Lafayette Village Grill

3.7
461 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 461 people are saying
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APBraleigh
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice hostess, bar tender and waiters!
Enjoyed the food! Had the chicken salad plate! Delicious

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vipCathy
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lafayette Village Grill consistently delivers great food and service. It's definitely one of our go-to's for a nice meal out.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The homemade potato chips were old and over done. The Thai lettuce wraps were not Thai, they were chicken chunks with cabbage in an Asian flavor marinade. Poor substitute. My date’s chicken cordon bleu sandwich was marginal. Basically bar food that was not that good. And the bill was over fifty for two people. With no alcohol. Will not be back.

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vipkimc
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations. We got seated and 35 minutes later no one had even checked on us or stopped by. We made eye contact with a few and kept thinking they would come. We left and won’t be going back. We ended up at a restaurant next door. They had amazing food and service! I’m amazed this place is still in business.

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RaleighRedSoxFan
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sat outside (never went in). Server was nice, but hard to track down. He was wearing running shorts (I expected more at a pub w/ upscale prices). I’ll try it again sometime, but won’t be running back. Wish menu included calorie counts.

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Jackster
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The greeting was friendly and our server was very good. The Paleo Burger and Black Bean Burgers were excellent! The onion soup and other items were very good. The chili was just ok. Wouldn’t order that again. Not too busy or loud and nice to watch part of the game.

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GirlsNightOut
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Much more casual than the website made it appear. Nice staff.

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Cleurth
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was just terrible! Can’t believe how this place has gone downhill! Less than a year ago the food was great!
The French onion soup was a weak, flavorless broth with a big blob of cheese, the waffle was stale, and my husband’s egg and mushroom skillet was over cooked and very dry. Not the birthday brunch we’d expected.

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KatheN
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for girls nite out.

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did not have my reservation via open table but seated me anyway. Generous portion. Great flavor Will be back!

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food tasted very good however I ordered my burger without pickles & it came with pickles, took about an hour to get food once ordered & service was poor. Needed napkins & ranch dressing but waitress never came back to check in.

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EGent
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

The food was great, however the service was poor. We had long waits to take our orders, bring beverages, ask for checks.
Eventually after being there for much too long - waiting to pay, we walked inside to the hostess station to close out our bill.
My assumption had been that they were understaffed, like many restaurants in the area…. But alas we saw at least 4 employees kind of wandering around and chatting, in a mostly empty restaurant.

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DavidB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice bar and comfortable seating. Excellent scampi. Nice choice in red wines.

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VickiW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food not particularly good. Too many other good places to eat to recommend.

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ScottP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the apps! Food selection and quality is great. I always know what to expect and they hit it every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipspoiledsparrow
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We love Lafayette Grill but it was so crowded for brunch that the service was very slow. They cater to a huge outside seating area, so sometimes it feels you get forgotten when you sit inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick seating - great food and service.

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vipMsFreckles
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good solid service and food. A good atmosphere for lunch with a friend.

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vipmarciy
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Our first and last visit. Service was slow, food was slower. The appetizer came out with the food and it was just fries to nibble on. I ordered chicken lettuce wraps and the plate had obviously been under the heat lamp as the lettuce was wilted. The chicken was terrible, tiny pieces of cubed chicken mixed with a little shredded carrots and lots of shredded lettuce, and the flavors were nonexistent. When we told the server she just shrugged. Yikes. Terrible restaurant.

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vipSith
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice bar Nice location. The food was good, and good service.

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SarahF
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great, will return.

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vipYVETTER
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Lafayette Grill!! The food was delicious and the service was over the top! The only thing we felt was a little subpar were the drinks. They were very weak. I ordered three vodka seltzer’s with a premium vodka ( and pricing) and they were not very good. They were in a tiny glass and were quite weak. . I was disappointed in my drinks but everything was really good. Maybe stick to wine and beer. Would not order liquor drinks there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal and great service. I recommend them keeping the brownie sundae on their regular menu

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Mhughes
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, good atmosphere . We are coming back.

KB
vipKristieB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a date night. We were pleasantly surprised with the menu offerings. We started with a grilled burrata salad, followed by a pancetta and fontina flatbread, we split the filet with truffles twice baked potato and polished everything off with a warm chocolate brownie a la mode. It was raining the night we dined so we ate inside but their patio overlooking the courtyard looked nice.

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vipspoiledsparrow
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Lafayette Village Grill. The regular menu is a great variety and they have specials and soups that change daily. Wonderful atmosphere and servers are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was absolutely horrible nothing cooked to order and from the server to manager no one took any action to make us come back. In fact the manager told us he had heard all the feedback before and acted like there was nothing he could do…the chef and GM left and it’s very evident. Do not waste your time or money

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SMayes
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, outstanding service, COVID safe environment!

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DerrickW
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, enjoyable, choices on the menu had nice twists to everyday favorites

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was exceptional! Great food as always.

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EvieA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Village Grill. Never disappointed. Great Menu. Food is Awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of options, many calorie conscious and all delishous

JS
vipJohnS
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not bad but not great. Nothing really memorable. What was memorable was how epically awful the cocktails were. Tasted like simple syrup mixed with flavor packets from a cocktail kit.

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DeborahF
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch here. Nice selection of drinks and food. Staff was friendly.

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vipstarzlght
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great variety on the menu super impressed, we'll be back!

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BenC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Spacing was gracious and we felt comfortable considering COVID-19.

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TaraS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food was really good. It was VERY loud, one table in particular. We skipped dessert to get out quickly.

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Raymond
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great staff, friendly environment!

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Rost
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Lafayette Village Grill. Everything was great and and enjoyable. A lot of restaurants are cutting back on service and quality during this Corona virus, however our restaurant staff were pleasant and seemed eager to help with our questions and meet our needs as diners. The food was delicious and plentiful. Two of the three of us there ended up with enough leftovers from our lunch to have another wonderful meal later at home.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lafayette Village Grill using the Order Online button. Lafayette Village Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 890-5340.

Lafayette Village Grill is rated 3.7 stars by 461 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.