A consistently great experience!
My wife and I have been more than 5 times over several years and have never been disappointed! This place is a relatively unknown gem of a steakhouse, and certainly rivals The Angus Barn, Sullivan's, and Ruth's Chris. Although the steaks are awesome, it's the sides that keep us interested. Some notables: gouda potatoes au gratin, fried squash, and Gruyere mac and cheese.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding steak house with
Outstanding steak house with wonderful seafood entrees as well. Side dishes and salads are also exceptional. First rate service staff!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We found our place!
We have been going to Vinnie's for several weeks now to take advantage of their half price bottles of wine on Tuesday nights. But what keeps us coming back is the food. They use fresh local ingredients which is very important to me. Chef Tom is very creative and everything is just delicious. The service and atmosphere is a throwback from a different time where they really make you feel at home and just can't wait to go back.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
An Outstanding evening at Vinnie's
Over the years, every visit to Vinnie's -- weather its with a group, a seat at the bar, a dinner with friends, or a romantic outing with my wife -- it has always been and outstanding experience. The service is always super friendly and extremely professional and the food and wine are always top notch. I have never had a bad experience or a bad meal there. Very much worth every dollar spent.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A special dining experience
Cut of meats could not have been more perfectly served or cooked. Service was outstanding. While I recall seeing avg. meal was $30, plan on twice that amount per person. While I hate to be negative toward a good alternative spot, I would come to Vinnie's before I ever go to the Angus Barn every time. Thanks for a great meal! Side note, Vinnie's is not known for their fries, so order anything else, fries just take away from an otherwise fantastic dining experience. When you cannot wait to have your leftovers for your next meal, you know you had a special divining experience.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant! We drive
Great restaurant! We drive 45 minutes to eat here. The food is marvelous & the waitstaff are attentive without being intrusive.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vinnie's Steakhouse was an
Vinnie's Steakhouse was an excellent dining experience. Menu was terrific, many things that were different from the usual and very appetizing. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Manager came to our table to ask how things were and talked about upcoming events at the restaurant. A special occasion dining experience, somewhat pricey but well worth it.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time eating at Vinnies
Our first time eating at Vinnies was great. The food was outstanding and Carson, our server, was awesome. Thanks again and we will be back
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good. Service excellent.
Food was good. Service excellent. Ambience was nice, but nothing special.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The steaks were amazing! Everyone at the table had their steaks cooked to perfection. Service was great and they had a nice selection of wines.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love love LOVE Vinnie's!!!
Vinnie's is simply the best restaurant in Raleigh. We go as often as we can-either just my husband and I or with couples or with a business group. Never ever disappointed. Steve is the best bartender in town and Diane is fabulous when we dine in the dining room. Nothing but positive things to say and hoping to be Vinnie's regulars for years to come.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would definitely go again
We ate at Vinnie's for the first time on our 16th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service by all employees!! The steak was excellent!! Would recommend very highly for all occasions from a night out to special occasions.....
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food selection is great. Service was great. Our meal was delicious.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for Special Ocassion
Vinnie's was great. The service, food and ambience made for a memorable wedding anniversary dinner. The quality of the seafood and steaks rivals popular premium chains like Ruth's Chris and Flemings. We will return for sure.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd visit to Vinnie's
Our 2nd time to Vinnie's the first was a few months ago with a large party and it was very good so we decided to try it on our own. Classic old school steak house on inside with the decor. Food was great we both had steak and it was cooked perfectly .
Seemed pretty busy for a Tuesday night but we didn't feel packed in like some other places we have been. Romantic dinner for our anniversary and it was great. Our waitress could of been a bit more attentive she disappeared a few times and our drinks ran low but over all a very good evening. Plan to go back and maybe try some of the Italian dishes they looked great when we saw some of the neighboring tables getting them.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Would
Great food and service. Would prefer less cigar smoke. A bit pricey for size of meals
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expecting Morton's got more
Fantastic staff, chef and manager got the evening started in the right direction. The menu options were broad and the food preparation was exactly as requested. The wine selection was impeccable, and the manager was able to provide direction on a suitable wine for our desire of the evening. The signature dessert completed the experience and we left planning the next opportunity to return.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Steak House. We
Outstanding Steak House. We enjoyed the food and the service. Would come back again for other dishes...
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spending our anniversary at Vinnies was a great idea. The food was excellent and the ambience was just right. Thank you Vinnies for a wonderful evening.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A consistent excellent meal
A consistent excellent meal & service. I do however wish they would enhance their wine-by-the glass selection
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinnie's is always a delight.
Vinnie's is always a delight. It's our "go to" place for whenever we want to feel "special."
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinnie's is our choice.
We love going to Vinnie's. The food is delicious, the service always good, and it is our favorite restaurant in the area. Enjoy!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there and was amazed at the food quality. Dont mind the spend when it is worth it. Here it is.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here to celebrate my birthday and loved everything about our dinner. Friends from out of state joined us and all four of us were 100% pleased with our meal. The atmosphere was wonderful. Our server, Carson, was excellent; very attentive without being intrusive and clearly knew the menu well and readily answered any questions we had. We could not have asked for a better dining experience! We will most definitely visit Vinnie's again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just a steak house
Went there to celebrate my father's 64th and had an excellent but expensive evening. Expect $35 to $70 a person including drinks and tip. Well worth it for special occasions. However, portions are large (not gigantic) and many entrees could be split. Staff was attentive but not arrogant, top notch. I agree with other reviews that steaks are as good as if not better than Angus Barn, plus Vinnie's menu offers much more than just beef. The caprese salad was one of the better I've ever had and I make them at home myself with fresh Italian buffalo mozzarella, garden tomatoes, and fine olive oil and balsamic. I can't figure out how they beat my own concoction!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent choice
Always an excellent choice for special occasions or when you need to treat yourself and others.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A North Raleigh Gem
Vinnie's continues to be as consistently good as ever. The menu has evolved from an Italian Chop House of the 90's to a modernized version of itself - same feel, but broader choices. My filet was fabulous as was our dining experience.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to Vinnies
Best steak I've had in Raleigh since we moved back...awesome...we'll be back...
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinnie's night out
GREAT food - definitely on the expensive side - but great for special occasions!
Celebrated my daughters 18th birthday there and had a memoriable night!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good but not exceptional. The lamb was excellent nicely done and full of flavor. The beef was OK but the scallops carbonara were tasteless.
The. service was good . This restaurants serves ver good but not extraordinary food. Expensive!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great as usual. Service
Food was great as usual. Service was a little slow because of other diners' large party.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant delivers on many fronts! The bartender makes excellent drinks, the Chef is always trying new dishes(farm to table) and executes the steaks beautifully. The wait staff is the best in Raleigh! A wonderful dining experience!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We weren't sure we had chosen the right place when we pulled up. It's very unassuming. But, the feeling of the place was right up our alley when we walked in- just perfect for a nice, romantic evening. We both ordered the petite ribeye prepared differently from eachother. They were just- AMAZING- cut like butter, melt in your mouth! I've been to most of the area high-end steakhouses. And, this is by far the best steak in the area. The only one I've had that compares is a Morton's steakhouse in Maryland. This location is on our list for our next special occasion! What a treat!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I always enjoy our dinning experience at Vinnies. We had a chance to meet the cook and general manager and he introduced himself. Our waiter was spot on!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Running through Raleigh
. I wasn't disappointed in my selection. Was greeted warmly by staff and they even sat us in the private room for my party of 7 even though I hadn't asked or requested. We ordered several appetizers, from the seared ahi tuna(fantastic) to the stuffed clams(outstanding). For the main course, 4 of us went with the filet and it ws exactly what you would want. Melt in your mouth and flavor throughout. Me and my nephew opted for the NY Strip and again, the cut of meat and flavor were simply outstanding. My daughter opted for the crab cakes, and even though I teased her about ordering crab cakes at a steak house, she thoroughly enjoyed them.
From drinks and apps, through dinner and coffee everything was great.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chateubriand was cooked to
Chateubriand was cooked to perfection. Side orders of hashbrowns and mac&cheese were superb
The spinach dip was unbelievable
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday - his choice and a great choice it was. We made reservations and were initially seated at a back corner table, which we disliked immediately. We were reseated at a much better and roomier table in the center of the restaurant. Great food, excellent server (Carson), and a nice atmosphere. Chef sent out a complimentary appetizer since it was my husband's birthday and also stopped by our table to ask about our meal. This is a great place for a special occasion. Pretty pricey but worth it for celebrations and romantic evenings.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best steak in town
Vinnies is always good, very consistent. We dine here on a regular basis, and are never disappointed. The service is always great, at whatever level you want. We recommend Vinnies to anyone who loves a great local, non-chain, restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinnie's is our favorite.
We have been going to Vinnie's since it fiest opened its doors some 20 odd years ago. It is really cozy ... The essence of a great neighborhood steak house. As a regular, the founder/owner, Dusty, had our picture -- along with other regulars -- on the wall. When he sold the restaurant, the new owner took down all pictures and burned them ... Idiot. We stayed away until it was sold to someone with common sense. Now it has much of its original ambience -- minus the original artists' caractures of the "regulars."
This is a place that is special ... Probably haunted by Rose, Dusty's mother, who was a honey ... Always sat and talked to us -- and everyone else.
If there is a birthday or anniversary, this is our "go to" place.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for a Monday evening meal with some friends and the meal was wonderful, the staff was wonderful and the atmosphere was nice. Having loved Vinnies through the several owners, this owner has the spirit of the original Vinnies back. The steak was tender and juicy and seasoned just right, the appetizers were large and tasty and there were several drink options. I will return.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous restaurant and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for my birthday. We were quickly seated, had a nice cocktail, and looked over the menu. Settled on our order - my son had the fillet with sautéed mushrooms, Caesar salad, and twice baked potatoe. I ordered the Delmonico ribeye, Caesar salad, and steak fries. We also ordered a nice bottle of wine since it was a Tuesday night and wines were half off. Everything was just fantastic. We will definitely be back!!!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best date night EVER!!
Hubs and I have an energetic 19-month-old and super busy schedules. So when we get the rare chance to enjoy a date night, we feel obligated to make the most of it. Vinnie's Steakhouse did not disappoint! Pecan-crusted scallop amuse-bouche, sesame-seared tuna, châteaubriand with bordelaise and bearnaise sauces, twice baked potato and creamed spinach. The highlight (beyond the company, of course) was the most perfect rosemary ice cream with my apple duxelle. The texture was so creamy and flawless. Such a yummy dinner! Mmmm mmm mmm... Oh! And, the service was thoughtful, deliberate and impeccable from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out. We could tell that everyone genuinely enjoyed working there. Highly recommend!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
looking for something new.
Tis was our first visit to Vinnie's. We travel to Raleigh often and have eaten at most of the high end steakhouse chains. Had a wide vsriety of sides and the menu had a wide variety to choose from including seafood, italian and steak. My wife is very hard to please and was more than satisfied.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfection Once Again
We have dined here many times and the food and wait-staff are always superb. Consistently delicious with excellent service!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always my favorite place for anyl occasions. Great food great atmosphere great service. Perfect!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM