Margaux's Restaurant
Margaux's Restaurant

Margaux's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.margauxsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9198469846
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Pettifer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Margaux's also provides Full Service, Off-Premise Catering so you can have the taste of Margaux's at your favorite venue. We're ready to impress and lavish your guests with catering trays of truly delectable delights! From a home to an office, a cocktail party to a full service sit down dinner, we're sure we'll make you a hero. Remember, the food is always talked about afterward. Beyond our distinctive flavors, we can complete your event by providing highly professional staff and all the necessary catering paraphernalia you desire.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bordeaux Room can accommodate up to 65 people for a sit-down dinner, and up to 85 people for a cocktail party or buffet. The Bordeaux Room is a completely self contained private dining room with its own kitchen, lavatory, dining room & bar. A 25 person minimum number of people is required to reserve the room for a private function. A $500 Non Refundable deposit is required when reserving the room. In the month of December a $1000 deposit is required. This deposit is applied to your final bill the evening of your function. With groups of 25 or more, a Three Course Prix Fixe Menu is designed for you taking full advantage of the seasonality of our ever changing menu. Prices generally begin at $40 per person for the prix fixe menu. The Rotisserie Room can accommodate 12-18 people for a wonderful night of food and fun in a semi-private dining experience. A $250 Non Refundable deposit is required to reserve the Rotisserie Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven Horowitz 9198469846
  • Entertainment: We Feature Live Performances Once A Month

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Strickland
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Margaux's Restaurant
At Margaux's Restaurant in Raleigh we combine our ever-changing menu, a flare for impeccable service, and an energetic ambience with a progressive decor and the result is a favored dining experience for those from near and far for 19 years.

We say it is the Perfect Fusion of a High-Energy Metropolis and Soulful Southern Hospitality. You'll say it's Downright Awesome! Come be a part of the dining experience and understand why we still stand strong after all these years.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Margaux's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (22)notable wine list (21)great for outdoor dining (20)vibrant bar scene (14)good for groups (13)great for lunch (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great early bird & Monday evening specials...$19.99 for a 3-course meal (appy, main & dessert)...very good. Noise level (music) was a little too much on the patio (which fronts onto an asphalt driveway, although surrounded by greenery), so we chose to eat inside on a warm evening. Noise level better there, although it may have been because not many people were dining indoors on a relatively late Monday evening (around 8:30 pm).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent three course menu option
    NC123VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We hadn't been to Margaux's in awhile as it is off the beaten path for us and decided last minute to make reservations. We were greeted by the management immediately and seated in a quiet, corner booth where we were able to enjoy conversation but, enjoy the lively atmosphere. We chose the three course menu and the crab cakes were excellent with horseradish sauce, the salmon and shrimp pasta were equally well prepared with adequate portion sizes and the desserts were amazing ! Service was attentive without being intrusive. Enjoyed our dinner and will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food!
