Clockwork

4.3
58 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Blurring the lines between indoor and out, Clockwork takes you on a travel back to a time when Food was simple, Cocktails were fresh and Sounds were timeless.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 58 people are saying
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4.2
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly when we came in!!! Thank you guys so much for having us even though we were running so late. We had a great time 🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellie is amazing! Not only is she friendly and attentive, she remembered the drinks we ordered… a week later! The pizza and cauliflower was tasty. The only feedback was that we had a 5:00 reservation and for some reason we weren’t able to get in at 5:00 as they were closed until about 5:20-5:30. This is completely understandable given the pandemic and staffing needs across the world, I just think it’s important to mention.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We only stayed for drinks, service was slow and the place was empty. Decided not to stay for food we didn’t really see anything appealing on the menu.

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vipMandyD
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time w my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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DeePeeCee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We enjoyed our visit overall. The service was terrific! I ordered a Manhattan, which was one of the best I’ve had in this area. It’s a great comfortable place for drinks. The appetizer was really good though wildly overpriced. The pizza was less exciting. It was like frozen pizza, not expensive ones, with extra cheese and toppings added. We got the one with pepperoni and sausage which amounted to one piece of each, stacked on each slice of pizza. It was an expensive meal that unfortunately was definitely not expensive food.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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CEClayton
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! The food and drinks were all excellent and the service was also outstanding. I would highly recommend Clockwork.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our 4:00 reservation for apps and drinks. The door was locked. No one answered when we called the restaurant number. Someone came to the door after 5-10 minutes and said they would open in 20 minutes...we went somewhere else.

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DonaldR
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday! They did a great job.

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vipVincent
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As a NYE starter spot it was a good choice. Located close to parking and Glenwood Ave. Limited menu but. Good bar service

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AmandaE
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To me it is a stretch to call this a place for supper. Appetizers yes, but more than that no. Stick to being a great bar, or bulk up the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Reviewed on October 2, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

This palce has good food. It is definitely a spot you go for a clever and unique cocktail and the ambiance, not a dinner destination. I love the decor!

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jason
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff there set the bar high for expectations! They were extremely friendly and helpful when we had to make last minute changes to our reservations.

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AWT16
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Clockwork. Loved the music, ambiance & delightlful customer service. The tacos and nachos were absolutely delicious. The owner was gracious & attentive. I will definitely return soon.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend Clockwork to friends looking to have drinks in an eclectic setting or a late-night snack, but that's it. More importantly, I recommend paying with cash, as our credit card was compromised immediately following our visit here.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I was very happy to find somewhere to host all of us for my best friend's birthday. I love the look and feel of the place. However, our food came out so randomly. We would get one plate here then 10 minutes later someone else's... it took over an hour for any of it to start coming out. Most of the pizza was burned on the bottom. Everyone said it was just ok. And after being so hungry and waiting for our food so long, anything tasted good. Drinks were good. The waitress we started out with seemed mad the entire time we were there. It was not a good experience. The only thing that saved the night was the second waitress who came in to help. She was very sweet. We will not be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So YUMMY!! Drinks are so good and the food is awesome. Best vibes there and ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipNinaDina
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We ended up having to find another place to eat because they had a very limited menu due to something about the chef being new or whatever! There were literally like 6 things on the menu....none of which we wanted. We had looked at their menu online and it looked good but they weren’t serving any of that. It was awful. We were stuck having to try to find another place to eat. If their menu was limited, they should have said so on their website.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant called 1 hour before our scheduled reservation stating the entire kitchen staff no-showed / quit today and as a result we would not be able to eat dinner there. Very bizarre. Manager offered a free drink if we wanted to come by. We went elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

quality of food was outstanding ... but menu was very limited

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vipMeeraK
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hip decor, comfy high back chairs, great cocktails and a small creative menu of delicious items. We had mules, charcuterie plate, deep fried cauliflower, and medley of Mediterranean dips all of which delighted!

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StevenG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly, their fryer was out of order on our visit, so many of the highly-rated menu items were unavailable to us. Better luck next time.

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JenniferM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The set-up and ambiance of the restaurant was nice. Cool vibe. The appetizers were great - definitely recommend the cauliflower and the charcuterie board. Apparently their menu has changed, and differs from what is online. They only offer tacos and pizza outside of the starters. Among the group, we tried 2 different types of tacos and 1 pizza. Meh...

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Kevin
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cool environment and great food/cocktails. Quite a lively scene around 9:00 PM on Friday. Even as busy as it got, we still received great service. The fried cauliflower is a must!

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vipHappyfamily0214
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, perfect for a date night. Generous portions for the charcuterie board, no issues with requests for substitutions.

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BrendanJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Make sure to check the menu before booking for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, it will change from the normal menu

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Jessica
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere. Love the cocktail menu best!

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HeathH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our pick of tables for an early dinner and chose to sit near the bar. Fun atmosphere, very attentive staff, and we loved our dishes. The tacos were a standout; the pizza was quite tasty.

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LindsayH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I joined two other couples for dinner here on the Saturday before New Year's Eve. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food, and also that we never felt rushed.

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vipwinechick
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere with a garage door that opens to the sidewalk/street. Food is overpriced for the quality. 4 people/2 rounds of listed cocktails/2 appetizers/4 entrees with normal tip - $300. Overpriced.

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Happy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite foodies go to place! Fantastic! The pizzas are 'Delightful'! Everything we have ever ordered from here is delicious and creative and oh so fresh tasting!

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vipBailey
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Drinks were fantastic. Food was okay. Service was very poor. Ordered food and asked about it 45 minutes later when it had not arrived. The server forgot to place our order. When the food finally came we had to ask 3 times for silverware so we could eat the food. I understand it was busy so maybe more servers are needed on busy nights. The manager did try to make it right in the end and offered to comp some of our bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They pushed out reservation back 45 minutes and then they never seated us and we had to scramble on valentine weekend to find another restaurant for 6 people. Horrible experience and would never go back

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are capable of taking the reservation but incapable of actually holding it. I'll never know what Clockwork's food actually tastes like. Listen, Clockwork... you have a small location and can't handle a busy saturday night, I get it. I think you should do the honorable thing and take yourself off of Open Table. The best way to save face is to just accept your fate as a first come first serve establishment. Also, hire more staff. Competition in that area of Raleigh is tough. There are so many great places to eat. Don't make customers upset before they even get a seat by dangling unreastic expectations (like a reserved table at a specific time) when you know you are unable to fulfill that covenant.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the restaurant is definitely looking to fit an aesthetic niche Raleigh is missing in terms of the modern trendy decor. The food was decent but our tacos were both sort of swimming in liquid which made them hard to eat, the contents of the tacos was yummy though.

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Shannon75
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Just ok... nothing spectacular... cute space..... pizza was good... but can get that elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing- Enjoyed our dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Wonderful prices on their wines and great speciality cocktail list.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and overall experience. Owner/chef came out and talked and joked with us

FAQs

Clockwork offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 803-0040.

Clockwork is rated 4.3 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.