Rue 32
Rue 32

Rue 32

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruethirtytwo.com/
  • Phone: 9107251910x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Page St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of restaurant. Additional parking lot behind building. All parking is free, plentiful, and handicap accessible to front door.
A word from Rue 32
Welcome to Rue ThirtyTwo! Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Southern Pines, Rue ThirtyTwo offers an international menu to be enjoyed as shared portions (similar to tapas style). The menu offers eclectic dishes from various worldwide regions.


A diverse wine menu offers your favorite wines by the glass, half-glass, or bottle. And don't forget to try our craft beer selections by the bottle. A fully-stocked bar contributes to our competitively priced cocktail menu.


Rue ThirtyTwo is a relaxed environment where friends can come to relax and enjoy a dining experience. Locally owned and operated.
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Rue 32 reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food and service!
    Rglet
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This is our second time dining here. The food menu changes and the always have specials. Everything we ate was amazing and the service was quick. Our waitress was really on top of things and it was a very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Maddog
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Rue 32 was truly outstanding. The flavors were robust and the service was excellent. My wife and I enjoyed everything about our meal. If and when we return to southern Pines we will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed.
    Upscalefoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Staff great and menu great! Food very bland (salt on table!?) The choices on the menu were excellent but none of the 5 dishes we ordered were anything to write home about.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good change of pace.
    richb238
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Always enjoy the tapas experience at Rue 32. 2 couples shared 7 selections with Bahn Mi and Cubanos Locos being the highlights. A few of the dishes could have been a bit hotter otherwise a fine evening of dining. Friendly and efficient service. Check it out for a change of pace!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, terrible service
    pclineVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I have been to Rue 32 before and enjoyed it very much. The food is very good. Unfortunately, there was one server for entire restaurant trying her best to cover both the restaurant and bar. The kitchen was trying to keep up with orders for about 25 people but also had one person. Our last dish was served nearly two hours after we arrived. Another person (the owner?) was trying to help. The best way to help would be to maintain a reasonable staff. I won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful dinner after a day at US Open...so glad I checked out Open Table!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was looking forward to some good variety, but unfortunately, several of the dishes ended up using the same sauces / noodles even though they were from different menu categories. The crab cake was almost chewy / gummy and not very good. Several dishes used the same smokey pepper sauce, so they ended up tasting the same, which isn't the best when you're getting a variety of dishes to try different flavors. The staff was nice and friendly, but the food was underwhelming.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too bad.
    Tess
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Nice layout, food B-/C, service(?) clearly provided by an untrained do not want to be server. Apparently owner/manager forgot the US Opens and the bar and wine cellar were damn near empty. Not the impression we had hoped our guests would take away. Really a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fit to be shared
    PebesRules
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The portions are designed to be shared enabling us to sample multiple food options all of which were quite good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Relocated
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We moved down from the DC area and really missed our neighborhood "spots". Then we found this one...the food is great (and with small plates we always change up what we order). The staff is wonderful and attentive; they always make us feel welcome. The outdoor dining is on a back deck with flowers/trees, quiet and intimate. We strongly recommend this for couples as well as friends who want to sit back, socialize, and share a great meal. It's our favorite in So Pines. Strongly recommend: mushroom gnocchi, spring rolls, any of the Indian dishes, the shrimp and grits, and especially the scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super!!
    rrhody
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A super restaurant in any city and particularly in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. Great ambience. Excellent and interesting choices on the menu. Good wine list. Fine service, Super food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 37 reviews are from the Rue 32 reviews archive.
  • Always wonderful!
    Peptoe
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We shared appetizers and entrees with our friends. The food was wonderful, and the wine I chose was a hit with our meal. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enthusiastic service and broad menu
    NicoleC
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Made special request through Open Table reservation and the request was filled. Service was enthusiastic and attentive and the menu offers something for everyone. The restaurant was quiet midweek and we felt we almost had it to ourselves. We enjoyed the atmosphere and wide array of menu options with many that can be made gluten-free. The wine list was equally as interesting and they offer half glasses and flights allowing the diner to try different pairings. If you like a more energetic vibe go towards the end of the week when cocktails are half off Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wifey birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were from out of town. I wanted to have a quiet evening with my wife on her birthday. The food was fantastically prepared!! The ambience was nice. Very one on one spot...check it out
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and interesting food
    SMG2
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Honestly the service at this restaurant was really extraordinary and I think the food was interesting. I had a tasty whitefish and my husband absolutely loved the gnocchi. The portions were relatively small and the prices seemed a bit on the high side for the amount we received BUT i can't say enough about the staff though- they were extremely attentive, we got right in and it was nice to sit on the patio and hang out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The good options are very unique and I loved the concept of sharing several different options! The salad was very good as well as the gnocchi! The brownie desert was also amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Big Thumbs Up!!
    HappyDiner10
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here for Valentines and it was amazing! Service was great, food was out of this world & the ambience was perfect for a romantic dinner. I had the NY Strip, Sautéed asparagus & whipped potatoes. All of which was perfect. Everything had amazing flavor & melted in my mouth. My husband had the mahi mahi w/ a crab claw cluster which he commented as being, "superb!" We loved everything about our meal and definitely will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue 32 - Good, not great for the $$
    FredNC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    After two visits to Rue 32, we'll probably be back, but we're also still looking for a better option in the area. The food was pretty good, but not earth-shatteringly good. With the bill hovering around $100 for my wife and I, I honestly expected just a bit higher quality. I felt that my fish was slightly underseasoned and overcooked. The food combinations are interesting, but it's nothing that you couldn't do at home. The service was very good on both visits (with two different servers) and the first server seemed to remember us from our previous visit which was nice. The bottled beer slection is also quite good, but it's pretty heavy on the IPAs (apparently, the chef likes his IPA).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a normal night
    PutterBoy72
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    As I understand it this place is known for tapas, my wife and I went for a special occasions and they did a special 4 course menu. The appetizers were excellent but beyond that nothing was exciting or even close to exceptional. The salad was over dressed, entrée came out cold and way over cooked and the desert was exceptionally sweet. We will give it another try for the wine/beer selection as well as the promise of the tapas menu but if it were based on this alone night alone I would not got back or recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Both dinner and lunch great
    ACM1
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This was our second time to this restaurant, and dinner this time. Different menus. The service was lovely both times. The dinner menu is designed for small plate sharing, but one can also order an entree size if sharing is not desired. Also, the portions even of the small size is generous, not like some tapas restaurants. There were 2 of us tonight, and each had one small dish for ourselves and one to share, due to dietary constraints, and we had more than enough food. The gnocchi and the scallops were fantastic. The indian dish was very good, but cannot compare to a full indian restaurant, but it came close. Pricing is quite reasonable. We will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    LarryM
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our second visit to Rue 32. We fell in love with it on our very first visit for lunch. We had to come back and try the dinner scene. We were't disappointed!!!! The quality of food, the variety of entree's, along with the fine service has place it number one on our recommended eating establishments in the area. The menu offer's "small plate" entree's from all over the world and each one is prepared and served beautifully. We love this place and we'll return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fresh well prepared
    joey
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food was fresh well prepared with nice presentation. Desserts missed the mark.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Share food with friends
    Tamy13VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The ambiance was very trendy, food was great. We got the sharing portions (tapas). Food came out on a timely manner and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was decent, nice little
    DecentVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Food was decent, nice little spot, has a lot of potential, but it's not quite there yet. Not enticing enough to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed a delicious, beautifully
    happydiner
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We enjoyed a delicious, beautifully prepared meal! The service was excellent; not rushed, and our waitress was very helpful in assisting us in making choices from the most varied menu I have ever seen. Great drinks too! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    While I wouldn't say this was in my top 5 list, I would say I had a very good meal here. We shared several dishes and there was one standout, the mushroom gnocchi. Really good, full of flavor, and fortunately we had it last because it was fabulous. I will admit I am pickier than most people and can appreciate the variety on the menu. There should be something for everybody and our server was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, which I loved. I would definitely go back to try some other items. Bread was really good. Overall a really good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, wonderful!
    Peptoe
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The varied menu always has me scratching my head, but variety is the spice of life and it's fun to try new things. I'm glad I did! I did notice that the wine list has many choices and the prices are very reasonable. We had a central CA coast zinfandel that was outstanding. The Blueberry cheesecake was just the right note to end on, wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Evening
    SpoiledPalette
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    First visit. I took a female friend here for a romantic dinner. The manager/owner was very accommodating. We were seated next to the fireplace in the main room just as my guest wanted. We enjoyed the wine selected and the entrée, particularly the Beef Wellington. The best part of the evening was the dessert selection - the crème brûlée trio. Worth the one hour drive. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue 32 was as good as I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Rue 32 was as good as I had heard! My friends are always bragging on the food and service here and now I know I understand why. I had a balsamic pear and gorgonzola pizza that was the kind of stuff foodies dreams about. My husband had the beef Wellington. He also enjoyed his dinner. We will definitely be back and bring our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the curious and adventurous
    Tatankachip
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The nature of this restaurant's menu allows you to explore a variety of different types of food cultures without committing yourself to that particular culture for the entire meal. Appetizer portions at fantastic prices mean that you can choose a number of items from an impressive collection of dishes and share among others at your table to get a taste of everything. Drinks are also really well done, and I really like that you can walk in, have a great meal, have a great drink or three, and walk out without having to take out a second mortgage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Die For Scallops
    TeeKay
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    My wife and I each ordered Scallops (It was a Friday Nite). We had them prepared differently, but in each case they were exquisitely done. Lightly browned, very tender, and perfectly seasoned. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommended establishment for anyone seeking something out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extensive Menu--Great for Tasting
    Fitto
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The menu is all over the map--literally, there are meals available from recipes from around the world which is unusual and nice. The food was good and we shared plates which was the intent of the evening. They were short stocked on the first two wines we selected and I started to become a little concerned...they came through with an '11 Rombauer Zinfandel that was delicious. The service was prompt and the people professional and courteous. The owners were visible and interested to know how things were going. All in all--a nice night and a good find in Southern Pines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot to dine.
    Kbblackrock
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The owners of Rue 32 are always welcoming, and seem genuinely pleased to see you walk through the door. This is a nice intimate restaurant with and interesting menu. The food is divided by country so there is a little something for each persons taste. They also offer most items in small plate size so it's great for sharing and tasting several things in one evening. Wonderful bar area separate from the dining room, where the cocktails are always flowing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No title
    Pzaz49
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great service by Heather, great drinks by the Bar tender! He even let me sample a new gin I had never heard of. Our server was very helpful and honest about the items on the menu. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Peptoe
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This was our first visit to Rue 32 but it won't be our last! I loved the wide variety of choices. Everything we tried was great! The atmosphere was relaxed but elegant, the same can be said for the food. Nothing snooty, but you can see and taste the care that goes into the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it You'll be glad you did....
    TravelForFood
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The whole experience was wonderful. Don't be in a hurry, good food is made to order not made in advance and the food here is fresh!! We love the way the menu is laid out there is much variety here so you can satisfy many different desires. Loved the Bacon Salad. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Rue 32 is off the betten path in Souuthern Pines, but definitively worth looking for. They call it a small plates restaurant, but the portions were very generous. Different selections from around the globe make this the perfect choose for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    While holding a three day sales meeting at Pinehurst I brought a group of 21 to Rue 32 and it couldn't have worked out better. The side room was arranged perfectly, the menu lends itself to group dining with a great array of choices and plate sizes at reasonable prices and the staff was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legendary
    matthb
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    This was my first visit and was very pleased with the food and service. The shrimp and grits was amazing along with everything else we had. The service was amazing too !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect experience!
    Locavore
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We were in Pinhurst celebrating my husbands birthday! He picked this restaurant! Service was great, met the owners, who were delightful! Food was innovative, servings were a perfect size. I highly reccommend the curry dishes! Yum!! Beautiful, relaxing interior! Charming accents down to the cool placemats and tableware! Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.