Individual AttentionRestaurant is accomodating in putting together a special plate of my favoite items from the menu.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful Mother's Day Brunch!Thank you for serving brunch on Mother's Day! We enjoyed a delicious meal served by excellent and attentive waitstaff! It was a perfect day!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the whole experienceWe came as a party of 4 and was seated for our reservation promptly. All of our meals came out quickly and were very simply delicious. I look forward to eating at 18 Seaboard in the near future!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways one of the best!18 Seaboard never disappoints. Great food every time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints, Always home run!Sunday Brunch, dinner for two, family celebration...18 Seaboard has become our go to spot. Every meal is perfection. Snead Ferry Soup (light on crab but it's early in the season) is to die for, fried green tomatoes are best in area. Cat fish, pastas are tasty and anything Wood grilled melts in your mouth. Service is impeccable!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and great food!18 Seaboard have fantastic services since the first moment I stepped in the restaurant. The waitress who greeted us feel very personable and sociable. The food is amazing e.g. the scallops and swordfish we ordered were cooked exactly right and tasty. They even prepared a free graduation cake when I told them we are celebrating the graduation of my son.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWent for my graduation dinner. We mentioned that to the waiter, and they brought us a free dessert. The meal itself was wonderful. The pork shank was probably the best pork I ever had.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWowI went to 18 Seaboard for my graduation dinner and it was the best decision. The ambiance is nice and the food is amazing! Everyone at my table got fish and cleaned their plate. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant and Atmosphere18 Seaboard has excellent staff who are polite and who find time for you even when it's busy. The food is superb. The tables are separated nicely and the darker lighting gives it an "up-scale" sensation.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and Superb serviceWe could not have chosen a better place to celebrate my daughter's graduation from pharmacy school. The atmosphere was wonderful and every dish we ordered was better than the next. They provided a celebratory dessert with "congratulations" written in chocolate on the plate. It was beautiful. Highly recommend.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerWe ordered a bottle of wine for the table; pinot nior that was fantastic! Service was spectacular!!! I ordered a steak to share with my sone (who is a year old), and it was very tasty! We ordered the lamb belly for an appetizer, which my husband LOVED. The entire staff was very understanding and friendly to our one year old who was getting a little tired of being there after a while, and I didn't feel like we were rushed at all to get out of there or nervous if we needed walk him around. Its definitely a nicer restaurant that I would highly recommend, but its also a place to take the kids if they're good eaters. We will certainly be going back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousYummy food, great service, and loved the atmosphere!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is consistentlyThis restaurant is consistently good. I think I have had everything on the menu, and have never been disappointed. And the staff is wonderful. You always get great service and a great meal. This is one of my very favorite restaurants in Raleigh.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMQuaint, friendly and deliciousI like the redesidgn of the factory into a chic and charmng dining spot. I loved that the maitre D was so accommodating as I called to see if we could arrive early and when we walked in they said my name and made me and my party feel at home. And the entree was great. We had the grilled meatloaf and it was out of ths world. The. She crab soup I recommend over the onion soup, however. I will go back and encourage others as well, for the food and the service.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove and beyondCelebrated our anniversary there and were delighted. The Chef/Owner greeted us at the door and checked in on us during the evening. Food was excellent, and desserts were amazing including the chocolate topped mini-pound cake provided as a surprise gift for our anniversary.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointedI've been to 18 Seaboard a number of times with friends - so decided to take an out of town guest there for an early Sunday dinner. The food and service were superb - I can't say enough positive things about this restaurant .5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM18 SeaboardIn an evening of pleasant experiences, the availability of ample close-by parking set the tone for what was to come later. After being greeted and whisked to our table, we were given ample time to peruse the menu and get many questions answered. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and efficient. Our entree choices were all well-prepared, and it was the consensus of our group that we would return.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service.The food was great, the service was great, everything was just right!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Top ShelfWe Love The Menue. Food Is Always Special. Service Is Always Good. We Have Eaten At 18 Seaboard 6 or 7 Times In Last 18 Months Since Moving To Raleigh. We Are Constsnly Recommending To Friends. We Need To Make A Point To Get To 18 Sesboard More Frequently.