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Midtown Grille
Midtown Grille

Midtown Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.themidtowngrille.com
  • Phone: (919) 782-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Bar 4pm - Midnight Weekdays and 4pm - 2:00am Weekends
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Scott James
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room seats up to 35 guests for dining. Please contact Susan Alibrandi for any special Requests.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Alibrandi (877) 237-0644
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact us with any special event requests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lassiter Mill Road
  • Public Transit: Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free North Hills public parking
A word from Midtown Grille
Midtown is a sophisticated restaurant tucked away in The Lassiter at North Hills, at 4421-115 Six Forks Road in Raleigh. Chef Scott James’ menu, an elegant presentation of contemporary American food with international influences, utilizes the best local produce & N.C. seafood. The restaurant features a stylish dining area offering distinctive wine selections from around the globe. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Absolutely love dining at Midtown Grille for lunch but dinner is a totally different story! The menu is completely strange with little to choose from. The service was incredibly slow and unconcerned with our complaint. Thought we would try the new sampling menu but it was as weird as the old menu."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We are big fans of Midtowne and wanted to try the new chef. They haven't changed a lot on the menu yet, but we tried some of the tasting portions and they had promise for continued quality. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our 1st time eating outside at Midtown & our best experience there so far. Had excellent service, food is always outstanding. Just wish there were more healthy menu items."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant and amazing service. My wife and I are regulars and never experienced poor service. John was our waiter and he was spectacular as always (ask for him). I actually requested him via Open Table and the nice young/short (always smiling) lady at the front desk made it happen. We truly love this place."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to the restaurant as a celebration, and it was definitely the right pick. We both hve a hard time choosing items from a menu when they all look good, and our waitress was very helpful (she surprised me with my meal!). Both of us loved our meals, and the cocktail menu was good, too!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Trendy spot for middle-aged well-to doers. I really liked the whole 20's theme with the furniture, light fixtures, cocktail glasses, etc. Also very interesting and classy cocktail menu. Mussels were nicely prepared and delicious, tasting menu very quaint and presented artistically. Fish cooked right and service fine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service were both outstanding, however the noise level from the bar was very high. There appeared to be a back area that was a little separated from the front of the house that would be better to be sat if the bar is busy. We had the braised short rib and the duck breast. Both of which were outstanding. The bacon spaetzle made the duck dish."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had oyster app to begin. The oysters were soggy and very bland. The ribeye was fair."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Given some of the reviews I read, I was a little skeptical. Our party of four did enjoy our meals, however I would say as a general statement about half my food was under salted. It is definitely worth checking out in Raleigh though."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This used to be a favorite for my wife and I for date night. We will never go back after our last experience. Either the management, or the chef...maybe both, have changed. The portions were ridiculously small for the over the top price. One perfect example: A scallop entree with 3 barely average sized scallops and a scoop of polenta for $36?? Who are you kidding??!? Some of our favorites are no where to be found on the menu."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food, great waitstaff, especially after I knocked over a glass of wine. It was if it had never happened! The staff changed the tablecloth without our even really noticing it. Midtown is always a great choice. No matter what kind of mood you are in! I love it and highly recommend it~"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was pretty good a little pricey for the amount of portion. The wait service started ok and went downhill from there. When we finished our meal the waitress disappeared. We waited twenty. Minutes with our dirty plates in front of us. Finally I went to the hostess desk and ask for the check. The waitress came over and gave some lame excuses. The place was maybe one fourth full. She wasn't very happy when she did not receive a tip. Also the owner drove up next to our outside dining table ran inside and left his car running in our ears for about 10 minutes then came out and left. We won't be back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Midtown Grille have excellent food and service. The calamari is to die for and you could just enjoy that but would miss out on other great items. My salmon waa delicious and my husband enjoyed the beef short rib. Unfortunately, we received cold bread which is never appetizing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Seems to be getting a bit more expensive (speacial crab appetizer was a lot) but for the quality its worth it. Try the Port, the steaks, scallops, fettucine!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was over priced and note enough on the plate and quality not good"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. The food was extraordinary. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took my mom here based on a recommendation from a friend. Very nice place. Food was pretty good all around, really good cocktails, EXCELLENT service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our waiter John was excellent as was the food. He is an outstanding server with a great personality - we hope we will get him on our next visit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our third or fourth dinner at Midtown Grille, can't quite remember; sadly, our most dissappointing. Food remains very good and innovative. Service, however, has suffered. While I do not want or need a server cowering over our table I do expect knowledgeable and attentive service. I accept that the quality of service is very personal and many times dependent on the pace/crowd. Our evening was pretty quiet. Our server almost sent the vibes of being 'new to the restaurant.' One last comment.... Don't ask if there are any special occasion to be celebrated if you are not going to even acknowledge the special request, much less not do anything."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food has always been delectable at Midtown Grille. But, the last time we were there, the service was severely lacking. I previously left constructive feedback on my Open Table review, and also sent a message to the restaurant. We were a little apprehensive to go back. But, we are so happy we did! The food was fabulous. Everyone working was very attentive. And, we look forward to visiting again, soon."