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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Food was very creative. Pricey with small portions. Not a good place to take kids with limited palates. Drinks and wine also expensive. Nice atmosphere. Servers were very attentive."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 42 Anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was perfect and the service was great!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The chefs at One have brought a new level of amazing virtuoso cooking to the Triangle area. The tasting menu is incredible, featuring rare ingredients locally sourced in unexpected combinations, in every case bringing out some flavor combinations that are surprising but delicious. The service is orchestrated by an extremely well-trained staff. A restaurant like this in New York would cost three times as much. Highly rated as a unique resource for fine dining."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "excellent restaurant. great for those interested in modern cuizine. will definitely visit again"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The service was fantastic, and some of the food was great! Starters, small bites, and dessert had some very unique gems that were amazing. The entrees, however, were mediocre at best - overcooked and flavorless steak, and flounder that was perfectly cooked, but was overly salty and didn't taste particularly fresh. For the price, I was expecting far better. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We've been to One twice since the change of chefs (to Daniel Ryan and Kim Floresca) and both times the food has been superb - interesting, creative, and true to the ingredients. This time my wife and I had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Sometimes the wine pairings don't justify the extra cost - not so here. Each wine truly enhanced the course. All of the courses were excellent, so I can't even pick out winners to suggest (other than the amazing black lager fried cobia. Order it. Somehow, some way, and try to match how it looks (burnt to a crisp) to how it tastes (the best lightly battered fish you've ever tasted). All in the lagar. Service is friendly & professional. Very highly recommended. Not cheap... "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have lived in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area for 44 years and this was the best meal that I have ever had in this area. Amazing food backed by a professional staff that clicked in harmony from the moment we walked in the door until we left... We tried the Chef selection impromtu dinner and were surprised with 7 courses of novel harmonious flavors (prepared under the direct supervision of Kim and Daniel) & we had fun tasting, sharing and being entertained... Expensive by area standards but I think that we actually got more than we paid for. This is a restaurant that we want to keep in the area. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If Ed Mcmahon were to have dined here, he would have given this place 4 stars our of 4. Great food & service! Love it!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was presented well, but the portions were very small. Server seemed a bit snooty."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The only words that I can describe it. Is amazing and delicious."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food was great and the service friendly enough... although they could loosen up a bit. The menu is limited and not at all kid friendly. And my kid will eat just about anything. I, personally, have an issue with the lighting... it is a bit bright and austere for my taste, but the food does make up for a lot."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "One is a first rate restaurant. It faces strong competition in this area, and holds up well.."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Celebrated our 39th anniversary at ONE. First time going there. Friendly excellent service. Interesting and creative menu. Beautifully prepared food that was delicious. Small portions. We enjoyed the cucumber soup, golden beet salad, heirloom carrots, duck and flounder. The duck was very tasty. Kitchen is open to view chefs preparing the food. WInes are displayed in a glass wall storage system. It's a unique place for the Triangle. It's expensive but worth it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had the impromptu tasting and the food combinations were awful. I had already been at One and had a wonderful experience ordering from the regular menu. The tasting did not work out so well. My family and I did not enjoy any of the courses, including the dessert."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My second meal at One, and it was again phenomenal. Six of us had dinner on a Thursday; the restaurant was busy but not bustling and had its characteristic calm elegance. The food was extraordinary: inventive, intensely flavorful, subtle and just plain good. The chefs are showing real technical skill and art. The ingredients are ridiculously high quality. Friends and I speculate about their getting a Michelin star, the first in the Triangle. The tasting menu is pricey, but relative to the rest of the menu is a very good value, and anyway the place is serving food that would cost twice as much or more in another city. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Heard a lot of good things about this place. I only can say, they are true. Indeed this is currently the best restaurant in the Triangle. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014