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One Restaurant - Chapel Hill
One Restaurant - Chapel Hill
  • Address:
    101 Meadowmount Village Circle
    Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Chapel Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

One Restaurant - Chapel Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.one-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (919) 537-8207
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 until Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kim Floresca & Daniel Ryan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact reservations to reserve your private dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Lynch (919) 537-8207
  • Entertainment: Watch the kitchen brigade prepare their gourmet masterpieces in the open kitchen, viewable from any seat in the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Barbee Chapel Road
  • Public Transit: Service by Chapel Hill Transit Authority.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking on site.
A word from One Restaurant - Chapel Hill
Having both started cooking at a young age, our executive chefs Kim and Daniel have a combined experience of over 26 years in the hospitality industry. Their work experience includes various positions in the most celebrated restaurants on the planet, such as Per Se (New York), The French Laundry (Napa Valley), Alinea (Chicago) and El Bulli in Roses Spain. Most recently, Kim and Daniel served on the executive management team at the three Michelin-Star rated restaurants “The Restaurant at Meadowood” in Napa Valley.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The food at One is superb and the menu very interesting. The presentation is beautiful and the creativity is phenomenal. We enjoyed the four course dinner and a bottle of fine wine but did find the service to be a little uneven on this particular visit. We were, for a party of two, in the restaurant for 2.5 hours, which is quite a bit longer than we would have preferred, even for a nice leisurely dining experience. The server was less than attentive and seemed to forget about us, with far too much time elapsing between courses. I am not sure whether this was a snafu in the kitchen or whether our server was preoccupied, but in order to really maximize patrons' dining experience, the service should be better than we saw this visit."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "we had a great meal with good service..what more could you want?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Overall we had a great experience (being at the Triangle). I visited with a friend that's a Chef, and I have been able to try some of the best restaurants in the world. Because of the background of the Chefs, I had really high expectations. Almost everything was very good, great combinations, but I was surprised that: - One of the dishes was very salty (the brocolli wasn't overseasoned) - There were no chocolate desserts! (although the rest were great) I will recommend the place and hopefully soon it can grow, keep the standards and become a unique and well know restaurant in the South."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding! The food, artistic presentation, ambiance, service!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "great flexibility in putting together your own menu and everything is delicious and beautiful."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband and I went to One to celebrate our anniversary with the Impromptu Chef 6-course tasting meal. We often have difficulty in restaurants since we are vegan and I'm allergic to mushrooms. It was marvelous! I got 6 courses that were completely different from the 6 courses my husband got. What fun, trying 12 courses. The food was creative, visually appealing and delectable. The service was attentive but not intrusive. A wonderful anniversary treat."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "One has many things going for it: a very creative kitchen that uses very good ingredients. But the dishes are sometimes just overly clever. When they were good they were very very good. When they were not, they were off-putting. Generally the veggy oriented dishes were quite good. But my Cobia with BBQ sauce tasted like BBQ sauce while my wife's tuna was great. My beef dish was ruined by a "bagna cauda" sauce (that wasn't) and my wife's dish of lamb "collar" was chewy. If I were to return I would choose carefully from the menu, since many of the tastings were from there. All but one of the wine pairings were whites. On the whole, a somewhat frustrating mixed experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • " The dining experience was special and we so enjoyed this food experience! Get a seat at the bar, viewing the cooking, if possible."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • ""One" was one of the best restaurants I've have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. The taste of every menu item we ordered was exquisite and the presentation was beyond art. Our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "One, has exceptional atmosphere, service and food. A true gem in the triangle making it an exceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The ambiance is killer. From the wooden doors to the stone slab plates to the glass-wall wine cellar, this place is visually quite impressive -- far more so than you might expect for a restaurant in a suburban strip mall. The food is amazing. You can't go wrong. The wine list is impressive -- we had a $50 Argentinian malbec that was _perfect_. And the little details are really something -- right down to the liquor-infused cherries served on a volcanic rock when the check comes. The only down-side is the service. The staff are _aggressively_ formal and polite -- so much so that their interactions seems scripted and creepy."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Over the years since it first opened my only complaint has been the service is not up to the food. The present management has solved that problem. We chose our food from the 4-course tasting menu and let the waiter select the wine pairings. The menu was extensive, creative and tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Truly a restaurant that any true food lover should frequent. It is by no means cheap, but worth every penny!!! The combinations of flavors are balanced, subtle and inventive. Food presentation is meticulous. There is great attention to detail and service. Rarely have a I been to a restaurant where the wait staff, all the servers and the hostess know the food so well and can answer any questions about the food knowledgeably. The small bites are just awesome and of course, we loved their pretzel rolls and butter! Loved it and will return again and again."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "the best food presentation of any restaurant I have ever been too. Imaginative recipes"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Having eaten at some of the top restaurants around the world (Jean George, The French Laundry, The Square, Le Cinq) I found this dining experience absolutely superb! We chose to sit at the bar to observe the action happening in the open kitchen and the food was as wonderful as the show! We enjoyed speaking with the chefs as they cooked and relished in every one of the seven dishes that was created for the 'impromtu tasting' menu! Although we chose not to do the wine pairing, their sommeliers were talented at choosing wines that would go well with our upcoming dishes. We look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Run, don't walk, to this totally amazing restaurant! We asked to sit at the bar that runs the length of the open kitchen and are so glad we did. Amazing to watch all the culinary magic happen right in front of us. Opted for the Chef's Surprise Tasting Menu and could not have made a better choice. 7 courses, however with two of us dining that meant we each got a different dish for each course! We shared each one so we actually had 14 different dishes. The food was outstanding and the presentation like works of art. The pastry chef presented, personally, his 2 works of art to us and they were heavenly. The whole evening was an experience and one we will certainly repeat!