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Romantic Dinner!My girlfriend's first visit to Raleigh and I opted to take her to 18 Seaboard for a late, romantic dinner - we had a 10 pm reservation and had the restaurant nearly to ourselves. It was a romantic bonus! The service was amazing, the food was great and the restaurant was quite responsive to our needs. Highly recommend the filet, the lamb ravioli and the sangria!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. We were lucky to dine early, giving us the whole rooftop dining area to ourselves. It was very romantic. Despite us being the ONLY ones up top, or waitress was at our table repeatedly to answer questions, fill our needs, and made us feel like her ONLY guests. We started our dinner with the oysters and beef tartare. This was superb! My only regret was when it was gone. For dinner he had the salmon with champagne sauce, delectable! I opted for the lamb ravioli which was full of unique flavors and spice, perfect! For desert the 'creme brulee of the day' rounded off our meal to perfection!! I will definitely be returning to this fine establisment!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutley Fabulous !Could not have asked for a better night for dinner in celebration of my wife's birthday than what we had at 18 Seaboard ! From the moment we entered the resturant we were catered to. Our private booth seat allowed us to enjoy the moment together without interruption, yet be waited on by the staff & HEAD CHEF !! From the she crab soup app to the free dessert for my wife's birthday the evening was amazing ! Everyone should try this wonderful spot !5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat first experienceI'm still not sure why chef/owner Jason choose me, but to be addressed, by name, by the owner was a nice touch. Maybe solo diners are more likely o be critics or food bloggers, but the good news is that the crab soup, cracklin' pork shank, and thin mint cocktail were fantastic. I would have been back anyways. A really good time.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGathering with Friends18 Seaboard was the perfect dining spot for a lunch with friends. We were able to catch up without screaming at each other over loud music and the lunch special was VEGETARIAN and fantastic. Two thirds of our group ordered the vegetarian special.
I will put this restaurant on my weekly lunch list for casual and formal meetings due to the quiet and professional environment.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthern Tradition - Local FlairLess than a 5 minute drive from what can often be overcrowded downtown restaurants, 18 Seaboard is one of our favorites. Ample parking close to the restaurant is very convent. The menu is varied with wonderful choices for all tastes. Much of the food is sourced locally so the menu changes with the season. I recommend anything on the menu that combines southern tradition with local flavor. The Blue Crab Hoppin' John on the side dish menu is amazing!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeping this one on my listGreat dining experience. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable.
We had such a good food and service that the next evening we went and tried
Chef Jason's sister restaurant Cantina 18 and had another wonderful dining experience.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Carolina foodInteresting combinations of good southern food--more than satisfied the foodies in our group and those of us who just eat where comfortable with the yummy choices. A great variety of meat, fish and a vegetarian entree made it easy to please all palates. Service is friendly and attentive with time given to enjoy each course.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a pleasant food diningSuch a pleasant food dining experience. A real treat to be served complimentary appetizers from the chef.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways AmazingAn incredible restaurant. Jason has an amazing menu. Always fresh and local. Just can't say enough. Dinner outside on the mezzanine is a great time. Def one of my top 5 picks for dinner. Highly recommend. And don't forget to make reservations.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time duringWe had a wonderful time during our visit. The food was superb and the service was excellent. The chef was very kind and brought us out a dessert for our anniversary. We can't wait to go back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur entrees were done to perfectionOur entrees were done to perfection, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious, as always! We especially liked the cucumber creme freche appetizer and the delectable orange-spearmint fudge ball samples (they were sooo creamy!). The salmon was perfect, as usual, and the coastal shrimp and grits dish was tasted by all and deemed wonderful. We think that 18 Seaboard can't be beat!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was impressed with the foodI was impressed with the food and service and my mother-in-law was very impressed so this was a home run.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have had the pleasure ofWe have had the pleasure of enjoying the cuisine of 18 Seaboard on several occasions. The food is exquisite, service impeccable, and ambience remarkable. It has become one of our favorites. We referred some friends who decided to share their anniversary at 18 Seaboard and were delighted with their experience as well. We have become devoted customers. Keep up the good work!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI dine here a few times aI dine here a few times a year, usually for special occasions. I have NEVER been dissappointed, the food, the ambiance,and the SERVICE are all top notch!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite business lunch locations because the food is fabulous and the ambiance is conducive to productive conversation. Wait staff are professional and provide just the right balance of attentiveness and privacy.