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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:00 PM
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18 Seaboard

4.5
4225 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Chef-Proprietor Jason Smith welcomes you with sensibly, inventive American Cuisine with a focus on North Carolina ingredients. From the downtown views of our open-air mezzanine to the warm hospitality of the staff, 18 Seaboard is the place for a casual weeknight dinner or that special occasion.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 861-4318
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Smith
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Peace
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Parking details
Our 100 plus free parking spaces provide ample and convenient access to the restaurant. Please visit our website at www.18seaboard.com to download directions to our restaurant!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

18 Seaboard is the perfect site for your next important business or social function. Located in Raleigh’s newly renovated downtown area at the former Seaboard Train Station, we specialize in hosting successful events, whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a business reception.

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What 4225 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Partyof5 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Never a bad meal at 18 Seaboard. The pork shank was fantastic; desserts were better.

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vipMILLZ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great experience. Food was delicious and service very good. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Waited over an hour for food. Pasta was cold and salmon (ordered medium well) came out rare. Had to send food back twice and it still cost us nearly $100. Overall, food and service was incredibly disappointing... We will never return here.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I've been to 18 Seaboard 3 times, and lucky for me, I found the salmon on the first visit.

There are several choices for sides, but order the wood-fired salmon! I peruse the menu
each time I'm there, but the wood-fired salmon I can't pass on, and am never disappointed.

Extremely professional staff with tasty extras from the kitchen, all complimentary. I've never been to a Michelin 5 star, but this is how I always imagined it would be.....I'll be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Male bartender that served us was awesome. Nice, attentive, enjoyable, very knowledgeable about wine and menu. Will come back often.

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DougD 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service. Food portion was perfect, looked a little small when presented but was actually just right. Ingredients were fresh and paired well. Wonderful date night spot, enough people to make it lively but not so noisy that a conversation was difficult.

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Phil (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great as always! Tina is a wonderful server, and we will ask for her again.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of Raleigh’s restaurant gems! Food is always good, great service and wonderful bartenders.

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CaryEatr (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service at Seaboard was outstanding. When four friends met for lunch, two had dietary restrictions (one has an allergy to onions.) To be safe, the no-onions person ordered a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, no onions but with the special pimento cheese. Lunch was served (beautiful presentations in every case.) Before my friend took her first bite, our server whisked her plate away saying she had learned from the kitchen that the pimento cheese contained onions. The entire lunch was cooked again, sans cheese. Our server continued to give us outstanding service throughout the long lunch. Food was excellent.

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Pdh1 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place to celebrate Valentines Day!

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TaylorB 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day. We had great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Reservation was as promised. Wine at the bar was very good and we did not feel crowded. We were seated at our table and promptly greeted by our waitress. The bread was served nice and warm with a good balance of crunch in the crust and soft center. The flavor was very good. I ordered the grilled salmon and my date had the crispy catfish. The salmon was prepared medium and the outer portion was done, however a good portion of the center was raw that I did not eat. I know you do not overcook fish since it is mostly water but this was a long way from being overdone. The mashed redskin potatoes were only slightly warm and their flavor was mundane to say the least. My last side item was a "collard slaw". I tasted it several times but could find nothing redeeming in how it was prepared or tasted. I know chefs like to be creative but what you did to those collards is a crime against nature. The presentation and ambiance was very nice. Unfortunately the food was a big let down and based on my experience I would have a hard time justifying a return visit.

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JeremiahH (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was amazing. Seriously some of the best food that i have ever ate. Took my girlfriend here for valentine's and she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As always great dinner, have never had a bad meal there. I would like to see some some new items offered though as opposed tot just some seasonal changes. Maybe time for several new items. But what do I know.

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ConnieK (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food has been consistently very good with each visit. Enjoyable lunch and desserts. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The night started off well, but both the apps and entrees dragged to come out. Service was good and they informed us of the timing, and actually bought a dessert that we didn’t order for us, but I thought it would’ve been nicer to just buy the dessert we actually ordered vs giving us an extra one that was barely eaten. Entrees tasted great and app did as well. My advice to them is if the food takes long to come out and we buy a dessert to offer that on the house. Still 4 stars and we would return.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Just wasn't impressed. Food was good, a little overpriced for their serving size though. Server was knowledgeable but lost his wine tool and it took a while to get our initial water. Did like that there was an assortment of craft beer though. Probably won't be back

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. I had the filet, it was cooked exactly how I wanted it, but was a little dry to be medium rare. Still very good, and will be back soon.

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jn1585 (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice atmosphere, wait staff told us that the meals were “same old food with a twist”. So we were not impressed. Medium steak had no pink in It at all so it was over cooked. The catfish was very good and the mashed potatoes were perfect otherwise not impressive so we would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food and very good at accommodating food allergies. Service was a little slow due to a large (50 people) party in another room.

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vipArlene (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a wonderful family experience with great service
And food

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Menu has changed and not for the better..

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had excellent service with good descriptions of the featured meals and their preparation. The fish dishes we selected were well presented and tasty. We appreciate 18 Seaboard’s attention to detail and hospitality!

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OBXer (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

All four of us ordered different entrees and each of us loved our food. De-lish!!

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MichaelH (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I took my wife for an early Valentine's Day dinner and was not disappointed. We had been at 18 Seaboard a few years ago and had a pleasant experience. This visit was the same. It is a great place to have a nice quiet romantic dinner. It was worth the extra cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Highly, highly recommend 18 Seaboard. Solid, consistent great food and service. Great for business, friends or a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, drink and service. Lots of energy in the restaurant and bar.

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Reen (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed our evening with son and wife visiting from Michigan. Seated before reservation time. Wait staff was good but many different servers for courses.
Always have good specialty drinks.
One of my favorite places in Raleigh.

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KellyD (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My family and I had a dinner this weekend at 18 Seaboard. The staff was very friendly, food was great and even enjoyed a small birthday dessert. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Terrific, creative menu. Delicious food. Served in a dining room w a comfortable, low-key chic vibe. Excellent service. Would recommend this highly to anyone traveling to Raleigh who would like to sample creative Southern fare.

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