Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
11:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 37 times today

18 Seaboard

4.5
4287 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(919) 861-4318
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jason Smith
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Peace
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 4287 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined 3 days ago

A nice evening with friend. We had not been to 18 Seaboard this year and the menu has changed but the old favorites are still on the menu. The food and service are always good here.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was a really nice place. It was quiet (we went for brunch so I think we beat the crowds) and the food was good, I really like that they use locally obtained ingredients and are farm to table, The doughnuts were delicious!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 4 days ago

Server didn’t seem to know the menu and she was seriously inattentive. Whole meal came out completely cold, came back out with it just moderately warm. Wasn’t worth the money for the portion of fish you got. Didn’t even comp anything when my meal was wrong twice. Won’t recommend to anyone

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Dined outside and the meal was very good. We had tuna and salmon.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and service quality are consistently exceptional. The restaurant should be on everyone’s list of go to destinations.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Continues to be a great restaurant! Worth the drive down from Wake Forest.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Third time we've been there. And it just gets better every time. The service is great and the food is Rich and tasty, we want to try everything on the menu.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is our go-to "special occasion" restaurant. Even though we don't make it down there very often, we always feel at home with the regulars and this time brought our tween/teen daughters who were made to feel very special. Jason and his team always have great menu items as well as special surprises. The expanded outdoor dining was great for a warm spring evening.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our server was a wonderful young woman Shana. The food was excellent all four of us had a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to coming again soon.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The staff made a genuine effort to make sure we enjoyed our experience. The food was wonderful. The decor is inviting. The amuse-bouche was a nice touch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was spot on! Very busy with pre prom and concerts.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We sat outside overlooking downtown Raleigh. The atmosphere and the food were amazing! New Spring menu was delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always up to expectations. Professional team in place.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

the crispy oysters were some of the best I have ever had and the wait staff was friendly and engaging.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food great service

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Jason and his staff always deliver great food, great service and a great experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The wood-fired salmon is to die for....best seafood I've ever had.

My wife and I always come here for special occasions (and I always

order the salmon..)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

In addition to a decent menu, the service is superb. After being greeted at the entrance, they all help each other out and are polite and charming. We look forward to our next visit.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We will be back, when other family members are in town, or just st for a night out.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent and priced well. Service was excellent -- very helpful, friendly and the food arrived hot and within a reasonable amount of time. No complaints at all -- would highly recommend. We had the shrimp beignets, she-crab soup, brisket, swordfish and sides. They even brought us out a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We always enjoy 18 Seaboard. And this last visit was not disappointing. We had a delicous dinner with excellent service.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First visit in many years and was under whelmed. Was disappointed. Perhaps it was just the brunch menu but My memories of 18 Seaboard were much better. I cannot imagine giving it another try.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Very accommodating for reservation changes.
Friendly staff. Curved booths are perfect for quiet, personal conversations or a romantic date.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always such a wonderful experience here! The service is exceptional and the chef very accommodating with dietary preferences. Food is always extremely fresh, flavourful, and satisfying!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hands down my favorite date experience in Raleigh!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Love this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always excellent! Upscale dining with southern flair. Responsibly sourced from NC suppliers.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great consistent quality.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My mother and I just enjoyed a fabulous dinner at 18 Seaboard. Chef Jason Smith's take on Southern cuisine impresses everyone and we were no exception. The restaurant is cool and elegant and the expert staff work hard to create a relaxed but vibrant experience for the diners. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. I really enjoyed the Salmon served on a vinaigrette salad with chevre, farro and pickled onions which they prepared exactly to my request of very lightly cooked with no extra salt. Mother tried the fried oysters and the arugula salad.
We shared the rich and fabulous chocolate cake in a mug dessert. What strikes me the most about chef Jason's creations is the balance of ingredients. Overall this restaurant is a restorative and inspiring experience for anyone who values skillful execution and a good performance.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love this place! We had an 8:00 reservation, we ended up waiting an extra 15-20 min, which was fine as we sat at the bar and had a drink. When we were seated we were given two free appetizers for the inconvienence. The server was excellent, he was very friendly and fast. Food was amazing (as it always has been every time I've been). Definitely one of our favorite places to take out of town guests!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This place never seems to fail. They are so accommodating and kind. The food is always amazing as well. The She Crab soup is one of my favorite things in the world too!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Consistently great food and wine. Not over priced.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great evening. We will be going back soon for another date.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food and ambience are great! We stopped in for a date and got fish and meat entrees. Both were very good and creatively designed. Definitely try the cracklin port and grits!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had people visiting from out of town and they wanted to try local cuisine especially NC seafood. 18 Seaboard has all farm to table or “sea to table” and its incredible. Your great food made my recommendation shine with our landlocked visitors. Thank you!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We met our son, who is in grad school at NC State, and his date for dinner. We were early and had a drink at the bar, then were seated on time. Everyone had a great meal, excellent wine and mixed drinks. The service was wonderful. We'll be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had an amazing experience here on a Saturday night everything was amazing and we will be for sure return!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This restaurant used to be great, but we are moving on as it is fading. Food was mediocre - my cod was really dry, potatoes a bit undercooked. Everyone in our group felt their dish was ok, but nothing more. Service was just plain weird - trailing dishes for each course, coffee delivered promptly but the espresso took forever. Nice setting but not worth it this time.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We frequent 18 Seaboard fairly often and it is a favorite. Recently we have experienced service lacking. Our last dining experience had terrible service. We had to repeatedly ask for our check to end the bad experience which took an additional twenty minutes. Our waiter barely took notice of us the entire meal and was incredibly slow.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was excellent.
Two of our party of four got the pork shank. Both were slightly overdone. Good flavor but too dry. The blackened shrimp and the scallop special were both excellent. My Old Fashioned was disappointing. For dessert the mug of chocolate cake was very tasty.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
108