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Midtown Grille

4.4
1354 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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 1354 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and great service I highly recommend this place

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Me and four other women meet and eat once a month and we had the perfect spot on the patio next to the heater. I think we were there for four hours talking, drinking and eating. Very nice area, not crowded at all and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Enjoyed our first visit. Waiter was great. We will go back. Monday night 1/2 price wine was a plus!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Nice upscale ambience with indoor and outdoor seating. Food was mostly fantastic. The braised short ribs with spaghetti squash Alfredo was tender and extremely flavorful and exactly what I wanted. My dining partners enjoyed the shrimp and grits, pork chop special, Joyce Farms Chicken, and the Midtowne burger. Side dishes/apps were less perfect. The oyster and calamari small plates (two appetizers) were under seasoned and needed salt, and the asparagus side order was a bit stringy and tough (but well seasoned with good flavor).

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was great!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always one of our go to favorites! The food is excellent and the service is almost always great.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was our first visit to Midtown Grille. The atmosphere was very nice and the food was creative and delicious. I would recommend Midtown Grille for a causal dinner or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We cannot sat enough good things, this is a foodies gem.
We have eaten all over the globe. Sure there are better places, but they are in NYC,Soho, San Fran, for brunch....not in NC.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have family in town and wanted to go somewhere for brunch where we could make reservations. I found Midtown Grille and the menu looked great. It did not disappoint at all! We all enjoyed our meals and will definitely be back! The only negative is that we were seated right near the door and it was a bit chilly as people would come in.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food good service, good value!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went for my sisters birthday. Aaron took care of us, as he has done once before, and he really is a phenomenal server. I enjoy going there because of him. Our food was good. I had the key lime cheesecake which wasn’t my favorite, but my sister had the chocolate cake and it was great. The calamari is a must try.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

All around great place dinner was wonderful great vibe at the bar can’t wait to return...

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The lobster roll was wonderful. The waiter was very attentive. The restaurant was SO NOISY we could barely carry on a conversation.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As a business owner of a marketing and PR firm here in Wake county i am an advocate for local businesses and pride myself on shopping and dining local. However after two visits to this establishment i can confirm that the hospitality seemed cold with very little customer engagement (at least with me). It's unfortunate that my experience tonight was no differrent during my first visit.
Not sure if me choosing another place to dine is the desired goal, however i think i will explore other local dining options.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was pricey and just ok.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This place has slipped badly. The food is still quite good but the noise level and service levels remind you of being in a TG Fridays. Prices however have stayed high. Again food is good but when you can hardly hear your table guest sitting right beside you and the server keeps interrupting your conversation you quickly realize its time to find a better spot to spend those discretionary dining dollars.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My party of 4 was seated immediately and the servers made my birthday girl and her guest feel welcome and important. The food was outstanding and so was the selection of options provided. No substitution was denied and everyone was so satisfied with dinner my daughter actually turned down a free birthday dessert. I would definitely recommended this restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great miso mushroom soup.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

It make me sad to write a bad review, however, our experience was awful. I ordered a crabcake sandwich. The crab meat was spoiled. I couldn't eat it. The service was minimal and sparse to say the least. Very inefficient wait staff. They did remove the cost of the sandwich from my bill, but the bad taste was left in my mouth!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great server!!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food, noisy child nearby

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Very disappointed that there was no mention of my boss’s 94th birthday when I advised of the special occasion.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waitress was horrible

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Fire alarm was disturbing

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Dinner was excellent as is always is! Service by Aaron was superb. Love the place!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Would not go back unless other options available in area. Sat in bar area. I was only person there for lunch at 12:30. Place is known for wood fired chicken; however waiter recommended homemade pastrami. Mixed green salad was good. Pastrami was ok; over cooked and pale (compared to NY pastrami). Also 1/2 of sandwich was fatty. Beer was good 👌🏻

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great steak had the rib eye special great awesome service we will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was prepared well, and a decent value for what was received. Our server was a smoker, and continually smelled like cigarette smoke each time he came to the table. We were seated in the back area of the dining room, which was possibly near the back door that employees used to go out for a "smoke break". The dining room filled with the smell of cigarette smoke near the end of dinner, and actually made us leave to finish our conversations. If I dine again there, I will certainly request a different server.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We went to celebrate our son's birthday, and this was a great choice. The food was fabulous, and the wine/drink list was even better, which is saying a lot. Our server, Aaron, was a wealth of knowledge, especially in his ability to understand and pair the right wine with the right food. His wine recommendation actually made me wish that the wine was my meal because I didn't want to interrupt it by eating, and I am a foodie! The only down side was that the decor was a bit 'typical', but they could serve their menu in a tent and I'd line up to eat it.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was ok not great. Tried to be complicated and clever but didn’t live up to it.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Staff put us at a table off to the side for a good atmosphere to talk business. Waiter was engaging, and knew the menu well. The food was prepped well and we would definitely dine here again

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

White table cloths
But odd music
Maybe Sinatra instead ? And I’m not even old

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner was fantastic. Ribeye was cooked perfectly. Lobster salad was excellent. Thai bisque soup was very tasty. We will definitely come back for more.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Just a neat neighborhood gem. Always great food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent! Unfortunately there was an exceptionally noisy group at a nearby table that stole perfection from our quiet date night. We'll try it again.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a better meal before (second time this year). The Mexican chocolate cake is devine.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I have had great lunches at Midtown. This was our first Sunday Brunch. I thought the food was no better than any chain breakfast place. Expected more.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Such a lovely venue and have had some good meals here but more often than not, something is wrong with the experience which is off putting enough that I take several months before another attempt. Sometimes it's service - which was okay at this visit. Sometimes it's food - which was main issue this time. Not sure if I'll make the effort to come here again. Really disappointing as others in their class are so much more consistently enjoyable. Guess that's why they always have Open Tables...

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dinner!! The service was perfect too. The space was a bit tight for the 8 of us - but overall great experience!!

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