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Do not miss this opportunity. The food and flavors are amazing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "In the early days ONE was just perfect, then things just went wrong. But now ONE has climbed to it's highest post providing a truly fantastic dining experience! The new chefs are absolutely on top of their game! Run, don't walk to ONE."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had heard about One, but never expected such a great meal. We had the four course meal and made great choices. Wonderful service, complex flavors, great surprises between courses. Am going back with other friends next week."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I had a great meal here. The service was excellent, the tasting menu was well thought out, and paired with very good wines. I will return here the next time I am in town."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We dined here for the first time after reading so many great reviews on Open Table. We could not have been more pleased! The experience was wonderful from the time we arrived until we left. The food was perfection, the service was very attentive without being overbearing and the wine selections unique. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our evening started with our waitress being unable to help my father select a bottle of Pinot Grigio and our having to request the Sommelier (who has assisted us in the past) and then my dirty martini arrived without an olive....the waitresses' response "Do you want me to go get you an olive" my response "Well...really I would have liked my dirty martini arrive with an olive and not have to ask you to bring me one". It just was not enjoyable. They did accommodate my request to be seated near the entrance because of a mobility issue with my father and I have had good experiences in the past."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Foods are great, services is wonderful, extremely professional,"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Well deserving of it's title as Best Restaurant in the Triangle (News & Observer). The food is inspired, the service fantastic. We were celebrating our anniversary, and they went out of their way to make our dinner memorable."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have eaten food all over the world from fancy restraunts to street vendors, so it is hard to surprise us. This was one of the most memorable dinners I have had. Go for the chef's tasting menu. It was awesome. The price was a steal for the level of detail in this food, and the service was attentive, friendly, and unpretentious. Thanks to the chef and staff for a really special meal and evening. We will drive two hours to eat here again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I read some reviews about the service being poor, but that was certainly not my experience. The service was exceptional. I was there for my birthday and was treated extremely well. We ordered the impromptu testing menu and it was well worth it. The food was unbelievable. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you're adventurous - the Impromptu Tasting is for you. Two of us dined together, and had a great 7 course meal - where each of us were given different food items. Because of that we got to try so many different, fantastic things. They will also tailor to your needs / tastes if you have allergies or aversions. It is also a really neat set-up, where you have a view right into the kitchen and can watch all of the chef's doing their work. It was particularly fun to watch the pastry chef preparing the different desserts!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Ask questions and learn about odd ingredients prepared in intricate ways to awaken your taste buds and joie de vivre"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a classy, elegant restaurant . Everything is thoughtfully done. The service is top Rate, but not stuffy or stiff. The food is original and very, very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our first trip to One. The meal we had, celebrating our anniversary, was one of the great meals of our life. Every course was outstanding and delivered with expert skill. They did not miss on a single thing all night. I am not a huge fan of spending time in Chapel Hill, but now I have a reason to make the drive over. This was an amazing experience."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We've dined @ all of the prominent restaurants in the triangle. For shear creativity, presentation...& taste, we would both rank One as the best in the triangle despite being only our second trip there!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One follows the mostly farm to table format and only selects a few items for its menu that the chefs know they can do well. This is fine since the food is outstanding and give you a chance to try something you might not otherwise think about. Atmosphere is very contemporary with an open look - from the dining room to the kitchen so you can watch the chefs while you're chatting with your dinner party. Great service and they will even whip something up from the bar or kitchen if you request it. Nice place, especially for a special occasion since it's not cheap."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This resturant should hold a class for other establishments on how its done !! Great Food , Great Wine someone is always wtaching your table my favorite place to dine"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Please know that there is no other place in North Carolina with such inventive and focused Chefs. Staff is amazing."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The Triangle is blessed with a number of great restaurants, but One is at the very top. The chefs have worked at El Bulli and The French Laundry, and it really shows. Their food is beautiful and stunningly imaginative, and the combinations of ingredients and the meticulous preparation are an experience not to be missed. One is pricey, but similar to other fine dining hereabouts, and it's worth every penny. My wife and I always sit at the bar along the open kitchen—the entertainment is free."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was fabulous; spectacular presentation, portions modest. The noise near the kitchen is too much! We asked to be moved to the front end, but a table was not available, so we went to the bar, which was perfect. The chairs were very comfortable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, but the portions were small and the price was rather high. It might be nice for a special occasion or out of town guests, but not for regular dining (at least not for us)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Best dining experience you can enjoy in the triangle area! And yes, I do describe it as an 'experience'. The level of refinement and skill is unparalleled for this area. You're watching a professional culinary team assembled to bring you levels of dishes you cannot replicate at home. I brought my parents here for their milestone birthday's (75 and 70) this weekend. We sat at the bar and experienced the chef's tasting menu (the very best way to dine here!) My parents' comments were: "We're witnessing the pinnacle of a food experience here. It is as if we're watching a choreographed dance of professionals." Translation: They LOVED it! Kim, Daniel, Sean, Jon - thank you again for a phenomenal experience :-)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I loved One. She had the flounder and I had the ribeye and both were excellent. The food was exceptional and you could tell the chefs had worked with some of the top restaurants in the country. The service was top-notch too! We are eager to go back and would highly recommend it based on our first visit."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Have dined here twice within the last month, both times had the impromptu tasting menu. Different items for the diners for each course. This means 10 different items for the 5 course meal. And all courses beautifully presented. We are not stuffed or bloated when we leave. That is the most amazing part about the dining experience. Masterful presentations, great taste combinations. We should be photographing each course. Only downside is the verbal description of each course is delivered rapid fire. Because we ordered the impromptu menu, we do not know what we would receive. So, if you have the time, please look at this link: http://www.danandkim.squarespace.com/ Here one will view some of the Chefs' creations!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014