Midtown Grille

4.5
1476 reviews
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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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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal. Service was very good. Knew when to be attentive and when to leave us be. A midtown gem. We’ll be back soon.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friday night date with my beautiful lady. Service and food were good! I’d come back.

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RB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service is always good and the people/management very nice. There are a couple odd spots for tables that don’t make for a great experience/ambiance and unfortunately we got one of those in this occasion.

The most expensive entree on the menu (ny strip) was presented well but very chewy, indicating a poor quality cut. Other guest got the short rib and spoke very well of it.

A few improvements in experience and consistency would make this restaurant worth the tab at the end of the night.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the chilli rubbed rib eye steak my wife had braised short ribs both were outstanding! The cocktails were also very good the Phil & john is very good.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Decent food, nice environment, but service and staff were slow and not too friendly. Perhaps it was because it was valentine day and staff was overwhelmed. Would consider for lunch but not for a special occasion.

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j
Raleigh
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been to Midtown in a while and it is one of those places that you wonder why it took you so long to come back to. We were seated promptly. Our server was there momentarily to take our drink and appetizer order. The crispy oysters and martinis were excellent. We had the beef short rib and salmon and both were delicious. We split an apple cranberry crumble and left full. Portions are good size. Service was exceptional. Flawless execution on Valentine’s Day is impressive. We will return soon.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Valentines

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Midtown - delicious and great atmosphere

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Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was ok but not great. We were happy with about 50% of the dishes we ordered. Service was incredibly slow, we were there for two hours and not because we sat and talked after the meal. I think something must have been going on in the kitchen. The restaurant wasn't full. The decor is a but dated but pleasant enough. They comped some desserts because of the slow service. I hate leaving an unpleasant review but I don't think I'll go back unless I see renewed buzz about the place. They need to get their act together. I remember this restaurant being better in the past but it's been a while since I've eaten there.

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LD
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday lunch with family. We all enjoyed our food very much. Our server was very helpful, friendly and attentive.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We didn’t get any of the lil mini scones (which are our favorite) and the food was very expensive for the quantity recieved (specifically the lamb hash was a very small portion).

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RB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Grille is in our regular rotation restaurant in North Hill. Always consistently good. They have a nice menu and the restaurant is laid out nicely.

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SS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. We usually go in the evening but the Sunday brunch was fabulous

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my husband’s birthday dinner on Saturday night. We were accompanied by four of our friends. We sat in the front window next to the bar which was very nice. The only issue that was bothersome was the folks at the table across from us were very loud! Other than that we were very satisfied and will return!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As we waited for out table, I went to the bar to get a drink and stood there for 10 mins. This one guy kept going back there making drinks, but never acknowledged me. Finally a manager came by and served me.
2 people at our table ordered the crab benedict. The "poached eggs" that came on top were like a gel on both meals. Manager came and took the meals away and brought back with new eggs, that were EXACTLY THE SAME AS BEFORE! Then the server brought out a plate with 2 poached eggs on it and they were overcooked like gel also. We ate our food because we were trying to get out of there. The manager came back by and when told that 8 different eggs were wrong and all cooked the same, his answer was... "I'm not sure what is going on. All the other tables eggs seem to be fine. Not sure why it is just yours? We are looking into it" Pretty sad when you pay $14 for a brunch meal and they can't even get the poached eggs right, oh but just at our table. *eye roll*

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really no vegetarian options for my friend. Otherwise very good.

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S
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took over 30 minutes to get a lunch order.

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steak and asparagus. Service was first class.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

A friend and I went here for Restaurant Week. We were glad we made a reservation because it was packed and the wait without one was long. I got the apple pomegranate salad as my starter, the jerk chicken with rice as my entree and the toffee pudding for dessert. Our server seemed really overloaded. She barely stopped at our table and when she did stop, she would walk away even if we weren’t done asking something. My entree was supposed to come with a side of fried plantains (a pretty significant part of the dish) but it was served without it. After she walked past without stopping several times, I finally flagged down somebody else who brought them out a few minutes later. Our server brought the check out without asking about the split and before bringing my dessert. When I asked her about the dessert she seemed momentarily confused before remembering I had ordered it. The food was great but the service was really disappointing. I’d go here again but if I was seated in her section again, I’d probably ask for a different server.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server spilled wine and did not offer to have my Armani custom sport coat dry cleaned. I will not be back.

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was restaurant week. I had curried butternut squash soup. Excellent. A salad,and shrimp and grits. All delicious.

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S
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent shrimp n grits! excellent caesar salad!

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a delicious meal. We will be back!

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CP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is really good & good selection... everyone very friendly & helpful

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Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great brunch! The food was very good. The children in our group weren't asked what they wanted to drink but other than that the service was fine.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the shrimp and grits, and it was the best shrimp and grits I've ever had. The service was fast and courteous. It was also an excellent value. Great restaurant!

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A
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Honestly the food is mediocre and the service was awkward. The restaurant is over all pretty and has potential, but lacks personality, flavor, and soul.

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SS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. The NY strip steak is beyond wonderful.

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GZ
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Make sure to get the brussel sprouts for appetizers...really good. 1st time there... Will be back.

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CC
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service. We oredered the Market Catch (swordfish on this occasion) & the special which was a filet. Both were prepared great. Thank you!

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M
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service!

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L
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good is always excellent. Though when restaurant is full it is quite noisy.

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l
Raleigh
69 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner recently. The scallops were perfectly cooked and the plate looked lovely. Would recommend for a fine meal if you’re in the neighborhood.

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LS
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot to meet with friends to celebrate birthdays or to meet business associates!

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OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They have great food and the wait staff is excellent!

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SD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent special of grilled shrimp in a tomato cream sauce served with asparagus and crab risotto. Delicious!!

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GM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Midtown Grille always delivers a perfect meal and service.

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ST
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit for dinner. Arrived for reservation on time and was seated promptly. The service was great and the meal was enjoyable for both.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My steak came out overdone but when redone it was delicious. The waitress only told us about one special and had to ask her to tell us the fish special. She was not very attentive.

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