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice meal -- anniversaryHad a very nice meal -- anniversary dinner with my wife. First course was an amuse bouche -- cauliflower soup. We weren't expecting that, and it was a nice touch. Crispy pork shank was wonderfully tender, and came with blue cheese grits. Usually I'm disappointed with blue cheese in anything mostly because the restaurants are so miserly about adding blue cheese. But these grits were great with lots of blue cheese flavor.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite of ours!18 Seaboard has become one of our favorite restaurants for a special and delicious meal! The quality has been consistently good and the menu changes seasonally to make use of produce at its best. Also, the chefs are happy to work with any dietary challenges you may face. Definitely a keeper!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are frequent visitors toWe are frequent visitors to 18 Seaboard and often recommend it for special occasions, especially as it is one of a handful of fine downtown Raleigh restaurants open on Sunday evenings. This time, we had out-of-town guests, and all of us were pleased with the food -- especially with the excellent specials and side dishes -- and with the service. We were disappointed when the listed vintage for the wine we chose was not available, but the manager came up with a remedy, so we left contented. 18 Seaboard is at its best with local, seasonal ingredients and regional specialties gone "upscale" into fine dining.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a great restaurantThis was not our first visit to 18 Seaboard and certainly not the last! The service was excellent and the food was very good. The restaurant was full, but not as noisy as some others try to be. Sad that most trendy places forget conversation is the heart of any meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM18 Seaboard is my all-time18 Seaboard is my all-time favorite restaurant! I have been there more than a dozen times and I have always had a great meal and wonderful experience. The staff is tremendous and the food is fabulous!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to 18 SeaboardWe've been to 18 Seaboard many times and they have never disappointed. The food and service are always top notch and we will continue to frequent this restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went early so we couldWe went early so we could get a great seat in one of the high backed booths that overlooks the general dining floor. We felt that this made the experience and both of us agreed it would have been diminished by being down on the main floor where the tables were fairly close together. The food was quite good with excellent presentation - we liked the She Crab soup which is big enough to share. The entree of shrimp, pork and grits was good if you like a tomato sauce on the sweet side. Trout was very basic, the champagne sauce was essential to the dish. The creme brulee was innovative yet tasted very good - mint leaves on the bottom and mini chocolate chips on the top. Service was very good, very attentive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff is excellent.The wait staff is excellent. That goes for everyone who works there. They are polite and personable.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEntree selections for everyoneVery nice experience. It was our first time there. We tried the shrimp/scallops with champagne tarragon and the grilled meatloaf. Both were very tasty. Enjoyed the app and dessert items that the chef sent out a complimentary taste of. We shared the rhubarb turnover for dessert. It was definitely a "sharable". Excellent flaky crust.
Brian, the general manager, stopped by our table to check on us. Jason, the chef/owner, assisted the table next to us with a special request. No lack of management here. Both seemed to really care. The restaurant was busy, but it wasn't evident in our service. Will definitely be going back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant! HardwoodLoved this restaurant! Hardwood grilled salmon and shrimp and scallops were superb.Save room for dessert, especially the key lime delicious !!Great atmosphere and service was top notch.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe recently discovered 18We recently discovered 18 Seaboard, and can't figure-out why we haven't come sooner. This visit was our 2nd time in 3 weeks. The food is great, although lighten-up on the collards. Yuck! I'm mainly writing to comment on how great our server was. After only 2 sips, I knocked-over my wine glass-- I thought, "Great! 8 dollars wasted." Our waiter noticed, disappeared, and then came back with a new glass, on-the-house! Fantastic customer service. Thank you!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit,This was our first visit, and the lamb belly appetizer was spectacular. My husband's filet was overcooked, which was disappointing, but the shrimp and grits were quite lovely.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great restaurant.This was a great restaurant. The rooftop dining was wonderful, just bring your sunglasses!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwe drove 3 hours to Raleighwe drove 3 hours to Raleigh for a hockey game and just randomly picked this restaurant based on reviews (which doesn't always go well for us). We are so thrilled with 18 Seaboard. i will tell everyone i know about it. There was a wonderful variety of food choices. My husband could not decide so he got 3 appetizers instead of a dinner and each one was excellent as was my dinner. The service was also excellenthe was knowledgable about the menu, attentive and pleasant. I'm glad we found you; wish we didn't live so far away!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMalways excellent !18 Seaboard is just a superb all-round dining experience. From the time you enter the front door until you walk out that door, every staff member is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and eager to welcome you and serve you. The food was excellent. I cannot wait to go back again !4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM