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About Midtown Grille
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.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Contemporary American, American
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
Lassiter Mill Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live classical guitar from 12pm-2pm for Sunday Brunch.
Free North Hills public parking
Bus stop is 40 yards from front of restaurant.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us with any special event requests.
Midtown Grille Ratings and Reviews
Midtown Grill is no longer the fine dining experience it used to be. The lights are turned up and the white tablecloths are off the table. The food is serviceable, but certainly not exceptional (and yet no less expensive), and the dining room is noisy. Altogether I found the experience of eating there slightly unpleasant. I won't be returning.
We had another lovely dinner here on Friday night, and although the restaurant was slow when we arrived (at 6:30) it will nice and full within an hour or so. The only weird observation I had was that their booth tables seem a little small - we were a party of four and asked to move tables because it was oddly uncomfortable. Our waitress, Erin, was superb - she's a keeper! We'll be back; steady and true and nice menu with something for everyone.
I have been underwhelmed in the past and not excited about going but we received a gift card so decided to revisit. I was impressed: good, solid, friendly service. Food flavors and meat temps were spot on. Flavors were well matched and plates well constructed. Host was polite but lacking in personally connecting with guests. In my opinion concept lacks definition.
Our first visit. The volume was VERY loud and though it reminded us of Glenwood Grill, it was much louder and costly. Not for us, but maybe for others. There are other choices closer to Cameron Village where we live. Reservations available at 7, which is why we went there.
The noise level was extreme. The food was VERY salty.
After the meal, we asked for the dessert menu and got it. However, the waitress disappeared while the noise eventually became unbearable. We had to ask another waitress for our bill, then literally ran out of there. It's no longer the upscale restaurant that we used to know. A co-worker had mentioned that he would not return, nor would we.
My husband and I joined two friends at Midtown Grille. We used to go there when it was 115 Midtown but the menu was very limited and "stale." When we became pesco-vegan we wrote it off completely.
Now Midtown Grille has a new chef who is very flexible. The menu has expanded greatly and the food is delicious. All four of us loved our appetizers, dinners and our friends raved about their dessert.
After talking to the manager we learned that if we call ahead they can make sure that there are even more pesco-vegan options for us.
I have one suggestion for the restaurant, add some sorbet to the dessert menu. Otherwise, I'm very happy dining at Midtown Grille.
Girls holiday luncheon. This was my 3 rd visit to Midtown. Each visit confirms this is an excellent place for a casual bite or a special occasion. The menu is casual with a special touch that most foodies will enjoy. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The service was wonderful; attentive but not hovering. The shrimp and grits are the star on the menu. They are delicious and well portioned. We had the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer; a perfect way to wake up your palate. Overall it was a great experience. Looking forward to my next visit.
Went with friends for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated at our reservation, no problem. Three of us had the turkey dinner; I had the scallops. All of us were happy with the food and the service. We ordered wine by the glass and enjoyed the offering. We have been to this restaurant before and will go again.
Thanksgiving supper with another transplanted couple was fantastic. A smaller menu still had great variety, including turkey and trimmings. I went non-traditional and had lamb sausage with veggie noodles, mid-eastern style, and was VERY happy. Nice glass of wine. Chef is creative with all his dishes, service is always friendly and attentive. Wonderful value for upscale establishment. Never fails to please.
Had the NY Strip steak and it was just ok. For the price, I expected much better, but it was tough and chewy. Also, our waiter completely messed up our checks and switched items from another party i was with. I had him correct it but still got it wrong. My patience had run out so I simply accepted the errors and paid more than I should have just to get out of there.
This was the first time we’ve tried Midtown Grille. The atmosphere is gorgeous. After receiving our food (cold) my fiancé was the only one to not get his. Our waitress didn’t even realize that he had no plate in front of him, I had to tell her. She brought an entree out and it was wrong. After he received his correct order (after everyone was half finished) the food was cold and the biscuit was so hard you couldn’t even bite through it. I really wanted to find a new sport for brunch but I don’t think I’ll return again. Hopefully it was just an off day for them.
Had dinner with 3 other people on Tuesday 11/7. The restaurant was moderately busy but there was one large group in the private seating area. The food was very good but the service was fair, at best. Part of that was probably because of the large party. They did not have enough staff to support it. Our drinks took quite a long time to come, if they did at all. We had to reorder our drinks on two different occasions, and even after that I never got my second one. They didn't charge me for it but our waitress was just not paying attention. She was polite but it was apparent that we were not her focus that night.
Food, location and ambience were good, but our orders got jammed by a large party with very little explanation or empathy about the situation - or expectation setting - by the server (Aaron?).
I would give the restaurant another opportunity, but if service is not verging on indifferent next time around.
Our first time visiting the Midtown Grille was a terrific experience. The food was excellent and our server Brooke was very attentive and skilled. She never wrote down a thing and never forgot nor mixed up anything of our orders for four people. We never felt rushed and were able to thoroughly enjoy our evening. We will definitely keep this as a dining option in the future.
Our experience fell below expectations. Salads were big on lettuce and very very light on any advertised added ingredients. Scallops entree was heavily over salted and side dish was bland. Only positive was the mussels appetizer and the attentive service. It's understandable why the restaurant was somewhat empty on Saturday evening.
We have not been particularly impressed with the fancy North Hills dining options. But stumbled on the Midtown Grille . . . and it was wonderful!
Outdoor dining was still available, so that was a plus. And our waitress was great - friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.
Both of us were pleased with our dinner and we will be going back.
Weakest link was the Blueberry & Corn Salad. Good, but not exceptional.
Our entrees were superb, and we added the crispy Brussel sprouts. Delicious, with some lemon honey, chilis and cashews.
I had the seared scallops - ample serving and supplemented with a sweet potato puree and pecan brown butter.
Deb had orecchiette, something she wouldn’t order. Lamb sausage, squash, kale and goat cheese.
This was a good find.
We frequent this restaurant and usually receive excellent service. However, Sat night was a huge disappointment. The person behind the bar was our server (why I'm not sure), and she obviously did not have the requisite training. She brought my appetizer at the same time as the entree and poured the wine without offering to sample and accept. She was uncertain as to the specials or the ingredients in the various entrees. We had brought a friend with us - and we were embarrassed at the service. There were several large parties - which seemed to preoccupy the wait staff.....but the rest of us shouldn't suffer. Very disappointed.
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