Lafayette Village Grill

4.1
382 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!
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O
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch menu is good and fast

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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i
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to! Love this place :)

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PD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

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

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LM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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.

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SI
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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KH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here . Definitely will be back. Wonderful menu

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NP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Easter brunch was great!

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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SO
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Jimi!!

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L
Raleigh
87 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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R
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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h
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Many peanut items on the menu which is difficult for our family to dine at this restaurant & be assured that there is no cross contamination in the kitchen (we always mention this to our waitress). Volume inside at 6pm was high as expected which was difficult for my elderly father to deal with (no tables outside avail. when we arrived -- did not book outside originally b/c did not know if weather would be nice). Overall, I enjoy this restaurant.

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SR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service! It was a little noisy but that is to be expected when dining out. Enjoyed the wine special, blackened salmon and cannolis for dessert.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was recommended to us. My hubs and I were on a date night and decided to go. The server was clueless. We had to ask for water , silverware that was clean. The food took way to much time so much so that we thought they forgot about us. Then when we got our food the fries were cold and my chicken was burnt. It was the worst experience. We were so beside ourself that we got the check, paid and left. Such a disappointment!!!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience. The waitress was excellent during such a busy time she was very attentive to the needs of our group of 11. The food was good.

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K
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good to go a little early and beat the rush. Our server, David, was excellent. All but one of our party was impressed with our food (the cedar plank salmon and the sweet potato crusted grouper were especially outstanding). This was my second visit, and will happily return to dine here again.

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O
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good for business meetings

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G
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great bar. Food is good, service is OK. Menu has more than just bar food

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good. Service was okay. You need to change the odd derogatory paintings.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lasagna is excellent, server very friendly and efficient

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was amazing and the food is just perfect and very reasonable in pricing. I always coordinate my work functions here because the fun and classy atmosphere, the bar and restaurant staff are great, and the food is delicious. I highly recommend.

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c
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I always forget why i stopped going there until I go and then realize there is nothing good about the place, sad since there are some good places nearby.

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JP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice spot in back room near fireplace. Service was very good as was the food.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent quality food and service

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JA
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Beer service was funny. Order one draft to have it substituted without telling me. Ordered a dark beer and a blond came out so knew right away it was wrong. Told bartender said to substitute because they were out of ordered draft beer. Odd

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

First time back after a few years and was disappointed in the service and somewhat the food. There was no excuse in being offered extra sauce to be provided for our table and then it took 3 requests to various wait staff for it to arrive. Also, took forever to get refills on our drinks. I was thinking of making reservations in the future for a luncheon group I belong to and now have crossed the Village Grill off the list.

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M
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I really do love going to village grill. Their food has always been great, however we went the other night and I tried something new. I tried the tuna salad and the lettuce seemed a bit old. The server was very sweet, however she did not come till later in the meal after I ate most of the tuna. She was very considerate when I said the lettuce seemed old and offered to get me a new meal but I was really done at that point. They handled it nicely and I will definitely continue to come. I also need to remember to say less salt on the homemade chips which you should definitely try.
The salmon has always been awesome as well as the burgers and steak.

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L
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Did not have the same food that was on the website.

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KR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, entrees and sides. Reasonably priced cocktails. Kevin was attentive to any need but not overbearing. Enjoyed the casual atmosphere with white linen quality service! Will definitely return and recommend to friends!

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