Awesome!Amazing food, amazing glass window view, very contemporary! Great place for a date night!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and atmosphereI took my husband and 17 year old son here for my husband's birthday. The food is phenomenal (the fish tacos are the best I've had in Raleigh). The atmostphere is pleasantly modern and bright - 2 stories completely open with floor to ceiling windows. Really nice staff. We had the smore's for dessert which were an awesome alternative to cake. My "non-foodie" teen age son thought it was really great, and not just because one of the options was mac n cheese. Highly recomment6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner with friend!- Yellow tomato soup: yum!
- Asian pear salad: very healthy and tasty.
- Seared salmon: loved the pumpkin sauce!
- Pot of gold: a veggie dish, a bit bland, we got by by mixing in sauce from other dishes.
- Chocolate decadence & cheesecake: desserts were also great!
Our waiter was very attentive. The chef came to talk to us several times, and we were offered a sample of caramelized pork belly skewer, which had an Asian touch to it!
The decor is great, and I like the modern, fresh atmosphere of the restaurant. It's a nice time hanging out with a good friend, and it's even better that the place added so much enjoyment!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a group to share!Great for a group to share small plates- definitely recommend the lobster mac and cheese and the spring rolls. They have an amazing white sangria! Love that the Head Chef is visible and interacts with customers.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited during restaurantVisited during restaurant week, the overall experience was decent but not amazing. The food was tasty but the portion sizes were very small, I ordered from the restaurant week menu so maybe the normal portion sizes are better.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food! We will definitelyDelicious food! We will definitely be going back. Someone below us had the campfire smores dessert and it smelled amazing! It had a little fire right on the plate.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Can't wait to go again! Went for restaurant week and was blown away!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Food & ServviceI am not generally a fan of tapas -- too much negotiation. However, we had a splendid brunch. The green beans were a standout! Plus the mac & cheese!!! yummy.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time - will be back again.Loved the idea of sharing portions. Its a great way to try different things without ordering a full meal.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSo many options it's hardSo many options it's hard to go wrong! We especially loved the truffle mac&cheese, green beans, lobster skewers and the "campfire" S'mores dessert. Service was very attentive, fast and friendly.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood for AllThe food fits the pallet of foodie, but also has selections for home comfort with a twist. Some favors are very subtle, but with rich textures. I love coming here because i can try several small plates. My drink was also delicious. Recommend the lobster skewers with the polenta. The lobster butter is to die for on the crispy polenta.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experienceNice place - small plates meant for sharing. All food was delicious. Loved the campfire dessert!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPost Aida, I Eat A....Food was good. The flavor of the short ribs was okay and they fell apart. We tried at least 10 dishes. My favorite dishes were the coleslaw with shrimp and corn. The halibut was good. Ordered the truffle oil dish that we added shrimp to but didn't get to taste. I tasted the pass fruit cheesecake and thought it and orange sorbet was great. I would return, but would rather choose a good dish rather than do tapas.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCrispy pork belly skewersCrispy pork belly skewers and green beans were great! Great cocktails!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCute placeOro has a neat atmosphere and a fun menu. It is a bit overpriced for what you get, though. The service was excellent.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, offered in somethingGreat food, offered in something like a tapas menu - smaller portions with the recommendation that you order two or three selections for a couple) and share, and order more depending on how hungry everyone is. Wine, although available in the usual bottle, is also available in four size "pours" - 2, 4, 6 and 8 oz., from a high end system that allows selections of higher end wines normally not on a "by the glass" selection. Our server, Phillip, was very helpful, very knowledgable and very attentive. In addition, the food was simply great. A fun experience and a restaurant I will definitely revisit regularly.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBooked a table while waitingBooked a table while waiting for the NC Symphony to start up. Very pleasant surprise. Felt like we were in Manhattan, not Raleigh. Just pleased that later evening dining options are expanding downtown.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was at ORO for my son'sI was at ORO for my son's birthday. It was fantastic! We had 8 different items, and every single one was special. The guidance we received selecting wine was perfect. The service was very professional and friendly.
We will be back, soon.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways ExcellentORO never fails me. The food and the service are always impeccable.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely AMAZING.The food was absolutely AMAZING. They also have Red Oak on tap which made my boyfriend very happy! They seemed to be out of a few things the night we went (pork belly skewers, a few of the cocktails) but the food and drinks we did get were delicious! Highly recommend the gnocchi, it is some of the best I've ever had and I absolutely LOVE gnocchi so I've tried a lot! We will return for a special occasion or just drinks at a light bite, as it is a bit expensive.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a wonderful place. ISuch a wonderful place. I took my wife here for her birthday after searching open table for a good spot. Pleasantly surprised to notice the upstairs seating in addition to the dinner and bar scene on the 1st level. I would like to see dimmer lights and louder music at least as the night gets later. overall, an excellent spot.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat upstairs and as theWe sat upstairs and as the evening progressed the noise level was too high. I didn't see anything that allowed the noise to be absorbed. The food and service was excellent!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time hereIt was our first time here and we were very impressed. The food was excellent, our server and all service was fast and friendly, and the decor and ambiance of the place is very cool.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOro's small plates are deliciousOro's small plates are delicious and inventive. The chef came around to each table to get feedback from the diners, and was so gracious and happy, it made the night feel even more complete. We will definitely be back, ESPECIALLY for the pork belly skewers and lobster bites with pepper salad. Fantastic place for a date, and the best part was the very comfy chairs!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is nice having such a placeIt is nice having such a place in Raleigh. Food was great and I like the idea of sharing so many types of food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYou should definitely try it!This was my first time here and I really enjoyed it! The food was delicious and well priced and the service was fantastic. I really liked how the restaurant looked as well. Nice choice!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust purely a delightful placeJust purely a delightful place to eat! Terrific cuisine!!! Loved everything! Waiter was very attentive. Will return every time I am in town on business.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery item ordered was delicious,Every item ordered was delicious, but don't miss the truffle mac n cheese! Servers were attentive and thorough. This was my second visit and I will definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntown Hot Spot!Awesome dining experience. That was my 2nd time there - i would definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my boyfriend toI brought my boyfriend to Oro for his birthday. I made a reservation through OpenTable, detailing the occasion. Upon entering the restaurant, the hostess knew that it was my boyfriends birthday. Then, when we sat at our table, our waitress wished my boyfriend a happy birthday as well. I was so impressed that the staff paid attention to my special requests through the OpenTable reservation. The food and drinks were absolutely amazing. The staff was friendly and the service was excellent. They even brought out a candle with dessert. The atmosphere was very upscale and romantic. Oro was the perfect spot to celebrate!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM