Crossroads Chapel Hill

4.4
1197 reviews
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Enjoy Southern Soul and Carolina Spirit on every plate! Nestled in the historic Carolina Inn you'll find the new Crossroads Chapel Hill, serving authentic Carolina cuisine prepared from regionally sourced ingredients. Relax at the expanded bar then enjoy dinner inside, or choose to dine outside near the fire pit, soothed by the soft music of a breeze slipping through the towering oak trees. Make a reservation now and get ready for a crafted dining experience.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time. The service was stellar. And the food was absolutely amazing! We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food at Sunday brunch was great and the historical atmosphere was the best! Looking forward to a special overnight stay in the near future.

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Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New to me, Crossroads is inside the historic Carolina Inn. Nice vibe, filled with people before a concert at Memorial Hall. Parking is free if you have a reservation. The menu is interesting, although limited (but I believe that's due to their emphasis on locally-sourced and very fresh products). The portions are moderate to small. A hearty appetite would need to order an entree plus an appetizer. The petite rolls were just right and promptly refilled. This spot is not a great value unless you order lightly and limit drinks. But we were meeting old friends and as a quiet, casually elegant place to meet it was a good fit, not counting the pennies. Would return for drinks, dessert, light pretheater meal.

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C
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crossroads Chapel Hill has consistently good food and attentive service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening!!!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Chapel Hill.

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JJ
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely veggie omelet for early breakfast with a colleague. Was not too crowded or noisy at 7:30am. managed to get there right before the Christmas decorations started to come down, so had extra treat to see all that.

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BE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around... great food, great service. Loved sitting in the hotel lobby after dinner too. Highly recommended!

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were hoping to find a quiet, high quality fine dining restaurant. We were overdressed and yet totally welcome. I expected a full room and only a few tables were filled. It was romantic and quiet. I loved the food. My wife and I left no plate unclean and our service staff were top notch. Worth the drive from Cameron and worth every penny.

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JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was the second New Year's Eve at the Carolina Inn and eating at Crossroads. The inn is fabulous with traditional furniture but to our taste Crossroads is a little modern. My only complaint is the limited menu for New Years. Other restaurants we have dined in have a set menu and the option of choosing items from the regular menu also. Not at Crossroads. Our food was good but not exceptional for the price we paid. Would like to have other options..

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CL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue for a special occasion with family or friends. The food was great and the service excellent. Christmas decorations in the Inn were beautiful. We will be back!

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PR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Today my family and I, a party of 7, had lunch at the Carolina Crossroads. We made a reservation for 1:30. The first thing we had to do upon our arrival was wait until the hostess was through with her phone call. Then we were seated by her, a young girl, as if we were in a diner. She had her winter coat half off around her shoulders like she was on her way out and not there to greet your guests. I asked her for menus and she told us, over her shoulder, that there would only be a buffet today. No one had told us this when we made the reservation.

She also let us know as she seated us that the buffet closed at 2pm, again, something that would have been nice to know when we made our reservation.

The food on the buffet was a bit picked over and no one explained to our group that the omelette station was included in the cost of the buffet. We were ill-informed and treated without much care.

When 2pm came, and our family was still eating, the wait staff very noisily broke down the omelette station behind where we were sitting. It was jolting how they were slamming around. Several of us remarked, they must want us to leave now... All of the food, except the desserts were taken away. Whether we were ready or not, the meal was over.

For $30 per adult and $18 per child, it is a steep price to pay for a lackluster experience.

This is not the Carolina Inn we grew up with and have come to love. We would have gotten the same experience going to the Waffle House on Franklin Street and at much less expense.

This experience was not up to our standards and I hope not up to your standards either.

If I were the manager, I would want to know.

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CH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Table and floor were not cleaned up for ready for the next guest seating.

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j
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

An adequate brunch, but nothing special. After having the Thanksgiving buffet at Crossroads, and after reading the online brunch buffet menu, I expected a much more extensive menu/options than we were presented. This buffet breakfast is not much more than what you’d get for free at an Embassy Suites hotel. Nice, but not worth $29. (The service was very good though, and the wait staff very friendly.)

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious dinner. Great place to meet friends before any event in Chapel Hill!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks though it took a while to get the drinks. Service and food was good. Great restaurant for chapel hill.

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r
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of our hometown absolute favorites. Always welcoming, fun and never disappoints.

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JW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant in which to have a holiday brunch. Good food, nice attentive staff!

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m
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Brought kids to Christmas brunch. They had served over 1000 people by the time we arrived. The buffet was pretty well picked over & there was no mustard sauce for the mini stone crab claws, really?
Very expensive at 75/adult 40/kids under 12.then they add a20% gratuity to bill. Really, on a buffet?
A manager confronted our 11 year old who we allowed to lick sugar off the rim of an alcoholic beverage. She was embarrassed and in tears. Did he really think she was pounding a martini? The whole experience was a train wreck. Will not go back for Easter/Christmas brunch....

