2539 S. Saunders Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 863-0091
Fax: (919) 821-4483
The Fiction Kitchen caters to vegetarian diners in downtown Raleigh's Triangle. Their menu of 100 percent vegetarian and organic items is healthy and delicious, and attracts meat lovers as well. Most of the ingredients used are sourced from farmers’ markets in town, thus guaranteeing quality, freshness and locavore leanings.
Poole's began in 1945 as a humble pie shop which soon grew to be a veritable legend and popular hangout for many. Today, Poole's is owned by the famed chef Ashley Christiansen who has given this Downtown landmark a bright and shiny new image. While original features like the double horseshoe bar and red banquettes have been retained, the decor incorporates some modern touches along with its retro roots to create an upscale diner. Walk on over to the chalk board to check out what on offer today. The menu changes regularly, taking advantage of seasonal produce to create dishes that are fresh and flavorful. While every dish is reminiscent of classic diner favorites, each has been elevated through the use of contemporary techniques and a beautifully balanced flavor profile. Poole's tends to get crowded around dinner time so be sure to arrive early.
Delicious Italian food that is authentic! Try out Tuscan Blu the next time you crave for Italian. A local favorite, the dishes here are delights from Tuscany. Apart from the fresh ingredients used, several of the flavorings are imported from Italy. Given the quality of the food and the taste, the rates are quite reasonable. The service is warm and friendly and the staff is efficient. Try it out once, and you will be back again!
For some of the best barbecue in town head over to The Pit in downtown Raleigh! This restaurant is a local favorite for good reason. It serves amazing traditional barbecue with delicious southern fried chicken and tasty beef brisket. Order a glass of sweet tea and try their well known North Carolina-style pork.
Celebrate traditional tapas style dining at Humble Pie. It consists of shareable bite sized servings of hummus, tostadas, BBQ shrimp, sea scallops and calamari that are spiced in authentic Spanish condiments. The house-made sangria is a pleasant accompaniment to the meal as one converses with friends. Jazz music fills the dining space adding to the fun mood and the helpful staff make the experience all the more special. Chef Andy Cordova has succeeded in creating a place for himself in the dining circles of Raleigh with this gem of a place.
Sono offers a contemporary sushi experience right in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Modern black and red interiors tinged with Japanese accents create a funky aesthetic that makes for the perfect night of sushi-fueled fun. Seasonal ingredients ensure that there is a constant change in the flavors in these innovative rolls. Other star dishes here include the Sono hot wings, assorted tempura, and yaki soba. And of course, no Japanese meal would be complete without some sake, of which there are several varieties at Sono. Go ahead and have a feast!
Brewmasters at Raleigh is an establishment that is certainly proud to be local. While the bar boasts an impressive selection of 66 craft beers on tap, the kitchen whips up delicious and hearty meals prepared using locally sourced produce. Guests are welcomed to explore the carefully selected beer selection that proudly boasts close to 30 beers sourced from local North Carolina breweries. A stunning mural of the Raleigh skyline graces one wall of this lively pub. The food is just as sumptuous as the drinks are delicious and the ambiance is lively. If you find yourself craving a taste of something new, yet familiar then head on over to Brewmasters with your family and best mates for a healthy dose of some genuine NC pride.
This is down home southern cooking in its purest form. Some breakfast items include the thickest biscuits coupled with the finest sausage gravy and plate-sized pancakes. If you come in for lunch and find barbequed chicken on the menu, you are in luck. Cash only.
Beasley's Chicken + Honey is acclaimed chef Ashley Christensen's offering to chicken lovers. The Southern cuisine with a creative spin has been wowing locals for some time now. Dishes such as the classic fried chicken, chicken biscuits, pot pies and waffles rule the roost. Though the menu isn't extensive, all the dishes are a labor of love which is reflected in the flavor of the food. Pair it up with a drink of your choice and get set for a memorable meal in Beasley's.
Get ready for an grand burger experience at this intimate restaurant in the heart of the city. Chef and owner Ashley Christensen makes use of unconventional ingredients in each of her popular creations. Sample delights like the Bradley Time; made of roasted beets, Wisconsin buttermilk bleu cheese, red onion, endive and banyul's aioli or The High and Valley; with crushed avocado, bacon-onion jam and blistered red peppers. Other creations include The Dirty South, Spirit Animal and The Big House. Apart from this, there's a selection of sandwiches as well as hot dogs. The beverage selection includes milkshakes, root beer and iced tea. There's beer and wine as well. Check website for more.
The warm brown hues of the decor at Battistella's strikes the diner upon entering this restaurant. Offering a combination of Cajun-Creole cuisine or South Louisana cuisine, it echoes the local flavors of the South, bringing forth the rich culinary heritage of the region to the dining scene of Raleigh. Shrimp and grits, shellfish and Georgia quail are traditional dishes featured on the menu. Enjoy the prix-fixe selection, carefully chosen by Chef Battistella.
Years ago, it would have been difficult to find a hip, urban hot spot where one can enjoy a nice meal and then dance until the wee hours. Five Star proves that Raleigh can party with the best of them. Fashioned from an old tobacco warehouse, the restaurant is decorated in a hip, minimalist style and all in red. There are two full-service bars and a large dance floor perfect for the large crowds that frequent the restaurant.