Midtown Grille

4.4
1411 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar 4pm - Midnight Weekdays and 4pm - 2:00am Weekends
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Phone number
(919) 782-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lassiter Mill Road
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Parking details
Free North Hills public parking
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Public transit
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us with any special event requests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1411 People Are Saying
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good but the service by our waiter was terrible. We got more attention from the guy that brought our food to us than our actual waiter. At the end of the meal the manager brought over dessert menus but no one ever came back to take our order. We had to chase someone down for the bill because our waiter was going back and forth to one table only- at least 6 times- while ignoring us. Will not return to this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

1st time we tried the Midtown Grille. Love the service. Food was good.

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SG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent: very attentive (but not too much) and creative

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JO
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Midtown Grill is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh, NC for business luncheons. The Grill is quiet, the servers are professional and respect your conversations, the BLTs are the best in the triangle and the atmosphere is "Tucked In."
The Grill is the only place I go for a business lunch.

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PC
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good - not great. The service was fantastic!!

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F
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch here and would return. We arrived at 11:30 and wasn't crowed. That fact began to change about 12:15 so get here early if you can. Both our choices were great, the southern Benedict and the smoked salmon omelet. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's were $5 a great bargain for a very good pour.

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place, with a good atmosphere! Enjoyed the food, everything was delicious

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BL
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual our experience was excellent. Our waitress gave good suggestions and her service was very good without being overbearing. While there was above average noise, table conversation was easy. Overall, a quality evening.

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SG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The gespacho was great! Quick and friendly service and an overall fun experience.

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SS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Great chef, creative specials. Knowledgeable wait sraff.

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MC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely atmosphere for a nice lunch. 3 out of 4 of us really enjoyed our food. My husband said the oysters in his poorboy sandwich didn't have much flavor. But we would go again.

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GP
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My sandwich was great, but my wifes salad lacked veggies but had lots if lettuce, ie skimpy on cukes, tomatoes etc..

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GP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waitress had an attitude. My 92 year old father has difficulty hearing, and she had little patience an rolled her eyes. Took 10 mins to get a glass of water.

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OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for Brunch. Excellent food choices and delicious! The lamb hash is da bom!

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VB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Midtown Grille was great, but they need to work on their vegetarian options. They allow you to select entrees without the protein, but you still have to pay full price. They need to get with the times and the changing diets around them. But the food was excellent, and service was good as well.

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Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was knowledgeable on the wine and the menu. However, we waited an hour between our appetizers and entree. We requested drinks that were not brought out until we had to ask again when our entrees were brought to the table. One of the guests meal was cold as the cheese didn’t even melt on top while others were hot.

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L
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was ok- a little pricey for what you get- I would not go back for dinner but would try it for lunch

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a
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was wonderful and our waiter (Aaron) was the best!! We will be back for sure!

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B
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a quiet table and were seated near the window. That made all the difference as the dinning room was too noisy for us. Service was excellent as was the food.

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GM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and great service. Always reliable

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CC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We went to Midtown for Sunday brunch. The food was ok. The omelette appear to be made with liquid egg mixture and not fresh eggs. One to many flies buzzing around. We had to guard the plates! Yuck!!

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WG
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for consistently great food! The wine list is priced incredibly reasonable, so order a good bottle to enjoy with lunch or dinner! You won’t be disappointed.

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OT
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Midtown has gone so downhill in food quality that it is impossible to think of it as the same gem of a couple years ago. The service is still so good and we enjoy the upgraded outdoor seating, but noe it os a place we go to for drinks and mediocre apps, no longer dinner worthy. :(

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RB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. They were able to add 1 to our reservation which was nice. Found noise level to be good as we had table of 8 and we we're able to converse

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HH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere for a business lunch. Will be back again on Monday with a larger group!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good! I got the shrimp and grits... best decision. They were creamy and the shrimp were seasoned so awesome. The staff was very pleasant and responsive (proactive actually). We went for lunch and it was a mild crowd. Highly recommend and I will be going back!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation, but had to wait 20 minutes to be seated with a 3 y.o. in tow. The waitress was nice, but not very attentive. The food was ok. Nothing special.

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JO
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best BLT in town. Potato salad is always a winner. A quiet place to discuss business. Servers quietly do an excellent job. Management attentive to your experience. My place of choice for serious luncheons.

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B
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

First time visit and overall experience was quite disappointing. Went for brunch at time of opening and there were only 3 tables of diners since it was early. There were a multitude of servers, so staffing was not an issue. Our server was extremely lax and inattentive. Coffee was lukewarm, and long empty before our server reappeared. Hash browns were also barely warm. Southern Benedict dish was very tasty. Midtown Omelette had great flavor potential (ham, roasted peppers, caramelized onions and gouda), but the ingredients were sparse at best. The plate essentially amounted to an overpriced, bland scrambled egg. I have no incentive to return.

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LG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We go to Midtown quite often. However, we have commented to each other that the food was “just OK” sorry to report. That being said, desserts are delicious. The atmosphere is enjoyable and we do enjoy the outside dining. Hoping to see some menu changes because we overall enjoy the restaurant.

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ZN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited this gem for the first time on our anniversary. Server acknowledged and celebrated our occasion with us. Service was adequately attentive, while also giving us space. The menu is diverse enough to please diners from the north through the south with many options including a range from seafood to red meat. My husband has a penchant for warm creme brulee and the chef indulged his request to their normally chilled dessert. In all, Midtown Grille serves up an intimate, first rate experience rarely accessible at a reasonable price.

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S
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Memorable food and great service!

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T
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always excellent. We return again and again.

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TE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

wonderful service, great food. when burger was undercooked, it was taken care of right away to our satisfaction. would recommend to anyone!

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JA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We made reservations for lunch 12:15. Table for 4 during Raleigh Restaurant week. We all ordered from the preset menu for restaurant week. The food was really good, but the service was abysmally slow. We were there almost 2 hours and one of us had to rustle up the wait staff 2 different times to inform them that we weren't being tended to in a timely fashion. The appetizer didn't come until over a half hour after we ordered. And one of the people helping in the dining room( I presume he was a manager), offered a half sincere, passive aggresive apology for our 'minor wait' as we were leaving. As if sitting there almost 2 hours for lunch constitutes a 'minor wait'. Now the food was really good once it came and I would give this place another try sometime but will not hurry back. I recommend going when you have plenty of time.

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H
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicous but the service was slow for a lunch hour. It was restaurant week that is why I made an early 11:45 appt. It took 15 minutes for my salad to come and then another 20 minutes for my meal. I had to get my dessert to go.

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to experience the triangle restaurant week and try different dishes, they were all very goid

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RP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for food, beverages, ambiance, location, service. Don’t wait.

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K
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Brunch was average omelette were tasty but lacking ingredients, very skimpy ,and very flat, no bread or toast , server let us know how tired he was when he came to our table . Just average overall, we left there still hungry so went for ice cream afterwards, it’s been since I have been there by would not recommend the brunch.

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