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50 Raleigh Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated April 10, 2019

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

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4.8
4.8 (4057)
$30 and under
Brewery
Raleigh
About the restaurant

To make a reservation, if joining us for dinner, please use OpenTable to book your reservation of parties of 6 guests and less. Though reservations are highly encouraged, walk-in guests are also welcome.

For gatherings of 7-16 guests, please send us an email at info@brewerybhavana.com, and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

For events and parties of 17+ guests, please visit our Events tab at brewerybhavana.com.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you again very soon!


Top review
CarlaB
Dined 6 days ago
We celebrated our son’s 21st birthday with a delicious meal and fantastic service. Highly recommend
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4.8
4.8 (1784)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
The intimate dining rooms within The Fearrington House Restaurant welcome guests with exceptional service and a seasonally changing menu. Executive Chef Paul Gagne commitment to exceptional farm-to-fork cuisine is woven throughout the dining experience.

From partnerships with local farms, including Harland's Creek Farm in Pittsboro and Lil Farm in Timberlake, to herbs harvested from gardens on the property, to dishes that celebrate North Carolina’s seasons, The Fearrington House’s mission to provide Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service to guests has remained constant since opening in 1980.

Our menu is complemented by a beverage program featuring an extensive wine list, a full cocktail bar, and beers celebrating North Carolina breweries.

Any Allergies and Food Preferences are to be provided in advance. If not provided, not all requests can be accommodated.

Should you not find a desired time available online, please contact the restaurant directly at 919 542 2121.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Impeccable service and food! 5-stars... What an amazing experience.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Raleigh restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2511)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
GiantPrawn
Dined 5 days ago
Outstanding food and excellent service. Very nice desserts on the house to recognize our anniversary, but we still couldn’t leave without sharing a crème brûlée completely hidden by fresh berries. Nice to have a CG in Raleigh.
A photo of Garibaldi Trattoria restaurant
4.6
4.6 (639)
$30 and under
Italian
Fuquay-Varina
About the restaurant
Fuquay's newest, casual authentic Italian dining.
Top review
DebbieF
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
We were given a free glass of champagne for our anniversary. The salad, bread, and pasta were delicious. Waitstaff was friendly and fast.
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4.8
4.8 (4822)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Rey's is an upscale, fine dining, steak house featuring spectacular food & exceptional service with a hint of New Orleans / French Quarter Flare. The comfortable ambiance and affordable prices are sure to please. Six Private dining rooms available for 6 - 200 guests. Gorgeous new courtyard for outdoor dining, weddings, social events or al fresco dining.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Came here for our anniversary and it exceeded expectations. Service from Jeremy and Andre was outstanding and the proprietor (Rey) comes by as well. A great place for celebrating anything or whenever you are looking for a great meal. Our bill was pricey but we had appetizers, drinks, and dessert as well as our hearty entrees and two sides which we shared. You can easily get a meal here at a better price than we did by skipping one or more of those things. Bananas Foster dessert was made tableside and well worth the splurge.
A photo of Mandolin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2749)
$30 and under
Southern
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Mandolin is a breath of fresh air to the Raleigh dining scene, combining a casual atmosphere with fresh, contemporary, Southern fare. Mandolin uses the highest quality local ingredients to create seasonal menus that resonate with foodies and casual diners, alike. We share our food in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere that replaces the stuffiness of fine-dining with Southern charm. The menu and ambiance reflect the character of Raleigh itself- a blend of rustic and refined, contemporary and traditional, rural and metropolitan. Mandolin, like the City of Oaks, is Southern at its roots, but draws influences from around the world. We love our new home in Hayes Barton, just a stone's throw from Five Points, on the corner of Oberlin and Fairview.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Stephanie is a wonderful server. BLT and tomato peach salad a must to order.
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4.8
4.8 (2301)
$31 to $50
American
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food, service and overall atmosphere was great! We had amazing date! Love the newest menu items!
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - North Raleigh restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1739)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Raleigh is located in the vibrant midtown community of North Hills. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Raleigh steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always consistent location to location- excellent service, expertly prepared dishes, and beautiful atmosphere. The seafood tower is a favorite !!
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4.4
4.4 (3244)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Honoring Lebanese tradition through authentic cuisine. Sitti is a heartfelt tribute to the grandmothers, or sittis, the revered guardians of Lebanese culture, faith, and culinary heritage. Nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Sitti breathes life into the rich traditions of Lebanon, honoring our ancestors by offering guests an unforgettable experience filled with mouthwatering dishes and exceptional hospitality.

