Lafayette Village Grill

4.2
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400 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Village Grill, situated in the beautiful Lafayette Village in North Raleigh, offers gourmet prime burgers, main plate salads, a variety of fresh appetizers, small plates, homemade soups, fabulous entrees, craft beers, and a full line of top shelf spirits. The inventive menu choices surpass the typical casual food found in other restaurants. Locally crafted beers and food products highlight a menu that is focused on the very best that American Cuisine has to offer. Eclectic menu choices are listed to represent the different styles of cuisine found throughout the country.

The original artwork displayed at The Village Grill adds to the restaurant’s dynamic and fun ambiance. The Village Grill’s outdoor patio overlooks Lafayette Village’s “Green” preserve. Enjoy the view of stately oaks, water fountains, and open space. After dinner, walk the slate-paved paths of the traffic-free shopping village and visit the other stores and restaurants in this enchanting village!
What 400 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

If the food was better, i would rate it much higher overall. The food is just okay.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good as always. Service was lacking,
Luckily a chef took our order and got us squared away. The bathrooms were dirty and a stall was not working. We went to the tree lighting and had a reservation. It was not that busy inside.

k
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service ! Thanks Luke!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dessert and great location
Definitely will go back and recommend to others

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food took quite a while to come out, but overall still a decent experience.

B
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All five of us ordered something different and we all enjoyed our food. It was so beautiful so we ate outside. The atmosphere and service were wonderful.

L
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration- delicious food and a fun evening!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a very bad experience 4 of us come to Lafayette Village Grill I drove 30 minutes and it was not open. There was a note on the door that they were closed for Labor Day. I do not understand how I can get a reservation on Open Table and then the restaurant is closed.

C
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

No wait. Food was great, a little pricey for burgers but it was delicious. Service was good but not great, needs just a little more attention to detail and attentiveness.

G
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service! Prices are reasonable too. The TV's hanging around the bar dampen the mood a little bit. Sit outside if you can because Lafayette Village in general is beautiful. Nice place to go on a date. Highly recommended!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service and a very nice time.

BG
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It's a shame. It was a nice night and it was great to sit outside.

But, our food got lost in the shuffle and our waitress disappeared thoughout. It took an hour to get our entrees while our salads gathered flies on the table.

At the end, no offer for dessert or to buy one of our drinks. Did it at sometime fall out of style to make things right ?

AT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to sit outside but the flies distracted from the meal

L
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hamburger was not very flavorful but our server was so excellent.

DJ
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Sweet tater fries were VERY soggy and tasteless. Grouper was fine!

DD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience1

it was extremely loud, and our waitress was super nice, but seemed to be very busy. It took some time to get her back to the table in between visits

B
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated promptly at a table ready as requested for ten people . Everyone was greeted quickly and drink orders taken. Food orders taken quickly and efficiently. Food came pretty quickly considering our large table and everyone was pleased with the taste and servings they received. There was a little delay in getting our bills but our waitress did have a lot to cover. We had a good time and definitely would return!

D
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Met friends at 5:30 on a Sunday. I ordered Quiche Lorraine and small Caesar salad. Strangest presentation of quiche I’ve ever seen. Two somewhat small wedges, that looked like they had been breaded and deep fried. Perhaps that’s how they warm up the quiche. The inside was delicious, but I only ate the inside and left the breading like stuff. If the description matched the meal, I got what I ordered. Just disappointed. But will try again.

O
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lunch menu is good and fast

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Entree course was delivered within three minutes of the appetizer. We had barely started eating the appetizer, therefore the entree was cold by the time we got to it. This is the result of a young and untrained wait staff. I doubt we will be back.

i
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating fish here and the nachos with three sauces is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to! Love this place :)

PD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were not aware the menu would be different than advertised . Food was warm not hot and seemed under staffed

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place 👍. The atmosphere was very layed back. Family friendly.

BE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Cold soup, nasty pasta. Very disappointed especially for mother’s day dinner.

LM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and our server was great. He was very attentive and fun. The only down side was lack of seating for the handicapped. We were there with my mother who has a cane and has to sit at a regular table or booth. Their main room had high tops and booths with a step up to get into the booth. They had a side room with tables that was small with doors that closed. For some reason they kept closing the door and the noise level increased tremendously. You couldn’t hear anyone talking at your table. It was mother’s day, so the room was crowded with guests. They had outside seating and it wasn’t offered as an option. I’m not sure why. There was a risk of rain so I didn’t ask if we could sit outside. If they ever do a remodel they should eliminate the high top tables for regular tables to provide more seating for handicapped people.

A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow. I ordered pancakes, and they were store bought frozen pancakes cooked in the microwave. My friend ordered waffles, and they were Eggo waffles. The food was not good.

SI
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our go-places for dinner. It is a wonderful place to meet up with friends. Then have a wide variety of food on the menu all g with a full bar. Pretty much something for everyone. When the weather is nice they have a fabulous outdoor seating space.

KH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The food tasted like glorified fast food. I can imagine the only reason this restaurant has stayed in business is that it has a prime location at Lafayette Village.

j
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Server tried hard but bar was slow to make drinks. Well drinks were $5 that night and we were charged $6. Also got charged for bacon on the side which was included on my burger. No big deal but it’s details that take away from 5 star rating. We were seated in room to side right which doesn’t have any atmosphere. Everyone was there to watch Canes playoff sweep but TVs were muted so we couldn’t enjoy the sound and excitement on the game.

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Village grill has great TV setup. But the food, service fair at best.

D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here . Definitely will be back. Wonderful menu

NP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the wine dinner...although too full to eat everything😊

KH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great location, great service, but the food needs to improve.

OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easter brunch was outstanding. The lemon/berry French toast was off-the-chart. Glad I tried this restaurant a second time.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Easter brunch was great!

CM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Great food. The service was top notch, I'd highly recommend it.

SO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Jimi!!

L
Raleigh
104 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This used to be a great restaurant and bar. Now the food is a little less than mediocre. The service on our last visit was nonexistent. It's sad to see how the restaurant has gone downhill.

R
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a horrible time here. The server was rude, we waited 1.5 hours for our food and it was completely cold and inedible when it arrived. We never got drink refills. Ended up leaving hungry and had to go somewhere else. The server never apologized. So disappointing, no one should go here.