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Plates Kitchen
Plates Kitchen

Plates Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.plateskitchen.com
  • Email: info@plateskitchen.com
  • Phone: (919) 828-0018
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm. Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Bar Menu begins at 9:30pm). Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12 midnight (Bar Menu begins at 10:30pm).
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Sam Bradford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Entire restaurant seats 50 and is available for private functions. Covered patio seats 25. No facility fee. Minimum food and beverage amounts apply based on date and time during the week.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephen Day (919) 828-0018

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lane Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available. Public lot is located behind the restaurant. Discounted parking with voucher from Plates.
A word from Plates Kitchen
Over the last 20 years, we have lived and traveled around the world. The one constant theme we realized is how different foods from different cultures can unite us, regardless of nationality. Meals provide the opportunity to meet new people, share stories and offer new experiences. At Plates Kitchen, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors.
Join us on a new culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced. -Kate & Stephen Day
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Well informed, gracious waiter, delicious, fresh foods (ham & sausage excellent!) and a very energetic vibe, in bustling Glenwood South. Note that inside can be loud, so if that is an issue, request the patio. The owner's presence added to our wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for a late lunch. Patio is shaded from 12 noon on. Food is invective and well prepared. We had salads and split a ban mhi sandwich which left room to share a sticky toffee cake which was light as air and the perfect mid day sweet bite. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our first visit was with friends who had dined there before. We liked it so much we made reservations a few nights later with family. The casual, fun and funky decor brings to mind a cozy European cafe, you feel comfortable right away. Menu is moderate in size but everything was expertly prepared and first rate. Special favorites-- ceviche appetizer, roasted cobia with edamame, and milk stout brownie. Wonderful variety of good wines at very reasonable prices. Staff was friendly and service was perfectly timed and attentive without being annoying. And we could actually talk with our dining mates without yelling and straining to hear. Plates will be our new go-to restaurant in the downtown Raleigh area. Try it you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Plates has an great atmosphere...we wanted to stay all day and try everything on the menu! The fish cakes benedict was very flavorful and the eggs were soft, just how I like them. The Carolina Benedict was so delicious that we had to have a side order of the in house cured bacon and andouille sausage! The tables next to us were raving about how tender the hanger steak was! Service was great but not smothering. The coffee was very good too and we liked the bottles of water on the table. We will be back as soon as we can to try more dishes."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "All the dishes were very good except the chicken schnitzel was dry and rather tasteless."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We arrived at Plates and were excited for our meal as we had heard and read great things. We placed our orders and about an hour later were informed that they ran out of 3 main dishes (out of 5 total) that everyone at my table orderd. We switched our orders to the 2 items they did have left and after another hour we finally received our food. The food tasted good, but by that amount of time we could have tasted anything and thought I was good. With a heafty bill, along with our poor service and a disappointing meal switch, it is safe to say we won't be returning."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "while having a limited menu it works. everything from the ceviche app. to the pork chop & the flounder were superb. waitress very helpful & attentive. all in all a great evening . will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had picked Plates as a special occasion dinner, overall we were extremely pleased. I was more interested in the appetizers than the main courses. We shared 3 of the appetizers and then chose the Pork Chops as our main dish, they were good, a bit generic though, I was expecting more out of the main dishes with the variety and quality of the appetizers."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We really want to love this restaurant but the food is just not up to par. We liked the idea of a rotating menu every day but the food just misses the mark. Their four top tables are more like a bistro app table definitely not large enough to enjoy dinner. Patio is great but we were near the server station so really hard to have a conversation. The fish with chorizo was served in a bowl with liquid more like a one dish stew certainly not what we expected. We will not be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Each diner in our party felt the sides of their entrees were good, but the protein bad. I had the pork chop. I recognize that pork chops are difficult to prepare, but this was charred and so well-done it was practically inedible. Wine was decent, but won't be going back when there are other amazing restaurants in the same price point in Raleigh."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I ordered the mahi, and it was cooked to perfection: nice & moist and flaky. I would order it again. It was served over smoky, roasted vegetables, which were also delicious. The chocolate brownie topped with homemade ice cream was terrific. The menu was limited to few offerings, which I consider a plus. This normally means they do well what they do. The only suggestion I would offer is that the menu include one vegetarian entree. Fish is the only "meat" I eat, so I was happy, but pure vegetarians might be challenged. Music was just a bit loud, but we didn't complain. Perhaps if we had, they would have turned it down for us."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Took me 30 minutes to get water. Once i was able to order the waitress was all over the place. They might just need to higher more people, but it didn't seem that crowded."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The menu is limited but the creations are out of this world. You have to give this a try. It is casual dining but with a european twist, not like most places in Raleigh that are trying too hard to be something."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "If you like good, high quality, thoughtfully prepared food, come here. The menu changes with what is currently fresh as well as what combines well together. Terrific food in a neighborhood, nice, chic restaurant. Can't wait for warmer weather to enjoy the cuisine in their wonderful outdoor space!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent food!!!!! Great ambience. Will definitely be back many times and will recommend to friends and coworkers."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My mother and I dined here on Friday evening and were delighted with everything about the experience. The menu, though small, had great options and we loved everything we ordered- truffle infused hummus, roasted beet salad, and salmon over truffled risotto. Our server was excellent, very attentive to our needs, and gave a great wine recommendation. I'm definitely returning!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "While Plates has a fairly small menu, the diversity offered is wonderful. We skipped the 6-course prix fixe menu and went off the regular menu, which gave us more choices and at a lower cost. Bar selection was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Creative menu with something for a variety of tastes, and enticing enough to drive from Durham! I chose the dinner special, my friends chose a standard menu offer, and we were all very pleased. Nice flavors. The service was attentive and genuine, and we will be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is by far one of the best restaurants we have eaten in. We love food and are pretty picky about service. Waiters are knowledgeable, friendly and their service is impeccable. We love this place and look forward to going back. A must try is the lavender julip. Everything on the menu is fantastic and it changes often."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Decided to introduce some friends to the dining experience at Plates. Right from the start, they enjoyed the crispy calamari topped with scallions, along with a nice red Portuguese wine. We ordered four different entrees, all of which were tasty, and finished with a berry crumble dessert (yum!). Plates has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions as well as mid-week treats, as we can depend on the consistentency of great food at reasonable prices delivered by pleasant staff."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Not a good experience. Manager has poor people skills. Waiter was great. Food was average. Too pricey for what we received."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We came to Plates for their Valentine's Day tasting menu. It was fantastic, and the wines were very good with the food. Was surprised at how the combinations of food worked so well, and would definitely go back. Service was personal and just right. This is a fantastic place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After hearing wonderful reviews of Plates from friends, I couldn't wait to try it out. I actually tried to dine at Plates a month ago but they were having an event and I was unable to snag a table. I was a little turned off (how was I supposed to know they were having an event/the staff wasn't very polite on that day) but after our experience this past Saturday I would totally go back. The menu is small but changes regularly (weekly). Unfortunately they were out of a few items (I blame the snow) but we shared the meat plate (amazing). My husband ordered the panini which was panini-perfection. I ordered the beet salad that was so fresh and vibrant. I've heard great things about their dessert menu...so that's what I'm going back for."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valentines Day. Not a good choice. Arrived on time. Most tables still empty but we were seated at the worst table. By the restrooms. Concrete(?) floor. This End Up furniture. Very inexpensive flowers on the table. The crab appetizer was ok but the pork shank was basically pot roast with broccoli that had a foul metallic taste. The chicken schnitzel was dry and resembled flattened chicken fingers. The brownie dessert was undercooked but flavorful. Won't be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This little restaurant is a treasure! Wonderful decor and ambiance, knowledgeable staff ready to serve, beautifully prepared food - every course, and delicious. We'll make a habit of eating here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had the mahi dish and it was absolutely the best mahi that I have ever had!!! Only negative is that we were seated 5 people with a reservation at a 4-top right in the doorway on a cold night. Oops!!!! But food and service were great!