If you seek an outdoor escape, we offer seating in our courtyard. This space is also available for Private Dining experiences.

Top review
TKWH
Dined 3 days ago
It was a special afternoon with family and Sitti helped us celebrate the occasion!
A photo of 42nd Street Oyster Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5702)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Raleigh
About the restaurant
A Southern Seafood Tradition Since 1931.

The 42nd St. Oyster Bar is one of the South's most famous landmark restaurants, satisfying thousands of grateful patrons since its humble beginnings in 1931 as a grocery store offering oysters and draft beer.

Our Mission: To provide a remarkable experience by recognizing and appreciating that each guest is the most important person in the world while dining at the 42nd St. Oyster Bar.

We invite you to join us for dinner tonight!

“Eat seafood … live longer

Eat oysters … love longer

Eat clams … last longer"


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Another wonderful experience here thanks to our waitress Naomi C. She was very hospitable and personable, checked in on us periodically, and was an all-around wonderful individual.
A photo of Vin Rouge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4461)
$31 to $50
French
Durham
About the restaurant
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to cooking for you soon!
Top review
AlanP
Dined 4 days ago
Always good . Great service. Baked clams were just Ok. Entrees were excellent.
A photo of Irregardless restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5788)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Get ready for a delightful culinary journey at Irregardless! A beloved gem in downtown Raleigh serving fresh, seasonal vegetarian delights + carnivore options. Locally owned and bursting with flavor, our menu promises an unforgettable experience.

Join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch! Our menu offers something for everyone.

Top review
Jimpatsfan
Dined 4 days ago
Love that Irregardless is now open for lunch. I wish other restaurants in the area would pick up on having more plant-based options. The vegan burrito was simple but very tasty. There were a couple other options that we will definitely go back for. Wish they would add a couple more N/A beers to the menu but at least there is one! Good food...lots of choices for plant-based folks.
A photo of Sullivan's Steakhouse - Raleigh restaurant
4.4
4.4 (4951)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Sullivan’s is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks & seafood, hand shaken martinis, & live music. We offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside our lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by our professional team. Sullivan’s serves the finest hand-selected steaks, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Went for a friends birthday and everything was amazing! Drinks, appetizers, steak, sides, dessert, everything!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2026)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Durham
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We went here for our dinner right after me and my now husband got married. They allowed us to bring our cake. They also signed a congratulations post card and gave it to us at the end of our dinner.
A photo of Talulla's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1220)
$30 and under
Turkish
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant

When you walk through the shadowed glass doors of Talulla's, an instant transformation begins to occur. Your mind and body begin to relax. Your ears pick up on the eclectic mix of music. Your eyes wonder around the walls, decorated in Turkish rugs; then the ceilings, scattered with warm, unique lighting pieces; then the floors... the dark, hardwood floors; and finally, across the plush seating areas, disguised by cushions and pillows and fabric leisurely draped around the frames.

Top review
RSalphavip
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
It was great!!! The food is outstanding. A perfect date night experience.
A photo of Plates Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2084)
$30 and under
International
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Welcome to Plates Kitchen, your culinary destination in downtown Raleigh, conveniently located off Glenwood Avenue. As a locally owned and operated restaurant, we take pride in offering a menu inspired by the travels and gastronomic adventures of our owners, bringing a world of flavors to your plate. Under the expert guidance of Chef David Mitchell, our kitchen crafts each dish with passion and creativity, ensuring a memorable dining experience every time you visit. Whether you’re joining us for a hearty breakfast, a leisurely brunch, or an exquisite dinner, Plates Kitchen promises a delightful journey for your taste buds. Discover the flavors of the world right here in Raleigh at Plates Kitchen. We look forward to serving you!

Convenient validated parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Such a great experience! The food was good and vibe was sweet, quaint & cozy. I went at 11am on a rainy weekday so it was quiet but just what I wanted and needed. I hope to get back there again before they close! :-(
A photo of Farina Neighborhood Italian restaurant
4.5
4.5 (676)
$31 to $50
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Farina is a local neighborhood meeting place for those seeking classic Italian inspired dishes with some modern fusion items thrown into the mix. We are proud to offer a broad palate of wines from around the world as well as an ample list of spirits. You are welcome in jeans or dressed to the nines, by yourself or with a group, out for a romantic evening or a friend’s birthday, a business meeting or just a quick bite to eat. Farina has what you are looking for.

(Please note that our patio dining is on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is pet-friendly and nonsmoking.)

Top review
LisaL
Dined on Jan 16, 2023
Everyone got different entrees and they were all delicious! Pizza, bolognese, scampi, eggplant parmesan, tomato bruschetta appetizer, all were great!
A photo of Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5692)
$30 and under
American
Cary
About the restaurant
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Cary features exceptional renderings of classic Southern dishes made with plenty of local ingredients. We will open back up soon for dining in our restaurant in our dining room that's been prepared for safe distancing and Veranda garden. View photos of our new seasonal features available for takeout on our website at lucky32.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food and service was great, I had the fried green tomato Benedict and the sampler plate and I couldn’t recommend them both enough. The deviled eggs are to die for!
A photo of Taberna Tapas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1728)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Durham
About the restaurant
Spanish Tapas
Extensive Spanish Wine list
Full bar
Serving dinner

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We had a great experience! Food and drinks were stellar (we ended up getting another plate of the short ribs since it was a table favorite!) service was great we arrived early for our reservation and were able to seated immediately.
A photo of Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2906)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant

Overflow Parking are few feets away from our lot.
League Lot – 209 N. Dawson Street
State Government Parking Deck (West) – 329 N McDowell Street
Streetside Along Lane Street

On Friday's and Saturday's only accommodate parties as large as 6.



Mulino provides a dining experience that takes the curious on a richly rewarding gastronomic journey across the Italian culinary landscape and rewards the intrepid adventurer with simple yet sumptuous cuisine, wines, and a complementary culinary education in the history of Italian cuisine all in a very cozy environment.

Patio seating is first come first serve for reservations.

Located in downtown Raleigh and minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center, Mulino can accommodate parties from 2-250.

For Parties of 12 or more, a large party menu will be required. For details, please navigate to: https://mulinoraleigh.com/menus/limited-menu/

Top review
RachelUvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food, atmosphere and great drinks! The salads and pizza are to die for. We sat inside amd it was very romantic for our date night.
A photo of Parizade restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3239)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Durham
About the restaurant
Parizade is Mediterranean inspired culinary creations. A vast open kitchen spans the length of the restaurant. Surreal art by Henryk Fantazos adorns the walls and ceiling. Parizade is truly the crowning jewel of Giorgios Hospitality Group. *Large parties, please call the restaurant at 919-286-9712*
Top review
thebrenj
Dined 2 days ago
Good food, great service, and they were very accommodating for our toddler.
A photo of The Pit Authentic BBQ restaurant
4.1
4.1 (5723)
$30 and under
Southern
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Servin’ everything but the squeal! The Pit Authentic Barbecue is home to world-famous tangy Eastern NC whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue. Located in the Warehouse District, we source premium AWA-certified hogs to cook low and slow for twelve hours. All of our spirits have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked off the pit, from beer to bourbon.

Last but not least, we serve up a good time at unique private dining events. Our contemporary setting in a restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse is the perfect spot for rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and more. Check out the link below for details!

Top review
LauraKvip
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Great barbecue with lots of options, and the signature Old Fashioned cocktail is an excellent accompaniment.
A photo of Peck & Plume restaurant
4.3
4.3 (379)
$30 and under
American
Cary
About the restaurant
Peck & Plume — a nod to the restaurant’s view of the forthcoming Downtown Cary Park and its avian inhabitants — is a polished yet casual restaurant offering a menu of modern American classics taking inspiration from our southern surroundings. Whether diners want a peck of plates to share with friends or the plume of a special occasion dinner, Peck & Plume is open six days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The bar program focuses on premium cocktails, approachable wines and North Carolina craft beers.
Top review
BobH27513vip
Dined 4 days ago
My wife and I love to have lunch at Peck & Plume, but the noise level was through the roof yesterday. It's always noisy because it's a popular restaurant in Cary and it's almost always full during lunch. There are few, if any, surfaces that help to reduce the noise level. I noticed that when a restaurant is noisy people talk even louder in order to be heard. The reason it was even worse yesterday is that the hotel has construction work on the floor above the restaurant. So, in addition to people yelling at one another there was noise from drills, saws, and hammers. I asked how much longer the construction would take and was told at least two weeks. That said, the food is excellent, as is the service. When the weather cooperates there is outdoor seating that is much more quiet.
A photo of Gravy restaurant
4.2
4.2 (3570)
$30 and under
Italian
Raleigh
About the restaurant
When we say ‘gravy’, we mean tomato sauce. Experience classic Italian-American fare with a contemporary flair in the heart of downtown Raleigh when you dine in our cozy space or our vibrant courtyard. Our culinary artisans craft dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients so that you can enjoy a rich and authentic taste of Italy, right here in North Carolina.

Looking to host an event? Select the link below to learn more about our Wine Cellar, The Upstairs, and Jiddi Space & Courtyard for your next celebration.

For parties of six or more, please call the restaurant: 919-896-8513

Top review
DavidM
Dined 5 days ago
First time in and was craving a bit of Italian nuance. Found Gravy to be a great place. Don’t forget to order those risotto balls…simply fantastic.
A photo of Counting House restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1493)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Durham
About the restaurant
At Counting House restaurant, led by Executive Chef Stephanie Klos, local cuisine meets bold flavors and playful execution. A seafood-driven menu set amongst the art of today, designed to provide you with an easy-going escape that will feed your soul. The bar and lounge is a welcoming place to taste innovative cocktails, sample local craft brews, and explore broad bourbon and wine lists.

Reestablishing the warmth and vitality of a historic gem, Counting House combines contemporary design with architectural details including the building’s original terrazzo floors and arched windows.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had oysters, ceviche, pan, seared wahoo, and the chicken from the menu all were excellent! Our server was very nice.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Raleigh restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3621)
$30 and under
Southern
Raleigh
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
Reservations recommended for weekends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food and service was great, Wonderful drink choices. Perfect spot for dinner or brunch
A photo of Maggiano's - Durham restaurant
4.3
4.3 (4439)
$30 and under
Italian
Durham
About the restaurant
Welcome to Maggiano's Durham located in the Streets of Southpoint Mall. The mall is 5 miles from Research Triangle Park off Interstate 40. Please call us for more specific directions. Maggiano's dining room is an ideal location for your dinner, baby shower, or important client meeting.
The seasonal patio seats 25 and has an old-world feel of dining on the bustling streets of Florence.
So join us soon! We look forward to hosting your next business or family gathering.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 1, 2020
Food and service good as usual. Good value.
A photo of Tribeca Tavern restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1533)
$30 and under
American
Cary
About the restaurant
Welcome to Tribeca Tavern. Proud to be a North Carolina company, we celebrate the vibrant communities we serve and are committed to upholding the highest standards in the quality of our products and the local causes we support. We pledge to offer you a delightful experience complete with our signature Tribeca hospitality.

Whether you're drinking the crafty brews created by our sister establishment, The Mash House Brewery, or you're enjoying entrees prepared in our from-scratch kitchens, you can count on handcrafted flavors with a dash of homegrown flair.

We look forward to serving you many times over, be it for family nights out, dinners for two, game-watching afternoons, or private parties and corporate events. Enjoy!

Top review
Sandyvip
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
We had a delighrful lunch. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We definitely will return! We really enjoyed the gourmet burgers.
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