becoming our favorite placeThe food is very good. Not great, but then again for me to say it is great is pretty rare. We love the atmosphere and decor and the service is also very good.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always food was very good.As always food was very good. Staff is always excellent especially the bartenders! They are very friendly and helpful with menu picks. Would suggest going to 518 for any occasion .6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodHadn't been to 518 in a few years, but it's as good as I remembered. Had the whole wheat fettuccine, a good glass of red & the pear salad. Good stuff!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a good priceWe just found this place in the past six months and love it. The food is very good at a reasonable price. The drinks and desserts are great, too. We will definitely be back, can't wait to try some of their other dishes, so many items that sound great.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable Meal Before a PlayWe ate early, at 5:30, because we were headed to a play at NC State and didn't want to be rushed. The food was excellent. I had the wood grilled mahi mahi with grilled asparagus and a couscous-based tabouleh; my wife had the wood grilled salmon with vegetables. She had a minor difficulty in that she asked for her fish to be cooked medium and it came out underdone. It took a while for the waiter to check back but he then did correct the problem promptly. I'm a fan of American craft-brewed IPAs and they had Bear Republic Racer 5 on tap--delightful. We split a chocolate mousse and were satisfied but not overly full (we certainly didn't want to fall asleep during the play!). We will definitely go back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat from beginning to end.Great from beginning to end. Very friendly staff. If your looking for a great dining experience, I would recommend going here.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have eaten hereMy wife and I have eaten here before but it has been about a year. We both ordered The Crab and must say it was ever so delicious. Consistent quality and our server was on point! We'll go back for sure.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly negative is that temperatureOnly negative is that temperature is too cold. Bring a sweater. Otherwise very good food and service.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal!I was happy to get a table so late in the day on a Saturday. I was happier to see valet parking! As always, our meal was great. They were even able to accommodate a dietary request for one of our diners without question. The portions were perfect and the service was excellent. I have been dining at 518 for years and will continue to make it one of my favorite places in Raleigh. This is also a great place for brunch. The mix of people is exciting any time of day. Great job, great meal - see you again soon!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFun , Fast, and Flavorful!Dinner at 518 West was GREAT! We had a group of 5, and seemed like we waited no time for our food. and the food was AMAZING!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite PlaceYou know you've found a great place when you come back to it over and over again. My wife and I celebrated our 22nd Wedding Anniversary on 05/18. We love eating at 518 West. It didn't dawn on us that 518 is also the date of our wedding and that we were eating there on 05/18. When we went to make our reservations on OpenTable, we saw the name and the date. We don't know why it took this long to figure out since we like eating there so much.
Okay, enough personal stuff. About the food...FANTASTIC! My favorite dish is the Lemon Linguine. We both like the Crab Dip. We hope they bring back the Wild Mushroom Polenta. If not we'll take the Shrimp Polenta instead. Everything from the fresh bread to tasty beverages, a wonderful dining experience!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm never disappointed whenI'm never disappointed when I eat here. There were 2 private parties another large group all at the same time. The service was still very good and timely. Food was excellent as always.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day DinnerWe went here for Mother's Day and the entrees were very good. Also very big! Plenty for 2-3 meals.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy and a reasonable price point!We were in town for graduation weekend and took a large party to 518 West. The location is quaint, and they had no problem accomodating us. We ordered table apps first and they came expeditiously. The menu was varied so everyone had choices and everyone raved about the entree they had. Service was quick and regular without being intrusive. Wines were available at all price points as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this Place!We always look forward to having brunch here. Good ambience, the service is great and the food is delicious. Save room for gelato!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a quiet earlyWe went for a quiet early Sunday evening dinner. The place was steady. The service was quick, and the food was great. We lived the hazelnut pesto, and the tiramisu4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice dinnerWe had a very nice dinner at 518. It was a good experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose this restaurant fromI chose this restaurant from a list off of Open table. Two weeks earlier, I had been recommended to go to this restaurant, but the person couldn't remember the name. All they said, was it was down the street from 42nd Oyster Bar and Grill and so, after dinner, we took a quick walk. Wouldn't you know it, 518 West was just down the street from the Oyster restaurant. So, it was recommended to me and I would recommend it!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice go to restaurant.Delicious and well presented. Our food took one hour but we enjoyed our experience. Valet parking in town always helps on a Friday night4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch was terrificEaster brunch was terrific and the wait staff was attentive. The hit at our table were the pancakes - Bananas Foster & blueberry, both were delicious. Free valet parking a plus since the parking deck was a bit confusing with numbered spaces and no "visitor" spaces marked clearly. Will definitely go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDate nightMy wife and I attended 518 West the first time for a date night and had a wonderful time! Our server was helpful and attentive. The food was plentiful and excellent! The valet parking was also a nice touch. My wife and I will be coming back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways have had excellentAlways have had excellent meals here. This time was no exception. Our group had chicken marsala, salmon, chicken parm, and a pizza. Everything was great. We were impressed with the number og gluten-free options. Server could not have been any better. She took care of a special request, made good suggestions for meal choices, and never let a glass go empty. Will certainly return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat aminiance, food just okay.The service was wonderful but the food was a bit lacking. I had a pasta dish with a pesto and the garlic was so strong it burned my mouth and completely overtook the dish. The millionaires pie was good, but over the top rich. Our crab dip was luke-warm when it came out. It would be a great place for a drink and dessert. Great ambiance.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a nice table and attentiveWe had a nice table and attentive staff. Enjoyed the experience
and will go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't VALET your CAR!Your valet guy who picked up my Corvette made a U-turn right in the middle of W Jones street with traffic not a Smart move ! IWill Never do that again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWish I could try everythingWish I could try everything on the menu!! Everything I have gotten has been outstanding!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Brunch!First time brunch guest. Had a party of 5, restaurant atmosphere,seating location and service was excellent. We arrived and were promptly directed to our seating location which proved to be idle. The low noise atmosphere and quality service enhanced the brunch orders that were served not only timely but were delicious. Our server did an outstanding job.
I'll also add that we had a birthday celebration within the group and notification was provided to the host when the reservation was made. No other notification was delivered and sure enough following brunch the server immediately brought out a birthday celebration desert as a surprise that we could all share. Proof of great internal communication. We would not hesitate to go back!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Date Night find.This was my first visit. I WILL be going back. Very nice place for Date-Night with the wife. Outstanding service and great food. Very good wine selection also.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM