Midtown Grille

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Tucked away in Raleigh’s Lassiter District in North Hills, Midtown Grille is an upscale, comfortable neighborhood restaurant featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Locally owned since 2006, Midtown offers sophisticated, yet approachable dishes, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients.

Midtown Grille’s Chef, Marshall Smith, attended school at the New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, Vermont. Upon graduating, Marshall interned at the Michelin Star restaurant, L'Essentiel à Chambéry , under chef Jean-Michel Bouvier in France. When he returned to the Triangle, he opened Savoy in North Raleigh with his brother and worked as executive chef of Glass Half Full in Carrboro for the last five years. Ready to return to Raleigh and share his culinary experiences, Marshall has joined the team here at Midtown Grille.
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JeffS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susan is always a great ambassador for Midtowne Grille and runs it as an owner operator. Doyle and Dr Bolick
Are very fortunate to have her on their staff

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StephT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fantastic job of distancing people, with seating inside and outside. Our server wore a mask the whole time, as did every other employee.

Midtown Grille
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thank you, Steph! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SPORTSPHOTOG
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Handling COVID distancing pretty well.

Midtown Grille
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a great experience!

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ChuckF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Midtown is the best. You can always count on the team to make it an enjoyable experience.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 29, 2020

Chuck, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you always have a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipDarleneT
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambiance despite COVID-19 limitations.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 29, 2020

Hi Darlene, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipBarbaraF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I recommend it. I cannot wait to go back.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 22, 2020

Hi Barbara, Thank you so much for recommending Midtown Grille. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GeraldA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you had excellent food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the beat place to go for any occasion!!

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back again soon.

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trudyl
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable outdoor seating.
Midtown Grill is my favorite restaurant!

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoy the outdoor seating. We look forward to having you back soon!

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Freesong
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Midtown Grill is our favorite. Great location. Knowledgeable staff. Yummy food.
See overall-- the place to go. We will be back.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so happy to hear Midtown is your favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ShamaraT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family here for my mother’s 55th birthday. The service was phenomenal the food was fresh and amazing. The manager and our waitress was very attentive. My family absolutely loved their experience and we will definitely return.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 8, 2020

Hi Shamara, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you and your family had a great experience. We look forward to having you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and fabulous food! The team made us feel welcome!

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipSake20
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited too long for food and service was slow.

Midtown Grille
Responded on June 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your less than desirable experience with us. We hope you will give us another chance again soon!

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EmilyH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Midtown Grille. The food and service were excellent. The patio was lovely.

Midtown Grille
Responded on May 27, 2020

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and patio. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent favorite

Midtown Grille
Responded on May 27, 2020

Thank you for your five-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipLindaS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food (scallops, burger) was very good except that the mixed green salad was overdressed. Staff was great.

Midtown Grille
Responded on May 27, 2020

Hi Linda, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your food and the service! We appreciate your feedback about our mixed green salad. We hope you will visit us again soon.

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AshtonH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall good experience. The restaurant is very dark, not an ideal ambiance for a brunch. Maybe for dinner. Service was great, Friendly staff, quick delivery of meal. The food was decent standard brunch menu. Midtown omelet was just ok, very salty and thin. The benedict egg was not runny as ordered, flavor was fine so no negatives just pointing it out for those who prefer a runny egg.

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Aireybollox
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Well, this place has definitely taken a dip in quality and quantity over the years. The menu choice was limited and I was surprised to see a burger as a choice entree for a restaurant of this reputation. Though the prices were fair, these were reflected by the portion sizes which were very small. We skipped the dessert and went elsewhere in North Hills for a second meal. I wouldn't consider this venue any time soon. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgable.

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HungryLady
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ordered calamari and it was terrible. Tasted like a frozen product that was dropped in deep fryer.

Ordered the special grouper fish and chips - equally terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Hostess, Amanda, was very accommodating!
Our Server was very attentive to my dietary restrictions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The restaurant was obviously overwhelmed with the number of diners for lunch last Friday and short on wait staff. I asked to be moved because the table was by the front door on a very cold day. There was no other available 2top so we sat at the bar. None of the waiters would wait on us so the hostess had to take our order which came back wrong and had to be sent back to the kitchen. Disappointed because I was treating my mom to lunch and I’m a regular customer and I always make a reservation. They gave us the worst table in the house.

Midtown Grille
Responded on March 4, 2020

Our apologies for you bad experience this past Friday. We were staffed appropriately for our normal level of Friday business. This being said, we had 70+ walk and it created chaos. We would like to make it up to you and redeem ourselves. As for the temoperature of the restaurant, we always keep it at 72 and that day was no exception. The outside temperature was 61. The table you sat at is a highly requested table due to the divider that seperates it from the front / hostess.