    NativeNYer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Beautifully presented delicious food, huge wine list, inventive cocktails.... Sounds perfect, right? It would be if the noise level was more moderate! We've eaten here many times and the food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun environment, French flare
    dmlehman6
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I chose Margaux's to celebrate my daughter's birthday based on other reviews. The food is good - as are the menu options. It's also a little 'artsy' in the interior, and a tad drafty. Starter: Princess Kate cheese/meat/olive plate - yum! I had duck breast on polenta - and it was lovely. My girls enjoyed their meals as well. There is a wide variety of choices - meat, fish, vegetarian. And of course, dessert: they say creme brûlée is their speciality - and one of my daughter's favorites. She ate it all. I liked the cheesecake. Wine choices are pretty good - prices are average for a nicer restaurant. Good, friendly service. Portion sizes: overly large Nice spot - even though it's oddly in a strip mall on the outskirts of Raleigh proper.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid consistent and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the steak is one of the best! They cook it a bit on the rare side so if you like medium rare, ask for medium. also, the best roast duck I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food
    Luvoffood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food took me back to France. The chef is remarkable. Will make that 90 minute drive again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    Ranyta
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Margaux Never disappoints! Love the outside seating, the service & their menu is always changing. It's a lovely place for a date or for girls night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    athenaseas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambiance. Margaux, you rock. Thanks for a great old school restaurant experience. Visible owner participation in the operation is the mark of a true world class food operation. The presentation was perfect, your server (3rd day on the job) was perfect on top of a 42nd anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    pete
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Venison was delicious and prepared perfectly. "Soup of the moment" was a tomato soup with crab meat and tasted like the tomatoes had just come from the vine. Great experiwnce. Will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great place tucked away in a strip shopping center. Nice outdoor patio although ate inside. Greeted right away and made to feel welcome. Had drinks and apps in the bar. Everything was great and well prepared. Service was on time and friendly. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    juliet
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    my go-to favorite restaurant in Raleigh! the service is always great and the food and menu is amazing! they get it right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing food
    Mike
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Not sure if the chef was just having a bad day but the sauces were way over spiced. Too much of every spice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steverino
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The "Early Bird Special" for $19.95 is the best deal in town. However, the noise level continues to plague this restaurant and diminishes the overall experience (especially for older people). The quality and portion size remain excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad practices
    Starrdiva
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    They added a 20% gratuity on a party of 3, then when questioned said their "new policy was parties of 5 and up", I tip in excess of 20 percent for good service anyway so for me it's a matter of principal. Also the tip was post tax...ummm that doesn't make sense.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Same ol' Margaux's...
    OBX4Me
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is above average but rather uninspired. There's are a few gluten free menu choices, though none for the first course prix fixe. The New York strip is served with french fries and ketchup (substitutions are not accepted) Service is good but leisurely --- best to visit here when you're not on a schedule. Inexplicably the noise level is very high even when there are few diners --- I have been in factories which were quieter. My wife and I come here every few years in the hope that the noise level has changed so that one can carry on a conversation --- sadly that's not the case.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesomely Creative and Delicious
    timj
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was in town for the night and looked at the menu and was intrigued by the flavor combinations. I wasn't disappointed. Tuna carpese appetizer, Caesar salad and grouper were amazing!!!in my top 10 meals I've had worldwide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patty
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Margaux is sort of a forgotten gem. We have been eating there for years and have always enjoyed the food, the service and the quiet atmosphere. On our last visit for lunch on a Thursday, there were very few people there. One of our group asked and they said that it was very slow this summer for lunch. They are even reconsidering being open during the day. That would be very sad for us. There are very few truly quiet places for a meal where you want to communicate with your friends without having to raise your voice. I hope more people decide to frequent Margaux!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Quinnsdad
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I remember when this place was predominantly French which is no longer the case. The food itself was outstanding, service started off shaky but turned out to be very strong and it was a great meal overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner At Margaux's
    Stew
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was about the 15th time I have dined at Margaux, and it has always been a great experience. The food is never disappointing, the menu is constantly evolving, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday find
    carolinadinerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Four of us went to Marguax's for dinner and drinks after a busy work week. We dined on the patio and thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing and wonderful evening. The drinks, food, and service were all excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steverino
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have eaten there many times; it has always been good with excellent value. This experience didn't quite match up; food was not as good, but we will return, especially for the pre-6:30 p.m. special. Lujnch is an excellent deal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great
    diner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I had not been to Margeaux's for a few years but always enjoyed it in the past. This visit let me know it's still the same place with great food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the Margaux's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Unsatisfied
    Unsatisfied
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I ordered the scallops whic h were under cooked. I ask the server to return them to the kitchen. When I got my plate back, they were still under cooked and the sauce was so salty I couldn't eat them. No mention was made of taking something off the bill. Another diner ordered the grouper which was okay, but the sauce was gloppy. We would not return to this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great 3 course meal
    RDUresident
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My second visit and was pleased to try their 3-course dinner. I started with the fried shrimp with apple slices; my only suggestion is they only gave you two (2) shrimp and for a starter/first course, three (3) shrimp would have been appropriate. It was tasty. Followed with their baseball sirloin steak; great flavor and cooked to the perfect temperature. Finished with the key lime pie; also very good. Overall, excellent service and meal and I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monday birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went to Margaux's to celebrate my father in law's birthday on a Monday evening. There were 8 of us including 2 small children. The atmosphere is eclectically decorated, very open and comfortable. We all took advantage of the Monday prefixe 3 course 19.99 menu. Everything was delicious though the first courses were small. The mains were of substantial size and dessert was ample as well. This is a steal at 19.99pp. The food is thoughtfully prepared and the seafood in particular is very fresh and of great quality. Service was slower paced but relaxing. Overall, everyone enjoyed their food including the children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was of average quality, portions were skimpy and over priced, even during Restaurant Week. The service was late, but very good and professional once the waiter found time to pay attention to us. The atmosphere was terrible - loud, crowded - too many tables in too small an area. Seriously doubt we will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    jt2515
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Margaux's with another couple during Restaurant Week, so our menu was a little different from the standard. I LOVED the "burgundy" soup that they offered as an appetizer, and the meat dishes were all very nicely plated and delicious. We were a little put-off by the firm statement in the menu refusing to make accommodations (my husband had a bad dairy allergy, so it meant that he was only able to eat half of any meal on the menu, restaurant week or no) and weren't particularly impressed by the service (server kept checking on alcoholic beverages, but left the fountain drinks empty for most of the meal), but on the whole, we enjoyed the experience and would go back for a nice date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting decor, good food
    Barbandginger
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our first time at Margaux. It has a very interesting artistic decor that we liked. We all had the 3 course prix fixe dinner. While good, nothing was spectacular. We will return though and try other menu items. The tilapia was served panko fried and I found it to be a little greasy and heavy. Putting the fried fish on top of the fries made the fries limp and greasy. Everyone enjoyed their starters - fried shrimp, spring roll, chicken kabob & caesar salad. Salmon was announced to be good but not great. Same with the steak. The desserts were a big hit: key lime pie, bread pudding and the profiterole especially (cream puff with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce) was to die for!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience.
    Closetfoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my friend there for her birthday and was happy I did. The staff was very attentive and decor quite charming. The food was amazing; every single bite was a delight. I've been to Margaux's twice and will keep going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and great service
    ktl1963
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The pork shank was very good and my wife had the scallops which were also very good but the waitress was the best! Very attentive without being too hovering but also informative and very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to the Legend
    Rocinante
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I have been hearing good things about Margeaux's for quite some time, but hadn't made it out there yet. We tried it during Triangle Restaurant week and it was quite fantastic. It was busy (considering it was a week night) but this obviously spoke to how popular the restaurant was - and for good reason. The place is charming - the decor is delightful, always something to on a wall or round a corner to catch the eye. The food was splendid, and the wine list is extensive. We will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Wakeforest
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great restaurant....first time here and the food was good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service!
    Goodeats
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We went for the restaurant week prix fix menu and found they do this on a regular basis. Our waiter had a large section of tables and treated us very personably along with other diners we noticed. The food was great and such a nice night to dine in their outdoor seating as well. Would definitely recommend this place & plan on coming back in the near future :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome seafood
    SamPVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food. Go hungry, the portions are plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mimi
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was deliciousl, but the waitress we had was OUTSTANDING! We were celebrating a friend's birthday and she was most helpful with recommendations. She also gave us space and did not rush any part of our meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    JackVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Vibrant place. Great food. The escargot and soft shell crab appetizers were awesome. Staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    JoycVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We enjoyed a Saturday evening meal. Service and food were excellent and portions generous. First time trying this restaurant and will definitely come back. Tip, sit at a table with chairs as the booth backs are very uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hunter
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Service was good but the seafood didn't taste particularly fresh. Presentation lacked a quality that one would expect in a better restaurant. May have caught them on a bad night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seasonal Dish
    jimsaaan34
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have never tasted Trigger Fish and it was recommended as the seasonal and local (Coastal Carolina) daily catch. Grilled with wonderful garnishments, it was outstanding along with a seasonal starter of softshell crab made for a very delightful overall seasonal seafood experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise
    robzella
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food was great and delicious. The staff was awesome. The price was right We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.