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BR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Christmas Day brunch was excellent!

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B
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding buffet options nicely displayed with efficient table service made this a very pleasant Christmas Day experience.

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas day

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GS
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Christmas Buffet. Lovely atmosphere and varied sitting areas. Love being surrounded by history.

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EB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love attending the holiday brunches. It's not something we'd do every day, but it's a special treat, and the decorations and setting (in addition to the delicious food) make it worth the price. It's nice that everyone in the family can create a delicious plate (with our various diets and preferences) without the family cook having to put in extra work.

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M
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Lunch. Everything from the valet service to the food to the wait staff to the drinks was OUTSTANDING! Will definitely return.

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

My family and I went for the Christmas Brunch. In all, it was quite disappointing. It was a huge event, though, with seating in all the main ballrooms. The waitress sneered at us in the beginning, probably because we were not Caucasian. I think she was more welcoming of the tables around us.

The food was okay, but definitely not to the quality of a "very-fine dining" venue. It was more like a "pretty good wedding reception" meal. The taste of the food was fair and generic - no flair, no finesse. The environment was very nice, nice upscale setting white table cloths, nice flatware. It was definitely overpriced in my opinion, and I will not go again, at least not for this sort of holiday event. It seemed like they were just cashing-in on the huge demand.

The food we had probably does not reflect the normal culinary efforts of the real kitchen staff, as it was more of a catering-type setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was all right

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j
Pinehurst
33 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

This was a repeat visit for Christmas brunch. Last year I was unhappy with seating at the row of "bench tables" in the bar area due to a lack of privacy and noise, so this year, I specifically requested seating in one of the more private dining rooms. Despite my very early reservation and request, we were seated in the same spot. We decided to make the best of it thinking the dining rooms were for larger parties and families. Upon looking in to the other dining rooms, however, I saw several tables for two, some unoccupied. It was also quite a walk to the buffet area from our table which caused our hot food to cool down a bit. There was a nice variety of salads as well as raw bar and hot foods at the buffet. All were well organized and looked quite appetizing. The choices we made were mostly tasty, although my cut of ham was gristly, and the egg frittata was dry and bland. Server was efficient, but not very friendly. The medley of desserts was quite good and in perfect proportions for a finishing touch. I thought the price for the buffet was a little high. The senior discount helped, although they did not apply the discount for my senior guest, for some reason. I’m glad I remembered that gratuity had already been added. When I received the check, my seating request was conveniently printed on the back side. I was happy with the valet parking this time. Last year, they lost my keys and we had to wait over an hour for our car. We would probably return next year, but not before I speak with the manager.

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

A good brunch, not a great brunch for Christmas day. Variety was decent. Would have been nice to have the option of an omelette, waffle, prime rib. Also, surprise at least 1 mimosa, bloody mary, etc. wasn't included in $70.00 cost. Probably would not come to this brunch again on Christmas day.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve dinner was wonderful. The food and service were outstanding.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent omelettes and selection of food. Only comment would be to change the homefries, they are too spicy for my taste (and my kids!)

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c
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took a colleague who was visiting from out of town and wanted Christmas ambiance and historic charm. We got all of that and a great meal in a lovely setting. She had the shrimp and grits, and I had a salad with pickled pumpkin and trout. Both were delicious. We also really enjoyed the tiny corn muffins. The service was attentive but not overly aggressive, and we were comfortable catching up for an extended period. The dining room was busy in a pleasant "people are having a nice time" kind of way but did not feel overwhelming with noise.

The dining room was a mix of people dressed up in holiday clothing and more casual dress, but you might feel underdressed if you came in jeans.

I made a reservation for noon on a Saturday. When I arrived the dining room was pretty empty, but by 12:30 it was full. So if you are thinking of coming in for brunch on a weekend, don't assume there will be empty tables if you drop in.

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M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Water glass had lipstick and finger prints on it. Talked to manager who apologized and took care of it immediately. She did give us a discount on our bill.
My toast was served with my meal. We had to ask twice for my husbands toast after his meal was served.
Had to remind waiter about our forgotten drinks also.

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T
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was bad. Felt ignored most of the time. Yes it was crowded when we got there but it cleared out fast. So there was much of an excuse for the missing waitress.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the tray—soup and quiche were not hot.

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L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Graduattion

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Crossroads for the Breakfast Buffet $16. Everything was fabulous, especially the grits. The best I have ever had a restaurant. The service was friendly. Would definitely return and have already recommended it to friends and family. And the croissants where warmed -- wow, the details.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

nice place and fresh food, but maybe a little expensive. Good for a special occasion

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L
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, excellent meal.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was excellent

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