About Lafayette Village Grill

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!

8470 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am – 12:00am; Sunday: 10:30am – 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 890-5340

Website:
http://www.villagegrillraleigh.com/

Entertainment:
Live music is presented periodically. Check out the Entertainment section of the website for performers, dates, and times!

We also boast seven 60" HDTVs and one monstrous 120" model for game nights. Hello spectacular sports viewing!

Parking Details:
Parking surrounds Lafayette Village and there is ample underground parking, entrance to the right of the village.

Executive Chef:
John Scarangella

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Private Room holds up to 50 guests. Private Party reservations are made for groups of 10 guests or more.

Lafayette Village Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Live Sports (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Justin gave us phenomenal service for our Valentines Day dinner! Our food was seasoned and cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

I specifically chose Lafayette Village Grill for Valentine’s Day because it’s where I met my now fiancé 4 years and 8 months ago. It’s one of those dates one can remember like it was yesterday. Village Grill reserved that same booth for me without hesitation, and made a great night even more special. Thank you Village Grill!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome! Hubby and I went for Valentines Day dinner. I had the quiche and salad. I love quiche and have it often when we are out to eat. The quiche, tomato and mozzarella, was the best I have ever had EVER! The salad could have been just a tiny bit more but was yummy with the best balsamic dressing I've had lately.

Hubby had the Grouper special and was super happy that I had the great idea of making reservations here.

Hardly had room for dessert but decided to share the Chocolate topped Strawberry Cheesecake. It was Heaven on a plate.

Our server was very attentive but not pesty. I hate it when they hover, and he didn't.

Both Riesling and Moscato were delicious.

All in all a very nice romantic dinner. Very happy! We have only been there maybe six times, but it is going to be more often!!!

Thanks!!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved the "CLEAR CONSCIENCE" menu items. The flavors were wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome service and food

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The home made potatoe chis and the honey wheat draft beer were great.

Tags: Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I appreciated the variety of choices on the menu (although so many things seemed appealing that it took awhile to decide on a meal.) I intend to return before long to try other options. I liked the choice of specialty cocktails also. Service was good and setting was casual but pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great service... yummy food!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good. Service was very good

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time visiting. Triangle Restaurant Week helped us find a new fave! Excellent fusion dishes, first rate friendly service and our picky eater in the bunch found a new place to get a plain cheeseburger. Wide menu - we can’t wait to go back and try more things!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food - be ready for some noise - very knowledgeable as friendly service. A great value and a fun place.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was good and the staff friendly and sympathetic to the temperature in the resturarnt. I wouldn't recommend going there on a really cold day like we have had this week as the building has no auxiliary heat. We were early in thier day so maybe it gets better as there are more and more people to help warm it up.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this place. American cuisine is always good and waitstaff is friendly and attentive. This is super family friendly and fun for adults with group tables and plenty of sports to view. The Kevins are great!

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

we loved being able to sit and chat without being rushed...the restaurant wasn't crowded and our waiter Kevin was attentive, patient, and understanding that we were enjoying our meal, dessert, and the time to visit.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was a nice place to have a extended family dinner, something for everyone at a reasonable price. Casual, good beer list

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoyed our meals. Service attentive. Not too loud. Good valve for money spent. Will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great restaurant and super food. Options plentiful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Third time visiting Village Grill and the food never disappoints. Our waiter could have been a bit more attentive but it doesn't take away from the great food this place offers. Nice place to hang out with or meet friends, a business lunch or just about any occasion. Atmosphere is lively and fun so if you are looking for a quiet , secluded spot this is not the place. However, if you are looking for a place that serves consistently great food with an upbeat vibe then you can't go wrong.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good but had to wait to be seated and wasn’t busy at all but food and wait staff was on point, worth a visit

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The music from the outdoor Christmas tree lighting was ear shattering. Even in the restaurant with the door closed. But our restaurant experience was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We ate outside, it was very pleasant. Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food, as always. Great, friendly service. Never a bad time here!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was just we two for Thanksgiving dinner this year, so we took a chance on Lafayette Village Grill. We hadn't been there for at least 4 years, and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and the lower-than-remembered noise level. The staff were friendly and attentive as well.

The only criticism I would mention is that it was odd, and a little awkward, that the buffet serving tables were set chest-high. I've never seen this before. It made it almost impossible NOT to breathe over the food, and I had some difficulty filling my plate at that height. Apart from this minor detail, a thoroughly enjoyable meal!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Best Thanksgiving Buffet in town. The food and service was exceptional.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food tasted like it came out of a can. If you just want food, and pretty big portions in a fun environment this is the place for you. No management here, so servers have no idea what they are doing, there are no systems and procedures and the attitude of unsupervised staff is what you might expect.
Too bad, good concept, good decor poor poor management

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

People were nice enough but the service wasn’t great. Place was not busy at all but it took way longer than expected to get food. Also, I had to keep clearing our table of used glasses & plates. Seems like there’s a lot of potential here but we left disappointed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They were Not prepared for a busy night. Waitress was very nice even being overwhelmed and got the orders correct. We waited quite a while before ordering. Food was not great. Lettuce wraps were bland and lettuce was hardly big enough to fill. I've always had good experiences here but this night wasn't great.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The place is good looking and it's probably a good place to have a drink. The food was presented well. It was poor quality and either over or under cooked. The only person who finished was my 15 yr old son. However, he eats anything and everything.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outside table is great fun.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service and great food! Will definitely be back again :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Another great casual dinner. Great service and great food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had lunch before doing some errands in town. The menu had a wide variety of choices and I intend to go back in the future to try some other dishes. I did the soup and sandwich combination with tuna melt and broccoli and cheese soup. There were a reasonable number of wines available by the glass but mostly widely available selections. The atmosphere is casual and sporty. It was a cool day so I did not eat on the patio but like that they offer outdoor seating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was very good and our server, Meredith, was excellent!! Food came quickly but not too quickly! She checked on us just enough and made sure we had everything we needed! Good kid food options. Lots of TVs - good if you want to watch the game!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We decided to eat outdoors. Unfortunately as a result we had to deal with too many flies. Otherwise the meal was excellent, the service attentive but not intrusive, and since it was a Thursday evening there was entertainment on the lawn. A very enjoyable evening with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I had been there before so I thought it would be a good choice. The young woman who waited on us was not attentive. I specifically asked for just vinegar, NOT vinaigrette. I repeated it several times. I got vinaigrette & she said well this is what they gave me. Also, my friend order a beer twice & each time she wanted over 10 minutes. The second time, I went to the bar to get it & the bartender was not very friendly about it. Mind you, there were only two other parties in the place as it was about 3pm. Very disappointed & embarrassed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Poor service, bizarre paintings on the wall, mediocre food. Skip it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food and outdoor seating as always!! My kids love this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was slow because wait staff was short-handed. Food was fantastic. Prices were on par with similar cuisine in the area. Would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The ahi tuna salad was divine! Will definitely be going back for more. The tuna was seared to perfection. My husband had a burger, which he enjoyed very much. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We like to dine here casually with friends or for special occasions. The cocktails are fantastic. Overall, a great place with exceptional dishes!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We requested outside dining because we had two little ones with us 8 & 5. They quickly made friends and played in the large courtyard area. The menu offered kids is excellent. It was our third time there and it's nice to watch the kids play as we casually had dinner and drinks.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fun
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