Midtown Grille

4.6
1774 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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JohnC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Arrived at 4:55 for a 5pm reservation and was told I needed to wait at bar since they were not ready (the place was empty). At bar, ordered a drink, did not have the ingredients. I then asked for a Piña Colada, did not have the ingredients. Sat us at our table, waiter comes and goes over the main dishes, brings the menus and were given the wrong menu s, no big deal. Then we ordered a charcuterie board (flavors were bland, and a piece of cheese had mold) and a spinach dip. The waiter goes on with a spill regarding the spinach dip, basically saying that it was exclusive, but that he could get us one, we opted for fried oysters, that was just weird. It was 4 of us, therefore 4 main courses were ordered. Once we got the food, my husband's steak was medium, which we specifically said that it needed to be cooked well done, he cannot stand to see pink on meat. Also, the steak had NO flavor whatsoever. I ordered shrimp and grits, which was terrible! My niece ordered scallops, no flavor either!!! My daughter was the only one content, why? Because she ordered a BURGER. We ended paying $230 for a nasty meal! NEVER AGAIN!

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vipJessicaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midtown Grille is my family's favorite local restaurant! It's comfortable, welcoming and consistently great.

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vipLaura623
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful, ambiance is very pretty and food was excellent

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JenniferW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful Sunday lunch, nice day, sat outside. Great service, great food. Was a wonderful experience.

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vipdoglover
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Our server was amazing and the food was delicious!

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dawa
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding !
Service was excellent.
The food greatly exceeded expectations---one of the best meals we've had in a long time.
We highly recommend this restaurant for fun times and very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was really good

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BethS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Nice atmosphere and great service. Limited selection but what they have is good.

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vipRyanB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down one of the best restaurants in Raleigh!

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viplook4gddining
Raleigh
67 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We came away with mixed feelings: while the food was very good, the service was not up to par. We asked our waiter if they have the large ice cubes & the answer was yes, so manhattans were ordered w/large ice. My husband asked if they had blue cheese olives for his martini: yes again. Never was an up charge mentioned, but when the bill came each ice-cube was a $3.00 up-charge, each olive (small) were $1.00 each. The olives & ice cost $18.00. Rather crazy: Capital Grille doesn’t charge for either. Our server also forgot to order our side of brussel sprouts & asparagus sides, after specifically asking if both should come out with main entrees. Weird.

Midtown Grille
Responded on April 9, 2021

Ma'am, if there is an issue please let someone at the restaurant know so it can be fixed during the visit. Your husband had Buffalo Trace $11 and a $3 up charge for a Manhattan. A 2oz pour, not a 1.25 oz pour. Its called a Rocks pour. The Titos on the Rocks were $9 + $3 for the rocks (+.75oz.) and Blue Cheese olives are $1.50 each. Buffalo Trace Manhattan $14, Titos Rocks with BC Olive $13.50. Yes, your server missed the sides and made a mistake. Sorry for the mishap.

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RaleighTime
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was truly excellent.

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ThethymeSavor
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and wine selection as always. Outside chairs are too low. Other than that, we loved it!

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viplarrywilson
Raleigh
36 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was OK not great. Would recommend more attention to detail on items. Server was great as were deserts.

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vipAdamS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Lots of Gluten-free options.

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Paul
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to have dinner. Great service and food.

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vipVirginia
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive!

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APBL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and would definitely return
They were polite from the minute we walked into the Grille
Ambiance is low key very friendly
And great food for a great price.

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the spinach and cheese flatbread, and it was delicious! On Thursday evenings there are $7 margaritas which were also good. The waitress (Amber) was attentive and friendly. There was also music on the patio that evening. It was the season opener featuring guitarist Ed Stephenson. Great food and wonderful music, so I highly recommend Midtown Grill.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though the menu is limited, there is something for any appetite. The wine list is fantastic, and the few espressos I’ve had at the bar during lunch are well-worth a trip. This is my North Hills go-to!

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vipCathyL
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our normally enjoyable experiences was ruined by a large loud, obnoxious party that took over the entire restaurant! Very rude group!

