The Raleigh-Durham Area
Restaurants in The Raleigh-Durham Area
Cozy tapas stop
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.
French-Italian bistro in a former warehouse
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.
Chic steak house
North Carolina’s legendary pit master Ed Mitchell presides over this airy restaurant in a former meatpacking warehouse.
Elevated low-country menu
Nouvelle Chinese hot spot
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.
Cozy Turkish mezze joint