. This restaurant pays tribute to Poole's Luncheonette, a downtown Raleigh landmark that opened as a pie shop in 1942.

Elevated low-country menu

The kitchen feeds a loyal following with breakfasts of country ham and Southern biscuits (snag a table on the sunny front porch).

Though the building’s a flyspeck, the long lines of cars at the drive-through window testify to the restaurant’s celebrated sweet tea and fried chicken biscuits.

Don’t be put off by the strip-mall location; locals swear by its slow-cooked pork and tangy sauce.

Housed in a former fish market, this restaurant has trained many of the South’s top toques. The current chef, Bill Smith, is an expert at dishes with ethereal, rustic ingredients, such as honeysuckle sorbet made from flowers he collects on bike rides.

Chic steak house

Sophisticated southern

Cozy Turkish mezze joint

French-Italian bistro in a former warehouse

North Carolina’s legendary pit master Ed Mitchell presides over this airy restaurant in a former meatpacking warehouse.

Nouvelle Chinese hot spot