Midtown Grille
Responded on March 29, 2021

Cathy we totally agree. We have a hard rule on groups and are very cautious of taking groups of more than 6 outside of the private dining room. This group made a reservation for 6 and another reservation for 5 to bypass the rules. They then showed up with 18? We apologize for their lack of consideration! We are watching this very closely so it does not happen again.

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vipCissyL
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was not good and the waiter spilled a glass of red wine in my lap and I was not offered an extra napkin, a compensated glass of wine, a dry cleaning service...nothing just a meek oh I’m sorry about that. Management should have stepped in and handled the situation. I don’t blame the waiter accidents happen but he had no training as to how to handle it. Very disappointed and now I have a new dress that is basically ruined.

Midtown Grille
Responded on March 25, 2021

Good afternoon. Unfortunately this is the first the management team is hearing of this. We are very sorry for your experience and would like to correct the situation. Please reach out to us so we can take corrective action.

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ToddE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good .. server CeCe was outstanding..I hope I get her next visit

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zola831
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the patio with work team!

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ZachW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch!

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vipJenniferS
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent & the service is always 5 star every time we eat there. Highly recommend! One of our favorite 'go to' restaurants in Raleigh.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great place to eat!

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JimmyV
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Date nite with wifey again,
Midtown grill has been around for awhile, however we have never eaten here. To our surprise the food was extremely tasty & ample at a very affordable price.

We will be back,!!!

Big Thanks to all at The Midtown Grill staff
Jimmy V

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, just a bit overpriced for the amount of food.

CL
vipCathyL
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was fabulous! Thanks for another wonderful meal!

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SPORTSPHOTOG
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place with great food and ambiance.

LC
vipLouC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining on a nice night

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BettieS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the waiter was extremely friendly and helpful.

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AnnaW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrible service! The guy did not even bother to say hello/good morning upon arrival. He also tried to offend me by giving me zero vegetarian options and as I wanted eggs he said out loud that eggs are not vegetarian either. Well if you are vegetarian you normally do eat dairy products unless you are VEGAN. Make sure the manager gets informed. I ran out of energy when i had to deal with this fellow. He should not be working in the restaurant business, a complete disaster and lack of service mindness. I felt so mistreated without any reason at all. Do not know if I will come back and if I do i will for sure ask for a better service.

Midtown Grille
Responded on March 10, 2021

Hello AnnaW, Sorry for your experience with our server. He has a quirky / funny personality that probably did not present well with a mask on during Covid. Vegetarian options are always a challenge. We are rolling out our new Spring menu in the next two weeks and will have more available vegetarian options. Seasonal vegetables with Risotto etc. You feedback has made us make a few changes to our ala carte section on our brunch menu. Thank you for your patronage.

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vipshondap
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Will never go here again.... sent food back 3 times... manager never came to table even after Amber our waiter asked him to.... I will never go here again and will not recommend it to noone. We were from out of town so disappointed!!!!!! Amber was a good waiter but the kitchen and Manger was very unprofessional... and Manger passed by our table more than once and not once stopped by.

Midtown Grille
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hello shondap. We have been in business a long time and as evident by our ratings, we do a very good job. We are very sorry for your experience. However, you did not like the Spinach dip nor the mac and cheese apps. . You ordered three shrimp and grits, ALL ALTERED and the Salmon entree. You were unhappy with all. A flatbread with shrimp was also ordered. We discounted $92 off the check, the three dishes you chose to alter, the Salmon and the apps.

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KarenL
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choice for a birthday or celebration dinner. Good food selection, great service and cozy atmosphere

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Didi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will make this a regular. Food is always good and Bennett is the best!!

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DanielM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat food and service above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good and there service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We ate at their outdoor dining which was nice. Servers seem to come just at the right time and had great suggestions for food. Quick service.

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vipexpat1
London
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience at Midtown
Food options were good, the special that evening, Corvina, was excellent and well presented
The short ribs were outstanding fall apart and very flavourful
Good choice of wines by the glass
Friendly and attentive but not overbearing service made for a great evening experience

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Midtown Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 782-9463.

Midtown Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1774 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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