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vipChris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was there for a business lunch with a guest today and my guest's lunch never arrived. We both ordered and the server and my guest had a fairly extensive conversation about his order and that was the last we saw of our server. My guest's soup came out first and my burger came out shortly after, but his entree never came out. At first we thought it was just taking a bit longer, but 15-20 minutes or so after my burger came out, his food was not there and no one had come to check our table, so we had to get up and find someone to check on the status. From there we were assisted by several people, none of whom was our server, and eventually found out that they were out of what he ordered, so he ended up with a burger to go about an hour after we originally ordered. After he left I had to ask twice for the rest of my food to be boxed and for the check. They did comp his burger and apologize, but that's definitely the bare minimum for a situation like that.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 29, 2020

We did not provide our customary level of customer service for you and your guest and for that we apologize. Friday lunch we had 70+ walk ins and we were not prepared. Please let me know how we can make it up to you. Again, our deepest apologies!

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Lent
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm & welcoming delicious food and wonderful service

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GeorgiaH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Prices were reasonable, super relaxed ambiance. Our waiter Stephen was awesome too!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went to Midtown Grille for a date night, and was so impressed with the menu! I ordered the chicken cassoulet and it was divine! My wife kept stealing bites from my plate!

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are delighted that you enjoyed a special date night with us! We look forward to hosting you again soon for more shared plates. ;-)

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JeffP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening celebrating my Father-in-Laws 65th Birthday. Service and food were excellent.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Jeff, we're so glad you celebrated such a milestone with us! We look forward to hosting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

While the restaurant was nice the food was rather bland.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

We're sorry that our dishes did not suit - we hope you'll visit us again in the future so that we may make up for the miss!

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vipKittyM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Disappointed to be seated in what appeared to be the restaurant's waiting area. With the chilly night, every time the door opened, our table caught a cold breeze which made the experience less enjoyable. Next time, I'll request an interior table.

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StephenS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

$55 for valentine filet and it was a poor cut of meat for that price

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Stephen, we're sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner experience with us. We strive to provide a fantastic culinary experience and hope to impress you in the future.

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RBrown803
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was very tasty. Definitely recommend.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you, RBrown! Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. Service was excellent. Very nice place!

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Why thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was warm but not hot. Portion sizes were small and bland. No salt on the table and it seems they must not cook with it in the kitchen either. Very unimpressed.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

We're disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your meal with us. If you give us the chance to earn a five-star rating with a future visit, please let us know!

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vipBigKahuna
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit. Great food. We shall return.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks, Kahuna! We're delighted to have you and look forward to treating you to a great experience again soon.

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vipIrisL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

We came here for a business dinner and requested a quiet corner which they obliged. The ambiance was very nice and the restaurant is a great venue for quiet conversations and business meetings. Service was attentative although our server wasn't that familiar with daily specials. We had ordered the beet salad, fried oysters, calamari, grilled salmon, ribeye, lobster mac and cheese special and shrimp special. The food was fair but nothing to write home about.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Iris, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share such valuable feedback! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers!

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HarrietG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, service and food. Very reasonably priced. And, they were so respectful of my service dog!

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Harriet, you and yours are always welcome here and we're delighted to serve you! Please come visit us again soon.

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dine4two
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Coffee was WAY too strong. The Benedict's - regular and crab cake - had very little and tasteless Hollandaise sauce. Won't be going back and advising friends to go somewhere else for brunch.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hello and thanks for your visit. We use locally sourced coffee and yes, it is strong. As for you Benedict's? Did you notify staff or management? Our goal is to provide a memorable dining experience for our guest. Hollandaise sauce is a tough one and no, we typically do not use an excessive amount unless requested. We want each guest to leave with a favorable and memorable dining experience.

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfamiliar with the area, we made a last minute reservation. It worked out perfect.
Great atmosphere, Great Food, Great service! Absolutely recommend to others.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Lori, we're so glad you stumbled upon us! Thank you kindly for the great review. We look forward to hosting you and your again!

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ElizabethD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast becoming my most favorite lunch spot! The specials are always amazing.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Aww, Elizabeth - you're making us blush! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We were so disappointed in Restaurant's week's food at Midtown Grille! We had lunch here a few weeks ago and it was so great that we were so excited to try dinner. I had the salmon and it was boring. My husband had the steak and said it was chewy. We both had the the Caesar salad a it was underwhelming. He was also disappointed in his Old Fashioned. We spent over $100 and felt cheated. Our server was wonderful but don't think we'll eat here again. Too many other choices in this city!

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are sorry to read this! We would have welcomed the opportunity to prepare the dishes to your liking during your dining experience. We hope you'll visit us again for an improved meal.

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vipBobFl
Raleigh
62 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. Restaurant was cold.

Midtown Grille
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, Bob!

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