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We are new to raleigh and went to plates to celebrate my husbands birthday. Everything was great...from the service to the food. The owner and staff were friendly and professional. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "How nice to get there at our reserved time and see a table ready and waiting! The food was outstanding and atmosphere was buzzing without being too noisy. Our meal came out in a timely manner and everyone cleaned their plates! We will definitely be back. It was too rainy & chilly to sit outside but when the weather improves the patio looks like a great spot!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our first time to the restaurant since Zely & Ritz closed and we were not disappointed. The food was incredible (pork lettuce wraps were a huge hit at the table) and the ambience was perfect. I'm so excited that this restaurant is in Raleigh! We will definitely be back, especially since the menu changes so it will be fun to see what new and inventive dishes are next!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for a special night out and had a wonderful meal. Both of our dinner choices were delicious and the staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The restaurant itself is small and cozy. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I have now become quite the regular at this restaurant and am not even sure how many times I have eaten there now, but everything I have had was amazing. I also had their 5 course dinner for New Year's Eve, which was lovely!! Scott (our usual server) is fantastic and the entire staff there is very nice. Big fan!!!!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "My recent business lunch was such a hit! The food was awesome - our oyster po boys were so juicy and flavorful - the sauce was the best I'd ever had! Service was great - our server really knew the ingredients in certain dishes and was very knowledgeable. My client can't wait to return for business and personal dining experiences. I would highly recommend Plates!!!!! What a wonderful new addition to the Glenwood South scene! I love that the prices are so reasonable and I don't have to wait for a special occasion to dine!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Very enjoyable evening. Did not feel rushed. Dinner was excellent."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The food portions were reasonable and not over the top. The prices were great. I found the food combinations unique and interesting... I had the pork belly sandwich with a side salad. The vegetables and bread were quite tasty - and dominated the sandwich. I do not think there was ample meat on the sandwich since I really could not taste it at all and can not rate it one way or the other. I would go back and try it again... they had many other interesting choices."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My wife and I first visited Plates on New Year's Eve. What a pleasant revelation! Seating fewer than 40 patrons, it is an intimate, warm, and comfortable space. But stuffy it is not. The wait staff is smart and personable; the bartender knows how to mix a drink (try the Longstocking); the owner wanders the floor with no pretense, genuinely interested in each diner's experience. The food seals the experience: creative but not crazy, everything inspired and delicious. Don't everybody go at once, though; we'd like to go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Raleigh's food scene lags behind Durham, and is nothing compared to destinations like Charleston. Plates Kitchen is the kind of restaurant that could help Raleigh become a food destination. The menu is small, but the staff were very willing to work with the food allergies in our party. Every dish I have tried there is made with fresh, high quality ingredients, and has been really delicious. The dining experience there is a treat."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Our new favorite Raleigh restaurant. Great twists on food combinations with thoughtful consideration of the taste of the individual flavors. Ample portions presented in artistic form by knowledgeable staff. Owner always there to answer questions. Overall, comfortable with a touch of class."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Broccoli appetizer was excellent but oysters were small and somewhat greasy. Shortribs were good but the duck and flounder were only okay. Nothing special. One order was incorrectly prepared and rest of party was half-way finished before the correct order came to the table. No consideration offered for this inconvenience."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Charming, welcoming atmosphere with staff making us feel at home. Staff was helpful and appropriately attentive. Nice wine selection at affordable prices. Food was delightfully unique - offering intriguing options. Cauliflower soup was sublime, beet salad well balanced, pecan crusted oysters perfectly prepared with just enough spice to awaken taste buds, beef short rib with root vegetable puree was fork tender and sumptuous with umami flavors, sticky pudding delicious and a good finish to an excellent meal. Portions were appropriately modest - just enough. Will definitely be back! Nice addition to Glenwood South."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Really great place for dinner date. Food is fresh and local. The beet salad is a home run. I recommend the short rib or flounder (of course I've only been twice and had both). Squash soup was delish. Plates has the feel of a restaurant that's been around for years, it's only been open a couple of months. It is going to be a hot spot on Glenwood South without question. Its exciting. Owner Steve and his wife are very personable and love sharing their story and love seeing folks enjoy a delicious new taste in Raleigh dining. I look forward to warmer days when we can eat outside."
    Dined on 12/19/2013