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great event! Learned a lot about how bourbon is made and ideas for some great new drinks. Service was great and the food was excellent. Blue grass band was a nice touch, too."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went for brunch for the first time and it was very nice. A little quiet for Father's Day, but nice. Service was a little blase, but the food tasted great. I like it for dinner much more, and the patio is great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was extremely slow. It took about 45 minutes for someone to ask us what we wanted to drink and another 20 to get the drinks. I was able to flag someone down to take our order. It was a good 2 hours before we started eating. We were with children , not young, but still made or difficult."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I used to consider MidTown Grill a safe bet to take out of town guests. No longer. My last two visits were disappointing. Average food and an inattentive wait staff. Slow drink refills, long wait to remove empty plates and complete oblivion we were waiting to leave. After waiting ten minutes for my check I sent my family to Starbucks next door and stood by the hostess station until our waitress noticed we were no longer at our table, and they were only half full of patrons. Too many other great options in Raleigh, like buku, to put up with this mess."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is great and the staff are friendly. They will remember you. it can be noisier in the late evenings so if you want quieter, come early (eg 6:00 or 6:30)"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We love MIDTOWN GRILL on Monday evenings - prime rib special is to die for! NOT ANYMORE! There's a new chef in the kitchen and the prime rib is NO MORE-YE GODS! So, we had to look at the menu. SURPRISE - NO MORE LETTUCE WEDGE EITHER, but my husband was thrilled the awesome Kalahari appetizer was still in tact. I opted for a gluten free risotto appetizer - outstanding! Then came the challenge. I ordered the hangar steak and spouse ordered beef short robs - my oh my were the plates beautifully presented and the taste was sensational on both choices. BRAVO! The Angus Barn can rest assured they are and forever WILL BE number one! Our server, Brock L, was outstanding was well."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A fantastic evening! The service was excellent, the staff attentive and friendly and the atmosphere very conducive for 6 long time friends to visit, talk and enjoy a wonderful dinner together."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We ate at the MG for our anniversary and in short it was fantastic. My wife and I are both foodies and appreciate a nice meal and the Midtown Grille was a great find. The menu is varied and unique without going overboard. The service (John and the sommelier) was some of the best we have ever had and the food was great. Cant wait to go again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Really, the food here is consistently delicious and beautifully prepared. We frequent Midtown Grille, and normally have great service. This particular night was off. Our server forgot several items and talked to a friend at the bar while we (impatiently) waited for our bill. Sadly, we won't be rushing back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I'm extremely impressed in the service with my fiance. I was greeted immediately, brought to a beautiful table signifying romance with a pre lit candle. The manager, Max, approached us with his experience and knowledge of wine, offers samples of the wine he describes to the dishes we assumed to get which match perfectly to our decision of entrees. Our experience was most rewarded in our stay in Raleigh, N.C. by the quality of the food here at Midtown Grille."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and sometimes great and sometimes not. This was a Sat. night of Memorial Day weekend. Restaurant was at about 60-70% capacity, service still slow with 6-7 servers + manager running food. Seated at 7:45 ordered bottle of wine, 1 appy and 2 entrees (hanger steak cooked medium, pink in the middle and salmon). Brought wine right out, had to ask for bread, appetizer served at 8:15 still waiting for the bread, was told "sorry for the delay, had to heat it up" finally brought the bread after the appetizer was finished. Then the long wait. 8:45 told "sorry, entree should be right out, steak was not cooked enough" 8:55 food arrives, steak was raw in the middle. Manager apologized and took steak off the bill."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, we sat outside on the patio and it was nice to be able to enjoy the neighborhood. The only issue I had, was there was a group of folks sitting behind us who brought food from another take out place and were smoking, which I thought was not allowed. I asked the waitress if you could smoke and she didn't give a yes or no answer. The guest overheard me and ended up moving over to the restaurant beside us. We received great attention from the manager I believe she was, asking about the food."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Business lunch was very pleasant. Food was better than expected."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. I love the vibrant scene that Midtown Grille provides. Perfect for any occasion. Looking for a reason to go back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First time there this weekend. Food and service were great. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere and a patio to eat outside. Will return."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Had dinner with a client and enjoyed great food, wine and service. My grilled romaine was very good, but could have been grilled a touch more. I ad the portabella fettuccine with truffled olive oil. It was excellent. My client had the cheese tray and commented that it was very good, but would have preferred an overview of the selections instead of the wait staff simply placing it before him. He also had the salmon and said it was delicious. Client enjoyed pursuing the wine list and chose an excellent cab. Will definitely return"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "First visit for my wife, I often have lunch for business. Perfect for Mother's Day brunch! She loved the mimosa's and French toast. Top notch service would be an understatement. Well done. We look forward to coming back"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A wonderful place!! The chef is fabulous, the service always excellent, and a great place for a celebration!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "LOVE their fried oysters appetizers. Our table ordered the trout, osso bucco and a fish special. Everyone raved about their food. The manager and wait staff were great. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh and I always recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I actually live in north hills, but had not tried the food at midtown yet. We had 3 apps that were so bad (risotto, calamari, and gnocchi) we decided to stop eating and leave. I was very unimpressed. Drinks took too long and they weren't even busy. The menu that was online was not the same in the restaurant either FYI. I won't be going back for food anytime soon, but the bar looked busy and fun."
    Dined on 5/8/2014